Maybe if the town's current darlings hadn't sold the farm for Doc Halladay, Vick would have had a chance here.

Maybe if the vote had been counted after Vick ripped out the Giants' hearts Dec. 19 in the franchise's greatest comeback, Vick would have won.

Maybe there remains a feeling that Donovan McNabb might have done as much with this Eagles team as Vick has done.

Maybe if Vick hadn't missed three starts with a chest injury his body of work would be considered more complete.

As it is, there will be a lot of explaining to do if Vick wins the NFL MVP award and brings it to Philadelphia for the first time in 50 years. Think about it: A football MVP isn't the sportsperson of the year in Philly?

Well, maybe if Vick hadn't killed and tortured all those dogs . . .  *