Welcome to – THANKSGIVING!

It’s Thanksgiving!

My Aunt Rita was a trailblazer. In 1973, she moved her family from Brooklyn NY, living on the 8th floor of a 23 story hi rise apartment building, to a house in Englishtown NJ, approximately 40 miles away. That apartment building was almost exactly 400 yards away from my apartment building, we lived on the 15th floor. We couldn’t believe that they were leaving Brooklyn to go to New Jersey! Brooklyn had EVERYTHING! The best restaurants, the best PIZZA (That’s right Stanger!), shopping for just about anything within walking distance. What’s in New Jersey???

Long story short, my family traveled that 40.1 miles to my Aunt Rita’s house every Thanksgiving. I probably don’t need to tell you, but that 40.1 miles took about 2-3 hours on Thanksgiving. I still remember the car rides, especially the early ones, thinking my Aunt Rita and Uncle Lenny had lost it, this place is “barren”, “it’s in the sticks”. What didwe know, we came from the city. I can’t tell you exactly how many Thanksgiving holidays I spent at that house, but it’s by far the greater majority, probably at least 40.

Just to add a laugh to the story, I currently reside 4.8 miles from that house. We won’t be going there this year (Aunt Rita is fine, don’t worry!), my niece recently purchased a house in East Windsor NJ, and she decided she wanted to have Thanksgiving at her house, and Aunt Rita and Uncle Lenny will be joining us as well.

Why the long story? Because Thanksgiving is all about family, however big or small, it’s all about giving thanks for the people you have, and the food you have to share with them. I love my family, all of them,  my sister, my nieces and nephew, my Aunt and Uncle and cousins , and although there have been times in my life when I’m sure I didn’t appreciate them enough, the truth is, I do. I look back fondly at those trips to NJ from Brooklyn, even though the traffic was a nightmare, and my dad cussed up a storm every year.

One funny anecdote before I go. On the way home, we had to go over the Driscoll Bridge to get to the Outerbridge Crossing which then took us through Staten Island to get to the Verrazano Bridge to get back to Brooklyn. There was a drive-in movie theater on the right side of the bridge, and when driving over the bridge, you caught a little glimpse of the movie as you passed, the screen was no more than 50-100 yards from the bridge. One Thanksgiving, they decided to show a movie with lots of nudity, and if the traffic wasn’t bad enough usually, you could imagine what happens when a movie is showing with naked women all over the screen.   You could only see as you crested the top of the bridge, because they put up wood slats to block the view, but when you got to the pinnacle, you could see. Well, I was about 12, and that was the BEST ride home ever! So what that it took 3 hours, it was worth it!

Enjoy the day with your families, whether it’s the two of you, or 50.  Appreciate what you have, and the people you have to share it with!

Happy-Thanksgiving-day1

 

 

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A Holiday Public Service Announcement from Piggy:

Every year thousands of humans say turkey is not enough and add pork to their menus

Many piggies die without reason.

The fact is turkeys are jerks and have it coming.  Don’t eat ham today.  Ham is for assholes.

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379 Responses to Welcome to – THANKSGIVING!

  1. bat says:

    “i havent read where anyone said tanny is irreplaceable.”

    rob ..The fervor with which some leap to his defense indicates that this feeling is clearly present …lol

  2. finfanrob says:

    i am gonna go cook. catch you all later

  3. sb7mvp says:

    oh think twice.
    its just another day for you and me in paradise.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    I guess what I’m saying is I think this team has other major flaws that has nothing to do with the QB. My feeling is if we correct some issues on this team outside of Tannehill, we can win with him. But I guess if you think that you get put in some category while fans who think he’s part of the problem, they’re just being realistic even when unrealistic things are said about him. Okay I see how it works. LOL

    Tannehill is going to be the starting QB next year so let’s hope we address the other issues. 🙂

  5. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    November 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I guess what I’m saying is I think this team has other major flaws that has nothing to do with the QB. My feeling is if we correct some issues on this team outside of Tannehill, we can win with him.

    i agree with you there tim, well more so, i think it is easier to correct the other issues then the ones with the qb. my point about the qb is you have to get real lucky to draft an elite one. like i said others in wash. thought they had theirs in rgIII and look how that ended up. so if they do replace tanny there is a real good chance that qb is going to have flaws also. you know what you have in tanny’s flaws so build a strong team around his strengths and flaws.

    • Tim Knight says:

      For starters, put him in the right offense which would be more of a 30 run/30pass traditional WCO to utilize his mobility rather than have him in a shotgun pocket all the time throwing 40+ times and handing off out of it as well. Dumb!

      By the way, in all 4 games RT has thrown the ball 40+ times this year, we’ve lost all 4 games. 36 or less we’re 4-2. We don’t have the OL and pass pro to throw like that.

  6. finfanrob says:

    classy

  7. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    i hear you on putting him in the right offense. but i also hear things randy and bat complain about and see those faults too. i basically see some good and bad in the guy. the whole issue about getting rid of him is it isnt going to change the team. the defense arent going to magically stop the run cause someone else is playing qb. so any one else, other then getting lucky and drafting that elite qb, anyone else is going to be average too and come with flaws. so start fixed the multiple other flaws first

  8. wyoming85 says:

    Wyoming Cowboy FB ‏@wyo_football 53s53 seconds ago
    With 1,522 yards, Brian Hill now holds the Wyoming record for rushing yards in a single season! #GoWyo

  9. Tim Knight says:

    FFR, that’s all fair. RT is not this amazing QB nobody has ever seen before. But he’s a quality QB and many of his detractors ignore much of what good he’s done and focus on a selection of examples to fortify their belief in him. I get it. I also see right through it. LOL

  10. CavalierKong says:

    Tannehill

  11. Tim Knight says:

    Just some food for thought, we’re 2-13 when RT throws 40+ times. That’s not counting some 38 and 39 etc. games but we need to draw a line somewhere. We’re 25-18 when he throws less than 40 times. To me it’s a huge stat because I don’t think we utilize him the way we should. That and the team has other flaws. Let’s not forget, it’s not just him playing. LOL

    • Try Pod says:

      I don’t think anyone has forgotten any of the “good” he has done, mostly because you won’t let them. 😋

      • Tim Knight says:

        Well you guys unfairly pile on him and leave that out much of the time. That’s what I see just as much as some of you who think there is this built in defense mechanism for him. I personally don’t think he’s the problem.

  12. stangerx says:

    Ahhh Man……I missed the whole pizza thing. Not going stop me though. 🙂

    Will pass on which is the very best (some places in Brooklyn serve some pretty nice Za, so I understand the denial). Will add in on Italy though.

    My parents and I are in Rome when I was a kid and my Dad decides he has to try real Italian pie. It took us like an hour of hard target search to even find a place that served it. That was like 35 years ago, but back home we could have found like 12 in that time.

    The Mrs and I were Rome two years ago……you couldn’t take two steps without seeing a pizza place. So far as I am concerned pizza is American as McDonalds.

  13. stangerx says:

    And I hope everyone had a real fine T-Day……..or at least a better one than Tony Romo had. 🙂

  14. Randy says:

    Tim,
    Why can’t I talk about what concerns me about Tannehill being the sort of QB who can win championships w/o having to mention his accomplishments? People constantly rip the OL w/o almost ever mentioning how they’ve improved…and they have….but still not good enough. Just sayin’.
    ***
    As with every QB, it’s about his weaknesses and limitations…because that is what will be taken advantage of by teams…especially in the playoffs. Teams know what throws Tanny is good at and which ones he can’t make consistently. He probably won’t play better in bigger games…at least I have seen nothing that would suggest that about him up to this point. Will he be better with better talent around him? Of course, but you can say that about pretty much any player. I’d rather have a QB that makes the team better….easier to win championships that way.
    ***
    So, the real question is: How close is this team to actually having the sort of talent on the whole team that Tannehill can actually win with? Because, I agree…he’s our QB for the foreseeable future. And, doing that while bringing in a new coaching staff. Sounds like a multi year job to me. I’m back to my “we’re 2-3 years away” mantra….Jesus that’s getting old. Lol

  15. Randy says:

    And, I’m hoping like hell Tannehill finds his way, becomes a winning QB and takes this team to a championship! I can talk about his weaknesses or my concerns w/o giving up my hope for him to succeed….just like I do for every player. I just want to win.

  16. finfanrob says:

    ‘As with every QB, it’s about his weaknesses and limitations…because that is what will be taken advantage of by teams’

    ok, what is going to be easier for this team? find a qb without flaws that other teams can exploit or stick with one they have and build a team around him that makes it harder for teams to exploit.

  17. getterdone says:

    Randy, you keep saying Tanny unlike other QB’s don’t make those around him better.
    Maybe we should ask Landry, Miller, Matthews, Cameron, and oh yeah Mike Wallace….didn’t he have 1000 yards & 10 TD’s last year. Is your boy Bridgewater making Wallace better this year in Minny? LOL

  18. finfanrob says:

    stanger

    romo had this for a nurse, i am sure his t-day was fine

  19. finfanrob says:

    Randy says:
    November 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    And, I’m hoping like hell Tannehill finds his way, becomes a winning QB and takes this team to a championship!

    no way really. wow i am shocked again. i never in a million years thought you would want the dolphins to win a championship. who would have thunk it

  20. Randy says:

    ffr
    Yep, and I have no idea which is easier. But, your assumption is Tannehill can win with a great team around him….maybe he can…maybe he can’t. I’d ultimately prefer a great team, but it’s a lot easier to keep a great QB than to keep a great team together….maybe this franchise can build that sort of team…maybe they can’t. I don’t have a lot of confidence in that happening. Lol

  21. Randy says:

    gdp
    I asked all the OL who’ve ever played with him. They all agree with me! Lol

  22. Randy says:

    Tim,
    Yeah, I still think our overall talent…the whole roster….is average. Hence my concerns about having to build a great team around Tannehill. It’s not gonna happen overnight, if it can happen at all. Especially since we’ll be starting over with a new head coach. This year has been a step backwards, to me.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think RT needs a great team around him, I think he needs a more competent team. We have too many voids in starting talent at the moment.

  23. finfanrob says:

    randy

    first no my assumption isnt that. i have no idea if they build a team around him if they would win a championship. i simply asked a question. my point is every qb is going to have flaws. everyone just wants to keep ignoring my point of elite/great qbs dont come along to the tune of 10 to 15 a year. you yourself just said it is a lot easier to keep a great qb than a great team. well i dont know what they hell you are doing in minn, but you need to get your ass in the nfl cause i can think of about 25+ teams that are waiting on a great qb and you just said that was easy to get.

  24. finfanrob says:

    lol @ stanger.

    and just think, he gets to say, i cant lift my arm it hurt to much, you have to just do all the work tonight

  25. getterdone says:

    Phillip Rivers must not be able to make those around him better….Chargers 2-8 UGH!

  26. Randy says:

    Sorry, I gotta stop blogging while I watch football. Enough negativism. I think Tannehill has worked hard and tried to be a better player while he’s been here. I root for the kid.

    • getterdone says:

      I too hope Tanny gets better & the rest of the team gets better. Then the Wins will come when we field solid units on both sides of the ball & ST’s as well. The penalties have been killers too. UGH
      Clean it up Phins!

    • Try Pod says:

      Go Tanne! Lol
      Of course you do – everyone does. It’s just that some don’t minimize his deficiencies by blaming them on the rest of the team.
      😋

  27. finfanrob says:

    randy,

    if there is a great qb out there that can take the fins to the playoffs and a championship i am the first in line to vote for that. but they have been looking for one or 15 years or so and still havent found one. i am all ready to give up and say they are not going to find a great qb and start working on the rest of the team.

    besides, with the best pure passer every to play the game they couldnt win a championship cause they never built a team around him, so i doubt any other qb they get without a solid team will they win one.

  28. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    November 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I don’t think RT needs a great team around him, I think he needs a more competent team.

    i think it first starts with the idiot play calling

  29. Randy says:

    ffr
    I am gonna stop talking about Tanny. Nobody likes it. It depresses even me. Lol

    • Try Pod says:

      Besides, the defense will defend and the prosecution will prosecute- the judge and jury are ultimately the record and by extension the owner.

  30. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    November 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Phillip Rivers must not be able to make those around him better….Chargers 2-8 UGH!

    i pointed that out after the last loss. i was told ‘we would be lucky to have rivers’. i was like yeah, if they had rivers then the defense could stop the run.

  31. finfanrob says:

    Randy says:
    November 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    ffr
    I am gonna stop talking about Tanny. Nobody likes it. It depresses even me. Lol

    so great, now you even blame the poor kid for your depression. like the rest of the team doesnt depress you. like the secondary or d line isnt depressing. just blame it all on the qb
    (and i say that in the most sarcastic tone possible. like others saying some here avoid tanny’s faults or even blaming the rest of the team for tannys faults)

  32. Jahndoh30 says:

    Hey all, sorry for being so absent. Hope you’re all doing well this Thanksgiving. Some of us lost loved ones this year and I hope you take this chance to be thankful for the love they’ve added in your life. I know I am.

    Cheers and well wishes!

  33. Randy says:

    ffr
    Those defenses we had when Marino was here were pretty bad. Those were different times. A QB didn’t have the impact on games like they do now. Marino…on this team…would be a serious playoff contender, IMO. Brady would have this team in the playoffs. It’s just different nowadays. I don’t think the comparisons are fair to anyone.

  34. Randy says:

    ffr
    Lol. Why not!? I blame Geoge Michael and Wham for a particularly strange period in my life back in 1984.

  35. Randy says:

    Jahn,
    Same to you and your loved ones! Hope everything is going well.

  36. finfanrob says:

    randy,

    i think marino would make this team a better team, dont know about playoffs, this defense is horrible. brady would do nothing for this team unless ross owned the commissioner like kraft does.

  37. finfanrob says:

    jahn,

    you have been absent? hmmmmm ok.

    (and hope you and yours had a great thanksgiving)

  38. finfanrob says:

    randy,

    i take that back. i was thinking about marino and his playing days with a defense like this. in todays nfl this defense just needs to stop teams from scoring 49 points. i dont think marino would have a problem putting up 50 points a game.

  39. Jahndoh30 says:

    Thanks Randy and FFR. Same to you and yours!

    And Randy…yes, everything is going well. I have much to be thankful for…even if the Fins aren’t at the top of that list. 🙂

  40. stangerx says:

    Good to see you Jahn. How are the suds flowing?

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      Breakneck pace Stanger. We’re tracking on our year 3 projections, skipped right over years 1 and 2.

      I’m ordering more tanks next week in (what seems like a feeble) effort to keep up with demand. The challenge for me is to continue to ensure good quality while we grow.

      Cheers brothah.

      • Try Pod says:

        Awesome news! Good for you. Maybe some day I’ll be able to say “The owner of (Jahn’s) Brewery used to talk to me, but since he got so big he no longer talks to us”.

      • stangerx says:

        Wonderful Jahn. Even if you grow slower to keep the quality up……nothing attracts people more than a line out the door.

  41. Try Pod says:

    Good to read you Jahn. Thanks for the wishes. Same to you. Still looking for a go-to beer since Sierra Nevada does not ship their Tumbler as a rule. Perhaps your brewery will be able to help me some day! 🍺

  42. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    November 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Awesome news! Good for you. Maybe some day I’ll be able to say “The owner of (Jahn’s) Brewery used to talk to me, but since he got so big he no longer talks to us”.

    really? boy does he have you fooled. not me, not for one second. we all know he only started that brewery to drug everyone so where we all march in a straight line for him and let him tell us how to think and how he is god and always right.

    FIGHT THE SYSTEM, SAY NO TO A JAHNEWERY

  43. Try Pod says:

    Where’s Waldo?

  44. ocalahowie says:

    Gameday Eve Update
    DOLPHINS-JETS
    Al 27-16 MIA
    Howie 24-23 MIA
    Piggy 26-24 MIA
    Rock 27-13 NYJ
    Stang 28-14 MIA
    MikeE 23-20 MIA
    T-P 24-14 NYJ
    Wyo 19-17 MIA
    Old 28-24 MIA
    GDP 17-13 MIA
    Real 24-13 NYJ
    Toba 17-14 MIA
    Bold 27-17 NYJ
    WE’RE BAD 😦

  45. Jahndoh30 says:

    Cheers Try Pod. I don’t know when we’ll ship out that way, but it’s something we definitely aspire too at some point…

  46. Tim Knight says:

    Jahn, hope all is well with you and yours too.

  47. wyoming85 says:

    Jahn
    Are you able to keep from drinking up all you profits?

  48. getterdone says:

    Jahn, happy to hear the brewing is going well. Was hoping Stanger brought some to the Fest, but we all still had fun. 🙂

  49. Tim Knight says:

    If I had to hand out grades and this is really subjective but this is what we do daily without letter grades in my view.

    Offense:
    LT Albert B-
    LG Thomas C
    C Pouncey C+
    RG Douglas/Turner C
    RT James/Fox C+

    TE Cameron B-
    TE Sims C

    WR Landy B+
    WR Matthews B-
    WR Stills C+
    WR Jennings D
    WR Parker (Incomplete)

    QB Tannehill B+
    RB Miller A-

    Defense:
    LDE Wake B+/Shelby C+
    LDT Suh B+
    Mitchell C+
    Vernon C+

    SOLB Misi C+
    MLB Sheppard D
    WOLB Jenkins B-

    CB Grimes B
    CB Taylor C
    CB Br. McCain C
    CB Bo. McCain C
    S Jones A-
    S Aikens C
    S Thomas C

    STs: B

    • getterdone says:

      Decent job…mine wouldn’t be far off from yours as well. I might have ST’s @ B- or a C, Jamar Taylor & Aikens a D.
      Thanks for posting that.

      • getterdone says:

        Oh & Defensive coordinators Coyle F & Anarumo D+
        Offensive coordinator F-, ok more like a G or H (Hate, I Hate his scheme & play calling)

  50. finfanrob says:

    damn, i could have been Einstein if tim was giving me grades

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      Lol…

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, I just wanted to grade it as I’ve seen it. I was always concerned about our reliance on young players this year. It came to fruition. I accept we’re not ready. But Ross has hired so many people over the last 5 years or so and how can we keep up with all the bad moves he’s made. 😉

      We’re not deep enough to overcome losing key players.

  51. herdfan says:

    What’s really annoying to me is teams who are about the same as we are or maybe even a bit worse record wise will still have a chance to get into the playoffs because of the division they are in. It happens every year. Not saying we deserve to be in the playoffs but a lot of teams seem to get in that don’t deserve to be there either.

  52. finfanrob says:

    tim

    they are 4-6. list anyone you want, the grade is F. from ross on down to the last cheerleader. just with the cheerleader the F isnt a grade

    • Tim Knight says:

      4-6 isn’t F. It’s C-, it is known. LOL

      We can make a spark tomorrow and get back into it. Play a good game is all I ask at this point.

  53. finfanrob says:

    amazing how fast the refs are to make calls in ND’s favor.

  54. Tim Knight says:

    GD, notice a lot of average or worse? That’s what I come away with.

    You’ll like this but others will say I’m a homer, whatever who cares. If we didn’t have RT we’d be 2-8 or worse. That said, watch the offense. We rarely create a flow. It’s like a game of pick a play. I don’t get Lazor. He’s not the right OC for RT. Find a disciple of Paul Hackett’s will ya! LOL

    • getterdone says:

      I can’t blame ya, and agree that without Tanny this team has no hope at all.
      Good post about Lazor. Most confusing and poorly run Offense that I think I ever saw from any team both NFL or College.

  55. Jahndoh30 says:

    Cheers GDP….

  56. wyoming85 says:

    Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero 11m11 minutes ago
    Dolphins’ coaches, front office seem to have different views on Ryan Tannehill. My column: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article46974905.html

  57. finfanrob says:

    That said, watch the offense. We rarely create a flow. It’s like a game of pick a play. I don’t get Lazor. He’s not the right OC for RT. Find a disciple of Paul Hackett’s will ya! LOL

    tim,

    they do create a flow, then as soon as they do lozor starts abandons it and starts calling stupid shit. so not only is he not the right OC for tanny he is not an OC at all

  58. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    November 28, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    4-6 isn’t F. It’s C-, it is known. LOL

    tim,

    can i come work for you. lol. you are great, i do mean that, you just wont say a bad thing about anyone. but 4-6 is a failing grade. anyway you look at it.

    i could have graduated with honors if all i needed was 40% on my test

  59. finfanrob says:

    tim

    i may laugh at your grading system, but you have been dead on about lozor. his play calling is a big handicap for this team

  60. getterdone says:

    Wyoming, this from the article you posted says it all, and what Tim & I have been so peeved about.
    ____________________

    And that coaching staff provides the offense in which Tannehill must succeed, although listening to him talk about it, it’s as if he’s merely tolerating the system now.

    “Right now we are just trying to do the best we can with the offense that we run,” he said. “I go out there and try to execute it the best way that I can.”

  61. finfanrob says:

    i am pretty sure football hates me. there is no other way to explain all the country music when they go to commercial

  62. finfanrob says:

    ‘Lazor, meanwhile, has limited the audibles Tannehill can call at the line of scrimmage. The Miami quarterback can change the play at the line if he deems it necessary, but he can only change to choices already served up to him by Lazor before the offense breaks the huddle.’

    and thus you are 4-6

  63. wyoming85 says:

    GDP and FFR
    I am watching the OSU QB thinking that is what we need in Lazors Offense!

    Shotgun every snap!
    one read and throw!

    Maybe that is the problem
    Round peg square hole!!!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. finfanrob says:

    why dont teams just play like the entire game is the last two minutes. florida couldnt move the ball at all, get the ball with about a min left in the first half and drive the ball to fg position.

  65. finfanrob says:

    wyoming,

    yep, that is all the fins need. draft an osu qb and then i can officially denounce my fanship. lol

  66. finfanrob says:

    wyoming85 says:
    November 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    That is Oklahoma State by the way! 😉

    whew, i was thinking i had to denounce them for an ohio state qb. ok okl state is fine by me.

  67. finfanrob says:

    it isnt that auto commercials this time of year are horrible enough but do i have to kept being told i should have bought a car on black friday when it is fucking over. killchristmas.com

  68. wyoming85 says:

    Mike Mayock ‏@MikeMayock 16m16 minutes ago
    ND oline so much fun to watch….Harry Hiestand an outstanding coach… Ronnie Stanley top10… Nick Martin will play forever…

  69. Mike E. says:

    Hey Jahn! Good to see ya bud! Glad to hear all is well

  70. Mike E. says:

    Dolphins bring up S Shamiel Gary from PS, waive LB Mike Hull

  71. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    November 28, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Dolphins bring up S Shamiel Gary from PS, waive LB Mike Hull

    thats a hull of a move……………drops mic exists left

  72. getterdone says:

    FFR, guess ya can quit bitchin about Notre Dame now.
    What an exciting game. Happy for David Shaw & Kevin Hogan.

  73. steveccnv says:

    OD is right on Notre Dame getting the calls, but this one backfired. With 30 seconds left the call on the field was ND TD, but the replay clearly showed the QB’s leg was down before he crossed the goal line. I was thinking at the time it happened maybe it wasn’t such a good thing to get the TD there, as there was still enough time for Stanford to move down the field and get a FG, which is what happened. The play happened on 1st and goal from the 2, with an offside also on the play, so after the replay ND would’ve had 30 seconds to score from the 1 with a 1st and goal and 1 TO left.

  74. steveccnv says:

    Did Mike Hull do that bad?

  75. finfanrob says:

    getter,

    i just point out the obvious. i watched two plays of the ND game and ok just two plays but both happened to be gift calls by the refs. hey i get it, they get ratings. he ncaa wants them in the playoffs. better ratings.

    but doesnt matter any more they lost, i am sure they will move up to at least 5th place just in case. lol

  76. olddolphan says:

    YES, Steve, ND DOES GET almost every close call!! – -And, YES, AGAIN, it blew up in their faces when Stanford won on the last play of the game!!! When the Biting Irish play REAL TEAMS, they ARE IN TROUBLE!!! (By the way the term “Biting Irish” goes back to a game against Michigan decades ago when the Irish coaches urged players to bite their opponents if they were hidden under a pile of bodies. NO WORD on if they had to give up BITING during lent!!)
    ———-
    SO HERE’s my handy-dandy overview of the college playoffs:
    #1) OKLAHOMA: they are the BEST TEAM in college football RIGHT NOW! –FORGET their embarrassing loss to Texas at mid season. They are DESTROYING good teams right now! –And, since there’s NO Big-12 title game, THEY ARE IN FOR SURE!!!
    #2) ALABAMA: looked impressive in their decisive rivalry win at Jordan-Hare Stadium vs. Auburn.–They are a LOCK to DESTROY a Florida team that was LUCKY to beat Florida Atlantic in overtime!! The Gators will get slaughtered by ALABAMA!
    #3) CLEMSON: has staggered a bit in resent weeks against inferior Syracuse and South Carolina teams.–CLEMSON, unlike OKLAHOMA, has to play a conference championship game this coming weekend against a RED-HOT North Carolina team that scored 35, yes, 35 points in the 1st quarter against NC State. I give CLEMSON no more than a 50-50 chance of defeating the Tar Heels in the ACC Championship Game!!
    #4) IOWA:Stayed undefeated with a comfortable win over Nebraska. NEXT UP: #5 Michigan State, big winners over Penn State. The WINNER of the Big 10 Championship Game will advance to college football’s FINAL FOUR!!
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    SO, Oklahoma, Alabama and the Iowa-Michigan State winner will make the Final Four, while Clemson is only 50-50 to make it. A North Carolina win over Clemson will OPEN UP A SPOT for one of the following 3 teams; A) Ohio State:–Their blow-out win over Michigan will move them up to the #6 spot. They are the MOST LIKELY team to enter the Final Four IF Clemson loses. B) STANFORD–Their last gasp win over the BITERS will impress west coast voters. But STANFORD has already lost TWO games this season and it is very unlikely that the panel would pick them over Ohio State (just 1 loss). NORTH CAROLINA will get some support to grab the fourth spot, especially if they beat Clemson decisively. THEY are more likely to leapfrog into the Final Four than is Stanford, in my opinion, partly because they are unbeaten since an opening week loss to South Carolina.
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    GO FINS, BEAT THE JETS!!

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