ABSOLUTE PERFECTION: THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS

By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

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

THE 1972 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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.

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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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385 Responses to ABSOLUTE PERFECTION: THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS

  1. jetsssuck says:

    The Roonies own lots of business’ including the west palm beach dog race track. They also own a sports bar close to hypoluxo road( WPB) this place is real cool with really cool people.

  2. wyoming85 says:

    “We’re coming along great,” Tannehill said. “He’s a good player. You can see his athleticism, his natural ability, already. He made a bunch of good catches today — catches where he’s using his body, keeping the defender off of him. He catches the ball with his hands.”

    http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/05/27/dolphins-rookie-wr-devante-parker-impresses-quarterback-ryan-tannehill/

  3. son of a son of a shula says:

    Super Bowl Bound Miami Dolphins!
    We should send this series to the team. I have no question that Coach Philbin would really enjoy it.
    So when I was a kid I had a #43 Steelers jersey, Frank Lewis. Back in the day before it was cool to have a Palomalu 43.
    And before anyone even starts, our loyalties were just being formed and mom was shopping for 5 kids. It wasn’t even a home jersey it was an away white.

  4. olddolphan says:

    I HOPE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU enjoys game #16 of “ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.”—I especially hope you find the historical narrative interesting and instructive. It’s hard to believe the Steelers went 39 straight years without even making the playoffs! – – And that was in a league that had about 10-12 teams for most of those 39 seasons! –The lesson to be learned is COACHING, especially the NEED for an outstanding head coach. Pittsburgh DID NOT have good coaching, and they floundered, despite all the efforts of the Rooney Family.–Miami, today, does NOT have a proven head coach. They’ve lacked one for at least the last 14 seasons, which, not coincidentally, is the length of their playoff winless streak, THE LONGEST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY!! –NO ONE on this board wants to have a 39 year dry spell like the Steelers had. –But if Ross does NOT find an outstanding head coach, the current streak could get MUCH LONGER!!–It’s no accident that George Wilson only won 3 games his 4th and final season while Don Shula took essentially the same team (with the meaningful addition of Warfield) and turned them into champions!
    ————
    Having the “RIGHT COACH” is, IMHO, the single most important factor in building a Super Bowl winner!–Talk to you after work.

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

    OD, if the “Immaculate Reception” hadn’t happened and the Raiders went on to win where would the Dolphins – Raiders Championship game have been held?

  6. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t care what his wife say’s!
    He’s fun to have around!

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes does a handstand during an NFL organized team activities football practice, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/gallery/sports/football/photos-miami-dolphins-otas/gCS28/?ecpm=pbp_social_twitter_sports_sfp#7336222

  7. The Flying Pig says:

    Woop Woop!
    We going to the Super Bowl!
    great piece OD

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Well done once again, OD.

    I would love to see the 2015 Dolphins go to the Super Bowl and shock the shit out of everyone. 🙂

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    Shocked!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      FYI
      all 32 teams were named in the lawsuit

      • Ken says:

        Exactly it wasn’t unique to the Dolphins but I am sure the Dolphins and Shula probably did stuff like that just as everyone else was.

      • jetsssuck says:

        yes but goes back the farthest with Tom Landry and don shula. It still doesn’t make it right what they did.It’s a despicable act where players had to agree to drugs or be cut the players had no leverage. How many players were given a second chance with dolphins and meractously played great for them. Was it because they were forced to take shots and play. Jake Scott didn’t talk to shula for years—-Why?

      • Ken says:

        Jetsuck:
        Stuff like that goes back a lot further than Shula and Landry. It may not have been named in the suit but there are all kinds of stories of coaches getting players back into the game when hurt. Lombardi used to deal with concussions but having another player take the concussed player back into the locker room and smacking him upside the head to shake the cobwebs off. A little different protocol exists now. I don’t know if it makes it right or not but it was what they knew and believed at the time.

    • Ken says:

      I don’t doubt that some stuff like that happened. It was the mentality and mindset of the coaches and players at the time. In hindsight we now know better.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s pretty much the case with lots of things in society. Different times had different principles. People used to smoke everywhere, drink and drive etc.

      • Ken says:

        Hey Tim I still do all that stuff. Oh wait a minute.

  10. Ken says:

    At least Shula didn’t deflate any balls nor was he stealing the Redskins or Vikings play calls.

  11. Try Pod says:

    Oh, boy- I was wrong, it really does exist. I mean, if she doesn’t know the truth, who would?

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/kylie-jenner-has-some-questions-about-chemtrails-154817355.html

  12. Tim Knight says:

    jetssucks, back in the day football was a really tough game, tougher than today for all sorts of reasons – rules, equipment, medical etc., and just like with anything else, men didn’t have to play if they chose not to.

    You’re an ex-military guy, you think everything done there is right?

    • jetsssuck says:

      To threaten a player and fill prescriptions in their name is wrong and will always be wrong past or present. The suit claims the players were not made aware of the consequences of playing or even the extent of their injuries. You can’t compare the military with a game.

      Shula was a good coach but if these allegations are proven true then he could be stripped of all his wins and I believe this is the correct punishment for jeopardizing players long term health and to a extent lifes

      • jetsssuck says:

        local sports announcers say this is possible…

      • Tim Knight says:

        You can’t change history even though dopey organizations do it all the time specifically the NCAA. Yeah okay strip him of wins that actually happened. So who won the game then?

        I can compare human behavior in any walk of life. We’re talking about someone forcing others to do something regardless of where.

    • jetsssuck says:

      Joe Paterno was striped of his victories. I would guess the NFL would throw these coaches under the bus before the whole NFL be held liable.

  13. Ken says:

    Alright I gotta go to a deposition. I am out for now. Peace.

  14. getterdone says:

    Love how people think I only talk to people on twitter I’m smarten than. This is why I hate new twitter followers.

    • D says:

      If our CB roster wasn’t chock full id take a chance on him. I think there is talent there, just needs to be developed.

  15. D says:

    Problem with investigating past team conduct in today’s society is you arent judging them based on standards of that era, and you are punishing them as if they were doing it today with all the knowledge we have from today. They might as well go back and sue Riddell and other equipment manufacturers for not having as advanced equipment as they have today or sue the team physicians for not knowing how to treat/identify injuries as they do today. Each of these also contributed to these injuries and the treatment of them but they are going after coaches and the NFL for not being WELL advanced past the normal knowledge level of others of the time. I know even when i was growing up a common treatment for someone suspected of a concussion was if they didnt vomit or have really bad spells of dizziness, just to make sure they stayed awake for a certain period of evaluation time, evaluation mind you that included your mother/father watching over you not a team of doctors.

    • jetsssuck says:

      former Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, would tell players they would be cut from the team if they did not take the painkillers and keep playing.

      “NFL teams and their medical staffs withheld information from players about the nature and seriousness of their injuries, while at the same time handing out prescription painkillers, anti-inflammatories and other dangerous drugs to mask pain and minimize lost playing time.” They also contend prescriptions were filled in their names without their knowledge.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Why not just eliminate NFL records across the board from that era and pretend it never happened. This isn’t isolated to one or a few coaches. I bet when they really look at it, it would be hundreds.

      • jetsssuck says:

        I don’t know about that but from the book griese wrote he says a former dolphin said it was a different culture when he played with the vikings.

      • jetsssuck says:

        I’m sorry I shouldn’t have mentioned the book that Bob Griese wrote PERFECTION becaud no has read it or plans to read it. It has no dirty little secrets that are believable considering that Shula was a church going guy.

  16. stangerx says:

    Great as ever OD……and onto the Superbowl.

    I forgot that Bradshaw didn’t play most of the game. Guess any perfect season has to come with some “what ifs.”

  17. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 27, 2015 at 10:26 am
    You can’t change history even though dopey organizations do it all the time specifically the NCAA. Yeah okay strip him of wins that actually happened. So who won the game then?

    I can compare human behavior in any walk of life. We’re talking about someone forcing others to do something regardless of where.
    ————————————–
    I still think Paterno should have vacated his wins. Thats a disgusting thing he did and overlooked in order not to potentially hurt his chances to continue to win games. He knew it might lose him some scholarships and potentially even put them in a situation where a deeper investigation turned over more skeletons, so in order to avoid it he turned a blind eye to child sexual abuse. That hit such a disgusting level i cant believe they gave those wins back.

    There are some cases that i think can be made for vacating wins, and yes it probably should be more reasonable in some cases but in case of gross negligence or something outside the norm of the day, as i think was the case with Shula, i cant see them doing it, nor do i feel it should be done.

    Penn state though practically have walked away from this untarnished. They were forgiven as a team, they forgave the coach that let it go on, and now they are right back where they were before the scandal. These kids endured more years of this abuse than Penn State did punishment for it, and they will suffer with it for rest of their lives. That one IMO is complete and utter bullshit.

  18. BoulderPhinfan says:

    If teams are gonna run at us they’ll probably run to the left side (weak side) and stay away from suh, wake, jenkins.

    • stangerx says:

      They’ll be running on us, and away from Suh makes sense. Have a feeling that if goes up the middle it will be only to keep us honest or on draw plays.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Jenkins played weak side last year. I believe McCain is playing SOLB to start the offseason.

  19. The Flying Pig says:

    Still shocked by Tim’s 9:32…

  20. stangerx says:

    Parker shared first-team reps with veteran Greg Jennings. Obviously that’s not a competition any of our wideouts wins against Parker. Wonder if it will stick that way to they’ll rotate who shares to get each of the top 4 equal reps with the firsts.

    • D says:

      I think they rotate the WR’s pretty much across the board. As was said many time they want a receiver to line up in multiple places, so i think there are times when we will see Jennings and Parker on the field at the same time. Only guy i see as odd man out is Matthews and i think he only touches the field in rare circumstances. I definitely understand his desire to be traded even if its a pussies way out of a bad situation. Matthews needs to nut up and win a spot in a rotation. GB one year pretty much flip flopped what receiver had the hot game James Jones, Cobb, Jennings, Nelson, and Driver. If you look at it its similar setup here and if Matthews just shows he can produce we will have a roster full of productive receivers.

  21. D says:

    jetsssuck says:
    May 27, 2015 at 10:35 am
    Joe Paterno was striped of his victories. I would guess the NFL would throw these coaches under the bus before the whole NFL be held liable.
    ——————————————
    He was given them back, and to me his failure as a coach for sake of winning was WAY worse.

  22. D says:

    Kong was pretty shocked too.

  23. Tim Knight says:

    D, I just don’t believe in changing history after the fact. It’s not realistic. We already know the outcome, changing it is phony for the sake of appeasing certain folks.

  24. getterdone says:

    Hmm, perhaps worth a look in our ZBS if Benton thinks he doesn’t have the right OG’s yet.

    Redskins released RG Chris Chester.
    Chester, 32, has started all 64 games for Washington the past four seasons, but isn’t a fit for coach Jay Gruden’s power-blocking scheme at just 305 pounds. The veteran remained a serviceable guard last season, especially in pass protection, so he should get another look. The Redskins save $4 million against the cap with the move. Spencer Long is now the favorite at right guard.

  25. getterdone says:

    Stanger, it’s early to decide who should start between Parker & Jennings. They both could start at times with Stills on the sideline in rotation. Lots of interesting ways to go with this versatile group.
    It also could be very different week to week based on an opponent matchup.

    Go Phins!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think it matters because we use 3 WRs a lot and guys need a breather.

    • D says:

      Pretty much said same thing in reply to Stanger above. Its going to be a rotational system. People (not saying you specifically Stanger) cant seem to break themselves of the mentality that the offense has 3 WR’s and they are static and they only run their own route trees depending on the X Y Z placement. We have X X X receivers. and sometimes will have X X X X. Hell if you count the TE’s we potentially have X X X X X lol. You get the idea,

      • D says:

        Its a LOT harder to defend when you have versatile receivers that can line up anywhere and run any routes. You cant predict plays, you cant pick a specific receiver to double. You have to commit both safeties to stay home and sit in their own zones. Its really really hard to stop an offense built around receiver who catch every pass their way, and take short quick passes (nullifing pass rush) and turn those into big gains. Look at the receivers we have and tell me thats not what we are building.

      • stangerx says:

        D — the system is like that much more than most, but there does to seem a substantial difference in what routes tend to be run depending on whether a receiver lines up in the slot or on the boundary. At this point I’m assuming that Parker and Stills will be boundary Landry slot. Jennings very well may be the swing guy who does some of each.

  26. The Flying Pig says:

    What did Tim say???

  27. The Flying Pig says:

    Can’t believe what Tim said at 9:32!

  28. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Piggy!

  29. getterdone says:

    D, yes agreed on our WR corp….one thing Philbin came to Miami saying from day 1, was he wanted receivers that can play all the spots.
    Then Jeffro ran out and spent $60M on 9route Wallace….smh

  30. Mike E. says:

    Wow, crazy stuff I’m reading here this morning. I’d bet a lot of coaches were doing bad things to keep their players on the field. It was a different culture in the NFL back then, These guys were like gladiators. Did gladiators still get paid if a lion ate his head off? It was a different world, just like many MLB players used to take amphetamines. You can’t change everything to suit today’s standards. While it may have been wrong, it was commonplace across the NFL, so that’s all there is to it.

  31. getterdone says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    This year we’ll truly see who Ryan Tannehill is, and how good he can be. I honestly have no idea. But we’ve been patient long enough.
    _______________________________
    Tanny to Suh: Hey big man, go stuff that braided coconut in the dirty laundry bin!

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins in the Super Bowl?!?!

  33. The Flying Pig says:

    The saga of Piggy’s jeep has been resolved
    (I think)
    Looks like its a black jeep for me
    The dealer cut a little more off the costs
    So I took it.

    I pick it up tomorrow

    Now prepare World!
    Clear the streets!!!

  34. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I also think we’ll see Cameron in-line, H-back, slot and wide from his TE position.

  35. Mike E. says:

    I had a black car once. Nothing looks better when clean. I had to wash it all the time though, and I did. I was insane.

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL

    • Mike E. says:

      My wife’s truck is black. Again, it looks great when clean. It does show every lick of dirt too though.

    • jetsssuck says:

      You are correct about it looking great after being washed but who wants to wash it every 3-4 days. I can’t get the grand kids to wash my car for 5 bucks but they can leave a pork chop under my seat for several days.

  36. getterdone says:

    I would have went with the one with the lift kit in it. Those aren’t cheap. Good for the floods headed to NY.

  37. Oy!! More Shula slander…..

    • jetsssuck says:

      why do you say it’s slander when Bob Griese says it happened in locker room and with the latest lawsuit it tells a believable fact with a lawsuit. YOU JUST CAN’T HANDLE THE

      • Ken says:

        I don’t think anyone is saying it did not happen, rather it was the culture in the league at the time. Notice all 32 teams were sued. I am not even judging if ti was right or wrong it was just part of the league.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        LOL @ The Few Good Men reference

      • Whatever you have it out for him….if every team was found guilty of the same thing why would you single him out? Nothing you post here will ever change how I view him or think about him. You can’t handle that truth.

      • jetsssuck says:

        The degree of being competitive shouldn’t be determined by people/coaches who have no good intentions for a person/player and is only looking out for their own benefit. I forgot to mention Howard Schellenberger was named in the lawsuit also. It wasn’t common throughout the league the lawsuit contents from the early 70’s to the 2000’s.

  38. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, living in the city you’ll probably get a bunch of dings anyway with crazy drivers, cabbies, rickshaws and bicycles etc.

  39. Ken says:

    Piggy is getting ready to do some 4 wheeling in NYC.

  40. The Flying Pig says:

    This is what it looks like

  41. Tim Knight says:

    One of my daughters’ friends has one of these and drove it to my house on Memorial Day when we had a BBQ. He gave me and another friend a ride around the block. The thing probably only does 40 MPH but can basically drive over anything.

  42. Ken says:

    Piggy:
    Come take it for a test ride to Connecticut some day. I will buy the beers.

  43. Mike E. says:

    Piggy inspecting the car at the dealer . . .

  44. Saw the Eagles in Bakersfield last night – was an awesome show in a not so awesome arena (actually was terrible) but was a blast. Got home at 2 am in the office at 7:30….weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  45. The Flying Pig says:

    Did some one say “Dolphins in the Super Bowl”?!?!

  46. Mike E. says:

    Piggy will be cruising the streets of Manhattan looking for this

  47. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    You need to go to north Jersey, pick up Tim, and then head south to my place. Ken can meet you at Tim’s.

  48. The Flying Pig says:

    What’s this about the Dolphins in the Super Bowl???

  49. The NFL has been on the receiving end of numerous lawsuits from former players in recent years, and yet another surfaced last week on the basis that all 32 NFL teams allegedly pushed the use of painkillers on their players.
    ___________________________________________

    It’s all Coach Shula’s fault…..no one else…..SMMFH.

  50. BoulderPhinfan says:

    tim,
    didn’t jenkins play on wake side? I thought that’s strong side. But what do I know.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Wake is on the strong side. Jenkins is listed as a WOLB but he likely played both sides and there were times we went 5-2. The strong side is whatever side the TE is on so that can change. Wake rarely goes to the other side regardless though.

  51. Ken says:

    Off to lunch. BBL. Peace.

  52. Mike E. says:

    The strong side is usually considered where the RT lines up, which is usually where the TE lines up next to. Like Tim said, they can move the TE to the other side too, but the strong side is the RT side.

  53. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins in the Super Bowl?
    Is that a typo?

  54. Mike E. says:

    ::::singing:::: “Orange Bowl elevator, Shula goes up, Jake Scott goes down

    • That is a bad visual…..lol

    • jetsssuck says:

      what did Shula say to him? FU and Jake Scott said NO FU and when the elevator opened Jake Scott decided to leave the OB and head back to Hawaii instead of attending the 10 year reunion of the perfect season.

    • jetsssuck says:

      Still, when he wouldn’t shoot up the shoulder with painkillers for an exhibition game, Shula and Scott got in a yelling match in the locker room. The next day, Scott was traded to Washington for the forgettable Bryan Salter.

  55. Don “Scarface” Shula….

  56. Al in MIA says:

    Piggy,
    Saw this random rerun on NatGeo on deadliest small animals and one of the animals in particular reminded me of you LOL

  57. BoulderPhinfan says:

    so is jenkins weak side or strong side. I thought he always played on the left of misi or behind wake. I didn’t think they moved him but maybe I missed it.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He’s listed as a weakside OLB but plays both sides based on where the TE is lined up. Most LBs are somewhat interchangeable. Jenkins can also play MLB in spots.

  58. finfanrob says:

    stanger

    i just won a million dollars, so the fest is on me this year. just let me go ahead and reply to this email and we are going to party.

  59. herdfan says:

    I don’t think you can judge someone for past actions by today’s standards. Back in that era, it wasn’t known what damage could be done by playing with a concussion, or whatever strain or sprain you had. I think it was more if nothing was broken then you take something to get rid of the pain, problem solved. By the same token, I’ve heard it said that the importance of drinking water, staying hydrated wasn’t considered important back then, it was seen as a treat, something sissies did. So there’s that.

    Medicine and how you treat illnesses and injuries evolve like everything else. George Washington was bled to death because at the time it was thought that was a way to rid the body of infection. So Jake Scott should just be happy they had stopped that practice by the time he was playing football. 🙂

    • jetsssuck says:

      Maybe they should have told the players the severity of their injuriesand in some cases not at all informing them instead of giving pain masking drugs so they could get back on the field also. Hydration was very important dating back to the early days.Gatoraid was invented at UF also and it was first called stokley I believe.

  60. finfanrob says:

    in other news……..i see jetssuck is trying to get shula stripped. you kinky devil you

  61. Try Pod says:

    Tim,
    The truck you showed above is called “Duece-and-a-Half” in military parlance, for its capacity of 2.5 tons. It was also designed to run on five different types of fuel. I think they were generally governed to about 50mph when I was in the army, and of course they had all-wheel drive capabilities.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m not sure that was the exact truck but it looked like that. The owner said his was an infantry/supplies transport.

  62. finfanrob says:

    jetsssuck says:
    May 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    just telling it as it is.Shula was far from being a angel as some believe on this blog.

    if that is what floats your boat to pop others bubbles then go for it dude. you seem to get some perverted enjoyment out of it. so have at it

  63. Jetssuck: He (Coach Shula) is the reason we won 2 Super Bowls and have the only undefeated season in NFL history but evidently he pissed you off somehow. I don’t care what he did to get this team to win — he did it. And you singling him out of a lawsuit against all 32 teams is kind of silly and they did not have the technology back then that they do now. But feel free to carry on with the bashing….you will not tarnish his legacy.

    • jetsssuck says:

      So you approve of drug use? You approve of threatening players to play hurt without concern for players health?

      I don’t care what he did to get this team to win — he did it.

  64. Randy says:

    Strong side is whichever side the TE lines up on. It can be the left or right side. That’s in a standard line. Nowadays, we see teams putting in an extra OL more and more. Basically, the strong side is the one with more guys on it.

  65. D says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    May 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm
    tim,
    didn’t jenkins play on wake side? I thought that’s strong side. But what do I know.
    Reply
    Tim Knight says:
    May 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm
    Wake is on the strong side. Jenkins is listed as a WOLB but he likely played both sides and there were times we went 5-2. The strong side is whatever side the TE is on so that can change. Wake rarely goes to the other side regardless though.
    —————————————–
    Who taught you guys football 😛 JBB. WOLB is the left side OLB which is the side Suh and Wake play on but its not called weak side on the DL. its just LDE, LDT.

    • D says:

      Also pretty sure even if they did call it weakside, after Suh was brought in to play there he had it changed.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Wake and Suh play on what is typically the strong side. Back in the day the TE normally lined up on the right side of the offense, left side of the defense. That’s why RTs used to be considered the run blockers and didn’t have to have the feet of the LT who faced the weak side pass rushers.

  66. finfanrob says:

    getterdone

    yep, pretty much what i picture

  67. jetsssuck says:

    Gigi (@Mrs2620) says:
    May 27, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Whatever you have it out for him….if every team was found guilty of the same thing why would you single him out? Nothing you post here will ever change how I view him or think about him. You can’t handle that truth.
    ————————————————————————————————————————-
    If 99 people told you the earth was flat and then one person told you that is wrong by providing proof that the earth is not flat would you still believe the earth is flat because you can’t handle logical reasoning or because you are afraid or lazy to research. Maybe you just can’t handle the truth and have to accuse people of slanderous lies when you are knowingly wrong.

    • Don;t ever accuse me of being afraid or not wanting to research. I see what is out there – ALL 32 TEAMS NAMED in the lawsuit and yes Coach Shula is in there as well. And? Whay are you even a fan of this team if you bash the ONLY coach who has led us to win 2 Super Bowls? Keep bashing away — have at it you obviously are getting ogff on doing so.

      • Typo city…ooops

      • jetsssuck says:

        I said you were afraid to research because you didn’t research the book perfection and you accused me of slander. FYI the lawsuit names all 32 teams from the early 70’s to the early 2000’s. The whole league (32 teams)was not guilty of 1 time period. I heard if you go to the new world trade center observatory you can see the curvature of the earth…..

        If the lawsuit proves shula as knowingly pressuring players then I will disown him but I have always been a dolfan. The players names and coaches names mean nothing to me only the logo on the helmet.

  68. finfanrob says:

    gigi

    that isnt the worst thing that low life shula did. he would walk right past a gum wrapper without picking it up. what a POS

  69. naplesfan2010 says:

    Strong side D is governed by what the O does as Randy says. The side of the D that is opposite of where the TE lines up is the Strong side. Therefore your strong side LB (SOLB) goes over to that side to cover the TE. If they split the TE out wide, sometimes that changes what some DC’s do about that.

  70. LMAO FFR — yeah we have Mr. Clean as Head Coach now and we have not win diddly. Let him carry on he is weirdly enjoying bashing the Coach. Gotta run had yesterday off.

  71. Randy says:

    When I started playing organized football, we would get one water break in a 2 hour practice. And, if the coaches didn’t like the way practice was going….they may skip the water break.

    And, even though most already knew that concussions could be serious…you still played whenever you “got your bell rung”. It wasn’t about the coaches though…players simply weren’t gonna not play just because your head was ringing and your vision was blurry. nobody said anything about it to the coaches.

  72. finfanrob says:

    shut the fucking door. shula is the culprit for making the world round. that bastard. i mean there are a few people i wouldnt have minded pushing off the edge of the earth.

  73. Ken says:

    The horror of wanting your best players on the field. I get what Shula did was wrong by our standards but by the standards of the time he was doing what he thought was in the best interest of the team. Morality is to a certain extent situational. Many good people in Rome thought it was perfectly acceptable to send people to die in the arena. Many good people in the south owned slaves. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison were great men and help found this country but owned slaves. Are they bad men? Should we write them out of the history books?

  74. naplesfan2010 says:

    The weakside LB is usually the guy they take out to put in the nickleback, although a few teams take out the MLB

  75. getterdone says:

    It’s more like the other way around there Nomar!
    #garrard

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    Why do Dolphins fans feel they need to discredit every QB to make Ryan Tannehill look better? Is that helpful?

  76. D says:

    I dont use my own hero worship for a person as a defense for forgiving their wrongdoings, but i still dont think this was a isolated thing. Shula may have been guilty of this, but so were all other coaches and teammates. I think its improper if he did what he did and knowingly put players in harm’s way for his own goals, but again if the culture of the NFL was such, then its really a disgrace on the sport not the guy who coached his team same as any other in the NFL. All you gotta do is look at almost any classic football game from that era and people are bruised bloodies walking around in dazes almost eery play. It was a tough game played very rough and id bet money not one coaches but othe rplayers encouraged the “take a pill and get your ass back out there” culture.

  77. Jetssuck: Why are you singling me out (again)? Others here agree with me but whatevs carry on with the bashing. Nothing you say buddy is gonna change my opinion of him.

    • jetsssuck says:

      jetsssuck says:
      May 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      I said you were afraid to research because you didn’t research the book perfection and you accused me of slander. FYI the lawsuit names all 32 teams from the early 70’s to the early 2000’s. The whole league (32 teams)was not guilty of 1 time period. I heard if you go to the new world trade center observatory you can see the curvature of the earth…..

      If the lawsuit proves shula as knowingly pressuring players then I will disown him but I have always been a dolfan. The players names and coaches names mean nothing to me only the logo on the helmet.

  78. naplesfan2010 says:

    “Got his bell rung eh? Give the pansy a salt tablet,” was my coach’s standard line. We never heard the word concussion used in football one single time. We might come out for a play or two if we were thought to be so dizzy as to be a liability to the team, but never were taken out because we were thought to be hurt. Only wrecked knees and compound fractures got guys taken out. Blood meant nothing, and shoulder injuries were also considered too wussy to come out for.

  79. Randy says:

    herd,
    I grew up in Iowa. We never even heard of Gatorade until about 1994. Lol

    Our water breaks were one garden hose that a coach turned on…and then we all stood in line waiting to drink from it.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      Totally agree with Randy on Gatorade being “the new thing.”
      I played in South Carolina … We had spigots coming out of the back wall of the gym for football practice and the water was hot. Two road games played country teams that had pump handle well water. You caught it in your cupped hands or stuck your whole head under there while your buddy pumped.

  80. naplesfan2010 says:

    We were not allowed to have water during games cuz it would make us need to pee. We had water breaks about every hour at practice and of course at halftime of the games. At those times, We would always take a handful of medium small dark gold colored “salt tablets.” I never knew what was really in them.

  81. stangerx says:

    finfanrob says:
    May 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm
    stanger

    i just won a million dollars, so the fest is on me this year. just let me go ahead and reply to this email and we are going to party.
    —————————–
    Congrats ffr — a kind but unnecessary offer. Does that mean you are coming for sure though?

  82. D says:

    Randy says:
    May 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm
    When I started playing organized football, we would get one water break in a 2 hour practice. And, if the coaches didn’t like the way practice was going….they may skip the water break.

    And, even though most already knew that concussions could be serious…you still played whenever you “got your bell rung”. It wasn’t about the coaches though…players simply weren’t gonna not play just because your head was ringing and your vision was blurry. nobody said anything about it to the coaches.
    ——————————————————
    Ive had really bad twisted ankles, water on the knee that looked like someone stuck a water ballon in place of my knee cap, my wrist dislocated and my hand folded back until the back of the hand touched my arm, i dont even want to know how often i had my eye gouged or my nuts stepped on. Only with the wrist thing did i eve come out or even tell the coaches i was hurt. Wrist thing i had the doctor pop it back in, put a ice pack on it and wrap it up and i went back out and finished the game. I twisted my ankles so bad i had to walk on crutches for most the week but i made sure they taped it up good before the game and i played. When i ran off the field for the wrist thing, they yelled at me to get back in there because i was our best OL, and the LT. When i hurt my ankle they gave me shit about it but the decision to play that game was mine. I wanted to be out there more than they did. I bet a lot of what was done was to make them dig deep and gut it out, the way it was done during that time and i dont think anything he did was outside the norm for the culture of that sport at that time. If you want to argue that culture, i can get that but singling out any specific coach Shula or otherwise i think is misguided.

    • jetsssuck says:

      sounds like you were pressured by the culture of the times. I played sports when growing up and our parents would not tolerate coaches who put their interest above any child’s health. I played in the early 70’s and if you were hurt then you didn’t practice or play. The doctors and coaches had ethics unfortunately professional coaches sold out their souls and people/coaches of non professional teams emulated them .

    • Try Pod says:

      Yep. I don’t think Shula was/is a saint- he was a mean, cursing sob to his players- but to judge him by today’s standards for things that 40 years ago were considered common practice is not being fair, either.

  83. getterdone says:
  84. finfanrob says:

    stanger

    didnt you hear????? the fins cancelled the 2015 season cause the online was so bad in the OTA yesterday.

  85. Tim Knight says:

    For some reason I didn’t believe FFR when he said he won… one million dollars. LOL

  86. finfanrob says:

    gigi and jetssuck sittin in a tree
    k i ss i n g
    first came super bowls then came drugs

    then gigi shoved the old fucker to his death……the end

  87. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    For some reason I didn’t believe FFR when he said he won… one million dollars. LOL

    that bs tim. i got the email. all i have to do is call the number and i am rich……rich i tell you. ha ha……hhaaahhhaaahahahaaaaa.

    • D says:

      Was it the exiled african prince or the saudi investment banker who is trying to purchase some plundered Iraq riches for really really cheap?

  88. Randy says:

    D,
    My senior year, I almost completely tore my MCL in the last week of practice before our final game. My coach called me into his office a couple hours before the game and told me he wasn’t going to let me suit up. I was the team captain and MVP, and it was my final HS game….I’m like “what the fuck, coach?” He said he wasn’t going to let me suit up because he knew if he did I’d find a way to sneak into the game….and he was right. I’d have figured out a way to get into the game even though I could barely walk. That’s just the way it was back then. It hurt more standing on the sideline watching than it would’ve to have played. it totally sucked to stand there and watch. My teammates never said anything, but I could see in their eyes that I’d let them down.

  89. finfanrob says:

    D says:
    May 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Ive had really bad twisted ankles, water on the knee that looked like someone stuck a water ballon in place of my knee cap, my wrist dislocated and my hand folded back until the back of the hand touched my arm, i dont even want to know how often i had my eye gouged or my nuts stepped on.

    cool me too, but i got a deal, i only had to pay her $200 plus tip

  90. finfanrob says:

    jetssuck

    you know the one you should be pointing a finger at is yourself. poor shula sold out just cause fans wanted the team to win. so when you look at it like that is is all your fault.

    • jetsssuck says:

      really—-that’s a interesting take because I always thought Shula was a good coach who was better prepared and conditioned than the other teams.Explain that?

  91. finfanrob says:

    hhhmmm learn something new every day. never new they made the mascot the team captain and MVP in Minnesota

  92. finfanrob says:

    D says:
    May 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Was it the exiled african prince or the saudi investment banker who is trying to purchase some plundered Iraq riches for really really cheap?

    neither. mine is legit. it was closed with

    Congratulations!!!
    Yours Sincerely ,
    Dr. Brian Holland.
    Promotions Coordinator

    a fucking doctor. so this has to be legit. i mean a fucking doctor

  93. finfanrob says:

    jetsssuck says:
    May 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    really—-that’s a interesting take because I always thought Shula was a good coach who was better prepared and conditioned than the other teams.Explain that?

    nope, he just had better drugs

    • jetsssuck says:

      we have had a lot of players busted for coke. If I am correct we are short by 3 coke busts of all the other teams combined.

  94. finfanrob says:

    oh great just fucking great

    well everyone can thank getterdone now for me not paying for the fest.

  95. jetsssuck says:

    gotta go guys—-Please make sure Gigi doesn’t swim to the edge of the earth falls off.

  96. Tim Knight says:

    Are they still trying those Nigerian 419 scams?

  97. D says:

    Oh yeah i wanted to say, Mike E, you said baseball players took amphetamines, considering your team loyalties do you mean cocaine when you say amphetamines? 80’s Mets might as well been Miami Mets with as much blow as was passed around in those locker rooms lol. I hear when Strawberry dies there are already people signed up to do a line of his cremated ashes, will be the first time in decades anyone can get anything close to as pure shit as that 🙂

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s all well known but they weren’t the only team doing it. A lot of people were doing coke in the 80s, and I mean a lot. Probably even your grandmother. LOL

  98. 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

  99. 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!
    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Looking-For-Lazor-like-Production-On-Offense/8e41cb4c-0314-4307-96ca-ae52191306ac

    • 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!

  100. Ken says:

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

  101. Tim Knight says:

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

  102. 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

  103. 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.

  104. wyoming85 says:

    For the Girls

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins in the Super Bowl?

    No fucking way!

  113. The Flying Pig says:

    Whatchoo talking about Willis???

  114. wyoming85 says:

    You be Trippen!

  115. 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.

  116. 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”

  117. Tim Knight says:

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

  118. 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?

  119. The Flying Pig says:

    WTF
    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
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/01/report-teammates-said-suh-was-a-problem-in-the-lions-locker-room/
    He is the only one saying this about lockerooms and suh

  120. 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.

  121. getterdone says:

    Stanger,
    Hopefully Suh will be our Lucas! 🙂

  122. The Flying Pig says:

  123. 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

  124. 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.

  125. 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

  126. 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

  127. 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. 😉

  128. 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?

  129. getterdone says:

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

  130. 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.

  131. Al in MIA says:

    Stanger,
    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.

  132. BoulderPhinfan says:

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

  133. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Mike E fainting

  134. 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.

  135. 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

  136. 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.

  137. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    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:

      LBI

      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

  138. 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.

  139. 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.

  140. Mike E. says:

    Al

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

  141. Al in MIA says:

    Piggy,
    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

  142. 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.

  143. getterdone says:

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

  144. getterdone says:

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. Al in MIA says:

    Ken,
    Counting down the days yet? LOL.

  148. Mike E. says:

    Al

    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?

  149. jetsssuck says:

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

  150. D says:

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

    Hold my beer while I do my exercise.

  151. D says:

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

  152. D says:

    Omar KellyVerified account
    ‏@OmarKelly

    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!

  153. 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.

  154. 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!!

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. The Flying Pig says:


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

  161. 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.

  162. Rockphin says:

    Autumn Calabrese if freakin supa hot. Wicked Stupid hot.

  163. 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!”

  164. getterdone says:

    Miko says;


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

  165. Rockphin says:

    She is Marvel Superhero hot…

  166. Rockphin says:

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

  167. Rockphin says:

    Hornitos…not just any tequila

  168. 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.

  169. wyoming85 says:

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

  170. wyoming85 says:

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

  171. 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.

  172. wyoming85 says:

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

  173. 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.

  174. Rhino says:

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

    Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland LeBrons

  175. 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 😛

  176. 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.

  177. CaliGigi says:

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

  178. CaliGigi says:

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

  179. Rockphin says:

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2015/05/the-delicate-inabiliy-to-tell-the-truth-about-a-player.html

    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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