Dogs around the Twin Cities will soon have a Michael Vick pig to chew on.
The St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team plans to hand out the chew toy to the first 1,500 fans at its home game tonight. It's the team mascot, a pig, in the Atlanta Falcons team colors and with Vick's name and number on it.
Saints promotion director Jack Weatherman says the team wanted to take a stand on the dogfighting charges against Vick. Weatherman says the public reaction has been totally one-sided, with many fans asking if they can buy the Vick chew toy -- and with absolutely no negative reaction.
Weatherman says the Atlanta Falcons have not contacted him, either.
Vick's lawyer announced yesterday that Vick plans to enter a guilty plea next week.
Anything else like this going on around the nation? I find it funny. I liked the article in today's paper that showed that people in Atlanta are bringing in their Vick jerseys to animal shelters for them to use as blankets or rags. Stupendous!
Jim Kelly's son Hunter, who'd struggled his entire life with a fatal nerve disease, died this morning. I think I'd echo the sentiments of all football fans when I say my prayers go out to the Kelly family today.