Much has been discussed over the past few days about the lack of sportsmanship Opie displayed and what message the Basset Hound is sending to those watching at home. Many agree that it’s just the intense nature of the game. “If you give a dog a chew toy, he’s going to chew it,” Tony Kornheiser said on his television show, Pardon The Interruption. But many in and out of the league are looking at the incident in a negative light. Some are even going as far as calling Opie a thug.
“This seems like the new acceptable way of calling someone a Pitbull.” Opie said on Tuesday in response to the thug comments. “Oh you don’t want to say Pitbull so you say thug instead. It’s disgusting and highly offensive to myself, basset hounds and all other breeds of dogs out there.” Opie, a Valedictorian at the Westminster Dog School with two doctorates in shaking and rolling over, had no further comment on the issue.
In much larger news, Animal Planet producers found a Basset Hound that talks. Opie was immediately taken away and put down. According to producers, "A talking dog is an abomination to nature and God. Not to mention Homeward Bound totally freaked us out.” Puppy Bowl X airs at 3 PM Eastern on Animal Planet . Check your local listings.