Thursday, August 23, 2007
Every Suspect's Probably Negro is reporting that the 50 pitbulls seized at Michael Vick's home are going to be euthanized if no one claims them by August 25. Why are they being put down? Simple. They are deadly dogs who were raised to be killers and aren't deemed suitable for domestic living. And, its safe to say that they are as good as dead because no one in Virginia, or any of the other states Vick is accused of dogfighting in, is going to come and say "dude! that's my dog!"
This leads one to ask, if the government can come in and decide to kill some dogs because they are dangerous, why is Vick being crucified? Granted electrocuting, hanging and drowning dogs is kinda sick, but wasn't he pretty much doing the same thing? He was killing the dogs because they were underperforming, meaning that they weren't fairing well against other dogs. But the fact remains that they were still attack dogs, meaning that he can't just put them up for adoption or give them away to a family in the suburbs, because shid...while they might not be able to fight against dogs, they are still very much capable of biting the hell out of any child or adult that gets too close to them at the wrong time.
The city of Atlanta and its behavior towards Vick, especially the media got me thinking about some other tragedies associated with the sports teams here. Does anyone remember this guy:
Dany Heatley was a upcoming star for the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team. I'm not a big hockey watcher, but dude was the business, almost unstoppable on the ice. In 2003 he injured himself and killed his best friend and teammate Dan Snyder in a violent car crash. Now, I don't claim to have the best memory, but I could have swore that the wreck was caused because Heatley was driving fast--and drunk. At least that's what I remember in the initial news reports. But now years later, the stories say that he was driving fast, with alcohol in his system, but not enough to declare him inebriated. For punishment, Heatley got 3 years probation (2 years after the incident) and he was granted a trade from Atlanta to Ottawa to help him leave the tragic story behind him. Luckily for him, he didn't recieve as much backlash as Vick, who killed a dog, not a human. Heatley's only backlash was being removed from the cover of the EA Sports NHL '04 video game. However, you could still buy his jerseys and hockey cards.
While we're at it, does anyone remember this guy:
Former Atlanta Falcon Patrick Kerney must own a pretty big house. Earlier this year a houseguest, who is female, claimed that she was raped by two men she met at a club, inside Kerney's home. It happened in March, 3 months after the football season was over. Meaning that Kerney was home, upstairs, sleep, but didn't hear anything going on...so he says. The reason why some of you didn't hear about this is because if you weren't watching the news the night this story was talked about, well, you just didn't see it. I for one don't remember it being mentioned again. Really, who wants to report on women getting raped inside football player's homes while they are upstairs asleep? That's not news. And how convenient is it that just like Heatley, he doesn't play for Atlanta anymore, he's now with the Seatlle Seahawks.
This shit reminds me of that song they used to sing on Sesame Street:
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!