Town Hall Nation
Michael Vick is certainly sounding contrite these days, as he seeks to gain the same forgiveness from fans that the Philadelphia Eagles offered in signing him after two years of imprisonment for running a dog-fighting ring. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie calls himself an "extreme dog-lover" and made being "proactive" in diminishing the level of animal cruelty a condition of Vick's second chance. The Post and LAT both front the story of his last months in prison, during which he was mentored by coach Tony Dungy, who got behind him when Vick expressed an interest in returning to the Christian faith. The Eagles' curiosity became concrete when their backup quarterback was injured—Vick was also in the right place at the right time.
Back in the obit section, breath a sigh of relief when you realize that the Kennedy who died on Friday was not that Ted Kennedy. Although this one seems to have been a tremendous loss for the sport of hockey.
Lydia DePillis is a writer living in New York.