Are the Eagles Writing for The Onion?
… or did Sick Vick just bully them into it?
How utterly ironic – two months ago The Onion published a story mocking “reformed” dog killer Michael Vick. While The Onion’s writers poked fun at Vick by insinuating that his teammates were as disgusted by his violent past as the rest of us are:
Michael Vick’s pregame pep talk Sunday, in which he recounted the events of a brutal 2004 dogfight between his pit bull terrier Zebro and rival pit bull Maniac, failed to inspire his teammates in any way whatsoever, Eagles team sources reported.
Vick, who was playing in his first NFL game since serving an 18-month prison sentence, called the 10-minute story “really motivational,” and reportedly failed to understand why his graphic recounting of how Zebro ripped out Maniac’s larynx caused teammates to stagger out of the player tunnel and onto Lincoln Financial Field with their heads hanging.
But today – in a gesture so bizarre that it was unthinkable even to the deliciously twisted staff of The Onion – Michael Vick was voted the Philadelphia Eagles’ recipient of the 2009 Ed Block Courage Award. The players on each NFL team vote to give award the teammate who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship and courage.
Apparently Vick’s fellow Eagles really did think that those dog fight stories were motivational…
What next – shall we give Tiger Woods an award for his dedication to family life? Honor Nidal Hasan with the Silver Star?
If you’re as disgusted as I am – take a minute or ten to contact the sponsors of the Ed Block award and let them know how you feel about the Eagles’ gesture to “honor” this unrepentantly evil psychopath.
- Baltimore’s Tremonts
- St. John Properties
- Baltimore Ravens All Community Team Foundation
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
- Merritt Properties
- 105.7 The Fan
- Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society