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Thread #122909 Message #3289287
Posted By: Jeri
12-Jan-12 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
None of us are in a position to KNOW what's in Vick's heart, whether he truly cares about dogs now or just truly cares about his image. We can't know--we have to rely on gossip and reports from the media, and that's not knowing.
I'm sort of amazed that his career hasn't seemed to suffer much. I'm sort of amazed at what people (OK, football fans) will overlook. On one hand, I'm amazed.
On the other, I'm not, because WE CAN'T REALLY KNOW what's in Vick's heart. We, however, are prettydamnedsure he's a good football player.
People might want a crucifixion, but I don't see that as our job. Remembering-- maybe. Not watching football games with him in them-- sure. Never letting the guy own a dog again-- I hope so. Making other people feel bad for not agreeing with the views that we hold because of what we've heard about him-- no.
Me, I really do think he's changed, mostly because it's good for his career. If the change in behavior opened him up to a change in thinking, it's a good thing. Luckily, I don't care much for football. (Go Pats, anyway!)