Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daredevils get bigger cheers when they crash

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

A review of Leigh Montville's Evel Knievel biography appears in today's issue of the Indy, just a few days after the conclusion of the 10th annual Evel Knievel Days celebration in Butte.

The celebration had its critics this year, but the festivities lived up to the usual hype. Check out the Montana Standard's video of two different crashes: Keith Sayers' 140-foot back flip crash during practice (thus canceling his appearance in the grand finale), and Spanky Spangler and his son crashing into a wall of cars during a mock police chase.

Both get much bigger crowd reactions than when Jennifer Schneider got shot out of a cannon and landed safely in a net.

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