What they're saying
By BRANT JAMES
© St. Petersburg Times,
"It was nauseating. Seeing fighter jets flying around New York. We were watching it with some of the older teachers here and no one here has ever seen anything like it."
-- Bob Levija, Springstead athletic director
"We do need to get back to normal to some degree, and not just in sports. To some extent, yes, we need to keep going. They get special gratification right now from seeing us crumble. We have to bounce back. Yes, sports is part of that. Sports is enjoyable and entertaining for most Americans. Maybe it will be therapeutic. Tomorrow? No. But give us some time."
-- Jennifer O'Sullivan, Springstead alum and pro soccer player
"I was in New York and a bunch of us teachers had all gone to lunch and we were watching the day the shuttle exploded. We thought that was the craziest thing we'd ever seen, that we'd never see anything like it. Now this. I was just ... numb."
-- John Bifulco, Former Springstead soccer coach
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