I know this post will stir the pot a bit, especially with my associate Justin, but I have to get this off of my chest and beg the question...
If Michael Vick finally became a person two weekends ago what exactly was he while he was in prison? Surely not a 'symbol' as the above caption suggests. 'Outcast' would be more fitting.
Moreover, if he wasn't a person in prison how was he one outside of it before he was sentenced to hard time?
I find it hard to believe that pre-prison dog-killing Vick was any different from in-prison dog-killing Vick. Maybe Michael Vick the person only existed during his college days or early pro years?
Regardless, the caption on the above picture made me laugh and frown at the same time when I read it.
Why does playing a professional football game make someone any more of a person than someone who has not? In times like this I find myself agreeing with the line of thinking that Americans place too much emphasis on athletics (especially professional), but I digress.
My feelings for Vick have been made clear before but don't get me wrong - I think it is great he is trying to move on with his life and put his past behind him.
As long as we don't have to hear him cry about it you won't hear me complain.