Michael Vick is now a member of my beloved Philadelphia Eagles. I’m still trying to digest this. Yeah, yeah, second chances and all. Still, I really wish he’d gone somewhere else.
Sports – successful programs and teams, anyway – seems to build young men – and coaches – who think they can do whatever the hell they want and get away with it. Events seem to bear that out.
Here are a few names:
Rape, adultery, theft, drugs, steroids, homicide.
We tell our children sports builds character. What we really mean is losing builds character.
The real message seems to be “Screw ethics – just win, baby!”
Now, can anybody tell me what I should tell my eight-year-old son?