Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Crusade » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 04:31:44


I bet these 2 lit up like the brightest of bulbs!
--
Crusader

Quote:
> More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

> http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/5537228

> TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Two NASCAR fans were electrocuted in a
> campground outside Talladega Superspeedway when a flagpole they were
> erecting touched power lines.
> "They were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines," said James
> Snider, who was sitting about 30 yards away from the victims' camp
> site. "I heard a loud pop that sounded like a firecracker, and I went
> running because the power lines fell. They were both lying on the
> ground, and two women were trying to get to them to get them away from
> the wires."

> --
> ----------

> J Young


 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by MFOgilvi » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 04:33:45

Quote:

> More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

> http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/5537228

> TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Two NASCAR fans were electrocuted in a
> campground outside Talladega Superspeedway when a flagpole they were
> erecting touched power lines.
> "They were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines," said James
> Snider, who was sitting about 30 yards away from the victims' camp
> site. "I heard a loud pop that sounded like a firecracker, and I went
> running because the power lines fell. They were both lying on the
> ground, and two women were trying to get to them to get them away from
> the wires."

I am a huge racing fan, but this was just eat up with the stupid.

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by NASCAR2 » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:10:30


Quote:
> More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

If they were fixing to put up a Confederate flag God struck them down.

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Electrici » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:23:40



Quote:

>More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

Sounds like typical Talladega: shitty track , shitty racing (if you can even
call it that), and apparently shitty facilities. Nice planning to put overhead
power lines across a campground! A wonder what Einstein came up with that one?
If NASCAR fans putting up flag poles don't get into it maybe a strong wind
could bring it down on top of the 100's of all metal skinned RV's. For the
last several decades power lines have been buried in situations like this.
Track management should be proud of themselves. What a bunch of bozos.
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by pe2 » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:14:43

I venture to say...their partying may have started early....
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by EightDieLike » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:46:40

Quote:
>More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/5537228

I'll bet that big black 8 flag looked pretty cool with those sparks
flyin out of it.

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Vanda » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:03:42

Quote:



>>More evidence that Nascar fans aren't the brightest of bulbs.

> Sounds like typical Talladega: shitty track , shitty racing (if you can even
> call it that), and apparently shitty facilities. Nice planning to put overhead
> power lines across a campground! A wonder what Einstein came up with that one?

The Einstein who thought it would be a good idea to have electricity at
the facility.

Quote:
> If NASCAR fans putting up flag poles don't get into it maybe a strong wind
> could bring it down on top of the 100's of all metal skinned RV's. For the
> last several decades power lines have been buried in situations like this.
> Track management should be proud of themselves. What a bunch of bozos.

Perhaps you should have read the article.
It was outside the track and they were electrocuted trying to get the
pole off of the wires, not when it blew into them.
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by armpi » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:22:28


Quote:
>I bet these 2 lit up like the brightest of bulbs!
> --
> Crusader

Two things I wanna know:

1) What flags were they putting up? (betting that there was either a rebel
flag or #8 banner on the pole)

2) Can I buy their tickets at face value?

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Carey Aki » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 21:35:23


Quote:

> Two things I wanna know:

> 1) What flags were they putting up? (betting that there was either a rebel
> flag or #8 banner on the pole)

From the picture I saw, it looked like a Budweiser/#8 flag was among the
three.  Couldn't tell if one was a confederate flag.

Quote:
> 2) Can I buy their tickets at face value?

You will have to go down to the trailer park to find that out.

Carey in New Orleans

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Electrici » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:49:25


Quote:

>The Einstein who thought it would be a good idea to have electricity at
>the facility.

As I said, for the last several decades power lines have been buried when they
present a hazard, as in this case. Perhaps you weren't aware that electrical
lines can be buried, albeit at more cost. I guess the track management wanted
to save some money at the expense of their fans safety.

Quote:
>Perhaps you should have read the article.
>It was outside the track and they were electrocuted trying to get the
>pole off of the wires, not when it blew into them.

I did read the article. As I said, management of the track should be proud of
themselves for killing two fans. They had the option of having the electrical
lines buried and decided to save some money and run them across the top of a
campground. I hope they get their asses sued off and the track goes bankrupt
trying to pay the rewards. Nothing they do there can be called racing anyway.
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by SG » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:42:40


Quote:



> >I bet these 2 lit up like the brightest of bulbs!
> > --
> > Crusader

> Two things I wanna know:

> 1) What flags were they putting up? (betting that there was
either a rebel
> flag or #8 banner on the pole)

> 2) Can I buy their tickets at face value?

3) at least you were smrat enough to remove the cross-posted
groups
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by theodore gu » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:15:55

a couple of dumb mother***ers. two goobers.
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by ^^indifference^ » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 19:52:25


Quote:
>a couple of dumb mother***ers. two goobers.

I heard it was one Goober and a Gomer.
 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by stone » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 00:33:53

You guys are pretty mean.

Did you also crack jokes when
Dale Earnhardt was killed?

 
 
 

Two fans electrocuted outside Talladega track

Post by Vanda » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 05:49:53

Quote:


>>The Einstein who thought it would be a good idea to have electricity at
>>the facility.

> As I said, for the last several decades power lines have been buried when they
> present a hazard, as in this case. Perhaps you weren't aware that electrical
> lines can be buried, albeit at more cost. I guess the track management wanted
> to save some money at the expense of their fans safety.

Yeah, that must be it. It can't have anything to do with the fact that
the fans were foolish.

Quote:
>>Perhaps you should have read the article.
>>It was outside the track and they were electrocuted trying to get the
>>pole off of the wires, not when it blew into them.

> I did read the article. As I said, management of the track should be proud of
> themselves for killing two fans. They had the option of having the electrical
> lines buried and decided to save some money and run them across the top of a
> campground. I hope they get their asses sued off and the track goes bankrupt
> trying to pay the rewards. Nothing they do there can be called racing anyway.

Thus your bias is revealed. Track management didn't kill anyone. Two
people decided they'd like to try for a Darwin award.