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I shoot the non-IS vII, it is a very viable option. Remember that unless you're super human, you shoot it on a monopod which IMO greatly reduces the need for IS. The only downside to this version is the ability to get parts should it ever break.
I use mine for sports, it is an awsome tool. It is my most used lens in my kit. I'm a 55 year old man and I regularly shoot several football games daily and have no problem carrying the lens, is it heavy? Yep compared to other glass... If you can get a good deal on one, I'd do it in a heartbeat.