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Vick Is On The Front Of S.I. And He’s Talking About That Party

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is on the front of this week’s Sports Illustrated and the featured article goes into detail about the birthday party which almost ended his comeback.

We find out in the article that prior to the party, Vick still wasn’t focused on the Eagles offensive playbook and hadn’t made all the necessary changes with his mindset and attitude, until the shooting happened after the party.

The timing of this article is eerie because it made me think of an experience I had after the Eagles-Giants game on Sunday night.

I came out of the interview room on Sunday night after Michael Vick talked about the Eagles 27-17 win over the Giants, then I had to swallow when I saw Michael’s brother, Marcus Vick standing in the hallway.

Marcus’ face and his role in the 30th birthday party sent my mind back to the off season, the party, the shooting and all the controversy.

Now after having all the memories resurface after seeing Marcus Vick, I see that the Sports Illustrated article is focused on the birthday party and how it came very close to ending it all for Michael Vick.

Little did we know that this was one of many parties which Michael Vick had been attending throughout the off-season.  His mother had told him to end the party-giving but he had continued.

“She told us to stop having parties in February of this year”, Vick told the S.I.  reporter. “Kept doin’ it. Kept doin’ it. Kept doin’ it, kept getting by, kept getting by, doin’ them quietly. Then: boom.”
Yes, boom was the sound which the gun made and boom was the sound everybody heard after his 30th birthday party.
Boom was what almost happened to his comeback because a the man who was shot after the party, just happened to be Quanis Phillips, who had been involved in the dog-fighting enterprise, and had thrown some cake in Vick’s face during the party.
Yes, Phillips, was a person whom Vick was ordered to stay away from.
In the article, Andy Reid told the quarterback after the incident, “I don’t know where this is going to go.”
Thankfully for Vick,  the NFL,  along with Jeffrey Lurie and his Eagles, all took his side and the investigation concluded that he had nothing to do with the shooting.
According to Vick, the resulting decision by his probation officer to make leave Virginia and go back to Philadelphia was a Godsend.  He started getting into his playbook and it resulted in him becoming more comfortable with the system.
The rest is history, but we can see from the article just how close he came to losing it all.

On a side note:  You can’t ask Vick to stay away from his brother, but hopefully he won’t be taking any more advice from him.

On another side note:  I had made an appearance in South Jersey during the first half of the Eagles-Giants game and had a gentleman approach me and tap me on the shoulder.  It was TODD MCNAIR of USC, Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll fame.  He said hello and was gone before I could ask him a few questions.  How many secrets is he carrying?

GCOBB

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bsmvideos
November 24, 2010 10:24 am

This is the Beginning of the Philadelphia Eagles Dynasty. There is talent, youth and experience everywere it is needed with the players and coaching staff. Tell your kids to enjoy the ride. This is it!

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 10:37 am

Yeah G, when that story broke out, I heard somewhere that Vick had been having parties all the time. But obviously, no one cared until something happened. But it’s a good thing that he’s now more of a family man that just goes home like most working men.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 24, 2010 11:11 am

yo check out the rankings and article concerning the eagles on fanhouse.com

at least there’s some others telling the truth on a national level,,,,good to see

they must be reading gcobb

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 24, 2010 11:15 am

I’m glad we have a 30 year old “leader” who still needs to take advice from his mommy….and of course then ignores it like any other rebellious teenager would….errrrr….wait…..

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 11:28 am

i could careless what these guys do off the field its none of my business
i just hope nothing happens where he have to miss games
but if my job knew what i did on my free time lol i’d be banned from my league

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 11:38 am

Mike is saying all of the right things these days. I hope that he has learned from his past mistakes.

Imagine where he might be in his development if he had been studying since we signed him? Just a thought, but if he has only dedicated himself to things since the shooting, it is a small frame of reference.

Playing great, saying the right things, lets see how far he can take us!! Go Birds!!

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 11:39 am

PW… I only care what they are doing OFF the field if it will get them suspended ON the field, in general.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 24, 2010 12:12 pm

And you’re proud of that Philly? Just shows your immaturity. You know what you do outside of work will get you “banned”, and you continue to do it. LOL indeed.

Sounds like someone else…no wonder Vick can do no wrong in your eyes…you’re kindred spirits.

DizzyJ
DizzyJ
November 24, 2010 12:47 pm

And Vinnie continues to be the Dickface Faggot as we know him! Enough…If you’re not a fan of what Mike Vick is doing on that football field, then why the fuck are you on here pussy? You are not a real Eagles Fan! Besides, I heard you used to be a diehard Cowboys fan! Wassup with that? SMH

Vinnie, eat a dick and just shut your mouth. Watch the game and stop criticizing a man based off his past. Your Past is called the past for a reason. Its irrelevant. It doesn’t matter no more. Its done. And Mike Vick has moved on and kept his promise of helping more dogs than he’s hurt. He’s talking to inner-city youth children and behaving the right way. And if your a REAL Christian, I can only say that I would hope you forgive the man for his wrongs as we all should. Don’t act like you’ve never done anything wrong. Everyone has. A sin is a sin! Yeah I cuss, but thats how I express myself. But everytime you speak Vinnie, it sounds more and more of ignorance and hatred for Mike Vick. Get over it. You know, I recently heard this quote….”HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO LOOK PAST WHAT’S WRONG TO SEE THE VALUE IN WHAT’S RIGHT” You should try that. Thanks.

-Dizzy

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
November 24, 2010 12:52 pm

Vinny, why are you here? Seriously — why do you come here and post your pointless dribble? Do you like the attention?

Erock
Erock
November 24, 2010 1:05 pm

So if he woulda said one of his closest friends told him too chill and stop party’n thats ok? WTF cares if it was his mom.

Vinnie…kindred spirits…your a toolshed. Dont ever call someone a kindred spirit on here again man. Your g’n it up bigtime.

Dizzy….stop lacing your posts with d-face and eat a d. Come on man.Over the top and a violation. Cant undress a dude with your comments and then say…thanks.Suspect.Just sayn.Dont cuss at me either.

Erock
Erock
November 24, 2010 1:10 pm

Im gonna be high on spirits later…maybe thats what you meant?

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 1:16 pm

I really do think vinnie has some serious personal issues. Seriously.

btc24
btc24
November 24, 2010 1:21 pm

Dizzy, no need to use those kinds of comments on here. I get your passion but try to avoid attacking people on every post with the dickface and faggot comments.

Erock
Erock
November 24, 2010 1:23 pm

If there serious personal issues we should seriously take them serious. Im sure everyone else on here sees the seriousness of this matter.

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Dizzy, we all like your passion but it’s hard to really get your point across in the manner you are trying to do it. Not saying you have to be polite but man you go hard LOL. Vinnie is a jerk and there’s no need to waste so much energy on him. Save those names for Cowboys fans LOL.

Erock
Erock
November 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Kindrid spirits….praise the lord brothers….rebuke ya sin…stuff thy run…play pressith technique and turnith and burnith.

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 1:32 pm

vinnie if we were in person id dig in u
but im not and we r on a blog so u escape that
in person ud only get a few sentences to make ur case be4 i’d dizzy u
but here i will just say LOL
my point was i come in to work i dont say oh i had a 3sum saturday night popped a couple percs smoked a nice cig and had a ball
if im the worse person for this then so be it but my point was my job dont care if im not getting in trouble
and we shouldnt either unless like green says it will get u suspended

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 1:35 pm

btc histerical
“I get your passion but try to avoid attacking people on every post with the dickface and faggot comments.”

btc24
btc24
November 24, 2010 1:38 pm

haha phillywill, it’s on EVERY SINGLE post man.

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 1:50 pm

PW says_

“in person ud only get a few sentences to make ur case be4 i’d dizzy u”

A new verb…to dizzy….LOL 🙂 love it PW, I plan on using that one

I also agree, Diz your passion comes through even without the MF, DH or CS.

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 2:05 pm

alright…I regret that stupid smiley face…I call a violation on myself

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 2:33 pm

15 yarder green

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
November 24, 2010 2:34 pm

Yoooooooooo Greenfan…I ws gonna call that ….glad you checked yourself homie…lol

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 2:35 pm

i deserve that….PW, just don’t go dizzy on me, I admitted it remember

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 2:37 pm

Yeah green that’s a violation

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 2:39 pm

Yo PW, I like that “i’d dizzy u”. That’s funny stuff. When someone get’s verbally abused it will now be known as “You got dizzied”. That’s is awesome.

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
November 24, 2010 2:39 pm

Haha, Samuel get’s fined 40K for the hit in Sunday’s game. AR gave him a 50K bonus just for making a tackle…

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
November 24, 2010 2:44 pm

Did he really get fined? I thought the call was bogus. Asante almost always leads with his shoulder when he isn’t whiffing on a tackle.

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 2:48 pm

dam 40 k fine
i wish i could get paid 1 of their fines 1 time lol
u know how on monopoly u would put all the go to jail money under free parking
well put my name is a raffle and next suspension give that to the fans

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 2:56 pm

glad we don’t have fines on this website. I want in the fine lottery too

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 24, 2010 3:07 pm

So true Philly, except no one is buying shirts with your name on them for their 7 year old son.

What’s past is past…why can’t I look past?…It was this year….it was after he had spent 2 years in prison, which, by his own admission didn’t change him as much as we were led to believe….he kept rolling with the same group…….

Many of you have wondered why Vick has not recieved a new contract. Are you really that surprised?

Teachers, coaches, parents when he grew up – he didn’t listen
Friends arrested for trafficing – he didn’t listen
Sent to jail for 2 years – he didn’t listen
Lost everything and had to declare bankruptcy – he didn’t listen
Mother begged him to stop partying after jail – he didn’t listen
Ex-criminal acquaintance shot – he kinda listened, but not really

He had to be ordered by parole officer back to work (probably with some serious “or you’re going back to the can” stipulations)

By his own admission it was only then that he ‘decided’ to get back to work.

I didn’t realize people had to be Christians to be Eagles’ fans.

btc24
btc24
November 24, 2010 3:09 pm

I was all about Vick getting a 2nd chance and making the best of it. But I’m a bit surprised by this SI article where Vick is admitting that he didn’t listen to people regarding who he was hanging out with and the parties he was attending. That’s pretty stupid. After everything that happened leading up to this past offseason, it shouldn’t have taken someone getting shot for him to truly realize he needed to shape up.

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 3:16 pm

thats y we keep kolb as the backup vin
and vin u already know what dizzy is gonna call u lmao

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 3:18 pm

One point about the article. At the time of the parties and shootings he was being Mentored by Tony Dungy. I was skepticle about what effect Dungy would have on Vick, and from the article it appears very little.

As an Eagles fan I am hopeful that he now has the maturity to deal with future success and money.

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 3:22 pm

im an eagle fan
and i like vick
but im a realist
he is in philadelphia lmao with a team of youngboys
some1 keep this man out of northphilly please lol
keep him from center city friday and saturday night
something dumb will probably happen like vick pulled over with a marijuana cigarette in car
very sad he need to play in like buffalo to stay out of shit

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 3:24 pm

pw…couldn’t of said it any better
can we put him in a bubble and let him out for parctice and games?
he would probably be safer in Green Bay than Buffalo

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 24, 2010 3:26 pm

I know…Dizzy gets amped up so easily….its entertaining….even when he demeans my homosexuality.

Gotta Luv It
Gotta Luv It
November 24, 2010 3:44 pm

Yo …All mike was doing was lending his name and likeness to his brother to promote some parties…Ya know throwing parties is nice money…

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
November 24, 2010 3:56 pm

From running an illegal dog fighting ring, being locked up, getting out of prison and freedom/partying…??

I dont think the partying is all that of a big deal considered what else he really could of been getting involved in…A man has to live his life and find his way…Some of us were blessed with people around us that made sure we were prepared for the world, when we had to face it, and many of us still made the wrong decision at one point or another… After all he has been through, he most definitely has lived and from the looks of it he is finding his way…

greenfan
greenfan
November 24, 2010 3:59 pm

anyone concerned about the SI jinx?

phillywill
phillywill
November 24, 2010 3:59 pm

“even when he demeans my homosexuality.” doesnt sound right maybe wasnt worded right whatever
clear 15 yarder vin

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 24, 2010 4:15 pm

He called me a dickface faggot…I find that demeaning.

I would much prefer ball-licking cum swallower…. at the very least. Perhaps, hedonistic throat yougurt guzzler, or even scrotum sucking ass-pirate.

But dickface faggot? Frankly, its all very elemnentary school playground, and lacks the necessary “je ne sais quoi” of the true insult. Cum’on Dizzy…you can do better……

Jaxeagle
Jaxeagle
November 24, 2010 11:29 pm

I love Dizzy give that man a mike and turn him loose on cable!!!

greenfan
greenfan
November 25, 2010 10:25 am

Happy Thanksgiving guys…go watch the Cowgirls lose and eat some turkey.

Go Birds!!