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In the June 26 issue of ESPN The Magazine, the discussion surrounded comebacks. How do the comebacks of some of the biggest names in sports stack up? Let's take a look.

Which comeback was greater, Jordan's first or his second?

1995-98
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Whatever your metric of choice, it's clear: Early Jordan (1984-93) trumped Middle Jordan (1995-98). Early MJ got to the line more (.385 FT rate vs. .346), was a more efficient scorer and had more steals and blocks. Counter to the notion that he came to trust his teammates as he aged, Early MJ even had more assists (a career-high 8.0/game came in 1988-89) than Middle MJ did. Which is all to say: MJ was slightly worse during his first comeback than the greatest player of all time. -- Kevin Pelton, ESPN Insider

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Which comeback was greater, Michael Jordan's first or his second?

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Jordan's second comeback, in 2001, was unprecedented. No perimeter player in NBA history has scored more points at ages 38 and 39 than MJ. (And not for nothing, only Kevin Durant played more minutes this season than the 39-year-old Jordan did in 2002-03.) The Wizards had just 19 wins in 2000-01, before His Airness arrived; they had 37 victories in each of his two seasons. But don't trust us -- trust metrics: The Wiz were three points better per 100 possessions with Jordan creaking and crawling down the floor. -- Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Insider

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is Vick's punishment complete?

Micheal Vick is reportedly considering doing animal rights outreach in New York, his new home since joining the Jets. ESPNewYork.com's Jane McManus raises the question of whether it is necessary and whether Vick has done enough to prove he is rehabilitated and not the same man who was convicted on dog fighting charges in 2007. What is your current opinion of Vick and how has it changed over the years?

  • Has Michael Vick been punished enough?

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  • What is your opinion right now of Michael Vick?

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  • What was your opinion of Michael Vick after the dog fighting scandal came to light?

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  • Are you convinced Michael Vick is rehabilitated and would never participate in a dog fighting enterprise again?

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Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez

The Mark Sanchez era has officially ended in New York, with the Jets releasing the embattled quarterback and signing Michael Vick on Friday. Vick said that he expects to compete with Geno Smith for the team's starting job, and given Smith's struggles in his rookie season -- 21 interceptions and a 55.8 completion percentage -- he might get that shot. The choice of starter will be a key decision for Rex Ryan, who looks to be on the hot seat if the Jets miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season.

Who should start at quarterback for the Jets?

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  • Will Mark Sanchez ever start a game in the NFL again?

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  • Who was most to blame for the Jets' struggles during Mark Sanchez's tenure as their starting quarterback?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East this season?

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  • Will Rex Ryan be the Jets' coach after this season?

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Vick expects to start in 2014

Michael Vick's 2013 season featured yet another injury, this time a hamstring, causing him to lose his starting quarterback job with the Eagles to Nick Foles. Vick hasn't played a full season since 2009, but he doesn't feel that will hurt him as he searches for a starting job this offseason. Is the 33-year-old worth the risk? How much does he have left in the tank?

  • What will Michael Vick be next season?

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  • Would you trade your current favorite NFL team's starting quarterback for Michael Vick?

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  • How much does Michael Vick have left in the tank?

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  • What is your opinion of Michael Vick?

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