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January 26, 2011

Referendum on Pro Bowl (with poll); plus Loria's big chance to do good, Sparano's curious Dolphins staff moves, Power 100 & more

[Alert: Our week-long Super Blog building up to Steelers-Packers will kick off Monday here].

1aa1probowl11 PRO BOWL OR PRO BORE?: I say Pro Bore. This evening's NFL all-star game could be eliminated and I wouldn't mind. I'm just glad it's back in Hawaii. At least it's off the mainland. That's a start. It's a game half the players drop out of with fake injuries, and nobody cares who wins. Or remembers who wins. It's pointless. But that's just me. Here is your chance to join my chorus, or shout me down. Take a dip in our poll.

LORIA'S CHANCE FOR SOME HEROIC P.R.: MLB announced that the Marlins' June 24-26 home series vs. the Mariners will be played in Seattle because the rock group U2 needs that time to set up for 1aa1bono2 its June 29 concert at the defrocked Joe Robbie Stadium. Of course it's a ridiculous situation but the Marlins are not to blame (in and of itself a novelty!). You want blame? Blame Bono (pictured) for needing way too much time for the concert's setup/rehearsal. Or blame stadium-owning Stephen Ross for thinking screw-the-Marlins and agreeing to the rock group's demands. But here's the thing: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria -- unpopular due to years of frugality and needing some good public relations -- should see this and seize this as an opportunity. Imagine: Loria agrees to fly Marlins fans to and from Seattle for free, tickets to the game included. Why not! Limit it to a certain number of season-ticket holders or other fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Or, maybe give a $200 hotel/ticket voucher to fans traveling to the game on their own dime. The point is, do something creative, something generous, something reputation-repairing. Step up to the plate, Loria!

DOLPHINS' CURIOUS COACHING-STAFF MOVES: The Dolphins completed their revised coaching staff

1aa1tonyjr.with some curious/questionable moves that seem in keeping with the oddness so far: extending Tony Sparano's contract despite shopping for his replacement, and hiring Brian Daboll to run the offense despite his lack of success in Cleveland. In the latest moves, Miami made a special-teams coach of former ST assistant Darren Rizzi; turned wide receivers coach Karl Dorell into quarterbacks coach; moved Steve Bush from offensive quality control coach (a fairly minor position) to wide receivers coach; hired Tony Sparano Jr. (yes, the head coach's son, pictured) as offensive quality control coach; and brought in longtime former NFL receiver Ike Hilliard as assistant WRs coach. The word that connects all of these moves: Inexperience. Guys in new and in some cases unfamiliar roles. And that includes Tony The Kid coming in after a mere one year's coaching experience in the UFL. Beyond that, the appearance of nepotism alone makes the hire questionable for both Daddy and son. (The good news? Sparano's wife, Jeanette, had not yet been named as an assistant coach as of this writing). Another strange week for the Dolphins.

1aa1lebronfb LEBRON NEXT DOLPHINS QB?: A Sports Illustrated poll asked 164 NBA players who'd make the best NFL quarterback and the Heat's LeBron James dominated with 24 percent. Second: Boston point guard Rajon Rondo at 13%. In other silly LeBron news, His Kingness has come out and opined that people shouldn't assume Jay Cutler is soft just because he didn't return to the NFC Championship Game after being injured. Lifelong Bears fans Dwyane Wade seconded the notion that people should get off Jay's back.

1aa1eltoncover HARPS' IDEA OF FAMILY VALUES: An Arkansas-based chain of grocery stores called Harps placed a "family shield" over US Weekly magazine this month to (presumably) protect young shoppers from having to see Elton John and his partner with their new baby. I dunno. You sort of still expect occasional spasms of bigotry and anti-gay bias from the odd individual, but it's a bit more shocking when such things still exist on a corporate level in 2011. Shame on Harps. [Update: Harps has relented and removed the "family shield" from the magazine cover, thanks to a grass-roots, Twitter-led and blog-fed awareness campaign. Power to the people].

LEBRON DROPS FROM TOP 10 in "POWER 100" LIST: Heat's leBron James falls nine spots to No. 11 in the 2011 Bloomberg Business Week Sports Power 100, which factors athletic success, earning potential and "brand." Dwyane Wade falls six spots to No. 20. Other locals ranked: Serena Williams, down two spot to No. 18, and Venus Williams, up 10 to No. 32. The overall top five: Peyton Manning, Shaun White, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady. Conspicuously absent: No Dolphins, no Marlins. 

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not everybody agrees with the leftie gobbly gook political correctness. look at the politicians repealing the "don't ass, don't smell" policy for fags in the military. doesn't personally offend me but hey, you can't even say "Merry Christmas" in public anymore. nothing surprises me about US society these days.

might as well hire the whole Tony Potato Head family. after another disappointing season in 2011 Ross will fire the entire lot.

Cote, what's your infatuation with King Kong LaBron? This is borderline homo worship Greg.

as a straight man that looks at a homo couple in Elton & his spouse,, you gotta wonder, "which one is the bitch"?

As a Dolphin fan don't renew your season tickets. This organization does not care anything about what the fans think. So ignore this organization.

Which fairy went into labor?

APPEARANCE of nepotism? APPEARANCE?

HAHAHAHAHA....

Thanks for the laugh Cote, I needed it today.

Yep, this season looks to be close to a 4-12 season and we haven't played a down yet.

Wow. I love it also how they preach patience. I am sure if we are patient enough and stick a rock up Sparano's butt it'll turn into a diamond after awhile too.

Greg,

Can you verify the report about Tony Sparano Jr., and his penchant for celebrating and cheering every time a bag of chips drops from within the vending machine at the training facility, and after inserting 75¢?

wow. who's willing to bet me they won't win 5 games next year? I got the under. If I were Nolan, I'd cut and run now before they drag him down too. THIS dolphin ownership is complete stupid. BOYCOTT this team season ticket holders, if you're smart.

This is all fake BULLSH&^. He is only hiring these guys so they get a look for the furure after they are all fired after next season. This next season has the makings of a season that destroys a team's tradition.

You dont have ball one if you dont renew your season tickets. Let the TV audience see the orange and aqua seats, and thats it !

NFL OFFENSE today starts with a franchise quarterback! Who will be Miami's in 2011???

You have a kid thats going to tell men what to do when he wasnt good enough to make it himself? What a frigin joke this organization is. If you get season tickets your an even bigger idiot than the owner.

Ross is an idiot!!!!!!!!!!

gosh gee I can hardly wait til next season

P.S.

the SENTINEL had you guys beat on this tidbit by hours!!!!!!!!!!!

Dolphin fans I feel you're pain & frustration. I'm a dolphin fan for 40yrs.Prey for a losing season next year. We can get Andrew luck & a top of the line coaching staff. Be careful of the boycott talk. I'm from LA. I saw what happened to the Rams. Los angeles is going to build an nfl stadium in a couple of years.HOW does the LA Dolphins sound? GO LAKERS!

Don't count your blessings, maybe Jeanette Sparana will be in as the cheerleaders coach... Fortunately, they don't run the ball.

I THINK THAT THE STUPIDITY OF MR. ROSS IN THE HANDLE OF THE SEARCH FOR A NEW HC MAKE TONY SPARANO UNTOUCHABLE FOR NEXT YEAR AND HE KNOWS THAT, AFTER THIS YEAR HE IS GOING TO BE FIRE. WHAT IS HIS VENGEANCE, DESTROY THE FRANCHISE WITH UNEXPERIENCE ASSISTANS COACHES AND A VERY BAD DRAFT AND TRADES. THE SAME JJ DID WHEN HE LEFT WAINSTEAD IN CHARGE. I AM A FAN SINCE 1968 AND BEGINING TO QUESTION THE INTEGRITY OF MR.ROSS, I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT MAYBE WE LOST FOOTBALL IN MIAMI. SAD VERY SAD.


MANOTOLETE

Dingo - ever notice that the people who call for boycotts of teams are almost always people who would never buy tickets anyway?


Jimbo - Cote comes from the LeBatard school of journalism, bring up race or bigotry at every turn and watch the view hits pile up.

I answered your Pat White thing on the previous blog, you had said, among complaints of taking him so high, that the "sky was the limit" for him.

But whatever, all this QB talk is moot. Now that Karl Dorell is coaching it's only a matter of time before Henne becomes an elite QB.

Jr: "Daddy, I've been meaning to tell you this for some time now, but we hardly spend any 'quality' time together anymore."

Sr: "Fine. You are now the quality coach."

Nephew George: "Uncle Tony, can I be the guy in charge of telling you when to throw the red flag?"

Sr: "Sorry Georgie, but I've already promised that to your 2nd cousin twice removed, on your mother's side - Agnes. How bout you being in charge of bring me fresh cannolis every game during the two minute warning?"

Who the fuuck ate all my ho ho's ?!!?

Go Canes!

Man this is crazy, I dont think they cant get anyone of any success to come on board. As far as the Elton storie, why do you think that the vast majority of people in this country are "pro gay" that is not close to being true.Just people in the media with strict guidelines think thats true 'cause they hear it in every meeting.

God created them Adam and Eve,not Adam and Steve.

What is "pro gay"? Pro gay rights? Pro gay people?

Why is it that people who identify themselves as conservatives are so afraid that their children could be turned gay? Most men should know from experience that you don't have a choice in your sexuality but it seems like a higher percentage of conservatives don't feel the same way?

If my kid looks at Elton John and his boy toy and finds that more attractive than Jessica Alba spitting water on herself on the magazine next to it then I'm not sure there's anything I can do about that.

The choice shouldn't be difficult:

http://www.fasthack.com/images/weblog/2007/05/alba-gq-water.jpg

And when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they give us Jr. and a bunch of flunkies. One can only ask: 'What the fxxck is this?

Yeah, I forgot to ask: What the heck is a quality control assistant? That sounds like one of those government positions that don't require people to go to work, but they only go to the office once a week to get their peyroll check.

Jacob - thank you for that. The alba, not the rant. This happened in arkansas, if your customers are going to be offended by magazine covers with famous fanny bandits parenting at a baby right out in the open where their own chidlins can see then they shouldn't have the national media calling them bigots for covering it up. Cash rules everything around them, cream, get the money, dolla dolla bills y'all.

Listen to Ron Paul's kid and a horrible bull dyke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3O2rBz9gwo

Also listen to Ron Paul.

Also mike1 and shadow, I think it's time the two of you finally knew the truth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLn-X8YJRg

Holy shit, I just clicked back on that link to Jessica Alba and it goes to some creepy "Lost" website.

F*ck you Jacob.

Oc, I keep telling our inner self the Dolphins aren't moving to La. Why don't we move back to la instead ,and to their newspaper sports blog full time over there?

None of these "new" Dolphin coaches will ever coach a game for the Dolphins. In fact, Tony the Clown has coached his last game as head coach of the Dolphins.

There will be no NFL football next year. And when they get back around to playing games (i.e., after the NFL players union bends over like a $5 wh0re) the Dolphins will have an entirely new coaching staff.

Actually god didn't creat Adam and Eve or anything else for that matter. An imaginary deity can't really create anything. There is nothing odd or scary about gay people, good for Elton.

Tom,
From your lips to God's ears.

How about Elton's kid,does he get a choice? Seems to me we all got to change our beliefs if they dont line up with the new society, everyone has a right to their own belief and if some want to believe in God and the Bible they have as much right as anyone else.

Who gives a fig about Elton when the REAL world is collapsing all around us.
My Gawd, Tony Jr?
We already had a Ted Ginn, Jr, Junior Glymph (for 6 days back in 2008) and this upcoming year the Fins will lose to a Jr High school.

I can't believe this, except to say, THIS IS BIG TONY'S REVENGE for Ross throwing Tony under the bus. Not that he didn't deserve it.
Cheetos Crisp!!! (I never take the Lord's name in vain)
Well, not usually.

and with the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select....

And please join us for another segment of our new show - The Sparanos

Jr: So daddy, you want me to place all past game footage on this here laptop?

Sr: Yes son, I mean, Coach Tony.

Jr: Do you want me to edit out the 12 hours of you having orgasms over every single field goal?

Sr: Don't get smart with me boy, or I'll send you packing back to the UFL.

It's a joke...Tony and Jr. Sounds like a 5-11 season to me

The Sparanos - Episode 3

Ross: Janet! Get me Ireland on his cell, would you.

Janet: Right away, Mr. Ross...I have him on line two.

Ross: Jeff. What the hell is this I'm reading on SI that you and tweedle dum are scouting QBs at the Senior Bowl? Didn't I make myself perfectly clear that you clowns are on the line for turning Henne into a star!!!?

Ireland: QBs!!!??? No, no, no Mr. Ross. Nothing like that. Wwwe-wwere just here because everyone else is. It's what's expected, sir.

Ross: Good. And you make sure you tell Tony there that he better deliver with Dorell or he'll find himself reporting to the groundskeeper.

Episode 3 sounds like a good one

By the way...Cote, your blogs are short and are lacking in content in my opinion. I'd like more than just a little blurb about Miami...that's why I stick with Mando's stuff. Make me read you Cote..you're not getting it done as of now...

Tony Sparano isn't the first Dolphin coach to hire his son. Read on if you are interested!
For a passer, all Coach Wilson had to do was dicker across the breakfast table. When the Dolphins played Denver two weeks ago, their quarterback had never even started a college game at that position. His name: George Wilson Jr.

Saliva All Around. At Cincinnati's little Xavier University last year, George Wilson Jr., 23, was strictly a second-stringer. How he ever got a chance to play pro ball with the Dolphins would be a mystery—if only the answer were not so obvious. But he has done wonders for nepotism. In the first quarter against the Broncos, George Jr. tossed a 67-yd. touchdown pass; the Dolphins, after nine straight exhibition and regular-season losses, destroyed Denver 24-7. Last week against the Houston Oilers, he completed all four passes he attempted—including an 80-yd. TD pass—and the Dolphins won their second in a row 20-13.

If pro football were horse racing, the stewards would be taking saliva samples from everybody on the Miami team. The victory over Houston put the Dolphins only 2½ games behind the league-leading New York Jets. George Jr.'s performance placed him sixth among all A.F.L. passers; he was also the league's third-ranking punter, with an average of 44 yds. per kick. Still, insisted George Wilson Sr., who coached the Detroit Lions to the N.F.L. championship in 1957: "Nobody should be surprised at George Jr. He has been going to training camp since he was seven years old. He learned how to punt from Yale Lary and how to pass from Bobby Layne.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,842981,00.html#ixzz1CEJyHgMI

Greg,

Can you verify the report about Tony Sparano Jr., and his penchant for celebrating and cheering every time a bag of chips drops from within the vending machine at the training facility, and after inserting 75¢?

Posted by: OC Dolphin | January 26, 2011 at 03:52 PM

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Had to repost. Great one OC. Thanks for the uncontrollable laugh.

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/086/417/94973972_crop_340x234.jpg?1292020332

By the way, anyone else getting the feeling that we're being set up for a rerun of 2007?

Don't know what Harps has to do with Miami sports but I guess with all the gay dolphins management moves that's been happening lately...

Since the three stooges are determined to destroy a once proud franchise, you know who would be a great defensive line coach. None other then Ted Williams, the "man with the golden voice". Heard he just walked out of rehab. Look for the Dolphins to sign him later this week.

Jesus, is being the head coaches son really a big deal? Its not like he is going to let him sit on his lap during the draft and say "you can make this pick, junior"

you know who else is a head coaches son? Mike Nolan

Did Greg Cote cut and paste his picture onto Elton Johns shoulders? Very similar features. The glasses are a give away.

Typical Miami fans if you can call it that.... just beatch and complain all day long!!!...... amazing.....
Like all of you would not hire your son, your friend, your buddies, please!! get real.... bunch of fakes.

Patrick- Good post. Come on guys, its not like the guy will be drawing up the game plan every week. The guy is basicley the one who drives the players who get cut to the airport.

yes lets teach children that homosexuality is a normal product of human society such as rape and robbery are too. In their attempt to protect everyone from rightfully deserved criticism, liberals have discarded any form of morality. No, not shame on harps, shame on Cote.

This is a sports blog Greg Cote, not a blog for you to infuse your dumb liberal views on the followers of said blog. if we wanted to hear about homosexual rights or whatever, i believe there is a gay south florida blog on this newspaper. i have lost some of the respect i had towards you.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS ROM MARS:

first, they came up with "director of football operations" and if that wasn't ludicrous enough, we now have sparano, jr, the
"OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL COACH"!!!! will somebody please be kind enough to remind us of general manager joe thomas (?), head coach don shula, line coach monte clark, bill arnsparger, defensive co-ordinator and position coach as i remember, and howard snellenberger (position coach). how many asistants did shula have 6 or 7? nowedays they invented so many positions it is absurd; more coaches than players!! and nothing against karl dorrell who worked hard as a bruin and was a favorite of the glory 49ers and eventually became UCLA head coach- but to hire him as the QB coach? HUH? i hear where one of our blogmates stated "and now with the first pickof the 2012 draft, step up miami and tell us whom you want". prepare to finish behind buffalo, dolphins fans!

THE COUNT: one head coach, six assistants

beside clark, arnsparger, and scnellenberger, were michael scaere (?), and two toms- taeffe and teade (?); seven coaches in all- nowadays you have seven (at least) defensive coaches, plus a DC in the boothe surrounded by four more clowns; anyone in davie ever consider the old notion that "less is more"?

UM basketball fans,

another heartbreaker in the unreal world of ACC basketball. go through the coaches roster of the ACC, and college basketball being a coaches' game, one can understand the difficulty in winning- the coaches are pretty much first rate, with three icons-weaselface, roy williams and gary williams- in the mix, along with the really underappreciated leonard hamilton. the other conferences may have two or three really good coaches- the acc has 7-8.

I'm beginning to worry a great deal about Cote and his Fag tendencies but hey, to each his own.

to all the haters and complainers out there about the dolphins , get a life, Ireland is a
Good talent evaluator, everyone makes mistakes when it comes to personnel , just look at Sam Shields of the packers, the kid was the MVP of the game and he was a free agent! all teams passed on him , even the great Beli-cheater himself up in NE makes mistakes.

most of you are a bunch of winy little bitches
that have no clue.


Nepotism is always offensive, but offense is something the Dolphins are lacking almost as much as quality control.

Tony might have at least waited until he had a winning record, but in this business you never know how long you'll last!

JIMBO: It seems like you have a problem with your masculinity or you're a homo-phobe.
First you say Cote is obsessed with LeBron (homo worship?) then you see a pic of Elton John and wonder who is the "bitch" in their relationship.
IF you're married, and you look upon you wife as your "BITCH" than you have issues more than both Elton John or Cote. Maybe you need to let people live and let live, as long as they're not bothering you.
Nuff said.

Nepotism is offensive, but we need offense even more than we need quality control.

Jeff Fisher out in Nashville.

Kazaam,

what is "gayer" than a QB taking the ball from between the centers legs, and all the patting on the rear end that goes on in american football; plus they just live the piling on where they get to squeeze the opponents' nuts... and thosefag officials and their silly calls and arm and hand motions!! now basball, there is a gay sport- three guyd are "outed' every half inning!!!

Umike, don't be showing your man titties and your tears are making your mascara run.

Kazaam,

U2 and bono are gayer than liberace, elton and his husband, and the kid that will grow up to be michael jackson/macaulay culkin/tom cruise-like in his (a)sexuality. U2 is a band for queers and sissies, and having bono ands his boys displace the aforementioned gay game of baseball (gee, they sure squeeeze those bats, don't they?) makes perfect sense.

Use these latest moves as a reason to fire Sparano right now. Hire Jeff Fisher who is now available.

Thats it.

Yes yes OC, ~cough, cough~ prescription medications how right you are. Doctor's orders!

Tony Jr is a fine young man and will do his dad and Ginn Jr family proud as a new member of the aqua and orange. Also I would like to introduce Paris Hilton's Netherlips as new co-owners of the Dolphins. The rest of Paris has not yet decided on her intentions regarding team ownership...

Chad Henne is not only a spastic moron but a spastic colon in this humble journalist's opinion.

I don't get it? Did Elton have a vagina? Why was the Brown Dirt Cowboy called the Brown Dirt Cowboy? Eh Saturday Nights Alright For Fightin' was a good tune. Yellowbrick Road was a good album but as a young boy some of the songs lyrics were ah confusing. http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elton+john/all+the+girls+love+alice_20046282.html

duke,

Just finished watching TCM and Dr. Strangelove for the upteenth time. Got to say that my favorite part continues to be the final few scenes with the named character. Especially the when he accentuates the last word in the following - "Animals could be bred and slaughtered."

Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!

How NAZI Germany! Bred and SLAUGHTERED! LOL

shadow,

Got to admit a bit disappointed with your take on U2. Although I run polar opposite to their uber liberalistic stance, I for the most part, have enjoyed much of their work.

Top drawer stuff with: Beautiful Day, One, New Years Day, Pride (In the Name of Love), Bullet the Blue Skies, and what I consider to be just a perfect song - Until the End of the World. The guitar sounds that The Edge has produced through decades of work has been masterful.

I remain surprised on how I can still exercise acceptance and tolerance over these talented individuals even though I am so opposed to their geo political stance.

Mandrake. Have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?

This is for you shadow. My favorite Who tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN4rqlcqb8o

r. duke,

if U2 could come close to anything like "young man's blues", they might be worth something. i am a dinosaur musically and don't care for one millisecond of sting/police, bono/U2 or most any of the music since the departure from this earth of lowell george. as jerry garcia stated, "music is whatever gets you off'; for me the who, stones, fleetwood mac without ovaries, dave edmunds, little feat...

Mandrake come here. The redcoats are coming!

r. duke,

... the band, allman brothers,cream. the only recent addition to the musical scene that i go for is derek trucks, and his band plays music from days of yore and plays it well.

Agreed shadow.

Massive reach, duke. Massive reach.

Mandrake(paraphrased): The string in my leg Jack it's gone. I haven't fired anything since flying my Spitfire... lol

Shadow - should probably leave the refs out of it, but yea baseball is super gay, can't argue that logic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjynbUNlvWU

OC, there is one where Ripper acknowledges, "Mandrake I know if there's an afterlife I'll have to answer for what I've done here. I believe I can..." That's a classic scene too.

Well I can't say I don't like all more "modern music." There were songs from Achtung Baby I liked and alot of stuff from Black Crows those these songs are quickly becoming paleolithic as well..

THOUGH these songs... Damn modern medicine!

Crowes(?) oh f*** it.

Man, LeBron James would make a big strong QB. Too bad that's another pipedream.

scuba, AGREED, hire Jeff Fisher now!

I'm kinda partial to Kenny Rogers, Tiny Tim, Pet Shop Boys, Fears for Tears, Go-Go's.

Don't forget Micheal Bolton, Kenny G Spot and the Jonas Brothers!

Well off to work I go, I go! Thankyou Universe for giving me a means to continue to pay my existence rent in this world! I wish all those in need of such to get it HERE & NOW! Huh what made me post that? No matter. Adieu gentlemen.

r. duke,

juist a reminder of michael bolton and of kenny g is a great way of logging off and wishing everybody a great weekend; what's the over/under on the pro bowl? is caleb playing for the NFC against tyler thigpen for the local conference? ought to be a real barnburner. se ya soon fellers

ANOTHER FINS BUST SEASON COMING UP :(

FANS MAKE SURE YOU STORE LOTS OF ASPIRIN FOR HEADACHE NEXT SEASONS :)

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r duke
just keep in mind if your spouse locks you out tonight you got a coach to crash on.

Cote will place a new topic by the time Saturday rolls on, but in light of so many musical experts, in particular all posted homophobe crap bantered about, I thought I'd post some personal history.

First and foremost, I don't give a flying sh** about a person's sexual preference. I'm most certainly secure in my own monogamous, alpha male, heterosexual reality. Always have, and I suspect always will be. Doesn't mean I don't crack jokes about gays, blacks, latinos, fat people, midgets, etc. Hey! I'm politically incorrect and hold Don Rickles in HIGH regard.

I try to respect as often as possible.

So here's what I'm saying. Great music is not limited to narrow placements in time. I get and respect when someone else IDs a certain era and keeps it first and foremost. I get it. It's cool.

Still. And I've mentioned this numerous times, good music has occurred and will continue to occur throughout all of man's existence.

Whether it's Led, The Beatles, The Platters, Stevie, Billy Stewart (man, did I grab young Catholic babe a**), The Floyd, Chili Peppers, etc., etc., there is never a limit to time.

As for anyone who happens to have a gay phobia, well, all I can say is that it is too bad that you selected to close yourselves off to some of the best music reflecting the period.

These are eight notable samples of openly gay groups who happened to produce some rather good pieces.

Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI, 76

Silvester
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haWRlC4DJAY, 78

Village People
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7-10JylGZ8

Bronski beat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZhuEGSWfs4&feature=related, 83

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyl5DlrsU90&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=MLGxdCwVVULXftT3C3NiGtnovrFu9XqxYY, 84

Depeche Mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mm4YT7T0bM&feature=related, 88

The Smiths
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgXzChwipY&feature=related -1:50 mark, 03

Pet Shop Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn9E5i7l-Eg, 03

btw,

If anyone needs to get back somewhat centered with the nice stuff, go ahead and just watch the last Pet Shop vid. Full screen pref.

How much for the little girl?

Lastly, the other biological gender is equally not shut out from the talent pool. KD Land has always displayed an absolute, awesome God given voice. No matter how difficult some may find watching her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXqPjx94YMg

OC, you must be joking. When I hear K.D. Lang howling as she writhes on the floor I think, "Bad case of scabies."

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