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MSU fan risking life to watch the Spartans

Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:51 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2010 1:51 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday we told you about how tickets to this week's game between Michigan and Michigan State is the hottest ticket in all of college football right now.  The matchup between the two state rivals is so big that some people are willing to spend $1,000 just for the privilege of sitting in the stands and watching it in person.  Which is a pretty big commitment to make.

Though not as big as risking your life so you can see it.

Major Hester is a Spartans fan living in Detroit who was scheduled to have a pacemaker put in this week but he asked his doctor to postpone the procedure because he's afraid he might not make it through.  Which would mean he wouldn't be able to watch his Spartans take on the Wolverines.

“You never know,” Hester told the Detroit News . “It’s like going into combat. You may come home alive or you may come home dead."

Of course, considering watching the Spartans play football helped contribute to Hester's heart condition -- he says he first felt symptoms watching a game three years ago -- who knows if he'll survive what should be a close game?  I mean, he wouldn't be the first person the Spartans sent to the hospital with heart problems this season, would he?

To that Hester said, "Whatever happens, I just want to see the game."

I want to as well, but not as much as I want to see Sunday.

Hat tip: CFT

Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:39 am
 

MSU fan risking life to watch the Spartans

I totally understand the mentality..... i put off back surgery to watch ou vs. texas so that i wouldn't break a 14 year streak. Not quite life threatening, but still painful and so the mentality is the same. best wishes to mr. hester and i hope the spartans pull it off and slow robinson down just a little.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 10:21 am
 

MSU fan risking life to watch the Spartans

GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2010 8:55 am
 

MSU fan risking life to watch the Spartans

He is not even going to the game.  Just wants to watch it.  I completely understand though.  I hope everything works out for Mr. Hester.  Iv got to say, I do hope that the Wolverines stress him out a little bit.           

Best WishesGo Blue



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2010 2:28 am
 

I don't know what to think

I understand passion...but...I don't think I would risk my life to go to a football game...just because...there will be more...I just don't get it



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:43 pm
 

MSU fan risking life to watch the Spartans

What an awesome, committed fan! I hope everything turns out well for him..


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