Laughing at Michael Vick’s expense

Now be honest how many people would like to see this for real?….

Ha…Ha…Ha…..

Michael Vick

Michael Vick #7 QB
2007 STATS
RAT YDS TD
75.7 2,474 20

2007 FANTASY STATS
% OWN WK +/- AVG DRAFT
8.0% +0.0% UD

Stat Overview Passing
SPLIT CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT
2006 204 388 2474 52.6 6.38 55 20 13 45 75.7
Career 930 1730 11505 53.8 6.65 74 71 52 187 75.7

Transactions
Michael Vick has not been involved in any transactions this season.

2007 Game Log Passing Rushing
WEEK OPP RESULT CMP ATT YDS CMP% LNG TD INT RAT ATT YDS AVG TD
1 @MIN L 24-3 Did Not Play
2 @JAC L 13-7 Did Not Play
3 CAR L 27-20 Did Not Play
4 HOU W 26-16 Did Not Play
5 @TEN L 20-13 Did Not Play
6 NYG L 31-10 Did Not Play
7 @NO L 22-16 Did Not Play
8 Bye
9 SF W 20-16 Did Not Play
10 @CAR W 20-13 Did Not Play
11 TB L 31-7 Did Not Play
12 IND L 31-13 Did Not Play
13 @STL L 28-16 Did Not Play
14 NO L 34-14 Did Not Play
15 @TB L 37-3 Did Not Play
16 @ARI L 30-27 (OT) Did Not Play
17 SEA W 44-41 Did Not Play

Stats provided by STATS LLC

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Atlanta Falcons to show off post-Vick makeover in training camp

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Atlanta Falcons to show off post-Vick makeover in training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Michael Vick was busted. Bobby Petrino was a bust.

The Atlanta Falcons needed a new start, and so they’ve cleaned house.

Vick’s involvement in a dogfighting operation and a four-win 2007 season combined to force a makeover that began with the hiring of general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith.

Some of the team’s biggest names will be missing when the team opens training camp July 26. The long list of players traded or released includes Warrick Dunn, DeAngelo Hall, Alge Crumpler, Rod Coleman, Jimmy Williams and Wayne Gandy.

Dimitroff, the former director of college scouting for the New England Patriots, made an early splash in Atlanta by selecting Matt Ryan, rated the top college quarterback in the draft, and signing Michael Turner, regarded as the top free agent running back.

Ryan faces unique expectations as he is asked to replace Vick as the face of the franchise even as some fans remain loyal to Vick. He’s also being asked to help shift the focus to the future.

“I think if you win, people will be happy,” Ryan said.

“I do understand from an outsider’s perspective it was a tough year. I’m focused on the future now, and excited to be a part of that.”

An early sign of acceptance for the new quarterback came when Falcons fans were seen wearing Ryan’s No. 2 jersey in minicamp this spring. Vick’s No. 7 jersey, still a common sight at the Georgia Dome last season, is the biggest seller in team history.

Many teams try to give rookie quarterbacks a year to watch and learn. For the Falcons, there may be no reason for patience. The sooner the transition to the Ryan era can begin, the better for the team to move past the Vick era.

Ryan doesn’t seem concerned about talk he could play or even start in the opening game.

“I think that’s certainly the goal, to prepare to play, to do everything you can to be on the field and play,” he said. “That’s what I’m going to do. I think I did well picking things up in minicamp. I know there’s still a lot to learn. I think I’ve done pretty well so far.”

The Falcons tried Joey Harrington, Byron Leftwich and Chris Redman as starters last year. Ryan could surpass Redman as the starter with a strong showing in training camp. Harrington also returns.

The best protection for Ryan could be a strong running game, and that’s the Falcons’ plan.

Smith, the former defensive co-ordinator in Jacksonville, brought in Mike Mularkey, the former Buffalo head coach, to design game plans and call plays on offence.

Mularkey and Smith plan to take advantage of Turner and Jerious Norwood as big-play threats at running back.

“Mike and I have very similar philosophies in terms of offensive football,” Smith said. “We want to be able to run the football. That’s the cornerstone of what we want to do. We have the players that will allow us to run the football.”

The Falcons also signed safety Erik Coleman, cornerback Von Hutchins and tight end Ben Hartsock as free agents.

The Falcons, making use of Vick’s running skills, led the NFL in rushing in 2004-06. Smith says the Turner-Norwood combination, running behind fullback Ovie Mughelli, could compare with Jacksonville’s tandem of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew.

“When you have that kind of combination, I think it creates problems for the defence that’s used to trying to tackle a certain style of runner,” Smith said. “Then the next play, or the next series, you’ve got to go tackle a different kind of guy.”

This is the second new coaching staff in two years, but Smith at least has the advantage of not being surprised by Vick’s dogfighting case.

Vick is serving a 23-month prison sentence after he confessed to bankrolling a dogfighting ring. Police raided Vick’s Virginia property on April 25, 2007 and found neglected pit bulls and evidence of dogfighting.

Vick’s confession to bankrolling the dogfighting scheme came on the day of the Falcons’ first home pre-season game last year, and the team never escaped the shadow of the scandal.

Petrino, who came to Atlanta from Louisville with plans for a high-powered offence led by Vick, quit after 13 games to coach at Arkansas.

The Falcons lost their last four games under Petrino by an average of 18.5 points. Petrino quit the day after a 34-14 Monday night loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The 4-12 finish gave the Falcons their 32nd non-winning season in their 42-year history. They have never had consecutive winning records.

It’s no wonder Smith and Dimitroff came to town talking about changing players and culture.

“The first thing is, you want to make sure that guys who come into the building understand what you’re trying to accomplish,” Smith said. “Changing the culture is important and that’s what we’re trying to do.

“I want our guys to understand that they’re accountable for their actions and when they’re accountable for their teammates and the organization, then there’s going to be discipline. Disciplined football teams are going to be the teams that are successful.”

Dimitroff said he learned in New England the importance of bringing in high-character players.

“Character is a big thing for us,” Dimitroff said. “It always has been. It’s something that was sort of drilled in my head at New England and I feel strongly about.

“Going forward, we’re very particular about the type of player we have in here. I understand not every player is going to have a clean slate, but understanding we want to make sure everyone has that common goal in mind to be a team player, to be a winner, to be a team guy is very important to us.”

Happy Tail Ale -Beer for dogs

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Get used to seeing this, unless they start losing miserably . Then ‘poof’ this will disappear suddenly and the subject WILL NOT be open to ridicule… 🙂

Okay, wow….I had to post this. Just when I thought I had run out of unique ideas to post on here I tripped over this little gem….
Brewski for dogs..
They are quite correct, dogs do seem to have an affinity for this malty beverage…but then again they lick their butt, so what can one say about a dog’s ‘taste’ 🙂

Apparently they have discontinued producing ‘Happy Tail Ale’ but I loved the concept and premise behind their brewery and I thought their attempt deserved an honorable mention!!

SHARE A BEER
WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND!

What is
BEER FOR DOGS?
Yes, it’s beer! But, it’s for dogs.

Non-alcoholic and non-carbonated, our Happy Tail Ale is the ultimate liquid refreshment for your best friend. Our beer is made in a real brewery and starts with artesian water and choice malted barley. Brewed in 500-gallon copper kettles, Happy Tail Ale also features all-natural beef drippings (no by-products or chemicals!). Plus, it’s fortified with Glucosamine and Vitamin E! Every ingredient in Happy Tail Ale is human grade, as Dog Star Brewing Company does not believe in giving our canine family members less than superior food and beverages.

Sure, there are lots of ways you show your dog you love him: Taking him for a walk, giving him a belly rub, tossing him a few treats…but how about a beer? Of course, you can’t give him the same beer you grab from the fridge when YOU want a treat! Alcohol, hops and carbonation are bad for dogs. But what about giving him a drink that not only tastes good, but is healthy as well?

Your dog will love our Happy Tail Ale, cold from the fridge and in a flavor he loves!

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