By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)


GAME 15: DEC. 24, 1972 – CLEVELAND at MIAMI


 In 1946 a new professional football league, the All-American Football Conference, was formed.  The eight team league included the Buffalo Bills, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Rockets, Los Angeles Dons, Miami Seahawks, New York Yankees, San Francisco ’49ers and the Cleveland Browns.  The Browns, who went 12-2 during the regular season, edged the New York Yankees 14-9 in the first AAFC title game.  1947 was a virtual repeat of the ’46 season.  The Browns went 12-1-1 and again defeated the football Yankees 14-3 for their Paul-Brown_display_image-300x259second straight AAFC championship.  This Cleveland franchise, owned by Arthur McBride, chose the nickname “Browns” as a tribute to their extremely popular head coach Paul Brown.  Brown, a true innovator, was, by the mid-50’s, perhaps the best known and most respected football coach on the planet.  Many long term observors of the National Football League believe Paul Brown, Don Shula, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi represent the Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches.  In 1948 Paul Brown’s team continued to dominate the AAFC.  Cleveland won all 14 regular season games.  In the title game they crushed Buffalo 49-7.  However, the Browns received very little credit for their undefeated season because the quality of most of the teams in the league was well below NFL standards.  In 1949, the 9-1-2 Browns won their fourth straight AAFC title 21-7 over San Francisco.  The league folded after this season with the Browns, ’49ers, and the Baltimore Colts (formerly the Miami Seahawks) moving on to the NFL.  As a sidelight to Paul Brown’s career, he coached the Ohio State Buckeyes for one season in 1940.  They won college football’s national championship.  Later, after leaving the Browns, he helped form the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, serving as their head coach during the early years of that franchise.  The home stadium of the Bengals is known as Paul Brown Stadium.)


The Browns continued their successful ways their first year in the NFL.  Future Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham led the Browns to a 30-28 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL Championship Game.  Before retiring, Graham would lead the Browns to five more title games and two more NFL titles in 1954 and 1955.  When the ’55 Browns advanced to, and won, the ’55 title, it marked the tenth consecutive season the Browns had advanced to a league championship game – – – – a record that has never been approached orjim-brown1-300x263 broken!!  In 1957 the Browns drafted legendary Syracuse running back Jim Brown.  In his 9-year Hall of Fame career, Brown won the NFL rushing crown 8 times and came in second the other time to Jim Taylor.  In 1964, Brown led Cleveland to its fourth NFL title when they defeated the Colts 27-0.  That win marked the city of Cleveland’s last championship IN ANY MAJOR SPORT.  After the 1965 season, Jim Brown, at the height of his career, retired.  He signed a lucrative contract to star in the movie “The Dirty Dozen,” a war movie featuring stars like Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson.  Brown went on to star in many more Hollywood movies in a career he claims earned him many times his total NFL salary.

The 1972 Cleveland Browns started the season 2-3.  Then, they got red hot, winning 8 of their last 9 games.  Quarterback Mike Phipps had a solid season, displaying uspw_5781014strong leadership skills.  In 1970 the Miami Dolphins traded a first round draft pick to Cleveland for all-pro wide receiver Paul Warfield.  The Browns used that pick to draft Phipps.  Phipps’ favorite targets during the ’72 season included wide receivers Frank Pitts and Fair Hooker and tight end Milt Morin.  The offensive line was anchored by future Hall of Famer Gene Hickerson.  Future Hall of Fame running back Leroy Kelly and his running partner, Bo Scott, were a formidable duo.  On the last weekend of the regular season, Cleveland defeated the previously eliminated Jets 26-10 to clinch a wild-card playoff spot.  Most observers expected the Browns-Dolphins playoff game to be close and competitive.  IT WAS ALL OF THAT!!

80,010 fans crammed into the historic Orange Bowl for this much anticipated match-up of the two hottest teams in the National Football League.  In the first quarter Cleveland prepared to punt for the second time.  This time, Miami rushed 10 players instead of the usual 9.  Cleveland was not prepared for this change.  Charlie Babb broke through and cleanly blocked Don Cockroft’s punt!  Babb picked-up the ball at the 7 and bounced into the end zone for an early 7-0 Miami lead.  For the third consecutive series, the “No Name Defense” throttled Cleveland’s offense.  After another Cleveland punt, Miami drove from their own 16 to the Browns’ 33 yard line.  One of the biggest plays was an end-around to Paul Warfield good for a 21 yard gain.  Yepremian’s 40 yard field goal gave Miami a 10-0 lead after one quarter.


The second quarter was dominated by the two defenses.  But, just before halftime, Miami mounted a drive.  Yepremian booted a chip shot field goal to make it 13-0 as the clock struck zero.  Unfortunately, Miami was flagged for a penalty which negated the field goal.  Miami had squandered 3 important points. It remained 10-0 at the half.  Cleveland roared out on the field with a show of emotion at the start of the third quarter.  A five yard bootleg run for a touchdown by Phipps narrowed the Miami lead to 10-7.  Early in the fourth quarter, Garo Yepremian converted a clutch 46 yard field goal to expand Miami’s lead to 13-7.  The Browns responded in a big way.  Phipps drove Cleveland all the way down to Miami’s 27 yard line.  Then, Phipps stepped back and found receiver Fair Hooker wide open!  Phipps’ pass was right on the money and the Dolphins were in DEEP TROUBLE trailinf 14-13 midway through the final quarter!  This Miami Dolphins team was too good to let the dream of a PERFECT SEASON die in the historic Orange Bowl.  Dolphin fans were roaring and waving their “white hankies” as the Dolphins’ offense began their drive from the 20 yard line with just 6:49 left on the clock.


Morrall, feeding off of the crowds’ emotion, threw a perfect 15 yard pass to Paul Warfield.  Mercury Morris ran twice for a total of 10 yards.  There were less than 5 minutes left on theuspw_5028720 clock!  Paul Warfield was having his best game of the season against the team that had traded him away.  Morrall decided to go to his red hot receiver.  Morrall arched a deep pass down field to Warfield who juggled the ball, then brought it in at the Cleveland Browns 20!!  The Orange Bowl exploded as Dolphin fans screamed their lungs out!  The clock was ticking.  Then, it stopped.  Fans in the lower and upper decks of the west end zone jumped up-and-down as the public address system played, and then replayed, the Miami Dolphins fight song during a Browns’ time out!  The noise was absolutely unbelievable!!  On the next play Mercury Morris ran for only 2 yards.  Then, Morrall passed to (who else?) Paul Warfield.  Warfield could not catch the ball because Browns’ ljim_kiick_1972_12_24-199x300inebacker Bill Andrews had his arms wrapped around Miami’s all-pro receiver before the pass arrived.  The interference call gave Miami a FIRST AND GOAL at the 8!!  Again, the Miami crowd went absolutely berserk!!  Some fans actually had to cover their ears as the deafening roar and the constant celebration actually caused the upper deck to sway!!  This was the historic Orange Bowl AT ITS ABSOLUTE BEST!!  Visiting teams had virtually NO CHANCE under these conditions AND THEY KNEW IT!!  The Orange Bowl was the greatest home field advantage in NFL history, especially in moments like this!!  Earlier in the game, Jim Kiick had lost the ball on a rare fumble.  Morrall knew Kiick wanted to make amends.  So, in the huddle, Morrall called Kiick’s number.  Norm Evans and Bob Kuechenberg opened up a nice hole and Kiick burst through to SCORE THE GO AHEAD TOUCHDOWN!! –The Dolphins had a 20-14 lead!  Again, the Orange Bowl exploded with an ear-splitting celebration!!

There was still time for a Browns’ miracle comeback.  With 1:15 to go, Cleveland was at the Miami 34 yard line.  Phipps spotted tight end Milt Morin down the field.  But Doug Swift stepped in front of Morin and registered the Dolphins’ FIFTH and most important interception of the game!  The “No Name Defense” had saved the day!  It was NOT a convincing win for Miami.  But the Dolphins had found a way to win.  And the 80,010 exhausted and happy fans who left the Orange Bowl that day could smile in the knowledge that “their boys” had gone 9-0 at home in 1972.  The Dolphins eventually would go on to win an NFL record 34 consecutive home games in the historic Orange Bowl by the end of the 1974 season.  It was a home field advantage unlike any other!

Next up: the Dolphins (even though they had a better record) would have to travel to Pittsburgh to play the AFC Championship Game.  The Steelers, in an incredible stroke of luck, scored with just 22 seconds left when Oakland’s defense deflected a desperate fourth down heave by Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris who caught the ball at his shoe tops and raced for the winning touchdown on a play forever known as the “IMMACULATE RECEPTION!”

The 1972 Miami Dolphins were now 15-0.


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  1. Al in MIA says:

    This is where i went

    What place are you going to again?

    • Ken says:

      It’s an all inclusive. I know it ends with de la esmeralda. I can’t remember the first part of the name. I have that info at home. It got very high rating on Trip Advisor

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, I suggest you and the family where bunny suits when in Mexico to protect you from the drug cartels.

  3. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer · 4h4 hours ago
    Pic of the Day: Welcome MDC rookie, Tabitha! She is in pre-med and previously danced back up for various artists.

  4. Mike E. says:


    Did you mean steam iron? I did. I’ve been crazy busy, not ure if you were kidding or not.

  5. getterdone says:

    Ahh Ha! I told you guys the other day that I thought Suh better get his ass back to Miami!!!
    Apparently so does Mr. Tannenbaum.

    The Dolphins gave Ndamukong Suh the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history: 6 years, $114 million with $60 million guaranteed.

    With great money comes great responsibility and the Dolphins want Suh to be more than just a star at his position.

    Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum spoke on the Sid Rosenberg Show (640AM) this morning and called on Suh to be a leader of Miami’s young players.

    “I challenged Ndamukong,” Tannenbaum said. “I talked to him. We have a lot of young players not only on the defensive line, but on our team. If we were sitting here in 10 years and Jordan Phillips is talking about hopefully the career he’s having, I’d love for him to say that in his formative years Ndamukong Suh impacted him.

    “A lot of resources are going to Ndamukong. We’re not hiding that. In a cap system players who take up a big part of your cap have to do more than just play well.”

    It’s questionable whether Suh has already embraced that challenge.

    He showed up in Davie for the first day of voluntary workouts but since then has been away from the team, working with his own private trainer.

    More good stuff from the article here:

  6. Tim Knight says:

    Wow Ken, your mind is in another place. I never thought of that. LOL

  7. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ Ken! You ARE a bad man! That’s hilarious!

    • Ken says:

      Hey for a little while I thought you were going to take on the blog’s baddest man personae but not I think I just locked it up. LOL.

      • Mike E. says:

        No doubt! See, I really am that clean cut guy you thought I was. If it wasn’t a wedding, I wouldn’t care that much, but most times when you travel, your clothes get wrinkled to death, so I would want to iron them for sure.

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Earl Mitchell is underrated and I like it like that.

  9. getterdone says:

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Tannehill has no gtd. money in ’19-’20 other than sign bon. proration. Meaning team can cut him, save $17M in ’19 or $18M in ’20 if chose to.

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Will say this: No one I’ve talked to within the Dolphins can even entertain notion Tannehill won’t be very good. They’re totally convinced.

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    When I asked “What if he flops,” multiple Dolphins people looked at me like I had a horn coming out of my forehead.
    Gotta love that last tweet!
    Go Tanny!

  10. stangerx says:

    Nothing like adjusting to what life throws you.

    “Aaron Hernandez appeared in a courtroom for the first time since being found guilty of first-degree murder, and he showed up with a large, new neck tattoo that appears to read “LIFETIME.”


  11. Al in MIA says:

    A note on Tanny’s contract….the salaries just keep going higher so those are probably some modest projection on solid yearly QB salary (adjusted for yearly inflation).

  12. Al in MIA says:

    For a place that had very nice rooms and an ever flowing supply of good top shelf alcohol at multiple spots on the resort, the food kinda sucked but everyone values different things. I was there for a bachelor party and the only thing i cared for was the pool, bitches, and alcohol. LOL

  13. getterdone says:

    Stanger ‘what life throws at you’ ???
    Hernandez threw his own life away with that of the innocents he killed or had part in killing. Not to mention the forever changed lives of all the families etc.

    • stangerx says:

      Could not agree more. Dude now has a big “LIFETIME” Tat above the collar on his neck with another trial coming up. He’s given up and trying to be the very best prison gang member he can be.

  14. Al in MIA says:

    Nah, there were some well behaved individuals. This was an adult only place so no kids going crazy in the pool :). Not that adults will hold back but most at this place appeared civilized.
    I had a room facing the pool (all buildings on the property had a pool the length of each of building in front of each first floor room). The building i was in had the main pool which has the pool bar across from my building. I just jumped in when i wanted to go swim to the bar and when i had to pee i would go back to my room and pee.

  15. getterdone says:

    Synthetic weed…OMG…who would even f**k with that stupid crap? SMH!

    NFL suspended Bills DT Marcell Dareus one game for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
    Dareus was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana in his native Alabama last May. The ban shouldn’t come as a surprise to the Bills, who will be missing Dareus against the Colts. They’ll get him back for Week 2 against the Patriots. Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Dareus remains a strong candidate for an extension.

  16. jetsssuck says:

    stangerx says:
    May 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    That’s really cool JS. What was your job on the JFK (not sure what the military term for that is)?
    I made sure the bombs and missiles would go off then were supposed to. AQ2-I worked the flight deck as plane captain before going to AQ dept. Plane captain was in charge of plane not flying as pilots.

    • stangerx says:

      Awesome — so a guy like this worked for you?

      • jetsssuck says:

        they loaded the bomb and missiles.I basically worked on the electronics when working in the AQ dept. When I worked as plane captain I would make sure that the plane was safe to fly.

      • stangerx says:

        So you were the tech guy. Sounds like these days you’d be firing hellfires at ISIS leaders via a joystick in Omaha.

      • jetsssuck says:

        I don’t know about that.

      • stangerx says:

        Just saying given your specialty that you probably would today.

  17. Al in MIA says:

    It went pretty well in that department LOL.
    There were alot of bachelorette parties going on in town.
    My hotel was about 15 minutes drive time away from central Playa Del Carmen so I had to cab it into town often.
    Met one group staying at our hotel that were in on similar days and we went out one night.
    There were other groups in the club that were celebrating bachelorette parties as well. Mexican girls from other parts of the country which had some hotties in their group. And I talked to several people (honeymooners or friends traveling together) from Oklahoma, Tennessee, LA/SF, NYC Toronto, UK, and some other European countries. I had a great time.

  18. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    May 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Irons= chains/shackles

    you have learned well young grasshopper.

  19. getterdone says:

    More recently, Hernandez served as a lookout during a prison fight, according to guards. According to ABC News, the fight was gang related and “after the fight, prison officials found that the former NFL standout had been inked with a new tattoo that references the Bloods gang.”
    The five-point star is a Bloods symbol.

  20. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    May 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    And the student becomes the teacher

    not yet young grasshopper, first you must walk across this rice paper without leaving footprints.
    (you have to be as old as me to get that one)

  21. Al in MIA says:

    lol FFR

  22. finfanrob says:


    from the show ‘kung fu’ with david carradine back in the day

  23. Mike E. says:

    Kung Fu was my dad and I’s favorite show. I remember watching it on Sunday nights (I think it was Sunday night)

  24. getterdone says:

    Texans released OT Tyson Clabo.
    The 2004 undrafted free agent was active for all 16 games last season, but made zero starts. He played 101 snaps. Clabo was due to make just $900,000 this season, and will undoubtedly be limited to minimum offers on the open market. Going on 34, his starting days are over.

  25. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    May 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I remember the show but I don’t remember the line about the rice paper

    and thus reason you are still stuck in the basement

  26. Ken says:

    LOL at the pic from Kung Fu posted by Stanger.

  27. Al in MIA says:

    There’s a beach club in town called “Mamita’s Beach Club”. Nice place with cabanas and benches out on the beach areas you can rent out. Food and drinks are pretty good. So is the view lol. Google it when you are bored.

  28. Mike E. says:


    That’s true. I thought Carradine did a pretty good job, and was sort of convincing as a Chinese guy. I’m guessing Bruce Lee would have been much better though, on both counts. lol

  29. jetsssuck says:

    I worked on several tomahawks that were live drills but were a/c mounted.

  30. Al in MIA says:

    I have to say this blog is cracking me up this afternoon.
    Some people are talking military, others Hernandez, some actual sports, and a few on Mexico where my mind is at.

  31. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    May 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    That’s true. I thought Carradine did a pretty good job, and was sort of convincing as a Chinese guy. I’m guessing Bruce Lee would have been much better though, on both counts. lol
    Dont even remember him for Kung Fu anymore….just remember he died jerking off. Bet he wishes his kung fu grip had been a little looser that time.

  32. finfanrob says:

    Al in MIA says:
    May 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I think for the betterment of this blog, you did good by keeping it to just a word and not a link lol

    stop being a baby and have a cupcake.

  33. Try Pod says:

    Unusual cool spell here in Derby City- 61° was the high today. Spent most of the day in the low and mid 50’s. I like it ok, but it was mostly cloudy. Got the lawn mowed though, which is nice when it’s not so hot. This concludes the old man rant of the day- carry on.

  34. Mike E. says:

    Try Pod

    I don’t know how definite that story is, but I wouldn’t doubt that it’s possible. The fact that no QB’s backed him doesn’t say a lot, and I did hear quite a few retired players dispute it, and even some current players. On NFL radio they were interviewing a current Bills player, and he said he doesn’t think Brady cheated.

    • steveccnv says:

      Everyone talking about it has some agenda, so I don’t believe anything except those that say he did it 😛

      brady wouldn’t have that stupid look on his face, if he was innocent. In other words he doesn’t have a good poker face.

      • Mike E. says:

        I’m not saying that he did or didn’t do it, I’m just saying that any perceived lack of support doesn’t mean he did it.

    • Try Pod says:

      I truly don’t feel this incident, in and of itself, is a big deal, and that he could have made it even less of an issue had he just come out and said the ball crew knows how I like the balls and may have pushed the limits, then taken his fine and moved on. But he didn’t. Their history of arrogance and pushing and going past the limits of the rules has people fed up, and they are reaping their reward.

  35. jetsssuck says:

    Try Pod says:
    May 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Unusual cool spell here in Derby City- 61° was the high today. Spent most of the day in the low and mid 50’s. I like it ok, but it was mostly cloudy. Got the lawn mowed though, which is nice when it’s not so hot. This concludes the old man rant of the day- carry on.
    enjoy it….It was the in the mid 90’s here today and it’s suppose to be the same tomorrow.

  36. Mike E. says:

    Mets split with the Cards. Nice job by the Mets, deGrom and Duda to get the split. Not dead yet!

  37. Mike E. says:

    Mets play those pesky Pirates tomorrow.

  38. Try Pod says:

    Does anyone think he will ever understand anything? Have any sense of remorse? Think about the peoples’ lives he’s ruined?http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/aaron-hernandez-sports-new-tattoo–pleads-not-guilty-to-witness-intimidation-190954025.html

  39. Tim Knight says:

    Wow nice game by deGrom. 1 hit, 11 SOs and no walks through 8. The Mets can pitch that’s for sure.

    • Mike E. says:

      Yeah, he’s very talented. He’s had some struggles, but he can bring it.

      • Tim Knight says:

        If the Mets can improve their lineup and defense over the next year they have the kind of pitching that can win in the playoffs.

  40. Try Pod says:

    Well, alright then! Back to A CLASH OF KINGS. I should be on to A STORM OF SWORDS by tonight, on the morrow at the latest.

  41. Mike E. says:


    Should be a very competitive series. I wouldn’t expect a lot of runs scored by either team. I think Syndegaard starts tomorrow for the Mets, and then possibly Harvey and Niese. Not positive of the order.

  42. Mike E. says:


    I think if Flores didn’t have 6 HR’s, and wasn’t leading the team in HR’s, they would have brought up Matt Reynolds. I still think they should.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I like Flores’ bat and he’s got some infield skills but needs to clean some of it up. I see good potential in his bat though.

  43. Brian in NY says:

    I’ve read in the trade rumors involving the Mets that Syndegard and Matz are untouchable because the Mets brass see next year’s starting five as :

    Can’t argue with that…

  44. Mike E. says:


    Yes we do. Any possible dates that interest you? I’m thinking it’s got to be a Saturday or Sunday, right?

    • Brian in NY says:

      I’m open, as I am a teacher. We tend to have a few days off off in the summer…

      • Mike E. says:

        LOL – I hear that. I can pretty much make it Saturdays, Sundays, and if you guys were able, a Monday or Wednesday

  45. Tim Knight says:

    Brian and Mike E, I’m not sold on Wheeler especially coming off of Tommy John surgery. Where do you see Montero fitting in and do we trade Gee and Neise and when and for what?

    • Brian in NY says:

      I think Gee may go this summer after he gets healthy. We could definitely use a bat, maybe at SS.

    • Mike E. says:

      I’m sold on Wheeler. The only question with him is when is he ready. I don’t think Gee is in the future plans for here, but Niese might be. Montero is depth, but I think they feel Matz and Syndegaard will leapfrog him.

    • Brian in NY says:

      And I’m not sold on Wheeler either. I could see Montero in starting five this season. We have a lot of arms, and that’s a good thing for a change.

  46. Brian in NY says:

    This thing with Wheeler (which I forget sometimes) is we don’t need him to be a #1, or even a #2. He could be our #3 starter, and would probably be just fine in that spot in the rotation.

  47. Tim Knight says:

    What I saw from Wheeler even though he has great stuff as do many of our young pitchers, is he doesn’t challenge hitters enough and gets in long counts too often. I like some of the other guys’ makeup better but we’ll see.

    • Brian in NY says:

      He’s a bit inconsistent. It’s also going to be asking a lot to have two pitchers return to form after TJ surgery. Thank God Harvey has.

  48. Tim Knight says:

    You guys think Montero could become a bullpen 7th-8th guy and eventually a closer?

  49. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    May 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm


    Yes we do. Any possible dates that interest you?

    to bad the mets play the rays here this year. might have been fun a NY trip to watch a game with you fucks.

  50. Tim Knight says:

    By the way I’m up for a Mets game too just not sure when yet.

    • Brian in NY says:

      When can you go? Only on weekends?

      • Tim Knight says:

        I could probably pull off a night game during the week but that’s tough for you being so far. That’s a haul even for Mike E. I can get into Queens pretty easily sans crazy traffic.

      • Brian in NY says:

        I’m off for the summer, so it is a possibility depending on when. Let’s get some possible dates by the end of this weekend to get the ball rolling.

  51. Mike E. says:

    FFR – Come down and see the Mets play the Mee-ami Marleens

  52. Mike E. says:

    Is it less expensive on weeknights, or the same as weekend tickets?

    • Tim Knight says:

      I have no idea. I think the last game I went to was Mike Piazza jersey day with some friends. LOL

      But much of that had to do with my getting bored with baseball. I think keeping the batters in the box quicker has made it more enjoyable.

      I hated the batters redoing their equipment every pitch which is ridiculous and pitchers scratching their balls, taking 14 breaths, pausing, stepping off the mound and then throwing over to first with no conviction. Come on guys, play ball! So it’s gotten better this year.

    • Brian in NY says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s the same price.

    • steveccnv says:

      Why would it be? Of course not.

  53. Mike E. says:

    Alright fellas, I’m out. Closing up the ofice. Talk to you guys on Monday or Tuesday.

    Hav a great weekend everybody, and thank you to all who have served as we remember all those who were taken.

  54. finfanrob says:


    not a big marlins fan. they are a fl team is about the only reason i pull for them.

    oh yeah and stop trying to get me to go down will ya.

  55. steveccnv says:

    Ced Thompson

    • Tim Knight says:

      Reshad Jones was a 5th rd pick too. 🙂

      Thompson is a great athlete, the book on him is instincts which to me you can learn with hard work. You can’t improve that much athletically unless you’re gifted, but you can become a better player with hard work.

      • steveccnv says:

        Give him some time and he’s going to be pretty good. We don’t need him this yr, at least to start the season. Lots of depth brewing in the secondary, we’ve needed it the last few yrs.

    • steveccnv says:

      I think Ced is the best ankle tackler I’ve ever seen, don’t know what that means, but he’s sound mechanically.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Well he’s got upside and we drafted him for a reason.

        I think when our staff put the board together they saw very similar talent is clusters in the mid rounds and said, not really the 2nd and 3rd even though we had no 3rd, but nothing special in those rounds. Similar talent is there later.

        We waited to get our guard in the 4th round and then loaded up on 5ths with four of them adding 3 DBs and a RB.

        We’ll see if it pans out. I feel good about it at this time. 🙂

  56. wyoming85 says:

    Well It was a great day
    and a shitty day
    At the same time!

    This morning I went to the school for the academic awards ceremony
    My son was the best in his class in math and science! 🙂
    Received certificates from al the Armed forces, the State, and his school!
    Was even voted MR. BCHS as the top male in the senior class!!!!!!
    One proud dad taking pictures with his son!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Went to work and a couple hours later I get a call that my little white dog has been hit on the road!
    So I get to leave work early and come home and dig a grave!

    From one end of the spectrum to the other in a few hours!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t know what to think now!!!!!!

    • Ken says:

      I am not sure there is the proper way to advise kids anymore but I remember when I was in high school some kid was picking on me for a while. One day he did something that finally flipped my switch and I don’t even remember what it was but I walked out into the hallway and found the kid, got a running start and body slammed the kid into a locker and just walked away.
      The next day the kid walks up to me, shakes my hand, apologizes and we became friends after that.

  57. steveccnv says:

    Belicheat is awful quiet, I guess I would be too, given the circumstances.

  58. wyoming85 says:


    I have always been a believer in stand up for your rights! It caused me much grief as a youngster!
    But as I grew older I learned that keeping your moth shut and your ears open saved you a lot of grief! 🙂

    • Ken says:

      True enough. One of my sons is pretty passive. My other one is like me. He is pretty passive until some one flips his switch. A couple of months ago my neighbor’s kid is year older B a good athlete. They were playing in the snow and the neighbor’s kid kept burrying my son’s face in the snow. Finally he had enough, there was a hockey stick nearby, he grabs it and whacks the kid in the head. He sent him to the hospital for a couple of stitches much to my horror because I really like my neighbors. They took a hiatus for a couple of weeks but they play much better together now.

  59. wyoming85 says:

    Tim it’s not always about violence!
    Sometimes you just need to stand your ground!
    ( and sometimes you need to kick the bully in the NUTS)
    either way!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I agree. I didn’t say it was extreme violence or anything. I saw this stuff go on.

      I was like that skinny kid in school but not like that douche bag who got his. I hated watching unpopular kids get bullied, and I saw it a lot. Myself and some some of my other friends got some shit, but because we had connections to older brothers etc. it wasn’t as bad as it could of been.

      I also had respect from playing Little league and Pop Warner from a lot of them as we aged so I was off limits to a point.

  60. Ken says:

    Going to call it a night. Peace to you all.

  61. The Flying Pig says:

  62. Tim Knight says:

    For some reason my post keeps getting rejected. I was trying to compare Tony Lippett to Richard Sherman. Not saying he’ll be as good but Sherman was also a tall rangy 5th rd corner. 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      They’ve been saying it since the draft, lets hope.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’d like to see him play a little bit of WR on the goal line. He’s really nothing like Sherman, just because they both played WR and went to CB…

      • steveccnv says:

        Goal line package – Parker, Lippett, Cameron, Sims, and Landry underneath on first down, then swap out Sims for Ajayi, then swap out Lippett for Damien Williams.

  63. Rhino says:

    Wyoming… 2-0 😉

  64. jetsssuck says:

    I wonder what Jake Scott has to say about coaches like Don Shula forcing players to take pain killers so they can play.

  65. jetsssuck says:

    howard schnellenberger named in lawsuit.

  66. jetsssuck says:

    Don Shula and Howard Schellenberger looking the other way.

  67. olddolphan says:

    DR RHINO; Congrats to your Warriors!
    TONIGHT in Amalie Arena the Lightning will try to take a 3-1 lead over the New York Rangers. –NO DOUBT the Rangers will try whatever it takes to prevent this from happening. HOWEVER, Deflating the puck is NOT an option, according to Rangers’ management!!
    FAU’s Brendon Sanger was named Conference USA’s Player of the Year in baseball!! – -He hit a league best .377 and he’s been on base in 58 of his last 60 games. He and his teammates were stymied by mother nature yesterday as rain hit the Hattiesburg area where the tourney is being held. –With favored Rice already eliminated from the tournament, FAU becomes the favorite to win the C-USA post season tournament. We’ll see if their pitching is up to the task.

  68. wyoming85 says:

    It’s all good Rhino
    They haven’t been blowing them out though!

    It is fun watching Curry and Hardin go at it!

  69. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer · 10m10 minutes ago
    Pic of the Day: Meet Victoria! Victoria previously performed on Broadway with the Rockettes Intensive.

  70. stangerx says:

    The details on Tanny’s contract are out. His cap hit is about $5 mil this year, $11.6 mil in 2016 (less than it would have been under his 5th year option) and then jumps to about $20 mil per year though the 2020 season.


  71. Rhino says:

    I’m a little slow moving around this morning. Drinking nervously during game last night… sips became gulps… it was either that or chew off my fingernails (which I lost already during the Memphis series). lol It’s gonna be lot’s of coffee until I can take a nap after work. 2-0. 54 teams have started 2-0… 50 have won the series.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      Lets not talk about the who was on the last team to do it ok?

      I owe an apology to Wyo, it does indeed appear to be the same team in two different uniforms right now. Life’s going to get a lot harder for the Dubs in Houston.

      You going to any games Rhino?

  72. Jahndoh30 says:

    Hey OD, good luck with your Lightning. I’m pulling for them. Especially if the Ducks advance, I’ll be pulling HARD for TB to win the Cup.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      Also, nice work on this edition. Appreciate the time and effort you put into these. The research is impeccable.

  73. finfanrob says:

    wyoming85 says:
    May 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer · 10m10 minutes ago
    Pic of the Day: Meet Victoria! Victoria previously performed on Broadway with the Rockettes Intensive


    that was nice of you to keep Victoria’s previous basement performance off the blog but it is something she is proud about. not every NLC gets onto the ffr basement pole.

  74. finfanrob says:


    couldnt sleep last night and was just changing the channel and i caught the last min or so of that game. thought about you guys on here who are following the series and thought you all might be having a fun night.

    i dont know who the black abe linclon is but how in the hell do you not at least throw up a prayer shot at the end of the game

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      James Harden, #2 in the MVP race to Steph Curry. LMAO @ black Abe Lincoln.

      He was manned up by two of the best defenders in the league. He should’ve called a TO rather than pass it to Howard for the quick give back, but Curry and Thompson simply willed themselves to a win via defense. Thankfully, because they missed some key shots and had some key turnovers late that allowed Houston to get back into the game.

  75. finfanrob says:


    thanks. like i said not much of an nba fan. seen to many of the games in the past where that ‘defense’ you mentioned last night a foul is called then times like last night it isnt. not to beat a dead horse (wink wink) but i just dont get nba officiating.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      I share the same concerns. But I don’t have much complaint about the officiating so far in this series..they’ve missed some doozies, but when you’re blowing the whistle 50-60 times a game it’s inevitable you’re gonna have some bad calls.

      Last night there was clearly a foul on a curry runner. He was well into the air taking his shot when the defender shuffled his feet over to where Curry was. Curry came down to the floor from his jump and the guy was standing in front/underneath him. Instead of an and 1 (which is guaranteed 3 pt play with Curry at the line), it was a charging and went the other way.

      I saw some go against the Rockets too, and nothing was egregious so I just chalk it up to typical margin of error when making that many calls.

  76. wyoming85 says:

    not every NLC gets onto the ffr basement pole.

    Or out of the basement once they get in!

  77. finfanrob says:

    wyoming85 says:
    May 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

    not every NLC gets onto the ffr basement pole.

    Or out of the basement once they get in!

    deyz gotz to have skillz

  78. finfanrob says:


    i think the nba can do themselves a big favor if they change that and 1. i know it is a base rule of the game, but no other sport rewards a team with a chance to score again after a penalty. just my dumb opinion but i think the game would be much better if the shot is missed you get foul shots if it isnt missed you just move on.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      Than good shooters would get hacked hard every single time by less athletic thugs, it’d actually ruin the offensive game and lead to injuries IMO. Probably lead to the idea of “enforcers” on every roster who’s sole job it is is to hack shooters and foul out.

      I get where you’re coming from, but no other sport has games that routinely score over 100 pts either, so you can’t really base your analysis off of that.

  79. The Flying Pig says:

    New blog up

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