We find out in the article that prior to the party, Vick still wasn’t focused on the Eagles offensive playbook and hadn’t made all the necessary changes with his mindset and attitude, until the shooting happened after the party.
The timing of this article is eerie because it made me think of an experience I had after the Eagles-Giants game on Sunday night.
I came out of the interview room on Sunday night after Michael Vick talked about the Eagles 27-17 win over the Giants, then I had to swallow when I saw Michael’s brother, Marcus Vick standing in the hallway.
Marcus’ face and his role in the 30th birthday party sent my mind back to the off season, the party, the shooting and all the controversy.
Now after having all the memories resurface after seeing Marcus Vick, I see that the Sports Illustrated article is focused on the birthday party and how it came very close to ending it all for Michael Vick.
Little did we know that this was one of many parties which Michael Vick had been attending throughout the off-season. His mother had told him to end the party-giving but he had continued.
On a side note: You can’t ask Vick to stay away from his brother, but hopefully he won’t be taking any more advice from him.
On another side note: I had made an appearance in South Jersey during the first half of the Eagles-Giants game and had a gentleman approach me and tap me on the shoulder. It was TODD MCNAIR of USC, Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll fame. He said hello and was gone before I could ask him a few questions. How many secrets is he carrying?