Friday, March 20, 2009

There's Something Fishy About Biffle's Injured Ribs

Matt Kenseth will take over Greg Biffle's ride in the Nationwide race Saturday due to an off-track incident that left The Biff with some bruised ribs.

When asked how he managed to injure himself so severely during the first off week of the season, Biffle offered a somewhat dubious explanation:

"I wish I had a better story, I really do. Me and a couple buddies went out fishing on Tuesday night and we were just messing around in our cove right there and we came back to the dock. I jumped over to the dock and the boat was kind of drifting out a little bit. One guy had the front corner and I said, ‘I’m gonna jump back over and grab a rope and then jump back again.’ It was about 11:30, so there was a little bit of dew in the air and the platform must have been wet, and when I jumped over it just shot my foot out from underneath me. It turned me around backwards and put me right on my side and on my back on the edge of the boat. It’s not a normal boat. It’s got a sharp edge on it because it has a platform on the front, so it’s just one of those freak, stupid accidents where you take a fall and you have no way to stop it or brace it or grab because I was over top of water. You’re gonna land on your ribs with all your weight, plus you jumped on top of it, so it was a stupid deal. If I had to do it over, I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. Everybody’s jumped onto a boat before, but I just lost my footing."

If you believe The Biff slipped on that dock simply because there was "dew in the air" I've got a bridge to nowhere I'd like to sell you. More likely, there was a little of that old "mountain dew" in his system.

1 comment:

  1. whatever, he's a grown man of legal age to drink and there wasn't any race the next day, so what's the deal? Sorry he got hurt, but why does he owe anyone an explanation other than the one he gave?