Why Michael Vick is going to the CFL…

Let’s count the reasons why Michael Vick will play for the Canadian Football League rather than play in the NFL in 2009. It starts something like this:  Roger Goodell who is the Commissioner of the National Football League today granted “conditional reinstatement: to the Dogfighting Producer Michael Vick”.  Vick served upwards of a two year sentence in Federal Prison…..and now is ready to “play ball” again.  Theoretically for “millions and millions of dollars”.

Michael Vick is not wanted at his previous employer the Atlanta Falcons.  Now the choice of Vick to be added to any NFL Roster will be based on “pure greed” and certainly without any decorum by the chosen team, their coach or the team members currently assembled.  That team will be cast with a pale and humiliating brush.  “Oh, the team with the Dog Killer on it!” What we find difficult to understand is why Vick is being restricted from playing, even if signed, for the first six weeks of the season.

Michael Vick and his brilliant agent and PR Firms he employs need to get the message:  “An easy re-entry into Pro Football….will not be forthcoming for Michael Vick!”  They need to think out of the box….they need to think money….endorsements……..fans…….and winning.  That all could happen in the Canadian Football League.

  • BC Lions
  • Edmonton Eskimos
  • Calgary Stampeders
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Toronto Argonauts
  • Montreal Alouettes
  • Every one of these teams would love have Michael Vick.  Every one of these teams would be willing to pay big money to Michael Vick.  If Montreal picked Vick…..they have the most beautiful strippers in North America……how could he resist.  If Saskatchewan got Vick……he could find some of the  most remarkable canine forms on the planet.

    Figure it this way, two more years in Canada and then Michael can come home a big hero…..two time winner of the Grey Cup…..two time MVP and bring more people to Canadian Football games and television than ever before!

    Having Michael Vick play initially in the NFL is unsustainable.  Michael will play one year and be pushed into drugs or worse.  He need not expose himself or any prospective teammates to the booing and ridicule that will be forthcoming.   The pain will not be worth it.  In the United States, he will not get endorsements….in Canada he will.  In the United States, he will be laid to the rack…..in Canada…he will not.  We will Mr. Vick the best.  There is little doubt that his physical talents are great…..but his character has sadly been cast in doubt.  Redemption will come when Michael Vick refuses to fall prey to the easy road.  Michael Vick has to show that he is willing to pay for the sins of others in addition to those of himself.  We wish him every luck!


    About Ron & Anna Winship

    Independent News Producers/Writers and Directors for Parker-Longbow Productions. Independent Programming which includes a broad variety of Political, Entertainment and Professional Personalities. Cutting Edge - a talk show...is the flagship of over 30 URL websites developed or under development. The Winships have been blogging for the Orange Juice since back when nickels had buffalos on them, and men wore onions attached to their belts, because it was the fashion back then.