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Friday, August 03, 2007

Brown goes down

 

Did anyone else watch Jake Brown's slam on the Mega Ramp during the Xgames last night? I swear, he must have dropped 40 feet onto to ground, and I honestly thought I witnessed his death when they cut to commercials.


After the longest break ever, they returned to Staples where he was in the exact position on the ground. I thought an outline would have been sprayed around his body by then, but a reporter said he was talking and smiling. Somehow, he got up and was wheeled away.

As this was going on, I was alone at the GR office. I had to post because there was no one to talk to. Really, it was a haunting, strange couple minutes that really affected me. I felt sick. Then I watched Burnquist nail the next trick, grab the gold medal, and start to cry. What an emotional moment that must have been for him...

Thanks for the link, Charlie.
3 Comments:
Blogger Anyanka said...

Still, I have to say I had the same reaction as Tony Hawk..."I can't believe he did a 720..." that was sick! - z

2:34 PM  
Blogger doublepang said...

that was amazing. can't believe that the only thing that blew off his body were his shoes!?!?

-myleen
GRSF

3:43 PM  
Blogger verticalite said...

I totally thought he died too. I saw it. Then later on the news they kept doing replays (precisely because he didn't die). Crazy.
He bruised a lung and broke a wrist, or something, right? Lucky break.

10:21 AM  

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