Originally published in the August 1975 issue of Texas Monthly. Reprinted here with permission. As the author explains in the postscript, names have been changed, and the final scene is a composite.
This one, penned by Yahoo! movie blogger Will Leitch, drops tomorrow at 7 a.m. so the mag has started to send out embargoed teases to other media outlets to get the buzziest buzz going on this thing but, shit, why wait 12 hours for the good stuff? You'll read it all tomorrow on GQ's website, right? Promise? Good. So…
Back in February, when folks in Dallas were outraged that the city's Mayor Pro Tem had awarded Michael Vick with a key to the city that, he explained, was really "for the children," the Dallas Observer ran the headline that included the phrase, "As It Turns Out, Anybody Can Get a Key to the City of Dallas." Last week,…
I don't think I've ever seen so much backlash against a Bill Simmons column as there's been for his "I'm rooting for Michael Vick" screed today. I'm not sure it's warranted.
Dogfighting cases are way up in Philadelphia since Michael Vick signed with the Eagles. Is it a citywide crackdown, or did Vick bring a terrible fad north with him?
Before he signed a contract, Michael Vick was just a fun little action figure for sports talkers to make pretend-play with in their living rooms.
Once upon a time, in a land not-so-far away, he spent 21 months in prison. Now, he might train for an NFL return at Disney's Wide World of Sports. In Disney World! Everyone's about to live happily ever after. [Sentinel]
Everyone's favorite batshit crazy linebacker, Joey Porter, has graced us with some words of wisdom yet again. In an interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Porter pleads his case on behalf of Michael Vick and pit bulls. When asked if Vick should get a second chance, Porter replied:
Two questions: Why does Roy Jones keep opening his mouth? And why is Roy Jones practicing with the Knicks? [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
Our pal AJ Daulerio, reporting for Philadelphia magazine, heard a rumor about a potential dogfighting case involving members of the hometown Eagles. Like any diligent reporter, he made a few calls, including one to the Eagles' office, and he found nothing, and reporting nothing. But that wasn't the end of the story.
Hell hath no fury like a UCLA fan with some dirt on someone in the USC football program. The Internets are abuzz today with the news that Todd McNair, USC's running backs coach, was
convicted accused (and pleaded out) of dogfighting and animal cruelty back in the 1990s. The Los Angeles Times did up the story today,…
Everybody seems to be pretty peeved with Mr. Vick...even PETA! Those plucky characters spent yesterday afternoon picketing outside NFL headquarters. Of course Roger Goodell wasn't actually there to see it, he was safe from their mutton chopped intimidators in his subterranean bunker.
You know it has reached a bad place when there is so much going on you have to put all the new updates in bullet form...
ESPN's "Outside the Lines" has an anonymous guy who was willing to tell tales of Michael Vick's dog fighting involvement. The man's a 30-year dog fighting veteran who's telling his tale in the hopes of legitimizing the "sport." He says of Vick:
The hole that Michael Vick is in keeps getting bigger and bigger, like an infected puncture wound on the muscular neck of a not-quite-ferocious enough pitbull.