The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals have developed a heated rivalry with last season brawl and players saying things about each others club through the media, not to mention the two have been battling each other for first place. Yesterday the Cardinals received terrible news that their ace Adam Wainwright has an elbow injury that could require Tommy John surgery. That news was the talk of the baseball world yesterday and does that dim the lights on the Cardinals chances of postseason play.
However, one person took the news in stride and that was Reds outfielder Jonny Gomes who when hearing of the news to Wainwright could be heard celebrating about the injury.
“Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone,” he sang joyously.
Nice to see Gomes celebrating another athletes injury, you can say sportsmanship at its very finest. Curious if this will ruffle Calvin Casey’s feathers as when Mark Buehrle wished injury upon Michael Vick?
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle said he has no regrets about saying he at times wished Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had gotten hurt this past season as retribution for his involvement in dogfighting.
“No, I said it,” Buehrle said Thursday about his recent comment to MLB.com. “It’s an old story. Again, we are not bringing drama inside and past history stuff. So, I said it, meant it. It’s over, and we’ll move on.”
Buehrle and his wife Jamie are huge advocates for animal rights, particularly with dogs. An avid hunter, Buehrle was asked the difference between dogfighting and the activity he enjoys.
“Hunting is a sport,” he said. “There are hunting stores out there. If that’s illegal, shame on my dad and my grandpa and his grandpa. It’s kind of been brought up throughout the history of America. The last time I knew dogfighting was a sport was never. Again, that’s all we need to comment on that. We’ll concentrate on baseball.”
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Buehrle has the right to his opinion.
“I don’t agree with what this guy [Vick] was doing, but it’s none of my business,” Guillen said. “I cannot say, ‘Do this, don’t do that’ because I love bull fighting. People look at bull fighting in a different way than we do. [Buehrle has] got his own opinion, and I respect that. If somebody has to say anything about his comments, it has to be Vick. Nobody else has to say anything.”
Who is Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice actually trying to be Ron Mexico? Michael Vick is not impressed Ray.
Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick who became synonymous with dogfighting is scheduled to be a guest on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is set to air Thursday, February 24. Officials with Harpo Productions say the interview will cover Vick’s time in prison, his work with the Humane Society and his return to the NFL.
Winfrey will also make a little extra cash by Vick’s appearance due to a side bet she made with Piers Morgan, Larry King’s replacement, that she would land an interview with the quarterback before he did at CNN. They made the 200-pound wager on Morgan’s first show.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle is apparently not a fan of the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Philadelphia Eagles Michael Vick. Buehrle and his wife Jamie are known animal rights activist and dog lovers threw his opinion in on Vick after the quarterback recently won the award saying that they had watched him play and had hoped he would get hurt during the game for what he did to those dogs.
“Even if you are not a dog lover, how can you sit there and make two dogs fight and one is going to die?” Buehrle says in the interview. “How could you do that if you are somewhat sane? He had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys.”
Dallas mayor pro tem Dwaine Caraway gave the keys to the city to the quarterback for the rival Philadelphia Eagles Michael Vick. However Dallas mayor Tom Leppert has distanced himself from the action and has said he did not sanction giving Vick anything.
“The action taken was not sanctioned by my office and was not an official ceremonial honor on behalf of the city of Dallas,” he said. He said “official keys to the city” are presented by the mayor or an elected official designated by the mayor and are reserved for “an elected official of international status. Clearly, this was not the case in this situation and one without my knowledge or approval.”
In his own statement, Caraway said the key was ceremonial.
“These ceremonial gifts are different from the official keys to the city presented by the mayor,” he said.
As for honoring a convicted felon, Caraway said, “I care deeply about animals” and “am deeply sorry to offend anyone who loves animals.”
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is back in the endorsement game after signing his first since his release from prison. Vick inked a two year contract with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads he wore most of last season. Unequal Technologies makes several shock blocking sports pads that Vick wore after returning from missing three games with a rib injury and later would don the shoulder pads as well.
“We’re real excited about it,” chief executive officer Rob Vito said Tuesday. “Michael is good people. He paid his dues. President Obama reached out to him. He deserves an opportunity. This is what makes America so great. He’s moved forward. He’s a whole other person.”
Vito said Vick is the company’s first corporate spokesman. Terms of his deal weren’t disclosed. But Vito said it’s a “sizable” contract. Vick appeared in a television commercial for a car dealership last month. However, he didn’t get paid for it. He was compensated by having use of a Nissan sport utility vehicle.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and long snapper Jon Dorenbos, who host a show called 25-8, got in game of locker room golf prior to their Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers. Who knew of such a thing as locker room golf? Who knew Vick would have time for locker room links and not the film room?
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is preparing to play in his first NFL playoff game in nearly six years and he has an admirer from another sport. Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant recently sent Vick a signed jersey with the inscription “be epic” inside the numbers. Bryant had FedEx the jersey to the Eagles quarterback overnight which quickly became the talk of the locker room.
You might remember back in December, Vick went to watch the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Lakers in the Wells Fargo Center and was asked whether he preferred Kobe or Lebron. His response was “I like LeBron. But Kobe’s got five rings.”
Back on December 29, we posted the story of Tucker Carlson express his feelings and thoughts on-air that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should have been executed for his abuse of dogs. Now Carlson is backtracking on his statements.
“This is what happens when you get too emotional,” Carlson said. “I’m a dog lover…I love them and I know a lot about what Michael Vick did…I overspoke. I’m uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don’t think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling.”
When host Sean Hannity noted that Vick had gone to prison for what he did and paid a heavy public price, and that he has done work with many animal rights groups since his release. “Shouldn’t we believe in redemption?” he asked.
“A convicted child molester doesn’t get to adopt kids,” Carlson responded. He quickly added that he wasnt comparing Vick to a child molester, but wanted to point out that just because he worked with animal rights societies didn’t mean that people couldn’t be “disgusted” at his actions.
Michael Vick will start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl in Honolulu as he was selected in a leaguewide vote by NFL players, coaches and fans.Besides Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles had DeSean Jackson, tackle Jason Peters, cornerback Asante Samuel and placekicker David Akers selected
Atlanta, which leads the NFC with a 12-3 record, had the most Pro Bowlers with seven, including quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Roddy White and defensive end John Abraham, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, running back Michael Turner and special teamer Eric Weems.
New England (13-2), the AFC leader, had six Pro Bowlers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, the league’s top passer who will make his sixth trip to the game, Devin McCourty; guard Logan Mankins, who missed a portion of the season in a contract dispute; linebacker Jerod Mayo; safety Brandon Merriweather; and nose tackle Vince Wilfork.
Starting for the NFC with Vick will be White and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson at wide receiver, Dallas TE Jason Witten, Atlanta’s Turner and Mughelli in the backfield, Peters and Carolina’s Jordan Gross at tackle, the Giants’ Chris Snee and Saints’ Jahri Evans at guard, and Dallas center Andre Gurode.
On defense for the NFC will be ends Julius Peppers of Chicago and Abraham, tackles Suh and Jay Ratliff of Dallas, linebackers Clay Matthews of Green Bay, DeMarcus Ware of Dallas and Patrick Willis of San Francisco, cornerbacks Samuel and Charles Woodson of Green Bay, and safeties Nick Collins of Green Bay and Adrian Wilson of Arizona.
The NFC punter is Dallas Mat McBriar, while Chicago’s Devin Hester is the kick returner.
Backup quarterbacks for the NFC are Ryan and Drew Brees.
Joining Brady on the AFC’s starting offense will be WRs Reggie Wayne of Indianapolis and Andre Johnson of Houston, TE Antonio Gates of San Diego, Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Houston fullback Vonta Leach, tackles Joe Thomas of Cleveland and Jake Long of Miami, guards Mankins and Kris Dielman of San Diego, and Jets center Nick Mangold.
The AFC starting defense features Indianapolis ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, Wilfork and Baltimore tackle Haloti Ngata, linebackers Ray Lewis of Baltimore, James Harrison of Pittsburgh and Cameron Wake of Miami, cornerbacks Darrelle Revis of the Jets and Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, and safeties Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh and Ed Reed of Baltimore.
Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff is the placekicker, Oakland’s Shane Lechler the punter, Mariani the kick returner and Montell Owens of Jacksonville the special teamer.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning made his 11th Pro Bowl as a backup to Brady and San Diego’s Philip Rivers is the other AFC quarterback.
Baltimore, Green Bay and Dallas also had five players voted in Tuesday.
Four rookies were chosen, with DT Ndamukong Suh of Detroit a starter for the NFC. Cornerback Devin McCourty of New England, kick returner Marc Mariani of Tennessee and center Maurkice Pouncey of Pittsburgh made the AFC squad.
Altogether, there were seven first-timers on the NFC squad, 14 newcomers for the AFC.
The only teams not represented were Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle and Tampa Bay.
Tucker Carlson filled in for Sean Hannity Tuesday night on Fox News and made a shocking claim that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be executed. Carlson led a panel discussion pegged to President Obama’s recent phone call with the Eagles owner, in which he applauded the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance following his time in jail over his dogfighting scandal.
“I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson said. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs?”
President Barack Obama recently called Jeffrey Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, to praise the organization for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance. President Obama told Lurie that “a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences.” President Obama also “said too many prisoners never get a fair second chance.”
The Eagles signed Vick after he spent 18 months in prison and two months of home confinement for being convicted of running a dogfighting operation. Vick is now a candidate for MVP having thrown 20 touchdown passes, rushed for 8 and has a passer rating of 103.6
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the New York Giants for the meltdown in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles as they scored 28 points in the final 7:18 and beat the Giants 38-31 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. It was a bitter loss that revived memories of “The Miracle at the Meadowlands” in 1978. The win for the Eagles (10-4) put them alone in first place in the NFC East, one game ahead of the Giants (9-5).
Eagles quarterback Micahel Vick threw for 242 yards and ran for a game-high 130 in the win, which gave the Eagles a sweep of the season series with New York. Vick completed just 3-9 passes in the second half when the Giants blitzed a member of the secondary, but all 3 of his completions were touchdowns. After blitzing on two-thirds of Vick’s first-half dropbacks, New York dialed it down in the second half, blitzing just 42 percent of the time. The Giants defense used five or more defensive backs on 54 of the 59 snaps the Eagles had and the Eagles did not have a single called running play in the 4th quarter.
The Eagles overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to win 38-31. The last time the Eagles came back to win a game when they were down by at least 21 points at the half was on October 27, 1946 when they were down 24-0 at the Redskins and eventually would win the game 28-24.
After the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a miracle to beat the New York Giants, the New York Post ran a headline “Giants Dog It” on its cover and replaced two Giants players heads with dogs. Vick threw two touchdown passes and ran for another late in the fourth quarter, but it was DeSean Jackson’s walk-off touchdown on a punt return that won the moment.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he would love to get another dog in an interview with NBC News.
“I would love to get another dog in the future,” Vick said. “I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding.”
Vick spent 18 months in prison and two months of home confinement after being convicted of running a dogfighting operation. He also served a two-game suspension when he returned to the NFL in 2009.
“If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now,” Vick explained. “I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and that’s the hardest thing; telling them that we can’t have one because of my actions.”
Vick has lead the Eagles this season to a 9-4 record while throwing 17 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. He currently leads the league in Pro-Bowl voting.
Today on our show we had Dallas Cowboys running back Tashard Choice, who gave his first interview since the whole incident went down when he asked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for an autograph after the Sunday Night Football game on NBC. He said the autograph was for his 3-year-old nephew and apologized for how it looked to fans but said it has no impact how he prepares on Sunday’s for the Cowboy’s organization.
The Dallas Cowboys fell to 4-9 last night against their heated rivals the Philadelphia Eagles but the uproar from Cowboy fan seems to not be with the loss or the sight of seeing their interim head coach Jason Garrett chuckling it up with Eagles head coach Andy Reid. However, it’s with watching Cowboys running back Tashard Choice seeking Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for an autograph on a glove right after the game that was caught on camera by NBC, which he later said was for his 3 year old nephew.
We preach perception on our show and it definitely wasn’t a good look but it’s funny how quickly a loss and most of all who he was asking the autograph from that people forget how their they were just licking his apple sack after last weeks 100 yards and 1 touchdown performance versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the Washington Redskins as they where beaten 59-28 by the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. On a day the Washington Redskins hoped to celebrate Donovan McNabb’s new contract and set aside the swirl of distractions from his benching two weeks earlier, Michael Vick put up some gaudy numbers of his own and the Eagles stormed the party and embarrassed their NFC East rivals. The Eagles marched down the field in one big chunk after another, putting new entries in the various record books along the way.
The Eagles set team records for total yards in a game (592), points in a half (45) and had the biggest lead after the first quarter for any NFL road team (28-0) since at least 1950. The Eagles led 35-0 after the first play of the second quarter. But it was Vick who was the star as he became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game.
After the Philadelphia Eagles destroyed the Washington Redskins 59-28 on Monday Night Football, Eagles center Mike McGlynn reportedly accused Redskins safety LaRon Landry of spitting in his face.
“Landry came and spit in my face, and that fired us all up,” McGlynn said. “We all want to play the game with all the respect in the world, but when you’re disrespectful like that. … I just think there has to be more respect for the game than that.”
Then there was a pregame skirmish between the teams on the field, forcing officials to step in and restore peace. Redskins safety Landry started it by saying something to receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson said that before the game, Landry was talking trash and said, “I’m going to put you asleep again,” while make pillow gestures at him. It was Landry who was beaten by Jackson on the first play from scrimmage, an 88-yard pass from Michael Vick for the first of many scores.
“The pregame altercation got us going. It had us ready. We came back into the locker room pumped,” Jackson said. “We were like pit bulls, ready to get out of the cage.”
McGlynn said he was spit on by Landry twice during extra points.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Vick was absolutely ridiculous on Monday Night Football as he threw for four touchdowns and rushed for two in the 59-28 win over the Washington Redskins. He finished with 333 yards passing and 80 yards rushing. Vick became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game.
The 80 yards he rushed for pushed him past San Franscico 49ers Hall of Famer Steve Young and into second place in NFL history for yards rushing by a quarterback. On Monday against the Redskins, he finished with a 81.0 completion percentage, 14.7 yards per attempt and 3 touchdowns.
Congratulations Michael Vick you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
In an interview with his former head coach, Michael Vick admitted what most people had figured all along he didn’t put in the work during his first stint in the NFL.
Speaking with ex-Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora during an interview aired Sunday on the NFL Network, Vick said he failed to do much off-the-field homework for the team and had a poor work ethic during his six years with the team. When coaches gave him game film to watch on DVDs at home, Vick never did instead left them in his car to pile up.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback spoke on how going to prison was the best thing that ever happened to him because it forced him to break away from the bad habits his athletic ability and outside influences allowed him to get away with. Answering several of Mora’s questions during their past working relationship why he said or did certain things that his “whole life was a lie.”
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has run a reverse on his previous claims that Kevin Kolb was their starting quarterback and named backup Michael Vick the teams new starter this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Reid on September 13, was asked about the possibility of Vick supplanting Kolb as the Eagles starting quarterback: “That’s not what’s happening . . . Well, let me say it again. I know I’m using poor English. Kevin Kolb is the No. 1 quarterback.”
And here’s Reid on September 21: “I’m obviously here to announce that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
But it was the Philadelphia Daily News that takes top billing with this mornings headline that Vick is now TOP DOG in Philly now. This like Reid is a total reversal of their previous headline when Vick signed with the Eagles that read HIDE YOUR DOGS.
Jonathan Lee Riches is suing Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Chciago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf from his prison cell. Riches is not new to suing people as he has sued George Bush, Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, Michael Vick, Lady Gaga and even Somali pirates in the past. In his suit he says
Carmelo Anthony told me he is going to kill me … I was his former boyfriend and we were in a sexual relationship in 2000.
Mark Cuban stole my credit cards and tried to buy the Texas Rangers with my money. Mark Cuban assaulted me serving ice cream at Dairy Queen.
Jerry Buss sold me Jeannie Buss on eBay and I was promised a Lakers janitor job when I get out of prison for less than minimum wage.
Obviously, these are all not true.