Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hypocrisy Abounds

Not much is making sense about the Michael Vick situation.

Jonathan Babineaux is facing five years on a felony animal cruelty charge for killing his girlfriend's pit bull mix puppy and he remains on the Falcons roster. At the press conference yesterday, Rich McKay said that the Falcons are "monitoring that case."

Also, Nike, who suspended the release of Michael Vick's latest shoe has shown a prior interest in fighting dogs. Not from the Peta perspective though. About 20 seconds from the end of this Nike basketball commercial, you can check some pit bulls getting crunk for a fight. Okay to use fighting pits to sell shoes that time, but I guess times have changed.

Hat tip to Krista and Adweek


Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? The commercial clearly shows the two dogs, leashed, and outdoors. It doesn't suggest in anyway they are going to fight, only that they are pissed off to see each other. Most of the commercial shows ball playing in an urban envornment, which if you've ever seen it person, particulalry in NYC, you'll know that the homeboys sometimes show up with their pits barking at each other.

I guess the easiest way to get attention for your blog is to just make stuff up...

Anonymous said...

That is stretching to ESPN proportions. Look for news where there is news. Although I gotta admit, if they were dog fighting, can you imagine the shit storm that would be falling on Nike right now?

Anonymous said...

I see exactly what you mean...The same wa7y ESPN ProFootballTalk.com and others are putting all Athletes who own Pit Bulls under the microscope, the same way you can see what Nike was doing here. You think they were not aware of the relationship between the two then? So what then is the significance of the placement?