Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wii, Drought and Michael Vick

Previously I have mentioned that Beverly got me a Wii for Christmas. When Jed, Jocelyn and Malaya were here last week, Jed wanted to play Wii. I was at work at the time, so Jonathan got them fixed up to play bowling, and Beverly joined them. She has gotten so into it that now every evening, she and I head to the bowling alley (on the Wii in our bedroom). It really is fun.

Here in Decatur we are in the strangest weather pattern! Since May, we have had about 1/2 inch of rain. If you drew a 15-mile circle around us, you would find that everyone has had multiple inches of rain in that same time span. Yesterday as many areas had flash floods, I recorded 2/10ths of an inch. Very strange. We are desperately in need of a gully washer here.

So Michael Vick has been reinstated. Here's a shocker: PETA has threatened to boycott any team that signs him. I have a couple of thoughts about that:
1. I doubt members of PETA would be a huge fan base in any market.
2. Vick has paid his dues -- more severe than what many athletes have paid for crimes. I am certainly not defending what he did, but it seems that vehicular manslaughter or possibly being an accessory to a murder are not considered to be as serious of crimes as "dogfighting." Give the guy a 2nd chance.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

I play Wii, but I like the tennis.

I totally agree with you concerning Vick. I think Goodell is going overboard in what he is requiring of him. With all that said, I still don't want him in Dallas. Too much of a distraction.

Anonymous said...

Vick paid his dues but I didn't think he was that good of a QB for the NFL before. On the other hand, I bet there would be a lot of video of clashes between football fans and PETA fans at the stadium.

I'm for rain but not too much at one time. It pools up around my house and attracts mosquitos.

I'm picturing you bowling in the bedroom but with a old bowling alley motif - lots of cigarette smoke hanging in the air and greasy cheeseburgers.

Kyle R. said...

When ya'll feel like you're getting real good at Wii bowling, you need to challenge Will and Wyatt. They're pretty good. After we had our Wii for about two days, both of them bowled around a 280. Will had a perfect game going until the last frame. I like Wii bowling much better than the real thing-- it's much kinder to my wrist.

As soon as I heard Vick was coming back to the NFL, my immediate thought was, "I wonder what Jerry Jones is doing right now?"

Rick Ross said...


Thanks for shooting down my ego! I would be no match for your boys.

If not for Jerry's obsession with Romo, I know EXACTLY where he would be (and I'm still not ruling it out).

Josh Ross said...

We've had plenty of rain in Memphis.
I'm with you guys, Vick has paid his dues.
Bring him to Dallas and let TD Jakes mentor him.