Texas man, prior to execution: ‘God bless, and the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers’

Moments before he received a lethal injection as punishment for the confessed murders of five people, Robert Wayne Harris, 40, took one last chance to give a shout-out to his favorite baseball team.

Harris, who confessed to murdering five people 12 years ago at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job, was executed Thursday night, but not before he made the ultimate demonstration of the philosophy that no matter what, no matter how dire the situation you find yourself in may be, you “Gotta support the team,” right up to the bitter end.

According to a report in The Washington Post, Harris, after expressing his love for his brother and three friends who were witnessing his execution, said, “I’m going home. I’m going home. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be alright. God bless, and the Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers.”

There you have it. That’s the kind of thing that can serve as a rallying cry for the Rangers heading into the postseason. “Let’s do it for Robert Wayne Harris! Gooooo Rangers!”

Also, if you would like to read essentially the exact same story, only from March but not about a condemned man using his last moments to praise the Texas Rangers but instead to profess his love for the Dallas Cowboys, you can click right here.

Jeez, what’s the deal with people about to be executed in Texas? They love their sports, I guess.

[H/T Off the Bench]

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49 Comments

  1. Bob

    September 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The guy killed five people I don’t think the Rangers or any of its fans want to hear about some murderer cheering for their team.

    Who cares what team or how big of a fan this guy is, he killed five innocent people at a car wash.

    • Karter

      September 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      i second you brother he makes me wish i wasnt black.

      • shutUP

        September 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

        His blackness has nothing to do with yours, CLOWN. If it does, you have bigger issues thank you think. SMH

        • LMAO

          September 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

          I agree with shutUP. You have to be kind of special to make that comment! LMAO

        • Ragg

          September 22, 2012 at 8:17 am

          I agree with you a 100%, you have all these white murderers and pédophiles, but you never hear a white person says it makes them wish they weren’t white, but you have buffoon like Karter that are unsecured in who they are, and wish they were somebody else… Just remember, there are more black people out there doing the right things then the ones that are doing bad things.

          • FJ in Denver

            September 22, 2012 at 9:51 am

            @ RAGG – According to federal crime data, blacks are 13% of the population yet commit over 50% of all murders. They also commit 25% of serial killings and rapes. I won’t even get into STD statistics. It’s even worse.

            That said, whites often say they wish they weren’t white – not based on crime data, but rather decades of one-sided racial hate propaganda based on white guilt narratives and selective outrage.

            • Ragg

              September 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

              Whatever statistics that makes you feel better about the race who has murdered more people in the history of mankind, the race who is full of serial killers, child molesters, incestuous relationships… Yeah go ahead with your blacks are 13% but committed 50% of crimes… If it’s so bad for you white folks, let’s switch places… Moron.

              • Kelly H

                September 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

                You all have me asking, Uh?? What does it matter. The guy paid his dues for the crime. It never occured to me what color the guy was until somebody mentioned it. My whole thing was to bad for his family to lose him and for the Rangers to be mentioned in such a negative way. No, I would not want my team mentioned by a killer dying in the process of an execution. But who care if he is white, black or otherwise. He is dead and that’s the bottom line.

                • OttotheIllustrious

                  September 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

                  “It never occured to me what color the guy was until somebody mentioned it.”

                  Did the large picture of the murderer leading this story not offer a clue? If he dyed his skin white, would not recognize that he’s black? What kind of brainwashing did mommy professor inflict on you that you deny what your God given eyes tell you? If “race doesn’t matter” then why are millions of third worlders pouring into EVERY and ONLY white countries and ONLY white children are forced to “assimilate” with foreign races until there are no more white children left (but Africa will still be filled w/ Africans, and Asia will still be filled w/ Asians). No to white genocide. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

                  • Baba Yatahma

                    September 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

                    It’s sad when a simple execution of a murderer can
                    cause a racial divide over a comment he made on his death debut. When you travel the world you will see everybody every where. Plus don’t forget how white people aquired this land called America. Lay down the arms and let live everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  • dom

                    September 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

                    blacks are emigrating into asia as well. there’s millions of illegal africans in Guangzhou China. thousands of them rioted last year when a African who had assaulted a Chinese woman over a traffic accident died in police custody.

                    not to mention the large numbers of whites who go over to China, Japan and Korea now and actively bitch and moan like blacks and jews do about this country (and these whites aren’t even IMMIGRANTS but foreign workers there for a couple years)

            • brotherscoe

              September 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

              @ Ragg, does your crime stats, account for the slanted and discriminatory arrest made against black people, based on lies told by whites that it was a black that committed the crime, only to discover it was the white accuser that did it. Also DNA have released blacks wrongly convicted on numerous occasions. Just thought I mention it, because I know a smart guy like you, wouldn’t want to over look this info.

              • dom

                September 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

                yes the crime statistics do account for that.

                just like every IQ test that establishes that blacks are stupid accounts for social and economic differences. for example black kids adopted by white families, poor whites and asians etc score higher

                keep in mind that discrimination existed against african americans but similar discrimination existed against asian and latino youth but the crime statistics for them do not come close to black crime.

                to be CLEAR, in VIOLENT CRIME such as rape, murder, assault, gun crime, young black males are 2-3% of the population (black 14-35) but commit over THIRTY PERCENT of all violent crimes.

                there was clear discrimination in sentencing in the 80s and 90s over crack cocaine but that doesn’t account for the fact that a huge portion of the black male population end up in jail for a variety of offenses.

                there was a recent study that shows that black males LIVE LONGER when in instutitional care than on their own… that is shocking. blacks are better cared for in prison than when left to their own devices in the real world.

                also keep in mind that half of black males have STDs and less than 1/3 of them live with/care for their own children.

                black folks have a lot of issues. discrimination is one but there are social, economic and biological issues at play that make them scrubs.

                instead of pointing fingers work on your community

          • W.T.F.101

            September 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

            But there is ALOT more white people doing good things than bad.Its the truth,not taking sides,just saying.Sutistics show it.

            • sam160

              September 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

              What are sutistics?

        • fREEMAN dAVIS

          September 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          aSS HOLE, hATES HIMSELF SO MUCH HE WISHES HE WAS WHITE. a PITFUL SOUL

      • sheila

        September 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

        Karter,
        You make me wish I wasn’t black. You moron.

    • PowerSurge

      September 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Bottom line: who cares what the murderer says in the end? IN the old country, they did it mercifully by shooting them while they slept in jail. If you ask me, it’s too nice. You murder someone, you should be offed the same exact way.

    • Thomas Lewis

      September 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I feel for the families of the 5 that were killed,and agree with you 100 percent,it should of said,loser cheer’s team,show’s no remorse for 5 killed.

  2. John

    September 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Do it for robert wayne harris? are you that stupid? awesome when people have die-hard love for their team, literally, but never cheer or devote anything special to a murder. not just 1 murder, he killed 5. burn in hell.

    • Vince

      September 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

      This person should hope God allows murderers in heaven.

      • sssanna

        September 22, 2012 at 2:09 am

        There probably is no god, and if there is he is nothing to respect for allowing all the suffering.

        • agreen67

          September 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm

          We can’t blame the suffering of man on God. Even though there are things like natural disasters and sickness and disease, alot of man’s suffering is caused by other men. If there weren’t any bad times then we could never experience what good times feel like. Weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning…God Bless You!!!

      • willis

        September 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

        he does remember there was a murder to his right and Jesus sail this day u will be in heaven so yes if he asked for forgivness he will be there

    • Chalie

      September 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

      John, it was sarcasm.

  3. scott

    September 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    He’s going home alright…straight to fkn hell, where pissbag maggots like him go! He thinks he can twist the knife and cause the families of his victims a lil pain by saying he’s forgiven and going to heaven, but we all know there is a special place for punks like him! Enjoy rotting….you pathetic, gutless, Godless POS!

    • jack sprat

      September 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

      To whom were you talking, Barabbas?

    • Dung Pie

      September 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Actually he shot all of them. He didn’t twist the knife. Killed the manager who fired him & the workers he first came into contact with until one employee ran out of the car wash and called 911. That was one day when it sucked to be the early bird.

      GO RANGERS !!!

  4. Morgan J

    September 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Writer should be fired for this article..statement was highly inappropriate, and not even remotely funny.

  5. Ken

    September 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

    A baseball team……… He takes the life of 5 people and his last words are of a baseball team. Yet another waisted moment in a life of poor decisions. Why do people enjoy and even celibrate such misguided and moraless animals?

  6. Some Guy

    September 22, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Why are articles like this even written?

    If you knew one of the five people murdered wouldn’t you be absolutely disgusted that this guy gets press coverage because he mentioned a sports team before his death? The only reason the original NBC article exists, along with this poorly copied garbage, is to get more website traffic…

    Rallying cry? Really? Jason, could you have come up with a more offensive statement?

  7. Dennis

    September 22, 2012 at 8:20 am

    If he sincerely repents and asks for forgiveness, then he will be welcomed into Heaven if he has accepted Christ as his personal savior. That is what our loving God does.

    • Martin

      September 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      And how exactly can you prove that that’s exactly what god does to bad people? You christians with your preaching are getting more and more rediculous each day. You believe so badly, keep it to yourself and god will know, you dont have to go around talking about it. It doesnt make you any more christian than anybody else… by the way with that statement you made, now some kid who just read this, is gonna go and kill few people, cause he knows if he is sorry he’ll go to heaven anyways. Nice going moron.

  8. Dung Pie

    September 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    This is the whiniest forum I’ve read in a long time. Low testosterone sufferers???

  9. Guderian

    September 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The white man has never committed a sin other races have not committed. It is the good things he has done that are unique.
    The social conditioning of my people, the white race, over past 5 decades to have white guilt is part and parcel of the ongoing program of white genocide. The attempt to destroy, in whole or in part, EVERY White country through 3rd World immigration and ‘assimilation’ is GENOCIDE.
    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  10. Wanttoexhale

    September 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Denver I don’t knbow where you get 13% but for you information there are more STD’s in you community than any others. AIDS/HIV is so much of your culture it’s rediculous. You sit around while your kids have group sex, white mothers having sex with their sons and the fathers with daughter you should be ashamed. You people put these false statistics out there and the other races are so dumb that they believe what you say coming from the race that lies the most to get where they are. I have a white neighbor that has AIDS and he said and I quote” No one told me when they gave it to me so I’m not telling anyone when I give it to them”. And he only sleeps with white guys married, single or gay. He said that in the white community they have so many married guys in the closet that are married and having sex with gay guys and he has the nerve to brag about it how he’s spreading AIDS. He said that he went to a private doctor so that no one will know like all white do so that it doesn’t get reported to disease control or health department. You’re all sick and demented.

    • Baba Yatahma

      September 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

      All people have sinned and fall short of the GLory of Our Creator. Stop the finger pointing. Grow up and realize that we all live on this little rock that we call the planet EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. re

    September 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the breaking story “wantoexhale”. Now go see what your thieving,violent, shiftless brothers are up to today. It’s Saturday and the brothers are looking for victims everywhere as they hide in the shadows!

    • wanttoexhale

      September 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Your race thanks you you’re no better than hitler, Sadam, or Bin Laden, you’re all white and kill for the meer fun of it because others don’t agree with what you say. The diseases that you spread on this earth like rats and then try to blam other for what you do. The people that you and your ancestors robbed from to get where you are today. Nothing but thieves that hide behind others and when the time comes out you come like roaches. The innocent people you have killed. You forget about people like Jeffery Dahmer, The lady that drove her kids into a lake and said a black guy did it. In florida they have more whites on death row than blacks for killing. Just like the guy that shot all of those people a couple of mnths ago. Why didn’t he just kill himself but no you people try to take everyone with you. Don’t forget you people know the system and say that you’re mentally insane. what about the Columbine High School massacre I guess they wasn’t white that killed all of those kids. Your pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. red

    September 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    If it’s illegal to execute the mentally disturbed we would basically not be able to execute any black males.

    • wanttoexhale

      September 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      The worst thing about it is that all whites claim that they’re mentally disturbed when they kill, that’s why none of them gets executed instead because they’re so many white molesting they’re killed in prison.

    • stopthis

      September 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

      White people do kill more people than black people for sure

  13. Tnut

    September 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    so when he was 28 he killed 5 people for being fired from a carwash. Being fired was a sign it was time to grow up, be a man, and move on to something better. NOT kill people!!!

  14. schema

    September 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Glad to see the writer inject a bit of levity into the affair. Now go talk to the relatives of the five people he murdered.

  15. SherryTA

    September 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    So what about the 5 people. It was 12 yrs ago. The manager probably had it coming. Get over it. Hope those Rangers win and this fella is in Heaven whether you like it or not.

  16. Educated blackman teaching inbred white kids

    September 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Hey Red, how bout you come and say that face to face, punka$$. You girly whiteboys got alot of courage in cyberspace huh.

    • educated white man

      September 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      lol @educated blackman teaching inbred white kids that is one of the only true real things said on this blog, “AND IM WHITE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Bubba Ganoosh

    September 23, 2012 at 6:50 am

    You people are something else, This piece of crap doesnt deserve the effort you are exerting or the time your wasting.

  18. Miles

    September 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Evil has no color barrier.

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