Who Actually Cares About Mike Vick Anymore?

Isaac ScheidtCorrespondent IJune 5, 2009

Sussex, VA - NOVEMBER 25:  Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) leaves Surry County Circuit Court after entering a guilty plea on two felony counts connected to dog fighting on November 25, 2008 in Sussex, Virginia. Under a plea agreement, Vick, who is currently serving a term in prison for federal dog fighting charges, will serve one-year of probation for the state charges. He is scheduled to be released on July of 2009.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Michael Vick seems to be a popular thing to write on so I guess it is my turn.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Michael Vick has stolen enough of the spotlight in the media. 

It seems every time I check an NFL site, listen to sports radio, or flip on NFL Live, Vick is dominating the conversation.  It makes me wonder; does anybody actually care at this point?

The general attitude of fans in the Atlanta area is optimism for the Falcons 2009 season.  Last year saw huge improvements on the offensive side of the ball as Michael Turner and Matt Ryan led the team to the playoffs.  The last thing that people want is to hear about the man who sent the franchise down the tank.

A lot has been made of Vick's release from prison and the speculation of when he will be reinstated.  I find it humorous how much attention the man has gotten despite the fact he has not actually done anything newsworthy.

At this point, the Vick story seems to be nothing but a tribute to the media's ability to take a negative story and shine the spotlight on it. 

In my perfect world, I would love to see sports news, radio, newspapers, TV, and everything else to just lay off the Vick story until there's at least something to talk about.  I'll be watching anxiously to see what he is like when he actually cracks an NFL field but until then, I simply don't care.

I may be alone on this opinion.  I know he is getting a lot of attention, but I wonder how many other people are sick of it?  I'm curious, what would you rather hear about in NFL news?  Vick?  Rookie draft picks?  Predictions?  More Brett Favre?

Let me know your opinions.  I personally would be happy if I never had to watch another fly over of his house, see him walking out of prison again, or see his NFL statistics for the 1000th time.