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Concerning Michael Vick, The People At Dick’s Are Dicks, But At NFL Shop, You Can Buy A Vick Jersey For Your Dog


You see what I did there? And just think, I’m only on my first cup of coffee – I mean Irish Coffee.

The folks at Dick’s Sporting Goods are not planning on stocking Michael Vick jerseys at least until they gauge the response of Eagles fans regarding Philadelphia signing the disgraced quarterback.

“Right now we don’t know how much of a demand there is for” the jersey, Dick’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Hennion, said in a prepared statement. “If there is a demand for it, we’ll sell it.”

That statement had to be prepared? How could you screw that one up? It’s probably not a good thing that the guy in charge of marketing for your company cannot remember twenty-some words.

The NFLShop, however, is not treating Michael Vick any differently than any other player and is welcoming the opportunity to showcase all items related to Vick, including customizable jerseys for dogs.

“Just as you could with any other player, you can buy a customizable jersey for a dog with anybody’s name on it,” said league spokesman Greg Aiello.

Aiello said there are some names that the NFLShop would not accept – “Badnewz,” the name of Vick’s former kennel, among them.

No “Badnewz”? That sucks. Would “Badideajeans” be acceptable? Aiello goes on to say that “…just to have Michael Vick’s name on the back is not an issue. Vick is working with the Humane Society and speaking out for the proper treatment of animals, so we don’t see a problem.”

Neither do I, in theory. But I do have a sneaking suspicion there are some people who may not look upon this too fondly:

Those of us who think forcing your pet to wear clothes is absolutely retarded. I bet most dogs would rather be forced onto a rape stand.

Dick’s won’t stock Vick jerseys [The Philadelphia Inquirer]