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Vick could be cutting it close tonight

When Eagles coach Andy Reid addressed the intersection between Thursday night’s game against the Jaguars and quarterback Mike Vick’s detour to Virginia for the confirmation hearing in his bankruptcy case, Reid expressed confidence that Vick will make it back to Philly with time to spare.

“He’ll probably miss the one Thursday afternoon [meeting],” Reid said.  “But he’ll be here for the game.”

Cue Lee Corso.  (Actually, we were looking for a “not so fast, my friend” clip, but that one was better.  This one is pretty good, too.)

A source with knowledge of Vick’s travel plans tells us that Vick will take a commercial flight back to Philly, and that “it’s gonna be tight.”  (It’s good that Vick is going coach; the guys at The Dan Patrick Show were discussing the irony of taking a private jet . . . to bankruptcy court.)

“If the flight is delayed,” the source said, “who knows if he makes it?”

For now, the weather looks to be fine today in Virginia and in Philly, so the plane won’t be delayed by wind, rain, sleet, and/or snow.  But any type of significant slow-down in the process could keep Vick from getting back in time for kickoff.

So, you know, stay tuned.

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41 Responses to “Vick could be cutting it close tonight”
  1. TheDPR says: Aug 27, 2009 9:42 AM

    The Philly airport is notorious for delays.

  2. DonTerrelli says: Aug 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    Ooh, a real nail-biter!

  3. Suck My Vick says: Aug 27, 2009 9:45 AM

    Why is this news? So he’s late and runs a few plays tonite….Whoop-di-di-doooooo!

  4. Steeler4life says: Aug 27, 2009 9:46 AM

    He’ll be back, Florio. Tonight is your nightmare comes to reality, Vick-haters. LOL

  5. emoser says: Aug 27, 2009 9:48 AM

    Oh, I’m holding on by the edge of my seat! Wait, what was that? This is a preseason game? Yeah, nevermind…

  6. the Shoeman says: Aug 27, 2009 9:50 AM

    WTF ???
    Now we are getting “travel-weather advisories” ??
    Mike … this man-crush,you have with M.Vick,
    has to end soon.
    there is 0% chance,this item is news-worthy.
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    let’s just say ..he doesn’t make it back for the game .. It means nothing. He wont be cut.

  7. mbbrazi says: Aug 27, 2009 9:51 AM

    So what, is someone letting dogs loose on the field? I’m boycotting this game, the Philadelphia Eagles and any assclown having anything to do with Vick. Dungy is now learning what an idiot Vick is. Dungy busted his balls for Vick and now Vick is as he always was and always will be………a loser!

  8. LCCJ says: Aug 27, 2009 9:54 AM

    The last thing the eagles want is for him to perform at a high level and turn the fans against their beloved, throw the ball into the ground QB Donovan McChoke

  9. BleedGreen says: Aug 27, 2009 9:54 AM

    It IS the Philadelphia airport. Honestly, its a 2-3 hour drive… and its gonna take you an hour before and 45 minutes after for a 1-1.5 hour flight…. why not just drive?

  10. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Aug 27, 2009 9:55 AM

    Travel hassles dogging him just like the rest of us…

  11. Outsyder says: Aug 27, 2009 9:56 AM

    He won’t play until the 3rd quarter anyway.

  12. descendency says: Aug 27, 2009 9:56 AM

    Breaking News: Donovan McNabb benched for Michael Vick…
    Oh wait… nevermind. Of course he’ll play, it’s a pre-season game. They play anyone on their roster…

  13. RiWa3307 says: Aug 27, 2009 9:56 AM

    The flight gets into PHL at 4:30 and anyone who lives in Philly knows that the airport is no more than 10 minutes away from the Linc. Even with a minor delay, there’s no way he misses this game.

  14. Zox says: Aug 27, 2009 9:58 AM

    Why doesnt he take greyhound? (sorry, couldnt help myself)

  15. sn@ke says: Aug 27, 2009 10:00 AM

    Can you give is a play by play of his carry one.
    JESUS, LET IT GO!

  16. SmackMyVickUp says: Aug 27, 2009 10:04 AM

    Going to be a rough plane ride if he is in coach. Whether people like him or hate him there is nowhere to go 30,000 feet in the air.

  17. VoxVeritas says: Aug 27, 2009 10:08 AM

    “A source with knowledge of Vick’s travel plans tells us that Vick will take a commercial flight back to Philly, and that “it’s gonna be tight.” (It’s good that Vick is going coach; the guys at The Dan Patrick Show were discussing the irony of taking a private jet . . . to bankruptcy court.)”
    Kinda doubt he’s flying coach.

  18. Quagmire says: Aug 27, 2009 10:11 AM

    Maybe he can just run back.

  19. wydok says: Aug 27, 2009 10:12 AM

    So, Florio, is it your opinion that Vick should skip the meeting to make the game? What’s the guy supposed to do? :P

  20. PhilyFn says: Aug 27, 2009 10:18 AM

    Can definitely see an issue coming up the way the Philly airport is…

  21. Duck Butter says: Aug 27, 2009 10:22 AM

    @Zox – hilarious!

  22. redmond05 says: Aug 27, 2009 10:22 AM

    i feel like florio is cheering for vicks plane to go down.

  23. jj jones says: Aug 27, 2009 10:23 AM

    The truth is he doesn’t want to face the Teal Curtain.

  24. Plax's Right Thigh says: Aug 27, 2009 10:30 AM

    This is a good thing, not a bad thing. The guy was incarcerated, lost his wealth, and deserves to be reckless on the field..

  25. Mike NYC says: Aug 27, 2009 10:37 AM

    You parody yourself more with each passing day, Florio.

  26. RaidersSavior says: Aug 27, 2009 10:38 AM

    greyhound.
    hahahahahhahahahaha. Awesome.

  27. Plax's Right Thigh says: Aug 27, 2009 10:45 AM

    He should parachute in pregame – ratings bonanza– and you can take that to the bank..
    Go Chiefs.

  28. Dr. Michael says: Aug 27, 2009 10:51 AM

    The Great Enabler, Jeff Lurie and father of the year, Andy Reid are morally bankrupt.

  29. Outsyder says: Aug 27, 2009 10:53 AM

    The Teal Curtain?
    The same defense that finished 17th in the NFL last year?
    Oh, you mean the Kitty Kat Kurtain.

  30. VICKtory says: Aug 27, 2009 10:56 AM

    @ BleedGreen
    VA is NOT 2-3 hours away. I live here. And I drive home to Philly ALL the time. It takes 4.5 hours, if you’re speeding and hit minimal traffic.
    Regardless, Vick will be back in plenty of time to run all over the Jaguars!
    GO BIRDS!

  31. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 27, 2009 11:14 AM

    mbbrazi says:
    August 27, 2009 9:51 AM
    So what, is someone letting dogs loose on the field? I’m boycotting this game, the Philadelphia Eagles and any assclown having anything to do with Vick. Dungy is now learning what an idiot Vick is. Dungy busted his balls for Vick and now Vick is as he always was and always will be………a loser!
    *****
    You are boycotting a preseason game? I have given my preseason tix away every year for 15 years. Way to take a stand! If you want to make a real stand, rip your tickets up and let the seats go empty. Not going to a Thursday night preseason game and calling it takings a stand is hilarious.

  32. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 27, 2009 11:15 AM

    BleedGreen says:
    August 27, 2009 9:54 AM
    It IS the Philadelphia airport. Honestly, its a 2-3 hour drive… and its gonna take you an hour before and 45 minutes after for a 1-1.5 hour flight…. why not just drive?
    ****
    Seems like the Acela is the best way to go.

  33. drbob1117 says: Aug 27, 2009 11:26 AM

    There’s no way Vick should drive ( VICKtory is right BTW, that part of Va is about 4 1/2 hrs away, it would take only 3 hrs to get to Arlington, Va., but Newport News is nowhere near that). But the real reason he shouldn’t drive is Florio. Just imagine, Vick’s driving home, one 0f Florios minions is following him with a radar gun, and by tomorrow, PFT headline is ‘Vick Committing More Crime”.. the body of the story will go something like this.. ‘he was going 69 MPH in a 65 MPH zone; he really hasn’t learned his lesson, Lurie said he has to be Mother Theresa, he isn’t , he’s been in town 13 days and hasn’t solved all of Philly’s dogfighting problems yet, so Lurie shpould release him and Roger Goodell should ban him for life’…C’mon Florio, admit it, that’s what you’d write.

  34. juggadore says: Aug 27, 2009 11:36 AM

    this is actually pretty scary.
    there are going to be anti-vick protesters there. and now there are going to be anti-anti-vick protesters there too.
    this could get really ugly and scary. and for vick to enter when these guys are already set, yelling and screaming at each other…
    it could get really scary… this IS philadelphia, its pretty much no-holds-barred.

  35. PDXNinerfan says: Aug 27, 2009 11:37 AM

    So if Vick is flying coach and some lady beside him has a lap dog, is he violating his parole?
    WE would love to hear Florio’s legal views on that one. In OUR opinion, it would be more news than this post.

  36. Zox says: Aug 27, 2009 12:34 PM

    @ Bleedgreen
    Regardless, Vick will be back in plenty of time to run all over the Jaguars!
    __________________________________
    Last time Jags were in Philly it was
    Jaguars 13 Eagles 6
    See what you can do this time.

  37. BetterThanYou says: Aug 27, 2009 12:52 PM

    Florio, hats off to you for making a career out of reporting non-news. I only wish I would have thought of it first. Congrats.

  38. hitdog042 says: Aug 27, 2009 1:48 PM

    I find it amusing that if a Vick story hits, goof balls on here post that Florio is a Vick hater. Scroll down a few posts, guys call him a Vick lover.
    I’m starting to guess the average age of PFT posters at about 14.8 years old.
    Anyone over 18.. I’d say 93.5% unemployed.

  39. VICKtory says: Aug 27, 2009 2:01 PM

    @Zox
    HAHAHA really? Did you REALLY just reference an irrelevant score from a game played 3 years ago?
    I thought this blog scanned for vulgar language and football stupidity?

  40. Jackal138 says: Aug 27, 2009 2:47 PM

    mbbrazi says: August 27, 2009 9:51 AM
    So what, is someone letting dogs loose on the field? I’m boycotting this game, the Philadelphia Eagles and any assclown having anything to do with Vick.
    ———–
    For a guy who’s boycotting, you certainly haven’t throttled back on the whining.
    Good luck in your boycott, now shut up and never comment on the subject again. You want to do this boycott thing right, after all.

  41. Zox says: Aug 27, 2009 3:20 PM

    @ vicktory
    HAHAHA really? Did you REALLY just reference an irrelevant score from a game played 3 years ago?
    I thought this blog scanned for vulgar language and football stupidity?
    __________________________________
    The game was less than 2 years ago, not 3 and what is irrelevant about a regular season game? In your stadium? When you couldnt even score a TD?
    If this blog did scan for football stupidity I would never have seen your response.

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