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My Thoughts: Michael Vick

Recently, Nike resigned Michael Vick to a very lucrative contract after it ending it with him in 2007. The news was every bit a major news story on Friday.

In case you’re not clear on the facts:

  • Vick was once the highest paid player in the NFL
  • Vick served 18 months in prison and 2 months in home confinement after pleading guilty to a dog fighting operation in 2007
  • Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009
  • Vick started in this year’s NFL Pro Bowl game

Nike statement:

“Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” said Nike spokesman Derek Kent. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”

What is mind boggling to me is how amazing people are quick to ridicule and ostracize a person when they’ve done wrong. However, when the individual has acknowledged their wrong doing and paid a penalty, for some it just isn’t good enough.

I have heard numerous sports casters attempt to confine him to his past dealings that sent him to prison for 18 months. Really? The man did his time, publicly admitted that what he did was not right, has made major improvements of his character, and for some this still isn’t enough. Continue Reading →

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What If?

Certainly, the above clip is inspiring! Especially, if you remember watching Michael Jordan during his time in the NBA. NBA 2K11 recently launched and has been all buzz because of #23. 🙂

As I continue to walk this path of a TentBlogger some thoughts came to mind as a result of this video title….what if?

  • What if, I could do something everyday for the remainder of 2010 that I truly enjoy?

  • What if, I could be part of the process to show HIS glory in the earth?

  • What if, a small investment would make huge difference in the life of another individual?

  • What if, giving was not complicated?

  • What if, $1 ________________ ? (you fill in the blank)

Confirmed by this post. Giving is fun to me. Thus, I’m on a mission to tell the story of how much good can be done with $1.

Thanks for being part of the journey!

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Kevin Durant Shines In World Championships

Kevin Durant is officially a world superstar. The forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder carried Team USA to a gold medal in the 2010 World Championships by scoring 28 points against Turkey. Team USA won the game 81-64, as Durant hit 10-of-17 field goals and 7-of-13 three-pointers while also adding five rebounds and two blocked shots.

“Our only option was to come out here and get a gold,” said Durant, “and it feels really good to bring this back home to the States.” You can read the rest of the story on Every Joe.

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