This whole thing with Ryan Hall pulling out of Chicago has me remembering Evel Knievel.
It was back when Evel tried jumping thirteen buses in Wembly Stadium. The take off ramp was too short and Evel knew it. He knew he wasn't going to have enough speed, but away he went. Later he explained "I knew I wasn’t going to make it, but what was I supposed to do – give ‘em their money back?” Crazy I guess. Stupid? I don't know. It's what made Evel great. It's what made people love him.