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White Sox Pitcher Was Hoping Michael Vick Would Get Hurt

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle loves dogs.  He has done some things with animal rescue to save some dogs, which is great.  But for some reason it seems that too many of the people who want to defend dogs feel like they’re morally superior to everybody else.

Buehrle feels he’s so morally superior to everybody that he was hoping that Michael Vick would get hurt during the season.  It seems that this has just given people an opportunity to hate.

“He had a great year and a great comeback,” Buehrle said, “but there were times where we watched the game, and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything . . . done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys.”

Buehrle added to that by saying: “Even if you are not a dog lover, how can you sit there and make two dogs fight and one is going to die? How could you do that if you are somewhat sane?”

Why do people who love animals become so “Holier than thou”.  An animal isn’t a human being.  What Michael Vick did was wrong but why does it seem that everybody who likes animals thinks some how that they are so holy?

They start talking like they are above everyone and should be sitting somewhere hoping somebody will get hurt.

Notice that a lot of the same people who were getting so upset about those dogs, didn’t get so worked up when we found out about that abortion clinic in West Philadelphia that had the little bodies of dead babies all over the place.

Notice that these same people who are getting all worked up about the dogs don’t get as bothered about the atrocities involving human beings which go on around the world all the time.

Do these people want us to change our society so that a dog is considered on the same level as a human being?

How is it that people get more worked up by the value of a dog over a human being?  Dogs are being put down each and every day.  I know a shelter not far from where I live where they put dogs down all the time.

We adopted one of those dogs years ago, but we know they’re putting dogs down every day over there.  Some of the dogs get adopted but most of them don’t.

Is Buehrle able to sleep knowing that all those dogs are being put to sleep?

I’m always wary about an attitude that gets people to start hating other people.  Wanting a person to get injured is a form of hate.  You can feel it on the inside when you want something bad to happen to somebody else.

Of course Buehrle is one of those sinless people, so nothing bad should ever happen to him.  I’m not on his “Holy” level.

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wmonell
wmonell
February 11, 2011 2:08 pm

vick with his actions opened himself up to judgement
buerhle with his words opened himself up to judgment
but dont we all judge and get judge for everything anyways?
i guess it has to be reported and discussed, just like everything else.
bygones be bygones, because not everyone will agree on anything
have a great eagles day

greenfan
greenfan
February 11, 2011 2:26 pm

I am a lover of women…..so using Buehrle’s rational….I was hoping that Rothesberger got hurt during his games…..I was hoping that Kobe got hurt.

I value human life….so I wanted Donte Stallworth to get hurt…and so on….Ray Lewis….the list can go on.

Wishing the guy gets hurt is wrong..especially for a professional athelete.

There are some people with some really warped prespectives…I agree with the article. The things that Mike admitted to doing are horrible, but there are too many that seem to equate a human life to that of a pet. That is wrong.

mugzybrown
mugzybrown
February 11, 2011 2:57 pm

I love the total strawman arguments G.

“Notice that a lot of the same people who were getting so upset about those dogs, didn’t get so worked up when we found out about that abortion clinic in West Philadelphia that had the little bodies of dead babies all over the place.”

Umm why would people express their outrage about an abortion clinic on a sports website? I’m sure if Kevin Kolb was running that clinic, people would express their outrage.

People can’t understand how somebody could willingly torture a dog to death without being a sociopath. Vick enjoyed inflicing pain on an animal for no other reason than for fun. You can bring up false-dichotomies such as hunting if you wish, but it just makes you look like a fool.

Expressing that you’re sickened by Vicks past actions does not make you “Holier than thou”. It makes you human really. If you weren’t sickened you need to take a look at yourself.

Is what Buehrle said/felt wrong? Maybe. I was sort of hoping Vick would be injured too. Not because I want to inflict pain on Vick, but just to get him off of the field. I didn’t want him seriously hurt, but if he twisted his ankle and couldn’t play for the rest of the season, so be it. He doesn’t deserve to wear Eagles’ green in my opinion.

At least Buehrle told you how he feels. Agree or disagree it’s refereshing compared to what most athletes give you.

Erock
Erock
February 11, 2011 3:07 pm

Nice piece G.

Wonder if he would say that to Mikes face?Wonder if he has sin?Like anyone cares about this guy.

Is he criticle of his coach who runs his mouth about every issue from latino players to player treatment?

I “hate” noone.When my son uses the word hate he mine as well be cursing. Hate is a path to the darkside. And your right G….why is it that cause you love some simple animal that craps on your floor and eats food off the floor your this humanitarian. Good for you and your puppy. Go put a shit on him and post it on your f.b..

Question…would you rather have one of your friends sexually assult your sister or kill another human being with a car… or find out he was bank rolling a dog fighting ring?Ok .According to the law he has paid his price…if you still think he should be punished get on a plane and fly too Russia.Theres room there for you and there justice system is top notch.

dthaman
dthaman
February 11, 2011 3:07 pm

I agree with you mugzy, except for that whole part about not wanting Vick in green- but id be lying if i didnt say going into this year i didnt hope it was Kolb that had the breakout year while Vick shined in trash time! as is however, im just happy that ANY eagles qb had a monster season!

Erock
Erock
February 11, 2011 3:10 pm

How do you know he enjoyed it?

So going out and blasting a deer with a rifle isnt similiar to dogfighting…or the abuse horses take…or the cock fighting that is normal family function practice in latin countries.

bluenote
bluenote
February 11, 2011 3:10 pm

Good one G, thumbs up.

mugzybrown
mugzybrown
February 11, 2011 3:15 pm

“would you rather have one of your friends sexually assult your sister or kill another human being with a car… or find out he was bank rolling a dog fighting ring?”

I wouldn’t be friends with any of those people… other than killing a person with a car is not typically a premeditated event like running a dog fighting ring for many years.

“So going out and blasting a deer with a rifle isnt similiar to dogfighting”

I’ve never hunted, but no it’s not similar. Hunters try to kill animals quickly and will use the kill for food. It’s totally different. Killing somebody in war is not the same as killing somebody as a serial killer. False Dichotomy. Look it up.

ozzman
ozzman
February 11, 2011 3:17 pm

AMEN!

greenfan
greenfan
February 11, 2011 3:28 pm

are you talking to yourself mugzy…who talked about a friend sexually assualting your sister? Making a strawman of your own, aren’t you?

supabad
supabad
February 11, 2011 3:38 pm

LIKE IVE SAID EARLIER ONLY PEOPLE THAT WISH EVIL STUFF ON VICK ARE EVIL ASS, CLOSET RACIST WHITE PEOPLE. That think they are better than everyone.

Funny thing is Ben in the white community. NEVER GETS THIS SAME HATE WHICH I FIND VERY ODD and he raped 2 WHITE HUMAN BEINGS. Vick is a victim of racism clearly, another WHITE PERSON THAT CLAIMED TO BE A CHRISTIAN SAID HE WANTED VICK EXECUTED?

Can you say hypocrite? Funny thing is white people say nothing about what horse and greyhound racers do to those animals when they under perform . Thats right they do the same exact thing Vick done.Kill the animal. But the WHITE SOCIETY thinks thats Okay.

Tberry4
Tberry4
February 11, 2011 3:45 pm

Hunting is obsolete. We can go to the grocery store to feed ourselves. So yes people hunt because it is fun. To take the life away from something else is fun to people. They may eat the meat in order to justify the act but they also stuff the heads and put them on a wall all for fun.

tydm
tydm
February 11, 2011 3:45 pm

Difference between Vick and horse,greyhound racers is Vick was knew FBI were on his trail plus he electricuted and set the dogs on fire….but Vick paid his price, and i think stealing,selling drugs,adultery,beating your wife is alot worse

mugzybrown
mugzybrown
February 11, 2011 3:47 pm

“are you talking to yourself mugzy…who talked about a friend sexually assualting your sister? Making a strawman of your own, aren’t you?”

It was 4 posts above mine

“Funny thing is Ben in the white community. NEVER GETS THIS SAME HATE WHICH I FIND VERY ODD and he raped 2 WHITE HUMAN BEINGS.”

Lots of people hate Big Ben, he’s a scum bag. You just don’t hear it because your racist ears are clogged.

jakedog
jakedog
February 11, 2011 3:51 pm

these holier than thou type, dog obsessed lunatics are just that, crazy, they kiss dogs, sleep with them, disgusting, dogs are dirty creatures, subservient to their masters, they are meant to live outside, and this sox pitcher is just another queer/beta male fag, like all these other jags still pissed at vick

supabad
supabad
February 11, 2011 3:52 pm

I like how racist idiots try to put words on Vicks mouth and say a million times he electrocuted dogs. Do me a favor and go back and watch that 60 minutes interview with James Brown . Vick CLEARLY SAID HE DID NOT ELECTROCUTE THOSE DOGS. AND LIKE I SAID B4. THE RACIST ASS VICK HATERS ARE CLOSET RACIST. Why are they on Vicks dick after he served his time? While Bens in the the superbowl,drinking beer and singing kareokee? Why arent white people all over the rapist roethlisberger?

Dont give me some bullshit about he wasnt charged either. The cops never took his DNA, doctors said the victim had a bruised vagina, the video of them going to the restroom magically dissapeared and DID I MENTION HE SERVED ALCOHOL TO A MINOR? YET THESE SAME RACIST ASS PEOPLE THAT HATE VICK DONT HAVE A DAM THING TO SAY ABOUT BEN.

greenfan
greenfan
February 11, 2011 3:53 pm

I missed that mugzy. I see what you were responding to.

jakedog
jakedog
February 11, 2011 3:55 pm

Vick should get some guts and tell these queers to back off, I did my time like a man, if you want to see me hurt, take the first shot…..

greenfan
greenfan
February 11, 2011 4:05 pm

@Supabad…..if it is a race issue why aren’t people hating on Stallworth, Lewis, Bryant or others like they are hating on Michael?
I disagree with you for the reasons that many hate Vick, but I agree that he has served his time, made his apology’s, lost a majority of his money and assets and worked with animal rights groups to try and make up for his mistakes. There are people who will never forgive him, but the talk of wanting harm to come to him is wrong, and the pepole makig those statments have a perspective issue when comparing humans and animals.

bsmvideos
February 11, 2011 4:09 pm

Dogs lick their rear end and other dog’s rear end.

Then people kiss them right on the mouth.

What this White Sox Pitcher and Pink and all the other people who are so offended by Mike Vick is that he was caught. He was punished. He lost millions of dollars. His name was stripped from his High School Thropy case.

HE PAID FOR HIS CRIME. PERIOD. Why would you want to inflict more pain on him? Will that make him like dogs? Whats your point? You are behaving in the exact way you say you detest. Only your ruthlessness is being directed toward a human being. As Jill Scott wrote and sang…
Go head and hate on me hater…

When people like Pink and White Sox guy talk about Vick alls the do is reveal the hate inside of themselves. Had he not been punished then their anger and desire for punishment would be corrrect.

Your child lies to you. You punish him. Do you bring it up 3 weeks later and punish him again? How about 5 more times? No it’s over with.

Vick has be punished over and over again, and these people are soooo offended.

Charlie Sheen beat his wife brooke mueller. He bangs porn stars and even ask one to baby sit his child. He gets caught with a suitcase full of cocaine.

Where is the outrage??? Where is the Arrest? Who is his supplier? How about arresting him for prostitution????

That’s what I thought. Double standard. Don’t even get me started on that Klepto Lindsay Lohan.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
February 11, 2011 4:18 pm

I hear this clown from the white sox is a hunter too.. lol shoots bears or something like that…

from what I can tell. a good majority of the people who feel this way are mostly mad/jealous Vick is making money again… They just dont like the fact that he is allowed to have his redemption.. Its sad that in a this so called christian society, a good deal of the people have no idea what redemption is. They simply cant let go of the unnecessary rage.. The guy done served his time and has been re-instated.. even sat the bench a season and then had a great year and these people are still stuck back in the events of the crime… they dont wanna let it go.. its a sad look at bunch of hypocrites

Erock
Erock
February 11, 2011 4:24 pm

He should be sent back to prison until the other haters say he’s done enough time.Wait thats like a dictatorship….oh thats right we dont live in one. So shut up cause he did his time and is tryna win a bolw for our city. Get off his tip.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
February 11, 2011 4:25 pm

I wont go as far as supabad, but it seems certain folks get upset when someone black falls down and doesnt stay down…

Erock
Erock
February 11, 2011 4:29 pm

These are the tools that are single and take a picture of them and there dog at Xmas time and send it out too friends and fam.

Merry Christmas from Scruffy and Jeff…Happy New Year.

Erock
Erock
February 11, 2011 4:46 pm

People on the other side of things dont like to see a white guy get up either.

It’s society itself that wants to rake you across the coals and never let you make up for your mistakes.Society in general lacks compassion. Moral decay in this country.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
February 11, 2011 5:39 pm

I wont argue that point… I dont mind seeing a white guy get his due redemption, but I do agree that as a society we seem to want benefit of the doubt when it comes to ourselves but dont wanna give it to the next guy.. its sad

paulman
paulman
February 11, 2011 5:58 pm

To Rasheed
How about President Obama resurgence in recent polls
Does anyone wnat to see him do well and succeed..
I do, for if he’s doing well,, than our Country’s doing well

supabad
supabad
February 11, 2011 6:10 pm

@rasheed, brutha you need to go as far as i did. Somebody needs to speak the truth about this shit. Vick is being discriminated against. Lindsay Lohan has violated her probation over 3 times and got caught stealing a $2500 necklace ON VIDEO TAPE. Now if that was a black celeb they wouldve been put under the jail, hell better yet sent to prison JUST LIKE NANCY GRACE SAID http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96vk9heDUIY&feature=related

Not one white celeb said anything bad about her, same with Charlie sheen. They violate their probation every other month and nobody has a dam thing to say about it! T.i violated his probation once and was sent to prison for 11 mos.

BEN WAS ACCUSED OF RAPE TWICE IN THE SAME DAM YEAR. BUT RACIST ASS FOX NEWS REPORTER ,FUCKER CARLSON HADNT OPENED HIS DAM MOUTH ABOUT BEN BEING EXECUTED LIKE HE DID VICK.

Nor did this Khlan member baseball player. I dont give a shit what anyone says. Vick is being discriminated against . He doesnt owe any of these bitch ass haters SHIT! He served his time and lost millions

Monolith
Monolith
February 11, 2011 7:18 pm

MugzI don’t hunt either can’t get into, but i know a lot of hunters, some do it for food, others for the sport or relaxation. Some use a rifle, others use crossbows and still others use a normal bow. I have a friend who bow shoot a deer and ran it down for 15 minutes to recover it, then finished it off with a knife. So much for the quick kill stuff your pushing. By the way my friend hates what Vick did and says he was cruel. Go figure right!

Anyway my friend is a cool, nice family man but I have had him come to my door with his kills just as happy to show me. He has to great dogs also.

So I guest it is a matter of perspective when you begin to judge, just like GCobb said. And before anyone raises caine on me let me stay that I love dogs and find them incredible companions to man. So vick should have and did pay a price, case closed.

You can still have hard feelings about his action, but to hate him? Hmmmm now if he was still doing it i would feel different but if he is truely reforming and trying to move in the right way well good for him, now throw the ball.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 7:26 pm

Supabad,

I find it depressing that you keep briniging up race as the reason people have not forgiven Vick. That the only reason people cannot forgive him is because he is black…

How convieniently, you forget that Ray Lewis (black) is celebrated despite being a murderer (alledgedly), Kobe Bryant is celebrated despite a rape charge like Rothles, that OJ was cheered when found not guilty of a double murder he clearly commited….how many other black athletes who were involved in scandals and then accepted back with open arms do I have to bring up for you to realize this isn’t a race issue?

The issue is with behaviour. People seem willing to accept contrition when the perpetrator of a crime/bad behaviour is involved in an “isolated” incident. A one time deal….like Lewis, Kobe, Rothless etc. People, however, have a very hard time dealing with/understanding something like what Vick was involved with.

The man abused and tortured animals for YEARS. This demonstrates a ruthless disregard for life, or any sence of morality or decency. It is difficult for people to forgive this type of long term, despicable, base, immoral behaviour.

It is also difficult for somone to believe Vick’s proclimations of ‘change’. His deplorable treatment of dogs was not a ‘mistake.’ Nor a ‘lapse of judgement.’ It was a long term, lifestyle/pattern of torture and abuse of animals that many/most people see as cute, cuddly, friendly companions.

This is not easily forgiven.

nd don;t assume that the people who have difficulty forgiving Vick are not ignorant of his lifetime of questionable/criminal behaviour…

Dogfighting
investigation of drug charges
2 seperate incidents with with the customs agents
Ron Mexico herpes allegations
giving the finger to ATL fans
Failed drug test on bail
‘questinalbe’ shooting at his birthday party

Lets be honest. Dude is a thug.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 7:28 pm

Lord please give me the strength to edit my work before posting it

jakedog
jakedog
February 11, 2011 7:41 pm

vine, is that all you got on Vick, some of my friends have done way worse, can’t say they are thugs

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 7:42 pm

BSM

If your child lies once, then it would be proper to reprimand him/her once and no, the incident should not have to be brought up again.

But if the child engages in destructive/anti-social behaviour for years and years, then it will become more difficult to reprimand once leave it be don’t you think? Constant vigilance and wariness would, at that point, be proper and hopefully expected.

Besides, Vick is not one of my children, of whom I would undoubtedly be more willing to forgive….besides….none of them would be involved in this type of shit, so its a non-issue….

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 7:47 pm

Jakedog….

if your friends have done worse than:
torture dogs, be invloved in illegal gambling rings, helping to traffic drugs, be ‘peripherally’ involved in acquaintinces being shot all the while knowingly and intentionally infecting women with STDs…etc etc…..

well….then…. sorry to say….. they’re thugs.

supabad
supabad
February 11, 2011 7:53 pm

@Vinnie and you can save the lie, about Vick giving the finger to the fans, because i happen to be at that game. I live in atlanta. Vick was giving the finger to Saints fans yelling racial slurs at Roddy White because he kept dropping passes. Roddy wasnt that good when he was a rookie. When Vick came back last season to play against atlanta on an atl radio station he even cleared this up. Ive heard the media spread this lie every since it happened.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 8:06 pm

ya…sure…look at all the saints fans in the pic (link in next post…hope it gets accepted quickly)

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 8:06 pm
vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
February 11, 2011 8:08 pm

also good to see that of all the things he’s done, you rushed to his “flipping the bird’ offence

supabad
supabad
February 11, 2011 9:40 pm

@Vinnie Your point holds no merrit. Ray killed another black man, Dante killed a latino. Vick killed dogs-Most white people that im friends with are a little to obsessed with their dogs. Not trying to be funny, but my friend french kisses her dogs, let them sleep in her bed and eat off her plate. Im sorry, but thats a little to much for me. Take a look at this PLEASE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8JP5MfGHGw

Secondly every famous person that have said something hanus about Vick. Whether its saying he should be executed(Tucker Carson) or hoping for him to get hurt. Please tell me what color they were? They were white. Coincedence huh? Dude whether people choose to turn a blind eye to this or not. Alot of the hate for Vick has to with racism and everyone knows it.

Last but not least Kobe was accused of rape ONE TIME. BEN WAS ACCUSED TWICE IN THE SAME YEAR. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT SON. Last but not least Vick has never been arrested or convicted of a crime b4 the dog thing.

Last but not least you were the same guy , that was rooting for Kolb to start over Vick. Now you tell me how foolish is that? I’ll tell ya. Kolb in all of his games except the Atlanta game. A team we beat every year. Has only thrown 1 td in every game hes started. When we trade him. I hope youre around when he fails. He is not this great QB. You make him out to be.

You were the same guy , claiming Vick reverted at the end of the season, when anyone with common sense knows the Oline was getting the guys head knocked off. Even the great Aaron Rodgers isnt that great when he gets hit hard only once. Think im lying? Go back and look at him after Peppers hit him in that Bears game. He was off after that.

greenfan
greenfan
February 11, 2011 10:14 pm

I tend to live by the belief that things should not come down to a matter of race….an asshole is an asshole regardless of race…..a jerk is a jerk and a criminal is a criminal regardless of race…..judge people by their actions not by the color of their skin….guess some on this board would say I live in a dream world, but these are things that I try and teach my kids.

Vick made terrible decisions…..commited some horrific actions against many dogs over many years…but he also has paid a huge price….has expressed real remorse and tried to work with animal groups to make a difference….personally I thought the eagles made a mistake bringing him on the team but watching him on and off the field I believe he is a real leader that is committed to being a different person off the field and a better qb then when in ATL.

I have been wrong before, but for the best of the team and Vick I hope I have this one right.

SmokeMac
SmokeMac
February 12, 2011 7:57 am

I do enjoy the company of a good dog. Don’t know if this makes me a dog lover. However a dog is a dog, not a human being. When the Michael Vick story first broke being a Eagles fan I was happy because I couldn’t stand Jim Mora and the Alanta Falcons.
Then as the story started to unwhine I started to get offended as a human being and all you heard about was Vick and theese dogs. Well let us not forget about Ray Lewis who got awaay with murder, The defensive lineman in ST Louis who killed a lady while driving intoxicated, our own Dante Stallworth who gave us a decent season in Philadelphia. Let us not forget about Big Ben the terrorizor of the ladies. We heard very little about theese stories.
Being a veteran of Iraqi freedom seen first had Soldiers loosing there life in Iraq who had done nothing wroung but serve there country. You hardly ever heard about the war, all you heard about was Vick killing theese dogs.
Also as G pointed out look at the Butcher the so called Doctor. We kill an unborn fetus in this country weather you want to be passionate about that
or passionate about the womens right to choose I can dig it, How the death penatenalty we can argue that it is wrong or we are wrong for not using it enough.
My point is let us not forget our prioritys. Lets focus on human life. To all you Dog Lovers out there all I can see is GO HUG A TREE

famucancer
famucancer
February 12, 2011 9:03 am

But Buehrle thinks its ok to kill a bear cub and put its head on the wall and make a necklace out of its claw. That is perfectly acceptable.

Seriously, there is something wierd about some (not all) white people’s love for dogs. It is not healthy. Dogs are animals, they are not listening to you, they are not your best friend, the dog will wag its tail for whoever feeds it…and if you put the dog in the wild, it will use its instincts to survive – the dog is not dependent upon you like a human child. Get a grip, its a damn DOG.

chaplainstevens
February 14, 2011 3:15 pm

This is just a fact no one wants to deal with….Caucasians love dogs more tahn Black folks! My white friends let the dog eat off their plates, let them lick thier faces, and the dog gets in bed with them….I am sorry THATS NASTY! Mike Vick was WRONG…but he paid far greater than he should have I know of Child Molestors and Rapist that got less time than Mike Vick.

greenfan
greenfan
February 14, 2011 3:32 pm

@chaplainstevens…..I don’t know what to say.

Are there any other sterotypes that you want to throw out there while you are at it?

jakedog
jakedog
February 14, 2011 3:50 pm

haha chaplain, anectdotally, I must agree with you, especially the nastiness of kissing, sleeping with a dog, “spooning” with your dog, that is downright wrong

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
February 14, 2011 4:46 pm

@ chaplainstevens
Dude is right LMAO….Aint no way a animal is licking my face
Nothing grosses out a black person more than seeing a white person kissing their dog or cat in the mouth. Black people love their pets. But not that much.

jakedog
jakedog
February 14, 2011 7:32 pm

gotta, Jakedog one white dude you will never see kissing his dog, lmao, other white dudes, you are correct, it is wrong, the dog is subservient to his master, dog expects that, wants that, the dog needs a leader he can follow, respect, not somebody he can make out with, sleep with, disgusting