Reminder: Michael Vick's Dogs Were Shot, Electrocuted, Hanged and Beaten to Death

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Michael Vick playing against his future teammates in September 2009.
This weekend, the New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year contract worth a reported $5 million. Vick, according to the New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers, arrives in New York "with some forgettable baggage from his former days as a dogfighter."

...Forgettable baggage, huh? Sounds like now might be a good time to remind Myers, and Jets fans with only a distant memory of the case, of the crimes for which Michael Vick served 21 months in prison.

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Four Videos Showing Jets Fans At Their Best/Craziest

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Yesterday this little Jets fan whizzed across the Internet for hurling insults at some Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans in the stands. The kid is fired up--it's good to get 'em started when they're young. Here are four more videos of Jets fans letting their passion for the team rip, to hilarious results.

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New York Daily News Reports Its Beef With Chris Christie is Officially Squashed

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Love is in the air. Chris Christie seems to have reconciled with the Daily News after a blow-up over the paper's New York Jets coverage last week. The dispute sprang from the co-hosting bit Christie did on August 26, when the governor called the Daily News's Jets reporter Manish Mehta an "idiot" and a "dope" for mocking Jets coach and Christie's friend Rex Ryan over a bad call late in a game.

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How 'bout them Jets: Darrelle Revis Trade Edition

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Just three weeks after closing out maybe the most highly-publicized 6-10 season ever, the New York Jets got right back to doing what they do best: creating headlines without winning football games.

This time, the Jets stirred up a media ruckus when rumors started swirling that their best player, cornerback Darrelle Revis, the nigh-undisputed most talented player at his position last year until he tore his ACL, might be available for trade.

Revis has one year left on his contract with the Jets, and even though the Jets captain has hinted previously at being a Jet for life, the fact remains that winning is good, and the Jets, with a holey roster, two quarterbacks who can't throw, and a head coach who somehow still has his job after dropping four of six to close out a laughably sad year, are due for a lot more losing before some winning happens.

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A Few Questions About Rex Ryan's Tattoo and the Front Page of the Daily News

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You have surely seen the picture of Jets coach Rex Ryan on the front page of today's New York Daily News by now. Ryan was captured shirtless and sunbathing in the Bahamas, displaying a previously unseen tattoo of his wife, Michelle. The tattoo shows Michelle kneeling in a come-hither pinup pose wearing nothing but a Mark Sanchez jersey. If you woke up from a 20-year coma today and sprinted to a newsstand to find out about the modern world you finally inhibit with conscious mind, you would see the New York Daily News's cover and have many, many questions. So do we.

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ESPN President Admits They've Been Trolling the World re: Tebow, and that It's Time to Cut that Shit Out

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Let's cut that boy some slack. All he's really done so far in his life is play football, win more than he's lost, be really, really open with his relationship with God, say super hokey, humble shit when the cameras are on him, and not have sex ever. The not having sex ever aside, the guy hasn't really done anything. And yet we hate him. We love him. We know his name.

That he's neck-and-neck with LeBron James as the most polarizing person in professional sports is amazing, because compared to James--hell, compared to hundreds of players in the NFL alone--he hasn't really done anything.

It took us awhile, America, but we've identified the problem, we've identified why we love and hate this evangelical, almost-aborted (his words!) backup quarterback from Manila: because we hear about him all the time. And more recently, we've identified why we hear about him all the time: because ESPN is whorish.

There's plenty written about it already, but the gist is that to increase their ratings,ESPN specifically has taken a mediocre talent who hasn't started a game this season for the New York Jets, and is responsible for a whole 126 more of his team's total yardage this year than your mother is, and turned him into a superstar. This is bad, really bad, because ESPN is, or at least plays at being, a journalistic organ solely meant to report the news as opposed to make news themselves for the purpose of financial gain.

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Repent, New York, for Tebow Time is Nigh

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...C'mon, son.
So yesterday, the New York Jets played the Arizona Cardinals in what will go down in the annals as maybe actually the single most unwatchable game in the history of sport. They won 7-6, but that wasn't the important part, because they still suck and are only 5-7 on the season, and although their last four games (at Jacksonville, at Tennessee, home to San Diego and at Buffalo) are in theory all winnable, and although they're still not technically eliminated from the playoffs, you're doing white drugs if you think they're going to the playoffs. What was important, however, was that Mark Sanchez threw three picks before half, forcing still-svelte-ish head coach Rex Ryan, down 3-0 midway through the third quarter, to do what pundits and fans alike have been begging Rex Ryan to do since Sanchez was drafted into the league: sit his ass down.

This, of course, was supposed to be the coronation of Tim Tebow, when he checked into the game and led the lowly Jets to a late score, cemented his spot as the starter, willed his team to a late playoff birth and was traded in the offseason because, hey, Sanchez still has $8.5 million guaranteed on his contract next year and it ain't like anyone's about to trade for him. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith would yell and act super duper indignant while everyone else from Skip Bayless to Chris Berman would loudly orgasm through the camera and into our private lives. Also, lots of stuff about Jesus.

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Jets Lose, Suck, But Not Quite Badly Enough for Tebow Time

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Here's the situation: The Jets have two running backs in Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight, both of whom are better at returning kicks than running the ball, even though Shonn Greene doesn't return kicks. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are injured, so the Jets are down to two wide receivers, Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens, who may sound familiar, but only if you watched the Jets last week. The Jets have an offense that, according to ESPN's Monday Night Football crew, has scored two touchdowns in its last 45 drives, a statistic that we at the Village Voice could come close to duplicating if we had a short field, four guys from the publishing side, and a half-pound of meth. The Jets have two quarterbacks, one of whom you can't trust to throw the football, and the other whose name is Tim Tebow.

And that's not even the bad news.

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Jets Make Easy Work of Redskins?

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"Jets make easy work of Redskins" read the banner on the home page of NFL.com. Were they serious? Did anyone actually watch that game?

Once again -- stop me if you've heard this already -- the Jets were trailing an inferior team in the fourth quarter -- in this instance, down 16-13 to Washington with 4:49 on the clock -- when suddenly they seemed to remember that they are the Jets and they were playing the Redskins. Sanchez threw a perfect 30-yard TD strike to Santonio Holmes, who ran a perfect pattern.

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The Jets' Key? Start Fast, for Starters

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Do you want to know if this is really going to be the Jets' year? Here's your clue. It's not whether they beat the Jacksonville Jags this Sunday. It's not even whether or not they beat the point spread — 9½ as we go to press, which strikes us as a lot for any NFL team.

What is the real test as to whether the Jets are on the fast track to the Super Bowl or simply to sit glumly in front of their lockers after the AFC championship game for a third consecutive year wondering why they didn't get started a little sooner?

The real test is whether or not the Jets can get started sooner. By sooner, we mean the first quarter.

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