Mood: vegas lucky
Topic: "Yankee Humor" (5)
Ernie Banks, the Hall-of-Fame Shortstop who played for the Chicago Cubs, loved baseball, almost as much as Frodo. After playing a doubleheader in steamy Wrigley Field one Saturday afternoon, Banks walked over to the radio announcer on the sidelines and said "Let's play three." Frodo would have joined him, and would have played his heart out, for free. It was, and is, to Frodo, a game.
Michael Vick, who attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute on a full football scholarship, and later signed a multi-million dollar contract with the National Football League Atlanta Falcons, will soon be out of jail. While performing his "job," Mr. Vick needed some personal amusement. A few out-of-wedlock children didn't seem to satisfy "Number 7," so America's hero turned to dog-fighting. Frodo doesn't need to go far with this shameful behavior by any creature recently removed from knuckle-dragging ambulatory progress.
To their credit, the Atlanta Falcons have made it abundantly clear, and to the chagrin of many of their fans, that Vick will not rejoin the Falccons once he is released from the hoosegow. Frodo pops a Gelusil every time he thinks about the fact that this brain-dead penis will get lots of money from some team, somewhere, who cares only about winning games, and not about the kind of world we leave for those who follow. Frodo did, however, crack a smile from ear-to-ear when he read about the "offer" Vick received from the Arena Football franchise, the "Albany Firebirds."
Now, Frodo has never been to Albany. In all likelihood, he will never get to visit what he is sure is a lovely community. Natty Bumppo and Rogers' Rangers are the only connection Frodo has ever made with a part of the world that only knows two seasons (Winter that is, and the Fourth of July). Frodo does have total and complete admiration for the owners of the home-town franchise who offered Vick a one-year standard contract of $200 a week, plus $50 for every winning game. The offer is, of course, contingent upon the fact that Michael Vick first contribute $100,000 to a local humane society.
Go Firebirds, beat. . .whoever!