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Running of the Idiots: Day Seven

Jul 14, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT


From Pamplona, Spain: Guy in yellow shorts thought it was a brilliant plan to jump into the water to escape the bull. Because everyone knows that bulls can’t swim, and … uh oh.

  1. coachglove - Jul 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    That isn’t Pamplona. 1) No water on the course or in the ring. 2) 98% of the people on your screen would be wearing white (stained purple) with red.

  2. manuzzzzzz - Jul 15, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    This is actually in Denia which is near Valencia (about 400 miles from Pamplona) and the object is to get the bull to jump into the water. Not that you would care given the title you used. I ‘love’ how my countrymen will pass judgement on things about which they are clearly ignorant. You probably think Spaniards wear sombreros and eat tacos too.
    I have run with the bulls in Pamplona multiple times and the passion, beauty, and yes, excitement of this tradition is unfathomable by many foreigners who judge it all as stupid without knowledge of the culture or traditions of which it is derived.
    Try to get the facts right next time and if you do not like the traditions of people in other countries, then keep your reporting focused on the US. I would prefer more photos and clips of Hope Solo, for instance.
    go USA Womens Team and Viva San Fremín

  3. bigdogpappad - Jul 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Rick Chandler – IDIOT OF THE MONTH