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Michael Vick leaves with neck injury
espn ^ | 9-18-11

Posted on 09/18/2011 9:10:27 PM PDT by doug from upland

ATLANTA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has left the game against the Atlanta Falcons with a neck injury after being slammed into one of his own linemen late in the third quarter.

After letting go of a pass Sunday night, Vick was spun around by an Atlanta defender and slammed into right tackle Todd Herremans. The quarterback got up slowly and wobbled to the sideline, where the trainers worked on his right shoulder and neck. He also appeared to spit out blood coming off the field.

Mike Kafka took over for Vick and finished a touchdown drive that gave Philadelphia a 31-21 lead. After the Eagles scored, Vick walked to the locker room for observation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: athletes; eagles; neckinjury; nfl; vick
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Vick will probably be okay and we do not celebrate anyone's injuries. Unfortunately, some of God's innocent and helpless creatures in his charge were not so lucky.
1 posted on 09/18/2011 9:10:34 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

The man has major amends to make to the canine world.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 9:17:28 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: doug from upland

Vick never should’ve been allowed back into the league.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 9:18:40 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: doug from upland

I do not like this man one damn bit, however, I hope he recovers.


4 posted on 09/18/2011 9:19:10 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: doug from upland; All

I was watching that game. As he left he pointed to the score or something anyone else see that?


5 posted on 09/18/2011 9:20:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: doug from upland

This man represents a “hero” to many youth even though he is a sociopath. While I certainly don’t celebrate his injury, the sooner he reaps what he sewed, the better place the world will be.


6 posted on 09/18/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT by tbd108
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To: doug from upland

NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels reported at the end of tonight’s game, which the Eagles lost to the Falcons 35-31, that Vick’s injury is a concussion.


7 posted on 09/18/2011 9:22:10 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: doug from upland

As my bf just said “Did a dog get ahold of his throat? That’s the neck injury I want to see”.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 9:27:12 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: advance_copy

They said he was also spitting up blood. As much as I dislike the guy I hope it’s nothing major.


9 posted on 09/18/2011 9:30:09 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: doug from upland
Kafka took over for Vick

Speaks for itself.

10 posted on 09/18/2011 9:30:16 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: newzjunkey

I dislike him intensely but he took his punishment....I don’t wish him any harm except not to win any more games....


11 posted on 09/18/2011 9:38:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: newzjunkey

I dislike him intensely but he took his punishment....I don’t wish him any harm except not to win any more games....


12 posted on 09/18/2011 9:38:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: newzjunkey

I dislike him intensely but he took his punishment....I don’t wish him any harm except not to win any more games....


13 posted on 09/18/2011 9:38:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: doug from upland

He needs to walk around with a very heavy chain on his neck to strengthen those neck muscles...


14 posted on 09/18/2011 9:41:01 PM PDT by null and void (Day 971 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: doug from upland

Speak for yourself. If he got hit by a mac truck I’d throw candy and ululate like a Palestinian. I hate this man thoroughly and I wish him all manner of misery.


15 posted on 09/18/2011 9:48:12 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: doug from upland

The article has been updated and says he has a concussion.


16 posted on 09/18/2011 9:57:54 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: cherry

If he dropped dead tomorrow, I could care less. Really. Him and abunch of others. Really.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 10:00:24 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: doug from upland

Vick has a lot of debts to pay. My better half can’t stand him. Back when Vick was at VaTech, the coaching staff knew that he was in all kinds of trouble and seem to cover for him and cover for him just so they could win until they could not cover for him any longer. Even the fans were guilty of covering for him to win. They could have offered help to him sooner -all they wanted to do was win. I believe in rebuilding one’s self. I don’t like what is happening in sports. At times, they build up some of the worse players as role models. I hope he will be ok/don’t wish ill harm on anyone.


18 posted on 09/18/2011 10:04:13 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: All

Some genuine remorse would include giving the majority of his contract to help suffering animals.


19 posted on 09/18/2011 10:04:37 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland
GOOD, I am hopeing the piece of human crap will wind up crippled for the rest of his life; like so many of his dogs, at least the ones he didn't murder. Perhaps if we are real lucky he will kick the bucket and be early for his appointment in Hell.
20 posted on 09/18/2011 10:11:40 PM PDT by 5th MEB
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To: 5th MEB

Vick who?

That Kafka guy did great. Wonder if he’ll have 3 turnovers.


21 posted on 09/18/2011 10:43:55 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! “10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government")
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To: A_perfect_lady

Agreed. Animal torturers, (and abortionists), deserve hell on this earth. Vick and his ‘pack’ or ‘posse’, (or whatever these kid T.C.B.E.M.S. call their saggy ass pants groups these days), do not deserve forgiveness. Vick killed these animals by his own hand.


22 posted on 09/18/2011 10:54:10 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: doug from upland

Hey, he’s not a bad guy, he just wants to send a message to our children that you can torture and murder dogs and it’s ok.


23 posted on 09/18/2011 10:54:30 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: 5th MEB

Couldn’t agree more!


24 posted on 09/18/2011 10:55:52 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

Anyone equating a dog with a human baby is misguided. How many of you want to kill Vick for mistreating dogs while you chow down on innocent domestic animals by the hundreds. Oh yeah, that’s “different”.

Go vegeterian or reconsider talking about animals and humans in equal terms. No, I’m not a vegetarian.


25 posted on 09/18/2011 11:34:40 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams

Dry up sonny. Get some time in on the planet before you go popping off junior. You animal torturer fans can go hang. Get lost kid, come back when you have a few years on ya. This ancient old boy has no use for rookies like yourself.


26 posted on 09/19/2011 12:23:38 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Williams
How wonderfully forgiving people FR has turned into. What will be condemned next hunting?

Piousness does not fit FR. The Man has served his time, lost everything and apologized. I guess it is never enough for some people.

27 posted on 09/19/2011 12:32:25 AM PDT by Eaglefixer
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To: Williams
How wonderfully forgiving people FR has turned into. What will be condemned next hunting?

Piousness does not fit FR. The Man has served his time, lost everything and apologized. I guess it is never enough for some people.

28 posted on 09/19/2011 12:35:01 AM PDT by Eaglefixer
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To: Eaglefixer
The Man has served his time, lost everything and apologized.

He didn't lose everything. "Ron Mexico" still has herpes.

29 posted on 09/19/2011 2:38:44 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: doug from upland

Karma


30 posted on 09/19/2011 3:46:02 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
They said he was also spitting up blood.

He bit his tongue. Nothing serious.

31 posted on 09/19/2011 3:51:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: doug from upland
The man is a human being with built in sin and faults

He did horrible things yet posters seem to have no recognition of redemptive powers that can change a man Vick will forever wear a scarlet letter for what he did I just wish people would get just as mad at their congressman who fund on the Sly millions of abortions every year

32 posted on 09/19/2011 4:35:04 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: doug from upland

As a dog lover myself I also think that Michael Vick did a terrible thing. However, I retrospect he didn’t do anything worse than what happens in Korean Restaurants all over the world. Dog, cat, monkey and horse are all on the menu.


33 posted on 09/19/2011 4:39:54 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Vick never should’ve been allowed back into the league.

I dissent. (And I'm a Giants fan.)

I wish Michael Vick well. He served his prison sentence. He seems to be contrite about his crime. It seems to me that if he doesn't deserve a second chance, then no one does.

ML/NJ

34 posted on 09/19/2011 5:34:26 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: chae

Ditto. Scum is scum.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 5:37:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: doug from upland

I can’t help but wonder whether people’s attitudes would be different if Vick had abused a less popular species of animal, such as rats or snakes.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 6:18:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: cherry

I sorta like it when he gets injured. He’s not a good person and I resent it that a person like that gets so much fame and glory. Probably mean of me, but ....


37 posted on 09/19/2011 6:27:30 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: central_va

But people don’t torture the dogs cats and monkeys ...


38 posted on 09/19/2011 6:29:16 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Fresh Wind

Did anyone ever nurse a rat back to health???

Actually, the torture of any creature reveals a sick personality. We might stomp on a roach but we wouldn’t pull it’s cute little wings off to watch it suffer.


39 posted on 09/19/2011 6:30:58 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: altura

Good news! The Creator if Michael Vick is the God of second chances. Who knows?, maybe the haters on this thread will need a second chance someday.


40 posted on 09/19/2011 6:42:13 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I can’t watch him play. He’s despicable.


41 posted on 09/19/2011 6:50:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Many years ago I had occasion to hang out at the Cowboys facility for a few days. The NFL has changed some but not that much. My faith in some 350 pound lineman to meter out justice to Vick is still there. It is just a matter of time.


42 posted on 09/19/2011 7:00:57 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: doug from upland

I hope his career is over. He can then go back to the hood and be just another drug dealer, eventually getting capped in some back alley.


43 posted on 09/19/2011 7:04:09 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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But people don’t torture the dogs cats and monkeys ...

Butchering an animal for food isn't torture. /sarc

44 posted on 09/19/2011 7:22:25 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: USMCWife6869
The article has been updated and says he has a concussion.

X-rays of his head will show nothing.

(Tip of the hat to Dizzy Dean)

45 posted on 09/19/2011 7:24:22 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: A_perfect_lady

Same here. I don’t give a rat’s if he breaks his neck. Personally, I believe he should be tied up and gang raped like he did to the dogs. He has not changed; he said in an article only a few months ago that he doesn’t understand what the big deal was with the dog fighting - he was “helping people make money” - something to that effect. Look it up. I live in metro Atlanta (native) and I proudly wore my #2 (Matt Ryan) jersey all around town yesterday. I got many glares and was proud of them and I glared right back. You do NOT want to take on this Southerngal!


46 posted on 09/19/2011 7:33:50 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: Student0165

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Vick-on-dogfighting-in-GQ-People-act-like-it-s?urn=nfl-wp5294

Wed Aug 17 10:42pm EDT
Vick on dogfighting in GQ: ‘People act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of…’
By Doug Farrar

The first time Michael Vick(notes) talked about the dogfighting that cost him two years of his life in a federal penitentiary, it was February of 2010, and he was opening up for a TV show called “The Michael Vick Project.” Back then, Vick made it seem as if the man who ran and financed a large Virginia dogfighting operation called Bad Newz Kennels was someone out of his own body.

“I was living a double life,” he said then. “The dogfighting operation was getting bigger, and it was spiraling out of control. I would fly home to Virginia every Tuesday on my off-day, just to check up on my dogs and fight the dogs.”

[More on Michael Vick: Did the NFL push him to the Eagles?]
The remorse may still be real, but judging from quotes that hit the Internet on Wednesday, Vick isn’t quite as penitent about what he did. In a brilliant story written by Will Leitch of Yahoo! Movies for GQ.com, Vick talked more about the cultural aspect of the dogfighting trade, and how some folks just wouldn’t understand where it comes from.

“[The media] are writing as if everyone feels that way and has the same opinions they do. But when I go out in public, it’s all positive, so that’s obviously not true […] You got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that’s all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it’s wrong. But people act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of. They don’t know.”

As William Burroughs once said about another matter, this is a thin tissue of horse[bleep]. There are obviously thousands and millions of people who have to live in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and a great many of them manage to wake up every day and avoid the temptation to fight, torture, electrocute, and kill dogs.

Incredibly enough, Vick then made himself out to be some kind of innocent victim in the whole sordid episode.
“I think that’s accurate,” he told Leitch, when asked if some people simply don’t understand that aspect of black culture. “I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided.”

Vick then talked about his experience in prison, and the perceptions of him that he thinks are misplaced. “For a while, it was all ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him, like he’s not a person,’” he says. “It’s almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”

Back to the money thing. In January of 2005, Vick signed a $100 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons that guaranteed him a then-record $37 million. The investigation that brought Bad Newz Kennels down and eventually sent Vick to prison didn’t happen for more than two years from the day he signed that contract. Vick wasn’t hurting financially, nor was anybody close to him

And this may be the most amazing takeaway:
“I miss dogs, man. I always had a family pet, always had a dog growing up. It was almost equivalent to the prison sentence, having something taken away from me for three years. I want a dog just for the sake of my kids, but also me. I miss my companions.”

Companions? I’m guessing the dogs didn’t see it that way.
The general consensus about Vick is that what he did was horrible, but also that he paid the price. Not only did he lose his freedom for two years, but he lost tens of millions of dollars and had to start over in the NFL. But the unspoken condition was that Vick would never try to publicly excuse and rationalize what he did, and that’s what makes these quotes so troubling. This will set his perception back with a lot of people, and we may wind up including the league office in that discussion.


47 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:45 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Eaglefixer
You are correct, the man has done his time and paid the price set by law.

But I still don't like the man, and think he is an overrated quarterback.

48 posted on 09/19/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Eaglefixer

He lost everything? 100 million dollars?

He paid the price set by law. Unfortunately, there are people who do horrific things to humans and pay the price set by law -— usually not a severe enough price.

If there is true contrition and attempt at redemption, he should spend the rest of his life and much of his money helping alleviate animal suffering. If he doesn’t do that, any remorse is just bull****. I have nothing against the Eagles, but forgiveness of Vick will come when he truly does something to be worthy of such.

Anyone doing the things he did is a person without a conscience or a heart. I am uplifted when good things happen to people who work hard and do good. There is nothing uplifting about this sociopath. But because he is on your team, you root for him. Years ago, when I found out that Darryl Strawberry was using cocaine and beating his wife, I did not root for him. I quit attending Dodger games. Seeing people cheering for him disgusted me.

For the record, I love animals so much that I don’t eat them.


49 posted on 09/19/2011 9:56:20 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: bobby.223

Pretty funny. Im not a dog torturer fan, nor am I a PETA fanatic.


50 posted on 09/19/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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