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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Make Me Your New NFL Commissioner

Based on recent events, Goodell is even closer to being forced out of the National Football League. I beg, I plead, I respectfully urge you all consider me when talking about who the next NFL Commissioner should be.

Here is my list of reasons why I would make the best next Commissioner of the National Football League.


  1. I will personally take an 80% pay-cut as Commissioner. Goodell made $44.2M last year on his salary, bonuses, and other compensation.
  2. I will give that 80% cut to retired players of the National Football League to help ease their transition from the game into the world.
  3. I will personally fight to establish a retirement account for every single NFL player for them to draw from in the later years of their lives, encouraging a better financial handling for each individual player.
  4. I will personally, regularly meet with players and coaches from all 32 teams in the NFL in order to get to know them all and allow them to speak their piece on the workings and worries of the National Football League.
  5. I will re-institute touchdown and sack celebrations, so long as they are respectful and don't impede the flow of the game, in order to return a level of fun to the game for players.
  6. I will personally fight for and will not quit until sideline technology is adopted in the NFL on the goal-line, the sidelines, and the back line of the end-zone.
  7. I will regularly meet with owners, players, and the NFLPA to work out a better punishment system for all rules in the NFL, in order to determine a fair punishment that 'fits the crime' for every rule.
  8. I will personally re-construct the "headshot" policy. While I believe Goodell's regime has done amazing things to protect the head of the football players, I believe it is long overdue to address adjustments made by offensive players.
  9. I will personally appoint a group to work with NFL Referees in order to prevent game-changing calls being made. Players and fans should not see this game tainted by human error on behalf of officials when technology allows us to get it right every single time. Big fouls and turnovers that need to be seen again should not be seen just by the referees' eyes, but should be addressed so players are not harshly penalized and/or fined for a mistake they may not have made.
  10. I will mandate that a referee be appointed to watch the offensive line on every play. Too often we have seen horrible holding calls avoided in this league. The clothesline and neck-lock technique when beat on the edge is a dangerous penalty that can result in severe injury for the defensive player, and there is no place in this game for that. This will be enforced as an unnecessary roughness foul as a 15-yard penalty.
These are the things I will personally look to address in the NFL from the very beginning. In addition to these 10 items, I will also look to meet regularly with specialists in a number of fields, particularly to address variables such as concussions and emotional well-being of players.

If Goodell is forced out, please keep me in mind.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Roger Goodell Is In Hot Water

...or on thin ice. Or in hot water on thin ice.

Following the backlash of the Ray Rice situation, many have called for Goodell to answer for how the National Football League reviewed and handled matters in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

While it was made clear by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office that "It's grand jury material. It would have been improper -- in fact, illegal -- for the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office to provide (the video) to an outside/private/non law-enforcement entity," many are still calling for Goodell to be transparent now, since he and the NFL weren't before. Others are calling for Goodell to step down altogether.

And in a strange twist, some are even suggesting Goodell abused the authority he was granted in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement in which his stipulation to personally oversee all personal conduct matters but advancing the suspension of Ray Rice from 2 games to indefinite.

Roger Goodell did release a statement in a letter to the owners of the NFL's 32 teams. Goodell stressed two very specific points:

First, we did not see video of what took place inside the elevator until it was publicly released on Monday. When the new video evidence became available, we acted promptly and imposed an indefinite suspension on Mr. Rice.
Second, on multiple occasions, we asked the proper law enforcement authorities to share with us all relevant information, including any video of the incident. Those requests were made to different law enforcement entities, including the New Jersey State Police, the Atlantic City Police Department, the Atlantic County Police Department and the Atlantic County Solicitor’s Office. The requests were first made in February following the incident, and were again made following Mr. Rice’s entry into the pre-trial diversion program. None of the law enforcement entities we approached was permitted to provide any video or other investigatory material to us. As is customary in disciplinary cases, the suspension imposed on Mr. Rice in July was based on the information available to us at that time.
Very shortly ago, the Associated Press reported via a source that the NFL did in fact receive a copy of the tape inside of the elevator from a member of law enforcement, contradicting the NFL and Mr. Goodell's stance that the tape was not made available to the NFL. The report also states that there was a confirmation in a call or message from the NFL's offices, an executive to be exact, that the tape was received and that it was horrible.

This is a major hit on Goodell's already shaky public support. The NFL is not backing down from their statement that the offices did not receive the tape or that they were denied the opportunity.

If these reports are true, and Goodell and the NFL did have the video and had seen it, then Goodell will find it difficult to keep trust from the owners and players. It will also raise concerns about Goodell getting it wrong on Rice before, and his sudden change of heart with the rules. The abrupt advancement of Rice's suspension will also be questioned further, as it has been made clear if the report is true that Goodell was more concerned with the public finding out about the tape.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ray Rice Released, Suspended Indefinitely

Today, September 8, 2014, the entire world was rocked by TMZ's release of camera footage from within the elevator of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

The video can be seen after the jump.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"A New Sniper" - Call of Duty Montage

Like I said, I was going to start messing around on Youtube uploading videos of my gameplay from Call of Duty; I've started. Eventually I'll start adding stuff like Madden gameplay, etc. But for now, I'll stick with Call of Duty as that's the community I'm most intrigued by regarding Youtube.

"A New Sniper" was my first ever attempt at video editing, and it started on Playstation 4's Share Factory. I liked what I had there, initially, and transferred the file over to my laptop, where I edited the transitions a bit using Windows Live Movie Maker, and Sony Vegas Pro 13.0. When I was rendering the final product in Vegas Pro, I was really happy with what I had and thought it was an incredible project (for a starter), so I uploaded it to Youtube, and this is what I had:


As you can see, it looks relatively clean, but the transitions ran too long, and they drowned out the end of the previous clip, where I had initially cut one second after a kill... so too often in my clips, there were kills that just did not show up.

I decided I would just add commentary to a clean version of the video, taking out all of the transitions and just sticking to the clips themselves until I learn how to properly handle transitions. I love my Beats Studio headphones, they're amazing for gaming... but there's a mic installed on one of the stock wires for the headphones and it really is not the best equipment ever. Needless to say, there's still a lot to not like about video editing after attempt 1.5, but I think I have at least a decent presence and some fun clips for those into the Call of Duty online sniping community. Here is the commentary video:


If you can, please head over to my channel and leave a like on the videos and subscribe. Thank you, and don't laugh, people.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Don't Laugh, Youtube?

First of all, I want to thank the DLP community for keeping up with the site even though we haven't been too active recently. It says a lot that we've actually seen an increase in viewers even though we haven't been keeping up with posting. All of my writers and myself have been busy elsewhere, or just not too interested in blogging, and I even asked in advance if anyone wanted a platform to write.

I am hoping to get back into posting here, especially now that I have a desire in a new hobby... POSTING my gaming videos. I have been watching a lot on Youtube recently of Call Of Duty snipers like Pamaj & the FaZe guys, and there is a really cool community in that specific area. I feel like I have a good enough base for promotion already, and doing something like that could help that base grow.

Let's keep it real though, I'm not even half as good as those guys are... but I never classified myself as a sniper before. I always played with SMG's and AR's... only occasionally dabbling in sniping for fun and challenges. But in 2012 when Black Ops II came out, I made a real effort towards the final months of playing that heavily to learn how to quickscope and I started getting some cool clips... but I never uploaded anything. When I traded in my PS3 in order to put money towards my PS4, I deleted my files, so I don't have my Black Ops II stuff left, and now that I've started watching these videos, I really regret it.

However, with Ghosts, I've made an even greater effort to step up as a sniper, even with Infinity Ward nerfing [note: that's when they decrease the ability of the guns] the class. I feel like I do pretty good, and now with my focus on watching and learning from these Youtube guys, I'm noticing myself getting even better. So much, in fact, that I've started saving a lot of my content and began doing [beginner] video editing in order to put my clips together. I'm not insecure with my play, and while I know I'm far from as good as most who do it, I know I'm decent, and I'm confident enough that some people will like my clips.

Besides, it's another venture, and hopefully it motivates me to step my game up even more on COD to the point that there's growth all around. I also feel it would be even more beneficial to Don't Laugh, People by helping attract more viewers/subscribers and also hopefully create opportunities for affiliation and sponsorship. I should have my first video up soon, and I will post it here, so I hope when I do, the people who have been dedicated viewers will head on over and watch.

Monday, May 5, 2014

To Mom

Dear Mom,

I chose to do this a day after Mother's Day because no one day should ever define what you mean to me. I have a birthday where my thoughts are with you, not with the years I've lasted on this planet. Because if not for you, my birthday would not be my birthday.

I don't always express my thankfulness or tell you how much you mean to me. I know that you know how I feel about you. Of course, it's always nice to have that recognition. Every single day, I try to compose myself in a way that would make you proud and hopefully let others see that I am the product of a great mother.

I have never asked of you to be anything near what you are. You could have very well been a dead-beat mother who did not care. But you have, for coming up on 27 years, been everything great that you could be, and more, for me and Kenny. Even when times were tough, when things could have been easier on you for you to step back some and be a little less supportive (which we would have understood), you always put all of your effort and love into us.

I wish there was something, anything, that could truly show you how grateful the both of us are. I wish I could do something right now to make sure you never live a day with stress again. I know we're hard to deal with at times. I know you probably get frustrated by us coming to you for support in dumb little things. I'm certain you have considered, at least once, taking a long vacation away from us if you had the means. Or maybe you haven't... I'm sure, I know, I'm certain you haven't... because you've always done more than your best for us.

All I can tell you is I'm truly appreciative of everything you do, big or small. I admire your work ethic and your unwavering strength. I'm forever grateful for your support, your dedication, and your love. I know Kenny is as well.

Thank you for giving us a life, and doing whatever you could to make sure we got to live it more than well enough so far.


With all the love and thanks in our hearts, Happy Mother's Day,

Sean & Kenny

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Diabetic Cat

I woke up early on a Monday morning in September 2013 and found my cat laying very still on his side, eyes glazed, unable to move. When I put him onto his stomach, he tried to stand and couldn't. I tried to help him to his feet but he collapsed back onto his side and laid there, unable to make a sound when trying to meow. I was convinced he was dying... 17 years old. I wanted to make him comfortable, and did not know how. I tried to get him to eat, and he wouldn't, but he drank water like he was taking in oxygen. He could drink, he had a thirst, and that gave me hope that maybe it was something we could figure out.

I called the veterinarian and they told me to bring him in as soon as I could. I got him wrapped up in a towel. He was unaware of everything around him.

When we got him to the vet, they did all the standard examining, checking his coat (matted; which we thought was just him being a long-haired cat in humidity). They checked his temperature, which was fine. They checked his teeth, which were fine. They checked his legs, which weren't fine. I was scared now that maybe he had fallen off of something and injured his legs or his spine. They quickly assured me that wasn't the case as he was not showing signs of excruciating pain or severe discomfort. They checked his claws to be sure there weren't signs of a foreign disease or various conditions. He responded well to the vets. The next idea was to do a blood test.

While waiting for those results, they clipped his claws and shaved most of his body to help rid him of the matted fur. His skin was dry, and he was extremely underweight. For those who do know about my cat, he is humongous. His head is larger than a softball, and he is long from tail to nose as well as toes to ear. As I said, he is a long-haired cat, so noticing significant weight loss is not something that would be easy... he always looks fat.

Their initial opinion from his bloodwork was diabetes.

We started him on insulin right away. Euthanize my cat? Nope, not an option. If he was going to die, it was going to be at home and it would be while trying to help him deal with his diabetes. I got home and immediately started doing all of the research I could. Some lived. Some didn't. Some improved and regained strength in their hind legs, others never recovered that much before dying. One of the most common themes in all of these cases was whether or not the owner of the cats followed through with a good diet high in protein. My cat, being extremely underweight, needed all the protein he could get.

We immediately jumped into a high-protein, wet food diet. With the insulin, he was less dependent on water, and more dependent on food. All the signs he had showed before never occurred to me. It is fairly hot, he is a long-haired cat, so I always perceived his higher thirst to be his way to cool off. He did spend a lot of time laying near the vents in the house when the air conditioning was on, so I never imagined his thirst had anything to do with diabetes.

All other tests that the vet did came back fine. He did not have a thyroid problem, and his pancreas was not the cause of his condition. And for the two weeks after, his insulin was really helping him out. He was regaining strength in his hind legs, even managing to jump a little bit, though he still walked around more towards his haunches.

Another two weeks went by, and while he wasn't exactly running everywhere, he was on his pads walking around. He was also playful. Again, for anyone who does know my cat, he's the meanest little asshole ever. Another month went by, and he was running. He was getting up and down the steps. He was back on solid food and gained a lot of his weight back. He was jumping at least 3 feet from the floor. He slept more peacefully.

It is now February, and my cat is still on insulin, one unit twice a day. He is, presumably, as healthy as he can be. His glucose levels are stable now. He does not have bad days, although he does have bad moods. He is still treated to a high protein diet. If you are reading this and trying to decide how to approach dealing with your cat who has been diagnosed with diabetes, please consider trying. Mine is proof that they can improve, and perhaps live out a fuller, healthier life than you could imagine.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In Memory of Michael Kirby Alvarado

Depending on the version of the bible you open, the translation will always be worded differently. But the essence of the message is widely recognized and understood. Jesus said "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" [Matthew 19:19].

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, my next-door neighbor Michael Kirby Alvarado, 25, was taken from this world by a senseless act of violence. Michael [Mike] has left behind a countless number of family and friends who he made a great impact on.

A great athlete from childhood, Mike was a standout football player at Gaithersburg High School. His play for the team earned him a scholarship to William & Mary to play football for the Tribe. Mike never finished school, but his focus and his dreams stayed ahead on big and positive things.

If you have ever had a conversation with Mike, you know he is a tremendously caring and intelligent soul, with an incredible gift to communicate--not just talk, but listen--and he never forgot the things you told him. Mike made an impact in his time here on Earth, and has left his mark on all who had the honor to borrow a moment of his time.

I first met Mike a number of years ago as children. He lived right here in Newport, and my aunt used to watch my brother and I after school right up the hill. I was far from the closest person to Mike, but whenever I saw him, even if it was brief, we spoke. I went to every school from elementary to high with Mike, so we always saw each other.

My family moved to Newport a few years ago, and our fathers spoke often. Mike's father wouldn't let a conversation pass without talking about his children, especially Mike. He was proud of Mike no matter what was going on in his life, and bragged about his son's football. Our fathers never hesitated to ask about the other's kids. Mike and my father grew close as well. I can recall a number of times Mike was right there on my front porch chatting with my father about everything from football to cars that didn't belong in our parking lot. Mike often yelled up to say hi or ask me to come outside and just chat for a minute. His hospitality is truly admirable.

What always stood out to me about Mike was that he was never too busy to stop and acknowledge you. I have walked outside to get in my car and passed Mike while he was on the phone or talking to a friend and he would stop mid sentence to give a quick handshake or point over and ask "Aye, what's good with you?" You couldn't just let it slide when Mike asked you a question, because you knew he absolutely had to hear an answer from you. He never meant it as disrespect to the people he was talking to, just solely as respect to the person he was inquiring about, because he cared. His heart was pure and full of love for everyone. On Mother's Day, Michael knew all too well about appreciating motherhood. Mike lost his mother when he was a child, and on Mother's Day, he walked up to my front porch and gave my mom a hug and told her, "Happy Mother's Day moms!" This gesture was small to Mike, but huge at the same time, and it left an impression with my mother who is forever grateful of his incredible act of consideration, caring, and kindness.



Life does not come without trials, and we all know that. Mike had his share of bad days, but those days do not reflect on the amazing man that Mike had grown to become. While his days at college ended, his focus on music started. His commitment to motivation grew tenfold, and Mike just wanted to touch the hearts and minds of people. His giving nature was never turned off. Just this past summer, I watched Mike teaching his nephew how to improve on the basketball court. His charisma was apparent, he had his nephew's undivided attention. His teaching paid off immediately, as his nephew showed right away that he understood every word Mike said to him. Mike loved his friends, but he unquestionably loved his family.

I hope everyone who is affected by this finds comfort in the days, weeks, months, and even years to come. Mike surely would not want anyone to suffer, and would look to console everyone. I'm thankful to have known Mike, and I hope I am able to carry on the kindness, consideration, and respect he always showed me and my family, not just as neighbors, but as friends, and as people. I hope all who Mike treated with such love and compassion are able to do the same, because he made many lives better, and we can make many more better just the same. For all it is worth, I love you and hope to see you later, Michael. Thank you for being you.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Thoughts on Redskins vs. Vikings

Disappointing. Infuriating.

The Washington Redskins are a mess. A total mess. It was Denver 2.0, but it was against the Minnesota Vikings who entered the game 1-7, although arguably a better 1-7 than they really were. But they were missing 4 key offensive starters--the scene was set for the Redskins to have a good day and walk away with a win. It was time for the offense to prove they could play two good games in a row, and for the defense to prove they could hang with an offense that didn't feature major weapons at WR.

The big concern was Adrian Peterson, who had the bulk of the Vikings' success in the first half, but didn't really manage to do much. The Redskins' offense was rolling with Alfred Morris getting major chunks of yards. Robert Griffin III was hitting Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Leonard Hankerson for good gains. He tried to hit Logan Paulsen once early for a dropped TD, and hit Paulsen for another TD. His TD pass to Reed was all brilliance, as he pump faked to draw the defender away and buy Reed space, and the communication between the two to hit the middle of the field at the goal line was spectacular as Rob made an unbelievable throw while getting drilled. The TD to Garcon was a thing of beauty; Garcon sold a crosser, stepped back when he recognized zone and Rob hit him for a "screen" and Garcon had a clear path to the endzone with blockers out in front. The Redskins had 3 big drives for TD's of 78, 79, and 80 yards. They also had a field goal to enter the half with a 27-14 lead. This was the offense everyone has been waiting to see.

Coming out of the half, and the team completely unraveled. You can see some honest critique from the Comcast SportsNet post-game crew here. Charley Casserly had some interesting thoughts, and Trevor Matich broke down the Vikings scheme with something I want to drive home here.

The Redskins had run Robert Griffin to the outside in the first half a number of times. The Vikings accepted those runs as they were keying in on Alfred Morris in the Read Option. Alfred Morris was getting big gains with huge blocks from Darrel Young and Trent Williams creating a crease for Alfred to cut back into as the Vikings DE's were playing aggressively up the field to keep RGIII in the pocket. In the second half, the Vikings were every bit as willing to let Alfred beat them through the middle and play the pass, hoping to take away the post route RGIII was hitting Garcon on the entire first half. The problem? The Redskins weren't dialing up runs. Especially not up the middle. The few runs I remember before the final drive were stretch zones to the outside where the aggressiveness of the ends caused the interior O-Line to collapse to the powerful Kevin Williams and Alf had to pick up 1 or 2 yards into the arms of the backside end or a linebacker. These weren't 1-on-1's that Alf was going to win with consistency as his focus was on the one-cut and getting upfield with patience. Instead of attacking with quickness and power into the crease the defense was willing to give up. But those were only a few plays. Kyle Shanahan opted to pass, pass, and pass. The problem was, he was dropping RGIII back into the pocket against two aggressive ends powering 8 or 9 yards into the backfield to keep Robert in that pocket, forcing him to step up. Only problem for the Redskins was, time and again, Robert was stepping up into the body of Kevin Williams, who was beating double teams by Will Montgomery and either guard (usually Chris Chester) right through them. There was a play where three men met Robert in the pocket at the same time for a sack. One of those men was an unblocked rusher. Another? Kevin Williams beating that Montgomery/Chester double team. Yes... a defensive tackle beat a double team and reached the QB at the same exact time as an unblocked rusher. Inexcusable.

Kyle was obviously trying to counter punch the Vikings. The only problem is, the Vikings didn't change anything about their scheme from the first to second half. They were doing the same thing trying to pin Rob inside and challenging the Redskins to beat them in that crease with Alf. Kyle didn't accept that challenge, he took the bait and bit. The Vikings got the Redskins offense off the field because Kyle Shanahan wasn't willing to stick with what he had working for him and taking what the defense gave him.

That led to the Vikings attacking through the air on playaction passes when 8 in the box were fighting Peterson. Ponder dropped some passes in over the backers and right into the hands of a WR or TE who was running in front of the secondary who was playing deep in a sort of prevent-style defense. It wasn't that it was horrible scheming by Haslett. It was working... but the pressure wasn't hitting the QB and the secondary wasn't able to bite up and pick off a poorly thrown pass as happened by Meriweather in the first half. The defense surrendered points, and the offense couldn't get anything going because Kyle Shanahan was outcoached.

I told people on Twitter after Kyle "accepted the blame" for the Denver loss, that I didn't buy it and he would go right back to the same old BS. He gave us a game against the Chargers where he did... okay. But he came right back here against the Vikings with a 13-point lead at halftime and he crumbled. He went right back to who he is. One man last night stopped Alfred Morris, and it was Kyle Shanahan. If the only way to get Kyle out of here is to get rid of Mike Shanahan, I am all for it--but I am more keen on keeping Mike Shanahan here on an extension with HIS team and no cap penalty for a couple seasons. The kid will not get a head coaching job going forward off of this year unless he miraculously turns us around in these last seven games like he did in 2012, so there's no reason to believe he deserves to call plays for us. His mystique is gone.

Yes, the players lost battles last night. The players made dumb mistakes on penalties. Niles Paul cost us one huge delay of game because he spent 8 seconds waiting for the snap and not focusing on the QB and going into the hand-signal motion that his teammates were even trying to cue him to (a mistake I don't think Fred Davis would have made). Perry Riley's personal foul was one of the most disappointing moments of the night. I won't even go into how bad the officiating was, but it was.

There is no reason to believe this team can rattle off 7 wins. Robert Griffin III, over the last 2 games, is playing his best football of the season. He looks like he is on form. It helps that receivers seem willing to put it all on the line for him right now. The offense is/was rolling when they're playing to their strengths.

As Kyle Shanahan put it after the Denver game: "You don't want to be over-obsessed with tendencies and not put best players in the best position to succeed." I said it then, and I will say it now - coming from him? BULLSHIT!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sean Taylor Trial Offers Closure

We're very nearing 6 years since the passing of Sean Taylor. The trial has been delayed over and over again. Five men were arrested and charged in relation to the murder, all five pointing fingers. Yesterday, Monday, November 4, 2013, the allegedly admitted trigger-puller was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder. He faces up to life in prison. I will not post his name because he does not deserve the kindness.

The details of the trial painted a grim picture of what took place inside the house that night. It painted an even darker picture of how the entire event was planned. An early questioning of Taylor's then-girlfriend painted the narrative that because Taylor kept a lot of cash in the house, that somehow his client was less guilty of murder; almost justifying death if the robbery is planned out perfectly and the cash is actually there to be stolen. But you have to make obscene arguments in murder cases. We know this. We can't be shocked by it. Yet it's still disheartening.

While there are surely sighs from Taylor's family, friends, and fans, this is not closure. There still stand three who will go to trial for their role in the events of that night. They all took bargains to fingerpoint at the murderer. There are surely going to be details uncovered by the roles of the other three that will add more to the narrative of that night and the crime scene will look different even then.

I was nothing more than a fan of Sean Taylor, from his days as a Miami Hurricane all the way through his final day as a Washington Redskin. Like many, he was my favorite player on the team. Like many, I didn't know much about him off of the football field. What I did know is what Sean talked about... making the fans scream and roar was what he wanted every single week, by making plays to help his football team. Football was Sean's life, according to his father. Little tidbits like that show you just how close Sean Taylor was to the fanbase. It's as if the only Sean that he could be was a football player. The fans were and are forever connected to Sean Taylor. We didn't know him off of the field, but Sean wanted to be known for what he did on the field.

On the field, we lost one of the greatest potential players in franchise history, and perhaps in league history. There had never been a safety with the size, speed, and range of Sean Taylor. One of the most intimidating hitters to ever step on the field, perhaps pound for pound one of the most violent hitters. A young man growing into his own both on and off the field, Sean was starting to put the pieces together and do everything right. Then, just like that, it was all gone. Taken from him. Taken from his family. From his friends. From his coaches and teammates. From his fans.

The shooter is found guilty. One other from that night already serving a lengthy sentence for his role in another crime. The other three, like the rest of us, still waiting. Sean Taylor still is not resting peacefully, but he is remembered favorably among many. His daughter will never grow to be held by her father, or hear advice directly from his own mouth. The lone detail about this entire case that brings comfort to anyone? Sean Taylor died a hero, protecting his loved ones, and sacrificing his own life to ensure his daughter did not lose hers. That is the closure.

A hero.