By Mary Paoletti
Take a look at these "Who would you rather have as your quarterback?" poll results:
You seeing what I'm seeing? No, not cause for concern that Eli Manning is somewhere snotting "Peyton! Peyton! Peyton!" into a soggy sleeve. I'm talking about Alaska's love for Michael Vick.
C'mon. That's weird.
So I decided to do some investigative research to find out why The Last Frontier is so smitten with ex-cons. My Google search of "Michael Vick Alaska" returned some interesting results.
Yes, there were relevant results.
1. There is a website page called "The Real Sarah Palin Is The Michael Vick Of Alaska" WARNING: There are graphic photos of dead animals here that should either horrify or send anyone with a soul into a blind rage.
I honestly can't think of a damn thing to say to that. Nothing.
2. A similar site (can't believe I just wrote that) asks this question: "Michael Vicks Actions Were Cowardly, What About The Hunters In Alaska?"
What a segue that is.
This might be a post written by guy who really likes wolves and is mad about the aerial hunting done in Alaska. Or, it might be one written by a rabid (sorry) Vick fan who is trying to distract haters away from the quarterback... with the aerial wolf hunting done in Alaska. I have no idea. It's kind of bizarre.
But the more digging I did, the more frequently this linkage came up.
So there you have it, your morality culture scandal exposed by an interweb quarterback question: Alaskans would rather have Michael Vick than less violent guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers, as the QB of their non-existent football team BECAUSE Vick makes them feel less guilty when they snipe wolves out of airplanes.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.
*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.
*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.
*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.
*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.
*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres
*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.
The New York Knicks arrive in Boston tonight with the accompanying "Melo-drama" of Carmelo Anthony's disintegrating relationship with team president Phil Jackson.
Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause to leave New York and Boston has been an oft-rumored destination.
On "The Toucher and Rich Show", the longtime voice of the Celtics, Mike Gorman, said he hopes it doesn't happen.
"I don't get it. I don't see it," Gorman said. "He's a ball stopper. One of the things that always intrigued me about Carmelo is when he's played with Team USA or an Olympic team, often he's the best player. Then you go and see him in a regular-season game and you say, 'Oh no, no."'