Michael Vick was indited yesterday for a number of things associated with dog fighting. You know that Savannah is sometimes known as "East Atlanta" or it feels that way sometimes. I mean, other than the Sand Gnats (minor league team for the NY Mets), we really don't have professional sports. And, I know, some of you will not even consider our Sand Gnats a professional team. More like an oddity where you can purchase tickets for the price of a movie ticket, drink whiskey from a flask, and make fun of the apposing pitcher. Not that I have ever done such a thing.
Michael Vick is important in Georgia, and well, he was indited for dog fighting. I don't know much about dog fighting (I knew someone who was into cock fighting once, long story, but nonetheless cruel), but it has crashed down on Atlanta pretty hard. Heck, its not like he got stopped in an airport with a water bottle with secrets. We are talking Federal inditement. Big stuff, horrible stuff.
I was talking to my brother, and he had this to say: "It sure is sad when you cannot listen to sports on the radio because the kids can't hear what is being said." I think he means when they describe wetting down dogs and then electrocuting them. You know, the dogs that loose.
If someone was paying me millions of dollars to play a child's game, I am not sure I would immediately think, "Hmmmmmmm. I need to buy some fighting dogs, and sponsor some dog fighting."
Even Packman Jones, a guy on another team who has gotten into trouble a lot in strip clubs – I just don't get it. If I were a millionaire football player, why go into strip clubs and shower strippers with $80K in bills. He was already in Vegas for one of these adventures – isn't prostitution legal there? Not moral or anything, but I am thinking those who frequent strip clubs are not really concerned with morality.
I am a little disappointed with Michael Vick. Last year or the year before, Vick's brother got into trouble and was thrown out of school. What I heard was, "Couldn't Vick take his brother under his wing and be an influence on his life?" Reading the paper this morning, I am wondering if that's sort of what happened.
Tomorrow a lighter subject. I promise.