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Skydiver Gets Hung at Rangers Game

The Rangers decided to entertain their fans on Tuesday night by having an Army Golden Knights parachute team drop in before the game. Unfortunately for one of the parachuters, he missed his mark and got stuck on the flagpole as we saw via Deadspin.

Luckily he was only up there for a few minutes and I think the fans got a good laugh out of watching him try to get off the flagpole. I’m not going to sit here and judge him though. If that were me, I probably would have missed the park completely.

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Skydiver Gets Stranded Atop Rangers Ballpark [Deadspin]

Skydivers Land at Duke Football Game Instead of North Carolina Tar Heels’

I guess when you’re 15,000 feet away, football fields can look pretty similar. Will Brinson at FanHouse brings us the video of a pre-game stunt gone wrong. The man in the video was supposed to be skydiving into the stadium at Chapel Hill, not Raleigh Durham for Duke’s game.

Yes, the writing on the scoreboard does read: Duke Blue Devils. What’s a matter, skydiver man? Couldn’t read the print from where you were? That guy should be ashamed of himself. I guess the ultimate lesson to be learned here is: don’t build colleges close to each other.

Travis Pastrana Is One Crazy Mofo

When it comes to crazy behavior, I’m one of the more conservative folks you can meet. I don’t bungee jump, I don’t hanglide, and I don’t jump out of planes. In truth, I find the act of dismounting from a bunk bed somewhat unsettling. That’s why when I read stories about X-Gamers jumping out of airplanes without effing parachutes on, I am just utterly, hopelessly, incredibly, incensed by it! Via With Leather and stellar LBS commenter, Scott Van Pelt Style, we have the story of motocross biker Travis Pastrana, who did just what I described above.

On Wednesday, September 26, Pastrana hopped a flight from his home in Davidsonville, MD, to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to perform a stunt he’s been dreaming up for more than a year. The next morning, four members of his group skydived from a single-engine Cessna from 12,500 feet. Pastrana performed his jump wearing only sunglasses, socks and surf trunks while holding a can of Red Bull.

He was not wearing a parachute.

The jump was the latest in a string of stunts the motocross legend is filming for his next video Thrillbillies, the fifth installment in his Travis and the Nitro Circus series.

I join Ufford at WL in calling this guy an A-hole for doing that. Get an effing life, bro. You got people all over the world fighting for their lives on a daily basis, and this guy’s sitting there essentially laughing at each one of them in the face. There’s no way someone who would pull off such a stunt could actually value life. What an absolute insult to humanity. Willingly putting yourself so close to death? What a joke.