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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:52 PM
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A tornado hit the Dallas Cowboys practice facility
Structure destroyed and several rookie players injured.

Details in a bit.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:56 PM
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1. Yikes.
Hope the injuries are minor.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:56 PM
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2. Well I guess the Cowboys are no longer God's team.
Or they pissed him off somehow.

Anyway, hope everyone is ok.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:20 PM
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13. LOL
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:26 PM
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14. Tornadoes are the only way God can convince Coach Wade Phillips to change his lineup
God sent Jessica Simpson the first time and no one listened...


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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:33 PM
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19. because along with tornado, hurricanes, laughing at people suffering is a fun
thing to do
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:09 PM
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30. Yup.
Especially since, while serious, it doesn't look "OMG END OF THE WORLD" serious.

I didn't laugh at people suffering, I only made a lighthearted statement about the irony of God's team being displaced by a major tornado.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:40 PM
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32. ya
knee jerk on my part, honestly. tired of the anything goes regardless on du... which i dont think you did on re read. and dig at texans regardless.

i didnt even finish the post where you ended with

hope everyone is ok

really, .... my bad
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:57 PM
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50. they've never claimed to be God's Team
and the fact that you find people being seriously injured personally amusing makes me wonder why you are on DU.

dg
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:25 PM
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54. You obviously can't read.
I never said I found their injuries amusing.

But why would you actually take the time to read what I wrote, I mean, this is only a message board, which should require reading comprehension. :eyes:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:47 PM
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64. but you had to say something "funny" anyway
I'm sure that makes those in the hospital in serious condition feel better. :eyes:

dg
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:13 PM
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68. Yes, because I'm sure they're reading DU.
:eyes:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:20 AM
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80. Broken vertabrae, broken leg, and someone with a dislocated shoulder
Yup, you're one class act to make light of injuries like this.

:eyes:

dg
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:01 PM
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85. Particularly if those people are the Cowboys.
:popcorn:
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:04 PM
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3. Getting a helluva storm here
It's really bad.

And, awaiting Cowboy and Texas haters to start saying shit. The alert button is functioning quite well.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:10 PM
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4. Was at Lake Benbrook fishing and got taken by surprise by a
pretty severe thunderstorm. Came up out of nowhere. Luckily we were able to gather everything together and get to the truck before it edged over us.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:27 PM
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15. Yup, I'm not surprised
those comments are "classy with a K." Some haters have no shame.

dg
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:12 PM
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5. Local stations still awaiting information from the scene... n/t
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:13 PM
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6. The curse of TO strikes again
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:15 PM
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39. WTF does that even mean?
Are you seeing the pictures of this? Guess this is just a laugh a minute, isn't it? And don't give me the "gallows humor" crap.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:37 PM
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46. I saw all your posts above. How about the "chip on the shoulder" crap
You seem awfully convinced that all DU'ers hate Texas. Why is that?

In response to your paranoid post, I was not aware of the seriousness of the situation. I feel badly for making light of it. I'm sorry.

But you need to lighten up my friend.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:03 PM
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52. With a bash Texas thread or 20 every day, how could we think otherwise?
and you've made a few "nice" contributions, so can the "lighten up" crap.

dg
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:37 PM
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59. When I moved to CA at age 10 or so, I had an accent as thick as Gomer Pyle
And I was ridiculed for it, called "Okie" and "hillbilly". I got in some fights got a few bloody noses and bloodied a few myself over the next couple years before I realized the best way to deal with that sort of bullshit is to fucking ignore it. So i did. It took awhile but when kids became convinced it didn't bother me, they lost interest in teasing me. And I finally convinced myself it didn't bother me. Even though it always sort of did.

I don't think many DU'ers really want Texas to secede from the US. I sure as hell don't. But you guys gotta toughen up. You wear your hearts on your sleeve when it comes to stuff like this.

Don't be so defensive. We really like you.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:46 PM
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63. We need to "toughen up"??!!?!
:rofl: Excuse me, but we've ignored the bullying & bigotry for years on DU. And yet the bullies & the bigots keep on posting anyway & it's getting worse. Sorry, but this is a "liberal" & "progressive" board, not Free Republic.

And I do think many on DU would be glad to get rid of Texas, unless it's election time & they need our money.

dg

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:12 PM
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67. Jeez did you not read my post?
Ignore that bullshit. People will stick the needle in as long as they know it'll get a reaction.

And BTW, in my original post I was not ridiculing Texas or even something as silly as a goddamn football team. I was making fun of Terrell Owens, a great football player but a thoroughly disagreeable and disruptive human being.

And now, you'll have to excuse me. I'm going to go listen to my iPod which is full of songs by such noted haters of Texas as Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver.

I can't believe I even have to explain this.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:38 AM
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75. And How Many California-Hating Threads Do You Have To Deal With Here At DU?

Oh, sure, there will be threads trashing Gov. Ahnuld every once in a while, but how many threads turn up, condemning the whole fucking state of California, every woman, man and child? That's what Texas DUers have to put up with, day after day after day. And we're sick of it. "We really like you"? My ass.....
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:30 AM
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76. I see the Cowboy haters are in GD also.
Moran.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:46 AM
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78. Why would I "hate" something as silly as a goddamn football team?
I have no opinion about the cowboys positive or negative, I just don't give a shit.

I do have an opinion about Terrell Owens whom I believe to be a major asshole.

And this makes me a moran how?

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:27 AM
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82. Obviously you do "hate" them as you felt fit to make a snide comment
about the team.

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:23 PM
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83. Sigh. Why did I fucking bother to try to explain anything to you?
But I'll try one last time. I'm an adult. I have more important things to worry about than dumbass football teams.

I don't hate the dallas cowboys. I probably don't even think about them more than a few times a year, I don't even hate their silly ass owner.

You know what? I don't hate anybody. I don't even hate you.

But you are kinda getting on my nerves.

BTW I see you are mad. You should try to work on that. It isn't good for you.

And you shouldn't call people morans whom you have never met.

Have I nice life.


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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:14 PM
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7. UPDATES: Raw video now on Channel 11. Complete collapse of practice facility...
Edited on Sat May-02-09 05:02 PM by Subdivisions
showing rookie players searching through the rubble and pulling trapped players out.

10 (revised downward from initial reports) injuries reported so far. Facility is indeed destroyed.

Special Teams Coach Joe DeCamillis carried out on stretcher and put in ambulance - off to hospital. Brett Maxie, Assistant Secondary Coach, also injured with deep gash to leg requiring stitches.

http://www.cbs11tv.com

LIVE: http://www.nbcdfw.com/live/?aid=44230307&vid=33047174 - Video may be slow to load due to high traffic.

Now showing helicopter shots of facility. Absolutely flattened.





Everyone is out of the rubble and accounted for.

Continuing coverage on the links posted above.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:19 PM
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12. Damn this is serious
I hope the injuries aren't serious
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:07 PM
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36. Weather still very dangerous
Stay safe peeps.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:15 PM
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8. Wasn't a tornado. 65MPH straight line wind. CBS 11 has the coverage locally.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:15 PM
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9. Don't like to hear that anyone got hurt......
....however it couldn't happen to a better team.

Hail 'Skins!
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:28 PM
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16. Klassy with a K!!!
I bet the redskins are proud to have a good sportsman like you as a fan.

dg
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:56 PM
Response to Reply #16
33. Scum with an "s"
I am alerting on this jerk.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:03 AM
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69. Yeah, come find me when Romo chokes another season away Tex.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 06:38 PM
Response to Reply #69
94. You're a piece of shit, you know it
Come find me when the Skins ever win a Superbowl again. Asshole. I know you've been digging the tragedy.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:04 AM
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70. Judging by the spelling in your subject line, you must be a cowboy's fan.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:25 AM
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71. Judging by the fact that went way over your head, you must be a redskin's fan
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:30 AM
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73. Another one.
Edited on Sun May-03-09 08:31 AM by Lady Effingbroke
.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:33 AM
Response to Reply #9
77. Is that you cboy4?
I see that assholes are coming out the woodwork on this scary event.

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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #77
86. Oh yeah, storms are super scary...thats why we have sirens and evacuation notices
Like I said, glad no one got hurt.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:39 PM
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87. those don't do you much good when the storms come out of nowhere
and I doubt your sincerity.

dg
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:45 PM
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88. Are the storms in Texas different then storms anywhere else in the country?
I'm sorry your magic weather doesn't give time for adequate warnings, but I live 25 years in hurricane alley, and 3 years in the tornado belt and I've always had warning enough to take cover.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #88
89. So that makes it okay to laugh at people who get injured?
:eyes:

dg
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #89
91. You're talking in circles and not making any sense.
I guess you don't want to address the magic weather that occurs in TX.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #91
95. This isn't a circle. Go to hell
I'm glad you got a kick out of what happened.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:16 PM
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10. i saw jerry jones mention it when interviewed at the ky derby.....hope they're okay!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:18 PM
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11. That's where I heard it as well
The only link I can find
http://pacmanjonesin.com/2009/05/02/its-official-god-ha... /

A major thunderstorm rolled through Dallas on Saturday, spawning an apparent tornado that blew down the Cowboys practice facility. Thankfully (or maybe not thankfully if you hate the Cowboys) the players, coaches and media members there for rookie minicamp had already evacuated, and there are believed to have been no injuries. One reporter described the experience as, terrifying. The rookies all probably think it was part of some horrible hazing ritual.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:31 PM
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17. bob costas says four staffers were injured...he called it a tornado
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:21 PM
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41. They still don't know if it was an actual tornado
But the "straight winds" down here can do just as much damage, so much so that it can take a while to determine if a tornado did/didn't hit a building/area.
I've seen HUGE trees in my neighborhood ripped from the ground, roots in the air and later we were told it was "just" straight winds.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:31 PM
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18. NBC showing this now
Four staff injured. Complete collapse
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:33 PM
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20. Susan Boyle was not injured was she?
:)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:44 PM
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21. I'll check
:rofl:
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:47 PM
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23. They keep blaming the storm - we all know it was the swine flu
It's tentacles of destruction know no bounds!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #23
24. Was the bubble roof made of
pigskin? :evilgrin:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:45 PM
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22. I'm watching the video now
those of you who made jokes about it should be ashamed of yourselves.

dg
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:50 PM
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25. Give us a link n/t
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:53 PM
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26. Here ya go:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:01 PM
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29. Thanks n/t
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:59 PM
Response to Reply #25
28. it was on cnn
will look for a link on the net

dg
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:56 PM
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27. Amazing as-it-happened video on Channels 4 and 8. n/t
Edited on Sat May-02-09 04:58 PM by Subdivisions
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:16 PM
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31. You mean someone was using it? nt
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Mr. Ected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:59 PM
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34. CNN Is Reporting 7 Injuries; One Critical
No word yet on whether the Cowboys will be seceding from the NFL.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:03 PM
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35. Watching CNN now
Damn that was frightening.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:09 PM
Response to Reply #34
37. I think more people are injured that they're saying
based on the brief press conference.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:13 PM
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38. 12 injured
three serious.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:18 PM
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40. Update just now..three are in critical condition at Parkland
They just interviewed the trauma doctor there, he said three are more critically hurt but he doesn't believe the injuries are life threatening.

Some injured went to Parkland, a few to Baylor Dallas, and some to the hospital near Valley Ranch. Other less injured drove themselves to nearby medical facilities.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:31 PM
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42. Have to wonder whether states with tornadoes
and hurricanes should have these bubble and metal facilities. Those rich greedy owners could really do better. What's more why the hell are they practicing in the middle of a serious thunder storm. Now there are lots of unnecessary injuries.

CNN has extensive coverage.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:29 PM
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43. best wishes to all there and all in tornado alley tonight
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:34 PM
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58. I had to drive through KS, OK and into TX today... In thunderstorms...
All the time thinking that the worst place to be in a tornado would be a big box truck on the highway. Not a fun drive.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:29 PM
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44. One victim "A 33-year-old man was impaled by an object"
:-(

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestne...

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said special teams coach Joe DeCamillis suffered a neck injury and was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.


"He was moving his hands, and he was talking," Phillips said before leaving for the hospital.

A 33-year-old man was impaled by an object and was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Irving City Manager Tommy Gonzalez said.


Two other people were taken to Parkland, one with a head injury and another who suffered neck and back injuries. Another person was at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with an open leg fracture.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:32 PM
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:55 PM
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48. Glad you find people being seriously injured amusing nt
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:39 PM
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47. I hope everyone comes out of this okay.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:01 PM
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51. CNN is showing video and discussing this now n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:03 PM
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:28 PM
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55. God's retribution for FOOTBALL!!1
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:28 AM
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72. Well, personally, I see sports as one of the REAL religions of America
And avoid it entirely
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:54 PM
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84. LOL
:yourock: :spray:
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:31 PM
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56. I'm up north of Dallas tonight and they think just straight winds now...
and not a tornado but same effect. Some huge T-storms going through southern OK and northern TX this afternoon. It was 3"-4" deep on the highway in some points and I was down to 40 mph to keep from out running my wipers. Not a fun drive. Still lots of thunder and rain outside. Wish me luck.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:33 PM
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57. Stay safe
Heard the weather lady say it was straight winds as well.

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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:40 PM
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61. Bonjour from Paris....
and thanks! :hi:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:38 PM
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60. Hope everone's OK. And that Goodhair doesn't ask for any FEMA money
He wouldn't want TX to become a USSA.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 PM
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62. LOL Now that's funny...
It's coming. You watch.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:50 PM
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65. what is with all the people here making jokes? There are people seriously injured.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:57 PM
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90. Because of the apparent irony
Oh, and thank you for providing a "state the obvious" subthread for me to participate in.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:39 PM
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92. Apparently athletes aren't viewed as human around here
There'd be more sympathy if it were a puppy shelter that had collapsed.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:12 PM
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66. Before and after pics of the downed structure
4 stories high, the length of a football field.






http://weatherblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/05/a-lo...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:32 AM
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74. Thanks
You have to wonder whether the Cowboy's staff was paying any attention to the weather forecast which was public knowledge for at least two days.
Any word on the injured?
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:17 AM
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79. Broken vertabrae, broken leg, and someone with a dislocated shoulder
Edited on Sun May-03-09 10:20 AM by rainbow4321
There have been a few reports of someone being "impaled" with a falling object but no name given out or what body part was impaled...


http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestne...


Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis suffered broken vertebrae in his back, according to his father-in-law, one-time NFL coach Dan Reeves.

Reached by phone Saturday night, Reeves said DeCamillis was undergoing an MRI and a CT scan, along with further tests.

"It's just lucky and fortunate and a miracle really he's not paralyzed," Reeves said.

No players were seriously injured in the collapse, which happened about 3:30 p.m., but three other Cowboys personnel were hurt: assistant athletic trainer Greg Gaither, who suffered a broken leg; college scouting coordinator Chris Hall, whose arm was injured; and scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was in critical condition with unspecified injuries. All remained hospitalized Saturday night.


http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2009/5/2/863120/cowboys-...

One of the worst injuries to come out of the roof collapsing at the Dallas Cowboys indoor training facility happened to special teams coach Joe DeCamillis. We knew that he had been taken to the hospital in a neck-brace, now we find out he has actually broken his back. Several of the lower vertebrae were broken and it could have been a lot worse.

Former coach Dan Reeves, DeCamillis' father-in-law, said the first-year Dallas coach has a couple of broken vertebrae in his lower back. "They say he's lucky not to be paralyzed," said Reeves, adding that DeCamillis probably will have surgery. The coach was seen being removed on a stretcher wearing a neck brace.

: From Matt Mosley's blog via the comments section and BTB-regular TARHEEL PAUL we learn a Cowboys scout also has a back injury.

As of 12:08 a.m. ET, a Cowboys scout named Rich Behm is undergoing surgery on his spinal cord at a Dallas hospital, according to a source close to the family. DeCamillis, who is former NFL head coach Dan Reeves' son-in-law, has two broken vertebrae, according to sources



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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:07 AM
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81. Just saw that
He's really lucky he wasn't paralyzed.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 07:39 PM
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93. He was...
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