Tribute: Evel Knievel dies at age of 69.

If there was one person that nearly every boy in the U.S. pretended to be it was Evel Knievel. Man, how many times we all setup wooden ramps and jumped our single speed bikes over our friends, other bikes, well basically anything. All of this was fueled by the occasional appearance of Knievel on the infamous Wide World of Sports.

In this classic video from February 17th, 1974 Knievel successfully jumps 11 Mack trucks. This video is all the more classic because it features commentary by Howard Cosell and Don Meredith. In recent years Knievel suffered from failing health. As a victim of diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung condition. He also had a liver transplant in 1999 after he almost died from hepatitis C, a disease that he likely got through a blood transfusion.