It's harder than ever to be a sports fan. Let's examine the evidence.
Football, cycling, and soccer have been hit by cheating scandals.
It seems like there's a daily report of shenanigans in college football, especially when it comes to players committing crimes. College football doesn't have the monopoly on that. The NFL has seen its share of arrests.
There are two events that are sticking in my craw lately. We'll start with baseball.
If you remember one of Charlie Finley's fire sales, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided the transactions "in the best interests of the game." It's a shame the sport no longer has a commissioner with backbone.
To get you up to speed, Vick is a convicted dog killer who didn't think he was doing anything wrong. He did his time. He paid his debt to society.
However, my forgiveness has its limits, especially when you pick on kids, the elderly, and animals.
The Steelers used to stand for something, integrity, tradition, standards, morals. Those days are over.
Michael Vick is a poor NFL quarterback, and an even poorer human being. He has a one year contract. Maybe I'll be a Steelers fan again a year from now. Maybe.