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Vick signs with Nike

Michael Vick has reached another milestone in his comeback to the NFL: He’s found a company willing to take him on as an endorser. 

Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal broke the surprising news Wednesday that Vick has teamed up again with Nike.

“Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and is excited to be part of the Nike team again,” Vick’s agent Joel Segal said.

Segal wouldn’t discuss the terms, per the agreement between Vick and the shoe company. Vick will wear Nike shoes and apparel.  (Perhaps that’s all it amounts to.)  Now we are hardly sports business experts, but there are “endorsement” deals with players of all statures, even backup/Wildcat quarterbacks. 

To put it another way: Don’t expect another ad campaign based around the Michael Vick Experience.  (Must . . . avoid . . . inappropriate . . . joke.) 

Still, a deal of any sort is a risk by Nike.  Is it worth the negative headlines just to get the word Nike mentioned in articles like this one?  (Five times thus far.)

Then again, doubting Nike’s instincts when it comes to marketing is like doubting Drew Brees’ ability to read a defense.  (Or Wade Phillips’ ability to react to missed field goals.)

Nike may have determined that consumers buying their products aren’t nearly as hung up with Vick’s past as the people writing about him.

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  1. bearsrule says: Sep 30, 2009 6:37 PM

    It’s now official, he’s all the way back. Love it or hate it, when Nike wants you, you’re in.

  2. mrejr8234 says: Sep 30, 2009 6:39 PM

    im outraged about the outrage that is gonna happen in the comment section of this post.

  3. Xenu_D_Alien says: Sep 30, 2009 6:40 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see another ad campaign based around Michael Vick…Valtrex could use a spokesman.

  4. mustbechris says: Sep 30, 2009 6:40 PM

    Football fans like Mike Vick and Nike for the most part. PETA people won’t be wearing Nike anyway. They’re marketing to their market. Makes sense to me. Even the football fans that don’t like Mike Vick won’t stop buying Nike just because Mike Vick wears Nike, for the most part. It’s really not a lose for Nike. Especially if Vick is starting somewhere next year and is at pro bowl form again (not saying it’s likely, but it’s his ceiling all things considered).

  5. Pauly1620 says: Sep 30, 2009 6:40 PM

    Guess this means I’ll have to start beating my dog with Reeboks.

  6. VoxVeritas says: Sep 30, 2009 6:41 PM

    Sales must be lacking in the PA area. What better way to endear your company to the locals than by supporting one who is just like them? i.e. stupid criminals.

  7. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 30, 2009 6:48 PM

    Nike must have fallen in love with his 0-2 passing day on Sunday
    Hey Dungy – could you please slow down the press release machine until he actually does something? Like complete a pass, or move the sticks?

  8. Massappeal says: Sep 30, 2009 6:50 PM

    Okay animal lovers. This is beyond Vick earning a living. This is a company that wants to have a confessed dog torturer as it’s face.
    Hopefully, good people will boycott Nike, and the person responsible for this decision will be at a position that he/she is more suited for….like dogcatcher.
    Sorry to all the dogcatchers out there. Most people that work with animals are the kindest people that you will ever meet.
    BOYCOTT nike!!!!!

  9. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 30, 2009 6:50 PM

    I will never buy another Nike product. He’s a certified turd. I guess Nike is trying to monopolize the turd market. I will now and forever associate the brand as such:
    Nike = Turds

  10. Rex Grossman says: Sep 30, 2009 6:51 PM

    The people who make Nike shoes eat dogs anyway, so it’s not surprising they don’t really care.

  11. More Cowbell says: Sep 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    I guess next he will be on a box of Wheaties

  12. joey365247 says: Sep 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    Kinda ties in with their child labour history.. I got it! Mikey supplies the puppy’s to fabricate the shoes now??

  13. Krow says: Sep 30, 2009 6:56 PM

    Making sneakers out of dog leather… it’s a natural.

  14. mr.kush says: Sep 30, 2009 7:02 PM

    who cares if nike wants him, Florio, the mainstream liberal media, and the public should care more about nike employing poor people in dirty sweatshops and they’re ordered around all day by slave driver war criminals.

  15. Ocelot138 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:03 PM

    Hahahahahaha!
    Come one, come all! Let the haters in, because you can’t stop it.
    The man you hate so much is not only more famous than you, more athletic than you, and more beloved than you – he’s also richer than you and gets much more slack cut for him than you do!
    Vick is back, and the more endorsements Tony Choke-o loses, the more Superman will get back!

  16. realityonetwo says: Sep 30, 2009 7:04 PM

    I’m waiting for PECO (Philadelphia Electric Co.) to endorse Vick. Think of how much PECO’s income will increase with Vick electrocuting everything on four legs…

  17. Borg30 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:05 PM

    I will never buy Nike again!!!!!!!!!!

  18. JimmySmith says: Sep 30, 2009 7:08 PM

    and I used to boycott Nike because they use 12 year old kids to make their shoes, now I have an additional reason, Mike “I kill dogs because I’m a low rent, soul-less, ethically challenged poor excuse for a human being” Vick.

  19. danlinker says: Sep 30, 2009 7:08 PM

    Good. Hope that pisses off Florio and Rosenthal if nothing else.

  20. drbob1117 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:11 PM

    Rosenthal showed great insight when he ended the piece by saying that ‘consumers buying their products aren’t nearly as hung up with Vick’s past as the people writing about him.’ Members of the media could learn a lot from that statement.

  21. TheWizard says: Sep 30, 2009 7:11 PM

    Unbelievable.
    Who’s making the decisions for that company?
    What is their target demograhic?
    Mein Gott.

  22. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 30, 2009 7:12 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 6:41 PM
    Sales must be lacking in the PA area. What better way to endear your company to the locals than by supporting one who is just like them? i.e. stupid criminals
    ***
    Yep, Nike is only after the Philly market.

  23. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 30, 2009 7:13 PM

    This just in…. Felix Jones, Marion Barber, and Tony Romo just singed with Tampax.

  24. JCD says: Sep 30, 2009 7:13 PM

    Revolting. Guys tortures animals for fun and doesn’t miss a beat when he gets out of jail. Some of us will never, ever forget what Michael Vick confessed to doing. For shame, Nike, for shame.

  25. justus1 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:16 PM

    Funny how so many people trip about dogs and a man that has served his time, when you’ve got NASCAR that was founded by Bootlegers/Klansmen (known for linching PEOPEL) and nobody trips about that.

  26. Dawkphan says: Sep 30, 2009 7:19 PM

    Vox is still an ASS!!!
    Why don’t you go trip someone

  27. JoeSixPack says: Sep 30, 2009 7:19 PM

    This strikes me as a good match -
    Nike shoes are made in Vietnam… and we all know how highly the Vietnamese regard their dogs

  28. Jolly says: Sep 30, 2009 7:20 PM

    So um, how come Mike “The Hater” Florio skipped on this post?
    I guess all his doom and fear mongering has been permanently nullified so he gats his tail tucked?
    Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    Was fun while it lasted. In the end the man is just more valuable to those who have money than to you haters.

  29. TheDPR says: Sep 30, 2009 7:27 PM

    So the dog-killing QB bust is going to work in one of their sweat shops?

  30. Rafterman says: Sep 30, 2009 7:38 PM

    LMAO!
    Get a clue haters, if OJ was still of playing age he would have been reinstated and would have gotten his endorsements back! He was found not guilty after all.
    Don’t doubt it for a minute!
    The NFL is about $, not role models.

  31. Raiders757 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:39 PM

    I don’t like animals, and I don’t like Vick.
    I never really liked Nike all that much either.

  32. mpritc1019 says: Sep 30, 2009 7:40 PM

    Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.

  33. HarrisonHits says: Sep 30, 2009 7:41 PM

    Every piece of Nike clothing I own has just gone into the trash. Will never wear or purchase any of their products again.

  34. Rafterman says: Sep 30, 2009 7:45 PM

    # mpritc1019 says: September 30, 2009 7:40 PM
    Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.
    ——————————————————
    Ding, ding!
    We have a winner!

  35. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 30, 2009 7:46 PM

    I’m thinking Massengail would be a better fit for this douche.
    Way to go Nike…you just lost me as a customer.

  36. jtigrrrr says: Sep 30, 2009 7:48 PM

    Too bad, and I liked Nike… no more sales from my family Nike!

  37. Greg B. says: Sep 30, 2009 7:53 PM

    I would never purchase Nike products anyway before this, and I will never purchase Nike products now. Evil loves company.

  38. famucancer says: Sep 30, 2009 7:59 PM

    psst………psst……..haters…..ya mad?
    ROFLMAO!

  39. LottsFinger says: Sep 30, 2009 7:59 PM

    Just got back from NikeTown..what’d I miss?

  40. SFTitan says: Sep 30, 2009 8:07 PM

    This is a disgrace!! I will never buy Nike again. Ever.

  41. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 30, 2009 8:07 PM

    “mpritc1019″
    “Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.”
    ___________________________________________________
    Bingo!……We got Bingo!

  42. Twiz says: Sep 30, 2009 8:09 PM

    Right or wrong, these are the basic facts in this…..
    Nike will make money overall via Vick endorsements.Those that decide not to buy Nike because of this won’t even show up as a speed bump on Nike’s radar.
    Sounds like a total business decision to me……

  43. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Sep 30, 2009 8:11 PM

    What a shocker – Phil Knight and Vick are complete douchebags, so this is no surprise. The same guy who tattooed swooshes all over Eldick Woods’ nuts gives cash to Vick, what a country we live in…

  44. CH³NO² says: Sep 30, 2009 8:14 PM

    To Rafterman…….In case you weren’t aware……Orenthal Simpson is in jail (where he belongs) for 15-18 years at the moment.
    As for Nike, they can eat shit and die for all I care. Overpriced Chinese crap anyway. Commercialism gone insane!
    Street thugs will continue to buy (or steal) Nike products and kill each other for them. That’s a good thing!

  45. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Sep 30, 2009 8:17 PM

    THIS JUST IN: Nike boss Phil Knight approves of electrocuting, beating, drowning, hanging animals! Nike proved today that it’s OK to cruelly abuse, torture & serial kill animals for kicks. As long as Nike feels an athlete can sell their product, sadistically treating defenseless, non-violent animals is OKAY! Vick is SUB HUMAN & Nike doesn’t care, just like the fans at the Linc that gave Vick a standing ovation.

  46. American Justice says: Sep 30, 2009 8:19 PM

    I really do not have any opinion about Mr. Vick but all those on this post who think NIKE is wrong have failed to recognize some basic principles that have made America great.
    One is that our prison system is based upon a primary concept of rehabilitation rather than retribution. Our prison systems have moved out of the middle dark ages of torture and retribution.
    Secondly, people are more important than animals.
    Mr. Vick has paid his penalty to society!!! The past should be left in the past.
    Even though I have not been a Vick or NIKE fan I will now consider buying NIKE products because NIKE recognizes that there is redemptive value in all people.
    This is not only a basic American value it is also at the heart of Christian teachings…..forgiveness is a Godly virtue.

  47. VoxVeritas says: Sep 30, 2009 8:23 PM

    “The man you hate so much is not only more famous than you, more athletic than you, and more beloved than you”
    Debatable. Nobody will give two shits about Michael Vick after his career is over and his money is gone. Again. Eagirls fans certainly won’t, you guys hate everybody you said you loved when they were a part of the team. And when they come back, a la Trotter, you love him again.
    “he’s also richer than you”
    This is very debatable, even for young professionals who are just starting their careers. Vick recently declared bankruptcy. For all intents and purposes his personal wealth is zip and he works from week to week. Probably doesn’t even own a home. Not one that he can make the mortgage for, anyway.
    “and gets much more slack cut for him than you do!”
    Now that’s true, but only dumbasses like Vick and Eagirls fans need slack like that in the first place. Slackers.

  48. VoxVerítas says: Sep 30, 2009 8:31 PM

    # Dawkphan says: September 30, 2009 7:19 PM
    Vox is still an ASS!!!
    Why don’t you go trip someone
    Cuz I’d probably get my ass kicked.
    Any more stupid questions?

  49. VoxVeritas says: Sep 30, 2009 8:34 PM

    “Yep, Nike is only after the Philly market.”
    Well no, not just the Philly market. All markets. See, when a retail manufacturer like Nike is not getting the sales it would like to have in a particular market, they’ll usually concentrate on improving those markets through advertising. Business 101, smush. I don’t have access to Nike’s books but I’d bet my bottom dollar that that’s what’s going on. Seriously. Bet you’ll be seeing some regional Nike/Vick commercials soon. Stuff that no other part of the country will see. Pa, maybe some lower eastern seaboard areas where Vick is still popular. I don’t see any national advertising campaigns in his future. It’s all about selling as many swooshes as possible.

  50. VoxVeritas says: Sep 30, 2009 8:45 PM

    “(known for linching PEOPEL)”
    Oh Lord, please give Philly some real schools.

  51. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 30, 2009 8:48 PM

    To put it another way: Don’t expect another ad campaign based around the Michael Vick Experience. (Must . . . avoid . . . inappropriate . . . joke.)
    ——————
    Come on Gregg, Florio wouldn’t have held back.
    For a company that has kids in sweatshops making their shoes hiring a felon is not much of a stretch.
    I wear New Balance sneakers. Mainly made in US and a top notch running shoe, I am old enough to not care about being stylish.
    Bounty on Vick

  52. Rafterman says: Sep 30, 2009 8:50 PM

    CH³NO² says: September 30, 2009 8:14 PM
    To Rafterman…….In case you weren’t aware……Orenthal Simpson is in jail (where he belongs) for 15-18 years at the moment.
    So?
    It was a hypothetical statement.
    If he were of playing age and free, he would be playing. He would also get the endorsement deals because the target demo still thinks he’s as pure as the driven snow!

  53. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 30, 2009 9:04 PM

    HA HA “BLUEEYEDEVILS” LOSE AGAIN :)
    WOOF…..WOOF…..”shut up before I kick you….you worthless mutt”….
    HA HA HA

  54. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 30, 2009 9:12 PM

    Vox,
    I understand the business angle and selling swooshes but signing Vick is a national story. My guess is that the added sales in the Philly area would not be greater than the nember of people accross the country who will boycott them. This is a national story.
    Maybe I am wrong and they have a beancounter that says otherwise. It just seems like at a high level this will maybe increase sale locally and lower sales nationwide.

  55. realitypolice says: Sep 30, 2009 9:17 PM

    Vox is kicking ass tonight. Great response to Ocelot138.
    Never thought someone with half a brain could be a Cowboys fan. Learn something new every day.

  56. tv says: Sep 30, 2009 9:24 PM

    Will the shoes have paw print soles?

  57. c2flyer says: Sep 30, 2009 9:35 PM

    Good for Vick. Finally someone recognized that he paid for his crime and let him move on. He deserves a second chance and I hope he realizes it. The haters are blind to all the other non-sensical things goings on; you should be boycotting a lot of businesses. Look in the mirror and only those who are perfect or never did anything should pitch your self serving vitriol

  58. chewy says: Sep 30, 2009 9:42 PM

    I just broke the news to my two teen softball and baseball athletes. Nike, you just lost all my future business. NO nike bats, cleats, shoes, etc. Your company has just shown that you have no ethics, and hopefully you lose alot of money because of your decision. And any of you dog haters, if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I hope you all come back as a dog and get tortured by one of Vick’s friends. “Nough said!!”

  59. David Moore says: Sep 30, 2009 9:50 PM

    Go Vick! I love comeback stories.

  60. favrecansuckit says: Sep 30, 2009 9:53 PM

    sob, sob, sob….”i’m never gonna buy nike again!” what a bunch of whiny bitches.

  61. lithiumfx26 says: Sep 30, 2009 9:55 PM

    Vox,
    Remember when the cowgirls were attached to Nike? Nike sure made a profit promoting all the prostitute buying, coke addicted, throat stabbing cowgirls. Remember that?

  62. lithiumfx26 says: Sep 30, 2009 10:01 PM

    # favrecansuckit says: September 30, 2009 9:53 PM
    sob, sob, sob….”i’m never gonna buy nike again!” what a bunch of whiny bitches.
    It’s the same people who complained about the Japanese in WWII and still buy Japanese made cars today. Get over Nike doesn’t need your $.

  63. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 30, 2009 10:01 PM

    If all “YOU” broke people stopped buying Nike apparel today, Nike’s profit would sink to…………………….0.000000000000000000001.
    I’m sure Nike is frightened :)

  64. Tim says: Sep 30, 2009 10:04 PM

    Vick will be back in prison in a few years, guaranteed!

  65. transmogrification says: Sep 30, 2009 10:05 PM

    The Eagles are getting a lot more attention than the Cowboys nowadays….never thought I’d see THAT happen *puke*

  66. BlueEyeDevils says: Sep 30, 2009 10:06 PM

    Nike is just the beginning. “YOU” people tried your best, but guess what???????
    He’s rich again :)
    It’s a damn shame when a backup qb makes the NFL TOP 100 when there are only 6 other qbs on the list.
    That makes 26 other “STARTING” qbs look pretty worthless and lame :)
    Ouch that’s gotta hurt :)

  67. awriddelsbiot says: Sep 30, 2009 10:06 PM

    If Osama Bin Laden could complete a pass or dunk a basketball, he would be playing as a pro today, and he would get a endosement deal with Nike also…give mickey a break, he made his mistakes…Besides Nike needs a spokesman for their new line of Dog Leather Sneakers
    Nike you have lost another customer for life

  68. n0hopeleft says: Sep 30, 2009 10:11 PM

    Michael Vick has not been worth the turmoil he’s brought to Philly or Nike. Just give it a few weeks. Ronnie Mexico will be back to his old self again – running around dodging defenses, exciting fans, driving up ratings in no time. That will be just in time for when the Eagles play the New York Giants.
    Justin Tuck is going to smash Vick’s face into the goddamn ground.

  69. nick24 says: Sep 30, 2009 10:20 PM

    Did he pay for his crime? Perhaps he paid for the legal infraction he committed based on the judicial sentence he received. The laws concerning mistreatment of animals are inadequate, and that is tragic. Vick was also guilty in the eyes of many members of society…. those people are not “over it,” and that is the risk Nike takes: that runners like me who spend lots of money on shoes, will say, no more Nike for me.

  70. uoyeah says: Sep 30, 2009 10:22 PM

    Michael Vick is a murderer and shouldn’t have ever seen the light of day beyond prison walls! Murdering animals is worse than murdering a human. Dogs depend on humans for their very existence! Have you ever looked into a dog’s eyes? All they do is attempt to please people. They are innocent and dependent. Shame, shame, shame on the NFL for reinstating him and shame on Nike for endorsing the scumbag! I’ll never buy another Nike product!

  71. proamerica says: Sep 30, 2009 10:24 PM

    Philly, Nike and Vick a marriage made in heaven.
    I’m sure he can find a dogfight anytime and can illustrate how to slam a dog properly.
    As for Phlly, I wouldn’t go there on a bet. Nike, you lost my business and I don’t mean my personal shoes. Vick there’s a word for you but it’d be censored.

  72. VoxVerítas says: Sep 30, 2009 10:25 PM

    # realitypolice says: September 30, 2009 9:17 PM
    Never thought someone with half a brain could be a Cowboys fan. Learn something new every day.
    That’s me alright, it’s a no brainer!

  73. VoxVerítas says: Sep 30, 2009 10:26 PM

    lithiumfx26 says: September 30, 2009 9:55 PM
    Vox,
    Remember when the cowgirls were attached to Nike? Nike sure made a profit promoting all the prostitute buying, coke addicted, throat stabbing cowgirls. Remember that?
    Remember it?
    I was the third hottie from the right.

  74. KW says: Sep 30, 2009 10:44 PM

    Well, I will never purchase another Nike product. I do not want to patronize any business that feels that abject violence towards any living thing is acceptable. You lost me Nike.

  75. dc4545 says: Sep 30, 2009 10:49 PM

    What Vick did was wrong.
    He paid the price.
    He lost a great amount of money and stature.
    He got another chance. I think he deserved it after his prison term.
    He did not deserve to get an endorsement deal from Nike after all of this.
    I won’t be buying Nike again.

  76. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 30, 2009 10:52 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    September 30, 2009 10:11 PM
    Michael Vick has not been worth the turmoil he’s brought to Philly or Nike. Just give it a few weeks. Ronnie Mexico will be back to his old self again – running around dodging defenses, exciting fans, driving up ratings in no time. That will be just in time for when the Eagles play the New York Giants.
    Justin Tuck is going to smash Vick’s face into the goddamn ground.
    *****
    Only problem is that the Giants D-Linemen are always hurt… Kinda like Cowboys running backs.

  77. drea says: Sep 30, 2009 10:56 PM

    Just left the mall…I bought a pair of Nike running shoes and some Nike apparel. You can miss me with that “boycott Nike” crap. I wear what I like, I don’t give a rat’s ass who endorses it.
    People who say they aren’t going to buy Nike products probably already didn’t purchase much anyway. The ones who liked Nike before are going to like Nike products with or without Vick. The Vick haters are going to make no difference whatsoever to Nike’s bottom line.

  78. DokturB says: Sep 30, 2009 11:08 PM

    uoyeah…..dogs depend on humans for their very existence? Did they have a choice in the matter. Humans CHOOSE to own dogs….I am sure that dogs would survive without our intervention.
    All of you Vick haters are probably the same dumbasses that want to run to Iraq/Afghanistan and try to be a human shield. Go hug a tree or something. If you don’t want to buy Nike…SWEET….maybe the shelves will be full when I get to Foot Locker and I won’t have to backorder my sneakers.

  79. uoyeah says: Sep 30, 2009 11:10 PM

    Murdering innocent animals is a character flaw that can never be corrected. He’s a scumbag and should never see life beyond the prison walls!

  80. charlotte says: Sep 30, 2009 11:32 PM

    It is absolutely disgraceful that Nike has signed Vick. There are plenty of other athletes that could represent Nike…why would they choose to have an animal abuser as representing their brand? It is disgusting. As if they don’t have enough problems with declining sales and profits why do they want to add bad PR to the mix? I would be curious what the thought process was behind this decision.

  81. realityonetwo says: Sep 30, 2009 11:42 PM

    JunkYardDogg1156 says:
    September 30, 2009 8:17 PM
    THIS JUST IN: Nike boss Phil Knight approves of electrocuting, beating, drowning, hanging animals! Nike proved today that it’s OK to cruelly abuse, torture & serial kill animals for kicks. As long as Nike feels an athlete can sell their product, sadistically treating defenseless, non-violent animals is OKAY! Vick is SUB HUMAN & Nike doesn’t care, just like the fans at the Linc that gave Vick a standing ovation.
    —-
    Add Tony Dungheap to that list.

  82. marianne11 says: Sep 30, 2009 11:44 PM

    This is absolutely unbelievable. Who are the clueless, greedy people making decisions at Nike?
    I know. It’s the same kind of clueless, hubris-laden mind-set that gave us those banking, insurance and hedge fund decisions that nearly busted the world. It takes your breath away.

  83. jeeper says: Sep 30, 2009 11:54 PM

    its no surprise to me. the same type of people that you see flashing around in their Nike track suits and latest athlete endorsed shoes (and were out supporting Vic with signs ect during the trial) are the ones that mindlessly follow their football gods weekend after weekend without question. Nike knows that they are not smart enough to step out of the rank and file and protest the endorsement of a truly disgusting piece of trash. Nike has never chosen to endorse anyone that is of any true value to society anyhow, choosing to focus on sports figures, who much of the time can barley spell their own names, let alone put together a cohesive sentence. i feel sorry for the masses that worship and defend players like Vic because they are at or below the same intelligence level, but without all the money or future. Nike will continue to use these people to pad their bottom line and use people such as Vic to make sure that they never question the need for their precious sneakers. i dont buy nike product because it is not a quality product and so 1990′s so no endorsement would make me what to buy it. the way i see it Nike is using a piece of trash to sell a product that would not sell on its own merits or quality but needs someones name splashed across it, to people that most of the time cannot afford it.
    If I was a Nike drone, this would be enough for me to quit. Dog killers have no place in society.

  84. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Sep 30, 2009 11:56 PM

    Well, we all know which side of the aisle DokturB shops on…if we don’t buy it, he will surely steal it!

  85. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 1, 2009 12:47 AM

    Join me in saying thanks to Nike by mailing a shoebox full of dog poop.
    Corporate Mailing Address
    Nike USA Inc.
    Consumer Services
    One Boweman Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97005-6453
    Vick Bounty (New look)

  86. Capt. James T. Kirk says: Oct 1, 2009 12:47 AM

    Funny how so many people trip about dogs and a man that has served his time, when you’ve got NASCAR that was founded by Bootlegers/Klansmen (known for linching PEOPEL) and nobody trips about that.
    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess by your spelling of LINCHING PEOPEL that maybe you are one of the Peopels that might have been targeted by dem der Linchers? Klansmen? Who’s ass did you pull THAT one out of ? Jesse Jack(ass)son? It’s beyond dispute they were bootleggers…everyone knows that. But klansmen? Go hit the Hennessy again, bro.

  87. maxthefactor says: Oct 1, 2009 12:56 AM

    I really don’t think NIKE really cares what you tree hugging haters think…there are hunting and fishing shows were animals are killed by the thousands (bears, deer, mountain goats,fish,pigs) and anything else they can point a rifle at but I bet you all buy guns, boats and hunting gear from the same manufactures who sponsor those shows…SO SHUT THE HELL UP “THANKS NIKE” GO #7….(from a true FALCONS fan)

  88. concerned fan says: Oct 1, 2009 1:02 AM

    I believe I just bought my last Nike product for a while. But wait, Roman Polanski is coming back, maybe he could endose something; he just rapes 13-year olds, and , after all, he’s not an athlete; he only raped the girl in Jack’s house. He doesn’t remember if the Lakers had a home game or if Jack was at an Oakland game back then! Someday soon there needs to be some class added to sports…let’s drop the drugs, the rapes, the trash, the tatooed bodies; let’s see if we can put some elegance out there….

  89. Dolph T says: Oct 1, 2009 1:02 AM

    No more Nike golf products or shoes for me.
    Vick deserves to have his face and genitals rubbed in liverwurst and then be tossed into a ring naked with 4 pit bulls. He has served enough time to be on the streets; he can never serve enough time to deserve public acclaim or endorsement contracts.

  90. The Logical One says: Oct 1, 2009 1:43 AM

    Let’s be reasonable. We have athletes out here who have done far worse than Vick. Its time for us to move on. He has more than apologized for his wrong doing and he has not only done this by words but also deeds. The man deserves, just like we have extended to politicians and others, a second chance. He has shown more remorse than those who get voted right back in office etc. There’s no need to get ridicules and boycott Nike and everything else. Its important to keep this in a proper perspective.
    I am happy for him and Nike!

  91. GetOverItAlready says: Oct 1, 2009 2:04 AM

    Oh for the love of pete people. I personally can’t stand Vick. Never bought NIKE either. However, all those making the comments that you will never buy NIKE products again… get over yourselves. It doesn’t matter if you are not going to buy the products, and honestly no one cares if you do or don’t. Do you think NIKE even reads forums like this?? It’s like when everyone said they would protest the games in Philly when he was signed… yeah out of all those yapping on the forum, what 4 or 5 people showed up? He did his time, he is probably still a piece of crap, and he will probably retire with more money then any of us will ever see in our lifetime. That’s life and if you don’t like it… there’s the door —>

  92. Fred dawg says: Oct 1, 2009 2:13 AM

    Vick should be cleaning up dog poop at the nearest dog kennel.
    Short of that, he should be scraping the dog poop off my Nike shoes.
    That’ll be the last pair of Nike’s I’ll ever own after his sign-up.

  93. MULEHEAD says: Oct 1, 2009 2:43 AM

    I really believe Nike will regret this decision. What a POS company! You’re on the sh*t list!

  94. MULEHEAD says: Oct 1, 2009 3:03 AM

    Nike just made a HUGE mistake endorsing M. Vick! This goes way beyond the thoughts of animal rights activists. By endorsing Michael Vick, Nike has really pissed off the entire public at large!

  95. chrisshoe says: Oct 1, 2009 3:41 AM

    Sorry vox don’t insult philly!! We have nothing to do with Vick being signed to the eagles. You’re just as ignorant as the people you are insulting!!

  96. Ocelot138 says: Oct 1, 2009 5:07 AM

    I guarantee that in five years, half of these whiners will have bought Nike, or something from a company owned by Nike. In ten years, ALL of these posters will have – in some form or another – given money to the men in charge of Nike.
    All talk, haters. All talk.

  97. eaglesgiantsredskinshater says: Oct 1, 2009 5:10 AM

    Only whiteboy rapper dipsh*ts wear Nike’s anyway. Let them all expose themselves for the d*mbasses they really are. I was there when Vick walked into that courtroom in Richmond. The only folks holding up pro-Vick signs looked like washouts to me anyway. Do you really think he’s actually showed remorse or gives a damn about the dogs? He and his brother Marcus are Grade A classless morons. Poor parenting = poor kids, Mike and Marcus are no exception. By the way, if you are going to post, at least check the spelling and grammar. Third grade English skills make this page look ridiculous and shame educated fans. Get a clue or get off the blogs. Quit making yourself look like an ass.

  98. Terry says: Oct 1, 2009 5:56 AM

    Big Deal. Nike signs everybody and anybody whose under contract by an NFL team, including practice squad guys. It’s for “product” ONLY with NO CASH whatsoever. The news should be that Reebok, the providers of NFL uniforms chose NOT to sign him.

  99. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 6:29 AM

    Off to buy myself two Mike Vick jerseys (home and away) and all you PETA biyatches can chew on my sack…
    Get on with your own life and let MV get on with his…

  100. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 6:46 AM

    Vick signs with Nike
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 30, 2009 6:11 PM ET
    Michael Vick has reached another milestone in his comeback to the NFL: He’s found a company willing to take him on as an endorser.
    Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal broke the surprising news Wednesday that Vick has teamed up again with Nike.
    “Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and is excited to be part of the Nike team again,” Vick’s agent Joel Segal said.
    Segal wouldn’t discuss the terms, per the agreement between Vick and the shoe company. Vick will wear Nike shoes and apparel. (Perhaps that’s all it amounts to.) Now we are hardly sports business experts, but there are “endorsement” deals with players of all statures, even backup/Wildcat quarterbacks.
    To put it another way: Don’t expect another ad campaign based around the Michael Vick Experience. (Must . . . avoid . . . inappropriate . . . joke.)
    Still, a deal of any sort is a risk by Nike. Is it worth the negative headlines just to get the word Nike mentioned in articles like this one? (Five times thus far.)
    Then again, doubting Nike’s instincts when it comes to marketing is like doubting Drew Brees’ ability to read a defense. (Or Wade Phillips’ ability to react to missed field goals.)
    Nike may have determined that consumers buying their products aren’t nearly as hung up with Vick’s past as the people writing about him.
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    bearsrule says:
    September 30, 2009 6:37 PM
    It’s now official, he’s all the way back. Love it or hate it, when Nike wants you, you’re in.
    mrejr8234 says:
    September 30, 2009 6:39 PM
    im outraged about the outrage that is gonna happen in the comment section of this post.
    Xenu_D_Alien says:
    September 30, 2009 6:40 PM
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see another ad campaign based around Michael Vick…Valtrex could use a spokesman.
    mustbechris says:
    September 30, 2009 6:40 PM
    Football fans like Mike Vick and Nike for the most part. PETA people won’t be wearing Nike anyway. They’re marketing to their market. Makes sense to me. Even the football fans that don’t like Mike Vick won’t stop buying Nike just because Mike Vick wears Nike, for the most part. It’s really not a lose for Nike. Especially if Vick is starting somewhere next year and is at pro bowl form again (not saying it’s likely, but it’s his ceiling all things considered).
    Pauly1620 says:
    September 30, 2009 6:40 PM
    Guess this means I’ll have to start beating my dog with Reeboks.
    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 6:41 PM
    Sales must be lacking in the PA area. What better way to endear your company to the locals than by supporting one who is just like them? i.e. stupid criminals.
    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    September 30, 2009 6:48 PM
    Nike must have fallen in love with his 0-2 passing day on Sunday
    Hey Dungy – could you please slow down the press release machine until he actually does something? Like complete a pass, or move the sticks?
    Massappeal says:
    September 30, 2009 6:50 PM
    Okay animal lovers. This is beyond Vick earning a living. This is a company that wants to have a confessed dog torturer as it’s face.
    Hopefully, good people will boycott Nike, and the person responsible for this decision will be at a position that he/she is more suited for….like dogcatcher.
    Sorry to all the dogcatchers out there. Most people that work with animals are the kindest people that you will ever meet.
    BOYCOTT nike!!!!!
    Backinthesaddle says:
    September 30, 2009 6:50 PM
    I will never buy another Nike product. He’s a certified turd. I guess Nike is trying to monopolize the turd market. I will now and forever associate the brand as such:
    Nike = Turds
    Rex Grossman says:
    September 30, 2009 6:51 PM
    The people who make Nike shoes eat dogs anyway, so it’s not surprising they don’t really care.
    More Cowbell says:
    September 30, 2009 6:54 PM
    I guess next he will be on a box of Wheaties
    joey365247 says:
    September 30, 2009 6:54 PM
    Kinda ties in with their child labour history.. I got it! Mikey supplies the puppy’s to fabricate the shoes now??
    Krow says:
    September 30, 2009 6:56 PM
    Making sneakers out of dog leather… it’s a natural.
    mr.kush says:
    September 30, 2009 7:02 PM
    who cares if nike wants him, Florio, the mainstream liberal media, and the public should care more about nike employing poor people in dirty sweatshops and they’re ordered around all day by slave driver war criminals.
    Ocelot138 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:03 PM
    Hahahahahaha!
    Come one, come all! Let the haters in, because you can’t stop it.
    The man you hate so much is not only more famous than you, more athletic than you, and more beloved than you – he’s also richer than you and gets much more slack cut for him than you do!
    Vick is back, and the more endorsements Tony Choke-o loses, the more Superman will get back!
    realityonetwo says:
    September 30, 2009 7:04 PM
    I’m waiting for PECO (Philadelphia Electric Co.) to endorse Vick. Think of how much PECO’s income will increase with Vick electrocuting everything on four legs…
    Borg30 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:05 PM
    I will never buy Nike again!!!!!!!!!!
    JimmySmith says:
    September 30, 2009 7:08 PM
    and I used to boycott Nike because they use 12 year old kids to make their shoes, now I have an additional reason, Mike “I kill dogs because I’m a low rent, soul-less, ethically challenged poor excuse for a human being” Vick.
    danlinker says:
    September 30, 2009 7:08 PM
    Good. Hope that pisses off Florio and Rosenthal if nothing else.
    drbob1117 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:11 PM
    Rosenthal showed great insight when he ended the piece by saying that ‘consumers buying their products aren’t nearly as hung up with Vick’s past as the people writing about him.’ Members of the media could learn a lot from that statement.
    TheWizard says:
    September 30, 2009 7:11 PM
    Unbelievable.
    Who’s making the decisions for that company?
    What is their target demograhic?
    Mein Gott.
    Smush Rodrigez says:
    September 30, 2009 7:12 PM
    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 6:41 PM
    Sales must be lacking in the PA area. What better way to endear your company to the locals than by supporting one who is just like them? i.e. stupid criminals
    ***
    Yep, Nike is only after the Philly market.
    Smush Rodrigez says:
    September 30, 2009 7:13 PM
    This just in…. Felix Jones, Marion Barber, and Tony Romo just singed with Tampax.
    JCD says:
    September 30, 2009 7:13 PM
    Revolting. Guys tortures animals for fun and doesn’t miss a beat when he gets out of jail. Some of us will never, ever forget what Michael Vick confessed to doing. For shame, Nike, for shame.
    justus1 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:16 PM
    Funny how so many people trip about dogs and a man that has served his time, when you’ve got NASCAR that was founded by Bootlegers/Klansmen (known for linching PEOPEL) and nobody trips about that.
    Dawkphan says:
    September 30, 2009 7:19 PM
    Vox is still an ASS!!!
    Why don’t you go trip someone
    JoeSixPack says:
    September 30, 2009 7:19 PM
    This strikes me as a good match -
    Nike shoes are made in Vietnam… and we all know how highly the Vietnamese regard their dogs
    Jolly says:
    September 30, 2009 7:20 PM
    So um, how come Mike “The Hater” Florio skipped on this post?
    I guess all his doom and fear mongering has been permanently nullified so he gats his tail tucked?
    Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    Was fun while it lasted. In the end the man is just more valuable to those who have money than to you haters.
    TheDPR says:
    September 30, 2009 7:27 PM
    So the dog-killing QB bust is going to work in one of their sweat shops?
    Rafterman says:
    September 30, 2009 7:38 PM
    LMAO!
    Get a clue haters, if OJ was still of playing age he would have been reinstated and would have gotten his endorsements back! He was found not guilty after all.
    Don’t doubt it for a minute!
    The NFL is about $, not role models.
    Raiders757 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:39 PM
    I don’t like animals, and I don’t like Vick.
    I never really liked Nike all that much either.
    mpritc1019 says:
    September 30, 2009 7:40 PM
    Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.
    HarrisonHits says:
    September 30, 2009 7:41 PM
    Every piece of Nike clothing I own has just gone into the trash. Will never wear or purchase any of their products again.
    Rafterman says:
    September 30, 2009 7:45 PM
    # mpritc1019 says: September 30, 2009 7:40 PM
    Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.
    ——————————————————
    Ding, ding!
    We have a winner!
    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    September 30, 2009 7:46 PM
    I’m thinking Massengail would be a better fit for this douche.
    Way to go Nike…you just lost me as a customer.
    jtigrrrr says:
    September 30, 2009 7:48 PM
    Too bad, and I liked Nike… no more sales from my family Nike!
    Greg B. says:
    September 30, 2009 7:53 PM
    I would never purchase Nike products anyway before this, and I will never purchase Nike products now. Evil loves company.
    famucancer says:
    September 30, 2009 7:59 PM
    psst………psst……..haters…..ya mad?
    ROFLMAO!
    LottsFinger says:
    September 30, 2009 7:59 PM
    Just got back from NikeTown..what’d I miss?
    SFTitan says:
    September 30, 2009 8:07 PM
    This is a disgrace!! I will never buy Nike again. Ever.
    Backinthesaddle says:
    September 30, 2009 8:07 PM
    “mpritc1019″
    “Let’s get real, the target market for Nike never thought Vick broke the law.”
    ___________________________________________________
    Bingo!……We got Bingo!
    Twiz says:
    September 30, 2009 8:09 PM
    Right or wrong, these are the basic facts in this…..
    Nike will make money overall via Vick endorsements.Those that decide not to buy Nike because of this won’t even show up as a speed bump on Nike’s radar.
    Sounds like a total business decision to me……
    IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says:
    September 30, 2009 8:11 PM
    What a shocker – Phil Knight and Vick are complete douchebags, so this is no surprise. The same guy who tattooed swooshes all over Eldick Woods’ nuts gives cash to Vick, what a country we live in…
    CH³NO² says:
    September 30, 2009 8:14 PM
    To Rafterman…….In case you weren’t aware……Orenthal Simpson is in jail (where he belongs) for 15-18 years at the moment.
    As for Nike, they can eat shit and die for all I care. Overpriced Chinese crap anyway. Commercialism gone insane!
    Street thugs will continue to buy (or steal) Nike products and kill each other for them. That’s a good thing!
    JunkYardDogg1156 says:
    September 30, 2009 8:17 PM
    THIS JUST IN: Nike boss Phil Knight approves of electrocuting, beating, drowning, hanging animals! Nike proved today that it’s OK to cruelly abuse, torture & serial kill animals for kicks. As long as Nike feels an athlete can sell their product, sadistically treating defenseless, non-violent animals is OKAY! Vick is SUB HUMAN & Nike doesn’t care, just like the fans at the Linc that gave Vick a standing ovation.
    American Justice says:
    September 30, 2009 8:19 PM
    I really do not have any opinion about Mr. Vick but all those on this post who think NIKE is wrong have failed to recognize some basic principles that have made America great.
    One is that our prison system is based upon a primary concept of rehabilitation rather than retribution. Our prison systems have moved out of the middle dark ages of torture and retribution.
    Secondly, people are more important than animals.
    Mr. Vick has paid his penalty to society!!! The past should be left in the past.
    Even though I have not been a Vick or NIKE fan I will now consider buying NIKE products because NIKE recognizes that there is redemptive value in all people.
    This is not only a basic American value it is also at the heart of Christian teachings…..forgiveness is a Godly virtue.
    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 8:23 PM
    “The man you hate so much is not only more famous than you, more athletic than you, and more beloved than you”
    Debatable. Nobody will give two shits about Michael Vick after his career is over and his money is gone. Again. Eagirls fans certainly won’t, you guys hate everybody you said you loved when they were a part of the team. And when they come back, a la Trotter, you love him again.
    “he’s also richer than you”
    This is very debatable, even for young professionals who are just starting their careers. Vick recently declared bankruptcy. For all intents and purposes his personal wealth is zip and he works from week to week. Probably doesn’t even own a home. Not one that he can make the mortgage for, anyway.
    “and gets much more slack cut for him than you do!”
    Now that’s true, but only dumbasses like Vick and Eagirls fans need slack like that in the first place. Slackers.
    VoxVerítas says:
    September 30, 2009 8:31 PM
    # Dawkphan says: September 30, 2009 7:19 PM
    Vox is still an ASS!!!
    Why don’t you go trip someone
    Cuz I’d probably get my ass kicked.
    Any more stupid questions?
    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 8:34 PM
    “Yep, Nike is only after the Philly market.”
    Well no, not just the Philly market. All markets. See, when a retail manufacturer like Nike is not getting the sales it would like to have in a particular market, they’ll usually concentrate on improving those markets through advertising. Business 101, smush. I don’t have access to Nike’s books but I’d bet my bottom dollar that that’s what’s going on. Seriously. Bet you’ll be seeing some regional Nike/Vick commercials soon. Stuff that no other part of the country will see. Pa, maybe some lower eastern seaboard areas where Vick is still popular. I don’t see any national advertising campaigns in his future. It’s all about selling as many swooshes as possible.
    VoxVeritas says:
    September 30, 2009 8:45 PM
    “(known for linching PEOPEL)”
    Oh Lord, please give Philly some real schools.
    SmackMyVickUp says:
    September 30, 2009 8:48 PM
    To put it another way: Don’t expect another ad campaign based around the Michael Vick Experience. (Must . . . avoid . . . inappropriate . . . joke.)
    ——————
    Come on Gregg, Florio wouldn’t have held back.
    For a company that has kids in sweatshops making their shoes hiring a felon is not much of a stretch.
    I wear New Balance sneakers. Mainly made in US and a top notch running shoe, I am old enough to not care about being stylish.
    Bounty on Vick
    Rafterman says:
    September 30, 2009 8:50 PM
    CH³NO² says: September 30, 2009 8:14 PM
    To Rafterman…….In case you weren’t aware……Orenthal Simpson is in jail (where he belongs) for 15-18 years at the moment.
    So?
    It was a hypothetical statement.
    If he were of playing age and free, he would be playing. He would also get the endorsement deals because the target demo still thinks he’s as pure as the driven snow!
    BlueEyeDevils says:
    September 30, 2009 9:04 PM
    HA HA “BLUEEYEDEVILS” LOSE AGAIN :)
    WOOF…..WOOF…..”shut up before I kick you….you worthless mutt”….
    HA HA HA
    Smush Rodrigez says:
    September 30, 2009 9:12 PM
    Vox,
    I understand the business angle and selling swooshes but signing Vick is a national story. My guess is that the added sales in the Philly area would not be greater than the nember of people accross the country who will boycott them. This is a national story.
    Maybe I am wrong and they have a beancounter that says otherwise. It just seems like at a high level this will maybe increase sale locally and lower sales nationwide.
    realitypolice says:
    September 30, 2009 9:17 PM
    Vox is kicking ass tonight. Great response to Ocelot138.
    Never thought someone with half a brain could be a Cowboys fan. Learn something new every day.
    tv says:
    September 30, 2009 9:24 PM
    Will the shoes have paw print soles?
    c2flyer says:
    September 30, 2009 9:35 PM
    Good for Vick. Finally someone recognized that he paid for his crime and let him move on. He deserves a second chance and I hope he realizes it. The haters are blind to all the other non-sensical things goings on; you should be boycotting a lot of businesses. Look in the mirror and only those who are perfect or never did anything should pitch your self serving vitriol
    chewy says:
    September 30, 2009 9:42 PM
    I just broke the news to my two teen softball and baseball athletes. Nike, you just lost all my future business. NO nike bats, cleats, shoes, etc. Your company has just shown that you have no ethics, and hopefully you lose alot of money because of your decision. And any of you dog haters, if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I hope you all come back as a dog and get tortured by one of Vick’s friends. “Nough said!!”
    David Moore says:
    September 30, 2009 9:50 PM
    Go Vick! I love comeback stories.
    favrecansuckit says:
    September 30, 2009 9:53 PM
    sob, sob, sob….”i’m never gonna buy nike again!” what a bunch of whiny bitches.
    lithiumfx26 says:
    September 30, 2009 9:55 PM
    Vox,
    Remember when the cowgirls were attached to Nike? Nike sure made a profit promoting all the prostitute buying, coke addicted, throat stabbing cowgirls. Remember that?
    lithiumfx26 says:
    September 30, 2009 10:01 PM
    # favrecansuckit says: September 30, 2009 9:53 PM
    sob, sob, sob….”i’m never gonna buy nike again!” what a bunch of whiny bitches.
    It’s the same people who complained about the Japanese in WWII and still buy Japanese made cars today. Get over Nike doesn’t need your $.
    BlueEyeDevils says:
    September 30, 2009 10:01 PM
    If all “YOU” broke people stopped buying Nike apparel today, Nike’s profit would sink to…………………….0.000000000000000000001.
    I’m sure Nike is frightened :)
    Tim says:
    September 30, 2009 10:04 PM
    Vick will be back in prison in a few years, guaranteed!
    transmogrification says:
    September 30, 2009 10:05 PM
    The Eagles are getting a lot more attention than the Cowboys nowadays….never thought I’d see THAT happen *puke*
    BlueEyeDevils says:
    September 30, 2009 10:06 PM
    Nike is just the beginning. “YOU” people tried your best, but guess what???????
    He’s rich again :)
    It’s a damn shame when a backup qb makes the NFL TOP 100 when there are only 6 other qbs on the list.
    That makes 26 other “STARTING” qbs look pretty worthless and lame :)
    Ouch that’s gotta hurt :)
    awriddelsbiot says:
    September 30, 2009 10:06 PM
    If Osama Bin Laden could complete a pass or dunk a basketball, he would be playing as a pro today, and he would get a endosement deal with Nike also…give mickey a break, he made his mistakes…Besides Nike needs a spokesman for their new line of Dog Leather Sneakers
    Nike you have lost another customer for life
    n0hopeleft says:
    September 30, 2009 10:11 PM
    Michael Vick has not been worth the turmoil he’s brought to Philly or Nike. Just give it a few weeks. Ronnie Mexico will be back to his old self again – running around dodging defenses, exciting fans, driving up ratings in no time. That will be just in time for when the Eagles play the New York Giants.
    Justin Tuck is going to smash Vick’s face into the goddamn ground.
    nick24 says:
    September 30, 2009 10:20 PM
    Did he pay for his crime? Perhaps he paid for the legal infraction he committed based on the judicial sentence he received. The laws concerning mistreatment of animals are inadequate, and that is tragic. Vick was also guilty in the eyes of many members of society…. those people are not “over it,” and that is the risk Nike takes: that runners like me who spend lots of money on shoes, will say, no more Nike for me.
    uoyeah says:
    September 30, 2009 10:22 PM
    Michael Vick is a murderer and shouldn’t have ever seen the light of day beyond prison walls! Murdering animals is worse than murdering a human. Dogs depend on humans for their very existence! Have you ever looked into a dog’s eyes? All they do is attempt to please people. They are innocent and dependent. Shame, shame, shame on the NFL for reinstating him and shame on Nike for endorsing the scumbag! I’ll never buy another Nike product!
    proamerica says:
    September 30, 2009 10:24 PM
    Philly, Nike and Vick a marriage made in heaven.
    I’m sure he can find a dogfight anytime and can illustrate how to slam a dog properly.
    As for Phlly, I wouldn’t go there on a bet. Nike, you lost my business and I don’t mean my personal shoes. Vick there’s a word for you but it’d be censored.
    VoxVerítas says:
    September 30, 2009 10:25 PM
    # realitypolice says: September 30, 2009 9:17 PM
    Never thought someone with half a brain could be a Cowboys fan. Learn something new every day.
    That’s me alright, it’s a no brainer!
    VoxVerítas says:
    September 30, 2009 10:26 PM
    lithiumfx26 says: September 30, 2009 9:55 PM
    Vox,
    Remember when the cowgirls were attached to Nike? Nike sure made a profit promoting all the prostitute buying, coke addicted, throat stabbing cowgirls. Remember that?
    Remember it?
    I was the third hottie from the right.
    KW says:
    September 30, 2009 10:44 PM
    Well, I will never purchase another Nike product. I do not want to patronize any business that feels that abject violence towards any living thing is acceptable. You lost me Nike.
    dc4545 says:
    September 30, 2009 10:49 PM
    What Vick did was wrong.
    He paid the price.
    He lost a great amount of money and stature.
    He got another chance. I think he deserved it after his prison term.
    He did not deserve to get an endorsement deal from Nike after all of this.
    I won’t be buying Nike again.
    ——————–
    Good post; balance and well-said…
    Apparently Nike disagrees with you and so do I…
    As you said, he went to prison and now he gets to live his life…

  101. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 6:48 AM

    KW says:
    September 30, 2009 10:44 PM
    Well, I will never purchase another Nike product. I do not want to patronize any business that feels that abject violence towards any living thing is acceptable. You lost me Nike.
    —————————–
    And now that you have made your choice, I will buy an extra product from Nike…
    See how that works out and everyone is happy!

  102. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 6:52 AM

    BlueEyeDevils says:
    September 30, 2009 10:01 PM
    If all “YOU” broke people stopped buying Nike apparel today, Nike’s profit would sink to…………………….0.000000000000000000001.
    I’m sure Nike is frightened :)
    ———————
    I agree completely…

  103. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 7:05 AM

    eaglesgiantsredskinshater says:
    October 1, 2009 5:10 AM
    Only whiteboy rapper dipsh*ts wear Nike’s anyway. Let them all expose themselves for the d*mbasses they really are. I was there when Vick walked into that courtroom in Richmond. The only folks holding up pro-Vick signs looked like washouts to me anyway. Do you really think he’s actually showed remorse or gives a damn about the dogs? He and his brother Marcus are Grade A classless morons. Poor parenting = poor kids, Mike and Marcus are no exception. By the way, if you are going to post, at least check the spelling and grammar. Third grade English skills make this page look ridiculous and shame educated fans. Get a clue or get off the blogs. Quit making yourself look like an ass.
    ———————————–
    And all the Cowgirls’ fans are PhD’s – right…

  104. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 7:09 AM

    MULEHEAD says:
    October 1, 2009 2:43 AM
    I really believe Nike will regret this decision. What a POS company! You’re on the sh*t list!
    MULEHEAD says:
    October 1, 2009 3:03 AM
    Nike just made a HUGE mistake endorsing M. Vick! This goes way beyond the thoughts of animal rights activists. By endorsing Michael Vick, Nike has really pissed off the entire public at large!
    ————————-
    With your job at Mickey D’s, you can’t afford to buy anything by knock-offs anyway…

  105. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 7:20 AM

    SmackMyVickUp says:
    October 1, 2009 12:47 AM
    Join me in saying thanks to Nike by mailing a shoebox full of dog poop.
    Corporate Mailing Address
    Nike USA Inc.
    Consumer Services
    One Boweman Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97005-6453
    ———————-
    I already sent them an e-mail congratulating them on the deal and making a commitment t0 purchase one Nike product a month for the next year!

  106. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 7:22 AM

    If I was a Nike drone, this would be enough for me to quit. Dog killers have no place in society.
    ————————-
    How about cow, pig and chicken killers?

  107. tv says: Oct 1, 2009 7:48 AM

    It is very difficult for me to take anything good from Vox, since his logon name is from The Edge Chronicles – a book for 13 yr olds!

  108. mango2kw says: Oct 1, 2009 8:09 AM

    I’m a long-time Va Tech fan, and a Falcons fan. I was once a big supporter of Mike Vick. Not anymore. What he did, was heinous to say the least. No sense going back over that.
    As to whether or not Vick has truly changed, time will tell that tale. It’s very easy to be remorseful when there are millions of dollars at stake. Let’s see what he’s like 5 years AFTER football.
    Nike has the right to do business with whomever they choose. And I have the right NOT to do business with whomever I choose. As of today, I will no longer purchase or wear ANYTHING made by Nike.
    They may not miss my money, but I won’t support a company that chooses to do business with someone like Vick.
    Mango

  109. Liberty says: Oct 1, 2009 8:21 AM

    I wanna be like Mike

  110. YoYoMon says: Oct 1, 2009 8:34 AM

    Michael Vick served his time, his debt to society has been paid. The man has a right to get back to his life, and it appears Nike believes so as well.
    The negative comments here only reinforces the notion that no one believes in our judicial system and that convicted felons who serve their time should not have the right to become productive members of society.

  111. chewy says: Oct 1, 2009 8:40 AM

    Anton Chigger -
    You obviously have no life, leaving 10 posts.
    If even 10% of the Nike purchasers stop purchasing, it will impact Nike.
    Let Vick live, but to have a huge company pick him as a role model, obviously someone will be fired when their sale plummet.
    And you morans comparing farm animals to a dog, you pathetic. His dogs were tortured for fun, not for food, and he has still has no remorse.
    All you people congratulating Vick, I guarantee you he will have a black cloud over his head for the rest of his life, just like OJ and Chris Brown, and will always have to worry about what people think. No one will let him live this one down.

  112. monica says: Oct 1, 2009 8:41 AM

    I am proud of Nike and Mike Vick. These very negative comments about both are very disturbing to me because there is no forgiveness. I am glad that none of you negative people have ever did anthing that was not be pleasing to the public because it would be very sad on how you would react to it.

  113. crpaulk says: Oct 1, 2009 8:55 AM

    Too bad. I wish I could say I would be boycotting Nike, but I already do not own any Nike Gear. I don’t think a human being who can cause the pain Vick did to an animal is redeemable. He may have paid the legal price, but society still does not have to reward him ever again. Just another reason to look elsewhere for entertainment than the pro sports world.

  114. joevan says: Oct 1, 2009 8:56 AM

    He has not paid his debt to the animal society! How much money has he volunteered to the people that spent money their own money and time to rehab these dogs. Medical bills, food?
    You must be kidding about belief in the justice system in this country. Thanks for the laugh on that one! LOL
    The outrage reinforces that people are sick and tired of criminals getting away with this sort of crap! Serve 18 months, get out, start making tons of money? He has a criminal history, let him work his way outta his own crap like any other citizen that gets released has to do.

  115. joevan says: Oct 1, 2009 9:01 AM

    Instead of posting your comments here, email nike directly. I just did!
    http://www.nike.com

  116. jkidd777 says: Oct 1, 2009 9:11 AM

    One can only wish that there was a way to track the purchasing practices of those persons who have decided to boycott big bad Nike…all the talk in the world isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit if it isn’t backed up by any action…and my experience tells me this: most of the people blogging and posting about boycotting and blah blah blah will probably talk a big game, but when it comes down to it, will forget in a few days, maybe weeks, and continue living their lives as if nothing ever happened. My argument has always been this: If you are disgusted with Michael Vick (for his heinous actions), with the NFL (for allowing him to play again) or with Nike (for their undisclosed “sponsorship deal”), I say this. Don’t watch, listen or read. Don’t watch the Philadelphia Eagles or any other NFL games on CBS, FOX or ESPN. Don’t listen to any NFL broadcasts on local or XM/SIRIUS radio. And avoid the newspapers, magazines, newsletters, programs and anything on the internet that has any remote association with anything mentioned above. Personally, I will continue to enjoy football in a variety of ways, even though I DON’T like what Vick did. I am a loving owner to several dogs (Labs) and will simply continue to take the NFL for what it is: just another form of high dollar entertainment.

  117. USERNAME says: Oct 1, 2009 9:17 AM

    It’s absolutely outrageous that someone can spend 18 months in FEDERAL prison, come out, be in the limelight, get $1 million + per year in salary and be endorsed by one of the largest companies in Amercia! .. and people wonder why our young people do what they do on the streets! Heres your answer.. and corporate America is funding the fire !!!

  118. mikeyo says: Oct 1, 2009 9:29 AM

    I didn’t know Nike sold “HUSH PUPPIES”

  119. mikeyo says: Oct 1, 2009 9:34 AM

    Maybe BUSTER BROWN should have signed him. Can just here that theme song “Here’s Michael Vick he lives in a shoe, Here’s his dog tide he will kill him too”

  120. chewy says: Oct 1, 2009 11:14 AM

    jkiddd777
    I actually have not watched an NFL game this year. I am a Cowboy fan, but I am also boycotting the NFL. I want my kids to know when you take a stand on something, it may not be easy, but you have to stick to your guns. I missed their first game in the new stadium. Me not watching football will not impact the NFL, but if numbers of people did, and did not buy any products, tickets, etc. it might. And my kids aren’t happy about me boycotting Nike, but I am sending a message and standing by my beliefs.

  121. Smush Rodrigez says: Oct 1, 2009 11:24 AM

    Hey, Harrison Hits… Are you getting all of your stuff from the trash now?

  122. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 12:33 PM

    IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says:
    September 30, 2009 8:11 PM
    What a shocker – Phil Knight and Vick are complete douchebags, so this is no surprise. The same guy who tattooed swooshes all over Eldick Woods’ nuts gives cash to Vick, what a country we live in…
    ——————————-
    When are you leaving d****e bag?
    That would make it better….

  123. anton_chigur says: Oct 1, 2009 12:49 PM

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4521948

  124. chewy says: Oct 1, 2009 2:55 PM

    anton_chigar
    Still no life,
    you vulgar piece of crap to society…

  125. PimP JuicE MaN says: Oct 1, 2009 3:47 PM

    YEAH, NIKE ALWAY’S REFER TO
    Gregg Rosenthal ON BUSINESS
    PROJECTS IN REGARD TO ATHLETES
    SIGNINGS FOR ENDORSEMENT PURPOSES,
    THANK’S GREG FOR THE REMINDER.

  126. PimP JuicE MaN says: Oct 1, 2009 3:58 PM

    YEAH, NIKE ALWAY’S REFER TO
    Gregg Rosenthal ON BUSINESS
    PROJECTS IN REGARD TO ATHLETES
    SIGNINGS FOR ENDORSEMENT PURPOSES,
    THANK’S GREG FOR THE REMINDER.

  127. Rhonda Streadwick says: Oct 1, 2009 5:09 PM

    I believe it is very disgusting for NIKE to honor someone like vick. Anyone who did the things he has done should not even be allowed to participate in a sports event at all much less be paid for advertising for Nike. I also will never buy a Nike shoe again or anything with their logo. Right is right and wrong is wrong and Vick and Nike are wrong.
    Rhonda

  128. catlover says: Oct 1, 2009 7:22 PM

    VICK WASN’T SIGNED BY NIKE – THE PRESS RELEASE ON NIKE’S WEBSITE STATES THE FOLLOWING: Nike Statement on Michael Vick
    1 October, 2009 BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 1, 2009) — Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike. ALL THIS GREAT PRESS FOR THIS ABUSER. DISGUSTING.

  129. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 1, 2009 8:46 PM

    “agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike.”
    ———————————————————
    Nike is sponsoring him, just doing so without a contract. It is to “test the water.”
    Not hard to read what they said.
    Vick Bounty (New look)
    Join me in sending a shoebox full of dog poop to Nike in appreciation for signing Vick.
    Corporate Mailing Address
    Nike USA Inc.
    Consumer Services
    One Boweman Drive
    Beaverton, OR 97005-6453

  130. catlover says: Oct 1, 2009 9:31 PM

    To Smack My Vick Up – I’m in for the dog poop to Nike.
    To Monica – There’s making mistakes and then there is torturing animals. People who torture animals can not be rehabilitated – there is something fundamentally and permanently wrong with them.

  131. chewy says: Oct 1, 2009 10:57 PM

    I just heard the news. Now what do you have to say anton-chigur? What, did the cat bite your tongue, or maybe it was the pitbull. And it can bite it off and do all of us a favor.

  132. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Oct 2, 2009 5:19 PM

    All pit bulls should be eradicated from the face of the earth, Vick did a public service and now he gets vilified for it, leave the man alone. He’s a hero.

  133. YipYipDog Kenels says: Oct 2, 2009 6:20 PM

    This whole situation has gotten out of control.
    Mike Vick spends a couple years in jail and thats what he was sentenced to. Oh wait he did get an early release. When people say he paid for his crime? I am like umm NO! He spent time in jail.
    If this was your family members and yes I say members. over 40 dogs involved that they know of. How many over the years before he was caught? If your family members were murdered
    would you feel it was enough punishment to return a millions of dollars life style. I have never seen him in trouble for gambling on these dogs.
    (He took a plea) Pete Rose was done after his gambling adventure. We had moral in the USA.
    I say had. We no longer have the morals of past.
    My family at YipYipDog have stopped watching football, We will stop supporting anything That has any thing to do with Mike Vick gaining money. Mike needs to go back to a life like any inmate in USA and live a normal life. ( no glitz or glamour) He should have lost all that when he killed innocent animals. I am disgusted and saddened at what America has come too. How anyone could think it is ok to back him after what he did. Is apaulling to me. I forgave him for what he did. That does not mean I have to sit at the same table as him. That does not mean I should have to be ok with him being a millionaire. Forgiveness is one thing. I believe he needs it.
    But to allow him to be rich and famous and a Rolemodel to children!! and Adults!! are you serious!!! People wake up!!! If I did not think the end was coming soon. I do now. This has been a tradgedy for PitBulls and lovers of them every where. Mike Vick wins. When do the dogs?
    I have a dog here with a NIke swish on her chest.
    If Mike is endorsed by Nike I will be ashamed that she was born with it. We will definitly call it something else. She is a pitbull. PitBulls are my family. This hit just a little to close to home.
    I feel like all I do is educate people on PitBulls .
    Mike Vick if I could say something to you as a human. “Take your ball and go home.” Go to your nearest animal shelter and volunteer your time. They will have to watch you. Because you can’t be trusted, but work up to it. Look at the animals you harmed and truely find God because if you had truly found God. You wouldn’t jump back in to the lime light. You would go work on your soul and let people heal.

  134. Jimmy White says: Oct 3, 2009 2:19 AM

    If Vick ran away like Roman Polanski and continued making money perhaps he would be a hero in your eyes The man did his time and apologized he was not obliged to do that was he.
    I would buy NIKE any day for their spirt of rehabilitation all of you trying to trash your NIKE product (GO AHEAD IF YOU HAVE THE GUTS) Please send them to the Salvation Army,Good lord you Lads expect him to remain an unemployable ex-con for life??????????? what is the essence of the Penitentiary which comes from the Penance Americans Wake up this is not how a society is run if my Football team(soccer) dumps NIKE for this i would dump them too for being insensitve. i lot of you who travel down to Spain to watch a Bull fight in the Name of tourists

  135. Jimmy White says: Oct 3, 2009 2:46 AM

    All of you whining about not buying NIKE again shame on you all even when it was proved NIKE used child labour to produce most of their product you still bought them, it no lie 98% of all sporting goods are produced in china by underpaid and overworked labour who must live in crammed Boarding house while the family lives in far away villages to save money its not the Dogs come on let it out !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 4, 2009 11:07 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aug-jFhtOg

  137. Whodat1 says: Oct 13, 2009 9:59 PM

    Who is Vick?

  138. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 15, 2009 8:45 PM

    Perhaps Nike wants to bring out a shoe with dog teeth stuck in the side or dog hair glued on the bottom of the soul. Perhaps they now have a shirt with dog blood and siliva splattered all over them. How about this slogan Nike: When you’re in the mood to kill some dogs, make sure you do it in Nike style. I don’t think I’ve ever been this f@#$ing offended in my life. This man is worse than the lowest form of vile slime that can ever ooze down a sewer drain and yet Nike feels the need to have him endorse their product. Wow! Not that it matters, but I will never buy another one of their products EVER

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