By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)


GAME 16: DEC. 31, 1972 – MIAMI at PITTSBURGH


The Pittsburgh NFL franchise was founded by Arthur J. “Art” Rooney, one of the most colorful owners in league history.  Rooney was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area.  ArtRooneyBoxer-201x300An exceptional athlete as a young man, Rooney was recruited to play football for Notre Dame, baseball for the Boston Red Sox,  and was invited to join the 1920 U.S. Olympic boxing team.  Football was very popular in the Pittsburgh area.  However, the state’s puritanical blue laws prohibited athletic competition on Sundays (the day the NFL played most of its games).  In May of 1933, in anticipation of the repeal of the blue laws, Rooney applied for a franchise in the NFL.  His application was approved on May 19 in exchange for a $2,500 franchise fee.  The new team took the nickname “Pirates” in reference to their baseball landlords at Forbes Field.  In the early years the football Pirates were NOT Rooney’s only (or even his primary) focus.  His office at the Fort Pitt Hotel was shared with the Rooney-McGinley Boxing Club, which promoted prize fights.  He also spent a good amount of his time handicapping and betting on horse racing.  He once won approximately $300,000 in a single day of betting in 1936.  One urban legend suggested that Rooney actually won the Steelers while betting on a horse race.  While this story is not true, Rooney’s gambling skills unquestionably helped keep the franchise alive during the Great Depression.

Bidding wars for star players in the 1930’s made it difficult for teams like the football Pirates to compete with the Giants, the Bears or the Packers.  In 1936, with Rooney’s active input on this issue, the NFL established a college football player1937-at-detroit-200 draft.  This gave less established teams a chance to compete.  In 1938 the Pirates signed future U. S. Supreme Court justice Byron (“Whizzer”) White to a record football contract.  However, White, a star back from Colorado, played just one year for Pittsburgh before leaving to play for the Detroit Lions.  From 1933 to 1939 the football Pirates languished.  Rooney believed a new nickname was in order.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a contest to pick a new moniker.  The name “Steelers” was selected, in homage to the city’s largest industry, steel production.  The new nickname failed to improve Rooney’s football fortunes.  From 1933 to 1969 the Pittsburgh franchise never won a division title, never won a playoff game and never got close to a championship.  The Steelers were so bad that many considered Pittsburgh the NFL’s version of Siberia.  In 1957, Quarterback Bobby Layne led the Detroit Lions to the NFL Championship(under head coach George Wilson, who later became Miami’s first head coach in 1966.)  Two years later, the allegedly hard-drinking Layne, whose play had dropped-off just a bit, was shipped to Pittsburgh by the Lions.untitled1  Layne was so incensed that he put “an eternal curse” on the Detroit Lions organization, saying “they’ll never win another NFL Championship.”  53 years later (in 2012) the Lions are still looking for their next title.  In 1969, Pittsburgh’s fortunes improved dramatically with the hiring of new head coach Chuck Noll.  That year, the Steelers drafted future Hall-of-Famer “Mean” Joe Greene.  In 1970, future HOFers Terry Bradshaw and Mel Blount were selected. In 1971 Jack Ham was drafted and in ’72 Franco Harris joined the list of future Pittsburgh Hall-of-Famers.  The Rooney family’s luck had changed forever.  By the end of the 2011 season the Steelers had won more Super Bowl titles (six), and more AFC Championship games (eight) than any other team in NFL history.  Their 20 division titles since 1972 dwarfs any other franchise.  The Pittsburgh Steelers, the former “Siberia” of the NFL, are now considered the standard by which all other franchises are measured.

Back to Dec. 31, 1972.  The 12-3 Pittsburgh Steelers had never been in a championship game.  NEVER!  They were here because of an amazing stroke of luck, now known as the “Immaculate Reception” with just 22 seconds left in their semi-final game against Oakland.  This roster was filled with young and very talented players.  And the Steelers were playing on their own home field.  They and their home field crowd would NOT be intimidated by the undefeated Miami Dolphins.  Pittsburgh’s offense was led by future Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw.  His top receivers in 1972 were the speedy duo of Ron Shanklin and Frank Lewis, who averaged 17.6 and 14.5 yards per reception, respectively.  Rookie running back Franco Harris rushed for 1,055 yards and 5.6 yards per carry.  Their star-studded defense featured “Mean” Joe Greene, L. C. Greenwood, Jack Ham, Andy Russell and Mel Blount.

The Dolphins, for their part, were one game away from making good on their promise to return to the Super Bowl.  Don Shula, in particular, was fixated on this goal.  He was the only man to lose two of the first six Super Bowls.  Carroll Rosenbloom, the owner of the Colts when they were shocked by the Jets in Super Bowl III, predicted “Shula always freezes up in the big one,”  Shula was determined to prove him wrong.  Strategy-wise, Shula and his staff decided to emphasize what the Dolphins had done best during their first 15 games: run the football and mix-in some short to medium range passes.  Schnellenberger, in particular, wanted to make more use of Miami’s tight ends.  Defensively, Arnsparger believed holding Harris to under 100 yards was an absolute must, so he designed his defense accordingly.


The stage was set.  Pittsburgh fans had waited 40 SEASONS to get to their FIRST conference championship game.  The frenzied 52,000 Steeler fans at Three Rivers Stadium wanted a trip to the Super Bowl more than anything else in the world!!  The game started well for the Steelers.  Glen Edwards picked-off a Morrall pass and returned it to the Miami 48 yard line.  Under Bradshaw’s guidance, the Steelers drove to Miami’s 3-yard line.  Bradshaw faked a hand-off and ran a bootleg.  Jake Scott crushed Bradshaw, hitting him low and flipping him in the air.  Bradshaw landed on his head, fumbling the football into the end zone.  Pittsbur43b8b6fdbd8bef5eeb95d19c7e55ad6e56097761gh caught a huge break when lineman Gerry Mullins fell on the ball for a quick 7-0 Steelers’ lead.  One series later, a very woozy Bradshaw would be forced to leave the game.  His back-up, Terry Hanratty, would run the offense until Bradshaw returned well into the fourth quarter.  Meanwhile, the Miami offense was stymied by Pittsburgh’s youthful defense.  In the second quarter the Dolphins faced fourth down with 5 yards to go.  Punter Larry Seiple, to the surprise of his own team mates, took off running toward the Pittsburgh goal line!  He was finally stopped at the Steelers’ 12!  Larry Csonka ran for 3 yards, then took a short pass from Morrall for the final 9 yards and the tying touchdown!  Seiple’s daring had lifted the Dolphins to a 7-7 tie at halftime in the 1972 AFC Championship Game!  In Miami’s halftime locker, Don Shula was not pleased with the offense.  Earl Morrall was struggling.  The offense needed a spark.  Shula went over to Bob Griese and asked, “Do you think 81df8dad29b368f7b09f91c3f782ea8fc2e2f5a4-300x212you’re ready?” —“Yeah, I’m ready,” replied the studious and confident Griese.  It was a huge gamble.  But it was a gamble Shula felt he needed to take.  Except for a few plays against the Colts in week #14, Griese had seen no live action since being injured early in week #5 against San Diego.  Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh’s locker, Chuck Noll was told Bradshaw was very iffy for the second half by Pittsburgh’s medical staff.  Thus, Miami would start the third quarter with Bob Griese while Pittsburgh’s back-up, Terry Bradshaw, would continue as quarterback.  Absolutely no one could have foreseen a a Griese vs. Hanratty showdown in this AFC Championship Game!

Pittsburgh received the second half kickoff and drove deep into Miami territory.  Franco Harris was having some success in the running game.  But, on 3rd and goal from the 7, a Hanratty pass misfired.  Roy Gerela’s 14-yard field goal attempt was good and, for the second time in the game, Pittsburgh had the lead, this time by a 10-7 margin.  Bob Griese trottedmercury_morris_1972_12_31-300x235 onto the field to begin a drive from the Miami 20.  On third and 6 from the 24, Griese fired a strike to Paul Warfield who caught it in stride over the middle of the field.  The speedy Warfield blew by a couple of defenders before being caught at the Steelers’ 24 yard line!  This 52 yard pass play led to Jim Kiick’s 2 yard touchdown run and the Dolphins, on Griese’s first drive, had retaken the lead 14-10 midway through the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter a Steelers’ drive got into Miami territory.  When it stalled, Roy Gerela attempted a 49-yard field goal.  Huge Maulty Moore BLOCKED Gerela’s kick and Miami recovered at Pittsburgh’s 49 yard line!  Emphasizing the running game, Griese led the Dolphins deeper into Pittsburgh’s end of the field.  A short pass to Marv Fleming kept the drive going.  Finally, from the 3 yard line, dependable Jim Kiick burst through the line of scrimmage and SCORED his second touchdown of the second half!  Center Jim Langer, who controlled “Mean” Joe Greene throughout most of the second half, played a key role in Miami’s ball-control clock-eating ground game.  The Dolphins now had a 21-10 lead well into the fourth quarter.

manny_fernandez_1972_12_31-207x300Chuck Noll was running out of time and options.  He decided to yank ineffective Terry Hanratty (who’d completed only 5 passes for 57 yards) and re-instated Terry Bradshaw.  Bradshaw responded with a quick-strike touchdown drive, culminated by a 12 yard touchdown pass to Al Young.  Would Pittsburgh pull their SECOND miracle comeback in two weeks?

The Steelers’ would have two more offensive chances.  On the first series, Nick Buoniconti intercepted Bradshaw to stop the drive.  The Dolphins eventually punted, giving Pittsburgh one final chance to end Miami’s Perfect Season and extend their own.

Could the “No Name Defense” come up big ONE FINAL TIME? –YES!!!!  Mike Kolen picked-off Bradshaw one final time and that was it! Bob Griese took a knee, the clock ran out, and the MIAMI DOLPHINS WERE RETURNING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!  THE DOLPHINS RAN FOR 193 YARDS AND PASSED FOR 121 YARDS. Tight end Marv Fleming led the team with 5 receptions (as Schnellenberger had planned). And Warfield had the 52-yard bomb  that set-up the first of Jim Kiick’s two second half touchdowns.  Now, at last, the stage was set. The Dolphins would have another chance TO WIN THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL!!  –And they could do it in the greatest style imaginable, A PERFECT SEASON!!!

The 1972 Miami Dolphins were now 16-0!!

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  1. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    May 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You can raise the money by selling off your 5000 magazine collection of Playgirl….LOL

    i would starve before i ever sold them

  2. getterdone says:

    At this time last year, the Dolphins were going through the learning process after the arrival of new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. This year it’s more about fine-tuning for the players.

    Good short video interview with Lazor!

    • D says:

      I posted one yesterday that was a really good one too. I like his candor in interviews, really direct seems really honest. Go back and check that one out i think you will like it too.

      • getterdone says:

        OK, will do…thanks.

        I just hope Lazor & Philbin now let Tanny be the leader, run his own plays from checks & audibles. As well as commit more to the running game which will help the OL in pass protection thus helping Tanny & the new bad ass Receivers we have!

  3. Ken says:

    I guess Jestsucks has to go piss in somebody else’s wheaties now. LOL.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    D, Mike and I are the same generation. He’s 2 years older than me.

  5. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ D

    I definitely have an immature side to me. Whatever makes me laugh is acceptable. Believe me I don’t post half the shit I think of here. LOL

  6. D says:

    Tim i think only reference to your age i ever picked up on was I remember you saying you were part of the music scene during the time of CBGB’s hay day or slightly after so i kinda based it off of that and guesstimated your age. Neither of you guys are really old, but dont tell Mike i said that shhhhhh…

    • Tim Knight says:

      My band tried to get a gig at CBGB’s back in I wanna say 1986 or 1987. We didn’t have management, we handled that ourselves so that’s likely why we couldn’t get in there. They were like who the fuck are you. We weren’t punk but we played mostly originals and had some progressive and avant-garde type stuff.

      • D says:

        Bands i liked from that time arent the punk ones. I like the Ramones but for cutural significance not because i love their music, i liked the Misfits, Dead Boys and Gorilla Biscuits but not among my best bands all time by a long stretch. I preferred the new wave side that came out of there, love the Talking Heads, B52’s and some of the other more standard rock bands like Blondie, Patti Smith Group, Police, ect. Cool stuff though for you to have been that close to what i consider a really influential music scene for my generation.

  7. wyoming85 says:

    For the Girls

  8. getterdone says:

    DGB with his size could really help out a green ass Mariota.

    Dorial Green-Beckham wants to play at 225 pounds this season.
    He wants to shed 12 pounds off his current 237-pound frame. By getting leaner, Green-Beckham is hoping to improve his speed on the outside. The 22-year-old already ran a solid 4.49 40 at the Combine this winter. Green-Beckham, Hakeem Nicks and Justin Hunter will backup starters Harry Douglas and Kendall Wright in the first year of Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota experiment.

    • D says:

      Thats a nice mix of players, most of which have good size. Hunter if you remember is about 6’4 too and runs a 4.4.

  9. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    May 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I guess Jestsucks has to go piss in somebody else’s wheaties now. LOL.

    he said something about setting his grand kids straight with this santa bullshit

    • D says:

      And something about this one extra cute puppy was do his hourly kicking. I think the grankid refrence was that he was going to make them watch it or something.

  10. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    LOL @ D

    I definitely have an immature side to me.

    yeah and there really isnt a place for that on the blog. you should really try to take a more serious approach around here and not fuck off all the time.

  11. D says:

    Damn ya’lls pitcher hit a 430 ft homer. Jesus.

    • D says:

      ESPN retweeted
      ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 42m42 minutes ago

      Noah Syndergaard HR: Thor’s hammer sent ball 430 ft, longest HR today, longest by pitcher since Carlos Zambrano, 2012

    • Tim Knight says:

      The dude is 6-6 240 and was a good all around ball player growing up.

  12. D says:

    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout 4m4 minutes ago

    Matt Miller retweeted ProFootballTalk

    Better headline: “Matt Cassel says nothing unusual about Tom Brady’s balls.”
    Not sure he thought out that statement.

  13. D says:

    St. Louis Rams retweeted
    Gil Brandt ‏@Gil_Brandt 30m30 minutes ago

    Last week on a flight to St. Louis, Rams QB Nick Foles traded his first-class seat to a military service member and took his seat in coach.
    Pretty awesome of him.

  14. Tim Knight says:

    D, I listened to some of the stuff you mentioned but that wasn’t my scene. I respect a lot of those bands and like some of it though.

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins in the Super Bowl?

    No fucking way!

  16. The Flying Pig says:

    Whatchoo talking about Willis???

  17. wyoming85 says:

    You be Trippen!

  18. Tim Knight says:

    And if there was any ambiguity about the situation, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer laid them out very simply.

    “Adrian really has two choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play,” Zimmer told reporters on Wednesday, via the NFL Network. “He’s not going to play for anyone else, that’s just the way it’s going to be.”

    • stangerx says:

      Don’t believe that for a second. Zimmer could lose his job on that one.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Why? The Vikings own Peterson’s rights and that’s it. It’s no different than the Bengals keeping Carson Palmer until they got the deal they were looking for.

      • stangerx says:

        Cause if AP said he would not play him and insisted on it they would trade him. They’d have no choice if he said I’ll retire instead…..and he has more than enough to do that.

  19. stangerx says:

    Who needs a Glock when you have Lucas?
    “Two individuals surprised Deputy Frazier from the shadows and an altercation ensued. One cut him across the forehead with a razor, one choked him, and one grabbed his legs to carry him to the edge of the woods.”

    “Frazier was able to hit a button to release his K-9, Lucas, a black Belgian Malinois, from his car. Lucas bit the attackers, who then tried to flee in their car. As they drove away, Lucas was still hanging onto the leg of one of the assailants”

  20. Tim Knight says:

    wyo, I hate on Heath Evans all the time. I think he’s an asshole.

  21. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I highly doubt Zimmer said that without knowing that’s the Vikings org’s stance on it.

    • stangerx says:

      You very well could be right……so then I am saying the Vikes wouldn’t follow through on it. But that is steps ahead. Just saying if AP has a presser and says I will never play for the Vikes again unless they trade me that they will trade him. Say it was Tanny……would you refuse to get a first for him in the same situation?

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    Who has ever called Suh ” not a team guy”
    His reputation is the exact opposite

    Evans is a major doucheroo
    After defending Tom Brady and the cheats while they cheated I’m not sure how anyone can take him seriously

    This is a piece from last year
    Suh needs to punch Evans in the mouth
    He is the only one saying this about lockerooms and suh

  23. D says:

    stangerx says:
    May 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm
    Cause if AP said he would not play him and insisted on it they would trade him. They’d have no choice if he said I’ll retire instead…..and he has more than enough to do that.
    If he retires though he cant play for anyone else until his contract terms expire with Minnesota. He was right, he either plays with them or they can make sure he doesnt play period. It really doesnt work in Peterson’s favor to go that route, another year older another year away from football.

    • stangerx says:

      I understand that, but remember Barry Sanders……and he didn’t have as much money as AP. Peterson has enough money to do what he wants.

    • D says:

      Reserve/Retired List – If a player retires prior to the expiration of his contract, the team can place him on the Reserve/Retired List and retain its rights to the player under the player’s contract. The contract is tolled, so if, for example, a player retires with 2 years remaining on his contract, and is placed on the Reserve/Retired List, then, if he chooses to “unretire”, the player’s rights are still held by the team to the extent of the remaining 2 years of the contract.

      • stangerx says:

        Good info D, but my point was AP just might just decided to never play football again if they piss him off enough. But my guess is if he made that clear they would trade him…..even if next year.

  24. getterdone says:

    Hopefully Suh will be our Lucas! 🙂

  25. The Flying Pig says:

  26. getterdone says:

    Phins went with a similar prototype player in Bobby McCain a round earlier.

    Lions rookie CB Quandre Diggs played with the first team at OTAs on Wednesday.
    He got some work in at nickel back and “didn’t look too out of place” per beat writer Michael Rothstein. Diggs probably would have played with the second unit had Bill Bentley or Nevin Lawson been healthy. Rothstein noted Diggs was the only rookie to play significant snaps with the first team on Wednesday

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, if Suh punched Evans in the mouth there’s a good chance he’d be punching some guy’s cock as well.

  28. Ken says:

    stangerx says:
    May 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm (Edit)

    Don’t believe that for a second. Zimmer could lose his job on that one.
    Not his job to lose. That would be on Spielman

  29. Mike E. says:

    You guys are pretty tough, I have to admit. Hearing all those injury stories. I remember in college I took a Badminton class and I had a hangnail, it was about ’83 or ’84, and when I sweat, it burned like crazy, so I asked Mrs. Terry if I could be excused from class, but she wouldn’t have any of that, and made me put a band-aid on my boo-boo. It was brutal!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Did she spray it with Bactine too? LOL

      • Mike E. says:

        She did, and I fainted. I came to just in time to get in a game. I played pretty well too, taking just a few breaks to re-wrap the wound. lol

  30. Rockphin says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    May 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    That is pretty cool
    I’m trying to do handstands
    I can;t hold mine very long

    Since I quit smoking 30 days ago …pause for the applause…..Thank you..thank you…..I have been doing a little working out, push ups, pull ups, sit ups, some curls with the curl bar, etc. I am up to being able to do 5 unsupported handstand pushups now!! Feeling good about myself. 😉

  31. Ken says:

    I also think if the Vikings wanted to trade AP it would have been done before the draft. I think the Vikings have more leverage over AP now. AP’s only leverage is to retire and I don’t think he wants to do that. I think AP is trying get some guaranteed money out of the Vikings right now because right now he has no guaranteed money left on his contract. If the Vikings would give him some guaranteed money he would be back there in a heart beat.

    • stangerx says:

      Real Q is if they think AP is willing to follow through. Obviously he has some bad blood over how they handled. Sorta like someone threatening to sue me and I am liable. I say it’s worth a hundred grand to get this out of the way but even if you win I will declare bankruptcy, even if it will ruin my credit rating and it will get you pennies. Am I serious or not?

  32. getterdone says:

    Tom Garfinkel
    If you love sports, watch this to the end…

  33. Al in MIA says:

    LOL @ Heath Evans.
    Still butt hurt over the Fins cutting him 6 weeks into the 2005 season.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah and the super bowl ring he got he was while he was on I/R with the Saints. He had as much to do with his team winning as a penis being the reason for Mother Teresa’s vagina being sore.

  34. Al in MIA says:

    About AP & Barry, don’t have to look too far as we all remember Ricky Williams retirement in Miami. Had he not have to pay back that signing bonus money he blew prior to retiring from the Fins, he might have never come back.

    • stangerx says:

      Absolutely. Ricky didn’t want to come back. We’ll never know what would have happened if he didn’t learn that not doing so meant being poor.

  35. BoulderPhinfan says:

    heath evans is a douche but he does like tanny whenever he talks about him.

  36. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Mike E fainting

  37. Tim Knight says:

    I had to revisit this gif because I can’t believe this guy thinks any of this is going to go well and it’s hilarious.

  38. getterdone says:

    Tim, wasn’t that you on the Jersey Shore this past weekend?

    • Tim Knight says:

      No I’m a little more coordinated than that. LOL

      Seriously I don’t go to the beach that often when we go. We hang around the neighborhood on the lagoons and either drink, go fishing and drink, go kayaking and drink, do chores and drink, or sleep. LOL

  39. finfanrob says:

    way to go mike e. you asswipe. now all we hear tomorrow is jetssuck telling us how evil Mrs Terry was and how she constantly coked up her students and would make them color while on pain killers.

    • jetsssuck says:

      Who’s Mrs Terry? I once had a female good looking teacher in 4th grade who drove me home because my parents couldn’t see the play.She asked me if I was going to give her a goodnight kiss and I was really excited. Well my Uncle who’s baby sitting opens the door with only his boxer shorts. Never got that kiss. Her name wasn’t Mrs Terry or Misses robinson.

  40. Al in MIA says:

    What beach are you by again?
    I used to like going to Manasquan.
    I’m not a boardwalk kinda guy so places like Point Pleasant or Seaside never appealed me though there is a bit of a different in characters at Seaside (sleeze side or scumside as some refer it as lol) than Point Pleasant lol. But both have meat heads walking around which kinda leaves me going “wtf”.

    • Tim Knight says:


      I’m not a boardwalk guy anymore. I was when I was a kid and a teen but I’m not a big fan of crowds and rudeness so that leaves out much of being by the beach. LOL

  41. jetsssuck says:

    Rockphin says:
    May 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    The Flying Pig says:
    May 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    That is pretty cool
    I’m trying to do handstands
    I can;t hold mine very long

    Since I quit smoking 30 days ago …pause for the applause…..Thank you..thank you…..I have been doing a little working out, push ups, pull ups, sit ups, some curls with the curl bar, etc. I am up to being able to do 5 unsupported handstand pushups now!! Feeling good about myself. 😉
    —————————————————————————————————–good 4 u
    every urge that u defeat is a victory 4 u.

  42. D says:

    Congrats Rock on quitting, keep it up man.

    • D says:

      And thats what she said……………

    • stangerx says:

      Makes Rock a far better man than me.

      • jetsssuck says:

        It took me several attempts before I quit for good. My wife used the patch and it has been almost 2 yrs 9 months. Try tapering off like they do in drug programs.

      • stangerx says:

        Thanks JS — have given it a bunch of shots. Got down to three per day after months but for some reason couldn’t go lower. And it was a battle to get there. Then went back up when a fan got hit by the shiot each time. Least I smoke what they used to call lights 🙂

      • jetsssuck says:

        If my wife can quit from a 2.5 packs a day so can you. Like I said she used the nicotine patch. They make these quit smoking aids more successful than years back

      • stangerx says:

        Thanks JS — you have more faith in me than I do.

  43. Mike E. says:


    Did you ever go to Phillips beach in Deal, AKA the Conover Pavilion?

  44. Al in MIA says:

    I can’t get enough of the grasshopper mouse.
    That has to get incorporated somehow into your storyline LOL. Especially the way it howls to defend its territory

    Another bad ass clip

  45. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    Nope, lol. What goes on there?
    I went as far north as Long Branch and went to Belmar a bunch of times to hit up Bar A

    • Mike E. says:

      It’s just quieter than some of the other beaches, and they have their own private beach, which is great. They also have their own parking, which IMO beats everything. In addition, they have a snack shop too, where you can get burgers and hot dogs etc. I used to go there all the time, now i hardly get to the beach, but I always consider it, because if you’re there before 11AM, you’re almost definitely getting a spot.

  46. getterdone says:

    [video src="https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CFu5cWfWgAA1lSQ.mp4" /]

  47. getterdone says:

  48. Ken says:

    Alright my work day is coming to a close. It was good to be in the office the last couple of days so I had some time to catch up with you all here. Back to court tomorrow. I am out. Peace to you all.

  49. Al in MIA says:

    One thing I’ll never understand is the beach badge (paying to go onto the beach sand area) system they have in many Jersey places. I get paying to go onto parkland or a private island but not just plain old paying to access sand LOL.

  50. Al in MIA says:

    Counting down the days yet? LOL.

  51. Mike E. says:


    I also think it’s fucking ridiculous to have to pay to go on to a beach.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s been that way for as long as I can remember. Absurd.

      • Mike E. says:

        I grew up right across the street from the beach in Brooklyn, and I never had to pay to get on the beach. 26 years I just walked right on. Granted, those beaches weren’t as clean as the beaches in Jersey, but that doesn’t mean it’s right to charge to walk on to the sand, without supplying any other amenities for your money.

      • D says:

        The statement “Not as clean as the beaches in Jersey” scares the shit out of me lol. Is ya’ll beach situation really that bad?

  52. jetsssuck says:

    what happened to gigi I asked u guys to make sure she didn’t go over the edge of the flat earth…

  53. D says:

    Hold My Beer GIFs @HoldMyBeerGif · 21h 21 hours ago

    Hold my beer while I do my exercise.

  54. D says:

    Pretty sure my asshole would have given into peer pressure to shit all over itself about half way around that curve.

  55. D says:

    Omar KellyVerified account

    To @HeathEvans44 I have a right to my opinion, as do you. If you’re sensitive about my criticism of your work that’s on you.Get thicker skin
    LOL people calling Omar out too for that comment…..

    LandShark ‏@LandShark_13 2m2 minutes ago

    @OmarKelly @HeathEvans44 @jaredv87 Wow… Pot >Kettle Kettle > Pot conversation right there!

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    • D says:

      Ive been watching their tweet spat, its kinda funny but everything Omar keeps bringing up can be turned right back at him. He does exactly the same shit.

      • D says:

        Omar has been pretty fucking rude to Tannehill, racist even, as well as Hartline who despised him. He apparently is afraid to cross the line with Suh, which is disappointing because i wanna see him fold him like a pice of NY style pizza and stuff him in his beellay.

  57. olddolphan says:

    Just finished dinner. Looked on this site and saw a discussion about free/pay beaches. –Growing up in Palm Beach County lots of us used to go to a wonderful FREE BEACH right on Palm Beach!!–Eventually the snooty ones wanted to charge $10 just for the “privilege” of driving into Palm Beach if you were not a resident. Then another big fee to go to the BEACH which is PUBLICLY OWNED!!! –Fortunately, the Palm Beach County commision (located in WEST PALM BEACH) shot down all of the snooty ideas that were intended to keep the “unwashed” OUT of their area. We took GREAT DELIGHT in making vulgar comments to the “holier than thou” pompous old bags who were driven around (usually at 10 to 15 MPH) by equally stuffy chauffeurs in medieval uniforms!! –One of my classmates made the mistake of mooning members of the Galbraith Family (former owners of the Pirates and several big corporations). My friends BARELY escaped a police officer who was hell-bent on arresting the entire carload !!! –We laughed about that incident FOR YEARS!!

  58. jetsssuck says:

    Mike E. says:
    May 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    You guys are pretty tough, I have to admit. Hearing all those injury stories. I remember in college I took a Badminton class and I had a hangnail, it was about ’83 or ’84, and when I sweat, it burned like crazy, so I asked Mrs. Terry if I could be excused from class, but she wouldn’t have any of that, and made me put a band-aid on my boo-boo. It was brutal!
    LOL———-did she kiss your boo-boo?
    jetsssuck says:
    May 27, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Who’s Mrs Terry? I once had a female good looking teacher in 4th grade who drove me home because my parents couldn’t see the play.She asked me if I was going to give her a goodnight kiss and I was really excited. Well my Uncle who’s baby sitting opens the door with only his boxer shorts. Never got that kiss. Her name wasn’t Mrs Terry or Misses robinson.

  59. Tim Knight says:

    D, the Jersey beaches did have issues some years back with that medical waste dumping that was going on, but they are much cleaner the last decade or whatever it’s been. Both in the surf where it’s clear and in deep water where it’s a dark blue. It doesn’t look like Florida or the Caribbean, but much better than it once was.

  60. steveccnv says:

    Talk about the running game above and running away from Suh:

    It doesn’t matter if the opponent runs away from Suh or not, the point is when you can shut something down without putting an extra player there your entire D becomes better. Think about what Revis did for the cheats last yr, they didn’t give safety help most of the time, so that extra man could freelance or help out somewhere else. If we can stop the run this yr, then the safeties don’t have to come up and can concentrate on the passing game. Would be nice to have the nickel as the base D.

  61. Rockphin says:

    Oh, I caught up on GOT last night on my DVR and have to ALRIGHT! Cersie get’s what is coming! Yeah bitch!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I haven’t been able to catch up and now I’ve seen parts of the last two episodes but I don’t care. I kind of know what’s going on. LOL

      • Rockphin says:

        you should just binge out the two hours and catch up. I was like FUCK YEAH! HAH! SAW THAT ONE COMING! DUMB PROUD BITCH.

  62. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    May 27, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Makes Rock a far better man than me.

    No way Stanger, not better, just more determined in this matter.

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    Some one mentioned the Dolphins in the Super Bowl???

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Rock, just like Joffrey Baratheon got his, it’s time for that piece of shit Ramsey Bolton to die a horrible death unless that’s already happened and I missed it. But it’s coming.

  65. Rockphin says:

    Autumn Calabrese if freakin supa hot. Wicked Stupid hot.

  66. olddolphan says:

    My thanks, again, to all of you who wrote nice comments on game #16 of ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. —TO ANSWER ‘SON-OF-A-SON’S Question about who would have hosted the ’72 AFC Championship had Oakland defeated Pittsburgh in the “Immaculate Reception” game: –Sonj, I don’t know for sure BUT, the following season, the Dolphins hosted the AFC title game because it was the AFC East’s turn to do so (irrespective of won-lost records). So I have to assume that had Oakland held on for the win in ’72, the AFC West (Oakland) would have hosted the ’72 title game in the AFC. –HOPE that answers your question.
    ALL THIS suggests a poll of our readers for the upcoming NFL season: Which teams will win the AFC and NFC titles; and which of those two will win Supler Bowl 50?? –If you get all 3 right an appropriate reward will be presented at the following group get-together! —Make that “SUPER BOWL 50!”

  67. getterdone says:

    Miko says;

    Some one mentioned the Dolphins in the Super Bowl???

  68. Rockphin says:

    She is Marvel Superhero hot…

  69. Rockphin says:

    I just got stuck for 15 mins watching her infomercial…….

  70. Rockphin says:

    Hornitos…not just any tequila

  71. son of a son of a shula says:

    Heath at it again I see. He’s such a douche bag. He wouldn’t say shit to Suh’s face, I guarantee it.

  72. wyoming85 says:

    I want to thank you again for the great history lesson that everyone ( including the team ) should read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. wyoming85 says:

    Those eye’s say I’m gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Al in MIA says:

    What cracks me up about Health ‘s comments on Suh is that he says “selfish” like it’s a bad thing. Plenty of elite professional athletes are selfish and Suh doesn’t handle the rock so who gives a fuck. Heath must be assuming Suh intentionally puts his team in bad situations with his penalties because he only cars about himself which is silly. Heath wishes he had as much fire as Suh.

  75. wyoming85 says:

    BAD to the BONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Tim Knight says:

    I know it’s early, but anyone think DeVante Parker isn’t going to be a difference maker? If we had to rely on him only, maybe I’d be concerned. But we don’t. He’s one of multiple receivers. He also gives us an element we haven’t had in a long time – long and rangy as a hands catcher.

    Don’t mention Marshall because he was/is a Diva who demanded the ball regardless of situation. He wanted his 100 catches and never making the playoffs didn’t matter – that’s his MO. Wallace didn’t give a fuck after his payday either.

    Really, replace Wallace’s 10 TDs? Seriously? LOL

    Think about dividing it up or one guy goes bonkers. It’s not that complicated. LOL

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It doesn’t matter about replacing Wallace’s TD’s as long as Tannehill gets his plus more hopefully then somebody will get them.

  77. Rhino says:

    Wyoming…. 4-1 was the correct call after all. 😉

    Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland LeBrons

  78. steveccnv says:

    James Harden, a one man wrecking crew, almost singled handedly got the Rockets back in the series, with an unprecedented triple double.11/13/14, that’s right 11 shots, 13 turnovers, and 14 pts 😛

  79. steveccnv says:

    I like both teams Rhino, but I think I’ll be leaning towards GSW, LeBron has got his I want Curry to get one.

  80. CaliGigi says:

    Jahn and Rhino: Congrats!! Beat the Cavs!!!! 4 more to go!!!

  81. CaliGigi says:

    Also, anyone who thought for a second that James Harden is better than Dwyane Wade is on crack

  82. Rockphin says:


    It’s not Anything that lots of people on here haven’t already said, But god damn it I don’t like reading it!! I hope he is wrong but I know deep down he’s not

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