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tony hipchest
07-12-2006, 06:39 PM
next time youre sitting at your desk eating paste offa the little orange stick/cap, say a prayer for barbaro. the kentucky derbey winner who shattered his leg has taken a turn for the worse. after 3 surgeries and a perpetual fever, he equestrian wonder is in a guarded state. all they can do for the horsie sperm bank is try to keep him comfortable.

get well barbaro :yeehaw:

BlackNGold203
07-12-2006, 06:40 PM
I saw this when it happened...freakin tragic....

Koopa
07-12-2006, 06:49 PM
wouldn't it be better to just put the horse down instead of makin him suffer through all this???

tony hipchest
07-12-2006, 06:57 PM
wouldn't it be better to just put the horse down instead of makin him suffer through all this???

not when hes the producer of a multi million dollar glass of sperm. :jerkit: :yeehaw:

BlackNGold203
07-12-2006, 07:09 PM
not when hes the producer of a multi million dollar glass of sperm. :jerkit: :yeehaw:

Exactly..that horse is worth millions and millions

Koopa
07-12-2006, 07:35 PM
not when hes the producer of a multi million dollar glass of sperm. :jerkit: :yeehaw:


:rofl:

smh at millionaires, care more about the horses juice then the actual horse, poor barbaro, hope he gets better and then shoots blanks for the the owners being dickheads lol

3 to be 4
07-12-2006, 08:09 PM
not when hes the producer of a multi million dollar glass of sperm. :jerkit: :yeehaw:


you said a mouthful

tony hipchest
07-12-2006, 08:38 PM
you said a mouthful

:toofunny: i should keep in mind who is most likely to read a barbaro thread and what type of response my post may provoke. :dang:

MattsMe
07-12-2006, 09:10 PM
Don't you see men? This story is a load of bull, and I just find it a little hard to swallow.

Think about it. Don't just come in here and shoot off at the mouth without thinking things through. He's going to be fine.
Just think of all those people who blew a load of cash betting on another horse in the derby. They underestimated his ability to pull off a win. When you see these articles in the paper saying he might not make it, just wad them up and throw them away. :wink:

tony hipchest
07-12-2006, 09:20 PM
Don't you see men? This story is a load of bull, and I just find it a little hard to swallow.

Think about it. Don't just come in here and shoot off at the mouth without thinking things through. He's going to be fine.
Just think of all those people who blew a load of cash betting on another horse in the derby. They underestimated his ability to pull off a win. When you see these articles in the paper saying he might not make it, just wad them up and throw them away. :wink:

i officially nominate this for STEELERSFEVER's inaugural "off season post of the year" award.

SteelerzGirl
07-12-2006, 09:21 PM
Ew... You guys are gross...(lol).

All I have to say is that if Barbaro is in pain, I hope they will not let him suffer. :frown:

83-Steelers-43
07-12-2006, 09:26 PM
What's the wait exactly? Get a Bengal fan (no names) to "work on him", shoot him in the skull (I mean the horse) and let's make some Elmer's. What's the wait exactly?

MattsMe
07-12-2006, 10:24 PM
i officially nominate this for STEELERSFEVER's inaugural "off season post of the year" award.

I'm honored. 8 puns in one post, I may have set a record.

SteelerDan43
07-12-2006, 10:30 PM
All I have to say is make sure the donkey reads the side of the truck before they take the horse away.

tony hipchest
07-12-2006, 10:33 PM
I'm honored. 8 puns in one post, I may have set a record.


:bowdown:

MattsMe
07-12-2006, 10:38 PM
:bowdown:

:sofunny:

3 to be 4
07-13-2006, 09:20 AM
I'm honored. 8 puns in one post, I may have set a record.


truly brilliant post. no accident the man has such a great Rep to Post ratio!

I could barely SPIT OUT one pun for the subject and he COUGHED UP 8. I guess thats the wide JISM between a good poster and a great one.

tony hipchest
07-17-2006, 06:10 PM
jism? orchasm?

MattsMe
07-17-2006, 06:28 PM
orchasm?

Hehe..clever typo.

I think he meant chasm. I really wanted to fit the word jism into my post, but I just couldn't find a way.
It's too bad too, it would have been a real stroke of genius.

tony hipchest
07-17-2006, 06:58 PM
JISMatter of time till barbaro heals. i cant believe some people just want to wack him like hes an object and not a living breathing being. right now his status really depends on if you view the glass half empty or half full.

tony hipchest
08-15-2006, 12:03 AM
barbaro is grazing outside his ICU stall and making improvements from his july infection that nearly ended his life.

in other news.... no bengals were arrested today.

BB2W
08-15-2006, 02:12 PM
Barbaro updates are a very touchy subject, but I love em'. :smile:

Glad to hear he is doing better...

tony hipchest
12-31-2006, 12:43 PM
just in case anyone is still interested, barbaros cast was removed about a week ago and his leg is able to bear the full load. it looks like he is gonna make it.

:yeehaw:

oh, and no bengals were arrested today.

83-Steelers-43
01-29-2007, 12:28 PM
He died today.

Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=2747087

HometownGal
01-29-2007, 12:33 PM
I just heard breaking news on KDKA that according to one of Barbaro's co-owners, Barbaro was euthanized earlier today. :sadpace: The stories are just now breaking on both Fox's and CNN's websites. As a former horse owner, this news breaks my heart.

83-Steelers-43
01-29-2007, 12:40 PM
I just heard on ESPN that Chris Henry chopped off Barbaro's head and will place it in Mike Brown's bed if he talks about him one more time in the media.

fansince'76
01-29-2007, 02:09 PM
I just heard breaking news on KDKA that according to one of Barbaro's co-owners, Barbaro was euthanized earlier today. :sadpace: The stories are just now breaking on both Fox's and CNN's websites. As a former horse owner, this news breaks my heart.

I agree, HTG it is sad. :crying02: However, I am glad they euthanized him if he was going to spend the rest of his days in pain.

memphissteelergirl
01-29-2007, 02:10 PM
I just heard breaking news on KDKA that according to one of Barbaro's co-owners, Barbaro was euthanized earlier today. :sadpace: The stories are just now breaking on both Fox's and CNN's websites. As a former horse owner, this news breaks my heart.


I know HG...he had so many people rooting for him...I guess his owners decided to not let him suffer anymore. :crying02:

HometownGal
01-29-2007, 02:19 PM
I definitely agree fansince and memphis - it was best not to let him suffer. Horses are really wonderful animals - my horse was very affectionate and gentle as a lamb. His name was AnchorF - my ex and I were part owners with a driver at The Meadows. He was a huge black stallion and though he was a demon on that track, he was such a big baby off the track - LOL! :smile:

I'm a firm believer that animals shouldn't suffer when hope is lost - Barbaro's owners did the right thing here.

alittlejazzbird
01-29-2007, 05:02 PM
Just heartbroken to have heard the news about Barbaro, but it was surely the best thing for him at this point. Rest in peace, and Godspeed to his owners, who must be devastated. Any animal lover who has had to euthanize a beloved friend and family member knows exactly how they are feeling today.

SteelCityMan786
01-29-2007, 05:52 PM
It just hurts to see that happen. I stickied this thread.

tony hipchest
01-29-2007, 05:59 PM
It just hurts to see that happen. I stickied this thread.in the spirit of this thread, "stickied" should be itallicized or in bold. :sofunny:

not only was it sad to see barbaro not make it after such a good fight, i also didnt want to see this thread die in infamy. i was hoping for many more jokes and stories of recovery, and plenty of happy fillies and horse owners. i hope they got a cup full before he passed.

:yeehaw:

83-Steelers-43
01-29-2007, 06:01 PM
It just hurts to see that happen. I stickied this thread.

I agree completely, it is sad.

At the same time, if you turn on ESPN they make it sound like we lost a President today.

I think some complete loons in this country (Not saying you by any means Tony or you SCM) feel worse when an animal dies than when a human being dies.

Local news stations: Teenager was hit by a car (killed) by a "man" who was under the influence of crack and alcohol, Barbaro get's more air-time. This country and many of the idiots inside of it may need to check their priorities. It's embarrassing and pathetic really.

SteelCityMan786
01-29-2007, 06:07 PM
I agree completely, it is sad.

At the same time, if you turn on ESPN they make it sound like we lost a President today.

I think some complete loons in this country (Not saying you by any means Tony) feel worse when an animal dies than when a human being dies.

Local news stations: Teenager was hit by a car (killed) by a "man" who was under the influence of crack and alcohol, Barbaro get's more air-time. This country and many of the idiots inside of it may need to check their priorities. It's embarrassing and pathetic really.

The last statement has some fact to it.

SteelCzar76
01-29-2007, 08:54 PM
I agree completely, it is sad.

At the same time, if you turn on ESPN they make it sound like we lost a President today.

I think some complete loons in this country (Not saying you by any means Tony or you SCM) feel worse when an animal dies than when a human being dies.

Local news stations: Teenager was hit by a car (killed) by a "man" who was under the influence of crack and alcohol, Barbaro get's more air-time. This country and many of the idiots inside of it may need to check their priorities. It's embarrassing and pathetic really.



It is not a matter of anyone being a "loon" by mourning the loss of any life. Because many feel sadness over the death of a simple "Animal" (as you put it). Does not mean however that they hold human life in any less regard. Or are lacking in respect to their priorities.

The very gift of existence itself is worthy to be respected on any level. (At least in the eyes of those whom truly,.........have their 'priorities' where they should be)

83-Steelers-43
01-29-2007, 09:36 PM
Yeah thanks buddy.

Anyways, RIP Mr. Horse and enjoy yourself in animal heaven.

Preacher
01-29-2007, 10:02 PM
It is not a matter of anyone being a "loon" by mourning the loss of any life. Because many feel sadness over the death of a simple "Animal" (as you put it). Does not mean however that they hold human life in any less regard. Or are lacking in respect to their priorities.

The very gift of existence itself is worthy to be respected on any level. (At least in the eyes of those whom truly,.........have their 'priorities' where they should be)

I think the context of his post was a news release were just as much or more time was spent on a horse's death then on a child's death at the hands of another humans stupid actions. On that note, I agree, we do need balance.

However, let me give my condolences to those who took care of, and owned the horse. I also know what it is like to have and love animals.

83-Steelers-43
01-29-2007, 10:04 PM
I think the context of his post was a news release were just as much or more time was spent on a horse's death then on a child's death at the hands of another humans stupid actions. On that note, I agree, we do need balance.

However, let me give my condolences to those who took care of, and owned the horse. I also know what it is like to have and love animals.

Thank you and my condolences exactly.

floodcitygirl
01-29-2007, 11:00 PM
A very sad ending for a beautiful animal and those that owned and cared for him. I truly had hoped they'd be able to save him.

tony hipchest
01-31-2007, 06:30 PM
just an update:

barbaro is still dead.

the bengals still suck...

...and none of their players were arrested today.

r.i.p. barbaro. may you finish 6 1/2 lengths ahead of all the others in your race through the pearly gates.

boLT fan
01-31-2007, 06:40 PM
http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~duke/stuff/glue.jpg

MACH1
01-31-2007, 07:18 PM
just an update:

barbaro is still dead.

the bengals still suck...

...and none of their players were arrested today.

r.i.p. barbaro. may you finish 6 1/2 lengths ahead of all the others in your race through the pearly gates.

Any Bungals get arrested today for sniffing glue? :sofunny:

tony hipchest
02-05-2007, 04:14 PM
i thought it was real classy for the colts to dedicate their win to the memory of barbaro.

in what has to be the news story of the year, its almost 24 hours after the start of the superbowl, and there has been no report of any bengals arrested in southbeach...yet.

83-Steelers-43
02-05-2007, 04:33 PM
Wow, I haven't been back to this thread for quite some time, but I am going to report page five to PETA. Expect Pamela Anderson and her two friends at your front door with a complaint by tomorrow morning.

sumo
02-05-2007, 04:44 PM
Wow, I haven't been back to this thread for quite some time, but I am going to report page five to PETA. Expect Pamela Anderson and her two friends at your front door with a complaint by tomorrow morning.

I want Pamela Anderson at my door where do I sign up to offend PETA?

83-Steelers-43
02-05-2007, 04:46 PM
I want Pamela Anderson at my door where do I sign up to offend PETA?

I could make a list but I will bite my tongue. :wink02:

tony hipchest
02-08-2007, 12:14 AM
barbaro is still dead.

and no bungles were arrested today.

Livinginthe past
03-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Breaking News : Conspiracy Theorists Insist Barbaro Still Alive

WEST GROVE, PA—Rumors and speculation that beloved racehorse Barbaro faked his own death last January in order to start a new life out of the public eye are beginning to surface among equine conspiracy theorists, who refuse to believe the horse would allow himself to be euthanized due to a broken right hind leg and laminitis of the left hoof.
Enlarge Image Conspiracy Theorists

Amateur video captures a brown horse, which some say resembles Barbaro, grazing in a field outside Missoula, MT.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/n_mckeown/Conspiracy-Theorists.jpg

"Barbaro lives," said Raleigh, NC resident and longtime fan Keith Greer, gesturing to the wall of his apartment he has papered with grainy black-and-white images of a horse he identifies as a healthy, fully recovered Barbaro. "These photographs were taken in Maryland on Feb. 11, 2007—precisely two weeks after Barbaro's supposed 'death.' Countless eyewitnesses in the area reported seeing a mysterious horse of Barbaro's size, coloration, and stature galloping freely about the corral with what each one described as a 'joyful gait, save for a suspicious limp in the right hind leg.'"

"This all adds up to one thing: Barbaro is still alive," Greer added. "That was a wax horse in that coffin."

Although most conspiracy theorists agree that Barbaro faked his death, his motives in doing so remain disputed. Some say he fled from increased media attention, while many claim Barbaro feared that he would never be able to live up to his own larger-than-life legend upon his recovery. Still other theories suggest that Barbaro ran off with an unidentified mare to start a family; that he is now roaming the countryside in disguise, mentoring and training troubled colts; and that he was attempting to dodge multiple death threats he received from a deranged Brother Derek fan.

"We do know several things," Greer said, poring over heavily notated New Bolton Veterinary Clinic medical documents. "We know that Barbaro went into the recovery pool Jan. 28 at 5:40 p.m. We know he ate corn and oats at 8:10 p.m. And we are told he was 'euthanized' at 10:30 a.m. the next morning. But! What happened during those 15 hours for which we have no records?"

Ever since the hoax rumors began circulating, hundreds of "Barbaro sightings" have come pouring in from around the nation, as grieving fans report seeing the horse everywhere from a secluded farm in Montana to the Iron Horse Stables in Arkansas to grazing in the backyard of 92-year-old racing enthusiast Ethel Vernon's Knoxville, TN home. Still others in Kentucky say they are woken from sleep on moonless nights by Barbaro's distinctive hoofbeats as he canters the streets outside Churchill Downs, reliving his former glory.

"I was driving near Saratoga Springs the other day, alone, when out of my passenger window I saw Barbaro galloping across an open field," said Davis Hammersly, who was in the crowd at the 2006 Preakness when Barbaro suffered his career-ending injury. "At first I thought I was seeing things, but I'm sure it was him. Same long face, same brown coat, same mane, tail and everything."

"You don't forget a horse like Barbaro," Hammersly added.

"I was at a little eighth-mile track outside of Bakersfield when a big brown 3-year-old won by nine lengths despite a hitch in his gait," said career horseplayer David Carnell. "Won big, too. I thought I'd found the next Barbaro. But the more I think about it, there's no way it was anyone else but Barbaro himself."

"I saw Barbaro in the parking lot at the mall," said 11-year-old New Hampshire resident Kimberly Drexel. "He was hiding behind a big car. I went to tell my mom, but then he was gone."

Many believers have begun searching for "clues" left behind by the former Kentucky Derby winner, with many agreeing that Barbaro's alleged method of death—euthanasia—provides the most striking evidence that his death was a hoax.

"How are we being led to believe that Barbaro—who fought so valiantly through all those injuries for eight months—suddenly just 'gave up' and allowed himself to be euthanized?" said Harry Matheson, author of The Barbaro Conundrum. "Barbaro would never die like that, and everybody knows it, and it's ludicrous to think that we would simply accept that he did."

On Tuesday, University of Pennsylvania criminologists, acting on a public petition, entered photos of Barbaro taken at the New Bolton Clinic only hours before his death into special face-aging software to determine what Barbaro would look like after two months. Results showed a remarkably similar-looking horse with a slightly longer mane.

Matheson has documented several other clues, including a leg cast found outside the home of Barbaro's trainer Michael Matz, his sire Dynaformer's continuing silence concerning the incident, and—perhaps most peculiar—the fact that just one day after his alleged death, a brown horse with a slight limp boarded a double-decker cattle trailer in Pennsylvania under the assumed name of "Serendipitous," an alias Barbaro reportedly used several times when checking into stables on the road.

"A surveillance camera at Lael Stables in West Grove, PA captured a brief image of a horse entering Barbaro's childhood stall at midnight on March 5, 2007," Matheson said as the two-second clip played on a continuous loop behind him. "The next day, there were fresh hoofprints in the mud, and the hay had been strewn about. He clearly came back for something. But what?"

Despite the legions of fans who now believe Barbaro is alive and well somewhere in the U.S., others within the horse-racing community are quick to dismiss the theory, claiming that Barbaro was in fact assassinated after the Kentucky Derby, that the horse who raced in his place at the Preakness was an imposter, and that Barbaro's injury was staged by the government as part of a massive cover-up to divert the nation's attention from crucial domestic issues and the war in Iraq

tony hipchest
03-16-2007, 07:25 PM
I KNEW IT!!!!!

viva la barbaro!

:yeehaw:

(anyone notice that sweet young fille grazing with him? he didnt want to just be pimped out to any old ho........rse. barbaro is a smart horse with pride. he realized there was more to life than just racing and ejaculating into a gallon jug; he wanted love.)

oh and no bengals were arrested today. but tomorrow is st. pattys day so if you live in cincinatti stay off the streets.

SteelCityMan786
03-17-2007, 06:23 PM
I KNEW IT!!!!!

viva la barbaro!

:yeehaw:

(anyone notice that sweet young fille grazing with him? he didnt want to just be pimped out to any old ho........rse. barbaro is a smart horse with pride. he realized there was more to life than just racing and ejaculating into a gallon jug; he wanted love.)

oh and no bengals were arrested today. but tomorrow is st. pattys day so if you live in cincinatti stay off the streets.

how can we be so sure that you knew this TH?

tony hipchest
03-17-2007, 07:01 PM
how can we be so sure that you knew this TH?lol this thread is still alive isnt it?

barbaro lives