October 5, 2010
IJUST WANT to thank columnist Stu Bykofsky for expressing his feelings regarding Michael Vick becoming more and more the "face of the Eagles. " I echo his words and sentiments almost to the word. I'll be 66 in January and have seen many an Eagle season. I am so deflated watching this miserable excuse for a man quarterback my team. I'm really fearful about the direction that this country is taking with regard to racial issues. My feeling is that there is a wave of reverse discrimination afoot and issues like the one around Mr. Vick just serve to bring them out in to the open.
June 25, 2012 |
IT'S A BIG WEEK for Eagles QB Michael Vick (left). He turns 32 on Tuesday? and marries longtime fiancée Kijafa Frink on Saturday? at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Guests are said to number 300, among them Eagles coach Andy Reid and running back LeSean McCoy. The planets channel new energy and success at home and on the field this year for the Eagle dogged by past legal troubles and a ho-hum last season. Go, Birds! Funnyman Joe Conklin hits the half-century mark Tuesday?
September 28, 2010
THERE ARE people who continue to vilify Michael Vick for past transgressions. It seems that his apology for what admittedly were absolutely atrocious actions means nothing to those who have imprisoned him in the hate compartment of their hearts. What can be more mean-spirited and callous than one who is deliberately unforgiving? Is that what we should teach our children - who and what we shouldn't forgive even if the transgressor has sincerely apologized? Have we become so self righteous and infallible that we now determine who is redeemable and who is not?
July 28, 2013
If Michael Vick put out a record called "I'm Going to Try to Slide," it would inevitably skip. Here the Eagles quarterback was, on the eve of his 11th season in the NFL, saying yet again that he will attempt to slide whenever he runs. "I know I've said that before," Vick said Saturday. "But don't be surprised if you see me doing my natural fall, flop, get down. The most important thing is protecting the ball. Someday I'll get it, man. " Protecting the football is important, but so, too, is protecting oneself.
June 30, 2011 |
Subway ads say it's the official sandwich of Phillies slugger Ryan Howard, swimmer Michael Phelps, speed skater Apolo Ohno, and other star athletes. But not Michael Vick. On Sunday night, however, lots of people apparently got the impression that the sandwich chain was all behind the Eagles quarterback being an honoree on the BET Awards. That's because he won what was called the Subway Sportsman of the Year award (edging out basketballers LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony)
August 18, 2009
AS A DIE-hard Eagles fan, I'm appalled and outraged at the signing of Michael Vick. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb say everyone deserves a second chance. Did the dogs that were tortured and killed by Michael Vick get a second chance? Shame on the Eagles organization for not thinking of the fans by making the stupidest decision in team history. Karen Morrissey, Philadelphia Selective outrage Michael Vick comes to the Eagles and - surprise! - the Daily News has one of its classic headlines and the protesters are out in force.
March 13, 2013 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has suspended a scheduled book tour because he has received threats through social media, his spokesman said Monday night. Vick has been promoting his autobiography, Finally Free . The book tour included stops at Barnes & Noble stores in Exton and in Northvale, N.J. His next appearance was scheduled to be on Saturday in Atlanta. Vick appeared without incident at a bookstore in Charlotte, N.C., on March 2. "Michael Vick is committed to helping make his community a better place," Chris Shigas, a spokesman for Vick, said in an e-mail.
March 13, 2013 |
MICHAEL VICK and his family have been threatened lately through social media, as have bookstores where Vick planned to promote his book, "Finally Free. " Vick has canceled appearances at three Barnes & Noble locations because of the threats, which have been reported to law enforcement, Vick spokesman Chris Shigas said Monday. Shigas called the threats, first reported by Tim McManus on Phillymag.com, "very disturbing. " Vick has been a lightning rod since he returned to the NFL with the Eagles in 2009 after serving 19 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting operation, but the public furor seemed to abate over the past few years.
October 4, 2010
I'M CANADIAN and the proud owner of a female Staffy. She was abused, found tied to a tree in a swamp, left to die. Fortunately for her, she was rescued. I was her foster mom but decided to adopt her. Shortly after that, news broke out about Michael Vick's dogfighting arrest. I was horrified and livid reading the accounts of what this poor excuse of a human being did to his dogs. His actions made me ill. Personally, I believe he got off too easy for his torturous behavior. Your front page referring to Vick as "Top Dog" made it all the way here to Canada.
March 25, 2014
I FIND MYSELF in the strange - and, believe me, unenviable - position of envying New York. Pay attention, because this is a Halley's Comet-like event, unlikely to reoccur during anyone's lifetime. Michael Vick has been signed by the Jets, and will battle with Geno Smith for the job that was unceremoniously ripped from the handsome, and ripped, Mark Sanchez. And all I can think of is: Lucky Gotham. It's not so much that I think Vick will take them to the Super Bowl, even though he has a better chance of doing so than my beloved Tim Tebow and my less-than-beloved, but equally notable, Brett Favre.