Friday, August 14, 2009

Thanks, Philly

I want Michael Vick back. I hope he comes back to what he was. He was utterly amazing! I won't ever forget the fun of watching his utter excellence on the field.

I hope Philly can rebuild him. I hope he is repenting of his vices as he says he is.


At 1:05 PM, Blogger Joe Adamson said...

Fair enough. The guy has done his time. And I detest the nauseating piousness of professional sports when it comes to certain illegal activities (which shouldn't be illegal in the first place). Such as drug use--marijuana, cocaine, etc (Michael Phelps, for example: man, let the guy have a life). Or even more or less non-illegal activities: screwing around on your wife or whatever, or being caught in bed with a couple of pros. The point is: is the guy an asset on the field? What Vicks was engaged in what was pretty reprehensible, but if he ain't in prison anymore (when he can't play anyway), and he's done his time, the other stuff should go by the wayside.

Nevertheless, I don't think I have ever seen such a hollow demonstration of contrition as that displayed by Vicks at his press conference. I would love to get Paul Ekman to do a facial read and tell us what he's really thinking. He looked like he was numbly reciting a mantra beaten into his thick head by his legal consultants, but what he was really thinking was: "I don't think training dogs to rip each other apart and shooting them in the head when they don't perform to standard a good thing if you happen to get caught by law enforcement officers, so I sure ain't doing that anymore (unless I am sure I can get away with it)."

Joe Adamson

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

I agree on the show of contrition. In the end he's done his time and time will tell if he can ever get back the positive skills he once had. He now has a chance to act, not just talk.


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