By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 10:34 am in Michael Vick.
Willie Brown — ex-San Francisco Mayor, former California Assembly Speaker and present columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle — wrote the following in his column while I was on vacation in Panama these last couple of weeks:
“Memo to the 49ers: Hire Michael Vick.
“One, you need a quarterback. Two, he would increase ticket sales instantly.
“As for the firestorm that would erupt over Vick’s conviction for dogfighting, I say, do what they did in Philadelphia. Ride it out.”
Willie Brown is EXTREMELY knowledgeable when it comes to ANYTHING that has to do with politics. But he has a LOT to learn about the animal welfare community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I’d be shocked if the 49ers even considered hiring Vick, but I’ve been shocked before. If they do hire Vick, keep your head down. Film (or is that flim-flam?) at 11:00. /Gary