POSTING BY JB MADDAWG
Let it go, America. In a poll recently conducted by Nielson and E-Poll Market Research, Michael Vick once again was top billing as “America’s Most Hated Athlete”. In 2007 Vick was the center of a dog fighting ring, in which the NFL quarterback plead guilty to felony charges. He spent 21 months in prison, and two months home confinement for his actions. His sentence not withstanding, Vick was dropped by all his endorsement deals,and cut loose from his then team, the Atlanta Falcons. And he deserved every bit of it.
That was almost five years ago. The sporting world has kept turning, and breeding a new generation of scumbags, steroid junkies and an occasional rapist. Men like QB Ben Roethlisberger keep pushing the boundaries of the NFL’s conduct policy while stumbling from one alleged sexual assault charge to the next, or maybe drug addicts such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and Rafael Palmeiro. Steroids? That’s fancy window dressing…they just use junk of a different sort. Hey anyone remember that Mike Tyson raped someone? It’s alright though, you know, ’cause he was the champ, and he seemed so cuddly in The Hangover.
To truly appreciate the people who gave Michael Vick such an infamous title, let’s take a look at the sport folks that were right behind him:
- Tiger Woods. Sure, he’s an asshole. But did he finish in the second spot because of his attitude or that he cheated on his wife? It certainly shouldn’t be for infidelity. Nobody seemed to take issue when the President of the United States did it.
- Plaxico Burress. Really. Because he had a gun in his possession. Wow. Everyone seems to forget that Cowboys coach Barry Switzer and the NBA’s Scottie Pippen both were guilty of this infraction. Plaxico was made an example of for political reasons by panty waste New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg because the only people who should be allowed to carry guns are terrorists, gang thugs and people trying to kill border patrol agents. Sorry, I’m with Plax.
- Kris Humphries. Alright, now this is just stupid. Kim Kardashian’s hubby of a couple of months made this list, which pretty much shows what a bunch of social retards the Nielson folks found to take their bullshit poll.
Now, before one runs off and thinks that I’m about to play the “all about race” angle, it truly isn’t. The proof you seek lies in one Orenthal James Simpson. Now there’s a scumbag that truly deserves to top the list, just for the kidnapping and death threats alone. That’s before one debates the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. Yet, year after year, O.J. gets a pass for some unknown reason. How about former NFL receiver Rae Carruth? Anyone remember his name? Nah, he just payed a hit man to execute his seven month pregnant girlfriend. It’s not like he bet on a dog fight.
Michael Vick served his time, and has been a model citizen, while rebuilding his pro athlete career. He has not returned to his old ways, as many before have done. He has not displayed attitude, in any sort, demeaned anyone or plastered his face all over new products. Michael Vick has worked extremely hard to rehabilitate his former ways. If the world was going to agree that Vick shouldn’t get another chance for his crimes, then he should have immediately been put to death. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?
I’m fairly sure the lunatics a P.E.T.A think it’s fairly reasonable. After all, to them, animals are of a far higher value than any human life. Especially someone like Michael Vick.
Let it go, America.