Vick Says “No” to Oprah


According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, Michael Vick has backed out of his planned appearance on Oprah.

There were some rumblings last night (I forget where) that said Vick and the Eagles had some concerns as to how he would be portrayed on the show- basically, he wouldn't have a gaggle of spinsters sitting next to him to correct his every move… like they did by not allowing him to show up to his two planned Super Bowl parties.

You think we're joking? Oprah had to forfeit her $320 (that's hundreds, not thousands or millions) bet with Piers Morgan, (who by the way is sack of an interviewer- really, just awful) over who would land Michael Vick first 20th, because Vick's people were concerned with his name being tied to betting. Oprah is a billionaire.

 Vick is run like a political campaign.

Tim McManus has Vick's statement, which I'll translate here: "My PR folks told me no, because she was going to talk about dogs. I like Oprah, though."


8 Responses

  1. When I first saw the headline, I actually thought maybe I’d start to like Vick, but then I read the rest. That last line is very true.

  2. No mention from any mediots that the people handling the dogs were contacting O’s producers, wanting to bring the dogs on? O’s people contacted them back & told them they were considering bringing the dogs on the show.
    Anyone who follows the (con)Vic-tory dogs’pages on Facebook and dog forums knows about this…. what a coward.

  3. Yeah, Vick would’ve been savaged. Oprah with an ax to grind is dangerous as hell. Calling off the appearance was a good move.

  4. Just heard something about current owners of Vick’s dogs wanting equal time if he went through with his appearance on Oprah. And you can bet the kid’s college fund Oprah would’ve given it to them since that would’ve generated huge ratings.
    No wonder Vick pulled out, or was told to pull out, not that I’m a fan of the guy, but this thing had “ambush” written all over it. Enough, already! The guy did his time, which is more than what most athlete-dirtbags have done for far more serious offenses, let him live his life for Pete’s sake.

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