Michael Vick Signs $100 Million Contract Extension

Plus, Obama's emergency declaration, Philly's finest are at it again, the latest on area transit, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Michael Vick is Philly’s $100 Million Man. The Birds inked Vick to a six-year, $100 million dollar contract extension. Vick’s guaranteed $40 million of the total and will be the second highest paid signal caller in the league behind New England’s Tom Brady. Ain’t bad for a guy who was third on the depth chart two seasons ago. [The 700 Level]

President Obama Calls Emergency in Pennsylvania. By issuing an emergency declaration, President Obama has enabled federal funding to aid in the process of rehabilitating the area after Hurricane Irene. Federal and state agencies can now work cooperatively in the cleanup process. Which is definitely a positive because the federal government has such a great track record when it comes to helping out victims following a severe hurricane. [CBS 3]

Mayor Nutter Avoids Comment on Hurricane’s Hype. Mayor Nutter—when asked about the media over-hyping Hurricane Irene—decided to focus on the positives. He said that Philadelphians were kept up to date with real-time information and that they had as much information as possible throughout the storm. [CBS 3]

Another One of Philly’s Finest Ends Up in Bracelets. Yesterday a 16-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested and charged with assault. The narcotics officer was picked up after a fight between he and his girlfriend got out of hand. He’s the 32nd officer to be arrested since 2009. Now, that’s how you protect and serve. [Daily News]

Not All Area Trains Are Back to Normal. While SEPTA expects to have the Paoli/Thorndale, Trenton and Cynwyd lines to function on a normal schedule, the Trenton line will depart from Levittown. Also, Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Line is still out of commission, preventing trains from Philly to reach New York. If a tree falls while everyone is inside weathering a storm and a train is scheduled to leave a station heading Northwest, will the Scoop be able to make it to his office three days later? [FOX 29]

Phils Win on Victorino’s Late Dinger. Shane Victorino gave the Fightin’s a 3-1 lead with an eighth-inning home run. The bullpen would give one back, but ultimately hold off the Reds to secure the 3-2 win. Not a bad way to start a 33-games-in-31-days home stretch. [Phillies]

Jamie Moyer Starts Rehab Process. No, he didn’t have a stroke. The aging pitcher had Tommy John surgery last year and has begun using the Phillies facilities in Clearwater, Florida to mount his potential comeback to the Bigs. It’s hard to see it working out, but it’s also difficult to do anything besides throw full-fledged support behind the guy. [Deadspin]