Vince Young took a page out of Hollywood’s book recently. He found a title from the past and tried to recycle it.
When asked to describe the players that have been brought in and the group that is being assembled, Vince Young cracked a wide smile and simply responded: “Dream Team.”
“From Nnamdi [Asomugha] to [Dominique Rodgers-] Cromartie, to Jason [Babin] to myself,“ Young continued, “I know they are going to do some more things…It’s just beautiful to see where we’re trying to go.”
Sorry Vince, not only are the Eagles likely to fall short of the standard set by the real Dream Team but you’re likely to have as big of an impact on any Eagles success as Christian Laettner had on the Dream Team’s cakewalk to the 1992 gold medal.
Next summer will mark the 20-year anniversary of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain – the games marked by the presence of NBA superstars representing the USA on the hardwood.
The “Dream Team” name was put upon them and they lived up to the hype by winning each game by at least 32 points, including a 68-point win over Angola in their opening game. The Dream Team wasn’t just about the names on the roster, it was about results. If the Eagles can go undefeated all the way through the Super Bowl and win each game by two touchdowns then I’ll revisit the “Dream Team” talk. Somehow I don’t think that will be necessary.
Your comments may have been ridiculous, Vince, but don’t worry, Christian Laettner got to keep the gold medal he won on coattails of the NBA’s best. You’ll still be a Super Bowl champion if Michael Vick can bring a championship home for Philadelphia.