Cutting edge, bro. Cutting edge.
Anyway, in a story in today’s Daily News, Lauren McCutcheon details the positive things Vick has done both privately and in the community. It’s a solid read, if not a bit Ashley Fox tugs David Akers-ey.
The best – most awkward – anecdote details the time Michael Vick sold his PS3 to a college kid.
Kyle Glover, a 24-year-old Temple student, was in line at Best Buy on Columbus Boulevard when Michael Vick stepped behind him. The two got to talking about video games and how Vick prefers the Xbox 360 [editors note: boooooo] over Sony's system. When Glover told Vick that he was about to purchase a PS3, Vick said he had one he never used and would sell it to Glover, along with a few games and controllers… for $200. Really.
A brand new PS3 console, with game and controllers, would run you about $350 at Gamestop. So while Vick’s offer was a discount (it’s not clear if his system was still in the box), it’s not exactly like Mr. Indebted Millionaire Quarterback was performing charity. This was business, yo.
Here’s where the story gets banana sandwich: [Philly.com]
"I was like, I love my Eagles, and you're like one of my favorite football players, and it's for real," he recalled. He followed the quarterback into the parking lot, then to Vick's high-rise condo building on North Columbus Boulevard.
K.G. waited in the building's lobby. One of Vick's buddies brought the game down to him. K.G. took it home, plugged it in, and . . .
It didn't work. "I'm thinking, he sold me a broke PlayStation," said K.G. "But then, I'm like, he's a millionaire. He's not gonna jerk me."
He drove back to Vick's building and left him a note. Not 10 minutes later, his phone rang. It was Vick, apologizing. Turns out K.G.'s old TV wasn't compatible with the game system. A couple of days later, the player and the fan undid the swap. Vick told K.G. to keep the games. Then he did something else: He scored K.G. tickets to that week's home game.
So yeah, Vick sold his PS3 to a college student. The good news, however, is that the Michael Vick Experience accepts refunds. Just remember to bring your receipt… or leave a note at his condo.