The Tashard Choice Autograph Deal
I wanted to speak (briefly) about Tashard Choice’s decision to ask for Michael Vick’s autograph following the Cowboys’ 30-27 loss to Philly on Sunday night. If you haven’t seen (which is unlikely), Choice requested, on the field, that Vick sign one of his gloves so Choice could give it to his two-year old nephew.
A lot of fans and media are up in arms about the idea that Choice would ask an opposing player for an autograph immediately following a tough loss. Some say he disrespected Cowboys fans and others claim he acted like a child. Choice has even apologized on Twitter, saying “If its anybody that cares about winning and the d cowboys its me. I apologize to the people it was just an innocent jesture for my nephew.”
Don’t apologize, Tashard. No one would be making a big deal out of this had you asked an Eagles’ bench player for an autograph. Hell, they wouldn’t even care if you had asked Peyton Manning last week (which many players do immediately following games, by the way). Nope, you got harassed because you asked a dominant, controversial player on a division rival.
But who really cares? Does anyone really believe Choice doesn’t put his heart and soul into everything related to his team? Is there anyone out there who can honestly tell me they don’t immediately notice the fire and passion with which Choice plays every snap?
Maybe Choice even lied about the signature being for his nephew. Perhaps it was for himself. So what? Does anyone legitimately think Choice’s act is a reflection of his dedication and commitment to the Dallas Cowboys?
I’m interested to hear what members of DC Times nation think about this. . .