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April 16, 2012

Should Spoelstra's job depend on Heat title? Vote (with poll); plus McShay on Canes in draft, Dolphins' easy schedule, Guillen returns, Panthers win, Stooges & more

1aa1dickclark[1) It is Thursday, April 19. R.I.P., Dick Clark (pictured), gone at 82, a major figure in the growth of American pop music culture. 2) Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin. He'd have turned 123 this week. 3) This new project by Jack White looks interesting. In other music news, Tupac Rises From the Dead. 4) I think Bobby Valentine might be crazy. 5) Join us on Twitter @gregcote]

Click Moving Past Fidel for my Wednesday column off the Marlins game.

SHOULD SPOELSTRA'S JOB DEPEND ON HEAT WINNING TITLE THIS SEASON?: Here's a theory that is 1aa1eriksponot unreasonable. Last season was a mulligan. With all the turmoil and adjustments and intense scrutiny of Year 1 of the Big 3 era, reaching the NBA Finals and losing was acceptable. Not now. Now, in Year 2, winning it all is a must, or the Grand Plan will begin to feel like a disappointment and the idea of any sort of dynasty will feel like wishful thinking. Today's question (and poll): Should Erik Spoelstra's job depend on it? If you were Pat Riley, should you consider a coaching change if this season falls short again? Don't get me wrong. I think Spoelstra is a bright young coach. But is he the right coach to get the most out of this dream team? I'm not stirring up trouble here, just inviting a consensus. The poll results could be a vote of confidence for Spoelstra, I have no idea. So tell me, and tell each other. Vote now and say why. (And check back often to monitor evolving results. Close vote early on...).

1aa1dwtebowTEBOW BLESSES WADE: Heat star Dwyane Wade was blessed to be in the direct proximity of Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and his magical aura at Sunday night's Yankees game in Da Bronx (see photo), with both wearing matching NY caps given them by a PR hack. They began seated one row apart but ended up elbow to elbow, the suggestion of divine intervention. Yankees fan, who would boo a puppy on Christmas morning, booed when Tebow was shown. Wade too was understandably booed -- he'd help beat the Knicks hours earlier -- but turned the jeers to obedient, Pavlovian cheers when he held up the Yankees cap. Miami's win over the Knicks, a possible first-round playoff opponent, means the lurching, roller-coastering emotions of Heat fans are "up" again, pending the results of this Thursday's next game in the endless litmus parade, a homie vs. Chicago. Wait. I just noticed that in the photo Wade and Tebow's sleeves appear to be touching, a direct contact that Biblical scholars say is tantamount to a poor man's Papal blessing.

Click on Jeff Van Ranty for a video of Jeff Van Gundy's comically irate rant against a "flop" by the Heat's James Jones during yesterday's Knicks game. The cartoon-y outrage starts about 30 seconds in.

1aa1ozfidelAS MARLINS RETURN TO THE LAND OF OZ, HERE IS A PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURE OF FIDEL CASTRO EMBRACING OZZIE GUILLEN. IT'S FAKE! IT NEVER REALLY HAPPENED! IT ISN'T MEANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!:[Marlins beat Cubs last night, 5-2, on 3-run Hanley Ramirez homer in 8th]. Well I just found this photo funny and thought you might, too. (OK, not all of you). The Blizzard Of Oz returned tonight from his five-game suspension for comments favorable to Fidel. I hoped the baseball action inside the ballpark vs. the Cubbies was more interesting than any demonstrative action outside the gates, and it was. No protests and a big home win. Good combo. (In other Marlins news, a dead bird fell in the outfield to spark Sunday's home rally over Houston. National NBA writers are trying to figure a way to blame the bird's death on LeBron James).

Click HERE for 3-minute sneak preview of Showtime's "The Franchise" summer reality series starring the Marlins. (About 40 seconds in, the handsome guy in the red ballcap is Herald beat writer Clark Spencer).

DOLPHINS COULD GO 11-5. NO, SERIOUSLY!: I have scrutinized the Dolphins' schedule, out last evening, and I count 11 very winnable games. I would not fool you about a subject this grave. My very winnable games, in sequence: Sep. 16 vs. Raiders; Sep. 23 vs. Jets; Sep. 30 at Cardinals; Oct. 7 at Bengals; Oct. 14 vs Rams; Nov. 4 at Colts; Nov. 11 vs. Titans; Nov. 15 at Bills; Nov. 25 vs. Seahawks; Dec. 16 vs. Jaguars; and Dec. 23 vs. Bills. One other quick observation: 1) No Monday night games and only one in prime-time (a Thursday).

PANTHERS END 15-YEAR NHL PLAYOFF HEX, WIN STUNNER AT JERSEY: I can get jaded, so I must admit it was special being in the Sunrise icebarn Sunday night as the Panthers won a playoff game for the first time since 1997, powered (fittingly) by two goals from Stephen Weiss, the club's all-time games-played leader appearing in his first Stanley Cup playoffs. Click on Weiss' Perfect Smile for my column off that game. Cats also rather stunningly took Game 3 last night at NJ, rallying from a three-goal hole to a 4-3 win and 2-1 series lead. It was Florida's first playoff road win since Game 7 of the '96 conference finals. Rats redux?

McSHAY ON UM DRAFT PROSPECTS: ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay did a national media conference call yesterday. Here is his response (condensed) to a question about Miami Hurricanes draft prospects:

Question: This year they're saying possibly nine guys could be drafted, maybe more. Other than Lamar Miller, out of the guys going early, Tommy Streeter, Olivier Vernon, Brandon Washington, Marcus Forston and Lamar, who are the ones that have the most potential. And will Jacory Harris be drafted? 

Answer: "Jacory, I doubt it.  He played better this past year, but the inconsistency jumps out, and the turnovers and just not protecting the football.  He's still kind of slight-framed and there are durability concerns.  But he has enough arm talent, so it's not to say he won't one day land on a roster if he's able to continue to develop. Nine guys from Miami, I have to count.  Travis Benjamin I would say yes, that's one. Chase Ford has a chance late as a sleeper. LaRon Byrd is in that same category -- there's a chance, but I'm not saying he really has a good chance to get drafted. I would take a chance on him in the last couple rounds. Marcus Forston makes it two (who'll be drafted); Lamar Miller, three; Adewale Ojomo is kind of on the fringe; Sean Spence is five; Streeter, six; Vernon, seven; Washington, eight.  So you could see as many as nine guys going.  It wouldn't shock me. But I probably a safe bet is seven. Olivier Vernon of all those guys after Miller is the most intriguing to me. Tommy Streeter there's a lot of interest because of the height, weight and speed, and certainly he's a great athlete and has more potential than we've seen him do at Miami, but the tape just doesn't match up with what I see. I would have a hard time drafting him in the first four rounds, even though there's a strong chance he goes somewhere in that third or fourth-round range. But Vernon, I think he's a better player than maybe the perception, and at 6'3", 262, I think he played end, can play outside linebacker, can do a little of both. He's not a great athlete, and his production didn't always match up, and I've heard some things -- is he mature enough, how does he work and all those things.  But if he is focused and doing the right things and 100 percent dedicated, he's well built, solid, strong, shows some quickness, and has a chance to make an impact as a pass rusher at the next level."

FACE OF THE DOLPHINS: JAKE LONG: (Dolphins, why the Long face?) Thus concludes our blog's Face of 1aa1jlongthe Franchise trilogy. We began with the Marlins and Ozzie Guillen (pre-Fidelgate) edged Hanley Ramirez. Continued with the Heat and of course Dwyane Wade dominated. The Dolphins vote to me was much less predictable and in a close tally in the previous blogpost the tackle Long edged running back Reggie Bush 23.9 percent to 22.3, with GM Jeff Ireland third among nine choices with 14.7. Poll analysis: I think y'all made a solid, justifiable choice in Long. But I also think your Face of the Franchise being an offensive tackle is accurately indicative of a faceless, star-challenged team.

1aa1miamisolSHENISE JOHNSON SETS UM DRAFT RECORD: Hurricanes' Shenise Johnson was drafted fifth overall this week by San Antonio in the WNBA Draft, highest ever for a UM woman. (Tamara James was taken eighth overall in 2006). Canes teammate Riquna Williams drafted 17th overall (fifth in second round) by Tulsa. Much will be expected; Tulsa's record last season was 3-31. Pictured, as a gesture of silent mourning, the logo of the Miami Sol, our short-lived WNBA franchise from 2000-02. 

1aa1poor pennyPOOR PENNY CARSON: I just saw Poor Penny Carson, the intersection preacher with the dummy (pictured), at the intersection of University Drive and Peters Road in Plantation. I believe he is a celebrity of sorts among intersection preachers with dummies. Google Poor Penny Carson to see what I mean.

1aa1victoriaVICTORIA'S SECRET MARLINS STUFF NO LONGER A SECRET: Vicoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk stopped by Miami's Dolphin Mall to model the chain's new line of Marlins-related stuff. Here's Elsa now looking unbearably perky-cute.

ON JACKIE ROBINSON: I admire Jackie Robinson, baseball's color-barrier breaker, and like that MLB honors him every year (as it did again Sunday). But every player on every team wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day is overkill and a bit silly, not to mention confusing. Who's gonna say it if not me?

FIU MINES THE BLOODLINES: FIU has replaced sh--canned basketball coach Isiah Thomas with Richard Pitino, 29, the son of accomplished Louisville coach Rick Pitino. That's on the heel of FIU's hiring of new soccer coach Kenny Arena, son of former U.S national coach Bruce Arena. In other FIU news, football coach Mario Cristobal is given 5-1 odds by Bovada to replace fired Bobby Petrino at Arkansas. Only Gus Malzahn (5-2), Garrick McGee (3-1) and Skip Holtz (7-2) are speculated as more likely replacements. FIU loves Cristobal despite his not being the son of a famous coach.

1aa1chadgaudinVOLUPTUOUS ATHLETE WIVES (one in a series): Meet Syndal Gorden, pictured right, former star of a reality TV series about wedding dresses and married to Marlins relief pitcher Chad Gaudin. When Chad has a bad day on the mound, these mounds are where he finds relief. Can I say that in a blog? (I guess I can!) 

TITANIC, FENWAY CENTENNIALS: The RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago Sunday. Fenway Park opened 100 years ago this coming Friday. Coincidence?

1aa1threestoogesTHE THREE STOOGES: Fresh light shines on the slapstick group The 1aa1iggystoogeThree Stooges thanks to the eponymous new movie. Moe, Curly and Larry are pictured at left. (Quick shout-out to Shemp as well. Nyuk, nyuk). The group's heyday was before my time and I was never a huge fan, but I do think they were underappreciated and am glad for the new film. Of course the other famous Stooges were the punk band fronted by Iggy Pop. Saw Iggy at the Cameo Theater on Miami Beach years ago, once owned a "Lust For Life" T-shirt, and always loved the poster at right incongruously combining Stooges.

1aa1mittromneyPOLITICAL QUESTION...: Question: Is it possible that American politics would ever discover a major presidential candidate who was more robotic and less life-like than even Al Gore? Answer: See right.

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Appropriate Dolphins comparisons for the Three Stooges would be: Tony, Lou, and Cam.

Everyone wants Mario Cristobal. Nobody wants Al Golden.

More proof of the distinct direction in which both programs are headed. If Mario leaves, which is doubtful, its rumored that Butch Davis is willing to assume Mario's role.

Panthers on the rise.

The stooges=

Larry: Barry Jackson
Curley: Greg Cote
Iggy: Adam Beasley

Yea, not like UM had to give him an extension one year into his deal so he wouldn't go to Penn State or anything.

But you're right that Mario Cristobal would never leave such a prestigious job making peanuts at a school no one's ever heard of.

And of course if he did leave Butch Davis would be dying to step into that plum spot - that is if Nick Saban or Les Miles didn't snatch it up first.

Do you FIU fans ever listen to yourselves?

Previous prediction by an all-knowing poster on here: Heat will beat the Celtics.

Result: Celtics beat the Heat in their home.

OOOPS on that one...Well, you know excUse, excUse, great shooting, never happen again, excUse, never seen it before, excUse, excUse, season ticket holder for 100 years and never saw a shooting night like that, fluke, excUse.

South Florida: Home of the excUses.

Another recent prediction by the same all-knowing poster:
Heat only 1 game behind Bulls and still play them 3 times. They will get the 1 seed.

Result: Bulls beat the Heat.

excUse, kyle korver just had one of those nights, will never happen again, excuse, lebron missed a foul shot that ahem rarely ever happens, excUse, wade had a cold, excUse.

If you're going to obsess over me you might as well get your facts right.

'There's still time for the #1 seed, Heat have two more losses than the Bulls and they still play twice.'

Posted by: I am Kazaam | April 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Any excuse for being a Florida Gators fan who's obsessed with a team they've played five times in the past quarter century?

Other than the fact there's a UF blog and not an FSU blog on this website that is?

DON"T FORGET SHEMP!!!

as great as curley was, when he becames incapacitated big brother shemp joined and provided more than an ample substitute for the rew-cutted one. shemp had a great "deadpan", and i think it was either bud abbott or maybe al jolson who claimed that shemp howard was the funniest man in hollywood. give shemp's episodes another look and you will see what a hilarious fellow he was without all of the slapstick of his younger brother- another four members of the tribe that contributed so much to pop culture: the brothers horowitz and larry fine (forgot what his pre-anglicized name was).

Good to see some sports talk..

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

"THE MUCH DISCUSSED HOME RUN STRUCTURE IN MARLINS STADIUM":

how about the "much disgust"?? that thing is a monstrosity and bears a great resemblnce to the offspring of "the blob" and the "slime" of ghostbusters; horrific

Kazaam,

had a couple of yeshiva boys over to watch the heat, so i broke down and joined them. observations:

1. carmelo anthony needs some help. by the end of the game he was so arm-tired that his shots were pretty much way off

2. the officiating, as exemplified by whatever it was that baron davis did in attempting a pass off a fast break and lose the ball momentarily only to get it back with a no-call, is basically non-existent. they did make the mandatory once per season three second call.

3.flopping, which nowadays gets a player a yellow card in futbol, has become so widespread in the NBA, that the announcers are pleading for flopping to result in a flagrant foul and taking donald stern to task for not addressing this in "his" league.

best thing about the game was flipping to NBC to watch the flyers and penguins take over an hour for period one owing to the MMA arts competition that took place on the ice. the director kept cutting to the many guys in the sin bin throwing f-bombs at each other non-stop. hey, you didn't have to be a lip reader and ther migthave been some kids watching their heroes cursing continuously on over-the air TV. my word!

hAVE TO AGREE WITH cOTE FOR A CHANGE. I went over to watch the panthers and devils last night, and enjoyed some playoff hockey. They are not your typical NHL fans, but the rink was rocking. Enough with the jackie robinson #42 on all the players. It took me an hour to explain to my young grandson watching the red sox game, who he was, and why every player sunday wore the #.

btw, it's only been 130 years since the last time this has happened. Given the lack of air time this received by the press, I guess baseball really is dead.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/dodgers-turn-first-2-5-4-3-triple-023719180.html

shadow,

Did your buddy Jakeem bring the wrong game goody to your Heat get-together?:-)

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/article-0-128400E7000005DC-353_468x595.jpg

Sensitive? Doing the backstroke in your dome.

You made those predictions too? Wow, what a coincidence. Just terrible especially for a guy that has as much experience as you do. Sitting in the upper deck keeping stats for all those games. You should ask Spoelstra for a job.

The Heat are a two man show. Granted, those two players are very good, elite players; however, basketball is a team game.

Bosh is a guy who occasionally decides to show up. Otherwise he is soft. Likes to play on the perimeter and not mix it up with the big boys. Miller and Battier are old and their mileage really shows on the court. Anthony is a very good defensive player but offensively is a liability.

James is one of the best players in the game. If he had an iota of Jordan's killer instinct that could push the Heat over the top.

Wade is a great player but he is beginning his decline The guy just gets beaten up and it is starting to show. I really think if the Heat dont win it this year, they need to trade Wade and bring in a legit big man or get two decent younger players to complement Lebron. The Heat probably wouldnt trade Wade since he is the face of the Heat but I think he is the person to deal since he is declining.

Amazing Los Marlins already had sections of empty seats. Was at the game on Friday and it was a poor showing. Not a good sign.

At least we have the Panthers.

Cote, that's the best you've ever posted on this blog. She can be the face of the Dolphins, Marlins, Panthers, Heat, Hurricanes, and Golden Panthers all at the same time.

I took my daughter and her friend to see the Three Stooges movie thinking it would be a snooze fest and I wound up LMFAO for the entire length of the movie.

So let me get this straight, you take the time to call me out on two Heat predictions, one of which I didn't even make.

Then you take the time to offer us your worthless unoriginal thoughts on the team (two man team? Bosh is soft?).

Stick to trolling the UM blog, that level of discourse suits you better.

OC, was dead on about this guy Bynum he has been playing like a monster lately. I don't think anyone is too thrilled about playing the Lakers once the playoffs start.

Don't worry his fragile knees will buckle again soon.

A Bill Maher sponsored poster of Romney?

Bill Maher is a dink.

Romney is actually a very interesting man Cote try doing some research and picking up his biography some time.

Yeah right like I could count on you do to that.

Mr Cote:

Why do SPORTS figures insist on presenting their readers with political views and commentary. We are interested in your SPORTS knowledge and could care less if you like Romney or think that he is interesting. Just like your left wing Miami herald (and other media) cronies, you probably think that Barack Obama is full of life and vigor and, obviously, that he is quite interesting. Well, as Mitt Romney might say that's MARVELOUS. But most of your SPORTS audience really could care less. And many of my fellow Miami Dolphin fans thin that President Obama is VERY INTERESTED in moving us further left into socialism! Please stick to Sports and let Obama and Mitt Romney do their own bidding.

I hope you're wrong about his knees Big Baby, but I agree with you on Romney. Like Cote could take this guy's jock out to the field.

LOL@ Wade's decline. The guy is the second most efficient player in the league. He is shooting 50% from the field and a career high in FT%. Several of the games he missed lately, we're not due to injury.....regardless of whatever excuse Spo uses to sit him. They are just resting him as a luxury.

Chad Gaudin is my hero, he is one lucky dude.

Cote, stick to sports, you don't no shit about politics
you liberal douche.


http://pohdiaries.com/president-obama-is-boring/

Cote, Mitt might be a liar and a mormon but he loves America a hell of a lot more than you commie liberals and as soon as rich job creators get more tax cuts everything will change for the better. STFU.

since the draft is coming up soon, I thought I give you guys my top ten movies....as opposed to the top ten players ...

1-the sting

2-raiders of the lost ark

3-die hard

4-patton

5-the brige on the river kwai

6-captain blood

7-dances with wolves

8-its a mad,mad,mad world

9-field of dreams- (cried like a little girl)

10-casablanca

Mary,

You're a great american, keep em coming..

Glad you liked Field Of Dreams FZB.

I did too.

There are a faction of people who think it was not good and they like to throw it in people's faces sometimes like they are the ultimate judges of all sports movies.

Thank you Mary but I am not sure how Romney being Mormon is a strike against him.

Sort of bigoted.

FZB - according to Mary you're no American at all. She'd prefer you go back where you came from and stop stealing jobs from Great Americans like herself.

I think I would like to change # 10 to

Inherit the wind

And yea, there is a huge portion of this country that will never vote for a Mormon for president.

Surprised we havent heard more about them but if this election had any chance of being close I'd say those guys could influence the outcome.

I just hope the republicans come up with a legitimate candidate to beat Clinton in 2016.

Yes uneducated rednecks will not vote for Romney because he is a Mormon.

It's one of the reasons that he will likely not win the election but he may still win it.

Says a lot about this country doesn't it?

I assume FZB is a legal immigrant so your bogus argument probably has no relevance.

Is Captain Blood good? I liked the book.

Also check out 'Sea Wolf' by Jack London - my favorite pirate book, surprised it hasn't been made into a movie yet.

According to IMDB it's been made into a movie 14 times since 1913.

Latest English-speaking version was 1993 though, with Charles Bronson of 'Deathwish' and Christopher Reeves.

Overdue for a reboot.

It's not my argument Big Baby, it's Mary's, check a few blogs back on the Castro talk.

Big Baby,

Mary was all upset with the "cubanos" a few days ago because of Ozzie's comments and basically said all the cubans need to go back..I hope she was kidding, I kind of like it here.

Guys, check out what Peter King just wrote, read # 2 and # 4...I think I'm going to be pissed off come draft day, I'm trying to stay positive.

http://www.cnnsi.com/2012/writers/peter_king/04/16/countdown/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a0

Kaz,

In reference to Captain Blood (Errol Flynn), I higly recommend the movie, very good and very entertaining.

'I don't always drink Coke, but when I do, I leave it out until it's warm and flat'

~ Mitt Romney

I don't think that Mormons are allowed to drink caffeineated drinks.

Diet Coke maybe.

Caffeine free.

Any man that can have more than one wife legally is ok in my book.

Romney is the man !

Haha, forgot about the caffeine.

Mormons are OK in my book, my favorite religious group by far. Good people.

Yeah they are in a cult but they do indeed seem like nice people.

Real genuine.

Cult? There are as many Mormons in the world as there are Jews!

It's still a cult.

At least The Jews have The Old Testament backing them up.

Catholicism is the world's one true religion with more members worldwide than any other.

Haha, one true religion?

Ok.

Best Sellers

1. Christianity (McDonalds)
2. Islam (Subway)
3. Non-religious (Burger King)
4. Hinduism (Wendy's)
5. Buddhism (Starbucks)

Mormons and Jews together not even Arby's (they wish!)

Hinduism is not Wendy's.

You would have to stop selling hamburgers.

Santeria (Carreta)

Big Baby.The comparisons were by size of franchise (Christians kick ass!). FYI, Wendy's has quite the tasty salad bar and chicken strips to die for.

FZB, Captain Blood is a good movie! Crimson Pirate, (Burt Lancaster) as well. Lancaster, a trapeze artist before becoming a movie star, did all his own stunts!

Test

I am Kazaam. Given the number of clandestine santeros in our midst (not all of them with big mouths like the baseball manager) one might even speculatively place santeros at the Pollo Tropical level. There's not really that many Carretas when you think about it.

There are some mentally sick people out there and then there are some really mentally sick people out there..

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-lauderdale-bestiality-arrest-20120416,0,1356450.story

+2 on Captain Blood.
Great music from a great composer as well.
I believe Olivia de Haviland was in that?
Whoever, she was smashing.
E Flynn was one of the big Coke (as in powder) guys in Hollywood, as I recall.

Not a Marlins fan, but consider yourselves lucky to have Guillen, and pity the poor Red Sox who are stuck with the biggest clown in baseball, one Bobby Valentine.

FZB,

captain blood was so good that they had to get errol flynn and basil rathbone back together for another duel in another great action movie, "the adventures of robin hood", also with olivia dehavilland. i think most people in the know rate the balck and white "captain blood" ahead of the robin hood movie which was in spectacular technicolor. the scene in captain blood where the shoips collide is one of the great action sequences ever filmed.

bridhe on the river kwai was also fantastic, as david lean only directed blockbusters. and those cambodian girls who help william holden are delicious, as i like "asian food". jack hawkins was a little jealous of the attention that group of lovelies was paying to one of the really great actors, bill holden. i can't rate a top 10 because it would include fifty, but my favorite is the riginal "the manchurian candidate".

and as for the sting, the twist ending and most of the major plot was lifted from an episode of "the advetures of harry lime" radio show with orson welles narrating some of the nefarious harry lime's doings before he got shot in that sewer in vienna- the episode is called "horse play" and having seen "the sting" before hearing the radio show, i was waiting for the "I TOLD YOU PLACE, MAN" that makes the whole story.it was still a good movie with lots of fine actors- ray walston. harold gould, eileen brennan- in addition to butch and the kid.

HILARY CLINTON PARTIES WITH A DOZEN FEMALE (L)AIDES!!

do you that that carpetmunching secretary of state would have any men in her entourage? was donna shalala at that summit meeting? political protocols pretty much say that people in power retain a sense of dignity, methinks. i imagine there wasn't a dry tongue in that group long after they had finished drinking!!!
and this dyke wanted to be president!! well, at least she stood by "her man" in his darkest hour- HARDEE, HAR, HAR!!!!!!!

Shadow,

I'm glad you liked some of my fav's, I also liked another great Flynn movie called " gentleman Jim "

I'm surprised no one brought up "Sea Hawk," while nowhere near Captain Blood status, Errol was partnered with Claude Rains, possibly OC's nominee for the best supporting actor of all time.

Kazaam,

Thanks for the link on Bynum. I swear J.A. Adande went to one of my Laker blog to copy and paste my findings. The thief!

Oh, and yes Big Baby, I'm sure that a true-green fan such as yourself would welcome a Bynum injury. Deep down inside you know him to be too much for your ancient team to handle. Hee, hee, hee...

Poop for the phony mormon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdFOgLyk6Qs

OC Dolphin,

claude rains was an amazing actor, and as you say mostly in supporting roles. but he was 'the invisible man" and was great in the lead. i guess he is most famous for "rounding up the usual suspects" but was also really good in hitchcoc's "notorious" where he had ingrid bergman for a wife. a very fine actor indeed.

FZB,

i have to puy "gentleman jim" on my to watch list; i have seen snippets of the story of the heavyweight champion jim corbett, but not the entire movie in one sitting.

FZB,

in it's a mad world, stanley kramer gathered every funnyman and crammed them into one bizarre script. favorite scene: jonathan winters destroying the gas station. second fave; the two funniest men ever- phil silvers and jonathan winters alone in the front of the convertible. the gags sorta wore thin, but where else are you gonna get arnold stang besides "man with the golden arm"?

liked most of the movies in FZB's list but none make my top 10. But after OC's list last time, that reminds me I need to work on my top 25 -- it's not that easy just pick quickly -- and then post it.

There are a handful of movies I can watch over and over, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are my favorite.

How about top 25 Game shows, top 25 TV series (may have to split it into genre), top 25 theme songs (there are no theme songs now, so it shouldn't be that hard).

no, we're not adding top 25 "reality" shows to this game.

How much to buy the jersey Elsa Hosk is wearing; and the Marlins underwear she's wearing?

Are those mounds areal? If not, I again refer you to Ewa Sonnet.

I thought the 3 Stooges film would suck; but have heard from a few folks it's pretty good. I thought the same about Shatner's tour. also heard it was very good..but I'm not paying that price.

Shadow,

I miraculously got tickets to the opening game Greece vs Poland in Warsaw spiffy new stadium. With opening ceremonies. Euro2012 Poland/Ukraine opens June 8. Getting tickets to the home team with opening ceremony is quite amazing. I'm sure there will be massive excitement leasding ..their games always rock with every single fan singing the anthem. But when Greece scores and wins..the atmosphere will dwindle of course.

.........Pretty penny paid on the face value price; it's impossible to scalp tix in world soccer as everyone's name and passport # is imprinted on the ticket. You have to decide well in advance who is going with you, though I think you're allowed to transfer the name..up to 48 hours prior to game time. However, you cannot simply give or sell the tickets to friends or family.. the original ticket owner must always be one of the people going. If he can't go..his only option is to sell all tickets on the resale portal...meaning, he can't give/sell them to friends/family. Anyone trying to buy from scalper is taking a huge chance they won't get in.

Your dis on religion and Tebow's faith is sickening and yes, offense taken! Romney may be uninteresting to you but he is ions better than what we got! I wonder if President Obama visits all 57 states this year!

This is just the liberal media's way, calling things a joke, to get there leftist leaning thoughts out there.

You are aveage when it comes to sports coverage and many think you need to leave the politics out of your column, we already know where you stand.... both you and Sean Penn!

correction...you are average!

Wonder what folks would say if you were a conservative leaning journalist about your comments about Gaudin's wife? It's okay for liberals to make comments like this and yes, the Democrats (you) and your liberal friends look like the ones who disrespect women and have begun a, "war on women." What has the Herald come to when in your column you start commenting on the breast size of women related to professional athletes?

Cote,

This is what I think of your "presidente", fool on the hill- Capitol hill that is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI1z7xgeGsI

Bobby Valentine is the right manager for this Red Sox team right now crazy or not.

This team needs tough love right now after last year.

Big Baby,

You are a Red Sox and Celtics fan AND a Dolphins fan ?

that is a strange combination, why not the Patriots ?

Don't know just didn't grow up liking them.

They weren't very good liked other teams.

Lived in FL for a couple years (87-89').

There were no Jaguars and Tampa was a laughingstock.

Dan sealed the deal plus got to watch games on Sundays.

Been a fan since 87'.

Big Baby, while you may be right that there are "certain people who would never vote for a Mormon." That shouldn't stop him from winning the election, after all, in the last election a whole lot of "Morons" voted for the winner.

mike1,

MIGHTY WIGAN!!! watched then hold aff arsenal and pretty much stay in the EPL. europe12 ought to be more interesting than the last world cup, and certainly will have a better final, as the brutal tactics of my team the dutch were disgusting. as cruyff said, holland should have been playing with eight men, but they knew th refs would not throw around red cards in the final.

i guess everyone is taking for granted that real madrid and barca will play for the champions' league crown. i think that bayern munich has the better chance to upset than chelsea, as they have the fantastic arjen robben who could pop for 2-3 goals in any contest, while c ronaldo can drop out of any big match. barca is barca and chelsea will have a better shot at the FA cup, which in reality doe them is the bigger prize, monetary reward notwithstanding. too bad i'll have to settle for keeping in the dark if possible and watching the replay on FSC.

Let me mirror what some others have said.. I don't care about what you think of Romney or any other political candidate. Every time you try to get political, you leave maybe around half your readers with a bad taste in their mouth. Stick to the sports stuff/comedy stuff please.

Many think Gullen comments about Fidel are funny, but how funny would it be if they were made about Hitler to the Jewish community? Or what if it was like those of Shock Jocks talking about Black female basketball players hair? The left wing media has no problem with those complaints but they giggle about the most Anti-US adored Tyrant that makes Gadaffi and Egypts former President look like Choir Boys.

They say every country deserves the Leader they elect. As we see gas per Gallon raising to $5 / gallon and food prices skyrocketing ( Bread and other goods are increasing by more than 30% in the last two months ), if Obama is elected and the Universal Healthcare plan along with all the other universal GSA type of Government - Obama Style Government programs in place, we will have begun the transition to a Socialist - Commmunist System as in Cuba.

I think that Kazaam said that but yes there are.

I think he can win also.

It is going to be right down the middle like it has been for the last few though.

It won't be easy.

Regarding Spoelstra,if the Heat would have replaced him last year before the playoffs, The Heat , not the Mavericks would be the defending world champs in first place en route to a second ring. There is no leadership at the coaching position period. He is trying to do something now , but he just cant. The Heat should save this season and next before it is too late- ask Mr. Jackson ( formerly of the Lakers ) to take over and we will get the first Heat ring for sure.

REGARDING ALL THESE "TOP HEAVY WOMEN":

taste is personal, and these endowed/implanted girls may be great for a lot of guys (and girls like hilary) desires. but as stated, i prefer asian women, because as a rule they pass the good ole "pencil test" which all these other gals would fail miserably.

Its funny, people forget Fidel tortured American Soldiers in Vietnam as Cuban Agents were training the Communist Vietnamese to kill and torture American soldiers like John McCain. I wonder what John McCain thinks about Ozzie's love for communist dictators like Fidel / Raul Brothers and Chavez ? We know that Hollywood and Obama love these guys too and so does the entire Democratic Party - Congress as Anti-Americanism and apologies are the norm. Michael Moore should be here to counter the Cuban Americans tonight , and maybe the Obama's former Green Jobs Czar too. I wonder if this would be so funny if it was about the Holocaust and Hitler ?

The face of the dolphins is Matt Moore. If he can have the same success as he had in the last 7 games , going 6-1 ( only a tight loss in NE ) , people will forget about Andrew Luck and RG 3, etc. The question is now is will the dolphins admin. find some decent TE's , WR's and OL players to protect and give Moore enough targets given the loss of Brandon Marshall ?

Stop comparing Fidel Castro to Adolf Hitler, Castro killed a few tens of thousands taking over his own country, Adolf Hitler killed millions taking over Europe.

Hey Naples Jack,

You said... "Enough with the jackie robinson #42 on all the players. It took me an hour to explain to my young grandson watching the red sox game, who he was, and why every player sunday wore the #."

Don't you think that's the point of everyone wearing #42? What's wrong with explaining to your grandson who Jackie Robinson was?

#42

Kazaam, c'mon man! "Castro killed a few tens of thousands taking over his own country"

That's not vile and brutal enough for you?

@I am Kazaam
we killed plenty of people in Iraq just so that we might have a good night's sleep and who's quibbling about that?

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