Expect lots of exuberant hyperbole following Vick's jaw-dropping 4 TD performance in leading the Falcons over the defending champion Steelers in OT (41-38). If you did not watch that incredible game you are not a fan of sports and you probably were expecting something else from "scuffedballs."
Expect a childlike sense of wonder from the sportjacks, rushing to announce Vick's "Coming Out Party." This is because most sportjacks don't really watch or play sports. They just yell "Boo-ya!" when some East Bay science project hits another juiced-ball homer.
But let me tell you, this guy has something special. And I'm not talking about his ability to out-quick FS Polameau, or out-run entire D's.
Vick's throwing motion is utterly unconventional and entirely breathtaking. With his wrist's flick, the ball scorches vast distances very, very quickly with a flat trajectory that beats safeties to the WR. He throws the tightest, most beautiful spiral I have ever seen.
So why were the Falcons 30th in passing last year? And why was this outstanding day so long in coming?
If you think that it's because African-Americans are not intelligent enough to play the position of QB, then I direct your cracker ass to World Champion Doug Williams. And what makes you think Jeff George would be good at Scrabble?
The NFL does not track dropped passes. Having watched a lot of NFL games, I would have to say that I have never seen receivers drop so many balls as the Falcons B-Lister WRs. I saw All-Pro TE Crumpler lose a pass off his huge fucking hands in the end zone in a loss earlier this year. And today, I saw his receivers not only actually catching the ball screaming into their mitts, but some difficult grabs in traffic.
And when a bogus gay rumor, created using a "dynamically generated" template, ran all over the internet (I was reading or writing a book and missed it), Vick's relaxed and secure response was, "Everybody who knows me, knows how I get down. It's not even an issue."
His calm candor was lauded by Outsports.com, which noted: "Vick should be applauded for not giving some tortured 'I'm not gay' comment that raises more questions than it answers. Vick certainly seems comfortable with who he is sexually, and it was cool that he didn't feel the need to dump on gays to prove it."
Go Michael Vick! As for dumping on gays, I guess we'll leave that to Brunnell. Unfortunately, when the cameras are on, Brunnell just can't fire it out like he used to.