From: Gonzalez, John

To: Jensen, Michael

Subject: Flying high

Ashley and Bob are on vacation this week. I think. Might be budget cuts.

Either way, we wanted to pull one of our favorite Sixth Men (Fourth Men?) off the Team Talkin' bench. Unfortunately, Fitz wasn't available so Jensen will have to do. (Hey-o!)

Hi Mike. Just you and me today, big guy. The Eagles are 10-4 and have clinched a playoff spot. Considering the injuries they've had to overcome this year, that's fairly impressive. If you were picking a team MVP right now (coach or player, up to you), who would it be?

From: Jensen, Michael

To: Gonzalez, John

Subject: Flying high

I've been taking my cuts in the Arizona Fall Talkin' League, praying for this opportunity. Turns out that wasn't necessary. Hope you didn't lose sleep thinking up that question Gonz? Every week, Ford and Sheridan have to trade off writing the DeSean Jackson column. Who is in line behind him could be up for debate, but not the No. 1 spot.

You think we can get Fitz off vacation this week to moderate?

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Jensen, Michael

Subject: Flying high

I thought we shipped you to Seattle in the Cliff Lee trade.

Fair enough. Let's stipulate that we'll all go with DJack in the No. 1 slot. Take him out of the equation for the sake of argument and tell me who gets to be the runner-up.

From: Jensen, Michael

To: Gonzalez, John

Subject: Flying high

Check the transactions. Cohen got me back when he realized he didn't have a backup Fantasy Football columnist.

For runner-up, I'll go with Trent Cole just to show I've been paying attention.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Jensen, Michael

Subject: Flying high

I'll go with Donovan McNabb. He's quietly having one of his best seasons. It's always about the quarterback here in Philly - even when there are bigger stories or more important issues. Generally, the anti-McNabb faction hammers away at him regardless of how he plays, but even the haters have been semi-silent this year. That says quite a bit. There hasn't been a whole lot to complain about on the Five front.

Re: Trent Cole. Nicely done, Jensen. I'm impressed. I was waiting for you to say Clyde Simmons.

From: Jensen, Michael

To: Gonzalez, John

Subject: Flying high

I wouldn't want to see the defense without all of Cole's havoc, but your McNabb thoughts are logical. (You hold out the logic for holiday weeks?)