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Man dies from excessive World Cup watching

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  • Started 4 years ago by Alfredo_T
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  1. Alfredo_T
    Member

    My bunk detector is going off with a story that has recently been reported by China Radio International, the Daily Mail, the Washington Times and a few other news outlets.

    The story is that Zhou Meng, a 39 year old man from Shanghai died from a brain hemorrhage after staying up for three days nonstop to watch the World Cup on TV.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2660134/Chinese-football-fan-39-dies-suffering-stroke-brought-staying-three-nights-watch-live-World-Cup-coverage.html

    World Cup watching also proved fatal for a 25 year old Suzhou man:

    http://rt.com/news/166276-world-cup-sleep-deprivation-china/

    The World Cup even claimed a former professional soccer player, Li Mingqiang, aged 51, who died of a heart attack:

    http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-06/17/content_15141964.html

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 06:47 PM #
  2. paulwalker
    Member

    If these reports are true, it is not surprising. Soccer is the number one sport in the world, and is growing by leaps and bounds in the U.S. Perhaps the fact that Portland and Seattle have been big supporters will put the NW in the forefront of the sport as we move forward.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 06:53 PM #
  3. Vitalogy
    Member

    I'm surprised there aren't more deaths from boredom while watching soccer.

    Soccer sucks as a sport after the college level.

    And it doesn't matter that there are billions of rabid fans worldwide. There are billions of Muslims too, so the size of the fan base means nothing to me in regards to legitimacy of the sport.

    I can't remember the last time I agreed with an opinion piece from Faux News, but I wholeheartedly agree with this guy:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/13/why-wont-be-watching-world-cup/

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 07:01 PM #
  4. duxrule
    Member

    Watching the World Cup CAN be deadly. Terror attack at a watch site in Nigeria, several dead.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27896257

    Posted on June 17, 2014 - 07:06 PM #
  5. Alfredo_T
    Member

    I am surprised that there haven't been any deaths from boredom from following the partisan political discussions on this forum. Hashing and re-hashing political rhetoric is sophomoric after one's 20s.

    Posted on June 19, 2014 - 09:39 AM #