Archive for August 23rd, 2007

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Marbury needs to keep quiet

Knicks Rumors & News

Memo to Stephon Marbury: Stick to selling sneakers.

During an appearance in Albany, New York Wednesday to promote his popular and inexpensive ‘Starbury’ sneakers — which are a great thing — Marbury did something that wasn’t so great.

He defended Michael Vick, who has said through his attorneys that he will plead guilty to charges stemming from a federal dogfighting investigation.

“I think it’s tough,” Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. “I think, you know, we don’t say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It’s just behind closed doors.”

Say what? A sport? I’m sure the folks at PETA, the animal rights organization, just loved to hear that statement.

Oh, and I’m sure PETA would agree with Marbury’s characterization of Vick as a “good human being.”

Of course, it’s not the first time this off-season that the New York Knicks point guard has said some strange things. Oh, and how is it that Vick is a good human being …

Jets vs Giants Preview

Jets Rumors & News

Although it hasn’t officially been announced yet (and probably won’t be before the game), expect the #14 pick in this year’s draft, Darrelle Revis, to start against the Giants. He’ll lineup across from either Amani Toomer or Plaxico Burress. The fastest way for Coach Eric Mangini to gauge how far along his #1 pick is will be to see him in action against starting NFL receivers. After only five days in camp following a lengthy holdout, Revis apparently has grasped the mental part of the game very quickly. And there was never any doubt about his physical abilities.

Following practice yesterday, teammate Laveranues Coles had this to say about Revis, via Lenn Robbins of the NY Post:

“He has a confidence,” Coles said. “He has the confidence of a great corner. I mean, I’ve played against Ty Law, I worked with Champ Bailey, and [Darrelle] has all of those qualities. He’s not afraid to get in and mix it up with anybody.”

Coach Eric Mangini followed that comment up with his thoughts on the mental …

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