Armchair GM: It is Time to End this Michael Vick Nightmare

no-to-vickOkay, I’ve really f-ing had it with this crap. I’ve had it with his horrible play. I’ve had it with his being kept on the team even after he proved he was worthless.

I’ve had it with his main enabler and butt buddy, Mike Tomlin, first sneaking him onto the team and now harboring him. I’ve had it with having to feel this wave of disgust each time I see him on the Steelers’ sideline.

I’ve had it with trying to justify why the Pittsburgh Steelers are superior to any other team. I’ve had it with trying to rationalize that there still is a Steeler Way.

It is indefensible.

I really wanted to puke reading Ed Bouchette’s article about Vick and his year so far. It seemed Ed thought he didn’t get enough of a chance. He seems to think with another year to learn the system he might just do better.

Well, he won’t.

Michael Vick was never an NFL caliber quarterback, even in his prime. He has a spaghetti arm with real accuracy problems. He has no pocket presence. He lacks all the intangibles a quarterback is supposed to have. The only thing he has ever been able to do is improvise when a play breaks down and that was when he was younger. He can’t carry out any kind of game plan. You can’t game plan for every play breaking down.

So, NO he wouldn’t be getting any better.

But that’s not the biggest reason to get the ex-felon off our team.

Michael Vick is an albatross. He drags down every team he’s ever played with. It’s because his karma debt is colossal.

I and MANY OTHERS want him off OUR TEAM!!! This has gone on way too long. It’s been like some waking nightmare.

Why is his Karma so bad?

This is a person of the lowest moral character. He’s admitted to (and has spent NO time in prison for) killing 6 to 8 dogs with his own hands.

Now, let that sink in for a moment. He killed one. It must have been just swell as far as he was concerned because he decided to do it again.

So, much so that he had equipment around to do it over and again. Drowning pools. Batteries with jumper cables for electrocutions. Shovels for bludgeoning. A dog gallows.

Yes. they were killing dogs so often by hanging them, alone, they had to construct a place to do it.

Let’s just go through the process of killing one dog. First he had to chose a dog to kill. Dogs that underperformed in trials are routinely killed, so that part is easy. Now, he has to get some to help holding down the dog will he slips the garrote wire or whatever he used over the dogs neck. Then they have to carry the dog to where they plan to kill it. The dogs probably struggling by this time but that’s no big deal. Two full grown men are going to make sure they get their killing done. Then they attach the dog to the gallows hanging it by it’s neck. So, I guess this is when the real entertaining part of the action happened for them. They get to stand around, give high fives, partake of whatever intoxicants one does when one has successfully killed yet another innocent animal while watching it struggle in pain, unable to understand why it was dying at the hands of those it considered it’s master.

But killing one wasn’t enough for him.

He has admitted to doing this, the torturing to death of HIS dogs, 6 to 8 times.

Think about that. He thought so little about the torturing to death of animals with his own hands that he can’t remember whether it was 6 or 8.

It disgusts me every time I think of him and I am tired of being disgusted.

This is not the type of person I would EVER associate with. This is not the type of person I would EVER want representing my sports franchise or city.

I can’t believe the Rooney Family who I have long admired could put a LARGE PORTION of the Steelers faithful through another year of this.

It is time to end this nightmare.

It is TIME TO END THIS HORRIBLE AND SHAMEFUL chapter of Pittsburgh Steelers history.

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23 Comments on this post.
  • Karen
    25 November 2015 at 7:30 pm
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    Yes Yes and YES.

    • Debbie Gibson
      25 November 2015 at 7:47 pm
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      Perfectly stated! He is and always will be a monster! Bad Karma will follow him for the rest of his days! Deb

  • Carole
    25 November 2015 at 8:01 pm
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    Thank you for so perfectly stating what so many Pittsburghers feel. Vick is a disgrace to humanity. He needs to go and so does his buddy, Tomlin.

    • Carole
      25 November 2015 at 8:02 pm
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      I do NOT want this Steeler logo next to my name. How do I get it OFF?

      • Hockey 101
        25 November 2015 at 8:15 pm
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        Karma , Eagles done , Jets done , you want to be next ? The Vick curse .

      • Mark
        16 January 2016 at 12:24 am
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        I know how you get the logo off Carole…stay the hell off ! Typical, self righteous idiot !

  • Hockey 101
    25 November 2015 at 8:12 pm
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    Get this idiot out of the NFL . He is as phony as a 3 dollar bill . Ask if the other 3 losers arrested with him have found jobs .

  • Heather Gross
    25 November 2015 at 10:49 pm
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    Vick did in fact spend jail time in a federal prison. I think he should go from the fact he serves no value to our team from a playing standpoint but the whole “he hurt puppies” take is overkill.

    • destiny
      26 November 2015 at 12:48 am
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      He served jail time for racketeering…the equivalent of bookkeeping for gambling… not animal cruelty/dog fighting…and he still owes rescues hundreds of thousands of dollars that he was court ordered to pay to compensate those rescues for the time love and care they gave all the dogs that they rescued and rehabilitated.

      • Tova Saul
        26 November 2015 at 11:16 am
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        1. He never served time in prison for animal torture.
        2. You have trivialized animal torture. I doubt if you ever owned a dog for any real length of time, and if you HAVE owned a dog for any length of time, then you are even way more empty-headed and hearted. If this excellent article did not get thru to you, then you need to add some W-40 to your moral compass.

  • Nancy
    25 November 2015 at 10:53 pm
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    I could have easily written this myself – word for word. Bravo and I obviously agree 100%!!

  • Nancy
    25 November 2015 at 10:55 pm
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    Heather – he spent jail time for interstate trafficking and for running a dog fighting ring – he never spent a second in jail for animal cruelty, which I believe is what the author was referring to. And to some of us, it does matter.

  • Rabbit
    26 November 2015 at 12:36 am
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  • destiny
    26 November 2015 at 12:49 am
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  • Jazzy
    26 November 2015 at 4:12 am
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    You gutless, pissant, whining little b#^^&#&$s. He won games, and didn’t lose any. He did it without training camp or OTAs. He did what he was hired for. Nif you dont like it..go friggin support the Ravens. So tired of the same whiny BS.

    • Tova Saul
      26 November 2015 at 11:19 am
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      Hmmmmm….I guess you don’t care much about animal torture. Must be nice to not have things like that perturb you. Life would be a lot more pleasant. Oops! Wait…….It seems that people who DO care bother you.

  • Bjfritch
    26 November 2015 at 4:19 am
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    Agree. Makes us sick to think people actually were cheering for him and yet still defend him. he has divided Steeler Nation from players to fans. #NOVICK

  • NoVick
    26 November 2015 at 8:12 am
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    Thank you. I truly appreciate you writing in depth about the atrocities Vick committed. He is a vile, disgusting creature. I don’t know how anyone could fluff off killing animals in the ways that he participated in and think he has served his time (I especially thank you for pointing out that he did not serve time for animal cruelty and death). Vick has no remorse for what he did and for that I do not think he deserves forgiveness. Get him out of Pittsburgh. Shame on the Rooney family for giving him a job.

  • Schmerg
    26 November 2015 at 1:17 pm
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    I have a couple of questions, not being a Steelers fan myself. First, as a Steelers fan, do you trust the Rooney family to conduct business with honor? If so, then why are you not giving them the benefit of the doubt in this situation? Do you REALLY believe they decided to add Vick to the team without thinking about any of the repercussions?

    Second, how does you being personally disgusted by the actions of someone 10 years ago affect what is good for the team now?

    I am in no way defending the actions of Vick, but at some point you have to admit that you are holding onto a grudge against someone that you have most likely never met or associated with, who did something that didn’t affect you in the slightest, and are only speaking out about BECAUSE HE IS ON A SPORTS TEAM.

    Incidentally, you should read what the Humane Society had to say in 2012. He did his time, even if that time isn’t for what you wanted it to be for. And he has shown remorse, specifically by working with kids to prevent what he did from infecting another generation.

    • Q
      27 November 2015 at 4:58 pm
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      The Humane Society received a nice large donation from Vick’s team (to the tune of about $50,000). Of course they are going to say GREAT things about him. They are a corrupt organization and I’ve read that less than 1% of donations received actually go to help animals. The rest is toward inflated salaries and tear jerking commercials to get us animal lovers to send more money. They were bought to endorse him.

      • Judith Pannebaker
        1 December 2015 at 4:26 pm
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        Never forget, never forgive, Schmerg!

        • Mark
          16 January 2016 at 12:34 am
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          And I’m sure every person that’s been in your life knows that very well about you. Mr.Vick paid DEARLY for his crimes. NEVER in this country has a man gotten a more harsh of a sentence than Michael Vick plus, financially, it cost him about 100,000,000 and he’s worked his ass off at redemption. What a bunch of self-righteous idiots !

  • Mark
    16 January 2016 at 12:50 am
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    Spaghetti arm ? Burton, if you’re going to write such an article at least get some of your facts right. There has NEVER been a QB in this league with an arm as powerful as Michael Vick’s. He threw a “Hail Mary” his rookie year from the 5 yrd line that hit the goal post 100 yrds away and he can still bring it. The man paid dearly for what he did and has done nothing but work for redemption, which will never truly come, since his release from jail. And it’s self-righteous ass**les like yourself who will make sure he can never redeem himself !

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