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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.
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!?!?


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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