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Donovan, Vick’s Nabbed By Your Team

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It was only a matter of time before the Michael Vick Russian Roulette wheel landed inside the cerebellum of an NFL team, and after tons of rumors of him going to, oh, 32 different places, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be the “winners.” Blam.

Vick signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with a team option in 2010 worth $5.2 million.

(If I’m an Eagles fan, I immediately move to retire Ron Jaworski’s No. 7.)

For those just coming out of a two-year coma (first of all, welcome back!), Vick missed two seasons after it was found he funded a dogfighting ring and went to jail for 18 months. The Atlanta Falcons officially severed ties with their superstar quarterback a few months ago, and now he’s ready to come back to some team, perhaps not as a signal caller, but at least as an athlete making positive contributions.

Can he help out Donovan McNabb? It sure would be odd, as the two met head-to-head in the 2005 NFC Championship game, where the Eagles won 27-10. That was the year McNabb was sidled with another headcase, Terrell Owens. After T.O. got the heave ho, McNabb’s quest for that receiving soul mate has been, for the most part, a lost cause. (No, ladies, Kendra’s husband isn’t a star.)

So while Owens made the Bills a potential trainwreck, the nation’s attention must now turn back to Philly, just in case something catastrophically wonderful happens.

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  • Maddy Pumilia

    Nice article.

    If I was Philly, I would not have signed Vick. Yeah, he was a great quarterback (My fantasy team won one year because of him), but I wouldn’t touch him.

    For one, the media will be all over him. It will be a major distraction. Where’s PETA? They will probably protest at games. It’s going to be a mess.

    He’s probably rusty too. He hasn’t played an NFL game in two years. Yes, he can play for the last two preseason games, but is that enough time to reshape Vick?

    Anyway, I don’t think Vick will start over McNabb, although McNabb is a shadow of his former self. That being said, he did lead the Eagles on a pretty good run last year. I’ll give him that.

    Plus, I don’t want to support someone who sponsered dogfighting.

    Thank god he didn’t go to the Steelers. Rumor was he would.


  • Christina

    Im not a gung-ho fan of the Philadelphia Eagles but because Im a Pennsylvania resident [since birth – Philadelphia Hannehman hospital] I felt I should show allegiance but I perhaps will join with other Eagles fans and look elsewhere to cheer! In all candor, Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love but condoning what MichaelVick did although he paid what some said was his dues [sentence should have been 5 – 10 yrs] is a bit of a stretch!