Sonofapitch - Are you OK?

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by FUAEG, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. FUAEG

    FUAEG Member+

    Oct 18, 2005
    San Jose
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  2. proud smurf

    proud smurf Member

    Jul 30, 2005
    Uranus
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  3. UrawaRed

    UrawaRed New Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Kiyose, Tokyo
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    That's our sop, I'm sure. Sounds like it's not too serious. Fingers are crossed and hoping all is good.
     
  4. TyffaneeSue

    TyffaneeSue moderator
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    Nov 15, 2003
    Avaya!
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    Scary stuff. I'm glad they were able to walk away relatively unscathed.
     
  5. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
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    Best wishes to SOP, hoping everything is OK, with minimal damage (if any).
     
  6. sonofapitch

    sonofapitch New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Novato, CA
    Captain's Log: Stardate 06-30-2008......AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

    OMG, guys!! I do NOT recommend this for your next vacation or Bay tour!

    It should be publicly stated that my pilot did one HELLUVA job putting that plane down in a gravel pit the size of a high school baseball field next to the busiest freeway interchange in the Bay Area. WOOF!!

    He got a nasty, deep gash over his left eye but walked away from the plane with me...in fact, I couldn't get him to sit still and just keep pressure on the thing but he finally humored me (and the paramedics.) My pilot, Richard, is my MOTM! Me? I'm just REALLY stiff (and not in the good way.)

    Thank you, all, for your concern and well-wishes! I look forward to continuing our debate on the merits of Pablo Mastroeni at our next home match v. the Crapids on 7/12!

    C'mon yooooouuuu Quaaaaaakes!!

    With sincere thanks...SOP (a.k.a.--Alan Brooks)
     
  7. FAS

    FAS Member

    Jun 5, 1999
    Los Gatos
    Glad you are all okay.
     
  8. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
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    Amen to that. Glad you're OK.

    I guess in your line of work, that is an occupational hazard. But I guess whatever doesn't get you in the end indeed makes you stronger for the experience.
     
  9. sko16

    sko16 New Member

    May 2, 2007
    Israel
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Israel
    Holy crap! I can't believe it was actually you! I'm glad you're all right, I hope everybody realizes how badly that could have turned out and how lucky you are.
     
  10. darkstar10990

    darkstar10990 Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Bay Area
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    One of our own survived a plane crash. Us Quake's fans are undestructable! I'm going to go jump off a freeway overpass now :p.



    Glad to hear your okay. Will be a fine story to tell over a few pints, no?
     
  11. UrawaRed

    UrawaRed New Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Kiyose, Tokyo
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    No, get away from that freeway overpass.

    Alan,
    Glad to hear you're okay. Best to the pilot and maybe we should find out where we put that Distinguished Pilot of the Year award.
    The green and white hoops are happy.
     
  12. Mr. Bandwagon

    Mr. Bandwagon Member

    May 24, 2001
    the Barbary Coast
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    United States
    Would it be fair to say "you're one lucky sonofapitch?" ;)
     
  13. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
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    Glad to hear that everything turned out okay, sonofapitch. :)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  14. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
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    Yeah, being an Earthquake fan, the experience just shook him.:D
     
  15. sonofapitch

    sonofapitch New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Novato, CA
    Well, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the paramedics and media will be there moments after you do!....but please, don't. If we're to believe MLS' past attendence records and AEG, there are too few of us Quakes' fans to risk losing any. ;)


    Thank you...those first few pints have already gone quickly, as you might imagine. Actually, I was wearing a t-shirt from O'Reilly's on Green Street in SF when this happened and I quipped with someone that my friend, Myles, the owner of the pub, will probably give me grief because I refused on-camera interviews wearing the t-shirt.

    Spooky the way that worked out, isn't it? I'd say you're spot on! That's certainly the way I feel!
     
  16. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
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    I was going to say something to that effect, but I figured it was in bad taste under the circumstances.

    Very glad to hear you're okay!
     
  17. Airblair

    Airblair Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    Redwood City
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    I'd just like to chime in with a

    HOLY CRAP

    and add that I'm very glad that you're OK, sonofapitch . . .
     
  18. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
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    I just have two words to say, "DAAAAAMMMNNN Son!!!!"

    Glad you're ok man. That's one hell of a place to put a plane down.
     
  19. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Time to change your shorts...LOL Check your PMs Alan....
     
  20. darkstar10990

    darkstar10990 Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Bay Area
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States

    Oh man, thats great. :D Well glad to hear your okay, and I decided to skip the freeway overpass and just settle with jumping off my roof. It still hurt :mad:.


    :p
     
  21. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    Wow! SOP, I'm glad to hear that you and your pilot are OK. Scary stuff. I think I'd have crapped my pants were I in your shoes. Good thing those small planes are aerodynamic eh?

    Take care.

    goooooo quaaaaaakes!!!! :eek:

    - Mark
     
  22. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Ditto.

    I hope you tied on your Quakes scarf and walked away all cool...
     
  23. FUAEG

    FUAEG Member+

    Oct 18, 2005
    San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    LOL
     
  24. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    Close call eh Alan? Good to hear you're alright especially since the job does require to be in the sky instead of ground... well, rest up and get ready for the next match on July 12--we need yas and the gang.
     
  25. Turcs

    Turcs Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Wake Forest, NC
    Glad to hear you and your pilot are okay. I was listening in the car when the reports came in and noticed that they were no longer going to you for the traffic. Scary stuff...

    Mike
     

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