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Thread #122909 Message #2701867
Posted By: SharonA
16-Aug-09 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Q: By citing all that information, you've proven my point that money talks to dogfighters far more loudly than a few speeches of questionable sincerity mouthed by a pro football star who's making millions after being given a golden ticket by the NFL and the courts.
I don't want to "lynch" Vick and I object to your putting that label on me, especially as we are talking about an African-American here. (Besides, let's not forget that Vick was the one who hung a living being from a tree and tortured it as it died.) I'm not a "boss" of anything. I am simply a person living in the Philadelphia area and finding myself disgusted at the thought of wearing any of my several Eagles shirts and hats ever again. I'm disgusted that I won't be able to avoid hearing Vick's name in sports reports on the local news for the foreseeable future. I'm disgusted that I will hear people around me talking about him and cheering for him. I'm disgusted that the Eagles made this deal. I'm disgusted that they gave him Ron Jaworski's number 7 to wear. I'm disgusted that Vick is here, where I live.
You like him so much? You move here and be his fan, and tell people around here that they must understand how someone who made a dishonest living in an illegal betting scheme on the backs of bleeding, dying dogs must be allowed to earn an honest living now. See how far you get doing that here.