Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
This year's X-Games have been a blood bath.
He died. His younger brother separated his pelvis on the same jump and I believe is still in the hospital. Another guy came off his snowmobile in the air, lodged the throttle and rocketed it into the crowd before falling 30 feet to the ground (remarkably, no major injuries). A woman severed her lower lumbar and is partially paralyzed, another guy came off a board and fell about 40 feet down and landed on his dome; carted off the hill unconscious but evidently only a concussion.
It certainly appears that this year has shown us where the line is because this number of injuries appears to be far beyond the pale.
Since we can't kill Nascar drivers any more and since boxers have to use gloves, I guess this is seeking to fill that niche. It's never been the same since the Romans shut down the Colosseum.