The Trophy Case: The Return of Sports after 9/11

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

By: David Blais

Asst. Sports Editor


It is a day we shall never forget. The day the world stopped turning. Where were you when it happened? How did you find out? These are all phrases and questions that are brought upon every year when discussing 9/11. The September 11th 2001 attacks on the world trade center, the pentagon, and a plane heading toward the White House that crashed into a field in Pennsylvania would turn out to be the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history. The attack claimed 2,977 innocent lives in total. Americans were shocked, scared, and filled with grief. A gloomy cloud was casted over America making it hard for people to smile and be happy. As a result of the attacks, large gatherings were put on hold including sporting events.