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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 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:26 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

How bout this ...

Who is up for going to the Bahamas and starting a website that raises money to put together a bounty for Vick's head?

What a great idea.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:24 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Let me say one more thing ...

I wrote: He DIDN'T pay for his crime. Do what he did to just one person instead of hundreds of innocent dogs, he'd be in for life. Not a couple of easy years.

If he did these things to PEOPLE instead of DOGS ... he would be thought of in the same class as Jeffery Dahmer. What's the difference?

How could any sane person defend him and say that he paid his dues?

But you can sit there and say things like, "He did his time" or "So what, they're only dogs", etc.

I would defend YOU if he violently tortured and murdered YOU, YOUR KIDS, YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR SIBLINGS, YOUR PARENTS, YOUR BEST FRIENDS, YOUR PETS ...



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:16 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Basicallyamazin said: 
I said IF the rest of society has no problem with forgiving him completely. I didn't say they do or don't. given most comments on here, it appears most people do.
You said something like "most comments on here ... forgiving him completely". Here's the thing ...

Most people on these boards bantering back and forth are likely males in their early to mid 20's ... no?

When you hit your mid 30's, you really start to think differently and grow up a great deal. Your reasoning becomes much deeper and sincere.

I'm pretty confident that if you poll Americans, both male and female, from 18 to 70 years of age, and talk about forgiveness, I think you would find a much different result.




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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 7:43 pm
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Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 7:37 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

irregardless: It would also be insane to not read my post. I said IF the rest of society has no problem with forgiving him completely. I didn't say they do or don't. given most comments on here, it appears most people do. 



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 6:48 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

teydogg1 wrote:
Why don't you man up and do it you COWARD!!! You act like he didn't pay for his crime,You might deserve a bullet for being a hateful human being that cant mind his own business.By the way take the fur coats out of your closet before someone shoots you.

1) If he were given the death penalty and they asked me if I wanted to pull the trigger, I'd jump at the chance.

2) He DIDN'T pay for his crime. Do what he did to just one person instead of hundreds of innocent dogs, he'd be in for life. Not a couple of easy years.

3) I'm a citizen of the world, and this torture was forced upon another harmless living thing. So it IS my business. And it's not about being hateful. His crime is simply unforgivable. It was unnecessary in the first place. Violently torturing and killing man's best friend for entertainment? Anybody that has such little regard for another living animal doesn't deserve to share the gift of life on this planet.

4) No fur coats in my closet.

I've got a bottle of champagne ready for the day that waste of life finally dies.
Checking the news every day hoping to hear that someone flipped and bashed his head in.






Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 6:45 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

whos cares about peta.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 6:12 pm
 

move on

If people dont like vick dont watch him. you can easily change the channel. not watch the games. just lt the man move on with his life he served his time.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:32 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

"PETA like the teabaggers are nothing but a bunch of republicant retards."

Wow!!! #1Vikingsfan is not only stupid, he is classless.  I sure hope you know more about the Vikings than you do politics or current events. 



Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:09 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

When will PETA realize that nobody takes them seriously? I remember a couple years ago they gave Obama a hard time for killing a fly during an interview. Don't flies have about a 2 week lifespan?


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