Misc Monday

Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 13 Comments »

Michael Vick has written/is writing a book.  About himself.  The notion doesn’t do a whole lot for me.  Vick is an amazing talent.  He’s a reformed person, but still not someone that I think I can gleam a lot of insight from.  I would love to know what Big Red thinks about the book.  You know how secretive he can be.  The first page where Vick mentions a behind-the-scenes story will get Andy’s mustache all out of sorts.  And nobody wants that.

The good news is that Vick doesn’t have to be salacious to sell books.  A good deal of his story is right out of the gutter so there’s no need to create controversies.  It will be interesting to find out if he rips any Eagles.  Think how this would play in Philly…”I never was on the team when Reno Mahe was there, but I’m pretty sure he’s the reason they lost the Super Bowl.  If not him, Sean Considine.  And Matt McCoy.”

I think I’ll just read the book I got about Pat Tillman for Christmas or re-read Tom McAllister’s book.

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Adam Schein of FoxSports.com ranked all 32 NFL organizations.  The Eagles were 5th.  Sounds about right.  He had us behind Green Bay, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and New England.

The obvious comment is that the 4 teams ahead of us have won the Super Bowl.  The first 3 teams have won the last 3 SB games.  NE obviously won theirs a while ago, but they’ve remained an elite team.

We are lucky that the Eagles are such a strong organization.  I know, I know…they can’t win the big game.  Andy’s made some changes.  Let’s see how those work out.  Still, you do have to appreciate how good the Eagles are from an overall perspective.  There are good coaches, players, and even management.  Football aside, think about how they help the fans.  Good cheerleaders.  Great gameday experience at The Linc.  The team has the best website  in the league.  The team is active in the community.  Think of all the charity work – building playgrounds, paying Stacy Andrews, the Eye Mobile.  The Eagles are good all around.  There’s only one thing missing…the Lombardi Trophy.  Unfortunately, that is the most important thing.  That is the thing.  The only thing.

Someday the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl.  Right?  Maybe?  Theoretically possible?  Not completely out of the question (unlike my apocalyptic scenario where Megan Fox and I must save the world using only body heat and our smoldering passion.  Think  Basic Instinct meets Armageddon).  Someday…

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CB Ellis Hobbs continues to let people know he’s not retired yet.  The only person on Earth who cares is Kenny Britt.  Ellis, you had some nice games last year, but you won’t be an Eagle in 2011 and I’m not sure anyone else is interested.  Good luck, my man, but please quit un-retiring.  People will call if they’re interested.

13 Comments on “Misc Monday”

  1. 1 JVB said at 3:13 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    Hahaha, “Think of all the charity work … paying Stacy Andrews”. Great stuff.

  2. 2 McG said at 4:43 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    I’m not sure on the timing of this book… Is it a preemptive strike while the iron’s hot kind of move? Is it a safe way of making sure his career doesn’t end in a haze with no super bowl ring and therefore tarnished (like McNabb) and thereby reduce interest? Is it Vick’s way of competing with Ochostinko in the world of non-football related off-season monies?

    No matter what, I’m all for a story of redemption. And I am hopeful that that’s all this is rather than a recounting of his football career.

  3. 3 Boyboy said at 6:13 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    In response to the Bleed Green Q&A:

    How much stock do you put into Kevin Kolb not being an ideal fit for the Cardinals offense (verticle passing attack)? Does he have enough arm strength to get the job done? Would they customize the offense to fit him? Are people just blowing smoke (i.e., the Cards know he’s not the right fit and really aren’t that interested)?

    Re. Nnamdi Asomugha — how much of a PR nightmare would it be for the Eagles if the Cowboys payed a premium and stole Asomugha from us? I don’t see that going over very well at all.

  4. 4 mattman said at 6:15 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    I’m not worried at all about Vick ripping any Eagles in the book. There’s really nothing to gain. As you point out, Vick doesn’t need to promise any EAGLES drama to sell the book – just VT, Falcons, and dogfighting drama. His time with the Eagles is the book’s happy ending. If anything, he’ll probably over-praise the Eagles.

  5. 5 Thunderlips said at 8:08 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    Seems like this book is coming a little late, considering Tim Tebow just released his autobiography.

  6. 6 Cliff said at 8:36 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    Tim Tebow?

    In other news, Snooki has an autobiography.

  7. 7 Steve D. said at 9:36 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    “I think I’ll just read the book I got about Pat Tillman…”

    If the Pat Tillman book is the one by Jon Krakauer, it is an awesome book.

  8. 8 Tommy Lawlor said at 10:11 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    @ Steve…

    Yes, that’s the one I got. I loved “Into The Wild” so I’m hoping this is something I’ll love as well.

  9. 9 Tommy Lawlor said at 10:38 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    Vick is pretty much a complete slacker for not having an autobiography out yet. Tebow’s got one. I think Andrew Luck is working on his second. Mike Kafka’s is in the editing phase.

  10. 10 Tommy Lawlor said at 10:39 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    RE: Kevin Kolb

    I’ll write up a post on his situation / value.

  11. 11 wellhelloitsdan said at 11:00 PM on June 6th, 2011:

    Is there a way to go back and reread older posts? I can’t finds a link to any kind of archive or table of contents besides the “recent posts.”

  12. 12 Tommy Lawlor said at 12:28 AM on June 7th, 2011:

    2 things:

    Go to main page of Iggles Blitz. Go to very bottom. You’ll see a link to “Older Entries”. You can go backward by clicking on that.

    There is a search function on the right hand side, just above the ad about 1/3 of the way down the page. Just under the Blog Roll section.

  13. 13 D3Keith said at 12:08 AM on June 11th, 2011:

    Somehow, along the way, I acquired a copy of ‘Diamonds in the Rough,’ by Tommy Reamon, the high school coach for both the Vicks.

    I never bothered to read it as it seemed self-congratulatory more than anything, but given that it was written when both Michael and Marcus’s stars were still rising, it might be interesting in hindsight.

    I think Vick is doing the book to capitalize on his current fame and to pay back debtors, but it would probably make for a better story if he waits until after he leads the Eagles to a Super Bowl. Dude is going to be God in Philly when he does.