The ESPYs Are Extremely Dangerous, ESPN Writer Hit By Car

Monday, July 21, 2008

I never knew that cars ever reached a speed of higher than 20mph in Los Angeles, but according to ESPN's Sam Alipour...that's not the case. The Page 2 reporter was leaving an ESPY party early Friday morning when he was struck by a car. It was a scary scene, but Alipour had an interesting hero....

So, this is what getting hit by a car feels like.

When I came to, I was on the sidewalk, my shoulder hurting like crazy, shards of glass in my forearm and blood dripping from my fingers, while limo drivers and other witnesses screamed this way and that. The paramedics told me I was lucky to be alive ("Last time I saw a windshield like that," said one, "guy lost both his legs"), and all I could think was, "Damn! I just bought this Banana Republic tie-and-shirt ensemble!"

That, and "Holy crap, that's T.O.!"

Terrell Owens was standing over me. I'm told he was the first do-gooder on the scene of the accident. That he helped me to my feet and off the street to safe ground. That he didn't leave my side. It seems the mercurial Dallas Cowboys receiver is my hero. But my hero looks scared, and this scares me.

"Wow, you all right, man?" Owens kept asking me, but in a manner that would suggest there is no possible way that I, in fact, could be all right. "Don't move. Just sit there. Breathe. Don't move."
That's crazy. As a survivor of getting hit by a car myself (twice actually) I'd say welcome to the club, but I've never been flipped up onto a windshield. Thank goodness Alipour is alright and now he's got a cool story to tell the grandkids.

A night of unexpected heroes at '08 ESPYS (Page 2)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:21 AM


What with his randomly appearing at an amateur porn shoot and now this, TO is like a real-life Forrest Gump.

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 12:37:00 PM  

I hate stories like this. TO is a pompous star player for the a team that is my favorite team's rival.


Jeff V said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:02:00 PM  

That's my hero. That's the guy who saved my life.

GMoney said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:40:00 PM  

Getting hit by a car is way scary. Like AA, I've survived a couple of scrapes and thankfully, only have a hole in my leg to show for it.

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

Too bad it wasn't Rick Reilly, Jay (The Marshmallow) Mariotti or Skip (Am I in or out of the closet?) Bayless.

Anonymous said...
Jul 21, 2008, 2:31:00 PM  

It'll be interesting to see how much play, if any, this gets from ESPN and other members of the media that love to air any and all dirty laundry, whether real, exaggerated, or imagined, involving T.O. I can't imagine that it'll get much play, because this doesn't add to the argument that T.O. is always guilty, a blight on professional sports, and potentially the Antichrist.

James said...
Jul 21, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

AA, I might recommend that you stop walking outside of Joe Buck's house if you want to stop getting run over.

Eric (Extra P.) said...
Jul 22, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

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