I'll say a prayer as well, for the family of your friend....and for you too! There are NO words to make anything like this tragedy any easier. But you are absolutely correct about how this puts "things" in perspective. This is why we ALL should be thankful everyday for just getting out of bed, and making it back there later that night.
If you need to talk and want an ear...my e-mail is available when you click on my nicname.
Footabll and all other forms of recreation are how we all divert ourselves from the road of the real world, but unfortunately, things like this do happen, and we are forced to deal!
Just know RnR that I'm sure I speak for all at this site, we are here for you!