Who is michael vick dating
I'm not saying that a black QB who stands in the pocket ain't playing black.
I'm saying Vick's style is so badass, so artistic, so fluid, so flamboyant, so relentless -- so representative of black athletic style -- that if there were a stat for swagger points, Vick would be the No. Race is an undeniable and complex element of Vick's story, both because of his style as well as the rarity of black QBs in the NFL.
This is not to say there aren't insights to be gained from hypotheticals.
In making Vick white, you have him born to different parents. When you alter his race, it's like those Back to the Future movies where someone goes back in time, inadvertently changes one small thing about his parents' dating history and then the person starts to disappear.
That alone sets his life trajectory in an entirely different direction. wait, I can't even continue that sentence in good faith. If Vick had been born to white parents, you wouldn't even be reading this right now.
Alter any of those elements and everything about him and how the world sees him would be unrecognizable. Let's see him as someone in the third act of the epic movie that is his life, leading a team that many expect to see in the Super Bowl.
Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" is playing underneath because the humbled protagonist has finally overcome his personal demons and has begun living up to his athletic promise.