Michael Vick to the Eagles

The speculation is over. 

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night on air that Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

To paraphrase the fearless leader of PFT: Wow.

The deal was first reported, as best we can tell, by Dan Sileo of WDAE in Tampa.  Buzz had been building about a possible deal with the Eagles for about an hour all over the Internet before Mort reported the news.

The destination is surprising on a number of levels.

First, there were multiple media reports that the Eagles weren’t interested, including one by Mort himself.  Our own Tom Curran had an Eagles source tell him as recently as Tuesday that the team wasn’t interested in Vick. 

But as Mr. Florio pointed out numerous times, Philadelphia’s statements and whispers before the Vick signing are the least of their concerns now.

They now have a vocal fan base and a certain sensitive starting quarterback to address.

219 responses to “Michael Vick to the Eagles

  1. 2 year deal? Is Vick retarded? Wait….don’t answer that.
    In other news, Vick was seen leaving the Eagles HQ on a stretcher, so he must be a member of the team.

  2. What a perfect fit for that piece of $hit… next stop, the City of Brotherly Hatred!
    Good luck w/ the PR nightmare Philly!

  3. wow mcbabb is going to be pissed! how long till mr vick gets a chunky chicken soup comercial?

  4. wow all you guys were right that said he wouldn’t get signed!!! lol good luck to him! It’s a good fit for him! I hope he makes the most of it

  5. Eagles to the Super Bowl.
    Westbrook, McCoy, Jackson, Maclin, Curtis, Vick.
    Thats a dangerous offense

  6. Maybe he can run a bird fighting ring while he is there (Rooster vs. Condor). Philly fans though T.O. was a distraction….you’re in for it now.

  7. Perfect fit
    Great city for him
    Can not wait to see him at the Meadowlands
    Philly Sponsors beware the shit storm is coming

  8. Philly is a perfect fit for that dirtbag. You could pick five random guys off the street in Philly and they’d all be guiltier for worse stuff than dog fighting. I have no doubt he’ll be welcomed by the scuzzy Philly faithful with open arms. Hell, they may cancel school tomorrow just to throw the man a parade. Oh well – God bless America…

  9. Footsteps…anyone? Who won’t be feeling the pressure on a big drive you ask, the guy who just spent close to 2 years in prison! Wow!

  10. YIPPIE!!!!!!! I am go glad for VICK!!!!! never will be an Eagles fan but YIPPIE YIPPIE for VICK!!!!!! Love dogs but it happens every day all day in the USA!!! I know someone will hate my comment but I have my 1st ammendmant right!!!! YIPPIE!!!!!

  11. Will it be a parole violation if he associates with Andy’s sons? I hope they don’t have a take-your-kid-to-work-day in Philadelphia

  12. 2 year deal??? That seems odd.
    In related news, Donovon McNabb kicked his dog shortly after hearing the news.

  13. Thank God it wasn’t Buffalo. It’s bad enough that I’ll have to watch the T.O. show every Sunday. Having to watch Vick every week as well would have been too much.
    It’s definitely going to be an interesting season all around.

  14. Wow?
    This guy doesn’t deserve to be ANYWHERE NEAR a professional football field.
    And… the eagles? Really? Like, aside from the fact that he doesn’t belong in the NFL… how does he fit with the eagles knowing that McNabb just signed an extension???
    What a shame. Really. The Eagles organization is going to regret this decision. I was planning on attending a few games this season – that just saved me a boat load of cash.
    That being said, as a Raiders fan… my second favorite team will be ANYONE WHO PLAYS THE EAGLES…. GET ‘EM BOYS!!
    DOWN WITH THE BIRDS.

  15. The Eagles just anounced they will play “Who lets the dogs out” following the National Anthem on opening day.

  16. Way to be on the cutting edge Florio. When did you suggest that The Eagles and Vick were meant for eachother? Back when he was at Virginia Tech?

  17. FINALLY WE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS…. Oh wait, ESPN will talk about this for the next 8 weeks.
    I’m curious as too how the Eagles will be using him.
    Also, I’m curious as to what crookedsteve will say.

  18. I don’t like the fit… I wanted Vick in a position to play.. He won’t get to play because of McNabb…

  19. Prepare for at least a dozen Florio posts analyzing the move from the Eagles, and at least twenty more analyzing why the Steelers and Patriots didn’t sign him. I’m just glad this sh@tstorm isn’t following my team.

  20. Prepare for at least a dozen Florio posts analyzing the move for the Eagles, and at least twenty more analyzing why the Steelers and Patriots didn’t sign him. I’m just glad this sh@tstorm isn’t following my team.

  21. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH HHHHHAAAAAAAAAA.
    Good for him. I am sooooooooooo happy I have season tickets. YEEEEEEEESSSSS BABY!!!!
    OH and to all the people who said they are going to stop watching NFL football….the UFL starts pretty soon.

  22. Smart move… Mcnabb is a stud but he averages only 12 games a year. Ron Mexico will do whatever he is asked (just ask his cell mate and the ladies he infected). I’d treat him like any felon and have him doing pos duty.

  23. Speed , speed and more speed.. a Wildcat formation with Vick, Westbrook, McCoy, D-Jax and Maclin… misdirection and confusion.. Andy make it work

  24. if this is true then the eagles just pissed off alot of fans i might just have to root for the steelers this year they didnt piss me off enough to like dallas but still

  25. Let’s see, McNabb get’s drafted and get’s booed for what….not being Rickey Williams. All Vick did was engage in dog fighting….get your popcorn ready (and the snow balls in Philly)!!!

  26. Interesting that the Patriots announcers (Criqui and Cross) haven’t mentioned the signing. Of course, Criqui sucks. Why does Kraft put up with such incompetence every year from Criqui? What is this, 10 years now?

  27. I’m shocked, but in retrospect, it’s actually perfect. McNabb is not exactly a supportive starting QB to his backups, but he would be a good role model for Vick to follow in his attempt to be a starting-caliber QB.
    And, with most Eagles fans being such unrepentant douchebags, the uproar over the signing is probably minimalized the most in Philadelphia.

  28. I’m rarely at a loss for words, but this just blows me away! What could Jeff and Andy have been thinkin’ (or smokin’). Do they expect to make a receiver or something out of this guy? Although I’m not a Vick hater (or fan for that matter) I truly didn’t expect him to play this year. WOW!

  29. first and haha. fly eagles fly. on the road to misery. fly eagles fly. get your qbs at the penitentiary.

  30. As an Eagles fan… I’m conflicted. He’s a piece of shit. We don’t REALLY need him… but if he helps us win, so be it. He’s obviously not going to be the QB, so he’ll play maybe 3-4 plays a game as a wildcat type player. I’m not mad at the front office for trying to win.

  31. Well, I stand corrected.
    And shocked.
    At the same time, I’m pretty intrigued by this. I can’t wait to see how Andy utilizes his talents.

  32. Wow!!! Did not see that one coming….I’m confused as hell…sign Mike Vike to play in the wildcat that you probably wont use often . (5 plays a game maybe?) Oh well…Hopefully now the Eagles will release Mcnabb and get rid of that big contract..so the Vikesters can swoop him up….God Damn you Sage “FumbleCopter” Rosenfels…God Damn you T-Jack…God Damn you Brad Childress…I’m pulling for Lezlie the Fragggee (Leslie Fraiser) next year…

  33. Just goes to show how clueless you guys have been for weeks. You’ve been spreading garbage about him going to just every other team all that time.

  34. Ha! That is fantastic! Philadelphia deserves this grenade! Hello quarterback controversy and goodbye playoffs. Well done Andy! You continue to amaze with your genius.

  35. PETA protests and crazy, belligerent Eagles fans. That sounds like a dangerous combination. Philly PD better break out the riot gear.

  36. I guess all of those people who said, “Dungy is just talking him up” can go and eat crow. Oh, and bye to all of those “fans” who said they’d stop watching football when he signs. You will not be missed, and you’re not morally superior for jettisoning the league now considering that Jerramy Stevens is in the league and you don’t give a damn. But rapists aren’t worse than dog killers. Right……

  37. LOL!
    Bring it on PETA!
    He’s gonna sit on the bench for a year and let PETA get use to the idea that he plays here…so it’s really no big deal. PETA will eventually get tired and go shut down some puppy mills that the Amish run and do some real good (as they sometimes do).
    I’m glad Philly gets to see some of the excitement…it’s been kinda quiet around here since TO left…unless you factor in Andys little convict kids.
    This is gonna be fun!

  38. What the (hey!). I just lost interest in the IGGLES this year.
    I find it hard to believe that in a country where jobs are scarce, people are foreclosing all over, that our beloved IGGLES would sign this felon to at least the league min of 800k.
    This disgusts me and instead of replying to my voicemail tomorrow about tickets available, I may just have to say no.

  39. Was an Eagles fan, now I’m disgusted. This jerk drowned, hung, and had dogs beaten to death! He’s only “sorry” now because he was convicted.
    Boycott Eagles advertisers and merchandise!

  40. When you think about it, it’s not surprising the Beagles would take a convicted felon. They have a courtroom in the stadium, so he’ll be able to go from practice straight to the hearing when he violates his parole.

  41. vick and mcnabb are friends and mcnabb said the nfl should bring him back with no further suspension so theres not going to be any qb controversey also they could be doing this so they have him for trade bait after the season. i may hate the man but you have to like what he could possibly bring to this offense

  42. and where the hell is krooked steve…
    has to be reid’s fault, eh?
    when do the eagles sign marvin? arent leonard little and jerramy stevens available too?
    i do believe the gynauts are going to take ookie out anyway. them or wade’s boys.

  43. vick and mcnabb are friends hes not goin to be mad he wanted the nfl to reinstate him without further suspension there wont be any qb controvesey. I may hate the man but you have to like what he could potentially bring to this offense

  44. Why would the one team who doesn’t need him–with a solid offense, some dynamic receivers, and a quite good backup quarterback–want to take him on? It really makes little sense. Why take on all the controversy when you’re perfectly fine without him?
    But I hope they regret it. I hope they get a backlash that will make an example of them, and that Vick fails, and that the team chemistry suffers. I really do. The guy’s been out of the league for a long time, and his type of play won’t age well–he’ll age more like a running back than a typical QB. What kind of an investment is that?
    Just when I was starting to waffle on my support for the Cowboys–of whom I’ve been a near-lifelong (oft-suffering) fan–now I’m back behind them 100%. Revenge will be sweet.

  45. Vick will throw? Vick will block? Vick will be a wideout? Vick will get handoffs? Vick will be a cancer in the lockerroom. Philadelphia looks bad.

  46. I’m not happy with the signing, as I don’t like Vick, but if it makes all of you peices of #%^$ hate philly more, all the better.
    I don’t mind the knocking of Vick, but the gratuitous bashing of Philly fans just shows that although our new backup QB might be a scumbag, you are all scumbags too.

  47. Stupid, stupid move Eagles team. You are going to lose fans who switch their alliances to other teams. I, for one, will NOT be watching or attending any Eagles games for the next two years. You must be suckers for punishment or bad publicity as that is what you will get. The players better keep their dogs under lock & key if he visits your homes…and come to think of it, the Eagles mascott better do the same. I bet a lot of homeless pitbulls will be going missing in Phila. in the next two years.

  48. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…..
    I will enjoy watching Chris Pronger play for the Flyers this year. The banjo playing Eagles can celebrate no matter what the score is….
    Good luck…I will follow the highlights on ESPN
    Run away Swoop, run away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Every Eagles fan is now an official supporter of animal torture.
    And illegal gambling & racketeering.
    And lying to your bosses.
    And putting all of your co-workers’ careers in jeopardy for selfish gain.
    So go ahead, put on that Eagles jersey, t-shirt, cap, bumper sticker.
    It’ll help the rest of us see you for who you are.

  50. I am surprised that Florio has not yet said that the Eagles made this move to block the Cowboys from signing Vick to run their and their stupid razorback offense.

  51. Herman Brood says:
    August 13, 2009 8:59 PM
    Now Andy Reid can have a drug and dog fighting empourium at his house.
    ——————–
    Nice.

  52. I am so sick and tired of reading the dog-worshipper comments. I have nothing against dogs, but all you self-righteous dog lovers really need to go somewhere and get a life of some sort. H was not sentenced to a lifetime of punishment. He served the time that our judicial system determined was appropriate and should be free to get on with his life, as you should get on with yours. Most of you are probably only lukewarm fans anyway, so nobody’s going to miss you when you go off to sulk for the season. Leave what is shaping up to be a really great season (Cutler, Owens, Brady, and other, storylines) to those of us who really like the game!!!

  53. congrats to the Eagle organization for having the courage to offer this young man a job…..
    As for all of the doubters and for lack of a better word IDIOT comments to this page…..I wonder if you are as adamant in your condemnation of Hunters who hit the woods yearly to shoot and kill defenseless deer and other big game.
    Vick, as a young QB is a work in progress. Even worse he had a horrible offensive line and an even worse defense the years he was with atlanta.
    A lot of those rushing yards were more from necessity than design. there were two weapons in atlanta. Vick and Crumpler……..Even some of the better QB’s in the league would have been hard-pressed to be star….Anyway, GO EAGLES.

  54. My birds are the last team I would expect to sign this scum. At least T.O. was just a jerk, this turd is a sociopath. PETA is setting up a temporary HQ here as we speak.

  55. You can truly determine the “true football fans” that are totally against Michael Vick. The are the ones who wouldn’t know a subject and a predicate if they came into the room with name tags. They sound like they came from the back woods of Gut Bucket, Mississippi, which would explain their abundant hatred for Vick. You ranted and raved that you just knew Goodell would not reinstate him. You were wrong. You knew for a fact that no team would ever pick him up. Guess what, you were wrong again. Why don’t you just admit that you resent highly that Michael Vick is getting a second chance and will possible come out of this a better man and with a little cash in his pocket…..once his obligations are paid. You don’t make that kind of money, why should he? You say he is the most dispicable human being around……killing dogs, etc. Everyone obviously does not agree with you and your “knowledge and expertise in the football area” is not being considered. So…..get over it!!!

  56. The Eagles should get T.O. back and make it a real turdapalooza. I wonder if Mr. McNabb approves of this signing? Douche.

  57. # mustbechris says: August 13, 2009 8:53 PM
    Well, I stand corrected.
    And shocked.
    At the same time, I’m pretty intrigued by this. I can’t wait to see how Andy utilizes his talents.
    ——————————————————
    He can bodyslam, choke, and electrocute the players that don’t perform up to standard

  58. no he didnt, new eagle fan. he didnt know how to throw to a wideout. he isnt accurate.
    and vick’s antics spoiled 6-2/5-3 starts in 05-06. he led the falcons to a 2-6 finish each year. if you can call that leadership. throwing games and flipping off fans!
    and he is slower now. he isnt young now either.
    looks like mcnabb just did his bud a favor. that’s all.
    hunting is legal and necessary. dogfighting is neither of those.

  59. too bad Eagles jerseys are ugly as shit
    otherwise i’d rock a new Vick jersey
    i almost want tp pick him up in fantasy just because

  60. Going to keep piping it in:
    If you think you’re on moral high ground because you’re walking away because Mike Vick is playing football, you’re delusional. The fact is that a rapist, Jerramy Stevens, is still in the league, but it takes a dog killer for you to walk away says a lot about you. You’re telling me that someone who killed dogs is worse than someone who raped women? Are you serious. Please don’t hit anyone with that highfalutin nonsense about an organization having no moral fibre when Jerramy Stevens is in the league and you were still fans while he played. Good riddens. We’ll see how long that not watching the NFL thing lasts. So does that also mean you’re going to quit your job if your company remains a sponsor of the Eagles as well or are affiliated with sponsors of the Eagles in any way? Or are your morals only so strong? Child please.

  61. Dog fighting is huge here… Check any dumpster in West Philly… (That’s not a joke)….He will be embraced here… Eagles fans put winning over everything….Thats why they have never won anything!

  62. When the most important thing to you is football, it is a sad place we life in. I’ve been an Eagle fan for many years now, and there is no way I can look at my sons, after just burying their pet dog tank, and say football scores are more important than integrety and kindness to animals. You so called men, that think giving this guy deserves second chance are full of crab. Anyone who abuses women, children or animals, doesn’t deserve this kind of second chance. The only chance he deserves is off the field. Let’s see what kind of a human being he is there. I just became a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

  63. Smush Rodrigez says:
    August 13, 2009 9:18 PM
    Cool, now the Eagles have 2 QBs better than Romo!!!
    ———————
    75.7 career passer rating is greater than 94.7 career passer rating? Math is hard, isn’t it?

  64. Man if people cared about people like they do about dogs? I bet no one would care if Stallworth got a job again

  65. Diane says:
    August 13, 2009 9:21 PM
    Stupid, stupid move Eagles team. You are going to lose fans who switch their alliances to other teams. I, for one, will NOT be watching or attending any Eagles games for the next two years. You must be suckers for punishment or bad publicity as that is what you will get. The players better keep their dogs under lock & key if he visits your homes…and come to think of it, the Eagles mascott better do the same. I bet a lot of homeless pitbulls will be going missing in Phila. in the next two years.
    _____
    Bye. Yeah, fans will switch their loyalty. THat is absurd. The players better watch their dogs and homeless pitbulls will go missing. Seriously, are you an idiot? Just say, I hate Vick – we get it.
    I do not like Vick either but I am not going to say: now all homeless girls will get herpes.
    If he comes in and plays well, all of these fans will cheer. Football is about sport, not moral judgement. We seem to forget that.

  66. The NFL needs to stop allowing criminals in this league. It’s turned into a bunch of disgusting thugs: fighting dogs, shooting up night clubs, dealing drugs, rapists, murederers.
    How about this: Stop flagging players for spiking the ball when they score a touchdown and start banning criminals from the league! I’ll take poor sportsmanship over a criminal any day!
    This is the last straw. I’m done with the NFL until they shape up!

  67. “Wow?
    This guy doesn’t deserve to be ANYWHERE NEAR a professional football field.
    And… the eagles? Really? Like, aside from the fact that he doesn’t belong in the NFL… how does he fit with the eagles knowing that McNabb just signed an extension???”
    How does he fit? He fits perfectly …. he had to go to a team with a black starting quarterback … and one who was secure in his position … Donovan isn’t going anywhere …. and he needed to be in a city that would accept him …. he fits right in ….
    if he had to go somewhere (and Roger said he could) then this is really a perfect fit for the player …

  68. Well, this is the same fan base that bowed down to T.O. even when it was clear that he was a complete scumbag and cancer after getting run out of San Francisco.
    No surprise then that Philly fan’s reaction is generally positive toward the Mexico signing. Considering the generally low brow nature of the region, its a perfect fit.
    Here’s hoping for a career ending and/or severe injury to Ron Mexico. Yes, I sincerely mean this, and no, I would not wish this upon anyone else but him. He is a sociopath who has no value to society. If he did what he did to humans, he be sitting on death row right now.
    No respect whatsoever for the man, or anyone who sells their sole and supports him.

  69. Michael Vick isn’t a “young quarterback”. He’s an old running back. He was never a very good passer; now he’s a 29-year-old runner who’s been out of training for a couple years. By the time he gets back into “football shape”, he’ll be a 30-year-old runner who’s had little playing time and less leadership experience for 3 years.
    So Philly just made an unrepentant washed-up former star a millionaire, and what’ll they get for it? A guy who’s no better than anyone else on the team at their respective positions.
    In the dreams of Eagles fans without moral compasses, the Eagles just added a brilliant edge to the team that smashed the Cowboys at the end of last season.
    In reality, the loser Eagles who sputtered out in the playoffs last year just wasted money on a short-term investment who will only bring stress to the organization.

  70. All I can say is that I do believe in a second chance. However, as a person who has worked in the corporate side of things I just don’t see how it is justified that he should be reinstated. He is a gifted athlete but I know for sure if I went to the big house as soon as they saw a felony on my record you could kiss my resume goodbye. It is a privelage to play in the NFL and I do not believe that just because he did play before and did his time that he should get another chance to do so. I wish the best for him as a person but for the people that say he did his time he should be let back in you must not be working in the real world

  71. He belongs in Philly with their awful fans…
    Yeah, Joe Banner called all of us and asked if we wanted this piece of shit…
    Screw second chances, screw dogs, I don’t like this from a football standpoint. He was never that good at his peak. He never had a grasp of the quarterback position. And not having played in two years he’s probablt lost some of that athletism. I just don’t like it…

  72. Hey, if it looks like a rat, smell like a rat and moves like a rat, guess what? Its a rat!
    Unreal. This guy can kill dogs, lie to the commisioner of the NFL and the owners of the Atlanta Falcons and still the Eagles want him. Truely I am disapointed. He will not have paid his dues until he spends time in the areana with the same number and type of dogs he touchered.
    Vick had a litte vaction in the big house and now he thinks he has repented. (For what ever reason Mike, my Pitt Bulls diagree!)
    In my opinion he has not changed. I saw him for the first time a few years ago at the Norfolk Sports Club Jamborie. I did not know who he was at that time. But as he strutted his way on stage with so much attitude, I said to myself I hope he can speak as well as he walks and as loud as his bling is. Needless to say he lived up to my expectations. Then this weekend the news reported that he spent 12 minutes in Atlanta speaking on the ills of dog fighting and only allowed one news crew into the meeting and then exited to a limo to get out of Dodge. If Michael truely wants to repent, why doen’t he join a federal task force and bring down the house on dog fighting and share every thing he knows about who is in the business.
    Last week he walked into Harris Teeter (a grocery store) and the lady waiting on me almost fainted. I asked her if she was ok – to which she replied “…there is a football player in the house…” I thought may be Bruce Smith stopped in. When she told me who it was I said he doesn’t play football. He is an ex-con who kills animals, etc. Why would you pick him as a role model. She could offer no explanation other than he was from the area. Lets see how she feels when her kids wind up in jail because they followed in the footsteps of her role model for similar crimes and learned to lying as part of their core values in life.
    Anyway, my prediction is that the Eagles will regret this decision long term. To Micheal, the Eagles uniform will only hide who you really are for so long. In the end your true stripes will show through.

  73. KingDonko,
    saying, playing in the NFL is a “privelage” is such an overused comment. The owners can choose who they pay and they chose him.

  74. Remember the only balls Vick has played with in 2 yrs are the ones that were on his chin in prison

  75. You guys are F&^king idiots!
    I guess the fans of the Philadelphia Eagles signed Vick. I forgot, Andy called me tonight and asked me to approve the signing, and I said “Ok boss, go get the dog killer!”
    The team made this signing, some fans will like it, most won’t, but we’re not going to boycott our team any more than you boycott your team for holding women down and masturbating over them (COLT BRENNAN), bringing a loaded weapon into a club and almost shooting a bouncer (PLAXICO BURRESS) or stabbing your teammate in the neck with scissors, doing crack with hookers, etc. (MICHAEL IRVIN).
    I hate Vick, I’m an Eagles fan, and I would normally be inclined to agree with you haters – but anyone who says “Philly fans are scum” loses all credibility.

  76. when are you all going to let go and give and man a break think about it if it was you and you had to live

  77. CooperManning says:
    August 13, 2009 9:52 PM
    Smush Rodrigez says:
    August 13, 2009 9:18 PM
    Cool, now the Eagles have 2 QBs better than Romo!!!
    ———————
    75.7 career passer rating is greater than 94.7 career passer rating? Math is hard, isn’t it?
    ****
    Uh, Vick has won a playoff game and set a record in it. Let me know if Romo has won one. Right, thats what I thought.
    Math is hard…. You are an idiot. Congrats on being able to look up a stat. Vick won a playoff game with a team that was not rated high and Romo still has not won one with a lot of talent around home on a team thar is always picked to be good, stupid.

  78. Kidekk,
    You just proved my point. You hold these players above the rest of society. Quit your jersey chasing and look at the bigger picture. Apparently you are too nestled into the players jocks to see. If it was the President that did something to the same effect would you say, “oh that job is different than any other job… he deserves another chance?” Lets bring Nixon back! that would be a stellar idea. If it was Bernie Madoff that did it would you be like “Oh, its cool, he is great at his Ponzi schemes?” Lets allow him to do it again. WTF?

  79. Can’t believe it, now they will take them straight from sing-sing after all Alca is closed.
    no one wanted this axxhxxx and they take him.
    what a waste….

  80. I’m now an X philly fan, GO STEELERS… I’m about 30 mins outside philly, but I won’t support that TRASH OF A TEAM, AND ALL THE PLAYERS ON BOARD THAT ARE SAYING NOTHING….THEY ARE SPINLESS PU$$IES TOO!! PHILLY U SUCK!!! READING, PA HATES YOU ALL!!!

  81. What does MV have to do to get a break. Yes, he made a mistake, he repaid his debt that was given to him, he apologized. He now deserves to have his career….it just so happens he makes millions doing it. No one complained when he got a job making $10/hr. Oh, one more thing…..has no one on this blog ever done anything wrong, caught hell for it, repaid their debt (whatever it was) and genuinely apologized for it?? *crickets chirping*

  82. To all the people who want to come here and take shots at Philly fans, guess what?
    Philly fans don’t care what you think. We were a hated franchise before this, and we’d be hated even if Vick was with someone else.
    See all the hateful comments on every pre-Vick Eagles thread. We don’t care. F%^& off.

  83. Let me just say that I am a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan. I am NOT a drunk, a criminal, a loser, or anything else you all may want to call me. Most Philadelphia fans are good, hard-working people who are very passionate about our sports teams; we are NOT the barbaric animals we are made out to be! There are moronic fans from every city, they just aren’t publicized as much. And as for the Michael Vick signing, I am absolutely sick over it. Although he may be a competent player, his presence will surely bring trouble and lower the morale of the whole city. This decision was a despicable one to say the least! This man, along with all of the other criminals in the NFL, does NOT deserve to play anywhere! He blatantly killed defenseless animals for his own entertainment. Totally sick! So to all of the haters out there, please take the time to actually get to know the real Philadelphia fans before you judge us!

  84. This is totally unacceptable behavior on so many levels. You have lost a 40 year loyal fan for a serious lack in judgement by the owner. I have a feeling that I am not the only loyal fan the club has lost.
    Lydia Hickman- Grier
    Cape May County, NJ /Conway AR

  85. hey, i’m a huge football fan and a fan of animals. that translates to the following: vick better keep an eye on his di** (rhymes with vick). i’ll have my three large, blood thirsty dogs outside the players’ entry/ exit after each game. my dogs are trained to rip ball* off – so vick the di**, you better protect your precious manhood 24 – 7 – or you’re going to lose your most prized male possession

  86. i dont care if he’s the best player in the NFL. ANYBODY who would do that to ANY kind of animal shouldnt be given a ‘second chance’! he’s a heartless selfish man who dosnt diserve to be this rich and famous! i was a HUGE eagles fan and now i’m NEVER going to watch or root for them EVER again. leave it to philly to sign a criminal for their football team!!!!!

  87. If MV is allowed to play in the NFL again, then I think it only fair that other teams are allowed to draft pitbulls for their defensive positions and trained to attack any position that MV plays, and if MV’s team loses, then, put him in a pit with the dogs, and well, let’s see!
    Cigidog

  88. King Donko, I don’t know what type of sports fan you are, but any professional sports league is not like a regular job. How that makes me a jersey chaser by saying that, I really don’t know. I think your anger about the Vick signing is making you irrational, but athletes are paid for what they do on the field. Sure, the public is now caring about what these guys do off of the field, but TO isn’t making 6.5 million dollars because he’s a nice person. Face Stomper Albert Haynesworth isn’t signing a 100 million dollar contract because he’s going to be driving around people injured in car collisions. These guys are paid for what they can bring to the team, production wise, and how they can help their team win in order to generate revenue and win a Super Bowl.
    You think the Washington Capitals were relevant in DC before they started winning games? People love winners. Go ask Boston Red Sox “fans” or Patriots “fans” about that. Do you watch football to watch nice men run around and hit each other, or do you watch football in order to be entertained?
    How many musicians glorify drug use? How many songs that are classics were written/crafted duing heroin induced stoopers? These guys are entertainers. You won’t give a damn about them when their career is over in the average of six years and they walk around like cripples for the rest of their life, and neither will the league (why do you think the retired players are complaining?). The only thing the NFL cares about is if you can play, and when you can’t anymore, they get rid of you. It’s not a privilege to play in the league. That just goes to show how much you really know about football, calling it a privilege. If you’re not good, you’re not in the league.
    Did you watch the first episode of Hard Knocks? When a player asked why he was getting cut, the personnel guy said, “Well, here we go by numbers and talent. You just weren’t good enough.”

  89. “What does MV have to do to get a break.”
    Apparently, nothing at all. Get out of jail…hi, you’re a millionaire again. I hope you’ve learned your lesson! Bad, bad Vick. Here’s a pile of money. Don’t do it again. Please come play for us.
    The NFL of today is becoming such a horrible joke. Hope the money keeps blinding you, Mr. Goodell, for your own sake.

  90. LOL!
    Bring it on PETA!
    He’s gonna sit on the bench for a year and let PETA get use to the idea that he plays here…so it’s really no big deal. PETA will eventually get tired and go shut down some puppy mills that the Amish run and do some real good (as they sometimes do).
    I’m glad Philly gets to see some of the excitement…it’s been kinda quiet around here since TO left…unless you factor in Andys little convict kids.
    This is gonna be fun!
    Do you know what Hitler, Stalin and PETA all have in common ?? They are all vegetarians I guess lack of protein makes you mean and do evil things to other people. You all know what Hitler and Stalin did, But PETA has unleashed the most God awful campaign against young children at McDonalds . They have made up Happy Meal boxes with Ronald McDonald holding a knife with blood dripping off of it and fake blood in the happy meal box. This bunch of psychos have traumatized many young children and all they can say is ” It is a good thing “/ I hate what Michael Vick did, But he went to jail, Paid his dues to society , Lost millions of dollars and is truly remorseful for his actions and he deserves to have the chance to work as any other American is allowed to do. PETA on the other hand has damaged the minds of thousands of children and they are not remorseful at all. Go figure .

  91. Instead of the “Got Milk” campaign it should be “Got Morals”. People whom defend Vick with the “he did worse shit and are in the NFL” thought process are the dumbest pieces of shit on the planet. A line has to be drawn and GODdell has yet to draw that line in the sand. Maybe Phillips can sign in Philly as well. Why not take Stallworth? Maybe OJ needs a break after his stint is done! Too bad these people were busy killing dogs and innocent people instead of stupid bastards like the posters here.
    Just wait until one of these guys hurts you or your family. You’ll play a different tune. On your skin flute.
    Posters should be mandated to take the Wonderlick my balls test.

  92. JUST WAIT TILL THE LOSER, (VICK) ENTERS ANY FIELD THAT HE PLAYS AGAINST THE ONE AND ONLY “PITTSBURGH STEELERS” OUR FANS ARE EVERYWHERE! HE WILL BE BOO’ED OUT OF ANY STADIUM THAT WE EVER SEE HIM IN! ONCE A LOSER ALWAYS A LOSER!
    I GUARANTEE THAT HE WILL BE IN THE NEWS IN THE NOT TOO LONG FUTURE FOR “ANOTHER” ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. IT’S IN HIS BLOOD! HE DOESN’T DESERVE A SPOT BELOW MY DOG’S SHIT!

  93. disgusting. so absurd this guy can be back in the league. what a repulsive human being, having people like him back in the leauge really hurts the credibility of what is a great league. so disturbing

  94. At first I was against, but I must admit that I am a hypocrit and have already ordered my vick jersey. Wtf is wrong with me?

  95. I love dogs too, but they kill thousands of homeless dogs everyday in kennels all across America. So please, they put that man threw hell, because of some damn dogs. Not saying what he did was right, but people come on. It’s new day and CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!! Mike…..You did your time, so now it time to shine. My Soul Brother 🙂

  96. I love dogs too, but they kill thousands of homeless dogs everyday in kennels all across America. So please, they put that man threw hell, because of some damn dogs. Not saying what he did was right, but people come on. It’s new day and CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!! Mike…..You did your time, so now its time to shine. My Brother 🙂

  97. I bet the dogs in kennels all over America would give their right back paw to have Mike Vick to put them in dog fight, instead of sitting on death row waiting to get placed in the gas chamber. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. Man, y’all make it hard for a Philly fan who doesn’t like Vick. Given how stupid most of you are, how are we NOT supposed to get on his side when you call us scumbags and worse?
    I mean, on one hand you have this reprehensible turd who hurts dogs. On the other you have a howling horde of ignorant hypocrites and Eagles haters who think the people of Philly wanted Vick here because the FO signed him and say horrible things, feeling justified because of the unpopularity of Vick.
    Vick isn’t a good man, but you know what? None of you are good people. You didn’t torture dogs, so you aren’t like him – congratulations. You’re a completely different breed of douchebags.

  99. CooperManning says:
    August 13, 2009 9:52 PM
    Smush Rodrigez says:
    August 13, 2009 9:18 PM
    Cool, now the Eagles have 2 QBs better than Romo!!!
    ———————
    75.7 career passer rating is greater than 94.7 career passer rating? Math is hard, isn’t it?
    ———————-
    Our backup QB has now won more playoff games than your starter.

  100. im not surprised that a piece of s**t city like philadelphia would sign a guy like mike vick.this guy in noway shape or form along with donte stallworth should even be allowed to walk free let alone play in the greatest league in the world!!If the average Joe commited either one of their crimes he’d get 5-10 at least.Now remember boys and girls grow up to be athletes and then you can kill someone and only serve 24 days!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. @ gameday:
    Eagles to the Super Bowl.
    Westbrook, McCoy, Jackson, Maclin, Curtis, Vick.
    Thats a dangerous offense>>
    Eagles to nowhere. The team is a perennial choke-job, no matter who plays for them.
    They have ZERO championships since the merger despite having loads of talent pass through there.

  102. I hope Mike Prick doesn’t hang out with the head coach’s son. That would be a probation violation.
    Pitiful. Only in Philadelphia!

  103. Companies are already starting to cancel their conventions in Filthydelphia. My company will not renew any contracts with any entity in that city.
    You are the laughingstock. Pitiful. Your city will suffer for this.

  104. To everyone saying that McNabb is going to be bitching about this, he actually petitioned the team to sign him. He is happy about the Vick signing because it will likely add another dimension to the Eagles’ offense.

  105. “Our backup QB has now won more playoff games than your starter.”
    Yeah, he’s 6-5. 6 arrests, 5 convictions!

  106. “Man, y’all make it hard for a Philly fan who doesn’t like Vick. Given how stupid most of you are, how are we NOT supposed to get on his side when you call us scumbags and worse?”
    Oh, I see. Calling you scumbags and worse only makes you more determined to live up to the names.
    Brilliant!
    “Vick isn’t a good man, but you know what? None of you are good people. You didn’t torture dogs, so you aren’t like him – congratulations. You’re a completely different breed of douchebags.”
    But not as bad as dog-torturing, interstate gambling, game-throwing Vick. You know, I always saw Pacman as a wanna be gangsta… Vick is a legit gangsta, complete with being immersed ears-deep in organized crime. Not just a felon, but a federal felon. He’s as unemployable as a man can be…radioactive… but then here come the desperate, win-at-any-price Eagirls!
    It only makes it more hilarious that they didn’t even get a look at him before pulling the trigger!

  107. Drew Ambler says:
    August 13, 2009 8:59 PM
    What the (hey!). I just lost interest in the IGGLES this year.
    I find it hard to believe that in a country where jobs are scarce, people are foreclosing all over, that our beloved IGGLES would sign this felon to at least the league min of 800k.
    This disgusts me and instead of replying to my voicemail tomorrow about tickets available, I may just have to say no.
    *******************************************
    You werent a real fan in the first place buddy, we’ll see ya later hater…….good riddence, more tix for real fans like me…..even though i hate the eagles, (im a fan of americas team) they did the right thing by not caving into the pressure of fanatical orgs-I.E. peta. Anyways, If this is what it takes to get rid of half assed fans and posers who just watch football so they wont be accused of being a brokeback mountain kind of guy then GREAT!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
    Maybe we can get rid of another bunch of fake humans/fans when stallworth comes back next season….This is SOOOOOOOOO AWESOME. Love getting rid of you guys!!!!!! Please o please tell us more about how you are disgusted and wont be watching the NFL anymore…..It makes us HAPPY….Thats what you peta morons dont get. We, real fans, enjoy when you get all riled up and mad…..Your little gay faces turns all red and you just start grinding your teeth….It’s HILARIOUS!!!!!! They should make a reality TV show out of you guys…..It’d be must see TV.
    And another thing,,,, peta, be carefull when you protest in philly…..lol. We wouldnt want one of you little tree huggers to mysteriously vanish…..

  108. HipFan says:
    August 14, 2009 8:20 AM
    Companies are already starting to cancel their conventions in Filthydelphia. My company will not renew any contracts with any entity in that city.
    You are the laughingstock. Pitiful. Your city will suffer for this.
    *******************************************
    Your threat feels empty to me. I think the company you work for is named PETA. So, let me break the sad news to you. You’re doing them a favor when you leave. They never wanted you there in the first place. So, in reality, the laughingstock is you and your employer. How did that dose of reality feel? Dont work for peta? Well then, lets get you to name your company, then we will research the so called contracts your co. will be non renewing. You peta posters are idiots. Just FYI.

  109. Scumbag for a scumbag team. I’ve never wished an injury on any player…I hope someone breaks his f***ing leg.

  110. tomko6 says:
    August 14, 2009 6:22 AM
    im not surprised that a piece of s**t city like philadelphia would sign a guy like mike vick.this guy in noway shape or form along with donte stallworth should even be allowed to walk free let alone play in the greatest league in the world!!If the average Joe commited either one of their crimes he’d get 5-10 at least.Now remember boys and girls grow up to be athletes and then you can kill someone and only serve 24 days!!!!!!!!!!!
    *******************************************
    Right you are, but let me add in a little tidbit,
    24 days jailtime for killing a human, 2 years jailtime for killing a dog.
    The moral of the story you ask?
    Kill more humans, do less jailtime, earn more money in the NFL.
    Thanks PETA for clearing that up for us. I was starting to think a human life was worth more than a dogs life. Thank god you showed up and got us all straight.
    One question though,
    How outraged would your family be if-
    You, the peta employee was murdered by a man who also murdered a dog. Then, in court, the judge says, give the murderer 24 days for killing the peta employee(you) and 2 years for killing the dog.
    Wouldn’t that be rich?
    No need to reply, you cant.

  111. It’s no wonder that franchises like this haven’t won an NFL title in 50 years! The vast majority of NFL teams wouldn’t give this FELON a tender at the veteran minimum, but the Iggles gave this thug a $7mil contract??? Couldn’t have been jammed down the throats of a more deserving fan base…Iggle fans

  112. Cowboys fans have no room to talk. Philly fans sign one (big) jerk, the Cowboys have been a team of douchebags since the beginning of their franchise!

  113. I started writing letters to the corporate sponsors of the Eagles this morning, telling them I am now boycotting all of them as long as they support the Eagles and a known dog-fighter. I would encourage all dog lovers everywhere to do the same.

  114. Dave The Dude says:
    August 14, 2009 2:25 PM
    I started writing letters to the corporate sponsors of the Eagles this morning, telling them I am now boycotting all of them as long as they support the Eagles and a known dog-fighter. I would encourage all dog lovers everywhere to do the same.
    *******************************************
    Dave,
    You dont get out much do you? Those letters you write go to the same place as the letters kids write to santa claus. Also, no one cares what you watch or dont watch. Do you realize that all PETA could pull together today were 24 protesters outside philly stadium??? Pathetic.
    What kind of fanatics are you guys? Not very good ones….Anyways,
    Why dont you and the other 24 guys go on a hunger strike too? Starve yourselves till theres nothing left and the world will be that much better off………
    Unreal. I’m sure lincoln financial gives a shit what you think…..Were you born last night or something? read your last post aloud and listen to how you sound….You sound like a child who had his toy taken from him, now you going to go tell on the bully and cry and cry till you get your little toy back. Man up….

  115. Note to bEAGLE fans:
    leave your women @ home, your new back-up QB does very bad things when in the company of dogs

  116. Yes an “EYE FOR AN EYE”
    I am ok with Mike playing ball after he takes a fair punishment
    Hang him by the neck
    set him on fire
    Electrocute him
    Body Slam him to break his bones
    Then Drown him
    After just one round of this i am ok with him playing ball. Fair is fair

  117. Tiberime says:
    August 14, 2009 3:50 PM
    Yes an “EYE FOR AN EYE”
    I am ok with Mike playing ball after he takes a fair punishment
    Hang him by the neck
    set him on fire
    Electrocute him
    Body Slam him to break his bones
    Then Drown him
    After just one round of this i am ok with him playing ball. Fair is fair
    ***************************************
    So, by that prehistoric logic, if a dog bites me, I’m allowed to bite it back? Moron.

  118. Ok, some of you guys were arguing over Vicks sentence. He was sentenced to 2 yrs for GAMBLING not dog fighting. Get your facts strait boys before you let your fingers do the talking.

  119. one more thing to the Philly faithful, Do you really believe for 1 second that McNabb would lobby for another QB? Are you guys crazy, thats why he had Garcia run out of town! McNabb will smile for the cameras and say all the right things but you all know he is one pissed off dude!!!

  120. Timberime, I agree with your writting 100%.
    I have three loving Pitbulls and when I see the TV specials on what he did to the dogs there is only one way to help this asshole understand what he has done. An Eye for an Eye is so right in this case! I will be first in line to watch and lets get it on pay per view so we can raise money to help homeless animals have chance at a warm and healthly life. Maybe his brother will join him in the ring to so we get two for the price of one. My dogs are salivating as I write.
    Tiberime says:
    August 14, 2009 3:50 PM
    Yes an “EYE FOR AN EYE”
    I am ok with Mike playing ball after he takes a fair punishment
    Hang him by the neck
    set him on fire
    Electrocute him
    Body Slam him to break his bones
    Then Drown him
    After just one round of this i am ok with him playing ball. Fair is fair

  121. You know, what we need is some dog fighters to come out and say Vick is a jerk and he is out of the club. That works in politics.

  122. Vick should start running for office as a Republican. Bush proved it doesn’t matter the number of things you kill/destroy, as long as you have conservative politics on your side.

  123. Dennis Leary said that Vick should be wrapped in bacon uniform holding a meat football and have to run 100 yards while being chased by 25 angry, hungry pit bulls. If he scores, he’s back in the league. If not, well….I’m with Dennis.

  124. I just don’t know when all the talk about Vick is going to end!!
    I just don’t get it..he fights dogs and gets two years. Stallworth kills a human being and gets two months!! I haven’t heard of too many people being up in arms about him taking a human life. I guess it’s ok, as long as you pay off the family.
    I have pit bulls of my own who are like my kids and would never dream of fighting them and I don’t condone anyone who mistreats animals!!
    But enough is enough!! Everyone deserves a second chance!!
    Give the man a chance and let him play football!! Who knows, we might just see a Steelers – Eagles Super Bowl…..GO STEELERS (can you tell I’m a Steelers fan?).

  125. # Jackal138 says: August 15, 2009 12:55 AM
    Vick should start running for office as a Republican. Bush proved it doesn’t matter the number of things you kill/destroy, as long as you have conservative politics on your side.
    You are a moron…….Obama is slowly burning the American Flag and you relate Vick to Bush in a bad way.
    Eduma-cation sir you have none

  126. “Obama is slowly burning the American Flag”
    So we know what side you’re on in politics, I see. It’s the side that thinks the president is a secret Muslim sleeper agent with no birth certificate and a burning desire to euthanize old people.

  127. I am so proud to be an ex Eagles fan. They have some great shirts, and bumper stickers on zazzle.com, but don’t buy them unless they promise to donate some of the proceeds to animal rescue.

  128. If God put on the commissioner heart to give this guy another chance. Who are you people to judge? To all of you ( good people – never done anything wrong) before you meet your God get all of the judgemental things off your heart or burn in hell… Good Luck Vick. Don’t let these people take your belief in you. They say you are not a good quarterback. These people watch you throughout college. Get paid for the blessing God gave you. Stay focus man. Remember life need haters… Stay Focus…..

  129. chris collinsworthless is the worst commentator…i truly hate him. He always points out the obvious, and brings up the fact that he was an NFL WR every play even wen it doesnt make sense.
    “playing as a WR, I really saw how important it was for defensive ends to use the spinmove.”
    wat? being a WR taught u how to be a DE???

  130. haha alrite that last comment i made was random…its just that one of my comments didnt get thru earlier and i didnt think i said anything bad…but i had insulted collinsworth so i started wondering if they didnt allow it since he does SNF for NBC…

  131. “One of the most successful head coaches in recent NFL history, Andy Reid has really put his stamp on this city’s beloved football team. After taking over a 3-13 club on January 11, 1999, Reid has been simply masterful in turning the Eagles into one of the NFL’s elite teams.”
    – Mike Florio 2005
    What a fake piece of $H!+

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