NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting. Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.
"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have any film.
Unfortunately his remarks do not suprise me. And it is a sad commentary on our country's urban sense of morality. I probably shouldn't say anything else as I am a middle aged white guy. And you all know how "whitey" keeps the poor and oppressed down.
As a side note, I am a deer hunter. Can't say that I ever put a buck on a tread mill to get him into shape and then electrocuted him when he didn't kick the other buck's butt.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
*shakes head* The Eagles release Jeremiah Trotter, and now this garbage. It is a bad week for football...
Dog fighting does seem to be an inner-city thing. As a kid, we lived outside of Philadelphia, and dog fighting rings were broken up several times a year. My sister currently lives there; and dog fights are still going on. Now I am not going to say that ALL people that grow up in impoverished urban areas show such disregard for dogs, but Michael Vick is a good example of that scenario.
I can't even believe these guys. Hunting and dog fighting are two completly different things. For one thing I don't know of any hunter around here that goes out hunting just to hunt. Most, if not all of them, use every single part of that deer for meat, skin, etc..... And around here it is necessary since our deer population is quite large. If we didn't hunt we would have a huge problem on our hands. Big difference.
This is a topic that can get touchy. All of us "dog" people see how wrong this is but those that can care less don't see it that way. Because this "sport" is done behind closed doors it makes it that much harder to crack down on them. People just need to be more educated. Think of it this way how would you like to be thrown in a ring and beat up, provoked or whatever so that you will fight with your opponent. You wouldn't like it very much and would eventually start to turn on anything that moves. Same goes for any animal treated in such a manner.
On a different note.... Instead of the government making pitbulls, as well as other breeds, illegal maybe they should go after the owners instead. After all it is not the dogs fault that they behave this way. The owners should be held accountable for the dogs. I have never met a aggressive pitbull. My neighbor has one. It is a highly trained dog and very friendly. I know this has been brought up before but I just don't see how you can judge a entire breed based on a few dogs.
Sorry so long. This just makes me upset that people can think this way. Just goes to show that the rest of us need to work together to start educate the general public.
There's three types of pit bull fighters. The back alley fighters, urban fighters, and the professional fighters. It's not so much an ethnic thing, but a need to compensate for feeling antatomically deficient.
These guys like Vick and Marbury may have large money, but they probably have little "sticks."