Quote: Old kid on the block

“I’m not that old, and I have to reiterate that over and over again … I may be 10 or 12 years their senior, but when you start calling me ‘sir,’ I need to start thinking about retiring.”

– Jets QB Mike Vick on being called ‘sir’ by one of his teammates last week




10 comments
HarthorneWingoStarr
HarthorneWingoStarr

I really loathed Vick after the dog killing barbarity. And at the time I was sure my disdain for him would never subside. But a couple of years ago you began hearing from a few insiders that Vick had truly changed for the better as a person. All of his post-prison interviews I've heard sound as if he is sincerely sorry for the incident and that he has grown as a person. Anyway, about a year or so ago my disdain for Vick pretty much dissipated, which is why I had no problem with his signing with the Jets. Hopefully his remorse is not just a convenient act to garner a few more paydays. Time will tell. If he is still the same dirtbag that took part in those deplorable actions then sooner or later that side of him will resurface. And if Vick is never again the subject of such unadulterated cruelty then I applaud him for seeing the light.

privatejet
privatejet

Well, when your body consistently starts breaking down half way into a season every year, you should think about retiring.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Fine, I promise I will never call Michael Vick "Sir".


Sincerely,

Walter Football

williamg1
williamg1

@HarthorneWingoStarr I try not to judge these guys too hard. The guys who seem like jerks, can actually be decent people. And the guys you think are decent people, end up being sccumbags (see: Bryan Thomas).