Posts Tagged ‘Michael Vick’

He’s 32 years old now and his debut seems long ago. And so far Michael Vick has failed to achieve those lofty expectations. Now the clock appears to be ticking down on a career that can at best be described as a disappointment.Yes, there have been truly unforgettable, sensational moments, when Vick has done the seemingly unbelievable, by either running or throwing the ball. But there are also huge gaps in-between, marked by inexplicable fumbles, untimely interceptions and numerous injuries.

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This year challenged many of our beliefs about sports issues and the athletes who play the games. The highlights and the lowlights of 2010 offered us important insights into what athletes face, and what fans expect and are willing to accept. How the games are played and what we think about sports going forward will most certainly be shaped by what happened in 2010.

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The President and Michael Vick

Posted: 29th December 2010 by DavidBurnett in NFL
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Redemption has a friend in President Obama, and that’s a very good thing. My hope is that what the President said about Michael Vick will not become so politicized that people wlll misunderstand what the President is really trying to convey.

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Michael Vick Back Under Center

Posted: 22nd September 2010 by DavidBurnett in NFL, Quarterback
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Michael Vick is experiencing one of the great American comebacks. But it may not matter whether he gets redemption. He may just get a pass on the past, provided he keeps putting points on the board.

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I assume that a lot of thought went into the decision by Nike to re-sign Michael Vick to an endorsement deal. Two years ago the world’s top sports apparel company dropped Vick after he was indicted and pled guilty on dog-fighting charges. It’s always interesting how the sponsor thing works out when sports stars get […]

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Michael Vick didn’t start and he didn’t play for very long last night in his debut with the Philadelphia Eagles. But it seems that the six plays he was on the field may have been a few too many for Donovan McNabb. After the game McNabb said that inserting Vick into the game so early […]

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After two seasons away from the game, the prodigal son, a convicted felon, returns to the gridiron, chastened but wiser, and now ready to lead some NFL team to the Super Bowl.   Wouldn’t that be a story?  If only it was that simple for Michael Vick.   But rather than a story of redemption […]

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Ponder these words for a minute: rehabilitate, redeem, remorse, incarceration, guilty, exile, forgiveness. They are a jumble of powerful words that are not always properly understood and are sometimes used incorrectly.  I think of those words and several others, when I consider the eventual freedom of a famous prisoner now behind bars in Leavenworth, Kansas. […]

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