Leroy's Revenge: Two Dogs, Father And Son, Fight To The Death

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. » 5/23/13 2:58pm 5/23/13 2:58pm

GQ's Michael Vick Story Will Just Make White People Angry Again

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… » 8/17/11 7:15pm 8/17/11 7:15pm

Michael Vick's Dog Receives Key To The City

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,… » 5/12/11 3:00pm 5/12/11 3:00pm

In Which We Defend The Sports Fella, And Piss Off Animal Rights…

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. » 10/01/10 1:45pm 10/01/10 1:45pm

Mike Vick And Dogfighting's Rise In Philly

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? » 3/31/10 7:30pm 3/31/10 7:30pm

Michael Vick's Next Magical Kingdom

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] » 7/21/09 11:10am 7/21/09 11:10am

Joey Porter Refuses To Stop Talking

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 » 11/22/08 2:15pm 11/22/08 2:15pm, Porter pleads his case on behalf of Michael Vick and pit bulls. When asked if Vick should get a second chance, Porter replied: So if I'm understanding this…

Do Not Even THINK About An NFL Player Dogfighting

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. » 9/11/07 12:35pm 9/11/07 12:35pm

Bruins Nation Taking Down USC, One Coach At A Time

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,… » 8/29/07 11:40am 8/29/07 11:40am

Michael Vick Got Served, Protested Against

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. » 7/21/07 1:40pm 7/21/07 1:40pm

Silly Mike, now you'll never…

It Must Be Hard To Find A Reliable Source In Dogfighting

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: » 5/27/07 3:00pm 5/27/07 3:00pm

Michael Vick, Somehow, With Even Less Credibility

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. » 5/12/07 4:30pm 5/12/07 4:30pm