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Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

Posted on: March 12, 2011 11:23 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Some crazy stuff happened on Friday in the NFL world. But the news that Cris Collinsworth was one of the 83 patrons onboard a float-away restaurant in Kentucky is just freaking odd.

No, there's not a typo there -- Jeff Ruby's Waterfront restaurant, which normally floats on top of the Ohio River while being moored to land, broke free from whatever wasn't holding it well enough and took off down the Ohio. And Collinsworth was on board. And yes, he's (apparently) safe.

"Luckily the people on the boat called," Covington Fire Department Capt. Chris Kiely said.

Indeed. Because, you know, being on a restaurant that's floating down a freaking river and not calling for help means that either a) everyone's already doomed or b) it's full of zombies. And neither of those options are really good.

The patrons were also helped by the fact that the restaurant became "wedged against the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge" (great name, by the by) and therefore didn't travel even further down the Ohio.

There's yet to be any confirmation of this modern day, culinary version of a Twain tale from Collinsworth's side, and because we're far enough out from the football season, there might not be. But at some point he's going to have to tell his side of the story, and if I have to guess, it'll sound something like whenever passengers think a plane is going down but everything ends up being just fine.

Only with more gravy.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

Took me time for them to think about the full reports in addition to article content, this story is generally terrific nevertheless the very responses sell even more discuss notions, cheers.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 15, 2011 8:29 am
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

There should be a law for all water float-able devices that they must have a backup/steerable motor, thus converting them to drivable and controllable conveyances.   This was a very lucky, although funny, outcome.   I know that this suggestion is wetblanketish.  If I was on such a "barge", I would feel safer.




Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2011 12:16 am
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

  Why all the the non love for Collinsworth?  His voice might be a bit raspy, but I think he's one of the best color guys out there.  The boat things kinda funny, but show Chris some credit, he knows football.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

With Collinsworth onboard I though this may have been a floating alternative lifestyle bar...

At least the Ohio River wasnt on fire....again

because then you would have had a flaming floating restaurant with Collinsworth on board....




man this post sucks



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

Probably the most exciting news coming out of the NFL this season.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:51 am
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

I think Soup20 has exactly the right idea...please put Chris Collinsworth, Tim McCarver, Joe Morgan, Matt Millen, etc. and all the other superfluous and babbling idiots on Sports commentaries, and send them to Al Davis heaven.



Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2011 8:29 am
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

As always, his story will start out with "When I was with the Bengals. . ."



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 12:49 am
 

Collinsworth on board float-away restaurant in KY

I can't help laughing about this, I wonder if he will give a play by play account of what happened,for once I might actually listen to what he says.


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