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Jerry Jones: Nnamdi Asomugha really wanted to be a Cowboy

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Jerry Jones will see Nnamdi Asomugha twice a year when the Eagles play the Cowboys. But Jones says things got close enough in his pursuit of Asomugha that he thought he’d be seeing the star cornerback 16 times a year.

And Jones says Dallas is where Asomugha really wanted to play.

“We had known that he really wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And that’s a fact. There, for about an hour, I thought he was going to be a Dallas Cowboy. You do that because you can do it and should do it, and take advantage of the opportunity.”

Jones says the Cowboys wanted Asomugha, too, and that they made a good offer to go after him — just not good enough to keep him from signing with the Eagles.

“We obviously wanted [Asomugha] or we wouldn’t have been in the $10 million and up range to get him,” Jones said.

If it’s true that Asomugha wanted to be a Cowboy, and that the Cowboys wanted Asomugha, it appears that the only thing keeping the deal from getting done is that Jones thought “the $10 million and up range” would get him, and Asomugha liked what the Eagles were offering better.

If Asomugha has two big games against the Cowboys this year, Jones may end up kicking himself for not going above and beyond the $10 million and up range to close the deal.

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148 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Nnamdi Asomugha really wanted to be a Cowboy”
  1. cakemixa says: Aug 13, 2011 12:36 PM

    Amazing story, bro.

  2. wilddeuce03 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:37 PM

    Apparently he didn’t want to be a Cowboy that much since he signed with the Eagles!

  3. scudbot says: Aug 13, 2011 12:37 PM

    Jerruh ought to kick himself anyway and then find a decent GM.

  4. ehsdrumline says: Aug 13, 2011 12:38 PM

    yeah, Jerry.

    Obviously, he reallyyyyyyyy wanted to be a Cowboy.

    How arrogant can Jerry Jones be?

  5. justbust says: Aug 13, 2011 12:38 PM

    jerry has to say this or risk his fans hating him for not getting nnamdi

  6. tjp2033 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:38 PM

    If Nnamdi wanted to go to the Cowboys he would have gone to the Cowboys. He would have made more money playing for Dallas then for the Eagles because he wouldnt be taxed as much in Texas.

    This is just Jerry trying to save face and make Nnamdi the bad guy in Dallas.

    Tough luck Jerry.

  7. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:39 PM

    Yep yep. He wanted to be a Cowboy so bad that he signed with the Eagles. Ah Jerry Jones, never ceases to amaze me. Fly Eagles Fly.

  8. vbe2 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:39 PM

    He just can’t come to grips with the fact that he was a pawn.

  9. seabreezes51 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:40 PM

    Dreamer.

  10. roceagles says: Aug 13, 2011 12:40 PM

    I love Jerry Jones…….as does every Eagles fan.

  11. emoney826 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:40 PM

    Jones thinks that everyone wants to be a cowboy. Get off your high horse, Jones. Nobody wants to play for a below average team.

  12. scudbot says: Aug 13, 2011 12:41 PM

    Perhaps he shouldn’t have introduced Nnamdi to that Ryan blowhard. Guys who looks like they’ve been holed up in a trailer park for 25 years can be intimidating.

  13. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Aug 13, 2011 12:41 PM

    Jerry as always is the master PR troll. In before sh*tstorm.

  14. deepseabreeze says: Aug 13, 2011 12:41 PM

    yeah, he really wanted to be a cowboy. that’s why he signed with you. oh wait, he didn’t…

  15. sbetesh says: Aug 13, 2011 12:43 PM

    Hey Jerry,

    crazy thought, if Nnamdi wanted to be a cowgirl, he would have been a cowgirl..he would have either accepted your slightly lower offer realizing that he can do almost as much with 10 mil that he could have with 12 OR he would have came back to you and let you match…truth is, from the start he wanted to be an Eagle and the proof is in the results…He, nor the agent revealed the Eagles as his choice prior to him signing, which was a prerequisite for the Eagles to sign him…get a clue, not everyone wants to be a cowgirl…

    Yours Truly,
    An Eagle Fan

  16. paulsdamnblog says: Aug 13, 2011 12:43 PM

    God I love it when the Birds take someone the Cowboys and either NY team coveted! Although I wouldn’t say Asomugha “he really wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy,” I think Jerry Jones tends to delude himself . SUCK IT DALLAS AND NY!

  17. red2redman says: Aug 13, 2011 12:44 PM

    Delusional old man!!

  18. red513 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    Yeah, Jerry, keep telling yourself that Nnamdi really wanted to be a Cowboy, and tell yourself how well that Roy Williams trade/contract worked out. #delusional

  19. newagerocker says: Aug 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    I know Asomugha wants to be an actor, maybe he has been exercising those acting chops because he really seems like he wants to be an Eagle too.

  20. brysum14 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:45 PM

    Why did Jerry even say this? I mean…. Why admit that the talks were even serious? Doesn’t this just irk the fan base who also thought for an hour Nnamdi was a Cowboy even more? Honesty goes a long way, but wouldn’t a simple no comment do it justice?

  21. poopbread says: Aug 13, 2011 12:47 PM

    Dont know which team is worse. I guess anything is better then the raiders

  22. wryly1 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:49 PM

    Asomugha didn’t become a Cowboy because Jerry woulddn’t be able to come up with seats for all his new fans.

  23. Waxxx4321 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:50 PM

    wahhh wahhhh cry baby how bout them cow baby girls..crying like always…Jerry who cares really..all that money you throw to players who never pan out..he should be glad hes not a cowboy america’s fakes Team..hail Skins!

  24. locusthopper says: Aug 13, 2011 12:51 PM

    Are NFC East teams going to do anything besides bitching and moaning about the Eagles’ signings?

  25. jsrdc says: Aug 13, 2011 12:52 PM

    I thought the press had football to report on since the lockout was over 2+ weeks ago.

    The Eagles signed Nnamdi. End of story. These sportswriters must have lost their job at the enquirer or TMZ. Anything Jerry Jones just gets first page press coverage. So sad, really.

    No matter. The goal was to sign all of these players Dan Snyder style, but actually win the SB (non-Dan snyder style). The results will be the same as Snyder – no SB victory and a lot of ‘splainin to do…..

  26. greengob1in says: Aug 13, 2011 12:53 PM

    How can you not love Nnamdi? He told Dallas and New York to piss off, this deserves some kind of medal of honor.

  27. jnks10 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:54 PM

    So lets get this straight. Jerry Jones thought that the top free agent wanted to be a cowboy and they obvioulsy wanted him but the only thing was he didn’t think he was worth 10 mil a year? Did he think he was going to sign him to a 5 mil a year contract?

    This is obviously a tactic to keep the dallas cowboy fans happy and have them think he almost had Nnamdi. JJ is the best thing to happen to every other team in the NFC east.

  28. starfan79 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:55 PM

    Eagles gmfans have 0 championships. Dallas has 5. 3 brought to you by 1 Jerry Jones. So y’all eagles fancavan kiss my white ass!

  29. hobartbaker says: Aug 13, 2011 12:56 PM

    Nnamdi wanted to be a Cowboy. Until the first time he saw a fire truck go by, with lights flashing, sirens wailing, and those big sturdy guys riding on the side.

  30. vdaigglesfan says: Aug 13, 2011 12:56 PM

    and Steve Smith and Jason Babin and Cullen Bryant and Vince Young and Ryan Harris…

    JJ

  31. red513 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:57 PM

    @brysum14:
    JJ doesn’t know the meaning of no comment. He’s a publicity ho in addition to being delusional.

  32. thejuddstir says: Aug 13, 2011 12:57 PM

    Rather dumbazz comment by Jerrah, but then cowboy fans will totally miss the point anyways. If Asomugha really “wanted to be a cowboy” and Jerrah wanted him to “be a cowboy” then it should’ve happened. Asomugha signed for less money than every team thought he would so it really came down to Jerrah not wanting to REALLY spend the money. Hell every owner or GM could say the same thing if they knew they really weren’t going to pay the player his market value. Jerrah was just trying to appease his “cowboy fans” by making them think that he actually tried to sign Asomugha. I would bet that over time, the facts will come out and Jerrah’s “offer” wasn’t even close to the range he claims to have been in for paying him. Claiming to be in the range of money he signed for is one thing but what were the other terms of the offer, like the length of the deal, guaranteed money, etc. etc. but cowboy fans will suck it up and think that Jerrah tried his hardest, LMAO

  33. drbob117 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:58 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I love the whining and moaning , first Coughlin with , ” We didn’t have a chance to sign Smith” ( you had since the day after the lockout ended moron, you just tried to lowball him and lost) and now Jones with this . Nnamdi is thrilled to be an Eagle, and we’re thrilled to have him!

  34. realitypolice says: Aug 13, 2011 12:59 PM

    Aso and his agent stated about as clearly as something can be stated in a Sports Illustrated article that the Eagles were his team of choice all along.

  35. maalea says: Aug 13, 2011 1:00 PM

    Scudbot

    Nnamdi played for Ryan in Oakland under Kiffen and Cable.

  36. iamthorny says: Aug 13, 2011 1:00 PM

    The story here in Big D was that when he found out he signed with Philly he cried. Tears rolled down his facelifted face faster than putts on 16 at Augusta.

  37. vahawker says: Aug 13, 2011 1:01 PM

    Probably saw Romo’s repeated post season chokes(1-6 including college) and decided he wanted a chance to WIN in the playoffs.

  38. balzosteel says: Aug 13, 2011 1:03 PM

    He wanted to be a Cowboy soO0O0o0 much that he decided to sign with the Eagles just to show how loyal he really was.

    Jerry Jones is a jag….but on a personal note, thanks Jer for letting my Packers play in your oversized soulless stadium for the Super Bowl!

  39. tbonecostanza says: Aug 13, 2011 1:03 PM

    “If Asomugha has two big games against the Cowboys this year…”

    Uh, he better cover Witten because they never seem to have an answer for him.

  40. iainnyj says: Aug 13, 2011 1:03 PM

    Sounds like Nnamdi’s agent was telling every bidder they were the team he wanted to sign for, then simply took the highest offer.

  41. packeranddarien says: Aug 13, 2011 1:05 PM

    I wonder what Vox…..er….melonhead has to say about this?

    Mel?

    Rest assured, it’s something stupid.

  42. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 13, 2011 1:05 PM

    This is untrue, because Vox assured us they weren’t interested in Asomugha.

  43. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 13, 2011 1:06 PM

    Stop crying Jerry, nobody cares what you think. Nnamdi wanted to be an eagle and that’s that….sucker!

  44. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:07 PM

    Jerry, what you meant was “Nnamdi wanted to be a Cowboy as long as we were willing to pay him more than others”, which means he really didn’t want to be a Cowboy. He just wanted money, whether that was Cowboy money or Eagles money.

  45. footballguru517 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:09 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I’m glad we didn’t get Nnamdi. He’s overrated. So congrats to all you Eagles fans, you just overpaid for a guy who Miles Austin and Dez Bryant will burn twice a year for TD’s. The “all-hype” team will be a wildcard at best. Cowboys win the division. Wait and see.

  46. goawayeverybody says: Aug 13, 2011 1:11 PM

    Obviously Nnamdi didn’t want to be on the Cowboys or he would have signed with them.

    Anyway, Nnamdi has made a major mistake since Philly is the graveyard of failed NFL careers.

  47. kingjoe1 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:13 PM

    Nnamdi was going to be a Cowboy, but when he got to the airport the private jet was overbooked and they could fit him on.

  48. theripster30 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:14 PM

    Apparently he wanted to be an Eagle. If he wants to be a cowboy, all he has to do is buy a hat and a horse. That hat has a better chance of winning a Super Bowl any time soon over the mess that botoxed oil man is creating. BTW.. that stadium is a corporate monstrosity.

  49. nineroutsider says: Aug 13, 2011 1:17 PM

    Just like Jerry Jones meant to put on a good super bowl sunday…

  50. mjtn says: Aug 13, 2011 1:18 PM

    IF he really wanted to be a cowboy, and you still couldn’t sign him, then you are not a very good owner/GM/president/coach/PR guy. But don’t worry, I am sure he loves the Cowboys so much that he will play soft against you and let your WRs do whatever…in Jerry world.

  51. greymares says: Aug 13, 2011 1:18 PM

    it is my contention 1/2 the players being paid by the cowboys would prefer to be getting paid by someone else as long as this guy is the owner. they know they are only 1 drunken escapade away from public ridicule. but dont beleive me ask jimmy johnson.

  52. hailvictory44 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:20 PM

    Yeah, he REALLY wanted to be a Cowgirl so badly, that well, he didn’t become one.

    Official nomination for Jerruh on “C’mon Man!”

  53. 3octaveFart says: Aug 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    I’m now waiting for the inevitable followup article where Asomugha claims “No, I didn’t.”

  54. mkivland says: Aug 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    John Elway, Jerry Rice, and Walter Payton wanted to be Cowboys too……. According to Jerry

  55. andyreidisfat says: Aug 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    If you really wanted Nnamdi you would have ponied up mil more. Its not like the Birds gave him 18 mill per. In fact truth be told this season he is getting “10 mil”. So me thinks Mr. Jones is saving face.

    Now tell the truth Mr. Jones you offer the same thing as the Eagles but yet another player didn’t want to come play for your team. I understad Mr. Jones its har dfor you to fathom NOT wanting to be a Cowboy, but some players have respect for them selves. Let it go Mr. Jones. Your team is no good. Your QB inspires nothing, and no one gives a damn about the star anymore.

    But heck perhaps 3 years from now when Nnamdi is older and can’t play anymore you can trade us a 1st 3rd and 5th for him. Just saying.

  56. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:22 PM

    If Jerry really wanted Aso to be a Cowboy, he’d have been a Cowboy. You don’t outbid Jerry Jones for things that he really wants. He was content to drive the price up. C’mon, $12 mil per for a 30 year old corner is insane.

  57. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 13, 2011 1:22 PM

    Even if it was true does anyone think Asomugha wants Jerry Jones running his mouth about it after the fact?

    For such a “professional” Jones lacks any morals.

    Sore loser!

  58. vbe2 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:22 PM

    Didn’t Asomugha say in his first PC that his first choice even back in March was Philadelphia?

  59. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:23 PM

    I am sure he loves the Cowboys so much that he will play soft against you and let your WRs do whatever…in Jerry world.

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    Must have been the case when Miles Austin racked up 145 receiving yards last time they played the Raiders… but I’m sure they had Aso covering Roy Williams.

  60. theripster30 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:25 PM

    footballguru517 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 1:09 PM
    As a Cowboys fan, I’m glad we didn’t get Nnamdi. He’s overrated. So congrats to all you Eagles fans, you just overpaid for a guy who Miles Austin and Dez Bryant will burn twice a year for TD’s. The “all-hype” team will be a wildcard at best. Cowboys win the division. Wait and see.

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    OK. You lie. You call urself guru but have never seen nnamdi play. He’s a beast. Every team would welcome a player like him. Overrated? Please. The only guys overrated in this comment of urs is austin and bryant. Who did they burn last year exactly? I was force fed almost every cowboy game in 2010 and they play bad football. Austin was off my fantasy team by week 9. Its scary cuz the biggest problem with the cowboys is their defense. Reality is, theyre awful and nnamdi knows it.

  61. crubenst says: Aug 13, 2011 1:25 PM

    If Jerry Jones were an employee he would have been fired 10 years ago. Worst GM in football. Too bad for Dallas fans and thank god for the rest of us, he’s here to stay.

  62. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:25 PM

    that stadium is a corporate monstrosity.

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    You realize that the Eagles play in “Lincoln Financial Field”, right?

  63. donovanmcflabb says: Aug 13, 2011 1:27 PM

    Yeah Jerry, he really wanted to be a Cowboy…keep telling your fans that and maybe one day they’ll believe you.

  64. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:27 PM

    packeranddarien says: Aug 13, 2011 1:05 PM

    I wonder what Vox…..er….melonhead has to say about this?

    Mel?

    Rest assured, it’s something stupid.

    melonvoxveritas says: Aug 13, 2011 1:05 PM

    This is untrue, because Vox assured us they weren’t interested in Asomugha.

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    The obsession is strong in these two.

  65. 215greenandenvy says: Aug 13, 2011 1:28 PM

    You cowboy fans are clowns I’m tired of hearing u got 5 trophies we know this already, could u come up with a better defense everytime something doesn’t go ur way. JJ didn’t get his man he wanted so bad nuff said. he’s wearing green not blue deal with it and thank you coach ryan for adding more fans to our wagon with your all hype speech, You may talk and look like ur brother but ur definitly not him

  66. macjacmccoy says: Aug 13, 2011 1:28 PM

    If we have learned anything in the last year is when a player wants to play for a team if the money is close they will end up playing there. Ask Cliff Lee. If Nnamdi wanted to play in Dallas he would be.

    Obviously Jerry is delusional of course the guy is gonna say he wants to play there when hes negotiating with you. Another thing is when you were talking to Nnamdi the Eagles werent an option they werent even in the running. Then they decided to get involved towards then end and we know how that turned. He jumped at the opportunity. Obviously he wanted to be in Philly.

    And another thing Jerry when you were fist pumping on the sidelines at around 5:00 when you heard the Jets were out it was already to late. Go listen to what Dogra, Lurie, and Joe Banner said they had already agreed to terms at 3 o clock and were sitting back laughing at the tv when everybody was saying its a 2 team race, then it was hes going to the Jets, then saying the Jets are out, and then u were fist pumping and they said hes going to the Cowboys, then it was the Cowboys are out, and then news was in, hes an Eagle.

    So just stop bs’ing it sounds pathetic. We know what happened.

  67. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:28 PM

    Probably saw Romo’s repeated post season chokes(1-6 including college) and decided he wanted a chance to WIN in the playoffs.

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    So he went to the one team that Romo absolutely throttled in the post-season? Nice hahaha

  68. mjtn says: Aug 13, 2011 1:29 PM

    @ footballguru517

    You are right. Dallas is soooooo much better off with Terence Newman. You should be glad Dallas didn’t get Nnamdi.

  69. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    Jerry Jones is a jag….but on a personal note, thanks Jer for letting my Packers play in your oversized soulless stadium for the Super Bowl!

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    It had to be better than that ancient washtub with the aluminum benches and constantly backed-up toilets.

  70. fillyfan9988 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    Jerry Jones.Your Cowboys have won 1 playoff game in 15 years.Nnamdi wants TO WIN NOW.Not join a bunch of LOSERS with a 6-10 record with 1 playoff win in 15 years.

  71. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Aug 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    “Jerra” Jones must have been hanging around with Al “Coach” Davis. …..Davis is famous for saying everyone wants to be a Raider. Ya only if Al over-pays for them……Jerra found out the hard way…..

  72. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:31 PM

    Asomugha signed for less money than every team thought he would

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    Ummm $12 million per season is not “signed for less money” in any sense of the phrase.

  73. bhooks says: Aug 13, 2011 1:31 PM

    The lack of a state income tax would have given Nnamdi more money.

    I think it was his agent pushing for the biggest numbers. Nnamdi will regret it.

    He could have been a Cowboy, now he is in probably the lowest class organization and fan base in the NFL.

    Great choice for a legacy.

  74. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:33 PM

    Aso and his agent stated about as clearly as something can be stated in a Sports Illustrated article that the Eagles were his team of choice all along.

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    As if he’s gonna say “Well he wanted to play for the Cowboys, but they were only offering $10 mil a season so I advised him to go to Philly with a bunch of criminals and mental defectives”.

  75. greymares says: Aug 13, 2011 1:34 PM

    WAIT tom brady wants to be a cowboy HOLD ON peyton manning wants to be a cowboy THIS JUST IN drew brees said he would prefer to be a cowboy ALERT, ALERT, larry fitz, james harrison, aaron rodgers, want to be cowboys.

  76. sbxxix says: Aug 13, 2011 1:36 PM

    Are we in the early 90s?!! Why do people still talk about the cowboys?!!! They get too much air time and I’m really sick of it. It’s already bad enough to have to hear ex cowboy Michael Irving scream everytime he has something to say. He’s responsible for 3 mute bottons wearing off on my remotes. Seriously lets stop talking about overrated teams like the cowboys and talk about better things that are going on in the NFL.

    Michael Irving please retire and take Shannon Sharpe with you. You guys were great players and I respect what you accomplished but please stop screaming nonsense and spitting at cameras . Even Bill Cowher thinks its bad.

  77. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:38 PM

    This is obviously a tactic to keep the dallas cowboy fans happy and have them think he almost had Nnamdi. JJ is the best thing to happen to every other team in the NFC east.

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    The Eagles have won the NFC East 8 times in the entire history of the division. The Cowboys have won the NFC East 8 times since Jerry Jones bought the team in 1989, thanksverymuch!

  78. melonvoxveritas says: Aug 13, 2011 1:39 PM

    Melonnhead/Vox Veritas will now disappear again for 8 months and reincarnate once again.

  79. RexCanCoach says: Aug 13, 2011 1:39 PM

    The Jets are better.

  80. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:40 PM

    crazy thought, if Nnamdi wanted to be a cowgirl, he would have been a cowgirl..he would have either accepted your slightly lower offer realizing that he can do almost as much with 10 mil that he could have with 12

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    Dumb comment. Aside from the fact that 2 million dollars is a lot of money, we’re talking about two million PER SEASON. Buy a calculator.

  81. jpb12 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:42 PM

    Wow.

    First, Jason Witten tells us that Jerry Jones (not Robert Kraft) saved the NFL season… and now this.

    Jerry World. You can’t make it up better than this.

  82. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:42 PM

    I love Jerry Jones…….as does every Eagles fan.

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    I’m sure you guys loved getting thumped 5 of the last 7 times his team played the Eagles including the playoffs! Let’s not pretend that the Eagles are in some way the dominant team in the relationship.

  83. macjacmccoy says: Aug 13, 2011 1:44 PM

    starfan79 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 12:55 PM
    Eagles gmfans have 0 championships. Dallas has 5. 3 brought to you by 1 Jerry Jones. So y’all eagles fancavan kiss my white ass!

    U had 1 thing right the initials JJ. As in Jimmy Johnson, who is a football genius. He built those cowboys teams that won those superbowl. Then Jerry wanted the power back and fired Jimmy. he rode Jimmys team to 1 more superbowl but then started making moves and ran that team into the ground. Finally he got smart enough an brought in another great coach/gm Parcells. He built a good team. A division winner that was winning 12+ a year. But then Jerry wanted the power back again and fired Parcells. He ran that team into the ground too.

    Just look at Jerrys history the only time the Cowboys have been successful is when someone else was building the roster. He got 1 good year out of Jimmys roster and 1 good year out of Parcells rosters after they left. But once Jerry starts making the decisions again the team turns to crap.

    So maybe you should look at the Cowboys GM’s History instead of other teams’.

  84. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 13, 2011 1:46 PM

    Silly eagle fans thinking that he didnt want to be a Cowboy because he would have if he did want to because of the slight difference of 12 mil a year in Philadelphia and 10 mil in Dallas…….

    When your a 30 year old shut down corner with your best years behind you, its all about guaranteed money and has little to do with money per year.

  85. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 1:48 PM

    wahhh wahhhh cry baby how bout them cow baby girls..crying like always…Jerry who cares really..all that money you throw to players who never pan out..he should be glad hes not a cowboy america’s fakes Team..hail Skins!

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    Man, you’d think that after Snyder blew a cool BILLION on has-beens and never-was’s in exchange for losing record after losing record, Redskins fans would be smarter than this!

  86. scudbot says: Aug 13, 2011 1:49 PM

    maalea says: “Nnamdi played for Ryan in Oakland under Kiffen and Cable.” Exactly my point. Nnamdi didn’t want any more of that.

  87. tombrookshire says: Aug 13, 2011 1:50 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Jerrah, you are too much!

  88. typicaleaglesfan says: Aug 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I’m glad we didn’t get Nnamdi. He’s overrated. So congrats to all you Eagles fans, you just overpaid for a guy who Miles Austin and Dez Bryant will burn twice a year for TD’s. The “all-hype” team will be a wildcard at best. Cowboys win the division. Wait and see.

    Really? For being a guru your thinking is that of a special education student. I’m sorry that your delisional way of thinking is going to lead to a painful 16 weeks of football. The cowboys are the secon or third best team in the division. They won a single playoff game since 95. It’s really sad that cowboy fans are hanging their hats on success of almost 20 years ago. Before you retort at least they have a Lombardi trophy remember since your last superbowl the eagles own you and your pretentious overrated football team. So g f y Dallas fans and enjoy another year of mediocrity.

    If he wanted to be a cowboy the Easter bunny Santa and tooth fairy are all real and the royals will win the world series.

  89. nokoolaidcowboy says: Aug 13, 2011 1:56 PM

    Guys, not all Cowboys fans are on board with Jerry Jones. Some of us were around when the Cowboys actually had a GM.

  90. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Aug 13, 2011 1:57 PM

    roceagles says:
    Aug 13, 2011 12:40 PM
    I love Jerry Jones…….as does every Eagles fan.

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    Great; if only us long-suffering Cowgirl fans loved him…

  91. countsnail says: Aug 13, 2011 2:02 PM

    If he really wanted to be a Cowboy, he’d be a Cowboy.

    Instead, he went to the Eagles because he wants a chance to win a Superbowl, not a chance to make it to the NFC Wildcard round.

  92. cowboy88 says: Aug 13, 2011 2:03 PM

    Nnambdi’s agent may be colluding with Howie Roseman. Nnamdi and Steve Smith both represented by Dogmouth Ben Dogra. Smith would have made money but Dogra acted on his own behalf and Howie Rosman’s and never gave Smith a chance to counter offer. I’m sure Dogra told Philly where the Boys offer was. This is a classic example of an agent representing himself not his player.

  93. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Aug 13, 2011 2:04 PM

    starfan79 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 12:55 PM
    Eagles gmfans have 0 championships. Dallas has 5. 3 brought to you by 1 Jerry Jones.

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    The problem is the 15 years our Cowgirls have had since that last SB win.

    Given that I, like many Dallas fans, believe that Barry Sh*tzer won with Jimmy’s team, the problem is that since the JJ who actually knows something about football left town, they have not accomplish anything to be bragging about….

  94. chiacrack says: Aug 13, 2011 2:05 PM

    Who cares, seriously this happened what weeks ago? Move on

    The Eagles got their guy, the Cowboys didn’t

    As a Cowboys fan, yes it would have been cool to get Nnamdi, but I am glad we didn’t get him. The money and age are just too much.

    What hurt is where he went, Philly. We have to see him twice a year.

    I remember Miles Austin putting in WORK on Nnamdi on Thanksgiving 2009, Eagles fans may want to put on that game tape and see how Miles abused Nnamdi.

    Miles took his lunch money and I haven’t really seen any other WR besides the Chargers guys really abuse Nnamdi like that.

    Miles vs Nnamdi, I think that is a great matchup, looking forward to it

  95. goodguyjohn says: Aug 13, 2011 2:08 PM

    The Cowboys of Dallas will NEVER win another meaningful playoff game with Jerry Jones as the acting GM. It’s just not possible. I feel bad for Cowboy fans

  96. chiacrack says: Aug 13, 2011 2:09 PM

    what’s funny to me is the coverage the Cowboys and Jerry Jones receive from the media AND the fans of other teams, like they hate us sooooo much, but they are on our balls so bad, straight di** riders

    look at all the hate on here, people just can’t back away from the computer, they gotta get some hate in on the Cowboys

  97. cowboys282 says: Aug 13, 2011 2:10 PM

    The reason Aso signed in Philly is simple and being talked about in Dallas. Aso’s agent Ben Dogra is also Terrence Newman’s agent. If the Cowboys signed Aso then Newman gets cut. Thus losing his other client 8 million dollars and himself losing the commission.

    So yes it’s unethical but if anyone doesn’t think that’s the case remember Dogra had 8 million reasons for Aso not to sign with the Cowboys. Thats pretty strong motivation.

  98. cardmagnet says: Aug 13, 2011 2:13 PM

    Jerry is reminding me of the crazy ex girlfriend that runs around yelling ‘He really wanted to be with me! That other girl was second choice.’

  99. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 13, 2011 2:14 PM

    And when his contract is up as an Eagle ,, you can attempt to sign him.

  100. mikenj says: Aug 13, 2011 2:15 PM

    Jerry also doesn’t want to be a pompous blowhard. Guess he’s 0-2.

    And as for seeing Nnamdi 16 times a year he still can. Go buy DirecTV.

  101. oldbyrd says: Aug 13, 2011 2:17 PM

    Jerry the jerk, you are very selfish. You should share what ever it is your smoking with the rest of us.

  102. stairwayto7 says: Aug 13, 2011 2:22 PM

    Nnamdi wants to win at least 1 playoff game every 16 years!

  103. raiders4life says: Aug 13, 2011 2:26 PM

    In Jerra’s mind, all football players wish they could be a Dallas Cowboy. If Nnamdi wanted to play for an owner with a mindset such as Jerra’s, he would have never left Al Davis’ owned Raiders. Nnamdi made the best choice to put himself into prime position to win his first Super Bowl now rather than a few years from now.

  104. gpete1962 says: Aug 13, 2011 2:31 PM

    What a Loser !!

  105. illwillthemick says: Aug 13, 2011 2:32 PM

    as an eagles fan this is music to my ears… can i see jerry jones crying some now please, cmon juts a few tears??? hahahahahah… hahahahaha…ha… ha… ha… ha… hahahahahahaha

  106. dangonavyboy says: Aug 13, 2011 2:38 PM

    im glad the cowboys didnt take him..watch mark this down..nnamdi will have a pretty good year this year..then a decent year in 2012..then 2013 iggles fans will be screaming to get rid of him..look he is 30…everyone who plays football knows that the only players that can play into there 30s and still be productive are pretty much o-line men..and some qb’s..anything that requires speed well thats when they drop off..watch iggles will regret spending that much money on him…and by the time he is 33 no one is goin to want to trade for him…or take on the contract the iggles gave him..so its goin to be cut and a huge cap lose for the iggles..

  107. t16rich says: Aug 13, 2011 2:39 PM

    Hahahaha. Shut up Jerry. If he wanted to be a Cowboy than he would have accepted that huge contract offer.

  108. sbxxix says: Aug 13, 2011 2:55 PM

    @ chiacrack:

    The Cowboys are like the Lakers, Yankees and Real Madrid of the NFL with the exception of going 15 years without any true accomplishments. You guys are just a big name in the NFL because of your past so you get a lot of coverage from the media. People hate you guys because you don’t really deserve that coverage. On the real, what have you guys accomplished the last decade? (dont worry that’s rhetorical don’t hurt yourself answering that question) People just hate air time going to waste on the Cowboys while better teams have to settle for limited amount of coverage. Why are we talking about JJ and the Nnamdi deal when we could be talking about a team like the Lions who’s on the rise and was pretty exciting on their first preseason game. To answer your question people hate you guys because “ya’ll” are a waste air time and your fan base over all is pretty annoying. You guys are right up there with the Raider fan base.

  109. chuxtah says: Aug 13, 2011 2:57 PM

    So what Jerry won’t admit is that the reason he couldn’t sign him is because the Cowboys payroll is in such disarray that they couldn’t snag him up. There are two people to blame for that. One of them shouldve been the others skeet stain. Please Jerry swallow your pride and get a GM!

  110. dd393 says: Aug 13, 2011 3:08 PM

    Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Cowboys.

  111. axespray says: Aug 13, 2011 3:18 PM

    still too much for a corner….

    all pro or not, that’s just over priced …

    same for rookie 1st round picks the last decade or so….

  112. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 13, 2011 3:20 PM

    What a crock of JJ BS!

    Welcome to the 6-10 club Jerry.

  113. deathtoromo says: Aug 13, 2011 3:20 PM

    Just saw on ticker that the Eagles have traded for Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Chris Johnson…. but they’re not tryin to buy a championship according to Adam Schefter.

  114. sakebombs says: Aug 13, 2011 3:23 PM

    Tell it again, bro

  115. keephatinghaters77 says: Aug 13, 2011 3:31 PM

    Man i love those passive agressive cowboy fans, Talk about the 80′s and 90′s as their come back..pathetic cowboy fans..We won 5 rings blah blah blah..that crap is so old..Heres a question what has dallas done since lets say 2000? not a damn thing so tak those five rings you speak of and shove them where the sun dont shine…Eagles got a great CB and dallas had no shot at getting him and you know why? JERRY JONES thats why hes as bad as al davis…

  116. zen6969 says: Aug 13, 2011 3:36 PM

    Oh Jerry you are definitely a funny funny little man, with a nepoleon complex.

    BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME.
    Yeah and how did that work out for you little big man.

    I know not the most original quote from a movie however still funny, I just simply could not help myself.

    More to come from ZEN Stay tuned

  117. keephatinghaters77 says: Aug 13, 2011 3:38 PM

    Just saw on ticker that the Eagles have traded for Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Chris Johnson…. but they’re not tryin to buy a championship according to Adam Schefter.

    How are the Eagles buying a title? Cause they got some good free agents? You know every team in the NFL has the same cap right? no matter who you sign you still gotta play and the Eagles were good before the free agent signings this season…

  118. rstbuilders says: Aug 13, 2011 3:42 PM

    What’s that I hear…Oh, it’s just Jerry Jones talking out his ass again!

  119. norcaleagles says: Aug 13, 2011 3:53 PM

    Wow! It looks like the cowboys were really upset about not getting Nnamdi. First, right after the Eagles sign Nnamdi, Ryan talks about how their defense is good enough with what they currently have and goes on about beathing the asses of the Eagles. And now Jerry’s statements. Just move on, dallas. I dont see the jets acting like that and they seemed to be the favorite to sign him.

  120. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 13, 2011 4:00 PM

    Cowboy fans and Jerry are just sore losers! Yea ok you don’t want nnamdi, a 6’2″ shutdown corner. Yea ok he’s past his prime. Right, keep telling yourself that. Funny how Jerry comes out with this right after Denver roasted that secondary with tebow… Lmao at you, Dallas!

  121. tbird5115 says: Aug 13, 2011 4:05 PM

    Oh Jerry…keep telling yourself that!

    Hmm…guess Jerry couldn’t open his pockets for another million or two for the crown jewel of free agency and arguably the best corner in the game…maybe he is hard up for money after financing that billion dollar stadium.

    I also think Nnamdi absolutely loved the fact that he would be reunited with Rob Ryan and his mediocre defensive scheme that is always hyped up to be so great, but always ends up ranked in the bottom half of the league in total defense.

    Bottom line: Nnamdi made the right decision coming to Philly!

    First off, the front office handled free agency masterfully, everyone says we’re buying a championship, I don’t see it that way, they acquired the best players at the biggest areas of need, while still keeping us under the cap, don’t hate just cause we picked up alot of big name guys while all the other teams sat on there hands and did nothing.

    Lastly, everyone hates on the Eagles fans for being the worst fans in the league, but the stupid actions of a few shouldn’t stand for us all. Did passion for the game, knowledge of the sport, and loyalty to the team become bad qualities in a football fan? I don’t think so.

  122. snnyjcbs says: Aug 13, 2011 4:22 PM

    Keep telling yourself that Jerry. Nothing like jilted lovers lol, the Jets and Cowboys thought they call and you come a running. Facts are Nnamdi really did not want to be at any of the places that made a run for him.

    Nnamdi in his own words stated that he waited all the way until mid day Friday for the Raiders to make him an offer. All during this time offers were coming in from other Teams but not the Raiders. Per Nnamdi’s own words it was his agent that told Nnamdi mid day Friday that he had waited long enough and had to move on. Nnamdi stated it was only then that he realized that there was a real possibility that he would not be returning to Oakland and would be playing for another Team.

    A person that knows Nnamdi told me a long time ago that Nnamdi had narrowed it down to 2 teams that he wanted to play for, Raiders and Philly. He would listen to all comers but those were his two choices. The Jets and Cowboys tried to get the date with the Hot one and they were spurned, get over it, “How bout them Cowboys” lol

  123. romoscollarbone says: Aug 13, 2011 4:28 PM

    I’m sure Jerry wanted Nnamdi, and I’m sure he wanted to on America’s most televised/media covered team. But it came down to dollars, and the CBoys cap was a mess. Just cutting Newman wouldn’t be enough. Having Nnamdi would be great, but they’d be starting Barry Church, and Akwasi whatever at safety.

    Reality set in, the cap person for the Cowboys prob said no way man, just not possible. So Nnamdi got a nice contract from Philly which is far from the mecca of acting/TV. A lot of ppl prob don’t realize there is a big movie/tv studio in Las Colinas which is like 15mins outside of Dallas.

  124. paulsdamnblog says: Aug 13, 2011 4:34 PM

    GOOD LORD!!! Look at all of the Cowboy fans crying on here. Look Jerry let you down and didn’t Asomugha, its okay. You’ll still see him twice a year schooling your pathetic asses. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  125. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 13, 2011 4:54 PM

    Two amazing things here
    First that so many egirl fans own PC’s and second that they know how to type

    I guess all the stimulus money is paying off the folks in Filthy are learning some skills
    Either that or those registers at Micky D have internet access

    Nothing like preseason to bring the egirl fans out of the rowhouses and into the streets
    Come Jan they will be talking about the Filthys and dreaming of a world Series

    While I dislike JJ as much as anyone at least he has held a SB trophy
    I guess you folks in Filthy can still dream even the Jets won it once

  126. chuxtah says: Aug 13, 2011 5:01 PM

    So we wanted him and he wanted to be a Cowboy. One key component the owner didn’t get him here. I wanna strangle Jerry Jones in the worse way. Why would he say that? He is f ing moron.

  127. tbonecostanza says: Aug 13, 2011 5:05 PM

    “We won 5 rings blah blah blah..that crap is so old..Heres a question what has dallas done since lets say 2000? not a damn thing so tak those five rings you speak of and shove them where the sun dont shine…”

    And the Eagles have done what in that same span? Oh wait, my mistake, an NFC Championship ring.

    I wish my team won 5 super bowls, but they haven’t even won a single one, but there is no way I’m going to make fun of a team that has five of them.

    BTW, isn’t that the reason the game is played…to win super bowls…or in the Eagles case, NFC Championships.

  128. realdraftgm says: Aug 13, 2011 5:14 PM

    If he wanted to be then he would be there Jerry he had his pick among everyone and chose the Eagles; maybe if you had Vick and not Romo he would of picked you but last time I checked Romo had led you nowhere. He went where he wanted Jerry your ego is gonna explode like a hot air balloon and Jerry no one believe that nonsense maybe he is a cowboys fan throughout his life but he went where he could win a championship with a championship quarterback and Jerry you should of got Mallett when you had the chance maybe next year you can get Dayne Christ and upgrade over Romo.

  129. itsmammoth says: Aug 13, 2011 5:30 PM

    0 superbowls.

  130. norcaleagles says: Aug 13, 2011 5:36 PM

    It seems like cowboy fans are more nervous than ever. At least in previous years you guys would talk about how your team is better than ours and try to claim how your team is better at this postion or that position. I dont see any of that here. Just a bunch of old talk about how good the cowboys were when their grandpartents were kids. And to BIGBLUEFAN, even your boy Steve Smith thinks he has a better chance to win in Philly. What happened?

  131. zeussuperman says: Aug 13, 2011 5:39 PM

    romoscollarbone says: Aug 13, 2011 4:28 PM

    o Nnamdi got a nice contract from Philly which is far from the mecca of acting/TV. A lot of ppl prob don’t realize there is a big movie/tv studio in Las Colinas which is like 15mins outside of Dallas.

    —————————–

    Jeff Lurie is not only a movie producer, he’s an academy-award winning movie producer.

    I don’t believe the “Nnamdi wants to act” angle on his picking a team at all, but if it were true, I think working for a guy with industry connections might trump living near some town called Las Colinas.

  132. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 13, 2011 5:45 PM

    0 super bowls. Giants fans want to join the conversation, nice. Hey by the way 0-7. How does 0-7 feel giants fans? Yea you’ve got a super bowl but it still amazes me when your team is so mediocre you still talk. This is a what have done for me lately thing people. Nobody cares what you did in the past. I know when the eagles win one i wont be bragging about it years later when my team is owned like the giants. Leave it to skeefozos for comedy relief. And i was at crapland stadium when desean riped your hearts out and yall were still talking. Lmao at you giants skeefozos. Shut your mouth until you beat us.

  133. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 13, 2011 5:51 PM

    In a drunken slur: “romo was a miracle”. Lmao at you Dallas fans! Jim Johnson is long gone. Face it you’ve yet to find a coach that can deal with an idiot like Jerry. Keep pondering about the good OL days while we run you over. Romo is gonna have some bad games vs Philly this year lol I can’t wait!

  134. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 13, 2011 6:21 PM

    0-7 is fine with me as long as once every ten years we take home the trophy

    After all no one butt an egal fan would keep track of reg season games its the post season that counts

    Now all you egirl fans go back to your row house your sister or girl or both are calling you your TV dinner is ready

    And for the rest of the egirl fans get out of your moms basement and get some sun

    For all I care the giants can go 3-13 as long as the three are the jets and egirls

    Egirls fans every been to a party after winning the SB I have been to a few and they are great

    Crash egirls Crash

  135. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 13, 2011 6:23 PM

    One last thought
    Just got my season tickets for my nice club seats and VIP parking so even when we play the escum I will be away from the lowlifes

  136. romoscollarbone says: Aug 13, 2011 7:10 PM

    zeussuperman says: Aug 13, 2011 5:39 PM

    I guess so…. I mean Lurie’s wikipedia, refers to him as a former producer who never captained any blockbuster hits, but then it says his production company won an Oscar for some documentary this year. Although as I thought about it, Nnamdi was on some dumb BET show, which isn’t really acting.

    End of the day the guy is a football player not an actor and went to Philly for the money and strong roster. But, everything we think doesn’t matter, it gets solved between the white lines.

  137. bleed4philly says: Aug 13, 2011 7:19 PM

    Hey Jerry, enjoy your three superbowl rings and shut up

  138. lance19 says: Aug 13, 2011 7:56 PM

    And Katy Perry REALLY wanted to be my wife.

  139. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 13, 2011 8:00 PM

    bigbluefan1 that’s cool you enjoy your club seats and your $10 beers. Typical giants fan, skeefozo. No row homes here, 5 bedrooms on 2 acres. I think you got it mixed up with that dirty jersey row home. We’re all passionate fans but don’t come on here and talk sh1t when your team sucks, you just look stupid doing that. Only eagles fans keep track of reg season records?? Really? Like if it was us 0-7 you wouldn’t be on here talking trash, lmao at your ignorance. Enjoy missing the playoffs again :-)

  140. radrntn says: Aug 13, 2011 10:23 PM

    gimme a break…he wanted to stay a raider, but al did not want to pay him that much, so nnamdi went where he was offered the most $$$$$.

  141. fmwarner says: Aug 14, 2011 3:39 AM

    bigbluefan1 says: Aug 13, 2011 6:21 PM

    0-7 is fine with me as long as once every ten years we take home the trophy

    After all no one butt an egal fan would keep track of reg season games its the post season that counts

    For all I care the giants can go 3-13 as long as the three are the jets and egirls
    ===================================

    I thought it was only the postseason that counted?

    You make melonnhead look like a genius. At least he knows what punctuation is.

  142. cowboynation919 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:29 AM

    Here is what Jerry is saying since apparently you can’t figure it out.

    Nnamdi through communication indicated he wanted to join the Cowboys. Somewhere in between the Eagles offered him more money and Nnamdi choose money over his team of preference. Not hard to figure out most players now days revolve around money rather then team choice.

    Would’ve liked to see him on the Cowboys but I’m glad Jerry didn’t over pay to get him.

  143. chadinkc30 says: Aug 14, 2011 2:57 PM

    In an interview with NFL Network, Asomugha said the reason he chose the Eagles is because they were closest to a Super Bowl. He then said if he didn’t sign with them he wanted to stay in Oakland because he thought they were closer to winning then Dallas, Houston, and the Jets. OOOOOUUUUCCCCCHHH Jerry how does that make you feel?

    Dallas is definitely on the decline

  144. philgrek says: Aug 15, 2011 1:24 PM

    @chadinkc30

    HAHAHAHA.

    Ive never seen this interview, and I don’t feel like looking for it, so I’m going off your word alone…but if Nnamdi said that he thought Oakland was closer to winning than Dallas, Houston, and the Jets, then that dude is obviously as ignorant as it gets. If you want to argue about Dallas after last season, fine, but Houston and the Jets? That’s just ignorant. Oakland is nowhere near winning their own division, let alone anything else. Both the Texans and the Jets are 5x the team Oakland is.

  145. legendaryjedeye says: Aug 16, 2011 1:42 AM

    Message to melonhead, footballguru and all these silly Cowboy fans. STOP acting like yaw won more Superbowls than anyone else and as a result e veryone wants to play for yaw. ya yaw beat us and earned your 1st playoff win in like 16 years but remember, that D sucked. Look at us now. Secondly, the Steelers have more SB wins than yaw and the 49rs also have 5 SB wins. Matter a fact The 49rs are the ONLY team to go to 5 and win all 5. Can’t wait until October when my birds trash these silly hill billies. Yaw secondary needs some serious work, talking about overrated Newman and safties no one has heard of.

  146. itsmammoth says: Aug 16, 2011 11:24 AM

    So Nnamdi picked the Eagles because they were closer to a championship than the “Jets, Texans, and Cowboys?”…

    Ok, Since the Texans are on the come up, and the Jets are so close they can taste it, and the Cowboys…well, I can kind of see what he means, but we’ll see.. ;)

    anyways.. he picks a team that has NEVER WON a championship? Seems like he needs to do some homework. He WILL regret this. you can MARK IT DOWN. When Vick is getting carted off the field, don’t act like you never saw it coming Philly.

  147. pigskinswag says: Aug 17, 2011 2:28 PM

    I also really wanted to date Beyonce…

  148. kamikazex8 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:35 AM

    and Kim Kardashian really wanted to marry me instead of Chris Humphries…………

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