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What if people actually read ESPN The Magazine?

What if Michael Vick were white

The unofficial answer from ESPN PR is… "Well, to be honest, if people actually read ESPN The Magazine, then we certainly wouldn't have asked D'arcy Hyde to photoshop Michael Vick into a fierce version of Powder."

Note: The photo has since been removed in favor of something a tad safer.  Here's a side-by-side of the stark before and after photo decisions.


  1. Paolo X

    August 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    This is those fucks at ESPN in their typical fashion stirring the pot as usual trying harder than ever to remain relevant to the average sports fan. Let it go with Vick already, as he’s already played two seasons. If they wanted to write a bad article like this, at least two years ago it would have had its place.

    Now they are just seeing if this article will have legs so that in turn they can overdo it on every show.

    Meanwhile turn on ESPN any fuckin’ night, especially Sports Center, and get any number of baseball highlights for now until they can attempt to tout the NBA again when no average sports fan outside the Northeast gives a fuck about any more either.

    And now ESPN can only not help but fuck up their coverage of the sacred cash cow — the NFL.

  2. Gonzo

    August 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Still angry after all these years. eh, Paolo?

  3. Paolo X

    August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    All things other than ESPN, like not having to deal near as much with idiot Southern fucks and dickhead New Yorker and East Coast types, are actually pretty good since I left Philadelphia a year ago. 🙂

    But so long as ESPN carries on as if they are The Worldwide Leader and it is still 2002, I’ll be on the rant too. 🙂 TSH does a great job all the same and I can’t wait until the next Podcast.

    Give my best to those folks at TBL including those types of fuckheads still there who know damn well who they are. 🙂

    Otherwise keep it up over here.

  4. tamtam

    August 27, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Vick actually looks surprisingly good as a white dude. The wonders of photoshop know no bounds.

    I’m with Paolo-if ESPN wanted to race-bait Vick, they should have done it two years ago when he was first released. Doing it now, they make complete jackasses of themselves

  5. ForWhomJayBellTolls

    August 27, 2011 at 3:58 am

    If he were white, I think he would be much less likely to GRAB THEM CAKES

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