The Choice Is Yours
The season is now over and the playoff matches are set. All of the matchups are interesting. You have the Lions vs the Saints, the Giants play the Falcons, the Bengals play the Texans and the Steelers head to Denver. The matchup I’m focused on is the Denver/Pittsburgh matchup. I’m not interested in just the game here though, I’m interested in an important decision that has to be made by Ryan Clark.
For those that don’t know, Clark is the starting safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is known as a hard-hitter and an intelligent football player. But another thing he is known for is an incident that happened in 2007. Clark played in a game in Denver and he began to get sick after the game. Clark not only got sick, he almost lost his life. Clark has a sickle-cell trait that prevents oxygen from flowing into his spleen. He later needed operations to remove his spleen and gall bladder. Almost all people who suffer from sickle-cell don’t have any problems playing in Denver, but there is a small percentage who have problems when they exert themselves at high altitudes. I have one question: Is it worth it?
If I’m Clark, I sit out this game. In life, sometimes you have to make some tough decisions. But the thing is, when you’re making life decisions, your life comes first. Your health does come before the game. My advice for Clark is to make the best decision for himself, not the team. Your family is more important than the game and the team. Hopefully he will make the right decision and not put his family through any type of worries about whether or not he comes back home. What decision would you make if you were Ryan Clark sports fans?