With a new NFL season scheduled to kick-off today, my timing is perfect to post this blog.
So, say what you want about Michael Vick.
Continue your debate.
Present your premise that Michael paid the time for his crime. Defend your dissertation that Michael has yet to pay a societal penalty.
Stand with the SPCA and protest games in which the new Eagle plays. Support the NAACP that Michael deserves a second chance.
Agree passionately with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to reinstate Vick. Disagree vehemently with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to reinstate Vick.
However, in spite of all the difference of opinions, we should all agree that Michael is NO Vick-tim and has never claimed to be a Vick-tim in the adversity that he created.
#7 has publicly pleaded for forgiveness, openly displayed remorse and genuinely accepted responsibility for his deplorable decisions.
Lefty never upbraided his upbringing, never pinned his predicament on his posse and never cited some outrageous excuse like Gremlins in his Gatorade for his thuggish behavior.
The beleaguereed Vick stepped up BIG when most other celebrity felons quickly shrink and shrivel from the spotlight.
I personally will root for this electric QB to succeed in what will evolve as a microscopically watched second chance…..because Michael’s certainly NO Vick-tim!
Straight talk. No static.
MIKE – aka Mike Raffone – thee ultimate talking head on sports!