Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Two Things...

Hi there,
just two quick things to talk about today.

1. Forgiveness and 2nd chances. Preppy 50 and Loving Lilly brought up that everyone needs 2nd chances in this life, and in fact, America was founded on this exact principle.

I however, cannot yet give Michael Vick a 2nd chance. Sure, he served his time, which I think wasn't nearly enough (but that's for another day) and yes, he gets to live his life. What I don't think should happen, is that he should be allowed to play football for the NFL again. Playing a professional sport should be a privilege, not a right. He has a right at life outside of prison. I don't think he should be afforded the luxury of a multi-million dollar contract, even if he is a good football player. I think the NFL is being irresponsible by letting him play, and setting a horrible example for children, who know think that they can hurt animals, go to jail, and still play a sport. Where are the NFL's morals? Where is the high ground we are supposed to teach our kids?

2. THIS article in the New York Times is amazing. I love their Modern Love section and read it every week. This article is great and really shows how this wife and mother is WAY ahead of me, but I love her for it. She worked to save her marriage by ignoring her husbands mid-life crisis. Brilliant in it's simplicity, and it actually worked.

That's all I have for today, it's going to be another hot one in Philly today, so stay inside in the AC if you have it!

xoxo Mrs. Pit


Black Labs and Lilly said...

I completly agree about Michael Vick. It is one thing to get a chance to rebuild his life after prision, it is QUITE another thing to be offered a million dollar contract to play in the NFL.

Dollface said...

I saw that second chances post.. and I think that some people deserve it and others dont... but everyone is open to their opinion and some people are bad people.. but remember Karma.. it always reigns true! xxxoo

Megan said...

I'm sure Donna and Tim over at Bad Rap could use some of that money he's going to be making. After all, their people traveled across the country in an RV going to get his dogs, then rehabbed them to adopt out.