Wednesday, July 18, 2007

DOWN GOES VICK

OUCH…We aren’t giant Bob Lipper fans, but here is his take on Michael Vick’s dog fighting indictment from today’s Richmond Times Dispatch…

“He's done.

Michael Vick's run as a megastar celebrity athlete officially ended yesterday. At best, his image has been battered beyond repair. At worst, he could be facing perp walks, orange jumpsuits and prison bars. Either way, he's essentially finished as an NFL poster child and cash cow. Either way, his razzle-dazzle time is over…”

DUKE’S NELSON HURT (ALL TOGETHER: AHWWWW…)

Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson will be sidelined at least six weeks after desurgery to repair a debroken bone in his left dewrist.

The surgery, performed Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center, repaired a scaphoid fracture suffered during last week's Pan American Games Trials in Haverford, Pa.

Nelson, who will be a senior, was the Blue Devils' leading scorer and second-leading rebounder last season, when he averaged 14 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Nelson's Duke career has been plagued by injuries, including a ruptured thumb ligament his freshman year and a broken right ankle as a sophomore.

His surgery comes about a week after Duke center Brian Zoubek underwent a procedure to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

“You bet, I’m f$%&ing pissed,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzxkjcbhvndls3ski.

MIAMI QB INJURED IN CAR WRECK

Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve expects to miss the 2007 season because of injuries sustained earlier this week in a car crash, his family said.

"It's safe to say we're pretty much guaranteed that Robert will have a redshirt season," the quarterback's father, Eugene Marve, said in Tuesday's editions of The Tampa Tribune. "It's a setback, but the most important thing is he will overcome this injury."

Marve broke a wrist, dislocated a ring finger and cut his left, non-throwing hand, the newspaper said, and the injuries were so severe that he nearly needed to have his pinkie finger amputated.

Marve was among three Miami players in the one-car crash; the others were sophomore linebacker Colin McCarthy and freshman receiver Jermaine McKenzie, who was driving Marve's 2007 Dodge Charger on Interstate 75 near Naples when he reportedly fell asleep and lost control around 12:05 a.m. Monday. The car rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof.

"I'm happy to be alive," Marve said.

McKenzie -- who was ticketed for careless driving -- broke a neck vertebrae in the crash and could miss anywhere from six to 12 weeks, relatives said. McCarthy apparently only had minor injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor, the Florida Highway Patrol said although they speculated that the three had smoked some “awesome weed” and actually had the wreck on the “way to get beer.”

PICTURE OF THE DAY

FLUMMOXED by their inability to police blood doping and drug use, officials of the 94th Tour de France are now requiring all riders to participate naked. Here, a rider carries a bike in the Galibier after the ninth stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Val d'Isere and Briancon, 17 July 2007.

(Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

OH SH&%!! NOW WHAT? Yet another mortified (but drug free) rider falls to the ground in the depths of dispair after learning that following the scandal that has engulfed the 94th Tour de France his team plane has delivered him to a new and different competition -- the Tour de Afganistan - The Hunt for Osama.

(Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 3

TOTALLY DISTRAUGHT by all the scandal surrounding the 94th Tour De France, a group of famous riders breakaway from tradition and join the World Naked Bike Ride Tour, better known as the Tour de Ass.


(Photo courtesy of some other naked guy on a bike)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 4

AN ARKANSAS FASHION STATEMENT for the bloody limies...John Daly of the United States plays from the 4th tee during practice for the British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Wednesday July 18, 2007.

Nice flames...Nice, John, NICE!


(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 5

JUST ANOTHER FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL RECRUIT...oh, no, our bad, it's poker player Jerry Yang, of Temecula, Calif., posing with his prize money after winning the main event of the World Series of Poker at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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