I will absolutely continue to watch (listen to) NFL games if any team, even my favorite time, signs Michael Vick. The guy has served his time. It's time to let him go back to his job.
If he is qualified to do it on a professional level, then he should be able to
Jon, can I ask why was Mike Vick the straw that broke the camel's back for you?
The NFL has always had questionable figures...Lawrence Taylor with drugs, Randy Moss trying to run over a traffic cop, Ray Lewis who may have even killed two people, Pacman Jones, etc etc etc.
I don't approve of Vick's behavior, but the guy did his time. If you are not happy with how he was treated, take it up with the judicial system. It should not inhibit Vick's ability to earn a living for the rest of his life.
He may have been reinstated, but whether he plays another down in this league is still to be determined.
Besides which, any team that signs him would have to put up with...a likely season-ticket holder revolt.
Something like this would if he were on the outside. I have seen people with lengthy criminal records who have essentially given up on ever finding anything meaningful in the business world because of it.
Besides which, any team that signs him would have to put up with PETA, The Humane Society, a likely season-ticket holder revolt. Not to mention bad publicity in the media, so much so that even people who never followed sports a day in their life would know about it.
And what Linebacker or Safety wouldn't relish the chance to put a little more mustard on a hit, so much so that it could permanently disable him? He may have been reinstated, but whether he plays another down in this league is still to be determined. All it takes is the collective opinions of ownership to keep him out permanently. All Barry Bonds did was steroids, and he can't get a job in the Majors, even with teams that need a slugger.