Found July 26, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
President Obama is apparently no different from Eagles fans who want their quarterback to stay healthy.
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha spoke at an event in Oakland on Monday and introduced the President. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Asomugha and Obama talked football afterward, and the President offered some advice.
“He told me to tell Vick to slide,” Asomugha told reporters.
Asomugha was pressed about Obama’s advice and said it happened.
Vick, or whoever runs his Twitter account, read the report and responded via Twitter:
If the President of the U.S is saying I need to slide then I really need to start sliding. Lol. Thanks Mr. President!
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) July 25, 2012
There has been frequent talk throughout the offseason about Vick making adjustments to protect himself. While that certainly would be beneficial for Vick and the Eagles, I wonder how practical it is. Many actions on the field are instinctual, and I don’t know how easy it will be for Vick to ad...
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The video is amusing, with a few great lines. My favorites:
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and a terse
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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 [...]
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...
“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.
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.
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Earlier this week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was told to slide when he runs this season by President Barack Obama.
Vick now says that his first run will be a slide that is dedicated to President Obama.
“The first run of the year, I’m sliding, and you’ll know it’s for him,” said Vick.
Vick needs to slide or get out-of-bounds every time he runs...
According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha spoke at an event for President Barack Obama in Oakland, CA on Monday.
President Obama had a message for Asomugha, ”Tell Vick to slide.”
People have been telling Vick for years now to slide so he can avoid any potential injuries. He did recently promise his fans that he’ll do...