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Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« on: February 14, 2013, 02:38:48 PM »
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/-olymp ... &eref=sihp

Anyone from South Africa that knows anything more about this? From internationally known Olympic hero to murder suspect in less than 6 months. WTF?
"When you landed on the moon, that was the point when God should have come up and said hello. Because if you invent some creatures and you put them on the blue one and they make it to the grey one, then you fucking turn up and say, 'Well done.' It's just a polite thing to do." - Eddie Izzard

Offline Plu

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 02:41:32 PM »
Never heard of him. I think this was on the radio today, though.

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 03:23:05 PM »
He was a pretty big focus during the track & field coverage, and before the games when he was trying to get the decision to disqualify him from competing overturned. The US tv coverage focused on him as much as any non-US athlete during the games.
"When you landed on the moon, that was the point when God should have come up and said hello. Because if you invent some creatures and you put them on the blue one and they make it to the grey one, then you fucking turn up and say, 'Well done.' It's just a polite thing to do." - Eddie Izzard

Offline Plu

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 03:37:50 PM »
I can imagine there being a bit of a controversy. It might be the first step to actually allowing technology to influence sports more, which would be an interesting thing.

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 03:54:19 PM »
They basically came to the conclusion that those blade legs weren't an advantage over having real legs. I for one am excited for the 2036 cyborg & bionic olympics.
"When you landed on the moon, that was the point when God should have come up and said hello. Because if you invent some creatures and you put them on the blue one and they make it to the grey one, then you fucking turn up and say, 'Well done.' It's just a polite thing to do." - Eddie Izzard

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 04:34:40 PM »
His girlfriend was hot...you are not supposed to shoot hot chicks.

Offline stromboli

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 04:53:20 PM »
He was a national hero and prominent figure because of the Olympics. If he goes to prison, it won't be without some very serious proof to convict him.

Offline C172

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 08:00:21 PM »
Plus, the guy's a double amputee. He can easily sob-story his way into a lighter sentence, I'm sure. :(

Re: Oscar Pistorius charge with murder
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 11:25:11 AM »
Quote from: "C172"
Plus, the guy's a double amputee. He can easily sob-story his way into a lighter sentence, I'm sure. :(

I doubt that.  Prosecution against him only needs to point out how well he's competed against non-amputees.  Clearly he can hold his own.

Such a sadness.  I'd read his story awhile back and generally find people who not only overcome their adversities inspirational but when they go forward to work towards such excellence - Wow.  Just wow.
That is darkly shadowed, however, if they have some crazy need to shoot their loved ones. wtf?

http://http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2013-02-15/oscar-pistorius-arrested-murder-reeva-steenkamp-girlfriend

count me disappointed.
I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.