Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Re Bush's mention of Vietnam in his speech--did you guys leave out some critical parts of his speech? I was looking for the part where he says that because we pulled out he was denied his opportunty to go over and serve his time on active duty in combat. Gosh, I guess you missed that. However, thanks for his armchair comments as an expert on war and foreign policy, particularly re the Vietnam era. I learned a lot.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 11:59 AM ET
360~
Why, hell yes the NFL should ban Michael Vick. It is about time this kind of cruelty stops. Violence begets violence. It is fabulous that the issue of this inhumane and cruel "spectator sport" of fighting man's best friend has been brought to the public's attention. I hope Vick gets everything he deserves as an example. Because of the media attention, dog fighting rings have been busted all across the U.S. inclucing in my small town.
The cruelty and blood for fun in our society must stop.
Kindness is always the answer~
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 12:04 PM ET
Ok this Vick story is just way over done and I will be so glad when we can finally get back to more relevant news. Other things are going on in the world. Why is it every few months we have an over blown story (ANS, She Who Will Not Be Named, Imus). If I wanted that much news on these topics I would watch Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and SportCentre more often. Just keeping it honest on my part.
Posted By Sapphire : 12:05 PM ET
Vick was given an outstanding opportunity in the NFL and he blew it over something that is both deplorabe and ILLEGAL. To breed and train animals to kill is beyond repulsive to me. There have been dogs that killed people because of their breeding and training. It's just disgusting and cannot be condoned. I agree with Jeffrey Toobin to some extent about the lack of attention athletes have gotten in the past for violence against women, but I do think this issue deserves some attention as well. And by the way, I have never met anyone in my life who was raised to participate in dog fighting or anything remotely associated with it. The argument that it's a cultural thing is complete crap and absolutely doesn't explain or condone it. I can't even believe that opinion made it to 360 last night. It's just B.S.
Posted By Debbie, Denham Springs, LA : 12:09 PM ET
Of course he should be banned from the NFL. He and all others like him. He needs to PAY for the terrible things he has done.

A few months in a "Special" celebrity cell won't hurt him. A few million out of his salary? He'll never miss it.

Ban him from the game, take his money, throe his disgusting butt in prison.

Personally I'd rather see him thrown in an arena and free about three dozen starving pit bulls in there with him.

Maybe that would get the attention of a few more creeps out there.

Maggie
Posted By Maggie, Grain Valley, MO : 12:24 PM ET
I think Jeff kind of missed the boat on the Vick story. Yeah, crimes against people are worse than crimes against animals, but people who abuse animals are much more likely to abuse people than people who do not abuse animals. Someone who would electrocute animals? That level of callous disregard for suffering, even of 'just a dog', is frightening and is possibly an indicator of a dangerous pathology.
Posted By Arachnae, Sterling VA : 1:01 PM ET
What Micheal Vick did was un call for, He's not only hurt his team mates he hurt his fans too. I think that he should not be allow to play in the NFL again for what he did.
He's a role model for the kids that looks up to him. He knew what he did was against the law so why feel sorry for him.
Also if he wasn't worth millons of dollars they wouldn't think twice about putting him in prison. He shouldn't just get away with just a slap on the wrist.

I'm a big Atlanta Falcons fan he was one of the best quarterbacks we have in the NFL. This is just the way I feel about it.
Posted By bluediamond (Jennifer) : 3:38 PM ET
You know I watch CNN all of the time and I find things very disturbing such as the Michael Vick case and with our government. I think that our government and our athletes are the biggest criminals of all. The American people are hardworking people and then the government steps in and the athletes with all they make and nobody is doing anything for the good of the Americam people. Billions and billions are sent to other countries and there is nothing for the hardworking Americans. When is it going to stop. Grown men making millions for throwing a ball around and the government stealing from us and giving it away. Don't you think enough is enough? What about US the American!!!!!
Posted By Trisha, Minnesota : 3:38 PM ET
The NFL is part of our american commerce, It as any other business should be free to provide by choice what it's consumers want.
If enough of the American public does not wish to have Michael Vick visable in the NFL and chooses to boycot this choice, would it not be correct for the NFL to ban Mr. Vick. Also with such a choice by the American public there would be no differentiation between NAACP and his right to play.
Posted By Travis Spurlock : 2:51 AM ET
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