FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

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By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

 


Game 7; MIAMI @ NEW ENGLAND, Oct. 28, 1973

 

Weather: 44 degrees, relative humidity 58%, wind 14 mph

Surface: astroturf

Start Time: 1:00pm

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium

 

Two games into the 1973 NFL season, some fans of the Miami Dolphins wondered aloud “What happened to our Dolphins?” After Miami lost 12-7 to the Oakland Raiders many questioned the effectiveness of the offense, which, in 1972, had been rated #1 in the NFL.

A month later, those questions had disappeared.  Decisive wins over New England (44-23), the Jets (31-3), the Browns (17-9) and the high-scoring Buffalo Bills (27-6) had silenced the critics. Miami had defeated four consecutive opponents, averaging almost 30 points per game in the process.

The Dolphins’ offensive line, coached by Monte Clark, was the key to Miami’s improved offensive performance.  Exactly WHO were these guys?  And how were they acquired??

Monte Clark was hired by Don Shula not long after Shula came to Miami in 1970. He soon realized that several of his incumbent O-linemen had to be replaced for lack of talent. But tackle Norm Evans wasn’t one of them.  Evans was drafted out of TCU by the Houston Oilers in 1965. He saw lots of action, starting most of Houston’s games that year. The Oilers decided that Evans was a marginal lineman. They left him unprotected in the expansion draft of 1966.  Miami GM Joe Thomas was only too happy to acquire Evans who, he believed, was one of the better young lineman in the AFL.  By 1972, Evans and receiver Howard Twilley were the only remaining Dolphin players from the original 1966 squad. Evans would be a rock solid performer in Miami’s first three Super Bowl teams.

LittleIn 1969, Joe Thomas reviewed some films and reports of back-up San Diego lineman Larry Little. He remembered being impressed with Little’s play in college at Bethune Cookman, located in Daytona Beach. GM Joe Thomas offered back-up Miami defensive back Mack Lamb to the Chargers in exchange for Little’s services. San Diego’s Sid Gillman reluctantly accepted the deal. Mack Lamb failed to make the San Diego squad. He never played another game. But Larry Little, one of the greatest pulling guards in NFL history, went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Miami Dolphins!  Prior to the 1970 season, Thomas and Clark discussed a young Cleveland player jim-langernamed Jim Langer. Langer switched from linebacker (which he played at South Dakota State) to the offensive line in camp. Cleveland tried to sneak Langer through on waivers, expecting no one would claim this virtual unknown. Sharp-eyed Joe Thomas put in a claim. That summer, Langer won the Dolphins’ starting center job over the veteran Bob De Marco. His amazing career would end with his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton! Score yet ANOTHER HOFer for Thomas!

Bob Kuechenberg, a Notre Dame product, had trials with the Eagles and the Falcons in 1968. Both teams released him. A year later he was playing in a “beer” league for the semi-pro Chicago Owls in the Continental League. The team went bankrupt midway through the season. But the players kept on playing, getting rewarded with beer and pizza instead of paychecks.

In early 1970, Kuechenberg studied the rosters of several NFL teams. He noticed a reserve guard for the Dolphins names Ed Tuck. This was the SAME Ed Tuck Kuechenberg had beaten out of a starting job at Notre Dame. So he tried  out with the Dolphins. “Kooch’s” heart almost stopped when coach Monte Clark told him he had been cut. But Clark PROMISED Kuechenberg he’d recall him from waivers if nobody claimed him. Sure enough, EVERY NFL TEAM PASSED ON KUECHENBERG and Clark brought him back to the Dolphins where he was placed on the taxi squad. By the second half of the 1970 season, “Kooch” had replaced Maxie Williams at left guard. He would start for Miami for the next 15 years, play in four Super Bowls, making All-Pro six times, and play in a Miami record 196 games! Kuechenberg has since been nominated (but not elected) to the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

The same day the Browns cut an unknown Jim Langer, the 49ers cut a player they listed as “Solomon” Moore. Monte Clark wondered is this really Wayne Moore, a guy he had trained with in the off season, along with several other guys? Clark, who lived out west before being hired by Miami, still knew several 49er players. One of them told Clark “Solomon” was Wayne Moore’s first name. Clark believed the 6’7″ tackle had a real future in the league. He convinced GM Joe Thomas to claim him off waivers. By 1972, Wayne Moore was seeing plenty of playing time (along with 1969 first round draft pick Doug Crusan). By 1973, Moore was solidly entrenched as Miami’s left tackle.

Norm Evans, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Bob Kuechenberg and Wayne Moore, as a group, had not cost Miami ONE SINGLE DRAFT CHOICE!!! –By the end of 1973, they were, unquestionably, the BEST OFFENSIVE LINE in the National Football League!

The Patriots, Miami’s foe Oct. 28, already knew how good the Dolphins’ offensive line was. In 1972, the Dolphins crushed New England 52-0 and 37-21 on the way to the NFL’s one and only Perfect Season! A month prior to this game, Miami’s O-line led the Dolphins to well over 200 yards rushing against the Patriots on the way to a 44-23 victory in week #3 of the ’73 season. But, since that game, New England’s defense had shown marked improvement. They defeated Baltimore 24-16, lost to the Jets 9-7, before going on the road to defeat the Bears 13-10. The Patriots defense had limited their last three opponents to just 11.7 points per game.

Head coach Don Shula remained supremely confident of Miami’s ability to score points. O-line coach Monte Clark and offensive coordinator Bill McPeak realized the Patriots were a better team than they were in September. But they both believed Miami’s offense would have yet another big day on this nippy (44 degrees) in Foxboro.

New England was sky high for this contest! They knew another loss to Miami would leave them at 2-5 with no hope of making the playoffs in a 14-game regular season schedule. Then, head coach Chuck Fairbanks reminded his defense that Miami had run-up 52, 37 and 44 points in their last three meetings.  He asked them “Are you guys tired of getting your asses kicked?”

The New England defense laid a big hit on Bob Griese in the game’s first series, forcing a fumble which the Patriots’ recovered. Pats’ quarterback Jim Plunkett decided to go for broke on the very next play. He spotted Sam (the Bam) Cunningham wide open down the field. Plunkett’s pass was on target. Cunningham caught the ball and roared 34 yards into the end zone and the Patriots had a quick 7-0 lead.

Shula and Griese agreed the best way to quiet the suddenly noisy New England crowd was to respond with a scoring drive. Miami’s offensive line opened up some running lanes for Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris. From the Pats’ 11 yard line, Griese fired a dart to Marlin Briscoe who cradled the touchdown pass, tying the score at 7-7 after one quarter.

2nd q morrisNew England continued to have offensive success. Sam Cunningham’s six yard touchdown run gave the Pats a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. Two long drives by the Dolphins’ offense ended, frustratingly, in short Yepremian field goals. When the first half was over, New England still held a 14-13 lead. This improved Patriots’ team was giving Miami all they could handle.

Don Shula urged his players to give him a total team effort in the second half. But even the Don of Miami could not have predicted what was about to take place in the third quarter.  Patriots’ punter/place kicker Jeff White had failed to win a spot with Miami during summer camp. Eventually, he ended uo in New England. Shula decided to rush 10 players when White punted early in the third quarter. Lloyd Mumphord got a piece of it, forcing a short punt. Garo’s ensuing 23 yard field goal put Miami ahead 16-14.

Again the Dolphins’ defense stopped the Patriots’ offense cold. White, under a ferocious rush, kicked the next punt STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR! A backwards bounce left the ball at New England’s three yard line! Mercury Morris’ two yard touchdown run put Miami ahead 23-14 after three quarters.

The Dolphins mounted a long, time consuming, drive in the final stanza. Miami’s outstanding offensive line simply wore down the Patriot’s defense. A crack-back block by Paul Warfield sprang Morris for a nice game. More runs followed as Miami ate up the clock. This methodical 75-yard drive ended when Langer and Little blew open a huge hole allowing Csonka to roar up the middle for an eight yard touchdown rumble! The Dolphins total domination of the second half had turned a 14-13 halftime deficit into a convincing 30-14 victory.

On the day, Miami rushed 45 times for 238 yards and two touchdowns. A smiling Don Shula heaped praise on his offensive line as he awarded the game ball to center Jim Langer, who immediately praised his fellow offensive linemen for a terrific effort!

The 1973 Miami Dolphins were now 6-1.

MIA NE
First downs 19 12
Rush-yards-TDs 45-238-2 29-94-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 7-18-86-1-0 13-23-170-1-0
Sacked-yards 2-13 4-28
Net pass yards 73 142
Total yards 311 236
Fumbles-lost 2-1 5-0
Turnovers 1 0
Penalties-yards 3-25 5-54

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Mercury Morris MIA 14 100 1 0 1 7 0 0
Larry Csonka MIA 17 68 1 0
Bob Griese MIA 7 18 86 1 0 0 2 5 0 0
Jim Mandich MIA 3 43 0 0
Jim Kiick MIA 7 32 0 0
Don Nottingham MIA 3 32 0 0
Paul Warfield MIA 2 25 0 0
Marlin Briscoe MIA 1 11 1 0
Charlie Leigh MIA 2 1 0 0
Passing Rushing Receiving
Tm Cmp Att Yds TD Int Lng Att Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng
Sam Cunningham NWE 17 70 1 0 3 62 1 0
Jim Plunkett NWE 13 23 170 1 0 0 2 5 0 0
Darryl Stingley NWE 3 53 0 0
Bob Windsor NWE 3 39 0 0
Josh Ashton NWE 7 17 0 0 3 19 0 0
Mack Herron NWE 1 3 0 0
Reggie Rucker NWE 2 -1 0 0
Randy Vataha NWE 1 -3 0 0

Defense & Returns

Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
Dick Anderson MIA 0 0 0 0 2 32 16.0 0 0
Mercury Morris MIA 0 0 0 0 1 20 20.0 0 0
Def Interceptions Fumbles Kick Returns Punt Returns
Tm Sk Int Yds TD Lng FR Yds TD Rt Yds Y/Rt TD Lng Ret Yds Y/R TD Lng
Mack Herron NWE 0 0 0 0 5 127 25.4 0 0 3 3 1.0 0 0
Darryl Stingley NWE 0 0 0 0 2 37 18.5 0 0

Kicking & Punting

PAT FG Punting
Tm XPM XPA FGM FGA Pnt Yds Y/P Lng
Larry Seiple MIA 5 201 40.2 0
Garo Yepremian MIA 3 3 3 3 0 0 0
PAT FG Punting
Tm XPM XPA FGM FGA Pnt Yds Y/P Lng
Bruce Barnes NWE 3 97 32.3 0
Jeff White NWE 2 2 6 163 27.2 0

 

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433 Responses to FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

  1. son of a son of a shula says:

    First!

    First to tell the patsies to kiss my ass!

    Thanks OD for another great recount.
    “Again the Dolphins’ defense stopped the Patriots’ offense cold. ” Theme for 2015!

  2. olddolphan says:

    THANKS for the nice comments, SON! – – And thanks to HERD and MISS GIGI for spicing up these articles with some neat photos. The REAL HERO of this particular saga was Dolphins’ GM Joe Thomas, who pieced together perhaps the greatest offensive line in Miami history without using a single draft pick!!! – – Contrast his success with the abject failures of Jeff Ireland and you have one huge reason why the Dolphins have struggled so mightily and failed to win a single playoff game the last 14 seasons.
    ————————-
    Happily, I believe Dennis “DO” Hickey has turned around Miami’s fortunes with back-to-back solid drafts. We HAVE upgraded our roster, talent wise. But the biggest question remains: do we have a coaching staff that can get the most out of this upgraded group of players? –I HOPE SO!!

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Great job OD

    “Norm Evans, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Bob Kuechenberg and Wayne Moore, as a group, had not cost Miami ONE SINGLE DRAFT CHOICE!!! –By the end of 1973, they were, unquestionably, the BEST OFFENSIVE LINE in the National Football League!”

    ^
    this line brings a salty tear to my pig eyes
    The thought of never spending a draft pick on OL and having that OL dominate
    …well that is just too much for this piggy to take

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Great stuff once again, OD. Our passing stats still amaze me. LOL

  5. Tim Knight says:

    LOL, oh brother. Hmmmmm… are women being forced to buy and wear this t-shirt?
    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/target-under-fire-for-objectifying-t-shirt-for-124670935802.html

    • The Flying Pig says:

      A solution is for these women to not wear shirts at all

      • Tim Knight says:

        LOL, it’s just so silly. That’s like complaining that there’s a t-shirt that says “I’m a douche bag”. Don’t buy it or wear it. LOL

  6. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Piggy or one of the other admins. Would you mind adding this link to the page. Maybe under FU season prediction? This is the same challenge we did the last few years. thanks

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A6PuNZcFYadb2wHF5xlNePadZQ9FRe8urWupu4p3dRw/edit#gid=0

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It would be cool to add it
      I’m going to defer to Twice or Herd to get this done
      Hopefully they will swing by, see this post and add it

  7. stangerx says:

    “Bob Kuechenberg, a Notre Dame product, had trials with the Eagles and the Falcons in 1968. Both teams released him”

    OD — that’s the kinda info that makes these pieces so great………they passed on frick’n Kuech.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Sometimes guys aren’t ready when they first enter the league. There’s a lot of undrafted or late round picks starting on O-lines around the league, there always are.

  8. stangerx says:

    It’s Cote after all…..but still interesting.

    “And Mathis, a still-available free agent, might be the best guard in the NFL.”

    He also notes that his uncle is Bob Baumhower, Seems that a bit of homefield advantage.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m not a believe in the Mathis or bust dialogue that is out there

      I would like to add Mathis
      I don;t think it makes or breaks the season

      • Tim Knight says:

        It better not. I mean if you can’t find and develop guards and that’s going to be the downfall of your season, WTF!!!

      • stangerx says:

        Would be nice to have him, but don’t believe Cote on possible best guard in the NFL…….he’d still be on the Eagles if that was true. Like with all FA’s the Q is price. We can afford him, but is he the best plan for the future?

  9. Tim Knight says:

    It doesn’t seem to me that Hickebaum or the coaches are too concerned about guard like fans and the media are.

  10. BoulderPhinfan says:

    tim,
    if the FO felt good about our Guard situation we wouldn’t be in the mathis derby. They must feel that’s a position of weakness.

    • stangerx says:

      Seems it should at least be seen as an area for a possible upgrade. Even if we don’t sign Mathis, wouldn’t be surprised to see us sign some cap cut G.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Are we in the Mathis derby?

      • stangerx says:

        We are one of the names that comes up……but that could just be his agent getting people like Cote going to build interest.

  11. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I think our name comes up in the Mathis derby because the media thinks we need a guard. Maybe we are interested in him, but I have not seen a panic approach at guard all offseason.

    • stangerx says:

      Completely agree. Can’t blame the media for thinking we are a likely landing spot though. Maybe they see more in camp to give faith, but we are going off potential and hope and both spots right now.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      its not panic but every time I read about mathis the phins come up as one of the teams interested.

  12. The Flying Pig says:

    Boulder

    I’m pretty sure if the Dolphins made an offer to Mathis he would sign with Miami
    My understanding is that no one has made him an offer
    At least nothing substantial

    I did hear that his agent said teams are calling him and expressed interest
    but I don;t think there is a bidding war for Mathis as far as I know

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      not yet. As TC goes along I’m sure the interest will pick up specially if there are injuries.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        injuries might definately change

        I kind of get the feeling he is viewed as an aging guard that no one wants to pay a lot for

        but he wants a lot of $ and if he does not get it he is happy retiring rather than putting his body through the NFL grind

        I sort of assume right now teams call his agent, as what he is looking for, his agent gives them a ballpark number and the teams politely don;t make an offer
        I’m just speculating
        but that sort of thing happens with vets

    • Tim Knight says:

      Team don’t want to pay him his asking price. He’ll either have to accept what his market is or he’ll retire because he won’t play for cheap.

  13. wyoming85 says:

    The Finsiders ‏@TheFinsiders 5m5 minutes ago
    Ryan Tannehill was just named as #17 on Jaws’ QB countdown…your thoughts on the ranking? Our crew discussing now: http://www.miamidolphins.com/finatics/comment-center/

    • The Flying Pig says:

      There are 16 QBs better than Tannehill?

      I can probably think of 8-10
      not 16

      Brady, Both Mannings, Rogers, Brees, Rivers, Rothlisberger and Luck

      Then you get into guys like Wilson and Flacco who have won superbowls

      I think I have Matt Ryan and Cam Newton above Tanny right now
      maybe Kaep is rated higher, but I would rather have Tanny

      I don;t know
      I’m at a loss
      I guess on this list guys like Alex smith and Andy Dalton are above Tanny

      Did I miss some one…maybe Stafford, but I’m not a huge Stafford fan

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I just realized I named 16 guys and I’m guessing those are the 16 in front of Tanny…lol

        Honestly I think you should throw Tanny in a pile with Kaep, Eli Manning, Dalton, Smith, Flacco, Wilson and Stafford and just blindly pick one
        I don;t think any of those guys have really set the league on fire
        Some of those guys have super bowl rings –
        But I’m a firm believer that its a team game
        so I fart on that argument in terms of giving the Qb any weight

  14. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, you basically said what I said about Mathis. LOL

  15. steveccnv says:

    Will Ryan Tannehill get over/under 30.5 touchdown passes? ESPN Walker

    Is he just putting a story out there? Do RTs numbers really matter, as long as he doesn’t loose games for us and wins the occasional one when we need him to? What if we get 25 TDs rushing and 27 TDs passing?

    Everyone seems to be so enamored with stats, just win baby.

  16. son of a son of a shula says:

    Piggs said, “Honestly I think you should throw Tanny in a pile with Kaep, Eli Manning, Dalton, Smith, Flacco, Wilson and Stafford and just blindly pick one”

    I would throw Matt Ryan in there too.

    • steveccnv says:

      I think Flacco and Ryan have proven they can get it done when the game is on the line better than RT has so far. Omar talks about kills by a QB, but a save is just as important. Can you get me that first down to run out the clock?

    • stangerx says:

      Ain’t buying it, but kudos to that undergraduate……..he got his name out there, least with Phin Fans.

    • steveccnv says:

      You can run all the models you want, but at the end of the day they have to play the game. Based on what the cheats have done after winning the SB in 3 out of 4 yrs, 1 SB win, I’d say the yrs when their D wasn’t up to par they didn’t make the SB. This yr I’d say they’ll be hurting in the secondary, and who knows what affect the air pressure does for their turnover ratio.

  17. son of a son of a shula says:

    It’s tough to find 16 qb’s better than Tannehill, when you go team by team its a stretch I got to 14 by using espn think but realistically there are 9.

    Rodgers
    Manning, P
    Romo
    Brees
    Rothlispberger
    Brady
    Manning, E
    Flacco
    Luck

    Even after 6 its a pick ’em game

    • Tim Knight says:

      After this season there will only be like 4-5. 🙂

    • The Flying Pig says:

      If you have Tanny at 17
      You are giving everyone else between 12-16 the benefit of the doubt

      its almost the same as arguing that Tanny should be 8-9, b/c that is like giving the benefit of the doubt

      Basically at 17 you are only putting Tanny above guys like Cutler and Geno Smith or rookies like Jameis Winston
      Its the worst possible interpretation of him

    • steveccnv says:

      What got Romo up there all of a sudden? His Oline, RT has yet to play with one. Even Montana sucked when his Oline had issues.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Romo because of toughness, big play ability and longevity. He’s a gamer.

  18. son of a son of a shula says:

    Steve, Flacco has been a playoff qb his whole career so I give credit for that but Matt Ryan is a choke artist, I’m not impressed with him.

    • steveccnv says:

      Ryan has had poor defense, poor Oline, and injuries at WR the last few yrs. That BS about the tier 1 QBs written yesterday is BS. A tier 1 QB can get the job done with inferior talent.

  19. son of a son of a shula says:

    It is good, however, to see people finally take notice of one Mr Suh. I mean just because the media loves to dump on Miami they at least have to recognize how good Suh is and subsequently how much better he makes us. So for that – good.

    • steveccnv says:

      We’re getting a little too much praise from the national media these days. I want to fly under the radar for a little while. I want to hear yeah they’re 6-0, but haven’t played anyone yet.

  20. son of a son of a shula says:

  21. D says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    July 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm
    I’m not a believe in the Mathis or bust dialogue that is out there

    I would like to add Mathis
    I don;t think it makes or breaks the season
    ————————————-
    Same here. Id also go on to say we cant just drop big money at ever spot. Im no cheapskate and dont overly care because its not my moey, but we do have to manage a salary cap, and certain positioons have to be at value in order to sustain a team. Like i was saying about Miller, we can spend big there, and then spend big at RE with Vernon after already spending big at OC and QB and LT, TE, etc etc. Lucky for us WR’s are cheap right now, and RB’s are, and we have at least one S, CB, and a couple of LB’s on the cheap, but seriously bringing in a top salaried OG instead of developing one, is just limiting ourselves in other areas. If you want to win now and in a couple years be back to where we are, then by all means back the brinks truck up to Mathis’ front door, if you want to sustain your team and have more years of success, then at least try to get him for a decent price, but even better would be develop these youngins.

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    I forgot about Romo
    It kind of makes sense for Tanny to be a little lower
    I still think its the worst possible point of view of Tanny

  23. D says:

    There were 6 tier 1 QB’s, Rodgers and Brady were consensus 1’s, meaning every person who voted (i think there were like 34 people) voted them as a 1. After those two Manning, Brees were 1’s but some had them as 2’s. Luck was one of the new rank 1’s, and Roethlisberger was the other 1.

  24. son of a son of a shula says:

    D says:
    July 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm (Edit)
    Rivers, Wilson, Romo, Flacco and then Ryan.

    With a playoff run Tannehill enters this group easily.

  25. D says:

    I def dont agree that Carson Palmer at this point in his career is better than Tanny, Alex Smith may make fewer mistakes but he’s not a team lean on him Qb as much as i think our team can lean on Tanny. I definately dont see Cam Newton as anything but equally comparable, and Matt Stafford/Eli Manning again…im not sure you can put them much higher than Tanny either, Stafford isnt proven, might have some playoff appearances but with Calvin Johnson,e tc you would think he would have much more success. Eli i have to give credit to, he is a decent QB and he is pretty clutch, but he does stupid shit too, so yeah Tanny isnt on his level yet but he isnt far behind.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      A healthy Carson Palmer might be above Tanny – but not by much
      but if you factor in he plays about 6 games a year, I might have him behind Geno smith…lol

  26. son of a son of a shula says:

    D, and think about not individual qb’s but team qb situations and there is no way in hell we are 17, we’re more like 6-9 somewhere ther or even better.

  27. son of a son of a shula says:

    I think Tannehill and Cam are about even, if you combined both of them into one QB you’d have a freakin’ monster.

  28. son of a son of a shula says:

    If Tannehill never ends up being better than Palmer, Ryan, Dalton and that whole group then fellas we’re screwed.

  29. herdfan says:

    Weeeee!!!! I got the spreadsheet link added to the sidebar. 🙂

  30. olddolphan says:

    STEVECCNV SAYS “I want to hear yeah they’re 6-0 but they haven’t played anybody yet….” – – Well, Steve, just before Super Bowl VII Jimmy the Greek Snyder actually said “Miami’s 16-0 but they haven’t played anybody yet. That’s why MY pick is the Redskins by 3!” To which I responded: “Hey, Jimmy, weren’t YOU the same guy who picked the Colts to beat the Jets by 21 in Super Bowl III?” “The Greek” conveniently over looked the fact that TO GET to Super Bowl VII, the Dolphins had to go into Pittsburgh and beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game!!

  31. Tim Knight says:

    Carson Palmer? I take Tannehill over him everyday all day.

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Nice Job Herd

  33. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 3h3 hours ago
    “You’ve got two jets out there at the end position.”

    Mosley on the D-Line: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3e4r2

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Does Mosley need division training with Tannehill? Not the best choice of words, lol.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He could have said “2 rockets” “2 missiles” “2 bolts of lightning”

        Anything other than 2 jets!!!

  34. olddolphan says:

    HERD:Just tell that Rainier Beer swilling bear to keep his paws away from my Colorado Kool-Aid!! —Otherwise my Greyhound will take a huge bite out of his oversized butt!!

  35. Mike E. says:

    Great job once again OD! 78 yards passing, 7 for 18. That’s a bad first quarter for a QB these days. lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      Those passing numbers we see during this series blows my mind.

      • Mike E. says:

        We were such a run heavy offense. Hard to do that in today’s game. Closest thing to those Dolphins is the Seahawks. Pound it and play defense.

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    Well at least the Marlins have Jose Fernandez
    He is 3-0 now and threw 11 strikeouts last night
    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    So that is Fernandez and Stanton, two exceptional talents, paired with the worst owner in all of sports
    😦

    Go Marlins!

  37. The Flying Pig says:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/22/settlement-talks-have-occurred-in-brady-case/

    The NFL might settle with Brady

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  38. Mike E. says:

    At least the Mets pitchers can hit! It’s amazing that Mets pitchers are hitting better than the Mets bench. They have got to pick up 2 major league hitters to even consider competing for the division or wild card.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s at the ridiculous point and Duda is becoming Ike Davis.

      • Mike E. says:

        The problem with Duda is that with no one else around him, he was seeing all breaking balls and he he was disciplined in the beginning of the season. Now he flails at everything, and they’re even blowing fastballs by him now. He’s all screwed up.

  39. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, I’ve been watching Duda take pitches he should crush then swing at stuff off the plate for awhile now. I can’t blame that on the lineup around him. Good hitters hit or walk, not strike out or pop out all the time.

    • Mike E. says:

      I agree Tim. He was a different player in the beginning of the season. He was much more disciplined. Now he’s cluless and lazy up there. I still believe part of the reason he became this way is because in the beginning of the season, he was seeing better pitches, and now it’s obvious to opposing pitchers that no hitter around Duda is likely to hurt them. It’s definitely a cause and effect thing.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Bad batting is contagious. Like you mentioned above, we are not one bat away. There are bat available, but most are in the outfield; we have Granderson and Cuddyear out there with contracts that make sitting them almost imossible. The idea that Ben Zobrist and his .253 average is going to come in here and turn things around, as some experts have suggested, is insane to me.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Sure but he’s gotta be more aggressive and urgent. You don’t have to take that first pitch fast ball down the pipe every time with a man on base. Rip the cover off that shit.

  40. Mike E. says:

    Bri, Tim

    If Yoenis Cespedes is available, we should be trying to work a deal for him. Add him and a guy like Zobrist or Martin Prado or Gerardo Parra, and that makes a huge difference. Cuddyer needs to go on the DL for a while. He’s hurting.

    • Mike E. says:

      We also desperately need Travis d’Arnaud back

    • Brian in NY says:

      Cespedes is intriguing. My concern with him is he’s bounced around a lot. He’s having the best year of his career, maybe it can continue. Again though, where do you put him? I’m not that enamoured with Zobrist, other than his versatility in the INF.

  41. Brian in NY says:

    Anyone going to week one @ Washington?

  42. Ken says:

    Just checking in to say hi. In court trying to kill time

  43. Ken says:

    I am going to jets game this year. I will try to get tix thru the NYC group again

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim Knight says:
    July 23, 2015 at 9:24 am (Edit)
    Yeah no preferential treatment here. The NFL are tucking their balls up their ass with this brat.
    Reply

    ****
    I keep hearing people in the media say there is a threat that a federal court will undo what the NFL does if they don’t settle

    But I highly doubt the Fed Court would get involved in this matter

    The Ray Roce situation was the exception not the norm

    • Tim Knight says:

      Nor should the federal court get involved. The NFL is allowed to police their own league. Brady cheated and everyone knows it.

      Mike Francesa said yesterday if Brady takes this to the next level he’s going to get exposed because the NFL has evidence against him, lots of it.

    • stangerx says:

      A suit with enough BS in it might be enough to get the suspension put on hold for a while though. Who knows……might still be a chance it kicks in for one of the Phins games.

  45. Mike E. says:

    I might try to go to the Jets game, not sure right now.

  46. Mike E. says:

    Last night my carbon monoxide detector went off, so we called the police non-emergency #, and we went outside until they showed up. First the police came, then the First Aid squad, and then the Fire Department. They brought in meters, and everything was good. I need 2 new CM detectors though. lol

  47. stangerx says:

    “Just growing up as a kid, I just always loved them, Dan Marino was my favorite player, that whole team back then. Dan, he was my guy. That’s who I watched and it was just wonderful just to watch him be back there in the pocket and just throw those bullets, throw those darts.”

    And that’s not someone on this board — it’s our new DT CJ Mosley. Pretty cool.

  48. The Flying Pig says:

    stangerx says:
    July 23, 2015 at 11:31 am (Edit)
    A suit with enough BS in it might be enough to get the suspension put on hold for a while though. Who knows……might still be a chance it kicks in for one of the Phins games.

    ***
    Stanger

    the Brady camp would need a stay from Federal court
    And that probably want happen
    So the bs in the suit ends up being irrelevant

    I don’t think a suspension based on an infraction if the rules of the game, not the off field conduct of a player, is the kind of jog the federal court will get involved it

    They are unlikey to sign a stay
    And without a stay
    Suspension (if appeal upholds decision) will go forward

    • stangerx says:

      I think it unlikely too, but it is a possibility. My guess is the way to approach it would be some type of endemic attack on the whole NFL disciplinary structure, which potentially could blow the whole thing up. But I think that’s just there stick.

      My guess is after all is said and done is that the deal is it goes to two games and everyone walks away after all the bluster.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That what a lot of people say
        Settle on 2 and the legal issues end

        But I just think the federal court involvement is more remote than people think

      • stangerx says:

        Makes sense from all sides on the two. Godell gets the thing to go away while still imposing a penalty, Brady’s lawyers get to say they did something and Brady gets to claim he never did anything but he stood up for his privacy rights by not turning over his cell records (and pretty sure the two games is justified just for that).

  49. Ken says:

    I think the Federal court has some jurisdiction over the issue pursuant to its antitrust status. That is why Judge Doty had all those cases and rulings regarding the Williamses on the Vikes

    • stangerx says:

      The certainly could step in, but if the injunction wouldn’t be there then it is like why bother? It would just become one big ugly ongoing mess.

      • Ken says:

        It could only intervene if a suit but Brady says he will file unless suspension is not reduced to 0

      • stangerx says:

        You ever threaten to take a case all the way up the chain when you knew you wouldn’t? Know I did back in the day.

      • Ken says:

        It’s one thing when we make a threat with a no name client as opposed to a public figure with a reputation and public image to uphold

  50. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    July 23, 2015 at 11:05 am
    Last night my carbon monoxide detector went off, so we called the police non-emergency #, and we went outside until they showed up. First the police came, then the First Aid squad, and then the Fire Department. They brought in meters, and everything was good. I need 2 new CM detectors though. lol
    ———————————–
    Pussy…. its just a little carbon monoxide, why ya gotta get everyone in a tizzy over it. Seesh 🙂

  51. D says:

    Ken what are you saying would be the ground he could take it to federal court on? This seems to private business rule violation, and it doesn’t seem to violate any labor laws or pose any sort of discrimination, so i just don’t see how the feds could latch on.

    • D says:

      Antitrust seems like it would be a helluva stretch from the incident at hand.

    • Ken says:

      They have jurisdiction because of league’s anti trust status. There are numerous precedent on this

      • D says:

        Hmmm. I was looking it up and i can see how they could hook in via anti-trust laws but again to me its a stretch, but thats also why they pay lawyers as much as they do, to pull those weak connections in to make a strong case for themselves.

      • Ken says:

        It’s not a stretch its been done many times

  52. Mike E. says:

    D

    It wasn’t the carbon monoxide I was afraid of, it was my wife. Does that make me more of a puss or less? lol

  53. Ken says:

    Carbon monoxide poisoning would be preferable to what I am sitting through right now.

  54. stangerx says:

    Boomer has us at 4th in the AFC East. I could see taking the Bills 2nd (not that I agree)……but behind the Jets?

    http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/07/23/boomer-ranks-afc-east

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Boomer is a dickhead Bills fan

      • Tim Knight says:

        No Esiason.

        Jet fans are basically jerking each other off. All of NY thinks the Jets are a super bowl team if they had a QB. Todd Bowles is already a great HC even though he’s yet to coach a game.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Esiason is not as bad as Berman, but he still strikes me as a dick… 🙂

  55. manitobafinfan says:

    What up guys… Anyone planning on attending Pats game , Thursday after the Fest ?? and has anyone ever bought tix through Vivid seats ?? Seems ya have to be ion season ticket wait list to go through ticketmaster for resales… im looking for 4 tix at this point..

    Ken : any thoughts ??

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — Oct at Sunlife followed by Nov at Foxboro. Have a feeling you are going to learn where the better place to be is that time of year.

      And never bought tix up there, but make sure you check out the NFL tix exchange and stubhub, that’s the baseline at least…….as if I had to say that.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Technically still October in Bawston, as it is Thursday night.. 🙂 the Tix exchange through Nfl is telling me ya have to be on season ticket wait list .. Who Knew their games have been sold out since 1994…

    • Ken says:

      My brother in law offered me 4 tix to the game couple of hours ago. Had to turn him down as I am away on business I will try to see if he still has them

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken
    The only time a federal judge has sent back a ruling of the NFL after the NFL made a decision was with Adrian Peterson as far as I know

    I mentioned Ray Rice earlier and I was wrong, the arbitrator (who was a former federal judge) reversed Goodells decision to extend rice’s punishment past 2 games

    The federal courts will not generally alter an agreement an arbitrator reaches when the arbitration was agreed to under a CBA contract
    This concept is not exclusive to the NFL
    Anytime there is arbitration pursuant to a CBA this applies

    To undo an nfl decision, a federal judge is looking for something like a due process violation. – like punishing a guy twice as in AP ‘s case

    It was the initial ruling followed by a second harsher penalty in response to public opinion that doomed the AP punishment

    I don’t think the issue is jurisdiction
    It’s the general policy not to disturb an arbitrators decision or the CBA process

    But some basic ideas like punishing a guy twice might lead to the fed judge dipping into a case

    In Rices case, the same rational was used to change Goodells decision – but an arbitrator, not a fed judge, reversed it. So the issue of the fed ct stepping in was not an issue there

    I think maybe Brady might be able to raise the fact that the commish was the trial and apple are court as a basis

    I think it’s insane that the NFL tries to do that

    But it really is very distinct from what happened in AP case
    In his case the league ruled to punish ap
    Them ruled again when the public demanded harsher penalties
    That the arbitrator rejected APs application to be change that ruling

    Then they went to the fed court who stepped in

  57. Tim Knight says:

    Toba, I listen to the Boomer & Carton show every morning. Esiason is a pretty cool guy. I don’t care what he thinks the AFC East will look like though. People are forgetting they were a 4-12 team. Just because they signed Revis, drafted Williams and traded for Brandon Marshall who’s teams never make the playoffs, now they’re a great team. LOL

  58. D says:

    Been kinda checking in on some of there team blogs and seeing people who may possibly be 53 man cuts, looking for young guys with potential for us to snag and put on PS or have for depth. Im actually pretty shocked by some of the names im seeing. This is just the NFC South teams.

    ATL: Eric Lefeld, Kevin White (the CB from TCU), Joey Mbu…. each of these is being rumored that Atl may cut in the last stages of the thin down, each of these guys were players some on this board had us drafting at some point.

    NO: Kaleb Eulls, Ronald Powell Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Powell is a OLB/ILB from UF and was backup to Jenkis in College, he isnt as dynamic a player but he is pretty good and there wasnt a huge dropoff at the position when he took over. Jean-Baptiste is one of theose freakishly tall CB’s who year before last i wouldnt have mindd us drafting in a later round. Eulls was a potential late rounder for us this year i thought until we drafted someone in the 2nd.

    CAR: Chaz Alecxih, Rakim Cox, Jason Trusnik… Trusnik back on the cheaps might be nice backup plan. Alecxih and Cox both were decent prospects from last years draft class.

    TB: Rannell Hall, Reid Fragel (Fragel rock), Chris Hackett. Hackett was a decent prospect out of TCU from last years draft class, and Hall was one of the UCF guys a lot here wanted us to take a shot on. Reid Fragel should easily be burnt in your mind because M13 was pimping for him hard from draft class before last.

  59. jetsssuck says:

    Mike E. says:
    It wasn’t the carbon monoxide I was afraid of.
    —————————————————————-
    glad u r ok. Carbon monoxide is the silent killer and I hear of 10-12 deaths a year from it. During hurricane season when we have a hurricane most of the after the hurricane deaths can be attributed to carbon monoxide from power generators.

  60. stangerx says:

    “the Tix exchange through Nfl is telling me ya have to be on season ticket wait list .”

    Toba — That’s actually an interesting marketing/control move. Another sign that the NFL is trying to corner the secondary market and turn it to it’s own purposes.

    OD threw a fit last year but still couldn’t get them to give him hard tickets for his seasons. And of course hard tickets are what you need for most resells…….except for the NFL tix exchange.

  61. D says:

    Boomer to me seems like a real prick. to me too. I am not a fan of him.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      I Liked him as a Bengal, after that he was all down hill… Id be okay with Trusnick from the list above.. seemed like a solid player, not excellent, but put in a great effort.. and played special teams

  62. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken

    The Williams case doesn’t change what I said at all

    In that case the NFL was actually arguing the the federal courts had jurisdiction
    Not the nfl

    The Williams were suspended for “doping”
    Then they sued in state court saying the NFL doping rules violates Minnesota drug testing laws
    There was an injection and trial date set in state court
    And that trial date would have occurred after the suspensions were to begin

    Then the NFL tried to move the state can to federal court saying bc the doping policing was the result of the CBA which was the result of federal labor laws
    It preempt a state laws

    And the federal court denied that application

    See what I am saying and what is the difference
    The federal court does not want to get involved in CBA disputes generally

    • Ken says:

      I know there were other cases as I remember when judge Doty was the bane of the NFL and there was a female judge as well that was killing the league

  63. manitobafinfan says:

    I Fully expect this to be reduced to at MOST two games.. it’s BS, but then again so is the Hardy reduction..

  64. Mike E. says:

    jetssuck

    Thanks man! You’re right, it’s very scary. When I told my coworker what had happened, she told me a family of 4 were killed in her town less than a year ago, 2 adults, and 2 little children, all killed sitting on the couch watching TV. That’s terrifying, and very sobering. I was stupid to take it lightly. My wife, as usual, was 100% right.

  65. The Flying Pig says:

    We should all be upset at Dion Jordan for not appealing…lol

  66. Mike E. says:

    Manitoba

    Boomer Esiason is a pretty level headed guy, and certainly the better of the Boomer and Carton duo. As far as being a Bill’s fan, you’re thinking of the other “Boomer”, Chris Berman on ESPN

    • manitobafinfan says:

      yes Chris is an ass Bills fan, Esiason was on CBS pre game show with Dan for a few years, and was one of the better ones, but he seemed to have nothing good to say about Fins.. saw him on the tube last year with Brandon Marshall and he seems to be getting more arrogant as he goes on.. I believe he was helping Stabby trash the Fins..
      he has not yet eclipsed Numbnut Heath Evans..

  67. herdfan says:

    Wow! Looks like a serial killer was here in town. Yikes!

    https://shar.es/1slZ8C

  68. D says:

    I was thinking about it and maybe Brady does actually have grounds. We all know he is guilty of it, there is mountains of circumstantial evidence to point to it, but the Wells report, and that investigatin never returned a definitive. Punishing him for violating rules he was never proven through independent investigation to have violated does kind of start to give legitimacy to him having a federal decision made. I cant remember because i pretty much got tired of following it, but was there ever any definitive, “yes he did it” given, or did it just end with the Wells report and their high level of probability?

  69. manitobafinfan says:

    I believe it was left at high level of probability that he was aware, or instructed … they were hoping his phone/text would clarify, but he refused to turn it over.. unless he did in the appeal meeting…

  70. Tim Knight says:

    I’m always interested by this stuff. Imagine life like ours on another planet and people like us are wondering if there is life somewhere else like we do, or the lifeforms there are different, more advanced, more primitive etc. Think the Star Trek shows.
    http://news.yahoo.com/earth-planet-discovered-using-nasas-kepler-space-telescope-165743211.html

    • herdfan says:

      Here’s the thing with life on another planet. I read things that say there’s no water or oxygen or it’s too hot or too cold to sustain life. It might be that way for our type of life, but other life forms likely need other things and can withstand whatever heat or cold is there. I just never understood why a scientist would say there can be no life on Mars for example, there is no water, etc. Well maybe whatever life would be there doesn’t need water, maybe it just needs dirt and oxygen is poisonous to them…you never know! 🙂

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah they’re going by life as we know it. I also think we have this preconceived view of what aliens look like based on Roswell and science fiction movies etc. They could be the size of bees or smaller but way more advanced. They could be here and we can’t see them.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I am of the mind set that based on odds alone, with the multitudes of Galaxies out there, there has to be some form of being similar to us … We Are Not Alone !!!

    • The Flying Pig says:

  71. Tim Knight says:

    Pretty ironic Mr. Serial Killer and I think it’s obvious he was, was killed in the act. Now that’s karma.

    • herdfan says:

      Yep, that girl was very lucky. From what I’ve read, he put the gun down, she grabbed it an shot kind of blindly over her shoulder and blew his head off. Good for her! She’s probably saved lots of lives.

  72. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, did you hear Boomer & Carton this morning when Jerry Recco was reading an ad for salmon and he said go to (brand) to get your sockeye semen. LOL

    I heard it and started laughing. About a minute later Carton says what was that ad you just read, can I see how it was suppose to read because I’m sure you read something wrong. They went on and on and they were all roaring laughing saying so where do you get your protein from etc. LOL

  73. Brian in NY says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    July 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm
    What up guys… Anyone planning on attending Pats game , Thursday after the Fest ?? and has anyone ever bought tix through Vivid seats ?? Seems ya have to be ion season ticket wait list to go through ticketmaster for resales… im looking for 4 tix at this point..
    *
    I may go, as that game is on my birthday. Not sure though because I may attend the fest again this year. I’m also going to week one @ Washington, @ Jets week 12. May be pushing it with the wifey…

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Bri:
      That’d be kewl .. we are hitting it on the way home from the Fest game.. Extended vacay trip.. unfortunately I am travelling with a Pats fan.. keep me in the loop and maybe we can meet up.. planning on being in area Wednesday to Saturday..

    • stangerx says:

      Why will you be at the Skins game? Something else going on.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He wants to wear his Indian headdress and root for the Phins to piss people off. LOL

      • Brian in NY says:

        My brother lives in NoVa. He got season tix to the Skins years ago after being on the waitning list for many years. He got them because he is a Giants fan, and could never get tix to the game. He sells most of the games every year, but definitely not the Dolphins game!

  74. Tim Knight says:

    I’ve asked before, haven’t seen GD in a few weeks. I hope everything is alright.

  75. stangerx says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    Okay folks
    It looks like the Houston game has won the poll
    Let’s try to get a head count of who plans to attend

    Who is in
    Piggy
    Stanger (+1)
    OD (better half TBA)
    Son (in for 2, Maybe more)
    Rock
    Al ( in, maybe +1)
    Toba (+3, including the dreaded Pats fan)
    Mike E (maybe with +1, +2 or +3)
    FFR (maybe)
    Ken (maybe)
    Bookman (maybe and maybe +1)
    Brian in NY (maybe)
    Herd (maybe)
    drg (maybe)

    Repost and add you name if you plan on going to texans at dolphins.
    ———————
    And we have seats reserved already……..

    • Tim Knight says:

      You need to do a ritual to end that losing streak

      • Brian in NY says:

        It’s going to happen this year, I can feel it!

      • stangerx says:

        LOL — funny thing about the Fest is the experience is first. Don’t want to jinx……but much happier after a loss than without the crew there. Plus I’m already tired as shiot btwn the night before and the early tailgate. 🙂

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Suh is here now.. It’s all Different .. 🙂

  76. Brian in NY says:

    Stanger,
    I’m still working on a filght. These prices are absolutely ridiculous, waiting to see if they’ll come down.

  77. Rockphin says:

    HA! GO HARVARD!

    http://phinphanatic.com/2015/07/23/harvard-calls-miami-dolphins-afcs-best/

    Of course the bastards say we will lose, but what the fuck do they know!? LOL

  78. Brian in NY says:

    LMFAO @Tim! That would actually be awesome!

  79. stangerx says:

    Brian — what part of NOVA? That’s my old stomping grounds. Lived in Tysons, Annandale and Arlington.

  80. Brian in NY says:

    Toba,
    I’m pretty pumped I’m going to see Suh’s first game, and hopefully Parker’s as well. I’ll be sporting a new Jarvis Landry jersey that day!

    • manitobafinfan says:

      So how many football cities are with in an 8 hour driver to you guys ?? …. I am 8 hours to Minneapolis.. Must be sweet to have so many options

      • Brian in NY says:

        Boston 2 1/2
        Wash 7 1/2
        NY 2
        Buffalo 4
        Philly 3
        Baltimore 7

      • Try Pod says:

        Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, St Louis, Detroit… Philly, D.C. and Baltimore are just outside of 8 hrs.

      • Try Pod says:

        K, I was way off on my east coast distances. Philly, Baltimore and dc are over 10 hours. I thought they were between 9-10 hrs. Others are still 8 or less

  81. Brian in NY says:

    Toba,
    You are a lot closer to all of the CFL football cities, so it all evens out. Sort of…

    • manitobafinfan says:

      LMAO I don’t even go to see the team that plays here, although I do still cheer for them until either they suck or it interferes with NFL games.. Grey Cup Game is actually being held here this year 3rd week of NovemBRRRRR.. and the next closest city is Regina which is 6 hours away.. No it does NOT even out .. lol

  82. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, how is Philly 3?

  83. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow , I’d go broke… Very cool to see Season opener.. Be like XMAS unwrapping all the new toys !!!!

  84. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Brian

    I would think Philly would be at least 4 for you. I was wondering how you eliminated an hour. LOL

  85. D says:

    Tim its your hatred of Christians that ran GD off. Hope you re happy now. 🙂

  86. Brian in NY says:

    Ok guys good to catch up, but that summer project list isn’t getting done with me blogging! Have a good one.

  87. Tim Knight says:

    LOL at this toy.
    Mom: Do you like it honey?
    Kid: What do I do with it?
    Mom: Just stare at it.
    Kid: I don’t like it. (starts crying)

  88. Mike E. says:

    How is a dead grandma in a coffin a toy (for anyone really)? That’s effed up man!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I found it doing a search for inappropriate toys. Kong posted a link of some of them. I think Kong made up dead Grandma. I’m not sure it’s even a toy. But people make weird shit. LOL

  89. herdfan says:

    My new Dolphins Tshirt arrived in the mail today! 🙂

  90. D says:

    That doll is the essence of creepy. Almost as disturbing as this….

  91. Brian in NY says:

    That was totally uncalled for D.

  92. Mike E. says:

    Effing Jimmy Rollins batting .207 hits a HR at Citi Field.

  93. The Flying Pig says:

    I dont know
    That doll look like Blanche from the Golden Girls to me

    Not really scary

  94. The Flying Pig says:

    Arrghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  95. Ken says:

    Piggy:

    Here is a good article about U.S. District Court Judge David Doty and some of the cases he has had involving on labor and anti-trust litigation. http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_26611048/minneapolis-judge-david-s-doty-hands-off-nfl

    • Ken says:

      There was also a female judge who was heavily involved with litigation involving the NFL. The point is if Brady sues the court has the jurisdiction and the ability to make a ruling that the league may not want.

      • Tim Knight says:

        The Brat continues his fight while the real cheater is Belichick. Nothing happens in the org without him knowing. That’s why the media coverage has been so bias, they just won’t go there.

  96. Mike E. says:

    What a beauty of a day here in NJ! 68 degrees, sunny, going up to the low 80’s.

  97. The Flying Pig says:

    The Alpha Alien’s summer home was discovered

    http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-discovers-earth-like-planet-in–habitable-zone-192512073.html

    I’m warning you now scientists, he likes to be left alone when he is fishing

  98. The Flying Pig says:

    Worst guy punch in Dolphins

    http://www.thephinsider.com/2015/7/24/9030981/dolphins-biggest-gut-punch-loss-and-time-they-punched-someone-in-the

    Marinos last game for Jax
    Boooooo
    I hates that game

    The good news is the Marino spike is the worst gut punch in jests history

  99. The Flying Pig says:

  100. The Flying Pig says:

    Morning fly by
    Time to get some work done
    Ctah up later

  101. Mike E. says:

    I’ll never forget that JAX game. I was at work, and I was dying to hear what was going on, and I had brought a small handheld radio to listen, but it was a busy Saturday at work. By the time I turned the radio on, it was 38-0, or something like that in the 2nd QTR. I was sure it was mistake, but it was confirmed the nightmare was real.

  102. Tim Knight says:

    That Jags game was a disaster of epic proportions. Talk about having football fun smashed into the ground.

  103. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Try

  104. The Flying Pig says:

    How the jags game made me feel

  105. wyoming85 says:

    Dolfans NYC ‏@DolfansNYC 1h1 hour ago
    Big Plays Come Naturally To Bobby McCain http://bit.ly/1GK56SI #Dolphins

  106. Mike E. says:

    Speaking of flayed, I think I hate Ramsay Bolton as much as I hated Joffrey, or at least almost as much.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Oh yeah, they’ve gotta being setting him up to die a horrible death. Hey everyone dies in this show and he has too or I’ll be pissed. LOL

      • Mike E. says:

        Theon “Reek” should get to cut his cock off and choke hom with it. That would be a fitting death for him.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think I hated Joffrey more
      Basically b/c Joffrey was a little shit

      There is nothing worse than an overpriveledged brat

  107. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP 2h2 hours ago
    #Dolphins bubble watch: Dallas Thomas among offensive linemen fighting for job http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/07/24/dolphins-bubble-watch-dallas-thomas-among-linemen-fighting-for-their-job/

  108. wyoming85 says:

    Brian Coyle ‏@BCoyle11 14m14 minutes ago
    Check out @GregLikens 5 position battles to watch during @MiamiDolphins Training Camp: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2015/5-position-battles-to-watch … #Dolphins

  109. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Mike E

    Absolutely with Reek and I’d also like to see Sansa rape his ass with a scepter at the same time.

  110. The Flying Pig says:

    This is from D’s article

    AFC

    1. Miami Dolphins (AFC East)
    2. Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West)
    3. Indianapolis Colts (AFC South)
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North)
    WC1. New England Patriots
    WC2. Denver Broncos

    NFC

    1. Seattle Seahawks (NFC West)
    2. Green Bay Packers (NFC North)
    3. New York Giants (NFC East)
    4. Atlanta Falcons (NFC South)
    WC1. Detroit Lions
    WC2. Philadelphia Eagles

    the other AFC teams don;t look to crazy
    NFL either
    I expect a Seahawks and Packers to meet
    the bottom 5 (read the article) isn’t carzy either

    These Harvard kids are smawt!

  111. Mike E. says:

    I hated Joffrey a lot, but he was a kid. Ramsay is old enough to not get any slack

  112. The Flying Pig says:

  113. Brian in NY says:

    Tim Knight says:
    July 24, 2015 at 10:59 am
    LOL @ Mike E

    Absolutely with Reek and I’d also like to see Sansa rape his ass with a scepter at the same time.
    *
    See, this is why I love Tim. He is a twisted bastard who always takes it to another level.

    • Tim Knight says:

      LMAO!!!! Ramsay deserves that kind of shit because he’s a sadistic creep. Maybe while all that’s happening Reek can also carve his eyes out with a dagger.

  114. Mike E. says:

    Before they cut his (Ramsay) cock off, they should flay it while it’s still attached.

  115. Brian in NY says:

    Mets just called up Conforto- Cuddyear on the DL.

  116. The Flying Pig says:

    Bring Ramsay to me

  117. Mike E. says:

    Question is . . .

    Can Conforto hit better than .174 like the rest of the team? It’s absolutely pathetic looking at the Mets position players hitting stats.

    • Tim Knight says:

      A co-worker and I were looking at how many Mets have on base pct. under .300. It’s ridiculous. Conforto could hit .230 up here and he’d be an upgrade.

  118. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, Reek better be the one to off him.

  119. Mike E. says:

    No GOT spoilers, but Reek is NOT dead.

  120. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    We need a few people in that lineup that command respect from opposing pitching. d’Arnaud is one guy, maybe the only one. If a we had at least 2 other guys, it would change the pitches that the other guys would see.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Duda is hitting like .141 since May which is the worst avg. over that time in the majors. He needs to end that funk. We need his bat. Then d’Arnaud and maybe this Conforto kid adds a spark to the lineup. he’s suppose to be an excellent contact hitter. That alone could change the dynamic from where it is.

  121. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim

    didn’t you see the last episode of this season

  122. The Flying Pig says:

    SPOILER ALERT

    I’m actually wearing pants

  123. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, what’s the status of Dilson Herrera?

  124. wyoming85 says:

    Hard Cuts on the D Line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 2h2 hours ago
    #Dolphins 53-man roster projection http://es.pn/1MphU8i “-Here is who I predict will make Miami’s 53-man roster this fall.

  125. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    Herrera was optioned back to AAA. He wasn’t hitting either.

    • Mike E. says:

      He was sent down when Murphy came back from his injury earlier in July. He’s hitting .286 with 1 HR, 4 doubles and 4 RBI’s with the AAA club.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh okay thanks. Do the Mets draft and scout guys who can hit? LOL

      • Mike E. says:

        Apparently not. They do well with pitching, but really, a lot of the pitchers are Omar Minaya’s guys.

  126. Tim Knight says:

    Yeah the only guys you can give Alderson credit for was acquiring Syndergaard for Dickey and Wheeler for Beltran.

  127. Tim Knight says:

    Talk about not wearing pants or much else, anyone see what Rose McGowan wore to the VMAs?

  128. Tim Knight says:

    Wyo, McGowan is kind of out there. I mean she was in a relationship with Marilyn Manson. LOL

  129. D says:

    https://xar126.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/19-vma-outfits-we-cant-forget-even-if-we-tried/
    Scroll down to the pict of McGown with Manson, is kinda shock value gutter slut kinda thing they do at the VMA’s.

    • D says:

      Also a picture of Mylie Cyrus there too in a picture where i keep hoping someone comes by and upper cuts her to the chin so she will bit that disgusting tongue off. Maybe then she will keep it in her damn mouth,

      • Tim Knight says:

        LOL, I know it’s a bit annoying how often she does that, and Gene Simmons coined that act.

  130. Mike E. says:

    She’s out there in that pic, that’s for sure. lol

  131. The Flying Pig says:

    McGowan is my kind of lady

  132. The Flying Pig says:

    I think most of them are dressed like idiots
    just me?
    Those outfits are kind of just silly

  133. The Flying Pig says:

    Now mugato on the other hand

    That is a fashion icon!

  134. Tim Knight says:

    Fashion you say. LOL

  135. wyoming85 says:

    Bring a new meaning to shooting your wad!

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 10s11 seconds ago
    Buccaneers announced they have placed CB C.J. Wilson, who lost two fingers in a July 4th fireworks accident, on the Reserve/Retired List.

  136. The Flying Pig says:

    Hey guys what’s up
    Let’s go get some beers

  137. Mike E. says:

    As long as no one is wearing the bear/rabbit costume from The Shining . . . .

  138. Tim Knight says:

    Hey do you mind if I tag along?

  139. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ll meet you guys later

    I have to get my hat watered first

  140. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ these outfits!

  141. CavalierKong says:

    LMAO!! People get paid BIG bucks to come up with those ridiculously stupid outfits.

  142. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins 15m15 minutes ago
    These are 5 position battles you should be watching in training camp.

    READ: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3emju

  143. The Flying Pig says:

    I was going to meet you guys
    But I walked into some blinds

  144. jetsssuck says:

    I see u guys talking about Mets. I have a old time neighbor(80’s) who I talk about baseball all the time and he’s been talking about the Mets and how similar this years team is so similar to the Miracle Mets hitting and how they came alive half way through the season. Enjoy the season a miracle could be happening

  145. Tim Knight says:

    No beers for me.

  146. steveccnv says:

    I wonder how some guys keep their jobs. I was just watching MiamiDolphins.com video of the Vikings game last yr, and the lutz says 6′ 4″ rookie Terence Feed blocks the punt for a safety (to win the game). How can this guy work for the team and not know the players names?

    But you guys don’t give a shit, you’re too busy watching FashionFag Video 😛

  147. stangerx says:

    “The NFL believes that it will get a deal done with Brady that includes some suspension as a result of the Patriots quarterback’s role in Deflategate. According to Jason Cole, the league believes that it can “wear Brady down.”

    “Those in the league offices understand that as part of an agreement, Brady will very likely want it made clear that he had nothing to do with the deflation of footballs. Instead, the language associated with Goodell’s ruling will have to point out that the punishment is as a result of Brady’s lack of cooperation in the league’s investigation.”
    ————————————-
    I’m with Cole on this…….all about faces being saved at this point.

    • steveccnv says:

      My wish is being granted, I said I didn’t care about the suspension. I just want it to drag out as long as possible.

      Fuck his legacy, we all know they’ve cheated on multiple occasions and won’t stop.

      • stangerx says:

        steveccnv — then wish for Goodel to go spank. That could keep it going for a long while…….don’t think it will happen though.

  148. jetsssuck says:

    What I remember about the 69 mets is they played the orioles which is my team and all of the New York franchises won the championships in their sports.Football,Baseball, basketball and Hockey I believe.

    • Mike E. says:

      Yes. Very unusual

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think hockey but yes the other sports.

    • steveccnv says:

      I had family in town from NY during that WS, they must’ve turned me into a Mets fan for a few yrs, until I was old enough to think for myself.

    • stangerx says:

      jetsssuck — just two years later…..that series for the Orioles in ’71 was a classic. Still remember those incredible plays by Brooks Robinson at third.

      • jetsssuck says:

        that’s the same thing I remember. human vacuum cleaner i believe he was called. I remember bobbi modenro stadium in miami well. My grandfather used to take me to a lot of oriels(miami) and yankee Ft Laud)games. Bobby Modenro tore down not there anymore.

  149. D says:

    I bet this is sorta what Johnny Martin looked like after Incognito got done with him during training camp.

  150. steveccnv says:

    Report: NFL believes Brady may accept reduced suspension

    WTF? Like it’s up to brady to decide.

  151. steveccnv says:

    This is what I hope happens:

    The belief from the start has been that Brady feels he has done nothing wrong and is seeking a complete exoneration. However, he has always put the interests of the Patriots ahead of his own. A nasty federal court battle could, in theory, distract the team.

  152. The Flying Pig says:

    In Court, the NFL will have a right to subpoena Brady’s phone

  153. Tim Knight says:

    stangerx says:
    July 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    steveccnv — then wish for Goodel to go spank. That could keep it going for a long while…….don’t think it will happen though.

    Then wish for Goodell to go spank? LOL

    • stangerx says:

      He won’t do it though. Would be different if the Pats didn’t already grumble and then accept punishment.

  154. D says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins 1h1 hour ago

    We have released QB Josh Freeman.
    886 retweets 965 favorites

  155. wyoming85 says:

    Dolphins aggbot ‏@Dolphins_Newz Jul 23
    Rumor has it Anthony Johnson is the best cook on the Dolphins – Yardbarker http://aggbot.com/Miami-Dolphins-News/article/25815199

  156. wyoming85 says:

    Mike Soltys
    ‏@espnmikes
    Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. Colin will no longer appear on ESPN.

    • stangerx says:

      You could say that that is PC gone crazy — not like they were Jimmy the Greek comments — but think this adds a bit of context:

      “Cowherd, who had been with ESPN for 12 years, announced earlier this week that he’s leaving the company for another business opportunity.”

      Might make it a bit easier for ESPN to bring out the stick. For whatever reason, might be a whole lot more behind the scenes on that too.

  157. Mike E. says:

    Tim, Bri

    I just heard the Mets are trying to make a trade with the Braves for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, for 2 minor league Mets pitching prospects, neither that I’ve heard of, Gant and Whalen

    • Tim Knight says:

      I did too, I’m watching the game to see Conforto. LOL

      I really don’t know what to think of it other than the two pitching prospects will be beating us in the future because it’s the Mets way.

  158. Tim Knight says:

    Justin Turner killing us. That’s been a consistent theme with ex-Mets coming back to haunt us. Ugh!

  159. wyoming85 says:

    Don’t Follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OaklandRaider2o9
    ‏@daviddreal84 Josh Freeman is better than Ryan Tannehill…That’s right i said it!

  160. wyoming85 says:

    OaklandRaider2o9 ‏@daviddreal84 · Apr 2
    Josh Freeman is better than Ryan Tannehill…That’s right i said it!

    Lee Harvey ‏@Wyoming85Lee · 21s22 seconds ago
    @daviddreal84
    Really? You said it! But can you prove it?
    Doubt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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