Re: THOUGHTS ON THE REDEMPTION OF MICHAEL VICK.... ON RIGHT TRACK?
posted at 11/21/2010 10:56 AM EST
In Response to Re: THOUGHTS ON THE REDEMPTION OF MICHAEL VICK.... ON RIGHT TRACK?
[QUOTE]Because some people get swept up by the media hype thats why. Cause every pundit all over the media is finding a reason to praise the guy and why? Cause he sells jerseys for the NFL or because and I mean no offense by this but because black people love the guy and the African American media people have waited years for a guy like Vick and when he shot himself in the foot they couldnt wait for his "redemption" story. I hate to bring race into any conversation but it seems pretty clear to me that if this was done by say Tim Tebow and everyone found out what a phony he was and what a horrible human being he was it would be a entirely different story IMO. Would he be let back into the NFL the same way Vick was? Yes he would 100% and i would hate it just as much but would the media be so willing to push the redemption story down our throats? Would the black media be so quick for forgive and forget? I highly highly doubt that. I hope that doesnt sound like I am being racist cause i know how quick people are to throw that stone when ever this comes up so before that happens I am not racist I am just trying to be honest about how I view this ONE situation. Also IMO the NFL from day one has been planning this. I know that sounds nuts but I find it hard to believe that not a single NFL player has ever had a single bad word to say about Vick. So no one in the NFL not even some JAG player is a dog lover? No one hates Vick or doesnt think he should be in the NFL? Give me a break, IMO the NFL clearly told its player to not open their mouth unless they have something nice to say about Vick. Which is why you only saw moron like DeAngilo Hall saying stuff like "Free Mike Vick". I find it hard to believe that a guy like say Matt Light who is an animal lover, well as far as dogs go (he is a hunter so he dont love them too much lol) never had a bad word to say. The NFL must have sent out a memo. I have no proof but thats what I think.
Posted by MVPkilla4life[/QUOTE]
MVP, you've had some run ins with others on BDC about this subject, so have I. Race is a third rail subject in this country, no one wants to touch it. Your theory on Tim Tebow is just that, a theory. No one knows how that would turn out for a number of reasons, because he didn't make those mistakes in life.
As a person of color, I'm not looking at Vick as a redemption story, it would be nice if he did, but there are far too many black men incarcerated who are not going to get the chance Vick got and some of them deservedly so - I trust he'll make good on his opportunity.
I'm looking at this from the standpoint of a man who is being given another chance in life to ply his trade - by an owner and a commissioner. He owes it to the people who have supported him, and he has a lot of credibility to regain with the people who don't.
As I said earlier, there are extenuating circumstances to what I will forgive in a person's actions, but, I am not a card carrying member of the Michael Vick fan club. You may be correct the league probably wants a feel good story from this mess, but I don't agree Goodell is encouraging the players to be silent.
What Vick did to those animals is disgusting, he has to know they are people who are not going to forgive or forget those images of his smug face, the lies he told and animals he abused, killed and maimed.
One thing I've noticed, the NFL is like a fraternity. You won't find them criticizing each other if it doesn't relate to football, especially to the media.
Just my opinion.