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10:31 AM on 05/03/2010
I feel bad for his family. But I can hardly feel pity for the deceased when they made a living playing with their own lives.

The best good that can come from this is to deter more people to follow in his footsteps.
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tomwito
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10:48 AM on 05/03/2010
That is an ignorant comment.
11:00 AM on 05/03/2010
no its pretty logical and completely correct.

natural selection is a bitch
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11:32 AM on 05/03/2010
Very true. It is obvious that so many of the posts are are from people completely ignorant about any such sport or activity. I bet many have gone to see circuses and other acts that have equally dangerous aspects, or enjoy Olympic downhill skiing or for that matter Luge. Yet they have to make these idiotic comments about a fatal accident to a professional in a professional sport. He trained and practiced and was in the upper echelons of the sport.

As for the comments about "testosterone", if that ain't some prejudice bubbling up.....
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11:15 AM on 05/03/2010
Do you feel the same re/ the members of the US military? After all, they volunteered for their jobs too.
11:30 AM on 05/03/2010
No, it's not the same because the people in the military do it for a higher cause (and certainly NOT to become rich/famous).
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10:30 AM on 05/03/2010
Isn't it supposed to be a sort of staring-death-in-the-face, laughing-at-danger sort of activity?
I support it but it should not be surprising or shocking when death sometimes comes in first.
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12:09 PM on 05/03/2010
No, motocross is a race, not a jump contest like the photo indicates. Motocross is primarily a fitness sport, although it does carry some risk like any motorsport does.
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02:31 PM on 05/03/2010
Yes, I know very well what motocross is, I have enjoyed another form of motor racing myself and it does involve considerable risk of injury or death, that's why you have to sign that waver of responsibility to the track and organizers before you race. DUH!
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10:28 AM on 05/03/2010
I am surprised there is not a shock video. When are we going to outlaw motorcycle jumping anyway? video
10:47 AM on 05/03/2010
Outlaw motorcycle jumping? Let's outlaw driving and flying why we are at huh? What is your favorite hobby, let's outlaw that too....
10:18 AM on 05/03/2010
Faster! Bigger! Stronger!... Upss. DEATH! :(
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10:01 AM on 05/03/2010
Where's the video clip???
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09:51 AM on 05/03/2010
Shock? Really? A man dies in a dangerous sport and it's shocking?

Come on now...
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10:00 AM on 05/03/2010
Why do you say it's dangerous? How many people have died doing motocross that make is such a dangerous activity?
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10:14 AM on 05/03/2010
really, it's perfectly safe. Everyone should give it a shot and see for themselves how safe it is and realize that just because emergency rooms in hospitals all over the country are seeing dirt bike stunt attempting youths on a regular basis is perfectly normal. It's not dangerous until a lot professionals die. Broken bones, paralysis, and the occasional death of "Joe the teenager" do not count.
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10:14 AM on 05/03/2010
You might want to review the list of injuries undergone by any given professional rider.
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dotmafia
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10:16 AM on 05/03/2010
crossing the street can be a dangerous sport too.
10:32 AM on 05/03/2010
Sad but true. I had a friend who died jaywalking. She figured "I'm a pedestrian, I have right of way":
She was right, dead right, as she crossed alone.
But she's just as dead as if she'd been dead wrong.
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CountryBeforeParty
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11:22 AM on 05/03/2010
True, but that's not the point here. It's not exactly shocking. I mean even NASCAR guys have all kinds of protective gear and stuff installed into the cars
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09:46 AM on 05/03/2010
OTOH: He died doing what he loved and was a master of. I envy him.
09:51 AM on 05/03/2010
Exactly what I said.
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Hollywooddeed
Bagger, please.
10:04 AM on 05/03/2010
Ain't that romantic.
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FrankenPC
12:58 PM on 05/03/2010
Subtract romance from humanity and what is left? Nothing worth noting.
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LeeLee
09:43 AM on 05/03/2010
News Flash: NOT a shock.
09:57 AM on 05/03/2010
aren't you a compassionate sole.... Death in this sport is rare especially among pros....i would expect this kind of ign0rant judgement from on a more conservative web site.
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LiberTLover
10:09 AM on 05/03/2010
Umm, unless fish can type I would suggest that the word you are looking for is 'soul'. And I agree, the death of any soul is tragic.
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10:17 AM on 05/03/2010
Not a shock, but tragic by the classical definition. Yet fitting. To go out, in your boots, in other words, doing what you do, is the best way.
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09:40 AM on 05/03/2010
How these guys even make it through the learning curve of mastering these aerial moves on the MX bikes without dying is beyond myself.
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09:45 AM on 05/03/2010
Yeah. It's as if they were born to do that. Like a piano maestro.

Hell, I've broken bones just driving on the dirt with a motorcycle. How do they progress to those astounding stunts? Amazing.
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11:02 AM on 05/03/2010
Did you see Johnny Knoxville try his first back flip, He was leaking blood for a week.
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09:36 AM on 05/03/2010
Risky risky business. In the 70's I had 2 brothers and a cousin (from early to late teens) involved in motocross.My Dad thought it would keep them off the streets...it did and in the ER a whole lot. Their scars were their badges, every scrape,broken rib, wrist, arm, ankle,leg was celebrated. When they finally gave it up...college awaited...we burned what was left of their ripped, torn and worn thin leathers. It was a rite of passage.
May Mr McFarlane rest in peace...I'm sure this wasn't how he planned to go...it never is.
09:45 AM on 05/03/2010
It's terrible, for him and everyone involved, and of course it is not how he planned to go - but, that's the sport. You know going into it that it is a possibility every time. As long as you continue to do it, you are effectively indicating that you are okay with that.

You have to love something like this a lot to continue doing it - so, at least he died doing what he loved.
09:34 AM on 05/03/2010
Terrible news, it really is, but the article offers not one single detail of the tragedy.

What happened?
09:49 AM on 05/03/2010
You want actual information? The media thinks it's job is only to give you a headline and 'reaction-shots'.
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10:13 AM on 05/03/2010
I agree. It's at infantile levels. Too often I forget to duck and find myself slipping into the World According to Contessa... or Sanchez... or Mika... or Chris "Ha!" Matthews. It's like a warm kool-aid injection from a carnival worker. Pathetic.
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FZliveson
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10:28 AM on 05/03/2010
They told us to be SHOCKed. What more do you want than a drippy headline?
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iRock
and that's all that needs to be said...
08:51 AM on 05/03/2010
Sad.