A disturbing discovery dug up in a QB poll

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A disturbing discovery dug up in a QB poll

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

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.

You're welcome.

DeRozan has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics, 107-97

DeRozan has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics, 107-97

TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 107-97 on Friday night.

DeRozan shot 15 of 28 from the floor as he surpassed his 42-point effort against the Houston Rockets on March 30, 2015, helping the Raptors overcome the absence of fellow All-Star Kyle Lowry. Lowry sat out with a right wrist injury.

Serge Ibaka, acquired by trade from the Orlando Magic last week, scored 15 points in his debut, while fellow newcomer P.J. Tucker, picked up from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, had a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points in his first game for his new team.

Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points for Boston, which also got 19 points each from Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart.

Down 91-88 with 4:11 to play, the Raptors went on a 9-1 run to lead by five with 2:01 to play. Though Crowder cut that lead to three with a jump shot with 1:46 remaining, DeRozan drilled a jump shot with a minute remaining to put the Raptors up by five.

Tucker was unable to convert either free throw after being fouled by Al Horford with 47 seconds left, but Thomas missed the next time down the court, and after being fouled by Smart, DeRozan converted both free throws with 33 seconds to play. He then followed up with two more after a three-point play from Smart to take the game away from Boston with 27.5 seconds to go.

The Celtics found their range early, connecting on 55 percent of their shots from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range in the first quarter. The Raptors could only hit 40 percent and went 0 for 3 from beyond the arc, and while DeRozan topped all scorers with 10 points, they were trailing 29-18 after 12 minutes.

Boston pushed its lead to 17 on a 3-point shot from Jaylen Brown with 1:29 to play in the half, but Toronto closed on a 7-0 run following a flagrant foul by Thomas on DeRozan.

The Raptors continued their comeback effort in the third quarter, with Ibaka's 3-pointer with 5:58 to go capping a 27-8 Toronto run to give the Raptors their first lead since the 3:54 mark of the first quarter. Smart's 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining handed Boston a 77-74 edge entering the final 12 minutes.

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