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by jta1975 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:02 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:14 pm
jta1975 wrote:To me an article like this is a great conversation piece if you can have the conversation while suppressing strong emotions.....What do you guys think about an article like this.http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/6894586/imagining-michael-vick-white-quarterback-nfl-espn-magazine
by jta1975 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:44 pm
peeker643 wrote:jta1975 wrote:To me an article like this is a great conversation piece if you can have the conversation while suppressing strong emotions.....What do you guys think about an article like this.http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/6894586/imagining-michael-vick-white-quarterback-nfl-espn-magazineThe article was way more balanced than the headline and the picture ESPN ran initially that was taken down.Both the headline and the picture are pathetic.
by peeker643 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:46 pm
by jta1975 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:47 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:07 pm
jta1975 wrote:Poor indeed
by Larvell Blanks » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:39 am
WHEN MICHAEL VICK PLAYS, I see streetball. I don't just mean that sort of football where you have to count to four-Mississippi before you can rush the quarterback, nearly everything breaks down and it's all great fun. I also mean street basketball. Vick's style reminds me of Allen Iverson -- the speed, the court sense, the sharp cuts, the dekes, the swag. In those breathtaking moments when the Eagles QB abandons the pocket and takes off, it feels as if he's thumbing his nose at the whole regimented, militaristic ethos of the game.
All of that is why, to me, Vick seems to have a deeply African-American approach to the game.
by e0y2e3 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:08 pm
by motherscratcher » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:57 pm
by mattvan1 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:06 pm
peeker643 wrote: Both the headline and the picture are pathetic.
by hiko » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:40 am
by noles1 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:24 pm
by hiko » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:40 pm
noles1 wrote:So Fran Tarkenton and Archie Manning were black too. But Warren Moon and Doug Williams played white under this writer's logic.Found the article to be annoying and tiresome. Just seemed to constantly bounce around and leave points more unanswered than when he started. Why we have to continue to have these discussions into "street viewpoints" vs "mainstream" is beyond me. Is it really still a burning conversation piece or is it as trivial as I and those around me find it anymore?
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