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24 Years of Limbaugh Apologies

Rush apologizes rarely, and usually without enthusiasm

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's apology yesterday for calling a law student a "slut" surprised many—after all, he doesn't give out many mea culpas. And even when he does, he doesn't really put a lot of heart into most of them. So BuzzFeed takes a look at Limbaugh'... More »

Michael Vick: MVP?

Record-setting win leaves everyone gushing

(Newser) - Michael Vick eviscerated the Washington Redskins last night, throwing for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and running for another 80 yards and two more touchdowns, an unprecedented, record-breaking accomplishment. “He’s got my MVP vote,” Washington linebacker London Fletcher told the Washington Post after the game. Is the... More »

Gangs, Race, and More Limbaugh NFL Slams

Talk show host has repeatedly bashed players and culture of football league

(Newser) - Al Sharpton has urged the NFL to block Rush Limbaugh's purchase of the St. Louis Rams, calling him “anti-NFL.” Sharpton was particularly disturbed, Politico reports, by a “recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the... More »

Vick Signs With Eagles

(Newser) - Michael Vick is back in the NFL. The recently released dog-fighter signed a surprise two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports ESPN. Vick—who claims debt of about $4 million—will get $1.6 million the first year with the possibility of $5.2 million the second. He can immediately... More »

Eagles Soar Past Vikings 26-14; Face Giants Next

71-yard TD in 4th sends McNabb & Co on to face Super Bowl champ Giants next

(Newser) - All but forgotten as a postseason contender just a month earlier, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, and the Philadelphia Eagles have a playoff win. Next up: the Super Bowl champion Giants. Brian Westbrook caught a short pass and zigzagged through the Minnesota defense for a devastating 71-yard touchdown midway through the... More »

Jets Punch Hole in Titans' Perfect Season

Tennessee loses for the first time this season

(Newser) - In NFL action, it was an exciting day for the AFC East’s No. 1 and 2, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the AP reports:
  • Brett Favre threw two TDs and the Jets took down the Tennessee Titans 34-13, breaking their 13-game winning streak. The Jets
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Campbell Soup Sacks NFL Moms

Mrs. McNabb and Co. out as brand focuses on independence

(Newser) - Wilma McNabb and the other NFL moms are finished as corporate spokespeople, the Wall Street Journal reports. Campbell's Chunky Soup has launched a new distinctly mom-less advertising campaign after market research indicated that the 30-year-old men they’re targeting weren’t relying on their mothers’ food advice. Their new ad... More »

Lions Mail it In, Get Whipped by Green Bay

Dolphins' loss to Cincy ends sorry season; Eagles beat Bills

(Newser) - Green Bay played reserves for most of today's game against the Detroit Lions, a team the Packers have beaten every year at home since 1991. Brett Favre played long enough to throw a pair of TD passes in the 34-13 win. Detroit, reportedly planning to fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz,... More »

Romo, Cowboys Lay Egg Against Feisty Eagles

Colts clinch North, Chargers clinch West in busy AFC afternoon

(Newser) - As his girlfriend Jessica Simpson looked on, Tony Romo and the flashy Dallas offense sputtered at home against Philadelphia in a 10-6 upset. Romo had three picks and a grisly 36% completion rate; Terrell Owens caught just two passes. The loss dropped Dallas to 12-2, ostensibly tied with Green Bay... More »

Giants Win Defensive Battle With Eagles

Elsewhere, Bucs and Panthers both get thumped on the road

(Newser) - The New York Giants had a less-than-stellar day on offense, but it was just enough in a 16-13 win as Philadelphia's long field goal attempt hit the upright with no time left. The ho-hum game featured 12 punts and only one pass play longer than 20 yards as the visiting... More »

Philly's Feeley Throws 4 INTs in Seattle Loss

Elsewhere, Minnesota rips Detroit, Carolina crushes San Fran

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Eagles, missing starting QB Donovan McNabb, nearly pulled off a dramatic comeback today after a 64-yard punt return by do-it-all running back Brian Westbrook. But Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu intercepted A.J. Feeley for the third time with seconds to go in the game sealing a 28-24 victory... More »

Favre Hits 60K Mark in Romp

Fellow aging quarterbacks McNabb, Warner also prevail in NFC games

(Newser) - Grizzled gunslinger Brett Favre became the second quarterback in history (after Dan Marino) to pass for 60,000 career yards as his Packers blew out the Vikings in Lambeau, 34-0. Favre had 351 yards and three touchdowns. Minnesota's rookie phenomenon Adrian Peterson was injured one week after his NFL-record 296-yard... More »

Victory Is in the Bag for Giants

New York ties NFL record, sacking McNabb 12 times in 16-3 win

(Newser) - A week after Donovan McNabb pulled the Philadelphia Eagles to dizzying heights with 56 points against the Lions, he found himself dragged back the the ground—repeatedly—by the Giants' defense. New York put up a team-record 12 sacks, six by Osi Umenyiora, and held the Eagles to a single... More »

Eagles Soar Over Sleeping Lions Defense

Philly logs nine sacks, eight TDs, in first win, 56-21 rout of Detroit

(Newser) - The Eagles snapped both their surprise losing street and Detroit's suprise winning streak tonight, in an offensive supernova that included 42 points in the first half, a franchise record. Donovan McNabb eventually threw 21-for-26 to finish with 381 yards and 4 TDs, giving the beleaguered Eagles their first victory this... More »

McNabb: Double Standard Favors White QBs

Eagles quarterback says players like him have to 'do a little extra'

(Newser) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb told HBO yesterday that black QBs are subjected to harsher criticisms than whites. The causes of the uneven treatment, according to McNabb, are the low ratio of blacks to whites taking the snap, and that "people didn't want us to play" in the position.... More »

Redskins Upset Eagles, 20-12

Underdog Washington holds Philadelphia to field goals

(Newser) - The Washington Redskins held the favored Eagles to field goals to stay undefeated while Philadelphia fans booed their team's inauspicious 0-2 start. The Redskins struggled early but sputtered into gear at the end of the first half to take the lead with a little help from an Eagles time-out, reports... More »

Ravens Crush Eagles in Preseason Opener

Philly RB Moats breaks his ankle

(Newser) - The Ravens defeated the Donovan McNabb-deprived Eagles 29-3 in last night's preseason opener in Baltimore. McNabb, who's still recovering from knee surgery, watched three of his teammates get injured in the carnage as the Ravens crushed his dilapidated offense. Most serious was running back Ryan Moats' fractured ankle, which could... More »

Eagles' McNabb Will Sit Out Preseason Opener

QB hasn't recovered from knee surgery

(Newser) - Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb will not play in tonight's preseason opener against Baltimore. McNabb, sidelined since tearing a ligament in his right knee last November, has not yet recovered from surgery. A.J. Feeley will start and play the first quarter, Kelly Holcomb the second, and rookie Kevin Kolb the... More »

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