Why make such a Big Deal about ECU vs. Virginia Tech?

Why all the fuss about East Carolina at Virginia Tech next Saturday? This is supposed to be a football game not a memorial to the 32 students that died back on April 16.

Why are they using this football game to honor the slain students? There has been enough coverage of this event already. I was listening to Pacman Packer and Kirk Herbstreit the other afternoon and they were pumping up the ECU/Virginia Tech game as way to promote their shows.(Kirk-ESPN GameDay and Pacman Packer, his Southern Fried Football Tour)

Why are Pacman and Herbstreit using this game for their personal gain? The students who died are dead. They are gone. Why keep bringing this up? Let the kids rest in peace and their families find peace on earth.

Should this football game serve as a memorial to the students that were murdered? None of them were football players. The funerals have taken place already, it’s time to move on. The murder scene was imprinted into our minds on Monday April 16, do we have to re-live this and do the Hokie students and parents want to have this massacre brought up again?

There will be other college football games across the country on September 1. What about Wake Forest, Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, Elon, Greensboro College, Guilford, NC A&T, Clemson, South Carolina, Appalachian State going to Michigan and all the other games on tap?

This is a major mistake. The game at Virginia Tech should be a low-key affair and the attention should be on the men who are fighting on the field. This is about sport and not fodder for “A Current Affair”.

They held the special memorial services for the slain students back in April at Virginia Tech and now the focus should be on Football and increased Campus Security. Pacman Packer and Kirk Herbstreit need to concentrate on their respective “Sports” shows and stay away from trying to increase their audiences by pushing the sympathy envelope.

Do these men care? I say not. All they care about is building an audience and increasing the size of their paychecks.