Skip to comments.Eagles' Michael Vick honored with Ed Block Courage Award
Posted on 12/23/2009 10:00:15 AM PST by mellow velo
According to Philadelphia Eagles players, the most courageous man on the team in 2009 was one who started the year serving time in prison for an act of extreme cowardice.
Today, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick was the 2009 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor given to a player who shows courage in the face of adversity. Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality.
According to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Web site:
The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and dedication. He is also a community role model.
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But I guess in a year when Obama wins the NPP, anything is possible.
Too soon to call a complete recovery. Vick prediction is he will pull a Tiger Woods of some sort and prove he is UNWORTHY of the award.
This just supports my thinking that the world is going crazy.
The dog killer??
Tone-deaf, racist, cruel, pampered; the list goes on and on....
One of his prizes is a stuffed PIT BULL.
Why don’t they sign Tiger up so that they can give him the award next year? Then OJ. Blago. And any other schmuck who’s messed his own life up, but didn’t commit suicide because of it.
Geez. Great of you to hang in there, dog killer, here’s an award.
The dog killer/fighter/torturer/abuser/starver.
Yeah, that’s him.
All the Haters come out to play.
When do I get nominated?
I’m a playa...everyone know that..yo
This is crazy.
Hopefully, they’ll insert his award.
I see a pattern here ...
0bama - Nobel Peace Prize
Tiger - Athlete of the Decade
Serena -Athlete of the Year
Vick - Ed Block Courage Award
Never has a professional sports team so perfectly mirrored their host city.
Vick and the Eagles: a perfect match, apparently. I feel sorry for Eagles fans...
Sheesh, people. Vick served his time, is doing his bit for “animal welfare”-type charities, managed to get back into NFL-quality shape, and has truly added a new dimension to the Eagles with his play, smoothly platooning with McNabb. Things could go badly in the future, of course, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for now that he has found redemption.
His teammates know him better than any of us, and if they wanted to give him this award, I’m not second-guessing them.
Sure a lot of “first-stone casters” around here today.
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