Having been an athlete all my life, especially having been a football player...I took a large interest in Michael Vick's dramatic rise from disgrace this season, but as much as I love football...I have no time to watch a game where I know a team is pretty much beaten, so when I saw the Eagles getting trounced Sunday I simply turned the channel. Imagine my surprise when I saw highlights not too much later of an epic comeback and win. I was like what the @$!#%@#%.
So I watched highlight segment after highlight segment trying desperately to figure out what the heck happened and how this was even possible - and against the Giants. I mean, didn't they just win the Superbowl within the last few seasons?
I thought to myself "Either the Giants messed up royally or Vick and his athletic prowess caught them sleeping...thinking they had it in the bag," like I also assumed.
Looking back on it, perhaps it was a little bit of both. But truth be told, it wasn't enough of a Giants' blunder that any average NFL starting quarterback could have done it. Maybe the only ones who could've pull this off was the Patriots' Tom Brady, the sometimes streaky, but dangerous gun-slinger-styled Chicago Bear Jay Cutler...and of course, the sometimes-does-he-have-super-powers Philadelphia Eagles mythical creature Michael Vick.
All I saw in those highlights was him doing what he does. Running, making incredible passes and winning. I haven't been following closely enough to determine whether or not his numbers actually merit an MVP Award this year, so I found some great articles that point out some key factors and statistics of why or why not.