View Full Version : R.I.P. Evel Knievel

12-01-2007, 07:17 AM
The greatest daredevil in history passed away yesterday at the age of 69. Evel will be missed.

12-01-2007, 07:36 AM
Over the years, he broke 40 bones in his body, yet, during his big Canyon jump, people still question if his chute opened early on purpose.

12-01-2007, 10:35 PM
wow, really? does robbie, evel's son still do motorcycle jumps?

12-02-2007, 12:08 AM
I was a huge Evel fan as a kid - did the jumps on my bike, had the toys... even had the lunchbox.
In adulthood, I saw that Even as a human being was pretty much a horse's *** and a hypocrite... albeit in a lovable way.

I've always wondered why he didn't try the canyon jump again - seeing as a technical malfunction was given as a reason for the jump's failure.

Evel supposedly got the nickname while in jail with a guy named Knaufel. The deputy at the jail apparently said to someone "We've got two guys in the pen - Evel Knievel and Awful Knaufel."

But that was probably just another of Evel's many lies.

One of the causes of his death was the Hepatitis C he allegedly contracted during one of his many blood transfusions.

One can legitimately say of him that he was "often imitated, but never duplicated".
We'll never see anyone like him again.