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Tim Donaghy and Michael Vick Go Down For The Count And We're All Glad

Updated on July 26, 2007

Tim Donaghy And Michael Vick Scandals Make Me Happy - Don't Get Me Started!

Okay, as someone who was never picked to be on any team in school or beyond, I can't help myself but be a bit giddy as the sports world gets rocked by two major scandals. That's right, to all the jocks who threw me into lockers, made fun of me or chased me down the hall screaming, "Faggot" I'm so glad that some of your heroes have turned out to be zeros (isn't that how the old phrase goes?). Let's face it, when it comes to what are mostly uneducated superstars of the sports world making billions and billions of dollars we should all either reconsider the importance our society puts on sports figures or start throwing a ball immediately (and no, not the kind that Cinderella went to and left a shoe at because you know if that's the kind of ball we're talking about I'd all ready be a superstar). Tim Donaghy and Michael Vick scandals make me happy - Don't Get Me Started!

The Michael Vick scandal (for those who don't know) is that this big NFL Atlanta Falcons superstar quarterback has been nabbed for running dog fights and brutally killing the losing dogs. I don't know about you but the whole pit bulls and other dogs being raised to do this kind of fighting is so distasteful to me that I can't even imagine the scum that go to these things, bet on them and watch as dogs tear one another apart much less the "masterminds" behind arranging and running these things. This is when I start thinking that whole "eye for an eye" thing isn't so crazy. I say they take those dogs (that usually can't be re-socialized with other animals or humans) put them in a cage that contains the inhumane idiots like Michael Vick and just let the dogs have at it. (And this is where my true nature as a Scorpio comes out) I really think that these posturing macho idiots who need to raise dogs to be killers to make them feel better about themselves really deserve a taste of their own medicine. I'm not a big fan of the whole cage fighting thing but at least that's two humans. I mean look at the guys who do that - what else would they really do? They're so steroided up that their options are limited since they can barely get a pair of jeans over their 75" calves. As I see it they can either train people at a gym, tow cars (without the use of a truck) or cage fight. But they're humans and know what they're doing, the dogs don't and someone needs to put a choke collar on them. (And if it had a little electric shock in it, I wouldn't mind either)

The Tim Donaghy scandal is that an NBA referee has been caught not only betting on games that he refereed but also possibly doing some point fixing to ensure his bets would pay off. Now I don't know what these guys get paid but I'm sure they're not drawing in the salaries of say a Shaq. I'm not saying that they should be able to bet and fix sporting events but honestly, at the end of the day, I'm not losing any sleep because the guy who painted his overweight chest in his NBA team's colors and is wearing a foam finger doesn't get to see a "fair" game.

I'm an old school gay who cares more about Broadway than a ballgame. (Which makes me cynical and bitter about these sports figures all at the same time.) I think for anyone to think that any of these sporting events haven't had "help" along the way are just kidding themselves. The deal is that between the Olympics and Tour De France doping, what, do you think there isn't this kind of corruption widespread in your favorite sport? Look at the baseball players who have arms as big as houses with foreheads that come out like an awning on a sidewalk café and tell me how they supposedly aren't on the steroids.

The problem is that we've started believing the action movies that had Arnold Schwarzenegger in them in the 80's and when we were raising the bar on our expectations for our sports heroes we never told them to do it without the use of illegal substances. In fact, we encouraged them to get bigger and better no matter what the personal or societal cost. So, we're reaping what we sow at this point.

Sports figures and celebrities become rich, famous and celebrated and yes, we all like to see their foot slip a little. Why you ask? Because when the popular kids in school excluded us or jocks beat us up, you just keep telling yourself as you're picking your books off the ground and wiping their spit off you that what goes around comes around and someday they'll get theirs. Not every celebrity is Oprah, Bono or Andre Agassi who go above and beyond to help others and make the world a better place. Some are just the dumb jocks and pretty popular people from high school who got lucky. So let Lohan go to jail, "sick" the dogs on Vick and take away Donaghy's livelihood but at the end of the day, until we start rewarding and celebrating the people who make a difference in our lives and not the people who just got lucky and are soulless losers, we're doomed to turn out more and more of this type of person. And when they fall from grace we'll be there like pitbulls because wouldn't you like to think that good people deserve the riches life has to offer? Wouldn't you like to see the meek instead of the meatheads inherit the earth? Tim Donaghy and Michael Vick scandals make me happy - Don't Get Me Started!

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      Isabella Snow 10 years ago

      That dog thing makes me so angry I could scream. When I lived in Texas there was a house behind mine that had these guys raising Pitts to fight. I called the cops to report it and they came - but because the guys were holding the dogs on leashes about 2 inches apart from each other, the cops couldn't do anthing, despite the rabid behavior and foam everywhere.

      People who do that shit should be shot. By me.