FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

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GAME 13: Miami @ Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1973

By Dec. 3, 1973, the Miami Dolphins had completed the second longest winning streak in their brief eight year history. Since losing to Oakland by 5 points in week #2, Miami had ripped-off 10 consecutive wins. (Indeed, that Oakland loss was the only thing separating Miami FROM A 29 GAME WINNING STREAK). Most of those 10 games had been won by lopsided scores. However, the Dolphins last two victories, 14-7 at Dallas and 30-26 over Pittsburgh, had pushed this team to the absolute limit. Don Shula guessed some of the players on his team were tired. But, in the 1970’s, there was no such thing as a bye week.

Shula believed his next opponent, the Baltimore Colts, offered him a chance to rest some of his star players. After all, Miami had shut out Baltimore during their last four meetings by a combined score of 104-0!! Most observers expected a fifth consecutive Miami blowout win over the 2-10 Colts. Shula’s decision to rest Bob Griese and start back-up Earl Morrall barely raised an eyebrow. Shula also said several reserve players from his 40 man squad would see plenty of action in this game.

Colts rookie head coach Howard Schnellenberger (who’d been Shula’s offensive coordinator during the 1972 Perfect Season) asked his Colt players to show some pride. He said “Miami’s going to play some back-up players because they don’t RESPECT YOU! If you guys don’t play a lot better, many of you won’t be playing pro football next year!” Left unsaid was the assumption Schnellenberger wouldn’t be a head coach in the NFL next year unless the Colts staged a miracle turn around.

Cold, dreary, weather greeted the two teams at the 2:00 PM kickoff. The temperature was 42 degrees (and falling into the 30’s during the second half). Winds of 15-20 MPH gusted around the full house at Memorial Stadium. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, their dreary performance this Sunday was a perfect match for the weather.

5527a35d99243b0b09e198a068b2326b84d3300dQuarterback Earl Morrall hoped to put on a shining performance for what he suspected would be his only start of the season. Morrall needed only 82 yards passing to become the 19th quarterback in NFL history to reach 20,000 yards passing for a career. But, by halftime, he had only 27 yards through the air.

Late in the third quarter, Morrall found Marlin Briscoe (subbing for Warfield) with a 53-yarder that put him exactly at 20,000 yards. That play would lead to an early fourth quarter field goal by Garo Yepremian. But it would not be enough. Not nearly enough.

Head Coach Don Shula observed “well we made every mistake in the books today.” Penalties, fumbles, interceptions and blown assignments were among the sins. Yepremian even missed a short field goal!!

Miami’s usually reliable ground game featured Csonka running for 70 total yards. But Kiick and Morris combined for just 14 yards on 12 carries! And the back-ups were worse!

Undoubtedly, the biggest disappointments of the day were serious injuries by star players Bob Kuechenberg and Manny Fernandez. “Kooch” fractured both his radius and his ulna in his left arm. The medical staff declared him “out for the year!!!”

“The hell I am,” responded tough as nails Kuechenberg. Eventually, surgeons partially hollowed out the two long bones in his left forearm. They inserted rods held in place by plates that were screwed into the length of his bones. A thick cast covered his injured forearm. After the surgery, Kuechenberg said “I’ll miss the last regular season game vs. Detroit. But I’ll be ready for the playoffs!”  Few doubted him.

In the Baltimore game, the Colts scored three times on Miami mistakes. Kicker George Hunt booted a 19-yard field goal in the first quarter. oldsFollowing a turnover, Colts running back Bill Olds scored on a two yard touchdown run late in the second stanza. Then, in the third quarter, Tom Mitchell caught a one yard TD pass from Marty Domres for a 16-0 Colts lead. Garo’s field goal early in thee fourth quarter made the final score 16-3, Baltimore. Miami’s 10-game winning streak was over.

A jubilant Howard Schnellenberger shook Don Shula’s hand as the game ended. Howard said, “Coach, I KNOW you’ll have Miami ready to play next Sunday!” “Indeed, I will, said a determined Shula.  Little did Shula know that NEXT WEEK one of Miami’s greatest players in history would have the GREATEST GAME of his Hall of Fame career!!

headlineThe 1973 Miami Dolphins were now 11-2.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197312090clt.htm

POST SCRIPT: Howard Schnellenberger’s Colts would go on to defeat New England on the final day of the ’73 regular season. But Colts’ management decided to fire him after his 4-10 season. Baltimore’s loss was Miami’s gain as Schnellenberger later would lead the University of Miami to their first football National Championship in a 31-30 upset win over Nebraska Jan. 1, 1984 in (where else?) the historic Orange Bowl.

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281 Responses to FOLLOWING PERFECTION: THE 1973 MIAMI DOLPHINS

  1. uwantwat says:

    First. Hospital sucks!
    Good write OD.

  2. Brian in NY says:

    Nice job again OD!
    *
    Summer vacation is over- back to work today. Ugh…

    • olddolphan says:

      GLAD YOU enjoyed it, Brian. I look at my job as my friend. I look at it as my pathway to success and my chance to help people understand the sometimes complex and difficult world of numismatics. If you look at your job that way the word “UGH” will be far less prominent in your life. SO I widh you a GOOD DAY AT WORK. May you have many more GOOD DAYS!! (“wish” you).

  3. olddolphan says:

    MY THANKS to HERDFAN and MISS GIGI for all their help with this modest series. YOU LADIES really made a difference in my life! –As did the ’72-’73 Dolphins.

  4. D says:

    Few more days for the boy of summer to keep living their dream. Cuts come right after last PS game right? Winder if we stash anyone on IR again this year. I could see them doing that with Ajayai

  5. Tim Knight says:

    Best wishes, uwant.

  6. Mike E. says:

    Good Luck Lee! Hope all goes well!

  7. Tim Knight says:

    Wow the Dolphins lost again. This is getting out of hand. 😉

  8. Mike E. says:

    Dolphins lose??? Seems like Shula wasn’t so bothered by the loss, he rested many of the starters, and that was the primary goal. Do you agree OD?

  9. manitobafinfan says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    September 2, 2015 at 12:06 am

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    Admin if you could add as a link on side would be kewl… (if enuff interest)

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  10. Mike E. says:

    Send in your questions to Ask Mike!

    There must be tons of questions with the season just 2 Sundays away!

    NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Hey I sent you an invite to FFL.. will arrive from NFL.com… email me back if ya have any issues… I remember how Tech Savvie you are.. 🙂

  11. manitobafinfan says:

    Best of Luck today Uwant

  12. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    Good stuff. Under appreciated is probably a great way to describe him. People in Miami in this town looking for the next Marino are not going to find him. Even if someone is not a fan of RT, they can’t deny that every single metric of his for the QB position has gone up every year (all except Y/C). This year I expect Y/C to catch up as there was an issue with the type of WR the team has had over the last few years.

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    OD

    Starting next week for the reg season we are moving the remainder of the series to Tuesday. Are you okay with that change?

  14. Al in MIA says:

    Btw, totally random, but Mike Sherman has gone back to coaching HS football. It was announced back in May but here’s a recent write up (Aug 31) by the Boston Herald on what he’s up to:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/ron_borges/2015/08/borges_mike_sherman_brings_football_to_life_at_nauset

  15. Al in MIA says:

    How the mighty have fallen…
    There was a report back in April of him being accused of murder but now I guess he’s being charged.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/09/02/lawrence-phillips-charged-with-first-degree-murder/

  16. The Flying Pig says:

    Easy $?

  17. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Al,
    Agreed. But, I also think until tanny gets his team into the playoffs there will be doubters. Really I think that’s the main difference between tanny and Luck/wilson. I don’t think they’re better passers they’ve just won more so they get the attention.

  18. Al in MIA says:

    Piggy,
    I feel a football program such as the U of Miami should still try to make Mike Sherman an offer. Instead, they are content on sticking with Al Golden Shower. There has been talk of perhaps bringing Butch Davis back but I can’t see any major program wanting to go down that road with how Butch has had a hand in numerous NCAA rule infractions.

  19. Love you OD hope all is well!!!

  20. Al in MIA says:

    Hi GG, hope all is well. Saturday is the Canes first game (SMH). Hopefully it will be Golden’s last year.

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    I can’t find the league on NFL.com Manitoba
    What is the league name?

  22. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    I think Luck for sure is a better passer but not sure about Wilson. Wilson, unlike RT or Luck, inherited a great running game and had the benefit of a great defense. He does make some great throws but mainly not under pressure. Sure Wilson can connect on the deep out (as his proponent will point out) but you know what so can Rex Grossman and that doesn’t make him a great QB LOL. All kidding aside, Wilson does have a nice mix of risk/reward decision making in him but he needs his line to help him succeed. I think RT in a way is in the same boat; doesn’t have a great feel for the pocket but he does alot of things well in scanning the field and getting the ball off to the right targets. Luck is another beast, not anymore accurate persay in the stats department but he really does have to create alot of his own throwing lanes with his pocket manouvering because his OL just flat out sucks.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Good points but Tannehill’s OL hasn’t been good either so much of what he does he has to create as well.

    • Al in MIA says:

      True but as bad as Miami’s OL has been in pass pro it still has been solid with the run game (not case in Indy). I also think RT goes to the underneath stuff more often under pressure than Luck who constantly looks for big plays down field (and his Y/C shows he goes deep more often). The play calling in Miami under Sherman has been questioned over the years a result of this (why pass more when the run is there at times to take pressure of D snaps and QB). Any case, Fins never had a shot at Luck and that’s fine because RT was there and he appears to have been next best option. I like where RT is going. The whole W-L thing is a bit exaggerated since that ultimately is a team stat (not QB). Coaching plays a big part in W-L totals; probably more so than the QB when the talent level on the team is at least solid on both sides of the ball.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh Luck definitely goes deep more, probably more than any QB in the league. I really hope Lazor has more conviction with the running game this year and based on the PS it seems like there is more balance between run and pass. Well at least we have run the ball 25 times or more in all 3 games but we do pass more which is what the offense is.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      Luck has more experience playing QB than tanny so he has a better feel for the pocket.
      Luck also was lucky to be drafted into AFC south. AFC east has been a tougher division the last few years.

  23. stangerx says:

    uwantwat is the Man.
    White Light streaming to Australia like an ICBM.

  24. Al in MIA says:

    Sometimes I wonder how much a show such as Hard Knocks has an impact on other teams/scouts/GM. I know teams generally trade late rounders this time of year to get guys that are going to hit the FA market but 6th round pick for a UDFA (even if it’s a 2017 6th RDer) is really pushing it.

    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2015/09/02/texans-trade-te-khari-lee-to-chicago-bears/

  25. stangerx says:

    There’s at least one smart writer on Rant….and no it ain’t sleezva.
    —————-
    “Fields was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was the second-longest tenured Dolphin on the preseason roster. Certainly, longevity does not guarantee you anything in theNFL, but there were times over the past eight mediocre seasons when Fields was the team’s MVP. That is not a joke.

    Only two punters in NFL history have averaged 48.8 yards per punt or better in three consecutive years. Fields is one of those punters. He also had a proclivity of dropping his punts way inside the other team’s territory. Many of those kicks landed out of bounds inside the 10-yard line, giving Miami’s defense a chance to bury the opposing offense.

    Punters like Fields just don’t come around very often. “

  26. Al in MIA says:

    Stanger,
    No doubt but as I mentioned yesterday, Fields was going to be replaced at some point next year because of his cap hit. I think the Dolphins front office perhaps brought in Barr to compete without much in expectations of him being anywhere near a future solution but such is the case probably that the Fins FO felt Barr could be a long term solution and were compelled to make a decision now (rather than wait to draft or acquire a solution next year).

    • stangerx says:

      Al — completely agree. Part of why I think Barr is going to be real good. They brought in a compete guy who showed it to the point where they started looking at the dollars and the future.

      Obviously when Brandon took the redo they thought he was the guy. And not like he was batting skanks in preseason

  27. Al in MIA says:

    Wake is on the call right now on PFT Live

  28. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer 3h3 hours ago
    .@MDC_Alison was announced Miss August of our 2015 swimsuit calendar. Find out tomorrow who Miss August 2015 will be!

  29. Al in MIA says:

    Stanger,
    I’m sure Barr will have a not so good moment at one point and I just hope some of these loser fans don’t use it as an opportunity to blast the FO over the Fields issue (I know Omar is waiting for the first shank to go nuts and rile up the disturbed fans, LOL).
    The interesting thing I’ve learned of Barr over the last 24 hours is how methodical he is and how he continues to teach and want to learn (see how many videos exist of him online demonstrating technique of punting etc).
    He was also one of the top punters coming out of HS and was a MaxPreps All American 1st teamer (Barr is from Bakersfield, California). So the talent is there.
    Omar and a few others tried to mention that Barr was benched at U Tennessee over inconsistency issues but conveniently left off that the benching situation occurred during his sophomore year there LOL.

    • stangerx says:

      Al — great info on Barr.

      Maybe I’ll see him at training camp and be amazed as I was by Fields as he dropped 40+ yard punts btwn the 5 and 10 time after time with each either going out of bounds or being high enough that the coverage guy was right there to either ensure a fair catch or bat back the ball after the signature backspin. One can only hope.

  30. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger sings to Brandon. LOL

  31. Tim Knight says:

    We didn’t release Fields because there are concerns about Barr. The guy was impressive enough for them to move on from Fields. Something Omar doesn’t seem to understand.

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Manitoba

    Nothing come sup on NFl when I search for the league name or the league #

    Are you a “custom” league?

  33. Hola Al!! Yes on Saturday is the first game for UM, hopefully it’s a better year but not so sure w/Golden & our DC…hope all is well!!

  34. manitobafinfan says:

    paste this in browser line takes ya right there…

    http://fantasy.nfl.com/league/3607834

  35. manitobafinfan says:

    Piggy: I assume you already have an NFL.com Log in.. if so :
    paste this in browser line takes ya right there…

    http://fantasy.nfl.com/league/3607834

    • manitobafinfan says:

      if not, create one .. then it wit should take ya there.. or email me at drp667@hotmail.com and can send an invite to yer email..

    • The Flying Pig says:

      close but not yet
      When I clicjk on that
      put in my id
      it says you don;t have permission to see this page

      I assuem this means you sent the league settings to private

      • Tim Knight says:

        Maybe you’re on the sex toy page.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I can only hope so

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Probably.. I’m trying to keep it to this group… Log in to NFL.com .. at top of page beside Gold NFL shield , Click, or scroll over FANTASY , at bottom is a MORE option.. Click on that , New page will open.. to the right side there will be “Received an invite” click that, will open up the page for League entry..

    • stangerx says:

      Toba — put me on the practice squad. Not really interested in a third FF team and have only done ESPN leagues before, but if you need me let me know and I’ll be there.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        will do sir I thank you.. and this is Official Confirmation for 4 Tix .. want $$ Paypalled ? or ?

      • stangerx says:

        Thanks for the confirm……and cash that weekend will be just fine. US dollars though. 🙂

      • manitobafinfan says:

        MAN …. ya know ours is only worth about 70 cents right now…. No worries, thank you much, and looking forward to it..

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    I emailed you toba

  37. manitobafinfan says:

    I an graduating you from Pig to Gueinea Pig

  38. finfanrob says:

    “but there were times over the past eight mediocre seasons when Fields was the team’s MVP. That is not a joke”

    yeah and if roseann barr is the only woman at a party that makes her the best looking woman at the party.

  39. finfanrob says:

    lol. nnnnoooooooooooooooo boobie pics, some one might get fired, but giant dildos are ok.

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, @ Add asterisks to everything the Patriots fan says in work email chains.

    • stangerx says:

      “Call in a bomb threat and tell the police the bomb is hidden in the Patriots fan’s desk. Hide gay Tom Brady fan fiction in their desk instead.”

      LOL — wish I knew one.

  40. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I thought it was some type of water gun pez dispenser. LOL

    ok fine. next time i post a boobie pic i will say sorry, i just thought it was some kind of milk dispenser

  41. stangerx says:

    Have no idea why the league is getting so anal about this.

    ———————————

    Next season officials will record PSI levels of all 24 footballs submitted by each team prior to the game and will usher the balls to the field for kickoff.

    Additionally, the balls will be inspected at halftime and following the final score of randomly selected games.

    Also,

    1. Wilson Sporting Goods will certify all pressure gauges prior to each season, providing every referee with one primary and one backup gauge.

    2. A member of NFL security will oversee two game officials recording the PSI levels of all 24 footballs prepared by each team (12 primary and 12 backup) two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff. Balls between 12.5 and 13.5 PSI will be approved, and balls outside of that range will be set to 13.0 PSI.

    3. Each ball will be numbered and stamped by the referee..

    4 At randomly selected games, the balls will be checked at halftime by game officials and NFL security, at which point the 12 backup balls — stored in the officials’ locker room — will be escorted to the field. The air pressure will also be checked at the end of randomly selected games.

  42. manitobafinfan says:

    Piggy… you are in and visible…

  43. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay
    I’m in now Manitoba
    Looks like Mike E is in too

  44. Mike E. says:

    How bout some questions ya lazy fucks!

    Ask Mike

    NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

  45. Mike E. says:

    Doug

    The invite worked well. When I went to the link you put up before, it wouldn’t let me see the page.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Alrighty… you and pig should also now have the ability to send invites from league if anyone wants in and I no see.. I will keep eyes on

  46. manitobafinfan says:

    7 more opening in the Fantasy League .. fill em up Boys and girls..

  47. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    You’re now in Manitoba along with Mike E. Kinky! LOL

    well he got the order correct. it would be a waste putting mike e first. i mean who is he gonna give the wrap around to with that wonderful hand of his if he is first.

  48. getterdone says:

    Wyoming & others that asked about our 10th annual free NFL Pro Pick’em earlier.
    I’ve reset it again, so you should have an email invite from Yahoo.
    Let me know if ya got it. Others are welcome to join too. Free office pool format just picking winners & losers, with a message board for trash talkin n braggin rights….lol

    • getterdone says:

      It’s quick and easy, not time consuming, just click on who’ll win the game of the 14-16 games played each week. You can even pick weeks in advance and edit them as needed up until 5 min before actual game kickoffs.

  49. CavalierKong says:

    I’ve got some pretty bad news ya’ll. As some of you may remember, a couple of weeks ago I asked the Executive Decision Cube if we were making the playoffs and the response was positive, not definitive but it indicated chances were in our favor. Good times were being had by all.

    Well, I figured with the surprise cut of Fields I would query the Cube again now that it had this new information to process. This time the answer was a definitive NO. 😦

  50. stangerx says:

    “My goal is always to put an offensive lineman in a tough position. So whether that’s having them overset or underset, whatever they may particularly call it, I want to always have an offensive linemen in a bad position…”

    That’s Suh. Sorta reminds me of Invincible when Mark Wahlberg learns about how to read the knuckles.

  51. manitobafinfan says:

    Looks to be swallowing a load..

  52. Mike E. says:

    Kong

    I hope you punted that effing cube, in Fields memory of course! lol

  53. The Flying Pig says:

    (Piggy hands Kong a storage device for his cube)

  54. CavalierKong says:

    LOL! I punted it straight into the trash can. Problem solved!

  55. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, what kind of fucked up shit is that you did right there?

  56. finfanrob says:

    “I’m hoping this dies down,” said Lila Perry, the 17-year-old who began identifying as a girl publicly in February. “I don’t want my entire senior year to be like this.”

    what an ass. you are a fucking boy identifying as a woman and then say you dont want any attention.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/us/teenagers-protest-a-transgender-students-use-of-the-girls-bathroom.html

    • getterdone says:

      I’ve always maintained that I’m a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Sorry if you have a penis he should use the boys room. The bathroom isn’t for emotions, it’s for urinating, shitting, washing hands and face and smoking. LOL

  57. Tim Knight says:

    Naughty Elaine.

  58. manitobafinfan says:

    not a Seinfeld fan but that was funny…

  59. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve always maintained that I’m a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

    well i maintain i identify more with naked women then men so i should be able to use the womens locker room at the gym.

    • getterdone says:

      Sure why not, that’s where this bizarre sodom & gomorrah society is headed…SMH

      • Tim Knight says:

        It’s always been like that, just not as public as it’s become. Technology opened that door and other than becoming a completely censored country, nothing you can really do about it.

  60. getterdone says:

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday moved to reassure Congress that Israel and America’s Gulf State allies would be fully taken care of in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry acknowledged would not stop Iran’s support for terrorism, according to a letter sent by the secretary of state to lawmakers.

    Just moments after the White House secured enough votes to override a congressional veto of the Iran deal, a letter from Kerry appeared in the inboxes of congressional offices across Capitol Hill.

    Kerry admits that, despite the deal, Iran will continue to back terrorist groups across the globe and promises to boost military support and funding to Israel and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia.
    ____________________________________
    What a bunch of F**king OXYMORONS!!!
    Let’s ok a Iran Nuke deal, but then because of their threat we’ll send Billions more to help protect Israel & Saudi Arabia, etc. SMMFH!

  61. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    what i dont get is the idea of making him comfortable because he identifies as a girl at the expense of making 100’s of actual girls uncomfortable. you know actual girls who identify as girls.

    i am just sick of this ‘i am different but dont treat me different’ attitude. if you are fucking different then you are different

    • CavalierKong says:

      South Park made an episode last season that dealt with almost this EXACT situation

    • Tim Knight says:

      I agree with that. If his genitalia is male that’s where it ends for me. He can feel like a girl and wear berets in his hair or whatever, but he’s still a boy physically.

  62. getterdone says:

    Miami Dolphins shopping cornerback Will Davis
    The Miami Dolphins are calling other NFL teams offering players not necessarily in their 2015 plans and one player the team is offering in trade is cornerback Will Davis, according to a league source.
    ______________________________
    Damn, he was a 3rd round pick I believe. I had him making the roster and us cutting Bowman the 31 yo vet.

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    I think that school actually has gender neutral bathroom and changing rooms

    but that kid wants to use the girls rooms
    and so that is the nature of the dispute

    I don;t think it has anything to do with wanting attention
    it seems like if he just used gender neutral there would not be a problem
    maybe he identifies himself as a woman but I doubt that all the girls in the school do

    I think it has the makings of a great sit com though

  64. Mike E. says:

    Feel like a Dentist here, because it’s like PULLING TEETH!

    I need 2 more questions please . . .

    Send them to ASK MIKE . . . . . . . NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  65. finfanrob says:

    ‘but he’s still a boy physically.’

    tim, that is the key……BOY. these are kids we are talking about, not adults. his right to feel comfortable doesnt out weigh any body elses.

  66. The Flying Pig says:

    I kinda feel for the transgender kid
    I wanted to be able to go in the girls lockeroom in high school too

    • Tim Knight says:

      Apparently you can go into a neutral bathroom now. You would think that would promote more sex and on school grounds.

  67. finfanrob says:

    pig,

    that what i read too, and what they were saying on the radio he had his own changing room but they were saying didnt want to be singled out. that it wasnt fair.

    so once again, ‘hey look at me i am different but treat me like i am not’

    • The Flying Pig says:

      There was a girl in my crossfit class yesterday with a shirt that read “stop staring”
      she has a great body too
      I guess its a joke and maybe she doesn;t mind the staring

      but when I spoke to her I looked in the other direction bc i like to follow directions

  68. getterdone says:

    No one is joining the free yahoo Pro Pick’em office pool league 😦

  69. getterdone says:

    10th Annual Yahoo Pro Pick’em for serious playa’s!
    Great group of pickers in this office pool format league each year. Just quickly pick the winners for each week, MNF total points is the tiebreaker.
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    • manitobafinfan says:

      you Joining the Unleashed Fantasy league ??

      • getterdone says:

        I stopped doing fantasy teams years ago, got way too time consuming, and conflict of interest when my players played against the Phins, etc…lol
        But I guess I could try and make an exception and join the guys here.

  70. manitobafinfan says:

    Doggie.. I am a cant remember all my frikking Logindians…..

  71. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    September 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I kinda feel for the transgender kid

    of course you do. you identify as a pig

  72. Mike E. says:

    GDP

    How do I join the Pick ’em league?

  73. manitobafinfan says:

    GD no pressure.. LOL.. if ya wanna join apparently easiest is for me to email you an invite.. you will need an NFL.COM id… send an email to drp667@hotmail.com , and i can email it back if you or anyone else here is interested.. still have 7 openings …

  74. finfanrob says:

    Logindians: alex, what is what kim kardashian calls her bowel movement

  75. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    September 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Feel like a Dentist here, because it’s like PULLING TEETH!

    I need 2 more questions please . . .

    dont worry about it, it will just make it easier to skip over the article

  76. Mike E. says:

    GDP

    Never mind, I didn’t see your post with the link. I’m in.

  77. getterdone says:

    Mike E,

    Go to: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

    Log in with your normal Yahoo account.
    Then once at the fantasy pro pickem page, select ‘Join Private Group’
    Then:
    Group ID# 32074
    Password: beer

    Then type in your team name/handle, set the reminder to make picks each week and you should be good.

    You should end up @
    Pigskin Pick’n & BeerHogs group.

  78. Mike E. says:

    LOL Rob – Seems like everyone is cooperating with you on this . . . .

  79. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    September 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    She is a tranny

    yeah, but now he gets to use the girl piggy rooms

  80. getterdone says:

    Toba, sent ya an email. Thanks again.

  81. Rockphin says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    September 2, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    WTF
    That might even be a pez dispenser too
    manitobafinfan says:
    September 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    that is rather curious looking…

    I bought one of those for the ex-wife. (used together and by her alone) it works amazing. Maybe too amazing as it might have contributed to her being able to leave me…….

    LOL (I am gradually getting over it.) My divorce was finalized Aug. 14th.

  82. getterdone says:

    I’d like to see Miami keep Will Davis one more season. He’s on a rookie contract.
    He’s obviously young. He’s not a full 100%, but will be soon.
    He could really thrive with his gambling style in this Defense that will cause QB’s to rush throws and make bad decisions!
    Use him in nickel & dime packages. Give the kid a chance to prove himself in his 3rd year. He was hurt the first 2 seasons.

  83. Mike E. says:

    Hey Rock, the toughest part is over now. Now it’s time to reestablish yourself and get back to being you.

  84. getterdone says:

    Mike E, I remember you missed picks last year.
    Be sure to check the box for email reminders from Yahoo. Plus you can pick all 16 weeks in advance if ya want, then just check in when ya want to edit those picks based on how teams are playing, injuries etc. 🙂

  85. Al in MIA says:

    GDP,
    I’m in for the Pick Em’s.

  86. manitobafinfan says:

    GD.. invite sent..

  87. manitobafinfan says:

    and I changed the live draft time to Monday 09/07 at 20:00 PM EST

    • getterdone says:

      Got the invite thanks.
      Crap, I’ll be in or driving back from Myrtle Beach monday nite. That’s the Labor Day weekend you Canuck 😉

  88. getterdone says:

    Free agent LB Lance Briggs has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons.
    It’s sad to see Briggs go out like this after being one of the premier 4-3 outside linebackers of his era. He spent his entire 11-year career in Chicago after being 2003 third-round pick out of Arizona. Briggs was a seven-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro. He visited the 49ers earlier in the offseason, but didn’t land a contract.
    _______________________________
    Damn, I wonder if Miami would appeal to him 😉
    I’m sure he’s slowed by injuries from last 2 seasons though.

  89. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ GB on BJs from Groucho Marx

  90. Rockphin says:

    I don’t get the whole mouth shaped masturbation device thing. (with or with out a mustache.) or for that matter the ones that look like anuses or vaginas.

    It’s not like you can see what the opening looks like when you are using it…Also, how much better than a hand can it be?

    MikeE?

  91. Rockphin says:

    NOGTIH ALL!

  92. getterdone says:

    (Tim comes home from work)
    Tim: Hi honey I’m home.
    Wife: Hi honey, how was work?
    Tim: Great, thanks for asking
    Wife: What did you do at work today?
    Tim: Uh…ya know, the ushge….did searches for trannies, dildos, male pocket BJ’s, & vagina feet. 🙄

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, gotta keep each day interesting.

      Believe me I start laughing to myself sometimes and my wife looks at me and says what are you laughing at, and I say I was just thinking about something and she says never mind I don’t want to know. LOL

      • getterdone says:

        LOL, I do that with the girlfriend. She asks why you laughing, and I say, nuttin, was just something I saw at work today. Then like a typical woman she’ll ask what, and I say, naw, would take too long to explain and you’d had to be there or else it wouldn’t be funny.
        OK 🙂

  93. manitobafinfan says:

    anyone let me know if this doesn’t work for ya.. Live draft scheduled for Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT.

  94. manitobafinfan says:

    my mind is gone.. it just dawned on me that is coming fast… September kinda snuck up on me..

  95. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Or if you like feet. LOL

    how the hell did you get in rex ryans closet

  96. olddolphan says:

    PIGGY: Tuesdays are fine for FOLLOWING PERFECTION!” Thankyou, sir.
    MISS GIGI: Things are OK in our household, altho’ Mrs. OD has had some “challenges” lately. –Our 6th Great Grandchild wil be born near NewYear’s in New Mexico!!
    MIKE E; Yes, Shula was VERY UPSET when Kooch and Manny Fernandez went down with injuries in the Baltimore game. But both came back for the playoffs!! Meanwhile, poor Detroit was next up on Shula’s schedule, the LAST regular season game for 1973. It featured the greatest performance of all time by Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Paul Warfield!!
    ——–
    Got to take Mrs. OD out to dinner. Will talk to you folks later tonight. 3 days until underdog FAU plays at Tulsa. Details coming.

  97. The Flying Pig says:

    If you ever think Skip Bayless has any credibility

    Think again

  98. finfanrob says:

    Rockphin says:
    September 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I don’t get the whole mouth shaped masturbation device thing.

    the one that freaks me the hell out is the one that is just a torso. no arms and no legs. like wtf is that.

    sex toys for the serial killer in your life

  99. Brian in NY says:

    olddolphan says:
    September 2, 2015 at 7:24 am
    GLAD YOU enjoyed it, Brian. I look at my job as my friend. I look at it as my pathway to success and my chance to help people understand the sometimes complex and difficult world of numismatics. If you look at your job that way the word “UGH” will be far less prominent in your life. SO I widh you a GOOD DAY AT WORK. May you have many more GOOD DAYS!! (“wish” you).
    *
    Thanks OD. I like where I work (most days) but my going back to work at summer’s end means I don’t get to spend the days with my kids. I always miss that!

  100. getterdone says:

    Piggy, who listens to Skip Clueless?

  101. getterdone says:
  102. Tim Knight says:

    This is how Skip does it.

  103. manitobafinfan says:

    alrighty.. Home time….Still looking for 6 more victims for the Unleashed Fantasy league… myself, Piggy or MikeE should be able to send out email invites to anyone interested..

    Later …

  104. wyoming85 says:

    GDP
    Gotter done!

    Thanks

  105. herdfan says:

    Looks like an interesting day on here. Good thing I was too busy to try to open the site at work. lol

    I’ll do the FF thing but my have to auto draft which I hate. We shall see.

  106. olddolphan says:

    BACK FROM DIN-DIN. Mrs. OD has a smile on her face.–RE: FAU @ Tulsa. Last year FAU only won 3 games. But one of them was against Tulsa. The Owls rang up 51 points on the Golden Hurricanes!! The “spread” on Saturday’s game has fallen from Tulsa favored by17 to just 6 POINTS!! – – I say FAU WINS THIS GAME!!!!
    —————
    And, speaking of “Hurricanes” FAU hosts the Miami Hurricanes Friday night, September 11, at * PM on Fox Sports (Channel 219 on Directv). All seats are SOLD FOR THIS 8 PM CONTEST at Schnellenberger Field at FAU. I expect Miami to be favored by at least a couple of touchdowns in what undoubtedly is the BIGGEST FOOTBALL GAME ever played at FAU! NOW, if we coulf just bring back ALFRED MORRIS and D’JOUN SMITH!!!

  107. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy was that quote from Bayless during the 2012 draft or recent?

  108. herdfan says:

    We’re going to give a ‘live chat’ an audition for the game tomorrow night. The post with the chat box should appear about 5 minutes prior to the start of the game with basic instructions. Kudos to Twicethethe for doing the techy thing to make it happen!

  109. manitobafinfan says:

    That would be great. If the NFLN had not changed the Live game from Fins to Ragles. Bastards

    • steveccnv says:

      What a bunch of garbage, I couldn’t even get myself to look at the NFC. The jets at 10-6 ceiling was a joke, because if you say the cheats won’t be better than 12-4, because the division is tough, then you can’t say the jets can be 10-6 for the same reason.

    • Ken says:

      That is the dumbest fucking set of predictions I have ever seen. Well they could be 13-3 or they could 6-10. Which one fucking is it? Talk about room for error. Just another pundit afraid to make a prediction.

  110. ocalahowie says:

    OH BOY
    I just checked way ahead and everyone in the Orlando Market we are good to go…
    No Jaguars for the Redskins game, we will be on…
    HELL YEAH!!!

  111. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    September 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    She saw Ted 2 and realized he was having an affair with a stuffed animal.

    yeah but what really pissed her off it is was a male stuffed animal

  112. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Transgender

    nnnaaaaaa, tommy doenst want any female parts. he is strictly a soft ball man

  113. Try Pod says:

    Hate to hear Dean Jones died. Always liked him in all those kid movies, like Herbie the Love Bug. He had been battling Parkinson’s. 84 years old. RIP

  114. olddolphan says:

    All right you great literary critics. Is it true that one of those grocery store checkout mags has the following headline? – – “GISELLE CATCHES TOMMY IN BED WITH CAITLIN JENNER!”

  115. olddolphan says:

    TIME to walk the Greyhound and call it a night. Y’all have a terrific evening!

  116. wyoming85 says:

    Nut up roster bubble guys!
    The Axeman Cometh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CBS4Sports ‏@CBS4Sports 2h2 hours ago
    Catch the #Dolphins preseason matchup vs. Tampa Bay tomorrow night on CBS4, your official Dolphins station! #FinsOn4

  117. Tim Knight says:

    For you Mets fans. With the Mets up by 6.5 with 29 games to go and the Nats behind with 30 left to go this is what has to happen for the Nats to win the division.

    Nats go 20-10 playing .667 ball when they’re currently playing .508 ball, while the Mets have to go 13-16 at a .448 rate when they’re playing .556 ball.

    Without a bias if I was a Nats fan I’d think we’re not going to catch the Mets. It would have to be a colossal collapse for the Mets and I don’t see that happening with their pitching and current lineup options.

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