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I think there must not be much to talk about in the news these days and a couple of sports stories are getting too much hype in my opinion. The Michael Vick dog fighting case and the referee that placed bets in the NBA are getting too much attention. I see the concerns in both cases, but I see these as two isolated incidents that have 2 individuals that are responsible for the problems they are creating. It looks like the easy thing to do is just to relieve both people from their duties and the leagues they represent will not be hurt at all by these latest episodes of media hype in the news.
Now I think fighting dogs is wrong, but pit bulls are very mean dogs. I think these dogs should be erased from the face of the earth all together. These dogs have attacked innocent people and in some cases kids. These dogs for the most part are mean and have no place in our society. People are suffering from injuries caused by these dogs and their owners are currently serving jail time for their dog’s behavior. I see very few cases where these dogs should be owned by citizens and all the bad things that come from pit bulls out weigh the good things by far. I realize a few of these dogs are good with people and make good pets. It’s rare to find the good pit bulls and the bad pit bulls are more abundant than the good ones. The charges against Mike Vick are serious because he could face 6 years behind bars, it’s not the fact that he was mean and treated these animals in a cruel way. I know my statement isn’t going to be very popular with animal lovers, but I just have no respect for pit bulls or their owners.
Now the referee was apparently placing bets on long shots and was helping his self and the mob to make money off NBA games. I assume these upsets that occurred that had his helping hand in them, didn’t do anything to really effect the NBA playoffs or a team’s chances for the playoffs. I’m sure the team that lost still made the playoffs, and the team that won, probably still finished in the lottery. I know this isn’t a good thing for the sport, but let’s not make it into a bigger deal that what it really is. He will no longer be under the NBA’s payroll and this problem is solved for the most part.
The two commissioners do need to look at both of these matters and show concern, but neither problem isn’t going to hurt the league as a whole. I’m sure the Falcons will lose money for their home games and they as a team will suffer loses, but the NFL is going to survive this with no bumps in the road. The same goes for the NBA and I don’t see any fans or season ticket holders not going out and supporting their favorite team, because of what one referee did. Let’s don’t over hype these problems. They do need to be reported on and action needs to be taken on both fronts, if these two people are indeed guilty. I think PETA and the NFL are going down a bad road by convicting Vick on his charges before he gets his day in court. I see these two organizations making unethical choices in their pursuit to punish a man that has not been proved of any wrong doings yet.
I enjoy watching the NFL and NBA every year and I am not going to let one quaterback or a referee stop me from enjoying these 2 sports that I love so much. Just for the record, the Falcons are my favorite NFL team and I will still continue to watch them with or without number 7 on the field. Just out of curiosity, let me know which one of these incidents do you think is the worse one? Is Vick or the Ref causing more problems for their sporting leagues?Click here for reuse options!
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