ESPN Made Michael Vick White

Kyle Scott - August 25, 2011

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Is it just me or is that not essentially Tim Tebow with a goatee?

Oh boy. 

It's not quite as bad as you think. They published a very ballsy article in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, which has Vick on the cover. It deals with race (obviously) and wonders how Vick would be viewed, or how his circumstances would be different, if he were white.

You can read the article here. Somewhere, Michael Jackson is pissed.

UPDATE: ESPN has removed the photo. It lives on here.

UPDATE 2: They put the picture back.

31 Comments

  • joe linden (PH) August 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats, ESPN. You’ve outdone yourselves.

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  • I say August 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I feel like the head/neck are too big for that body. I know — they may have simply altered the colors/hair type on an existing photograph, but it doesn’t look proportional.

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  • I Told You So August 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Creepy

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  • Affirmative Action August 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I wouldn’t give that guy a job.

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  • what? August 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    he’d still get the same treatment. make millions of dollars for killing defenseless animals.

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  • 3 Finger Lenny August 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    15 wings

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  • Adam August 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    This is ridiculous…. i am getting sick of all these race based articles that have been polluting the web lately. And not blaming you kyle, i mean you are just re posting it, not the originator of this crap. I mean Ken Rosenthal’s two part article about how blacks arent being marketed right and how MLB does nothing(haha yeah right) to attract more young black talent. and now this implying that vick is hated not b/c of his actions but b/c of his race…. I know that one part is shock value which peaks interest/traffic and translates directly into $$$$, but seriously give it a rest!

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  • Jim August 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    to catch a predator, take a seat right here

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  • Non-Hater aka not skip bayless August 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    how did he get paid millions for killing dogs?

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  • Black Panther August 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Adam you’re an idiot with your white privilege

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  • Defenestrate Wheels August 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    i will now have nightmares from that.

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  • L2112Lif August 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    This article… Is making me WTF so hard.

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  • SeaIsleJC17 August 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Two observations: 1) he looks like one of those creepy real looking digital people from Polar Express and 2) did they make his dick smaller when they made him white?

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  • Dice Clay August 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    cracka ass cracka

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  • Adam B August 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    @seaisle Hahahahahahaha that’s good work by you.

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  • Brandon August 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I for one am glad that news outlets are covering the racial aspect of Michael Vick, Jimmy Rollins’ comments on black baseball players, and Jerry Richardson’s comments to Cam Newton. I think that it just shows a divide between how certain members of the public and media view situations versus how some African Americans do. What’s so wrong with that?

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  • ColumbusOhio August 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    one observation about SeaIsleJC17: he likes to think about cartoon dick

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  • Mark Casey August 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    he look a like sammy sosa

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  • Homer Stokes August 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Based on that photgraph, I suspect some miscegenation in his heritage. How else you going to explain it? Using a confederate flag as a missile!
    http://www.moviewavs.com/0029585851/MP3S/Movies/O_Brother_Where_Art_Thou/missile.mp3

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  • Jay August 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    He would be treated very differntly. Nobody would be making excuses for his crimes because “it’s a cultural thing.”

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  • Give it a Rest August 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    @ Brandon…are you from Africa? Were your parents from Africa? Just because your heritage is from Africa doesn’t mean you’re African American. You are AMERICAN, as we all are…SO TIRED OF THESE STUPID RACE ARTICLES. Give it a rest already.

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  • mm August 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    @Jay – awesome, sums it up perfectly

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  • Adam August 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    @jay…… you cant hear it… but i am clapping at that one!

    Reply
  • bigmyc August 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Who was the model for this, Brian Austin Greene, that dork from the orginal 90210 who is now banging Hollywood starlet after starlet with his all grown up like stud rap?

    Reply
  • MW August 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’m more interested in a black Hunter Pence.

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  • moonman August 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Not guilty

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  • JMac August 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    if Vick were white – he would never get back in football – white people would NEVER accept his behavior – there would be no excuses – he couldn’t argue that he was a poor unfortunate who was raised in a culture where this was accepted – there would not be an entire race of people supporting him – white people ARE held accountable (unless they work on Wall Street or DC)

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  • chief August 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Give that handsome trustworthy fellow a raise! I’d also like him to meet my daughter.

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  • that guy August 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Thats fucking Racist!!!!!
    White face on a black man?? How much longer must us white men, be oppressed by the black race?? Why couldn’t they just get Kevin Federline take the photo in a Vick Jersey?

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  • buy flagyl August 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Is it just me or is that not essentially Tim Tebow with a goatee? Oh boy. It’s not quite as bad as you think. They published a very ballsy article in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, which has Vick on the cover. It deals with race (obviously) and wonders how Vick would be viewed, or how his circumstances would be different, if he were white. You can read the article here. Somewhere, Michael Jackson is pissed. UPDATE: ESPN has removed the photo. It lives on here. UPDATE 2: They put the picture back.

    Reply
  • ira limits September 6, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I’m much like the head/neck are so large to the entire body. I am aware — they could have got just transformed the particular colors/hair variety by using an active image, nevertheless it won’t appear proportional.

    Reply
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