Look, I’m as big a video game nerd as the next one, but even I know that it’s a bad idea to try and recreate a video game in real-life:
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson police said a game ended up with a 23-year-old man struck by an SUV.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 123 and College Avenue at about 9 p.m. Monday.
[…] Investigators said they later determined that the man and his friends were talking about playing a game known as “Frogger.”
[…] Police said before he was hit, the 23-year-old yelled “go” and darted into oncoming traffic where he was struck by a 2010 Lexus SUV.
There’s a reason Frogger is just a video game and not an organized sport and it’s nothing to do with the fact that you play a frog. This potential Darwin Award winner managed to luck out, however, and wasn’t killed by the SUV.
Though one would hope it knocked a little sense into him.