Found May 19, 2013 on Eagles Eye:
Slow news day when you are left to finally contemplate Donovan McNabb's retirement... I guess I'm "tardy" in this category because I really thought McNabb had a few more campaigns in him... But Donny is hanging them up... He took us close to the pinnacle. I appreciated very much as a fan being so close. Thank you, Don, for getting us so close. So sorry his final years in the NFL were so pitiful....               Donovan McNabb plans to officially retire as an Eagle this season. McNabb, who led the team to five NFC championship games during his 12-year tenure in Philadelphia, and to the Super Bowl in 2004-05, announced his plan on ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse, N.Y. on Monday night, and repeated it on his national show on NBC Sports Radio. "I will retire as an Eagle and I look forward to that opportunity and that day," McNabb said on his show. McNabb said that the team is making tentative pla...

Is Gross Making a Mistake Holding Both McNabb & McPherson Days in ’13?

Look, I like the idea of honoring the greats of Syracuse past. It’s cool to see the pictures of iconic Orange moments on the walls of the Dome’s concourse. It’s a good thing to have the banners hanging in the rafters. And both Donovan McNabb and Don McPherson deserve a permanent place somewhere inside the building they helped fill. Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest...

Vikings’ Chris Cook says he’ll “handle” opposing number one receivers

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook knows what he’s going to tell rookie Xavier Rhodes when it comes to covering the number one receiver of opposing teams. “Just let me handle them,” Cook said on 1500 ESPN Radio. Cook wants to sign an extension with Minnesota as he goes into the final year of his rookie deal. “I’m looking forward to coming back if that’s in the cards...

The Vikings Powerball Number is 7

With the Power Ball jackpot hitting upwards of $600 million, it seems like owner Zygi Wilf and the rest of the Vikings owners should buy some tickets to cover the rest of the cost of the Vikings awesomely designed new stadium. There is no doubt that that Mr. Wilf will fill in the number 28 on those little lottery tickets to represent Adrian Peterson. I’ll go...

Vikings new stadium will have a self-cleaning roof

The Minnesota Vikings vice president of public affairs/stadium development, Lester Bagley spoke with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and was asked how the roof on the new stadium will be cleaned since it will be clear. The ETFE product is self-cleaning. It’s the largest clear roof in the world and the first on a stadium in the U.S. There are some in Europe. He was then asked how it...

Should Donovan McNabb’s Number Be Retired?

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Gov. Dayton backs cigarette tax for Vikings' stadium

Do you live in Minnesota and smoke? You may be helping to fund the construction of the NFLs newest project, the Minnesota Vikings 977 million stadium. The Star Tribune reported on Friday that Minnesota governor Mark Dayton introduced a new revenue proposal that would more than double the tax on cigarettes from 1.23 per pack to 2.83 per pack by July 1. The state is currently on the...

Break Out Review: Kyle Rudolph

Over the course of the off-season we’ll be looking back at some of the major players who ‘broke out’ or outperformed their ADP by a drastic amount in the hopes that we can get a feel for what their 2013 fantasy football season holds and whether the break out is here to stay.  Today the review subject is Kyle Rudolph. There were a lot of breakout Tight Ends in 2012 – Dennis...

Donovan McNabb Deserves to Have His Number Retired by the Philadelphia Eagles

Boy, talk about a story that shouldn’t drum up any controversy but somehow has. Donovan McNabb is quite simply one of the best quarterbacks to play in the last twenty years. His resume speaks for itself, but somehow, I don’t think many fans realize or take the time to look at where he stands next to some of the all-time greats. McNabb currently sits at No. 17 all-time in terms...

The book on: WR Rodney Smith

One of the Vikings’ top undrafted signings, Rodney Smith has the measurables desired in NFL receivers. At Florida State, he was solid and unselfish but didn’t produce gaudy receiving numbers.

Smokers to pay heavy price to fund new Minnesota Vikings stadium?

How do you fund a new billion dollar stadium?It's a question Minnesota lawmakers have been pondering ever since the NFL's Vikings announced plans to construct a new home. The original funding strategy was to use electronic pulltab and bingo games to bring in revenue. However, those mechanisms have fallen way short of projections in the last year, thus leaving Minnesota in...

The book on: DT Anthony McCloud

The Vikings drafted two defensive tackles that could play the three-technique, but there is an undrafted rookie more suited for nose tackle. Meet Anthony McCloud, a linemate of seventh-round draft choice Everett Dawkins, whose forte is stuffing the run.
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