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(badjocks.com)   "Human Hockey Puck" breaks leg, sues.   (denverpost.com) divider line 53
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2002-03-17 06:40:41 PM
The guy signed a waiver and STILL sued. His lawyer should go into sales.
 
2002-03-17 09:56:31 PM
"Juuuusstt a bit outside."
 
2002-03-17 09:57:38 PM
At least he didn't hit the crossbar.
 
2002-03-17 09:58:05 PM
silly
 
2002-03-17 10:00:38 PM
I wonder how the waiver is worded? If it says, "We're going to attempt to kill you, sign here if you're ok with that" then he might have a tough case.
 
2002-03-17 10:01:16 PM
Whatever. I'm not an Avalanche fan.
 
2002-03-17 10:01:55 PM
Waiver? We don't need no stinking waivers!
 
2002-03-17 10:02:33 PM
He's an Avon man? Is there a place called Avon, or does he sell beauty products? If it is the latter, what does that mean, if anything?
 
2002-03-17 10:04:12 PM
sign me up. I want to be the human puck! fun!
 
2002-03-17 10:05:02 PM
ehem... DUMBASS!
 
2002-03-17 10:07:43 PM
what a puss. I wouldnt have broken anything.
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2002-03-17 10:11:07 PM
Ms. Cleo saw this one coming.
 
2002-03-17 10:11:16 PM
Alright, let me get this straight. They launched him, using a bungee cord, on a sled across the ice into a wooden wall.

And HE AGREED TO THIS?!
 
2002-03-17 10:17:49 PM
The Blue Raja: not only did he agree to it, he signed a waiver for it... this really really deserves a dumbass tag.
 
2002-03-17 10:18:49 PM
in a related story, "Human Baseball" out of hospital after being beaten with bat last summer.
 
2002-03-17 10:20:10 PM
"...claims he has received "severe permanent injuries." So did every man I know from their first serious relationship...can we get this guy to do a class action suit against ALL woman?

...and no, I'm not bitter - much.
 
2002-03-17 10:22:13 PM
The defendants are being sued for negligence; breach of duty to act with the highest degree of care...

Duty to act with the highest degree of care??? If that's the law the stupid warning labels come from, the Avs are fuct.
 
2002-03-17 10:23:16 PM
Are all the people in the states as Dumb as the papers make out Did the guy not know what he was up 4 or did he see the $$$$s before he signed the waiver! respect
 
2002-03-17 10:24:20 PM
Borrow a gun, purchase a bullet, allow America to have one less dumbass.

Oh yea!

Just more proof that America has the best damn judicial system... EVER!
 
2002-03-17 10:25:08 PM
severe permanent costly injuries
 
2002-03-17 10:27:01 PM
The point is that the guy expected, and rightly so, for there to be some -padding- in place. But there wasn't. If there'd been padding, he'd have been fine, and there'd be no injury or lawsuit. But he signed a waiver with the understanding that it was in case of 'unforseen circumstances', not 'total farking incompetency'.
 
2002-03-17 10:29:21 PM


And for those watching at home..

This guy is a dumb as a

 
2002-03-17 10:34:10 PM
I expect the Defendants will settle because the suit is valid. Waiver-shwaiver, the guy didn't know the stunt was unsafe. Who volunteers their body for injury at a hockey game, knowing that the gimmick could possibly screw up his leg for perhaps the rest of his life.
 
2002-03-17 10:42:02 PM
Sue 'em hard - and send the Av's back to Quebec.
 
2002-03-17 10:54:14 PM


Ya hockey puck!!

 
2002-03-17 11:00:53 PM
Actually signing a waiver doesn't mean anything against 'unnecessary' risks.
 
2002-03-17 11:04:15 PM
breach of duty to act with the highest degree of care
Ah yes. The "Why weren't you in bed instead of endangering yourself by walking" idea. Dumbass.
And from the mind of Samson
Waiver-shwaiver, the guy didn't know the stunt was unsafe. Who volunteers their body for injury at a hockey game, knowing that the gimmick could possibly screw up his leg for perhaps the rest of his life.
What stunt is "safe"? Now think about this for a second: ...in which he was slung by a bungee cord across the ice rink on a metal sled. If you expect 100% safety precautions for such an event, I think that two broken legs are the least of your worries. You should probably have stopped eating lead paint when you were 10.
 
2002-03-17 11:08:31 PM
>:-) Heh. The alternative is to let lots of other stuff get through. Erring on the side of safety.
 
2002-03-17 11:10:16 PM
Bah, farking avalance. what would you expect? Assholes.



(Actually this guy sounds like a moron. But avalance still sucks...)
 
2002-03-17 11:11:12 PM
LOL HES CRIPPLED NOW!
 
2002-03-17 11:11:36 PM
Ah America. Where else could a tire with wings be a team symbol.
 
2002-03-17 11:16:04 PM
They do this where i work, as the arena has a minor league hockey team, this looks like the most fun thing i have ever seen, and i have been trying to find out how to get into the thingy for like 6 months, besides, i consider sledding across flat ice into inflatible bowling pins much safer than sledding down a hill backwards on a boogey board and off a 3 foot snow ramp... besides you can win free stuff.. like cash, this dude's just a moron, take your lumps man, that's what's wrong with america, people cannot take responsibility for their actions, and this causes problems,i mean if you want to go through life without ever taking risks you're gonna turn into bubble boy, but then maybe you can go to MIT (thanks WWN), Farkin lazy bastards, work for your own goshdarn money!


ps, i still want to do the sled thingy....
 
2002-03-17 11:23:26 PM
Yeah, FuzzBeast. Not only personal responsibility, but a realization that the world is not (and in my opinion should not be) perfectly tame. This kind of attitude is exactly what lead to the creation of the Graham cracker and table skirts!
 
2002-03-17 11:24:35 PM
 
2002-03-17 11:24:36 PM
This guy was not a Canadian, obviously. This should only be attemped by trained Canadians, who have consummed large amounts of alcohol (we need it for antifreeze).
GO CANUCKS GO!
 
2002-03-17 11:32:17 PM
What a Jethro...Any man who sells Avon for a living has to have more wrong with him than two fractured legs....
 
2002-03-17 11:43:33 PM
hate to sound like a bozo, but i dont have pay per view, i'm in college, would anyone mind posting a wrestlemania recap?
 
2002-03-17 11:43:43 PM

I did an images.google.com search for puck and this came up. WTF?


 
2002-03-17 11:53:15 PM
I have to agree with most of you, this guy is a total dumbass. But not all Americans try to dupe others out of cash. Only the really lazy ones are the people that try to get anything for free, especially when they do stupid stunts like being launched across an ice hockey rink in a sled without padding. I take responsability for my actions, i dont try to get others to take the blame. He signed a waiver before he agreed to do this stupid stunt, he should take responsability for his actions.
 
2002-03-17 11:55:03 PM
"The Blue Raja
Alright, let me get this straight. They launched him, using a bungee cord, on a sled across the ice into a wooden wall.

And HE AGREED TO THIS?!"

I worked in hockey for five years...very common intermission promotional...insane but common...kinda like hockey eh?
 
2002-03-17 11:57:31 PM
I love people that see a pro hockey game for the first time...their reaction when a fight starts...AND NO ONE BREAKS IT UP.
 
2002-03-18 12:01:58 AM
Brooks, I currently work at an arena, and they still do this, but i've never seen anyone even hit the padding, and even if they did, i'd still like to do it, looks fun, and i'd do it completely sober. I also mountain bike for fun, yet i never had to sign a waiver to do that, or to go skiing, and people get hurt all the time doing both of these, so wtf? just because you didnt plan on doing it as a "sport" you can sue, if you fall and hurt yourself skiing, do you sue the mountain, no, and i wonder what his comment would be:
"Your honor, the fed me beer, and i did this i got hurt, make them pay"?
hehe if 5 bucks a beer is fed.... jeebus
 
2002-03-18 12:12:47 AM
DUMB ASS

how dumb can u get.

"How would u like to be flung across the ice on this little metal sled"
"SURE where do i sign up"
"Right here *evil laugh*"
 
2002-03-18 12:22:15 AM
OK, I also agree that the guy was a dumbass, but when he signed the waiver did he know that the Pepsi Center failed "to install protective padding along the boards because the padding was damaged after it fell from a truck earlier in the day"? If not, I think he has a case.

C'mon, be honest - suddenly you're name is called amongst thousands of people on the loudspeaker to win something and you've got a few beers in you (at 7,000 feet above sea level), you would sign that waiver no problem too. Of course, you would also be thinking that the Pepsi Center had your health in mind when they set up such a stunt, regardless of the paper you signed.
 
2002-03-18 12:35:11 AM
Damn straight, Otto's_Jacket...

Just because he signs a waiver doesn't mean that the arena is free of all responsibility. All he does in siging the waiver is recognize that there is some intrinsic danger in the activity. It is still the job of the arena to minimize any unsystematic risk. If his claims are correct, then it seems that the arena is at fault.

For example, when you go skiing, you have to sign a waiver that says something like "Skiing is dangerous, and if I injure myself, I will take responsibility." It is understood that the ski slope will take every reasonable action to ensure that you do not injure yourself while not lessening the quality of the experience. Therefore, if you fall down and hurt yourself, that's your fault. If they accidentally leave a land mine on the trail, that's their fault, waiver or not.

Otherwise, why couldn't they have just beaten him with hockey sticks and hidden behind the waiver?
 
2002-03-18 12:53:23 AM
Geez, I typed "you're" instead of "your". I hate it when I do that shait.

Thanks Seal Hunter, you said it better than I ever could have.
 
2002-03-18 12:57:43 AM
FuzzBeast,

The key to the promotion is to do it BEFORE the Zamboni drags the ice. That way no one ever gets close to the end boards. I've seen it hundreds of time will no ill effects.

This gentleman who's suing should be beaten severely.
 
2002-03-18 05:11:57 AM
Human Hockey puck = BIG DUMB BASTARD.

What the HELL was this guy thinking?!?!?!?

Now I see why they sell beer at hockey games.
 
2002-03-18 08:57:47 AM

Quothe Seal Hunter:

For example, when you go skiing, you have to sign a waiver that says something like "Skiing is dangerous, and if I injure myself, I will take responsibility." It is understood that the ski slope will take every reasonable action to ensure that you do not injure yourself while not lessening the quality of the experience. Therefore, if you fall down and hurt yourself, that's your fault. If they accidentally leave a land mine on the trail, that's their fault, waiver or not.
Ah, but that isn't a good comparison. I think it would be signing that waiver, then crashing into a tree, and suing the slope company because they didn't get softer-wooded trees. Sure, you're the one who slammed into the tree, but they didn't take their "duty to act with the highest degree of care" seriously.
 
2002-03-18 01:04:31 PM
Red Wings Suck !!
 
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