November 30, 2007
— DrewM. He was an X-Games guy long before there was an X-Games.
May his shattered body finally feel no pain.
Any man brave/stupid/crazy enough to try and jump a rocket powered "sky-cycle" over a river canyon gets my respect.
Posted by: theBman at November 30, 2007 12:42 PM (/vN7m)
Posted by: Jay Stranahan at November 30, 2007 12:47 PM (zMBn5)
Posted by: AndrewsDad at November 30, 2007 12:50 PM (u+Nop)
He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.
Sad for him to go out like that. I always imagined explosion and fire would be involved. RIP
Posted by: toby928 at November 30, 2007 12:53 PM (evdj2)
Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2007 12:54 PM (t+mja)
One of the last of the bad ass's R.I.P.
Yeah, I feel old also.
Posted by: fireman1 at November 30, 2007 12:57 PM (btv6n)
Posted by: mbruce at November 30, 2007 01:05 PM (LLCm9)
Let this be a lesson to all of you: Never make peace with Kanye.
Posted by: The Comish (sic) at November 30, 2007 01:07 PM (n8HhO)
Angels on fire, floating in a shark tank.
Posted by: Techie at November 30, 2007 01:15 PM (AV8Z6)
Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2007 01:21 PM (FXakj)
Posted by: hutch1200 at November 30, 2007 01:44 PM (cRsIQ)
"Every now and then, life demands a truely stupid and futile gesture"
Rest in Peace Evil.... you've made us all proud to be men.
Posted by: Lokki at November 30, 2007 01:47 PM (wSBsc)
Hope he hooks up with the Crocodile Hunter up there in the Great Beyond. I'm sure they'd have stories to tell over tall glasses of Fosters.
Posted by: Electric Ferret at November 30, 2007 01:56 PM (LVXtM)
And the sharks have laser beams on their heads.
Posted by: OregonMuse at November 30, 2007 02:36 PM (JpJT3)
Posted by: PaleoMedic at November 30, 2007 02:48 PM (xirX/)
Posted by: Spurwing Plover at November 30, 2007 02:48 PM (4yJRe)
Posted by: chrisbg99 at November 30, 2007 03:03 PM (W0OEx)
Brian said he was an interesting, humble guy.
Posted by: Retired Geezer at November 30, 2007 03:08 PM (NY5Ul)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 30, 2007 03:32 PM (hfyfI)
As a 12 year old, I remember riding my bike as fast as possible up a ramp 16' long and about 3' high. Crashed and knocked out my front tooth. No broken bones though. I wonder how many dentists and doctors have made their living off of stupid kids copying him. To loosely paraphrase AC/DC, "I've got big balls
I've got big balls
They're such big balls
And they're dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
(But Evil Knievel, you've got the biggest balls of them all)
Posted by: sirsurfalot at November 30, 2007 03:33 PM (Czvjx)
Top Fuel Drag? The Mongoose vs The Snake.
Motocross? Roger DeCoster vs Hurricane Hanna.
Astronauts? Alan Shepherd vs Chuck Yeagar. ;P
Tennis? Bobby Riggs vs Billy Jean-King. Holy cow .. was that great theater or what?
Golf? Palmer vs Nicklaus.
NFL? Stabler & Bradshaw.
Boxing? Ali vs Fraser.
Stock Car? Foyt vs. Unser
Basketball? Jordan Vs exception that proves the rule. ;P
Posted by: 13times at November 30, 2007 04:05 PM (7xpEA)
Man, he was a fuckin hero to me.
And my Dad is only a year older, born in 39.
Getting old sucks, dying sucks.
fucking life...you suck life, you sonofabitch.
Same to you Robby Knievel for faking that jump, ya bastid.
I'm seriously numb. Gonna get plowed this entire weekend for Evel.
I mean, he broke someone's arms just for talking bad about him...
That's serious manly shit.
RIP my man...God I feel bad about this. And old.
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 04:11 PM (v/XJX)
the Golden Age of drag racing...
There was Craig Breedlove vs. Richard Noble...
The US government has done a great job of sucking the life out of life.
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 04:13 PM (v/XJX)
Posted by: Lipstick at November 30, 2007 04:28 PM (3y+L6)
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 04:34 PM (v/XJX)
Posted by: Ted K. at November 30, 2007 04:37 PM (bSYU0)
I can only hope that my life will be as full of fun and adventure as Knievel's was.
RIP. You were an inspiration and influence on more lives than you could have ever imagined.
Posted by: Aye Chihuahua at November 30, 2007 04:48 PM (p4GgM)
Posted by: GrumpyUnk at November 30, 2007 04:58 PM (kCcgJ)
It sucks so bad. It is really a good thing when we a younguns we don't give a thought to our perishing.
And that is cuz it is a really heavy thing to think about...eternity...the earth is how old...it survived without us...it will go on when we are gone to wherever, nothingness...we are mortal.
And Evel took us away from that thinking.
I know I was a nut with his influence, jumping BMX and just doing really, really,. insane shit with Big Wheels.
It is really a good thing we can't ponder eternity when we are young.
This really hits home...and it sucks.
Can't say it enoguh the Evel was the man.
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 05:14 PM (v/XJX)
Evel Knievel had no rivals
What about Super Dave Osborne?
Posted by: eman at November 30, 2007 05:17 PM (NPwKI)
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 05:39 PM (v/XJX)
Posted by: hutch1200 at November 30, 2007 06:03 PM (cRsIQ)
SO many stories pop into my head of going for it...all because of Evel.
It's not abd thing, it is growing up as s young kid in the 70s defying death with your trusty BMX bike...no matter what the make, you go for it because that is what you do, you push it...
And without a helmet...or net.
Posted by: E Buzz Miller-Booth at November 30, 2007 06:17 PM (v/XJX)
Suzuki TM400 Cyclone
The Most Dangerous Dirt Bike Ever Built?
Posted by: 13times at November 30, 2007 08:24 PM (7xpEA)
Posted by: hutch1200 at November 30, 2007 10:47 PM (cRsIQ)
Posted by: hutch1200 at November 30, 2007 10:51 PM (cRsIQ)
Posted by: Barry in CO at November 30, 2007 11:33 PM (aJtCl)
The best bikes to jump back then were teh Stingray style with the banana seat. In the even of dire emergency (missed turn - cliff ahead) you could push down on the front of that seat and eject off the back.
Many a time I hit the loud handle and let the bike go where no human body could have come back.
Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 01, 2007 05:08 AM (xzmT0)
Eel Knievl Dead at 69:
And orthopedists all over the nation are suddenly calling their financial advisors to make sure that their Jaguars and McMansions are nearly paid for.
Posted by: Terry at December 01, 2007 06:34 AM (1yubU)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 01, 2007 09:32 AM (hfyfI)
AND, HOMEMADE SUITE I THOUGHT I WAS EVEL!
HE WILL BE MISSED SO HOW I WISH I HAD IT ALL BACK.
Posted by: JAMES CREECH at December 02, 2007 09:05 AM (kvREC)
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