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Vick will speak to students in Philly today

The Eagles signed Mike Vick on August 13.  The next day, owner Jeffrey Lurie made it clear that Vick would need to be proactive in his off-field efforts to make amends for his history of dogfighting and animal cruelty.

Now, nearly four weeks later, the process of proaction will commence.

The Eagles have announced that Vick will be speaking today to the incoming freshman class, roughly 200 in size, at Nueva Esperanza Academy, a Philadelphia charter school.

Vick is slated to “share his story” with the students. 

Also on the agenda is Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society, which remains to date the only prominent animal-rights group to get behind the Mike Vick redemption process.

The announcement comes amid a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer that the team circulated on Monday a draft plan to local animal-rights groups that “calls for an immediate, widespread campaign to combat animal abuse” in the city.

The proposed plan, however, didn’t mention Vick.

The previously unannounced school appearance, coming a day after circulation of the proposed plan, probably is aimed at helping persuade the local animal-rights groups to endorse and support the plan.

That said, it seems that there’s way too much planning and managing and handling going on here, and not enough real, genuine action from Vick. 

So why are the Eagles carrying the cross for a guy who presumably will be a part-time player at best for at most one season?

The extent to which the Eagles have rolled up their sleeves on this one further confirms our suspicion that the primary motivation for signing Vick was to determine via the 2009 season whether he can become the team’s starting quarterback for 2010 and beyond.  If the goal was anything less than that, the Eagles simply wouldn’t be devoting so much time and attention to helping Vick gain acceptance locally.

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  1. TheDPR says: Sep 8, 2009 10:10 AM

    If Vick is the potential QB of the future for the Eagles, then they really must feel that McNabb sucks. Have they ever seen any game film of Vick? He’s a horrible fit for the WCO and Reid has shown little to no inclination for ever changing his offense.
    Right now Kolb is better than Vick, and that’s not saying much.

  2. steeler-hater says: Sep 8, 2009 10:10 AM

    I hope the students he speaks to aren’t puppies at one of Philadelphia’s obedience schools for dogs… :P

  3. dagodfather says: Sep 8, 2009 10:14 AM

    Not to defend the Eagles or Vick here but if the NFL wanted him to talk to children, the best place is in the schools. School just started today. And I am sure that they had this planned for a while. I doubt that they decided on Saturday that he was going to talk to freshman today.
    The thing I really want to know is why is he not talking to the WHOLE school?

  4. Ben B says: Sep 8, 2009 10:14 AM

    Mike, You don’t mean to imply that the Eagles signed Vick to play the position he plays on the football field to the best of his ability so that the franchise can win football games do you?
    Whoa.

  5. dawk20db says: Sep 8, 2009 10:15 AM

    OK, so I guess you’re looking for a SHAFT style raid of multiple dog fights from him?
    These things have to be planned. Vick can’t just show up at a school randomly and say he’s wants to talk to the kids. I understand your negative attitude toward him, but just like Goodell you have yet to say what you would consider a good thing for him to do.
    Seriously, i’m not trying to be an ass here. I’m just curious as to what you would consider “real, genuine action.”
    I don’t think Goodell would want him doing anything without running if by Vick, Dungy, and/or the Eagles first.

  6. Bwa Ha Ha says: Sep 8, 2009 10:17 AM

    Everything that the Eagles have done with McNabb’s contract extension, Vick’s signing even cutting Feeley points to the Eagles actively looking at the future. That is what a good team does at every position. They are always thinking about three years down the road. Drafting Kolb was a future move that isn’t looking like a home run on the most important position on the team, so a look at Vick for a three year bridge makes sense. Look for them to draft a QB pretty high next time as a project.
    That is simply how good teams stay good.

  7. VoxVeritas says: Sep 8, 2009 10:19 AM

    Not surprised that the Eagirls would foist an obviously criminally disturbed individual like Vick on the children of Philadelphia. What’s next? Battery throwing as an extra-curricular activity? Classes on how to properly construct and throw a pissy snowball?

  8. smilergrogan says: Sep 8, 2009 10:23 AM

    An alternative read would be they want to make sure Michael makes the transition from damaged goods to desirable commodity on their watch so they can obtain the benefit (by trade or on the field) of that transition. I think they are just protecting their investment. I don’t think they are playing to a local audience at all, but a national one. They know, however, that having the local animal rights activists (who appear to me to be holding out for big financial support from the Eagles) join in would add legitimacy to the one national group they have on board.
    As to the plans for Vick, Andy has continued to say Kolb is #2. He has also said that he considers Michael a quarterback. These two statements would appear to be at odds if Michael is the quarterback of the future. It would make sense if Andy’s goal is to make Vick a viable trade commodity as quarterback.
    Since this whole episode seems out of character for both Reid and the Luries, I think we will all be interested to see what they have in mind.

  9. utbutte says: Sep 8, 2009 10:25 AM

    What does it say for the President of the USA when you’d rather have students listen to uplifting commentary from an ex-con dogkiller?

  10. Jerry's World says: Sep 8, 2009 10:27 AM

    Bwa Ha Ha says:
    September 8, 2009 10:17 AM
    Everything that the Eagles have done with McNabb’s contract extension, Vick’s signing even cutting Feeley points to the Eagles actively looking at the future. That is what a good team does at every position. They are always thinking about three years down the road. Drafting Kolb was a future move that isn’t looking like a home run on the most important position on the team, so a look at Vick for a three year bridge makes sense. Look for them to draft a QB pretty high next time as a project.
    That is simply how good teams stay good.
    Stay good? How many super bowls has this good team won?

  11. Florio-is-a-tool says: Sep 8, 2009 10:29 AM

    “… and don’t forget the sunscreen.”
    “oh yeah, one more thing: use condoms.”

  12. htownjeff says: Sep 8, 2009 10:32 AM

    I bet that he reads to them about Clifford the big red dog

  13. hayward giablommi says: Sep 8, 2009 10:51 AM

    “Keeds, listen, this is very importatent…after you’ve hammered the bitch’s teeff out…thennnn you put her on the rape stand.
    “Oh, and keeds, try not to get caught. Now, who wants to volunteer to pick up this cute puppy and slam him repeatedly onto the concrete until its dead?”

  14. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 8, 2009 10:52 AM

    “I’m just curious as to what you would consider “real, genuine action.”
    ————–
    As part of his probation Vick has to work with animal rights groups and spread a good message. It was agreed to do two appearances a month with the Humane Society. That is all he is doing, just enough to satisfy his probation. Two for this month are supposed to be in Philly, per media whore Wayne Pacelle.
    Hardly being proactive or showing “real, genuine action” by doing the bare minimum.
    Remember the quote “football don’t even matter” with JB. I’m sure you still believe that right.
    His preseason stats speak for themselves. McNabb shouldn’t be worried, maybe he’ll finally leave Philly and get a big payday after this season and all the b.s.

  15. midnite says: Sep 8, 2009 10:53 AM

    After that showing Thursday night how could Vick be the future of anything? He flat sucked.

  16. Opie says: Sep 8, 2009 11:00 AM

    htownJeff: Hilarious!
    Think maybe they are doing what they said they were going to do? See, even when they make an effort, you post something about questioning their motives now that they’ve done it? Before, you were simply questioning “why” they were waiting so long.
    Ah, well, season starts soon enough and this will get shuffled to the back page.
    How ’bout some gossip on the rookie starting in the secondary?!? That just came out of freakin’ no where! Or them keeping all the WR’s everyone thought at least one was going to get the ax…….
    Plenty of other story lines with the Eagles….

  17. CountSnail says: Sep 8, 2009 11:01 AM

    utbutte says:
    September 8, 2009 10:25 AM
    “What does it say for the President of the USA when you’d rather have students listen to uplifting commentary from an ex-con dogkiller?”
    ___________________________________
    That’s what I thought. Who’s to say Vick won’t try to indoctrinate those children with thug ideals?

  18. sn@ke says: Sep 8, 2009 11:06 AM

    “after nearly 4 weeks”….LOL, yeah that is SOOO LONG. Nothing like unbiased reporting.
    What is consitently lost in all of these silly anti-vick/eagles posts is that dog fighting is a very big problem in inner cities. As much as many of you would like to make Vick out to be the boogeyman, his past activities are not at all uncommon in certain areas….of course, that doesn’t make them right, still, Vick is exactly the person to help stop this behavior.
    Your criticicism of his efforts to do exactly that only serve to undermine your stated postion of being against this behavior….unless of course, you are just here to bash Vick regardless because you are anti-Eagle or anti-Vick. Perhaps his motivation is self preservation, who knows, but, he is going to help short term at least. In any event, get off your high horse and keep your mouth shut until he proves insincere or ineffective.

  19. Buschman says: Sep 8, 2009 11:07 AM

    “If the goal was anything less than that, the Eagles simply wouldn’t be devoting so much time and attention to helping Vick gain acceptance locally.”
    Don’t forget that Jeffrey Lurie had to be persuaded by Andy to sign Vick. Now that he has, it’s imperative that he doesn’t allow Vick to make him look like an ass. That’s why there is so much planning and handling and managing going on on Vick’s behalf.

  20. stanjam says: Sep 8, 2009 11:09 AM

    Yep, and more people are concerned about the President talking to kids than they are about Vick talking to kids. What is wrong with this picture?

  21. Ben B says: Sep 8, 2009 11:30 AM

    hey stanjam,
    Never go full Libtard.

  22. DildoBaggins says: Sep 8, 2009 11:36 AM

    It would be awesome if they let Vick have entrance music for when he walks in.
    And now kids here he is – Michael Vick!!
    “WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?!!? WOOF, WOOF WOOF”

  23. Diomedes says: Sep 8, 2009 11:49 AM

    Between the speeches being made by Obama and Vick this week, there are going to be a lot of white kids staying home in Philly, learning how Jesus planted the fossils to test their faith.
    It would be a real laugh to see this thing go down. One hopes these kids won’t emulate his English.

  24. Bigbluefan says: Sep 8, 2009 11:53 AM

    What to do listen to the fool in DC or the Ass in Philly
    Sounds like a good day for keeping your kids out of school
    A thug and a Socialist all in one day welcome back to school kids let the brain washing begin

  25. Darth Ringo says: Sep 8, 2009 12:07 PM

    Yep, it’s only toothless religious hillbillies who dislike Vick. Good call there, genius.

  26. Barcid says: Sep 8, 2009 12:10 PM

    “What does it say for the President of the USA when you’d rather have students listen to uplifting commentary from an ex-con dogkiller?”
    What does it say about you?

  27. VoxVeritas says: Sep 8, 2009 12:13 PM

    “Between the speeches being made by Obama and Vick this week, there are going to be a lot of white kids staying home in Philly, learning how Jesus planted the fossils to test their faith.”
    Yeah, couldn’t be as simple as people being wary of having their kids to listen to anything that two individuals that have proven themselves to be extremely shady at best have to say. They’ve gotta be racist Bible freaks. Thanks for the lesson, Mr. Alinsky. I just don’t know what the world would do without Obama’s and Vick’s help to raise children.

  28. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 8, 2009 12:17 PM

    What is Vick going to tell them ? How to make a special compartment on your water bottle to hide your weed or the finer points of being a serial dog murderer ? Now here is a prime example of a speech parents shouldn’t let their kids hear. I wouldn’t let this a$$ hole give my kid the time of day.

  29. REALPHAN says: Sep 8, 2009 12:17 PM

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    WE SALUTE YOU…..MR. FOOTBALL RUMOR ARTICLE COMMENTATOR!!!!!!!

  30. redsquare says: Sep 8, 2009 12:31 PM

    I don’t buy the “leave him alone, give him some time to prove himself” line. Keeping a high-profile critical eye on Vick isn’t preventing him from doing anything, and is a good way to keep the process and those involved honest. The pressure can come off when Vick’s really done something–or rather, a whole lot of somethings over the course of a few years–to show that he’s serious about making a positive difference.
    I’m willing to accept that it took a little time to plan some of his activities, and of course there was the question of whether he’d be reinstated–why go to a lot of trouble when they weren’t sure he’d be allowed to stay?–but excuses time is over. He’s an Eagle, he’ll be playing in a few weeks–now’s the time for him to start showing some real commitment. Now.
    And not just once-in-a-while, carefully staged talks to small groups of students. How about some volunteering in animal shelters? How about scrubbing out some kennels at the local no-kill shelter? How about working with one of those prisoners-train-service-dogs programs? Not saying he should be forced to do those things, but *choosing* to do things, rather than just attending events that have been arranged for him, would show actual, personal commitment. No sign at all of that so far.
    Personally, I doubt he has it in him. I think he’s still a worthless, sadistic, reprehensible scumbag who doesn’t deserve a chance to play pro ball. I think his ‘redemption’ is a bunch of empty PR backed by a bunch of desperate, money-hungry businessmen and coaches/ex-coaches with personal issues.
    But I hope I’m wrong, and I hope Vick’s actions–and the results of those actions–make me eat my words. I’d happily do so. So prove us wrong, Vick. Until you do, you’re just another worthless, sick bastard.

  31. Cobra Commander says: Sep 8, 2009 12:33 PM

    Only fools believe that 7-5=44.

  32. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 8, 2009 12:34 PM

    sn@ke says:
    September 8, 2009 11:06 AM
    “after nearly 4 weeks”….LOL, yeah that is SOOO LONG. Nothing like unbiased reporting.
    =============================
    If you’re looking for objectivity, you’re in the wrong place, pal.
    ________________________________
    What is consitently lost in all of these silly anti-vick/eagles posts is that dog fighting is a very big problem in inner cities. As much as many of you would like to make Vick out to be the boogeyman, his past activities are not at all uncommon in certain areas….of course, that doesn’t make them right,
    ================================
    Lots of things that are wrong are prevalent.
    Does it make them any less wrong?
    So why even mention it then?
    (unless, of course, your reason is to suggest that it is in fact somehow less wrong BECAUSE it is commonplace).
    ________________________________
    still, Vick is exactly the person to help stop this behavior.
    ==============================
    Or, his public presence and the whole “second chance” could also very well encourage it…
    I mean, HE got a second chance–and LOOK! He’s still an NFL QB even!
    ________________________________
    Your criticicism of his efforts to do exactly that only serve to undermine your stated postion of being against this behavior….
    ================================
    Faulty logic here. It is possible to agree with the message, but not like the messenger. Maybe many of us just don’t believe his sincerity or authenticity.
    Plus, I think there’s *millions* (hint hint) of reasons to question the purity of his motives.
    __________________________________
    unless of course, you are just here to bash Vick regardless because you are anti-Eagle or anti-Vick.
    ==================================
    Yep, both. But how does that make any of our opinions/beliefs less viable?
    Aren’t you here just to be “pro-Vick” and “pro-Eagle”?
    _________________________________
    Perhaps his motivation is self preservation, who knows,
    ==================================
    Except for Christ, suicide bombers, and a few other anomolous groups, who ISN’T motivated by self-preservation?
    __________________________________
    but, he is going to help short term at least.
    ================================
    I don’t see how you can simply assert that like it’s a foregone conclusion. I think his presence in the NFL hurts, on many fronts.
    _________________________________
    In any event, get off your high horse and keep your mouth shut
    ===============================
    Have you ever considered that YOU might be the one riding high on the horse?
    It’d be interesting to know what are YOUR motivations for defending him?
    Racial, perchance? Or just Eagle-centric?
    Or do you have something against dogs, maybe?
    _________________________________
    until he proves insincere or ineffective.
    ============================
    See, I thought he ALREADY HAD proven to be both insincere AND ineffective–both as a QB and as a human being.
    So what’s my problem?
    I question Vick’s motives. I question the motives of those who would take up his “cause”–including Dungy, Goodell, Reid, and the media-at-large.
    Are they financial? Racial? Social/image/ego- based?
    I think if someone is truly repentant, they show it with their actions, and they do it quietly, for themselves–not to make a big public stink about it and call attention to every last little activity.
    (Nevermind the Young Jeezy video and the public drinking).
    And I think a “second chance” means you get a second opportunity to EARN people’s trust again, to EARN your way back to a respected status.
    Secondly, I believe that some things are too terrible to be simply chalked up as “mistakes”.
    Vick led a LIFE for years that included drugs, guns, gambling, lying, and the cruel, malicious torture and mutilation of animals (man’s “best friend”, in fact) for sheer sadism, for sport, and for profit.
    No one else who would commit the type of pre-meditated, systematic and sadistic atrocities that Vick has would be immediately RE-instated to their formal place in society, immediately re-elevated to the top of the social, cultural, and financial totem pole, put out there to be discussed and watched and cheered for and celebrated as a public figure, beamed into the living rooms of every American family on Sunday afternoons.
    It’s disgusting.
    I believe if Vick were REALLY a repentant man, he would have at least taken some time after prison to concentrate on doing some good–he’d do that because it was the right thing to do, not as some showy, public, PR-oriented, league or court mandated activity.
    He might actually work–humbly and quietly–to cancel out some the evil, scummy, selfish, painful and horrible things he’s spent a lifetime doing.
    A few public appearances doesn’t make up for that.
    Sorry, not in my book.

  33. Poopdollar says: Sep 8, 2009 1:21 PM

    yo Dewey Axewound, take a hike. Go grade your papers elsewhere, no one cares what you have to say. Vick killed a couple dogs, you scr*wed a couple. who are you to question anyone else?

  34. dawk20db says: Sep 8, 2009 1:21 PM

    Hey Fan of Four – What if you kid was late?

  35. dawk20db says: Sep 8, 2009 1:44 PM

    We know it’s not in your book Dewey…you just posted the whole friggin thing.
    I’m not even gonna touch the “Christ and suicide bombers” comment. That was pretty rediculous.

  36. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 8, 2009 1:48 PM

    @poopdollar
    You’re afraid to write “screwed”?
    What are you, 11?
    I’ll question whoever the hell I want.
    And yes, I screwed few bitches in my day.

  37. Akshun says: Sep 8, 2009 2:03 PM

    The people on here who write comments as long as the stories are clowns.. most of us dont care to read your life long pro or con vick stories.. but Florio how come you always seem to think Vick is taking McNabbs job and never once thought they might want to trade this guy for high draft picks after the seasons over? considering they didnt have to give up anything to get him and how important the QB is in this league and how many teams have bad talent at the position

  38. Mariann Pepitone says: Sep 8, 2009 2:29 PM

    Dogfighting is not a mistake. Its people like Vick who liked watching dogs fight each other until one dies and blood is everywhere. Its too bad he didn’t get 5 years in prison. I understand he is working for the humane society and he has to give these lectures. However, since the Eagles hired him they should let him quarterback by alternating with McNabb. I also believe McNabb might be on the way out that’s why they hired Vick. No other team would take him. Plus people have to let go of the past and go forward regarding Vick. Animal rights are not as strong as I am because I do not believe in hunting or shooting animals no matter what the cause. Life goes on and let’s see what an impression Vick makes. After all he is starting over again.

  39. This is not news says: Sep 8, 2009 2:31 PM

    # utbutte says: September 8, 2009 10:25 AM
    What does it say for the President of the USA when you’d rather have students listen to uplifting commentary from an ex-con dogkiller?
    I think it says more about the parents than it does the President.

  40. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 8, 2009 2:34 PM

    utbutte,
    I’ll tell you what it means: Rush and the boys at Fox find it easier to scare people in Kansas and Nebraska with a black President than a black football player. If Vick threatened the profitability of HMO’s or other corporations that contributed tons of money to Republicans, the situation would be quickly reversed.

  41. ZN0rseman says: Sep 8, 2009 2:40 PM

    Vick Speech – Topic Summary
    ——————————
    1: Electrical Engineering: The most efficient way to torture a dog to death by attaching a car battery to the poor puppy’s nuts.
    2: Home Economics: Clothes Lines – Better for drying clothes or hanging man’s best friend?
    3: Geology: What type of surfaces work best for killing a canine by repeatedly bashing its head into the ground?
    4: Political Science: How to escape blame and all levels of accountability.
    5: Media Relations: How to make thousands of stupid people love you even after it’s abundantly clear that you are a lying, despicable, narcissistic sadist.

  42. EskinSux says: Sep 8, 2009 3:06 PM

    This was a dog and pony show……..Pun intended……He went to a charter school, which doesn’t charge tuition, but is a first come first served basis as far as attendance, which means it was hand picked, he spoke to only the incoming freshman, as they were the only ones scheduled for class today, and spoke for less than 10 minutes….The NFL and the eagles (and i’m an eagles fan) put Vick back into the league cause he generates profits, it’s quite simple, in the hood, Vick for whatever reason is beloved…..Talking to 13 year old kids, whose parents cared enough to put them in the school to avoid or at least circumvent the anomoly that is the philadelphia public school system, hardly seems productive…..This by no means will have any bearing on the dog fighting culture in North Philly, it’s just a show, for Goddell,the NFL, Lurie & the Eagles, and the Humane society, for publicity, and to fulfill the requirements for employment….

  43. jimicos says: Sep 8, 2009 3:27 PM

    And here’s our daily sign of the apocalypse. Obama speaks to students about staying in school and paying attention. Parents everywhere are outraged! Vick speaks to students in Philly to “share his story”. Parents are fine with it.
    I just hope he left the drugs, loose women and questionable decision-making out of the speech.
    I’m talking about Vick, by the way.

  44. hayward giablommi says: Sep 8, 2009 3:58 PM

    @ ZN0rseman
    Rating: 5/5

  45. EskinSux says: Sep 8, 2009 4:33 PM

    I hate when people talk politics on here…..You know jimicos, I’m no Vick defender, i don’t want this POS here, but what can ya do……He showed up at this school, and only freshmen had class today, and they didn’t even know he was arriving til they got to school……..Did you realize that before you disparaged every student’s parent in your little online diarribe?…, Did you investigate parents reaction when they didn’t even know?…….Do you have a crystal ball?

  46. TheBaySay says: Sep 8, 2009 4:46 PM

    And what does it say about parents who (supposedly) spend hours every day teaching their kids how to be good people and how to think critically that they think one brief speech by anyone else will instantly “indoctrinate” their children? Decades of “indoctrination” by “libral” schools have worked so well that Republicans have controlled the Presidency for what – 20 of the last 29 years? That is frightening power! Wait a minute… I’m getting sleepy… or distracted by a shiny objeck… or sumpin…

  47. jimicos says: Sep 8, 2009 5:09 PM

    @eskin:
    No, I didn’t know all that. But Vick did get a standing ovation in his first appearance in Philly, right? That’s gotta count for something.
    And I’d hardly call that a diatribe. Diatribes have to be at least 500 chars.

  48. redsquare says: Sep 8, 2009 5:36 PM

    Dewey, well said–really, really well said. Sums up nicely what bothers me so much about Vick being let back into the league, and what those involved in that decision seem so stunningly blind to. Nice job.

  49. ChiBears5 says: Sep 8, 2009 5:56 PM

    I am so sick of Michael Vick being shoved down our throats by sports news. Enough already. NOBODY cares except the writers and TV. Actual fans could care less. If I did care, I would start wondering why the NFL has chosen to put a thug in front of school kids. Quit trying for the role model angle with this morally bankrupt joke of a human being. I would much rather hear about and see the real positive stories in the NFL, than watch as the NFL tries to redeem this scoundrel.

  50. SenseSeeker says: Sep 8, 2009 7:52 PM

    “Seriously, i’m not trying to be an ass here. I’m just curious as to what you would consider “real, genuine action.”
    Well, for starters he could start taking these neighborhood outreach meetings seriously. I hardly think it counts when he doesn’t even allow HSUS to even advertise. According to reports, that touching meeting in Atlanta had 53 people in attendance and those were all people who just happened to be in the area when the meeting started.
    Also, if he’s going to speak in schools maybe he could actually pick one with high risk kids. Nueva Esperanza is a Faith-Based Evangelical College prep school. Over 95% of their students are accepted into college so I don’t think they are high risk compared to many of the other Philadelphia area schools.
    Vick has shown no real remorse and has taken as little action as he can get away with to keep his HSUS sidekick and the Eagles happy.

  51. dagodfather says: Sep 8, 2009 8:01 PM

    @jimicos
    How many people do you think gave Vick a standing ovation? Seriously, how many?
    I was watching the game, there were a few but it’s not like it was the whole stadium. In fact, most of the stadium was empty when he got his “standing ovation”. It was maybe 1% of the fans that were there. And most of them bought the tickets off StubHub just to do that.

  52. jtigrrrr says: Sep 8, 2009 8:21 PM

    Boycott the Eagles and their sponsors.
    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/corporatepartners.html

  53. Jackal138 says: Sep 9, 2009 1:45 AM

    Dewey Axewound says:
    A few public appearances doesn’t make up for that.
    Sorry, not in my book.
    ————-
    Nobody cares about your book, redneck. You’re a Cowboys fan. If Vick strapped on the star you’re be a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ and a-shootin’ yer six shooters into the celing in celebration, because at least you’d have a QB who has won a playoff game.
    Next!

  54. Jackal138 says: Sep 9, 2009 1:49 AM

    @dagodfather:
    Don’t try to reason with him. ESPN says Philly fans are mean and scary, so every time there’s a “boo” in the Linc – “oh, there goes those classless Philly fans! Ho, ho, ho, we feel so good about ‘our’ team and our fans– ELI DID WHAT? SLIT HIS MF-ING THROAT KILL HIM! – oh, I’m sorry, as I was saying, Eagles fans are barbarians!”
    Oh, also we threw snowballs at Santa Claus…
    …once over 30 years ago.

  55. jimicos says: Sep 9, 2009 10:53 AM

    dagodfather says:
    September 8, 2009 8:01 PM
    @jimicos
    How many people do you think gave Vick a standing ovation? Seriously, how many?
    I was watching the game, there were a few but it’s not like it was the whole stadium. In fact, most of the stadium was empty when he got his “standing ovation”. It was maybe 1% of the fans that were there. And most of them bought the tickets off StubHub just to do that.
    ——————————
    Most of the stadium was empty? But it was the 2nd play of the game. Are you saying the Eagles can’t get people to show up for preseason games? I’m unable to find the attendance figures, but it sounds like that’s what you’re saying.

  56. dagodfather says: Sep 9, 2009 1:33 PM

    @jimicos
    If you are able to find the attendance figures, it’s going to tell you that it was a sellout. In Philly, you have to buy the pre-season as part of your season tickets and the STH sold out the stadium. There’s a waiting list of 30,000 last I heard.
    Back to my point, if you watch the game, the stadium looks empty until the second quarter and then Andy didn’t put him in once the fans sat down. Coincidence? Maybe
    @Jackal138
    LOL!!!! My friend, next time someone brings up the snowballs just say “Your proof please”.

  57. jimicos says: Sep 10, 2009 10:19 AM

    So Philadelphia fans are like Lakers fans? They show up late? I didn’t see the game. I only saw clips of Vick’s plays. But I found it pathetic and sad that anyone cheered Vick’s appearance.

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