The bankruptcy judge was none too pleased with Michael Vick’s plan to repay his creditors - which, from what I understand, involved “building hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place” and “landing on Community Chest.”
According to court filings, Vick also hopes to earn $10 million a year playing football. Sounds a bit optimistic, sure, but included in the figure, presumably, are all the royalties from “Ron Mexico” jerseys.
Something about me wishes an NFL team would sign Vick to a contract for “five years to life.”
Of course, Michael wasn’t the only quarterback in the news last week. In Denver, Jay Cutler’s constant carping provoked management into trading him to the Bears for, among other things, two first-round picks. Too bad the deal couldn’t have been negotiated a few months earlier; Pat Bowlen might have gotten to fill Obama’s vacated Senate seat.
Cutler, I didn’t realize until recently, was born in Santa Claus, Ind. Well, that explains his coolness in the pocket when the defense is Blitzen.
(Ho-ho-hold that line!)
Had the Redskins made the swap for Cutler, by the way, here’s what it REALLY would have cost them: three No. 1s, two No. 3s and a No. 4. That’s because Denver wanted a quarterback as part of the package (though it reportedly wasn’t interested in Jason Campbell). And Dan Snyder, you may recall, gave up selections in the first, third and fourth rounds to move up in the ‘05 draft and get Campbell.
Number of the Week: 8. (How many quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl for a club other than the one they broke in with in the NFL - in case the Bears are wondering.)
The list: Len Dawson, Earl Morrall, Jim Plunkett (two rings), Doug Williams, Steve Young, Brett Favre, Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson.View Entire Story
Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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