Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Enjoy your thirty pieces of silver, Reid!

Yeah, I know--it's crazily irrational to expect sports teams--let alone football teams--to behave in any kind of ethical manner if it might jeopardize their prospects of winning. But the fact remains: the Eagles traded away Donovan McNabb because it was allegedly time to move on and, we were assured, they had ABSOLUTE FAITH in Kevin Kolb to take up starting-quarterback duties. And now--after starting for ONE HALF of ONE GAME, bam, he's back on the bench in favor of Michael Vick. Some "faith," eh? No, his play in that brief span was not fantastic, but allow me to point out that there was hardly any of it. It's some serious bullshit to put him in that position and give him no chance to improve. And really, Reid just straight-up lied to him, assuring everyone over and over that his position was totally secure until suddenly, whoops, psych! He would have every right to just be incredibly pissed off right now.

And even from a purely pragmatic standpoint: yeah, okay, Vick is, right now, a better quarterback. But the team's still not Superb Owl quality here, people. I mean, only beating the flippin' Lions 35-32? What's that about? Who do you think you're fooling? Nothing substantial would have been lost by giving Kolb a full season to develop. But nooooo...goddamn soulless professional sports jerkheads.

My only wish right now is this: that Kolb goes to some other team, develops into an élite quarterback, and wins a WHOLE BUNCH of Superb Owls. 'Twould serve us bloody well right.

...and if, by some bizarre fluke, the Eagles DO win it all with Vick, I'll still be cheering my head off, because I'm a totally despicable hypocrite.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Haw -- when I saw the headline, I thought it was going to be about Harry Reid. ..

SK

11:11 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Given half a chance, I would be perfectly willing to also compare Harry Reid to Judas, given Judas!

11:28 PM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

I have no idea what "given Judas" is supposed to mean up there.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Fuck Michael Vick. This is how they repay my loyalty, which mainly resulted in heartbreak and misery? By getting rid of the good man who made them what they are and replacing him with the dog-fighter? I guess you can't believe in much of anything in this world. Got two words, though: Go Lions!

-Jeremy

3:06 AM  
Blogger Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Well, to be fair, you have to admit, your particular "heartbreak and misery" may be somewhat...let's say, copious compared to most other people's :p

I too wish they hadn't traded McNabb (though frankly, given the general dickishness of Philadelphia fans, I suspect it might have been a bit of a relief to him), but they had Vick last year too, you know, and I didn't see you raising much of a fuss then. Personally, I'm willing to accept the notion that Vick is genuinely reformed, because just as athletes shouldn't get more lenient treatment because of their celebrity, they shouldn't automatically get NO benefit of the doubt either.

Ultimately, though, you have to accept that football teams are basically all run by horrible motherfuckers and just learn to ignore that uncomfortable fact if you want to be a fan. I mean, ALL sports teams to an extent, but football's the one where they destroy men's bodies and minds and then don't even pay them their entire contracts if they get destroyed too quickly, or help them with their medical bills for the damage accumulated.

3:33 AM  

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