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Vick back -- sort of

Posted on: July 27, 2009 4:44 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2009 4:45 pm
 
Mike Vick can play NFL football again.

Sort of.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick Monday. Vick is free to sign with any team immediately, but he will not be fully reinstated. Goodell will make a decision by Week Six at the latest, but that decision could come earlier.

That means Vick is twisting in the wind. There is still uncertainty about when he will be able to play. Wtih that hanging over his head, who signs him?

Would you take a PR nightmare for the possibility of having him for 10 or 11 games? I wouldn't. Most teams won't either.

So who signs him? Teams haven't exactly lined up, but they might have been waiting for the commissioner to make his decision. Now that it's out, we'll see.

I've heard the New England Patriots mentioned, but that makes no sense. What would they do, take snaps away from Tom Brady? Make him a receiver?

It makes no sense.

I think Vick's best option is to play in the UFL with Orlando. He can make $1 million for six games and show he can still play after two years of inactivity.

I hear he wants no part of that league. But if he has no options, we'll see.

Vick really isn't an attractive option to the NFL right now. He made it that way when he stupidly fought the dogs. Goodell enhanced it Monday with his ruling.

Vick is back. Just not all the way.

Who wants him? Anybody?
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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 3:00 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Yes, our country is so unjust.  For Mr Vick's sake, I would support his deportation, possibly to his ancestral homelandMoody????  Are you suggesting we send Vick back to where he came from?  Or that because his ancestors are from africa that he isnt civil enough or smart enough to be here with you??????

I suppose if I call you racist you are going to respond by telling my how many of your friends are black or are minorities.....please, if you are gonna call me a dummy at least challenge something I have said with an intelligent argument or opposing view and stop relying on and feeding your own hatred.  Perhaps you meant this in another way, and just didnt realize how offensive your comment potentially was to someone.....

.....or maybe you don't possess the mental acuity or civility to be a member of our polite society.....



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 2:52 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Thank you for the comment Eagles1960, especially for spelling it out to me.......you said or spelled.

people who kill dogs for fun are psycho paths?  Get it now dumba$$?  Your logic is flawed and doesn't address the person's point that your are criticizing at all.  He's not saying it's ok to kill people because dogs are better.  He's saying people that torture or support the torture of animals are sociopathic killers. 
First I'm assuming that first part wasnt a question to me....im assuming that you are telling me, spelling it out for me that people who kill dogs for fun ARE psycho paths.  That seem to me to a pretty broad statement dont you think.  Kinda like saying Bob breathes, Bob likes Chocolate...therefore all people who breathe like chocolate.  Or that all people who kill flys are capable of killing a dog, thereby making them psycho paths......im not sure im the one with the flawed logic, if we are indeed spelling it out for one another.

I was not stating that it was ok for mike to kill dogs or any animal for that matter, simply stating that the fact that he killed dogs doesn't make him capable of killing a human.  I was stating that it absolutely takes 2 seperate type of sick bastards.  One type of sick bastard to kill a dog and another type of sick bastard to kill a person. 

Second,  I don't ever remember defending Michael Vick's actions at all, I think it was absolutely horrible what he did.  However I don't think it makes him a murder.....or the sickest bastard walking the face of the earth as people want to make him out to be....or as the monster you paint him to be.  I wasn't a Michael Vick fan before this started, I'm a Packer fan, and he was responsible for our first playoff lose ever at Lambeau.  However I think society is a bit messed up to compare him to a serial killer. 

Please don't compare this to hunting or me eating a cheeseburger for dinner either, not even the same thing.  None of those involve a group of men getting off on torturing animals.  A quick shot to the head is not torture, hitting a cow in the head with a hammer is not torture.  Inventing new and fun ways to make an animal suffer is torture.  Michael Vick is the animal, why can't the majority of you see this?  I'm shocked that most of the people posting here support this monster?  He is not sorry!  He likes hurting living things, he is not a good person!You said a quick shot in the head is not torture, hitting a cow in the head with a hammer is not torture.  Does that mean that Mike would have been fine if he just hit the dogs in the head with a hammer or just shot them.  That would be ok?  I dont think Mike and his friends invented new ways to torture animals, the exercised time tested techniques that have been used for centuries around the world to make dogs fight.  And perhaps the majority can't see Mike is a monster, cause it is not the case.....why must your opinion of this situation be absolute. 

If you and everyone else want to hate him, then hate him.  But don't feed your own hatred by painting him to be something he is not.  Hitler painted everyone that looked and thought a certain way as evil too.......opinions are great just understand that they are not absolute, allow yourself to be open to other opinions.  I will certainly be open to a logic arguement regarding this, but first want you to answer the question I presented.

If a young boy is walking his young dog across a busy intersection and doesnt see the truck speeding towards them as they are crossing and you lunge out to save the dog but leave the young boy to die.....would that make you a hero? 



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 2:25 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Moody, 

First he absolutely stated that it took the SAME type of sick bastard, he implied that killing a dog is the same as killing a human.....he implied that if you are capable of killing a dog then you are capable of killing a human.  I am saying that it absolutely without question takes a completely different type of sick bastard to kill a human being that it does to kill a dog.

It's comparable to saying that it takes the same type of sick bastard to kill a fly as it does to kill a dog.  Im sure you have killed a fly, a living being, doesnt mean that you would or will kill a dog next.  His arguement is nothing more than a rant, a random slip of the tongue...something said simply with emotion but lacking any substance. 

As far as, the throwing stones comment.....and I will try to go slow here for you.

In the post I was responding to he called people were retarded for defending Vick with a certain comment or reasoning........

He was villanizing Vick with a simular logic.....there for it was my advice that those in glass houses should not throw stones......




Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 1:57 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

I for one would like to apologize to Mr. Vick for being part of a society that would allow this to happen.  Something needs to change.
-Mammoth Dummy
Yes, our country is so unjust.  For Mr Vick's sake, I would support his deportation, possibly to his ancestral homeland, as he doesn't seem to possess the mental acuity or civility be a member of our polite society.  Let him make his millions in Ghana or Nigeria.  



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 1:32 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Let me spell it out for you Mammoth Retard...people who kill dogs for fun are psycho paths?  Get it now dumba$$?  Your logic is flawed and doesn't address the person's point that your are criticizing at all.  He's not saying it's ok to kill people because dogs are better.  He's saying people that torture or support the torture of animals are sociopathic killers. 

How can anyone support this sick piece of sh!t?  He laughed and took pleasure from watching his friends mutilate and kill dogs.  They weren't putting them down with pills either, we're talking about drowning and electrocuting them.  But that's ok right Mammoth Retard?  As long as it isn't human you can torture it and get your jollys right?

Please don't compare this to hunting or me eating a cheeseburger for dinner either, not even the same thing.  None of those involve a group of men getting off on torturing animals.  A quick shot to the head is not torture, hitting a cow in the head with a hammer is not torture.  Inventing new and fun ways to make an animal suffer is torture.  Michael Vick is the animal, why can't the majority of you see this?  I'm shocked that most of the people posting here support this monster?  He is not sorry!  He likes hurting living things, he is not a good person!



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 1:32 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Focus people! To me, its not really about vick. Personally, I could careless if he gets to play or doesnt get to play. What really p*sses me off is the fact that if it were me or you or the pharmacist at your local drug store, we sure as h*ll wouldnt be getting another chance!  And its not just vick, I am not picking on him, It is alot of actors and athletes and the double standards they (and their employers ) represent. I promise you, the rest of us wouldnt get a second chance for ALOT less then what they do.......on a consistent basis.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 1:16 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Slisby never mentioned anything about homicide and dog killing being morally equivalent.  He simply stated that it takes a sick bastard to kill any living being, dog or human.   Face it, Mike Vick must be a sick heartless fuck to kill a dog with his bare hands.

BTW...what the hell does your 'throwing stones in glass houses' comment have to do with the rest of your post?  Are you drinking?




Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:47 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

It takes the same kind of sick, heartless bastard to kill a dog that it does to kill a human


Silsby111 that is one of the most retarded things I have ever heard.  Im not even sure I should say more that just that......

Does that mean if you are at a busy intersection and a young boy is walking his young dog across that busy intersection and doesn't see the large truck speeding towards them....that you would be considered a hero for saving the dog and allowing the child to be hit?

If you meant what you said, that killing a dog is the same as killing a human than you would have to believe that saving a dog would be the same as saving a human right??????

I do hope to hear your response, however, the smart thing might just be to recant and leave words like retarded to yourself.....you know what they say about those in glass houses.........

oooppps.....i should explain.....shouldn't throw stones.....those in glass houses shouldn't through stones.......



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:34 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

bobo251,

As a Packer Fan I am hoping Favre says yes, so they look away from Vick....I Do Not Wanna See Vick wearing Purple.....

Vick and Peterson in a wildcat formation scares me........

I hope they dont....Come on Favre and betray me all ready...........



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:28 am
 

Vick back -- sort of

Aquaman2100......do you really think that the only thing Stallworth did wrong was drink and drive?????

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!! NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!  NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!

He killed an innocent man, who was walking across the street, you could say he was an animal who could defend himself. 

I remember Stallworth saying that he was innocent and put his faith in the system.  I remember him saying that he flashed his lights and honked his horn, but the guy didnt move.  I heard him say something to the effect that the guy was crossing where he wasnt suppose to........one of the first things he told police was that he hit a man lying in the street, then said he had time to honk and flash his lights.  Im pretty sure that sounds like him saying that it was more the other guys fault than his own.  Just incase here is the link in the Miami Herald so you can read it for yourself,  

I can not understand how you can defend one, not the other.....I love dogs and all animals, but at the end of the day understand there is a difference.  Vick was railroaded due to public pressure from animal rights groups, justice was not served here. 

Mainly because an opportunity was lost, people wanted justice, Vick on a Stick.  They wanted Vick taken down, they got it.  The better solution would have been to offer him a plea, allowing him to continue his career, forcing him into councelling and forcing him to establish an organization with his millions that he still had to prevent this from happening in the future.  Force him to spend x number of hours every year for the rest of his career doing free public service announcements and touring schools sharing his experience. 

It's a good thing that Stallworth didnt hit a pitbull.......

And I am willing to bet dollars to donuts, that any Tackle, Guard, Center, Fullback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Defensive End, Defensive Tackle, Outside Lineback, Inside Lineback, Cornerback, Free Safety, Strong Safety, Kicker or Punter that shares a locker room with him whether they love animals or hate them will look at Mike as a peer.  They will welcome him with open arms, with an understanding that everyone deserves a second chance.......

Society as a whole should regret this situation from both sides.....Mike Vick was issued a death sentence here, only he was allowed to continue breathing.......I for one would like to apologize to Mr. Vick for being part of a society that would allow this to happen.  Something needs to change.


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