Well, it hardly seems to have been worth it, does it?
Man dribbling soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil gets hit by car in Oregon, dies
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/22/2013|
What does Forest Gump have to say about all this?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/15/2013|
Ironically, the driver was using a hands-free device.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/15/2013|
I guess he went out of bounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/15/2013|
Tha's jus' turble.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/15/2013|
Momma always said not to play in the street
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/15/2013|
I guess keep your eye on the ball, didn't apply here
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/15/2013|
Hit by a car? That's hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/15/2013|
The stupidest fucking idea ever!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/15/2013|
Well at least it happened early, so we didnt have to keep following his 'inspirationl' journey on GMA. And I'm relieved it wasn't in one of the Latin American countries so Fox could get all racist about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/15/2013|
Poor kid. Trying to survive by doing something different.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/15/2013|
"The driver has not been charged". Well I hope that he is: with vehicular homicide or some damn thing. I have to say that as many people as I've encountered on the streets in my life, I've never killed any of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/15/2013|
R12. We can't help they you don't try hard enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/15/2013|
That not they
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/15/2013|
[quote]Poor kid. Trying to survive by doing something different.
He was 42, and he wasn't doing it to survive.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/15/2013|
Oh great! Another nominee!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/15/2013|
Just saved us from hearing about his beheading or kidnapping in Mexico or Central America.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/15/2013|
Maybe he didn't realize that it was okay to stop dribbling to get out of the way of a moving car.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/15/2013|
If he only had a GUN!!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/15/2013|
Damn, putting R2 into wit and wisdom has thrown off the spacing on the page.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/16/2013|
Ugh! R19? It's just not funny or clever or punchy anymore.
How many threads have you posted that in today? I've seen at least three. Seriously, throttle back a little bit. It's become kinda lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/16/2013|
I didn't know pedestrians were allowed on US-101.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/16/2013|
Good effort, r21, but r19 is one of those desperate sad sacks who spews mildly funny (rarely) to downright pathetic (usually) little jokes all day, hoping against hope that something will make it to WW (where one of his dumb posts is currently messing up the board and annoying everyone who's not using Chrome or Firefox).
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/16/2013|
This is somehow Obama's fault
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/16/2013|
R23, why don't you go back into your sissy pumps and complain to a wall. Something is wrong with sulfurous comments from whiney people like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/17/2013|
It was an . . . interesting idea, but wonder how he planned to dribble that ball across Panama's Darien Gap (an 87 km. barrier of rainforest that prevents the North American Pan-American Highway from being connected to the Southern Pan-American Highway).
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/17/2013|
This story has been handled very delicately here (Seattle) which of course one would expect. We are all feeling a strange ironic humorous sadness and saying very little.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/17/2013|
Fuck you schoolmarm @ R23. I thought R19 was funny. We don't ALL read every single thread scouring DL for duplicate references.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/17/2013|
Now they can just shorten the headline to "Man, dribbling".
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/17/2013|
All just so a bunch of soccer balls could be delivered to third world kids? He really thought that was all they needed?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/17/2013|
[quote]Fuck you schoolmarm @ [R23]. I thought [R19] was funny. We don't ALL read every single thread scouring DL for duplicate references.
Hey, man, it was r21, not I, who commented on the duplicate references. All I had to do was trolldar r19 in THIS thread to see his desperate, flailing attempts to be funny light up all over the thread. I can only guess that he's done the same in other threads (but I'm pretty sure my guess would be correct, especially given his butthurt little mini-rant at r25).
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/17/2013|
R26 beat me to it. The logistics of it were an impossible feat from the beginning. If he wasn't run over in western Oregon, he would have been kidnapped, killed or worse in the Darién Gap by either the insurgent guerrillas or the who's who of dangerous animals in the jungle.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/17/2013|
R31, you are perfectly welcome to display any wit or levity you may have here---if you HAVE any. We think not.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/17/2013|
Well if he'd made it to New York he'd have gotten mugged and killed anyway and if he'd made it to Brazil they might have confiscated the ball as a weapon but somebody should have told him about that Oregon traffic and the fact that soccer isn't their sport.He should have swatted a baseball!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/18/2013|
"All just so a bunch of soccer balls could be delivered to third world kids? He really thought that was all they needed?"
Of course he didn't think that was all they needed. He thought that deprived kids in these countries would enjoy having balls to play soccer with and of course they would have. He was just trying to do something to make these kid's lives better.
Although what he was doing sounds kind of silly it no doubt have brought attention to his cause. He was trying to help.
I think this is very sad. He was trying to do a good thing for poor kids. And he gets killed by some clod in a pickup truck.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/18/2013|
[quote]If he wasn't run over in western Oregon, he would have been kidnapped, killed or worse in the Darién Gap
What could be worse than death?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/19/2013|
A lesbian menage-a-trois with Sanford And Son's Aunt Esther and Married With Children's Al Bundy's mother-in-law!But he could have carried some food and water to Brazil!They neet that more!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/22/2013|
[quote]What could be worse than death?
Two words: Streisand. Gypsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/22/2013|