Posted on: July 20, 2009 7:02 pm

The return of Michael Vick.

I'm going to start this off by saying that I am a dog lover.  I have a 2 year old beagle and he's my homie.  I want to get an American Pit Bull Terrier one day.  That being said, I think we all need to step back and take a real hard look at the possibility of Vick returning to the National Football League.  Personally, while I don't agree with what Vick did, I don't believe that he should be vilified for what he's done.  We're not talking about Donte Stallworth or Leonard Little.  We're not talking about vehicular homicide while being intoxicated.  We're talking about a guy who funded a dog fighting ring.  Something that, in many urban areas, is treated with the same respect as cock fighting is in the Dominican Republic or bullfighting in Mexico.  The only reason that there was such a fuss made over it is because alot of people like dogs.  There are spider lovers out there, yet nobody is crying over someone killing a spider.  There are mice lovers, yet nobody is crying over mouse traps.  So, before you throw stones, remember that you've probably killed an animal at some point in time.  Let's get over it.

On the other hand, why would a team sign him?  We'll set aside the bad publicity for a second and delve into the fact that Vick just wasn't a very good quarterback.  Yeah, I know, he was exciting to watch.  Big deal.  We saw what happened when Roddy White finally had someone who threw the ball instead of running.  Peerless Price said that he left the Falcons to go back to Buffalo because he was tired of blocking 85% of the time.  The fact of the matter is that if you wanted to stop Vick, just study what the Buccaneers did when they played him.  Why would you want him as a backup?  What has this guy been doing the last two years?  Who's to say that he's even in football shape?  Personally, I think the best solution is for Roger Goodell to suspend Vick for the season.  This serves two purposes.  First, it allows Goodell to deflect criticism for letting Vick back into the league immediately after finishing his prison term.  Second, it allows Vick to work out at state of the art facilities in order to get back into real shape.  It will also show whether Vick is dedicated to returning to football and putting his past indiscretions behind him or not.  Also, I think that Donte Stallworth should be suspended for life.  Drunken driving leads to people dying and it should be considered murder.  Donte Stallworth is a murderer and deserves to rot in prison for the rest of his days.

Thanks for listening.
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