Earlier today, we noted that Mike Vick had been named the NFL's "Most Disliked Player," according to a survey posted by Forbes Magazine. Check out the story in tomorrow's Metro print edition or check out the full story as reported by Forbes.
OK, so that's that. Then, there's this.
Apparently, a woman is shopping a"full frontal" photo of Vick to media outlets. This gem comes courtesy of the gossip website RadarOnline. The website reportedly contacted Vick's representatives and they put out the following statement, just about two hours prior to tonight's kickoff.
"The only thing Mike has on his mind is his date with the Chicago Bears this evening,” rep Rick French told RadarOnline.
The woman claims that you can tell it's Vick by several visible tattoos, including his Superman one. The photo was reportedly taken last season, at a hotel room in Dallas.
Got all that? OK, now back to football ...
THESE GUYS ARE OUT. For the Eagles, QB Mike Kafka, CB Curtis Marsh, S Jarrad Page, G Julian Vandervelde, T Winston Justice, DE Juqua Parker, DE Phillip Hunt ... for the Bears, QB Nathan Enderle, RB Kahlil Bell, T Gabe Carimi, LB Jabara Williams, DT Anthony Adams, DE Mario Addison, DE Corey Wootton. Meanwhile, DE Brandon Graham is active for the Eagles after being moved from the PUP list over the weekend.
O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAINS. Honorary captains for tonight's game are Jason Avant, Kurt Coleman and Brandon Hughes.
OWNING THE MOMENT. Earlier we mentioned ESPN's Chalk Talk event, but we left out Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's comments. This is what he had to say around noon.
“We got off to a slow start, but that doesn’t matter now," Lurie told a packed room. "We’re in prime contention over the last nine games. All the teams are in front of us. We have to take care of our own business. It’s really up to us. We have a very exciting team and it’s up to us to perform."
FOR THE RECORD. The press box at the Linc serves some of the best food in the entire NFL. But tonight, they mailed it in with some cold brisket ... just saying. Hopefully, they bust out the Butterscotch krimpets at halftime.