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Mike Vick Article

Unread postby jta1975 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:02 pm

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
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby 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


The 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.
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby 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-magazine


The 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.



Indeed..they wanted to get emotion involved before you even started reading.
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:46 pm

"Great minds think alike. The opposite is also true."

"None of us is as dumb as all of us."


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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby jta1975 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:47 pm

peeker643 wrote:http://yhoo.it/qpMmrX

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Poor indeed
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:07 pm

jta1975 wrote:Poor indeed


And the fact they took it down almost immediately tells ya all you need to know.
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:39 am

in that pic he looks like every other douchbag in the Warehouse District.

What would they have done if he still had cornrows, put a picture of Bronson Arroyo up there?

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Yet Steve Young was doing this in SF, does that make Mike Vick the Black Steve Young?

All of that is why, to me, Vick seems to have a deeply African-American approach to the game.


Who knew a distant relative of Brigham Young (read up about he and African Americans) would have such an approach to the position.
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:08 pm

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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:57 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:http://www.playerperspective.com/?p=1294


That's great.

I figured I was missing Toure's point because I wasn't sure what he was trying to get at, but I wasn't interested enough to try to figure it out either.

He starts by kind of asking whether Vick would have gone to jail if he was white. He apparently finds that question as uninteresting as I do because he doesn't try to answer it. He merely points out that we should not ask that question because if Vick was white he wouldn't have been involved with dog fighting to begin with. He would have been spending too much time at applebys with his dad or something. This pretty much rendered the entire article pointless.

Also, Vick plays QB like a black guy.

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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:06 pm

peeker643 wrote: Both the headline and the picture are pathetic.


ESPN as a company is pathetic. Rich and powerful (too much so) but pathetic nonetheless.
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby hiko » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:40 am

All signs are pointing to about a 4 game season for Mr. Vick.

His O line is horrific.

By the way, he looks like much more of a douchebag as a white guy
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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby noles1 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:24 pm

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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Re: Mike Vick Article

Unread postby 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?


I can only speak for myself when I say that the discussion is boring as fuck. But as long as some find the topic "important" or "controversial", it'll continue.
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