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M. Vick and the Race Card?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Domi31, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Domi31

    Domi31 Member

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    I have been watching the news and its pulling up the Race Card w/ Vick.
    The NAACP is calling for the NFL to re-instate him, once he pays his dept to society. It also claims that some of the over due media coverage is because he is a black man, and the US society loves to bring down well off black men (O.J. M. Jackson, Tyson).
    Is there any meret to this? Is Vick getting a raw deal? What do you guys think?

    here is a good artical I though from espn ESPN Page 2 - Hill: No excuses

    I personaly feel that the media covarge is because he was the face of a NFL team, I feel Peyton Manning was in this, I do feel it would be this big. I feel it is more because of Celebrity and not RACE, look at the Pairs Hilton thing. I always thought the M. Vick had a gasta persona, I think that is a wrong way to persent your self in the media, especially when so many young people look up to you. Why do some sports athelites feel they want to look thug.

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    Good point, with the Pete Rose. The hip-hop world is mixed up in with dog fighting maybe that is also why race is poping up. There was a basketball player (name escapes me) said dog fighting is a form of a sport.

    I just dont get how people can rally around him, just because of skin color. He has reportedly hung dogs and drown them himself.
    that is a sick human being.
     
  3. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Simple statement, take it or leave it.

    You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy.

    Vick had everything, and had no reason to screw it up. Why did he do all of this? Because he WANTED to. He wanted to be a gangsta, the man, a player. He chose to do something that could potentially ruin he career. Is he being made an example of because he is black? No. Is he being made an example of because he is a pro-football player. Most likely. The reasoning for this is simple though - these people are often looked up to, and they are paid absurd amounts of money to play sports. Why anyone would want to put a 150M contract in jeopardy is beyond me, but in a way it's not that suprising.

    I'd say to let him live a life of failure and maybe give him a chance to give back to the community to somewhat clear his name. But given the unsavory people he was involved with during the dogfighting ring, something else will surface before then.

    EDIT: Going with what Dom is saying, anyone who drowns a living dog in a 5-gallon bucket with his own hands should be shot regardless of skin color.
     
  4. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    yup the coverage is because he was the "Franchise" of an NFL team

    unfortunatly groups like the NAACP and Al Sharpton's camp have went from anti racism to reverse racism

    duscuss all this and more @ Political & Religion Debate Forums !!!!

    /shamelessplug
     
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    He got caught. He's paying his dues. I don't care if he's black, white, red, blue, yellow or green, he deserves what he's getting.

    And fuck the NAACP. I'm surprised al sharpton wasn't at his side screaming at the prosecuters.

    This race shit is getting on my nerves, as long as it's good attention nobody cared how much Vick got. but as soon as he does something stupid and gets caught it's unfair.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    doesn't make it any less a felony
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Mike Vick pisses me off.


    What a fucking retard.





    But this begs a question. What do you think a guy like him and his fucking retard brother would be doing if they weren't athletes?
     
  8. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    vick should not be suspended after he finishes his prison term. let the league suspend him for the season or until he is out of prison. i think missing football by being in a FEDERAL PENITENTARY is punishment enough.
     
  9. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    well it's not just a matter of "your job", starting QB's are also PR machines for their teams

    I just saw a commercial with reggie bush and peyton manning on NFL network, anymore a star player who's face can't be used on TV is worthless
     
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    Stealing my car

    Edit: I would mind him being allowed back in the NFL, as long as his dept to society is paid, he should be square with the NFL.
    But the boy has problems. And his brother is just as bad, but with less talent.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    you would or would not mind? and debt is spelled with a "b".
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i saw a clip on msnbc at stupid o'clock this morning, and they were putting all the 07 jerseys as sleep mats for dogs in a kennel. lol
     
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    why does race always have to come into play? The fact of the matter is, he broke the law, plain and simple. Why can't he be a man, and admit to his mistake. How about for once a celebrity take responsibility for their actions. As far as dog fighting goes, right now it's illeagel period. The great thing about america is if you don't like the laws there are methods in place to change them, but to ignore them because you don't agree with them is criminal. "Everyone else is doing it" is not a winning defence in court, nor is ignorance of the law. As far as Vick and the NFL, that's up to the NFL. It's a job and if the company any of us work for does not wish to hire us back because we went to jail for commiting a feloney that would be there right. Why should he be any diffrent?
     
  14. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    Probably fighting pit bulls and robbing mini marts

    oh wait a second... they still do that shit

    and that's why neither of them will play pro ball again
     
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    have to rep you on that one - and once (if ever) he plays again. Someone should be allowed to throw a toaster in the shower if he loses a game. What he did wasn't just inhumane, it was blatently sadistic.
     
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