I don't have too much to say on the Michael Vick matter, except that I think what he did was reprehensible, and that I think he's getting fairly just punishment. No, we don't know exactly what punishment he's gonna get hit with, but I think that for a 27-year-old megastar to lose 1-2 years of his life to prison, as well as losing about a gajillion dollars in edorsement deals and in contract money, is pretty much fair. It's a given that he'll never wear a Falcons uniform again, and since I live in the town that now has the second-best quarterback in the division instead of third-best, I'm pretty pleased about that aspect of this whole mess.
No, I don't think he deserves a lifetime ban. If you can kill someone in a drunk driving accident and get back on the field, then killing a bunch of dogs does not earn you a lifetime ban.
No, that statement should not be construed as supporting dogfighting in any way. But one human life is still worth more to me than 100 dogs, and if the league didn't ban Leonard Little for life, than the league shouldn't ban Vick for life, either.
I do think he should get cut by the Falcons for the black mark he put on their organization and the slap in the face he dealt to owner Arthur Bank.
I also think he should have to beg and grovel his way onto someone's practice squad once he gets out of prison and finishes serving the year or more's suspension that he'll certainly have tacked onto the end of the prison sentence.
I also think that me being down to 230 lbs for the first time in 7-8 years is much better news than anything associated with Michael Vick. I'm wearing pants today with a 40" waist, which makes me down a total of 35 lbs and 2 pants sizes since I've started this weight loss endeavor. The last 5 pounds have been tough, but I've added weight training to the cycling, so hopefully that will kick-start the metabolism a little.
But damn, I want a milkshake some days...