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Friday, August 21, 2009


What's next, a Donte Stallworth beer koozie?

If you own a dog and a twisted sense of humor, the NFL is ready and willing to help turn your four-legged friend into a Michael Vick fan for the small fee of $39.99 plus tax and shipping.

That's the price you'll pay for the "custom pet jersey" selling on the NFL's Web site at, where a Daily News reporter placed an order Wednesday for a Philadelphia Eagles dog jersey, size large, with the No. 7 and the name "VICK" on the back.

At the NFL, that's business as usual.

"Like any other player, (customers) can obtain that name and that jersey if they wish," league spokesman Greg Aiello said. "As far as putting it on the dog product, he's working with humane societies, working to educate others on this issue, so we don't see a problem."

Hopefully Greg Aiello is being well compensated to spout such bullshit. Otherwise he's the stupidest fucking person on earthâ„¢.

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  • I usually agree with you brotha (loved the bit on neighbors & paint guns, and I think you do a great job staying on top of officials in Durham), but I'm going in a different direction on this one.

    Even if Vick isn't truly remorseful, and only he really knows if he is or not, putting one of these on a dog is going to generate a discussion. That discussion will entail how wrong his actions were, and how much he lost for breaking the law. Those discussion will, at some point, be heard by someone who will soon be faced with the decision to attend/participate in dog fighting. It's my belief that someone will think twice and hold up because of that discussion.

    The more we talk about it, the better chances we have to stop it. Controversial, yes, but for my part that's the point.

    Keep doin' what you do man.

    As always IMHO,


    By Blogger Sid Prince, at 2:06 PM  

  • What exactly did Michael Vick lose? He is being paid $1,600,000 for his first year with the Eagles with a second year option for $5,200,000.

    I think a doggie t-shirt like this will prompt better discussion.

    By Blogger SteveG, at 5:27 PM  

  • @SteveG For my part, he lost the respect of a fan who was sure he was going to be the new standard in NFL quarterbacks when I first saw him play (right, like he cares...but still).

    & I try to avoid hating where possible, but I get your point.


    By Blogger Sid Prince, at 6:47 PM  

  • @Sid Prince - good point. I'm not a football fan so am only peripherally aware of his past accomplishments.

    What he did was grotesque and horrid. I just hope that his disregard for life does not continue and extend to those people around him.

    By Blogger SteveG, at 8:54 PM  

  • I've made this comment in a few other places - my problem is more with the Eagles, and now with the NFL, than with Vick.

    What i'd like to see is the Eagles make a $1.6 million donation to a spay/neuter fund in Philadelphia to show that they understand that hiring Vick entails some obligation to the rest of us. Same with the NFL - donate the proceeds from the sale of the doggie Jerseys to an animal rescue charity.

    The NFL is what, a 10 billion a year operation? Surely there's a little more money to be made available for those kinds of things. But for the league's spokesperson to be so ignorant of the symbolism of selling doggie jerseys with Vick's name on them is just shameful.

    By Blogger Barry, at 9:55 PM  

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