CFL to NFL: We want some of your trash, but we can’t take it all.

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A report came out today in the Canadian press citing that Michael Vick will not be able to play in the CFL once he is suspended by the NFL.  My initial response to this article was “Duuuhhhh he’ll be in jail,” but once I whipped the sleep from my eyes, shook the remnants of my hangover off, and figured out who the girl that was sleeping my bed was I finished the article and realized that it was reporting about after he got out of jail.  Apparently: 

A rule approved by the CFL in the off-season bars clubs from signing players who are under suspension in the NFL. The rule was adopted in response to the Toronto Argonauts’ signing last season of running back Ricky Williams, who was serving a one-year suspension for drug use.

Who knew?

     In a completely unrelated story that equally as few people care about, recently cut Detroit Lions first round pick bust Charles Rogers may soon be making a trip up north.  Apparently there is a bevy of teams foaming at the mouth for this once in a generation talent (Three year NFL totals: 15 GP, 36 Rec, 440 yrd, 4TD).  No less than three teams are interested in the services of Rogers who plans to follow in the footsteps of players such as Lawrence Phillips, Robert Edwards, Andre Rison, and unsuccessfully use the CFL as a way to get back into the NFL.  Rogers was the second overall pick in 2003 ahead fantasy draft regulars Andre Johnson, Willis McGahee, Larry Johnson, and Super Bowl choke artist Rex Grossman.  That’s just about all of the CFL news I can handle for now.

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10 responses to “CFL to NFL: We want some of your trash, but we can’t take it all.

  1. Man, you know you messed up when you can’t even play in Canada. And Charles Rogers is the one of the biggest disappointments in NFL history. If you saw him play in college, then you know what I’m talking about. That guy was supposed to be great. He just didn’t want it.

  2. Oh man, I totally forgot about the CFL in regards to Vick’s future in Football. Man, just like Tyson, jailed in the prime of their respective careers. As far as Vick is concerned, he really messed up his image, the NFL’s image, and the confidence people might have in management choosing the right player (with the right state of mind) to lead a team and be the face of an organization/league.

    And if the NFL bans him, I don’t see why the CFL wouldn’t follow suit. They do have legitimate players who carry themselves with way more integrity than this bum.

  3. Frankie

    They all dope.

    Vick = goat

  4. palestinmiami

    Vick’s has been on a downward spiral ever since he single handedly beat the Packers in the playoffs in 2003. As terrible as it sounds didn’t you just know that it was the beginning of the end when he flipped off the home-team fans last year? While I never expected it to be this bad you feel like you know something was going to happen.

    In terms of Rogers, it seems to me that this guy is just all around soft, he had absolutely no business being a second overall pick and I bet the pressure really killed him, that’s no excuse but, honestly you can’t read a story about him with out hearing the words “first round bust attached.” I mean the guy was injured his first year and couldn’t ever pull it together. Maybe the CFL will actually be good for him, if not it’s no skin of my ass and I’d probably be just as happy to never hear about him agian.

    Thanks for that in site Frankie… I’m not exactly sure what the hell your talking about but I guess that’s ok… you idiot.

  5. Palestinmiami –

    First, I totally agree with the Middle-Finger thing. People sometimes brush off the coming back to the NFL thing saying that the Falcons would welcome him back with open arms. But they don’t remember that things aren’t really that cozy (middle-finger), especially when Matt Schaub was kickin ass and almost stole the Starting spot from Vick.

    And as far as Frankie, that wasn’t his best reply. He’s a regular commenter on my blog and while you may think he is biased, or exaggerating – he knows a lot. And when asked, presents valid links. While I still love watching sports from all over the world, when he speaks, I listen and question my common convention on the subject. He spat out a list of NFL players guilty of pretty dirty crimes and remained in the league after I posted a thread singling out Vick as such a dirty person. Good stuff.

  6. Glad to hear the Canadians have standards. Wish we did.

    If there is anything good about the Michael Vick story, it is that there is an emerging increased awareness about animal cruelty and animal fighting. There is so much anger about this issue. If we channel it into a positive direction, hopefully, something good can come of it. However…

    I watched Vick’s public apology with my little son who USED TO wear Michael Vick jerseys to school. It is disturbing to think a certain percentage of the population is honestly going to be swayed by Michael Vick’s “enlightenment” carefully crafted by his overpaid attorneys. Call me a cynic, but I don’t believe a man who has been allegedly torturing animals since childhood coincidentally has a religious epiphany as a result of getting caught and losing his job. I hope I am wrong.

    I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, are using the Vick story to compare “What’s worse?” “What’s worse”, we ask, “carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?”. “Dogfighting or gambling?” “Dogfighting or rape?” “Dogfighting or racism?” “Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?” “Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)….?” The comparisons to dogfighting have been endless.

    Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings – they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.

    Dogfighting pits one dog against another until one of them dies. The survivor gets his flesh torn off, ears ripped off, eyes pulled out, etc., and the reward for being “a winner” is to writhe in pain until the next fight. Enough said. The pictures make my flesh crawl. The losers are tortured, beaten, starved, electrocuted or drowned. For what? Because these poor creatures were unlucky enough to be born a dog!

    Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?

    Chaplain Nancy Cronk
    Founder, http://www.AnimalChaplains.com

  7. palestinmiami

    Well I would say that that post takes the cake for most well thought and serious comment we’ve had on this blog… It certainly beats out the whole “How do you fall asleep on the toliet” conversation that can be found here:

    https://sacsinthecity.wordpress.com/2007/08/17/august-17th-the-worst-day-of-the-year/#comments

  8. Well, it’s the same one I’ve seen apparently cut and pasted on a couple of Ali’s posts about the matter, but honestly, I hope you, at least explained to your son that Michael Vick did own up to his mistake, and that should be Modeled, and also, he did put a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where he was, so I hope you explained that to him.

    He can still be a role model for anyone who has be convicted and wanted to reform their life. I do believe one of the greatest acts we can do as humans is forgive.

  9. fruffy

    Let’s get something clear. An apology does not mean reform. If he was legitimately sorry I tend to think he would have apologized immediately after the allegations were made public rather than lie to all of those around him. He’ll be forced to try to reform his life now because he has finally admitted what we all knew a month ago. He will do a few public service announcements to try to salvage a shred of dignity and marketability.

  10. palestinmiami

    First of all let me note I don’t like Michael Vick, and I hate playing against him on Madden so I really don’t want to sound like I’m defending him I just disagree with what your saying about an apology. An apology can in many cases act as an admission of guilt, his lawyers probably wouldn’t have allowed him to apologize. This is the same reason why the US government hasn’t apologized for slavery, because then they would need to give reparations.

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