Re: Some questions on this ND tragedy
Originally Posted by paintmered
Brian Kelly runs a 2-hour practice that is choreographed to the second. It's precise by military standards. It's also intense, chaotic and loud. Kelly also has quite the reputation for a temper when others interfere with his practices. Knowing this, would you, as a 20-year old kid whose job it is to videotape everyone interrupt practice? I sure as hell wouldn't have had the gumption to do so.
Now, I do think that had he expressed concern and survived Kelly's momentary rage, cooler heads would have prevailed and the risky situation would have been seen for what it was. As it is, I agree with you: nobody of importance gave it much thought.
He didn't have to interrupt practice. He knew before he ever got up there that it was unsafe. He could have gone to Kelly prior to practice starting. But even if he didn't, he was up there an hour and based on his second Twitter message, he clearly was terrified by what was happening up there. I think at that point you gotta be smart enough to get down and get yourself out of harm's way. I'm sorry... I will do a lot of things to a meaningful job, but if I feel my life is at risk, I got to know when to say when.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda