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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Michael Vick tweets about possibility of Brett Favre joining Eagles

07.25.11 at 7:43 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY MONDAY:
MLB: Royals at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ A hot rumor over the weekend was that 41-year-old Brett Favre would join the Eagles as a backup to Michael Vick. Sunday morning, this tweet appeared on Vick’s account but was later removed: I would be honored to have Brett Favre as a backup. That will be amazing learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career. According to The Inquirer of Philadelphia, the move is unlikely to happen, with an Eagles source referring to it as the longest of long shots.

♦ With U.S. women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo on the cover of last week’s Sports Illustrated, the Atlantic has a piece detailing the history of women on the cover of the magazine. The story notes that women grace the cover on average about once per year, not including the swimsuit issue.

♦ Longtime Maine high school sports writer Bob McPhee, who was paralyzed while playing high school football 36 years ago and left unable to speak, recently was honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Eric Adelson in Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame blog writes about McPhee’s inspirational story.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On July 25, 1941, which Red Sox pitcher won his 300th and final game, pitching a complete game to beat the Indians, 10-6

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was pretty special. It was very emotional for me. For them to acknowledge the fact, and I had no idea that it happened — [Jarrod Saltalamacchia] was walking toward me and I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ and he said, ‘Congratulations on 2,000 strikeouts.’ It was a pretty cool ovation and a pretty cool day for me.” Tim Wakefield, on the ovation he received from Fenway fans Sunday after recording his 2,000th career strikeout as a member of the Red Sox

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Occasions in Wakefield’s last eight starts that the Red Sox have scored at least 11 runs, including Sunday’s 12-8 victory over the Mariners

‘NET RESULTS: A team of NBA All-Stars played a Filipino All-Star team in Manila over the weekend. Here’s Kobe Bryant toying with a defender, much to the crowd’s delight.

Two French middle-distance runners break into a fight during a track meet in Monte Carlo.

A rugby player leaps on an opponent’s shoulders to make a great catch.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Lefty Grove

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Bruce Woodley of the Seekers is 69 Monday. He’s second from the left in this video.

Read More: Bob McPhee, brett favre, Hope Solo, michael vick