This is a discussion on Vicks return to football +/- within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; He served his time......Id rather Minnesota picked him up instead of Favre...
No, He should be thied to a stake and ravaged by a pack of wild dogs.
He served his time......Id rather Minnesota picked him up instead of Favre
Sorry brother, but we pay these people millions to play a game, they should at least be a positive and not a negative on or off the field.
Would have loved to have been paid 1/4 of what these guys make while serving the country, but did it not for money.
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I went for #3, even though it is less violent than my true feelings.
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I think a privately owned company should be able to hire pretty much whomever they choose. And, likewise, the customers of that company (football fans, in this case) should have the freedom to choose whether they purchase the product. It is worth mentioning that Michael Vick is not the only thug in pro football and there are, in fact, other things that one can do for entertainment.
When I watch sporting events, I enjoy watching teams made of 'good guys', regardless of their talent. But not everyone feels the same as me. If the NFL or a specific franchise ends up making a profit from Vick or any other thug, then they made a wise business choice. If they lose enough customers, maybe they will learn to be more careful in the choices required to make their products (the team and the league).
Personally, I hope the free market leaves Vick a penniless pauper, as poor in money as he is poor in principles. I hope that enough people stop watching football to make sure that the NFL gets the message. Somehow, I doubt that will ever happen in a day and age when teens and young adults glorify the 'thug' image, in music, in dress, and in lifestyle. But I do think that the NFL and its franchises should be the only ones to choose whether Vick is an employee.
Also, I would not complain if the people chose to increase the the jail time associated with dog fighting. As long as we don't start making crimes against animals equal in penalty to crimes against humans. Killing a dog is not the same as killing a man. Unless you are a member of PETA.
ETA: Complaining about Vick while still continuing to watch NFL football seems analagous to complaining about government while not bothering to vote. Vote by spending your dollars and time elsewhere.
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I will respectfully refrain from posting any of my true feelings about Dick...I mean, "Vick," because it would warrant an immediate lifelong banning from this site if I said my piece.
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Then again, I'm probably on the opposite side of things from most folks here. I'm still perfectly fine with giving felons their guns back...circumstances depending of course .
No brainer, he paid for his mistakes. His debt to the criminal system is 0. And his crime had nothing to do with football.
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He should be banned for life.
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I am actually supprized to see such a close poll!! I voted yes. However, I havent really been following Vick. I do feel that he served his time and its time now to get back to work.
Well, I voted NO. He should not be allowed to play. However, I knew it was inevitable that he would return. Why? Because in the end, it's all about $$$ and only $$$.
There are a couple who are playing in the NFL who have been gigged for manslaughter while they were college players, so why on earth would Michael Vick be any different.
It isn't right, but it was inevitable. As soon as I heard he was only going to do 18 months, I knew he'd still be young enough to play and that he'd be back. After all, he has to have a chance to recoup all the money he lost and become a millionaire again, right?
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In his interview he did not sound like a man who felt remorse or learned any lessons. He sounded more he was upset that anyone would have the audacity to question his actions.
I hope that the Eagles feel the backlash in their wallets over the signing of this monster.
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So let me get this straight. Vick is out of prision, free man. If he is not allowed to play football then what is to stop him from fighting dogs again? I say, let the man play football and hope he dont! I mean, football on one hand, dogs on the other. They are nothing alike. Vick does not need football to fight dogs.