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(BBC)   This is the absolutely worst way to end a sporting event. The tag doesn't do it justice   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 91
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-03-17 03:56:47 PM
Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing

Even by the standards of European football, that is an impressive dive.
 
2012-03-17 04:17:28 PM
That's a tough way to find out you have a weak heart.
 
2012-03-17 04:23:31 PM
Damn, you weren't kidding, subby.

What's surprising to me is that, after a little research, the only NFL player to ever die on the field was Chuck Hughes in 1971 (Detroit Lions WR).
 
2012-03-17 04:46:51 PM
Fox Soccer Channel just reported that he is alive and in stable condition.
 
2012-03-17 05:07:33 PM
I have a friend who was at White Heart Lane. That had to have been one of the scariest things to see on a football pitch.
 
2012-03-17 05:28:26 PM

ZAZ: Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing

Even by the standards of European football, that is an impressive dive.


Came in to make a similar joke, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-03-17 08:14:35 PM
I was watching it live on Fox Soccer, but wasn't looking when he actually went down, and didn't hear- I guess I looked back about 30 seconds after he went down, when I finally noticed the commentators saying worrying things. Being Brits, they didn't replay the events, all I saw were long shots of lots of medical people. US they would replay it 1400 times in super slow mo.

It really didn't look or sound good when they took him off, I was a bit surprised to hear he was still alive. Best of luck to him, he's a good young player.
 
2012-03-17 08:34:02 PM
content.sportslogos.net

Does not agree
 
2012-03-17 08:41:45 PM
I'm glad no one rioted. Hope the player recovers.
 
2012-03-17 09:58:08 PM
Best. Dive. Ever.

/very impressed
 
2012-03-17 10:35:36 PM
Jose Mesa disagrees.

www.bronxbanterblog.com
 
2012-03-17 10:37:23 PM
You should be used to the shootout by now
 
2012-03-17 10:40:54 PM

vossiewulf: US they would replay it 1400 times in super slow mo.


No, every time this sort of thing happens during U.S. broadcasts they do the same thing.
 
2012-03-17 10:43:41 PM

bubbaprog: vossiewulf: US they would replay it 1400 times in super slow mo.

No, every time this sort of thing happens during U.S. broadcasts they do the same thing.


Um, every time I've seen a guy go down with a neck injury they replay it repeatedly. Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.
 
2012-03-17 10:44:38 PM
1-1?

could have been worse
 
2012-03-17 10:55:40 PM

vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.


You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)
 
2012-03-17 10:56:13 PM
I wonder if he'll quit the sport, or pull a Regie Lewis and continue to play despite knowing he has a weak heart.
 
mjg
2012-03-17 10:59:05 PM
He dived
 
2012-03-17 10:59:07 PM
Very sad reading the twitter feeds of his teammates.
 
2012-03-17 11:04:48 PM

Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)


I was thinking about Hank while reading TFA. The medics actually used a defibrillator on this guy on the field, but the American medics didn't do the same for Hank Gathers because they didn't want to upset the people in attendance.
 
2012-03-17 11:13:10 PM

ArkAngel:
Does not agree


Meh, exhibition games end in a tie all the time. The Rays have had 3 in just over a week.
 
2012-03-17 11:17:21 PM

AdmirableSnackbar: Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)

I was thinking about Hank while reading TFA. The medics actually used a defibrillator on this guy on the field, but the American medics didn't do the same for Hank Gathers because they didn't want to upset the people in attendance.


have a citation for such a claim?

/i would say the recent eygptian riots have this beat.
//along with the various trampling incidents.
 
2012-03-17 11:21:45 PM

mjg: He dived


i see what you did there, well played


/took me more than a sec
 
2012-03-17 11:23:32 PM
Hopefully he pulls through. Unfortunately, every once in awhile, something happens that makes you realize how fragile we all are.
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2012-03-17 11:31:31 PM
the link is broken, it didn't go to either of these pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_shoot-out_%28association_footbal l %29
http://proicehockey.about.com/od/rules/a/shootout_debate_2.htm
 
2012-03-17 11:36:38 PM

ZAZ: Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing

Even by the standards of European football, that is an impressive dive.


Nice to see this is the Weeners
 
2012-03-17 11:38:43 PM
God I hate filters I still.don't see the point of that filter its just stupid does it filter out the number as well?

Let's see what happens when mods are asked what they want 1st
 
2012-03-17 11:39:48 PM

A Fark Handle: AdmirableSnackbar: Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)

I was thinking about Hank while reading TFA. The medics actually used a defibrillator on this guy on the field, but the American medics didn't do the same for Hank Gathers because they didn't want to upset the people in attendance.

have a citation for such a claim?

/i would say the recent eygptian riots have this beat.
//along with the various trampling incidents.


Unfortunately I don't. I do remember reading a newspaper article at the time (it was well-covered in the Philly area because it was his hometown) about how they waited to defib him until he was in the ambulance. But I can't find any detailed articles online to back it up. It was always one of those things that just stuck with me even though I was only 10 at the time.
 
2012-03-17 11:41:00 PM

Trocadero: Hopefully he pulls through. Unfortunately, every once in awhile, something happens that makes you realize how fragile we all are.
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A race car driver? Really?

It's not even CLOSE to the same thing.

1. They're not athletes. They operate a MACHINE for a living. Physical condition has little, if anything, to do with it.

2. They're race car drivers. All they ever do is make left turns, get into pissing contests, and occasionally die in a fire.

A young athlete collapsing on a field is far more tragic than some idiot redneck steering into a wall at 200 mph.

/NASCAR is not a sport
 
2012-03-17 11:49:47 PM

AdmirableSnackbar: A Fark Handle: AdmirableSnackbar: Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)

I was thinking about Hank while reading TFA. The medics actually used a defibrillator on this guy on the field, but the American medics didn't do the same for Hank Gathers because they didn't want to upset the people in attendance.

have a citation for such a claim?

/i would say the recent eygptian riots have this beat.
//along with the various trampling incidents.

Unfortunately I don't. I do remember reading a newspaper article at the time (it was well-covered in the Philly area because it was his hometown) about how they waited to defib him until he was in the ambulance. But I can't find any detailed articles online to back it up. It was always one of those things that just stuck with me even though I was only 10 at the time.


Either your 10 year old brain confused the details or the article was wrong. Here's a detailed account (new window) of his collapse and death from ESPN. Gathers had a pulse after he collapsed and was on the floor. It wasn't until the physicians on scene moved him out of the gym that they noticed he didn't have a pulse when they first hooked him up to the AED. At that point he was in V-Fib/pulseless V-tach and was shocked. When LAFD medics arrived on scene they used their own defibrillator to shock him.
 
2012-03-17 11:54:30 PM
Coke or congenital.
 
2012-03-17 11:59:24 PM
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy possibly

or he might have sickle cell disease or marfan's syndrome

it's really scary when someone this young has heart problems, i wish him well
 
2012-03-18 12:02:54 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Coke or congenital.


They've got some pretty good drug testing over there, so possibly congenital, but who knows. 23 years old. Man, I feel old.
 
2012-03-18 12:03:17 AM

kiwannabee: A race car driver? Really?

It's not even CLOSE to the same thing.


Oh, so it's not a human who died? Wow, that's some awesome deductive powers you have there, bud.
 
2012-03-18 12:06:59 AM

kiwannabee: A race car driver? Really?

It's not even CLOSE to the same thing.

1. They're not athletes. They operate a MACHINE for a living. Physical condition has little, if anything, to do with it.


You don't know much about driving, do you?

"As our driver sits on the grid waiting for the lights to go out, his heart rate has increased to 185 bpm even though he is not moving a single muscle. During the race adrenaline will push the heart rate up even higher, sometimes over 200 bpm. This will give an average reading of approximately 170 bpm. That heart rate of 170 bpm is equivalent to almost three beats every second. Count it and then imagine your heart going through that for the full two hours."

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/30864-formula-1-are-f1-drivers-con s idered-athletes

They're incredibly fit.

Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)


Yes, I have. I meant I have never been watching a game when that happened. Even so, I remember seeing tape of him going down on ESPN.
 
2012-03-18 12:09:22 AM
I vividly remember watching the game when Chuck Hughes of the Detroit Lions collapsed on the field. It was pretty surreal.
 
2012-03-18 12:11:41 AM
Between soccer players and basketball players, cardiovascular-related incidents are the most shocking (to me at least) given how incredibly "in-shape" those players are.
 
2012-03-18 12:28:24 AM
Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.
 
2012-03-18 12:43:53 AM

Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)


I'd heard of this, but was too young to remember it. I thought he had an unknown condition and suddenly dropped dead. Looking at the wiki... and why the fark was he even on the court to begin with? He should've been held out until they had a handle on what he had. The doctor lessened the heart medicine dose related to basketball play, andGathers wasn't even taking it properly, which was his own fault. They shouldn;t have let him on the farking court.

Scaevola: Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.


Marge Schott complained about his death cancelling the game.
 
2012-03-18 12:51:05 AM
I would think it would have been worse had he died.
 
2012-03-18 01:11:07 AM

MrFisher_84: Shady_Short_Busser: vossiewulf: Can't say as I've ever seen a guy go down with a heart attack in US sports.

You must not have heard of Hank Gathers... (new window)

I'd heard of this, but was too young to remember it. I thought he had an unknown condition and suddenly dropped dead. Looking at the wiki... and why the fark was he even on the court to begin with? He should've been held out until they had a handle on what he had. The doctor lessened the heart medicine dose related to basketball play, andGathers wasn't even taking it properly, which was his own fault. They shouldn;t have let him on the farking court.

Scaevola: Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.

Marge Schott complained about his death cancelling the game.


And, IIRC, used flowers given to her to be given to the ump.

Yeah, she was a farking piece of crap.

/saying a prayer for Fabrice
 
2012-03-18 01:12:56 AM

ZAZ: Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing

Even by the standards of European football, that is an impressive dive.


It also marks the first time in the history of European soccer that one of the players wasn't being a complete pussy when he fell to the ground. At 23, that has to be a heart condition.

/I like American soccer better
//sue me
///hope he pulls through.
 
Oak
2012-03-18 01:32:04 AM

kiwannabee: Trocadero: Hopefully he pulls through. Unfortunately, every once in awhile, something happens that makes you realize how fragile we all are.
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/NASCAR is not a sport


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2012-03-18 01:55:43 AM

Scaevola: Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.


That was more than a few years ago. Don't remember what year (sometime in the 80s I suppose), but it was opening day and Marge Schott, who owned the Reds at the time, was supposedly pissed off that it ruined the festivities. Now there was a piece of work.
 
2012-03-18 02:09:41 AM

DrBenway: Scaevola: Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.

That was more than a few years ago. Don't remember what year (sometime in the 80s I suppose), but it was opening day and Marge Schott, who owned the Reds at the time, was supposedly pissed off that it ruined the festivities. Now there was a piece of work.


It was opening day in 1996. The ump's name was John McSherry. It was after his death that MLB made umpires start meeting physical requirements.
 
2012-03-18 02:10:41 AM

DrBenway: Scaevola: Anybody else remember the MLB homeplate umpire who had a heart attack and died on the field a few years back? I think USA Today caught some flak for running a huge photo of him gasping out his last breaths.

That was more than a few years ago. Don't remember what year (sometime in the 80s I suppose), but it was opening day and Marge Schott, who owned the Reds at the time, was supposedly pissed off that it ruined the festivities. Now there was a piece of work.


It was longer ago than I'd thought. His name was John McSherry (new window) and he died on Opening Day, 1996.
 
2012-03-18 02:14:20 AM

animesucks: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy possibly



This seems most likely. Cardiomyopathy is what has claimed the lives of Marc-Vivien Foe, Miklos Feher, Antonio Puerta and hockey players Alexei Cherapanov and Sergei Zholtok. Those are just the well-known ones, and just in the past 10 years.

People complain about how much pro athletes earn, but by pushing their bodies well past their physical limits on a regular basis they are sacrificing years of their lives.

I truly don't think it's about the money for them, how many people would willingly trade away 40+ years of their life for a few years of glory and riches?
 
2012-03-18 02:16:24 AM

ZAZ: Fabrice Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing

Even by the standards of European football, that is an impressive dive.



One and done
 
2012-03-18 02:19:09 AM
RIP Gaines Adams
 
2012-03-18 02:27:05 AM
 
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