Attending NFL game two days after JFK's death was surreal, cathartic

Friday November 22nd, 2013
Nearly 63,000 fans attended the Nov. 24, 1963, game between the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals at Yankee Stadium.
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On Nov. 24, 1963, however, all that was in the future. Sure, I was disappointed that the Giants had lost but I appreciated the chance to be out in the late-autumn air, to cheer with fellow Giants fans and to begin seeing signs, small as they might have been, that life during one of the most painful weekends in U.S. history was slowly returning to normal.

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