Dolphins News 4/13/15

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Ah, the draft is in the air.  Can you smell the rumors?  Rob Rang is reporting that the Dolphins have expressed interest in trading up to target a talented wide receiver.


On the other hand, James Walker argues that the Dolphins should trade down


Is it possible our Blog Poll Mock Draft comes true and the Dolphins stay put at 14 and draft a cornerback?  Well turns out they brought in a few candidates  for a looksee recently.

Dolphins visiting with potential first-round cornerbacks


Meanwhile while we speculate on the Draft, the Dolphins sign Mike Pouncey to an extension.  Every welcome the highest paid center in the NFL.


Expecting big things for Ryan Tannehill next season?  Kevin Nogle of the Phinsiders is.  Projecting Tanny to throw for 35 TDs and pass the ball for over 4400 yards.


Jets announce new slogan for 2015.  Here it is!


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157 Responses to Dolphins News 4/13/15

  1. Brian in NY says:

    Back to work today- ugh…

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    The draft is 17 days away

  3. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Thanks again for providing us with fresh topics! You the Pig!

  4. jetsssuck says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm


    Bordentown is about 30-40 minutes from me.

    I just found out Dan Marino was in my town for an opening of a Pizzeria. I don’t know why he was there, other than the fact that he got paid handsomely. You’d think they’d have a Giants player, or Jets player, not a Miami Dolphins QB. Too bad I missed it!
    I don’t understand the fascination of people who go to see these football stars or legends is it they hope some off on their greatness rubs off on them. When I was a kid I was fascinated but that was as a kid. It’s almost like being a stalker?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Marino is a spokesperson for Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. He was in NJ not long ago.

      • jetsssuck says:

        he owned a chain of domino’s pizza down here but he later sold them. 20/20 pizza

      • jetsssuck says:

        He failed in several business’ including being a nascar owner,dan marino’s town and tavern and several other I can’t think of

  5. jetsssuck says:

    My new insurance agent, the old one retired and the new(20’s young girl) one bought the old practice(state farm) tells me that it’s only 78 dollars they have been overcharging me on my auto policy since I became disabled. I don’t know if we should switch state farm or switch to another agent because we have been with them 25 yrs. My old state farm agent looks exactly like the allstate spokesman in the commercials.

  6. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    Marino is an equity partner in Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.
    There is a location in Marlboro that just opened this week and he was probably there with his friend and business partner, Anthony Bruno (Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza founder).

  7. Al in MIA says:

    Don’t know what to make of these so called rumors being put out there (the topic of trading up for WR) other than to say they are diversion attempts to stir the pot.
    Hypothetically, if the front office was putting out rumors like that through secondary people it certainly means they wouldn’t be looking to draft WR because nobody puts out true intent.
    I would imagine a rumor such as “Miami is looking to trade up for WR” would serve only a team in front of Miami in RD 1 trying to bait a team behind Miami, who might be targeting WR.

  8. Al in MIA says:

    I’ve always found that it’s best to work it out with existing party.
    If you are being ‘overcharged’ then you should be entitled to receive it back unless they are in the belief that it is a proper charge (then it’s a point of perspective and likely not negotiable).
    If you have family members on State Farm, you can use that in your argument about wanting to “stay with State Farm but don’t want to be nickle and dimed”.

    • Al in MIA says:

      For some reason, I believe Stanger would know best how to play this lol. I can just see him now smooth talking his way to a discount.

    • stangerx says:

      LOL AL — I can talk my way into some things, but not a better car insurance rate. That one comes down to strategy. My best advice is to shop it every year or two……but if you like who you are dealing with put a lower bid in their face to see if they match.

      Will also note that if you have a parent or grandparent who was in the service USAA is a must stop. Well run and low prices. Part of that is cause they don’t take shiot…….like when they dropped me like a cold stone and wouldn’t let me back after I got a DUI twenty years ago. I begged, but they wanted nothing more to do with me and I get why….no need to take the risk.

      • jetsssuck says:

        I have disability ssi and long term disability insurance through work and under PIP(personal injury insurance) for auto policies this is a paid part of PIP. Elder people pay for this unknowingly when they have retirement social security and pensions. They are not going to get any PIP work loss because they are not going to lose any money

      • jetsssuck says:

        Q: What is the amounts payable when PIP coverage applies?
        A: Medical benefits are payable at 80% of the amount incurred due to a covered injury. The amount of death benefit payable for an insured person is $5,000. Disability benefits are payable at 60% of any lost wages incurred due to a covered injury. The total amount payable under PIP for any one accident is $10,000.

      • stangerx says:

        JS — I’ll be the first to say both when I know about something and when I don’t. Don’t even know what PIP is…..that part I can’t comment on.

  9. Mike E. says:

    Al, Tim

    So there you have it. I wish I knew about it, I would have been there.

  10. stangerx says:

    LOL PIg at the new slogan. Remember the T I stripped down to and paraded in the cold weather at the Meadowland two years ago when we stomped them? A prized possession.

  11. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,

    This was written last year and near the bottom part of the article, Dan Marino discusses his current pizza venture with Anthony Bruno.

  12. stangerx says:

    Dolphins are hosting CB Zack Bowman today, info from Mando:

    “He is a 6-foot-1, 30-year-old, seven-year, three-team veteran. He has started 12 games for the Giants and Bears the past two years and had five interceptions in that time so he is capable of jumping up to the starting 11 in a pinch.”

    It is sorta like wideout with a guy like him. You sign and you don’t have to go at that position in the first two rounds, even if you still might.

  13. Mike E. says:

    Your score is: 6754 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (A+)
    Round 2 Pick 21 (CINN): A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina (A)
    Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 13: Taiwan Jones, ILB, Michigan State (B)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (A+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Derrick Lott, DT, Chattanooga (B)

  14. stangerx says:

    Stat of the day.

    “The Dolphins currently have only two linebackers on the roster with more than 10 career tackles.”

  15. Try Pod says:

    Bill Polian seems to agree with Jahn as far as Mariota’s skill set is concerned. He said that MM actually scans the field better than Winston, who had better talent around him so he was often able to go with his first read. He said his biggest concern is durability, as you don’t see a lit of old “running qb’s” in the NFL, and that MM took some shots in college he was slow to get up from; in the NFL, he won’t get up (paraphrasing).

  16. BoulderPhinfan says:

    as bad as that stat is, our LBs are more starting experience than our starting OGs. LOL

  17. herdfan says:

    Maybe I’m missing something here but wouldn’t you be annoyed with the other agent who overcharged you rather than the new one who told you about it? I assume your premium will be lowered to the correct amount ongoing?

    • jetsssuck says:

      i’m annoyed at both. They knew I was disabled almost 2.5 years. 78 dollars isn’t much but its 78 dollars that should be in my pockets not theirs. Imagine all the seniors who are living month to month without this money which they could be spending .

    • jetsssuck says:

      they didn’t tell me about it. A friend who sells insurance did and I asked my new agent. She acted like it’s only 78 dollars you cheap scape. Her attitude really annoys me

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, Misi, Jenkins, Sheppard and Paysinger all have well over 100+ tackles. Paysinger doesn’t just have STs tackles either.

    Was this from someone with the initials AA?

  19. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Piggy – Thanks again for providing us with fresh topics! You the Pig

    pffffft. i would say boring at best. i think when someone steals the blog from him, blocks him and he comes back threatens to ‘trotter throat’ someone then it will be interesting

  20. The Flying Pig says:

    Who are the LBs on our roster with more than 10 tackles
    Jenkins is one
    Misi is a 2nd

    but do any of theswe guys have more than 10 career tackles: McCain, Tripp, Sheppard, Paysinger or Knott?

  21. The Flying Pig says:


    that is quite an omiission

    That is like saying Ted Bundy has never murdered anyone….in Rhode Island

  22. wyoming85 says:

    FFR missing the Drama!

  23. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, stats like that are misleading anyway. We’re retooling our LB corps with young talent. How many tackles does a 1st round pick at any defensive position have? LOL

  24. stangerx says:

    You guys go biotch to ESPN……thought it was safe from there.

    (note — may need the insider thing to get in……but I’ll repost in case).

    “Quiet need: Linebacker — The Dolphins currently have only two linebackers on the roster with more than 10 career tackles. One of those two players, Koa Misi, has never started 16 games in a season”

  25. The Flying Pig says:


    Trotter throat is a well known Pork Porn

  26. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    CB Zack Bowman signed with the Dolphins.

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Boulder, I didn’t think were going CB in the 1st anyway.

  28. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I think if kendricks is a player we like then we should take him. I doubt he’ll last past the 1st round. Obviously I would rather trade back but just like james last year if we like him then take him at 14.

  29. Al in MIA says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Stanger, stats like that are misleading anyway. We’re retooling our LB corps with young talent. How many tackles does a 1st round pick at any defensive position have? LOL
    Could be worse…could draft a 100+ tackles guy and then have him retire LOL

  30. Al in MIA says:

    Matt Miller retweeted
    Jason Cole ‏@JasonPhilCole 6m6 minutes ago

    Insider Buzz: Jets Ready to ‘Move On’ from Geno Smith, Mariota Top Draft Target … via @bleacherreport

  31. getterdone says:

    Could we go Big Jake again?

    Oregon OL Jake Fisher has visited the Colts, Bengals and Saints, and has a trip lined up with the Dolphins, according to Mike Garafolo.
    We have supported Fisher’s first round selection for some time, and it seems like teams are interested in that range. Fisher has experience at both tackle spots and at guard. He is one of the best athletes along the offensive line in this class. Fisher is good at mirroring his opponent with footwork.

  32. Al in MIA says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP now

    GM Dennis Hickey compares Pouncey to former great #Dolphins centers Stephenson, Langer
    I think Pouncey is very good, elite type of talent guy at his position, however I can’t see any comparison to Stephenson who had ‘best ever at his position” type talent.

    • Tim Knight says:

      One comparison is Stephenson also struggled with bigger DL and was not a force in short yardage situations.

  33. Al in MIA says:

    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout 9m9 minutes ago

    Matt Miller retweeted Terez A. Paylor

    Lot of teams love him at right tackle. Footwork is among the best in the class.

    Matt Miller added,
    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor
    NFL Network analyst @MoveTheSticks thinks the #Chiefs could go with Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi.

  34. getterdone says:

    CB Zackary Bowman has a lil bit of chops to him. He’s what we’ve been seeking in size for a CB @ 6’1 196. He’s got exp @ 30yo, good in ST coverages and has had 5 INT’s & 13 PD’s past 2 seasons for the Bears & Giants.
    I’m sure it was a nice low dollar signing, let the guy compete in case Will Davis or Taylor falters.
    We also got McBride now too.
    Solid depth concern moves by Hickey! Keeps options open in draft.

  35. Tim Knight says:

    Mock sites kind of mess the draft up because you get these so-called experts saying where guys should go and then when teams do something differently they get criticized. Not saying teams don’t make mistakes because they do, but it’s not so cut and dry when they go against conventional wisdom.

  36. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I don’t see any reason a for the team to give up Davis who is a former 3rd rd pick in his 3rd year coming off of knee surgery. Unless he’s not right after the season. But I doubt they’ve given up on his potential.

    • Al in MIA says:

      I think he’s better than Taylor :/

      • Tim Knight says:

        I haven’t seen enough to determine that yet. Davis jumps routes better but he’s not as physical or as good a tackler. Also the coaches seem to go with Taylor when both are healthy.

    • stangerx says:

      Don’t see any reason to give up on him either TIm. As usghe was just putting out a hypo on why I was saying might not be right. Don’t see any way we don’t bet on either Taylor or Davis this year. What I took from the Bowman signing is don’t see us going CB in the first. We now have a quartet. Don’t see them making it a quintet.

  37. getterdone says:

    We got some other young 1-2 yr CB’s that Hickey added on the low down….TJ Heath, Lowell Rose, & Sammy Seamster, all 6’+ 190+.
    If just one of these guys develops into a solid/starter player, then we’re doing good.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yep, at this time nobody will think much of any of those guys, but you never know. We also added nickelback Brice McCain. By adding Bowman, this could be a sign Aikens is all in at S.

  38. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I think McCain and Thomas both replace Wilson who played nickel, dime safety and 4th corner when needed. McCain plays nickel slot and Thomas will play the other two roles at times. Thomas will also likely compete to start at safety.

    • D says:

      Think you should include Aikens in that, Aikens i think IS Wilson as he was a CB before and has learned to play Safety. I think its likely he at least has a big leap in his play time next year, if not starts at the other safety spot before year ends.

      • D says:

        Never mind, just saw your above comment that you think Aikens is the Safety next year. My bad.

  39. wyoming85 says:


    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout · 3m3 minutes ago
    I’d draft DGB with all his off-field concerns before I’d draft Breshad Perriman.

  40. jahndoh says:

    Good conversations you guys. Don’t have much time to post these days, but I appreciate the lunchtime reading.

    Great quote today from Polian: “those doing the talking aren’t in the know and those in the know aren’t doing any talking”.

    If the team is indeed talking to teams about trade ups, there could be some smoke there, but it could also be for a player who’s not a WR. GMs don’t call other GMs and say “I really want Kevin White, what do we need to do to trade spots with you?” They just say “What would we need to do to trade spots with you”. The target of said trade is almost certainly sheer speculation.

    • Try Pod says:

      Congrats on the brewery, Jahn. I certainly hope it is a successful business for you and your fellow entrepreneurs.

  41. D says:

    Recent mock from Charlie Campbell for us (5 round)
    Trae Waynes CB Michigan St.
    Nelson Agholor WR USC
    Jeremy Langford RB Michigan St.
    Lorenzo Doss CB Tulane
    Marcus Hardison DT ASU
    I really dont think a lot of this draft.

    In this mock they went with Waynes as top 3 WR’s were off the board, Parker being the last one taken at 11 by Minnesota. They selected Waynes over Perriman, which i can see, but i honestly would rather them take Collins over Waynes with a trade back and pick up a third, or hell, even straight up pick him over Waynes, as i just see Collins as a better selection. I do feel that either CB would be a better selection than Perriman, but if i wanted Perriman id also hope for a trade back to get him as well.

    Nelson Agholor, i think is pretty good, but they selected him with Coates still on the board and i think Coates is by far a better prospect. They also selected him over several other very talented receivers, like DGB, Devin Smith, Philip Dorsett, and Justin Hardy, all of whom are arguably as good or better. Ill admit it a lot due to my belief that Agholor isnt as good as advertised, given he tends to drop a lot of passes, and i think most all the ones i listed are on par or better than he is in route running department.

    Langford is a good RB, but im feeling we either go big at RB or we wait until late. There will still be quality backs to round out our Rb group deep in the 6th round. Just feel they would be better served using the 4th on a safety, or maybe OG, and thats given they actually do go CB in the first.

    A second CB in the fifth? really? I will say i think this is a little bit of bias as these guys at walter football both have mocked us doubling up (earlier it was drafting in 1st and 2nd) for some time, so they seem to feel Davis and Taylor both are complete poop. I dont quite see it that way but i do think they need to get one quality guy as a incase they are lol. One this year and one next if things dont work out, but not double up in higher rounds. I actually like the pick of Doss in the 5th, just not after also picking Waynes in the first.

    Hardison, as a DT, prospect is ok in the 5th, dont know if we need one. We are pretty deep at the position, i honestly dont think we need to select a DT this year. Maybe see what we have this year in the Johnsons and then if its not likely either of them offer much, draft a guy next year in rounds 1-3.

  42. getterdone says:

    James Walker ✔ @JamesWalkerNFL
    Emotional Mike Pouncey signs extension, thanks #Dolphins for faith in him

    James Walker ✔ @JamesWalkerNFL
    #Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is as tough as they come. To see him fight back tears today makes it clear how much the extension means to him.

    I’d be cryin tears of joy too if someone gave me $22M. Life is forever changed.

    • Try Pod says:

      I’m fairly certain $1m would change MY life, but your point is well taken.

    • D says:

      If it were me id bank most of it, leave it for my kids to enjoy and hopefully their kids. Granted im in a different position i life than he but i dont see the need for overly extravagant things like 10mil houses and 5 cars. I think he has earned it, and just as i would like to one day see the reward in my business, you have to appreciate a person who has persevered for so long, working tirelessly to get themselves to an elite level which has led to a big pay day. I do though hope it enriches his life as much as is needed, but ultimately enriches his future generations more.

  43. jahndoh says:

    Thanks for the well-wishes Trypod. It’s an adventure, that’s for certain, but lots of people putting a lot of faith in me, so I appreciate all the positive energy I can get!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Very cool! Best of luck on that. A friend of mine went into the bar and restaurant business over a decade ago and it’s paid off big time.

    • stangerx says:

      Lot’s of faith in you Jahn. Been to many a brew restaurant. Based on what you’ve written have complete faith in the suds part. Hope you have someone with the tasties as well.

  44. jahndoh says:

    Wow, I gotta admit, I really like Pouncey’s reaction to this contract. I never thought that any of his little things by themselves (his role in the JMart scandal, Free Hernandez hats etc) were enough to hold against him, but it seems even he sees that they COULD have been held against him.

    I never saw him as a big problem, but I love that it’s not enough for him to not be a problem, he wants to be a leader, mature, and give the organization it’s due (and it seems in his eyes, it’s very due) for giving him this contract.

    I always wonder what happens after a player gets paid, but his, Suh’s, and Albert’s reactions are exactly what I want to see. Now they have to walk the walk, but I have some faith that they will at least.

  45. Al in MIA says:

    For what it’s worth, here is the current analyst pick for Miami over at’s 1st round draft.
    Rob Rang: WR-Dorial Green-Beckham
    Dane Brugler: RB-Todd Gurley
    Pete Prisco: CB-Trae Waynes
    Will Brinson: WR-Jaelen Strong

    As you can see, there is no consensus and it seems the front office is doing a great job of keeping everyone guessing.

  46. Al in MIA says:

    Agreed on Pouncey’s reaction. As much as I get PO’d at some of the off field stuff, when a man cries for something like this, it shows heart/passion for your craft/sport which is always a great quality to have.

  47. jahndoh says:

    Thanks Tim/Stanger. Stanger, it’s a production brewery with a tasting room. Food trucks is a hipster in thing in CA so we plan on having the best ones around provide the food and we can focus on the beer making business. Distribution is definitely part of our business plan.

  48. Brian in NY says:

    finfanrob says:
    April 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm
    Mike E. says:
    April 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Piggy – Thanks again for providing us with fresh topics! You the Pig

    pffffft. i would say boring at best. i think when someone steals the blog from him, blocks him and he comes back threatens to ‘trotter throat’ someone then it will be interesting
    FFR, if we ever get a chance to meet I’m definitely buy you a few beers for all of laughs you have provided for me over the years!

  49. Rockphin says:

    I saw Mike E picked up Tyler Varga in his mock draft above. LOL
    At the rate we as a group have picked him, even a such a late pick, I expect some wailing and crying if we don’t draft him. 😉

    • Tim Knight says:

      The Pats will pick him in and he’ll do all sorts of great stuff and everyone who has mocked him to us 417 times will say see. LOL

  50. Rockphin says:

    that is quite an omiission

    That is like saying Ted Bundy has never murdered anyone….in Rhode Island

    I got the crabs from your sister………
    that you caught and cooked cooked for me. Thanks

  51. Mike E. says:

    Love, LOVE the Pouncey Press Conference. That’s great. Hopefully he’s turned the corner maturity wise, it sure seems like he has. Now we have a very focused, talented Center locked up for a long time. I’m actually excited about what’s going on here, for real.

    • Mike E. says:

      There are douchebags everywhere, but that’s disgusting. I hate seeing stuff like that.

      • Try Pod says:

        No doubt Mike- I was just having a little fun based on last week’s topic. The biggest douches I’ve ever been exposed to are the jets fans that come down to Miami.

      • Try Pod says:

        ..But I’m not saying there aren’t douche-y Dolphins fans from south Florida.

  52. getterdone says:

    Try & D, great responses to the post above about what you’d do if you got a Million dollar plus check. I enjoyed reading those, thanks.
    You both seem like some good dudes. 🙂

    • Try Pod says:

      We all go through the struggle- no reason to purposefully make it harder on your fellow man than it already is.

  53. finfanrob says:

    ‘FFR, if we ever get a chance to meet I’m definitely buy you a few beers’

    what the fuck bri bri. buy beers? dont you pay attention, god is building a brewery for all of us finners.

  54. Mike E. says:

    FFR coins a mighty phrase. Finners. Excellent!

    • stangerx says:

      Liking Finners, but do have a Q for ffr…… gonna hang with the Finners at the next fest. We can have confession about hating Henne in the parking lot after.

  55. Brian in NY says:

    I think that Mets fan was from Jersey.

  56. Brian in NY says:

    It would be best to get this out of the way before the season starts:

  57. getterdone says:

    Raiders will sign WR Michael Crabtree, formerly of the 49ers.
    A May 2013 Achilles’ tendon rupture sparked a sharp downturn in Crabtree’s career, as he’s been brutally slow-footed ever since and bottomed out by playing on just 68.1 percent of the snaps last season. His free agent market was predictably ice cold, with very few teams showing any interest at all. That allowed the Raiders to swoop in, as they have massive holes at wideout and tons of money to burn. But if Crabtree was looking to rehab his value, the Black Hole isn’t exactly the place to do it. The Raiders haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2005 (Randy Moss) and we wouldn’t expect Crabtree to break that streak.
    Hmmm, I wonder if Jennings is still in play for us…I’d think so.

    • stangerx says:

      What wideout would want to play for the Raiders unless money was the key factor? And yeah, seems like Jennings might have something else in mind.

  58. stangerx says:

    “Lawrence Phillips is suspected of murdering cellmate Damion Soward,on Saturday morning. Phillips is serving 31 years in prison in California for attacking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens.”

    Guess we at least can’t blame Ireland for that one.

    • getterdone says:

      WOW, killed his celly….guess he goes to the SHU now and catches a full blown life sentence. SMH!

      • stangerx says:

        Least seems when a guy in a prison cell is killed, the number of murder suspects is a bit more limited than usual.

  59. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ Bri – Yeah, NJ douchebags are the woist!

  60. Mike E. says:

    GDP – Not sure about Jennings, I’d like him, but I really didn’t want any part of Crabtree.

  61. Brian in NY says:

    I read today that Jennings was visiting the Jags today.

  62. wyoming85 says:

    The Associated PressVerified account
    ‏@AP BREAKING: Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing cellmate in California prison:

  63. The Flying Pig says:

  64. Mike E. says:

    I’ve a been a cooking all a day, and then I eat a da meataballs and a da sausage, and a da sauce, and I then I a cleana up a da kitchen for a like a 3 hours. It’s a worth it!

  65. Tim Knight says:

    I’ve been in a few states in my time and many here more than me. There are good people and douche bags everywhere. Not surprising when you think of it. Try to avoid the douche bags and enjoy the good people. That’s all you can really do.

    I don’t like the state rival thing (red and blue states). It reminds me of being a kid with town rivals. It’s dumb. I’m friends with kids over there but I’m not supposed to be. It’s fun to bust balls but when it gets serious it gets stupid. State stereotypes on a large scale are either silly or concerning. Like people who are not tolerant of others.

    What does one nation under God mean? One nation under God except for my personal preferences? That’s self-absorbed. Freedom is freedom, lines in the sand is not freedom. Unless it involves people who consistently violate the rights of others. That’s the simple rule that seems to get lost in all of this.

    Sorry, I just had a convo with a friend on the phone and we discussed this. The bottom line is your own behavior. You can’t always influence someone else. But we have rules in civil society. Most of it is about respect. Once that’s gone, anything is a go and that’s where the problem lies. It’s not okay to kill someone because they don’t love you anymore or want to get away from you. That’s selfish and the biggest reason for most violence.

    It’s not that hard to be nice and respectable. I think more energy is spent on being the opposite. It takes a lot of energy to hate and it’s not a nice place to be.

    Live free and peaceful and prosper. It does work if you allow it to. 🙂

  66. Brian in NY says:

    I think back to what an incredible talent Lawrence Phillips was, and how he completely threw his life away. It’s unbelievable how ignorant some people are.

    • Try Pod says:

      He was extremely talented.. Is it just running backs (Simpson, Phillips, Collins, etc.)? Obviously I jest, but still…

  67. Try Pod says:

    I’ve got an uncle and some cousins that live in Toms River, nj, so I know you everyone is not douchey.

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