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Michael Vick in a (Sort of) Redskins Uniform?

(Photo by Neil Greenberg)

I was at the Takoma Park Fourth of July parade over the weekend, and just like always, the Washington Chiefs briefly fooled me into thinking they were the Washington Redskins when they marched past. Dang, but those jerseys look sort of familiar, no?

And then today, the AP moved this story:

Michael Vick has a place in minor league football if he doesn't head back to the NFL. The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, whose federal sentence for dogfighting ends July 20, would we welcomed by The Minor Football League, consisting of professional teams in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The president and founder of the MFL, Richard Myles, said Wednesday the league is willing to give him a place to play while the NFL decides his fate.

So maybe Vick never winds up in a real Redskins uniform, but this would be a pretty close approximate. I haven't heard the team's anthem, but I assume it's called "Hail on the Chieftains."

Conveniently, the league already has community service requirements. And the MFL is all the heck over the DMV; in addition to the Chiefs, franchises apparently include the Baltimore Buccaneers, the DC Falcons and the Calvert County Cowboys. Interesting nickname choices. Interesting logos, too. The Web site says there will be 28 national teams, but I'm not completely seeing that. Like, I haven't seen anything about the Montgomery County Raiders or the South Arlington Packers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2009; 2:37 PM ET
Categories:  Minor League Football , Redskins  
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Somehow I think if Vick gets back into Football at a non-NFL level he goes to a league with a TV contract minimum, CFL, UFL, AFL.

Don't tell the NFL that this league is steeling their logos.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 8, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Just in case there is any confusion, there is literally zero chance that Vick will suit up for The Minor Football League.

Conversely, there is a non-zero chance that The Minor Football League will be sued for trademark infringement.

Posted by: Tank2 | July 8, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Baltimore Buccaneers?

Sure looks a lot like Buccaneer Bruce, we had in Tampa, before we ran him out of town in 1997.

1 reason, Bruce appeared to be "light in the loafers."

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 8, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I hear they want to get a team in Toronto. When they do will it become known as, Minor International League Football?

Posted by: alex35332 | July 8, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

i mean honestly, could they at least TRY to make a logo that doesn't look like it was created in MS word? i'm pretty sure i used that buccaneers font on a 6th grade book report's cover page.

Posted by: grizneta | July 9, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

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