Friday, August 28, 2009


Leave it to the football fans in the City of Brotherly Love to give Michael Vick a standing ovation….Frankly, we aren’t sure what that means, but it does seem…weird.

According to the Associated Press, all eyes were on Michael Vick for all of six plays.

Playing his first NFL game since his release from prison, the Eagles quarterback got a standing ovation in a half-empty stadium, avoided any ugly protests and completed four passes for 19 yards.

“It’s been a long journey for me,” Vick said. “I just want to do it right this time around.”

Though his minutes were limited Thursday night, Vick was ready to take on any assignment. He played quarterback, ran the wildcat formation, even lined up at wide receiver and completed a pass right-handed.

Philadelphia even won the game, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-32 on David Akers’ 34-yard field goal in the final minute. Vick’s return overshadowed a somewhat sloppy effort by an Eagles team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

It was Vick and only Vick who captured fans’ attention—whether he was on the field, on the sideline or sitting on the bench.

“Everything he was asked to do, he did it well,” Donovan McNabb said.

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