Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at
Death by a sudden blow to the chest, thus stopping the heart, is the cause of 43% of the deaths in Lacrosse games. That stat is 2x greather than in baseball, about 15x greater than in football, 20x greater than in soccer, and 54x greater than for softball. In other words, if you get hit in the chest by that hard little ball coming out of that stick at like 100m.p.h…you very well might die, even if you’re wearing a chest protector.
Insane huh? That is one deadly, insignificant, sport there.
Don’t believe me? Read the article here, you’ll never let children play sports ever again since it is 12 pages of the most deadly sports in high school. Shoot, you may never let them leave the house again. It might make you want to support a “Footloose” style ban on all sports. Kids in the future might be saying “I…I just wanna play!” instead of wanting to dance.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at
Houston Texan’s backup running back Ryan Moats was pulled over by a police officer while speeding to his dying mother-in-law March 17th but because of the actions of that officer, Moats was unable to be by her side when she passed.
Moats was speeding towards the hospital with his wife in tow and at one point even threw his flashers on driving through a red light in an effort to make it to the hospital in time to say his final farewells and that is when he caught the attention of one Dallas police officer who finally pulled him over in the hospital parking lot. Moats’ wife ran into the hospital, disregarding the officer, while Moats himself was pleading to the cop to let him go to his dying mother in law, all while being ignored. He never got to see her before she died.
You should watch the video of the event here on Dallasnews.com, its pretty amazing that the cop didn’t bother to listen to anything that Moats was saying.
At this point, the Dallas police have dropped the ticket that was issued to Moats and apologized, but there is an investigation of the officer pending. Lets hope the guy gets into this situation with one of his own dying relatives. Then maybe he’ll understand that a little sympathy goes a long way with dealing with the people he is sworn to protect and serve…emphasis on serve.
Assistant Police Chief Floyd Simpson said it the best
“When people are in distress, we should come to the rescue,” said Simpson. “We shouldn’t further their distress.”
Via Dallas News.com
Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at
New Nabisco tits and new cheese tits, corn tits, pizza tits, sesame tits, onion tits, tater tits. George Carlin will never say those seven words on television again.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 at
One New York Mets fan couldn’t take losing to the Washington Nationals on the tail end of the doubleheader…so he took a barbell and beat his mom to death.
25 year old Michael Anthony of Queens started beating the walls of his bedroom furiously when the Nationals took the lead in the previously tied game, his father came in to calm him down and got punched in his face and thrown to the ground for his efforts. His mother then attempted to calm her son down and subsequently got stabbed in the head with a knife, chased into her bedroom, then beat down several times with a 20lb barbell until she died.
There was no picture of this waste of DNA to be found on the web, but one can assume he looks something like this douche-bag above…or anyone you might find on NJ Guido.com. Packers fans are pissed that one of theirs hadn’t thought of doing this yet.
Sunday, March 18th, 2007 at
Wow. The last 24 hours in the Caribbean has provided so much drama and surprise — Ireland shocking Pakistan and knocking them out of the World Cup; the Young Turks of Bangladesh celebrating what seemed like their debutante party by shellacing a confused, old Indian side; Freddy Flintoff stealing a novelty boat, flipping it, and nearly drowning after a pedestrian loss to New Zealand — and I was preparing to write up a smartass post summarizing this crazy cricket weekend. But then the biggest shock of them all broke this afternoon, when we learned that Bob Woolmer died in a Kingston hospital after he was found unconscious in his hotel room. And, as such things seem to do, that news put the rest of it all into perspective. It certainly should have caused some overzealous Pakistan fans to rethink their cruel, savage rage.
There’s a tendency to speculate wildly at times like this, but it’s really not appropriate. The best way that cricket fans can honor Woolmer’s memory is to bow their heads, engage in a moment or two of reflection, and then get back to watching and enjoying the cricket. Because, as Laurence Booth at the Guardian writes, the cricket will go on. And that’s the way that Woolmer, a true lover of the game, would have wanted it.