Friday, May 29, 2009

Eco-friendly Eagles cheerleaders

I'll take the Eagles at their word that the 2009 cheerleader calendar is being shot in eco-friendly Aruba partly to draw attention to sacred environmental issues.

At any rate, the outfits seem friendly.

All the way to the Super Bowl, ladies. Bet you already know it's in Miami next February.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

McNabb: Prayers for Johnson, Vick

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is firmly in the corner of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, beaten down by treatment for melanoma.

In the same blog entry in support of Johnson (, McNabb had empathy for Mike Vick, freshly out of prison after being locked up for running a dog-fighting ring.

McNabb says he's sure Vick "will continue to be remorseful and will learn from his experiences."

Vick needs a role model - fast. His mother is a close friend of McNabb's mother. If ever there was a time for Donovan McNabb to stick his neck out and be a role model for Mike Vick, this is it.

Vick's last game was against the McNabb-less Eagles at the Linc in their 2006 regular season final. It wil be Vick's last NFL game period if he hasn't learned from his experiences.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Early Birds observations

The Eagles' rookie draft picks certainly pass the eyeball test.

Especially Cornelius Ingram, the tight end out of Florida, who looks significantly taller than 6-4.

It must be the basketball player-long arms and legs that in jump ball situations should pose matchup issues for the basic 5-11 NFL cornerback.

"I measured out at 6-4," Ingram, the fifth-round pick said upon checking into the three-day minicamp that begins Friday morning. "People tell me all the time they think I'm 6-5 or 6-6."

Ingram, by the way, thinks the world of Lito Sheppard, whom the Eagles dealt to the Jets over the offseason. Sheppard is an active Gators alum.