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Though it's nothing new, quarterback Michael Vick's ability to stay healthy -- or lack thereof -- has been widely-discussed as of late. Proving just how popular this particular topic has become, even the man who inhabits the White House has joined the conversation.
Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, President Barack Obama talked football with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at a fundraising event on Monday, and relayed an ever-important message to the Eagles' prized investment.
"Tell Vick to slide," Obama said to Asomugha.
Vick quickly got wind of the prez's advice, responding shortly after via Twitter.
Whether he actually heeds his words remains to be seen, though Vick would be wise to. During his nine NFL seasons, Vick's played a full 16-game schedule just once. His willingness to scramble and stubbornness to fight for the extra yard has led to several self-inflicted maladies that not even O...
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Decked out in a red Modell’s polo shirt, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick put in a little extra work recently to promote his V7 clothing line with the chain. He took on the role of a salesman named Victor with an “undercover” appearance at one store.
The video is amusing, with a few great lines. My favorites:
“Become a sex symbol. 20 dollars.”
and a terse
“No we don’t...
The Dream Team.
The A -Team.
There is one original, and the rest are imitators. The expression "dream team" wrongfully attached itself to the Philadelphia Eagles last preseason.
Michael Vick stayed on the field for 13 regular season games, yet the Eagles failed to make the playoffs.
The requisite qualification for being considered a dream team is...
Michael Vick burned all his owners last season, including me. But it’s a new year and Mike has another opportunity to prove his critics wrong. The studs are set. Rodgers, Brady and Brees have played themselves into a separate category. They’re goin’ after the tier one running backs are selected. Then who? Well Reid’s strategy remains pass oriented. Vick will get his. And...
Michael Vick poses as Victor the salesman at Modell’s Sport Goods in Times Square Manhattan. He tries to convince customers to buy pieces from his new sportswear line, V7 — Thanks as always to Noc TV for the great piece. -TO
Mrs. Michael Vick at the #V7 Apparel Launch
Michael Vick’s Wedding Pictures
HE'S NOT RECOGNIZABLE?
Every once in a while, Modell’s takes part in one of those “athlete as undercover salesman” routines for viral video social media synergistic brand marketingkkake. The concept kind of works with minor role players like Danny Woodhead, who are able to fool people who might even be vaguely familiar with him just because his face isn’t plastered on ads and TV non-stop. Obviously...
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, if Mike Vick does indeed slide at any point in the 2012 season, I think that Eagles fans owe President Barack Obama a fruit basket, at the very least.
Why? Because Vick, more than ever, seems to have received the message.
When asked about his reaction to Obama’s comments on Thursday, the quarterback said that he heard the...
Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha had the opportunity to speak at an event for President Obama in Oakland on Monday. Everyone knows how big of a sports fan President Obama is. He took the opportunity to give some advice to Eagles QB Michaek Vick via Asomugha. “He told me,” Asomugha said (via the Philadelphia Inquirer), “to [...]
“It’s too big for me”
“Don’t make no excuses”
Probably the best part of the video. Sadly, I liked the whole thing. I can’t stand Michael Vick, but he did pretty well with this commercial. Unfortunately, the guy’s face was all over the news for a year. If you don’t recognize the guy you’ve got problem.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was a guest on 660 WFAN in New York with Boomer and Carton (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and he was asked whether or not he heard about Michael Vick’s comments saying that the Eagles can become a dynasty.
“Of course, of course. You always have to have some breaking news in the offseason. Obviously, we’ve got to play football. I...
Ohio State's men's and women's basketball teams will open the season on the USS Yorktown in the Carrier Classic.
The Buckeye women will take on national runner-up Notre Dame on Nov. 9. That game will be followed by the Ohio State men taking on Marquette. Last year's Carrier Classic was held in San Diego on the USS Carl Vinson when North Carolina defeated Michigan...
Both the Ohio State men’s and women’s college basketball teams will play in the 2012 Carrier Classic Nov. 9, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.
The event is a doubleheader pitting the Ohio State women’s team against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame and the men’s teams of Marquette, who advanced to the Sweet 16 last season, and Final Four participant Ohio State. It will be played on the USS...
Widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are calling on spectators to stage a silent protest during the opening of the London games.
Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano are asking audience members to stand in silence when International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge rises to speak at Friday's ceremony. Spitzer, widow of fencing...
NBC says it has topped the $1 billion mark in advertising sales for the Olympic Games beginning this week in London.
The network said Wednesday it is the biggest advertising haul ever for an Olympics and topped the $850 million in ad sales for Beijing in 2008. There's a lot more room for advertising, since NBC Universal is showing more than 5,000 hours of competition on NBC...
It’s been funny to watch the media’s recent obsession with revisionist basketball history heading into the 2012 Summer Olympics. They’ve managed to stir up debates with everyone from President Barack Obama to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant about 1992′s “Dream … Continue reading →