Ok I get it... so Vick and the Eagles are not all they were hyped up to be. But come on now, please get off of Vick's ass forbes and give the guy a break.
Happy Election day, and while many of the Geno’s Picks party
question if I am fit to lead another four years, I can promise you that this
week that my constituents here at the SBRForum are pleased to bring you four more NFL picks.
They’ll be up Friday
as I try to follow up my second straight 2-3 week that ended with the Bears
rolling into Philly and treating the Eagles more like they were on the Penn
State Campus than the Lincoln Financial field. In any case, while I continue to
right my ship, there’s always many a
hot hand to play at the Forum and this week that would be my buddy out my good
Johnson who had a perfect 4-0 Week 9. Nice Work Swinging Johnson… See I can
be partisan, even if the guy I’m shouting out is bi-curious. That said, let’s get to the takes…
Vick in Forbes’s
According to Forbes magazine—Michael Vick is still the NFL's least popular player. But as an educated football fan—despite the fact that my
picks this year say otherwise—I am offended that Forbes’s magazine thinks I
even care, as they pander to people with money and influence which have nothing
to do with the beauty of competition and redemption sports offers.
While Forbes’s magazine kisses the ass of
every animal lover possible knowing that so many fall into their wealthy target
market, they fail to see how much Michael Vick has done to make amends for the
incredulous error of his ways. Meanwhile, Chris Brown beat the living hell out of Rhianna,
bit her face and tried to throw her out of a moving car, and you know how hard it is
for these people to get a ride. All this, and yet after pleading guilty was sentenced to
Unlike Brown who made a
conscious choice to strike another woman repeatedly, Michael Vick he grew up
around that environment his whole life and fell into the wrong crowd. He hit rock
bottom and has made the most of his second chance. Look I DO NOT condone Vick’s former actions
but I DO support him in efforts to make things right.
He has served his time, admitted he was wrong
and has become an avid spokesperson for animal rights. And while the folks at Forbes sit there
focusing on the past, we can only truly judge someone by their actions of the
present. Vick has become the player we
all thought he could be in addition to the aforementioned community service
which speaks volume about him.
Meanwhile, in March of this year, Chris Brown
went on Good Morning America and when asked about the 2009 Rhianna incident
lost his mind and violently trashed the set. He has learned nothing other than money and thug life get you what you
want, Vick learned the real tragedy in life is not losing the money you think
you want, but the people you truly love. If you ask Vick today about what he did, you can see the shame on his
face. That is enough to make anyone forgive, especially when you realize Vick
has made more of his second chance than people like Jeff George, Steve Howe, and
the latest being South Carolina’s Stephen Garcia, made of their fifth chances.
wouldn’t read Forbes magazine even if I had money. Do all the surveys you want
Forbes but a true sports fan’s favorite and most disliked player changes from
week to week and—quite often—they are one in the same player. As a Chargers fan, right now Phillip Rivers
Oh and as for Chris Brown, I hear him and Rhianna are
tweeting each other; awesome. Maybe they
could get married and their wedding song could be “Hit me baby one more
I would love to know what do you think about all this… weigh
in on the SBR FROUM Forbes magazine voted Micahel Vick the NFL most hated player... your thoughts
Wildcard Wednesday tomorrow when I’ll step out of the
NFL, and off my soapbox to chat all things sports.