*%@! The NFL!!!

I was reading a post on Instagram just now that revolted me. It appears that once again, in all their ‘wisdom’ – the NFL have effed up.

They have chosen to honor Michael Vick as a 2020 “Pro Bowl Legends Captain”

Some of you will remember, some won’t – but in 2007, Vick pled guilty for his involvement in a dogfighting ring and spent 21 months in federal prison.

Some may think he’s served his time and I’m all for that but not for forgetting.

His crimes were so heinous that I find it absolutely REPREHENSIBLE that he should EVER be honored in ANY way.

The NFL has a long and ignominious history of protecting abusers, both animal, child and domestic abusers. It’s disgusting. Honoring them is so far beyond acceptable I can’t even bear it.

There are two petitions regarding this and I’m including the links to both. If, as I suspect, you are as appalled as I am, please sign – as I have.

Change.Org Petition

Do not allow Michael Vick to be honored at the 2020 Pro Bowl

Animal Victory Petition

Remove Michael Vick From Being A 2020 Pro Bowl Legend Captain – Animal Victory

Below is an extract from The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption.

It’s deeply upsetting so be warned.

“And then there was one last body that stood out from the rest. It had signs of bruising on all four ankles and all along its side. Brownie had said that all the dogs that didn’t die from being hanged were drowned, except one.

As that dog lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So [they] slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.”

34 thoughts on “*%@! The NFL!!!

  1. I LOATHE American Football. Recently I watched that ‘based on a true story’ movie about the cover-up by the NFL regarding traumatic brain injury. Those that support football are idiots, and apologies to the specie, but sheep like twerps who should be banned. No publicity, no money, no nothing because what do they really contribute to society besides promoting greed and entitlement and a disregard for manners or ethical behavior. I’m signing those petitions. Thanks for bring it to our attention!

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  2. Okay… This officially pisses me off!!! I have owned Pitbulls and they are the most loving creatures in the world to me. (Besides my parrot, Peanut too).
    I had one that was the most special dog, no other dog ever came close to filling her paws.
    My roommate’s dog is a pitty too. Such a mush!
    Michael Vick should have been beaten down like a red headed step child when the authorities had the chance. That freaking rat bastard!

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  3. The whole mecca of sports here in the US is starting to show its true colors. Between the NBA bowing to Chinese political pressure and the NFL allowing players to pretty much spit on American and now this, it makes me wonder how long they will survive. Or how apathetic the American public can get?

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    1. It makes me mad that people actually hang on these idiots every word.
      There’s nothing to admire in most ‘sport’ personalities. They’re largely rotten people who rely on cheating to win, whether by drugs or foul play like Tom Brady. I despise the vast majority. Not all, but most.


  4. I would only watch most sports with mom, now I watch snatches of them. The last game I saw, there was a scene where both sides of players were coming out of a scrum and players from the opposing sides grinned at each other. It was brief, but I was struck by the fact that somewhere someone still has fun playing this ridiculously overpriced in every way game.
    Honoring a person means they have done great things to deserve that honor. Not just in wearing a pair of name brand socks, but in their lives. Yes, people do horrible things and grow from it, it is good to forgive. Yet, to honor? Can’t they find anyone else who is worthy in the entire world of paid to play football??? Stupidity.

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  5. I don’t watch sports like football and such – what they get paid is obscene, and then for some of them to do the horrible, abusive things they do – many getting away with it….sheesh. I haven’t forgotten what Vick did. What scum!

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    1. Yes he really is. He’s vile but the NFL are even worse. Utterly corrupt. Anything goes as long as the $$$ keep pouring in.
      They are continually condoning criminal and disgusting behaviour. They welcome back domestic abusers, animal abusers, drunk divers who KILLED a woman. All while turning a blind eye to the documented brain injuries suffered by former players who made them tons of money, leaving them to fend for themselves and commit suicide.

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  6. I thought that sick MF had finally gone away. The NFL wants honor pieces of s***??? Is there ANYWHERE on this poor planet free of corruption?

    I’ll sign those petitions…and try to keep my dinner down. My cousin has a Pibble and Jade is a big, goofy baby. She is afraid of peanut butter. 😂

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  7. As you know from some of my posts, I strongly believe in giving people credit where credit is due. If you are great at Poker, you should not be condemned for your traffic violations. If someone is a good player, then they are a good player, no matter what else they do.

    But to promote this guy to an honorary position in which he’d be responsible for coaching,… it gets sticky.

    Like others have said before me – it’s all about politics. There are more agendas than we are aware of.

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    1. Agreed. The thing is, he’s in a position of great influence and having never shown any remorse. If he at least admitted what he did was diabolical it would be something but he hasn’t. I truly don’t believe in not letting people pay their penance but this is not a normal situation.

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  8. Okay you guys – I am going to play the devil’s advocate here and don’t lose your cool – it is just a position I want you to consider. I’ve read all of the post. First let me say I am an committed dog lover – I have two of the most amazing nutty dogs that think they’re twins, a full breed German Shepherd and a Bischon Poo. The acts committed by Michael Vick were horrible and I am very glad that he was convicted and had to pay for the choices he made. With that said, I want to share a different perspective. I believe that in our lifetime we make many mistakes and bad choices. Of course some more horrible than others. However, at what point do we trust that someone had atoned for their miss deeds. Can a person be redeemed and honestly turn completely around. Can that person then share with others to keep them from making the same or similar mistakes. Now I am not saying that this is the case with Michael Vick – only Michael and his creator knows if he has truly learned his lesson and can inspire others to do better. However, are we really in position to determine when someone has or has not changed. I think that all of us would want an opportunity to show that we have indeed learned and turned our lives around. However, if we are never given the opportunity to do so…… I am not advocating that anyone be promoted if they are not worthy – I am just saying that we have to be careful because at some point in our lifetime it may be that we are in the position where we need to be given a second chance.

    Don’t rip me up too bad – just food for thought

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