Tim McManus, from the Michael Vick “V7” clothing line unveil:
Judging by the fan reception, the feeling is mutual. Almost everyone who approached Vick tried to push the envelope: Maybe I can get just one more thing signed? How about a handshake? A picture? A hug? This is the year, they’d say. I can just feel it. One lady was so overcome that she began hollering in Vick’s direction as soon as she got into earshot.
“I’m going to fall over, oh my goodness,” she cried. Vick played it up, and when he got an, “I love you Mike,” he responded, “I love you, too” to the entertainment of the crowd.
It was all love. And when you reflect on a time not too long gone by, that is astounding all in itself.
The headline seems a little far-reaching, but Vick has certainly come a long way. See also: Tom McAllister on Vick.