Football players died after anchoring...

Football players died after anchoring error

There are 118 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Football players died after anchoring error. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

They took turns trying to pull up the stuck anchor, but not even the might of two NFL players and two former USF football players could break the Gulf of Mexico's grip.

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Jagununda Burundi

Fountain Inn, SC

#107 Mar 29, 2009
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon wrote:
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i am veri muck wanting to no where you lern such goood english written?
go to the 7-11 and coke onto a mechanically separate hot dog and big gulp you troll blogger.
jimbo

Mount Dora, FL

#108 Mar 29, 2009
report wrote:
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Yes, and experienced boater's will tell you that when the anchor gets stuck 'cut the line' and let it go.
You can always buy another one and if they were heading back to shore they wouldn't have needed it anymore that day..
Exactly! That's the first thing that came to my mind. CUT THE LINE.
Cisco Reed

Palm Coast, FL

#109 Mar 29, 2009
poor taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>No doubt someone said "Hold my beer" and it was all downhill from there.
LOL! Or "Hold my Schlitz Malt Lickety Bull".
Um HELLO

Orlando, FL

#110 Mar 29, 2009
Jagununda Burundi wrote:
If we can learn something it is that the nfl should pay to begin for the making of islands near that location from maybe old navy ships. I see many times on discovery channel that there are old ships that are of no value but make coral reefs and then become islands. these islands would then provide shipwrecks sailors with a place to swim to or anchor to if the weather results in foul seas. The nfl should spend money on this and not stupid things like it usually spends money on and this would not benefit only the nfl but all fishermans on the high seas in the gulf of mexico. but they will not do this unless there is great publix pressure to do so. so maybe i will begin to email the nfl and maybe many people will email the nfl about this. if the sea is only 20 feet in that area many old ships are 20 feet tall and then the coral on top and then some afforadable sand on top. and these islands would be known by the coast guard as places where sailors go if the weather is trecherous.
Do you know how big the gulf is? What a stupid comment!
Jagununda Burundi

Fountain Inn, SC

#111 Mar 29, 2009
so the us navy has about 283 in accordance with the wikipedia article. Then there are about 190 countries in the world. so if we multiply, we can say that there are about 53,770 navy ships in the world and this does not count the merchants marine that i sailed upon. let us say that there are twise as many merchant marines so 107,540 merchant ships. if we say that half of this total of 161,310 ships we get 80,655 ships that are close to retirement and can be sended to davies jones locker for making coral reef and artificial islands. that means 80,655 islands. the gulf of mexican has 617,600 square miles and so that means that there can be one island for every 7.66 swqare miles. Inan earlier blog Dr. Corlione indicates that olympic swimmers can swim 1.7 miles per hour without the scuba fins included in emergency boat gear. So let us say that the average swimmer can swim 1 miles per hour (and probably much faster with scuba fins). So, a sailor can reach an island in about eight hours without fins. In the temperature of the gulf of mexico and while producing body heat from swimming, a man could easily swim to an island and find resuce there.

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Fluffya

#112 Mar 29, 2009
Jagununda Burundi wrote:
so the us navy has about 283 in accordance with the wikipedia article. Then there are about 190 countries in the world. so if we multiply, we can say that there are about 53,770 navy ships in the world and this does not count the merchants marine that i sailed upon. let us say that there are twise as many merchant marines so 107,540 merchant ships. if we say that half of this total of 161,310 ships we get 80,655 ships that are close to retirement and can be sended to davies jones locker for making coral reef and artificial islands. that means 80,655 islands. the gulf of mexican has 617,600 square miles and so that means that there can be one island for every 7.66 swqare miles. Inan earlier blog Dr. Corlione indicates that olympic swimmers can swim 1.7 miles per hour without the scuba fins included in emergency boat gear. So let us say that the average swimmer can swim 1 miles per hour (and probably much faster with scuba fins). So, a sailor can reach an island in about eight hours without fins. In the temperature of the gulf of mexico and while producing body heat from swimming, a man could easily swim to an island and find resuce there.
You are nuts. I think you must be goofing and a troll.
No-one who knows how to turn on a computer could possibly be so stupid as to believe what you just wrote.
hmmmm

Orlando, FL

#113 Mar 29, 2009
Michael Corleone wrote:
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You are nuts. I think you must be goofing and a troll.
No-one who knows how to turn on a computer could possibly be so stupid as to believe what you just wrote.
THANK YOU!

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Fluffya

#114 Mar 29, 2009
Jagununda Burundi wrote:
so the us navy has about 283 in accordance with the wikipedia article. Then there are about 190 countries in the world. so if we multiply, we can say that there are about 53,770 navy ships in the world and this does not count the merchants marine that i sailed upon. let us say that there are twise as many merchant marines so 107,540 merchant ships. if we say that half of this total of 161,310 ships we get 80,655 ships that are close to retirement and can be sended to davies jones locker for making coral reef and artificial islands. that means 80,655 islands. the gulf of mexican has 617,600 square miles and so that means that there can be one island for every 7.66 swqare miles. Inan earlier blog Dr. Corlione indicates that olympic swimmers can swim 1.7 miles per hour without the scuba fins included in emergency boat gear. So let us say that the average swimmer can swim 1 miles per hour (and probably much faster with scuba fins). So, a sailor can reach an island in about eight hours without fins. In the temperature of the gulf of mexico and while producing body heat from swimming, a man could easily swim to an island and find resuce there.
Alright Apu, you ahole, since you mentioned me by name.

The US has more ships than any other country, by far. Most do not have a navy at all, as they are landlocked-stupid statement #1

Same for Merchant ships, most counties have zero,fool.-Stupid statement #2

Half of all ships obsolete? Pffft,I have eaten turnips with more brains than you.

Countries would sink thier ships?

For Us? Stupid statements #3,4,5

The gulf is miles deep over 90% of its surface area-stupid statement #6

A sunken ship constitutes an island? Stupidest yet#7

Olympic swimmers? I said the world record, which was achieved once by a Iron Man triathlete after years of training,
Olympic swimmers do not swim miles in the open ocean
With guides with him
With food and water passed to him
After swimming in cold water to adapt for months
Stupider and stupider #'s 6-12

The average swimmer could not swim even 1/4 mile in the ocean-the average person can barely swim at all.

The gulf is only warm in summer and fall.
60 degree water will kill most people quickly

Hows a sailor supposed to know which way to go?
with just your head out of the water, you cannot see past the first wave.

Who can exercise vigorously for 8 hours straight?
The average person could not exercise vigorously for 8 minutes without becoming winded.

With nothing to drink, and salt water getting in your mouth and nose, exercising will kill you faster than staying still-Whoops,I lost count of how stupid you are

I think you set the world record for shear idiocy, Troll.
Jagununda Burundi

Fountain Inn, SC

#115 Mar 30, 2009
Well iam sorry dr. Corlione but i can only write in the evening on a workday because of business. so now I can argue in return to your arguments one by one. I will change my theiries to say that less ships can be sunk for islands (the television shows call these islands 'artificial islands') but that they can be put close to the amberjack in 20 feet of water where the fisherman and sailors will be found 95% of the time in the gulf of mexisco. this is known as the percentage game or the law of averages that says that there is a good probability that these people will be near an island if something goes trecherous.

Islands will provide failsafe help in the time of bad seas and weather. an island doe not sink and does not move to cause seasickness which causes the men to loose a large supply of body water very quickly. also there is less of a chance of hyperthermia on an island. Islands are also beneficial because the coast gurad knows where to look instead of miles of sea where it is diffcult to see a man or a raft. the islands provide a good ground upon which to land a helicopter (these are sometimes called 'birds' or 'chopper' or sometimes even 'rattletrap' because they are noisy inside and shake. I have been in a bird before and dr. Corlieone can probably not say this also alsthough he claims to be an expert of the high seas and survivial at sea. If you watch surviviorman or bear grills you will see that many times there is garbage on islands that can be used for shelter or to make solar stills or signals. So, it is a very good idea to use an island for sea rescues and this should not be disparged.
hmmmmm

Orlando, FL

#116 Mar 30, 2009
Yeah, right. "Build" islands in the gulf. Only God could do that.
ditch digger

Sanford, FL

#117 Mar 31, 2009
hmmmmm wrote:
Yeah, right. "Build" islands in the gulf. Only God could do that.
GOOGLE SEARCH Dubai

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Fluffya

#118 Mar 31, 2009
ditch digger wrote:
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GOOGLE SEARCH Dubai
The Persian Gulf is a bathtub, no storms, no hurricanes, not even hardly any rain, and no currents.
Try again ,Einstein.
Jagununda Burundi

Fountain Inn, SC

#119 Apr 1, 2009
Michael Corleone wrote:
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The Persian Gulf is a bathtub, no storms, no hurricanes, not even hardly any rain, and no currents.
Try again ,Einstein.
We will not disparge ditch diggers idea to think of Dubai because that resort has made and islans called the palms. it was very easy because they only remove sand from the sea and pile it into an island large enough to have houses and rodes. so, the gulf of mexico in many places is only 20 feet deep and this would not be difficult to have a sand suction tube to go down into 20 feet.

If the football players were drinking beer it would be good to begin a tax onto beers to pay for the sand moving on to the islands. this would avoid the need to ask other countrys to donate navy and merchant ships to sink.

Corlione must look for solutions and not only be the person who looks for ways to say no. i have tried to offer solutions and this is difficult and requires couarge because there are peoples like dr. corleone who will only search their mind for reasons not to do something, where there is a will there is a way and so corleone should look to make a positive assistance to this problem of sailors dying for lack of an island in the gulf of mexico.
hmmmmm

Orlando, FL

#120 Apr 1, 2009
ditch digger wrote:
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GOOGLE SEARCH Dubai
Yes, I know of Dubai, but I believe that was built as extention from land. The Gulf is very deep and with 15 or more foot waves, I don't see how that could ever be done. And, his suggestion was to "build islands close enough for boaters to SWIM to", saying it could be done in 10 hours. Oh sure!
lron

El Dorado Hills, CA

#122 Apr 1, 2009
What they shouldve of done was let the dophins carry them back to shore what a tragic and sad story. Nature studies that dophins are curious creatures and they love humans and during world war 2 they helped stranded sailors.God Damn the fuckin dolphins maybe marquis cooper scared them away with his cussin and screamin. I feel sorry for his momma..
Jagununda Burundi

Fountain Inn, SC

#124 Apr 1, 2009
I would like to investigate the stamina of dolphins - these are called porpoises or bottle nosed deolpins. These are very good animals and i have seen them do many useful things on tv. i have not seen survivorman or bear grills use them for survival but sailors do tell me accounts of dolphins helping them at sea. but porpoises were not mermaids, mermaids it is thought to have origins from sailors seeing manatees or "sea cows." a mantee has one round tail fin and looks out for the sea onto sailor and it is thougt that lonely sailors with dementia from scurvy would mistake this sea cow for mermaids and invent this story.
my money

Vacaville, CA

#125 Apr 13, 2009
why him why he go and why didnt the other die did he do it he wont admit it doe!!!!

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Fluffya

#126 Apr 15, 2009
hmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, I know of Dubai, but I believe that was built as extention from land. The Gulf is very deep and with 15 or more foot waves, I don't see how that could ever be done. And, his suggestion was to "build islands close enough for boaters to SWIM to", saying it could be done in 10 hours. Oh sure!
There are maybe a dozen people on the planet who could swim for ten hours straight, and none of them could do it without food, water, and someone in a boat, right next to them, guiding them during the swim.

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