You may have noticed that when I posted more frequently I didn’t like to stay on the same subject for more than two posts or so (my rage against Al Gore and his lies not withstanding), so I hesitate to do this but I must continue my ghoulish enjoyment of watching Michael Vick’s slow and painful demise. If for no other reason then it makes me bubble with laughter to see his lies slowly tighten around him.
In the past few days we have seen even more sponsors abandon Vick and the NFL distance itself even further from the falling star. It looks as if Roger Goodell is getting all his ducks in a row so he can suspend Vick from playing. The rumor mill says Arthur Blank, owner of the Falcons, doesn’t want Vick back regardless of his guilt. And that was before the latest development made prison time look more and more likely for Vick.
One of Vick’s co-defendants recently decided to plea to a lesser charge and turn states evidence on Vick. This development by itself is a huge blow to anyone who is rooting for Vick; once one of the little guys cops a plea the other little guys are going to run to try and get the best deal possible if they burn Vick, too. And it makes perfect sense if you think about what the prosecutors want to do here; if they can get the nobodies to burn Vick then they get to put a public (not to mention famous) face on dog fighting and all blood sports in general, which will aide them in breaking up gang related activity which is intrinsically linked with dog fighting/blood sports.
As I wait for more charges to pile up and for more of his fair weather friends to rat him out I find that all the anti-Vick websites popping up all over the place to be a great source of merriment, too. The “convict Vick” shirts on vickletthedogsout.com or the petition to suspend him on the humane society site are just two examples of the public backlash against Vick.
I, for one, am waiting with baited breath for the next act in this three ring circus that has become the destruction of Michael Vick.