Vick released...

>> Friday, June 12, 2009

Michael Vick is now a free man, sorta. He still has another month or so before he can leave his home, but he is no longer apart of the Atlanta Falcons organization. Everyone knew this was coming, it was just a matter of when it was going to happen. So what is next for number 7?

Mike Vick is loaded with too much talent to stay on the shelf for long. The guy rushed for over a 1,000 yards just a few years ago. I may be wrong on this and I'm going to be lazy and not look it up, but I'll go out on a limb and say there hasn't been another quarterback in the history of the league to pull off this accomplishment.

So the question remains who is going to take a gamble on him? I know a lot of people think my Oakland Raiders will jump at the oppurtunity. I don't see this happening for a couple of reasons though. First, they have already invested a zillion dollars into Jamarcus Russell for better or worse. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but Oakland has had a very quiet and productive off season this year. No reason to go and screw it up now by signing Vick. Finally, there are already rumors of a qaurterback controversy with the Raiders going out and signing Jeff Garcia. They have also added Charlie Frye and Bruce Gradowski. So there is no room on this team for Vick. I've heard that St. Louis could be interested in Vick's services. This is an interesting idea. The Rams need something to help boost that pathetic offense they placed on the field the past year or two. Vick could be that shot in the arm they are needing to go with Stephen Jackson.

Personally, I want to see him sign with the Buffalo Bills. Why? Come on, who doesn't want to see Vick throwing bombs to Terrel Owens on Sundays? Thats pure entertainment waiting to happen. Vick would have plenty of weapons to throw too up in Buffalo. T.O., Lee Evans (who doesen't seem to always get the credit he deserves as a wr), and my personal favorite...STEVIE JOHNSON. (I'm not saying this because he was courteous enough to give us an interview. I actually liked him coming out of Kentucky last year, I was praying he would fall two more picks to Oakland. Oh Well, you can't get everyone you want).

Whomever lands Vick is going to get the perfect person to run the wildcat formation. It almost seems as if this offense was designed for him. Whoever lands him will also more than likely get a bunch of P.E.T.A. members protesting outside their stadiums before games as well. None of this will matter if Goodell decides to be a communist and not reinstate him just to prove his power. I guess we'll see what happens within the next few months.


NHL Season Ends Tonight?

Did anybody tell you guys? Apparently, Pittsburgh and Detroit are playing a game 7 tonight....I had no idea? To be honest, I thought the NHL was just Sidney Crosby skating around doing triple lutz's and slappin' bitches asses like Chaz Michael Michaels.

Apparently, I was wrong.

Although, can someone inform me on what channel this "supposed" game 7 is being broadcast? I'm thinking something like Logo or Bravo...or maybe it's still on that Versus channel that only exists after 3 AM on a Tuesday night?


Old School Athlete Tribute...Bo Jackson

We're bringing a new segment to The PMB...weekly "Old-School Athlete Tributes." Everyone has an athlete from their past that holds a special place in their sport's world. Bo Jackson was a once in a century athlete, whom was equipped with natural gifts that would make Jesus jealous.

Bo Jackson began his career with a choice. Bo was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees, but chose to attend college at Auburn University and was a three sport star. Bo not only won the Heisman Trophy in 1985, but also excelled on the diamond and on the track. Bo batted a whopping .401 with 17 homers and 43 rbis in 1985 and qualified in the 60 yard dash as a freshman and sophomore. Bo was eventually drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first pick in the 1986 draft, but chose to play baseball and joined the Kansas City Royals.

Bo joined the Royals major league club in 1987 where he belted 22 home runs in his rookie campaign. Bo was an All-Star talent in baseball, but football was still calling his name and he returned to the game following the 1987 season, "As a hobby." Bo ran for 2,228 yards and 12 touchdowns over a three year span, before the wheel fell off, so to speak.

Bo Jackson was injured in the 1991 playoffs against the damned Cincinnati Bengals (Who Dey), ending a promising NFL career and threatening his MLB career. Bo became the storybook back. The athlete who would have been the best all time, but was derailed by unforeseen circumstances. As kids and/or adults, we all remember the "Bo Knows" campaign that Nike possessed and the cult following that it developed.

Since his retirement, Bo Jackson returned to Auburn to complete his degree and is now a successful business man in Chicago.

While Bo Jackson stories have become more embellished over the years since his retirement, the fans who saw his performance versus the Seattle Seahawks or had the pleasure of watching him bash a baseball 450 feet, knew one thing....Bo Knew Sports.

*and yes, I just stole Kris's hero for my old school athlete tribute...little payback for the Kentucky steal the other day.


Volleyball Booty of the Week......#6

Thank you, may I have another?