Vick’s Bye Week: A Flat Tire And a Gymnastics Class

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick.Even during the bye week, Michael Vick can’t catch a break.

The Eagles quarterback was headed home to Virginia Beach Wednesday but had to make an unexpected stop in Berlin, Md. because of a flat tire, according to the Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times.

Luckily for Vick, he sustained the flat right across the street from an auto body shop. As he was waiting for his car, Vick, his wife and his two daughters were invited into a nearby gymnasium.

Solito invited Vick into her gym, where dozens of children were working on becoming athletes themselves.

When she saw he had his wife and two young daughters with them, she encouraged them all to come in.

Vick, she said, talked to the gymnasts while she showed his girls around the facility.

“He was very nice,” she said. “He told them if they worked hard it would pay off.”

“He said he would send me a jersey and some tickets,” Derrickson said. “He was so down to earth. It was a pretty neat experience.”

It all sounds like the plot from a bad sitcom, doesn’t it?

And let it never be said that Birds 24/7 is incapable of hard-hitting journalism.

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  • jabostick

    Possible titles for a Vick sitcom:

    – Hail Mary. While he is The Man on the field, the QB knows who rules the house at home – his high-powered and successful wife, Mary. High jinx ensue
    – 4th and Long. Vick plays Calvin Long who inherits his recently-deported brothers’ quadruplets and is forced to learn how to parent on the fly. High jinx ensue.
    – Philly Stake. A dramedy where Vick plays a QB by day, Vampire hunter by night.

    Bye weeks suck…

    • poetx99

      lmao. those are good. and you got them in before all of the obligatory dogkiller replies. kudos!

  • Devilock

    Awesome story. Vick is definitely a stand-up guy (except behind his offensive line). I still don’t understand why some still hold things against him. This is one guy that definitely learned from his experience. Always cool to hear.

    • saunhi

      People judge- because it makes them feel superior.

      • A_T_G

        “Hey, check out that kettle over there. It is black.”

  • djack10

    the big story here is he cant change a flat tire

  • john

    Mike meant to check the tire pressure before leaving for home, but he fumbled the gauge!!!