I suppose there's good news and bad news for residents of Graduate Hospital / Fitler Square / South Street West / whatever-you-like-to-call the area of the city near 22nd and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia. The bad news is that you can't watch an Eagles game at Doobie's, the cozy corner dive bar known for it's former lack of signage, its jukebox, solid beer selection, and not very enjoyable bathroom experience.
But that's been the policy of bar owner and self-described "animal advocate" Patty Brett for year's now.
For whatever reason, this was written about and given a short radio spot over at WHYY / Newsworks.org yesterday where Patty shared her decision to never forget:
"Because of what Michael Vick has done to those animals, I can't in good conscience support the Eagles while he's a member of the team," she said. "He murdered and tortured animals and I can't forgive him for that."
The guy drinking at the bar didn't much seem to care:
"I'm past it," he said. "I think what's done is done and he's paid his debt and he just wants to move on."
The good news for those aforementioned Birds fans in the G-Ho area? Well, Mike Vick's time on the Eagles certainly appears to be coming to an end. So you'll be able to catch a game at Doobie's in the not-too-distant future.
I'd probably suggest P&K, Grace, or Sidecar for a better game watching experience anyway.
I'm still waiting on the first Philadelphia bar to refuse to show Eagles games because of Matt Barkley.
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It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Eagles have added a safety to their roster.
They claimed Trae Elston off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, a day after the Bills released him.
The Eagles were in desperate need of some depth at safety after hamstring injuries have ripped apart their secondary. Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins all missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries and are in danger of sitting this Sunday against the Giants. Cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) will also still be out for a few more weeks.
The Eagles had just two safeties healthy Wednesday: Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos.
It won't be easy for Elston to come in and pick up the defense in time to play. Jenkins said if the team brought in a new player, that guy would probably be used more in a special teams role or in an emergency situation. The Eagles also have linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who can play safety, and Jenkins thinks the Eagles' cornerbacks have the ability to slide back too.
Elston, 23, went undrafted out of Ole Miss last year. He has bounced around from the Saints to the Bucs to the Browns and then to the Bills. He spent all of training camp with the Bills and made their initial roster out of training camp before getting waived on Tuesday.
Since the Eagles had just 52 players as of Wednesday, they won't need to make a corresponding roster move. They got down to 52 last Friday when they placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on IR.