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RIP Big Tex

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Electrical short circuit results in fire that engulfs the 52-foot figure.

    He was 60.

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Fire-leaves-Big-Tex-a-skeletal-frame-174951021.html
     
  2. Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda Member

    He was good in The Client.
     
  3. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Great reader comment: Tex is Toast!
     
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Hey, Abe, you outlived another one!
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This seems like an extreme overreaction by the Steinbrenners to something that can't rank higher than sixth on their list of problems.
     
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

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  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I presume it was touched off by a spark from the Longhorns secondary?
     
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    "Witnesses said the fire started near his head and quickly spread to the rest of his body, likely exacerbated by his Dickies clothing."
    That's funny.
     
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Damn. A Dallas landmark. RIP Big Tex.
     
  10. Dark_Knight

    Dark_Knight Member

    Big Tex scared the shit out of me as a little kid.
     
  11. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Member

    RIP Big Tex. Definitely a Texas icon, right up there with Tom Landry and William B. Travis.
     
  12. GeorgeFHayek

    GeorgeFHayek Member

    This grown-up found him pretty damn creepy the first time around ...
     
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