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Motor City runs over Feherty

Posted on: August 9, 2008 9:19 am
 

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Phil Mickelson walked off the 18th green at the 90th PGA Championship late Friday and was interrupted before he could even begin.

"Don't even start," David Feherty said. "Don't, don't do it. I have already heard them all."

Feherty, an analyst for CBS Sports, was waiting to conduct a post-round interview with Lefty, leaning on an aluminum cane that he had purchased after getting clipped by a car for the second time this summer while bicycling.

Mickelson could not resist and deadpanned: "Have you considered finding another hobby?"

Good question. Given the affable Irishman's luck, it's as though he has a target on his back. After getting sideswiped in Texas in March, sustaining three broken ribs, a punctured lung and an elbow injury that is so severe, he can barely bend his arm, Feherty nearly became road kill on Tuesday while riding near his Detroit-area hotel.

"I think he might have been aiming for me this time," Feherty said.

He's basically guessing, since he has no recall of what happened -- the motorist didn't stop.

Feherty was knocked out cold and was left on the side of the road for several minutes before he made his way back to the hotel, where CBS staffers saw him staggering around and callled an ambulance, which carted him off for X-rays. Even though he was wearing a helmet, he suffered a concussion. He also re-injured a shoulder and suffered a bruised posterior.

He cracked to reporters: "I think I have three butt cheeks now."

He might have a few extra cracks in his head, too, because this has become downright dangerous.

Feherty travels to PGA Tour events with three cycles stashed in the CBS trucks, so he can ride when working on the road. As ever, Feherty turned his mishap into a comedy routine, adjusting the aluminum cane (purchased at Walmart) to its shortest length, standing in a stooped position and reeling off lines from Marty Feldman's hilarious hunchback character, Igor, in the Mel Brooks comedy flick, Young Frankenstein.

"Hump, what hump?" Feherty cracked.

 

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Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 12:08 am
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

Michigan vehicle code section 257.657

States that a person riding a bicycle on the roadway has all of the rights and and is subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.

code section 257.660 prohibits the riding of bicycles on sidewalks intended for pedestrian use.




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2008 9:03 pm
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

Gator_Homer that was an outstanding post !!! 



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2008 6:14 pm
 

Seriously, Mr. Feherty ...

... Maybe you should take Mickelson's advice and find another healthy hobby. We'd rather laugh at your jokes than cry at your funeral!



Since: Jan 5, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2008 5:25 pm
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

If you were trying to be funny, it didn't work.



Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2008 4:42 pm
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

What about this article gives you enough detail to assume that he was disobeying the rules of the road?  And since when are sidewalks for bicycles?  What about people walking?  If, according to you, going 20mph in the middle of traffic is a hazard for everyone on the road, people walking at 2 mph in the middle of bike traffic is a hazard for everyone there. 

"He totally deserves getting hit."

You sound like a complete moron...its no wonder you can't find the shift key.  Keep griping about issues you no nothing about, have no solutions for, and then wish harm upon others.  Good job, you're a big man now.







Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2008 12:59 am
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

im sure he deserved it.. its time these bi--cyclers learned that the road is for cars and they belong on the side walk. going 20 mph in the middle of traffic is a hazard for everyone. there are more than enough bike trails in the detroit area for him to ride on.. he totally deserves getting hit. 




Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2008 9:45 pm
 

Motor City runs over Feherty

Feherty needs to ride the bikes at a gym.  Those are stationary.  He can chew gum while riding those.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2008 7:10 pm
 

I agree with Mickelson ...

Feherty needs to find another hobby. Or maybe find an indoor bicycle track.


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