Sunday, April 5, 2009

I wonder...

In reading the sports articles today, I keep reading that the Bears may be interested in Michael Vick. I wonder if now that they have Cutler, if that makes interest in Vick null and void. Hard to say. The bankruptcy judge has declined Vick's plan to emerge, and I wonder if Vick is now getting a serious dose of reality about the consequences of his actions. He claims to be truly remorseful. I hope that is the case. I still believe that he can actually be a spokesman for organizations that support kindness to animals (I don't use animal rights wording because it is too broad for this example). I have been known to say that dogs in particular have been at our pleasure for centuries, and as a modern society we owe them the responsibility to provide them the love and respect that they give us without question. Over population continues to be a daunting problem. Dog fighting, especially street level fighting is a constant issue, and I believe that's where Vick could make a difference. Animal cruelty is prevalent and at some point we need to look at ourselves and ask the hard questions about what kind of human beings we are that would allow all of this to continue as we float in our own little worlds of denial.

2 comments:

This and That said...

Vick would have never even feigned remorse for his actions had he not been caught. I do not think he deserves to make another dime off of football. Yes Vick could be a spokesman against dog fighting and animal cruelty but how many of us would take him seriously? He would only do it as some sort of condition to get back into football or make some easy money.

gjwriter said...

Sadly, I think you're right on all counts.