Canine Pugilisim & Golf

Poor Michael Vick. No, I really mean it. Poor Michael Vick. Arrested, tried, and incarcerated and deprived of a livelihood, in this case, millions of dollars as an NFL quarterback. All for engaging is a sport as old as mankind itself: dogfighting. Sure, he broke some NFL rules about gambling, although he has never been accused of gambling on his own sport, football. Here is a man who makes, (used to) his living in a blood sport predicated on for success sheer brute force, violence and breakneck clashing of human bodies in pursuit of thrusting an inflated rubber bladder wrapped in the skin of a cow across a goal line. (earliest footballs were actual inflated pig bladders.)

Americans today spend about $41 billion dollars a year on their pampered pets…..that’s about what we spend on food stamps for 26 million hungry Americans (mostly children) each year. Personally, I do not endorse a sport that violently pits animals against one another…(don’t endorse, but do enjoy watching footballers maim each other) but neither do I see the point of making dogfighting a capital offense deserving of serious jail time. There are obviously more serious crimes that society might address…prisons are already overflowing…indeed prison-building remains the last robust housing market in the country. Other sports involving humans result in brutality, blood, viciousness; other sports, such as golf, inflict a level of mind-numbing senselessness as to deserve equally harsh penal punishments. Dogfighting is a sport. These highly-trained pugilistic canines are warriors, 4-pawed gladiators with hearts and courage equal to any NFL running back or tight end. But let’s not forget…these are canines, dogs, bred by man to serve man. This is not human life were talking here. This is not murder. If Michael Vick euthanizes one of his four-footed fighters because it’s injured, he is doing exactly what any responsible horse race horse trainer would do. Vick’s punishment is completely out of whack with his “crime.” Just some (dog) food for thought.

Author: Lawrence Rudmann

Multi-genre comedic political poet and trender/periscoper of what's around the corner. Avid tennis player and ukulele strummer. Comedic poetry stimulator and healer.

5 thoughts on “Canine Pugilisim & Golf”

  1. Okay Praajek, lay off the golfing population.The name Tiger brutal enough for ya? Woods? pretty damn scarry shit!!If Paula Creamer and Natlie Gulbis wore and exposed their “G” strings, the LPGA would bury any future Super Bowl telecast!! Poor M. Vick. Prisons are full of non-violent addicts.The only difference isthe boy on the street corner sellin 8 balls to subsidize his single Mothers household goes to prison broke and has no future. Maybe Vick should have taken up golf instead of a pooper scooper

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  2. Did Pippin poop on the floor or something? What has got you so upset with sweet innocent pooches? I hope you answer the door to an angry mob of PETA carolers…..

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  3. whoopie…knew this one would raise some ire….gotta love dogs…but like I said, they serve man. Some breeds are just made for fightin’..jis like some humans (footballers/boxers/hockeyplayers/little league parents,etc) are made to fight.

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  4. come on prajeek, you certainly don’t consider N.F.L quarterbacks a breed of fighters. they are high priced pussies protected by the N.F.L, rules of engagement. Don’t ruff the passer.If Vick wants to see some brutality, he’s in the right place. believe me!!! He’ll survive, I did!!

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