the Falcons are honoring a convicted dogfighter who profited from cruelty to animals for years

This is not to say anyone should feel sorry for Vick. Hes not a victim in any way. But he has paid for his crimes. He career, his reputation and his legacy all suffered. He’ll always be tied to his misdeeds. He suffered the due consequences of his actions.

He paid his debt according to the law, so any further punishment is essentially vigilante justice on our part.

I think at some point in your life, you have to forgive, Vick said Sunday about fans who still boo him. I’m just thankful there’s a lot of people here in this organization, in this city there’s a lot of people who have forgave me and gave me an opportunity to show a different side of myself. I’m just thankful that I got a lot of supporters, and that’s all you can ask for.

Not everyone agrees, obviously, as evidenced by the Change.org petition that asked the Falcons not to invite Vick to Sundays game. More than 30,000 people signed.

By inviting Michael Vick to participate in a ceremony on Sunday, the Falcons are honoring a convicted dogfighter who profited from cruelty to animals for years, the page reads. Please sign this petition and let the Falcons know that NFL fans do not support Vick and do not condone his actions.

The Raiders and the NFL are going to get Vegas to give them a stadium steelers_036one way or another. Just not the billionaire casino boss paying for one-third of it way. But you never know: Another billionaire casino boss could always pop up and take the place of the first one.

Someone’s always lining up to give rich NFL owners something. As it was pointed out here just a day ago, owners get what they want, by whatever means they see fit.

By NFL standards, the Raiders’ Mark Davis isn’t even that rich. The two Super Bowl owners, Arthur Blank and Robert Kraft, make him look like a guy running the corner bodega by comparison. Yet, according to one account of the negotiations, Davis made a brazen money grab that, if (or when) it succeeds, will make him the envy of Blank, Kraft and all their fellow owners.

Chip Kelly doesn’t expect Michael Vick to play in Week 9

Michael Vick likely won’t be suiting up when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Oakland Raiders in Week 9, Chip Kelly said Monday morning according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Vick aggravated his hamstring during the Eagles’ loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. He left during the second quarter and did not return to the game.

From Pats Pulpit:

There were certainly some concerns from this game. For about 35 minutes, the Patriots looked purely bad. If things hadn’t turned around in those last 25 minutes, we’d be singing a completely different song post-game. But the Patriots did turn things around. They found a way to play their best football of the season, and they found a way to move to 6-2.

On his penalty shot, Sedlak skated to the edge of the right circle, cut toward the middle and beat Cory Schneider with a low shot to the left corner for his seventh goal.

With Matt Calvert off for tripping, Jenner outworked three Devils behind the net to gain control of the puck and eventually knocked the rebound of Jack Johnson’s shot off Schneider at 10:23 for his 15th goal.

Henrique got the Devils back into the game only seven seconds later, breaking in after taking a pass from Pavel Zacha and sliding the puck between the legs of Bobrovsky.

Dubinsky converted the second penalty shot at 6:28 of the second period after Anderson was taken down on a breakaway by Dalton Prout. Anderson was hurt on the play and there was some confusion about who would take the shot.

A more appropriate comparison for the Rams situation would be Steve DeBerg. He retired at the tender age of 39 in 1993, but returned to the league five years later, in 1998, as a backup with the Atlanta Falcons. He played in eight games, starting one. He threw three touchdowns and one interception, completing just over 50 percent of his passes. He did not return in 1999.
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