Monday, January 09, 2006

The Leading Candidate....

for dumbass of the year goes to......

Marcus Vick.

For those of you that don't know, Marcus is the younger brother of Michael Vick. Michael is the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. This post is not to debate how great Michael is, as I think he's vastly overrated. A serviceable QB? Yes. But so far, he's not shown anything to me to prove that he's the next best QB. Michael was taken first overall in the 2001 draft, and is the most mobile QB this league has seen in a while. He also has several endorsements, which we'll touch on in a bit.

Anyway, back to Marcus. Marcus attended Virginia Tech, just like his brother. Also like his brother, he is a mobile QB, and one of the higher rated players in the ACC. Unlike his brother, Marcus was suspended for the 2004 season for various legal issues. The biggest of the legal issues that kept him out of the '04 season, was an incident where he supplied alcohol to 15 and 16 year olds, allegedly with the intent to get one of the 15 year old females drunk, so that he could have sex with her.

Also in 2004, he was arrested for speeding ( 21mph over the limit ), and during the traffic stop, police found marijuana in the car.

This guy sounds like a real winner so far, doesn't he?

After being suspended for those transgressions, he was re-instated to the team in 2005, and for the most part, he kept his proverbial nose clean. In October, he was reprimanded for making an obscene gesture to opposing fans after a game. ( they were shouting creative chants regarding his past offense involving the 15 year old. Let your imagination go wild as to what college students could come up with on that one ). In December, he was pulled over for speeding again (this time only 38 in a 25 zone) - but the catch was that his license was suspended at the time, so it made news.

Then, in the Gator Bowl, what you thought was the best one so far.... he stomped on a leg of an opposing defender after a play was over. ( watch any SportsCenter for the next few days, you'll see the clip of his 'stomp'). After footage of the stomp became public, Virginia Tech banished him from the football team for good. Marcus, who is a junior in college, declared that he would then enter the NFL draft, since he couldn't play at VT anymore.

So just when you thought this portion of the train wreck was over, on Sunday, Marcus brandished a GUN to a couple of teens outside of a McDonalds.

What a fucktard.

The teens called the police, and Marcus turned himself into police on Monday.

First of all, WHAT THE FUCK are you doing carrying a gun to McDonalds? You're Marcus freakin' VICK. You mean to tell me you don't have a couple of 'large' friends to travel with you? Also... a gun? You're not in the 'hood' anymore son. You used to be on a scholarship to a major university. Also, your brother is one of the highest paid players in the NFL. He's also one of the most visible..... YOU AIN'T IN THE GHETTO anymore son.

Even on talent alone, despite all his legal problems, Marcus might have been selected in the first day of the draft. He could have signed a contract that over 4 years or so, would have paid him a couple of million dollars. Now his dumbass probably won't even get drafted. Well, maybe the Raiders will take a flyer on him in the seventh round.

I'll say it again... what a fucktard. How dumb do you have to be? Not just for the gun charge, but all the other shit that he pulled at VT? How far over your eyes does the wool have to be pulled by the media and friends of the program for you to think that you can get away with that shit?????? This won't only affect him, but his brother as well. Michael has kept a pretty clean image so far ( except for the whole "Ron Mexico" snafu ) - he doesn't need anyone screwing up the family name while he tries to keep up his image as the most electric player in the NFL.

My blood boils over stories like this. Here's a guy with a ton of talent, and he's throwing it away. I play for free. Actually, when it comes down to it, I have to pay to play. I can't even begin to tell you what I would do to have half the talent that he does. I can throw the ball far, but not like him. What a waste. Like Paterno said.... "It's too bad." And it really is. Like Brent Moss, Lawrence Phillips, and now Marcus Vick.... the good Lord is handing out lottery tickets at birth to some people... and some of them are throwing it away.


At 10:11 AM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

The real question is... Who is worse, Marcus Vick or T.O.? That'll provide for a lot of sleepless nights.

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Lulu said...

Sounds like a Raider! Don't mind me, I'm off to e-mail Al Davis...


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