In August of '95 I watched a LongEZ go through the fence at the end of the runway in Prescott, AZ. Two killed. Two weeks later, I watched the Berkut that Rick Fessenden was flying at Santa Paula spin in during an air show there.
This stuff you don't ever forget.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.