Friday, July 2, 2010

Can Damon Evans Survive DUI and Having Female Friend In Car!

This is a story that won't get national attention, but Damon Evans the University of Georgia Athletic Director is fighting for his job after being stopped Wednesday night and charged with DUI in metro Atlanta. Evans, who is married, also had "a female friend" in the car with him. He oversees one of the most prominent athletic departments in the country, but it's very possible that he may not keep his job because of this transgression.

I may be wrong on this one, but my sense it that Evans probably will not survive. He was a major advocate of no drinking and driving on campus, and just the charge reduces his credibility to zero. All of this, and we haven't even addressed the female friend issue. It's very possible that he drank away a half million dollar a year paying job.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Marcus Vick May Have Been Involved In Club Shooting!

The Michael Vick club shooting story has new revelations by the day. The latest twist is that Vick's brother Marcus Vick may have been involved somehow in the shooting. Now to be fair this is just speculation, but it's already known that Marcus and Michael Vick did not leave in the same car and that Michael left prior to the shooting.

The primary question regarding all things Michael Vick is whether this is enough to get him banished from the N.F.L. under an assumed zero tolerance policy. Unfortunately for Vick, that's going to be commissioner Roger Goodell's decision.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is Wooing Of King James Justified?

LeBron James is just a few hours away from becoming an unrestricted free agent and able to negotiate with any team in the N.B.A.. The fascinating thing about the wooing of the 2 time MVP is that while James is undoubtedly a great player, he is heading into his 8th season in the league and has yet to win a championship. Yes it can be argued that he hasn't had the supporting cast of Kobe Bean Bryant, but his mental toughness justifiably came into question this year when his team the Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the playoffs to the Boston Celtics after having the league's best record.

It has to asked whether LeBron James is as tough as fellow peers Bryant and Dwyane Wade, who also has a championship. If LeBron James wants to have the legacy of a Bryant he needs to stay with his current team and ultimately lead them to the promised land. He has an owner that is willing to spend money, and he needs to trust management to make the right decisions as well as his teammates. A one man band cannot win a championship, just as Kobe.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Slow Drip On Michael Vick Party Story!

The Michael Vick birthday party story seems to bring new revelations everyday, which may not be a good thing for Mr. Vick. When the story first broke about the 30th birthday party held in Virginia Beach last week, Vick's former friend and co-defendant in his dog fighting conviction Quanis Phillips apparently showed up, confronted Vick and possibly threw cake at Vick. The fact that Phillips was shot outside the nightclub after the altercation is where the story gets sketchy.

Vick states that he had left the club at the time of the shooting, however, in this New York Post story it states that according to witnesses the shooting occurred within 5 minutes of the alleged altercation. As part of Vick's parole, Vick is not allowed to associate with any of his co-defendants. This story is like a slow drip which may not be good for Mr. Vick. If he was at the party at the time of the shooting and he's lying about his account it could be the end of his football career.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Welcome Back El DeBarge!

As usual the quality of the BET Awards held last night in Los Angeles was in the eye of the beholder. There were some very good performances and bewildering ones all in the span of over 3 hours. I won't comment on the Michael Jackson tribute since everyone thinks that Chris Brown did M.J. proud. I was glad to see El DeBarge resurface in a national television performance with a medley of his hits.

El had had a well chronicled drug and legal issues, but Rick Ross stated on the after party that he was ready to record with falsetto voiced singer. I'm not sure how relevant DeBarge's music can be in today's music climate, but the old music still sounds so so good.