New Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims loves dogs, especially pit bulls.
That love was clear when he hosted his first pit bull parade in Leon County, Fla. The event drew several hundred people and dozens of dogs.
"It's a different kind of love," he told WCTV. "I've got love for my mom. I've got love for my wife, but all those loves are different than the love I have for an animal. It's almost like they're helpless and always so kind and gentle. And they're always happy to see me. That's what I love about them."
Of course, the Eagles' most prominent connection to dogs at the moment is quarterback Michael Vick. Sims said he hopes to work with Vick on animal issues.