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When a high school football star named Michael Vick visited Syracuse University, he was hosted by the big man on campus, quarterback Donovan McNabb. Today, McNabb is once again going to be hosting Vick and Vick will need his old friend to steer him through the rapids to come.

We now know that Michael Vick will be a Philadelphia Eagle and the shock waves are causing the sports radio blabbocracy, animal rights activists, and even Vick supporters to twitch with concern.

Many thought Vick wouldn’t be signed at all. And no one—repeat, no one—thought it would be the Eagles, one of 26 teams that had said publicly they wouldn’t touch the former No. 1 pick. Not after 23 months in Leavenworth for underwriting a dog fighting ring.

But there are the Eagles, with the most skilled back up quarterback since Tom Brady was waiting his turn behind Drew Bledsoe. And without McNabb, the big man on campus, it doesn’t happen.

"I pretty much lobbied to get him here," McNabb told the Associated Press "I believe in second chances and what better place to get a second chance than here with this group of guys.”


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