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Osama Bin Laden's Death Reminds Us Of Pat Tillman's Legacy

Where were you on Sunday night? May 1, 2011 will forever go down as a good day for the United States of America. Osama bin Laden has paid the price for his actions, and the death of this terrorist leader reminds us of the sacrifice that Pat Tillman made.

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ESPN.com's Mike Fish wrote an interesting article aligning the two after speaking with former Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis.

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"As an American, there is huge sense of satisfaction," said McGinnis, a Titans senior assistant coach. "It can't bring back Pat. Just like it can't bring back all our young men and women [killed in the military]. Just like it can't bring back those people from the 9-11 tragedy. But as an American, knowing that this individual is the one that spearheaded and perpetrated that extreme, a horrendous tragedy on our country -- yeah, you sit there with some satisfaction.

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"But it makes me mad. Makes me damn mad every time I think about it and what it cost all of us."

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Bin Laden's death is an opportunity to once again look back upon the memory of Pat Tillman, a hero who gave his life in defense of our country. It reminds us that sports are a diversion from the reality of the world, and that to make your mark on history, you must do what's right and never waver in your quest.

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(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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