The decision to stick with Micheal Vick as the Eagles quarterback is a sound one. Going with Nick Foles right now would be far too much pressure for a rookie quarterback. Monday night’s game will show how bad or resilient the Eagles really are. There is still something they can get out of the season. Remember Tom Coughlin’s job was on the line after going just 7-7 with two games left to go in 2011. The Giants faced a similar situation in 2007.
I heard a newsman say that Andy Reid has lost his touch. With only one Super Bowl, I don’t think he ever really had a touch.
The results of the 1916 Presidential Election were out for several days. Recall that President Wilson, the incumbent Democrat, was running against Charles Evans Hughes.
California, with 13 Electoral Votes, went for President Wilson by 3,800 votes and gave him a majority in the Electoral College. 266 is the number required for this majority. In those days, the total number of votes in the College was 531. California and Texas were the only large states that Wilson carried. Then as now, Ohio was a critical state. The President carried the Buckeye State with 25 electoral votes. Had Hughes carried Ohio, he would have the election. Wilson proceeded to get us involved in World War I. Senator Norris supporting Hughes, to me, was correct.
President Wilson received 9,127, 000 votes, 49.2% of the total popular vote; and carried 30 states with 277 electoral votes.
Charles Evans Hughes received 8,549, 000 votes, 46.1% of the total popular vote; and carried 18 states with 254 electoral votes.
Here is the breakdown by region for Hughes, who should have won.
New England (5) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont
Mid-Atlantic (5) Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Mid-West (7) Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Far West (1) Oregon