Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inventors don't get re-do's

Some attention has been placed on a headline in the Philadelphia Daily News which references Michael Vick's elevation to Eagles starting quarterback with the text:

Top Dog. In a Shocking Turnabout, Reid Names Vick Starter.

Mentioning the word "dog" [and the word "shocking"] is an allusion to Vick's previous problems with dogfighting. Notwithstanding Vick's past, Vick will get a second chance. Second chances also came up in Woody Johnson's discussion of the Braylon Edwards matter

Inventors who don't act promptly and diligently with their inventions don't get second chances, and inhabit the Terry Malloy world of "I could have been a contender, I could have been somebody, instead of a bum which is what I am."


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