What is the biggest NON-STORY of the year in sports? (1 Viewer)

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You know, every year, mags, papers, the net and people talk about what was the big sports story of the year....but no one ever talks about what MIGHT have been a big story, but turned out to be nothing. They were talking about this on sports radio yesterday and I hit me....

...Michael Vick in the NFL..

Where are all the protests and protesters? Where are all the banning of anything Philadelphia Eagles or anything that sponsors them?

Nothing...nada..zilch...zero. Hell, for a stretch, you had to wonder if the guy was still on the Eagles roster!

So do you guys have a story that was supposed to be big, but turned out to be a big fat nothing?
 

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A-Rod and all of his baggage at the start of the season. Honestly, back in spring training who predicted he would turn it around help lead the Yanks to a title??
 

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Nothing...nada..zilch...zero. Hell, for a stretch, you had to wonder if the guy was still on the Eagles roster!

So do you guys have a story that was supposed to be big, but turned out to be a big fat nothing?

You can say the same about Vick's on-field production as well...;)


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You can say the same about Vick's on-field production as well...;)


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Well, that is not the topic of conversation.....NO ONE expected very much from him and that is exactly what happened. He did not come to the Eagles to "carry the team"...or to be it's last needed peg to get to the Super Bowl.
 

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I would have to include my Raiders crappy-ass "franchise QB".....Ja-Dumbass Russell. He had finished last year with all this promise....and because...a nothing...a never was....a non-story...another long line of over-hyped collegd QBs.
 

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How about Kimbo Slice.. Getting beat by seth.. Killing an entire MMA show.

well...that one kinda sorta. He was a brawler that NO ONE wanted to go toe-to-toe with him. But the moment he got into the octagon that had wrestler experience....you know it was only a matter of time.
 

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Well what made it great was he didnt lose because the guy out "grappled" him. The guy out brawled him (of course he got a lucky shot that stunned kimbo and then just didnt let up)

Then Kimbo went on to the "Ultimate Fighter" show, and got beat also..
 

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You know, every year, mags, papers, the net and people talk about what was the big sports story of the year....but no one ever talks about what MIGHT have been a big story, but turned out to be nothing. They were talking about this on sports radio yesterday and I hit me....

...Michael Vick in the NFL..

Where are all the protests and protesters? Where are all the banning of anything Philadelphia Eagles or anything that sponsors them?

Nothing...nada..zilch...zero. Hell, for a stretch, you had to wonder if the guy was still on the Eagles roster!

So do you guys have a story that was supposed to be big, but turned out to be a big fat nothing?

I think IF he was the starter, you'd see more opposition.
 

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I agree that the response was over-blown, but I also agree with Jimbo to some extent, Vick's lack of on-field presence is a factor too...hence, it IS relevant to this thread.

It seems like Vick has disappeared again. Much less protest over an invisible man...


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Getting paid all the same, his lack of exposure is just exposing their hypocrisy. He's back in the NFL, all that saber-rattling for nothing. PETA is all bark and no bite (hah).

Bingo!! The WHOLE issue was about Vick getting in the NFL....guess what, regardless of his play...he got in and all the huff and puff from PEATA did NOTHING.

...as there been a drop in attendance due to Vick? Nope....
 

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