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They Are Who We Thought They Were: The Best Sports Moments Of 2010

By 01.05.11

8. Vick’s Apology

"How's your fantasy team doing?"

When Michael Vick was sent to prison in 2007 for his involvement in a huge dog fighting ring, he was public enemy No. 1, 2 and 3. The Philadelphia Eagles signed him in 2009 when he was eventually allowed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to play again, and he received the blessing of Donovan McNabb at the time. McNabb was traded, Kevin Kolb was named the starter in the offseason before the 2010 season began, and by September 21, Mike was the starting QB for the Eagles and the biggest pickup of the year for fantasy football owners.

Vick’s return to prominence was met by protests from many activist groups (PETA, of course, and some others) and even Tucker Carlson proclaimed that Vick should have been executed for his actions. Vick, though, led the Eagles to the playoffs and they still have work to do. Meanwhile, Vick has become the poster boy for the Humane Society and even earned the organization’s endorsement for him to become a dog owner again. Don’t get excited, it’s just this dog.

7. Brett Favre’s Genitalia

"Damn, I lost her number."

I’m going to give Brett Favre a lot of credit. For as much as he has annoyed and punished football fans with his arrogance and drama over the past five years, he sure knows how to keep his name in the news. His career is clearly over, after an incredibly poor season with the Minnesota Vikings, unless he’s just suicidal and wants to die on the field. If that’s the case, then he’ll return for another. Hopefully if he does choose to break off this latest retirement, he’ll spare us the “Oh I don’t know” routine. Of course he wouldn’t, but we’ll cross that sewer when we get there.

Since it has to be over, and so many of us would love to stop talking about him – WE CAN’T. Not since former New York Jets employee – and girl who is famous for wearing slutty clothes at FSU and USF football games – Jenn Sterger accused him of having texted her pictures of his wrinkly old penis. Now two massage therapists have also accused Favre of inappropriate behavior. Is anyone surprised by this? He hosted Tiger Woods while he was in sex addiction rehab in Mississippi, for the love of Vishnu! Granted, these are just allegations, but let’s be real.

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