Mike Vick And The Word Squandering.

Posted June 17, 2013

A few days ago I wrote an article about Chip Kelly working too. In the article I mentioned how Mike is squandering away his opportunity. HollywoodEagle took some offense to my harsh words towards Mike Vick. He even implied that I was holding it against Vick that he was imprisoned for a crime he did commit. Let me first tell you that I am not the one who is upset over Vick's past. He served his time and should be allowed to resume his career. That's how the system is supposed to work. Unfortunately I have seen this system FAIL several other people in this world forcing individuals back into the life of crime they were trying to rid themselves of. So it's good to finally see the system work for once. That's another debate, for another time, on a different website. Getting back to Vick. Mike has squandered his opportunity on this team game to improve himself and this team. His game has deteriorated to the point that not only is he no longer (elite), but he's getting serious competition from an upstart third round pick. Mike has had (and lost) two 100 million dollar contracts. If that's not squandering then what is?  Perhaps I need to share the definition of the word to get a clearer picture of what I mean.

squandering  present participle of squan·der (Verb) Verb
  1. Waste (something, esp. money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner: "entrepreneurs squander their profits on expensive cars".
  2. Allow (an opportunity) to pass or be lost.
squan·der  (skwndr) tr.v. squan·dered, squan·der·ing, squan·ders 1. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste. 2. To fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for: squandered an opportunity to go to college. 3. Obsolete To scatter.
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