Friday, August 14, 2009

Dog Bites Man? I Wish

One short response to the sports news du jour--Michael Vick being picked up by the Eagles. Well, some would argue that we all deserve a second chance, blah, blah, blah.

Vick can get a job, he can be free, but we are not obligated to give him a high paying job with all of the rights and privileges that come with it. Obviously, it would be wrong for owners to collude to keep him out of the NFL, although they collude on robbing cities blind by threatening to leave if they don't build stadia, so why not?

Or, owners could have individually developed standards, like not hiring someone who repeatedly broke the law to engage in barbaric behavior until one's lies faiedl to obscure one's guilt. Just a thought. Glad I am not an Eagles fan. I was offended enough at Texas Tech when they hired Bobby Knight, but he only beat the occasional athlete. Michael Vick is far more contemptable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know - I'm extremely anti-vick (at least until he gets us a couple of TDs), but choking or beating college kids seems to be at least about as contemptible as vick's behaviour. And I think Donte Stallworth is far more contemptible - DUI manslaughter of a person and did less than 30 days (Vick did 1-2 years), and he'll be re-instated in six months and will make heaps more than Vick. Also, some would say Vick's childhood is mitigating. That said, I don't really care for any of them.