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September 11, 2012

Dolphins home playoff game? Could be a circus!; plus Notre Dame joining ACC*, Romney, LeBron dials it up, G-Stanton, new SOPY rank & more

1aa1never[1) It is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. Honoring the almost 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the loved ones left behind. 'Never forget' doesn't mean just one day a year. 2) Visit our video channel at YouTube/TheGregCote and join us on Twitter @gregcote]

Oh no a political note!: In 2008 I thought the presidential election turned when John McCain named Sarah Palin his running mate. In 2012 I think the (much closer) election was decided when Mitt Romney stunningly mishandled his reaction to this tragedy in Libya. I am not saying I'm right, and reasonable people might disagree. It's just what I believe.

Click on Patience Is A Virtue, Remember? for the latest column by me. I explore the Dolphins' and Hurricanes' similar situations, both teams asking patience of fan bases grown tired of waiting for a resurgence.

DOLPHINS BOOK STADIUM DURING PLAYOFF TIME BUT SAY NO CONFLICT: Remember owner Stephen Ross recently saying he is "planning" on the Dolphins making the playoffs this season? He is also 1aa1cirqueplanning for the stadium to be making revenue whether they do or not. Word leaked to us that Cirque de Soleil has booked shows for its newest production, Totem, in the "Grand Chapiteau" at Sun Life Stadium from Jan. 10 through Feb. 3. The NFL playoffs begin the weekend of Jan. 5-6 and run into early February. Club spokesman Harvey Greene told us the "Grand Chapiteau" will be set up in a stadium parking lot. He acknowledged the possibility a Dolphins home playoff game and a Circque de Soleil show could be occuring at the same time but said, "The potential disruption would be very, very minimal." Of course the whole issue is likely moot because the Dolphins' playoff chances seem remote, but I find this interesting in the category of actions speaking louder than words. If this were the Patriots or Packers or any team whose owner honestly anticipated hosting home playoff game(s), I doubt very seriously a major three-week circus run would be booked concurrently. 

Dolphins' dismal opening game local-TV ratings: The latest evidence the Dolphins have work to do to regrow their fan base: Miami ranked last, 30th of 30, of all teams where an NFL game ranked No. 1 in local ratings during Kickoff Weekend. Miami's 13.5 rating was well below the next worst, Tampa's 17.5 Twenty-six of 30 markets topped a 20 rating. Pittsburgh led all with 50.3.  

NOTRE DAME PLANS TO JOIN ACC (WITH AN ASTERISK): The asterisk is that Notre Dame plans to join Miami's conference in every sport except football, beginning with the 2013-14 school year if all works out. But the plan is for ND to play five football games each year vs. ACC teams. UM plays Notre Dame this fall at Soldier Field in Chicago. The rivalry rekindling itself in some way is welcome news.

AWFUL AND UNLUCKY IS NO WAY TO START A SEASON: No, I am not talking about the Dolphins' or Hurricanes' weekend. Could be, but am not. Am talking about my own season-opening performances on my NFL picks (that's the awful part) and my fantasy team (that's the unlucky part). NFL predix: I'll own up here each week, good or bad. That's called transparency. I'll gloat when I can, so I won't hide when the weeks go sour. I went 7-9 overall and 5-11 vs. the spread in Week 1, and that's abysmal both ways. Only Brandon Weeden had a worse week than me. Oddly enough I hit a rare exact score on the Dolphins' 30-10 loss in Houston but too many other games crashed in on me. KC over Atlanta proved to be an awful Upset of the Week call, and I don't know what I was thinking with Buffs over Jets. I'll bounce back. Greg's Lobos: My fantasy team led into Monday night, got tied 133-133 on Sebastian Janikowski's kicking, and then lost our league tiebreaker, which is most quarterback points, by 27-26. Canes, Dolphins, then me. The lost weekend.

1aa1lebronkdLEBRON DIALS IT UP: Training camp begins in just a little over two weeks for the NBA defending champion Heat, but league MVP LeBron James isn't waiting. ESPN reports James and Thunder star Kevin Durant are currently working out in tandem near James' home in Akron, Ohio, just as they did last season. Among the myriad things to love about James is the idea he could be idling on auto-pilot right now but isn't. The best basketball player on Earth has a thirst to get better. That's scary. Good-scary.

STANTON. AGAIN: Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run last night and saw his slugging percetage rise to a majors-leading .600. Imagine if he hadn't missed a month-plus injured? Stanton is The Reason To Still Be Watching. Only one Marlin has ever slugged .600-plus for a full season: Gary Sheffield (.624) in 1996.

Marlins' 2013 schedule: It's out today. Team wil open on the road then play an April 8-17 homestand vs. Braves, Phillies and Nationals. So the NL East pecking order will set itself right out the gate. 

Ozzie Guillen back on Twitter: Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is back on Twitter. He must be almost as bored with this season as most fans. What will Ozzie say? Will he fracture grammar in two langauages? If I have absolutely nothing to do I might actually visit his Twittering @OzzieGuillen.

SOPY RANKINGS (WEEK 2): MEDLOCK TO THE TOP: This college football season the blog debuts our weekly cumulative State Offensive Player of the Year (SOPY) rankings, encompassing the best seasons 1aa1jakemof any quarterback, running back or receiver from the state's seven FBS teams: Miami, Florida and FSU, FIU and FAU, and South Florida and UCF. Some people already are calling our rankings the "Sunshine State Heisman." OK nobody is calling it that but me. Anyway, our formula awards one point per offensive yard gained running or receiving and a half-point per yard passing, plus six bonus points for touchdowns thrown or scored. After Week 2 it's one FIU star (Jake Medlock, pictured) replacing another atop our list. The SOPY Top 10 after Week 2:

Rank (LW)     Player, Team-pos.     SOPY Pts. Week=Year

1 (2)     Jake Medlock, FIU-qb     257.5 = 462.5

2 (4)     B.J. Daniels, South Florida-qb     232.5 = 392

3 (1)     Kedrick Rhodes, FIU-rb     57 = 314

4 (3)     Mike Gillislee, Florida-rb     98 = 258

5 (--)     Graham Wilbert, FAU-qb     161 = 253

6 (--)     Blake Bortles, UCF-qb     126.5 = 238.5

7 (6)     E.J. Manuel, FSU-qb     98.5 = 236.5 

8 (7)     Stephen Morris, Miami-qb     99 = 229

9 (--)     Andre Davis, South Florida-rec   203 = 216

10 (5)     Duke Johnson, Miami-rb     37 = 194

Bubble: Jeff Driskel, Florida-qb, 176.

State of the State rankings: 1. FSU (2-0); 2. Florida (2-0); 3. UCF (1-1); 4. South Florida (2-0); 5. Miami (1-1); 6. FIU (1-1); 7. FAU (1-1).

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

OC Dolphin,

losing their long snapper with no back-up was the raider downfall. remember the ole shadow says that god teams are two-deep everywhere. they'll find a long snapper and then come here and not self-destruct- they only gave up one TD to san diego, and who says the dolphins will score more than that?

The Dolphins scored the least amount of points out of all the teams that lost this weekend. Aside from Devon Bess and Hartline who does Miami have that can score touchdowns? Bess is a possession receiver and Hartline has to make circus catches to make up for his lack of separation speed, so its not as if only both of these guys are the answer...and why did they keep Naanee? I think I've seen Tannehill throw his way a dozen times and yet seen him catch anything! Is it because he wears #19?

Prediction: If the Dolphins lose against the Raiders this coming Sunday they will be selecting #1 come the 2013 draft.

Unfortunately, Ireland will trade that pick for a bag of Skittles...wait, what am I saying? If the Dolphins do lose against the Raiders and fail to win one of those three or four "should-win" games Ireland will be out before the November elections.

shadow,

That may be true. Heck, I think a terrier could have scratched the turf and sent the football further. All's I'm saying is that the Raiders may be one of the very few teams that this Dolphins team has a shot at beating.

Tannehill needs to have a few good games in a row here or else we are sunk.

Put that one behind him but another one like that one and the Matt Moore calls will be starting.

Big Baby - what do you mean by 'sunk'? The Dolphins aren't going to bench Tannehill in order to win games, this season is all about Tannehill's development, as it should have been all along.

Don't worry about the losses, they don't matter, even if the Dolphins had made the playoffs with Matt Moore and the easy schedule they aren't close to being contenders, they had absolutely no chance of making it to the Super Bowl.

Tannehill didn't look bad Sunday.

4 turnovers is bad.

If he doesn't show improvement the next few games he's out plain and simple as it should be.

Haha, yea right.

You watch the game Big Baby? Two of his three interceptions were tipped at the line.

That's on him I don't care he puts another one like that one up and I will be calling for Matty.

Call all you want, even the morons running this team aren't retarded enough to delay Tannehill's development and evaluation for meaningless wins.

"Kaz, may I call you kaz? FINS UP! FINS UP EVERYONE! Come On Now FIN Up!!!!!!" SCREECH!!!!!!!!'"GOES THE FERGIE.......

I see you "Moriarty's" are at it again (OC and Ugly)

Baby, I agree with you on Garrard (from previous blog)

agree with Kazaam on keeping Tannehill as the starting QB no matter the record, he needs to get experience, it will help the kid in the long run.

the Dolphins will win this sunday, the Raiders just played yesterday, they have to come cross country and play a 1 pm game, plus they suck on offense just like we do, I think they'll melt by the fourth quarter and we win.

Ravens looked good yesterday, is the year that they finaly win the whole thing, if they do I promise I won't bash and talk shit about Flacco anymore.

"I've always been known as a naughty, naughty nerdy tall gawky and awkward knight in Satan's Service. Once I had a beer and I regressed to being a pure Neanderthal geek! I put a lampshade on my head, dances the fox trot and threw up all over my debutante date. I MEAN FINS UP EVERYONE! FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK FINS UP!!!! F*** YEAH!!!

I won't talk trash about Flacco either FZB but I will still call him goofy like I always do hehe.

Baby,

Moore really didn't play very well when he had his chance, I don't think he is a good fit for the WCO.

Maybe not but I can't watch Tannehill implode again I hope he has a good game this week.

Tannehill didn't really play all that well either in preseason FZB.

Flacco seems to be coming into his own, it only has taken the guy what four years,he also has had the luxury of playing behind a great team..

I don't want to hear any complaints about Tannehill for a while or drafting another QB with our numero uno next year, T-Hill is the real deal and will prove it in time, we have way too many holes everywere to draft another QB right away.

if they want to draft a develomental guy in the late rounds as our # 3 then that's fine.

GO TALLEYWHACKER FINS UP SON!!!

No, it didn't take Joe Flacco 4 years, he's the same quarterback he's been since he took the Ravens to the AFC championship game his rookie year.

That's not to say he's been amazing, he's just good enough to win with in today's NFL.

He has never passed for more than 3700 yards in a season.

In today's NFL that makes him a dinosaur.

I wouldn't put too much stock in one game either.

disagree with your statement there senor Kaz, prior to this year the Ravens didn't "trust" him enough to let him run the full offense.

they kept him under wraps to minimize his mistakes..

it takes time for QB's to mature, what RG III did in his first game was amazing and not very common, every one of the other rookies had problems..Kaz, Flacco was a really good manager of the offense but never a lights out QB, you're just a Raven homer that's all..

can you guys believe we are about three weeks away from the start of NBA training camps?

I think the Heat just signed T Harris, I think that was a good move he is a good young player that could develop, sorry I know this is football season but I just wanted to pass that along.

Yup can't wait to see Boston beats the Heat's as*es week 1.

all ready talking "trashola" Baby?..

the Celtics are an OLD team, they won't be able to beat us, we have a bench now, we just need another big, hope we can get one.

got my tickets already, going to the game on sunday to root for my boy T-Hill, first win for the young man...

Same team that went 7 games with you guys in Conference Finals only btter.

I see a win for Tannehill too here's hoping.

Either Coyle is a really good DC or he's just happy to be out of Cincy.

Medlock has been one of only a few encouraging things taking place with FIU football so far.

Hopefully he keeps it up, and FIU gets their highly anticipated season in check with a win at UCF this weekend!

Baby, the Celtics and the Heat should meet again in the ECF, you guys have a better team but so do we, we have a very hard team to match up with.

the Bulls are going to be without Rose for a while, the Pacers are solid and the Nets and Philly are going to be tough (with Bynum now), it should be very interesting to say the least.

my biggest worry about this defense is the lack of a pass rush, they need to get that fixed.

FZB- Who gives a fu*k about the NBA!!!! Its NFL time baby!!!! One bad Dolphins game and you are talking Heat? Stop it.

Just saw a story where they say the NFL is putting there best replacement crews in the games where the better teams are playing, and the games that are on national tv. If this is true, the Dolphins, Raiders game should draw some real beautys. Come monday, Mike 1 will be in mid season form wth his consperacy thoughts.

No, homer Ravens fans are saying the same thing ESPN is, that Flacco has magically turned the corner and now all of the sudden he's an elite quarterback.

The Ravens have trusted him since year one but last year their philosophy changed from clock management and run-first to a more high speed passing offense like New England runs.

That philosophical change wouldn't have happened if they didn't have a great quarterback to run it but it wasn't because Flacco 'got better' last year or the year before.

Easy there Naples, Baby is the one that started with the trash talk..But you're right this is football season !!! what was I thinking.

everyone is down in the dumps with the Dolphins, all these negative crappola going on, I'm blaming Kazaam for the whole thing, even OC and the Dukes-ter are in it now...Kazaam is the ring leader of the negative movement.

Point being, there's nothing stopping Tannehill from being successful this year (not with wins but with his play).

I think Tannehill will show improvement as the year goes on, you're right it may not be reflected in the wins and losses but the experience will speed up the process for him.

I'm feeling a little better about our RG (fat J Jerry) maybe just maybe he may have turned the corner on his development, we can only hope.

our schedule gets easier and we have a chance to steal some wins here and there which will give Tannehill some confidence...cheer up guys the future is bright!

FZ,

Don't give Kazaam so much credit. Remember that I started out seeing only 3 victories. I only wish I never changed that.

I think they are going to win more than three games, don't you?..

we have some winnable games coming up...

donde carajo esta metido Woodcock?..

I don't disbelieve in Tanneyhill nearly as much as I have no hope for Boss Kubler-Ross, GM Fire-Island, King Carl and all the other screeching bling. bling clueless owners. It would be fitting for Franchise QB to be result of fan pressure as apposed to "Strategery."

OPPOSED!

If Tannehill plays well FZB there is no reason we can't win the next three games FZB big if right now though.

Kaz,

I think you got that wrong.....Its Talleywhackers WIFE who looked good on Sunday!!!!

And FZB...

bottom line on Flax is.....he was one dropped pass from going to the superbowl last year......That is your FACT for the day......

Flax?

Oh brother another Ravens fan.

he sure was, would have been happy to see it too instead of the damn Patriots, my point was that it took Flacco more than one year to get comfortable as a QB in the NFL and mature as a player...The Ravens took their time with him.

Tannehill deserves the same..

ps-Ireland also deserves the same time..And that is my FACT for the day.

OC did you see Durant and LeBron working out together?

Is it just me or would that have never happened back in the day?

you think Kevin Mchale and Kurt Rambis would have worked out together?..

FZB - your point is wrong, you're trying to set up this strawman argument that since it took Joe Flacco four years to develop into the player we saw Monday night Ryan Tannehill should be given four years as well, no matter how he looks.

But you're wrong, Flacco came out of college as a fully developed quarterback who took the Ravens to the AFC championship game his rookie year.

Sure he's better, but not much. Since they drafted him the Ravens have been slowly adjusting their roster and philosophy to mirror the Patriots - something they couldn't do and didn't try to do until they found a franchise quarterback.

Flacco didn't suddenly become elite this offseason, he was good enough to win with his rookie year and he's not all that much better now. The only difference is the Ravens have drafted receiving tight ends and brought in speed, not possession, receivers the past two years and Cameron Cameron has slowly been evolving to a higher paced offense.

That's adjusting the offense to the quarterback Flacco has been for four years, not in the hopes that he would magically become great this season.

If you want a go-to excuse for Tannehill look to the rest of the roster, leave Flacco out of it.

duke,

You might be one of the few guys on here who shared the experience of having a cloud of smoke come pouring out after the knock on the door screaming to TURN IT DOWN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPD0ZBiMs0

I believe Ron Paul plays it as his intro song.

BB,

Magic and Larry only "AFTER" they retired. Even during the olympics I doubt they were ever that friendly.

Oye FZ, forget about half empty. You know what OC's nickname is? One Finger. That's because every time he sees a glass it's never more than one finger full. Can you say Mr. Gloom and Doom.

ESPN's Power Ranking has the Dolphins near the bottom of the barrel with only Cleveland and the Colts below the mighty aqua and orange. Oh, but I'm the pessimist.

It should be noted that Flacco landed in a way better situation than Tannehill.
I also wouldn't get carried away with Flacco 'taking' the Ravens far in the playoffs in his rookie year. It was more like the Ravens took him.

The year before they were 5-11 behind Kyle Boller, Flacco made all the difference in 2008.

Not for nothing but I was watching...

The only one that I know who is more pessimistic than you OC, is Jesus Fernandez, who when we were in high school would show up at a party in Coral Gables and the party was crawling with chicks, they had a band playing, and food every where, and after being there for five minutes Jesus would say, "Oye this party sucks lets get the fck out of here."

Listen to how LOUD the Orange Bowl got in 1985 for Bears-Dolphins

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

Any unbiased evaluation of Flacco since he's been with the Ravens has to conclude that he has played pretty darn well. And right about now he's coming into his prime as an NFL qb.

OC Dolphin,

some power ranking has the patriots as #1. methinks they are the third best team in the AFC, after the ravens and steelers, and behind SF and GB. they have no defense of which to speak, which may put them ahead of the pack; but they can't run or defend so behind bawlmer, pittsburgh, SF and maybe even denver that had a very good defense and now has a QB. i don't think the bears, fancied by many, are up there yet and let's see how many sacks>concussions their QB will endure halfway through the year. still can't forget the nine he took in one half against the NYG two years ago.

WHAT AN INDIGNITY!!!

oakland is between a 1.5-3 point favorite on sunday!! after a short week, a team that traditionally doesn't do well coming east, and without a long snapper. and also in the heat and humidity of mid september. an underdog that i don't think is a take- better QB in palmer, better running and a quick and aggressive defense. plus their guys are starting to catch the ball; this is one to avoid unless you think the dolphins are gonna carpenter them to death, but as good as he is, sebastian the seminole can make em from 60. not looking like the gimme game that a lot of my comrades are seeing.

Mr. Woodcock,

those who saw the canes at 6-6 or 7-5 seem to have estimated their youth correctly. va tech, ga tech, clemson, FSU, and UNC are not gonna be easy unless mr. duke johnson breaks some long ones again. they are really young and even though the ACC might not be up there with the SEC or the resurgent pac-?, it is a competitive conference and UM is not gonna have any easy games except for duke. sometimes you gotta be like FZB and hang on to your team through the thin as he is with the local pros. are they saying that the bruins are for real out there on the coast? 700 yards against nebraska is some serious offense although their defense is suspect. saw that the ducks lost two starters for the season so the trojans' job got a little easier. i think the best arm in college football belongs to aaron murray of the georgia bulldogs- a rocket.

AFC champs are #1 until proven otherwise, they have the best quarterback in the league.

Seahawks are the darkhorse in the NFC, shockingly large number of pundits penciling them in for a Super Bowl.

Nice article by Cote - it was clear all offseason that the Dolphins were perfectly willing to waste 2012 starting David f*cking Garrard and trying desperately to win meaningless games on a cupcake schedule and prevent week 15 and 16 blackouts as they sniffed .500.

I can't thank Garrard's kids enough for shattering his knee with their poolside hijinks, as the Dolphins' atrocious front office was forced to do the right thing by drafting a quarterback in the first round, those kids forced the Dolphins out-of-his-league coach to do the right thing by starting him.

But man, the second this season started to matter in the least, Jeff Ireland's complete inability to generally manage a football team started to matter.

Ryan Tannehill has nothing to work with. Nothing.

There's no chance the Dolphins know what they have in him after this year. There's no chance he's going to have Dalton/Newton-esque success with the receivers he's been given and you sure as hell can't blame him when he doesn't.

Brandon Marshall had more yards than all the Dolphins receivers and tight ends combined.

And he scored a touchdown.

Swallow your f*cking pride and bring back Chad Johnson.

Dude can play tackle football. Goddamn right he doesn't 'fit in with where the Dolphins are heading'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvk6r0cW5ss

Kaz

It isn't about pride....its about lunacy.....That whole front office is what Clint Eastwood used to call a CLUSTERF@#K...

Kazaam,

a dropped pass and a missed FG or your men from bawlmer would have been in the SB. these "power rankings" are just opinions and while NE will reign as AFC champions until dislodged, i think the ravens are a better team with a very acceptable QB. as stated, no defense and no running game are two major flaws and i don't think major flaws make NE the top team in the AFC. the ravens have a very difficult schedule-playing only winners it seems- but they'll still wind up 11-5 or 12-4.

mike1,

americans fortunate to score in a match they totally dominated and deserved winning. mexico? another fabiola goal by chicharito-perfect cross curled over the netminder and a no-doubt header by my favorite player. lethal at the goal line is that young man; united with van persie, chicharito and rooney ought to score a whole bunch but their midfield and defense is sub man u par.

Oye OC..

keep this up (your Moriarty negative ways) and I'm going to have to strip Kazaam of the "coveted ring leader of the negative movement title" and give it to you.

however, let me point out that you still have a long way to go because Kaz is still in a class all by himself when it comes to being "negativo" and team hater.

Mr. Kaz, Chad Johnson is done, no team is going to touch him now specially with the legal issues he is facing, you are clue less.

you still want K Winslow?

there are no WR's out there that can help the Dolphins now, we have to move forward with what we have (I would cut L Naanee myself) but this is what we have to go through in order to get better, we are building through the draft, there is no point in trading away our draft picks for an aging veteran that won't be part of the future.

let me remind you guys before the mass hysteria starts all over again about the Dolphins suck and Ireland sucks and all that "mierda"..this year is 2008
all over again (the team coming off a 1-15 season) but this time is for real...

is the price we have to pay to get better...Deal with it and stop complaining.

You'd have to be a raving lunatic to think that Jeff Ireland could actually help this team 'get better'.

In case you hadn't noticed, the Dolphins have already cashed in one of the chips they got from the Brandon Marshall trade.

Ireland spent the first third round pick on Michael Egnew.

'The last thing Dolphins fans should want if they study championship organizations is more change at the top. Well, that's not quite true. The last thing you want are draft picks that keep failing.'

~ Dave Hyde

Nevin Shapiro should have quit when he was ahead.

Guess that wouldn't be in the nature of a Ponzi schemer...

FZB- Have to agree with kazaam old buddy, Flacco has talent around him. until the Fins can put some players aroud him, Tannah will struggle. You will not agree with me but, you only have 3 guys on the Fins who could play for the Pats. Wake and Long,( who may be on his last legs), and Dansby could be a backup. The rest are garbage.

Hahahahahaha - DOLPHINS ARE BRINGING THE CIRCUS IN TOWN FOR THE PLAYOFFS!!!!

Your secondary is garbage Naples until proven otherwise.

Reggie Bush couldn't play for NE?

Idiotic.

Hmmmmm, will there be an orange carpet at the Circus I wonder?

Shadow- Until proven otherwise, Pats the team to beat in the AFC. Ravens and Texans are also in the mix this year. I am not sold on Pitts. as a threat. I dont see them getting past either one of these 3 teams. I think the Steelers are done with Halley as there OC. I can see him and Ben blowing up before the year ends. This guy is a nut, and I think Ben starts to tune him out by week 12. They are a mess in there o-line, there defense looked old the past 2 games.

If Tannehill doesn't stink it up again I think that Hartline goes over 100 yards receiving this week with a touchdown in a Miami win.

Mark it down

THE IRISH ARE COMING, THE IRISH ARE COMING!!!

yahoo reports that notre dame is set to join the ACC!! indiana being about 700-800 miles away from the eat coast, another sign of football armageddon in the desire to be in a BCS conference and all those bowl pay-outs. oh, the longing for then days of the AAWU, SWC, big eight, and a big ten that had ten. mind numbing, conference juggling,

WTF Cote, you took down all my posts!

shadow Notre Dame is going to the ACC in all sports except football.

The ACC should do everything short of an exorcism to get Notre Dame to join the conference in football.

As soon as they are allowed out of the Big East though they will be there probably 1-2 years very interesting but you are right it makes no sense.

Football is coming woodcock it's just going to take time but it's inevitable now.

There are already some rivalries existing when they come ND/ Miami ND/ BC big rival games.

what's up guys !!!!

Kazaam, while the Michael Egnew pick looks like a "bust" so far I'm not ready to give up on the guy after training camp and one NFL game, as I said before, it takes about three years to REALLY know if a player is a bust or not.

perfect example is Paul Solia, 4th rounder, total bust for the first three years, out of shape, suspended a couple of times and not even active for a bunch of games, all of a sudden the lights went on for the guy and now he is a stud DT.

to simply call this kid a bust so early just shows how ignorant you are (football knowledge only)

Have to admit FZB it's not looking good.

F*ck Notre Dame.

The Miami Dolphins could have developed Tannehill this year with Brandon Marshall at receiver.

Instead they have Egnew and a third round pick in 2013. What Egnew becomes in four years really doesn't matter.

Flip side argument to that Kazaam is diva WR can disrupt confidence for a rookie QB by well being a diva and yapping at him about throws etc.

In four years Egnew would be selling shirts at Burdines if Burdines still existed.

Egnew to me looks like he just doesn't get it.

I have little faith that he ever will.

Ryan Tannehill would LOVE to have that problem and if he couldn't deal with it then he doesn't have the mental strength to be a successful qb in this league.

Dillards Woodcock?

Marshall and Tannehill has disaster written all over it, the guy didn't want to be here.

I do agree that Egnew looks like a bust but does anyone REALLY KNOW FOR SURE?..(I refer to my Paul Solia argument)

on the Flacco thing, the guy does have talent but he also has had a great team behind him, specially that defense causing turnovers and giving him a short field to work with.

ND moving to the ACC is a good positive first step, those bastars don't wanna join for football but they DO have to play 5 ACC teams and I think it will eventually happen..in the mean time its the best solution.

Over/ under on Ozzie saying something on Twitter that gets him fired?

Raider players are dropping like flies, if we can't beat this team we are in serious trouble..he he

(that's my negativo post of the day)

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/12/raiders-lose-ronald-bartell-for-4-6-weeks/

I think is going to be like 95 degrees and 100% humidity come sunday at 1 PM, unfair advantage to the home team just like the old days.

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