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Dick's says "no" to Vick, for now

As the NFL prepares for the ringing of the cash registers that will result from the sale of Mike Vick jerseys in a color matching the shade of many faces when folks focus on the various barbaric ways in which Vick and his cohorts killed dogs deemed unfit to fight, one establishment in which no Mike Vick jerseys will be sold is Dick’s Sporting Goods.

According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, none of the 400 Dick’s stores in 40 states will have a Eagles No. 7 jersey on the shelf.

Unless, as Rovell points out, they bear the name Jaworski.  (Or, in theory, Hoying, Garcia, Landeta, O’Brien, Reaves, Ruzek, Ward, or Zimmerman.)

But it doesn’t sound like Dick’s is taking a PETA-style stance.  Instead, Dick’s isn’t sure that enough people will actually buy the things.

“We are simply evaluating the reaction of Eagles fans before we commit to buy it to sell in our stores,” Dick’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Hennion, told Rovell.  “Right now, we’re not sure how much demand there really is.  If there’s demand for it, we’ll sell it.”

So, basically, there really are companies that will take a stand on principle. 

Unless and until there’s money to be made otherwise.

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103 Responses to “Dick's says "no" to Vick, for now”
  1. djn21 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:12 AM

    I’d buy a Vick jersey (if only to take the “other side” – it can join my Jamal Lewis and Ray Lewis jerseys).
    Then again, I think dog-fighting is like cock-fighting and bull-fighting… some find it incredibly distasteful, but it has acceptance in some societies, and I have no qualms if folks do it so long as it’s my dogs that are involved.

  2. DonTerrelli says: Aug 20, 2009 9:12 AM

    Their loss. I should buy a bunch off nflshop.com and stand outside my local Dick’s and sell them.

  3. dawk20db says: Aug 20, 2009 9:12 AM

    Oh man, thats great. I will be there on the 27th for Mikes debut and I will be cheering as loudly as I possibly can for him. Eventually I hope big Dick’s will provide what we want. (thats what she said)

  4. CdnMike says: Aug 20, 2009 9:13 AM

    Bunch of Dicks!!

  5. hayward giablommi says: Aug 20, 2009 9:14 AM

    The saddest part is, people will buy the jersey. And those people deserve whatever bad things happen to them.

  6. Vick's failed drug test says: Aug 20, 2009 9:18 AM

    Good for them.

  7. mustbechris says: Aug 20, 2009 9:19 AM

    trust me, there’s quite a bit of demand around here. Dick’s is just hoping that things will simmer down a bit before they put it in the stores i’m guessing. I would say that a slight majority of the people here support the vick signing. Dick’s doesn’t want to face the PR (PETA) backlash for immediately putting the jerseys on the shelves. they’ll put em up soon enough, though.

  8. f11 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:19 AM

    Where in the article you’re citing does it say Dick’s is motivated at all about his dog fighting charges? It’s pretty obvious that they are worried the jerseys won’t sell, and don’t want to invest in stocking their stores.

  9. Turner says: Aug 20, 2009 9:21 AM

    They will have them in the store as soon as Vick is fully re-instated and scoring TD’s.

  10. DP says: Aug 20, 2009 9:21 AM

    Demand nothing. Dick’s is a joke. Modell’s was blowing out Vick merchandise so demand wasn’t an issue for them. Here in Philly area, there was a good # of people wearing Vick merchandise the next day. Dick’s is full of it and they’re just joining the politically correct anti-Vick bandwagon. Did Dick’s gauge demand for Phillies’ Brett Myers jerseys after he beat his wife. How about Stallworth if you want a national figure. Dick’s is getting free advertising and eventually will cave and sell Vick’s jersey “because their customers demand will dictate such action.” I would give Dick’s actual credit if they made a stand on one side of the issue or the other rather than waiting to see if they get hammered by public for selling it. F*ck Dick’s, shop Modell’s (Disclaimer: I nor anyone I know works for Modell’s or has any interest in said company)

  11. meezle says: Aug 20, 2009 9:22 AM

    Vick haters see, its all about dollars and sense.
    They realize that there is either an enormous profit to be made, or lost. If they see $ signs coming they’ll be on board, plain and simple. So if it makes sense, then they’ll join the bandwagon
    See how I did that?
    Clown of the day ”cotd” – Dewey Axewound

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  13. jdhatchet says: Aug 20, 2009 9:27 AM

    Florio this one is the last straw, I have been an avid read and promotor of your site, but since you sold out and continue to publish stupid items like this I am now a detractor. The reason I say this is because once again you forgot to your home work, For yesterday it was reveiled by nfl.com that Vick’s Eagles jersey as of yesterday at least was the top selling jersey(now who knows if it stays that way with your boyfriend signing in Minn.(btw the Vikes now assured them selves of atleast leading the league in 1 stat this year interceptions). So with this information I really would think that Dick’s allready order there allotment.
    Also the other I no longer willread your words is that my I.Q needs tp recover as it has been beat down by reading your unconfirmed crap.

  14. HelmetKing says: Aug 20, 2009 9:28 AM

    Man you’re scrapping the bottom of the barrel with these Vick stories. How about something useful and FOOTBALL related; for instance, why did the Eagles bring him in? I believe that the arrival of Vick was done so because the Eagles were looking to address their short-yardage troubles. I’d love to read something about that instead of the usual PF(TMZ), which is what you are slowly becoming.

  15. Strick says: Aug 20, 2009 9:28 AM

    Man… how funny would it be for Dick’s to start selling #7 Eagles jerseys with “Zimmerman” on the back?
    I’d buy one. I honestly would… and I hate the Eagles.

  16. Whodey08 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:30 AM

    Well this will be very interesting to watch.
    As luck would have it I need to replace a couple of rod and reels. Was planning on a visit to the local Dicks this weekend. As luck would have it I won’t actually need said equipment for a couple of months. So I think I will hold off on the visit for a while and see how this plays out. After all there are many other places I can find the equipment in a couple of months if Vick jerseys do in fact show up at Dicks.

  17. TheDPR says: Aug 20, 2009 9:30 AM

    Vick could lead the team to the Super Bowl and I wouldn’t wear his jersey. The Eagles won’t get dime one from me while that scum is on the roster.

  18. DildoBaggins says: Aug 20, 2009 9:32 AM

    This is news Florio?
    Ask Dicks if they’ll sell me a Ron Mexico Eagles jersey instead.

  19. ihnen0840 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:33 AM

    Florio, get over your hate of Vick. He screwed up, and he screwed up big, and he PAID HIS DUES!!!!
    I don’t see nearly the hostility from you towards people like, say, Stallworth who, as I seem to remember, killed a HUMAN BEING, got 24 DAYS (and tried to get out of a year long suspension) !!!!
    Will you be saying the same crap about him when he’s reinstated? Doubt it.
    I’m not saying that killing dogs is fine by any means, but the fact is that you and so many other reporters hate on killing dogs so much more than killing people. Get your s*** straight.

  20. PhillyHouse says: Aug 20, 2009 9:34 AM

    I wonder if they sell Leonard Little jerseys in St. Louis…

  21. broncoman says: Aug 20, 2009 9:40 AM

    Hey thegloryyears…nobody wants to play with you…face it bro and get a life. What is this?…your own personal community post? What is next? Selling your ’75 Ford Pinto?
    This is Pro Football/Florio Jr’s. Talk page…putting your desperate attempt at “Add a Friend” to your life is embarrassing. I mean, I feel sorry for you…and that doesn’t happen much.
    Now, where were we? oh yeah, Broncos will be making some noise in the AFC this year…didn’t we already go through this?

  22. Turner says: Aug 20, 2009 9:44 AM

    I hope they sell the jersey’s in youth sizes I need to get some for the kids.

  23. The Dox says: Aug 20, 2009 9:47 AM

    “So, basically, there really are companies that will take a stand on principle.
    Unless and until there’s money to be made otherwise.”
    that makes absolutely no sense and is possibly the worst closer i’ve ever read.
    the entire article was to highlight that Dick’s wasn’t selling the jerseys due to lack of demand (i.e., GOOD BUSINESS), and somehow after explaining that it was a business decision not based on the principle of the situation at all….
    …you conclude with the company not selling the jerseys on principle.
    Christ.
    and on a completely off-topic note, why is it that legitimate comments are getting deleted left and right, yet you continue to post thegloryyears idiotic Madden spam on every single effing thread?

  24. VoxVeritas says: Aug 20, 2009 9:48 AM

    “I’m not saying that killing dogs is fine by any means”
    Yeah you are.

  25. dawk20db says: Aug 20, 2009 9:49 AM

    Really Broncoman? Did your Broncos buy Florio Jr’s old drum set or something?

  26. hayward giablommi says: Aug 20, 2009 9:49 AM

    Then again, I think dog-fighting is like cock-fighting and bull-fighting… some find it incredibly distasteful, but it has acceptance in some societies, and I have no qualms if folks do it so long as it’s my dogs that are involved.
    ^^^^^
    Yeah, dog fighting is messed up.
    But its the stuff that Ron the Dog Drowner did above and beyond that…drowning dogs, hanging dogs, tying jumper cables to dogs testicles and electrocuting them…that make him the sick f*ck many of us with souls find utterly reprehensible.

  27. KILLER FIN says: Aug 20, 2009 9:51 AM

    Dick’s is overpriced anyway!!! just get it from NFL shop it is less hassel!!!

  28. VoxVeritas says: Aug 20, 2009 9:54 AM

    But I hear that Eagirl fans love dicks.

  29. hayward giablommi says: Aug 20, 2009 9:55 AM

    @ ihnen0840
    The difference is that Stallworth made an extremely stupid decision. Yes, a human life was lost. He, however, may actually be redeemable and might be capable of remorse.
    Mexico, on the other hand, willing chose to enter in a sadistic lifestyle for YEARS. His prolonged savagery was a CHOICE which indicates that is a sick, twisted sociopath. He would still be doing the same thing now if he were not caught.
    And if he did those things to humans, he would be sitting on death row.
    How hard is that to understand?

  30. 2brauneyz says: Aug 20, 2009 9:56 AM

    I actually appreciate it when prostitutes self-identify themselves.
    Go Dick’s!

  31. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Aug 20, 2009 9:56 AM

    LOL @ dawk20db!!!

  32. Pastabelly says: Aug 20, 2009 9:58 AM

    The gangsta element might be very interested in buying Vick shirts. The same people who buy Iverson shirts will buy Vick shirts.

  33. Display Name says: Aug 20, 2009 9:58 AM

    The writer of this blog entry is an idiot…
    “So, basically, there really are companies that will take a stand on principle.
    Unless and until there’s money to be made otherwise.”
    The only ‘principle’ at play is the one concerning profit, they never said that it was a move based on ‘principle’, it’s based on demand. If there’s a demand they’ll sell them. They’re waiting to see if there is one.
    F’n Moron.

  34. Lionsfan84 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:59 AM

    What part of “Rumor Mill” do people not understand. Also Florio is not making up this story out of thin air. If people could read they would have saw this “According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, none of the 400 Dick’s stores in 40 states will have a Eagles No. 7 jersey on the shelf.” and also this “We are simply evaluating the reaction of Eagles fans before we commit to buy it to sell in our stores,” Dick’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Hennion, told Rovell. “Right now, we’re not sure how much demand there really is. If there’s demand for it, we’ll sell it.”

  35. CutlerIsACryBaby says: Aug 20, 2009 10:00 AM

    @broncoman:
    i wish you were rigiht… but in reality, the QB’s that we have are terrible…but who knows? Maybe I’ll be wrong, but I highly doubt it. Orton sucks

  36. Clark says: Aug 20, 2009 10:02 AM

    Vick has oozed out of infected Dick’s.

  37. gameday says: Aug 20, 2009 10:05 AM

    hayward giablommi says:
    August 20, 2009 9:14 AM
    The saddest part is, people will buy the jersey. And those people deserve whatever bad things happen to them.
    ****************************************
    That is pretty lame.
    Why should anyone deserve bad things happening to them just because they buy a jersey?
    Once again Mr. givesblowjobs, you show yourself as the ulimate simpleton.

  38. HarrisonHits says: Aug 20, 2009 10:07 AM

    >
    First of all just because Stallworth got lucky and got off with far less than he should have is no reason that Vick should get lucky.
    Secondly, there is a big difference between accidently killing someone, though a terrible thing, and getting pleasure from the torture, abuse and death of other living creatures.
    Vick is a sick piece of human filth and should be banned for life from the NFL.

  39. HelmetKing says: Aug 20, 2009 10:07 AM

    @broncoman
    Now, where were we? oh yeah, Broncos will be making some noise in the AFC this year…didn’t we already go through this?
    Does hitting the cellar floor count as noise? Oh wait, that’s right they addressed their blatant inability to stop the run. Plus they traded in that Pro Bowl QB for Kyle Orton…things are alright in Denver.

  40. -jd- says: Aug 20, 2009 10:08 AM

    You can’t buy a vick jersey at dick’s. But you can buy any and all equipment necessary to kill any deer, elk, moose, duck, fish, squirrel, or other small game. Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

  41. broncoman says: Aug 20, 2009 10:09 AM

    @CutlerIsACryBaby…granted, this is the first year in a LONG time where there is no guarentee. Even in the past when our hopes would be flattened, you always could be comforted that Shanahan would try and figure something out…as always though, I stand optimistic and try and think the best…I agree Orton does suck…I want to see what this Tom Brandstater is all about.

  42. VoxVeritas says: Aug 20, 2009 10:09 AM

    Hey they just let the Lockerbie bomber out after serving just 8 years for killing 270 people. Somebody call Tony Dungy and the Philadelphia Phelons!

  43. sn@ke says: Aug 20, 2009 10:11 AM

    There are maybe 2 Dicks stores in the entire Philadelphia area..ROTFL
    I’m sure the other 700 Modell’s and Sports Authorities will do just fine. Complete non-story.

  44. Display Name says: Aug 20, 2009 10:13 AM

    “VoxVeritas says:
    August 20, 2009 ”
    44-6

  45. broncoman says: Aug 20, 2009 10:14 AM

    Hey Dox…I’m with you bro on the gloryyears constant post.
    let’s hunt him down and take away his PS3. Better yet, his computer…
    What is killing me is that this nonsense can STOP…they have the power, yet they let it slide…sad, sad thing!
    Did I mention that the Broncos will win, baby win this year…many times!

  46. -jd- says: Aug 20, 2009 10:15 AM

    hayward the difference is that vick didn’t do this to humans. Dogs are not humans. You do understand that right?

  47. Kidekk says: Aug 20, 2009 10:19 AM

    @lionsfan84,
    that whole rumor mill defense is trash. People always throw it out there, but in a situation where the only rumor is that Florio is jumping to a conclusion, it’s not really a rumor. It’s called speculation for the purpose of driving up traffic.

  48. famucancer says: Aug 20, 2009 10:22 AM

    What DP said.

  49. ParkerFly says: Aug 20, 2009 10:26 AM

    djn21, you should stop before you embarrass yourself worse.
    hayward giablommi, we’ve been over this, and you fail.

  50. FearMe says: Aug 20, 2009 10:28 AM

    As long as the team wins, fans won’t care that he’s on the team. To the MV7 bashers, he’s a backup people. He’s not the face of the franchise. You have no idea of what other players are doing on your team either.

  51. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 20, 2009 10:35 AM

    How about #7 Mexico?

  52. The Dox says: Aug 20, 2009 10:37 AM

    Display Name -
    Kudos, I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed the idiocy of it.

  53. BigBear says: Aug 20, 2009 10:40 AM

    Encouraging a smackdown on Vick.
    Check it out here.
    http://www.smackmyvickup.com

  54. theron2666 says: Aug 20, 2009 10:43 AM

    As the NFL prepares for the ringing of the cash registers that will result from the sale of Mike Vick jerseys in a color matching the shade of many faces when folks focus on the various barbaric ways in which Vick and his cohorts killed dogs deemed unfit to fight, one establishment in which no Mike Vick jerseys will be sold is Dick’s Sporting Goods.
    Wow Florio my 3rd grader uses less run-on sentences than you do.
    Man you are scraping and milking everything you can about Vick and the Eagles. Your articles are about as entertaining as the nutrition facts on a box of poptarts.

  55. SteveC says: Aug 20, 2009 10:44 AM

    with all due respect who really goes to Dick’s and buys jersey’s? We have a big Dick’s here and their selection sucks.

  56. FearMe says: Aug 20, 2009 10:45 AM

    For anyone who says that they would rather lose 10′s of millions of dollars for not selling a team jersey based on the fact that they believe a man should not be on the team is for lack of a better word an idiot. The only guy that has a good reason not to ever back MV7 again is Author Blank.

  57. Moosechem says: Aug 20, 2009 10:47 AM

    Vick’s post-jail career should have had him actually change his jersey number 7 to something else as a break from the past.

  58. hrmlss says: Aug 20, 2009 10:48 AM

    I think I’ll train my Pit Bull to attack people wearing Eagle’s #7 jearseys……..

  59. SixBurghDude says: Aug 20, 2009 10:51 AM

    bEAGLE fans are so f*cking stupid that they’re buyin’ Vick #7 jerseys for their dogs at an even faster rate…I heard REEBOK had to increase production of the female sizes just to accommodate them…LMMFAO!

  60. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Aug 20, 2009 10:51 AM

    … yet Dick’s sells tons of Ray Lewis cr*p. I think I’ll get a Ray Lewis clock. Or maybe the Ray Lewis blanket.
    Hypocrites.

  61. someguy says: Aug 20, 2009 10:52 AM

    I don’t give a Dog’s Dick what they do.

  62. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    I’d buy one if we ran out of trees and didn’t have toilet paper anymore. Scratch that, I wouldn’t even wipe my ass with it, unless of course Vick was in it.

  63. madM100 says: Aug 20, 2009 11:07 AM

    whoever starts to make the mike vick doggy sweater has some big $$$ coming their way

  64. Hype says: Aug 20, 2009 11:18 AM

    # -jd- says: August 20, 2009 10:08 AM
    You can’t buy a vick jersey at dick’s. But you can buy any and all equipment necessary to kill any deer, elk, moose, duck, fish, squirrel, or other small game. Yeah, I guess that makes sense.
    Best comment on the thread. Will be laughing at that for a week.. lol Thanks

  65. Duan says: Aug 20, 2009 11:23 AM

    As a black male, since Dick’s wants to be funny! I say I will make a friendly call to the Tom Joyner morning show and the Michael Baisden show and let them know that Dick’s Sporting goods, doesn’t want our dollars since they don’t want to sell Michael Vick jerseys!

  66. dawk20db says: Aug 20, 2009 11:28 AM

    So….Wait Fan_Of_Four…You want Vick in your ass?

  67. empty13 says: Aug 20, 2009 11:36 AM

    hunting is fine and still legal.
    killing dogs and having them kill each other for yucks… is sick.
    i dont expect excuse-making blacks to understand.

  68. hittman says: Aug 20, 2009 11:37 AM

    Granted, Micheal Vick was ill-advised and committed heinous acts. However, I think he’s paid a heavy penalty and doesn’t deserve anyone taking his right to make a living away. I think it’s a bold move by the Eagles that may or may not payoff on the football field or the PR department.
    Nonetheless, I think this article is a non-story, especially how florio tries to “twist the Dick’s” representative words into some moral compass; I think that is rediculous to suggest. I am pretty sure they are just trying to manage inventory and are being conservative.
    I’ve been a long-time reader and think there are too many posts with nothing to them. In fact, usually the comments are well-informed and sometimes more entertaining than the original post.
    I think the real question is, if Dick’s has Vick’s Eagles jersey, can I get one that fits my dog?

  69. redsquare says: Aug 20, 2009 11:37 AM

    hayward giablommi and HarrisonHits, THANK YOU for making such a critical observation. There is *no* comparison between Stallworth and Vick’s cases. It’s stupid and intellectually childish to say that because Stallworth killed a person, his *actions* were worse.
    Yes, it was dangerous and irresponsible for Stallworth to drive while intoxicated. But his crime was being lazy, stupid, and overconfident, the same way that thousands of people are every day when they drive home drunk from bars. I guarantee that includes many NFL fans. The only thing that distinguishes Stallworth from millions of people in this country who’ve made the same choice he did is that he was unlucky.
    But that’s not meant to excuse Stallworth–he committed the crime and deserves punishment. It’s only meant to distinguish his case from Vick’s cold, sober, intentional involvement in sadism, torture, and organizing and funding a completely illegal gambling & dogfighting operation over the course of years.
    The types of examples usually cited to let Vick off the hook–players drunk driving, using drugs, hitting their girlfriends–are crimes of momentary weakness or bad judgment.
    What Vick did is on an entirely different level. There is NO precedent or like case of someone doing something comparable to what he did and coming back.
    So screw Goodell, Dungy, the Eagles, and everyone else who thinks bringing Vick back is a good idea. You’re all worse people for it.

  70. Endzone_couch_Killer says: Aug 20, 2009 12:06 PM

    Ok, but the real question people want to know is Did Vick say no to Dicks?

  71. BlueEyeDevils says: Aug 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    Out of football for 2 years and he by-passes Brady, Favre, Mannings, etc.
    That’s got to be burning “YOU” people :)
    Mr. NFL baby :)

  72. dawk20db says: Aug 20, 2009 12:13 PM

    Yeah redsquare, you go tell all the battered women and children living with an abusive father/husband that every night they get beaten because of “momentary weakness.” You ignorant f&#k.

  73. The Dox says: Aug 20, 2009 12:19 PM

    This isn’t a pro-Vick argument by any means (I’m a Falcons fan, and as such will resent him forever), but get over it. Please.
    Vick is a bad bad man, he killed innocent animals. Thousands if not millions of people hunt “innocent animals” every day. You eat “innocent animals” EVERY DAY.
    Is it really that much worse because there was entertainment involved?
    Next time you eat a steak, think about your boys at the slaughterhouse driving bolts through the freaking cows’ brains. (cue the “ohhh but that’s for sustenance!” horseshit) – would Vick be a better person if he’d eaten the dead dogs? Would you care as much if he’d gotten busted for running a cockfighting ring?
    Tons of cultures eat dogs. And cats. And horses. If anyone can explain to me why it’s unacceptable to do so in America, please do.
    In the meantime, maintain your narrow-minded follower mentality. It’s awesome.

  74. CSB1000 says: Aug 20, 2009 12:39 PM

    BlueEyeDevil shows any monkey slapping at a ketboard can spew hate.

  75. Steeler4life says: Aug 20, 2009 1:00 PM

    Dick’s is not being conservative. They are being stupid and political to appease all you dog-kissing, share-a-plate, dog-cloning, PETA scrubs. They can already see that sells are going through the roof at the NFL shop. The decision is not whether to sell them or not. It should be how many to stock.
    Palin shoots wolves from helicopters. I guess that is ok??????????

  76. Darth Ringo says: Aug 20, 2009 1:03 PM

    Will any Vick #7s be sold at the Brett Favre Steakhouse is the question.

  77. CoughlinUpALoogie says: Aug 20, 2009 1:14 PM

    Another day, another “Vick=Click” post. Will this one make it to the Top Ten also? I am sure it will be given the best shot at doing so considering that I too was sucked in and submitted to increasing the tally.
    Ban Foie Gras

  78. SixBurghDude says: Aug 20, 2009 1:17 PM

    BlueEyeDevils says:
    Out of football for 2 years and he by-passes Brady, Favre, Mannings, etc.
    That’s got to be burning “YOU” people :)
    Mr. NFL baby :)
    _________________________________________________________
    Not really, but it does have me laughing*, uncontrollably in fact, that “YOU” people do nothing but support the sterotype of your inferior intelligence & pro-thug lifestyles by not only accepting & forgiving this FELON, but also for making his jersey fly off the shelves!!!
    ( * can be substituted for the word vomitting. )

  79. My Other Ride Is Your Girl says: Aug 20, 2009 1:36 PM

    CSB1000 says:
    August 20, 2009 12:39 PM
    BlueEyeDevil shows any monkey slapping at a ketboard can spew hate.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    BlueEyeDevils says:
    August 20, 2009 12:08 PM
    Out of football for 2 years and he by-passes Brady, Favre, Mannings, etc.
    That’s got to be burning “YOU” people :)
    Mr. NFL baby : )
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    At least we now know when feeding time is at the primate house down at the Philly zoo, right around 12:08 p.m.

  80. Kidekk says: Aug 20, 2009 1:40 PM

    @The Dox,
    It’s not really the killing of dogs that bothers people, it’s the way the dogs were killed, which was crazy.

  81. swepsgirl18 says: Aug 20, 2009 1:57 PM

    What is the big deal about this jersey? Who cares? If you want one buy one, if you don’t don’t! I know I am just for the purpose that one day it may be worth alot of money. It’s like buying a car..you buy it becasue YOU want it not because all others do…. Look at Bill Ripken’s 1989 baseball card. I mean there’s a reason to be mad. “F*%K FACE” in big bold black letters. Come on now. And to the guy would seems to only want to take about swallowing. Please find a porn site to leave those messages on. This site is about football not your nasty habits. You seem to know alot about this swallowing thing so I feel you are 1. coming out of the closet. 2. letting the world know your sexually preference or 3. you have nothing better to do thaN share how you swallow. NO BODY CARES!!!!! Go away.
    Love my Steelers!!!!!

  82. Steeler4life says: Aug 20, 2009 1:59 PM

    @SixBurghDude
    We are Steelers brothers, but don’t fall into the trap of ignorance. BlueEye may be of inferior intelligence, but not I nor my whole race.
    Forgiveness is an admirable quality as long as the offender is trying to make it right.
    Do you also HATE Palin for shooting wolves from helicopters?

  83. sandman says: Aug 20, 2009 2:02 PM

    every man, woman, and child in philly (including myself) cheered for a wife beater last october (Brett Myers).
    now all of a sudden all these frauds are upset over some thug killing pit bulls.
    give me a break. alot of athletes are low-lifes. if Vick is allowed in the league and is helping a team win, i’ll gladly take him on mine.

  84. dawk20db says: Aug 20, 2009 2:10 PM

    Whats with the race war? I mean damn, i’m a white guy that likes Mike Vick. Is there a place in this world for me?
    “YOU” people…feeding time for monkeys…you (notice the lack of caps and quotes) people are all sick. By the way, you do realize that us white folk (even the gun toting NRA ass holes) evolved from monkeys too right? And that the world is older than 5000 years right?

  85. Steeler4life says: Aug 20, 2009 2:11 PM

    @Kidekk
    You voted for Palin didn’t you. Isn’t it crazy to kill wolves for sport from helicopters?

  86. CoughlinUpALoogie says: Aug 20, 2009 2:12 PM

    Expand your knowledge…Google Dr. Mark Dean. All of “THEM” people were not/are not/will not be as inferior and pro-thug as you think and type on the very machine that a resident of the “primate house” holds one-third of the patents to.
    But see how a topic in the “Vick=Click” section quickly becomes racial? Thanks Florio! You’re doing a fantastic job at reporting Pro Football and contributing to racial disharmony all in one swoop.

  87. hayward giablommi says: Aug 20, 2009 2:40 PM

    Its obvious that many people posting here just don’t get it.
    Some people deserve second chances. Ron the Dog Drowner is not one of them.

  88. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 3:12 PM

    hayward giablommi says: August 20, 2009 9:14 AM
    The saddest part is, people will buy the jersey. And those people deserve whatever bad things happen to them.
    —————-
    Well then you support institutional cheating by your coach and QB, since you probably have a Brady jersey and he directly benefited from the taping of defensive signals. Oh, right, but THAT kind of illegal activity doesn’t apply, because it didn’t “hurt anyone”. Uh huh.
    Brady and Belichek had karma coming to them, too, and it came in the form of Bernard Pollard.

  89. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 3:15 PM

    # TheDPR says: August 20, 2009 9:30 AM
    Vick could lead the team to the Super Bowl and I wouldn’t wear his jersey. The Eagles won’t get dime one from me while that scum is on the roster.
    ————-
    I honestly support you if this is your decision. No joke, I’m not doing it but if you feel that strongly about it, good for you.
    But don’t watch the games, not even on TV, since this helps them generate ad revenue. If you’re gonna ride a high horse now, don’t get off of it, or you’re not admirable, you’re just a hypocrite.
    If you had tickets and haven’t sold them yet, get in touch bro! Vick was the best thing to happen to people on the 60,000 person long waiting list.

  90. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 3:20 PM

    # VoxVeritas says: August 20, 2009 9:48 AM
    “I’m not saying that killing dogs is fine by any means”
    Yeah you are.
    ————–
    And you have said, repeatedly, that it’s okay for men like Michael Irvin to do coke with hookers, and then stab a teammate in the neck with scissors!
    Vick is worse, yeah, but don’t act like you cheer on a team of saints.

  91. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 20, 2009 3:22 PM

    SteveC says:
    August 20, 2009 10:44 AM
    with all due respect who really goes to Dick’s and buys jersey’s? We have a big Dick’s here and their selection sucks.
    **
    We have a big dick and it sucks. Nice. Funny comment for some reason and I am trying to work thats what she said into it…

  92. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 20, 2009 3:22 PM

    Dr. Micheal now LOVES DICKS

  93. My Other Ride Is Your Girl says: Aug 20, 2009 3:27 PM

    @ Steeler4life/dawk20db/CoughlinUpaLoogie—
    You need to go back & read the entire thread, duan & BlueEyeDevils were the first to play the race card, now go rattle their cage’s (no pun intended)!
    @Steeler4life-
    Bro’s in SteelerNation indeed…my use of “YOU” people was in direct reply to his use of the same in referring to whites, and if you read my post you’ll see that I said, that it was ignorant people like him that supported the sterotype, didn’t say I created the sterotype or even agree with it for that matter.

  94. SixBurghDude says: Aug 20, 2009 3:41 PM

    EskinSux……SuxEskin

  95. Manbearpig says: Aug 20, 2009 3:45 PM

    Does anybody know why lesbians shop at Sports Authority?
    Because they hate Dick’s.

  96. CoughlinUpALoogie says: Aug 20, 2009 4:00 PM

    Football is about a team effort, regardless of color, mental capacity, or choice of post-game apparel; You live and die each play for your brothers out there on that field. Yet we have outdated insults like “YOU” people (What’s next honkeys and spades? Spooks and ofays?) causing a ruckus in response to a store’s decision to stock merchandise of a football player on a team of multiple races. To imply that a stereotype is worth employing as an insult just because you cannot claim authorship makes you just as valuable as the ignorance used in its creation.
    I have read countless articles in the “Vick=Click” sections and the one resounding theme is that the race cards will always be played on both sides because the decks are stacked on both sides with plenty of them; which makes the job of these articles created by an unassumingly manipulative and subtly racist wordsmith quite easy to fulfill…generate web traffic, create and maintain racial discord, and fill your mind with ignorance instead of worthy football knowledge and intelligence.
    And I guess that I don’t get to play because I am neither Black nor White. (Just to clear up any misconceptions that I am Anti-Either.)

  97. CoughlinUpALoogie says: Aug 20, 2009 4:02 PM

    Don’t mind me…I am just heaving in an attempt to try and get the 100th post this afternoon.
    “Vick=Click”

  98. hayward giablommi says: Aug 20, 2009 4:06 PM

    Jackal138 says:
    Brady and Belichek had karma coming to them, too, and it came in the form of Bernard Pollard.
    ^^^^^^
    Since you clearly don’t take any issue with the suffering of others, this is a predictable response.
    How can I argue with someone with such moral authority.?/Sarcasm

  99. empty13 says: Aug 20, 2009 5:57 PM

    vick bypass brady, favre, manning?
    why sure he has. a long time ago. in terms of assholishness and number of dogs killed.

  100. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 6:00 PM

    “The saddest part is, people will buy the jersey. And those people deserve whatever bad things happen to them.”
    You said that, hayward. You can’t go around vaguely threatening that “something bad” is going to happen to people who buy Vick jerseys, then get sand in your vagina when someone turns it around on you.
    So come down off that self-righteous high horse. It – and you – are covered in bullsh^t.

  101. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 20, 2009 9:35 PM

    dawk20db says:
    August 20, 2009 2:10 PM
    Whats with the race war? I mean damn, i’m a white guy that likes Mike Vick. Is there a place in this world for me?
    “YOU” people…feeding time for monkeys…you (notice the lack of caps and quotes) people are all sick. By the way, you do realize that us white folk (even the gun toting NRA ass holes) evolved from monkeys too right? And that the world is older than 5000 years right?
    **
    Dawk, thanks for saying that. I am a white guy as well and cannot stand all of the racism on this site. People and dinosaurs were on the planet at the same time. Palin saw a footprint on the dino fossil. hahaha Carbon dating??? thats not in the bible.

  102. redsquare says: Aug 20, 2009 10:42 PM

    The Dox: I don’t eat animals, I’m a vegetarian. Nice try at making a dismissive point, but you’ve missed again. Other cultures practice child slavery, human trafficking, female genital mutilation… does that also make those things okay? Until things like slavery, the genocide of American Indians, child labor, and no voting rights for women were done away with, they were also considered acceptable. Your argument is just silly. We learn more, and we grow out of barbaric habits. Or at least we should.

  103. redsquare says: Aug 20, 2009 10:45 PM

    dawk20db: If I came across as defending wife & child abusers, that wasn’t my intent. I’m talking about specific NFL players who’ve gotten into isolated domestic disputes, and contrasting that with the malicious, long-term intent of Vick’s crimes. Do you have specific examples of NFL players who have been long-term wife-beaters or child abusers? If so, please list them. I’m not aware of any, but if there are some, then my comments don’t apply to them.
    So, for assuming I said something I didn’t and not reading my post carefully enough, looks like the only “ignorant f&#k” in this exchange is you.

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