I give you 3 incidents:
A. A man shoots himself in the leg with an unlicensed firearm
B. A man drives drunk and runs a red light, hiting and killing a pedestrian.
C. A man runs and operates an underground dog fighting ring.
Which man deserves the most jail time? Which man should have the greatest trouble finding work? Maybe you can debate that Person A deserves more or less jail time than Person C, but there shouldn’t be any debate that Person B deserves the most jailtime
I’m a little bit late on this story, but a friend of mine just recently pointed out the fact that Donte Stallworth spent 30 days in prison for DUI Manslaughter while Michael Vick spent 19 months in jail for dogfighting. Apparently, the American Justice System values the lives of dogs 19 times more than that of a man. Continue reading “30 Days For Stallworth, 19 Months For Vick”
It’s been two weeks since my last post so I have to catch up on a bunch of stories. Those include MLB playoff races, but let’s start with one that has filled the headlines recently though, Michael Vick:
After pleading guilty to federal conspiracy charges, Michael Vick could face up to five years in prison (though the sentence recommendation is between 12 and 18 months). The legal matter is complicated, so it is easier to look at the football side of things. As everyone waits to find out the length of his jail term, Vick must regain Americans’ trust before he even contemplates a return to the NFL. Vick must rebuild his character and show that he has changed. His apology after pleading guilty sounded sincere and honest, but was it? He lied to the public over and over again during the investigation, so why should fans believe that he is really going to change. Yes, the apology sounded genuine, but how much of it is Vick’s agent and lawyer dictating his speech. Did he write the apology or is he just reading someone else’s work? Even worse, does he even believe what he is saying? Fans can no longer trust Vick, and to regain that trust borders on impossible. Even if he is a perfect prisoner, apologizes again, and gives back to the community, most fans will never support Vick. If it is impossible for Vick to win over most fans, think about how hard it will be for him to win over a franchise. Continue reading “Catching Up…”
ESPN’s new SportsCenter segment “Who’s Now” is trying to determine the current biggest sports athlete. This sounds like a good and interesting idea, but ESPN has done a terrible job creating the bracket and America voting. The way the voting works is three sports analysts each give their selection for the individual match up and that represents 30% of the vote. The other 70% is left up to the fans. In the bracket, there are four regions with each one named for one of the best individual sports athletes ever (Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Babe Ruth). The rankings in each division go as follows: Continue reading “Who’s Now? America Doesn’t Know”