Last Sunday, during another grueling loss for The Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals, the halftime show at the University Of Phoenix Stadium intended to honor the late Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2004, with the retirement of his jersey on the stadium's Ring Of Honor. A special video was planned, including testimonies from his friends, family and former platoon mates.
Of course, the Buzzsaw screwed it up.
The Arizona Cardinals have apologized for a sound-system glitch that marred Sunday's tribute to Pat Tillman and will replay a video honoring him before Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions ... The sound glitch silenced the tributes, and fans were angered at the perceived disrespect shown to a football player many of them had followed for years, one who had given his life for his country.
"Our intent was to provide a very special tribute to Pat, and in the end we did not do that. We regret that very much," the [team's official] statement said.
The article mentions that you can hear the full tribute at the team's official Web site. We just went there; we couldn't find it.
Cardinals Apologize For Tillman Tribute Glitch [Arizona Republic]
(UPDATE: When you dig a while, you can finally find the link.)