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Excerpt From Jim Mora's Upcoming Interview Of Michael Vick, Plus The Internet Of The Week

Jim Mora's popping up all over the place lately, thanks to Michael Vick's sudden fame for doing things that are legal. If Vick is the rain, Jim Mora is either a rainbow or the mushrooms emerging from beneath a pile of firewood under a tarp.

D. Led shared a clip from Mora's interview of Vick, which will be aired in its glorious entirety on NFL Network this Sunday:

Mora: "Do (you) remember when we talked right before you went to prison?  I called you from Seattle."

VICK: "Yeah, I remember– I remember exactly where I was sitting in my house when we had that conversation."

Mora: "I said, ‘Mike, why didn’t you just come clean?’ I mean, this is a forgiving nation.  Why didn’t you just say, ‘Yeah, I fought dogs?’ "

VICK: "Yeah, was just living my life, you know, just– my whole life was a lie, Jim, you know, everything from A to Z."

Mora: "Were you a good person with some bad decisions or were you conning me?"

VICK: "Now I think about it a lot, Coach.  I was, you know, selfish in some aspects.  I didn’t dedicate myself.  I didn’t listen. And you– you know, y’all was only trying to help me in so many ways."

Mora: "Did you ever just go, ‘What am I doing?’"

VICK: "I was thinking, ‘Hey, man, look, I’m Mike Vick. What’s the worst thing that’s going to happen to me?’"

And, after the jump, our Internet of the Week.

AJC commenter (I realize those two words just sent your fingers lunging for your browser's back button, but bear with me) Football Bat retorts:

Vick: "When you were talking on radio about coaching the Huskies, Did you ever just go, ‘What am I doing?’"

Mora: "Now I think about it a lot, Mike. I was, you know, selfish in some aspects. I didn’t dedicate myself. I didn’t listen. And you– you know, y’all was only trying to help me in so many ways. Like the best running game in the NFL."

Vick: "Were you a good person with some bad decisions or were you conning me?"

Mora: "I was thinking, ‘Hey, man, look, I’m Jim Mora, Jr.. What’s the worst thing that’s going to happen to me?’ And now you have a career again, and I don’t. Can’t quite figure that one out."

No, being an incompetent, insecure careerist isn't on par with brutalizing pets. But at least Vick isn't who he used to be.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.