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I'm saying Vick's style is so badass, so artistic, so fluid, so flamboyant, so relentless -- so representative of black athletic style -- that if there were a stat for swagger points, Vick would be the No. Race is an undeniable and complex element of Vick's story, both because of his style as well as the rarity of black QBs in the NFL.
A decade after he became the first black QB to be drafted No.
It fails to take into account that switching someone's race changes his entire existence.
In making Vick white, you have him born to different parents. When you alter his race, it's like those Back to the Future movies where someone goes back in time, inadvertently changes one small thing about his parents' dating history and then the person starts to disappear.
All of that is why, to me, Vick seems to have a deeply African-American approach to the game.
I ask this not to look for an excuse but to explore the roots of his behavior.
Too many are left to define manhood on their own, so they gravitate toward the most charismatic and inspiring men in their world.
Sometimes those men are gritty local sports coaches who teach them the value of hard work, but sometimes they're ghetto celebrities who are unsavory role models with bad habits.
Either way, at some point in Vick's youth, his father became estranged from the family.
This breakdown of Vick's paternal relationship is a pattern that's all too common among black men of his generation.