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(Yahoo)   1 dead, 2 injured in separate falls at NFL stadiums yesterday   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-09 01:01:56 PM
Probably a Packer fan who has been away from Wisconsin too long, can't hold his booze.
 
2013-09-09 01:14:25 PM
Since 2003, there have been more than two dozen cases of fans falling at stadiums across the United States, according to the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents.

In other news, the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents is a real thing.
 
2013-09-09 01:17:26 PM
A self correcting problem
 
2013-09-09 01:23:16 PM
49ers fan and potentially Oakland fans (well, they were over the Oakland tunnel)? A good start.
 
2013-09-09 01:26:15 PM
It's a real accomplishment to fall from the upper deck walkway at candlestick.  the concourse is only about ten feet wide, and moving through that mass of humanity is extremely difficult. Further, the wall is about four and a half feet high, and there's usually at least one row of people along that back wall because it's the easiest way to maneuver through.  You have to really, really work to fall off that thing, but alcohol can be a hell of a drug, I guess.  Condolences to him and his family/friends though, that's a hell of a way to go.
 
2013-09-09 01:28:54 PM
Hey guys, maybe don't lean over very high barriers.
 
2013-09-09 01:29:37 PM
Is avoiding death really that hard while attending a football game?
 
2013-09-09 01:29:55 PM

IAmRight: rs fan and potentially Oakland fans (well, they were over the Oakland tunnel)? A good start.


Stay classy, Sea-Kunts.
 
2013-09-09 01:33:37 PM

SlothB77: Is avoiding death really that hard while attending a football game?


Apparently. I'm afraid of heights so I don't even get anywhere near the railings at a stadium. I felt like I was going to die at any moment at the Grand Canyon so I basically crawled up to the edge to peek over.

It is not hard to avoid falling to your death.
 
2013-09-09 01:35:12 PM

Treygreen13: It is not hard to avoid falling to your death.


Tell that to Wily E Coyote
 
2013-09-09 01:38:18 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: It is not hard to avoid falling to your death.

Tell that to Wily E Coyote


If Wile E. Coyote has so much money for ACME products, he should just order pizza and stay inside where he can't fall to his death.

Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone.
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2013-09-09 01:39:52 PM

IAmRight: 49ers fan and potentially Oakland fans (well, they were over the Oakland tunnel)? A good start.


The person at Candlestick was from Hayward, so this is purely an East Bay issue.
 
2013-09-09 01:40:23 PM
So we can now ban the game in the name of the children? Good job!
 
2013-09-09 01:46:45 PM

Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone


I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?
 
2013-09-09 01:50:01 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?


Clearly it's not about the food.

It's the fact that that goddamn roadrunner is so smug.
 
2013-09-09 01:50:57 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?


Well I guess if he *had* to eat a roadrunner, he did choose what is probably the largest roadrunner to every live. I know not every part of the country has roadrunners, but they are tiny little birds.

www.elcivics.com
 
2013-09-09 01:52:31 PM

IAmRight: Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?

Clearly it's not about the food.

It's the fact that that goddamn roadrunner is so smug.


This is why I love Fark. We've got people falling to their death and the thread is a discussion about roadrunners.
 
2013-09-09 02:01:17 PM

IAmRight: Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?

Clearly it's not about the food.

It's the fact that that goddamn roadrunner is so smug.


Hell yeah, I'm sick of birds acting like they're better than me just because they can fly.
 
2013-09-09 02:03:01 PM
Ban stadiums.
 
2013-09-09 02:08:22 PM

Treygreen13: Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?

Well I guess if he *had* to eat a roadrunner, he did choose what is probably the largest roadrunner to every live. I know not every part of the country has roadrunners, but they are tiny little birds.

[www.elcivics.com image 370x246]


What, next you're going to tell me they don't actually say "meep meep"!
 
2013-09-09 02:44:55 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: It's a real accomplishment to fall from the upper deck walkway at candlestick.


Actually, this guys was outside the stadium on the Jamestown walkway, which is the pedestrian overpass where the sign says "Welcome to Candlestick Park."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/49ers/2013/09/08/fan-falls- di es-candlestick-park-san-francisco-49ers-green-bay-packers/2783951/
 
2013-09-09 02:47:13 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: It's a real accomplishment to fall from the upper deck walkway at candlestick.  the concourse is only about ten feet wide, and moving through that mass of humanity is extremely difficult. Further, the wall is about four and a half feet high, and there's usually at least one row of people along that back wall because it's the easiest way to maneuver through.  You have to really, really work to fall off that thing, but alcohol can be a hell of a drug, I guess.  Condolences to him and his family/friends though, that's a hell of a way to go.


Maybe he was hit wayyyyyy out of bounds by Clay Matthews?
 
2013-09-09 02:54:53 PM
I'm surprised none of them were Browns fans jumping.
 
2013-09-09 02:56:47 PM

NotoriousW.O.P: I'm surprised none of them were Browns fans jumping.


They're cutters. Never enough to kill, always enough to feel the pain.
 
2013-09-09 03:35:03 PM
Must....kill...the...Queen...
 
2013-09-09 03:47:05 PM
They really need to ban alcohol at NFL games.
 
2013-09-09 03:58:02 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Ban stadiums.


No more seats or stairs. That area will now be a mound of grass covered earth that slopes down to the field. If a person dies rolling down a hill, it's nobody's fault but their own.  Bring your blankets to sit on, the ground is gonna get cold come December.
 
2013-09-09 04:17:44 PM
www.sportsgrid.com"Can't blame me, bro"
 
2013-09-09 04:19:33 PM

Super Chronic: Treygreen13: Why Would I Read the Article: Treygreen13: Plus, look at this bird. Does he look like he'd make for a satisfying meal? He looks like he'd be all tendon and bone

I always wondered about that, too. The bird seed itself would probably be just as sustaining. Perhaps Wily wasn't so eponymous after all?

Well I guess if he *had* to eat a roadrunner, he did choose what is probably the largest roadrunner to every live. I know not every part of the country has roadrunners, but they are tiny little birds.

[www.elcivics.com image 370x246]

What, next you're going to tell me they don't actually say "meep meep"!


They just say the one meep, the second is rerecorded to not pay the actor
 
2013-09-09 04:27:17 PM

netweavr: They really need to ban alcohol at NFL games.

 
2013-09-09 04:36:15 PM

netweavr: They really need to ban alcohol at NFL games.


Don't they cut off alcohol in the 4th quarter?  Not that it's impossible to work overtime the first three quarters.

/remembers the game alcohol was banned from Mile High (they served to a minor who happened to be a cop) - grumpy crowd, especially when they showed a beer ad on the jumbotron
 
2013-09-09 04:40:30 PM
Yeah, like that'd never happen in REAL football. Right, Liverpool?

...Too soon?
 
2013-09-09 04:42:03 PM

AliceBToklasLives: netweavr: They really need to ban alcohol at NFL games.

Don't they cut off alcohol in the 4th quarter?  Not that it's impossible to work overtime the first three quarters.

/remembers the game alcohol was banned from Mile High (they served to a minor who happened to be a cop) - grumpy crowd, especially when they showed a beer ad on the jumbotron


I think they cut it off in the 3rd quarter. What might work is a hard limit of like 1 beer/game. I imagine they could figure out a system where they scan tickets and IDs to keep track.

I mean, I don't really mind the alcohol itself, it's just the people who decide they need to be drunk for whatever reason.
 
2013-09-09 05:05:08 PM

netweavr: What might work is a hard limit of like 1 beer/game. I imagine they could figure out a system where they scan tickets and IDs to keep track.


The Dallas Cowboys PA system plays a notice that there is a 2 drink limit at Cowboys stadium. Of course no1curr and it would essentially be impossible to keep track of without easily being gamed by people who want to drink more.
 
2013-09-09 05:09:43 PM

Treygreen13: If Wile E. Coyote has so much money for ACME products, he should just order pizza and stay inside where he can't fall to his death.


The pizza comes topped with bombs.
 
2013-09-09 05:09:51 PM

Treygreen13: The Dallas Cowboys PA system plays a notice that there is a 2 drink limit at Cowboys stadium.


I think there's a two drink minimum in Green Bay.  And that's for every concession stand visit.
 
2013-09-09 05:12:28 PM
We must ban sports arenas and stadiums of all sizes for the sake of all!
 
2013-09-10 01:28:34 AM

WhiskeySticks: Treygreen13: The Dallas Cowboys PA system plays a notice that there is a 2 drink limit at Cowboys stadium.

I think there's a two drink minimum in Green Bay.  And that's for every concession stand visit.


I think that's pretty much standard along all 4 of the major US sports leagues.
 
2013-09-10 07:53:41 AM
I was going to mention Turner field as the go-to suicide spot in sports but a tagger's covered it already.
 
2013-09-10 08:33:05 AM

mjohnson71: I think there's a two drink minimum in Green Bay. And that's for every concession stand visit.

I think that's pretty much standard along all 4 of the major US sports leagues.


Having worked at the Twins Stadium, Vikings Stadium, Gopher Stadium and Wild Stadium, I can say that of course there isn;t a minimum. The maximum is 2 drinks. 1 for each hand. You don;t get to carry an almost empty cup and 2 fresh ones even.
 
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