2009 NFL Season Wish List

As Labor Day nears so does NFL Kickoff Weekend.  On September 9 the reigning King of American Sports returns to give us another exhilarating 5 ½ months of pro football.  Like countless others on every Sunday and Monday from now till Mardi Gras I’ll be parked with loved ones on hand watching and talking football.  There is no shortage of storylines to be played out this NFL season but as always there are some topics that just…don’t…die.  Some need to be revisited while others are as old and pointless as crotch-less panties.  Regardless of where you lie on these stories that will dominate the headlines here are 3 things I would like to see happen this season:

It’s Best To Let A Dead Dog Lie

It seems like Michael Vick will be running forever from the dog fighting charges.

It seems like Michael Vick will be running forever from the dog fighting charges.

I know I’ll catch some flak for this especially the title and I know what Michael Vick did was a hideous not to mention immoral act but he did his time.  He paid his dues to society and currently paying them to the NFL as well.  What more do people want from him?  He lost everything: his money, his assets and not to mention 2 years of his life in the prime of his career.  Everyone deserves a second chance and he has his in the NFL.  Instead of really discussing how the Eagles are going to utilize him on the field, it merely serves as an opening point of discussion about how people are going to react to him wherever he goes.  We’ve all in a situation we fully regret.  We all know what’s it’s like to apologize a thousand time for something yet wish there was something we could have done to get past it all.  Michael Vick is in that same position.  Just the mere fact that a high profile celebrity athlete like Vick was convicted serves as a precedent when so many countless others walked away from arguably more revolting crimes.  I am not a fan of Michael Vick and never have been but I was glad at the overall warm reception he received at his preseason debut. I’ll be the first to say let the man play and get his life back together.  We all would want the same thing so we in turn should give it back to him.

For Brett Favre To Join The ‘Best Athletes Over 40 Club’

It will take longer to get used to seeing Favre in purple & gold than it will be for him to make an impact this season.

It will take longer to get used to seeing Favre in purple & gold than it will be for him to make an impact this season.

Time has never been kind to athletes.  We don’t like to see out heroes struggle in the twilights of their careers in a sport they once dominated.  Brett Favre’s reunion with Brad Childress in Minnesota has created a ruthless tremor in network stations and lockerooms alike.  There has been a mountain of speculation that the Kiln, MS’ favorite son has divided the players and his poor performance in his only preseason appearance amplified the negativity against him.  The talk about him needing to hang with teammates is ridiculous.  He’s only been there a little over a week.  How close would you be at a new job where 71% of the people who worked there were less that 10 years old when you first started out in the business?  He’ll be 40 years old this season and there is an obvious generation gap between him and his teammates.  It will take time to find that commonplace between them.  John Elway felt the same way in the last years of his career.  Like Elway, the place where Favre’s chemistry with them matters most in on the field and not off the field.  Plenty of legendary teammates didn’t get along so why is there pressure of what Favre ‘needs’ to do to relate? Favre commands the huddle and he always earns that respect from his teammates regardless of what they though of him personally.  Also Favre was playing well until his bicep injury surfaced.  He did play poorly down the stretch but he had good reason, which is why I am pulling for him to make another glorious comeback after many doubted his aging ability again.  Favre is the Randy Couture of the NFL and he will show everyone age is just a number when it comes to the most famous #4.  Just give him time.

Already Read the Story…Already Know the Ending

Unfortunately for us T.O is not satisfied with letting his play do his talking.

Unfortunately for us T.O is not satisfied with letting his play do his talking.

Please for all that is scared and good…. do not put a microphone in T.O’s face!  I know this is wishful thinking big time but how many times can we honestly listen to Owens bash another quarterback, organization, etc.?  It’s not a surprise anymore and regardless of what his pitiful reality shows is trying to portray him as, we all know he what he truly is.  There is no reason to cover an occurrence that has repeated every season since becoming the NFL’s premiere ‘look-at-me’ athlete.  We all wondered why Charlie Brown kept trying to kick the football out of Lucy’s hold knowing she was just going to pull it back which leaves me with the same astonishment about what the attraction is in watching a ho like Owens act like one.

There are more stories I would like to see go away but we can’t get everything we want so I would just be happy with these small requests.  With that being said, I’d like to add that I could do without or trade all three of these wishes for a black & gold Superbowl.  The French Quarter would burn to the ground in the likely record setting championship riots that would take place if the Saints won the Superbowl and it would be a small price to pay.  The city is still rebuilding so I think we can handle rebuilding the French Quarter for the sake of the Lombardi Trophy.  While I’m making wishes I might as well go for it all.

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5 Responses to “2009 NFL Season Wish List”

  1. Texans to have a winning season

    • Dallas O'Malley Says:

      Hey that would be nice too especially because they’re right of the cusp of finally breaking through for a winning season.

  2. Black and Gold Superbowl would be the greatest event in the history of football.

    • Dallas O'Malley Says:

      The Saints winning the Superbowl would sent the city into a frenzy and the celebration would go on well into Fat Tuesday. We’d party our asses off because this is a party town and that would be the biggest bash to date if it ever happens

  3. Black and Gold superbowl would be football history.

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