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R.I.P., Tom Borrelli

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pseudo, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Sportswriter dies of injuries suffered in fall at All High
    Please keep Karen, and the rest of the sports department at The News, in your thoughts.

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    Upon reflection, you're right, Rusty. Bad call on my part. The original post:
    From the BN's Prep Talk blog: Best wishes to Tom Borrelli

     
  2. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Holy crap. Some of those stairs at high school stadiums are super dangerous.

    Thoughts and prayers are sent to him and his family. Get well, Tom.
     
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    This wasn't an old high school stadium, either. All-High was built in 2006 at a cost of $6 million.

    Just shows anything can happen anywhere.
     
  4. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Jeez. I can't read about those things cause I get a sick feeling. Best of luck recovering and the best to him and his family.
     
  5. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Actually, that was a renovation. All-High dates to the late '20s, and was used as a stand-in for Wrigley Field when they filmed "The Natural" in 1984.
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    I fell down a few stairs a few weeks ago at a stadium after deadline when the shitheads turned all the lights out. Fortunately, I caught myself before going too far, but not before doing a full-on somesault into the aluminum. My leg took the brunt of it and it hurt for several days.

    I can totally see how something like this could happen, especially if you're carrying equipment.

    Best of luck.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    I consider myself fairly nimble, but when on stairs like that I walk like an 80-year-old man
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Good point. I was definitely being careful, but it was so dark, it was like taking a leap of faith that a step was even there. It wasn't ... and I went tumbling.
     
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    I almost fell at a football game this year. Ridiculously steep steps and a really low ceiling made me walk really slowly down the stairs, stooping down.

    Best of luck in your recovery Tom.
     
  10. Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Scary stuff.

    Here's to a speedy recovery for a guy who sounds like my kind of scribe.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    Simply terrible. The kind of journalist I think every paper needs, and this is just terrible. My best to Tom and I hope he recovers.
     
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Re: Buffalo News' Tom Borrelli seriously injured at HS football game

    I hate football steps. I'm a big guy, but I'm not immobile or anything like that. But I can imagine bounding down the stadium steps and doing like seven somersaults and faceplanting in a trombone or something. So best of luck in the recovery, Tom.
     
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