Vick offered af2 contract: I don't think this is quite what Michael had in mind.
posted by jjzucal to football at 09:23 PM - 6 comments
Apparently, the owner is a dog lover.
posted by BoKnows at 10:41 AM on April 29
Honestly, he should feel lucky that he's getting an offer from anyone. Maybe he should feel happy that, at least, he isn't getting an offer from some horribly crappy team.
posted by CountSpatula at 11:17 PM on April 29
Michael's case should be a lesson for all young athletes at any level. Don't do something stupid to ruin your career!
posted by jjzucal at 07:15 PM on April 30
I didn't even know there was an arenafootball2 league. Can they drop the 2 now that the original has folded?
posted by bender at 10:55 AM on May 01
af2 is HUGE in my hometown, bender. We're not a large enough market to support an actual AFL team, but normally sell out the 10,000 seat arena that the team plays in at home. It helps that the team is pretty good. I went to the first game out of curiosity and became hooked. It's a lot of fun and the sell-out crowds are infectiously energizing.
Yeah, I know it's not "real" football, but it is a good game in it's own right. And there is no let up in action.
As far as the AFL goes, I understand that they are trying to re-tool for next season. The af2 decided to stay loyal to their players and not immediately go out and replace them with the premier league guys. Which is cool as the af2 is the minors for the AFL. Guys should have the chance to work up, not get replaced by an entire league full of guys on the way down or in a holding pattern. Part of the problems that the AFL experienced comes from it's top players getting 6 figure salaries that the teams could not afford.
posted by THX-1138 at 02:55 PM on May 01
The publicity stunt contract offer aside, let's face it, Vick will be reinstated by Roger Goodell after he shows the proper remorse (real or feigned) and be signed by some NFL team. He is after all, still fairly young and should be well rested. Problem is...
1) He is getting older and the legs are the first thing to go
2) As a passer, he is mediocre at best
3) Was completely over-rated in the first place
While I think everyone is deserving of a second chance, I personally don't believe this schmuck will ever really change and shouldn't just walk into millions of dollars again. He had his chance and the world by the tail but decided to blow it all on something any rational individual knew was dead wrong. Let him try working a regular job day-to-day, the way the greater majority of us do.
posted by R_A_Mason at 11:19 PM on May 07
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