Welcome to the big show, party people. This edition of the Really Really Good show is streamlined, with two main features to focus on. Both are sure to spark conversation at the water cooler, and give you another reason to put off working on whatever you were doing, before you stumbled onto our parade. Today's subjects are Michael Vick and Nas and Bill O'Reilly. Enjoy!
Falcon in the dog house, faces the big house!
Michael Vick faces criminal charges and public scrutiny due to his current dog fighting charges, and has recently taken a plea deal. Many wonder if he can ever recover from the backlash and impending jail time. Vick isn’t the first major league athlete to fall from grace, some have been able to bounce back and in some cases sustain their public image.
The NFL’s stance on Vick was to initially deny the charges, backing Vick's statements. Now that he has shifted gears, The NFL is sure to make an announcement regarding his professional future soon. Vick faces a possible lifetime ban, as well as his being banned from training camp as of now. Sponsors are sure to place him on their proverbial shit list. Vick could face five years in prison if found guilty. Even if he avoids jail time, this case could also end Vick’s controversial and colorful career.
The dog fighting charges come with testimony from Vick’s co-defendants, placing Vick as the financiers of the illegal dog fights. Vick is up to his neck in trouble, as his associates are set to testify against him and the grand jury court date approach. Read more about Vick and his case at the links below.
Vick judge says he's unbound by sentencing guidelines.
Bill O’Reilly, always the cheerleader for anything related to Hip-Hop, took aim at the recent decision by Virginia Tech president and events planners to schedule rap star Nas as a performer. Seems a few families and student members weren’t pleased with Nas performing. O’Reilly then started to focus on all things negative with regards to Nas, while calling him a gangsta rapper. What struck me odd was that out of all the people I think of as gangster rappers, Nas is not one of them, and never has been.