Friday, August 26, 2011

What if Vick were White??

Soo ESPN posted this relatively interesting article written by Touré about Michael Vick, his situation, and if he were white. I don't really agree with the man, but I'll you be your own judge.

All of that is why, to me, Vick seems to have a deeply African-American approach to the game. I'm not saying that a black QB who stands in the pocket ain't playing black. I'm saying Vick's style is so badass, so artistic, so fluid, so flamboyant, so relentless -- so representative of black athletic style -- that if there were a stat for swagger points, Vick would be the No. 1 quarterback in the league by far.

Race is an undeniable and complex element of Vick's story, both because of his style as well as the rarity of black QBs in the NFL.

Read the rest here

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