Archive for July, 2009
This week Roger Goodell the current chairman of the NFL, has confirmed what too many fans suspected for a long time.
The NFL has completely lost its way and will take fan money at any cost, even if that includes allowing violent felons to play in the NFL where they are given fame, fortune, the spotlight and much more to set a bad example for society and NFL fans of all ages from susceptible school kids up to susceptible adults (that should probably know better but when they see their heroes acting badly . . . )
We have updated our mission here at the Campaign to Sack Michael Vick. We still want to see Michael Vick remain off the field permanently.
Given the gross inadequacy of leadership displayed by Roger Goodell, we want to see Roger Goodell removed from his position and we call for the NFL to permanently ban all violent felons from playing the sport indefinitely.
The NFL with its vast wealth, marketing power and influence around the world is no place for violent felons that would kill or torture other living creatures, humans or dogs. To this end we have updated our mission to reflect this change…
Over the last couple years we started this site to specifically address the injustice, abuse and grossly inhumane actions of Michael Vick, plus his complete disregard for fans, children, sponsors, teams, the courts and more. Many people have stated that what Vick did is not as bad as what other NFL players have done. We do not disagree, but we are focused on this site primarily on the Michael Vick Case. That said, Roger Goodell’s decision to allow Michael Vick back into the NFL in 2009 changes things. For us to achieve our mission to prevent Michael Vick from returning to the NFL we now have to set our sites on what is clearly endemic of the NFL culture starting at the top.
We therefore call for the removal of Roger Goodell as Chairman of the NFL, and we call for a new NFL policy that prevents violent convicted felons from playing within the NFL where they could be viewed as role models of children.
This would include preventing Michael Vick from playing with the NFL and it would also call for the removal of NFL football players that have killed other human beings, beaten their spouses or family members and many other circumstances. The NFL is a major corporate enterprise with a significant amount of influence over fans old and young. Keeping convicted felons in the spot light does not serve society well, and we fans will boycott the NFL until they stop promoting violent felons in to the limelight with riches and fame.
The NFL presented the final straw today as it reinstated Michael Vick. Throughout the Michael Vick controversy, the league did absolutely nothing to prevent similar actions by its players. A temporary suspension while he served time in prison was the NFL’s only actions against Michael Vick despite the fact that Vick laid waste to the Atlanta Falcons budget, many NFL sponsors, and the respect of fans around the country. But today, the NFL commissioner acted in a way that can not be tolerated by NFL fans when he chose to reinstate Michael Vick.
Roger Goodell is basically saying that it is OK to kill dogs, it is ok to run illegal gambling rings, even when people in those rings are murdered, it is OK to lie to the NFL commissioner himself, it is OK for players to lie to their teams, lie to their sponsors and lie to fans of all ages.
Fortunately, fans and sponsors do not have to take marching orders from people as ethically challenged as Roger Goodell and Michael Vick. We can vote with our wallets, and so many of us will now cast our vote and say good riddance to the NFL all together.
Goodell has made his decision as I just heard from one of our commenters here on SackVick.net. Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated pending a team signing him. For me that is a game over, and for many more this has triggered a boycott of the NFL, NFL Teams and sponsors of the NFL.