When news of a shooting at Michael Vick’s birthday party surfaced and folks began to point the finger, I didn’t flinch. There will be folks in VA who will love Michael Vick no matter what and I assume Mike wanted to show his appreciation with these folks in mind. Could there have been better decisions made by Mike regarding party schematics? Hell yeah and he admits this. We’ll never know what exactly went down but for writers across the land to put the screws to Vick in a situation where it’s supremely evident he was innocent is again the reason why this site is in existence.
From here on in Mike’s transgressions will be mouthed every time he suits up and that’s something he must deal with. As training camp begins, Michael Vick is the Eagles insurance policy and it appears this will be a break out year for Vick if given the opportunity. I’m sure there are those in the front office who know he’s the Eagles best chance to win but because Kevin Kolb has been groomed and re-upped, he’s the man…for now. The indicator will be Kolb’s ball security in crucial moments. The third and ten moments, the fourth quarter down by 6 late in Dallas moments. McNabb didn’t throw interceptions and whether Kolb will be properly scrutinized for picks remains to be seen. Mike Vick will be hated until the day he dies from a large portion of society but trust the NFL knows he has a place in the league if nothing more than for simple economic benefit.
To the links…
Michael Vick will not face discipline from Goodell (NFL)
Straight from the pen of a pro: Feminine Athlete Means Homophobic Now? (Yardbarker)
Karen Sypher Trial: The Opening Arguments (Kentucky Sports Radio)
Lorenzen Wright: Ex-Wife Asks for Help Finding Missing Basketball Player (WREG)
Matt Garza faces minimum; throws Rays first no hitter (MLB)
Kiffin, USC sued by Titans (Knox News)
2 Drexel basketball players & friend surrender in robbery targeting coed (Philly)
A priest in eastern Europe has been accused of drowning a baby boy as he baptized him (9 News)
Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf (Mathaba)
Bin Laden among latest Wikileaks Afghan revelations (BBC)
U.S. Government: You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone (Mashable)