GLENN BECK PROGRAM
GLENN: Let me go
to Deion Sanders again. And Stu, if I'm not mistaken,
doesn't he -- isn't he on, like, ESPN or ABC?
STU: NFL Network.
GLENN: When I see him -- I don't watch the NFL Network.
STU: You're kidding me.
DAN: He did the CBS one for a while, like the main Sunday
STU: He's been around for a while doing a lot of
BECK: Kind of a thin guy, right? I'm just trying to think. I
just want to make sure. He seems like a normal rational guy.
That's why I'm trying to --
Former Atlanta Falcon
and current NFL Network commentator Deion Sanders
STU: He was always a big kind of flashy show boater.
DAN: Prime time was his nickname.
STU: But, you know, a great cornerback.
GLENN: That's different than a quarterback?
STU: Yes, it is.
GLENN: You mispronounced that, Stu.
So he where is this essay a couple of weeks ago. He said, I
would have never thought Michael Vick, one of the NFL's most
exciting players, the man who makes network's execs mile
every time he plays would ever be indicted for crimes
against man's best friend but the potential impact could be
devastating. Well, so far I'm with him. Gee, who would have
thought it would be would, you know, be killing animals by
slamming them up against the wall or on the floor or
electrocuting them or whatever. Even, you know, who's -- who
in their right mind would have thought somebody in, you
know, Michael Vick's situation would be running a dog
gambling ring? As he says, the potential impact could be
devastating. Quote: He could lose millions of dollars worth
of endorsements. What? I mean, that's -- I mean, when I
first read this, I thought that there should be, you know,
it should come with its own soundtrack.
The potential impact could be devastating. He could lose
millions of dollars worth of endorsements. Nike has already
suspended the release of his new shoe. (Laughing). He could
lose millions, and he was supposed to get from the Atlanta
Falcons. (Laughing). That's crazy. I mean, that's the way it
should be! It sounds like he's being sarcastic. Who would
have ever thought he committed crimes against man's best
friend, the potential impact could be devastating. His
reputation might wind up so stained that he never be
forgiven in the court of public opinion. (Laughing). This is
all the result of perspective. Yeah, Deion, maybe you need
some perspective here. What a dog means to Vick, listen to
this. What a dog means to Vick might be a lot different than
what he means to you or I. (Laughing.) You know, moral
relativism, I love it, but it's so true, isn't it? I mean, I
was just telling my Vietnamese friend who was over for
dinner at my house, I had a hamburger on the barbecue and he
was barbecuing a dog and we were saying, you know, I would
never barbecue and eat my dog. But he said, well, we're just
different people and we view dogs differently. And I said,
how true it is. And then I raped his wife and he said, what
are you doing? And I said, I just view different -- women
differently than you do, you know? I had an urge. And I view
urges and restraining my urges differently than you do. It's
all a matter of perspective.
You know it's really weird. I think in this country, I think
we've lost this. I mean this sincerely. I think what we've
lost here in this country is the -- what is the perspective
of the law? For instance, illegal aliens, they're not
illegal. It just depends on your perspective. Terrorists,
they are not terrorists. They're freedom fighters. It just
depends on your perspective. You know, Michael Vick, right.
Dogs just mean different things to him. He sees them as a
cash machine. You see them as an animal. (Laughing). Silly
you. (Applause). Who knew. I mean, why aren't you making
money on your animal, too, huh? That's great. I'm torturing
mine on the website. I've got a torturehimjustforjollies.com.
You might think of it as torture. I look at it as a way to
make money. There's a lot of people who would like to see me
peel the skin off my dog. What's the problem? It's a matter
He then says, what a dog means to Vick might be a lot
different than what he means to you. Some people kiss their
dogs on the mouth. Some people let their dogs eat from their
plate. Some people dress their dogs in suits more expensive
than mine. I doubt that. If you can believe that. I don't.
So listen to this. Some people kiss their dogs on the mouth.
So people let their dogs eat from their plate. Some dogs
smash their heads into concrete floors until they die. Some
people strap electrodes to the body of the dog and juice him
up until he's dead, you know. Some people pet their dogs,
some people hang their dogs. Some different strokes,
different folks. You know what I'm saying? It's all about
perspective, people. And some people enjoy proving that they
have the biggest, toughest dog on the street. Okay, psychos
do. Psychos do.
GLENN: . You know, I can't believe we're running out of time
for sports talk, I have so much to say yet on this. I just
have to finish this Deion Sanders article. It came out a
couple of weeks ago and then I'll get to the real point if
we have time, but I just have to finish this. Why are we
indicting him? Was he the ringleader? Was he the big fish? I
believe Vick had a passion for dogfighting. Well, yeah, so
does McClellan. He's got a passion for little boys and
little girls that are, you know, 8 years old, you know,
taking pictures of them. I mean, I don't think we say, oh,
well, he's got a passion for dogfighting, that's a good
thing, we should just excuse it. I know many athletes who
share his passion. Well, then you should name them. You
should give us the list. The allure is the intensity and the
challenge of dogfighting to the death. It's like ultimate
fighting but the dog doesn't tap out when he knows he can't
win. Oh, that's great. Why don't we just make ultimate
fighting, which I think is an abomination, why don't we just
make ultimate fighting to the death! We could then really,
truly be the Romans. It reminds me -- listen to this. "It
reminds me of when I wore a lot of jewelry back in the day."
Just a second. Dogfighting to the death? That's got to be a
joke, right? Dogfighting. But the dog doesn't tap out when
he knows he can't win. It reminds me of when I used to wear
a lot of jewelry back in the dog. (Laughing). It works that
way. "Because I wanted to have the biggest chain or the
biggest, baddest car. It gives you status." You know what,
if you're getting status from killing animals, you're a