I love to watch Michael Vick play football. And I think he’s doing a good job of redeeming himself as a person after serving time for dogfighting. But the Eagles quarterback should stop complaining about what he thinks are late hits and officials not calling them.
When you play quarterback in the NFL, you’re going to get hit. And when you play the way Vick does, you’re going to get hit more often.
The Cowboys’ Tony Romo played hurt on Monday night, and everyone knew he was injured. He toughed it out and despite not throwing a touchdown pass managed to hang in there and lead a victory over the Redskins. I didn’t hear him complaining about being hit by defenders who were targeting his tender ribs. He just went out there and played, and won.
Did you ever notice the best sports movies usually aren’t really about sports? “Moneyball,” the topic of today’s column, falls into that category. There’s a lot in the movie about a lot of different things. I didn’t expect much, but after seeing it I think it goes near the top of my list of favorite baseball movies, right below “Major League” and above “Field of Dreams.”
I will be appearing (I mean, my voice will be appearing) on the “Manoa Underground” radio show tonight at 7 p.m. on 1420-AM.