Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Originality, please

Blogs and sportswriters alike are indulging in repetitiveness today upon the announcement that Michael Vick will plead guilty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a variation on the theme of “Michael Vick sacked by prosecutors” or “even the most elusive QB in the league couldn’t run away from these charges.”

How about something original? For one thing, nobody’s working the dogfighting angle: “Vick savaged by prosecutors” or “Federal officials latched onto him and wouldn’t let go until he had to euthanize his innocent plea.” Or even something like “Codefendants maul Vick by working with federal DA.”

Or, to be a little more risqué, we could work some of the less-savory aspects of Vick’s future: “Vick hopes that rape stands will not figure prominently during his incarceration.” (this is not meant to be an endorsement of the poor conditions of this nation’s penal system)

And we can even imagine being rude: “Marcus hopes his brother can turn his life around and informs Atlanta that he’s available to fill in, and by wearing #7 Atlanta can keep uniform costs low.”