Vick Gets What He Deserves

A week and a half ago, I wrote a post condemning the federal government and the NFL for apparently not indicting Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Well that report by ESPN was wrong, and yesterday Vick was indicted on two felony charges. The charges have a maximum of six years in prison, and Vick could easily have to do that time. That being said, Vick has the money to get the best lawyers, but the federal government doesn’t normally indict unless they believe the can convict. In that last post, there were 10 different people who had either fought Vick’s dog in a dogfight, or had witnessed him at one. That is a lot of evidence against the quarterback. Now, Vick does have one “Get Out of Jail Free Card”, and it is that he can provide eye witness testimony to convict high ranking people in the dog fighting industry. He can take down the leaders of this vicious sport, but only if he is willing to name names. Of course, the government also has to decide whether they want to set a precedent by convicting Vick or use Vick to attack dog fighting. Continue reading “Vick Gets What He Deserves”

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NBA Draft ’07, Part II

After going through Danny Ainge and his poor decisions as general manager of the Celtics, it is time to move on to the rest of the draft. Another GM who was in a similar situation to Ainge was Isiah Thomas of the Knicks. Over the last few years, Thomas has probably been the only executive in the NBA worse than Danny Ainge. He has traded away the core of the Knicks and has acquired selfish, stubborn players with large contracts. Players such as Steve Francis, Stephan Marbury, Eddy Curry, and others have fought over playing time and created a “player first, team second” atmosphere. Add to that list Zach Randolph.  Continue reading “NBA Draft ’07, Part II”