Thursday, April 26, 2007

Your Daily Fix 4.26.07 [J. Mark English]

  • More bad news for Michael Vick...this is from ESPN: Police conducting a drug investigation raided a Virginia house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated, as well as items associated with dog fighting, authorities said.

    State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said Vick's relative, Davon Boddie, 26, lives in the house. Vick owns the property, but does not live there and was not present when a search warrant was executed in a drug investigation Wednesday night, Carr said.

  • John Czarnecki breaks down the worst and best draft picks in the NFL over the years.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs deny that they are trying to trade Larry Johnson. That could be considered a poor deal for the Chiefs. But remember when the Cowboys traded away Hershel Walker to the Vikings back in 1988? That trade gave the Cowboys a numerous amount of first round pick which they used to draft Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith. Wouldn't the Vikings have liked to take that trade back...
  • Sammy Sosa belted two more home runs, as he is in sorts in the middle of resurrection of a career this year with the Texas Rangers. He set the record today by hitting a home run in his 44th ball park, the most ever by a batter.
  • John Smoltz will more likely finish his career as an Atlanta Brave. Atlanta offered him a well deserved contract extension that could keep him with the team through at least 2010.
  • In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers are dealing with their first "bout" with adversity after losing badly last night against the Buffalo Sabres.
  • Could a knee injury keep Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets out of game 3?
  • Could Larry Brown wind up as the next GM/coach of the Grizzlies?
  • What can go to the top of Everest but not Taiwan? Stephen Wade of the Scotsman explains.
  • Mike Penner, a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times will go on hiatus for a few weeks, and return with a new name, Christine. He will be a she.
  • Finally tonight, a legend in the world of politics, and film passed away. Jack Valenti died at the age of 85. Make sure you take the time to read a little bit about him. He was a lobbyist and trusted presidential adviser. A great man indeed.