The sad sack was sittin’ on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin’ all alone
In the end it seems, Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons could run no more. After years of being the most elusive player in the NFL, Vick has surrendered himself to authorities three weeks prior to his sentencing. Sooner started sooner done I guess. A sad ending to what could have been a stellar career.
As Michael Vick begins his new life behind bars, Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers seems to be generating a new life of a much more positive nature. I must confess I was one of the many who had Favre pegged as a guy who had hung on too long. I freely admit I was wrong, wrong, wrong. At age 38 Brett Favre is proving that he still has what it takes to be a winning QB in the NFL. The Pack is leading their division at 9-1 and it seems like all systems are go. Back to back road games (At Detroit Lions and At Dallas Cowboys) now face Green Bay. The game in Dallas could determine the top spot in the NFC come playoff time.
The New England Patriots are frighteningly good. They lead the AFC East by five games with six games left to play. This is a team that would be undefeated without the shenanigans of “Spygate.” It’s too bad their season will always be marred in the minds of many. It also raises the question: What else have they done that hasn’t been discovered?
Apart from the Cowboys and the Packers, the NFC is a teeming mass of potential playoff teams. The problem is, any of those same teams could just as easily wind up in the cellar of their divisions. Besides the Packers and the Cowboys, I like the Lions, Cardinals, Bucs, and Saints chances.