FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

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GAME 12: Pittsburgh @ Miami, Dec. 3, 1973 (Monday Night)

 


The Pittsburgh NFL franchise was founded in 1933 by Pittsburgh area sportsman and entrepreneur Arthur J. (Art) Rooney. The impending end to Pennsylvania’s puritanical “Blue Laws” (which banned professional football on Sundays) made the Pittsburgh area a prime candidate for a franchise.



The new team took the nickname “Pirates,” in honor of their baseball landlords at Forbes Field. After several frustrating seasons, the team changed their nickname to “Steelers.” But their performance on the field remained, in a word, awful. The Steelers became known as the Siberia of the NFL. When Detroit’s star quarterback, Bobby Layne, was traded to Pittsburgh, he angrily placed a curse on the Detroit franchise. He said, “Detroit will never win another NFL title because of this dastardly deed.” 56 years later, Detroit has faiked to even REACH another NFL Championship Game. The Curse of Bobby Layne lives on in Detroit.



Pittsburgh’s football fortunes improved dramatically when Chuck Noll was hired as head coach in 1969. By 1972, Noll’s Steelers had improved to the point that, for the first time in their 40 year history, Pittsburgh finally would qualify for an NFL playoff game! That playoff game would forever be known as the “Immaculate Reception!” In that game, Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris caught a deflected fourth down desperation pass and SCORED WITH JUST 22 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK! Pittsburgh defeated Oakland 13-7 in one of the most famous games in NFL history!



A week later, the 12-3 Steelers hosted the undefeated 15-0 Miami Dolphins in the AFC Championship Game at Three Rivers Stadium. Trailing early in the third quarter, Bob Griese entered the game in relief of Earl Morrall and led Miami to a stirring comeback victory, 21-17. The Dolphins would advance to Super Bowl VII and complete the NFL’s one and only Perfect Season.



During the off season, the NFL ruled that the team with the best record henceforth would host all playoff games. Thus, in 1973, if Miami defeated Pittsburgh, the Dolphins would clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. That’s EXACTLY what head coach Don Shula wanted!

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Beating the ’73 Steelers this Monday night in Miami would be no easy task. This team’s pass defense arguably was the greatest in post-merger NFL history. Opposing QB’s completed only 164 of 359 passes (45.7%) for only 11 TD’s and 37 interceptions. Opponents QB passer rating was a puny 33.1!!! Mike Wagner led Pittsburgh with eight picks. 10 other players had at least one interception!  On Nov. 11, this Steeler secondary paced Pittsburgh to a 17-9 victory at Oakland. In September, those same Raiders had handed Miami a 12-7 defeat.



The Miami Dolphins thought they had a pretty good secondary, too. Miami’s defensive coordinator, Bill Arnsparger, developed a plan he believed would confuse rookie quarterback Joe Gilliam. It worked to perfection!



anderson intJust three plays into the game, Dolphins’safety Dick Anderson picked-off Gilliam, bounced off another player and roared 27 yards TO A TOUCHDOWN! Two subsequent Miami drives produced 28 and 46 yard Yepremian field goals, putting the Fins ahead 13-0. Late andersonin the first quarter Anderson intercepted Gilliam AGAIN and returned it to Pittsburgh’s THREE YARD LINE! Griese’s two yard TD pass to TE Jim Mandich made the score 20-0, Miami, after one quarter! “I don’t think anyone saw this coming,” said Monday Night Football’s Frank Gifford.



A furious Chuck Noll yanked Gilliam and replaced him with the man he had beaten out of a job – – Terry Bradshaw!! On Bradshaw’s very first pass, Dick Anderson stepped in front of a receiver and returned the interception 38 yards for HIS SECOND TOUCHDOWN OF THE GAME! A Roy Gerela FG was matched by Garo Yepremian’s third 3-pointer, putting the Dolphins ahead 30-3 at halftime. “What a performance by Dick Anderson,” said ABC’s Howard Cosell.

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Pittsburgh’s stellar defense totally dominated Miami’s offense in the third quarter. The “Steel Curtain,” led by future Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene, shut down Miami’s running game. Terry Bradshaw’s 5 yard touchdown pass to Preston Pearson narrowed Miami’s lead to 30-10 after three quarters. By this time, it was after 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Much of America would  completely miss the Steeler’s furious come from behind effort in a fateful fourth quarter.

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Earlier in the game, Dick Anderson picked off his FOURTH INTERCEPTION of the contest. He returned Bradshaw’s pass 25 yards to the Steelers’ 45. Yepremian’s miss on a 33-yard field goal seemed meaningless, given Miami’s 27 point halftime lead. But that miss did play a role later in the game.



pathIt was still 30-10, Miami, with just over 10 minutes left to play. Dandy Don Meredith said, “If Pittsburgh’s going to get in this game, they’ve got to score real fast!” Next play, Franco Harris bolted off tackle through a huge hole and scored from the Miami 21. Now the score was 30-17.



Time was running out. With just over four minutes to go, Bradshaw found back-up receiver Barry Pearson open for a 17 yard touchdown. Dolphin fans gasped as a 30-3 lead had evaporated to 30-24! “That missed field goal sure looks bigger now,” said Cosell.



Miami received the ensuing kickoff. A penalty moved the Dolphins all the way back to their two yard line. Then, it was fourth and one from the 11. Another penalty moved Miami back to the six! Shula decided NOT to send in punter Larry Seiple! The fans and the Monday Night broadcast crew were dumbfounded!


MEREDITH: “I don’t get it.”
GIFFORD: “I don’t get it.”
COSELL: “I don’t get it, either.”
GIFFORD: “All right, let’s watch. Griese’s going to take a safety.”
MEREDITH: “There it is, a safety.”
COSELL: “Shula’s way ahead of us all!”



In one of his most brilliant moves ever, Don Shula decided to have Griese take a deliberate safety, thereby avoiding a dangerous punt out of Miami’s end zone. Trailing 30-26, Pittsburgh STILL needed a touchdown to win the game. See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWIg_eCc7o



Seiple boomed an amazing free kick from the Miami 20 that sent Pittsburgh’s Glen Edwards back inside his own 10 yard line! Edwards was tackled at the seven! With 54 seconds to play, Bradshaw’s desperate pass was intercepted by Jake Scott! It was Miami’s SIXTH interception of the game. Miami had defeated Pittsburgh 30-26 in one of the most memorable Monday Night games of all time!

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The game statistics clearly favored Pittsburgh. The Steelers had 19 first downs to Miami’s 8. Pittsburgh out-gained Miami both on the ground and in the air. But one statistic overwhelmingly favored Miami: those SIX INTERCEPTIONS, FOUR OF WHICH WERE BY ALL-PRO SAFETY DICK ANDERSON! This was ironic because, prior to tonight, it was PITTSBURGH’S 37 interceptions that had grabbed the limelight.



In the last three games Miami had won at Buffalo, at Dallas, and at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. WOW!!



The 1973 Miami Dolphins were now 11-1.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197312030mia.htm

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311 Responses to FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

  1. jetsssuck says:

    erica forcasted to hit s.florda monday 2am—Sounds like hurricane andrew where it hit after pre season game with tampa bay. The team decided not to warn community about hurrricane andrew. I wonder if they are going to change plans for game as hurricane gets closer. Walmart/Sams hurricane teams were placed on alert for possible action

  2. olddolphan says:

    FOR DOLPHIN FANS, this Monday Night game between Pittsburgh and Miami is considered the greatest Monday Night game of all time!! – – I remember hollering myself hoarse in the game’s final moments!! – – Shula’s decision to take the deliberate safety ranks as one of the greatest coaching decisions of all time!! – – Ahhh, what a time to be a fan of the MIAMI DOLPHINS!!

    • steveccnv says:

      I was sitting on the 5 yrd near the west endzone, where that play took play, and was screaming at the top of my lungs to punt the ball, then Sieple steps out of bounds and my dad had to explain what had happened (I was 10). It was an innovative play.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Dick Anderson baby! Awesome as always OD! I never knew Preston Pearson was a Steeler. I always think of him as a Cowboy.

  4. Mike E. says:

    Send in your questions for Ask Mike!

    NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

  5. Tim Knight says:

    6 INTs and 4 by one guy is just crazy. This in an era when they didn’t throw the ball as much. That’s like hitting 8 HRs in a game. 😉

  6. Tim Knight says:

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 2m2 minutes ago
    Early schedule sets up well for the #Dolphins. Miami needs to start at least 4-2 IMO. Otherwise, it will be tough sledding for the playoffs.

    I agree however if we’re going to be a good team you need to play well down the stretch.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Horrible!

      You know this is going to escalate the gun discussion because there are too many people being irresponsible with them. Just saying.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      OMG that’s unbelievable. It is horrible Tim.
      Was it personal or is someone after the news people in general?
      They were both so young.

  7. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Nice job OD. I’m thinking we start 6-0 this year and everyone will start talking about the undefeated season again 🙂

  8. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Here is the link for record/roster challenge. The site will be locked (un-editable) immediately after the game on Saturday. So if you feel like participating please do it soon.

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

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    Thanks OD, another great write and another great win for those Fins.

  10. son of a son of a shula says:

    Boulder tell me again how to friggin wrap text I can never remember

  11. son of a son of a shula says:

    According to the news there is a chase underway for the news shooter and that he is a former disgruntled employee. Sick fuck.

  12. Tim Knight says:

    Boulder, the roster is setup more for starters than the 53 man roster.

  13. Tim Knight says:

    This creature goes back to what you could call the beginning of time. 500 million years ago. Wow!
    http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/rare-nautilus-species-seen-for-first-time-in-30-years/#ZBWhcJ19cjhBEYmA.97

  14. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer 41m41 minutes ago
    Last year @MDC_Brooke was announced Miss June of our 2015 swimsuit calendar. Find out tomorrow who June 2016 will be!

    • stangerx says:

      Wyoming — they look so delicious in those shots and at a distance from the stands, but seeing them in person around the stadium just makes me feel like a dirty old man. They are little girls…..and not just in age. For some reason most of them are real tiny.

  15. stangerx says:

    Absolutely awesome OD — even if the history part put me in tilt by having to choose between the Dolphins and the “Pirates.”

    Were you at that game? Being at one when a DB took down four would be one for a lifetime.

  16. BoulderPhinfan says:

    tim no sorry. WR1 and WR2 are starters on the right side and left side.Each cell is for a starter.

  17. Brian in NY says:

    Just heard that murderer killed himself.

  18. Brian in NY says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 11:29 am
    I love watching Troy Drayton on Finsiders try to keep his composure when they have cheerleaders as guests. LOL
    *
    Lol! you can literally see him WILLING himself to look!

  19. Tim Knight says:

    The shooter shot himself and is still alive according to police.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    The shooter was still disgruntled since 1999, that’s when he was fired.

  21. finfanrob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    August 26, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Boulder tell me again how to friggin wrap text I can never remember

    i think you click on the little red X in the upper right hand corner

  22. getterdone says:

    OD, I loved the quotes from the broadcast booth of Gifford, Cossell, & Dandy Don….Shula showed them something they’ve never seen before.
    Yep, Don Shula was waaaay ahead of everybody in the NFL game!

  23. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    August 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Send in your questions for Ask Mike!

    ok, my questions is

    If you write it do you think any one reads it?

  24. Tim Knight says:

    Ya think!

    “I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn’t listening to their grassroots.”

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-gop-pollster-tried-why-144549293.html

    • Try Pod says:

      I wouldn’t vote for him EVER, but I am appreciative of the conversations Trump had to be causing within the party.

      • getterdone says:

        Exactly, he’s not afraid to address hard issues, while others want to tip toe around them.
        This country is in serious trouble and if it isn’t turned around soon, them life will change in a way that we never thought we’d see.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Same here. I’ve been saying for years the GOP has lost their way and have become a party of bizarre people.

      • getterdone says:

        Yes Tim, but so has the Dems, they are seriously lost. Not your dad’s or grandfather’s old Dem party anymore.
        The thing is, both sides are severely corrupted and controlled by corporatism.

      • Try Pod says:

        Agreed on the addressing .. uncomfortable questions. My particular interest is if this will cause leadership to address the control the religious right exerts over the party.

    • stangerx says:

      The whole right wing of the GOP is just taking a ride with Trump to show their power. Not as dramatically, but happens every Pres election……they glom behind some guy who can’t win and threaten to blow the whole thing up unless they get their way on key issues. This year they got lucky and have “You’re Fired” to do it with.

  25. Try Pod says:

    Had=has

  26. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    August 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I wouldn’t vote for him EVER

    who would if Hilary is there. i think it would be cool to have a lesbian in office

  27. The Flying Pig says:

    I just filled out the 53 roster prediction
    I didn;t find it as hard as the last few year s
    I tend to think the major issues how many TEs, RB, OL, DTs, DBs, to keep
    But I know which ones to keep

    I tend to think the top 40-50 guys on our team are probably better than most of the top 40-50 players on other teams
    We seem really talented (but I’m giving a lot of credit to young guys with pontential)

    But when you get past the guys on the final 53, I really can;t think of anyone else who has stood out to me, that makes me think its a tough decision to cut him.

    who are our bubble players that really deserve to be on our team but we have no room for them?

    Maybe guys like Hazel or Brenner…I don;t know…I tend to think most of the guy that I want on the team will make it

  28. The Flying Pig says:

    I think before she was dating her current fiance she was dating the shooter

    • Tim Knight says:

      Well he’s been disgruntled since 1999 and he accused her of making racist comments so it doesn’t add up. She was 24 so in 1999 she would have been 6.

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    I also thought it was hard to order which WR is 1-4
    I have Landry and Jennings as my 1-2 and stills as 3 and Parker as 4
    then Matthews, then Hazel

    • stangerx says:

      Don’t think it matters how you order them. All of the top four are going to get serious play. Only real Q is if absent injury a 5th can get put in the mix.

  30. Tim Knight says:

    Yeah that call by Shula to take a safety is legendary.

  31. getterdone says:

    With a little Luck, he’ll catch up to #10 Tannehill….well then again, the way Tanny keeps improving he’ll be hard to catch. 😀

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/08/26/why-andrew-luck-ranks-outside-our-top-10-qbs-for-now/

  32. finfanrob says:

    This country is in serious trouble and if it isn’t turned around soon, them life will change in a way that we never thought we’d see.

    yep, true. just like my father said 20 years ago. and his father 20 years before that. and his father 20 years before that…

    • getterdone says:

      Yes cause man is always fallible, corruptible, lusts after money and power.
      Each generation it gets worse, and the stakes get higher. At some point it will end very badly for many, unlike ever seen.

      • Try Pod says:

        I wish someone with more energy than me was willing to engage you on this statement- I just don’t have it today.

    • Try Pod says:

      Lol- when I see that said I hear the same thing.

  33. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    #Dolphins Koa Misi says he’s playing SAM right now with Sheppard MLB. Told coaches he’s cool with going back to SAM if that’s what they want
    ———————————-
    Hmm, well that experiment may have not lasted long. Maybe when Tripp is back he’ll eventually win the middle, or Vigil in time.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think Tripp was even playing MLB. He was playing WOLB up until he got hurt. Vigil has been cross training between MLB and SOLB.

      It sound like McCain will be more of a hybrid then locked in SOLB starter.

  34. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah that call by Shula to take a safety is legendary.

    yep, can you imagine now a days relying on a def with a 50 seconds to go. no way in hell. especially the fins D

  35. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    DeVante Parker is putting pads on. Wouldn’t say if he’s practicing today. We will know shortly
    _____________________
    Take it easy big boy, no need to get crazy yet.

  36. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    August 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I think before she was dating her current fiance she was dating the shooter

    huh? where does that come from. i havent heard it or seen it. how about the fucker was just crazy.

    piggy, i dont get why with you everything has to be about sex. lmfao

  37. Tim Knight says:

    GD, you could easily argue things are way better today than in the past. The quality of life is better for way more people than it once was.

    As for the Dems, they’re socialists we all know that. I was more focused on where the GOP has become lost. The religious right is a huge part of that.

  38. getterdone says:

    Try, FFR, yeah, things today are same as when grandpappy was young…lol, no need to debate is right 😛

    On to Dolphin football.

  39. getterdone says:

    Tim, on your 12:58 post….
    Historic record number of people on welfare & food stamps and middle class close to being wiped out, losing our rights, constitution being ripped apart, ahhh, yeah, things are so much better nowadays.

    What religious right do you guys keep taking about? That term is without substance for a few reasons, one of which, is I don’t see many or any men of God running the country, and that is so obvious by the absurd things they vote in or turn the other way for, war included….They must belong to some twisted ‘religion sect’, one not of God….SMH

    • Tim Knight says:

      My quality of life is better and I’m no rich guy. Those are a bunch of stats and there are way more people than ever before. There are more millionaires than ever before too.

      A large majority of Americans say they believe in God so agnostics and atheists are a small minority in this country. The GOP has no chance without the religious right, come on man. They have to be pro life or else.

      What rights have you lost?

      • getterdone says:

        My quality of life as measured by society’s standard is less now than when I was a young buck. But too many reasons and long of a discussion for here. I see your point too, I’ve always considered that as well and take it into account before I speak.
        But good convo anyways….Go Phins!

    • Try Pod says:

      There are more people- what’s the percentages? And the religious right exists, no matter how one might choose to explain it away. Forget it- I just don’t care to isolate, alienate it offend. But blanket statements just annoy the Hell out of me… Which is probably your intent! Lol

  40. getterdone says:
  41. finfanrob says:

    getter,

    now you know i didnt mean that. it is a different world then back then. it is just every generation thinks are the worst ever and the world is gonna end soon.

    i am sure the ‘greatest generation’ while fighting/living in the 1940’s were just walking around going ‘life is soooooooo damn perfect now, we have a depression going on, a tryant in germany trying to take over the world and we are going to end up in WWII. how can life get any better’

    • getterdone says:

      Right, I get that…but at least more families were together, not broken, less crazy violent murders and molestation’s, pedophiles, etc etc.
      The moral fabric of the nation is really torn man. Plus we are still at war, with more war on the way. Hey, it’s a nice source of income for the elite, and a damn good tool for eugenics/population control. 😉

      • Tim Knight says:

        A lot of stuff was not spoken of. There were plenty of mob related drive by shootings and murders, lots of domestic abuse, plenty of pedophiles and molestations within families and horrible racism. That golden era never really existed, it’s just something elders say when referring to the better memories of their childhood. Then they think about all the other stuff.

      • getterdone says:

        i realize it’s always been there in some fashion, the golden era will never exist where men refuse to follow God’s law. Today many more are taking that free choice in the wrong direction, knowingly and unknowingly. The results of that are speaking for themselves as we see around us.

  42. getterdone says:

    Adam Beasley @AdamHBeasley
    Branden Albert said his body responded great after yesterday. Practicing again today. Will wear a brace on his right knee all year.
    _______________________________
    Great sign….we’ll need a full season out of him if we want to make a run into the post season.

  43. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Right, I get that…but at least more families were together, not broken

    lmao, what the hell does that have to do with if things are better or worse now. that has absolutely nothing to do with the state of the country.

    and what in the hell defines a ‘broken’ family. a husband and wife that are miserable together, hate each other, but stay together teaching there kids that if something doesnt work, dont bother trying to fix it.

  44. getterdone says:

    James Walker ✔ @JamesWalkerNFL
    Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh says MIA’s D looks great on paper, maybe better on paper than DET’s No. 1 D in 2014. But they must prove on field.
    ___________________________
    Great sign….now he’s right, they all need to put it on the field and DO IT!

  45. The Flying Pig says:

    I hope we see Albert and Parker soon
    But I’m not sure its necessary they get heavy action before week 1

  46. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I’m just horny I guess

    lol, i can fix that. would you like me to post a certain pic again.

  47. finfanrob says:

    ‘That golden era never really existed, it’s just something elders say when referring to the better memories of their childhood. Then they think about all the other stuff.’

    tim, that is soooooo 100% right. It is something every single one of us do. i have posted i am loving the little league world series. one reason is it reminds me of all the great times i had coaching my son while he played. but i dont at all remember the heat of being out there. having to prep the fields, or even just the week nights coming home from work and just wanting to crash but having to go to practice. nope i just remember it as the best times of my life.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Exactly! My Mom will at times say things are so crazy today and times were much simpler and better years ago. I’ll say something like maybe and think to myself, except your father was a real joy to be around wasn’t he? He was a mean, jerk, alcoholic bigot.

  48. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I hope we see Albert and Parker soon
    But I’m not sure its necessary they get heavy action before week 1

    pig, i posted the other day, it isnt how the season starts it is how they end. be willing to bet the last 10 or so super bowl teams finished the season on some kind of winning streak. very very few teams back into the playoffs

  49. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    #Dolphins Dallas Thomas getting snaps at left tackle
    ______________________________
    Weeeeee

    • getterdone says:

      James Walker ✔ @JamesWalkerNFL
      I kept an eye on #Dolphins LT Branden Albert early in practice. He is certainly moving around better than he was two weeks ago. #Progress
      ________________________
      Thank goodness!

  50. The Flying Pig says:

    I would probably agree that the middle class is shrinking and has been for some time
    I also think our gov’t generally mismanages it budgets

    But I don;t see religion as having any part of it

    I think its more of an economic question
    Most corporations in most industries become larger and are continually are given opportunities to grow through tax breaks
    There are so many mergers now
    everyone is a subsidiary of some one
    when you consolidate potential employers, it usually takes competition for employees away and that leads to lower salaries

    it also makes it hard for small businesses to compete and new emerging businesses are a good source to strengthen the middle class
    We don;t do a great job of promoting start ups and smaller businesses and they have such a hard time to compete with established businesses

    More, importantly the cost of education and the debt associates with school really takes money out of people’s pockets

    that isn’t just money out of some one pockets to get ahead instead of living day to day
    that is money right back into the economy – spending money
    and spending that money fuels the economy and int turn the middle class

    So I do think we’ve killed the middle class and look on path to continue to do so

    • getterdone says:

      Yep, it why monopoly laws were instituted years ago, but abused and skirted in sneaky ways today.

    • Tim Knight says:

      If Republicans don’t vow to be pro life they lose a lot of supporters. To me that’s sort of extortion and is pretty fucked up.

      • getterdone says:

        What’s so bad about being pro-life? Have you seen the horrible shit that has been exposed by Planned Parenthood and fetal organ harvesting???
        So glad my parents were pro life…after having me, they may not be though….lol

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Yeah
        every election republics swtich to pro life to make appeal to the base
        the reality is, the libertarian point of view isn;t really embraced by republicans

  51. Tim Knight says:

    Go Branden!

  52. getterdone says:

    Jonathan Martin shares personal pain, admits multiple suicide attempts

    Posted by Darin Gantt on August 26, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT
    Jonathan Martin hadn’t said anything about his departure from the Panthers and the NFL, and little about his days with the Dolphins since he was in the middle of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal.

    But the former Dolphins and 49ers tackle wrote a heartfelt message this morning on social media this morning, expressing the pain he felt from his high school days to his NFL career.

    “Your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself multiple times,” he wrote.

    The message traces his unhappiness to his early days, when he never felt like he fit in at private schools in California, saying he never felt “black enough” and wasn’t accepted by either white or black classmates.
    ___________________________________
    Clearly a troubled young man. Prayers for him to get his mind straight. He has some many more years ahead of him, to do good things for others!

  53. finfanrob says:

    see, here is just one more reason there is no substitute for the real pig

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/kraft-heinz-is-recalling-2-million-pounds-of-bad-bacon/ar-BBm78Qi

  54. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, part of the problem with the cost of education and debt is academic elitism and the propaganda that you must get a college education even if you have no idea what you want to do or lack the skills at whatever. Kids party through college, don’t learn enough and are not guaranteed anything in the form of a good job or career. System’s don’t lead to success, people do.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      and then you can’t do anything with a bachelor and have no skills

      • Tim Knight says:

        No it’s a waste of time and money for many kids. Schools should focus on current trades not fucking 13th century French ass wiping. LOL

  55. stangerx says:

    Despite our 5th starter going tonight……my main political advice for the day is……

    • getterdone says:

      I’m calm, but we as a nation can’t always keep our head in the sand figuring everything will be ok, it’s just part of life….no, it doesn’t have to be.
      Also glad my Jolly Roger rises daily with me….lol

    • getterdone says:

      WOW, wouldn’t that be something…to be paid, on a payroll 162x a year just for sporting some good wood!
      Where do I sign up? 😀

  56. finfanrob says:

    “The message traces his unhappiness to his early days, when he never felt like he fit in at private schools in California, saying he never felt “black enough” and wasn’t accepted by either white or black classmates.”

    lol, yep. hey it isnt my fault i am a big fucking pussy, it is cause no body accepted me. blaaahhhhhh dont blame me.

  57. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I’m pro life personally but I support pro-choice because I believe we own ourselves. It shouldn’t be political.

    • Try Pod says:

      Secondly, what planned parenthood has been accused of and what can/will be proven are debatable.

    • getterdone says:

      right, I get that….yet our tax parer dollars regardless of where you stand, funds Planned Parenthood & other sinister money grubbing organizations like it to the tune of hundreds of millions….That is political BS right there!!!

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah but to me pro-life/pro-choice is an individual moral issue not political so just because pols once again use our tax money to support something we may or may not believe in is not a unique issue to me, it’s just another example of why I don’t vote for either party anymore. if we don’t send real messages to these creeps nothing will change. Voting for the lesser of two evils still gets you evil.

      • getterdone says:

        Agreed!

  58. Tim Knight says:

    I hope that shooter lives and spends his life in prison.

  59. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    What’s so bad about being pro-life?

    nothing. and i am. but i also am in no way going to tell someone else what they can or cant do with there bodies. especially a woman.

    wait, i mean that is a woman i am not paying, if i am paying then yeah i get to tell her what to do. lol

  60. finfanrob says:

    fuck, i hate when i sound like tim.

  61. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I hope that shooter lives and spends his life in prison.

    i hope they are operating on him with no anesthesia

  62. getterdone says:

    Hal Habib @gunnerhal
    Re: Bennett/Tannehill, they were teammates at A&M. Bennett not w/SEA in ’12 when Ryan d. Seahawks. Ryan: No. 1 pick. Bennett: Undrafted.
    ________________________
    So suck it up Bennett, you jealous tard.

  63. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    #Dolphins practice report: Branden Albert, DeVante Parker unsure on season opener; Dallas Thomas at LT, Misi at Sam http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/26/dolphins-practice-report-branden-albert-unsure-if-hell-be-ready-for-opener/

  64. Tim Knight says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Yeah
    every election republics swtich to pro life to make appeal to the base
    the reality is, the libertarian point of view isn;t really embraced by republicans

    They run as libertarians early on then figure out what the hot topics are where the majority of people stand, lean that way whether it means bigger government or not, and then finally put the cherry on top announcing they’re pro-life to appease that base whether they really are or not. Phony from the beginning to the end.

  65. Brian in NY says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm
    I hope that shooter lives and spends his life in prison.
    *
    I hope he dies from him wounds so the taxpayers don’t have to support him for the rest of his life

  66. Brian in NY says:

    Dallas Thomas finally making some progrees @LG. Let’s slide him over to LT! That should help!

    • Tim Knight says:

      We don’t have many options with Albert not ready and Fox out.

      • Brian in NY says:

        I know, but it’s not like Albert just went down. They should have had some sort of contigency plan in case the ONE healthy left tackle we have goes down. Thomas is just learning the position; taking him out now is detrimental to his development.

    • getterdone says:

      Think the coaches are hoping it helps, cause with no Albert or Fox, what do ya really have right now?
      Is why I’ve been bitching about our thin OT’s rather than bitching about signing Mathis to too much money.

  67. getterdone says:

    Chris Perkins ✔ @chrisperk
    #Dolphins guard Billy Turner was never concerned about Evan Mathis http://fw.to/6hyzYzD

  68. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly 5m5 minutes ago
    I truly think people owe Richie Incognito an apology. He wasn’t Jonathan Martin’s issue. Abusive? Yes. A problem? Nope!

  69. getterdone says:

    SAN FRAN STINKY: How to solve city’s public pooping problem…

  70. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m pretty sure the shooter is dead

  71. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, we already have a LT in Albert we’re paying $9M per year, spent a 2014 1st rd pick on RT James and re-signed Fox because we liked him as a backup tackle. There’s not much more you can do then rely on some of your other players to be versatile.

  72. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, I am also for the death penalty but by him shooting himself shows he didn’t want to go to prison so that’s a worse fate for him.

  73. finfanrob says:

    ‘SAN FRAN STINKY: How to solve city’s public pooping problem…’

    david moved to san fran?

  74. wyoming85 says:

    Another one bites the dust! 😦

    Dianna Marie Russini ‏@diannaESPN 11m11 minutes ago
    Early injury report on Junior Galette, team source says looks like a torn Achilles. #Redskins

    • getterdone says:

      he was trouble to begin with, but talented. Now he doesn’t have to worry about being suspended.

      This helps the Phins offense & run game week 1. 🙂

  75. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I’m pretty sure the shooter is dead

    lol, where are you getting your info. everything i have seen reported says he was in surgery in critical condition

    • getterdone says:

      Surgeons probably kept going Oops, damn, that was a big slip of the knife, oops, there it was again, Oops….oh boy….lol

  76. finfanrob says:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/white-house-says-virginia-tv-shooting-points-to-need-for-gun-control/ar-BBm7xwO

    lol, yep that will fix every thing. just like getting rid of that damn rebel flag solved all the country’s race issues

    • Tim Knight says:

      I knew that was coming right or wrong.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Taking the flag down was symbolic that SC does not support a symbol that did represent hate for some people, both the haters and the ones being hated. The gun control issue isn’t the same.

  77. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    When he recovers, drop him in an ISIS hot zone with a stars n stripes flag for a parachute and him wearing a pig outfit.

    lol, thats not very pro life of you.

  78. wyoming85 says:

    FFR
    The security guard “accidentally” dropped his gun shooting the suspect in the head 3 times?

    It could happen!

  79. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Yet neither was that asshole.

    yes, i know i am, so what is your point.

  80. getterdone says:

    Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) remains sidelined at Broncos practice.
    He’s missed the past 19 days of action and has obviously yet to appear in a preseason game. At this point, Sanders is highly unlikely to play at all this preseason.

  81. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Surgeons probably kept going Oops, damn, that was a big slip of the knife, oops, there it was again, Oops….oh boy….lol

    yep, and like i said early no anesthesia either. then they can just sit around have lunch and tell him they are union, they will get back with him as soon as they have their lunch break

  82. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Glad you now have clarity :grin

    yep. and Krystal, Mercedes, Jasmin, Star, and Angel. well i have them till my $1’s run out

  83. getterdone says:

    Here’s the shooter’s surgeon explaining why they lost him on the operating table.

  84. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Are they real names or are you just joking?

    well ok, i was bragging, i dont have a Mercedes but i did have a lexus once.

  85. Tim Knight says:

    Sorry I think this is funny. So I guess he/she is off limits for humor? Nah everyone is open to be made fun of, except sick children and stuff like that.
    https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/news/potentially-transphobic-caitlyn-jenner-costume-214000529.html

  86. getterdone says:

    Great article on our Gerell Robinson who was told by Elway 2 summers ago to switch to TE. Elway said he saw some Shannon Sharpe in him, and ironically Sharpe was in Broncos camp that summer for a bit and talked to him, giving him advice.
    Go #89 ! He could come in handy should Cameron go down. Hope we can keep developing him somehow.

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Robinson-Catching-On-After-Move-To-Tight-End/d18bf68f-070f-403e-af7b-e641ec8c9edc

  87. finfanrob says:

    Marni Panas ‏@marnipanas Aug 25

    .@Caitlyn_Jenner Halloween costume: Mocking the #transgender community is degrading, disrespectful & harmful. We are humans, not jokes.

    lmao. oh yeah. well what about all those poor nurses or police officers or french maids. how come there is no love lost for girls mocking them with their hot slutty Halloween costumes

    • Tim Knight says:

      Humans make fun of humans all the time, ever watch comedians? What do you think they make fun of squirrels, pigs, fruit bats and Koalas? LOL

  88. finfanrob says:

    this woman should be ashamed of herself for mocking such a hard working profession

    • Tim Knight says:

      I love that costume and I hope and she comes to my house on Halloween so I can mock it to her face. What are you some gorgeous French Maid or something? Ha ha ha ha!!!

  89. getterdone says:

    This is the incredible street fight that saw an Irish tourist take on an entire mob of angry Turkish shopkeepers – and win.

    In the footage – reminiscent of a Kung Fu film – the locals swarm around the holidaymaker, attacking him with chairs and wooden poles.

    But he is more than a match for them, ducking their blows before landing some knock out punches of his own.

    Trouble started in İstanbul’s Aksaray district when the big Irishman opened a shop fridge and all the bottles of water spilled out into the street.

    Video here:
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/watch-incredible-moment-irish-boxer-6321394

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL @ the dude who got rocked

    • The Flying Pig says:

      All those guys attacked him over spilling that bottled water???
      WTF

      And where did they learn to fight in Turkey? He was pretty much standing still and they barely could land a hot on him

      The guy who got knocked out is hilarious

      • Tim Knight says:

        Really! You spilled the water that I stacked improperly.

        It’s always funny when someone doesn’t lay a hot on someone. LOL

  90. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    What do you think they make fun of squirrels, pigs, fruit bats and Koalas? LOL

    only the pigs and the flying ones at that. have you seen those fuckers. they are funny as shit with there fat pig bodies flying around with no pants on.

  91. finfanrob says:

    ‘What are you some gorgeous French Maid or something? Ha ha ha ha!!!’

    lmao. yep. can see you just standing there looking at her when your wife comes up.

    w: what are you doing
    tim: ohhh honey, look at this dumb chick. she thinks she is a french maid or something ha ha ha ha
    w: rolling eyes going ‘why did i have to marry a eunuch?’

  92. finfanrob says:

    just curious. has anyone seen the video of the two journalist getting shot? from what i am hearing is it actually shows them getting shot.

  93. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Yes it’s even on Yahoo.

    did you watch it? i was just curious how much it showed. i am not going to watch it, i have no interest in seeing people die. but just curious how much it shows.

    you know like the media making a big deal about some star appearing naked on a mag cover and then when you look at it she has her back to you and it shows the back of her left shoulder and face.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s not gory and if you didn’t know what it was about you might not think they were shot. But knowing does make it creepy after the fact. You don’t see the guy get shot.

  94. The Flying Pig says:

    ESPN suspended Curt Schilling
    I don;t love a channel suspending some one over their pov or what they said

    but he was really going to crazy town on twitter the last couple of days

    I don;t get it
    if you want to do that – just make up a name and an account like “BloodySock” and post whatever you like
    I guess he won’t get the big audience that follows him for baseball
    but that is the point, no one would have been listening if it wasn’t schilling

  95. The Flying Pig says:

  96. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    ok, kind of figured it didnt show much. i still wont watch it. it is like clicking on a kardslutagain article. probably dumb but just my way of not promoting any of that crap.

  97. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, I don’t believe I saw the posts from last night that you refer to.

  98. steveccnv says:

    This is funny!
    James Walker retweeted Cut4
    This play pretty much sums up #Marlins baseball this season.

    James Walker added,

    Cut4 @Cut4 .@Starlingmart nailed a runner at third with perhaps the chillest throw in baseball history: http://atmlb.com/1MMks01

  99. finfanrob says:

    piggy,

    you kind of answered your own post. he does it under his name cause he wants the attention.

    and i have no issue with espn suspending him. he works for them, they have every right to not like what he says. it is once again someone not being responsible for his own actions. he said what he said so now be responsible for it.

    it just comes with the territory. if you want to be in the public’s eye then you just cant say whatever you want whenever you want

  100. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim he started with the rebel flag, moved into evolution and at some point compared muslims to nazis
    I will see if I can find a link or something

  101. The Flying Pig says:

    Here is some info on Curt schilling

    He has been an outspoken guy for some time actually

    http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/08/25/curt-schilling-tweet-punishment-espn-llws

  102. The Flying Pig says:

  103. The Flying Pig says:

  104. Rockphin says:

    From PFF ranking of the top 10 QB’s in 1015

    10. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins (80.2)

    Is he among the best five quarterbacks in the league yet? No, but Ryan Tannehill has quietly put himself in the top 10 with his play over the past two seasons. He was the sixth-most accurate QB in the league last year. Our sixth-highest graded passer in 2013, he dropped slightly to 10th this past season, but looks poised for a big year with the Dolphins and an improved supporting cast.

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/08/25/ranking-the-nfls-top-10-qbs/

  105. getterdone says:

    Here we find Dr. Throwspoo esteemed colleague Dr. Balzsack greeting fans after another hairy surgery. His research is widely recognized and he is seen in the medical community a very big in treating testicular cancer.
    Dr. Balzsack is said to have a lot of, ahem, well courage fighting such a horrible disease.

  106. Rockphin says:

    From the follow up article the next day: PFF

    After releasing our top 10 quarterbacks article yesterday, the biggest objection we heard from fans was about the inclusion of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill at No. 10, and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck.

    This wasn’t a surprise to us, and the truth is that the ratings of the two QBs are incredibly close – with Luck coming in just behind Tannehill at No. 11. Luck is without question one of the best quarterbacks in the game, having led the Colts to the playoffs in all three of his seasons, including the AFC championship game last season. He recently ranked No. 5 in a poll of league coaches and executives by ESPN’s Mike Sando on the NFL’s best quarterbacks.

    But while his physical talent is unquestioned and we certainly expect him to be a top-5 QB in the league very soon, his performance hasn’t yet matched that projection on a consistent basis.

    While Luck has shown himself to be capable of impressive late-game drives, he still has too many plays every season that simply leave you scratching your head – mistakes that put him in position to have to lead comeback attempts in the first place. He has improved on this with each season, but he still has room to grow to become the quarterback he is capable of being – and frankly, the quarterback he is already credited with being.

    As for Tannehill, he needs to become more consistent, too. As we mentioned, he barely edged out Luck in our ratings, so it’s not as though he’s a finished product, either. But based on how they’ve played to this point, the gap between these two players is much smaller than what is generally perceived. In fact, during thee 2014 seasons, Tannehill’s highest-graded game of the year was better than Luck’s, while his lowest-graded game of the year was also better.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Luck has a lot of bad moments in games but people only focus on his great ones.

      • BoulderPhinfan says:

        he wins.

      • Rockphin says:

        Reply to boulder:

        While Luck has shown himself to be capable of impressive late-game drives, he still has too many plays every season that simply leave you scratching your head – mistakes that put him in position to have to lead comeback attempts in the first place

  107. Tim Knight says:

    Boulder, why can’t anything be said about Luck without a defense team? LOL

    Have you ever watched him play, there are times where he’s totally reckless. That doesn’t mean he’s not very good overall. Also there are some guys on his team who make plays as well, he’s not a one man show. 😉

    • getterdone says:

      I like Tanny’s progression, nice and steady, improving each of his 3 years. In time he could end up recognized as the best QB of that 2012 draft and then some.
      He’s been brought along nicely by Philbin, Sherman, & now Lazor.

      Go #17 !

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah and I’m not even comparing them though. I was just commenting on what they said about Luck and I agree. They also said his talent is undeniable which I also agree with.

  108. getterdone says:

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Philbin on not going after Evan Mathis: “we always do what we feel is best for football team.” Says happy with players on the roster.

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Joe Philbin says “chemistry of the football team is better than it’s ever been.”
    _______________________
    Well if the chemistry is that good, then maybe the mad scientist can put together a playoff rich season.

    The time is right as NE & Denver seem to have issues.

  109. Tim Knight says:

    Big excuse maker and probably similar to Jonelle Martin.
    http://gawker.com/abc-publishes-wdbj-gunmans-manifesto-i-ve-been-a-huma-1726714023

  110. ocalahowie says:

    Nice article Old
    That must be the Monday nighter my dad took me and all my friends for my Birthday. Unless we played the Steelers again on MNF around 12/01 maybe ’74 or ’75

  111. ocalahowie says:

    GDP
    did you see the 5:00 update? Its shifting east off the coast of West Palm

    • getterdone says:

      I saw a 5pm update showing a beeline for central Florida…I’m in east central area….going to start prep plans tmrw if it keeps on that path.

  112. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    Today in 1996: Dark day in #Dolphins history. Joe Robbie Stadium renamed Pro Player.

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    I’m rooting for Tootsie’s to get the naming rights. It’s a South Florida institution and it’s right down the street https://twitter.com/Blue42Dolfan/status/636651391407271936

  113. BoulderPhinfan says:

    gdp,
    playoffs or bust. If not now when? Lets go phins!

  114. ocalahowie says:

    Yes Tim
    Henry’s dad came too and like 5 of my friends.
    I’ll be damned, that was so long ago and I was only 9 I couldnt remember if we won or not.
    Any one recall who won the home steJ game in ’69?
    That was my 1st game…
    GO PHINS!!!

  115. ocalahowie says:

    Dont bother GDP
    by 2:00pm Mon it will be east of Grand Bahama and heading for Bermuda

  116. BoulderPhinfan says:

    rock,
    I agree about luck. And I actually don’t think he’s that much better than tanny. He’s been lucky to get drafted into AFC south. If he was playing in AFC east I’m not sure he’d do much better than tanny has. And BTW he was a lot more polished when he came out of college.

    I want to compare their stats after this year.

  117. Mike E. says:

    People! Sorry to bother you, been busy with car buying activities today, but I’m back, and I need a couple more questions for tomorrows Ask Mike

    NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

  118. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I’m not sure I agree with suh regarding our defense. The lions were # 2 total defense and 3rd points allowed in the league last year. I doubt we’ll be that good this year,.

  119. Rockphin says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm
    I’m shocked that attractive female reporter in that link pulls her top up.

    You ALMOST got me to click the link. LOL

  120. Rockphin says:

    Boulder, I can agree that Andrew luck has looked better than Ryan Tannehill overall if you look at results only but I think a lot of that has to do with the competition he is been going up against as you said A lot of my bias is due two ours versus theirs. But statistically they’re not far off Most of my dislike for Andrew luck is due to the hype. Both before he came out of college and after. I hate the hype machine and will tend to form a dislike for anybody who is overly hyped. Can’t stand Tim Tebow

  121. finfanrob says:

    lol, that all NE sports station reportin that Mathis saying he wanted to go to a super bowl contender. lmfao, who the fuck doesnt. it isnt like players like suh or other FA say ‘well i want to ply to the worse team in the league’.

    and really? if he has his choices of the entire nfl he picks denver. i am not saying denver is bad but they have a lot of question marks and a qb that played before they even knew what psi was

  122. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    That was really cool of your dad.

    yes tim, it was. but that was back in the good ole days when tickets were $2.29 a game

  123. Rockphin says:

    He’s almost MY age for fuck’s sake!

  124. finfanrob says:

    Rockphin says:
    August 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Yeah but you only took home $128.00 per week

    rock,

    ssssssshhhhhhhh only good things about the good ole days. we dont want to focus on the 35 inflation rate in the 70’s. lol

  125. finfanrob says:

    mike

    i would send you a question but i would have no idea if you ever answered it

  126. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Rock,
    Luck threw for more yards and more TDs last year than tanny, but I agree he plays an easier conference and also the colts really didn’t have a running game so they passed for a lot more.
    I bet their close stat wise in 2015.

    • steveccnv says:

      The guy on the radio talking about Fantasy Football said to take the Colts D and the Houston D, because together they play 8 games against Jax/Tenn., then also play TB, Buff, NYJ, and Atl, so every week just about one of the two plays a crappy O.

  127. BoulderPhinfan says:

    ffr,
    I want denver to win as many games as possible because they don’t play us and they play a lot of AFC teams that we’ll be competing with for the playoffs.

    This is the first time in a long time that I think the phins can win the AFC east.

  128. Tim Knight says:

    We’re due to make the playoffs. We have a good young QB and some other very good players including the best DT in the game. No team is strong at every position. You have to win some close games as opposed to losing most of them. We also have to play well down the stretch something Philbin’s teams have not done. That has to change or he’ll likely be done. I hope that doesn’t happen because I like his football IQ and the type of team he’s been trying to build.

  129. finfanrob says:

    boulder,

    i wasnt hating on denver. i actually like manning. i think one of the class acts in the league. and if them winning is good for the fins all the better.

    as far as luck, also remember the colt didnt have a defense last year so they were in a lot having to pass the ball situations. kind of like some guy named dan was all the time

  130. finfanrob says:

    wow these little league umps are horrible. i get they are volunteers but maybe it is time to pay them.

    what is a strike one inning isnt the next and from game to game, or at least the japan team is just shameful. their catcher lines up in the opposite batters box. all the way in it and if you hit the glove the majority of the time the ups give them the strike. just horrible

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s the way the college WS used to be in the 80s. At least they have an excuse for why they don’t use technology to call balls/strikes.

  131. finfanrob says:

    steve,

    even the mlb is horrible with the strike zone. it leaves way to much questions about the honesty of the game when you allow umps to make calls that are not in the rules.

  132. ocalahowie says:

    I just had my first preminission of the year; Tanny and the D play lights out again…
    Fins up 28-0 six minutes into the 3rd.
    Final score Falcons 31 Dolphins 28

  133. Rockphin says:

    My buddy just asked me if I wanted to go to New York for the Jets game. he has decided to go whether I go or not. It is Thanksgiving weekend on the 29th but I’m really considering doing it now I’m going to check out DolfansNYC.com for details on the Metlife take over. The tics are only $65.00

    • Ken says:

      I am going to try to be there and going to see if I can get Piggy, Mike E and Tim to come along.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I might be in. Need to get closer because I’m going to Miami for the Giants game in December a couple of weeks later. 🙂

      • Ken says:

        Cool Tim. I gotta get in touch with the rest of the gang to see if we can do this. I think Brian is going to be there again but with some friends of his who are Jet fans.

  134. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? Been crazy busy last several days. Just done picking a jury and start evidence next week. So I what I have I missed around here?

  135. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    August 26, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I am going to try to be there and going to see if I can get Piggy, Mike E and Tim to come along.

    aaaahhhhhh, i dont remember telling you i would let you out.

  136. Rockphin says:

    How far is your couch from the Meadowland Tim?

    • Ken says:

      I am guessing Tim is about an hour away from the Met Life

      • Tim Knight says:

        No I’m actually up in the hills from the Meadowlands. With no traffic can be there in 15 minutes. That’s not usually the case though. LOL

      • Ken says:

        Even closer than I thought. Everyone’s crashing at Tim’s after the game. Left over turkey and cranberry all around. LOL.

  137. olddolphan says:

    Mike E; My computer cannot access your email site. Something about needing to “activate a wizard,” whatever the hell THAT is!! Anyway, if you need a question this week or next week, here it is: “Brandon Albert has failed to play a 16 game schedule for the last 3-4 seasons. In NONE of those seasons was he coming off major knee surgery. SOO-O-O, in your opinion, what’s the over/under on the number of regular season games completed in 2015 by Brandon Albert? –And WHO takes his place when he has to sit??”
    —————
    MY THANKS to all of you who left me kind comments regarding today’s episode of FOLLOWING PERFECTION.” –And, to YOUNG STANGER, yes, i DID ATTEND THAT VERY FAMOUS mONDAY nIGHT football game!!!!! —CELEBRATED A BIT TOO MUCH AFTER THE GAME BUT, HELL, WHEN I GOT HOME I STILL GOT 4 HOURS SLEEP BEFORE GOING TO WORK!! –Ah to be 27 again!!

  138. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Ken

    I grew up north of there about 30-35 minutes but we relocated about 6-7 years ago, Not even sure exactly anymore. LOL

    • Ken says:

      I can probably get to Met Life in under 2 hours with favorable traffic. I think when we did this 2 years ago I was there in like 1 hour 40 minutes minus stops to pick up Stanger and my buddy Jeff. It’s just the traffic through the city that sucks and you never when it is going to be bad.

  139. finfanrob says:

    OD
    dddddooooooooooooonnntttt do it, when you do it mike e shows up in your house

  140. Ken says:

    Alright I need to catch up on some sleep. I am out. Peace to you all

  141. Tim Knight says:

    Mets win again, up by 6.5. 🙂

  142. stangerx says:

    Something about sports makes you a little kid. I’m yelling my ass off for the Pirates the whole game today and not like the first time my Bucs have sat in a dugout. They ignore me and everyone else in the stands.

    Then I said something — don’t even remember what — and Francisco Cervelli turns around makes eye contact and gives me a nod. Even though I was sitting……I felt a little weak in the knees like I was some high school girl. Dude is twenty years younger than me…..and for all I know might be a stupid as hell.

    Marlins Stadium is pretty cool btw……even if I was just waiting for a tumbleweed to come rolling bye.

  143. The Flying Pig says:

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