Michael Vick -- in the news again!
Michael Vick - BET & Subway
Last week, Michael Vick was named as the recipient of the 2011 BET (Black Entertainment Television) "Sportsman of the Year" award.
The announcement was greeted with fervent responses from both supporters and detractors. Few people found themselves in the middle on this issue. Many feel that Vick should be forgiven and let bygones be bygones. Others feel, like one commentor said, "God can forgive him, but I can't."
Subway and Nike have found themselves in the cross-hairs of public opinion as well as the BET Network. Racism is also rearing it's head as many feel that just as in the O. J. Simpson trial, racial attitudes override a sense of fair play.
What would Pete Rose say?
While it remains to be seen if Michael Vick will earn the right to be included in the NFL Hall of Fame, Pete Rose is still excluded from the MLB Hall of Fame.
According to the most recent update on WikiPedia, Rose will NEVER be allowed to enter the MLB HOF. So, we are left to ponder the question (if Vick should be allowed admission the the NFL HOF) -- "Is it worse to gamble on the outcome of the game itself? -- or the winner of a dog fight?"
So what happens to the dogs?
Is Michael Vick's slate clean?
- Is Michael Vick's Slate Clean?
My thoughts on Vick's situation and public perception. Can we get past the past and hold Mr. Vick up to our children as an example of exemplar behavior? Can we point to him as the prototype of a "Hero"?
- Today's Genesis!
Well, maybe it isn't officially a "viral" article, but it's gotten almost 600 "shares" on Facebook in less then twelve hours. In my wife's experience, that's the closest thing she's had to a post "going viral."