[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Innocent until proven Guilty???

  • From: Peggy <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:52:45 -0400

That's a great post.......with which I happen to agree wholeheartedly.  
(Especially about the PBR...I'm a huge fan)
Peggy
Falkrigia@xxxxxxx wrote:

>Smarter, and better connected, people than Vick have been caught and  
>convicted of crimes.
> I don't think for one minute that he's innocent and it's a disgrace  that 
>someone like him is a 'sports hero' to our young people and a hero to so  many 
>football fans.
>These football fans who are also responsible citizens need to be screaming  
>bloody murder and letting the falcon hierarchy and the NFL know that they will 
> 
>not support such.
> 
>Sports heroes used to be worthy of the hero worship of their fans. They  have 
>become predominantly, but not entirely, a group of selfish, criminalistic,  
>crybabies who offer nothing to society except a few hours of high-priced  
>entertainment.
> 
>Shaquille O'Neal, Tiger Woods and many others are notable exceptions but as  
>a whole, I feel the quality of our sports icons has degenerated terribly.
> 
>I am an avid pro basketball and PBR bull riding fan but enjoy most other  
>sports as well. I think, overall, the bull riders are probably the most worthy 
> 
>of their sports hero status. They don't make a lot on average, but they don't  
>whine, they don't 'lay out' for a stubbed toe for 2 weeks, they ride injured  
>week after week, they don't pitch little public fits when things don't suit  
>them, they respect the rules and their competitors, they appreciate their fans 
> 
>and they care about, respect and idolize the bulls they go up against. And 
>their  lives are on the line with every ride. It's quite amazing to hear them 
>talk with  great respect and awe about the attributes of the great PBR bulls, 
>especially  the ones they lose to week after week. They are absolutely, in my 
>opinion, the  toughest athletes in pro sports.
> 
>And then we have a sports hero like the 'great' Michael Vick. Totally  
>disgusting. I won't be buying a Falcon ticket as long as he's on the team.  
>And I've 
>told them so. Not that they'd care :-) but, if enough people tell them  so, 
>they'll start to.
> 
>Write them !!!  ......And the NFL. !!
>  
>


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