SPORTO: Redskinned

BY MIKE WOLVERTON SPORTS GUY What a messed-up Eagles season it has been so far, and we’re only a quarter of the way home. In Game 1, it was the beginning of a brand new era for the franchise (remember the optimism of the Kevin Kolb Era, version 1.0?). In the first quarter of that first game, Kolb was out with a concussion, Era 1.0 over. In the intervening weeks, Mike Vick established himself as the Eagles’ top dog and a possible MVP candidate, and the Birds entered their second home contest Sunday as the leader in the NFC East. […]

SPORTO: About Last Night

BY MIKE WOLVERTON SPORTS GUY Yes, the Eagles won the game. But no one will claim that Sunday night’s win over the Bears was “the night the Birds turned their season around.” It was a game the Eagles could easily have lost, to a crummy Bears team with a lost quarterback. For those who knock Donovan, admit he throws a hell of a deep ball. The pass to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter Sunday night wasn’t in-stride perfect, but it was good enough that Jackson only had to alter his stride a bit, without slowing up and letting the […]

GAME 3: Ryan Howard Sacrifice Fly Puts Phils Over 6-5

NEW YORK TIMES: The score was tied, 5-5, entering the ninth inning, before Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard hit a sacrifice fly to left-center field that scored Jimmy Rollins. Rollins was 2 for 13 in the series before singling to lead off the top of the inning against Colorado closer Huston Street. He advanced to second on Shane Victorino’s sacrifice bunt, and then to third as Chase Utley reached first on a check-swing bunt that Street had to gather and throw from foul territory. Leading by 6-5, the Phillies turned to Brad Lidge, who closed all 48 save opportunities in 2008, including […]

LET THE DOGS OUT: Eagles Sign Michael Vick

USA TODAY: Philadelphia Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko confirmed to USA TODAY via email that the team has signed the former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Quarterback. ESPN is reporting that the Eagles have signed Vick to a two-year deal. Vick’s agent, Joel Segal, confirmed the signing to ESPN. Fox is reporting that the first year of the deal is worth $1.6 million. The Eagles have a team option for a second year at $5.2 million. MORE RELATED: How Michael Vick Went Bankrupt Amount jailed star quarterback Michael Vick spent from July ‘06 to July ‘08, according to recent bankruptcy papers: $17.7 […]