Sorry for the quiet weekend everyone but I couldn't sleep last night after I saw this article posted on ESPN.com Friday. Let's ignore the fact that this was the top story for a few hours.
The first two sentences truly sum up this fail:
"New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick won't rule out the chance the team will sign quarterback Michael Vick."
"He's not saying it's a possibility, either."
OK, so if Belichick didn't say yes or no, then this is not a news story. In other words, there is nothing to report. Most coaches use quotes such as, "We're coaching the players that we have on the field right now, so that's who is here. So, anybody who isn't here, is there potential that they could be here? Yeah, there probably is. But right now they're not" when asked about potential signings. I think we've been hit by ESPN's perfect storm of Patriots' love, Michael Vick supercoverage, and trying to make a headline out of nothing.
The incredible factcheckers in Bristol then reported that Michael Vick had a workout in Foxboro. Those rumors were quickly proved false. Now, according to this morning's news, it looks like Cleo Lemon was that shifty QB trying out Friday.
Any intelligent sports fan asks the question "why would arguably the best team in the NFL with the best quarterback in the league take a chance on the man recently voted the most hated in sports?" We see this crap on ESPN and sigh because some less-aware sports fans actually think Michael Vick may sign with the Pats.
Fail thee well ESPN.