The real reason the Eagles signed Mic...

The real reason the Eagles signed Michael Vick

There are 27 comments on the Attytood story from Aug 29, 2009, titled The real reason the Eagles signed Michael Vick. In it, Attytood reports that:

I hopped in the car a couple of times this afternoon to run errands and then commuted into the office tonight, so I had at least a half-dozen times or more to check out what they were talking about today on Philadelphia's two sports stations, WIP and 950-ESPN . Guess how many times I heard a mention of the city's premier franchise, the defending ...

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Diane

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2009
Consider this. In one of the more disgusting episodes (with a number to choose from) involving the Eagles' current management, they've been known to complain to the newspapers when other teams in town get more coverage. So unlike the rest of this suddenly all-baseballed-up city, the Phillies' success is surely killing Jeff Lurie, Joe Banner and Co. Do you think they'd blow $1.6 million in cash to essentially flip the bird to the Phillies and knock them off the back pages and the AM dial for a few weeks? I do.

i do too
http://www.sackvick.net/sack-vick-petitions/
New York

United States

#2 Aug 29, 2009
That certainly makes sense. Remember bad publicity is better than no publicity. Vick fans thought they signed him because he can play. LMFAO
Sack vick

United States

#3 Aug 29, 2009
And this thread will be avoided like the plague

“"Speak up or be overlooked"”

Since: Jul 08

United States

#5 Aug 30, 2009
It was a business decision only. This had nothing to do with PR or winning a championship. They have 3 qbs AJ Feely, Kolb, and Mcnabb. Mcnabb is getting older (in football age) and redardless of his stats and winning percentages, has always been injury prone and never truely taken under the fans wings like Brady or Manning. No doubt he is a great qb but for some reason the fans have never been all that supportive of him(contract expires in 2 years). AJ Feely is.....well a mediocre backup and not much as far as trade value is concerned. Kolb is completely unproven and young and has never really been tested. Now you add another qb in MV, If he does well the eagles have 2 options trade him for a high draft pick or keep him as their own qb. I think they are thinking long term by trading him for a high draft pick so that they can get them a young college qb for the future. However, let's say he is a bust which could happen if Vick tries to be what he once was. Thats the thing, he didn't try before he just reacted which is what made him so much fun to watch. But let's say he busts, they only spent 1.6 million to get him and they'll make that back in jersey sales. Very smart business move for the future of their franchise.
Diane

Atlanta, GA

#6 Aug 30, 2009
I love the foil hat!
Diane

Atlanta, GA

#7 Aug 30, 2009
Beautiful hat
Leah

Langley, KY

#8 Aug 30, 2009
I believe this article holds a truth.What better way to deflect attention?And the last laugh is on Vick who was going team to team begging for a job.One user to another it appears.Justice?
Diamond Dogs

Atlanta, GA

#9 Aug 30, 2009
To be clear, it wasn't everyone in a crowd that wasn't exactly the regular-season regulars. But it was loud enough to be clear - both to McNabb's well-trained ears and on the television and radio broadcasts - and it sent a message that should be disturbing to Reid, McNabb, Vick himself, and anyone who actually wants to see this team thrive.
With Vick here, you should pardon the expression, McNabb is on an even shorter leash with a significant and vocal percentage of Eagles fans.

That the fans who chanted were dead wrong, comically ignorant of the history of both quarterbacks, and perhaps somewhat intoxicated - all of that is immaterial. One of the lessons of the T.O. mess should have been that fairness and reason do not govern all Eagles fans when it comes to Donovan McNabb. A segment is looking for reasons to bludgeon him, and Reid just handed out blunt instruments.
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20...

Blank knew to get rid of him. he's nothing but trouble. his fans are nothing but trouble.McNabb's homie gonna stab him in the back. another day.
Leah

Langley, KY

#11 Aug 30, 2009
Diamond Dogs wrote:
To be clear, it wasn't everyone in a crowd that wasn't exactly the regular-season regulars. But it was loud enough to be clear - both to McNabb's well-trained ears and on the television and radio broadcasts - and it sent a message that should be disturbing to Reid, McNabb, Vick himself, and anyone who actually wants to see this team thrive.
With Vick here, you should pardon the expression, McNabb is on an even shorter leash with a significant and vocal percentage of Eagles fans.
That the fans who chanted were dead wrong, comically ignorant of the history of both quarterbacks, and perhaps somewhat intoxicated - all of that is immaterial. One of the lessons of the T.O. mess should have been that fairness and reason do not govern all Eagles fans when it comes to Donovan McNabb. A segment is looking for reasons to bludgeon him, and Reid just handed out blunt instruments.
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20...
Blank knew to get rid of him. he's nothing but trouble. his fans are nothing but trouble.McNabb's homie gonna stab him in the back. another day.
"forced march","pins out of grenades",should be interesting to see what happens.Can't wait!
Leah

Langley, KY

#12 Aug 31, 2009
There's a vulture in the Eagles nest.
Vick is Laughing

Houston, TX

#13 Aug 31, 2009
Is it these three losers?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/gallery/enlarg...

Bwaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaa!! !!!
Kenny

Zebulon, GA

#14 Aug 31, 2009
Leah wrote:
There's a vulture in the Eagles nest.
Yes there is. his name is Vick. McNabb has made a huge mistake with this homie

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Aug 31, 2009
Diamond Dogs wrote:
To be clear, it wasn't everyone in a crowd that wasn't exactly the regular-season regulars. But it was loud enough to be clear - both to McNabb's well-trained ears and on the television and radio broadcasts - and it sent a message that should be disturbing to Reid, McNabb, Vick himself, and anyone who actually wants to see this team thrive.
With Vick here, you should pardon the expression, McNabb is on an even shorter leash with a significant and vocal percentage of Eagles fans.
That the fans who chanted were dead wrong, comically ignorant of the history of both quarterbacks, and perhaps somewhat intoxicated - all of that is immaterial. One of the lessons of the T.O. mess should have been that fairness and reason do not govern all Eagles fans when it comes to Donovan McNabb. A segment is looking for reasons to bludgeon him, and Reid just handed out blunt instruments.
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20...
Blank knew to get rid of him. he's nothing but trouble. his fans are nothing but trouble.McNabb's homie gonna stab him in the back. another day.
You decide to believe on of the worst sportscasters in Philadelphia. Philadelphia fans (the true green Eagles fans) are upset, with McNabb simply because he hasn't delievered the big one. It's just that simple, and now the window is closing on Reid (10 season as Eagles head coach) as being an underachieving head coach!! You never saw the fact that in ten seasons, with as much as Reid like to throw the football, he has NEVER DRAFTED a BIG PLAY RECIEVER in Philadelphia!!! If you KNOW anything about the west coast offense, it is ALL ABOUT BIG PLAY RECIEVERS with BREAKAWAY SPEED!!! Reid has not DRAFTED or TRADED for a such a reciever TO DATE!!!

Outsiders have ALWAYS felt that they KNOW what is happening in Eagles Nation, how the HADES can they, when the COACHES don't know what is HAPPENING!!! Don't listen to HATERS and LOSERS!! Michael Vick IS NOT THE PROBLEM IN PHILADELPHIA, and you can take that to the BANK!!! Revisit my post about why the Eagles have been broken since 1968, and the problem hasn't been FIXED YET!!!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Aug 31, 2009
Vick is Laughing wrote:
Is it these three losers?
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/gallery/enlarg...
Bwaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaa!! !!!
LOL!! Notice that NO ONE is paying them ANY ATTENTION!!! The 3 Stoogettes!!! LMAO!!!
Kenny

Zebulon, GA

#17 Aug 31, 2009
Is that you with the foil hat?
Vick is Laughing

Houston, TX

#18 Sep 1, 2009
Three protesters....wow.....lmao!!!! !
F--ck Vick

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Sep 1, 2009
Vick is Laughing wrote:
Three protesters....wow.....lmao!!!! !
"The revolution will not be televised."----Gil Scott Heron.

3 must be a magic number.
I remember when the Million Man March happened and the U.S. Park Service estimated the numbers to be 300,000 even though there were more people than that.

And then I remember allllll the Black people that whined and moaned about the "corrupt press" and their fallacious reporting.....but now that the corrupt press is reporting something that comports with their beliefs the corrupt press has now become "believeable".

Well at least now we know who the "subjective revolutionary" is.

Vick sucks

Kansas City, KS

#20 Sep 1, 2009
Eagles PR told Fox 29 they were “very positive” the man was not an Eagles’ player, but protesters told Fox 29 they were “very positive” the man played for the Eagles.

The group also echoed complaints from the local SPCA that the Eagles and Vick have not reached out to local groups to explain how Vick will help prevent animal abuse in Philadelphia.

Jennifer Utley, a local SPCA leader and the wife of Phillies star Chase Utley, told a local newspaper on Saturday that Vick and the Eagles still haven’t reached out to her group.
What a liar he is
Scott

Atlanta, GA

#21 Sep 1, 2009
Diamond Dogs wrote:
To be clear, it wasn't everyone in a crowd that wasn't exactly the regular-season regulars. But it was loud enough to be clear - both to McNabb's well-trained ears and on the television and radio broadcasts - and it sent a message that should be disturbing to Reid, McNabb, Vick himself, and anyone who actually wants to see this team thrive.
With Vick here, you should pardon the expression, McNabb is on an even shorter leash with a significant and vocal percentage of Eagles fans.
That the fans who chanted were dead wrong, comically ignorant of the history of both quarterbacks, and perhaps somewhat intoxicated - all of that is immaterial. One of the lessons of the T.O. mess should have been that fairness and reason do not govern all Eagles fans when it comes to Donovan McNabb. A segment is looking for reasons to bludgeon him, and Reid just handed out blunt instruments.
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20...
Blank knew to get rid of him. he's nothing but trouble. his fans are nothing but trouble.McNabb's homie gonna stab him in the back. another day.
this is why
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G-m7PYnnZN4/Smes6TP...
Vick is Laughing

Houston, TX

#22 Sep 1, 2009
Three protesters, three of them!!!!

bwaaaaaaahahahahahaaa!!!

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