How Drunk Is He? Canadian Football League Fan Climbs To Top Of Goal Posts, Survives Slide Down


This is why football stadium operations directors should always butter their goal posts.


We’re talking about a guy (drunk 34-year-old) who scaled to the very top of the post at a Hamilton vs. Calgary game this past weekend.

If you think dropping posts is dangerous, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Posted: September 18, 2009

Premise of Video: (from vlogger) Sorry so shaky! I was really cold. Guy who climbed goal post at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Calgary Stampeders game, Sept. 18 at Ivor Wynne.

Climax of Video: The very beginning. Um, son, you might want to quit drinking, taking drugs, etc. The tightrope walk on the goal post is very impressive, too.

Conclusion: This guy must have ruled gym class rope climbing contests.

The local media was all over this one, even getting this comment from a police officer.

Hamilton police Sergeant Terri-Lynn Collings was in the stands with her 11-year-old son. As the climber leaned back and appeared to nearly lose his grip a few times, she caught herself thinking about the possibility of her boy watching a man plummet to his death — those who were there know this wouldn’t have been a far-fetched ending — and quietly whispering, “Don’t fall, don’t fall.”

Her son would’ve never forgotten this game.

“Mom, remember that time I asked to see an NFL game and you took me to the Hamilton game instead?”

“You’re the best mom ever!”

Is there a CFL protocol for handling games where a guy fell to his death after climbing goal posts?


“We’d have to suspend play and then make a determination of how we’re going to handle it,” (an official) says.

Yeah, this would probably create some interesting issues, like how to handle the psyche of the quarterback after watching a guy plummet. And the cheerleaders.

You’d need to bring in counselors.

Just so many issues. Our solution. Butter your goal posts.

[Security review after Ticat fan climbs uprights – The Spec]