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Author Topic: Eagles' Vick wins Ed Block Courage Award  (Read 7827 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2009, 01:34:43 PM »

catbird now that you put it in those terms (sorry for my not connecting this) as far as people having some type of brain damage (or lack of a brain) to give rewards to those who do bad and encourage this type of behavior by rewarding it.
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2009, 03:14:05 PM »

Agree, 3cat.  And note the high rate of domestic abuse among NFL players as well.  It's all connected.  So many of them are pumped up on steroids, have their brains half knocked out, and feel that to show how "manly" they are, they can hurt innocent people and animals.

Many people who repeatedly hurt others, and are no longer capable of self-control, are locked away in forensic mental units.  In the NFL, however, it seems they are rewarded. Angry

I'd really like to see a group of NFL players speak out against this award being given to Vick.  Otherwise I think a lot of people might just choose to boycott the NFL altogether, not just the Eagles.  Are you listening, NFL money people?  We don't like awards going to abusers!
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2009, 03:42:19 PM »

Were there really no other players truly deserving of this Ed Block Courage award? If its true that no other player qualified for this other than Vick, it doesnt say alot for the NFL players nowadays.  Sad state of affairs when teammates will give such an award because they feel sorry for him?  I mean WTF....these guys are not living in reality.  They are all being given too much money, too much fame, too much importance.  The right thing for them to have done was step forward and speak out that what Vick did was wrong and not put this guy up on an sort of pedestle but when it comes down to it, even though these guys act all tough and macho, they are a bunch of wimps for condoning what Vick did.   Tongue  None of them deserve even a fraction of what they are getting paid.
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2009, 03:57:53 PM »

Here's a real spoon gag:

http://www.edblock.org/

"The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of neglected children and ending the cycle of abuse.  The purpose is to raise Awareness and Prevention of child abuse.  That objective is coupled with the Foundation's commitment to celebrating players of inspiration in the NFL."

 Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2009, 04:46:42 PM »

This organization is affiliated with the NFL and they help them raise $$$$$$ to help in the fight against CHILD ABUSE. So this scum was an inspiration for what exactly? Why was this given to such a low life, arrrgghhhh!
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2009, 08:17:10 AM »

We're probably all busted as not being big time aggressive sports fans anyway, guys. So the two points of view
probably don't make much sense to each other. My bloodlust gene is pretty much lacking or dormant or something.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2009, 01:22:53 PM »

3cat, I've never even been to a football game, or any other sporting event. I'm sure you are right, because of that, the sports world wouldn't be interested in my viewpoint. I am aware though, that these players are role models for young people, whether they should be, or not, that's just the way it works. Since I share the planet with those young folks, I feel that gives me a right to have a say in who the sports world honors with awards.

I feel the sports world has a responsibility to everyone, to choose wisely when giving out honors.

Sandi, good point about others who are much more deserving of this. I read the Pet Connection article and comments (thanks go to Catmom5 for pointing that out) and someone mentioned an individual who is much more deserving of this award, as near as I can tell. I am unfamiliar with any of the players since I don't follow football. But this person appears to me to be doing many positive things, in many ways.

That makes it all the more puzzling, because there are better choices out there for this award.

It all has me very upset.
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2009, 03:13:59 PM »

I sure agree that Michael Vick doesn't deserve this kind of award and wish the NFL had chosen differently, too, catwoods. You're absolutely
right to be upset. A lot of us are and have been since the Eagles rehired the jerk.
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2009, 04:38:51 PM »

I used to be a big football fan. Before they let Vick back in.
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2009, 05:17:16 PM »

I hadn't thought about it before, but that's another unfair, sad consequence of the lousy decisions made regarding Vick. People who like football can't enjoy it any more. Good for you, Leslie! I hope whoever makes these decisions takes note of the fact that fans are disgusted and will turn away.
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2009, 06:10:20 PM »

Maybe they won't give him another contract. Anyone going to see this grease spot play is contributing to the award and going along with those who gave it as condoning what he did and looking the other way. Animal abuser = people abuser.
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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2009, 07:19:55 AM »

All the local sportswriters think they are getting him ready to sign somewhere as a starting qb. Doesn't look like I'll be watching or playing pools anytime soon !
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2009, 06:20:36 PM »

Now I'm going to be sick. Reward of the most highest - make this ilk the leader of the whole team - arrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!
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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2009, 06:45:17 AM »

I'm just not a fan of "violent" sports. Tennis, golf, running, gymnastics - those
are performance sports based on individual achievement. I get those. Even
baseball - they're not trying to hurt each other. Violence, on video games,
on the football field, begets violence I think. But I know there are a lot of
contact sport fans. I just don't get it personally. And I actually had someone
in my family play for the Broncos a number of years back. I still don't get it.
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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2009, 10:31:21 AM »

This relates to the mistreatment of humans mentioned up thread.

CNN Breaking News:
-- Texas Tech fires coach Mike Leach after accusations he mistreated an injured player, The Associated Press reports.
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