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(Daily Mail)   Chinese soccer fan dies after not sleeping for 11 days in order to watch every Euro 2012 match. Doctors suspect he died of boredom   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 14
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2012-06-23 03:16:28 PM
2 votes:
His last words were reportedly, "我告诉你,我是铁杆。"
2012-06-23 12:30:04 PM
2 votes:
Soccer.... the sport of defeated nations.
2012-06-23 02:43:56 PM
1 votes:
So I guess this is the Euro thread for today?

If you think soccer is boring go watch 500 miles of left turns on an oval.
2012-06-23 09:03:37 AM
1 votes:
2012-06-23 08:32:03 AM
1 votes:

CowardlyLion: Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?

I feel like you're forgetting about even more action-packed American sports. ...like baseball, where a collection of fat men stand still, one of them occasionally moves a stick, and occasionally walks a few feet to stand elsewhere. With everyone standing still, it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat with excitement at the possibility of someone, somewhere on the field eventually, slowly moving.


He's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch-OH! He turned to look at the guy on 1st base. OK, he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it...he's gonna pitch it... (actually, I love going to baseball games).
2012-06-23 08:12:21 AM
1 votes:

Trapper439: holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.

I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?


I feel like you're forgetting about even more action-packed American sports. ...like baseball, where a collection of fat men stand still, one of them occasionally moves a stick, and occasionally walks a few feet to stand elsewhere. With everyone standing still, it's hard not to be on the edge of your seat with excitement at the possibility of someone, somewhere on the field eventually, slowly moving.
2012-06-23 06:52:24 AM
1 votes:

holybull99: Soccer is SOOOOO dull, even the highlights on ESPN suck. Only thing mildly entertaining is own goals cause of the pain involved.


I like that bit in American Football where the clinically obese linemen push each other over, and then one guy runs really fast while using his truly phenomenal skills to hold onto and/or catch a ball. Seeing a whole 11 minutes of that "action" over the course of a 3 hour NFL match during the time between the perpetual ad breaks is as exciting as sport gets.

It's like sumo-wrestling mixed with something I could do when I was four years old. What's not to like about that?
2012-06-23 03:31:01 AM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: I'd say "yeah, been there", except I didn't farking die.

Though, to be fair, there's really just a flat-out major element of luck in not dying as a human in any given endeavor. Take things like "falling down", for instance. There are people that have jumped repeatedly off the tenth floor of a building without so much as a scratch, and there are people that have tripped over a crack in the sidewalk, fallen literally zero feet, and died.

Biology has at best a nodding acquaintance with physics, basically. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

//Disclaimer: 3/4 of a bottle of scotch and whatever was left of my gin earlier, this may or may not be on topic. And thanks to an awesome dude that will remain anonymous, you probably paid at least half a second of attention to this due to the totalFark tag. Joke's on you, hypothetical dude I randomly made up.


Seriously.

I knew of someone who jumped off a 14 story building and didn't die. I also knew someone who tripped on a sidewalk and died the next day. It's luck of the draw and nothing else.
2012-06-23 03:00:49 AM
1 votes:
DVR, dude. Or just pick out the English and French games and sleep through the rest.

I mean, I've been through the ungodly-hour time difference problem too, most recently with the early games in the 2010 World Cup. For that, I got up early for some of those games and just ended up drifting back to sleep. It wasn't gonna happen.

And that's to say nothing of any live event held in Japan or South Korea. Good luck.

Luckily, when something's held at that criminal an hour, the host networks in America are pretty good about re-airing the game at a more reasonable hour, typically late morning or early afternoon.
2012-06-23 02:09:32 AM
1 votes:

bubo_sibiricus: I guess we can chalk this up as another case of ...

...glasses....

Fan Death.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Can we please put this CSI Miami thing to death now.

It was old a long time ago.
2012-06-23 01:41:28 AM
1 votes:
Did he stay awake longer than 264 hours? If so, he's a record holder. Guinness world book of records should seek to verify this.
2012-06-23 01:37:12 AM
1 votes:
I guess we can chalk this up as another case of ...

...glasses....

Fan Death.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2012-06-23 01:36:10 AM
1 votes:

vossiewulf: That makes no sense since the games have been on at most 4 hours or so a day. I've seen every game and haven't missed any sleep or work.


"Because of the time difference, he reportedly stayed up each night with friends and then went to work the following day."

+Chinaman working hours.
2012-06-23 01:10:44 AM
1 votes:
That makes no sense since the games have been on at most 4 hours or so a day. I've seen every game and haven't missed any sleep or work.
 
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