Trauma Tuesday: Tough Mudder Clothesline Edition

first_imgThe Tough Mudder series of races is not for the squeamish and for good reason – read about the race’s first death during competition here. The races are long and the obstacles vary from cold water plunges to wall climbs to running through wires coursing with electricity. The race is intense to say the least.It’s the Electroshock Therapy obstacle that gets the guy in the video above, and no, it’s not the guy who takes a digger at :05. You can tell the wires are working from the guy who flinches at :13 just as the true victim is sucking his doors off trying to get through without feeling the wrath. The worst part is the guy looks like he is making good time and in a healthy rhythm. Nothing like an electric clothesline to put a hitch in your giddy-up. But he’s a tough mudder, so he stayed in the game, which is commendable given he just got jacked off his feet. He’s lucky his head didn’t pop off, and you can tell he is physically hurt as well as emotionally demoralized as he slumps away.Love how the woman with the volunteer shirt just walks on by giving no assistance – if that is even a real Tough Mudder volunteer, which she may not be. Or maybe volunteers are instructed to not give assistance – that’s just another obstacle in the race. And the announcer with his two cents for the crowd: “Wow. You don’t see that every day.”No, you certainly don’t.last_img read more

Prizes offered to families and businesses in Batesville Christmas decoration contest

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville area businesses and residents are invited to participate in the “Twas the Lights Before Christmas’ presented by the chamber of commerce.The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and Country 103.9 WRBI are hosting the contest and encouraging bright, festive Christmas displays this year.  The contest is free and open to all.Contestants are asked to take a photo of a, or your display and submit it here by December 9. Votes can be cast on the website until Sunday, December 16 in two categories, “Residential” and “Business.”The top three winners in each category will be announced on Monday, December 17. First place will receive $100 in Batesville Chamber Checks, second place wins $50 in Batesville Chamber Checks and third place gets $25 in Batesville Chamber Checks.last_img read more

Lions running back C.J. Anderson found his fit in Detroit

first_img Packers coach Matt LaFleur throws out first pitch at charity game in walking boot “You want to go where you’re wanted,” Anderson said, via mlive.com. “I was really wanted here.”Anderson initially signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and remained in Denver until he was released in 2018. He then signed a one-year deal with the Panthers last May but was released by November. Related News C.J. Anderson is at peace with where he ended up.After inking a reported one-year deal with the Lions — his fourth team in less than a year after spending the first five seasons of his career with a single organization — the veteran running back sees a bright future in Detroit. NFL free agency rumors: Baker Mayfield recruiting Gerald McCoy as decision looms Top free agent Muhammad Wilkerson arrested on DWI charge, report says “I’ve done everything that a complete back would want to do,” Anderson said. “I’ve had some times where I’ve put it together for 16 games and you get rewarded with Pro Bowls and things of that nature, and I’ve done it at that level, too. It’s just finding the right opportunity, get another 16 again, put a full 16 together and hopefully find a home.”Anderson, 28, finished with 67 carries for 403 yards rushing and five catches for 41 yards receiving in 11 regular-season games played between the Panthers and Rams last season.He added 46 carries for 189 yards rushing and three catches for 17 yards receiving in the postseason for Los Angeles. After an unsuccessful stint with the Raiders that lasted less than one week, Anderson was starting to lose hope. Then Todd Gurley got hurt.Anderson signed with the Rams in mid-December and helped the team make its push in the playoffs. Despite a 13-3 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53, he had seven carries for 22 yards rushing yards and two catches for 12 yards receiving in the big game.last_img read more