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Postby thedude » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:27 pm

Here is a list of athletes who have been killed in plane crashes. I didn't realize there were some many (dating all the way back to a Reds player in 1925)


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2622075
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Postby JTWood » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:18 pm

1337_Dude wrote:This made me start wondering and thanks to a few google searches we have a few answers.

http://espn.go.com/gen/s/2001/0328/1163463.html

The NHL and NBA have the most helpful, while the NFL is pretty hard on the team and well, who knows about MLB.

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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:41 pm

BritSox wrote:It happened a couple of times in soccer. The famous Munich Air Disaster of 1958 when 23 people including eight Manchester United players were killed when their plane crashed taking off from the runway at Munich Airport being the most notable.


Bingo, those were the famous Busby Babes, dubbed after legendary United manager Matt Busby, with most or all of them taken tragically so, while in the primes of their careers. But yeah, a tragedy of this magnitude is very rare because air travel, in general, relative to automotive and rail transport, is significantly safer. In the case of Cory Lidle, he was a beginner pilot, flying a plane that's recommended more for intermediate flyers.

Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.
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Postby ZAZ » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:18 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.


Really?? You think? Don't those wrestlers die early of heart problems (ect.) all the time? Lidle crashed into a Manhattan high rise with a plane. Eddie died in a hotel room after years of drug and alcohol abuse. I don't think to the two are equal, but that's just my opinion.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:02 pm

ZAZ wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.


Really?? You think? Don't those wrestlers die early of heart problems (ect.) all the time? Lidle crashed into a Manhattan high rise with a plane. Eddie died in a hotel room after years of drug and alcohol abuse. I don't think to the two are equal, but that's just my opinion.


I meant that in my opinion, Cory's death was just as shocking (not similar in the way they past away) as Eddie Guerrero's.
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:51 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
ZAZ wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.


Really?? You think? Don't those wrestlers die early of heart problems (ect.) all the time? Lidle crashed into a Manhattan high rise with a plane. Eddie died in a hotel room after years of drug and alcohol abuse. I don't think to the two are equal, but that's just my opinion.


I meant that in my opinion, Cory's death was just as shocking (not similar in the way they past away) as Eddie Guerrero's.


Eddie Guerrero's dead?



































Who's Eddie Guerrero?
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Postby J35J » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:58 pm

Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
ZAZ wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.


Really?? You think? Don't those wrestlers die early of heart problems (ect.) all the time? Lidle crashed into a Manhattan high rise with a plane. Eddie died in a hotel room after years of drug and alcohol abuse. I don't think to the two are equal, but that's just my opinion.


I meant that in my opinion, Cory's death was just as shocking (not similar in the way they past away) as Eddie Guerrero's.


Eddie Guerrero's dead?



































Who's Eddie Guerrero?




Hahahahaha..... I was thinking the same thing.... :-?


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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:18 pm

J35J wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
ZAZ wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Keeping things in perspective, Cory's death was equally shocking as WWE's Eddie Guerrero's in November of last year.


Really?? You think? Don't those wrestlers die early of heart problems (ect.) all the time? Lidle crashed into a Manhattan high rise with a plane. Eddie died in a hotel room after years of drug and alcohol abuse. I don't think to the two are equal, but that's just my opinion.


I meant that in my opinion, Cory's death was just as shocking (not similar in the way they past away) as Eddie Guerrero's.


Eddie Guerrero's dead?



































Who's Eddie Guerrero?




Hahahahaha..... I was thinking the same thing.... :-?


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Eddie Guerrero was a reckless matador who dressed up like Robin Hood and shot bulls with arrows at point-blank range as a cathartic and symbolic display because his senorita broke his heart and left her.

If I could be serious for a minute, check this out vatos locos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Guerrero

There's your answer. ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:28 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
Eddie Guerrero was a reckless matador who dressed up like Robin Hood and shot bulls with arrows at point-blank range as a cathartic and symbolic display because his senorita broke his heart and left her.

If I could be serious for a minute, check this out vatos locos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Guerrero

There's your answer. ;-D


Oh man, so that first paragraph wasn't serious? That's WAY more interesting :-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:29 am

Nack on topic, I have thought about this numerous times.
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