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Old 07-20-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
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Contrary to conventional thinking this whole incident may actually build on Vicks popularity. While older people and especially whites may be disturbed by his cruelty there is a huge crowd of younger and darker fans who admire how this guy keeps it real and represents.

Here is a brother that has millions, and has tremendous success, can have intimate relations with the women of his choice and do whatever he pleases. Yet with all these options all he wants to do is hang with his homies and have his dogs fight. This is representing the streets to the fullest. In the eyes of the street and High School Hip Hop crowd he is an idol more so today than before the scandal broke.
All I am going to say is, I don't agree at all. So, you know what everyone thinks and feels? To me, that comment was more than a little close minded and almost racist. I am friends with people of all colors, back grounds, religions, etc and not one of them agrees with any of this! My younger sister (17 year old) is going through her "rebellious stage" and she hangs out with almost all "brothers" as you would say, and not one of them agrees with what Vick has done! I am 25 and my husband is 27, we own 3 American Pit Bull Terriers and we are very against what Vick has done! My husband and I are friends with quite a few "brothers" and Latinos, some from very poor back grounds, some middle class and some rich and quite a few of them own "pit bulls" them selves. They were very big fans of Vick until all of this happened. My younger brother (14 years old) and his friends are against what Vick has done, my grandparents are against it and my parents are against it. I think that covers quite a few age groups, colors and financial situations and not one agrees with what Vick has done! Now, don't get me wrong, I know that there are some sick, sad people out there that are all for what Vick has done, but I haven't met one yet! The "brothers" that I know are ashamed that Vick has done this!
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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All I know is - if it has a nike logo on it - unless they drop Vicks - I am NOT buying it. Adidas and Reebok have quality sportwear and shoes too you know.

Luckily I don't have to live in Atlanta and see the jerk play.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Nike stopped releaseing his shoe.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Newtown Connecticut
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Default Street Cred?

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Originally Posted by samyn on the green View Post
Contrary to conventional thinking this whole incident may actually build on Vicks popularity. While older people and especially whites may be disturbed by his cruelty there is a huge crowd of younger and darker fans who admire how this guy keeps it real and represents.

Here is a brother that has millions, and has tremendous success, can have intimate relations with the women of his choice and do whatever he pleases. Yet with all these options all he wants to do is hang with his homies and have his dogs fight. This is representing the streets to the fullest. In the eyes of the street and High School Hip Hop crowd he is an idol more so today than before the scandal broke.
What in the HE DOUBLEHGOCKEYSTICKS is "Street Cred" worth? I'll tell ya NOTHING !!!! This behavior promotes more abuse. Keepin' it real? Yo you must be kidding !!!!
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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The NFL doesn't wait for the outcome of drug cases before they suspend a player. They should do their own investigation of the Vick case. They have the resources. With a smart lawyer, the case can drag on for a long time, while he keeps playing.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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The NFL doesn't wait for the outcome of drug cases before they suspend a player. They should do their own investigation of the Vick case. They have the resources. With a smart lawyer, the case can drag on for a long time, while he keeps playing.
I don't think the NFL really wants to do their own investigation. They love anonymous Bengals to crack down on so they look like they are cleaning up their act, but I don't think they'll be so eager to take down someone as high-profile as Vick. Shame, too, because this is a perfect opportunity for Goodell to put his money where his mouth is.
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