Thursday, July 26, 2007


You thought Clinton Portis and Emmitt Smith had some interesting ways to defend Mike Vick's dogfighting allegations? Well, Deion Sanders laughs at their simplicity. Amazingly, someone at the South Florida News-Press thought it was a good idea to let Prime Time pen an op-ed piece, in which he comes to a, um, curious defense of the Falcons' star quarterback.

What a dog means to Vick might be a lot different than what he means to you or I. Hold on, don’t start shaking your head just yet. Listen to me.

. . . some people enjoy proving they have the biggest, toughest dog on the street. You’re probably not going to believe this, but I bet Vick loves the dogs that were the biggest and the baddest. Maybe, he identified with them in some way.

I believe Vick had a passion for dogfighting. I know many athletes who share his passion. The allure is the intensity and the challenge of a dog fighting to the death. It’s like ultimate fighting, but the dog doesn’t tap out when he knows he can’t win.

As far as we can tell, Deion was not being tongue-in-cheek, and was in fact 100% serious. The best part about this, to us, is picturing Deion sitting down at his computer to write this mind-numbingly insane op-ed. We mean, it's not like he just shot off from the hip; presumably, he actually put some thought into this, considered it worthy, and passed it off for all the world to see. Frankly, we are hoping now more than ever that we will have NFL Network on Time Warner Cable this season.

[link via FanHouse]

1 comment:

The Champ said...

Must be the money...