A few months back we covered torero Jiménez Fortes, who suffered a gruesome and grave wound after being gored in the neck. Fortes returned to the ring this weekend in Vitigudino and once again ended up in the hospital after being, that’s right, gored in the neck.
Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism.
Three matadors were gored in succession on Wednesday at a major event of Spain's bullfighting season. Fearing more bovine revenge, organizers canceled the remaining fights.
This is the moment Fernando Cruz took a horn halfway through his abdomen, at a Madrid bull ring on Wednesday. Cruz received a couple of gores, to his stomach and abdomen, with both horns. If you're not a fan of killing animals for sport, maybe you're applauding this news. We're not about to call you evil for it.
Back in October, we showed you graphic video of a Spanish bullfighter slipping and getting gored. The bull's horn entered his skull under his left ear and emerged from his eye socket. He was carried out of the arena gushing blood and screaming "I can't see."
Remember this guy from last year, getting a horn under the chin and out the mouth? This one is like a billion times worse. Please know what you're getting into before you watch the video or view the (much more graphic) photo.
The money quote from this Reuters video about the annual "corraleja" celebration in Sabanalarga, Colombia:
Forty people were injured when a panicked bull made a break for it into the stands at a Spanish bullring yesterday, though no one was killed. Except the bull, of course. [AFP]
A Mexican torero got one look at the bull entering the ring, and promptly took off running the other way. The police were waiting.
You saw the picture, now see the video of Julio Aparicio's painful-even-to-describe goring. Shot in the "back-and-to-the-left"-style of the early '90s, this video is equally as excruciating to sit through.
Reader Dave sends along this picture of renowned matador Julio Aparicio. Yes, that bull's horn is doing exactly what it looks like it's doing.
The Spanish have invented a replacement sport for bullfighting, called "bull dallying." For those who hate seeing animals brutally tortured, but still want to watch idiots risking their lives for no reason. It still probably won't satisfy PETA. [Steady Burn]
A 27-year-old Spaniard (not pictured) was gored to death, when a 1,130-pound bull (that's him there) broke loose from the Pamplona pack and went understandably crazy. It's the first goring death at the famous bull run in 14 years.
Bullfighter Israel Lancho is in critical condition after being gored by his "opponent" in Madrid on Wednesday. I guess that in addition to the horns, you also occasionally get an eight-inch wide perforation in your lower abdomen. (Amazing [and graphic] photos and video below, so proceed at your own risk.)
Our story so far: PETA produced a Super Bowl ad that featured scantily-clad women doing naughty things with vegetables. Somehow, Sean Salisbury and Whoopi Goldberg got involved. Then things got weird ...
Ha, watch closely; about two minutes in, even the bull realizes that soccer is a dull game, and stops charging. He's thinking "getting maimed with swords is better than watching this."
For those considering a career in bullfighting, please feel free to use this as your screensaver. One of Spain's big shot matadors was gored not once, but twice; including this most excellent shot by a bull who obviously knows what he's doing. And so Jose "The Balls" Thomas is forced to choose a new nickname.
Please bear with me if you've seen this before; any time I see something this large and angry go into the stands that isn't Ron Artest, I must post it. Three things of note here: 1. Love the three guys sitting under the little overhang in the middle there, safe from harm in the stadium's finest luxury box. 2. Insult…