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Eagles' Michael Vick honored with Ed Block Courage Award
Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chris Chase

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2009review; award; courage; eagles; manoftheyear; michaelvick; napl; sports
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Words escape me.

But I guess in a year when Obama wins the NPP, anything is possible.

1 posted on 12/23/2009 10:00:15 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: mellow velo

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.


2 posted on 12/23/2009 10:01:48 AM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: mellow velo

This just supports my thinking that the world is going crazy.


3 posted on 12/23/2009 10:02:04 AM PST by marvlus
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To: mellow velo

The dog killer??


4 posted on 12/23/2009 10:02:23 AM PST by YourAdHere (Joey Greco '12)
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To: mellow velo
Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality.

Tone-deaf, racist, cruel, pampered; the list goes on and on....

5 posted on 12/23/2009 10:02:44 AM PST by TheThinker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; shibumi
"You gotta be kidding me" ping.
6 posted on 12/23/2009 10:03:33 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: mellow velo
2009 has been a strange year...


7 posted on 12/23/2009 10:03:57 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: mellow velo

One of his prizes is a stuffed PIT BULL.


8 posted on 12/23/2009 10:04:05 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: mellow velo

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.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 10:04:24 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: YourAdHere

The dog killer/fighter/torturer/abuser/starver.

Yeah, that’s him.


10 posted on 12/23/2009 10:04:58 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: mellow velo

All the Haters come out to play.


11 posted on 12/23/2009 10:05:17 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: mellow velo; Travis McGee

When do I get nominated?

I’m a playa...everyone know that..yo


12 posted on 12/23/2009 10:05:50 AM PST by wardaddy (Say Merry Christmas or I'll kill you..slow....I am weary of the onslaught on Christ in America)
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To: mellow velo

Doggedly courageous.


13 posted on 12/23/2009 10:06:38 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: mellow velo

This is crazy.


14 posted on 12/23/2009 10:07:05 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Salamander

15 posted on 12/23/2009 10:07:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Hopefully, they’ll insert his award.


16 posted on 12/23/2009 10:09:38 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: mellow velo

I see a pattern here ...

0bama - Nobel Peace Prize
Tiger - Athlete of the Decade
Serena -Athlete of the Year
Vick - Ed Block Courage Award


17 posted on 12/23/2009 10:10:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: mellow velo

Never has a professional sports team so perfectly mirrored their host city.


18 posted on 12/23/2009 10:11:22 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mellow velo

Vick and the Eagles: a perfect match, apparently. I feel sorry for Eagles fans...


19 posted on 12/23/2009 10:11:43 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: mellow velo

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.


20 posted on 12/23/2009 10:13:01 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mellow velo

“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?


21 posted on 12/23/2009 10:15:13 AM PST by tumblindice (If `Affirmative Action' applied to the NFL, only one or two out of ten players would be black)
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To: mellow velo

Yeah, it takes a LOT of courage to torture and kill dogs.


22 posted on 12/23/2009 10:16:38 AM PST by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: JennysCool

Well said Jenny.


23 posted on 12/23/2009 10:17:01 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: mellow velo

And this is not satire?!
These guys have a future as Dem Senators.


24 posted on 12/23/2009 10:17:53 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: mellow velo

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.


25 posted on 12/23/2009 10:19:01 AM PST by montag813
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To: Dick Bachert
One of his prizes is a stuffed PIT BULL.

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

26 posted on 12/23/2009 10:19:23 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: mellow velo

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.


27 posted on 12/23/2009 10:20:01 AM PST by RC one
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To: montag813

Are you nuts? He’s a big POS being put up on a pedestal as some kind of heroic role model. Eff him.


28 posted on 12/23/2009 10:22:27 AM PST by RC one
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To: montag813

Actually Vick could of gotten away with it if he shut up about it and gotten an exchange to testify against others.


29 posted on 12/23/2009 10:23:44 AM PST by Ptarmigan (Death Penalty For Bunny Rabbits!)
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To: mellow velo
I quit watching football 20 years ago and giving a 'courage' award to this thug will ensure that I won't ever watch football again.

I hope all my canine friends out there never end up in the hands of someone like the POS Vick.


30 posted on 12/23/2009 10:25:35 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: mellow velo

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.


31 posted on 12/23/2009 10:27:15 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: mellow velo

Doesn’t say much for the team.


32 posted on 12/23/2009 10:28:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvKF__2r5Tw)
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To: mellow velo

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.


33 posted on 12/23/2009 10:32:27 AM PST by LostPassword
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To: tumblindice
Dr. Frankenstein is told that NFL players’ brains go for $100,000 an ounce.

Why so much?

Because they are like brand NEW. They have never been used!!!

34 posted on 12/23/2009 10:40:17 AM PST by danamco
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To: LostPassword

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.


35 posted on 12/23/2009 10:41:22 AM PST by Tomato lover (My citicizenship is not of this world)
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To: mellow velo

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.


36 posted on 12/23/2009 10:53:41 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: marvlus

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!


37 posted on 12/23/2009 10:56:53 AM PST by Circle_Hook (Keep your powder dry.............You might need it soon!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Doesn’t say much for the team.

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.

38 posted on 12/23/2009 11:05:02 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Vick and the Eagles: a perfect match, apparently. I feel sorry for Eagles fans...

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.

39 posted on 12/23/2009 11:05:53 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Salamander; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Can we just start the Apocalypse already?


40 posted on 12/23/2009 11:06:24 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: dead

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.


41 posted on 12/23/2009 11:07:23 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: marvlus

The world isn’t crazy. It’s just that the establishment has been subverted. It is a deliberate act, not just “bad judgement”.


42 posted on 12/23/2009 11:12:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: JennysCool; montag813
Forgiveness is allowing him to earn a living after serving his time ... earning multi-millions of dollars ... in his chosen vocation.

IMO, it does not mean bestowing some feel-good, bogus award upon him that makes a mockery of the meaning of "courage".

43 posted on 12/23/2009 11:18:00 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: junta

No doubt the NFL is focused grouped for drunks, being why they tolerate such a farce to be fielded.


44 posted on 12/23/2009 11:36:37 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Salamander; 2ndDivisionVet; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono

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.


45 posted on 12/23/2009 11:46:06 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: shibumi

46 posted on 12/23/2009 11:58:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
"I said two dozen hot DOGS with everything..... No, Michael Moore isn't coming over - they're for ME."


47 posted on 12/23/2009 12:06:17 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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48 posted on 12/23/2009 12:07:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Ptarmigan
Actually Vick could of gotten away with it if he shut up about it and gotten an exchange to testify against others.

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.


49 posted on 12/23/2009 12:12:30 PM PST by montag813
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To: JennysCool
Well said! i completely agree.
50 posted on 12/23/2009 12:14:42 PM PST by aw93472 (I got soul but I'm not a soldier.)
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