Mike Vick documentary is coming

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Apart from the possibility that he’ll be on the cover of the next Madden game, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has agreed to submit to a documentary “chronicling his life.”

Bombo Sports & Entertainment plans to produce a 70-to-90-minute film, which would be released theatrically in Philly and other NFL cities at the start of the 2011 season.  It possibly would be aired at a later date on ESPN or another sports network.

“I am a dog owner, so this won’t be a sugar-coating,” Bombo CEO Bob Potter told Terry Lefton and Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal, “but it should be a good film about an athlete who is fantastically talented and really polarizing at the same time.”

Per SBJ, Bombo needs to strike a deal with the league, if the film will include NFL logos and footage.

It’s unclear why Vick would allow camera back into his life, given that he decided in 2010 to pull the plug on a reality show that aired on BET.  “I put a stop to that,” Vick said last year.  “They asked me to do it.  I don’t have that lifestyle.”

Apparently, he does now.

And that’s another reason for folks to wonder whether Vick is losing the fire that put him back on top, now that he’s indeed back on top.

38 responses to “Mike Vick documentary is coming

  1. This seems like another one of those “stories” PFT reports on in which a day or two later they have to report “Vick and the Eagles are denying documentary report.”

  2. I wish this scumbag would break both his femurs the first game and then the Eagles put him out of his misery for not being able to perform…

  3. This is a documentary not a weekly show, you just can’t help yourself with the negative comments. You really are showing your ugly side over and over and over again. Move on Mike Vick’s life does not evolve around what you think. Thank God for that.

  4. By the way PFT the comment I made earlier that were not offensive and you refuse to post them. So this nut can keep posting his hate but no one can say anything about it?

  5. “It’s unclear why Vick would allow camera back into his life, given that he decided in 2010 to pull the plug on a reality show that aired on BET. “I put a stop to that,” Vick said last year. “They asked me to do it. I don’t have that lifestyle.”

    Apparently, he does now.

    And that’s another reason for folks to wonder whether Vick is losing the fire that put him back on top, now that he’s indeed back on top.”

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    Seriously? Vick doesn’t need any lifestyle but his true lifestyle to sell a documentary. He needs a lifestyle that would make BET viewers want to watch the show to make a BET reality show.

  6. I love when someone says “I’m a dog owner” when they try to defend themselves against charges that they are pimping Mike Vick.

    Mike Vick was a “dog owner” when he ran Bad Newz.

    In fact, everyone involved in dog fighting is a “dog owner”, so what does that really mean?

    Iditarod racers who chain their huskies outside to spikes with less than 5 feet of run in arctic temperatures are “dog owners”, too.

    So what? There is a difference between being a “dog owner” and being a sadist who revels in watching animals suffer.

    I don’t know this Bob Potter, but I have a sneaking suspicion that his motivation for making this documentary has very little to do with his love for dogs.

  7. Released theatrically? In NFL markets?

    You must be joking. I doubt if there’s a market for this outside of Philadelphia, if even there.

    No title yet? How about “101 Pit bulls”.

  8. I’m an Eagles fan so I’m a little bit biased, but I also love my dog and can’t understand why anyone would hurt a dog.

    I think Mike has paid his debt to society, he went to prison, he was humiliated in a very public manner, he got out and for all intensive purposes he has tried to make amends for what he has done. Mike was given a chance most will never get once leaving prison. If we automatically write off everyone who goes to prison it will only be a revolving door.

    I don’t condone what he did, and he still has a lot to make up for, but if this film helps kids make better choices and not end up in the same situation isn’t that a good thing? If he is willing to put his life on display as a way to teach kids who look up to him “what not to do” I admire the guy for having the courage to basically put it all out there.

    Now I would also feel more comfortable saying this if I knew he wasn’t getting paid to do so….. I don’t think you should profit from criminal behavior.

    I wasn’t a supporter of signing him, but I love Andy for giving him a second chance. If he keeps things going in the right direction Philly will love him forever and he may go down in History as the best thing to happen to the Eagles … and I say that with much trepidation but I’m trying to be optimistic!

  9. “…Mike Vick has agreed to submit to a documentary “chronicling his life…”
    Oh Boy!!!
    That’s one that I’m sure I’ll miss.

  10. I love when someone says “I’m a dog owner” when they try to defend themselves against charges that they are pimping Mike Vick.

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    haha indeed! Makes me think of when racists say things like “Hey, I have a black friend, but…”

  11. I think Mike has paid his debt to society

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    Not even close, he didn’t do even one hot minute in jail for killing those dogs.

  12. After reading, Disney called in to let them know the title: “Lady and the Tramp.” was already used once before.

  13. eagelsfan290 said “…and for all intensive purposes he has tried to make amends for what he has done.”

    It’s “for all intents and purposes”…

    What else would you expect from Eagles fans?

  14. Isn’t that supposed to be done when your dead and gone.
    He hasn’t had a life other than his dog fighting fame. I guess he considers he got a life after he got out of prison.

    This is just another mistake after a long line of mistakes.

  15. “chronicling his life.”

    Part 1. We start with Vick as a young boy sticking firecrackers up frogs asses and cutting the heads off of kittens and sticking them in people’s mailboxes.

    Part 2. Vick is introduced to the underground dog fighting scene as an adolescent and pops his first boner.

    Part 3. Vick’s athletic talent is noticed and the long ride of being entitled to things without working for them is started.

    Part 4. Chronicles Vick coasting through life on his legs and his arms, passing off herpes here, flipping off fans there.

    Part 5. The I will clear my name whoops you caught me lying to everyone segment.

    Part 6. I found Jesus and I’m willing to confess (while in jail) to the crimes against ‘those dogs’ what can you do for me? Reduce my sentence…thanks.

    Part 7. The happy ending. Everyone latches on to Vick’s dick. The hero rides off into the sunset debt free with people shoving diamonds in his pockets.

    And the Academy Award for best documentary goes to….

  16. For all those that feel the need to announce they’ll never watch, everybody knows that you will.

  17. eagelsfan290 said “…and for all intensive purposes he has tried to make amends for what he has done.”

    It’s “for all intents and purposes”…

    What else would you expect from Eagles fans?

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    Generalizations like this stopped being funny years ago.

  18. Another attempt to make us feel bad for the guy. Came from a bad background, bla bla bla. I don’t care who you are where you are from what happened to you in your life. People who do that sort of thing (electrocuting, hanging animals) deserve far worse than he got!

  19. There’s quite a difference between “BET Reality Show” and a documentary, you friggin morons.. If you don’t understand that fundamental fact of the story, then you’re an idiot.

  20. Oh here we go again with all you haters bashing the man. And you people think your better? Listen to yourselfs. Wishing harm/death on someone or always needing to open your mouths in a negative light. Vick can teach us allot. The crap he has to put up with every day and yet he still keeps his head up.

    Give it a break. Why do you people choose to root for negativity? Let it go. Find religion. Talk to god. Maybe you will be saved from this pathetic society your living in. The guy did wrong and was made an example of when others get off scott free yet its Vick you want to keep bashing?

    I think the “current” Mike Vick is actually a better person now then most of you bashing clowns!!!

  21. Im disgusted that our society is filled with this many bashers. God just kill me now. I dont want to live with such FILTH. Everyone needs to hate someone huh? Everyone needs to bash. Lets all root for the negativity huh. Whats this world coming too. You keep doing what your doing bro.

  22. Man, this is a bit messed up.

    Imagine this: “Chris Benoit: THE MOVIE! 3-D!”
    or “Vick vs Cujo: IN SPACE!”
    “OJ and Me: Gloves Gone Wild!”

  23. During the documentary-

    Hello, I’m Mike Vick, celebrity dog-killer and imitation NFL quarterback.

    These are my hundreds of dead dogs. They smell pretty bad, but the cost of feeding them has gone WAY down.

    This is my old boss, Arthur Blank. I hosed him for millions!

    This is my new boss, Jeff Lurie. I’m in the process of hosing him for millions, too!

    Here’s an autographed picture of me when I was with the Falcons, giving the double-handed bird to ALL my stupid fans.

    Yep, this docu is a sure-fire must-see… 🙄

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