Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CityPaper shows ESPN critic to be out of his league

ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge has been making his career on being critical of Titans' quarterback Vince Young.

And so when he got really nasty about Vince this season, Hoge got more notice than he wanted. And when put on the spot by the CityPaper, the former Steelers' runningback folded like a paper tiger.

Critics come and go. Hoge had a decent career with the Steelers. But it was nothing close to what Vince has done in only two seasons. When you're down, everyone kicks you. When you're up, everyone is your friend.

And so it is with Hoge. Vince will outlast Hoge in the spotlight as a player, compared to just another harping voice.

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