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Old 08-31-2012   #21
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Not to sound like a ass, but you don't honor stupidity and the Texans shouldn't do anything before their season opener and they certainly shouldn't build a staute. (What would the statue even look like?) This isn't some father trying to catch a baseball for his little boy, it's a 45 yo drunken idiot who was trying to slide down a escalator. This is not the first time a drunk fell to his death either, it happened at a Jets game a few years ago. Just chalk it up to in life your choices have consequences (sometimes grave) and move on. When you make a stupid decision, sometimes it can be the last one you make. Sadly it happens everyday.

I just hope it wasn't Bill.
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Old 08-31-2012   #22
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Dang scary having just turned 45 myself.
I have to admit.... I was afraid it was you for a minute there.
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I have to admit.... I was afraid it was you for a minute there.
Guy sits down low on the field. He don't have too far to fall.

Condolences for the fan who died tonight.
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Shame for his family. The kids have to grow up fatherless and the wife has to go through all of this because of utter stupidity.
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Well said and written. I was trying to come across the same words but couldn't at the time. I'm just deeply saddened by what happened and I honestly feel horrible at the moment. I was hoping to feel excited and count down the days until Week 1 against Miami, but instead I don't feel like football is all that important right now. Maybe after a few days as we start to hear more on the story I'll be able to feel alright. My thoughts and prayers also go out to his family.
People die everyday man. You'll be alright. Just don't try to slide down escalator handrails.
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Does anyone know if it was before or after the game? I seen an Ambulance pulling in to the stadium right before the game started. Just wondering if it was for this guy.
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I'm not trying to come off as a douche, but I don't think you honor some guy who was doing something he shouldn't have been doing in the first place. Is it unfortunate? Yes. It's a shame that his life was cut short by a dumb decision he made and now his family has to suffer.

Would you honor him if he was playing in traffic outside the stadium and died?
Same here. It's sad that this guy lost his life and who knows who he left behind to mourn him. But if he was indeed doing some clowning around that led to his death I hope they don't erect a statue in his honor.
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Very sad for his family and friends, and my prayers will go up for them. BUT, to honor a drunk who made a childish decision is insane!

I was wondering why they were pushing fans to the ramp, and now I know. BUT, he could have fallen over the rails just as easily.

WHY do fans feel they have to drink themselves TO DEATH!! SMH!!
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Even though he was horse-playing are there any plans to honor him in some way? They made a statue for the father who fell to his death at the Rangers game last year. He was a firefighter and tried to snag a ball from Josh Hamilton for his son. Totally different situation but every life is precious, IMO.
I imagine the folks at Reliant are on a much different thought process now. i.e., How do we insure we are not liable, and how to do we insure this does not happen ever again?

Fat chance they encourage this type of behavior by canonizing the guy.
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I imagine the folks at Reliant are on a much different thought process now. i.e., How do we insure we are not liable, and how to do we insure this does not happen ever again?

Fat chance they encourage this type of behavior by canonizing the guy.
While the idea of any sort of "tribute" to this guy is just ridiculous, I'm not sure I see it as something that would encourage future behavior similar to this. I'm thinking being dead would trump being canonized.

I haven't heard of any incidences of fans flinging themselves off of the stands at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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Very sad for his family and friends, and my prayers will go up for them. BUT, to honor a drunk who made a childish decision is insane!

I was wondering why they were pushing fans to the ramp, and now I know. BUT, he could have fallen over the rails just as easily.

WHY do fans feel they have to drink themselves TO DEATH!! SMH!!
How do you know he was drunk!?!?
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How do you know he was drunk!?!?
I hope he was drunk because if he wasn't then he had to be very stupid. I feel for his family and hope he was drunk and didn't feel anything. This seemed like one of those "hold my beer and watch this" moments. God bless the man and his family.
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Caught wind of this last night when they wouldn't let anyone down the Coca-Cola Gate Ramp, the one I usually enter/exit.
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My assumption is that the young man was drunk based on the behavior. Of course, there could be another explanation to why a person would exit from the 6th level, slide down the escalator then risk falling another four or five stories to the ground. Perhaps?

I also read that the victim was 25 instead of 45.
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While the idea of any sort of "tribute" to this guy is just ridiculous, I'm not sure I see it as something that would encourage future behavior similar to this. I'm thinking being dead would trump being canonized.

I haven't heard of any incidences of fans flinging themselves off of the stands at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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I have/had a working relationship with the individual.

Reports are saying he was 45. He was actually 25.

Very unfortunate this happened. I don't know if he was drunk or not but regardless, God rest his soul.
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Does anyone know if it was before or after the game? I seen an Ambulance pulling in to the stadium right before the game started. Just wondering if it was for this guy.
I believe around 8 PM.


Also, there are reports in the news that had been drinking.
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How do you know he was drunk!?!?
Really? You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.
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I hope all of you got your walking shoes broken in for the next game. Expect to see all the escalators "down for maintenance". Watch some ambulance chaser convince the family that somehow it was negligence on the stadium's part because the escalator wasn't 'idiot-proofed' enough.

And yet, we want to 'honor' him? Jesus.
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I hope all of you got your walking shoes broken in for the next game. Expect to see all the escalators "down for maintenance". Watch some ambulance chaser convince the family that somehow it was negligence on the stadium's part because the escalator wasn't 'idiot-proofed' enough.

And yet, we want to 'honor' him? Jesus.
yep, that was my thought about the ramps, as well.

I've got tickets to the Miami game...6th level. I don't mind the walking, though, as I usually need it from all that grub I've eaten while tailgating.

I feel bad for the dude's family and those fans that had to witness it. I can't imagine what I'd tell my kid if he had seen something so tragically senseless. I'd probably use it as a lesson to warn against stupidity, to be quite honest.
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