Vick found God, We didn't know God was missing

It was obvious from watching fallen football star Michael Vick's carefully-scripted performance on 60 Minutes Sunday that the former Virginia Tech quarterback is on a professional redemption tour.

Vick feigned sorrow for his dogfighting days, professed a new found appreciation for animals and declared he has found God.

That's great news. We didn't know God was missing. We glad Michael kicked off his public apology crusade by announcing he has located the missing deity.

Said Vick:

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights. And that put it all into perspective.

Wow. Such profound sentiments. Wonder who wrote it for him? Those who knew Vick in college say he had trouble stringing two declarative sentences together.

Vick also vowed to work to put and end to dogfighting. Uh huh. And there will be pork in the treetops by morning.

It was obvious from watching fallen football star Michael Vick’s carefully-scripted performance on 60 Minutes Sunday that the former Virginia Tech quarterback is on a professional redemption tour.

Vick feigned sorrow for his dogfighting days, professed a new found appreciation for animals and declared he has found God.

That’s great news. We didn’t know God was missing. We glad Michael kicked off his public apology crusade by announcing he has located the missing deity.

Said Vick:

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it’s no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights. And that put it all into perspective.

Wow. Such profound sentiments. Wonder who wrote it for him? Those who knew Vick in college say he had trouble stringing two declarative sentences together.

Vick also vowed to work to put and end to dogfighting. Uh huh. And there will be pork in the treetops by morning.

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8 Responses

  1. You’ve got it, Doug. I refused to watch his performance, but did hear on the news about his “tears” in prison. My only wish for him is that the only job he ever has is to clean cages in a pet shelter. He’s an arrogant jerk who only only cries because he got caught and sent to prison. Wish they’d kept him. I could not care less about any change on his part. Anyone who has so little regard for the lives of animals has just as little for any other creatures – humans included.

  2. Hello pot its me kettle……….

    Sound words from a recovering alcoholic who I am sure at some point in his recovery “found” religion and asked for forgivness. How quickly we judge others from the top of our soap boxes….

  3. I will pray for Michael Vick’s continued recovery as I’m sure a number of people did (and do) for yours. His sins are no better or worse. Be glad you didn’t have to pay as big a price as he has and is paying. The honest respect of our fellow human beings cannot be bought regardless of the size of your paycheck.

  4. You blow in here from time to time with your hit-and-run postings. Most people who comment here do so using their full names but not know-it-all Eric with his pontifications from behind the cowardly anonymity of the Internet.

    As a long time reader of this blog, I admire Doug for his honesty and his ability to recognize his own weaknesses. I’ve gone back through the archives and I can’t find one place where Doug has claimed to have “found God” or used religion as a crutch. At least when he climbs up on his soapbox, he does so by letting people know who he is and where he comes from. Not you. You’re a gutless bomb thrower.

    Michael Vick was not an alchoholic or a drug addict. He was a pampered athlete who cravenly put his talent and career at risk to exploit animals and violence. Most felons and ex-cons face a hard road when they leave prison and don’t have opportunistic football teams offer them million-dollar contracts.

    I watched Vick’s pathetic attempt at redemption on 60 minutes and found it an obvious public relations gambit. Doug was right. Vick’s claim to have found religion was obviously a false conversion.

    I’ve often wondered why you don’t have the courage to back up opinions with your name. Most people here do but not you. You are a coward.

    Go back into your anonymous, gutless hole Eric. You have no credibility here.

  5. I won’t ever be cheering for Vick again because of how I perceive what he did, but I hope he makes the most out of this latest chance. What he did was not a simple mistake as many people want to say. He made a concious choice to do what he did, and he was fine with it until he got busted. I doubt his tears had anything to do with remorse at the time, but more because he got caught and sent to prison for it. Hopefully, he has learned, but I think that remains to be seen. The smart thing would be to be a hyper-focused workhorse for the Eagles. Show up for practices early and leave late. Work hard and say little. Stay out of the spotlight off the field and do his community work. If he can do that, then perhaps he can regain some of the lost respect and be viewed in a different light.

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