A riot during a soccer match in Egypt has left over 70 people dead.  Sports aren't a matter of life & death, but it's not "just a game" either.  I'll explain.

A riot during a soccer match in Egypt has left at least 74 dead and many more injured.  74 dead?  Seriously?  I always find it amazing how things get out of hand to this degree.  Can you imagine 74 people dying because of a riot during Super Bowl XLVI between the Giants and Patriots?  Me either.  Can you even imagine a riot to begin with?  Nope.  How things get out of hand to this degree during another soccer match is beyond me.

Sports shouldn't be a matter of life and death.  However, it's not "just a game" either.  Many people downplay the significance of sports outside of the sport itself.  There is a lot more meaning outside the lines.  The NoeBrainer goes into further detail.  Below is a video of the soccer riot also.  Crazy stuff.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.