Monday, July 27, 2009

On Opinions

One of the things that I've noticed happens frequently in the sports world is that the sports media seeks out opinions on hot topics from weird places. For example, a few months ago, somebody looking for an opinion on whether Alex Rodriguez belongs in the Hall of Fame sought out an opinion from ... Pete Rose.

In honour of this odd tradition, today I bring you.. Terrell Owens' opinion on the reinstatability of Michael Vick.

From TSN, The Canadian Press

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Terrell Owens wants Michael Vick to be reinstated immediately by the NFL, and said any extension of the quarterback's suspension would be similar to "kicking a dead horse."

Let the people rejoice! TO has spoken!!

Speaking after the Buffalo Bills training camp practice Sunday morning, the star receiver referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of Vick's status as "unfair." Owens also lobbied to have more of the league's high-profile players voicing their opinion in support of Vick and asked the NFL Players Association to become more involved.

If I had to guess, I bet there A LOT of so-called "high profile" players that like dogs.

"I think he's done the time for what he's done. I don't think it's really fair for him to be suspended four more games," Owens said, referring to reports that the NFL is considering to further punish Vick. "It's almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground. ...

Isn't it nice that Owens uses a metaphor involving a dead animal to talk about the treatment of an NFL player who has been suspended for killing animals? It's like, all, ironical, and stuff.

The guy's already suffered so much." Wha?

Trying... hard... to ... feel... sympathy.... can't... muster... tears... not... actually.... trying... that... hard...

Owens said he would welcome Vick as a teammate.Oooooh! Lucky coaches!

"Michael Vick is a guy that really hasn't any character issues besides what he got a prison sentence for, so why not?" he said.

"Michael Vick is a perfect guy, other than all those crimes he committed, so you know... whatev."


And on it goes...

To be honest, I don't really care if Michael Vick gets to play in the NFL or not. Having served his sentence, if he continues to stay out of trouble, then fine. And I'd actually be supportive of it if the league could work out some agreement that Vick gets to play, but only if TO keeps his mouth shut on all issues forever.

That would be swell.


  1. you nailed just about every thought I had when I heard this on the radio driving up to the farm today. sheesh.

  2. Hysterical!!!

    ....and appropriate :)