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  1. The way I understand it, if the team suspends a player the player can appeal the suspension. And if the player appeals the suspension, it goes to an arbitrator. And if it goes to an arbitrator, the arbitrator would likely overturn the suspension since Vick hasn't been convicted of any crime. So I guess Goodell wanted to spare us all that whole process. That's why he told the Falcons not to suspend him.
  2. Michael Vick's career

    That 99% number came out of someone's a$$. The DOJ put the conviction rate at 90% (of which 96% pled guilty or no contest) for 2004, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. However, the DOJ has an obvious incentive to inflate that number, as do defense attorneys. Independent studies put the conviction rate in the 65% to 80% range. And, according to those studies, 20%-25% of those convicted serve no jail time but instead face fines, probation, or both. The odds are against him, but a lot of the "evidence" in that indictment looked like witness testimony from some shady guys who are trying to save their own butts. I don't think it would be too tough for a defense attorney to call their character into question. The physical evidence is damaging, but not impossible to dispute. I'll stick with my original prediction.
  3. If you were Arthur Blank

    He still owns a boatload of stock however, so his fortunes are still very much tied to HD and how the company performs. If I was in Blank's shoes, unfortunately, I'd have no choice but to go into full damage-control mode. He has to try to get the most out of the investment he made in Vick. Unless Vick is totally innocent of all charges, I'd encourage him to plea guilty to a lesser crime such as cruelty to animals or something like that. Tell him to be contrite, apologize, say he's a changed man, have his photo taken being nice to some animals...all that happy horseSega!. I'd say that the Falcons do not condone his actions, but that the legal system has run it's course, he has paid his debt to society, we stand behind our players.....yada, yada, yada. Then I'd make him my starting quarterback and hope for the best.
  4. Where do you rank Michael Vick this year?

    Maybe the NFL will delay the start of the season until Vick is ready to play. I mean, is it even worth having a season without the league's most exciting player?
  5. Where do you rank Michael Vick this year?

    Maybe for the Mean Machine.
  6. Michael Vick's career

    It's not that funny. He might be innocent. C'mon, who among us hasn't had an illegal dog fighting ring run on our property without our knowledge or consent? I'm sure it happens all the time.
  7. Michael Vick's career

    I'll go with "b". I'm sure he doesn't want to go to trial and have any more damaging evidence made public. Certainly, the NFL and the Falcons don't want him going to trial. He'll cop a plea to a lesser charge, do no prison time, pay a fine, probation, community service, do some charity work for some animal rights group, claim he's a changed man and be done with it. I'll say he gets a four to eight game suspension by the NFL depending on exactly what he admits to.
  8. Saints Logo

    Interesting. I never looked at it that closely. I always thought it was a half-peeled banana.
  9. Best athlete - NO Number

    Bruce Jenner.
  10. Tom Brady and the mediocrity gauge

    I agree with Hugh One.
  11. Farve more than just unhappy

    Favre is fat and can't play anymore.
  12. Pacman to Sue NFL

    If I was Pacman, I'd have one of my homeboys take some little kid who can't swim and chuck him into a pool. Then, I'd just "happen" to be passing by, and I'd jump in and save the kid. That's good PR. Oh...wait...I guess Drew Rosenhaus already tried that one.
  13. Dude! I left my stash in that locker!
  14. Enough with all the optimism...

    Rovers, you're a funny little fella. And I do mean little. What has your blind optimism gotten you in the last 38 years? Nothing. Once the ball is kicked off the tee, I'm as big a Jets fan as anyone. I'm ten times the fan as your sorry ass. Here's your analysis: "I've never seen Bender, but I read about him on NFL.com and they said he's a good prospect". Do me a favor: Save that bullSega! for people who don't know football. You have no right to question me as a fan, you koolaid drinking idiot. I said i think the Jets first two picks were excellent. I said I think they are heading in the right direction. I said I think they will win a chapionship in 2009-10. How much more optimistic do you want me to get? So bite me.