Monday, July 6th, 2009 at
Colombian footballer Javier Florez shot a man dead last night for teasing him. Yea, you read that right, teasing him. The Atletico Junior de Barranquilla player was driving near his house when a group of people began taunting him about his team’s recent loss in the Colombian Apertura championship final. Apparently, since he’d been drinking, this was a bad idea. The drunken Florez then got out of his car, with a gun in hand, shot at the group, hit and killed a man with two of the shots, then left his car and ran away from the scene of the incident. Luckily (for him) he just turned himself in to the authorities.
Tragic…truly sad. What I want to know is, how has this not happened here in the states? Who do you think would be the first American athlete to kill a fan for making fun of him? Or has it been done before and I just totally missed it?
I’m thinking Ron Artest might have a good shot. Its too bad Albert Belle doesn’t play anymore cause he’d be MONEY. What do you, our readers who never comment, think?
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at
In a new chapter in the life of Bobby Knight, it appears as if he is still a real bad shot when hunting, that or just a man who should never ever carry a loaded gun…or both. Two Texas residents are complaining that Knight hit them with bird shot in different incidents last month.
Mary Ann Chumley said she was struck on the foot by a stray pellet on Oct. 20 in an incident she characterized as an accident. She said Knight apologized for hunting too close to her barn and she forgave him.
Another resident near the dove field said the coach and another hunter returned the next day and one of them intentionally fired a shotgun in his direction.
James Simpson told Lubbock police he was struck on the neck and back by pellets after yelling at Knight and another man he believed were hunting too close to his house. Simpson’s backyard is about 100 yards from where Chumley was struck the previous day.
Bobby Knight’s reaction to these accusations was, at the very least, predictable
“That’s all been taken care of, that’s over with,” Knight said. “You haven’t heard anything from that guy for two weeks. That’s done. I got no comment on that whatsoever because that’s absolute [expletive.]“
Bobby Knight not listening to people? Bobby Knight getting upset when people tell him what to do? Bobby Knight getting mad at people for yelling at him? This is all brand new information! What isn’t brand new information is that Knight is not a good hunter, in 1999 he actually shot a friend of his in the shoulder and back with 16 pellets of a 20 gauge shotgun. How is this man still allowed to carry a gun? He’s shot at more people than OJ!
Friday, July 20th, 2007 at
A company called Air Force Golf has come up with a novel way for people who can no longer swing a golf club, or just don’t want to swing a club, to still be able to play the game of golf…by shooting a golf ball out of a high pressure air cannon. Seriously. Yet another new sport has been created and the Deuce is naming it Cannon Golf, but it calls itself The Air Golf Association.
Apparently the concept came when the creator’s dad lost the use of his right arm and leg due to a stroke and he wanted to figure out a way for his father to keep playing the game. Apparently he felt that the only way this could be done was to create a golf ball bazooka for his father to shoot. Now, I’m no medical expert, but it seems to me like you might want to have use of both arms and legs to steady yourself, aim, fire, and withstand whatever the recoil is from shooting a golf ball 300 yards with several pounds of pressurized air.
The company’s home page extols the virtues of the cannon as follows:
The Air Force Golf Ball Launcher is an air pressured device that will allow people to fly a golf ball from up to 300 yards to as little as just a few feet. The advantages to this revolutionary sport are that no clubs are needed (except for a putter), no physical skills are required, and any and everyone can enjoy the newest way to play the game of golf. The only two decisions left are: 1. How much air pressure is needed for this shot and 2. what angle is needed to achieve the maximum distance from the launcher. (which is upwards of 300 yards).
This is just scary. Can you imagine what you could do on a golf course with this? The abuse potential alone from shooting balls at that guy behind your group who is always yelling “Hurry UP!” is off the charts. College students and fellow drunkards will have a FIELD day with this thing! This is not to mention the fact that I cannot for the life of me hit a golf club with any sort of accuracy whatsoever, but I sure as hell can shoot a damn gun!
The Air Golf Association even has an idea for its first tournament:
We will have a ‘Texas Shootout’ where 144 players will all donate $1,000.00. The top amount of players who finish the 18th hole will now go to the 19th hole for a “shootout!” A hole that can be reached by the Golf Ball Launcher but far enough to make it a challenge will be the “shootout” hole. Everyone will get one shot at the pin. Whomever gets the closest to the pin will win the grand prize of $100,000.00. Second and Third place finishers will split the rest of the pot minus donations made to the AGA and subsequently disabled veterans. Once we get enough of these events throughout the country we will have our own ‘super bowl-like’ event, in which the top three players from each event will play for a million dollar winner take all challenge.
Right now they are offering the first 525 for sale to the public at a price tag of $995…not including the 2-stage hand pump or 12 volt mini air compressor you’ll need to generate the PSI needed to launch that little white ball into oblivion. Just contact them and let them know. I dunno how I’m going to be able to pony up over a grand for the gun and equipment and then another grand for the tournament. I’d better win that junk if I did enter. I just want them to know that if they give me one…I will market the HELL out of them for free. See, here’s their logo!
From Inventions Showcase