Michael Vick is back on the scene, and he’s not just kind of back. The guy is on top of the world. Vick was responsible for 6 of the Eagles’ touch downs in last Monday night’s mauling of the Washington Redskins; 59-28. The man is crazy elusive and he can throw a football farther than anyone else in the league. The Eagles beat the Skins in Washington like a bunch of dogs, and followed that with another big win on Sunday. Vick went from orange prison jump suit to “Broadway Joe Namath” faster than a speeding bullet (look out Superman!). How quickly things can change with a little dose of winning. Sports fans are becoming all too familiar with this.
Tiger Woods, Bret Favre, and Ben Roethlisberger (formerly Worthlessberger) are three big name athletes within recent memory to fall from grace, and be forgiven, in the blink of an eye. I’m all for forgive and forget, but the timing and reason for public mercy, is what bothers me. Can absolution be achieved strictly by putting up good numbers? Is the Almighty “W” just that; a holy pardon to the former damnification of our hallowed heroes?