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Jets Crash

As bad as that blowout the Giants suffered at Atlanta was, the Jets' loss to the Titans was worse.

As horrible as that Jets' 7-6 win over Arizona was, the loss to the Titans was worse.

A hideous game. Too hideous to write about.

And the aftermath is even worse. Sanchez to be traded? (Who would want him? He leads the league in turnovers, and his salary and cap figure are through the roof. What would they offer, a bag of used jockstraps?) Tebow wants out. (Who could blame him?) And next season, the rumor mill insists, Gang Green may start over again with...

.... Michael Vick.

Michael Fucking Vick.

No, thank you. I don't want Michael Vick on my team. If he comes here, I guess I root only for the Giants until the Dogkiller departs.

I guess I have only one shred of hope left to cling to. Maybe this Greg McElroy kid is the new Tom Brady. Yeah, he's a seventh round pick, but Brady was a sixth rounder. Maybe McElroy is the real deal...

Or maybe the horse will talk.

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badluddite
Dec. 20th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Vick
Interesting to see your perspective on Vick, given that you wrote the redemption of Jaime Lannister after shoving an 8-year-old Bran out the window, and the (sort-of; avoiding spoilers) redemption of Sandor Clegane after murdering little Mycah.

If Vick had been mostly unrepentant, that would be one thing. But he seems to be genuinely trying to work to mitigate some of the damage he caused (e.g., http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/qa/vick_faq.html). I mean, who knows what's in that guy's heart, but he wouldn't be the first to turn things around after really awful actions.

Anyway, no condemnation, everyone's entitled to an opinion. Just thought it was interesting.
charley_ryan
Dec. 21st, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: Vick
The difference being that Mr. Martin's characters are fictional. No one or no thing is actually harmed in a book, unlike the horrible things Vick did that were all too real.
turk_turkleton
Dec. 21st, 2012 08:28 am (UTC)
Re: Vick
If you can conceive of a world in which a guy who cold-bloodedly murders children can be redeemed to the extent that he is clearly a different person, it follows that you can forgive a real person for a much lesser crime.
charley_ryan
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: Vick
Could a cold blooded killer change in the real world? It's possible, I suppose. Doesn't mean they get blanket forgiveness for their crimes though. Which applies to Vick and his.
Donald Maginnis
Dec. 21st, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Vick
Are you implying that only fictional characters can see the terrible nature of their past deeds and change for the better? Is that something real people are incapable of?

And FYI, I don't think Micahel Vick is sorry. I don't like him. I just have a problem with the logic of your argument.

Edited at 2012-12-21 03:43 pm (UTC)
charley_ryan
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: Vick
Of course not. Of course people can change. I just never get the rational in comparing fictional characters to real life events. I love Mr. Martin's books but Jaime Lannister and his actions are no more real to me than Santa Claus. Vick, however, is and so were his horrible actions. If I found Vick sincere then I'd be the first to say I hope he does well. But I just don't believe he is.
Shane Killian
Dec. 22nd, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: Vick
I'm not sure either character has been totally redeemed, but the two of them have either suffered far worse turns of fate or engaged in much more heroism than Michael Vick could even dream of. I mean, this guy murdered some dogs... and is now making millions playing hero to one of history's largest audiences. All for what? Because he's a decent 'ball player? I understand the steps involved to saying Jaime or Sandor have been redeemed. What's the first step for Vick? What's the second? When did he start deserving to be a hero?

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