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March 05, 2013

Word to the Timberwolves; plus Heat win 16th straight, Sileo, Hartline, clown diplomat, golfers rapping, Downton Abbey & more

1aa1goodell[1) It is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6. The new Sports Illustrated (right) has NFL commish Roger Goodell atop its list of 50 most powerful figures in sports off-the field. List here. No So-Fla folks on it. 2) R.I.P. Alvin Lee, guitarist from Ten Years After, dead at 68. 3) Happier musical news: Jack White, Brendan Benson and The Raconteurs are reuniting to record another album. 4) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Laura Silberman, Heat 15th straight, UM falls to 6, Dolphins franchise Starks, A-Rod's girl, golf's surprise, Bar Eaters. 5) Join us on Twitter @gregcote]

Dolphins close to re-signing Hartline: Good news, Dolfans. Miami and pending free-agent wide receiver Brian Hartline are close to agreement on an extended contract averaging just over $6 million a year. Dolphins will continue to target outside help at the position, such as former Steeler Mike Wallace. Click on Greg Cote Talks Free-Agency to see and hear a video of, well, I guess that title about says it.

Heat win 16th in a row: LeBron James with a layup with three seconds left and Heat survive visiting Orlando 97-96 tonight. That was Miami's first field goal in final seven minutes. A fortunate win. Funny, though. Good teams seem to have a lot of those.

A WORD OR TWO FOR THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES: During the Timberwolves' loss to Miami the other night the club released an official response video (click here) to the Heat's immensely popular (and well done) Harlem Shake video. Minnesota's version depicts a guy in a No. 6 Heat jersey (LeBron's number) being clubbed into submission bye the T-Wolves' mascot. Later, after the game, Minnesota's J.J. Barea blasted Ray Allen for "crying." I believe this merits a response. J.J., you're from Miami and I hate to pick on a homeboy, but you calling out Allen is like a flea calling out an elephant. It's comical. He's a hall of famer. You are a career backup. Shhh. As for that video, similar situation. Miami is reigning champion. You, Minnesota, have done nothing worth hanging from a rafter in 24 NBA seasons. Zero. This will be your ninth straight year out of the playoffs. Respect those who have earned it. Know your role.

FIRING ONLY FEATHERS SILEO'S CAREFULLY CULTIVATED PERSONA: WQAM-560 fired Dan Sileo, its 10 a.m.-to-1 p.m. radio host, and it's just about the best thing that could have happened to him and his career. Sileo being suspended or fired is sort of like a rapper being shot or arrested. What seems like 1aa1dansileobad news really isn't. Street cred is only enhanced. Reputations are only magnified. I have known Sileo since he played for the Miami Hurricanes in the mid-'80s, and credit him with creating for himself a career in radio. But the niche he has tried to carve and own is pretty clear by the self-description on his Twitter account: AMERICA'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL SPORTS TALK RADIO HOST. (The capital letters are his). The listener is left to discern whether Sileo is actually good at what he does, or simply loud. The listener is left to decide if Sileo's controversy is organic and natural or a manicured contrivance. The next station that hires him -- preparatory to firing him, and then acting like it didn't know what it was getting -- should know precisely what it is getting: a guy who is going to bang into a market shouting and ranting and hoping to make headlines. It might take cartoonishly sexist Twitter comments about Erin Andrews. It might take suggesting the Canes pull a knife on the opposing quarterback and gouge his eyes. Or it might take what led to his firing this time: Saying "that's the half Hebrew in me" regarding saving money. But he will make his headlines. Sileo's Tweet upon his dismissal: FIRED FOR SPEAKING MY MIND, BABY!!!! Love it!! And he does, too, and should. For him, it's good for business.

D-WADE'S SPECIAL DAY: Dwyane Wade scored 32 points with 10 assists and seven 1aa1dreamrebounds in a club-record 15th straight Heat win; his recent play has been vintage, pre-LeBron dominance. But what distinguished the trip to the Twin Cities was Wade making time for a Make-A-Wish fan, a 13-year-old girl, Tess Mountain, who suffers from a heart ailment that also affects her facial features. Click HERE for the story and video. Michael Jordan once told Wade to perform every night as if he were playing for the one fan in the arena who'd never seen him in person but always wished to. His making this girl's dream real was sort of the same thing. Only better.

CATS' WEISS OUT FOR SEASON: A bad hockey season got worse for the Florida Panthers with the news center and longest-tenured Cat Stephen Weiss would undergo wrist surgery and be done for the year. It lessens the team's already slim playoff hopes. And it eliminates Weiss, who is in the final year of his contract, as a trade option prior to the April NHL deadline.

1aa1dennisDENNIS RODMAN: CLOWN DIPLOMAT: It's funny to me. Not quite a year ago Ozzie Guillen expressed admiration for Fidel Castro and Little Havana exploded in his face. But Dennis Rodman recently heaped effusive praise on North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un after a visit there and it's just sort of passed off as Dennis Being Dennis. I rip Rodman in my latest column. Click on Clown Diplomat to read.

WARNING: GOLFERS RAPPING: PGA Tour players Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan call themselves Golf Boys. Thankfully their schtick is a bit more inventive than 1aa1golfboystheir name. Click HERE for their latest faux-rap video, "2.Oh." It is wonderfully awful. If you think golfers are dull, consider this a prescribed antidote. I'd love to make fun of this project and snarkily suggest less-rapping-more-golfing -- except this is a pretty accomplished quarter in the sport. They have 14 PGA Tour titles among them; each has won. Fowler is an up-and-coming star and Watson is the reigning 2012 Master champion. Hard to imagine this video playing well -- or at all -- at staid Augusta. Which makes it that much better!   

THE CURIOUS MAGNETICISM OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY': My wife has fallen in love with this show and so I have developed a residual interest. Sort of an osmosis thing. It's about an aristocratic 1aa1downtonBritish family, sub-royals but full of lords, ladies and servants. I love the time period, 1912-21, an era that fascinates me because it is out of personal reach but not prehistoric. (I love Boardwalk Empire for some of the same reasons). I love the costuming and sets of Downton Abbey as well; the series is stunningly luxurious visually, and, for me, wonderfully acted. There is also something about the British accent that is lilting and mesmerizing. Let's be honest. A Brit could say, "Pardon me but I must go take a giant crap" and it would sound like poetry.

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sileo's frankness was welcome but his constant bitching was a real big bore

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Stand up move by McIlroy admitting he wasn't injured and apologizing for quitting mid round out of frustration.

We've all been there, it's a dumb game.

$6M a year to Hartline is a mistake. Hope it's a short deal.

Sileo has no future in radio he's not employable anymore at least not to a relevant program.

Yes stand up move by Rory Tiger has done it 3 times don't remember him apologizing.

6 million for Hartline will turn out to be a bargain he's turned the corner bet it's for at least 4 years.

No love for the Heat here but it's good to see NBA players doing nice things.

Rodman doesn't really deserve commentary his life has become too sad.

Personally I think the British accent is somewhat annoying.

Everyone over pays in free agency, Hartline doesn't deserve 6 mil but I understand the move....We can now go after M Wallace or Jennings.

Cool story about D Wade and that 13 year old girl.

Dennis Rodman IS a clown, no reason to talk about him.

Sileo uses his bravado to cover up his incompetence. In a society as sensationalized as ours currently is, jerks like him can make $$ that he should not have access to.

Sileo...still living in the 80's....what a shame every Cane fan hate him now...lesson to ALL ALUMNI...

DONT COME HERE ACTIN A FOOL....

Sileo's bravado was contrived..

It was always about him and what he and his buds did at the 'U'. It wasn't to build the 'Canes but rather a Soapbox to expouse his perceived prowess when he played college football, and seeking endorsement from ex Players..
I agree it was a case of padding one's resume, but not many jobs are there for a loudmouth ex -jock who thinks he is all that....
Suffering time begins Sileo, and as an ex-Cane we wish you the best but buy a trap for your mouth..use your experience and intellect...or is that still there?

I Rodman says Kim Jong Um is not like his father then I believe him.

Just ignore the fact that they detonated a nuclear bomb in a cave last week that caused an earthquake.

Kaz'z bi curious side can't be ignored anymore.

8 years of George W Bush didnt was horrible and didnt kill off the country I doubt that a visit to N Korea by DR can do any damage except bad taste ! PS If we want to clear house on QAM start with two idiots that broadcast UM games Joe Z & DB Jr. They are the worst in the history of sports. They belong together.

The celebrity embassador entourage visiting dictators is concerning. Sean Penn visits Sadam Hussein. The Worm visits Kim-chi Jun-getsme-ILL Un and calls it good. See how easy it is, Rodman say's Obama like basketball, just like Kim Jun Un. Hey, wasn't Idi Amin Dada an avid BBall player? Idi would execute anyone that beat him on the court. Don't give our boy in chief the idea of drone attacks on his opposition.

PS - The reason obviously RE Guillen was that Noerthern Cuba aka Miami & Dade county needs someone , anyone to complain to RE Fidel. Try to assimilate please. Find a dictionary to figure that out.

Dwayne Wade is a top notch man. Love to see Pro's doing a good thing.

Well, well, Gary, tsk, tsk, tsk, George BaBaBush could be the next President again. Seems Obami's team is working it out for him to be able to manipulate law and run a third time, circa FDR. With term limits raised to three terms, that mean Georgie could be back! Don't forget about Bill Clinton. Clintons could take back the top job, promising to a federal surplus & back to good times! Obami couldn't get out of the Democratic primary against Bill.

A great visionary once said "Randy Starks will get the franchise tag" & "Fins will resign Brian Hartline in the $6mil per yr range".

Shame on Ireland for not getting Hartline signed to a contract extension last year when it would have cost the team a lot less. Instead he let's him go into free agency and look at the cost now. I hope it is set up with a lot of incentives and not a pile of guaranteed money,just sayin.
As for Dennis Rodman,he was a low life when he played in the NBA and that was evident in his visit to N. Korea.

You must be talking about me Manny.

Wallace/ or Jennings and Hartline along with Bess is a good start , hopefully they will have room for a TE (other than Fasano).

I still think they should look into that Bills free agent guard (Levitre) which will allow them to move J Jerry to RT, Long won't be back for sure now.

Patterson (cb ) is going to make over 4 mil this year?...I didn't realize that, I'll cut the guy, way too much dinero for him.

Does anyone here thinks that Matt Moore is coming back?

♫ Back in the saddle again...

First, let me say that I would like to thank those of you who expressed your kind words after the passing of our family's pooch. Your words helped tremendously.

Much to catch up, so let me start by throwing these two out there.

First, let me be the first to congratulate Heat fans for the team's first back-to-back championship. As long as LeBron continues to wear red and black, and stays 28 years old, the Heat will continue to dominate.

Secondly, and with Free Agency a week away, much is the talk about what the Dolphins will do. I've read a number of articles and find this one, by Allessandro Miglio, to be insightful and strategically credible:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1543555-miami-dolphins-2013-draft-mock-one

Welcome back OC not really an animal person but sorry about your pet.

I see big things for this Dolphin team this year get on board now the train is leaving soon.

What's up OC !!!!

Thanks for the link, interesting...It sounds about right.

My first five picks...in no particular order are DE, CB, WR, TE and a guard or a tackle.

My wife just called to tell that there are reports coming out that Hugo Chavez is finito, hopefully Fidel is not too far behind.

Never been off the train, BB. I just walk move towards either the first-class passenger car or the caboose. We are, I'm sure you agree, tired of the butt-end.

FZB, given the "plethora" of cap space, draft picks, available talent and industry analysis on players, it would be hard - even for Ireland - to mess this thing up.

It's as if he were holding a golden ticket and about to enter The Willy Wonka Candy Company.

OC,

The "plethora" of cap space and draft picks was by design..none of it happened by accident, you guys have been bashing the guy the last couple of years on free agency when it fact this was all planned.

Like I say, he deserves to make it or fail on his own, we'll see this year.

Kazaam, at what time is your aunt leaving for Hugo's funeral?

Woody,

Your boy Kaz got a little agitated with me yesterday..hehe

Perhaps certain people love soccer and not football for this reason:
(or why perhaps, mike1 and shadow "lean to the left":-)

This past Saturday night, I was in Westwood (next to UCLA), and sitting at the bar of a California Pizza Kitchen restaurant while watching the Bruins take on No 11, Arizona. I was enjoying my Johnny Walker Black when a well dressed, well spoken gentleman with a heavy African accent sat next to me. Upon his ordering the same, a natural conversation began.

Come to find out, the guy was from The Sudan, studied Italian in Italy, and loved soccer. Check that, was passionate about soccer, and did not understand "American's" obsession with either basketball or football. Upon sipping further, I volunteered that perhaps these differences were the result of our two different backgrounds - his, a world where everyone pretty much works predominantly reliant on a "social" network. One with a long history forged in socialistic structure. Where "teamwork" is essential to the success of the whole, and which is totally different than in this country, where the drive for individualistic distinction is desired and strived for. Such is the reality of American sports, and in basketball, baseball and football.

Individualistic vs. communal. Bartender, I'll have another scotch!

He doesn't like it when you degrade his auntie. Poor Kaz, all that money and he has her genes. I think I'd rather park cars at the Jai Alai fronton than to be related to that cow.

Soccer is played all over the world, one of if not the main reason for its popularity is the simplicity of the game, you only need a round ball.

American sports are a bit more complicated, from equipment to age rules..etc.

Oye, FZ, at this rate OC will be moving to Texas in 2015.

Anti is the one to blame, you all know what a trouble maker he is...

Yeah, but there is something very basic to our sports which mimics our traditional values and rewards the outstanding vs. socialism.

The reason that soccer fails in America is because it sucks donkey dicks. When I've gone to Ireland to visit the in laws the "sports" they have on TV can all be replaced with reruns of bowling for dollars.

OC - sit through enough games start to finish of any sport and you'll see why the sport is popular.

Americans won't sit through soccer because they think it's boring. Most have never seen a great soccer match.

Europeans won't sit through football because they think it's boring. Most have never seen a great football game.

NBA is somewhat of an exception in that you can see incredible plays at any point in the game and enjoy it even if it's not a 'good game'. One of the main reason for basketball's universal appeal.

Pure unadulterated horse shit.

Interesting theory but it's nonsense, soccer is as star driven as any American sport.

OC, you must still be under the influence of those Johnny blacks. American football is the ultimate team sport.

Woodster, what is old and tired is your continual crap about Kaz and Donna. Give it a rest, bro.

Woodcock, team yes, but a team without stars is in last place.

I'll repeat it for emphasis. There is something to why a capitalistic nation prefers football and basketball than to soccer. It's about our tradition in rewarding those who distinguish themselves, not in subjugating commonality.

OC,

I thought you HAD already moved to Tejas...No?

I agree with Wood's...soccer sucks donkey dicks, just like Chalmers.

D Wade very quietly is having a great year, I know that LeBron is still the man but D Wade is playing lights ou..

Who are the stars on the Ravens? Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Flacco? Bro, we had the star of stars in Marino and we din't win crap. Every sport has it's stars but none require the teamwork necessary to play football. Hell, you need a minimum of 22 guys just to play modern football. No OC, in this case, your attempt to differentiate soccer and football by your perceptions of the societal differences around the world fails miserably.

Don't think I would equate Sudan with any form of Socialism they have a Presidential System which is surely corrupt.

FZ, slated to drive over to TX sometime in the next two, three weeks...bwo every golf course in Palm Springs, Vegas, Scottsdale... I wish!

You guys fail to see what seems very obvious to me.

OC, Fat Boy ran a poll to find out what the readers thought about your soccer v. football theory and it came in next to last place just two votes shy of Dennis Rodman's opinion about North Korea.

El Woodster... see Spot run. Run Spot, run!

Its obvious that OC doesn't wanna leave Cali....

"Fails miserably."

I have another observation and interpretation on why Woodcock loves to eat Polish sausages, cucumbers and bananas, if you wish to hear.

I see what you're saying OC and it is an interesting idea, I just don't see any truth to football being more of a star sport and soccer being more of a team sport.

Football seems like a star sport to you because you know the stars.

Europeans would likely argue the opposite.

Leave him alone Kazaam, he's on a roll.

Hey Kazy-poohh,

I'll be finishing my shift at burger king soon, you want me to hook you up with some free fries?

Sileo is better at radio than alot of hacks who call themselves sports writers. There's a place for all kinds in the media even a guy like Sileo. The quiet, politically correct, unisex, tired and boring individuals with no personality can continue to represent the jealous clowns who come here to pat themselves on the back. I hope Sileo is on the radio again real soon.

What is the soccer equivalent to the "All-Star" game or the "Pro-Bowl?"

Anyone happen to have the LA Galaxy ticket sales for pre/post David Beckham ?

The argument is not that soccer has stars, of course the sport does. Pelé was a god of the sport. The point I'm making is that as Americans, we respect and raise to hero status those who rise above the common, be it the doctor, actor, businessman, politician, athlete. Our nation's favorite spectator sports are filled with such heroes. I'm saying that there is a correlation there.

We also tear them down at every opportunity and hope for them to fail because they make so much money.

...and you personally feel this way about, say...LeBron?

Well I don't subscribe to that way of thinking at all, this is a capitalist society, people who play games for a living are worth every penny they make. As are CEOs, you don't like it, don't buy their product.

But I'd say at least 75% of American sports fans think that way. I've had several soccer fans (all of whom got into the NBA but never the NFL while living here) say they were surprised by that attitude. Stan Van Gundy can't go an entire broadcast without saying that players aren't worth what they're paid.

Not sure what the implication is to your sportsio-economic theory.

Hugo just checked out. He he. If only he had taken Fidel and Raul with him.

Donna should be boarding the plane at any moment heading to his funeral.

Sileo is the penultimate douche bag, and I am glad he is off the airwaves. He needs to realize that this douchebaggery is not going to feed his family. He needs to grow up and stop being an instigator.

I always thought Warren Sapp was the most worthless Hurricane football alum, Sileo managed to surpass him. Good riddance.

The Soccer All Star Game.

Geez, OC, you're not coming in here for the stimulating intellectual conversation are you.

Kazaam, simply that a nation, a people, brought up pursuing exceptionalism will favor the kind of sports which routinely demonstrate an individual's exceptional play. Whereas areas of the world where that individualistic drive was always held secondary to that of a more "group" success will favor soccer. It should not come as a surprise then that soccer is more popular worldwide than any other sport. Our nation's roots are born out of "exceptionalism," and thus an important reason for the kinds of sports this nation prefers.

Disagree that soccer is more of a team sport and less of a star sport than any other...team sport. Messi is LeBron in Spain. Rooney is A Rod.

You may overestimate the uniqueness of Americans versus 'the rest of the world' and underestimate commonalities of people. We're all partial to groupthink and we all hero worship.

We watch the popular sports. We'd watch Jai Alai or Mayan hip ball or Afghan goat corpse if it that's what was played. Baseball is extremely individualistic - our national pastime is #3 here and #1 in Cuba.

duke - 'America's sport':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15m_i6QPAXE

Kazaam, he wouldn't know about soccer if one of those white balls with the black spots hit him across the face. OC, you haven't thought this one through. Maybe if you started painting again the paint fumes will waken you up a bit. He he.

Baldie and the beard and the beard's bro had their succession all set.

Quickest and least painful way to end communism in Cuba is for the United States to open trade and travel completely.

Cuba is one of five communist countries in the world. They don't fit in with China, North Korea, Vietnam, or Laos.

HARTLINE- is a dime a dozen. Has good hand but that is it. Falls down after every catch and cannot create space between him and the DB. He puts the fear in the eyes of NO defensive back. Dolphins should not waste money on him when they can grab any guy to do the same. Based on what I see- Let him go.

If Hartline can play his next three seasons at the level of his last three seasons he'll make six million dollars for every touchdown.

Sad news out of Venezuela today. A cluster of healthy, vibrant cancer cells has died.

~ Jim Norton

Woodcock,

I thought I was gonna have trouble falling asleep today, well as we say in the cuban hood..
Not no moe...when is time To turn in I'm coming here to read all of OC's entries on life and soccer....I guarantee you I won't make it to the third entry.

What's up OC !!!!!!

Messi, Rooney and others can stand out as well they should, but to suggest that soccer is not more reliant on team play than football is simply disagreeing for the sake of disagreement. Soccer is far and away more reliant on the close integration of the team than any team sport America has to offer.

Hockey is soccer on ice. A Canadian sport and Canada has never had that individualistic zest.

You should check out Canada sometime, the individualistic zest flows like syrup.

Lacrosse is soccer on ice on a field. Many of your high level CEOs and business creators from the northeast followed a socialist sport in high school and college.

You say soccer's more of a team sport like that was a given, the reason's not clear to me. Because it's a big field and a live ball and they pass a lot? When a player switches fields or brings down a tough ball or moves into space, to someone who knows the players those are individual moves. To someone just watching teams it's a complete team sport. Yea you'll notice the stars but everyone else is playing soccer.

Same goes for a soccer fan watching the NBA or NFL.

The Herald can't pick and choose news stories, the have to turn off the pay system for the entire site so people can read about Chavez.

I'm sticking with my observation and analysis. In spite of recent socialistic, leftist pressures, we remain a nation founded on principles that have always rewarded individuals who found ways to distinguish themselves from their peers. I maintain that such national foundation plays into why we love football, basketball and baseball and not so much, soccer. Conversely, why and where soccer takes center stage.

btw, every parent knows that upon determining that their little Dakota or Chase happen to suck in a traditional American sport, the fallback plan is almost always to stick them into soccer. I wonder why?

Unless you wish to take a stance on difference for difference sake, I'm going to assume that you're in agreement that modern NBA basketball players make some of the best athletes the world gets to watch.

So answer me this. Why do these talented athletes choose a career path that gets them into the NBA instead of turning their focus on soccer early on? Could it be that as soccer players they are limited in showcasing their leaping skills? Their palming and dunking with their hands and arms? Their individuality? In other words, willfully choosing a sport that diminishes their ability to stand out or minimize their chance at stardom? Obtaining higher rewards?

Which sport would you honestly have to admit benefits the capitalist best and which one fits the socialist?

What's up guys, buenos dias.

Bill Polian agrees with most experts, he said M Wallace is a better choice in free agency than Jennings..

Now we need to re sign Clemons along with Hartline ..

Lakers got shellacked by the Thunder last night, you ok OC?..

Canes basketball team will go for the ACC championship tonight, I never imagined this could happen, go Canes!

Mario Chalmers is still the worst PG in the NBA

Later

True Story as it was told to me many years ago:

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so t...he service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

None, IMO your premise is based in parochial self aggrandizement and a lack of world experience, and it doesn't hold up to any kind of objective comparisons of countries' socio-economic systems with the sports they watch.

Baseball is the most individualized and least team oriented sport out there, it's third most popular here and the most popular game in Cuba. Your theory has no explanation for that.

Not 5% of NBA players could have played soccer, they're all too tall.

Lance you're a football amateur Hartline was behind DB's all year long the guy gets separation.

As for his TD numbers Kazaam expect those to go up this season it's funny you are the master of cherry picking stats to suit your argument never any talk of a 1000 yard season which actually places him in elite company.

I am tired of Bill Polian he should retire FZ I'll take Wallace over Jennings also but we have to get one of them in here.

Celtics are 12-4 since losing Rondo and the Bruins are killing them in the ratings here interesting.

Shefter reporting today Welker will test FA.

Not to say I told you so but Naples I told you so months ago.

I would say we could consider bringing him back if we didn't have Bess but my bet is he ends up in Denver, Indy, or maybe Houston.

Down side might be we seem to have more competion now for Wallace and Jennings but word is they will try to sign Amendola from the Rams and slot him up like they did Welker.

It is a sad day in moonbat country today. The flags in Cambridge Mass are at half staff. joe kennedy and the rest of the family are making plans to go to Caracas for the funeral. Who will give the best speech, Joe kennedy or Chris Matthews. I wonder why Cote did not mention this historic passing.
As for Dan Silio, heard him for the first time 4-5 weeks ago. I said then the guy guy was a complete a-hole, glad to see him gone. Must of thought he was the howard Stern of sports radio.

Naples are you talking about that Joe for oil energy program? Wasn't that run through Citgo Chavez gave them a deal on oil for low income families right and Kennedy said this was ok that seems like a very controversial position on either side of the aisle.

NaplesJack,,, well put. Now that the idiot dictator is dead, can we send our idiot dictator there to replace Hugo?

Don't be surprised if Welker goes right back to New England.

I would expect Miami to go after Wallace big time. If someone else signs Wallace (Cinci) to a rediculous contract then Jennings might end up in Miami. Without Wallace teams will overpay for Jennings,,, don't expect Ireland to though. If they are luke warm toward Jenning then you know Philbin thinks Jennings best days are behind him... IF it plays out that way, Miami will draft Tenn Vol Cordarrelle Patterson. Dolphins may draft 2 WR's between rds 1 - 3 despite starting LT & CB leaving for free agency.

Congratulations OC, you just delivered the most ridiculous statement ever uttered on this blog.

"Messi, Rooney and others can stand out as well they should, but to suggest that soccer is not more reliant on team play than football is simply disagreeing for the sake of disagreement. Soccer is far and away more reliant on the close integration of the team than any team sport America has to offer."

"So answer me this. Why do these talented athletes choose a career path that gets them into the NBA instead of turning their focus on soccer early on? Could it be that as soccer players they are limited in showcasing their leaping skills? Their palming and dunking with their hands and arms? Their individuality? In other words, willfully choosing a sport that diminishes their ability to stand out or minimize their chance at stardom? Obtaining higher rewards?"

Because Michael Jordan made 30 million dollars his last year in the NBA while Landon Donovan, the highest paid player in MLS makes 1 million, if that....

Wow, what a dumb shit.

Are you serious?

Just when you thought it was impossible for lightning to strike twice it's happened. Minutes after OC set a blog record for futility by uttering the complete nonsense about soccer being more of a "team sport" than football, now he utters this gem, which might have topped the last post as the most ridiculous statement ever uttered on this blog. Congratulations OC. Not even Dashi can top this one:

"Which sport would you honestly have to admit benefits the capitalist best and which one fits the socialist?"

Are you for real? Did you read this before you hit post?

Wow, what a dumb shit.

Elite?

Puts him in the top 20...

Kazaam, don't argue with OC, don't you know that he consulted his Ouija board before he came up with this theory.

"Less lacquer and more aeration while you're painting, OC. The fumes are affecting that pea brain of yours.

"The capitalist more...." LMFAOROTF

Have you ever heard a bigger load of horse manure than that?

Top 20 WR's get paid like top 20 WR's what you want to let him walk and have a Welker situation all over agian no thanks lock him up for market value and move on.

OC Dolphin,

leaning to the left- don't bother me one bit!! (whatever that phrase means to you). as mentioned many, many times the candidate with whom i most agree is the un-electable ron paul,but i don't think his backers are viewed as "leftists". i am a leftist when it comes to futbol, as the powerful left legs of gareth bale and RVP are scoring aplenty in the premier league. and that leftist ref from turkey who cost man u a shot at the next round- that was a call out of left field!

Big Baby- Yes, that Joe Kennedy. The guy is still garbage, just like the rest of the family.Who gets the best seat at the funeral, him or Shaun Penn?

Hartline at 6 mil. a year is fine for a #2 receiver. They can't count on getting Wallace, so that is a bargin if he ends up as there #1.

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