espn – As the Minnesota Vikings head into free agency in search of a veteran quarterback, their franchise player has an idea about what they should do next. Running back Adrian Peterson is interested in the team bringing Michael Vick to Minnesota to be the team’s starter. The 2012 NFL MVP tweeted his thoughts Wednesday night. Vick, who will turn 34 in June, started just six games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season before losing his job to Nick Foles after a hamstring injury. Vick hasn’t started more than 13 games in a season since 2006, and it wouldn’t seem like he is the best fit for new offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s offense. But considering the Vikings’ quarterback situation, it’s difficult to rule anything out.
Nope, I didn’t misspell my headline. That’s all AP. Doesn’t necessarily make him wrong, though.
Vick could through earnest and eager attention make the Vikings a playoff team. So yeah AP’s understanding of English may be crazy wrong but both his real and intended tweets are 100% correct. Michael Vick would probably make the Vikings a playoff team.
Vick was playing well last season before he got hamstrung and outclassed by Foles’ incredible string of interceptionless games. Definitely better than what any of us saw coming from under center in Minnesota. Vick to the Vikings was where I personally felt he had the best chance to succeed, and even though fans are lighting up Twitter with all the reasons why it wouldn’t work, the positives for Vick in MN far outweigh the negatives:
- Vick is a 1-2 year stopgap before your next franchise QB
- Still one of the fastest QBs in the world
- Still one of the strongest arms in the world
- Running ability can open up lanes for Purple Jesus
- Turnovers decreased with run-first football team
- Forced into forever being a class act/perfect teammate after dog situation
- Your other QB options are God awful
Easy choice, Minnesota.
EDMOND – An Edmond doctor is under fire for allegedly injecting patients across Oklahoma with a mysterious formula called the “Jesus shot.” Dr. John Michael Lonergan is a former federal prison inmate who was convicted of tax evasion, mail fraud and healthcare fraud in Ohio. Lonergan is also known as “Dr. Mike.” In 2005, the State Medical Board of Ohio permanently revoked Lonergan’s medical license following his federal convictions. After Lonergan’s incarceration, the Oklahoma Medical Board voted to allow Lonergan to practice medicine in 2012 under state supervision. Recent e-mails sent to News 9′s newsroom claim the doctor is actively injecting people across the state with a mysterious formula called the “Jesus shot.”
Dr. Mike is probably a veteran just as much as he is a real physician. Killer oversight by the state of Oklahoma. Dude’s going around injecting the ignorant with “Jesus Shots” filled with God knows what. Could be Camel piss mixed with Mercury but as long as Our Lord And Savior’s name is attached to it, it will cure all. People getting these injections deserve to go blind when it happens. But that’s what you get when you go to a physician only known by his first name. Same type of jackasses who watch Dr. Phil everyday expecting guidance about life in reality it’s a more civilized version of Maury meets Jerry Springer – just less paternity tests and midget fights.
People were actually paying $300 for this “Jesus Shot”? For $15 I can give you a patented Money Shot that will garner the same, if not better results. Don’t even have to inject it, can be absorbed through the skin of the face. A more potent Deer Antler Spray or The Cream, if you will. Dr. Mike and I both know getting rich quick never felt so good.
AP – Rapper Lil’ Boosie has been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges. Warden Burl Cain says the 31-year-old rapper — whose real name is Torrence Hatch — left the prison just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cain said Hatch remains on supervised parole until 2018. Hatch first arrived at Angola in 2009 after pleading guilty to a third-offense marijuana possession charge. Since then, he’s faced numerous accusations, including a highly publicized murder trial in the 2009 killing of Terry Boyd. Hatch was acquitted of first-degree murder in Boyd’s death in May 2012. The warden said the time and date of Hatch’s release wasn’t made public “just to keep everything calm.”
Randomly dropping a Lil Boosie prison release is the southern black male equivalent to a female’s reaction to Beyonce dropping a surprise album.
You know all the slogans of “FREE ____” that you see every time somebody gets jammed up? None of them were bigger than FREE BOOSIE. A whole generation of kids grew up wanting Boosie free but actually having no idea what his music sounds like. The movement itself was probably bigger than Boosie’s career before getting locked up. Hell, former Sixers forward Marreese “Worst Spelling Of Maurice Ever” Speights has had “FREE BOOSIE” in his Twitter description for like 4 years. The movement never died, Boosie’s music lived on, and now the news of his release was so big it was reported by the Associated Press and the warden had to keep it secret so people wouldn’t riot.
Now we all have varying degrees of opinions on the quality of Boosie’s music, but that doesn’t matter. Just know that for some people out there waking up to this news was like five Christmases. It doesn’t even make sense, really. No clear idea why he’s allowed to be free. Lil Boosie something something Carcosa.
PS – Really sucks that Tattoo Guy’s cheek looks like a hipster’s elbow, but you gotta appreciate his love for Boosie freedom.
PPS – Beard-O should’ve written this blog. He loves all the worst rappers:
Beard-o: Webbie – savage life is one of my all time albums
me: yo boosie being free is so funny. writing the blog now.
Beard-o: Mr Peebles, if you may, let me school you on some real shit.
Lil boosie – u ain’t bout what you be talking bout
Literally a fire jam. Pretty cool, I guess. 1000000x more original than anything in the NBA Dunk Contest since Vince Carter removed his arm from inside the basket. Best part is the net going up in flames like he just made three unanswered buckets in a row in NBA Jam. Would be similar to Chris Mullen or Jeff Honracek hammering down the dagger in that game.
Preach, Dwelly. Preach.
cbs – Cole Hamels said he wasn’t worried about his recovery from biceps tendonitis. As recently as Monday, Hamels said his plan was to return within the first couple of weeks of the season. That timeline might be changing. “I believe I threw 35 pitches,” Hamels said via Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. “To my body it felt like a thousand. I think i pushed it a little too hard too quickly. And I wasn’t able to recover the way I obviously use to or would be accustomed to. I didn’t feel like it was safe to push it in that direction because I think that would have led to injuries. So I’m just really trying to allow my body to catch up. I’m trying to build the biggest base of strength that I possibly can to throw. And in the short period that I have had, I wasn’t able to build it the best I could to face hitters.” “I’m just trying to go off the schedule that was set forth and you don’t know what to have setbacks,” Hamels said Monday to 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team. “You just keep going, but I know you have to listen to your body. If that comes, I think the training staff and myself are always prepared for that because you don’t want to push it further than what you are capable of doing because that’s when injuries happen.”
You could feel that things were just going a LITTLE too well. The Eagles had signed all their guys and were poised to dive dick-deep into a safety-filled free agent class. The Sixers continue to lose and traded almost everyone with value to ensure the best draft lottery position possible. The Flyers managed to give fans a glimmer of hope by signing Andrew MacDonald in an effort to sure up their weak defense. Everything was going well.
Yet here come the Phillies on a mission to completely ruin this year for us. Philly fans actually have some exciting times on the horizon. Eagles offense is gonna NFL scoring records, Sixers are gonna draft a future all-star in a few months, the Flyers will do whatever it takes to stay in the playoff hunt…don’t ruin 2014 for us, Phils. Make us believe it’s 2007 all over again. Ryan Howard knocking dingers, Chase Utley turning plays at second base, Cole Hamels stepping up as a potential NL Cy Young winner — we want to believe. We’re DYING to believe. All you had to do was not hurt yourselves.
Get well, Cole. And remember: if your arm is fucked, it’s better to tell us it’s fucked now than to string us along all season thinking you’ll get better.
At a party my friend tried to pull this dunk off. I thought the attempt was definitely a 10 but the finish was maybe a 3. Any thoughts?
Greatness is daring to make the impossible possible. 10.
Gotta love those line brawls. Not quite The Assault On The Ice – Part Deux, mostly because the Flyers are up 2-0 instead of down 7-0 and Ray Emery doing his best angry Chris Brown, but we’ll take it. Basically, fuck the Caps. Welcome to South Philly, again.
(Delo is driving the Blackout van into Heaven – no, it’s Iowa – right now so give him some love on Twitter cause he couldn’t get this up @DeloBarstool)
YouTube – Championship Game 3/2/14 Watch the cheap shot by Ducks #90. Hurricanes #25 never touched the puck! Then, #90 proceeds to act like a complete idiot, no class! Hollydell Hurricanes went on to win Flight on Ice Tournament Bantam A Championship over Ducks, 4-1.
Why was there no immediate retaliation? Down 4-0, too. Would’ve loved for someone to body check his cocky ass through the boards into the next dimension. Cheap shot or not. Don’t care if it’s pee-wee hockey, the NHL or playin 7-up at a church picnic, a jackass does a dance like that after leveling one of your boys somebody better pull a John Chaney and send in the Goon immediately. Actually shocked a hockey dad in the stands didn’t go out there and do a Dave Schultz impression.
Via CB and @openbahr