News of the death of Osama bin Laden prompted a “U-S-A” chant during a baseball game between the New York Mets and Phillies in Philadelphia. There was no formal announcement and, in case you didn’t think the moment could be more goosebump-worthy, the game just happened to be between teams from Pennsylvania and New York.
The “U-S-A” chants began in the top of the ninth and increased throughout the inning. The Mets won 2-1 in 14 innings, wrapping it up shortly after 1 a.m. EDT.
John Cena announced the bin Laden news to a Tampa crowd shortly after winning the WWE WWE championship in a three-man cage match.
Mark Herzlich, the Boston College linebacker and cancer survivor who went untaken in the NFL draft over the weekend, tweeted: “People are taking so much pride in their Country. Reminds me of what I heard it was like after USA beat the Russians in Olympics.”
Herzlich was an unofficial clearinghouse for tweets from college campuses across the country:
@RecruitingAJC: people all over campus at #NotreDame are going crazy. They were running around campus with a American flag :)
@CFPfresh: WE GOIN NUTS HERE AT PENN STATE. IM A BOSTON BOY, BUT WE GOIN HARD FOR AMERICA DOWN HERE. WISH U BEST OF LUCK MARK IN FUTURE
@Leighgreen: celebrating in small town of Greenville, Al by myself just cause. I love my country!!!! #WeAreAlabama #WeAreAmerica
@TimEgan44: Celebrations taking place at little Carthage College in Wisconsin #redwhiteandblue
@NYG_Central: Goin nuts down in Huntsville, TX...a small college town...well you can imagine
@kyle_sheehan: SDState is singing it’s praises of the USA as well! #oneblood
to all the troops you guys are my heros
The principles of Islam are peace & love. Please don't confuse Osama's views as the view of Muslims.
Dan Steinberg has reaction from Redskins and other Washington athletes.
(Thanks to Malcolm Johnson.)