Vick got the thumb from the Falcons for it. People like me thought his career was over.
Boy, were we wrong.
Vick landed with the Philadelphia Eagles. His team voted him to receive the Ed Block Courage Award. If you aren't familiar with the award, it's for people who do great deeds to help those in need, showing true compassion and humanity. Vick played football for a year and had a successful season after spending time in jail for running a dogfight ring. What does that have to do with courage? Fuck you, that's what. That was insulting enough. The fact that sportswriters and fan are willing to overlook his faults because he's helping the team win is insulting. I firmly believe that some things just don't get forgiven. You can earn forgiveness, sure, but it is earned, not just given. And the praise being heaped on Vick for being a great football player makes me despair for humanity.
Now, comes this stupidity....
Michael Vick wants a dog.
He says it will help him with his rehabilitation.
"I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding. If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and that’s the hardest thing: telling them that we can’t have one because of my actions." Uh, yeah, that's how the law works, dipshit!
"This entire situation has changed my life dramatically. Better player, better person. More patience, more persistence, and the willingness to, like I said earlier, set high goals and high standards not only on the football field but in life. And in so many ways I thank God for changing my life and keeping me healthy and putting me on the path to where I can redeem myself and make a great comeback."
There's an upcoming Hannah Singer story where Hannah and St. Michael are watching a football game. A player scores an easy touchdown and promptly thanks God for letting him succeed. Michael nearly hits him with a lightning bolt. Guess what I was thinking while reading that last sentence?