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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Michael Vick is Doomed.


Michael Vick's career is over. One of the most exciting quarterbacks in the NFL, if not one of the most successful, will probably never play another down. All the shoe and clothing companies have pulled his products from the shelves. Trading card companies won't have his cards in their latest sets. I have never seen an athlete accused of a crime become a non-person so quickly. Even if exonerated, his image is shot forever, worse than people accused of rape and murder, worse than people convicted of drug crimes.

Is it those nasty PETA wierdos that brought him down? Hell to the NO!

People love dogs.


Sleepy little kids love dogs.


Goofy college girls love dogs.


Episcopal priests in Panama love dogs.

Make no mistake. Vick merchandise could sell right now. Some people who think it's cool to be gangsta would buy it. Some diehard Atlanta Falcons fans would buy it. Some people who think every time a successful black man gets in trouble with the law it is due to white conspiracy would buy it.

But the other side of the coin is this. Some people who love dogs would remember who made a buck off this disgusting situation, and never buy a product from (fill in the blank) again.

The court case is months away, if not years. Maybe the prosecutors will screw it up and Vick will be found not guilty. Stranger things have hapened in courts of law recently. But regardless, Michael Vick is doomed. There is no way to explain eight dog corpses on his property, showing signs of death by torture. He had better invest the money he has now wisely, because the cash spigot is about to be turned off. Permanently.

5 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I could not be happier that asshole is going down the tubes.

Zoey & Me said...

Yup, he's goin down!

Distributorcap said...

i SO hope you are right -- he is already playing the OJ card -- and there are these nutjob athlete-worshippers that just dont care about anything other than idolizing athletes (see Barry Bonds).

unfortunately Vick has already made SO much money he probably doesnt have to worry financially (they should take ALL his $$$ away) -- but a little jail time - or cage time with some vicious animals at San Quentin (or the Georgia equivalent) would be nice.

Matty Boy said...

I feel a little bit different about it than you, distributorcap. I think jail time is a strong possibility. I don't think he's made so much money that his financial future is set. It would be if he could stick to a budget, and if the legal bills don't go through the roof.

He's gotta live. It would be nice if this horrible incident made him a better person, but I'm not holding my breath. If he does go broke, he becomes more likely to get involved in more bad stuff.

The Chicago Sports Kibitzer said...

There are many activities which are perfectly legal in the United States that are harmful, cruel and even deadly to animals. From horse racing to medical research to cosmetic testing to hunting and fishing, animals are routinely injured or killed in the pursuit of sport, entertainment, gambling, pleasure, medicine, and beauty with no repercussion from the law.

Minks are slaughtered to make fur coats for wealthy women. Queen Elizabeth attended the Kentucky Derby despite the fact that horses are whipped in the hope that they will run faster and are commonly "put down" after being injured while racing. The vice-president of the United States was driven around in an armoured limousine so he could take pop-shots at defenseless birds (and elderly men). Why then, is the United States government ruining one man's life because he engaged in dog fighting? Is dog fighting less cruel than shooting defenseless birds in the pursuit of "sport?"

Fact of the matter is that, either cruelty to all animals should be illegal or there should be no laws against it at all. There should never be a two-teared justice system, where some acts are legal only because they are done by members of higher social status, while acts of the same logical consistency are illegal because they are thought to be committed by people of lower social status, in this case, minorities and rural southerners.