That whole Michael Vick and the NFL thing

I keep seeing little blurbs in the Yahoo news bar that bring up Michael Vick, and teams that are allegedly courting him since he’s done his time for his hand in a dog fighting ring.

And, I’m gonna admit something right now — IF a team does pick him up, I will cheer for them to lose every single game from now until the end of time.

I’m not a tree-hugging PETA person. I eat meat. I believe in hunting. You won’t see me crying during Sarah Mclachlan commercials, nor will you see me throwing paint on people wearing fur or out protesting for an event over animal rights. I’m just a dog guy, and I love Pit Bulls — after all, the first 2 dogs I ever remember in my life were Hogan and Dolly — a pit-mix and a pure pit bull.

But here’s why I hate Vick: It wasn’t that he was some guy struggling with life and he was doing it to earn money (which still isn’t excusable, but I can at least get my head around that). He had more money than God. He had a lifestyle that would make the majority of us envious. All the things that most people like to strive for or dream about — he had.

So, with that in mind, there was no other reason for him to be involved in this crime other than he wanted to be involved. And it wasn’t like he was just the financial backer to someone and was never actually a part of it — he was “hands on” in the abuse of these dogs, and went so far as to keep a kennel on his property. Think of the time and money he invested in having these dogs rip each other to shreds for his amusement.

That disgusts me.

Sure, Vick claims to have seen the error of his ways — and I sincerely hope  he actually has recognized why people are so outraged about his involvement in dog fighting. But you know, in the back of my head, I get the feeling that the only thing he regrets is getting caught.

It’s not that Vick hasn’t served his time. He has.

It’s not that Vick doesn’t deserve a second chance at life: Like any convict, he does.

But that doesn’t mean I want him to play for my team, or any team, in the NFL. And for any team considering picking him up, be prepared for a lot of hostitlity if you do. There’s a lot of crazy “animal rights” folks who aren’t going to drop the subject, ever.

And it’s not likely that a lot of us average Joes who love our dogs will, either.


5 Responses to “That whole Michael Vick and the NFL thing”

  1. 1 nice
    August 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    “which still isn’t excusable, but I can at least get my head around that” So because you can’t understand you hate….nice!

  2. 2 Softmelon
    August 10, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    (which still isn’t excusable, but I can at least get my head around that)

    That made perfect sense to me. Do you not find it frustrating to have to break down and translate your posts for people who have little or no comprehension of what they read?

    Good Post!

  3. 3 Ian
    August 14, 2009 at 8:24 am

    And now he plays for the Eagles….

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