"Ask Vic" will publish on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the NFL draft.
Jason from Austin, TX
What would you classify the Patriots' run? Would they not be considered a two-decade dynasty in your opinion? You didn't include them in "the days of the '60's Packers, '70's Steelers, '80's 49ers and '90's Cowboys are over."
Those teams largely retained the same cast of players. The Patriots were Tom Brady and a constantly changing supporting cast. The Patriots were many teams. I don't view the Patriots the same way I regard the other teams. The other teams were pre-cap. The Patriots will likely forever be regarded as the greatest franchise in salary cap history.
Matt from Georgetown, TX
Is it wise to spend a first-round draft pick on an interior offensive lineman?
High first-round pick? Usually, no. Late in the first round? Yes, because that's when you begin having to look deeper for value.
Howard from Homestead, FL
Vic, on a scale of 1-100, how certain are you the Colts were pumping in crowd noise?
I'm 100 percent sure of it because my friend Ed Bouchette reported it and told me who his source was. They are each unimpeachable.
Nick from Owego, NY
I'm rewatching all of Seinfeld due to isolation. What are your top Seinfeld moments?
5) "Let's take it up a notch." 4) George is a marine biologist. 3) Festivus for the rest of us. 2) Elaine's Christmas card. 1) "I work for the Yankees." "They stink."
Chris from Maple Ridge (wherever that is)
I got married in September and in my vows I told her I felt like a rich man because "memories make us rich." That’s when she started crying. Thank you.
Good start. You have a chance. Now, go to the local florist, give them your credit card numbers and tell them to send her flowers on her birthday and on Valentine's Day every year until she has divorced you or you are dead, whichever comes first.
Bill from Sheboygan, WI
So, which is it, health or wealth?
Jonas Salk answered that question more than 60 years ago when he sacrificed patenting his polio vaccine so it could immediately go into production and begin saving lives. What if he had chosen wealth?
Carl from Blue Mounds, WI
Seems like the Packers have 6-10 NFL receivers during camp and we are worried about how to keep them all. Then, during the season, it seems like we only have one receiver the other team needs to worry about.
When the Packers have 6-10 NFL big guys during camp and the fans are worried about how to keep them all, what happened in San Francisco won't happen again.
Samantha from Marion, IA
Can you shed some light on the Texans trading Hopkins to the Cardinals for David Johnson? I just can’t see where they got any kind of good deal, even with a second-round pick.
Apparently, Hopkins had become Bill O'Brien's Antonio Brown and O'Brien wasn't willing to live with Hopkins' antics as Mike Tomlin had endured Brown's. The second-round pick is the prize in the trade. It's the 40th overall pick in a draft in which the Texans don't have a first-round pick, and that helps make the trade a little more understandable. This draft is deep with talent; it'll reach well into the second round. If O'Brien uses the pick to replace Hopkins with a star-quality player, no one should complain about the trade.
David from Vancouver, BC
If you were working for the books in Vegas, where would you set the line for the number of games that will get played this year?
Unless there's a cure for this virus or it magically disappears before the football season begins, I have to believe major alterations and adjustments would have to occur for any kind of meaningful football to be played next fall. Be that as it may, I have this very strong feeling, or maybe it's just hope, next winter's Super Bowl is going to be a star-spangled celebration of America's victory over coronavirus. How will it happen? At this point in time, I see no training camps and no preseason. I see a special one-year CBA, the negotiations of which will be the story of the summer. Through the first two months of the season, I see each team playing four games, with games being scattered about the schedule so they can maximize TV coverage. Hopefully, by November the league can go full speed. Please, don't ask me to elaborate or provide details. These are just out-of-the-box thoughts about a season no one could've ever imagined. We all want the same thing, a cure. As it stands right now, I think there's a distinct possibility this draft will be the highlight of 2020.
Eric from Colorado Springs, CO
The Green Bay Packers fill the stadium for their preseason games. What kind of an economic impact would it have on the community losing those preseason games?
It would hurt but, even worse, what if the season was canceled? The Green Bay economy would be crushed.
Dave from Chippewa Falls, WI
Are you a big Andy Warhol fan, another Pittsburgh guy?
Warhol being from Pittsburgh is like me being from Paris. "Yinz got some ketchup I can put on this souffle?" Pittsburgh is a many splendored thing. The same place that produced Ditka has given us Warhol, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Foster, Henry Mancini, Fred Rogers, Gene Kelly, Mark Cuban and too many others who've achieved fame in careers other than sports to name. By the way, Pitt held a press conference on Thursday, during which they announced their belief they've found a coronavirus vaccine. It would be administered by a small bandage applied to the fingertip, and it would be easily mass produced and doesn't require refrigeration. It was the best news I've read or heard in weeks. Google "Pitt vaccine" if you're interested. Let's go Pitt!
David from Madison, WI
What's one of the most beautiful scenes you've seen in sports?
The most beautiful thing in sports I've ever seen is Forbes Field in the late innings on a summer night, having moved down into the box seats after the ushers had left, and knowing I don't have to go to school in the morning.