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.
“NFL players” The same guys who objected to Limbaugh because he almost always (National Humane Society excepted) sided with the party that Lincoln and MLK, Jr. belonged to:
I’m thinking, too many head concussions and the call that they leave their brains to science.
Bringing to mind the punch line to the joke:
Dr. Frankenstein is told that NFL players’ brains go for $100,000 an ounce.
Why so much?
Know how many average football players it takes to come up with an ounce of brains?
Yeah, it takes a LOT of courage to torture and kill dogs.
Well said Jenny.
And this is not satire?!
These guys have a future as Dem Senators.
Vick did a hell of a lot of time for what he did. I know you dog lovers will disagree, but perps routinely get less for sexual assaults, at least here in the Northeast. Vick also lost around $6 million of his wealth, and is worth less than nothing now. I believe in forgiveness. The man paid his dues, at least for the crime itself. I do not believe he is yet worthy of this award though. He needs to prove himself a truly changed man for at least 10 years or so before anyone should bestow any accolades upon him.
If there was any in my neighborhood I could ship it to the stuffer. They are none, but I maybe able to dig one up. LOL
hey hey hey, it’s a “cultural thing”. Don’t try to understand it, just embrace it as part of America’s new multicultural utopia.
Are you nuts? He’s a big POS being put up on a pedestal as some kind of heroic role model. Eff him.
Actually Vick could of gotten away with it if he shut up about it and gotten an exchange to testify against others.
I hope all my canine friends out there never end up in the hands of someone like the POS Vick.
Someone here at FR doubted my prediction that the NFL would follow Tiger Woods into Farceland and its popularity would fade. NFL is comprised of welfare queen owners and a large majority of its players are people you would avoid at all costs if you were out on the street after dark. The sports entertainment cult is tanking and its gonna take football with it, all those poor respectable conservatives who worship these fools will have to do something useful with their time.
Doesn’t say much for the team.
I hated hearing so many people saying “he deserves a second chance”. And nobody mentioned the player who didn’t get a first chance (or a second chance after being cut) because Vick got the roster spot.
Why so much?
Because they are like brand NEW. They have never been used!!!
1st Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Let’s see what kind of courage he has locked in a pen of hungry dobermans and German Shepards. With thin pieces of raw steak tied to his body in strategic places. Run, Michael, run.
It is going CRAZY! Man of the decade to a Liar and cheat, sports woman of the year to a short tempered bad mouth, and now Mike Vick the dog killer! Today must be opposite day! Unphuckingbelievable! AAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHH!
The team? How about the fans. The Eagles stadium is the only sports venue in the world with a permanent courtroom and a presiding judge sitting there on game days.
No, I'm not kidding.
It appears that Vick will be moving on during the off-season. Nobody has said exactly where, but it seems that the Eagles aren't going to pay the extra money to exercise the option that they have on him. As an Eagle fan, I am relieved. He really doesn't bring a whole lot to the team.
Sporadic acts of violence by Eagles fans against fans of visiting teams, combined with ongoing difficulties relating to public drunkenness, prompted Philadelphia municipal judge Seamus McCaffrey and the Philadelphia Police Department to establish a small, in-stadium courtroom at the Vet in 1997. Additionally, plainclothes officers, dressed in the colors of the visiting team, were dispatched to sit in sections known as being dangerous to opposing fans, most such sections being located in the Vet’s notorious “700 Level” at the top of the stadium. The success of the program was widely noted and has continued to the present day (Lincoln Financial Field includes a built-in prison facility and courtroom for such purposes). Overzealous Eagle fans caught by such sting operations are arrested, charged and taken to the courtroom, where McCaffrey usually sits in judgment. Such efforts have made the inside of the stadium much safer for opposing fans than was previously the case, but the stadium parking lots (and subways to the games) are still notoriously anarchic places. Such behavior aside, the majority of fans are well-behaved, if vocal.
The world isn’t crazy. It’s just that the establishment has been subverted. It is a deliberate act, not just “bad judgement”.
IMO, it does not mean bestowing some feel-good, bogus award upon him that makes a mockery of the meaning of "courage".
No doubt the NFL is focused grouped for drunks, being why they tolerate such a farce to be fielded.
In a show of their commitment to diversity and openness, the team has announced that the finalists for next year’s award will include David Huckabee and David Berkowitz.
No way. There is enormous pressure among blacks not to "snitch" to authorities on any crime. You are never to testify or help law enforcement against another black.