Jogger Killed by Plane, #16 Seeds Receive Hope

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Robert Gary Jones of Woodstock, Ga. was listening to his iPod and jogging in Hilton Head, SC when a small plane, attempting an emergency landing, landed on top of him killing him instantly.  We at Frumpzilla feel like there may be a case against Apple or heck even Sony regarding this situation.  If Sony and their blasted Walkman hadn’t revolutionized the way we run to music, Robert Gary Jones may still be with us.

My favorite part(read: saddest favorite part) about this story is that the pilot was asked for a comment, which he declined but instead said, “I’ve got a lot of issues going on right now. I’ve got a plane that’s all torn up. And I’ve got a young man that I killed”.  This jerk just landed on top of some poor guy and he’s initially worried about replacing his rudder.(there are rudders on planes right?)

What does this have to do with 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament you may ask?  Well, you can’t tell me there are better odds of a plane landing on you while jogging on the beach than there are of a #16 seed knocking off a #1.  True, no #16 has ever beaten a #1 but thirteen #16 seeds have come within 10 points.  Five times, they’ve come within 5 points.  Twice, the #16 has fallen short by 1 point, both in 1989.  In 1990, #16 Murray State took #1 Michigan State to overtime!  Four #15 seeds have beaten #2 seeds in the history of the tournament!

#15 Hampton celebrates after win over #2 Iowa State in 2001

Moral to this story?  Keep the volume low when jogging in open areas and #1 seeds this year need to watch their back!

(editors note: too soon on the jogger story?)

credit wiki on the stats…yes wiki.

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2 Responses to “Jogger Killed by Plane, #16 Seeds Receive Hope”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    This just in: Mr. Jones may or may not have been listening to Neutral Milk Hotel at the time of his death.

    In other news, at least one entry in Frumpzilla’s 1st Annual NCAA Bracket contest has picked a 16 seed over a 1 seed (Vermont over Syracuse). Could this be the year?

  2. mark Says:

    wow, that’s an incredible story – I guess you just never know

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