Wyoming’s Fan Origin

I was born a poor black child……..
Wait wait wrong story!

In Idaho growing up we only had the normal 4 TV channels to watch. Not that we were ever inside to watch them.
Besides that there were no major Sporting franchises within a day’s drive.Wwos
The only thing we had close was The Wonderful World of Sports on Sunday.

$_57Somewhere sometime I got an NFL poster that I put on my wall. It showed each team’s helmet and which division and conference they were in.
My Dad was never a big TV watcher so we didn’t have “Football time” at the house
I’m sure I watched some football in my younger years? And the Fins dominating the NFL at the time makes me think that they were the ones I heard about the most.

If you haven’t figured it out yet I will argue with a tree! And when I was younger I was way worse than I am now. So I argued for the Fins through the Steeler / Dallas / Bronco era’s.  TVantennaNot really being a Football fan it went on that way for years. I learned more about the fins, even started to get up on the roof to turn the antenna when the games were on.

Then it happened! The greatest NFL game ever played!

epic in miami otdThe Epic in Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl.
I had never had my attention riveted to anything like that game did! After the game was over I looked up into a dark house! I hadn’t moved from that spot since halftime.

And I was hooked! Everything Dolphins, all the time.
They even taught me life’s lesson on betting with more money than you had! (F’n Redskins)
Well that’s my sad tale of devotion

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246 Responses to Wyoming’s Fan Origin

  1. D says:

    Cardinals release Ted Ginn Jr.– ESPN

    Oooooh maybe we can get him and his family to come back. Dont miss him so much but his family was important to the organization 🙂 lol

  2. D says:

    Colts cut Ricky Jean Francois —- ESPN

    Colts hacking and slashing, getting more room to trade for Mike Wallace….YAY! 2nd round pick here we come.

  3. Silly Tim says:

    Brian, Clay played through injuries last year and still had a good season. The year before was even better. He’s arrived and he’s a playmaker. He’ll get market value from another team if we don’t re-sign him.

  4. Silly Tim says:

    Brian, by the way how was the vacation?

  5. Silly Tim says:

    D, I’ve messed with telemarketers too. They’ll be asking me about some shit, I don’t even remember what and I’d say shit like does that come with fries and will they be hot? LOL

  6. Mike E. says:

    D – I would take a 2nd RD pick for Wallace, especially in this draft. It would give us the opportunity to get some O-line or D-line quality, and a WR, and maybe a LB, CB or S as well. I don’t think we would get it, but it sounds great. lol

    • Silly Tim says:

      If we land a solid OL and DT in either FA or the draft we’ll already be better. We need to add a solid LB and depth in the secondary due to pure numbers with injuries and FA. But we don’t NEED a WR or a RB. We can upgrade the team in FA and with our current draft, I don’t think adding more picks is a must.

      • Mike E. says:

        Well, if we traded Wallace, or cut him, we’d absolutely need a WR. I’d still like a big WR even if Wallace is here, but it’s not a necessity really, just a want.

  7. Silly Tim says:

    Charles Clay
    58 Games, 161 Receps, 245 Targets, 66%, 1,809 Yards, 11.2 YPCA, 67LG, 14 TD, 87 FD and 29 over 20+.

    Re-sign your own proven players who are high character, work hard and are humble.

  8. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, but replacing Wallace is one player. I was touching on people saying trade down and get more picks which is always popular around draft time because it makes it more fun to imagine possible talent. We can improve the team without trading up or down. Also you can use FA as a good avenue to upgrade talent without breaking the bank.

    If we released Ellerbe and Wheeler and don’t re-sign Trusnik and Freeny, I think we could upgrade at LB for half the cost of what we paid Ellerbe, Wheeler and Trusnik.

  9. olddolphan says:

    ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY IN TAMPA BAY. –HIGHS in this region were in the mid to upper ’70’s with Lows near 60. –Perhaps 2-4 degrees cooler tomorrow.
    JETSSUCK I saw your question RE: Florida and FAU but I’m unable to post from work. The answer is UF and FAU play just one game this year. BTW, the game will be played TOMORROW, not Wednesday as I earlier reported. This hurts FAU’s chances because their #1 pitcher will be unable to go on 3 days rest. Looks like our #3 guy will get the ball.–Later this season Miami and FAU will play two more one game series in Coral Gables. Last season FAU & the Canes split two extra inning games in Miami’s home park. The only other possible Top 10 team FAU plays this year is the Rice Owls team (3-game series in Houston).
    SAW FAU’s D’JOUN SMITH had a pretty good day at the NFL combine. I’d sure be geeked if the Dolphins took him in round 4 or 5, although some believe he may go as early as round 3. –MIKE E. or any of you draft experts out there: IF the Fins draft a QB to become Tanny’s back-up, WHO are some of the likely targets in rounds 5-6-7??

    • Silly Tim says:

      OD, I think it’s hard to project a 5th thru 7th rd pick as your backup QB. My caveat for a backup QB would be a vet who has some similar skill sets to Tanny so we don’t have to change the offense for the backup.

      Even though Matt Moore doesn’t possess very good mobility, I wouldn’t mind him back because he’s serviceable, knows the system and seems to be a good teammate.

  10. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone be a top performer in every category?

    Eric Rowe, FS Utah


  11. finfanrob says:

    ‘IF the Fins draft a QB to become Tanny’s back-up’

    back up? back up? dont you listen to randy? not tanny’s back up, we need a qb to replace him. dont you watch the games? tanny cant block worth a shit

    • Silly Tim says:

      Well he’s not accurate, can’t complete a pass over 10 yards, has no pocket presence and doesn’t carry a team on his back. Though strangely enough in a new offense for the first time in his career, he progressed in every phase. Sometimes I ponder the wonders of the world. LOL

    • olddolphan says:

      WELL, HELL, just cut him, FFR!! – – Seriously, if Matt Moore is deemed too expensive, I’d like to see another QB with good wheels and a decent arm get a shot at the back-up role Perhaps the erudite Mike E can help us on this issue???

      • olddolphan says:

        MIKE, you still have a job, right?? –Or did U heave that computer with the horrid programming into the Atlantic??

  12. finfanrob says:


    you left off he cant block, tackle, make a long field goal or cover a tight end other then laurens.

  13. manitobafinfan says:

    NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements.

  14. manitobafinfan says:

    May have been funnier if i posted it all together as meant.. or not..

  15. manitobafinfan says:

    PAY THE CLAY !!!

  16. finfanrob says:

    olddolphan says:
    February 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Tight end?? She’s NOT a wide receiver??

    guess that all depends which position she lines up in.

  17. olddolphan says:

    ITime for this Old Guy to do a couple of chores before hitting the bed. –YOU FOLKS have a terrific evening and a better tomorrow. –The Old Dolfan is out.

  18. manitobafinfan says:

    OD.. i see by the way the Jets are palying since the All Star break that you need to put the hat back on.. They lost to the LEAFS (leaves??) That shitty team from tranna

  19. Mike E. says:


    I think we should re-sign Matt Moore. Yes, I do still have a job. The new program is bad, but we’re all adjusting to it. It really is too many steps to accomplish a sale, but I either have to quit, or deal with it, so for now at least, I think I’m going to cope with it.

  20. wyoming85 says:

    that was his 2014 cap hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Silly Tim says:

    What’s up Toba? I know you deal with worse cold than we do here in the Northeast U.S., but I’m done. It was mid 40s and like spring for me yesterday even though I had to shovel, but in a sweatshirt. Now back to the teens today with 0 tonight. Stop sending your cold shit this way would ya, I thought by now with global warming, NJ would join the southern states. LOL

    • manitobafinfan says:


      Try these on for warmth…. 🙂

      Winnipeg, MB
      °F °C

      Feels Like 15°
      10 mph

      Next days

      Mon 23 28° Hi -12° Low
      Tue 24 26° Hi -12°Low
      Wed 25 0° Hi -17° low
      Thu 26 5° Hi -14° low
      Fri 27 14° Hi -2°low
      And this IS warmer than the last two weeks…

      Global warming BE DAMNED…

  22. wyoming85 says:

    Lots of good back-ups cheaper than that!

  23. son of a son of a shula says:

    Try out Tajh Boyd.

  24. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I thought about Ponder but I don’t like him. I’ve had discussions with Viking fans who are my friends and a cousin about him, and they all see the same thing I do. The guy drops back like 10-15 yards deep and rolls out and when he finally throws, it’s a 15 yard pass for 0-5 yards. He lacks something. I’m not a fan so I left him off the list. But he has similar skill sets to Tanny athletically, even better than some of the other guys I mentioned. I like their games better though.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Locker is the best back-up in terms of continuity of the offense.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I STILL contend that if Tenn hadn’t taken Locker that Ireland would have.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Out of who mentioned above, i’d like Hoyer, Locker,Davis in that order.. not sure Hoyer leaves Cleveland though, or if he does he may look for starter job.. I also like Glennon, but i know he is not a FA..

      • Silly Tim says:

        Agreed. He’s proven to not be durable, but if he has to come in because Tanny went down, and then he gets hurt, the season is over anyway. As a backup maybe he can find a role in the NFL and fill in when needed being that Tanny has proven to be durable.

  25. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yes Toba I agree the stej should reporters know all too well about bad QB play. (playing us not withstanding)

  26. manitobafinfan says:

    Bring me Difference Makers.. with that i am out to watch WWE Fast Lane…

    Have a good one all..

  27. Mike E. says:

    I’d like to see Ponder get another chance. I honestly think he’s at least on the same level as Matt Moore, but more physically gifted.

  28. son of a son of a shula says:

    For his talent and that certain je ne sais quoi give me Danny Shelton and let him ball.
    For his amazing speed to go with his tough play give me Ronald Darby and that pedigree.

  29. son of a son of a shula says:

    As our first three picks would be insane for our D and then hope Dorsett is there in the 4th.

  30. getterdone says:

    You’ve all seen me mention this FA LG for Miami for awhile cause I liked his upside, durability, and youth…check this out.

    Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official website expects free agent LG Clint Boling to test the open market.
    Boling has started 44-of-48 games the past three seasons. The former fourth-round pick out of Georgia turns 26 in May and should have a pretty solid market as our No. 3 free-agent guard available behind older veterans Mike Iupati and Orlando Franklin. Boling still is said to have interest in re-signing with Cincy.
    Source: bengals.com Feb 23 –

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He’d be a good signing for us. The early o-line this year doesn’t do it for me, it’s not the juice of the draft. Getting him or Franklin lets us hit the draft in the sweet spot. The D and the playmakers on O.

  31. getterdone says:

    Free agent LT Byron Bell announced on his Instagram that he will not be back with the Panthers in 2015.
    The caption reads, “It’s been real in Carolina now time to see where the Lord takes me next.” The fact Carolina wouldn’t even consider Bell for a backup role shows just how poorly he played in 2014. Look for the Panthers to add a tackle early on draft day.
    just turned 26 in Jan…is 6’5 340. If signed cheaply enough he could transition to a RG & backup T.

    • getterdone says:

      …also saw the Panthers released RB DeAngelo Williams. I remember a lot of bloggers wanting the Phins to get him in FA before, but he’s gotten on the wrong side of 30 for a RB and is frequently broken down with leg injuries.

  32. son of a son of a shula says:

    The O-linemen in the draft this year are so blasé they didn’t even have one to simulcast with Rich Eisen running the forty.

  33. Silly Tim says:

    Son, I don’t see this as great draft with anyone that special. I’m sure a few will turn out to be pretty damn good, just not seeing the no doubt guys anywhere at this time.

    I also feel the college game is watering down the NFL game in the form of a lack of good football fundamentals. Yes there are some ready to go guys and great athletes, but on a larger scale a lot more greeness then ever before that I can remember.

  34. getterdone says:

    Go Zach!

    Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis may be in danger of losing his job to futures signee Zach Hocker.
    Taken in the fifth round of the 2013 draft during the final year of the Jeff Ireland regime, Sturgis has missed 16 of his 71 field goal attempts through two seasons. He’s no better than a league-average kicker. Hocker was drafted in the seventh round by the Redskins last year and costs less money.

  35. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim, guys are coming out in record numbers every year with less and less college experience. Couple that with the college game transitioning to the spread offenses and it leaves holes for the NFL with guys.
    Instead of having seen them do certain things they now have to wonder and hope that he can. One thing that isn’t going away though is the freakish athletic ability they all have. They might take an extra season but many will come around.

  36. son of a son of a shula says:

    Sturgis wore the wrong face-mask. He looks like a dweeb with that silly thing. He did this to himself.

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