Morality and Michael Vick

In honor of the Eagles Almanac, Tom McAllister posted his entire essay from the preview magazine many of the same authors contributed to last summer. The piece, if you haven’t read it before, is amazing:

Before he was an Eagle, Vick was someone else’s problem, which enabled me to discuss him with self-righteous equanimity. When he was a backup, he wasn’t an issue, because it was like he wasn’t really on the team, so I could sarcastically cheer his minimal contributions and convince myself the Eagles were winning despite him. But now that he’s the face of the franchise, is leading the league in Pro Bowl voting, and is a ratings bonanza for the NFL, it is impossible to avoid the central question: is it okay to cheer for Michael Vick?