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I feel like the Joker– watching the Eagles burn. 

According to a report by Jordan Raanan of, which cites ESPN’s Ed Werder (can’t find anything from Werder himself), Michael Vick believes that the Eagles are playing politics with his return from concussion so that Nick Foles can get more burn as the starter: []

Word has leaked via ESPN's Ed Werder that "Vick thinks he's being the victim of politics" as he tries to return from a concussion. The injured quarterback is about to miss his third straight game with the injury. He did not pass the ImPACT test this week.


That last part is important. If there’s something to this (take it with a grain of salt for now), Vick is essentially saying that whichever league-approved doctor that didn’t clear him to play this week is a liar. He’s also accusing Andy Reid and the Eagles of forcing him off the field, and that won’t end well. 

Vick has actually handled himself very well these past two seasons, so seeing reports of him making this sort of accusation against the Eagles comes as a bit of a surprise. There might be something to it, but it’s hard to imagine their methods would consist of rigging his concussion tests.

One reader suggested we give the Eagles the tagline I had previously assigned to the Mets: America’s Car Accident. But no. Let’s tweak it– The Eagles: America’s Car Fire.

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This town deserves a better class of football team.

UPDATE: The Eagles, of course, deny this. Rick Burkholder says there's "no conspiracy" and that results are sent to Pittsburgh. Complete BS.