Sick of Vick?

He’s Petrino’s man, but he needs to straighten up.

New NFL commish has talked to him
, as has Arthur Blank, “sternly”.

But the stories persist and Joey Harrington’s resume is less stellar than Matt Schaub’s potential.

Are you as sick of Vick as I am? I want to believe that he’ll mature both on the field and off, but what I really want is for him to be more like Warrick Dunn. Or at least like Curt Schilling: man enough too admit his mistakes and savvy enough to have a blog where HE can control the message.

What do you think? Is everyone else as sick of Vick as I am? Would you still be a Falcons fan (or hater) with him gone, suspended or sidelined?

8 Comments so far

  1. Annie (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

    I am not a huge Falcons fan, despite growing up here. Just not a pro fan in general – just not as fun as college sports to me. That being said, I totally intended to check out a Falcons game one of these days. But I can guarantee, I will never do that if they don’t let his ass go. He is a criminal and a sorry excuse for a human being, and it is inexcusable for people to continue paying him insane amounts of money just because he can throw a fucking ball. Everyone who could do something and isn’t (Owner, NFL commissioner, coach) should be ashamed of themselves.

    It is fucking embarrassing to our city, and what it says about the hero worship of sports stars in our country is frighteningly telling.

    Just because he is a good quarterback doesn’t make him a decent human being.

  2. Some Other Mike (unregistered) on May 12th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    Wow, you’ve brought Vick and Schilling into the same post. Props.

    I think the only reason why Vick is still on board is the cash due. Dude needs to wake his bitch-ass up and get the fuck on the level. For the kind of cash Vick is making, he can bankroll an MMA league and have people fighting in his basement instead of dogs. I just paid $20 cover charge to a bar, to watch a fixed/thrown boxing match last weekend. How the fuck difficult is it to open a real fighting league? And that’s the most fucked up part of this.

    Actually, no, that isn’t. The most fucked up part of this is how the front office didn’t know about this activity beforehand. You’re paying MILLIONS to this guy, and you don’t know about the pits. That’s just damn sad.

    Blarg! Og Smash!

  3. Some Other Mike (unregistered) on May 12th, 2007 @ 3:52 am

    Then again…Ray Lewis walked into our town and killed two people on a street corner, and was let off the hook with an immunity deal. Where the hell was the shock and alarm then? Chasing down some “animal abuser” somewhere else, that’s where. So, fuck the noise.

  4. dp (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    Anyone who has millions of dollars and plenty of team doctors at his disposal yet chooses to go to a free clinic to get his herpes checked it is NOT intelligent enough to call audibles this year – as Petrino has planned.

    They should’ve dumped Vick and promoted Schaub. Save a lotta cash and headache, not to mention have an actual QB who can play and not be a glorified running back behind the center.

  5. BTI (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    Does someone want to remind me what he has ever been convicted of? If you just don’t like him that’s one thing, but let’s not rush to conclusions like in the Duke case. Oh and Schaub sucked.

  6. Greg (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

    Much like anything sports related (or in this case unrelated), it all gets blow out of proportion… And how would getting rid of Vick “save a lotta cash”? There would be a MASSIVE buyout of his contract

    Anyways, Schaub never impressed me, DJ Shockley for #1 QB!

  7. dp (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    Buy out? NFL contracts aren’t guaranteed. I would flat out cut him.

  8. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Vick is grating on me like everybody else but “criminal?” This is the type of hyperbole that makes people doubt the intention of his critics. I am not accusing you of an ulterior agenda Annie, but seriously, you can call him stupid, careless, or numbskulled, but calling him a “criminal” in the serious sense is a stretch.

    Right now anyway.

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