Our disdain for old Hogey elevated itself from minor annoyance to pain-in-our-ass level during the lead up to the 2006 NFL draft. That’s when Merrill uttered such gems as, “I wouldn’t draft any of these quarterbacks (referring to Vince Young, Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler) in the first round” and “Kellen Clemens from Oregon, is better than Matt Leinart and Vince Young when you study them on tape.” For video evidence of his stupidity go here.
Since then the guy has made so many ridiculous, mind-numbing statements – mostly concerning Vince Young – that we think he has to have entered the Tertiary stage of Syphilis. That’s the only possible explanation. Well either that or the inmates are truly running the asylum over at ESPN, but what are the chances of that?
But our anger at this guy led to McD and I actually having a conversation about changing the name of this blog to Fire Merril Hoge.com. We decided against it because the guys over at Fire Joe Morgan do such a great job we couldn’t possibly live up to their standard of excellence. But we were sure we weren’t the only guys who couldn’t stand this guy, and thanks to YouTube, we now know we aren’t. The lovely folks at Deadspin jumped on the Hoge is an idiot bandwagon a month ago, we thought we’d bring you the latest video update in the Vince Young vs. Merril Hoge war. Enjoy.