Dolphins through the years: Who was your favorite Dolphins player of the 1980’s?

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  1. stangerx says:

    Supplemental DRaft is over — The Arizona Cardinals took Washington State safety Jalen Thompson with a 5th round pick and….. that’s it.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, no idea who will make the pro bowl from the Dolphins but with so many young players we have no idea what kind of jump some guys will make in their 2nd and 3rd seasons and have big years.

    • stangerx says:

      Breakout years left, right and on special teams would be awesome. Was just talking about as of today and what the guys who do the whole league lists are looking at. Just hope the team looks good.

  3. 13kvFINS says:

    Hey Now Cav King
    Good to seeya ALL!!!

    Life Is Good Brother :)))


  4. 13kvFINS says:

    Shout corrupted

    So looks like I’ll be joining you all for the duration,

    I’m EXCITED no-matter,
    IM F’n PUMPED,

    Foorball GIGGITTY,


  5. 13kvFINS says:

    Got a SERIOUS SEVEN @ CB !!!

  6. Tim Knight says:

    Hey 13kv, good to see you.

  7. 13kvFINS says:

    Back @yaKnight

  8. 13kvFINS says:

    Looking forward to hanging with ya’ALL!!!

  9. stangerx says:

    Welcome to knucklehead central KV. What does “Shout corrupted” mean. Did it get hacked?

  10. 13kvFINS says:

    Hey Stanger : )))

    Apparently YES,

    FINS be with you MOBSTERS


    • stangerx says:

      If you have some way to contact the folks, let’em know we are here even if more a bunch of guys sitting at a bar than always Phins talk. But if they do come first post must be approved…… so put it in and come back. Admins do a great job, but not like we have 24/7 coverage. 🙂

      • 13kvFINS says:

        Yea Brother,

        My phone broke in half in my rear pocket

        Lost all my contacts,
        Reconnected with a few FB/Messenger before Shout went down, but lost 5 years worth of connections &

        Took me till today to remember the word


        TO Reconnect with you ALL!!! ; ))

  11. 13kvFINS says:

    “””Knucklehead Central”””

    Hey Now

    I resemble that remark

    Yeeee Haaaa, GIGGITTY


  12. pheloniusphish says:

    Let’s argue about college athletes getting paid to play

  13. pheloniusphish says:

    Yo Stanger – I resemble that remark about guys sitting at a bar…

  14. pheloniusphish says:

    TK – For the record, I am against paying college athletes.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t really care if they do or don’t. The NCAA sure as hell profits from the athletes and games though.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Without a doubt. The NFL needs to eliminate the three year rule and the NCAA needs to quit pretending that are providing and education to athletes. Or create a B.A. in football.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah everyone knows it’s simply a conduit for the pros for the top athletes. The athletes who do get their degrees great, but most of them are only there on scholarships to play sports.

  15. son of a son of a shula says:

    Welcome aboard 13KV we’re glad to have you and your knowledge here. You committed to the mob, you’re family now.

  16. wyoming85 says:

  17. ocalarob says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    July 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    TK – For the record, I am against paying college athletes.

    so you are for all these big time colleges using these young adults, making all the TV money while players and their family struggle financially?

  18. wyoming85 says:

    Well I’m off to Key West!

    Maybe I can figure out how to post pics???????

  19. ocalarob says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    July 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm
    Without a doubt. The NFL needs to eliminate the three year rule

    i disagree, the 3 year rule needs to stay, these players are kids growing into manhood, you can not allow them to be put in a situation going up against seasoned pros, it’s a violent game, too dangerous, they’re still kids

  20. ocalarob says:


    forget posting a damn pic how come i can’t even post a link?


  21. ocalarob says:

    Everyone seems to think this Preston Williams is going to be the real deal, he’s working out with Brandon Marshall and Josh Rosen.
    you have…. Stills…Grant…Parker….Wilson…brice butler….i hear this guy Irwin Trenton is an amendola clone….also ford and reece…
    Miami may keep 6 WRs, stiills…grant…parker and wilson should be locks…if i had to dump one of those four it would be stills.
    we have 5 guys playing for two spots
    will Preston Williams crack the 53?
    if so who goes?

  22. pheloniusphish says:

    ORob – the difference between 18 and 20/21 is negligible. And we put 18 year old kids into combat. So putting one into football isn’t special.

    If you did away with the 3 year rule, universities wouldn’t make so much money. They would truly field student athletes.

    • ocalarob says:

      a 19 year old kid vs a 28 year old veteran. won’t happen

    • stangerx says:

      Phelon — I like the 3 year rule, just not sure if it is legal. And yeah your body changes btwn 18 and 21. Even a lot of top 10 picks in the NBA don’t get much time after their one year in college. And not as much contact in that sport.

  23. ocalarob says:

    Westbrook to heat deal imminent butler and Westbrook with adebayo at center

  24. stangerx says:

    ocalarob says:
    July 11, 2019 at 8:05 am
    forget posting a damn pic how come i can’t even post a link?
    ORob — it’s not up to them it is up to Word Press. Not like this place was specially coded or anything. Some formats work and some don’t. And some end up in the “approve file”, which I am guessing is like purgatory. You want all the real specifics ask Herd or Twice….. they are our techies. But others might have tips.

  25. 13kvFINS says:

    Thanks SOS, Good to see’ya Brother !!!

    LOL @

    OCR & Steve, Too Funny

    Same ole Mob,



  26. 13kvFINS says:

    Where Mike E & Lisa

  27. 13kvFINS says:

    Wheres My fellow Red-Eye-Brigade

    Puff, Puff


    To All ; ))

  28. stangerx says:

    kv — where are you from? Just asking cause we have The Fest going weekend of the Oct 13 game against Skins. Starts Friday with the dog hitting tunes and goes on from there.

    • 13kvFINS says:

      Hey Stanger : ))

      From Miami

      Live in PSL Fl now

      Went to Bears game last year (AWESOME)!!!

      Think week before u gyz brutal contest vs Lions


      • stangerx says:

        Not sure if that means you are interested in the Fest game or not, but a bunch of Mets fan on this board. You might have seen more of them up close and personal than they have.

      • steveccnv says:

        PSL is one of the spots I’m thinking about moving to when I retire, 4-7 years.

      • 13kvFINS says:

        Nice Place Steve,

        Lots of everything close

      • 13kvFINS says:

        Been here 20 years

      • 13kvFINS says:


        I go to Mets Stadium when O’s come to town in Spring..


      • 13kvFINS says:

        O’s lost 120 of 160 last year,

        Need an 80 game win streak for first place this year

        That’s my team since 5 years old in 64

        Goooaaahhh ORIOLES,


    • steveccnv says:

      Not sure the suspension is warranted, because of the lack if intent, but if you take the soccer rule for dangerous play, then yeah I’m fine with it.

      It was a dangerous play to cut inside, so to prevent bad ideas like this by future base runners, it’s good they suspended him to set the presidence.

      • CavalierKong says:

        I think it’s impossible for the MLB to definitively judge intent, and at the same time you can’t let plays like these go, so the suspension makes perfect sense in my mind.

        Whether intentionally done, bad luck, or poor judgment, treat ’em all the same.

  29. ocalarob says:


    ocalarob says:
    July 11, 2019 at 8:18 am
    Everyone seems to think this Preston Williams is going to be the real deal, he’s working out with Brandon Marshall and Josh Rosen.
    you have…. Stills…Grant…Parker….Wilson…brice butler….i hear this guy Irwin Trenton is an amendola clone….also ford and reece…
    Miami may keep 6 WRs, stiills…grant…parker and wilson should be locks…if i had to dump one of those four it would be stills.
    we have 5 guys playing for two spots
    will Preston Williams crack the 53?
    if so who goes?


    • ocalarob says:

      I know it’s off topic but notice the question marks.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I can tell you I personally don’t get rid of Stills, he’s scored more TDs as a Dolphin than all the others combined. Last year he scored only one less TD than Wilson, Grant, and Parker combined. I keep Wilson because he may be the best of the lot if he returns healthy, and I keep Grant for his potential.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Assuming these guys are locks, we need to see the rooks play before we can possibly know who makes the team.

  30. CavalierKong says:


    For me, Parker is the interesting one on that list. I would have been ok with them letting him walk this year. He’s been nothing but fools gold since we drafted him. That being said, we’ve had a litany of clowns coaching this team, so maybe this staff will be able to tap his potential and we see marked improvement this year. Fingers crossed.

  31. CavalierKong says:

    Murder of crows
    Gaggle of geese
    Pride of lions
    Colony of penguins
    Parade of elephants
    Litany of clowns


  32. 13kvFINS says:


    Which opponent & date is the o19 FEST

  33. stangerx says:

    FEST — October 13 versus the Redskins

    Fest is the Skins game on Oct 13. Pretty good seats for just $55 per and we have the box back or at least a group together.

    Sec 320 (like the 30)
    Row 8 – Seats 10-19
    Row 9 – Seats 10-19
    Row 10 – Seats 5-14

    Pure fun Groundhog’s Day. Tunes with the Dog on Friday, Dave & Buster’s Sat Nite, and a Chef Warren cooked tailgate.

    Mike E (+1-3) (flight done)
    Doggy (+2)
    Son (+3 – ?)
    stanger (+4)
    Toba (+1) (flight done)
    Phelon (+2) (own seats)

    Brian NY (+1?)
    Naples (+1)
    Possibles make yourself a definite (no payment for a bit but need a number). And time for the rest of you “INs” to get your flight reservations (will be cheaper) and hotel books (just ask if you need help).
    And how many you coming with Son?

  34. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, Parker has the ability to put up good numbers but he just can’t stay healthy. Something is always nagging him. Would love to see what he can do when healthy.

    • CavalierKong says:

      He’s put up some good numbers a few times, but I’m not convinced he’ll ever be anything close to what we hoped he might (a stud #1). Even when healthy he disappears for games at a time. It’s just hard to know if it’s him, coaching or the QB. Either way, he gets another shot this year. I’m hoping we see him turn the corner.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s just it he’s rarely healthy but he plays through it sometimes and I don’t think we see a healthy Parker very much. This is a big year for his career or he might find himself bouncing around the league.

  35. herdfan says:

    13kvFINS says:
    July 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm (Edit)
    Where Mike E & Lisa

    You rang?

  36. Tim Knight says:

    One thing we know for sure is this team is going to have a different look this year regardless of results. Not much will be the same. I still think too many people are underrating this roster’s potential.

    • TryPod says:

      Maybe, but it’s fairly impossible to give a value to “potential”.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Then why draft or make trades? Isn’t potential what it’s all about? How else do you build a team?

      • TryPod says:

        I was replying to “I still think too many people are underrating this roster’s potential.” How do you assign a value to the unknown? And each of the other teams have some level of potential. I guess if you think the value of the potential on the Dolphin’s roster is more than other rosters, you might be able to. I just don’t know, with all the change this year, that I feel any kind of confidence in anything until it translates to on the field.

      • ocalarob says:

        you either make the plyoffs or you don’t, i’d rather be 1-15 vs 9-6 and not make the post season, so who cares what others think about the state of this franchise.
        it can’t get any worse and from what i’ve seen so far i’m enthusiastic about the current regime. i love the TNT (takes no talent) wall!

      • ocalarob says:

        TNT is a way of saying “go stand in the corner dumbass” there’s now a consequence and a public humiliation for screwing up.

        i love it!

      • TryPod says:

        “Hope springs eternal..”. Guess that’s what happens when it’s all you have.

  37. ocalarob says:

    , i’ve never liked Stills, i had noticed his routine of avoiding contact, true he’s fast and a deep threat but he’s a liability in blocking.

  38. ocalarob says:

    i think you need big strong WRs that can run routes and block, we have too many fast little guys it would be nice to have Parker on one side and Preston Williams on the other (if he’s as good as they say he is) with a blend of speed at the slot.
    out of grant…wilson and stills, i would dump stills,
    we also have this guy Irvin who is suppose to be the next amendola.
    it will be interesting to see out final 6.

  39. ocalarob says:

    as for Parker i just think he needs to stay healthy.

  40. ocalarob says:

    Westbrook to the Rockets, a swap for Chris Paul and two 1st rnd picks, why would OKC make that move? they still have a max contract on their books, a difficult player to get along with.and he’s 34! 3 years left on his contract and he’s always hurt, the 1st rnders won’t be that great either because the Rockets will be at the bottom of the draft for a while.

  41. ocalarob says:

    there will be a great FA market in 2021, and the Heat will be prime players with their expiring contracts, hold what you got Riley, whatever you do stay away from Chris Paul!

  42. ocalarob says:

    on the other hand Bradley Beal would be a great addition but i fear we would have to take on Walls salary as well to make that happen.

  43. ocalarob says:

    we could dump stills and get hit with 6m dead money this year but save 3m on our cap, next year it’s 1m in dead money, so i would think they have to make a decision on him one way or another by march.

    i say trade him and get a pick.

    • steveccnv says:

      Let’s trade him after the season. His problem to me is he doesn’t catch enough passes in the intermediate range. You would think with his speed he’d be able to get open more often cutting those deep routes off.

  44. CavalierKong says:

    “…we have too many fast little guys…”

    Rob, I agree with the idea we need more than fast little guys at WR, but I disagree with getting rid of the only WR on the team that has proven he can score and stay healthy. Stills has been the most prolific scorer on the team the last 4 years. He has also played all but one game in those 4 seasons. Those two elements make him more valuable than every other receiver we have.

    Grant and Wilson haven’t shown they can stay healthy, and first and foremost you have to be on the field to help your team. I would keep all those guys and if they all perform, then you reevaluate at the end of the season, maybe Wilson stays healthy and makes Stills superfluous. Keeping those 3 guys and Parker doesn’t prevent us from keeping a couple of bigger body WRs.

  45. Tim Knight says:

    Try, because we already know some of the young players on the team can play because they’ve proven it. To me the biggest concerns we have is will the OL gel and stay healthy, who will step up as pass rushers and obviously the play at QB. Other than that I feel we have solid talent and potential upside from some other young players.

  46. BailBondMike says:

    Los Angeles running back Melvin Gordon has informed the Chargers that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp and he will demand a trade, his agent Fletcher Smith told ESPN.

  47. BailBondMike says:

    • stangerx says:

      LMAO — guess in his contract was no skiing, motorcycles, mountain climbing and bungy jumping…… but nothing about jumping 500 pound bulls. 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      Another typical athlete. Your career is short, there’s plenty of time for that BS later.

    • ocalarob says:

      who cares? he’s the 69th ranked CB in the league, Dan Snyder should show him the door

      • ocalarob says:

        he certainly hasn’t lived up to his contract. with 6 mil in dead money the redskins should part ways

  48. wyoming85 says:

  49. ocalarob says:

    CavalierKong says:
    July 12, 2019 at 10:56 am
    “…we have too many fast little guys…”

    I would keep all those guys and if they all perform, then you reevaluate at the end of the season,

    the thing is with Preston Williams and the new guy Trenton Irvin; can you get them quality time? not to mention Stills is on the downside of his contract.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Getting the up and comers time is a legitimate concern if you figure the top 4 slots are taken, especially since there are likely to be less WR targets as we’ll have a QB that knows what a TE is, and we may be more run oriented this year.

      It would be a balancing act, but if the up and comers have talent it should shine through and it can be hoped they would force the coaches into making a tough decision. Strong competition is a good thing.

      Stills is only 27 and can potentially be a commodity for years to come as a Dolphin, so I’m not worried about where he is in his contract. Unless this staff doesn’t see Stills as a keeper, then I would flip over to your thinking and say trade him now to get something in for him.

      And I’m not saying you’re wrong, this is all just my opinion. I think I just value Stills contribution to the team enough to keep him at this time.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Out of curiosity, does Stills being one of the protesting players factor into your reasoning? (Which I can completely understand.) If I remember correctly, Phelon would kick him to the curb for that reason, I just don’t recall if that matters for you or not.

      • ocalarob says:

        No it doesn’t matter, in fact i applaud him for his work in the community, just don’t like him as a member of this team.

      • ocalarob says:

        he’s reached his ceiling and is mediocre at best, he’s no Danny Amendola…he’s no josh Gordon either.

  50. ocalarob says:

    I wonder if San Diego would be interested in acquiring Drake to replace Gordon?

  51. wyoming85 says:

  52. Tim Knight says:

    This offseason we’ll see which players this regime likes moving forward and which ones they want to move on from after TC. To start proposing who to cut or trade is premature at this time.

    • stangerx says:

      Much as I love the player….. I’ll propose trading Reshad. He’s just too old for our rebuilding window and his salary is not something we should keep. Those kind of thoughts are how it works. Not like they were gonna keep Wake.

      • steveccnv says:

        Letting Wake go may have as much to do with scheme as money.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Jones at his age and salary is something different. The same with Wake. I’m talking about suggesting trading players who are still young. This new staff will decide who fits and who doesn’t moving forward. It will work itself out is basically what I was saying.

  53. pheloniusphish says:

    Cab – You are correct….I would kick Stills to the curb for a bag of chips for kneeling. But, like ORob, I also think he is a one trick pony.

  54. CavalierKong says:

    Cheers, guys. We’ll see what the coaches think of Stills once we get started here in a couple of weeks. I expect him to be a part of our offense this season, but I am often as wrong as I am right in these things, so what the heck do I l know, lol.

    • CavalierKong says:

      How the heck did I create a capital ‘I’ and a slightly smaller capital ‘I’ right next to each other?

  55. BailBondMike says:

    I think size does not matter. LOL When it comes to WR’s blocking. I think it is more mentality(mental toughness). There are plenty of small receivers who block well. Jarvis Landry/Hines Ward have that mental toughness. Kenny Stills does not.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I think too much is being made of his blocking. To start off, I’m not convinced he is some sort of horrible liability as a blocker, but even if not a great blocker, most burners on NFL teams aren’t.

      He was part of a stupid Gase offense that required every WR to be a good blocker because everything was a WR screen, a pass within one yard, etc. Even in an offense that WR blocking reliant, he was a factor and had plenty of playing time. Now that we are going to run a more standard offense (hopefully), I just don’t think the fact Stills doesn’t block like Heinz Ward is going to be a major reason we keep or discard him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Stills is a guy who can beat the defense over the top for a big score. He’s also been efficient as a slot receiver when he’s lined up there. He’s not a great player but he is an explosive weapon.

  56. CavalierKong says:

    I’m actually pretty surprised at the number of people that don’t want to keep Stills. I get it if the protesting bothers you, that is different, but excepting that, from a player standpoint he’s easily been our most consistent receiver over the last 3-4 years and he’s only 27.

    Rob, you mentioned Amendola. Amendola has never scored more than 4 TDs in a season, he’s never matched Stills’ best year in receiving yardage, and he’s injury prone. Stills has scored 6 TDs with us twice, and 9 TDs in his best year. The year Stills scored 9 TDs, he was 3rd in the NFL in yds per catch. What makes him no Amendola? The fact he doesn’t catch 60 passes for a whopping 500 yds. Might as well bring back Bess for those numbers.

    Stills may be near his ceiling and may never be great, I get that. But he’s not some horrible liability IMO. Like I said, it’s kinda surprising to me he gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment, lol.

  57. CavalierKong says:

    Where the eff has Mike been?

  58. steveccnv says:

    WRs blocking TNT, so I expect to see a little more effort as a group.

  59. steveccnv says:

    I dont want to see Stills leave, because every time we loose a big threat our O turns into a pop gun offense, but if he does leave dont do it this year with a large cap hit.

  60. steveccnv says:

    I’d bet Fitzmagic wants to see Stills on the team this year. They should be quite a duo.

  61. ocalarob says:

    Amendola is way more valuable to the Pats than Stills is to Miami, not sure about the stats comparison but Amendola is a 1st down making machine!
    Stills is not that relevant to Miami, most of the time you don’t even know he’s on the field.

    Maybe it had to do with Tannehill not being able to throw the deep ball with consistency, who knows he may have a break out season, we’ll see,

    he should be under the gun to perform at a high level this year due to his contract situation.

  62. BailBondMike says:

    Cav, I wasn’t trying to knock Stills value to the team. I just wish he was more physical. Though, his lack of physicality has kept him healthy.

  63. stangerx says:

    Sounds serious enough that they aren’t planning on having him back full time this year.
    “Our focus is on Jim’s health and supporting him in every way that we can,” Flores said. “With his knowledge and experience, Jim has been an invaluable member to our coaching staff and will continue to serve as a sounding board for me throughout the season.”

  64. wyoming85 says:

    The boy to get picture with the Tarpon today!
    He fought one bigger yesterday but it broke off at the boat!

    • stangerx says:

      That’s still one big fish. Hope have been biting for you too.

    • ocalarob says:

      In Ft Lauderdale they have a restaurant on the ocean called southport raw bar, when i went there a 100 years ago they use to have huge tarpon just sitting there waiting to be fed.

  65. naplesfan2010 says:

    ORob are you getting Amendola mixed up with Edelman?
    Amendola is way more valuable to the Pats than Stills is to Miami, not sure about the stats comparison but Amendola is a 1st down making machine!
    Amendola played for us last year, but we did not renew, so he signed with Detroit.
    2019 stats with the Dolphins.
    59 catches for 575 yds for a 9.7 average per catch with a long of 39 and 1 TD.

    He was a UDFA out of college and has only caught 20 TDs in 10 yrs.

  66. ocalarob says:

    I’m talking about the other amendola, yes Edelman! LOL

    • CavalierKong says:

      LOL, I just read your first post to me this morning and was thinking “Does he mean Edelman?”, then got to the other posts. When you mentioned it yesterday I did have a moment where I wondered “Amendola? Why Amendola?” lol

      You’ll get no argument from me in the relative value of Edelman to the Pets vs Stills to the Dolphins. I’d take Edelman over Stills all day long.

  67. ocalarob says:

    It’s a bitch getting old!

  68. ocalarob says:

    I use to fish for Snook in the intracoastal waterway in Hollywood FL, There’s a tower on Johnson street on the west side of the waterway, if you look at a map you will see it is the narrowest point all up and down the waterway. Snook hang out there and ambush fish going by.

    That’s my Snook hole, i kept it a secret however i fear i will never be back there, everytime at night between about 11 pm to 2 am i would go over there in a 17 ft boat, it wouldn’t take long, BAMM!

    The people at the restaurant on the east side would be cheering me on when i hooked up

  69. ocalarob says:

    i hope jim caldwell is all right, it seems he has a health issue

  70. Mike E. says:

    Hey all! Welcome back KV!

    Rob – Good job knowing my schedule, I was away in the Catskills. What a fantastic week!

    Wyo – Nice fish man! Those are some fast S.O.B.’s

  71. steveccnv says:

    Orob, I went to Southport Rawbar last spring, but no large tarpon. My cousin said they are there though. He goes there all the time. I think the rain may have kept them away.

    • ocalarob says:

      I sure wanted to take a fishing pole back there, but i don’t think the staff or patrons would appreciate that LOL, I’ve caught Tarpon before the best fight you will have, those suckers get vertical and airborne.

  72. ocalarob says:

    and to clarify some say trenton irvin is miami’s new edelman….not amendola!

  73. edelman and amendola couldnt be more different.

    ones a MVP of the super bowl ., other one bounces around from team to team

    nice cuda Wyo, those are better for bait than eating tho, due to ciguretera toxin
    i hope u kept Your fingers away from those choppers though, lol cuda will bite You even after its out of the water for 30 minutes

  74. im ready to go offshore again, just need the weather and waves to settle down for a few hours

  75. Dolphins now accepting BTC and LTC as payment for their charity raffles.

    interesting, i wonder if they will eventually accept BTC for Fin games or merchandise.?

  76. Kendrick Norton, showing that support from fans, friend, ,teammates, and family support is important, now he can inspire the ones that supported him, classy guy

    “I am alive,” he said. “To be here, I am alive. One thing keeps me going and that is that I am still able to be here. Seeing my family is so important. It is very good that I have this support system. It keeps me strong and it keeps me tall.”

    “But I realize that I will not be able to play for anyone,” he added. “We are working past that you know. That reality is sinking in. I am alive and I am grateful. Now I want to organize a blood drive.”

    He agrees with the saying that the glass is not half empty. It is half full.

    “If you have something in the glass,” he said, “you are ok. A lot of people have glasses with not much in them or glasses that are empty. So if your glass is half full, you are ok.”

  77. BailBondMike says:

    10 Days to TC!!!

  78. BailBondMike says:

    Rob, I don’t see Trenton Irwin as an Edelman type. Maybe because of his size. Kind of like a Hartline 2.0 possession guy, tough and without the fall down syndrome when he try’s to run. I could see him as a big slot guy though since he blocks well and would be a mismatch for a LB to cover on early downs.

  79. BailBondMike says:

    Rob, Never thought of smoking barracuda. I do make a tasty smoked king mackerel dip. Is barracuda less oily than king’s?

    • BailBondMike says:

      I don’t do the king Mackerel dip very often or keep them for any other purpose due to their mercury levels.

      • mercury, ciguertara toxins, SMH i remember when eating fish was healthy
        o well, thats nothing compared to flesh eating disease in the water,

        almost afraid to go fishing anymore , lol

        i might get sick or have vital organs eaten

      • i dont even know what to say about red snapper season being only 5 days a year now ,

        except its not worth it to go snapper fishing anymore
        if half of FL is at the boat ramp, and the other half is on the snapper reefs trying for their ONE fish a day

  80. stangerx says:

    For the Facebokk pics, looks like Mike E and the better half had fun in Catskills.

  81. Dolphins have 3 home games at 1 Pm in September hot, hot, and HOT

    Ravens, Patriots, and Chargers

    its imperative to be able to play football in high heat and humidity, and fortunately Flores is running the guys hard for conditioning

    We should have a definite home field advantage in these 3 games IMO

    if we can beat these 3 teams early in the year , that will give us an excellent start

    • stangerx says:

      Definitely will have the heat advantage in play. Huge all caps IF on beating those 3 teams though. Just went to first power ranking I saw, but Pats and Bolts were top 5 and Ravens #13.

      • the patriots are in Miami, in a september 1 pm game?

        they havent won in Miami in 8 years, and it isnt likely they take this one, no capital ifs needed, lol jk

      • also west coast teams typically dont play their best in Miami.

        plus lately, the ravens ALWAYS seem to host us, this is a rare opportunity to bring them down to the Miami oven and cook them medium rare!

        i see these games as very winnable

  82. 13kvFINS says:

    Mike E
    “””Hey all! Welcome back KV!

    Rob – Good job knowing my schedule, I was away in the Catskills. What a fantastic week!

    Wyo – Nice fish man! Those are some fast S.O.B.’s”””

    Hey Mike, good to see’ya Brother
    Thanx fir the Welcome,


    • 13kvFINS says:

      Did I see a mention of FFR above from Manitoba??

      Didn’t notice an FFR post,
      Unless hes now NAPLES…

      Either way..

      Howdy FFR,
      Been a long time,
      Good to hear FFR is still around
      In some form,


  83. Stanger, Chargers also lost their deep threat and didnt replace him Tyrell Williams
    and i dont know about You, but i dont feel good about Melvin Gordon this year, between his injuries and wanting a bigger contract,

    its an offense with big names, that might not live up to their names this year

    i would be careful making playoff arrangements if i were the chargers, they are not very close , and may not be there this year like many expect

  84. stangerx says:

    David — nothing like hope. You are one of the stats guys on the board. What do you think the chances are that the Phins win against the Ravens, Patriots, and Chargers? Even with the heat and home advantage, I’d put it at 100-1.

    • have You watched the last 8 times Patriots came to Miami?
      they havent won, so this hardly proves we cant win again

      i dont really put vegas odds on these things, lol
      but i dont automatically give the patriots a win in Miami, when they have NOT earned it whatsoever
      ive seen 8 years of prediction of patriots winning in Miami go wrong, lets go for 9
      if i had to put odds on this game, it would definitely favor Miami, but not by a huge margin

      i dont even remember last time ravens came to Miami, but it is an advantage we dont have to go to Baltimore every damn season

      and i feel the chargers are overrated, they havent actually earned anything as of yet, and they will not win in Miami IMO

      • stangerx says:

        Can start with heck yeah the Ravens have played in Miami — think seen them three times in the stands (or at least twice…. one might have been on TV). And two were Fests…. Rock was getting into it that 2nd day.

        But point was all three would be huge given they will be favorites and then do the math on the trifecta. I’d be doing the happy dance on just two of them, maybe even just one.

  85. as far as stats go, those are becoming less important in my business.
    its more of trying to survive in an AI world, where
    81 percent of the market is on AI transactions.
    instead of getting into the heads of investors and analyzing companies, i now spend more time factoring AI algorithems, and predicting when they will pivot.
    AI is making me and other human investors almost obsolete, we can never match AI, all we can do is predict what AI will do, and get in the way of success so it can run You over.
    however, AI is easier to predict than humans, im getting REALLY good at this

    AI can make millions of buy and sell transactions in seconds, and they are all interconnected and play off of each other.

    i see things now that human investors would never do, so im trying to adjust until i too can afford an AI system to do My picks

    imagine being able to play gains and shorts on thousands of stocks daily, all reading trends from other AI, all done automatically while You are doing something else, SMH

    the rich make gains when we bleed, so i have to adjust and relearn how to invest in an ever changin g market

    • stangerx says:

      David — the day you can afford an AI system that competes with the big boys is a day that you don’t have to buy one. You are ready to retire already.

      • retirement is no longer My goal , i already met that

        I want to get AI and leave something for My family

      • stangerx says:

        My point was that such a system would cost a lot of money, but what do I know? Maybe there is something much cheaper. Not into a lot of the investments you look at. Just an index guy…. so pretty boring. Worked out quite well since retired though, but maybe could have done better if had your verve and insight.

  86. ocalarob says:

    BailBondMike says:
    July 14, 2019 at 11:53 am
    Rob, I don’t see Trenton Irwin as an Edelman type. Maybe because of his size. Kind of like a Hartline 2.0 possession guy, tough and without the fall down syndrome when he try’s to run. I could see him as a big slot guy though since he blocks well and would be a mismatch for a LB to cover on early downs.

    That is just what i read, some are comparing him to Edelman, who knows?

    he’s a rookie and may not even make the team.

  87. ocalarob says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    July 14, 2019 at 8:49 am
    edelman and amendola couldnt be more different.

    ones a MVP of the super bowl ., other one bounces around from team to team
    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    July 14, 2019 at 10:31 am
    why the vitriol this am?

    I took that as i’m comparing the two, i made a mistake with a name no need to beat me over the head with it.

  88. ocalarob says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    July 14, 2019 at 10:38 am
    show some class buddy, ive been inside Your home and have plenty to say IF i wanted too, but its not anyone else business, and i wouldnt do that

    Not sure what you mean by that? and if anyone would have anything to say it would be me! Big mistake hiring you buddy!

    Never met an AC contractor who doesn’t know how to put an AC in. I had to call someone else to finish your job MORON! you’re lucky i didn’t sue your ass!

    • it was working fine for a year after i left, why didnt You call me if you had a problem?
      customers call if they have problems, the only time u called is when you broke the drain line and expected me to drive out and fix it for free, which i did

      im not threatening you, even though You are me, im just saying he who lives in glass houses shouldnt throw stones

      just friendly advice, not attacking You

      btw its not class making up lies about Your ac on a football blog, my point was to keep private matters off of here, like i do with You

      • exactly why do You think im coming after You? lol trust me im not’ have a great day, but bear in mind its not cool to make up shit on someone, when that someone knows shit about You but out of respect doesnt reveal it here

        respecting You isnt attack, have a great day and chill out with Your ac

  89. Orob, please do not forget i explained to You 7 years ago, that Your home was outside of My service area, so I sent another company and installer over to sell the job, lay it out, and install it.
    we subcontracted together, but the equipment he originally tried to install was defective, and i had to return it .

    i apologized that the brand new equipment was defective, all I could do is swap it out.

    btw he got the money for the install, not Me, i never told You that part because it wasnt really the customers business how the money is divided up
    I just had to help it all happen so You would have A/C and Heat i drove hundreds of miles to help Him and You get it done

  90. naplesfan2010 says:

    sure wish the season would start so we’d have some gameplay to talk about

    • stangerx says:

      If anything thankful that we don’t have drug suspensions, arrests and holdouts to keep us busy do far…. knock on wood.

  91. Orob, i apologize saying You made up lies, i would like to retract that.
    what i believe happened is , You just forgot or were unaware of the private dealings between Me and the sub contractor

  92. wyoming85 says:

    Well we filled filled the ice jest before getting blown off the water today!
    Man I hate having to go back to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Damn, Wyo, Im seriously impressed buddy, i bet they dont have fish like that in Wyoming, lmao

    You guys must have had the time of Your life,

    a day on the water is never subtracted from the rest of Your life =)

  94. you did damn good, get out early before the wind and waves pick up,
    thats the summer pattern now

    then haul ass with a bumpy ride back to the dock with shit eating grins on Your faces, and lots of beer and fish, lol

  95. wyoming85 says:

    Here’s the Tarpon at the Docks

  96. wyoming85 says:

    Nothing better for dinner than a couple of 6″ brook trout!
    But the Mangroves and the Yellow Jack”s were outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Usually we don’t fish for them as it’s an Uber trip back to the motel!

    No Permit this trip! but there’s always next year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. naples has some nice shipwrecks with giant permit, i caught them up to 25 pounds there

  98. Wyoming, next time You go to the keys, ask the captain if he will troll the reefs with giant diving plugs for large gag grouper

    OMG, its a must to try !

    when You hook a giant gag grouper, its like catching a small whale

    • wyoming85 says:

      The wind was up to high to get out to the wrecks all week-end! 😦
      But that kinda thing happens when you book 6 months in advance!

      Between the 5 of us we boated
      4 Tarpon
      2 Barracuda
      A bunch of Mangrove Snapper and Yellow Jacks

      It was a great trip!!!!!!

  99. stangerx says:

    wyoming — nothing better than Key West and sounds like you ate some mighty fresh seafood. Next time you come we’ll teach you how to catch Tarpon like the locals do. 🙂

  100. ocalarob says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    July 14, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    it was working fine for a year after i left, why didnt You call me if you had a problem?
    customers call if they have problems, the only time u called is when you broke the drain line and expected me to drive out and fix it for free, which i did

    David when you lie, make sure the person you’re lying to doesn’t know the truth.

    first of all my compressor went on my old unit, it never leaked, so you come out and put this new unit in and it flooded my home the same day! what a coincidence!

    i kept telling you it was still leaking and that’s the reason you came back, you finally climbed under it and found the broken drain line, knowing that i never had that problem in the past makes it easy for me to know your installer did it.

    saying that you subbed it out like you didn’t have the time to do it is also BS. if you were that busy why were you here the whole time the guy was working on it? it still wasn’t completed and you had to hire a second installer to come out and finish it! it took 2 fuck’n weeks!

    after you were finished and long gone i still had the stynch of david in my AC as it flooded again, the line got clogged and the moron you had working on it didn’t take the metal knock-out out of the overflow shutoff!

    the reason you had to hire 2 installers is because you don’t know how to install an AC, why else would you be there the whole time, i just had a 3 ton unit put in another home and the guy was in and out in 1 day! works great.

    i had to pay another guy to come out and finish your work!

    the reason i didn’t call you is you don’t know what you are doing!

    you should get help from a shrink bro.

    I know you meant well but no reason to lie about it.

    • i never lied, i explained to you you were outside my area, You know you are in ocala and i had a buisness in orlando

      im sorry the guy that sold it to you and installed it wasnt to your satisfaction, but it was all i could do for out of my area. i did my part and you dont seem to be able to grasp that

      i didnt make shit on the job but caught grief and aggravation out of it
      i tried to help You, but i cant control others

      im quite honest that orlando isnt near ocala, google it and check if You dont think so
      i never did work in ocala, just tried to help a guy that falsely claimed to be my friend

      no need to be an asshole about it again, i had enough of your abuse before

      there is no need to lie on my end, my ac works fine, installed by my ac company, not the one that did Yours

  101. i would have never sold a job to a problem customer out of my area, nobody i know would either

    life is too short for the aggravation

  102. steveccnv says:

    Watching Dodgers Red Sox, the count is 3-2 the pitch is inside about 4 inches, the batter swings and makes an out Would the batter swing, if the balls and strikes were called electronically? The point is, batters are taught to swing with 2 strikes on anything close, but would it change if the 3-2 pitch was actually called as is?

    • do You think balls and strikes should be called electronically? the technology certainly exists,
      i think it would eliminate mistakes or bias by humans

      • steveccnv says:

        100%, I’ve been calling for it for years. Why cant the Dodgers score when Kershaw pitches? Because for both teams the strike zone is expanded. We saw the same thing for the Braves in the 90s. Most great pitchers get it.

  103. steveccnv says:

    Why is it that commentators in every sport think that when fans wear hats and jerseys from the visiting team they actually live in the city of the visiting team? I’m pretty sure most of these Dodger fans in Boston live on the east coast.

    • stangerx says:

      Case in point is Phins games when the Pats and Jets are in town. But heck…. I’m a local who goes to Marlins games in a Pirates shirt when they come.

      • steveccnv says:

        You should see the west coast Fin’s fans in SD. Every time I’ve been, it’s about 25%.

  104. pheloniusphish says:

    Damn….should have made popcorn before catching up. That was entertaining.

  105. Orob was mad because i mentioned one WR won the super bowl mvp and the other one bounced around from team to team, then he went off into 7 years ago when i sent someone out to his house and subcontracted with him, because the sub didnt have a credit account with the supply house, i did
    the guy i subbed with, disappointed Orob, AND myself, and Orob thought i should install it for free and pay the sub to install it too, but that isnt how it works,
    but i stuck with it and paid a tech to drive all the way out from orlando to get it going

    so he can get mad all he wants, doesnt change anything from the past, nor does the wr comments mean anything. im not angry, im retired and my ac works fine

    Orob can call an Ocala company next time he needs a new ac

  106. ocalarob says:

    I like the way you minimize your part in that shit, so if you subcontracted to another guy are you normally there thru-out the whole process? and do you normally sub it out to another as well?

    if i sub a job out to someone I normally tell them to go do the job and let me know when it’s done, they don’t get paid until the jobs complete and in a timely manner.

    and who gives a shit about where you came from, you took the job! did you have a problem with the money i gave you? did it spend OK, because what i got in return was a shit show!

    I told you at the time to take your AC away that i would figure out another way and you begged me to complete the job that took you 2 weeks! multiple floods! and now you act like you’re the victim!

    Your full of shit David, your fucking delusional,

    • you still dont get it, you say normally this and that, normally i dont have any technicians in ocala.
      normally i dont do installs huindreds of miles away and run an office at the same time, technicians have to do installs
      normaly i dont drive equipment hundreds of miles, I made an exception for You on that because the sub didnt have a credit account for the equipment
      i never had any techs in Ocala, EVER, i subbed with a company that would service Ocala, NONE of my techs wanted to drive hundreds of miles

      You can hurl personal insults , but if You are trying to anger Me, You failed, Im not angry, try to get over it, and the wr comment
      if You want me to come out and install new equipment, that aint happening either
      You are well outside of My retirement area, lol
      life is too short to get upset over wr comments and installs forever, IMO

  107. ocalarob says:

    it took 2 sub contractors and david two weeks to put an AC in, flooded my home and i had to hire a reputable ac guy to come out and finish the job!

    • flooded your home is a lie, i was there, remember? that was months later when you broke the drain line, it made a very tiny spill, i cleaned it all up and fixed it for free even though i should have said fix your own problems. i still have the documents on jt
      what is the point of making up BS 7 years later?
      do You feel important spreading lies? i thought you were done conversing with Me?

  108. pheloniusphish says:


  109. pheloniusphish says:

    ORob – You should know that you can’t argue with a window licker.

    • theres alot he cant do dick licker
      he cant make up good lies
      he cant make me angry
      he cant make me drive out to his house for more free work
      he cant get angry that i didnt install his ac, and get angry his house flooded out from the install i didnt do at the same time, thats retarded.
      he cant get over the WR comment that one won a super bowl mvp and the other one bounced from team to team lmao and SMH

      these are all above your head, but i dont mind You shoiwing off Your ignorance

      you guys live a pathetic life to spend it all baby whining, wahh wahh little baby Phel, go fuck yourself lol

      • im done talking to the marine too, everyone knows they are the dumbest service members because of shining examples like this one
        LOL what a littke crybaby snowflake.
        dont You have some chickenhawk boots to shine and kiss?

  110. ocalarob says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    July 15, 2019 at 7:12 am
    ORob – You should know that you can’t argue with a window licker.

    a normal person would just admit to botching the job and apologize
    it’s not that he botched the job, it’s the lying/ twisting the truth to avoid responsibility for his actions and all the BS that comes from him.
    The guy needs help for sure, very sad.

    • you made up lies about Me, and claim Im lying? this is going nowhere, have a great day

      the BS came from You, im not sitting around whining about WR comments or installs from 7 years ago, or lying my house was flooded
      my wr are fine, and my ac is fine, no floods or koi ponds either

      im fine, thanks for asking, sorry your life is hell over there, but try to at least get past the wr comments, lmao and smh

      life is too short to stress out over nothingburgers imo, but suit yourself, wallow in misery if it makes you happy

      • and as far as any apology, you would only forget it later, whats the point

        i already apologized that the brand new equipment was defective out of the box, but u forgot that, and i had to return it and did

        its not possible to apologize for shit you just made up on the fly later cause u were mad at the trivial WR comments

        does it seriously bother You that You cannot make me angry? did You want me for Your pity party? sorry, You are out of my area, and im in a great mood, lol

        i dont expect any apology from You, its Your lucky day!

        gotta make some market money, the WR and the AC will be dead within 60 years, maybe u can forget that then, lol

  111. steveccnv says:

    David, you keep digging yourself deeper. Probably better, if you just drop it.

    In general company vs consumer arguments people take the side of the consumer, because they can relate better with them. I dont know what happened here, only you two do, but generally a consumer doesn’t go after a company, when the company did nothing wrong, unless they just want something for free and that doesn’t seem like what’s happening here. Just saying how you’re coming across to me.

    • try to understand i left out some damaging details about Orob, so You didnt get the entire story, he would have been happy if he was in orlando, and my company techs came out and did the job, i did explain ocala was out of my area,
      but he insisted on ME and this guy doing the work, and begged me to bring him weed too, he said he didnt have any weed connections
      this blog will honestly never know all the details, and shouldnt,
      if orob or anyone had a legitimate complaint, waiting 7 years and posting it on a football blog isnt the best way to do it
      i have remained calm, and havent personally attacked him like he does with me ranting and raving,

      but agreed im done with it

      word to the wise, ANY consumer complaints are not solved by waiting 7 years and posting crap on a football blog
      those are never valid complaints

  112. stangerx says:

    And you guys thought you heard too much about my washer and dryer. 🙂

  113. son of a son of a shula says:

    Well I just fixed my own damn a/c, so there

  114. Mike E. says:


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