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November 16, 2012

Would you like to rent Ryan Tannehill for dinner or a bar mitzvah? Details here; plus NFL predix, FIU-FAU, anti-Marlins landslide, Heat Big 5@10 & more

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RYAN TANNEHILL FOR RENT. NO, SERIOUSLY: Tiki Barber has founded a company called Thuzio, a forum through which fans can rent the time of athletes. Most are retired, many are obscure. But some 1aa1rentryan 1aa1forrentare not. One name that jumped out at me was our boy Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins rookie starting quarterback. Mets ace R.A. Dickey might have been the only other current athlete as prominent. The cost is not cheap, fans. It will cost you $5,000 to enjoy a private lunch or dinner with Tannehill, for example, and 5K for him to attend your fantasy draft. The same amount gets you personalized instruction on how to be a pro QB (although I doubt that includes "how to not get passes tipped"). Bump it up to $7,500 and you get a round of golf with Ryan, or have him attend your kid's bar mitzvah. Mazel tov! Personally I think I'd prefer to rent some time with Ryan's wife, Lauren, but I'd never say that because it could be misconstrued. (This whole thing has shades of The Sage Rosenfels Experience, if anybody recalls that -- not that I'm saying Tiki stole an idea!) Click on Thuzio to explore this on your own. Woody Bennett will have dinner with you for only 250 bucks! This whole thing strikes me as sad, but I'm not sure which is sadder: That a Woody Bennett might need the extra cash ... or that a rookie QB who signed a multimillionaire contract might be involved. Tannehill also offers a "Custom Request." OK, then. How much do you figure we'd have to pay Ryan to quit throwing so many interceptions!?

NFL PREDIX: SORRY FOR BEING RIGHT ON DOLPHINS-BILLS: Yeah I hit the Thursday game. Sorry. Click on Week 11 Gems for all of my other latest NFL predictions, and Jets' Extreme Turbulence for my Friday Page NFL column on the season's silver lining for Dolfans verklempt over a three-game losing streak.

FIU VS. FAU FOR THE SHULA TROPHY: [Update: FIU wins, 34-24] Tonight FAU hosts FIU in the continuation of each team's disappointing seasons; they are 5-15 combined. They call this the Shula Bowl, although these Sun Belt teams' short-lived rivalry sort of dies out tonight considering FIU is leaving the Belt. I'd say a tradition was ending, if ever this had risen to the level of tradition. The least-disappointing of the two disappointing teams shall prevail. My pick: FAU, 27-23.

Poll result: Landslide negativity for Marlins' big trade: We asked in a previous blogpost if you supported or disapproved of the Marlins' big salary-dump trade, and disapproval was 82.6 percent.

HEAT BIG 5 @ 10: The blog loves bells 'n whistles especially of the nerdy-stat variety and so this season 1aa1heat5we started this new one we'll be running throughout Heat season at five-game intervals. It's a top-five cumulative ranking of the players having the biggest overall impact this season based on eight statistical categories. We continue with The Big 5 @ 10 Games (7-3):

Rank (@5)   Player   Total

1 (1)   LeBron James   362.9

2 (3)   Chris Bosh   259.2

3 (2)   Dwyane Wade   196.6

4 (5)   Ray Allen   179.9

5 (4)   Mario Chalmers   159.7

Bubble: Shane Battier, 118.2.

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so now Gen Petraus testified today the Bengazhi attack was a terrorist attack yet Obama and his administration kept telling the american people it was an spontaneous attack by a mob inspired by a you tube video..

ambassador Rice and Obama kept lying and still are lying, someone is covering up the murder of those four Americans, sorry liberals, Obama is a total ass-wipe.


BAwahahahahahahaha...Tannehill better make all the money he can now because in 5 years he will have to pay to sit next to FZB at a Canes game or go guppy hunting with Kazaam.


What a tiresome bore you are!!!!

FZB is sore that he (and his paisan Stephen Ross) won't be getting any more tax cuts. Poor Babies!

so true!!! this dude FZB is just pissed hes gonna get taxed more on his quarter mil a year salary! Use dead 'mericans to score political points, how disgraceful! here's how much that blowhard jackass john mccain cared, he didnt even show at the meeting today!!!!!!



Being a Dolfan is like being in a bad marriage you can't get out of.....

buenos dias to all, including all you ass-wipes liberals.

Rawpimple...It must be hard going through life with a kindergaten degree.

Juaquin...I don't make 250,000 per year (I wish I did)
what I'am is an old school hard working cuban american that came here very young and learned (from my parents)from a very early age the value of hard work, I'm saddened by so many young people looking for a hand out instead of getting off their ass and going to work.

of course that attitude doesn't explain stupidity and lack of common sense, tell me what's your excuse?

This is a good article on the Dolphins/Tannehill's
struggles on offense, which is basically what I was saying yesterday...good read.


it also talks about J Freeman of the Bucs, everyone thought the guy was a bust coming into his third year and now the guy has a running game and stud WR to throw to and the guy is on pace for 30 TD's /4000 passing yards, QB's can't do it alone..

T-Hill is the real deal...

FZB figures you are an old Cuban. Wake up like the younger Cubans and realize that the GOP doesn't care about you. the whole Gen Petraus thing was done just so he has to testify. They probably didn't even ask about the affair.


Are the grumpy old men of the GOP taking advantage of you so they can give tax cuts to their campaign donors?

Racist southern crackers
Evangelical hillbillies
Gun-owning rednecks
FZB-style anti-communists

It's Saturday morning & 2 things stay true to history.
1. Dolphins still suck.
2. A great company created by capitalist is killed by unions & socialist progressives... Hostess RIP

I was rubbing elbows with some Army Officers & top ranked Enlisted folks 4 years ago at an Army social held off base. I brought up the Ft Hood shooting and that made everyone nervous.... I made the comment that the Army shouldn't be politically correct and call this guy a traitor & terrorist. No one would comment and they quickly changed the subject. 2 Officers later had seperate talks about Maj Hassan & felt the way I BUT they were threatened to not talk about this mass murderer.


Look at the comments I've been getting, anti-communist (like if that is such a bad thing), racist..or the GOP doesn't care about me like what that has to do with anything?

John Kennedy had a great line, ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country, the Dems are teaching this new generation that is ok to get a hand out, its ok to get goverment aid, food stamps..I'm afraid all these great values we grew up under are being lost forever.

the other thing is everyone wants to be so politically correct like your post of Maj Hassan (the guy is a traitor and a terrorist) and he should be hanged for what he did, that was not domestic violence, he committed a terrorist attack.

all these young punks don't know the meaning of hard work, or love of country, its a shame.

R.I.P. Hostess cup cakes and American Exceptionalism.

Our great nation will never again be the same. The shame of it all.

Jimbo - yea, sad day for those hero 'capitalists', the hedge funds Silver Point Capital and Monarch Alternative Capital, who bought Hostess in bankruptcy court and were trying to squeeze every last penny out of it before flipping it.

Not saying the unions aren't partly to blame, the Teamsters actually signed off on a compromise with the vulture capitalists, but that company just got too big to be viable, it happens.

At the end of the day some other conglomerate is going to buy the brands and keep making the products.

FZB, You sir are my kind of people.
Screw the hippie's and the welfare idiots that continue to shrink my paycheck.
AMEN my friend.
(BTW, We all cant be a "Trust fund" type)(Sorry Kaz, Could'nt help myself)

Where is Hostess' government bailout? Can they add some Chinese built solar panels & windmills to give appearance of Green Jobs?

FZB, believe it or not... I am not a politically correct American. Really.

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