Thursday, December 24, 2009

This week's "Here's What They Think About You"(NWA)

I don't expect people to agree with Mike Vick's awarding of the Courage Award. I am WELL aware of the large contingent that feels he should be burned at the stake. That said, here are some of those people. Not the writer per say either. While I DEFINITELY don't agree with him, as he is being an ass about things, he at least is just giving his opinion and managed to keep things tongue in cheek. I am more so speaking towards some of the comments that were made on the article. It is the usual fare honestly. Not mad about it. Just pointing it out. I said my piece in the comment section too. See if you can find it if you are interested. Nothing vulgar. Very snarky though.

Enjoy the read. I know some of you agree with the author so again, I don't expect some of you to be mad about the article itself.

Newsflash people! Here's what they think about you.....They love you as long as you do what it is they want you to do and sacrifice your body for them. After it is over/you don't do what it is they want you to do/or they have a chance to knock you down a peg or four, they discredit everything it is that you do. All of the sudden, it doesn't take courage to get hit. Doesn't take courage to step out back in the spotlight KNOWING THAT THERE is a contingent out there that wasn't forgiven for their OWN TRANSGRESSIONS so they can't forgive you. The threats on your life. All of that means nothing to them because after all, you play a game. Which for some reason, makes you a role model when you are great but a cushy spoiled athlete when things go awry. Yeah..Here's what they think about you..

"According to Philadelphia Eagles players, the most courageous man on the team in 2009 was one who started the year serving time in prison for an act of extreme cowardice.

Today, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick was the 2009 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor given to a player who shows courage in the face of adversity. Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality.

According to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Web site:

Each year, the Ed Block Courage Awards honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Recipients are selected by their teammates for team effort, as well as individual performance.

The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and dedication. He is also a community role model.

One recipient is selected from each NFL team, usually for things like coming back from injury, doing good work in the community or long, dedicated service to a franchise. I'd be surprised if the award's founders intended for the honor to be given to someone doing community service as part of the terms of his parole or for showing courage in the face of reporters asking legitimate questions about federal crimes.

The Eagles' vote is not only a slap in the face to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, but to the other 31 players who won the award for their respective teams. Some men are truly deserving of the honor, like Ravens safety Dawan Landry(notes) who was nearly paralyzed last year, but has come back in '09 with four interceptions and a touchdown or Mike Furrey(notes) of the Browns, who does extensive volunteer work in his community. Adding Vick's name to the roll makes the award seem illegitimate and meaningless.

Apparently Philadelphia players confuse Vick handling dogfighting questions and booing with a measure of class as some sort of courage. That Vick only got a chance to show this mild courageousness because of the extreme cowardice it takes to murder helpless animals isn't something that crosses their mind. They confuse Vick's desperation with some sort of integrity.

I'm all for second chances and find myself rooting for Vick to redeem himself both on and off the football field. He's served an appropriate sentence (and then some) and I see no reason for him to keep paying for his past transgressions. But I also see no reason to celebrate his character.

Michael Vick(notes) is very much a work in progress. A few years from now, I hope he will be deserving of such an honor. At this time, however, he has only just started down the path to redemption. "

Link to article


Man... These racist mofos acting like Vick is still fighting dogs, and he didn't serve his prison sentence OR do work on behalf of animal rights groups.

Never mind all that. To them, that nigger killed a dog and he can't be allowed to play football or do anything as a productive member of society ever again.