May 15, 2013 9:00 AM by Smash
Sports Illustrated – A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.
Police in Lincoln City, Ore., said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit at about 10 a.m. walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a local hospital. The driver has not been charged.
You know what’s a terrible idea? Trying to kick a soccer ball over 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil. The guy had only been playing soccer for 5 years and thought this was a good idea? I despise soccer but I’m guessing like hockey, you want to keep your head up.
Walking on a highway while dribbling a soccer ball is a fantastic way to get yourself in the running for the Darwin Awards. I want to feel bad, but it’s kind of tough here. This guy pretty much had a death wise when he started this.
Sidenote – Why do these maniacs seem to come out for every Olympics and World Cup? 99% sure there was some old guy that did some trek to the London Olympics.