The Philadelphia Eagles offense is certainly expected to get much faster under new head coach Chip Kelly and the new scheme is apparently inspiring some fun competition at the team’s offseason conditioning workouts.
Eagles safety Colt Anderson broke this news earlier Thursday.
That’s right, a 32-year-old quarterback Michael Vick coming off an injury-plagued season finished ahead of the team’s 24-year-old starting halfback LeSean McCoy.
Then he took the time to rub it in for the world to see.
“So today at the field 1 of my teammates called me old & bagged to race me in the 40yd dash. Anybody want to guess which player? #BirdGang”
“Beat him by a few yards too lol #SpeedKILLS”
Why is Jay Cutler despised? Cutler was named to Forbes’ list of the most disliked athletes in America yesterday. His company on that list includes Michael Vick, Metta World Peace, Manti Te’o, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong.
What has Cutler done to earn his place among the loathed? The answer, in short: He’s engaged to one of the most hated reality show cast members of all time. Whom he proposed to via text message.
As fiancée Kristin Cavallari of Hills fame told E! News:
“It was so silly. I was in the airport, leaving Chicago. We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like, ‘Oh, shall we get married?’ We’re like, ‘Yeah, OK.’ And then he sent my ring in the mail. So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on.”
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s brother Marcus who took to Twitter to voice his frustrations of seeing his brother sacked 7 times against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Marcus was so upset he begged for his brother o be traded out of the city of brotherly love and complained about the offensive line. It was so much of a meltdown that reports had asked Michael to responded on it shortly after the 28-13 loss.
A day after declining to answer the questions if he was again a dog owner, Michael Vick confirmed he is a dog owner.
Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, confirmed Thursday that his family has a dog. The Philadelphia Eagles’ four-time Pro Bowl quarterback refused to discuss the topic just a day earlier.
“I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet,” Vick said in a statement. “As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family.”
News of Vick’s feline companion came about when the Eagles QB tweeted a picture from his house showing an open box of Milk-Bone dog biscuits on his kitchen table.
Done before but it’s Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to go undercover as a salesperson at Modell’s Sporting Goods to sell his new V7 clothing line.
During an interview with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, the Today show aired footage of former quarterback Jerrod Johnson.
Vick, a left-handed quarterback who wears No. 7, was erroneously represented as the right-handed No. 8 wearing Johnson during Matt Lauer’s questioning.
These Michael Vick trash cans are wrong in so many ways but do look pretty cool.
Free-agent quarterback Vince Young, after one year with the Philadelphia Eagles, is still looking for work as a backup quarterback elsewhere. Young, however, told Houston radio station KILT he “definitely” still considers himself starter material.
“(I) always want to go in and compete for the starting job and the things that I put myself through to get better and better and to better myself as a quarterback. Just waiting on that opportunity to get the chance to do that,” Young said.
Part of the reason Young feels that way is the sentiment expressed by Eagles coach Andy Reid, who felt Young was better off pursuing his goal of being No. 1 instead of staying as the No. 2 behind Michael Vick in Philadelphia.
“One of the biggest things there was I asked Andy, ‘could I be part of the team again?’, Young said. “He was like ‘I would love for you to stay here, but you’re not a backup quarterback.’ So when I heard the big guy, big red, say that, it showed me more confidence and more respect that he had for me when he said he wanted to see me somewhere playing.”
Young once starred with the Tennessee Titans as the team’s third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft after leading the University of Texas to a college national championship. As far as where he would like the opportunity to play next, Young would love a shot with his hometown NFL team the Houston Texans.
“I would love to play at home,” Young said. “That would be a dream come true, and anything I can do to help out with the team.”
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has backed out of a commitment to host a weekly Monday night radio show in the city of brotherly love. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Vick will no longer host WIP’s “Chickie and Pete’s Players Lounge” on Monday nights which he had promoted the show heavily in the preseason and after their lone win on the season. Vick however had only made that one appearance.
Vick’s said after Week 2 his absence was due to the concussion he had but offered no statement as to why he missed the Week 3 show before backing out all together yesterday.
The shows producers scrambled to find a late season replacement and came up with second-year tight end Clay Harbor.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick takes some extra hits on Sundays because of his style of play, but he has become frustrated with the lack of calls going his way earlier in the 2011 NFL season. After a 29-16 loss to the New York Giants, Vick did not hold back during his press conference.
“I felt like I got hit late. No flag. Broke my hand. That’s it. Trying to protect myself. Didn’t get a flag. And that’s pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. Obviously, at some point, something catastrophic is going to happen, and I broke my hand.”
“Everybody saw the game. I’m on the ground constantly. All the time. Every time I throw the ball, in all my highlights and just watching film in general, every time I throw the ball, I’m on the ground, getting hit in the head, and I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does.”
“But I’m not going to complain about it, just making everybody aware and hopefully somebody will take notice. The ref has to do their job and I’m not blaming the referees by any stretch, I’m just saying everybody on the field should do their job.”
CBS Sports analyst Boomer Esiason thinks Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young should keep his mouth shut with his “Dream Team” comments.
“If I’m Vince Young trying to resurrect my career, I keep my mouth shut,” Esiason said. “This is a guy who cried on the bench down in Tennessee when he was being booed. If he thinks those Tennessee fans were tough, he better hope Michael Vick doesn’t get hurt for an extended period of time. Because if he ends up getting the ball, and goes out there and plays like he did in Tennessee, the Philly fans will run him completely out of town.”
The best thing Young “can do is button up just don’t say anything and learn as best you can from Michael Vick how you can resurrect your career, Esiason said.
Some of Esiason’s colleagues on CBS The NFL Today agreed. Dan Marino noted LeBron James Miami Heat were supposed to be a Dream Team. “I don’t know about a ‘Dream Team’ though. I don’t think there is such a thing.”
Charley Casserly, the former NFL GM turned CBS analyst, said the former University of Texas star needs to think before he speaks. “Vince Young needs media training.”
ESPN magazine recently dedicated an entire edition to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and thought it would pose the question, with image, wondering if he was white and how would he be accepted. The decision to publish the image has very quickly been reversed and yanked down. It now has been replaced with a shot of Vick in God given pigmentation.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s lost an endorsement contract with sports nutrition company Fuse Science Inc, which he signed on July 7th because he had also made a deal with competitor MusclePharm Corp on July 22. Vick signed a five-year agreement with Fuse which included cash, stock and stock options and his deal with MusclePharm was for a three-year deal at $1.55 million.
“Subsequent to our entering into and announcing the exclusive agreement, we learned that on or about July 20, 2011, Mr. Vick entered into an endorsement agreement with another company engaged in the same product categories, notwithstanding the exclusivity provisions of our agreement,” Aventura, Florida-based Double Eagle said today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “This created an unacceptable conflict and, accordingly, on July 25, 2011, we terminated the agreement with Mr. Vick.”
An animal rights group bought NFL star Michael Vick’s former dogfighting compound on Friday and plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs. Vick had sold the Surry County property to a developer who had difficulty unloading it following Vick’s conviction. Dogs Deserve Better of Tipton, Pennsylvania bought the five bedroom home for about $600,000.
The organization paid for the house with a 30 percent down payment secured through donations and a loan. An anonymous donor has agreed to make payments for the next ten years. The group wants to raise $3 million to fully pay for the site, install fencing and build a facility for the dogs as the house will serve as the group’s new headquarters. The home has four and a half bathrooms, two fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets and an attached, two-car garage.
Vick has since started working with the Humane Society of the United States to stop organized animal fighting and had a Pro Bowl season for the Philadelphia Eagles after taking over as the starting quarterback last fall.
10 days before his fight against Jean Pascal in Philadelphia, Bernard Hopkins took the time to rip former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb on Tuesday. Hopkins implied that McNabb isn’t black or tough enough.
“Forget this,” Hopkins said while reportedly pointing to his own skin. “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”
Hopkins criticized McNabb for having a “privileged childhood in suburban Chicago,” claiming that he isn’t as tough as Michael Vick and Terrell Owens.
“McNabb? Great. Skills? Throw the ball? Great. But there was something missing,” Hopkins said. “Vick? He understands. And T.O. – same cloth.”
McNabb’s has had no comment, as he should, he doesn’t need to respond to ignorance.
It’s official the people have voted and named Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis to be the cover athlete on Madden 12. Hillis edged out Green Bay Packers Super Bowl winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the semifinals and then beat the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
Hillis got more than one million votes to be out Vick while the total for the whole bracket challenge saw more than 13 million votes. After he was named the winner, Hillis said he was “excited” and he didn’t think he had a shot against Vick, whom he has “always looked up to.”
Hillis upset higher seeds throughout the vote starting first with Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice then moved on to beat Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles before knocking out Rodgers and Vick.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and the Humane Society said that an application built to run on Google Inc.’s Android software glorifies dogfighting. The cellphone app is called “Dog Wars” and lets players feed, water, train and fight their virtual dogs against others. The app is by Kage Games, whose website features an illustration of a pit bull with a bloody muzzle next to the ‘Dog Wars’ logo.
“I’ve come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street,” Vick said in a statement posted on the Humane Society’s website. “Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it’s important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app.”
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups also called for the app to be pulled.
Yesterday, we posted the report that the finalist for the Madden 12 cover has been narrowed down to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis thanks to your voting. However what most people that aren’t die hard NCAA Football fans know is that they where afforded the same opportunity to vote for the cover of NCAA Football 12. The voting though has ended and the winner is none other than University of Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram, who finished 71st in the country in rushing with 875 yards a year after winning the Heisman Trophy.
Ingram beat out Nick Fairley, Jake Locker, and DeMarco Murray in a voting that saw a remarkable low total of only 140,000 votes cast in all. NCAA Football 12 hits stores July 12 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
For the last month, SportsNation has been conducting a bracket style poll in partnership with EA Sports to determine the cover star for Madden 2012. Each team was given a player as a representative and players advanced by winning each individual matchup. Now the competition is down to the final two Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. The winner will be announced on April 27 at 3pm CST on ESPN2.
To vote for the Madden 12 Cover click HERE.
The world most recognizable sports figure David Beckham is helping Pepsi sell a little product with this internet trick show video. It doesn’t help it’s authenticity that Pepsi is using the same guy in the background as those fake Powerade videos from years ago that starred everyone from Michael Vick to LeBron James.
Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson, the team’s 2010 first-round pick, will probably be the next pro athlete targeted by PETA after posting pictures to his Twitter account of a cockfight he attended. On vacation in the Dominican Republic, Jackson attended two cockfights and then posted the pictures.
“My first time ever seeing chicken fight till the death it was crazy,” Jackson wrote on Twitter before later deleting the posts. “Look at all these people at these chicken fights: You would think it’s a college football game.”
Unlike in the U.S., cockfighting is legal in the Dominican Republic so Jackson has broken no law. But on the heels of the Philadelphia Eagles Michael Vick dog fighting conviction, it’s somewhat surprising that any NFL player would crow about being at a cockfight.
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals have developed a heated rivalry with last season brawl and players saying things about each others club through the media, not to mention the two have been battling each other for first place. Yesterday the Cardinals received terrible news that their ace Adam Wainwright has an elbow injury that could require Tommy John surgery. That news was the talk of the baseball world yesterday and does that dim the lights on the Cardinals chances of postseason play.
However, one person took the news in stride and that was Reds outfielder Jonny Gomes who when hearing of the news to Wainwright could be heard celebrating about the injury.
“Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone, Wainwright’s gone,” he sang joyously.
Nice to see Gomes celebrating another athletes injury, you can say sportsmanship at its very finest. Curious if this will ruffle Calvin Casey’s feathers as when Mark Buehrle wished injury upon Michael Vick?
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle said he has no regrets about saying he at times wished Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had gotten hurt this past season as retribution for his involvement in dogfighting.
“No, I said it,” Buehrle said Thursday about his recent comment to MLB.com. “It’s an old story. Again, we are not bringing drama inside and past history stuff. So, I said it, meant it. It’s over, and we’ll move on.”
Buehrle and his wife Jamie are huge advocates for animal rights, particularly with dogs. An avid hunter, Buehrle was asked the difference between dogfighting and the activity he enjoys.
“Hunting is a sport,” he said. “There are hunting stores out there. If that’s illegal, shame on my dad and my grandpa and his grandpa. It’s kind of been brought up throughout the history of America. The last time I knew dogfighting was a sport was never. Again, that’s all we need to comment on that. We’ll concentrate on baseball.”
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Buehrle has the right to his opinion.
“I don’t agree with what this guy [Vick] was doing, but it’s none of my business,” Guillen said. “I cannot say, ‘Do this, don’t do that’ because I love bull fighting. People look at bull fighting in a different way than we do. [Buehrle has] got his own opinion, and I respect that. If somebody has to say anything about his comments, it has to be Vick. Nobody else has to say anything.”
Who is Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice actually trying to be Ron Mexico? Michael Vick is not impressed Ray.