I'm reading the NY Post this morning and I come upon this story about a drunk who lost a leg because he fell into a subway's path a few years ago. Turns out that the guy sued NYC Transit and won a solid $2.3MM because the jury felt that the train operator should have stopped the subway. Yeah, I know.
The part of the story that got me was that Dustin Dibble (the one-legged drunk) is a huge Sabres fan and was getting oiled up watching his team before he fell on the tracks.
From the Post:
Dibble, then an investigator for Bergdorf Goodman, had gone out with friends to an Upper West Side bar on April 25, 2006, to watch his beloved Buffalo Sabres take on the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL playoff game. Smiley said his client was heading back to Staten Island when he entered the station at about 1:30 a.m. He doesn't recall anything else.
He got hammered watching what was an 8-2 Sabres win, fell on the tracks going back to STATEN ISLAND (awesome. He didn't even get to the ferry!), lost a leg and didn't remember it. What a joke. We could argue all day about the verdict and payout from the trial but this kid is one of the biggest boozebag hockey fans in the league. I mean, I've heard of blacking out during periods, games and even an entire series one time but I never heard of a guy wake up without a leg.
I just added this kid to the long list of hockey fans that I know from Buffalo who are ridiculous boozebags. The Sabres fanbase can really drink. When we were in town for the New Year's game there were girls in tubetops doing shots right up until they had to go to the stadium to pregame. It was unbelievable.
My question to you is:
Which NHL team has the drunkest fanbase?
Also: Would you give up a leg for $2.3MM?