Aw Vince…what’s your hurry? Couldn’t you give us a week to gloat?

So, the news comes out this afternoon that Vince Young will go pro.
I’m already here sick at home with no voice, and so this does not help my mood.

So now, all the Aggies, Sooners, Red Raiders, etc are leaping for joy believing that they’ll have a shot next year. Couldn’t we have had a whole week to gloat about it?

Yes, Texas will be a different team without Vince Young. But, two little things to remind you of:
a) you’ll be surprised at how good the quarterbacks are that we’ll put out there, and
b) just two more little words: Jamaal Charles.
(Remember those words…)

I have to say, for a few hours today I thought Vince Young might come back to Texas. Because the word came out today that Houston really wants Reggie Bush. Personally, I still think that’s a mistake for them. I’d ditch David Carr in a moment to have the chance to get a hometown guy who’ll probably put tens of thousands of butts more in my stands. Any loss they take on Carr they would more than make up, over the long haul, on Vince Young. But then, maybe that’s why I’m not an owner.

So, New Orleans has the second pick, and up to now we’ve been told they were leaning toward Matt Leinart. The thing is, though, I am sure they assumed there was no Vince Young out there. I’d pick Young over Leinart, if I was them. And if that happens I will be really depressed. I say this in all love and respect for the truly beleaguered Saints –and there is no team more so– but the Saints are a black hole for famous UT players.
Two words: Ricky Williams.

Jeez, what a horrible situation that was for him and for them. I really don’t want to see that happen again. And something tells me that’s exactly where we’d end up.

The third pick is Tennessee, and that’s a real interesting one. Their current quarterback, Steve McNair, has been a mentor to Young since he was in high school. McNair probably only has a few years left in the NFL, realistically. How cool would it be for Young to go and play for a man he already knows and respects as a mentor? BUT! The Titan’s new offensive coordinator is the old coordinator for none other than USC!!
So, the plot there thickens.

I know this will sound horrible for a lot of reason, but it mostly has nothing to do with what’s going on in NOLA right now, and everything about who the Saints are and what they’ve done to former UT greats:

I really hope he doesn’t end up there.

Houston or Tennessee…I’d be happy to see either one of those, and even a little glad for Vince’s sake.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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