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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Thats too bad. I hate to hear that.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    This happened to a kid living in Ames two summers ago. He tried to jump up and sit on the railing of a deck a few floors up, he died instantly.

    A friend and I were talking about this at a Cyclone game this year. When they shoot those t-shirts off into the crowd, how close do some people get to the railing? I always get a little nervous when people start running to get t-shirts, foul balls, etc near the edge of the upper deck.


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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    I smell a lawsuit coming. Some lawyer will try to get his 15 minutes of fame on this.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Sad. I still feel nervous when I'm close to a ledge like that.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    This happened to a kid living in Ames two summers ago. He tried to jump up and sit on the railing of a deck a few floors up, he died instantly.

    A friend and I were talking about this at a Cyclone game this year. When they shoot those t-shirts off into the crowd, how close do some people get to the railing? I always get a little nervous when people start running to get t-shirts, foul balls, etc near the edge of the upper deck.
    I was at an I-Cubs game a few years ago when they were shooting t-shirts into the crowd. One bounced off a wall in left field, and landed below a luxury box. Some idiot decided to jump onto the field from the balcony. He didn't die, but he broke his leg and had to be helped off the field.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlane View Post
    I smell a lawsuit coming. Some lawyer will try to get his 15 minutes of fame on this.

    Oh you can bet on that. They will get some sort of law into effect that requires the railings to be even higher and someone must be watching the crowd in such way that noone can do anything dangerous around it.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    They should just cage us all in, to prevent us from hurting ourselves... I mean jumping up on a railing? I wonder how many beers had been consumed at that point.


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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Oh you can bet on that. They will get some sort of law into effect that requires the railings to be even higher and someone must be watching the crowd in such way that noone can do anything dangerous around it.
    I don't know about this... There are railings absolutley everywhere... the mall, hospitals almost any place that as an open atrium has an area that if you fell from you might die... I think that an individual has some responsibility in this too. If you wrap your car around a telephone pole you don't sue the telephone company.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    They should just cage us all in, to prevent us from hurting ourselves... I mean jumping up on a railing? I wonder how many beers had been consumed at that point.
    No kidding. Alot of this crap is done by people who probably make dumb choices in every aspect of their lives leading up to this one moment. While its tragic, he could have prevented it, Im sure.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    If you wrap your car around a telephone pole you don't sue the telephone company.
    I bet someone has tried it.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I don't know about this... There are railings absolutley everywhere... the mall, hospitals almost any place that as an open atrium has an area that if you fell from you might die... I think that an individual has some responsibility in this too. If you wrap your car around a telephone pole you don't sue the telephone company.

    Oh I totally agree. But the reason we have all of that stuff, is because there are people who always push those boundaries. Someone puts up a fence, they climb over the fence, so they build a higher fence. Its an ugly cycle of stupidity vs reality.



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Oh you can bet on that. They will get some sort of law into effect that requires the railings to be even higher and someone must be watching the crowd in such way that noone can do anything dangerous around it.
    stupid **** like that is the reason Hilton doesn't want me running... This may renew their efforts to stop me


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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Oh you can bet on that. They will get some sort of law into effect that requires the railings to be even higher and someone must be watching the crowd in such way that noone can do anything dangerous around it.
    if they make us have taller railings at our stadiums that would be terrible. people would have to get off their butts at the games to watch and we all know that is impossible for some fans in attendence



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    Re: Fan falls and dies during Vikings-49ers game

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    if they make us have taller railings at our stadiums that would be terrible. people would have to get off their butts at the games to watch and we all know that is impossible for some fans in attendence

    Oh please dont open the door to that discussion.



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