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PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:47 am
 
Vick Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With the upcoming release of the next version of EA Sports’ “Madden,” there’s plenty of controversy already brewing.

First, you’ve got the 32-player bracket in which fans can vote for the cover boy that has already led to “upsets” of Bills WR Steve Johnson (by Patriots RB Danny Woodhead) and of Broncos QB Tim Tebow (by a surprising Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who dominated Tebow 64 percent-36 percent) in the first-round matchups.

Now, you’ve got the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) who want Eagles QB Michael Vick evicted from the tournament (you know, the whole dogfighting thing).

That, however, won’t stop EA Sports president Peter Moore from putting Vick on the cover if that is the result of the fan vote.

"We believe that Michael Vick, as the runner-up in MVP for the league and the comeback player of the year, deserved his slot," Moore told CNBC.com. “I can tell you we've already received the letters from our good friends at PETA urging us to take him out of the bracket. I'm not here to comment on what he did. I personally believe, and this is personal commentary right now, that Michael served his time. He's had a tremendous season."

Vick also believes he deserves the honor, as he’s taken to his Twitter page to encourage fans to vote for him.

Moore also declared his company was wrong for originally allowing players who suffered concussions on the virtual field to return to the game. That’s why, in Madden ’12, that won’t be an option (my heart breaks for those who have Colts WR Austin Collie on their team).

According to the AP, Moore said “we have an obligation in our industry" to recognize that brain injuries are one of the leading issues of the day.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:22 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:20 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

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Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: April 3, 2011 11:23 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I think the question is, is Vick being saved and shown the right way to live?



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: April 3, 2011 3:57 am
 

Stop with the hate please

OMG. I should have known better than to think this could remain a reasonable discussion. Apparently some people think that a human being, raised by poor parental skills can not  be saved and shown the right way to live, where as, they DO believe that dogs, raised and breeded to kill other dogs (and sometimes, accidentally, small children) can be saved, deprogrammed, and sent out to new suburban homes.  --  Stop the bus people. I need to get off and take a nap. You're giving me a headache.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:22 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

   This is one of the dumbest statements ever said on here.PETA like the teabaggers a bunch of retards. Coming from a dumbass viking fan. PETA is backed by the democrats you idgit.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:48 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Supa said:
Alright, now you listen up. Dynasty of Pats:

Think about what you're saying, before you say it.
You said want to kill Vick. You want his head bashed in. You've got a bottle of champaigne for the day he dies.

Think about it: who or what do you sound like?
You sound like a cold-blooded killer, yourself!
"Jumping at the chance to pull the trigger"? Who the hell are you to pass judgement on someone you don't even know? You have no right to devote yourself to the demise (or even death as far as you go) of someone? IT'S ABOUT BEING HATEFUL. DON'T LIE TO YOURSELF. WHAT YOU SAID IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF HATE. And worse, you have not an ounce of forgiveness for wrongdoers (people in general). What made you so righteous amongst others? If you lived by your very own twisted judgements, you could be worse than Michael Vick himself, just for your obsessive bloodlust.

And I know you're not as violent as your post would have us believe. You just don't think before you say, and you don't have much capacity for it altogether, anyway.

But if you're into revenge as much as you say; one word: Karma. You will get yours. And you won't be ready for it.
1) Oh I did think about it before I said it.

2) I believe in a peaceful existance for all. However, when a member of society tortures, beats and kills other members of society, human or animal, with no remorse, even worse, for entertainment, I believe that you have no right to be here participating in society. Pretty simple. I wouldn't call that a "twisted judgement" as you put it.

3) Blood lust? How about an eye for an eye. Cold blooded killer? Yes, that is Vick. I'm far from a cold blooded killer. If I find a spider in the house, I don't even kill it. However, if society/government asked me to eliminate a serial killer, that's different.

4) Hate? Yes, I hate Vick. Not a "hater" though. That implies jealousy. Hate ... yes, I hate Vick with every last cell in my body.

5) You say I don't have an ounce of forgiveness for wrongdoers. That is far from the truth. I have helped countless people that have made poor decisions in life. Helped them get on the right track in life. Vick took something smaller, weaker, innocent and helpless, and exploited them in the worst possible way.

6) Karma? HA ... who's got their Karma coming to em? I can only hope.

In the end, who could defend this clown? It's my opinion that if you do, you're as bad as him.
Why would you have no compassion for those dogs? If he did that to people, what would you say then?

If you say, "but they're only dogs", where do YOU draw that line?




Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:59 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

So you really are a horrible human being huh?


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