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Thread #122909   Message #3289299
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
12-Jan-12 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Jeri, Thank you for making that point. It clarifies what I have been trying to say. You are right. There is no way to know what is in Vick's heart.

I look at his performance, or any other player's performance on and off the field and see the same thing. Are they doing it for the love of the game? For the money?

Why do so many have charitable foundations? To really help people? To have a golf tourney named for them? For a tax break. Look at Tim Tebow does he wear his religion on his sleeve to save souls or to sell Jerseys with his name on them. There is no proof that he is doing the former, but the sales numbers show that he is doing the latter, even before his success of the last couple of months.

I admire Vick as a football player, how he is as a moral human being is not for me to judge. How he is a role model? He does seem to be making a substantial effort to mitigate his past mistakes. But I really don't care about that when I watch him play, anymore than I care about how "Godly" Tebow is or what charities Tom Brady or Drew Brees support.