The man who sentenced Michael Vick to nearly two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring is rooting for him to succeed.

"He's an example of how the system can work," said U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson told the Washington Post. "He's having a terrific season. I'm very happy for him. I wish him the best of success."

Hudson is back in the spotlight as he is expected to rule in a case challenging the constitutionality of the overhaul of the health care system.

Since we do football here, and not politics, we will move on to the next item, but thought his comments on Vick were worth passing along.

** has updated its Super Bowl odds and the Eagles have dropped to 9-1 to win from 7-1 over the last 2 weeks. Green Bay and New Orleans are also 9-1.

New England is the favorite at 9-2. Pittsburgh and Atlanta are 13-2.

They are 4-1 to win the NFC as are the Packers. Atlanta is the favorite at 5-2.


The Eagles return to practice today, with everyone expecting to be ready. Andy Reid said on his radio show that Asante Samuel (knee) and Juqua Parker (hip) would practice.

In his column for the Daily News today, Winston Justice wrote that he expected to practice. Justice has a hyperextended knee.

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