Ask Mike – 2016 Season Week 10

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from Wyo

Q – So do you think that the “NEW” offense that the Fins have been running is Portable?
 
Can The Fins Storm through the Chargers the way Trump torpedoed the Democratic Party?

Absolutely portable! I think this type of offense can play anywhere, especially colder weather. This offense is built for the playoffs, although I take pause to say that we’re going to be in the playoffs, there’s a long haul to get there. Still, any team that run the ball like we have is ready for anything. What we need to see, as painful as it may be, is what happens if the run game is completely shut down. Can Ryan TannEhill, the O-line, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Devante Parker and whoever we have at TE make the opposing defense pay for selling out on the run. That remains to be seen. Tannehill and the offense has done enough with continued success running the ball, but we haven’t seen the passing elevated to lofty heights yet. In the last 3 wins, Tannehill has 2 TD’s and no INT’s, a good sign that with no turnovers, yet we’re basically following the KC mantra, don’t turn the ball over, and do enough to win.

I have to admit, I’m not especially confident that Tannehill can win a game by lighting up the scoreboard, but SD is a team that has been relatively stingy against the run, but a sieve in the pass game. Now, stats are always skewed that way, because when a weakness is exploited, such as the Chargers don’t defend the pass well, teams will forego the run, and just throw on them, so the run defense will appear statistically better than it might be. We’ll see what the real deal is Sunday. I think we both know that we will be determined to run the ball, and will try to do so as much as we can, unless SD jumps way ahead, and forces our hand. That will be up to not turning the ball over, and the defense keeping us in, as they have the last 3 wins. Melvin Gordon will test our run defense, he’s been tearing it up. Gordon is 3rd in the league in rushing yards (768), and leads the league in rushing attempts (193), which shows you their commitment to the run. To give you perspective on how hard they lean on Gordon, the closest RB in attempts on the Chargers is Danny Woodhead, who is injured, with 19 rushes, and then Kenneth Farrow with 15. Gordon is their rushing offense, in addition to catching 28 passes for 284 yards. He’s a HUGE part of their offense, as Ajayi has been for us.
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from Top Secret

Q – Just wondering if you could help me with this. With the elation of knowing that “crooked cankles” will NOT be the president of this fine nation, and the joy of witnessing coach GASE turn this franchise around, to the point of the Dolphins WINNING again……how does one remove this smile from one’s face?

You don’t really want the answer, do you?

This road trip is critical for our team, we need to keep the (J) train rolling, and need to keep winning to stay relevant and alive in a run to the playoffs. I suppose we’re going to lose eventually, but a loss in SD would really hurt our team, especially if other teams like the Ravens, Colts, Chiefs and Broncos win. That would put us behind the 8-ball, and at 4-4, we need to keep winning. O-line and defense need to continue playing at a very high level, and if they do, that smile is gonna be there for a long time brother!

We can all see Gase gets it, his players now get HIM, and he KNOWS our strengths and weaknesses to the point he can game plan accordingly. It worked at home, and I truly believe it can work on the road too, as I explained to Wyo above. This is not the same ol’ Dolphins, we’re a different animal (mammal?) right now.

Congratulations to President elect Donald Trump, it’s his time to bring the country together, to bring us to better times, strengthen our military, our trade, and therefore our economy. America has spoken, now it’s time for Trump to come through. This country needs to stay united, not divided. I hope he can achieve that as well as all the other goals he has set forth.
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from UK

Q – Hey Mikey

Trump, in the UK, is a synonym for fart (though mainly used in very polite circles or to the very young). I noticed that when Omar tweets about the unicorns, he has an image of one galloping into the distance with a gas burner coming from the tail area. I took this to be an omen that Jay will take off and plough through the SD D with another monster game. Is this how you would read these tea leaves?

PS If you need any help with unicorn physiology, Herd may be able to shed some light from her experience with Bridget.

Thanks as always

UK

UK, I wonder what what the perception is across the puddle is about our newly elected President. Are you all nervous? Terrified? Looking forward to dealing with a non-politician?

Anyway . . . That was a pretty cool photo that Herd put up there. I saw it earlier on the day on FB, and was wondering if maybe there were a red and blue deer to follow shortly, in honor of President elect Trump. Or, maybe not.

I think as long as O-line remains healthy, and Ajayi as well, he will find and exploit whatever holes the O-line gives him, against just about any defense. That’s the beauty of it, if you run block well enough, and you stay committed to running, the holes will come, and honestly, Ajayi makes teams pay every time he finds one, because unlike the formerly beloved Lamar Miller, who went down as soon as contact was made, Ajayi is a brawler, who who’s physicality and awesome stiff arm makes him difficult to bring down. Yes, MillerTime had more speed, but I’ll take the way Ajayi runs over Miller every and any day of the week, especially Sunday!

UK, I figure just about every time #23 gets 20 + carries, he’s going to crack the century mark, or close to it, and that’s a formula for success. As we football fans instinctively know, it gives you a time of possession advantage, it keeps the defense rested, and therefore, the defense plays better. It’s a win-win every time.

Please feel free to let me know what the Queen and her loyal subjects think of the Donald, and what you guys think our country (and the rest of world) are in for. I’m extremely curious, and I know I can look it up on the interwebs, but I want to hear it from you personally. Mike Asks . . .
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from Brian

Q – Mike,
The AFC West has some strong contenders for the WC spots. IMO, we need to beat SD this week in case it comes down to a tiebreaker. Trump had a near impossible road to the presidency, yet won. Can you map out a Dolphins playoff berth, so we can Make the NFL Great Again?

Brian in NY

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I completely agree that we have to beat SD, but really, even if it was CLE again, we’d have to win that game too. At 4-4, we have very little room for error. Things can change, but at this moment, it looks pretty clear that at a minimum of 10 wins will be required to make the playoffs. The Raiders currently lead the AFC West with with 7 wins (7-2), and they are followed closely by the Chiefs (6-2) and the Broncos (6-3). The Ravens and the Colts are right now our closest contenders, so we have to keep pace, and continue to win.Winning 10 games, for those mathematically challenged (I am!) means we can only lose 2 games the rest of the way.

So let’s look at who we have left on the schedule.

2 games in Cali, this Sunday at SD, and then we go to LA to face the former St. Louis Rams, now the LA Rams. Both winnable games, but only if we continue to stay healthy, and keep up the balanced/run heavy attack. Both teams run very well in their own right, SD with Melvin Gordon, and LA with Todd Gurley (Your former man crush). SD also has the explosive Philip Rivers, who sometimes implodes too. LA may be starting Jared Goff if they lose again this week (they face the Jets in NJ). I’m predicting us to beat SD, and if LA loses this week, and we face Goff in his first start, I figure we give Goff a rude introduction to the NFL, which would put us at 6-4.

We come home after the extended Cali stay to face another Cali team, the 49ers, but we face them in our house. Unbelievable, we win our 6th straight and we sit at 7-4. We then travel to Baltimore, and face a team who in recent years has spoiled our chance at a playoff berth, but with our new rushing attack, the Ravens tough defense is physically beaten, and we return the favor by ruining their playoff chances, and vault to 8-4. OK, here comes the letdown. We come home again, but this time it’s the Arizona Cardinals visiting. We play them tough, but David Johnson the and the Cardinals defense edge us out, which leaves us at 8-5. We then travel to NJ to face the reeling Jets, who just don’t care anymore. Bryce Petty is the QB, and the young QB has been getting his lumps for a few weeks now, and they keep on coming as we have a game reminiscent of the Met Life takeover, and we win 27-3, and now go to 9-5.

At 9-5, we face the 7-7 Bills, eager for revenge, but in the end, the playoff hungry Dolphins who are now an any weather team run all over them, Ajayi nearly eclipses 200 again, and the Dolphins have 10 wins going into the final week of the season.

It comes down to a showdown with the Patriots in week 17, and luckily for us, the Patriots have already clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but like Belichick always does, he starts his best, but in the 2nd half, Beli pulls Brady, Gronk and some others, and we roll to our 11th win of the season, and get the top WC spot, followed by the Chiefs, who get the 2nd WC. So there you have it. There’s your road to the playoffs brother, all paved and nicely laid out for you.

Your thoughts?
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313 Responses to Ask Mike – 2016 Season Week 10

  1. ukfinfan says:

    Thanks for your work and answers as always Mike. You asked back, so here goes ……

    Firstly, both candidates are patently liars, but Donald (despite his amassed fortune) appears to be both a fool and a liar. Some of the things he says are frankly unconscionable and inexcusable and we only get to hear a fraction of it over here. Let’s see if he locks Hilary up now?

    There has been an almost unanimous lukewarm reception from world leaders from what has been reported here. I think that speaks volumes.

    From a trade point of view, he is clearly adept at business and promises to boost the economy. Whether this happens and is to be to Britain’s benefit or not remains to be seen, but obviously post-Brexit, this will be put to the test in the not too distant future.

    From a safety point of view, I hope they give Trump the wrong codes. I wouldn’t trust him with a water pistol, let alone being commander in chief of the US armed forces. I can only pray that there are checks and balances in place to prevent a loose cannon from actually starting to fire live ammunition.

    From a “special relationship” point of view (UK/US), mother Theresa (May) and “The Donald” are about as polar opposite as you could get. TM is not an iron lady like Maggie, but she doesn’t suffer fools gladly either. It will be interesting to watch that one unfold. I hope DT1 doesn’t jeopardise that.

    From a personal point of view, some of the comments he has made about Muslims, women, Mexicans and a whole boat load of other topics, plus the way he has been baited on Twitter and responded suggest he doesn’t have the gravitas and personality for the job. His braggadocious nature (he denied it?!?), bullying traits and ridiculous comb-over win him few friends. His tv personality (I know it’s only a show) on the American Apprentice was an hour of self-agrandisement and is a complete turn-off to folks on this side of the water. I fear he will be widely held in contempt outside your shores by the majority, but in spite of very adverse pre-conceptions, there is still an element of a “wait-and-see” approach. No one expects him to be a great leader, but he wasn’t widely expected to win either. Plus everyone her is still a bit stunned!

    Finally, he is the heaviest president since William Howard Taft, At 70 years of age, so carrying extra weight, about to take on the most difficult job in the world which will involve an unbelievable commitment in terms of time and lifestyle changes, whilst he runs a billion dollar business and has a bride half his age? I think it’s fair to say there are lots of questions being asked (the above are but a few) and lots of concerns.

    PS (I know how D feels now) 😉
    PPS The queen can’t have opinions.
    PPPS It’s so great to feel (at least temporarily) good about the Fins again and for a big part of the reason to be a Brit 😉 😉 🙂

    Go Fins.

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Clap clap clap

    I do the same thing

    Why do I clap when there is no one in The room

  3. herdfan says:

    Good job Mike E. I should say this every time any of you write a new post. I think you, Piggy, Son and Ken all do a great job. 🙂

  4. The Flying Pig says:

  5. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    I wasn’t alone in the room, my wife was sitting at the half-wall, maybe 12 feet away, and appeared to be looking at her phone, like basically everyone in the zombie-world is doing these days, just head down, looking at their phones, but she gets a kick out of my football antics, so she decided to secretly record me. There’s more video, but it would get to be too much, I think that was enough. lol

  6. Mike E. says:

    UK

    Thank you so much for your perspective, I appreciate you taking the time to give me a complete answer on the subject. Despite his behavior issues, I have to admit I’m a little excited to see what a person who isn’t a career politician can accomplish. I think this could really be a start of something, where people finally realize there are alternatives other than the GOP and the DEMS. I know Trump ran on the GOP, but he’s no GOP candidate, and the proof of that was how hard the GOP tried to run him out.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I would like to see multiple parties
      not some one posing as one of the established parties

      We should come to an election with 3-4 legitimate choices

      It does us no good IMO to have an alternative if its still an adversarial setting (which occurs when there are only 2 parties)

      what you need are multiple parties to truly bring reason back to politics
      not just 2 parties than are different than the initial 2 parties

      that won’t get us there

  7. Mike E. says:

    Thanks Herd! Appreciate the sentiment. It is cool that we produce our own material, rather than recycle someone else’s write up from ESPN, or the SS, or PBP, or Miami Herald, or wherever. It’s our stuff, and I think that’s what blogging is all about.

  8. Phindog says:

    Good Stuff Mike E !!

  9. wyoming85 says:

    Thanks Mike
    I too believe that a Balanced offense will get us farther with Tanny at the helm!

    ( That was not a dig at Tanny )

  10. wyoming85 says:

    Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero 11m11 minutes ago
    A little housekeeping…Bene’ Benwikere, cut a couple of days ago, went unclaimed and has signed with the Miami Dolphins practice squad.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Oh Bene….
      hope he is able to refine his skills and catch on somewhere
      I liked the guy as a late round prospect a few years ago

  11. wyoming85 says:

    In case your bored!

  12. Phindog says:

    Happy 241st Birthday to the USMC ..

  13. Mike E. says:

    Thanks Doggy, Wyo!

  14. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    My wife was saying the other day, I’m sure it wasn’t her idea per se, but we should have votes like they do for the Heisman and MLB MVP’s, where there are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place votes, so this way, if the person you really want doesn’t garner enough votes, at least your 2nd and 3rd votes may count to a candidate that does.

    • Mike E. says:

      To add, the problem with the 2 party system as it is, these candidates have to mold themselves to fit the agenda of each party, and are beholden to that parties wishes and demands, and although I know you don’t like Trump, unlike EVERY other candidate, he really doesn’t owe the GOP anything. He doesn’t fit their agenda on many subjects, and he still won. I think this is a good test subject to see if that can work, although you may not like the person being tested.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He’s basically controlling the direction of the GOP now
        they have to follow his lead – so I agree with pat of your point

        its not just a questions of compromising the broader party needs (and I think Trump did a lot of pandering to the broader party during the process)

        Its the design of the two party system
        its meant to be adversarial
        Its Jacksonian politics
        its been around for hundreds of years now
        but in Andrew Jackson days – there was one central issue” Federalism vs State Rights”
        In a simpler time it made a little more sense

        Eventually though that issue would lead to a Civil War
        “The Country was very divided” – sound familiar?

        If you have a system that divides people (2 parties) why is anyone surprised that the country is divided

        It doesn’t matter if the principles change of one party
        if there are only 2 parties in it – the path to victory is to look at one party does, and do the opposite

        a vote is earned by saying “look how bad the other one is” rather than “look at my ideas”

        multiple parties is the only way to stop this

      • Mike E. says:

        I agree 100% – Realistically though, it’s impossible for everyone to see eye to eye on most of the bigger issues, so even if there aren’t clear party lines, it will still be relatively adversarial.

  15. ukfinfan says:

    It seems like Trump’s rhetoric resonated with a lot of good ordinary Americans ……… let’s see if the swamp does indeed get drained? We pledged to drain the Euro MPs but we are, alas, still stuck with our own for now. We have three “mainstream parties”, but one (Liberal Democrats) has faded badly after reneging on promises and getting in bed with the tories (right) in the last coalition. As labour is out in the wilderness, we effectively only have one party at present 😦

    I confess to being less than well versed in US politics, but I found this tweet extremely interesting and telling!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      lowest voter turnout is some time
      I can’t believe how many people sat it out – pathetic

      • Mike E. says:

        I’d venture to bet that half of those protesters in all the big cities didn’t bother to vote, but now are upset with the turnout.

  16. herdfan says:

    I’m at a CPE seminar today. The instructor is from BAH-stun. . Probably a Brady lover.

  17. Randy says:

    I think, sadly, lots of men were never gonna vote for a woman for president. And, everyone despises politicians so much that Trump represented something different….and lots of people just wanted something different than we’ve had up to this point. People have grown tired of the same old rhetoric. Just my .02. I didn’t do a poll or anything.

  18. Randy says:

    MikeE,
    I’d probably get arrested. Lol

  19. Tim Knight says:

    Good job Mike. Let’s hope this team just keeps rolling and getting better.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Randy, I don’t think it had anything to do with a woman candidate, Hillary won the popular vote and I’m pretty sure plenty of men voted for her. LOL

  21. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    You’re worried about clapping when I’m clearly talking to myself like a crazed maniac. lol

    • wyoming85 says:

      At least your Wife will speak to you during the game!

      Mine walks by and drops me notes! Then hurries off in case the Fins are losing!!!!

  22. Mike E. says:

    LOL Wyo, she won’t watch a game unless she actually goes to the stadium, but she will talk to me. She’s totally amused watching me, unless we’re losing, then she tends to stay clear.

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike
    I’m sure many of the protesters didn’t vote
    it drives me crazy
    The first thing I said to myself when I saw them was “let me see your voter registration”
    those fuckfaces have caused the debacle I am stuck with

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    I think there is a part of the results that occurred for the reasons Randy stated
    which in a shame

    but I don’t think gender was the driving force
    she actually won the popular vote like Tim said

    She made some serious strategic mistakes IMO
    she just failed to speak to some people at all

    If anything the map tells you all the things you need to know about divisions in our country

    watching CNN and seeing them highlight a state county by county
    and then seeing a see of red in the rural parts of states and dots of blue in populated cities has me thinking – WTF

    How can political ideology be so connected with where a person lives?

    modern political strategy is not based on ideas of a party, its based on the identity
    who people think they are
    and more importantly who they don’t want to be

    that is not a good model to be the best country we can be

    (Piggy steps off his soapbox)

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      It has more to do with education. More educated people live in big cities and less educated people live in rural areas.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think it was a statement for change, people tired of the same old political system, and only Trump offered that. Whether he can come through with the things he wants to do remains to be seen, but with the Republican majority in the Senate and Congress, he won’t have many legit excuses for not getting them done.

  25. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Bernie had the democratic base way more excited than hillary did and I bet he would have done better against trump. But it is what it is. Its president Trump now. Let’s hope he does a good job.

    • Mike E. says:

      Like you said above, Obama was very charismatic, Hillary was anti-climatic. Even though her political agenda would have been very similar to Obama’s, you’re right, she didn’t inspire the party and didn’t do well with moderates and the like.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Hillary was a dud – lets face it

      As far as hope….leave that for the less skeptical pigs…I’m building a bomb shelter….lol

  26. Randy says:

    I don’t think gender was THE determining factor. I just know I heard a lot of men say they weren’t going to vote for a woman. I think the sort of person Clinton is just made it that much easier not to vote for her. We keep hearing about these “hidden Trump” voters who were uneducated, poor to low middle class white males. I think there may be some connection between that group of voters and how they may view women. I know I’m generalizing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real. I could be completely off too….just my thoughts.
    ***
    Do we know the break down of men/women who voted for whom yet?

  27. TOP SECRET says:

    thanks MIKE…….to be totally honest….I feel pretty confident about the DOLPHINS heading out to the left coast……I say we head out there and punch somebody in the mouth.
    GO J-TRAIN……..GO DOLPHINS!

  28. Mike E. says:

    Top

    I don’t have an actual computer at work, it’s called a thin client, which is just a terminal connected to a server. I found one on the web, I’m looking for the others. In other words, I can’t download and save anything from e-mail. I’ll try and find the others.

  29. TOP SECRET says:

    happy birth day….my beloved MARINE CORPS…..SEMPER FI !

  30. finfanrob says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    November 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    It has more to do with education. More educated people live in big cities and less educated people live in rural areas.

    that is such main stream media hear and repeat bullshit. in the big cities you have most of the lower income population and they would vote dem. most people that move out of the big cities do so cause they can afford too. and that would lead to being more educated. it was just more bs the mainstream media was trying to say to defend there pre-polling bs of how hitlary was going to win in a landslide. just them trying to say trump won cause only stupid voted for him

  31. Mike E. says:

    3 outta 4 ain’t bad . . . All pics in order to post have to have a jpg suffix. That one I couldn’t get.

  32. finfanrob says:

    to say men didnt vote for hillary cause she is a woman is just as bad as saying women voted for her just cause she is a woman. both just drastically insults the voter like they cant make a decision based on rational thoughts but can only vote based on gender

  33. wyoming85 says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    November 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    It has more to do with education. More educated people live in big cities and less educated people live in rural areas.

    Are you FUCKING serious?

    Certainly that was a joke and I missed it?

    Well I guess that answers Piggy’s question

  34. finfanrob says:

    TOP SECRET says:
    November 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    that one always gets to me.

    The ones that get to me every time are the ones showing soldiers coming home to family members. especially when they surprise them

  35. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    Whenever soldiers come back alive, it’s a good thing.

  36. Mike E. says:

    Top

    No thanks necessary bud, I thank you for your service!

  37. finfanrob says:

    wyoming

    i forgot what network said that but i heard that tuesday night. that the big cities were voting hillary cause they were the more educated and the rural areas the more uneducated were voting trump

  38. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    That must have been CNN or MSNBC, you wouldn’t hear that garbage on Fox

  39. TOP SECRET says:

    thanks mike….that sure means a lot to me, I very much appreciate it……today (marine corps birthday) and tomorrow (veterans day) are 2 really rough days for me personally, I took both days off (like every year) to honor my brothers and corps, so I may not be around a lot……tonight I head out with my brothers in arms….we get drunk and laugh a shit load, then cry about the ones we lost and miss every day…..then call a “safe ride” to deliver us to our homes….and spend veterans day hung over like a son of a bitch…..ouch……talk to you soon my friend.

  40. finfanrob says:

    Mike
    i actually think it was cbs which is the same as cnn or msnbc. when i heard it i wasnt even shocked, just shook my head thinking how low of an iq do you need to be a political analysis

  41. finfanrob says:

    top,

    in that case if you may not be here tomorrow let me thank you now for your service. i just wish the words thank you were enough to convey my gratitude, respect and how proud i am to be an American cause of men and women like you that serve our country. THANK YOU

  42. TOP SECRET says:

    FFR (and ALL)……my standard reply to “friends” who thank me for my service is actually very simple……”no thanks necessary, I served BECAUSE of good American people like you! and it was my honor”

  43. Randy says:

    ffr,
    There’s noting “bad” about it. Everyone is entitled to vote however they want. If someone doesn’t think a woman can govern, whether you agree with it or think it’s “bad” doesn’t matter. It’s naive to think thousands of people don’t vote based on idiotic or bad reasons? We all take our biases and morals…or lack thereof…into the voting booth. Everyone gets to decide what they feel is important or significant to them….good or bad. I heard lots of women say they would never vote for Trump because he’s a “pig”. Is that bad…or wrong? Does that make their vote any less significant or count less?

  44. Randy says:

    Top,
    You are here? Thank you for having the courage and fortitude to serve.

  45. TOP SECRET says:

    RANDY…..you’re exactly correct about “Everyone is entitled to vote however they want”……that’s the beauty of it…..I made it no secret that I’m not a big fan of trump…….and I have no problem (what so ever) voting for a woman…….JUST NOT THAT WOMAN…..lol.

  46. Tim Knight says:

    Listen there are many bigoted people about all sorts of things and that will always play a role in elections. This election to me had nothing to do with Hillary being a woman. There are some good discussions on the news going on about how this election went down and how it’s been shaping up for some time.

    • TOP SECRET says:

      agree…..I believe “we the people” want REAL change…..at least that’s how I read this election.

      • Mike E. says:

        ^^^ Both right

      • Tim Knight says:

        The people have been tired of going back of forth between reps and dems and getting the same nonsense. These are the majority of Americans, not political types standing with one party or the other. We all know who they’re voting for. The independent moderates have the biggest voice.

  47. Randy says:

    Tim,
    The media were clueless before the election and they’re clueless now. But, they do now have to throw out reasons to explain why they were so clueless. Lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      I said good discussions not bias nonsense. I summarized what they’re saying above and I think it’s pretty obvious because it happened. They voted for a non politician. We’re going to see more of this in the future especially if Trump does a good job. Ross Perot had a nice little run, Trump won the damn thing.

  48. Rockphin says:

    “I fear he will be widely held in contempt outside your shores by the majority,”

    UK, that’s ok he is widely held in contempt INSIDE our shores by the majority also. Unfortunately for America and the world the majority doesn’t win necessarily in the US.

  49. herdfan says:

    My two cents on why people voted for whichever candidate is this: I’m sure there were women who voted for Hillary because she was a woman. I’m sure there were men who didn’t vote for her because she wasn’t a man. I’m sure there were people who voted for Obama in 2008 and 12 because of race. Like it or not, that’s how it is. I don’t think that’s the only reason everyone voted they way they did but there absolutely are some who did that.

    Overall, I think the election turned out the way it did is because people are tired of career politicians who cut deals with whoever can help them hang on to power in spite of what might be best for their constituents. I don’t doubt that at some point in her life Hillary had high ideals and wanted to do her part to make things better. I also think at some point it changed and garnering power to further her own political career took over and she became just another career politician saying and doing whatever it took to hang on. Power corrupts. I think Trump could have said or done just about any craziness you could imagine and it wouldn’t have mattered. He didn’t play the political game by any kind of standards that up til now have influenced how people vote and he still won. I think that’s why the polls had it wrong, they were going with a model that had changed. People were just fed up with whole system and wanted change.

  50. Randy says:

    Tim,
    I watched about 15 minutes of the media coverage of the election, so I’ll defer to you. I care more about whether or not we see some actual change. That’s really the hope i hold out after a man like trump being elected. Maybe he truly is different enough to shake things up. We’ll see.

  51. wyoming85 says:

    Rob
    I was told that the media had said that.
    And been having some serious discussions with my in-laws from the Left Coast when they referred to me as uneducated.
    But that sounded like Boulder was saying it not that he was repeating what the news said,

    I don’t even know why I care?
    Other than when someone says it that I had an ounce of respect for.

    Unwashed maybe? 😉

  52. Randy says:

    herd,
    That’s what I said….only everybody just focused on the “woman” part of it. Lol
    ***
    By the way, that has got to be your longest post ever. You D’d the shit out of that post. Are you tired now?

    • herdfan says:

      I was thinking the same thing. I had it all built up in me, I was in a CPE class today, I could read but couldn’t really sit there and type out anything on my phone to post here. lol

  53. Mike E. says:

    Herd had post CPE syndrome

  54. son of a son of a shula says:

    When the rust belt – Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana go blue it’s because of hardworking blue collar types. When the same states go red they’re uneducated country folk. Those are the states that swung the election and it was blue collar dems voting for Trump.

    • Mike E. says:

      Right on!

      • Mike E. says:

        Bellwether states, like Ohio – I just found out in this election what that actually meant.

        Bellwether refers to the castrated ram that they out a bell around it’s neck and it would then lead the rest of the flock. Ohio has been determining our President since 1904. Crazy!.

  55. Mike E. says:

    Rock

    Trump is so far from a typical Republican though. His own party didn’t want him, he forced their hand, because he just kept winning. I dig you don’t like Trump, I’m just hoping his election shakes up the 2 party system, and maybe we’ll have better choices come the next election

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      You’d think it would but I see the far left (who owns the party now) doubling down and digging in deeper.

      • Mike E. says:

        Maybe so, but that’s not going to help them any. I would hope the GOP learned business as usual ain’t gonna work.

  56. son of a son of a shula says:

    Great job Mike and thanks for putting yourself out there to let us see you in full game mode. Just surprised you didn’t have any face paint.

    CAFOTW
    (Crazy Ass Fan of the Week)

  57. son of a son of a shula says:

    Trump came close in Virginia and Minnesota with the same people had he flipped them too it would have been a landslide. I still find it funny that for all the time he spent on Michigan to flip it, which he did, it was mere gravy.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      technically they didn’t call Michigan yet last I looked but he is leading
      and there is no rush anymore to call it bc its irrelevant now

      Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania’s are the big ones that made the difference and of course FLA as well

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Ok I thought I heard today that it had been called.

  58. son of a son of a shula says:

    Thanks for the “bell weather” info Mike. You learnt me something.

  59. The Flying Pig says:

    I agree with what you said Herd

    but the thing is – there was so much mudslinging in the campaign
    we are left with representations of who these candidates are – rather than their ideals

    its Hillary’s own fault – she was eager to call the guy a misogynist/racist or focus on what he said and didn’t take advantage of the opportunities to sell her vision of America

    I’m not even sure if she had a plan to address some concerns Americans have or of she even understood what those concerns were

    and in the end she just wasn’t speaking to many Americans

    but – This idea of Trump being antiestablishment is not plausible to me
    The job is the establishment not the person
    and he wanted that job

    If he wants to remedy the frustration everyone has with gov’t he has to tear down the checks and balances we have that are the foundation of our democracy

    without checks and balances we have tyranny

    I don’t think that is what he will do (I’ve heard some that believe he will be like that)

    instead – I think he will find himself, another bureucrat who becomes what he alleges to set out fix
    and if I’m right about that – what’s the difference

    except that we are stuck with a clod with no experience, who offends everyone like the wind blows, has no diplomatic skills, doesn’t pay his taxes and will use the office for his own profit (albeit Hillary would do that last part too)

    I just don’t get turning to Donald Trump out of frustration with the gov’t
    To me that is analogous to being so tired of broccoli that you rub poop in your face

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Real transparency will go a long way. He has the house and senate to get his first 100 days plan in place which should stimulate the economy. We’ll see.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        It’s true
        I don’t think there are any obstructions right now to getting things through

        So there should be a consistent philosophy which of course has its pros and cons

        But at least things get done that way

        But I think it’s a matter of time before we want our broccoli back…lol

        Time will tell like you said

        I can go on and on about why I hate his economic plans but I won’t oink the blog down

  60. Mike E. says:

    LMFAO Piggy – I really did laugh at the end of your post. Too funny!

  61. The Flying Pig says:

    Why is your 5:22 post blue
    are you holding your breath

  62. herdfan says:

    This is kind of crazy, I had never heard this before.

    ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  63. herdfan says:

    “I just don’t get turning to Donald Trump out of frustration with the gov’t”

    That’s the point….that is just how extreme the level of frustration is. People covered their eyes and held their noses and voted for Trump rather than continue on the path with the Washington insiders.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Well that makes perfect sense to me

      🐽🐽🐽🐽
      4 snout Post
      Agreed

      The frustration with the govt went over my head or I underestimated it
      Bc it was just not that severe to me

      I would not let trump pick my socks much less vote for him

  64. finfanrob says:

    I just don’t get turning to Donald Trump out of frustration with the gov’t
    To me that is analogous to being so tired of broccoli that you rub poop in your face

    just got to love comments like this. basically you are saying cause i dont agree with you or you dont agree with my opinion that makes you a fricking idiot, the scum of the earth.

    glad to know your opinion is so high and mighty

  65. finfanrob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    November 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I’m pretty sure that is nowhere near what I said

    sorry piggy, but that is exactly how what you said comes across.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He’s not one of those nasty wild hogs that are ferocious he’s more like one of Vietnamese pot belly pigs that you would like to have as a pet.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      it should not come across that way
      I didn’t call anyone “dumb” for their point of view

      I’m really careful to avoid that sort of thing

      the statement refers to turning to Trump out of frustration with the gov’t
      it doesn’t belittle anyone for having a different point of view

      If I say “I don’t get” to start a statement
      I’m virtually admitting I don’t know everything
      not that my opinion is better than anyone – its practically the opposite of what you read it to be

      A person can have a differing opinion and be respectful of the other people

      The only one I am calling poop is Trump – not anyone who voted for him
      and yeah, I think he poop
      but I make an effort not to make the same kinda statement about people who support him or voted for him

      I don’t get it doesn’t mean some one who feels differently is better or worse

      If you held my statement to the standard you just did – it means no one can have an opinion without insulting the other opinion

  66. herdfan says:

    “I would not let trump pick my socks much less vote for him”

    Yeah, I get your point on that, definitely could be a better choice.

  67. 81Howie says:

    Evening Update
    DOLPHINS-CHARGERS
    Howie 35-33 MIA
    Wyo 33-31 MIA
    B’man 38-13 SD
    Piggy 31-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-27 MIA
    Rock 41-17 SD
    Old 34-30 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  68. son of a son of a shula says:

    Howie, like Hillary the Chargas fixing to take an ass whooping

    Our D is stout on Sunday

    Fins in Cali 24

    Chargas 13

  69. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    I know Piggy, at least as well as a human can understand a flying pig, and I know he didn’t mean it that way.

  70. Mike E. says:

    Herd

    That pig is really freaking cute too.

  71. finfanrob says:

    I just don’t get turning to Donald Trump out of frustration with the gov’t
    To me that is analogous to being so tired of broccoli that you rub poop in your face

    not sure where that is calling trump poop. to me it sounds like you are saying the people who turned to trump are so stupid the would rub poop on their face blah blah blah.

    and yes you can have a difference of opinion without offending some one. just say you disagree with them. but you said you disagree with them and then went and basically called them dumb for having their opinion

    if you dont see how you did that then there is no need to discuss it further. carry on with you piggy self

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Hillary is the broccoli some one is tired of
      Trump is the poop

      Not people who vote Trump rub poop in their faces…lol

      I reserve right to future bad analogies 😜

  72. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    November 10, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Rob

    I know Piggy, at least as well as a human can understand a flying pig, and I know he didn’t mean it that way.

    not the point. i dont think piggy is a snob or anything close to the sort. have said it over and over i think he is one of the good guys. i was just pointing out how his comment comes across.

  73. Mike E. says:

    Rob – OK, I gotcha, but I don’t think he meant it to.

  74. herdfan says:

    Mike E. says:
    November 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm (Edit)

    Herd

    That pig is really freaking cute too.

    Ooookkkay, we definitely don’t want you picking our socks either. 😉

  75. bookman11 says:

    For those that caught my post the other day. The Bookman feed the fest survivor pool team of the week is playing tonight: Ravens

  76. wyoming85 says:

  77. The Flying Pig says:

    Out for the night
    taking my socks with me too

    (Piggy leaves his pants)

  78. Mike E. says:

    G’nite Piggy

  79. finfanrob says:

    I reserve right to future bad analogies 😜

    a bad analogy would have been better then whatever the hell you were trying to say

  80. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    November 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Rob – OK, I gotcha, but I don’t think he meant it to.

    i got that mike, that is why i pointed it out to him how it sounded. any ways, i am done with the topic.

  81. Mike E. says:

    i got that mike, that is why i pointed it out to him how it sounded. any ways, i am done with the topic.

    Well, don’t get saucy with me béarnaise!

  82. son of a son of a shula says:

    #culliverstravels

  83. Rockphin says:

    I am sitting through the beginning of fast times at ridgemont high just so I don’t miss the pool scene.

  84. Rockphin says:

    Dant dant dant da da da da

  85. Randy says:

    MikeE,
    Just watched your video. Excellent. As always you’re hands are quite busy. Lol

  86. finfanrob says:

    Well, don’t get saucy with me béarnaise!

    i swear that is all you think about. men and white creamy sauce

  87. herdfan says:

    Is the video Mike E or just some random guy he found on the internet?

  88. finfanrob says:

    Rockphin says:
    November 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I am sitting through the beginning of fast times at ridgemont high just so I don’t miss the pool scene.

    i watched that last night. i never knew she walked in and out of the pool 459 times

  89. finfanrob says:

    herdfan says:
    November 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Is the video Mike E or just some random guy he found on the internet?

    who can tell, looks like mike should buy his wife a phone with a camera from this century

  90. Mike E. says:

    LOL Rob – as usual, low-tech Mike had a difficult time getting the video on the site. She tried emailing it to me, the file was too big. She ended up texting it to me. She has a newer iPhone, maybe not the 7, but I think it’s a 6. The video is goo quality, it just didn’t transfer well. My son would probably have it perfect.

  91. herdfan says:

    LOL…having never met him I totally thought it was just some random guy!

  92. herdfan says:

    “The video is goo quality….”??????

    Seriously, this place has just gotten out of control. lmao

  93. Randy says:

    Coincidentally or not, I’ve been having a lot of discussions about tolerance with my clients. Everyone believes their opinion is “right”. Why would it be our opinion if we didn’t? The hope is that we can all be tolerant of the opinions of others and allow for our differences while working together towards a common goal. Politicians talk about reaching across the aisle all the time while rarely ever doing it because they really aren’t willing to compromise….they try to push for what they want instead of working together to find the best option for the Country. The system is not working as intended. It’s broken. At this point, I’m just hoping Trump can be that wild catalyst that can cause change. My fear is that he’s still a “rich, white guy” who really only wants to benefit those like him.
    ***
    Man, I feel like I’m back in Civics class in 1981. Lol

  94. herdfan says:

    Mike, probably a little late now but you could have put your video on youtube and then embedded the link into the article. It might have come out with better quality that way. Or maybe not. 😉

  95. finfanrob says:

    herd,

    it is mike e, trust me it is better blurry

  96. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Rob – can’t argue with that

  97. Mike E. says:

    Gotta run, closing up here. Catch ya later!

  98. finfanrob says:

    herdfan says:
    November 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I might have recognized it was him if it were more clear.

    thus the reason it is better blurry

  99. finfanrob says:

    mike,

    good thing you already have a couple kids, cause after watching that video there is no way in hell any woman ever has sex with you.

  100. herdfan says:

    To me, this just says it was never about the issue, it was just him getting himself some attention. Pathetic. If you don’t vote, STFU!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/11/09/colin-kaepernick-didnt-vote/

  101. Mike E. says:

    ^

    Herd

    Not sure how to get this in the article, but here is the video.

  102. son of a son of a shula says:

    Bookman must be crapping his pants with this game

  103. Mike E. says:

    Joe Flaccid better get his shit together so Bookman can win

  104. finfanrob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    November 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I hope Suh snaps him in half

    would be nice but suh already made his one play for the season.

  105. herdfan says:

    MikeE:

    Haven’t you done that before? I can send you instructions for next time. I’ll have to look at the screen where you enter the post to see what you actually click on. I’m one of those people who can drive you somewhere with no problem but I can’t tell you the names of streets. Does that make sense? lol

    • Mike E. says:

      I have done it before, I’m pretty sure I did it by URL, which I tried to do, but it says the file is unsupported. Not sure where the hangup is.

      • herdfan says:

        On youtube, under the frame of the video, click share, then click on the embed tab, copy the code, then on the post, click from visual to text(where it shows all the code), go to where you want the video to be and paste it. I can add this one if you want but I’m guessing you want to be able to do it yourself. 🙂

      • Mike E. says:

        Not sure where the embed tab is

      • herdfan says:

        On youtube? Click share under the video. there will be 3 tabs after you click it. the first one I think is share, the second one is embed, don’t remember the 3rd one, it’s been minutes since I’ve looked at it! lol

  106. herdfan says:

    woohooo…..go Ravens!

  107. Mike E. says:

    Mike E. out, I’m tired, it was a long day.

    Goodnight!

  108. son of a son of a shula says:

    Way to go Bookman, Ravens broke it open now. You can relax. Good pick.

  109. son of a son of a shula says:

    Hey that was Perriman good to see him on the field

  110. bookman11 says:

    I would rather the stinking Ravens lose, but you know, the money would be nice for the Fest.

    By the way, my one credo is I will NEVER take a team against the Dolphins

  111. bookman11 says:

    So Landry has a shoulder issue? I am sure he plays. Right?

  112. 81Howie says:

    Morning Update
    DOLPHINS-CHARGERS
    Howie 35-33 MIA
    Wyo 33-31 MIA
    B’man 38-13 SD
    Piggy 31-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-27 MIA
    Rock 41-17 SD
    Old 34-30 MIA
    Son 24-13 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  113. Rockphin says:

    IT IS INTERCEPTED! He loves throwing interceptions

  114. Mike E. says:

    Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all of you have made the sacrifice and served our country, and of course, to those who gave up their lives to protect us and our country.

  115. olddolphan says:

    Mike E and the rest of you; Yesterday afternoon a customer of the company I work for called me at work and invited me to lunch today at his expense. He is a very successful coin dealer/bullion dealer and is well known throughout Tampa Bay as “a damn good guy” according to one of his competitors.

    I asked him “Why on earth are you doing this?” He replied “I make it a point to take a group of local veterans out to lunch on Veterans Day. And since I just found out you are a veteran, I wanted to personally invite you out tomorrow and on Dec. 7, as well (“Pearl Harbor Day”)!!!”–Needless to say, I was blown away by his offer.

    When I returned to south Florida in late 1972 I made it a point NOT to discuss my tour of duty in the Army. Through the mid-70’s and well into the ’80’s, only a very small number of my friends and associates even knew I served. During this time I served as President of the West Palm Coin Club (which had over 200 members). Only two of the members, one of which was my wife, even knew I was a veteran. You see, being a veteran was not well received by many in this country, especially in the ’70’s when I was pursuing my career as an X-Ray tech and, later, a chief CT Scan tech. So I decided not to rock the boat. I simply went about my business and did my job.

    Sometime during the ’80’s a friend said to me “being a veteran is something you should be proud of.” I knew he was right. And the climate definitely had changed. My new wife, my step daughters, and, as the years went by, my grandkids, all thought it was “neat” that pop-pop was a veteran. I finally came out of my self-imposed shell and began talking about small segments of my military experience.

    My how things, and times, have changed. I’ve gone from being afraid to “rock the boat” to being proud of what I did to help my adopted country. And little things like being invited out to lunch now mean everything to me. The dark cloud of frustration and horror has, slowly, been lifted. My sincerest thanks to all who, through their generosity and kindness, have made Veterans Day a day us veterans can be proud of.

    That meal is going to taste extra good today.

  116. Mike E. says:

    Herd

    Thanks for embedding the video. I was too tired to keep playing with it.

  117. Brian in NY says:

    Mike,
    My thoughts are that is pretty much what it is going to take to make the playoffs. 5-3 won’t get it done.

  118. wyoming85 says:

    To ALL the Veterans!

    Thank you for your sacrifice!

  119. Mike E. says:

    Wyo

    Somehow it just looks better when she says it . . .

  120. finfanrob says:

    Happy Veterans day to all you who have given so much so we can enjoy the liberties and freedom we do today. …you are some very very special kind of people.

  121. finfanrob says:

    bookman,

    got a question for you or anyone for that matter that knows the answer. in your survivor league i have never played in one but i thought you have to take each team one time to win. what happens if the browns go 0-16 does that mean no one wins

  122. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    Since you’re an accountant, you probably now realize, you just have to pick 17 different teams to win, which means you never have to choose the Browns, unless of course you think they will win.

  123. finfanrob says:

    mike,

    being an accountant has nothing to do with knowing how a survivor league works. i dont know how many games they have to pick.

    so you are saying all you have to do in a survivor league is pick one team a week to win?

  124. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    Yes. I meant after Son’s explanation, but then again, it was still vague as to how it works. I thought accountants know everything, my uncle does.

  125. The Flying Pig says:

    R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

  126. finfanrob says:

    I thought accountants know everything, my uncle does.

    you are confusing accountants with teenagers

  127. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    No confusion, my uncle really does know everything, at least that’s what he tells me.

  128. Mike E. says:

    RIP Bill Stanfill

  129. finfanrob says:

    mike

    dont know everything but i always tell my nieces and nephew I AM ALWAYS RIGHT. so maybe it is just an uncle thing

  130. Mike E. says:

    For Mets fans . . .

    Bartolo Colon has signed a 1YR $12.5M deal with the Atlanta Braves. 😭

  131. Mike E. says:

    Rob

    Ah, that might be it

  132. sb7mvp says:

    What’s up group? Lots of thoughts and feelings over the past week that I’m trying to process. I don’t have the words for it at this time. I do want to wish everyone a great upcoming holiday season and I hope everyone enjoyed the last 3 wins even if that’s as good as it gets for the Dolphins this year. Here’s to a lot more to come.
    Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. Even though I am anti-war, I respect anyone willing to put their life on the line for something bigger than them.
    I hope our new president can keep us out of war and can make things better for those who have already gone. I’ve see far too many friends and family members negatively impacted by the lack of support they receive when they get back.

  133. finfanrob says:

    ‘Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. Even though I am anti-war,’

    versus all the other people that are pro-war. like who the hell isnt anti-war

  134. herdfan says:

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. This girl is grateful and appreciative of your service. As a nation we owe you more than words can say.
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  135. finfanrob says:

    sb7mvp says:
    November 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I hope you have a good day FFR

    what WHAT?????? this means war, good thing i am pro-war 🙂

  136. Mike E. says:

    Hey SB! Good to see you on here. There’s more good Dolphins play to come my friend, keep watching! Stop by more often too . . .

  137. wyoming85 says:

    LMAO

    • wyoming85 says:

      They are simple to run no education required!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      There are no block roads in NYC no matter what you hear in TV

      I’ve been moving freely in the city for days now

      It’s just media sensationalism
      The same sort of stuff trump supporters call media bias
      It’s just a story that people want to see bc it makes them mad

      By the way no machinery would stop me
      I just file a trump inspired frivolous lawsuit if some one even thinks about obstructing my political protest – just like Mr President does.

  138. Mike E. says:

    SB

    PS – It’s starting to get colder outside, don’t forget your mittens!!!

  139. The Flying Pig says:

  140. The Flying Pig says:

    Trotters up for 3rd parties
    But this is funny

  141. The Flying Pig says:

  142. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    Have you seen the petition for the electoral college to vote Hillary Clinton into the Presidency?

    Can you imagine what would happen if that actually happened?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      the electoral college is arguably (emphasis on the word arguably) in the constitution
      So you probably need a constitutional amendment to change the electoral vote process
      That kind of thing can’t be retroactive

      I hate the electoral vote
      always have
      but you can’t change the rules after you get the results

      its a bullshit petition bc its hindsight
      but I do hope it leads to proposed bills to go to a popular vote in the future

      a popular vote would be good for 3rd partys IMO
      and would be more reflective of the will of the people

      if nothing more I think maybe the electoral vote is due for some serious reassigning
      so that a vote in a state like CA is not a third of a vote in another state

      Its interesting that this is only the 4th time in history that the popular vote was inconsistent with the electoral vote and its in relatively close proximity to 2000

      the other 2 times were also in relatively close proximity to one another: 1876 & 1888

      I don’t think that is a coincidence

      the Civil War ended in 1865
      its probably the best example of times when the country was divided

      but of course, the country is divided now

      so is the difference between the popular vote and the electoral vote a product of a divided country?

      Or did something change after 1888 (maybe re-shifting of the electoral votes) to affect such a long period without a problem 1888-2000

      (Piggy shrugs)

      it should not happen a lot
      the 2 things need to be on the same page

      I thought 2000 was an anomaly
      but it may be a reflection of where our country is

  143. wyoming85 says:

  144. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    I think the electoral college system is fine the way it is. It’s set up just like the rest of the system, it’s a checks and balances system. It gives states without heavy population a say too, which is important. I think when 30 states vote one way, but the more heavily populated states vote another way, it logically seems unfair to award the winner of less states the office of President. I can’t say for sure that’s how they imagined it, but I’d say that’s pretty close.

    Right now, as it stands, the heavily populated states on the eastern seaboard are all liberal, and the west coast too. It seems the rest of the country is a little more diverse, but just because more people live in those liberal states, it just doesn’t seem right to give them more say than the rest of the country. That’s where the electoral process comes in.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Generally its not a problem
      but when the popular vote and electoral vote don’t line up it can be a problem
      and my point is 2x in 5 elections seems like a problem

      it doesn’t usually happen
      but IMO you want the electoral vote do match the popular vote

      you may not have to get rid of it
      just tweek it so that votes from more densely populated areas don’t count less

      why should some one’s vote count more bc they live In a less populated area?
      that seems wrong to me

      I hear arguments about the framework of the constitution
      and its hard really to know what they were thinking
      I certainly do not know

      but I like to think to think that there were a lot of differing opinions about everything when the constitution was written
      you can see little inconsistencies in the design of the constitution
      that open the door to debate (the free exercise clause and the establishment clause are a good example of that)

      I don’t know who was against it at that time
      but I’m sure there was a debate on the subject

      it seems to be some of the reasoning for it is a bit outdated

      • Mike E. says:

        The popular vote was less than a 400,000 difference, so it it’s pretty damn close, and considering how much of an advantage in population some states have, it does seem fair. Giving some states with lower populations more electoral votes would essentially do the same thing as what happened here already.

  145. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    Think of it this way. You have a republic with 50 states, and 30 of them voted for one person, and 20 voted for the other. Why should the one who only got 20 states win?

  146. wyoming85 says:

  147. Mike E. says:

    Looks like Stills might not play, maybe it’s actually time for CarrOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  148. herdfan says:

    The electoral system gives us uneducated rural dwellers a chance to have a say in things every once in a while. 😏

  149. 81Howie says:

    Evening Update
    DOLPHINS-CHARGERS
    Howie 35-33 MIA
    Wyo 33-31 MIA
    B’man 38-13 SD
    Piggy 31-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-27 MIA
    Rock 41-17 SD
    Old 34-30 MIA
    Son 24-13 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  150. The Flying Pig says:

  151. 81Howie says:

    Watching CNN john king had that map and could go county by county. If anyone didnt notice, Hillary was just winning in the Major Cities while Trump was taking nearly every other county in whatever state. Then those vote totals where like so much lower than in the last few elections.
    Now they are all crying, WELL TOO BAD!

  152. 81Howie says:

    Oh and these Children out there protesting, YES, they where born yesterday!
    Live with it like we all have done over our last 10 presidents.
    YOU CANT ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

    • olddolphan says:

      AND, unlike many states, medical marijuana WILL be available in Florida beginning the 1st of the year, I was told. Just in time for the inauguration. Having said that, I don’t believe Gary Johnson will be waiting. Just a guess.

  153. olddolphan says:

    TODAY was a special day for this veteran. Free lunch around noon with Mrs. OD and about 7-8 of my fellow veterans. One of them is under consideration for a support position in the Defense Department. He’ll know in just a few days if he’s going to get the appointment. VERY brainy guy whose especially knowledgeable in drone warfare techniques. Would make a great addition to ANY administration.
    —————
    On the way home I decided to do some serious grocery shopping at a local Publix. When the cashier noticed my hearing aids he asked “Are you a veteran?” I answered “Yes.” He said “We’re giving 10 per cent off your bill today if you are a veteran!” Saved me over $10!! Best of all, I’ve got an entire weekend OFF–a rare occurrence for your’s truly.

    Talk to you fine Dolfans tomorrow. The Old Dolfan is out!

  154. son of a son of a shula says:

    Each state has a number of electors equal to the number of Senators and Representatives to which the state is entitled.[5] The District of Columbia has the lesser of the number of electors it would have if it were a state, and the number of electors of the least-populous state (currently three).[6] Therefore, there are 538 electors, corresponding to the 435 Representatives and 100 Senators, plus the three electors for the District of Columbia. The Constitution bars any federal official, elected or appointed, from being an elector.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

    See everyone is represented equally.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      House of Representatives are based on population as best as we can evaluate it by the census

      But every state has 2 senators
      And that shifts power to less popular states

      That said I can’t imagine a better way to calculate electoral

      But popular rather than electoral would just be a lot more direct and smoother to me
      It it were really in the table I would be full force for it
      But it’s not and it’s a huge challenge to change it when we have been doing it for so long

  155. son of a son of a shula says:

    RIP Bill Stanfill
    A Dolphin great

  156. 81Howie says:

    There is no update this morning
    It hasn’t changed

  157. So it looks like the Chargers leading tackler, Jatavius Brown, and Perryman are both out for this game. Could Ajayi be looking at another 200 yd rushing performance? This should be interesting.

  158. Mike E. says:

    WR Travis Benjamin is doubtful, so that’s another guy SD will miss

  159. Mike E. says:

    Keep in mind, Earl Mitchell will be back for the Dolphins, which is great, considering we face Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley back to back

  160. ProFootballTalk
    Verified account
    ‏@ProFootballTalk
    Isaiah Pead reportedly in critical condition after Saturday morning accident in his hometown

  161. Hillary #SheGone
    ‏@KingStorm___
    3. Bacon is maaaad overrated shit greasy as hell idk why people like this trash
    ________________
    Blasphemy

  162. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 16m16 minutes ago
    Former Rams and Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery this morning following a car accident.

  163. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Stopping Gordon should be priority one this game for the defense. Let rivers beat us.

  164. The Flying Pig says:

    I just realized tomorrow is a 4pm game

    • herdfan says:

      Yep, Rams game as well…left coast.

    • bookman11 says:

      Yeah, and thanks to the fact the Packers are on early, and the local stations try not to show another game in the same time slot, we get two late games and one early game.(Packers) one of the late games is the Dolphins!!

  165. Mike E. says:

    Bookman

    I meant to ask, do you have a really big mug you drink from in your house, bigger than your travel mug?

    • bookman11 says:

      I have some other mugs that are about the same size maybe a little smaller.. I only bring out the other mug for really big occasions.

  166. Tim Knight says:

    LOL @ Mike in the video. I’m very similar to you when watching the game. I also say and do goofy things like that. 🙂

    • herdfan says:

      Funniest thing for me was when he first posted it was really blurry and I couldn’t tell it was him, partly because it was blurry, partly because I’ve never met him. I thought it was just some random crazy ass fan video he had found on the web.

  167. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, without the electoral college an election could be decided by less than 1/3 of the states and many Americans would have no voice. It’s in place to give all states a voice. There’s more to America than just heavily populated areas that lean one way or the other.

  168. 81Howie says:

    Gameday Eve Update
    DOLPHINS-CHARGERS
    Howie 35-33 MIA
    Wyo 33-31 MIA
    B’man 38-13 SD
    Piggy 31-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-27 MIA
    Rock 41-17 SD
    Old 34-30 MIA
    Son 24-13 MIA
    Bold 30-24 SD
    GO PHINS!!!

  169. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, I have Gurley on my FF team and he and the Rams haven’t been all that on the ground.

  170. Tim Knight says:

    This is so fucking great and true. LMAO!!!!

  171. Randy says:

    I’m a homer, but there are several defensive players for Iowa that I’d consider in the draft in the next couple years.

  172. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I like USC’s QB. He’s a freshman right now. I think he’s gonna be a really good player

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