Eagles Crush the Redskins

Michael Vick shows McNabb how it's done. Plus the Phillies sign Contreras, Drexel gets a gift, chickens dance in West Philly, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Michael Vick Makes History. The Eagles slaughtered the Redskins thanks to Vick’s performance. Philadelphia scored 28 points in the first quarter, the largest first-quarter lead a road team has had in the history of the NFL.  Final score: 59-28. [700 Level, Daily News] What was that McNabb? A $78 million contract extension? [Inquirer] We’d rather win games.

Phillies Sign Contreras. The 38-year-old right-handed pitcher signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract. Look out, Lidge. [phillies.com]

Drexel Receives $45 Million Gift. Bennett S. LeBow donated the money, which will go toward a new business school. The new building will feature a finance trading lab, a 300-seat auditorium, a five-story atrium, areas for experiential learning and business consulting, videoconferencing, and a recording studio.  [Inquirer]

Neshaminy Teachers Still at Odds With School Board. School board board member William O’Connor thinks asking teachers to contribute to health care benefits is reasonable and says, “People view teachers as elitists.” The average teacher salary in Neshaminy is $80,000.  [Bucks County Courier Times]

Dancing Chickens to Protest Nuggets at McDonald’s. Professional dwarf dancers dressed in chicken suits will arrive at a West Philly McDonald’s in a pink stretch limo. They’ll perform a musical number titled “I Am Not a Nugget.” Just when the Scoop thinks he’s seen it all … PETA comes for a visit. [News Works]

“Customer-Focused” State Store Opens in South Philly Today. PLCB officials say the store will have “customer-inspired features.” Huh? [Philadelphia Business Journal]