Life these days is full of controversy. Hell, some people make up controversy where none exists just to have it. But sometimes something happens, especially in the world of sports, that makes you scratch your head and wonder if it was really necessary.
I mean, does any team really need the headache that will come with signing Ray Rice? Yes, he was a talent, but even before this ugliness happened, his skills were starting to diminish.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are finding this out first hand. For some reason the Steelers deemed it needed to sign Michael Vick to back-up Big Ben in Steel-Town. Proving that time doesn’t heal all wounds; the Steelers are getting some push-back on this move.
On National Dog Day (August 26th for those of you not in the know), the Steelers had some protestors visit the teams facility protesting the signing of Vick.
People were holding various signs aimed at Vick and his signing. Saying things like:
“FIRST, BEN … NOW, VICK … WHAT NEXT.”
“Jail time is not enough. Ban Vick from football.”
Some of the protestors even spoke to the media, one of them explaining how the signing of the former Falcons, Eagles and Jets star could affect the entire season:
“This move is embarrassing. It’s upsetting. I’m angry. I’m not going to be able to go to the games and have fun and watch with my family. The season is ruined for me as long as he’s on the team.”
Now I am not so sure why the Steelers felt it was in their best interest to sign Vick. I mean, they obviously have their starter in Big Ben (who has had issues of his own), and it’s not like they are grooming Vick for the future. So the signing in and of itself makes no sense to me.
That being said, I also think these protestors are off their nut. Yes, what Vick did was heinous. Yes, I am a dog lover too. But he has paid his debt to society, which is why he went to jail. I thought we lived in a society where if we commit a wrong and pay our penance, whatever it maybe, it is time we move on. These women are stuck in some time vortex.
Maybe they just have too much time on their hands. If that is the case, there are so many other issues out there more important than the Steelers back-up QB position. It is really kind of sad that they are still up in arms about it, but I guess the economy, homeless problem, empty animal shelters and lack of crime in Pittsburgh make Vick an easy target.
Wait, what? NONE of those problems are solved? And yet Michael Vick being the back-up QB is what you choose to be socially conscious about. Way to have your priorities in order. #Steelers #SteelerNation #VickToPitt