Say you don’t love him, my Salamander. Why do you need him? Oh no, don’t answer, oh no. I’m getting closer, I’m getting closer to your heart. -Paul McCartney
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! According to ESPN, a government official says imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick has been approved for release to home confinement. He was supposed to go to a halfway house, but a lack of beds could mean he will be released to his home as soon as May 21st. How about that? It seems like just yesterday he was imprisoned. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now the question is, how far away is he from playing in the NFL?
Transgressions or no transgressions, as soon as Roger Goodell reinstates Vick back into the league, he will find a job. Good quarterback are like lefty pitchers, they will always find work. Michael Vick is a good quarterback. Michael Vick is a very good quarterback.
Once upon a time in Minneapolis, Michael Vick rushed for a record 173 yards, including the winner winner chicken dinner. The winner winner chicken dinner 46-yard dash in overtime that left us all in awe. That left us so breathless ahhhh. That was just the beginning.
Vick would be named to three Pro Bowls and Choo Chho Charlied a 27-7 thorough demolishing of Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers as the Falcons became the first team ever to beat the Packers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in the postseason. After that game, Dan Marino cooed, “I would pay to watch Michael Vick play.” Tom Jackson gushed, ”The most athletic player in the league, for the first time in history, is a quarterback. It’s Gale Sayers, it’s O.J. Simpson, it’s Deion Sanders with the ball in his hand every single play.”
Next thing you know, he is toppled off his pedestal like some Saddam Hussein statue. Next thing you know, he is public enemy number one. It’s no fun, being on the run, because they got me, Public Enemy number one. One one one. Now he’s on his way back to becoming a number one quarterback once again. Make no mistakes, some NFL team will take a chance on this cat. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of who.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!