Michael Vick, the former Quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons is trying to find a job…a job that he is, if he gets himself back into shape after a long layoff, eminently qualified.
As a Quarterback, he is not the greatest of All-Time, but he is dynamic, exciting, and he has made and probably could still make some football magic happen.
Alas, he got involved in a utterly horrible situation that involved dog fighting…a situation that involved betting, Auschwitz-Type treatment of dogs, and no concern for anything but himself.
It was not good.
However, Vick has served his twenty-three months in prison. He has lost everything.
He wants a chance to recoup some of his lost finances and dignity by playing once again in the National Football League.
The NFL, thanks to Commissioner Roger Goodell, seems to want to allow this to happen.
However, a certain group, close to my soul, but not in a good way, wants to prevent this.
Of what group do I speak? PETA!! People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals!! They can suck it…and, for a couple of different reasons.
PETA, in spite of Vick spending nearly two years in prison, losing millions of dollars and his reputation, want him to undergo psychological testing prior to being reinstated. WTF?
I heard some turkey necked, pigeon-headed motherfucker from PETA say on the Ed Show on MSNBC last night that Vick needs to be tested, and may even need some type of “brain scan”. Ha. I checked…it is the official position of PETA.
Here is a group of well-intentioned but slug nutty morons wanting some kind of Vulcan Mind-Meld done on a free man. They can bite my kippers, suck my snake, and lick my oysters. It’s Bullshit.
I’ll tell ya…
If Vick was a man (or woman) found guilty of this, and was trying to get his/her job back as a meter reader, fast food worker, or plumber, there would be no official statement from PETA. They wouldn’t care.
And why is that?
Because drawing attention to those types of folks doesn’t raise money.
However, if Vick is reinstated to play football and hitches up with a team, PETA can boycott and demonstrate in front of at least 16 well attended events a year, some of which may be nationally televised.
Listen folks, I believe in redemption. I believe in a second chance. I believe in the moral of the story of Job. Vick has done his time.
The only thing that PETA believes, is that people are vessels placed on Earth in order to hurt dogs, baby seals, and Sea Kittens.
Well there is one other thing in which they believe…
They secretly do want Vick reinstated because if he is, they can protest him for 16 weeks every football season and raise some serious cash.
I find this not only funny, but ironic. You see, PETA needs to raise cash in order to continue, but from whom will they raise that cash?
Nope, from the creatures they hate the most…humans. Ironic, no?
Addendum: Tomorrow I will respond to Kat's comment from yesterday that said I Christian bash too often. Please join me, The Almighty, Jeebus, and our Special Guest, Micah for that one. Amen.