boycott philly and their sponsors..details here

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    I never need extra incentive to hate the eglets.
     
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    Yup. :D
     
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    I was just watching Phila news and there were quite a few protestors yesterday. They are expecting more today.

    Jersey fans should be rooting for the Giants. That's where they play.
     
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    Vick doesn't belong in a uniform, pure and simple. As a player he was overhyped to begin with, and as a hero to all the kids who idolize sports pros he's a menace. He's not the only felon on the field, but one more doesn't make it OK. When did character cease to matter?

    All I know is I lost what little respect I ever had for the Eagles on this.
     
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    Whether we like it or not, fact is, the judge determined he paid his debt to society and let him out. Might as well let him go play football; it's what he knows..

    You'd rather he have too much spare time on his hands, and fall back in to abusing more animals?
     
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    I haven't seen anybody argue he shouldn't be able to make a living. If all he knows is football, he can sit sit behind a microphone or write for SI. But putting on the uniform and being in the spotlight is a privilege, not a right. Or at least, it should be.
     
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    If you're good enough to be picked to play despite the black cloud you created above your own head, then that's just the way it is..

    Incidentally, those uniforms are *earned*; they're neither a privilege, nor a right. Simply earned by being good enough to get one, and the paycheck that goes with it. It's just a job, like any other.
     
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    Besides, playing is going to keep him a hell of a lot busier than sitting behind a microphone, or a desk... And when e's not busy playing, or practicing, I think he should be doing community service...
     
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    I agree the uniforms are "earned", but disagree with the standard used. Although with one exception the teams are technically private entities, in reality they use publicly financed facitlities, enjoy special exemptions and protections from Federal law and most importantly are widely seen as representing the pride of their cities. The character of those who wear the uniform should matter. I'll agree it obviously doesn't, and there's not much I can do about it, but that doesn't change my opinion.
     

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