It’s evident that even after three-seasons in the NFL, America still has not forgiven Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
In a recent poll done by Forbes, Vick was voted number one in ‘America’s Most Hated Athletes of 2012’ for the second straight year. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many Eagles fans, at is seems every time Vick’s name is tossed out around any other fan, it is followed by an immediate frown and negative comment. There is still no almost no respect or love for Vick outside of the city of Philadelphia, and people are struggling in finding any reason to forgive him.
The pubic opinion of Vick, despite making strides to improve it, seems to be about the same as what it was when he first came back into the NFL. For most Philadelphia fans, we have accepted Vick and embraced his mistakes instead of dwelling on them. However, even within Eagle fans, there is still a small group that refuses to like Vick and support him as the starting quarterback.
After an amazing breakout season in 2010, Vick and the entire Eagles team took a huge step back in 2011. Philadelphia missed the playoffs and Vick was sidelined a handful of games with a collection of injuries. There is no question that Vick will be back in 2012, but past that, his future is certainly in question with the organization. With a Super Bowl or bust season on the horizon, the pressure will be higher than ever for Vick to perform.
If it’s any consolation Philadelphia fans, Tiger Woods and Kris Humphries also made the list right behind Vick.
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