Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel died Friday, according to evelknievel.com
CNN.com ^ | NOV 30 2007 | CNN

Posted on 11/30/2007 1:14:55 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

breaking.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: evel; evelknievel; genx; icon; knievel; legend; motorcycles; obituary; stuntman
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-176 next last
To: redrunner

He’s the Elvis Presley of stunts...RIP EK...


41 posted on 11/30/2007 1:29:58 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Bummer


42 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Trajan88
Evel and Pinball... The 70's were pretty cool...
43 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:34 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet
WOW! RIP Daredevil! Good show.


44 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:46 PM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet

That’s a shame. Thanks Evel. You were entertaining.


45 posted on 11/30/2007 1:31:05 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mach5
My brothers and I would send the Evel stunt cycle off a ramp at the top of a flight of stairs. It was pretty cool watching it go down like a ski jumper.

That's nothing. In the winter we would build a ramp out of packed snow and ice and jump bales of hay using Flexible Fliers, and in the summer, we jumped over the the little kids in the neigborhood while riding banana bikes over a ramp made from plywood (and broken Flexible Fliers).

46 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:03 PM PST by Labyrinthos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: thackney

... Evil throwin’ gang signs...


47 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:06 PM PST by Who dat?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet

May he rest in peace.


48 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:41 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: redrunner; monkapotamus; tomkow6; Jet Jaguar; All

OMG I remember that toy

I remember how my brother and his little friends put that poor toy through ringer LOL!


49 posted on 11/30/2007 1:34:06 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger; EveningStar
In December 2006, Knievel sued rapper Kanye West for trademark infringement in West’s video for Touch the Sky.

Evel Knievel didn't care about black people.

But seriously, kudos to this man, who, IIRC, basically cheated death once back in the 1970s.

50 posted on 11/30/2007 1:34:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments. Sink LOST! Stop SPP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: thackney

The feud between Evel Knievel and Kanye West over the US rappers 2006 ‘Touch the Sky’ music video has come to an end after West’s record label paid the former stuntman an undisclosed settlement last week.

The pair met last Tuesday at Knievel’s home in Tampa, Florida to put a close to the law suit after Roc-A-Fella Records paid the legendary stunter to drop his charges of damaging his long-established public persona.

Knievel claimed the five and a half minute music video where West portrays himself as ‘Evel Kanyevel’ and re-enacts the historic Snake Canyon Skycycle jump was “vulgar and racially charged”.

/snip

http://tinyurl.com/2ojhym


51 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:11 PM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: thackney

Evel (not his real name, I know) was always very protective of his name and likeness. I don’t blame him - he made his own fame and paid a high price in injuries for it, so why let someone else profit from it without compensation to him?


52 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:16 PM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet

Evel Knievel died of natural causes, proving once again that God has a wicked sense of humor.

R.I.P.


53 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:17 PM PST by Lexington Green (Not one dime to Hollywood traitors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYGGCVE2lKY

Video of his infamous jump at Ceasear’s Palace in Vegas....


54 posted on 11/30/2007 1:36:19 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet

Evel Overcome With Good
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/aprilweb-only/115-43.0.html

On Palm Sunday, hundreds responded to Robert “Evel” Knievel’s testimony by asking to be baptized on the spot at Crystal Cathedral. Speaking alongside the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, Knievel told the congregation in Orange County, California, how he had refused for 68 years to accept Jesus Christ as Lord. He believed in God, but he couldn’t walk away from the gold and the gambling and the booze and the women.

“I don’t know why I fought it so hard,” he said. “I just did.”

But Knievel knew people were praying for him, including his daughter’s church, his ex-wife’s church, and the hundreds of people who wrote letters urging him to believe. And then something indescribable happened during Daytona Bike Week this March.

“I don’t know what in the world happened. I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just—the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me. … All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him! … I rose up in bed and, I was by myself, and I said, ‘Devil, Devil, you bastard you, get away from me. I cast you out of my life.’ … I just got on my knees and prayed that God would put his arms around me and never, ever, ever let me go.”


55 posted on 11/30/2007 1:36:28 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tulsa Ramjet
Prayers up. I read an article on him recently. He was taking at least two dozen different medications a day for pain.

I'm sure there will be a movie on him someday.

56 posted on 11/30/2007 1:37:33 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Big Red Clay

Evel was just plain nuts doing those jumps on those POS Harley Davidson’s from the 70’s. Got to give him credit though...he definitely had balls.


57 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:07 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: redrunner
He jumped the shark well before the Fonz did...

Hell, one jump and a bunch of busted bones would let me retire in comfort (with pain killer drugs) for the rest of my life..........

58 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are caused by bad drugs.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: gridlock
It is rumored that when St. Peter would not let him in he jumped the pearly gates. (so did Steve McQueen)
59 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:44 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A movie? Heck that was done in 1971.
http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=1087&format=movie&theme=guide

This year he got an Opera.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-evel5oct05,1,579582.story?ctrack=1&cset=true


60 posted on 11/30/2007 1:39:12 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-176 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson