Friday, August 14, 2009
Dogs are growling all over Philly today…
Gypsy Kitty and I might be reconsidering our love of the Philadelphia Eagles now that Michael Vick has been signed. Hopefully, Donovan McNabb will stay healthy all season, and Vick won’t see anything more exciting than the Eagles’ sideline.
Generally, I’m all for second chances, but not when it comes to something as vulgar and heartless as dog fighting. Even if my favorite NFL quarterback and fellow SU alumni, McNabb, condones it. Nineteen months in a Federal Prison is a mere slap on the wrist. Vick should have been locked up for years, and never allowed back in the NFL. Because, quite frankly, nothing gives such a nauseating illusion of forgiveness like a $6.8 million contract over two years.
As for Haskell and Alley, they both root for other NFC east teams and already abhorred the Eagles. They are just a little more resolved in their hatred now – especially Alley, who as a pit bull mix, takes daily craps in the backyard in the hopes that Michael Vick will slip and fall in it.