Brotherly love, eh?

15 August, 2009
Rat Fink

OK, so I read this in my hometown newspaper this morning, opposite the headline, Twins blast Tribe, 11-0 (but we won’t discuss that today). From Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press:

Philadelphia sports fans, it is said, would boo a cancer patient. They threw snowballs at Santa Claus during a game in 1968. They cheered when the Dallas Cowboys’ Michael Irvin injured his neck and had to be carried off the field in 1999. They behaved so badly that a courtroom was set up at old Veterans Stadium to handle arrests.

But the City of Brotherly Love is where [quarterback Michael] Vick will make his comeback attempt.

Now fiends. Everybody knows that Michael Vick did a very bad thing. He did his time, he’s paying his debts, and hopefully he has learned something about compassion for animals. However, I still maintain that compared to some other athletes, he got an unusually harsh sentence. Would that mere humans received as much aggressive defense as dogs. (If you like, refer to a past rant on that subject.)

So, I ax you: Does Vick deserve a second chance? Or is it fitting that the mighty should fall once in awhile? I covet your articulate and compendious responses.

I think he’s going to get, if nothing else, a huge lesson in “I can’t let them get me down.” Still, if he doesn’t produce for the Eagles, everybody’s gonna look bad.

Fink out.

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Mathew
Mathew
15 August, 2009 9:32 am

I figured he’d come to Cleveland. He’d fit right into the “Dog-pound”. Get it?

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
15 August, 2009 9:37 am

A second chance? Well, okay. But Vick is going to be given several times the annual salary of the lowly Animal Control worker/ veterinarian, while doing a fraction of the work and getting all the glory. That’s the part that frosts me. If he wants to play football and the Eagles are willing to stoop to hiring him, he should be paid $40K to $60K per year, and no more. I still say there is a very special place in hell for those who abuse weak and helpless creatures. Vick’s got a hot seat with his name on it for… Read more »

Mavis
Mavis
15 August, 2009 10:27 am

I abhor what the man did to those poor animals. I love animals, especially dogs. I’m a true believer in giving second chances. I’ve been there myself. We’ve all been given many chances to have “do overs” in our lives. It’s what we do with our new chance that shows our true character. Vick was caught, did his time for his crime, has asked forgiveness. I think he has a lot of proving to do, though. As far as what he’s getting paid…what ALL pro sportsmen are paid – that’s a whole other articulate and compendious reply.

Mavis

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Suzanne
15 August, 2009 10:31 am

I will wait and see what he does with his so-called rehab in jail.

I did hear that his new jersey number will be K-9 *snickergigglemmmpfHA*

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
15 August, 2009 11:24 pm

Seems like a lot of cheese-burger-eaters out there only get angry about animal abuse when it involves cuddly lovable dogs. Seems hypocritical. If cheese burgers are legal then why not Vick’s recreational activities? Heres a fresh rhyme off the top of my dome: an animals an animal, big or small, if one can be tortured…torture them all!

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
17 August, 2009 12:30 am
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Just say the word Finktron.

I’m available anytime!

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