Best of the "White Michael Vick" Meme

Matt King@TheRealMattKingFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2011

Best of the "White Michael Vick" Meme

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    With one ill-conceived photoshop, ESPN blew up the online sports world Thursday.

    In a piece entitled "What if Michael Vick were white?" that is scheduled to run in the next ESPN The Magazine, they ran this picture with it and everyone subsequently lost their minds.

    The funny part was that the picture completely misrepresented what the article was about (which basically said that the question itself was stupid) and the author had no idea it was happening. The fact that ESPN briefly pulled it down, only to put it up a short while later only fueled more interest in the stupidity of the move.

    One good thing did come out of it, though. People quickly took advantage of the idiotic "what if" idea and came up with some more examples, including some hilarious photoshops.

    Here are some of my favorites. If you know of any more that you like, throw them in the comments.

What If Michael Vick Were an ACTUAL Eagle?

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    Oh, it had to be a white eagle, didn't it?

    They say that some athletes look better bald anyway.

    Image via @JoeSportsFan

What If Michael Vick Were a Ginger?

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    Everyone, look. It's a Daywalker.

    Vick and Andy Dalton would challenge each other for red-haired QB supremacy for years.

    Image via Kissing Suzy Kolber

Black White Michael Vick

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    What if White Michael Vick was black? It's a photoshop within a photoshop.


    Image via Mocksession

Epic Harry Caray Reference

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    I know I would. Heck, I'd have seconds. And then polish it off with a tall, cool Budweiser.

    It's a simple question, folks. Would you eat Michael Vick if he were made of ribs? It's not rocket science. Just say yes and we'll move on.

    Image via @JoeSportsFan and @MattSebek

"White Mike" Vick

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    And I just had to add in my own crappy photoshop as well.

    If you love The Wire, you'll love this.

    If you don't, then I don't really care what you think anyway, you Philistine.

    Image via @TheRealMattKing