Eagles QB Michael Vick's Brother Marcus Has A Twitter Meltdown
Since getting out of prison in 2009, it's been quite a ride for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Brought in as a backup quarterback and slash-style weapon in 2009, Vick eventually was tabbed the starter in 2010, and given a $100 million contract. Not bad for a guy whose career was thought to be over when he was sent away in 2007 for bankrolling a dog fighting compound and the gambling operation that went along with it.
Too much to bear for Vick's brother
However, Vick's career has taken another sideways turn this season, from redeemed golden boy to the object of every Philadelphian's scorn, as he's become a turnover machine while quarterbacking the Eagles to a disappointing 3-5 record.
Failure is always hard on athletes, but oftentimes it's even harder on their families. While the athlete has some level of control over his destiny, family members sit back and watch helplessly. For some, it can be too much too bear.
Michael Vick's brother Marcus is, apparently, one of those people.
Last night, while Michael Vick was busy fumbling, throwing pick sixes, and just generally running for his life, Marcus Vick was invoking his first amendment rights by Twitter-torching pretty much everyone and everything within the Eagles organization -- other than his older brother, of course.
A little background on Marcus Vick -- like his older brother, he, too, played quarterback at Virginia Tech. Also, like his older brother, he's had a tough time staying within the bounds of the law, with a rap sheet that includes brandishing a firearm, molestation of a minor, DUI, and various probation violations. So that should put you in the proper frame of mind as I take you through Marcus Vick's Monday night on Twitter.
Like many football watch nights on Twitter, it starts out innocently enough, with a succinct tweet of unbridled enthusiasm....
Game time!!!!!— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
Of course, it quickly starts to spin wildly out of control, as the Eagles somehow manage to take the opening kickoff, possess the ball for more than seven minutes on 14 plays, and somehow still wind up punting the ball! Clearly, in Marcus' Vick's eyes, the issue is with the Eagles' offensive line. And we've got the broken English to prove it!
Fucking line shitty!!! I never seen a Qb get pressured so fast.....— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
This not even an NFL type of O-line. What happen to the hogs the Eagles had last year and year before? Call Winston Justice back n Jamal J— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
Finally a long run. Damn!! That's the best hole the line opened up all year..... Wtf— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
Who want to take shots to the head over and over when all the other qbs don't. Look at Eli Manning he only been knockdown a few times.— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
Look what happen when he got protection..... I'm not hearing y'all people forreal. I don't even read my @'s.— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
Wait, what's that Marcus? You're not paying attention to any of your "@" replies? Oh well, allow me to compile a few of them for you, and we can arrive at some level of consensus on how Twitter feels about your act: