Friday, August 24, 2007

Michael Vick
So long, dickhead. I don't have much to add on this one, other than utter bafflement how someone could engage in dog fighting when he was already a millionaire. (Don't get me wrong: I think it's evil and wrong in any context. But for whatever reason it becomes a little more comprehensible if the people involved are poor and desperate. Vick freakin' bankrolled the ring. He must have gotten entertainment from this.)

Anyway, he's going to spend a year in jail, and the NFL has suspended him without pay--not for the dog fighting, as you'd think, but for the gambling aspect. I guess I get it--it's probably a legalistic approach like busting Al Capone on tax evasion, and accomplishes the same end. But it still feels weird, like the army punishing the killers of civilians ostensibly because they disobeyed the dress code.

Random thought: if you knew the right sports book to contact, could you get action on whether Vick embraces Christianity or Islam while he's on the inside?

4 comments:

adam said...
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Feral said...

I think the Harranians used to worship dogs, so he needs to watch his back in jail. Although I would expect Harran gang activity to be quite limited in the federal penitentiary system, you can never be too careful.

My hail-mary bet is he embraces Animism. Who wants to give me odds?

David said...

That sounds more like Ricky Williams, my favorite running back turned pothead. But I don't think he ever did time inside. Yet, anyway.

Come to think of it, Vick and Ricky together in a halfway house = reality TV gold!

Feral said...

The Longest Yard 2: In the Dog House?..

Vick: "Damn you, Warden. If you expect me to put my tail between my legs and throw this game, you're in for a surprise. Like a Rottweiler I once had which didn't fight as much as I wanted him to fight!"

Warden (crusty): Viiiiiiick!

Williams: "Why is everyone yelling? Man I'm hungry."


Gold!..