Disgraced Dog Fighting Michael Vick Signs with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles … Why?
The Philadelphia Eagles win the Michael Vick distraction sweepstakes.
Every one deserves a second chance in life it it appears that the NFL has provided one to Michael “dog fighting” Vick. The former Atlanta Falcon QB has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a reported two year contract, the first year of the deal is only for a reported $1.6 million. Most people wish they are provided such second chances.
A long with that contract comes the distraction and most likely backlash and protests from PETA for Vick’s past involvement with dog fighting and cruelty to animal. However, more so than that comes the acceptance of the Philly fans, who as everyone knows are tough to win over. Let’s hope for Vick’s sake he does a better job than Santa Claus. Then there are the away games where in every city there will be protests and fans in the stands holding up Milk Bone dog biscuit boxes with Vick’s likeness on it. However, the real issue is how will most fans look at Vick and his actions after he has served prison time for dog fighting?
The other more pressing question as it pertains to the football operations of the Eagles is why take a flyer on Vick when you already have McNabb and just drafted back up Kevin Kolb. Are we really supposed to believe that Vick is competing for a starting QB role? Hardly. What about back up? Many of suspected that Vick will be used in a “wildcat” type offense. You mean to tell me that Philly is willing to go through all the headaches with Vick and the baggage he carries for 5 plays a game from a QB who has not played in two years? Strange at best. It is hard to believe that Vick will be a QB in Philly, a change of position will be in his future.
Exit Question: Will Philadelphia change it’s name to the Beagles to make Vick feel more comfortable and at home?
Posted August 14, 2009 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Crime, Sports, WTF | 18 comments
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People don’t deserve a second chance as suggested here in the article based on the evil and cruel nature of Michael Vick’s crime and behavoir. This isnt just a crime. It’s far more serious than a crime. IT’S EVIL! So to say that he paid his debt to society and should be rewarded with a position on any team is ridiculous. Michael Vick should be receiving the same treatment he inflicted upon the innocent dogs that he tortured and murdered. Michael Vick doesn’t even deserve to live, in my opinion. Any team that hires him should be boycotted! For all of you “people” that don’t agree…I hope that if you’re ever tortured no one comes to your defense so you can find out what it feels like.
Yawn, I don’t have a dog in THIS fight.
And may he be struck by lightning and electrocuted as he did to dogs.
Michael Vick gets no sympathy from me. He knew what he was doing and the only regret I think he has is that he got caught doing it. How many others that are released from prison are given a job making 1+ million dollars and a two year contract? Did he learn anything from this? Let’s see.
I agree, what he did to dogs was so cruel and he gets no sympathy from me either.
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for advancing to this years Super Bowl.
#2, idiot. Maybe you should get off your coach and stop watching reality TV then.
There are some things that are so heinous that there is no coming back from. Vick should be allowed to do his craft and Philly has ever right to sign him.
However, both Vick and the Eagles deserve everything that is about to come to them. Vick is a miserable excuse for a human being. There is no redemption for the prepared words that he spoke. He might as well have read his lame-ass apology from Obama’s teleprompter.
You do not kill, electrocute, hang dogs, let alone think its cute to put your own dogs into the ring and some how cure yourself. This man’s brain, what little there is, is wired wrong. He can do all the lip serve he wants … Vick is a disturbed and sick individual.
Putting Vick on your team is a lose-lose.
Maybe next they will be drafting Charles Manson to be a wide receiver, I heard he has good hands and can cut a pass route off on a dime.
I cannot believe the Eagles would have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for a player. I am no longer an Eagles fan. That team is as good as dead. Where is the team owners/ coaches etc, sense of moral ethics? They might as well have been part of the dog fighting ring themselves as they have promoted it by giving this POS a job and paying him millions. A second change to a loser — Do the dead dogs have a second chance to life ? And to all those with too much testosterone and are emotionally retarded who only think about their beloved, mindless sport of football — Wake up – it is a stupid, brutal sport, and most of those playing cannot even form complete sentences when they speak- you are no better that the dog killers by backing Vick..
What is wrong with the coaches/ owners of Eagles by putting an animal abuser on their team ? They obviously have very low ethical values. What a great role model for the kids.
My pals and I in the dog world are praying Vick will get a spinal fracture around C2 so that he can’t move arms and legs and has no control over his life…that would be real justice. Additionally, we hope the Eagles fall from the sky in disgrace!!!
I can’t believe he only spent 18 months in prison. I just watched a story on TV about where the dogs are now. It made me cry that people have nothing better to do then bet on dogs killing each other. My nephew was in prison for years for animal cruelty, yet Michael only received 18 months. I guess there is rules for football players we see on TV and rules for the regular guy.
I’m sure many who refuse to forgive Michael Vick claim to be Christian. Didn’t Jesus teach that one should forgive his brother seventy times seven, if necessary. They should accept the fact that Justice was administered. The judge made the decision he thought was appropriate. Vick did the time, lost his salary and fell into debt. He sounds sincere. Didn’t Jesus teach “Judge not that ye not be judged. How about redirecting your wrath toward other serious wrongdoers? Try priests who are protected after they molest children; or preachers who steal money from their fellow believers.
Fred..#13…this is not really a preaching forum..My pals and I think that it is probably just a matter of time until Vick is assulting people, usually starts with defenseless pets.
What Vick did was a criminal enterprise. Not just dog fight, but theres drugs involved as well as gambling, no telling what else. But in the end it amounts to “criminal entreprise”.
That 60 minutes interview was bogus. Sure everyone crys when they go to prison. He didnt cry when the dogs yelped or was wounded. If he didnt cry then, that tells you the person he is!!
Comes down to Affirmative Action!
Ive lost respect for Mcnab over it. For McNab to say the things he has, put him in the same boat.
mollythedog why in the hell are you comparing…human beings to dogs or even animals…my pals and i think next time you and your pals needs to start using your heads next time…..i know you made a mistake…so get over it
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