TBL- Michael Vick appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, hosted today by Jason Whitlock. After being asked about Colin Kaepernick, Vick first said that Kaepernick’s protests were “a good thing,” and then expressed his opinion on Kaepernick this year.
“The stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job and playing in the National Football League right now,” Vick told Whitlock. “And being frank, Colin didn’t have the best two years his last two seasons. It wasn’t as productive as what we’ve seen him do.
Is 'Speak For Yourself' not the most ironic name for a talk show in the history of television? Seriously, considering Mike Vick has never made any asininely conservative statements before, I don't think I am stepping too far out of bounds by thinking his ultra-contrarian platform had a little bit of an influence on his outlandish opinion about the importance of haircuts that also features blatant hypocrisy.
Trust me, I would love to be able to take Mike Vick's word as gospel. I don't want to believe that a predominantly white group of NFL owners are taking a stand against the seated stand against oppression when they actively let a man who orchestrated the brutal, mass murder of pets for sport back into their league. To do so would require an insanely ass backwards set of priorities. Unfortunately, it's impossible to think there is anything else other than the active muting of (what shouldn't be) an unpopular opinion at work when a man who had relative success on a laughably shitty team while playing a position whose league-wide talent is relatively woeful remains unemployed. If quarterbacks that relied heavily on their athleticism - as well as a resume featuring a pretty small sample size of otherworldly success - had no place in the NFL then Mike Vick would have retired a hell of a lot earlier than last year. That's just a fact, so either the man that ultimately set the stage for players like Colin Kaepernick undercut his fight for equal rights by attacking his skill set in order to pander to the programmers at FS1, or this dragnosis might not be too far off...
....that is, unless you truly believe that NFL teams are making business decisions based on the frequency with which a player visits the barbershop.