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August 08, 2012

Dolphins/Hard Knocks review: HBO tries, but...; plus "U-S-A!", Bonds/Clemens in Hall? (poll), my new video on Dolphins, Heat, Marlins & more

1aa1cotenewMY NEWEST VIDEO: ENOUGH WITH THE PAST! ON DOLPHINS' OBSESSION WITH WHAT WAS: Click on YouTube/TheGregCote for my video channel featuring my newest mini-commentary related to the Dolphins' past and present. 

[1) It is FRIDAY, AUGUST 10. New blogpost coming later this morning! 2) Congrats U.S. women's soccer with 2-1 triumph over Japan to win Olympic gold. "U-S-A!" 3) Heat announce 8-game preseason schedule starting Oct. 7 at Atlanta, followed by two games vs. Clippers in China, then the first home exhibition Oct. 18 vs. Detroit. 4) Join us on Twitter @gregcote]

On the Dolphins' Perfect Season anniversary celebration: It's the 40th anniversary year of 1972's Perfect Season, the Dolphins yesterday announced celebration plans, and I write about it in this column today. Don't get me wrong; 17-0 is worth appreciating all over again. But the franchise walks a fine line. Worshipping its distant past only underlines and magnifies how little there has been to cheer in recent years. My latest video (see above) also is on this topic.

THE PROOF: DOLPHINS A HARD CHALLENGE FOR HBO'S HARD KNOCKS: How do you make a mediocre and comparatively dull NFL team seem interesting? Well, you don't, apparently, as we were reminded 1aa1hardkwatching the one-hour debut of HBO's training-camp reality series Hard Knocks, this year featuring the Dolphins. HBO did its best to manufacture excitement. My favorite attempt was the segue straight from the sexy sizzle of South Beach to the team's training-camp hotel, done in a way that implied the Dolphins train in South Beach, not 30 miles north in a horsey Broward burg called Davie, where the center of town is (seriously) a rodeo. Another noble attempt was the gratuitous several-seconds snippet of Dolphins cheerleaders practicing, apropos of nothing. We saw David Garrard water-skiing, Ryan Tannehill's odd-looking dachsund, Mike Pouncey getting a haircut and Kevin Burnett at home with his kids. We heard owner Stephen Ross say, "I think we have a great team here" -- great evidently being open to wide interpretation. There were a couple of interesting behind-the-scenes nuggets. One was tight ends coach Dan Campbell, in a coaches meeting, calling Les Brown's blocking "a complete liability." Another was receiver Chad Johnson's boastful, profane press conference followed by coach Joe Philbin pulling Johnson aside to tell him to self-edit the language, please. The overriding problem for HBO is the lack of starpower on a team whose best player is the left tackle. Johnson and Reggie Bush wiggle the national Q-Rating needle a little, but not a lot. It doesn't help HBO that Tannehill is No. 3 on the depth chart, making it a tough-sell to package him right now as the savior. Also doesn't help that the new head coach is the visual and personality opposite of, say, Rex Ryan, in terms of scene-stealing, show-carrying command. As HBO gets more and more desperate in subsequent episodes, I'd imagine we should expect to see more scenes of South Beach, cheerleaders and Tannehill's hot blond wife, and perhaps file film of Bush on the arm of his ex-, Kim Kardashian. It would make for better TV than the stuff on the football field, alas.

Dolphins 75-1 Super Bowl longshots: New SB odds out from Bovada show Packers (6-1) and Patriots (13-2) as virtual co-favorites followed by 49ers 10-1 and Texans and Eagles both 12-1. Miami is 75-1, tied for 26th. In AFC East: Pats a prohibitive 3-10, Jets 11-2, Bills 6-1 and Dolphins 15-1.

Dolphins facility nobody refers to gets name nobody will use: A hospital has bought corporate naming rights to the Dolphins' Davie training facility and practice site that includes the indoor field nicknamed "the Bubble." In keeping with a personal policy I'll not use the corporate name, aloud or in print. Well, maybe if the Bubble was sponsored by Bubblicious, but otherwise, no. Personally I find it odd that a football team obsessed with avoiding injuries would now be sponsored by a hospital. Seems jinx-y.

1aa1bonds1 1aa1bonds2VOTE: SHOULD BONDS, CLEMENS BE IN COOPERSTOWN?: I am bestowing to you, right now, a baseball Hall of Fame vote. Players eligible beginning in 2013 will include Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both unquestionably with first-ballot career statistics, but both strongly tainted by steroids scandal putting their election in serious doubt. Bonds this week told MLB.com he should be in Cooperstown "without a doubt." Now you tell him if he's right.

ON THE OLYMPICS COLUMN BY ME: I wrote in this column the reasons why, for me, the U.S. women's soccer team is closer to the Olympic ideal and the ideal Olympics than LeBron James' Team USA in basketball. Unexpectedly, the column inspired this needling text-message exchange between friend and colleague Dan Le Batard and myself late last night after Dan read the column online: Le Batard to me, 11:32 p.m.: Herald headline -- Cote loves white women playing sports. Hates black men. My response to Dan, 12:30 a.m.: Herald headline -- Le Batard looks at rainbow, sees black and white. (For the record, black/white and male/female never occured to me while writing what I wrote. Maybe it should have? But it didn't).

London Olympics medals update: Pertinent medals standings as of late afternoon today/Thursday:

United States 39 gold - 25 silver - 25 bronze -- 89 total

China 37 - 23 - 19 -- 79

Russia 12 - 21- 23 -- 56

Great Britain 24 - 13 - 14 -- 51

Cote d'Ivoire 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0

Time running out for Cote, the Official National Team of This Blog. Let's go d'Ivoires! Dammit!  

THREE REASONS TO STILL WATCH THE SAD MARLINS: 1. Jose Reyes' hitting streak. It was 26 games until ending today, as he looks more and more like the player Miami thought it was getting. 2. Giancarlo Stanton is back in the lineup, his at-bats the most exciting minutes in the game, as two homers last night attested. 3. To see if the Marlins can still reach .500, at least. They'd need to finish 30-20 from here. (We can dream, can we not?)  

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Hey Guys,

Saw hard knocks last night, it was entertaining (sorry woodcock), this is type of stuff that we never see, if you guys take it as what it really is (entertainment for us fans) then you'll enjoy it.

Philbin looks like a good coach, no nonsense type , I like what I see so far.

8-5 is a clown but he is our starter, hopefully he can tone down all that nonsense.

now we know why Vontae Davis is not a starter anymore, what a dufus.

the guys that told the coach he was 360 lbs, was that John Jerry?...

we DO have the best looking Cheerleader's in the NFL

I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes.

Kazaam, YOU ARE NOT A TRUE DOLPHINS FAN, You are a Ravens fan and a stinkin closet Jets fan.

Bonds and Clemens in the HOF ?..no way amigo.

Is HARDKNOCKS a show about hot young womens breastesses?

I call it like I see it, Cote thought it was boring too. Might be some intrigue if any level of the organization had enough vision and competence to put Tannehill on the field. I don't give a crap about Matt Moore or David Garrard or how many meaningless wins the Dolphins get in 2012, I just want them to find a quarterback and fix the franchise.

Really Kaz, how much irrelevance from our football team are we suppose to endure....? A couple more decades of it????

Bubble could refer to J.Lo's butt.

Kazaam, you are a stinkin Jets fan...admit it.

Woodcock, you OK?, it says there was an earthquake this morning in YORBA LINDA, CA...are you anywhere near there?

Duke...We are contending for the play-offs this year, I'm drinking the kool aid.

Matt Moore has a good looking wife too.


FZB, I'll need another stein full of the Kool Aid to become a true believer in this nincompoop run organization.

duke - in all fairness they were relevant even when Dan Marino was too old to do anything anymore, it's only been a single decade, since he retired.

Tannehill is the FIRST top flight quarterback they've drafted since Dan Marino himself thirty years ago. Not surprisingly the Dolphins are completely confident that they hit the jackpot on the first pull, no problem with sitting him a year.

The maddening thing is that it's generally expected that if the Dolphins struggle with whichever band aid, Tannehill will get thrown in there to finish off the season. As if winning games with a band aid mattered more than developing an actual quarterback prospect.

I may not be a 'true fan' but I'm not the one responsible for management's fear of week 15 and 16 blackouts, all the 'true fans' who don't buy tickets when the team isn't winning are. You know, the Miamians.

You ever think you'd be praying the Dolphins could approach the vision and competence of the Cleveland Browns?

http://www.examiner.com/article/brandon-weeden-will-be-starting-qb-for-cleveland-browns

Kaz I mean championship relevant. Marino was like a glitzy Elvis act in Las Vegas.

Cote - you're right that you're not 'alone in wanting the American women to win soccer gold more than I want those NBA superstars to do the same in basketball.'

The players' parents surely agree with you.

Probably some 12 year old girls too.

Ahh Cote dreaming of a .500 baseball team that's pathetic dude.

That's the definition of boring not HardKnocks.

It has already been established that Cote does not like the Dolphins however so take that with a grain of salt.

He's a NE suck up.

Kazaam wow how bold of Cleveland to start Weeden (not).

Anyone can see McCoy sucks.

We actually have winning QB's on our roster currently so we are going with them over the rookie.

Kaz, I mean championship relevant. Marino was like a glitzy Elvis act in Las Vegas.

How the pluck did that one post occur quantum physics like at 1:47PM and 1:49PM one I only hit post once?????

Kazaam,

what makes you think the Dolphins are not developing Tannehill, he is signed, he is in camp practicing and according to all the reports out there he is doing good...HE is getting better everyday.

there have been a fair amount of good QB's that have sat for one or two years and then they started playing and they played well, River's, Brees, Rodgers etc, Weeden is the starter in Cleveland because McCoy sucks and they have no one else, we have Garrard who is a solid NFL qb.

Philbin comes from that school, let him sit for a while to learn, more than likely he will get a chance to play later in the year, maybe the last four or five games of the year (if we are not contending for the playoffs).

FZB read my last post we are brothers.

We both said McCoy sucks too funny I am thinking of a Beavis and Butthead joke here.

you're right, I didn't even read your post..funny.

You know Kaz will come back and say we are "delusional"
the Colts,Redskins and Browns have no choice but to play their QB's this year but I can almost guarantee you if they had a solid starter in front, those young guys would be sitting.

By NFL buddy (the scout) told me that usually it takes a young QB three years to really get adjusted and understand the speed of the game and learn how to read a defense, he also told me that playing time is importand but not the first year, is way more important to learn how to be a pro, most teams by far would prefer to sit a young guy than having to play him right away.

on another subject, who's going to be our right guard?

I think our defense will be top ten for sure, which will keep us in games until our offense comes around.

I don't know but with Long and Incognito on the left side that's a nasty combination.

we are the "delusional" brothers..hee hee

Bonds belongs in the Hall.

And Clemens doesn't?

Forget who but some radio guys call it the 'Nick Saban Memorial' practice bubble.

Tannehill would be better developed with starter rep practices all year and 16 NFL games.

If you vote for one of the so called "steroid" era players then you have to vote all in.

me ?..I won't vote for any of them, I don't think they deserve it, Pete Rose is not in the HOF (which is a joke) for what he did AFTER he was done playing, these guy cheated while they were playing.

Let ROSE into the hall !!!

Rose bet on (or against) his own team while managing he doesn't deserve entrance.

It's almost time though he has finally admitted most of his crimes.

He may have been a player/ manager with the Reds if I remember.

he did admit it already, my point is the man was clean as a player, he deserves to be in the HOF, just my opinion.

there is a chance that Tannehill ends up as the back up for Garrard, if that happens you can bet that Moore will be traded (he won't be cut because he has value) and they'll keep Pat Devlin as the third QB.

last year we had Henne,Moore and Devlin..this year we have Garrard,Moore,Tannehill & Devlin, much better QB situation.

This is an open and shut case. If Oscar Pistorius can run in the Olympics with the aid of fake legs then Megatron (the robot) should be able to compete in any sports as well. As far as I'm concerned every current athlete has an advantage over former athletes (Gale Sayers would have been out for 3 weeks with today's arthroscopic surgery). If Bonds and Clemens wanted to ingest Cobalt 60 or Iodine 131 and walk up to the plate I wouldn't give a crap. Either they can play or they can't. If Bill Mazeroski is in the HOF and Barry Bonds is not you might as well close the place down.

I could see Moore traded but not until the October deadline.

Woodcock, I can see both sides of the argument but those guys put up all these numbers when they were supposed to be on the decline, that cheated great players out of their records like H Aaron..

Bonds is not the greatest HR hitter of all time, Aaron is...

Records are made to be broken. Drew Brees is now the single season passing yardage leader that doesn't mean that Marino was any less a quarterback. UCLA had a kid named Billy Don Jackson who they found out could not read during his "senior year." No one went back and voided the Bruins victories in the 4 years that Billy Don was at UCLA. Kazaam could lay in a cot and have an IV on each arm for two years pumping anabolic steroids and he still couldn't start for the Kinloch Park Jr. High School softball team. Again, either you can play or you can't.

By the way, Hank Aaron wasn't even the best player in the National League when he played. Willie Mays was.

Roger Clemens deserves to be in HOF just for his steroid fueled bat throwing at Mike Piazza let alone his other steroid injected rages...

Oye FZB, wasn't there a clothing store in Miracle Mile in the 60's called Checkmate or something like that which was one of the first hippy stores in the Gables?

Dukester, when the Dodgers won the World Series Pedro Guerrero was snorting an eight ball a day and still hit over 300 with more than 100 rbi and more than 30 homeruns. In fact I think the won MVP of the Championship Series or the World Series. I don't know how many players are using drugs while playing but I know exactly what Guerrero was doing. Hell, Steve Howe was busted for snorting coke almost ten times and he had one of the lowest ERAs in the bigs. If you're going to get rid of guys in the Hall or keep them out because they were breaking the law when they played you could rent out half of the building as storage. And by the way, when McGuire and Canseco were taking their milk shakes baseball didn't care or didn't know but one thing for sure is there were no rules about it. No, if Bonds and Clemens aren't Hall of Famers then no one is. I can even look at Pete Rose and say that maybe he doesn't belong in the hall because he broke a cardinal rule that was established in the 1920's but hell there was no rule that you couldn't snort banana peels and go on the field. If you could rake no one gave a rat's ass. Now the holier than though are giving it the usual "I'm shocked, shocked that there's gambling going on." Give me a break.

The worst or the worst are the baseball writers. Back in the 90's when most of this was going on they never reported it. Not one story. Even when the found the "whateversteen" can that McGuire had in his locker not one reporter made a big deal about it. All they covered was the race to 61 homeruns. Now 20 years later those same writers who buried their heads in the sand are playing judge and jury on the very same players that they were writing platitudes about. How about if they wrote one positive article about Bonds, Clemens, McGuire, or Palmeiro they are expelled from the Baseball Writers Association. After all what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Woodcock I agree. I couldn't resist mentioning Clemens and Piazza in same sentence as Clemens seemed to have an almost psychotic hatred for a guy that merely did gay Olive Garden commercials.

LOL

You know Duke, the only guys that should be banned from the Hall of Fame are guys that played at SC.

Cote is an idiot. But we knew this already.

speaking of SC where is the shadow. He's not been around for a while.

Bob how's the Viagra holding up?

woodcock,

yes, there was indeed a hippie store in the mile, next to the movie theater about a block west of Ponce de leon, we used to go to Woolworth after school to get a soda and then we would go hang out at the store, i think it was more like a records store and they used to sell clothing apparel.

they had all kinds of hippie stuff there, it was neat, of course my parents never knew that's where I smoked my first joint..they would allow you to play the record you wanted to buy first to make sure it wasn't scratched.

No, the place that I'm talking about was on the north side of the street and was a clothing store only. They had all the bell bottoms and what have you. Heavy incense smelling up the joint. It was the first place that I ever heard of Rare Earth's long version of Here I Come. We used to "borrow" some of their bell bottoms to go to the dances. Of course if my old man had seen me in those I would have walked around with a couple of black eyes for a week.

Rare Earth did great "I'm Losing You." I remember seeing them in Gainesville at a little bar on NW 13th street maybe two or three decades ago.

Which brings us to Grand Funk, Captain...

Loved Grand Funk even though Shadow says they suck, but then he's an SC fan so WTF does he know. And you know what Dave, that Farmer guy from Grand Funk could read music which is a lot more than what that fish Ringo could do.

I'm getting closer to me hoooommmmme !

woodcock, is that the store were they had this store manager from Spain that was always stone out of his mind?

Not to mention that they were an American band instead of a bunch of fruit cake long hairs from England.

Oye, all I know is that they had a great bathroom, to "ahem" try on the bell bottoms before you borrowed them.

I remember i wouldn't let my baby sister in the place, there was always this smell of marijuana and I was always afraid the cops were going to go there and bust everyone...

did you ever go to the Royal Castle just south of miracle mile right on Ponce de leon?

if you did, then you and I crossed paths because we also used to go there all the time..small world.

Oye the Rare Earth song that I'm thinking about is called Get Ready, when I said I'm Coming I must have been thinking about the Starbrites on the Dolphins show on HBO last night.

Wasn't it called Checkmate or something like that? Oye OC, quit counting bats and lying that you're running in 110 degree heat and come in and tell me the name...coño I just remembered...The Chess King, no te acuerdas del lugar ese?

Of course bro. I loved Royal Castle. Do you remember when Nixon won the election and they sold hamburgers for a nickle because he had said during the campaign that what this country needed was a good five cent hamburger. My buddy Armando Sanchez rode his bicycle to the one on 7th and LeJeune and bought ten (they had a ten burger limit) and then rode to the one on Flagler and 39th and bought another ten. Their honey buns were the best.

Oye, we did have a few earthquakes over here. The only ones who enjoyed it were the guys doing the horizontal bob on a waterbed.

OC check out this Cuban guy trying to vault with a fake wood pole everyone knows that any real wood pole that floats is already being used to build a raft.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/cuban-pole-vaulter-snaps-pole-first-attempt-olympics-202721953--oly.html

Dave Barry should write more articles.

Woods..I don't remember that name, the chess king?

back in 1969 Joe Willie Namath also opened a bar on miracle mile called Joe's, later on he had to sell it because of the gambling deal and problems with pete roselle..

5 cents burgers..How the hell you remember that !

speaking of Nixon (that's Dukes-ter's boy) a bunch of us had gone to the miami beach convention center for the democrat and republican national conventions (circa 1968) and we where just there and this cuban guy I knew asked us if we wanted to march against the hippies, this is the time against the vietnam war and all kinds of shit are going on so we said yes and went, not even 5 minutes had gone by when the hippies started burning an american flag and of course we couldn't stand for that and we started this humongous fight that easily took like the whole block...

the cops send the national guard and I got my ass thrown in jail at 15 years old, when they let me called my old man and told him I was in jail he was pissed to no end but after I explained why I was in jail he said he was proud of me, my old man was the greatest.. I miss him a bunch.

OYE..where is OC ?...is he trying to get transferred to a walmart in Austin?..he he

Now what the hell does that mean Kaz? Are you on the pipe again, son?

When he won in 1968 the Royal Castle hamburgers were probably 16 to 20 cents a piece something in that order. Hell, I was buying gas for 32 cents a gallon.

mike1,

canadian women was robbed as that was no handball but rather a glance off the upper arm near the shoulder. a gift to andy wambauch and her butch friends, except for the lovely and talented alex morgan. any chance for el tri against brazil? mexico always has had a tough time with the bigger blacker hondurans, but a silver medal is quite good for them and bodes well for future tournaments. i imagine chicharito has not been playing this close to man u opening the premier league.

duke,

the ole shadow was in LA for a freind's daughter's wedding, and was away from the computer for a week plus; slept through an earthquake @ 11:30 last night and think there was another this morning. flew virgin america so watched the olympics with a newly found appreciation of beach volleyball. the brazilian comeback against china was terrific.

duke,

"friend's"- too lazy and too thrilled to be back blogging. RARE EARTH!!! motown goes caucasian-enough said.

It's a trip when you experience an earthquake, really more of a tremor here in the northeast. I know we're on major fault lines that just haven't been as active as San Andreas(sp?) fault. Still it's fascinating and unnerving at the same time. Man they talk occasionally about fault lines beneath NY city. All those buildings that were not designed to withstand earthquakes yikes. FZB, I'm proud of ya. You did the right thing taking care of those Iranian flag burners. I knew you're dad was going to feel differently when you explained the situation to him. I know Base Commander Ripper just toasted to you while enjoying his grain alcohol and rainwater...

General you have the floor...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1KvgtEnABY

Shadow - you're one of few that recognize the linebackerishness of hope solo et al., did you ever see the video of the australian hurdler? Same idea, hot athlete, real world 6-at-best, but this one swings the pendulum for me on 'great personality'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7oX1yCFU0

Duke, fault line underneath NY city?...I don't even wanna think about that.

Thanks for the kind words, My old man loved this country, he taught me the same thing, America is the greatest country in the world, we are very lucky we live here.


Kaz, thanks for posting that video of the Australian girl
she is very very sexy indeed...

Dave Barry, long time humor columnist for the Herald. Pseudo-retired, has the Herald pay for family vacations every now and then, he's reporting on these Olympics.

Corny as hell but has consistent laugh out loud gems scattered throughout the bullish*t. Unlike...anyone else at this paper.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/18/1680223/living-under-the-influence-of.html

One of his novels was turned into a decent movie starring Johnny Knoxville, Jason Lee, and Tim Allen. Worth watching, a couple memorable scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I0K-ymOTS4

Hmm got to wonder about Ross and GIANT WEIRDNESS MAGNET connection... S*** and MIAMI DOLPHINS WEIRDNESS MAGNET connection which clearly began with Stabler's desperation pass through a Sea of Hands to Clarence Davis in 1974!

duke - where is tall man?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc

LOL Kaz, you must have a staff whose job it is to dig up this stuff.

damn, shadow.. we could've fressed at canters.. let me know next time..

Gee Dave, why can't we fress (what ever that means) at Canter's? Always leaving the spics out.

Shadow, was that a shot you gave me about Rare Earth? "Get ready cause here I come.....la la la."

My guess Woodcock short for dining al fresco.

Is that the same as eating a burrito sitting on the hood of your car in the Taco Bell parking lot. Do they have kosher burritos at the Taco Bell on Fairfax?

BB, what's the deal with Tubesteak Dave, how come he didn't invite me to partake at the Jewish deli? Hell, if he came to Miami I would break bread with him at Versailles and even pay for his pan con lechon.

All my Jewish friends always think of their gardeners or their housekeepers when they hear a spic name. The only reason that they accepted me in their club is they know I pay less for gardening and cleaning than they do. They're so jealous.

Woodcock you are old school like Archie Bunker wow wasn't sure there were still people like that besides the white supremacists of course.

If Archie was Cuban.

Baby,

you've be surprise how many "cubanos" think like Archie Bunker..

I'll admit Archie was good for a laugh back in the day.

It's all a put on Baby. You have to laugh at yourself it's better than the alternative. Check out some of Red Foxx's old routines not a politically correct word on the whole record.

Cote is a dick tool, he just writes to stir the pot, if and when they win some games he'll be the first to say he knew it and blah blah blah, assclown dickturd is all he is.

Woodcock,

it was nice going back to the 60's yesterday, a blast.

alright, so John Jerry said he was at 360 lbs, another one of those players that have the talent to make it to the NFL and the brain of a four year old, the guy won't make the team, we have a big hole at RG and the guy doesn't care.

Vontae Davis, another brain surgeon, does he have any ideas what a really good corner is making these days?

first game tomorrow, looking forward to see the team play specially Tannehill, I'm not expecting an all-pro but hopefully the kid can have a good game, Garrard's command of the offense and our OL..

lol their gargeners or housekeepers. That's a heart warming image Mr. Woodcock...

Well and not only their gargeners but their gardeners too...

Hey Duke, the Dolphins are going to honor the 40th anniversary of the 1972 perfect team on dec 16,2012 against the Jaguars.

Your boy Zonk is coming down, you might wanna do the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SF0RaXR4nI

Some low scores at The PGA today.

Tiger is clearly off the roids.

Unnecessary Roughness. Is that a fine piece of film footage or what. Probably not real practical for me to come to Jax. Woulda been at one time when I had family there... FZB, If you should see Zonk tell him how terribly we old timers miss him...

I had season tickets that year. Ten tickets for $60. Three preseason games and seven regular season. I wish I had saved my stubs. What's season tickets running today Kaz?

Mr. Woodcock can you believe the value you received for shelling out $60 for season tickets. Nobody, no fans anywhere ever got such a return on their investment.

duke Zonk is an old timer too now I think he lives in Alaska.

Shula is 82 years old now.

That game will be in Miami I think not Jacksonville.

How the time flies...

RE: "CAUCASIAN MOTOWN"

in trying to stay hip in the later sixties, motown tried going "psychadelic" with rare earth, the temptations (psychadelic shack"), and even the supremes ("reflections" and one of my favorites, a motown "house song" "(my) forever came today", which is a antastic record but didn't do much on the charts, peaking at #28 nationally. besides rare earth, motown had r.b. greaves ("indiana wants me") and put out a bobby darin album. after marvin gaye's "grapevine", the only greatness came from the jackson 5. whatever gets you musically was the mantra of jerry garcia, but rare earth didn't do anything. all that echo on their version of "i'm losing you" was a bit much for me. motown having some of their classic temps songs by rare earth, well, whoever sang for them wasn't near david ruffin or eddie kendricks to put it very mildly.

Yes those ticket stubbs would have been great thing to have framed. I wonder what collector would have paid for those...

ALL ABOUT THE MONEY:

i don't get NBC's sports network, so the gold medal match in futol will have to come from streaming or the radio, as listed 940 on the AM dial. one would think a match of such importance would have been shifted over to channel 6, but in doing so NBC would lose millions in advertising that couldn't be shown during the pretty much non-stop play. besides at 2:45 and 11:45 on the coasts only the futbol geeks (read mike1 and myself) would go out of our ways to see the game live; too bad cause besides the army of bull-dykes there is that delicious and talented alex morgan.

The next year was the same. And then I moved to LA and gave my seat to my buddy who had the other seat next to mine. Him and his wife and later his sons kept those seats all the way to JRS adding two more tickets and moving from the lower end zone to the 40 yard line green seats at JRS but he never got the bang that he and I got when we were in college with those two Super Bowl wins.

Wasn't losing you a Faces song?

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