ESPN Announces Michael Vick 30 for 30

I absolutely can't wait to see this. It's sad though reading the hateful comments on social media about him as this is announced. Man has payed his dues twice over and the public still won't forgive him. He will always be a special Hokie to me.

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ESPN announced Thursday that the 30 for 30, titled "Vick," will air in two parts. Part 1 will be aired on ESPN on Thursday, Jan. 30, and part two will air the following week on Thursday, Feb. 6. Both parts will go on air at 9 p.m. ET. The documentary is directed by decorated filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

"The film provides a comprehensive look back at each chapter of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick's saga: the incredible rise, shocking fall, and polarizing return," ESPN said in a press release.

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Can't wait.

Some people can just never forgive. I get it, and I'm sure Mike gets it.

I can't wait to tune in for this one.

It's gonna be epic!

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Marked on my calendar. Can't wait. Part 2 sounds good as well diving into his larger influence to black quarterbacks and style of play. Obviously the go to today isLamar Jackson but some of the others that have also come about beforehand as well. You see how the coaches finally were willingly to fully embrace quarterbacks that play that way at the college and NFL level (they moved more slowly). Game and skillset wise, Vick was about 10 to 12 years ahead of his time. We got a glimpse of what he could fully do with Andy Reid and the Eagles, but by then, he couldn't stay healthy long enough to keep it going. Also, by his own admission, he never really studied the passing game like he needed to in order to really maximize his talents (especially during the Falcons stint)

Mike's gotta live with hate rest of his life. People aren't going to forgive and shouldn't have to. Just a fact of his reality.

But I do hope it shows fully both the depravity of his sins and the work he's done to atone for them.

Also, if he comes up, I hope they show his shitstain of a brother in the light he deserves.

as an aside, "shitstain" is up there with "asshat" for insults that will just straight up make me giggle.

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'm particularly fond of "Douchecanoe"

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

I had a good friend and coworker that used to say "jagbag" all the time, and I always liked that one

I think I have told this before but it was an absolute joy to me when I saw him scraping paint and other shit out of a bildge of a ship that was under construction at newport news. Dude had so much potential and pissed it all away and trashed everyone that tried to help him in the process.

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"


Very much here for this.

As a person who loves dogs, I will always find Vick's actions heinous, vile, and despicable. That's certainly not up for debate.

That said, I watched Vick play at VT (in person) and to this day I've never witnessed talent like that. He was a generational talent, without whom, the Hokies never play for a national championship. His impact on the program is undeniable.

I can only imagine what he would have done playing in today's offensive schemes.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Will it cover Ron Mexico?

Wonder if they're going to pretend that Vick didn't have a bad ankle injury going into the 2000 Miami game like they did in the second Miami 30 for 30?

That 30for30 was repulsive.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

That 30for30 was Miami is repulsive


Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"


The same one where they acted like Miami murdered everyone in 2001 despite only beating us by 2 when Wilford dropped that two point conversion? Yeah, that sucked.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

I'm torn when it comes to Vick. I feel like I'm firmly in the "he's paid his dues, let the man move on" crowd...but saying he got busted for dogfighting really doesn't do justice to the vile, despicable, heinous acts that he personally carried out.

If you've read any of the details of the things he did to those dogs, you realize that you would have to be one depraved motherfucker to carry any of it out. I know, I know, it's what he grew up around. That's not an excuse, you hit an age where you know right from wrong.

That being said...he has fulfilled his punishment, a punishment that was more harsh than some people get for doing worse things to people. I will always be grateful for what he did for VT. He should be afforded every opportunity for a second chance, and I wish nothing but the best for him from here on out (it certainly seems like he is making good on his 2nd chance, atoning for his past acts, leading a decent life, etc.).

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I'm in the same boat you are. It's a tough spot.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I agree, and I think you can hold all of those beliefs at the same time without being hypocritical or feeling torn.

I'm not sure anyone (especially a dog lover) can/should 'forgive' VIck for his actions, but at the end of the day, he's not able to hop in a time machine and undo what's been done. I think he's probably the best example in pop culture of someone who's made a conscience effort to improve the world around them after doing something terrible.

I don't have kids, but I believe that Michael Vick should be used as an example of how to move forward after you do something wrong.

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I try to judge him based on what he did with the second chance he was given. That says more about who he is as a person now, than who he was in the past. A lot of people cannot change, never change, waste second chances, etc. But society should recognize and appreciate the very few who do change and make the most of their second chance. You would be hard pressed to find a better example in modern history of a well known and recognizable figure doing this than Mike Vick. Society has and always will condemn the actions of his past, but unfortunately, Society has not yet given equal recognition to how he handled it and how he has lived his life every day since.

Not much worse the the heinous acts that can happen from factory farming animals

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Say what you want about the ethics of big farm meat production, but that does not at all excuse what Vick and his people were doing. Not only were they training dogs to kill, but the ways in which this kind of training happened? They would drive around rural and suburban neighborhoods stealing family pets out of their front yards to have something for their dogs to slaughter before their fights.

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Yes I agree they did that

Hokie Club member since 2017

Doggone it. In spite of that bad history.....for which he has, and continues to pay the price - "the first time an African-American quarterback was selected with the top pick"

In the history of the NFL draft, 21 quarterbacks were selected as first overall picks prior to Vick's draft. It's been a few years, but back closer to Vick's playing years I would on occasion run into sports fans who would route for the Hokies that had never stepped foot in Virginia, let alone Blacksburg. You don't see that...with the exception of a few teams like Notre Dame and Miami.

Vick was in icon. If you follow Hokie football even just a little bit, you also know that Vick changed the trajectory of our football program. Looking forward to the 30 for 30.


Don't get your hopes up that they focus that much on his time at VT.

If anything, the first episode is going to focus on his quick rise, his time at the top of the game with being the Madden cover player, the playoff win in GB, and then news of his scandals breaking, ending with his guilty verdict. They will focus a lot on the ugly side of the things that he did.

The second episode will be about his time in prison, and the slow recovery that he's made, and focus heavily on the work he's done with animal right's groups while also showing his growing relationship with Andy Reid, and his resurgence in the NFL, capping off with his monster game against Washington on MNF.

His time at VT is most likely going to be an elongated footnote of this documentary.

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I can see that. The VT stuff could just be a highlight real intro for 5 minutes with a few interviews about how special he was and how he did that one play where he told everyone to go one direction.

His time at VT is most likely going to be an elongated footnote of this documentary.

I expect about 5 minutes talking about his time at VT, with Frank Beamer sharing reaction/commentary at multiple points throughout the documentary.

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If they don't discuss his upbringing in Newport News and how he was almost completely overlooked in the area in HS (not in recruiting, obviously) because of Ronald Curry, I'm gonna be disappointed.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Ronald Curry knocked us out of the playoffs again and again when I was in high school. The only games we lost my entire time there were to Hampton. I swear it was just him running around with 10 other guys cooling their heels.

Stupid Crabbers.

My high school (Denbigh) wasn't even good in football and he made us look worse. smh

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I swear it was just him running around with 10 other guys cooling their heels.

UK's QB?

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Too soon.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays


Tyrod did it Mikey!

He's #123 on ESPN's 150 greatest college players

The greatest players in college football's 150-year history, from 26 to 150
via @ESPN App

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That is an absolute atrocity of a ranking. He literally changed the position. Erroneous on both counts!

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MV7 made a huge mistake. No debating it and no excuses. He also stood up, took his punishment, and literally did his time like a man. His story is defined by his actions after he got out of prison. From what I know, he's done all the right things to change and to try making amends for his mistakes. That's all he could do, and I respect the hell of his handling of the adversity he brought upon himself. I love the story of anyone that takes advantage of a second chance, and for my money, Michael Vick is the poster boy for second chances. I'm a big dog lover, and his redemption story makes me a bigger MV fan than his football days did. Proud that he is a VT Man.