I am Totally Icked Out

August 13, 2009 | Karin's Blog | 11 comments

 

That the Philadelphia Eagles picked up Michael Vick!  Ok, so some would say, “He did his time, now let him get on with his life.”  And I suppose in most cases I would have to agree with that, but I can’t with Vick.  He viciously, maliciously, and gleefully slaughtered dogs.  I don’t even want to think of the poor little animals he used to rev up his pit bull’s blood lust for fighting.  I cringe when I think of the way those poor animals were trained, used, tortured, killed then disposed of.  Horrible.  It makes me sick to my stomach to think about it.

 

I am not going to speculate on whether or not Michael Vick is or isn’t truly remorseful or not.  Only he and God know the answer to that.  But I can tell you this; I will never pay to go to a football game where he is on the roster.  Never.  Not even an all expense paid trip to the Super Bowl.

 

Now, on a much happier note, I’m over at Elisabeth Naughton’s place today.  Come say, howdy and win a book!

 

 

Karin*

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11 Comments

  1. B.E. Sanderson

    I was talking to Hubby about this last night while we watched the Steelers game. Dog-fighting is disgusting. I’ve never been an Eagles fan, but I’ll be rooting against them in every game this year. I hope Vick gets the crap sacked out of him every play. If I were a linebacker, I know I’d set my sites on pushing him to the turf. Hell, if I was on his own line, I’d step out of the way to see him sacked.

    But that’s just me.

  2. Edie

    The hero in my wip saves dogs from a place like that, and gets confronted by the hoods who run it. If Vick were in my book, he’d be the villain.

  3. Fedora

    Went and said hi! 😉 And bleh on the Vick news 🙁

  4. HollyD

    My husband believes that most people deserve a second chance, even Vick. I agree that most do, however, there are some crimes Vick’s included that NEVER deserve another chance in my opinion.

    I told hubby that any game that man plays in would not be welcomed on our tvs.

  5. Lynn R.

    Right there with you, Karin!! Even though I’m a sports orphan, and even tough I live just 2 blocks from the UW football stadium, I wouldn’t support that creepy jerk (I’m being much politer than he even comes close to deserving!) in anything but going back to jail!! He doesn’t deserve a second chance. Hell, he didn’t deserve a FIRST chance!

    Later,

    Lynn

  6. LKap

    Totally with you on that Karin – When it comes to kids and animals no punishment is too harsh IMO – It’s a good thing I can’t judge people at the end of their lives – I’m not near forgiving enough.

  7. J. Carson Black

    The Philadelphia Eagles are dead to me. I’ll curse their name every time I see them or hear a passing reference to them.

    To commit the acts of cruelty Vick was convicted of cannot be explained away as a “mistake.” It’s not a mistake to beat a dog to death.

    Cruelty is one of those uncomplicated traits: you either have it in you or you don’t.

    He won’t change, but he’ll say he has so he can get back in the game.

  8. Karin Tabke

    How did I know we’d all be on the same page on this one?

  9. Hubby

    “Cruelty is one of those uncomplicated traits: you either have it in you or you don’t.”

    Spot on, Jake!

  10. Cele

    Holly’s hubby has a point, he has done his time. In my opinion it wasn’t near enough time though. And like Hubby said, Spot on Jake. Once mean always mean, once cruel always cruel. And I do not forget that when Vick was arrested and for quite a while afterwards he professed he’d done nothing wrong.
    1) he’s done the time, but sees no crime
    2) I mean, crap he’s Michael Vick, just ask him
    3) we are getting lip service
    4) he’s not over himself yet, and never will be (which is number two but it’s important)

    Thank heavens I am pretty much a college football fan anymore.

  11. Patricia Barraclough

    Totally agree. And while we are talking sports figures, the salaries they receive are obscene. There is absolutely no reason in the world they should be getting multi-million dollar contracts for a season. Yes they so work and entertain and it does take a certain amount of talent. However, how about those people – teachers, social workers, nurses, etc. that actually do a public service and seldom get much support, let alone a descent salary. His pay for one game would pay the six employees at our county library for the next 13,290 years. Admittedly we are underpaid ($76,000 a year total for 2 with a Masters, 3 with a Bachelors plus and one with an associate degree), but it is still ludicrous.

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