Written October 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM
Sports illustrated asked us laymen to share our opinion of Michael Vicks reinstatement into the NFL and signing with the Philadelphia Eagles... This was my reply.
Well as long as Michael Vick limits any future criminal activities to only abusing (Ben Roethlisberger - Rape accusation), or murdering (Donte' Stallworth -murder) Humans; we can all rest assured that America won't all gather together again in a frantic blood-lust demanding that he be imprisoned and stripped of the very profession he uses to feed his children.
This Blood-Lust was lead by P.E.T.A. which apparently stands for Please Expose your T.s and A, from what I have seen of that organization's attempt to bring attention to their cause.
I love dogs... animals of all kind.. and I do not condone any abuse on any level. But I love humans more.
I always felt that a just penalty for Mr. Vick's previous involvement in the dog fighting ring would have been for him to fund the construction of a new Animal Hospital. This surely would have helped more animals and humans the like. But placing an elite athlete in prison for two years of his prime for a crime against an Animal (while allowing others to blow animals brains all over our Forrest floors in the name of "hunting" ) is both hypocritical and as sick as the "sport" of dog fighting itself.
This I do know.. Tony Dungy don't sign off on Mr Vick, if he did not believe in his character.
Welcome back Mr. Vick... Time to remind all just why you were the highest paid.
Not only will it make the Dallas Cowboys an immediate Super Bowl favorite for the next 3 years; American football fans the world over would get a chance to see what would surly be the highest rated regular season TV sports events ever.... The Manning Bowls (Cowboys -vs- Giants).. Twice a Year.. Awesome.
An elite QB/Leader has long been the most vital missing ingredient in Jerry Jones and the legions of Cowboys supporters quest to bring more Lombardi Trophies home to Dallas.
We would have the added motivation of what may be the best QB ever arriving to Dallas with a chip on his shoulder and feeling unappreciated by his former team he was so faithful to. This form of personal motivation to succeed immediately is priceless to a coaching staff, and it is highly contagious. We won't even start with the true leadership he brings to the table.
This is a perfect fit, but the window shall be open only briefly.
Time To Make Championship Decisions.