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October 09, 2012

The Great Pink Debate! New poll. Vote!; plus Heat title odds, Sandusky's sentence, Uncle Luke rum, NFL pix 'n fantasy, SOPY rankings & more

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THE GREAT PINK DEBATE: In my every-Tuesday in-studio appearance with the Le Batard show yesterday on 790 the Ticket/FM 104.3, I brought up something my wife had instructed me never to write or utter 1aa1breast 1aa1breast2publicly because it would get me in trouble and make me look like an idiot. That is: My feeling that the NFL goes overboard with all the pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. Don't get me wrong, I love women, I hate breast cancer and I am all in favor of awareness that promotes screenings and other preventive measures. But a month of players in pink shoes, pink wristbands and other pinkishness seems too much to me. I think one week of that would suffice. To me the issue is: Are you allowed to feel this way without automatically being pigeonholed (wrongly) as somehow anti-women? I'm throwing out a quickie poll on this just because I'm curious whether I'm in the minority or not. I know for a lot of you the most popular answer might be "I don't give a crap," but that isn't on the ballot. Please vote, anyway.

LUTHER CAMPBELL RUM. SERIOUSLY: Rapper emeritus, former Miami mayoral candidate, high school football coach and Friend of the Blog Luther Campbell has Tweeted (@unclelukereal1) that a Luther Campbell-brand rum is in the works. Updates as warranted.

JERRY SANDUSKY GOT WHAT HE DESERVED: Sandusky has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in 1aa1jerrysprison, effectively a death sentence for a man aged 68. I can find little sympathy for the former Penn State coach found guilty of 45 counts of the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period -- the scandal that shamed and devastated a great football program and led to the downfall of Joe Paterno. Far worse, of course: The toll on his victims, three of whom spoke at his sentencing. Sandusky's lack of remorse is what is most galling and, for me, erases any shot at sympathy. To the end, he maintained his innocence even in the face of compelling testimony from those he abused. To the end, he heard the testimony of those he abused, and called them liars. Pathetic.

1aa1noshirtNFL PIX 'N FANTASY: A mixed bag on our picks; more misery in fantasy. NFL predix: We'll take that 11-3 mark straight-up, but the 6-8 vs. the spread disappoints. Wrong side of too many close calls. Not bad overall, though. We nailed outright upset picks by Rams and Seahawks, and rightly had Dolphins and Jets with the points. Bad luck on our Upset of the Week call, with Skins over Falcons looking pretty stout until RGIII went down. (Pictured, for no apparent reason: A shirtless Tim Tebow). Greg's Lobos: There are strong inidcations I suck at fantasy. The Lobos fell to 1-4 in a 173-107 loss. Got 30 from Aaron Rodgers and 25 from Ryan Mathews but had too many players stiff me with single-figure scores.

PANIC SURROUNDS WINLESS HEAT!: I'm kidding, of course. Just wanted to see what that headline looked like. Everybody knows we only overreact and panic after regular season Heat losses. Miami dropped its preseason opener in Atlanta and nobody cares. Now the team is in China for two games vs. the Clippers. Wonder if the Chinese realize those won't matter, either.

It's official: Heat favorites to repeat as champs: New preseason odds out from Bovada have Heat the NBA championship favorite at 11-5 followed by Lakers at 5-2 and Thunder at 9-2. It's a three-horse race with nobody else closer than the Bulls' 14-1. Over/under for Miami wins is a league-high 61. 

BASEBALL UPDATE: "LET'S GO, O'S! LET'S GO, O'S!": Forgive me but with my favorite team (Red Sox) 1aa1birdoand my hometown team (Marlins) both wallowing in the 2012 gutter about six million miles from this postseason, what am I left to do but root against the Yankees? It doesn't hurt that they are playing a lovable Cinderella in an O's franchise that was last in the playoffs in 1997 and hasn't won a World Series since '83. All eight remaining teams in action today: Detroit leading Oakland 2-1 and Yanks and O's tied 1-1; and Cincinnati leading San Fran 2-1, and Washington-St. Louis tied 1-1.

Poll result: Yankees, O's have most backing in baseball playoffs: In a previous blogpost we asked who you were most hoping would win the World Series among the 10 original playoff teams and the Yankees' 18.7 percent support edged the Orioles' 14.2% for honors. Four others scored in double figures.

HALFTIME: TAKING MEASURE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON: We're roughly halfway through and the first BCS standings are about to come out so it's time to take stock of what teams could be headed to Miami for the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship and Jan. 1 Orange Bowl, both at Dolphin stadium. Click on Title Town for my latest column. I posit that while this past weekend wasn't very good for Miami (the University of), it was potentially very good for Miami (the city hosting two big bowls).

SOPY RANKINGS (WEEK 6): NO CHANGE IN TOP 3: This college football season marks the blog debut of our weekly State Offensive Player of the Year (SOPY) rankings, which I like to call the "Sunshine State Heisman." Our chart encompasses the most productive seasons of any quarterback, running back or receiver from the state's seven FBS teams: Miami, Florida 1aa1canesmand FSU, FIU and FAU, and South Florida and UCF. (Note: Rankings consider only passing, rushing and receiving, not returns). 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. Because our rankings are cumulative, players on a bye week take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. After Week 6 it's B.J. Daniels of South Florida on top for a fourth straight week, with UM's Stephen Morris (pictured) again second. The SOPY Top 10 entering Week 7:

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

1 (1)     B.J. Daniels, South Florida-qb     127.5 = 1,113

2 (2)     Stephen Morris, Miami-qb     114.5 = 1,017

3 (3)     E.J. Manuel, FSU-qb     99 = 929.5   

4 (5)     Chris Thompson, FSU-rb     170 = 776

5 (8)     Blake Bortles, UCF-qb     186.5 = 708

6 (4)     Jake Medlock, FIU-qb     DNP = 616.5

7 (--)     Mike Gillislee, Florida-rb     158 = 604

8 (6)     Duke Johnson, Miami-rb     57 = 599

9 (7)     Jeff Driskel, Florida-qb     31.5 = 558.5

10 (9)     Phillip Dorsett, Miami-wr     6 = 490

Bubble: Graham Wilbert, FAU-qb, 460.5

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

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Any particular reason FAU is over FIU? FAU's lone win came against FCS-Wagner, whom they barely edged out. FIU's win, though it wasn't "decisive", at least came against an FBS school.

Because Cote is a FAU graduate. Not worried, by the time season is over, FIU will be above FAU in what will eventually be a very disappointing season for FIU considering all of the TOP 25, BCS Buster preseason hype from ESPN, SI, and others.

So in my humble opinion Jerry Sandusky got off easy, Me?..I would have shot him in the head a long time ago.

Sooo how do you guys think Biden is going to do?..he he

http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/_/j/2/biden-microphone.jpg

Cote, Make sure you pick the Rams to beat the Dolphins this sunday.


WHY DON'T VAMPIRES SUCK ON LAWYERS' BLOOD ??...


PROFESSIONAL COURTESY......

agreed, Sandusky got off easy

so, where is everybody today ????

Sorry to hear that Mongo is in the last few days of his life. Alex Karras, one of the good guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10&feature=fvwrel

I heard the same thing yesterday, long live Mongo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9P2B7NUPfM

hell of a player with the old Lions....


Mongo is simply pawn in game of life.....

UM's Phillip Dorsett threatened on Twitter after Notre Dame drops...


Stay Classy Cane Fans ...

I agree SOLDY, some of these people really need to get a life, to threatened a young man in college is class-less..

UF 'fan' reading every article written about the University of Miami not only on the Miami Herald but also on the Sun Sentinel.

Stay pathetic Soldy.

"Finally, somebody is cracking down on Big Bird," Obama quipped. "Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban. He's driving for the border."

Hey, that's pretty funny. I wish I would have said that.

Cut -- One unnecessary program, two unnecessary programs, three unnecessary programs...

About time they took that trash off the airwaves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdim8hWR44

This Dolphin team is few players away from being a serious contender.

Kaz nice goose egg from Flacco Sunday.

What's up yall just got back from visiting FL. for a week with the fam Disney and a little S. FL mixed in too nice.

Same old sh*t here people bashing Ireland (with a few exceptions) etc even after a great road win yawn.

Flacco's goose egg came in an AFC win.

How'd Garrard do in his?

Kazaam wasted hundreds of dollars to watch his Canes (who are on a horrible downward spiral and are obviously not any good) get waxed by a highly overrated team. Great decision of the week! Carry on.

HOW ABOUT LOCKING JERRY SANDUSKY UP WITH THIS YOUNG BOY?

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/08/3040874/man-arrested-for-murder-of-woman.html#morer

or does he only go for wite meat?

Evening all. Is it me or does it appear even after all this guy has done, all he put his family and community through and even after getting 30+year sentence he still looks "hungry." This guy would even raise Chris Hansen's eyebrows.
http://blogs.herald.com/.a/6a00d83451587d69e2017ee40ea822970d-pi

Kazaam,

see previous thread re: randy starks and i believe karlos dansby at about 9:15 on 9oct12

boy that was an awful game in chicago- so sorry! philip dorsett-hideeeose

Rawpimple - I'm sure you can't understand how meeting a bunch of college friends in Chicago for a Miami-Notre Dame game at Soldier Field could be a great weekend even if your team lost. It's a college football thing.

If I cared about dropping $600 for a game I wouldn't go.

Kazaam,

hear you in a big way about meeting up with friends; when USC played iowa in the orange bowl- big blowout after iowa scored on the opening kickoff, i found some friends from college days a couple of rows behind me at joe robbie's stadium. fantastic to relive our years together, including USC's 72 football team and 71 basketball team (24-2, only lost to UCLA twice and no tournament in those days)- the trojans' greatest squads in both sports. friendship is not a function of time or locale, but a function of friendship- real deep stuff, huh? glad you had a great time despite the horrible effort by UM.

I am not a ND fan but God did make the Irish # 1.

Cote, agree with you 100% on the pink issue, for what it's worth.

Prostate cancer is as prevalent, less detectible, and more applicable to NFL fans.

Only reason the NFL celebrates breast cancer is so they can sell pink jerseys to women.

Kaz, you are correct. The NFL ONLY get's involved in issues if they can profit from it in some way.....

Kazaam- Agree with you 100% on the Prostate cancer. As my wife who has cancer tells me, not breast cancer, they must have a bigger lobby in this country because, Prostate cancer is just as prevelant as breast cancer. They just don't have the advocates that breast cancer has. I don't know about the pink jerseys.

SAD, SAD NEWS-ALEX KARRAS, RIP

one of the truly phenomenal players in college history- aterror at iowa, where if memory serves he came in 2nd in the heisman voting as a DT. his years with the lions were all pro, and his intelligence was apparent in both his acting and TV announcing career on MNF, where he tangled with howard cosell every single game, it seemed.

FAVORITE ALEX KARRAS MNF MOMENT: after a catch by a player, who caught the ball surrounded by opponents, the following dialogue occurred:

COSELL: "HE (the receiver) was CIRCUMSCRIBED on that play!!"

ALEX KARRAS: "howard, aren't we all?"

well, a lot of us are. alex karras the man was a gift to the world of its sports and its fans, then a movie career launched by the unforgettable mongo of "blazing saddles". another of the great ones of my youth gone, another football player whose wits were attacked by football caused dementia. just as eric winston stated in the interview posted by Kazaam, the players know the risks they are taking and know they will live shorter lives for having played football as pros. if you are one who enjoys the NFL, consider sending a couple of bucks to "gridiron greats" to help those who have made our sundays, monday nights and, in the case of a former detroit lion, thanksgiving days, such a source of joy.

RE: THE NFL GOING "PINK"

maybe the world is ignorant to the fact that about 10% of breast cancer afflictees are MALES. my brother-in-law is currently undergoing chemo/radiation (not wished upon my worst enemy) and in the world of pro football, manyn years ago the longtime viking DB karl kassulke was diagnosed with breast cancer, first time i learned that men are not immune to the dread disease in this form. my mother, OBM, also had breast cancer in the days when radical mastectomies were the only procedures; thank G-d, she survived to live twenty plus years after. and that talented and stone fox of a woman, christina applegate, had radicals performed as a pre-emptive measure against future occurences. i'd "foxtrot" with her anytime anywhere, even without knockers- just would be able to get closer. i am not in favor of top-heavy women, and prefer a solid and well rounded caboose (but not of jennifer lopez proportions- she is ugly, pock-marked and has a hideous "used food" dept."

Shadow - I did not know that men got breast cancer and I'm with you against big sloppy jugs (you know, past age 20 when they'll stay up by themselves...).

But 157 in 100,000 get prostate cancer, 120 in 100,000 get breast cancer.

If 10% of breast cancer cases are men, 90% are women. Prostate cancer is 100% men.

80% of NFL fans are men, 15% are tolerant girlfriends, 5% are women who are actual fans.

From where I'm sitting it should all add up to "pinky in the butthole November".

Too bad there's no untapped market for brown jerseys.

kazaam, brown jerseys ? odd comment

Hey Cote,

The only Pink I know comes with a Floyd..

all kidding aside, the NFL should designate the whole month for people to be aware for all types of cancer..

OC, thatls for your post..it is quite funny..

http://www.captionedpolitics.com/img/201205/caption28.jpg

and now as a fan of the U

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2010/3/30/129144424372619863.jpg

I'm ready for thursday night !!!..bring it on.

http://usbacklash.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/biden-kisses-stranger-woman-on-lips-at-campaign-stop.jpg

Kazaam,

yes, i go for the FIT rectal exam (Finger In Tuchus) every couple of years. so far, thank Heaven, so good.

it is a trade-off between prostate and testicular versus ovarian, but we are all praying for mankind to come up with the cure/prevention of the dread disease in all forms. both my folks had it, so you know that...

Judaism says that before a disease is introduced into the world by its Maker, the components for the cure are already in existence. such as with polio, when the work of salk and then sabin with materials already in existence, the cure for polio was "discovered" and this horrible disease has all but been eradicated. same with the death sentence that used to come with HIV/AIDS- then a quick death but now with the "cocktails" derived, it is a livable condition- magic johnson a prime beneficiary of medicinal science. when mankind has come to its senses and we start being the moral and ethical people that is desired of us, the dread disease that took my dad, OBM, our beloved maddog, and millions of others will be history, as we of the Tribe say, may it be speedily in our days.

Greg, your Great Pink Debate misses a more elemental rationale. Football is fundamentally a male activity. Sure, sure, sure, there are plenty of women that watch, participate, support, etc, etc., but basically, the sport is a pure male expression.

When such an expression rises to define a country, and on such a world stage, a demand is automatically generated within the enterprise. One that must go towards satisfying expressional needs of the other gender.

The fact that the NFL supports breast cancer is inconsequential, to the point that it seems to rise to what women identify with as the #1 female disease. Were it to be some other form of common gender dominant plague, I promise you that that would then substitute all the many pink paraphernalia.

Thank God that nagging is not a disease.

So, do any of you guys think we are going to blow this game to the Rams??

I say we win and go into our bye week with a 500 record, from then on we have a chance to win our next five, now I can't really predict that we will but we have a shot at it..

While the Canes have a winning record at 4-2 there is no question they are not ready to compete against anyone this year, its going to take another two years for Golden to finish ramaking the roster with his players plus those same player's need to mature physically and mentally, its a process that can't be rushed...Either way I'll be there on Sat supporting my team.

coaching has been a big factor for the Dolphins this year, contrary to what a lot of nay-sayers have said, Philbin is the right coach, he has the respect of the players and they are playing hard for him couple that with Tannehill's development and we have a bright future..

FZB,

when musicians get political, i chuck their artistry, and pink floyd is a group that i have never given any of my attention,despite their vast popularity.

roger waters just concluded his stint on a jury deliberating on the conduct and policies of the israelis towards the arabs of their neighborhood. of course with cynthia mckinney, angela davis, alice walker (all black, female, and fire-breathing ant-semites) on the panel with him the israelis were found "guilty as charged"- well, screw all of them, especially amgela davis complicit in the murder of police and bailiffs in the george jackson breakout in the early 70s. maybe roger waters is ignorant of the treatment of jews who were longtime residents of arab countries when the partition plan was developed-possesions and homes confiscated, and booted out of their ancestral homelands of centuries. or ignorant of the arabs' desire to throw the jews into the meditteranean after the state of israel (of which i am no big fan) was declared. or ignorant of the bombings of busses, hijacking of planes, killing of american citizens- the achille lauro, the hijacking of the TWA flight...

the state of israel is not gonna disappear, much to the consternation of radicals all over the world. no arabs were ever forced out of the Holy Land, no arabs wre transferred to jordan or ethnically cleansed (read massacred) out of the area by israel. when the arabs were given basically offered 99.9% of what they wanted by ehud barak, they refused; why? because it is apparent to anyone with eyes in their heads that the only solution acceptable to the arabs and the political muslims is the jews floating in the meditteranean by the millions, every single one.

whatever roger waters has going musically, let his fans enjoy to the max. as a poltician, human activist or whatever you wanna call that aspect of his life, he can go to hell special delivery. and angela davis the murderess, alice walker and cynthia mckinney along with him.

Mr. Shadow, I really don't know much on Roger waters political background but their music was way ahead of their time and will live on forever..Just my humble opinion.

and for the record I do agree with you, if he disagrees on the state of Israel or is an anti-semi then fack him..

FZB, (back to football)

i cannot disagree with the optimism about the dolphin season. a win over the rams and they are into a very winnable chunk of games. dan carpenter straigtened out would help things and if he has another clunker kicking, it is gonna be tough. the NFL is a competitive league, and those teams without new england/GB/NO level offense are gonna live and die on their kickers' legs.

and again, #17 has been a pleasant-more than pleasant- player at QB after the bad game vs. the texans who just said goodbye to brian cushing for the season.

the dolphins' most pressing problem is the OL, with pouncey and the rookie RT the only consistently good players. jerry, incognito (who looks like frankenstein's monster when suited up), and the big oaf at LT are disasters who make running the ball successfully deendent on the skill of reggie bush. it is criminal how many times #22 gets the rock and has five defenders meet him in the backfield. those who were giddy about the doilphin "rushing attack" have had to come back to earth after the last couple of games; without the superhuman skill of reggie bush the dolphins would be among the worst running teams in football. only the presence of reggie bush makes their running worth defending, and when that happens ryan tannehill will have time to throw and his passcatchers will have much more single coverage.

if we thought oakland was gonna be a yardstick of the dolphins status, a well-coached bunch of rams with a guy with and arm and steven jackson, who has played for lousy teams but is dynamic will be another game to gauge the dolphins status. they have a much easier schedule than NE, and after blowing two games are still within sight of the patriots. not a bad place to be- however, they do get NE twice at the end of the year. 8-8 may be an understatement if they keep at this level and beat the easier teams they face.

I'll take 8-8 at the end of the year, heck most of you guys were saying will be lucky to win three games this year.

FZB,

despite what looked like a bleak season to a lot of us (i think i was at 5-11), 8-8 might be a disappointment when it is all done. those two overtime games were killers, and 8-8 would have been 10-6, which spells playoffs for most teams. if #17>#82 remains a potent combination (will be difficult to keep at this pace) and #22 can pop a couple of "run bombs" it might be really interesting.

FZB,

my british pal graham is an ardent fan of the who, from their inception basically, and he also has all of pink floyd's early albums in his possesion, which gives them an elevated status as he knows his music, especially the english groups of the heyday of the mid 60s to early 70s. as you know, i am a blues and country oriented listener in terms of album music (chart singles, radio music, is in a different league) so pink floyd or peter green's no ovaries fletwood mac is a no contest. the stones, led zep, animals, yardbirds... all had blues songs in their repertoire and rate with the ole shadow; the orchestral groups, such as the moody blues (except for the fantastic single "go now"), king crimson, emerson, lake and palmer... i don't even bother with them. did you ever check out the two "more and more"s i posted- the original little milton and then the blood, sweat and tears tremendous job on their second album? bless youtube, great storehouse of music as compiled by the uploaders.

“I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the state … The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”

George Washington in his farewell address.

Creativity is the gift of the Creator, thus, any filtration by us makes us less Godly.

Personally, politically, intellectually, I can't stand the likes of Michael Moore, Matt Damon, Oliver Stone, Pete Segeer, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, and a thousand others. My challenge is always not to let my individual filters get in the way of enjoying their particular creative interpretations.

Kaz, Thank God he said farewell!

Sorry. Couldn't help the cheap joke.

I think it is wonderful to show support for those suffering from any sickness where death is a possibility specially one as cruel as breast cancer. With that said, I do agree that the NFL has taken it several steps too far however I am not surprised.
If you watch the NFL Network you have probably noticed the NFL's effort to womanize football. How silly it is to have so many female reporters, program hosts etc side by side with so many ex players that most of the times look amazed at some of the silly issues and comments that are reported and express by these women.
Listen, nothing against women but please, I don't really care watching tampon commercials while trying to get a little information on who are the favories for next Sunday games.
The womanization of sports is in top form and no one seems to care.

Creativity comes from a god?

Charles Manson must have been close to sainthood...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2oZWpqtNi4

We as a human race keep repeating the same mistakes our ancestor's made, from wars to the enviroment to famine and slavery..no one gives a shit and we won't change as a race...So what do we do then??

what's our escape ? women,music and sports which why we are here.

in case anyone is interested..that Stones are celebrating their 50th year anniversary as a band, damn impressive if you asked me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c

shadow, I did checked out your post's..excellent...and yes hurray for youtube..you can find anything there..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF2FWhq2haQ&feature=related

and who can forget Cream...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYYeM_t6b5c

OC, you made a good point, I feel the same way, I can hate someone's political view but admire something else they do..

Al Gore ( the inventor of the internet) is one, the guy is a total clown as far as I'm concerned but he is a champion for the enviroment and is trying to raise awareness for it...

Good article, FZ. Thanks.

OYE, donde esta Woodcock ??? en la carcel ???

and here is another good write up for our young stud franchise QB...Yeah, I said it..I'm drinking the kool aid.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000079047/article/rookie-qb-ranks-andrew-luck-ryan-tannehill-shine?module=HP11_content_stream

Boys!! It's time to stretch those hammies!

Stay away from Matt. He's spoken for.

For those without time to read it, the last sentence summarizes it pretty well:


'The Dolphins should fire him then have all the Dolphins Zombies tear away at his melanin-lacking, freak flesh.'

Nice post shad. I didn't know about Waters' political affiliation but if I chose only to like artistry coming from individuals who shared my political views I would have to drop more than 2/3 of the artists. In this particular case since you are Jewish I can see why you would give Waters and Pink Floyd the high hat. I have the same feelings for some of the "artists" and I use the term lightly, who go to Cuba or otherwise support Fidel Castro's regime. Good for you Shadow if we can't support our own who the hell will.

Oye FZ congratulations you have to be the only Cuban that I know that gives a fock about the environment. No jodas brother if you think it's hot in Miami today you should have been here in 1960 when we couldn't afford AC. There isn't a self respecting Cuban living in Miami that doesn't hearken for the good old days of Chevy Impalas with the 327 V8s and the freezing cold AC that came with them from good old Detroit, Michigan. You environmentalists fucked up the country when you started buying all those little four bangers from all those slanty eyed countries. Hell, if we wanted to drive around in those little coffee grinders why the hell would we have dropped two eggs on those MOFOS in 1945.

Kazaam,

your hatred for everything Ireland is quite obvious, still it doesn't mean that you or the rest of the mindless posse (sorry guys) that wants him fired is correct.

is quite the opposite, slowly you are seeing evidence that what I have been telling you guys is correct (I'm talking about Parcells) , even local writers have picked up on some of it, (not just Omar kelly), you keep saying he was responsible for everything rotten under the sun and the Dolphins but even you can't deny the fact that Ireland's track record the last two years has been very good and how well he and coach Philbin are working together as they rebuild this team through the draft.

we have a bunch of young guys that are finally showing promise, players like Misi, S Smith,J jerry, R Jones, N Carroll to name a few, now those players were not picked by Ireland (I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT) but to you they were but my point is the team IS going in the right direction and you can't stand it..

stupidity has no boundaries for some people, the article you posted was written by a clue-less clown who's only purpose is to entice a response from people with an IQ of less than a rock, I guess we all know now how intelligent you are..

you are still clue-less about everything football..but hey I still like you..

Woodcock,

Si meng, I try to do by best for the environment, I've been trying to cut down on farting (is kind of difficult with all the frijoles negros by wife feeds me) I recycle and try to save water by taking a shower or two with the Mrs as often as possible.

if we don't do it we're going to leave a mess for our kids...But like you a wouldn't mind going to the old days every once in a while, oye time's change..

I stil won't mind if we drop a couple of eggs on those bastard's in the middle east if you get my drift..I'm trying to be politically correct here..

FZB - that's a whole lot of words for not saying anything.

I don't 'bame him for everything', I take his 2011 draft as evidence that he has an outdated philosophy like his mentor and should be replaced.

I'm wrong why?

OC, Where does God come from? Where exactly does God's creativity come from? How can one separate creativity from destruction when both occur simuntaneously? Who am I exactly? What can I know? What shall I do? Why anything at all? Why questions? Who is whom? What is what? When is when precisely? Where is where exactly? (according to Sir Jimi "Ain't no like nowhere.") How precisely does anything occur at all. Don't get too blinded by science useful as it can be...

useful & a CASH COW! MOOOOO!

FZB,

if memory serves, when "i'm a man" and the folow -up "shapes of things" were recorded, jeff beck was the force behind those incredible solos that ended both records. when he left to start his own group with rod stewart as singer and ronnie wood on bass, jimmy page took over. among the greatest albums ever is "(having a) rave up with the yardbirds"- smokestack lightning (see, they all did howling wolf songs), the rock-a-billy "the train kept a-rollin" (don't even bother to listen to aerosmith after hearing this incredible version with 2 or 3 guitar breaks, all the singles that came from the album, and the incredible "still i'm sad", borrowed tune from a gregorian monastery chant. the yardbirds were phenomenal no matter who played guitar-clapton, beck or jimmy page; keith relf was a great singer who died a few years ago after surviving an electic short circuit that almost killed him on-stage.

Mr. Woodcock,

the bearded one 90 miles from here is currently "playing host" to a member of the tribe that is being held for being a spy for the CIA. his physical condition is weaker than weak and he is not gonna last much longer in the "five star" accomodations he has been ggiven. i think the guy's name is alan gross and methinks he will be shipped back to the USA just before the throes of death in a "humanitarian gesture".

as far as separating the argument from the arguer and the art from the artist, i don't mind when the artist knows what the **** he or she is talking about; but when it comes to sean types, as great an actor as he is, and past "fast times" he has done some really incredibly well received performances, he and alec baldwin and susan sarandon can move to england, where they will find that they have to buy an island on which to live to escape the 50-60% tax bracket (about) that they would fall in. the stones don't have that french chateau where they get it together for their tours cause they like to speak french; they all move to the USA or the continent because the brits tax them to death.

i wasn't much of a redneck during the vietnam days, but that didn't stop me from listening to merle haggard doing "the fighting side of me" or "okie from muskogee", very heavy on the flag-waving patriotic love it or leave it stuff. then there was his non-political stuff, "mama tried"-awesome by him, awesome by the dead, or "life in prison" done by the byrds. seeing alec baldwin on all those commercials makes me want to vomit, smug self-righteous a**hole, who married kim basinger after prince was done with her as his sex slave. and smart was she also, buying that town in georgia that pretty much broke her financially.

Mr. Woodcock,

sorry i left off "penn" which should have been sean penn-types" in the post above. man he must have something going if madonna is still pining for him after dennis rodman, jose canseco, alex rodriquez, and countless other males and females of the species.

Clapton with Cream made some truly etheral sounds imo.

fellers,

green bay's season has become a nightmare and i, who mocked those who picked the bears to win but noted that the packer schedule was brutal, can see chicago finishing ahead of the mush-brained jay cutler and friends. meanwhile the vikings are in the hunt and should they defeat the bears may help the pack get to the top. a 9-7 NFC "central" champ may be in the wings.

Hey what about Charlie Daniels classic "Uneasy Rider?" and "Preident Nixon was God."

Duh PREIDENT. Man. Once yer frontal lobes are gone they are very, very hard to retrieve.

Just caught Corben's new 30 for 30 documentary on athlete's going broke.

Liked one of the last statements, by Bart Scott - Steve Biscotti told him he could live like a king for a year or a prince for life. That's what it all comes down to. Sad stuff all around, especially Bernie Kosar.

r. duke, ehr...Ricky, the answers to the questions you ask are answered in my book. Keeping with Cote's tradition of offering items, I'll send you an autographed copy soon after I finish writing it.

Kazaam, Ireland doesn't have an "out dated philosophy"..Parcells did, he has proven on more than one occasion that he is willing to take a player than Parcells never would have considered.

you keep going back to the 2011 draft and harping on the fact that he picked M Pouncey in the 2011 draft and didn't go for any of the QB's that were available without taking into consideration that maybe he was not sold or have a conviction on any of them,, you keep saying that he picked Pouncey a center and that he was the highest a center had been picked without giving him credit for the pick as one of the best for the whole draft since Pouncey is already considered one of the best at his position in the whole NFL.

Parcells would have never picket Tannehill because of his draft philosophy but Ireland did, but instead of giving him credit you would probably say that he was "forced" by the owner or he felt obligated to do it because the "fans" wanted it.

you are entitled to your opinion but most of the time your arguments lack facts and you refuse to give the guy any credit, Ireland's draft record the last two years is solid. if you don't think so I challenge you to pick ANY CURRENT GM IN THE NFL and see and go back the last ten years of drafts and you've be surprised at how many of those picks are still with their original teams after just four years.


FZB, ole pal. No offense intended, but your obsession with Jeff Ireland is only seconded by mike1's obsession in trashing Marino.

Kazaam,

i heard billy corben on the radio last week plugging his new 30 for 30 piece. of course i was curious as to who the subjects of "broke" would be- bernie kosar was a gimme as he is a local and his financial disasters have been common knowledge around here. kosar, a tremendous football mind even when playing as a freshman, sounds speech impaired and dulled, probably from drinking away his blues. very sad as he was a very good QB at UM and was terrific in that incredible game against nebraska. gotta commend tom osborne for not kicking the tying extra point which would have given the huskers the national title. in hindsight, playing in a hostile atmosphere and having a couple of key fumbles dampen their chances, maybe they should have kicked the point and taken the title. an incredible amount of talent in that game- maybe nobody ever had three weapons like turner gill, mike rozier and irving fryar in that option system that nebraska used for osborne's tenure. i was rooting for the huskers and felt for them in their loss; turner gill was one of my favorite option QBs, and i have had many.

If Jeff Ireland thinks he has the ability to pick college quarterback who will succeed in the NFL, when history has shown that picking a quarterback is a crapshoot, then he's an arrogant a**hole.

If he didn't think there was a quarterback worth taking over a center out of Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, and Ryan Mallett, he's not only an arrogant a**hole, he's also wrong and a bad GM.

I don't like Parcells, I hate Parcells, I hate his outdated philosophy, I hate his waste of high draft picks, and I hate his protégée, who shares his outdated philosophy and wasted high draft picks.

Your 'challenge' makes no sense. Great franchises hit on at least half their players, at least half go on to either be resigned or lost in free agency.

Jeff Ireland's only been in charge for two years, so obviously it doesn't matter that none of the Dolphins draft picks from the past 10 years are still on the team or that most of the picks made from 2008 when Jeff Ireland was made GM were busts.

Give Ireland a fair comparison. Compare his last two years to any GM in the league. Is there another GM whose 2012 3rd round draft pick isn't on the active roster? What CURRENT GMS IN THE NFL have been worse?

OC, I anxiously await such a text from a sky high IQ. I wonder how Stephen Hawkings would repond to Ricky's quieries? Slowly I bet. Silent Knowledge is best kind. Clear, concise, laser seeing. Intellectual frameworks hurt this humble Waldo boy's mind to point of virtual dry heaves. Hey but were all built differently serving different roles fer.. ahhh. That's what yer book will explain OC. Call it "The Thing in Itself."

duke - how can you have internet and no youtube? Another video wasted on this lot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug

OC,

I'm not obsessed with Ireland but I will defend the guy based on what I know and a little bit of common sense that tells me that two years is not enough time for any GM to turn the roster over and or establish a track record whether good or bad.

Kazaam, I don't follow other teams to know how many of their drafts picks are inactive and neither do you, you are just picking on Egnew because the guy has been clue less up to now but no one knows if the guy is a bust yet or not since is way too early to give up on him..

you say great teams hit on at least half of their picks implying the % is higher, OK, I'll take you up on that one, show me Ozzie Newsome's draft record the last two years...Your a fan of the Ravens so you know their team better than me.

Jimmy Smith, Torrey Smith, Jah Reid, Tandon Doss, Chykie Brown, Pernell McPhee, Tyrod Taylor, Courtney Upshaw, Kelechi Osemele, Bernard Pierce, Gino Gradkowski, Christian Thompson, Asa Jackson, Tommy Streeter, DeAngelo Tyson.

Jimmy Smith, Torrey Smith, Upshaw, Osemele, and McFee are starters and big time contributors.

Reid, Doss, Brown, Taylor, Pierce, Gradkoskie, Thompson, and Tyson are all backups and contributing each week.

Asa Jackson is on the practice squad, Tommy Streeter is on IR.

Answering my own question, no. There isn't another NFL team whose 2012 third round pick isn't on the active roster.

I still have the same question for you: What CURRENT GMS IN THE NFL have been worse than Jeff Ireland over the past two years?

Why do you think Jeff Ireland is irreplaceable? What has he done that outweighs change for the change's sake? There are over a hundred people with better resumes than Jeff Ireland for the Dolphins' GM position.

The average NFL team has 8 scouts.

8*32 = 256 people who can do what Jeff Ireland does. Of course that doesn't include any higher level NFL personnel who may still have career aspirations or self respect.

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

there was some article today, of which I did not read the details, that Ireland and a guy from another team may be canned ..something Parcells related. not kidding.

I think the surprise of the season is that defense is playing pretty well. except Sean Smith still has knack for not being able to hold onto easy pics. Tannehill isn't bad..just mistake prone. And Bush is helping us out a lot.

Given how bad the AFC is (look at the records), if the Phins are good, they can come back for a playoff spot.

Shadow, did you get to witness 66,000 in Seattle in rowny bliss Sunday night vs Portland? I'm just loving the popularity of the sport in that region.
Word is Orlando is a lock for an MLS team if they build a stadium. Their 2nd division team Orlando City Lions, is averaging 7000. I had thought the NY Cosmos would be next.

Donovan is out for both US games. US can be in some serious trouble if they don't secure at least 4 points in the final 2 games. Donovan not playing is big. At leas Bradley is back.

ESPN is giving us some qualifying games to watch..
Friday, Russia - Portugal from Moscow. Spain-France next Tuesday. FSC will have England -San Marino Friday. But not England - Poland next Tuesday..til now FSC has shown all England games.

oh... interesting development. Guyana is playing it's home game vs Mexico this Friday and they will play in Dynamo stadium here in Houston. Mexico has already advanced and Guyana is already out..so this is not much more than a friendly. Mexico is playing its stars.

I'm not a fan of Cricket as much as I'm not a fan of baseball, but I have to admit it was interesting that the Cricket World Cupo Final was televised on major TV. I watched bits and pieces and it was great seeing the enthusiastic crowd. As West Indies won agan Sri Lanka.

I love getting chances to see sports which are uncommon in the US.


Kazaam, I used to be that into sports; but I guess agge has become a factor where I'm just not interested enough. group of friends and I drove up to see the Peach Bowl when U. Miami was up and coming. We made a week long road trip out of it into N.C. to see snow for the first time. Yes, I still do tend to see the Phins games wyhen they are in Houston (except this year). .and at least once when I'm in Miami...with a group of old friends..

But for the last 8 months, lot of my U. Michigan friends and I talked about going to Dallas (just 4 hrs away) for the Alabama game. When it came down to it, no one was really motivated to spend hundreds on tickets, and deal with traffic and parking ..just to see us get whipped. ..although we really didnt expect that muich of a whipping.

I still like going to the occasional big game or novelty..this went to the Euro 2012 opening game.
Whixch waqs freakin awesome experience. And the game itself was crazy in surprises.

anyone think Houston or Atlanta going unbeaten and breaking the 72 Phins record?
If the Triple Crown can happen so can the unbeaten season. I'm not thrilled with the team where I reside would be the one breaking the record.

Houston seems solid and their schedule seems like a breeze given the state of teams in their division. They are at home (inside closed stadium) vs Green Bay, which is playing crappy.

Not many more challenges this season except the Patriots. That Texan defense can get to Brady though..all someone has to do is put a mild hurt on Brady and he becomes a baby...mostly because he's not used to it.

What if both teams are undefeated going into the Super Bowl?

Ben Franklin said an investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. Travel is a close second, recently heard there's going to be a world cup in Brazil, I'm definitely checking that out.

Patriots already ran the table, they ended regular season undefeated talk. When a team goes 16-0 it'll come up again, f*ck no the Texans and Falcons aren't winning 19 straight.

Kazaam,

they make the girls lovely in brazil- tom brady's wife is second tier; the brazilian women in any olympic event are hot. the girls and goals are enough reasons to attend WC 2014, even for non-aficionados.

mike1,

great to wake up to your posts.

the USA even without landon donavan is a sure thing to qualify, as clint dempsey will get him there by himself if he has to. the man is a goal-scoring machine and the devout christian playing for the spurs (traditionally "jewish" side) is fine with me. i even look past his tats.

couldn't watch seattle/portland because of the holiday that began at sundown sunday night; i know i missed an electric atmosphere.

love cricket, even though i am still puzzled a bit by winning on runs or on innings!! bought the magnificent DVD "fire in babylon", a chronicle of the rise of the "windies" to the top of the cricket world. ESPN shows it quite a bit and that and "blue moon rising"-about man city pre-trophy season- and its long suffering fans and having to deal with the red devils in the same town was extra-ordinary. in the EPL it is tottenham, wigan, stoke and swansea for whom i root. can't stand chelsea or liverpool as units, but admire many of the players, especially peter czec (?) in that funny bonnet he wears to protect his noggin on corners.

have bein sports on my dish package-courtesy of my terrific wife- so i look forward to the non-USA sports and especially to the south american qualifiers coming up, from which i guess brazil is exempted as the host country. isn't it going to be winter there if they play in june-early august? howm is that gonna work? stay well, good friend

Kazaam,

alright Kaz, here are the Dolphins drafts the last two years...

Pouncey,Thomas,gates,Clay,Kearse,Wilson,Tannehill,Martin,Vernon,Egnew,Miller,Kaddu,Cunningham,Kendall,Matthews.

15 drafts picks of which 12 are still with the team.

2 are with other teams in the NFL (Gates & Kearse)

3 are starters and contributing big time.(Pouncey,T-Hill & Martin)-Ravens have 4

6 are solid back ups and special teams contributors- (Thomas,Clay,Miller,vernon,Kendall & Wilson, Kaddu was just promoted and could be 7 in time)-Ravens have 8

so by your scenario the Ravens picks have been a little better than the Dolphins but NOT THAT MUCH BETTER, the difference is not substantial..So by your own words, Ireland is the worst GM in the NFL but as you can see he is a little less than Newsome.

you asked this question-Why do I think he is irreplaceable?...HE IS NOT, but two years is not enough of a track record to get rid of a guy that has shown ability has a talent evaluator and is clearly getting better and is working very well with our new coach, the other thing that you need to take into consideration is that in the 2011 draft Sparano was still here and Ireland was drafting for a different philosophy and now that Philbin is here the 2012 draft reflects that change.

Ozzie Newsome has been there a long time with the Ravens and they clearly know what they are looking for their system..They have continuity.

If he gets fired (like you all want) then we would have to start ALL OVER AGAIN WITH ANOTHER PHILOSOPHY and the whole cycle will start all over again because the new GM and new coach will have to get their type players in and I sincerely doubt you guys will give the new guy that comes in 4 full years to make the team competitive.

I'm die hard Dolphins fans (unlike you) and if they get rid of Ireland I will support the decision and embrace the new guy but you all need to realize that he will need a minimum of 4 years to get establish, and honestly I really don't want to go through that, I rather give Ireland the next two years and then we'll see after that.

addendum,

I don't know why the rest of the names didn't post,sorry.

Miller,Kaddu,Cunningham,Kendall,matthews.

FZB,

we are up a little early this A.M., no? since i stay out of your running dialogue with Kazaam about whose picks are better, i guess that makes me a draft dodger. to me what's done is done draftwise and the end of the season will prove who had the better takes.

FZB I think I did see Cote write a positve article on Ireland today though just saw headline only.

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