Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Dog Fighting
It's difficult to know what to say about the Michael Vick story, and it might be wise to say nothing just yet. It does, however, bring to the forefront some interesting bits of history concerning what constitutes sport, the relationship of sport to gambling, the confluence of sport and masculinity, the evolution of what is seen as civilized and barbaric behavior, and the ways in which people react to that behavior.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Dogfighting culture" (2007). On Sport and Society. 753.