Iconic daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69

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  1. webdog

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    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.

    I loved him as a kid :tear:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/ap_on_re_us/obit_knievel
     
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    It wasn't the jumps he made that was his attraction. It was the jumps he didn't make.;)
     
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    Before an age of special effects, and sports being over hyped, he was genuine excitement. Wide world of sports was the thing to watch back in the day, and if Evil was going to be on it, it was a must see.
     
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    he was always a big attraction for me and my brother, we'd be glued to the tv.
     
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    I remember the first canyon I jumped on my bike years ago... actually, it was a rut on an old country road.:laugh::wavey:
     

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