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April 02, 2013

Marlins fans' dilemma: Can you hate owner, support team? New poll. Vote!; plus FIU loses Pitino, "Schul-man!", Heat, Dolphins & more

1) It is THURSDAY, APRIL 4. New blogpost coming later today. 2) Dan Marino a big underdog to Joe Montana head-to-head in Sweet 16 voting for 'Madden 25' cover. Click here to vote. 3) R.I.P., Ralph Sanchez. If you live in South Florida and you care about auto racing, he deserved your thanks. 4) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Marlins open season, Final Four poll, Ricky Williams' new song, Heat-Spurs, Cavalcade of Creepy Easter Bunnies. 5) Join us on Twitter @agregcote.

1aa1kidpitinoFIU losing Richard Pitino after one season: Men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has left FIU after one season for the Minnesota Gophers. It is no surprise. This was a stepping stone all the way for the son of Louisville's Famous Rick. Too bad for The Int'l, though. Kid Pitino did well, piloting an 18-14 season that fell one win shy of an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

MARLINS FANS' DILEMMA: SHOULD DISDAIN FOR LORIA BE TAKEN OUT ON TEAM?: This is a difficult decision without a right answer, and I think either viewpoint should be respected by the other side. I 1aa1marlinstackle this issue in today's latest column; click Marlins Deserve Support Despite Loria to read. The headline on the column (Marlins deserve our support) is a bit misleading because it allows a lazy reader -- don't get me wrong, lazy readers are better than non-readers! -- to think I mean Loria deserves support. He does not; he deserves the disdain he gets, for reasons I outline. But I think Marlins fans must be bigger than the current team owner. Supporting the blameless players in the uniform supports Loria financially much less than it simply supports the hometown team and the idea of baseball here. I am interested in your thoughts. Can you be a Marlins fan while also having disdain for Loria, or are those two things mutually exclusive? We ran a similar poll back in November but it's time for another pulse-read with the home opener just days away. Remember, this is NOT asking whether you support Loria. This is asking how someone who calls himself a Marlins fan should feel toward the team right now. Vote and say why.

Heath Hell Bell has not changed: Former Marlins closer Heath Bell gave up four hits, two home runs and three runs in 1/3 inning in his Arizona debut last night before being lifted to a rain of boos. Sound familiar?

UPDATE: HERALD'S HEAT 'MOST INFLUENTIAL' BALLOT ADDS TICKET TAKER, BALL-INFLATER: I make fun of my own newspaper when warranted (appreciating that The Herald usually is thick-skinned) and feel an obligation to do so over our ongoing poll to name the 1aa1heat25Heat's 25 most influential figures marking the club's 25th anniversary season. You can vote here if you have time to wend through a bloated ballot that started with 46 people and quickly, quietly and mysteriously ballooned to 62 because some folks left off the initial ballot evidently registered their pique. Leading the vote so far are who you'd expect: Pat Riley, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Alonzo Mourning. On the bubble at No. 25, when last I checked, was Grant Long. The eventual final list of 25 will be legit. So is the idea of the poll. It is the ridiculous names on the ballot that beg lampooning. The lowest vote-getters when last I checked included broadcaster John Crotty, arena noisemaker DJ Irie, the Golden Oldies, broadcaster Mike Inglis, team doctor Harlan Selesnick, and front-office background executives Michael McCullough, Kim Stone and Eric Woolworth. Stone had surged ahead of McCullough, 2 votes to 1aa1burnie1, in the battle for last place as of this morning. Also on the ballot and drawing less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the vote: mascot Burnie (pictured) and the Heat Dancers. Was there anyone -- anyone at all!? -- who thought or said aloud, "Why are we putting Harlan Selesnick and the Golden Oldies on the ballot?" Surely the ballot should have swelled to at least 100 so we might have included the kid who mops up the sweat on the hardwood, the guy manning the T-shirt cannon, and the abuela selling game-night 1aa1bananaarepas off Biscayne. Clearly, though, the most egregious, inexcusable ballot omission of all? Banana Man!

STUFF THE BALLOT FOR SAMMY SCHULMAN!: Blog friends, I ask you unabashedly to stuff The Herald's 'Heat 25' ballot for Sammy 1aa1sammysSchulman and to encourage everyone you know to do the same. He is the face of the behind-the-scenes guy who few know but who deserves some public love! Schulman (pictured) is an original club employee who has risen to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is one of Riley's most trusted right-hand men, and the man most responsible for keeping the franchise's and arena's financial houses in order. Click HERE to vote as many times as you like. He is up to 34th in the overall voting and climbing! Let's rally behind Schulman. Schulman! SCHUL-MAN, SCHUL-MAN, SCHUL-MAN!!

1aa1lebronfakeThree thoughts on star-less Heat's home loss to Knicks: 1) When LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sit out, never be the least bit surprised by a Miami loss. 2) Carmelo Anthony, when in his zone, is as good a scorer as anybody in the sport. 3) Nobody looks good wearing an orange hat. Especially you, Spike Lee. Pictured left is the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's April Fool's joke on readers yesterday. It also serves as a deferred nightmare for Heat fans.

1aa1dolfanfanDOLPHINS FAN TO ANNOUNCE DRAFT PICK: Longtime season-ticket holder Giovanni Estevez of Miramar has won a club promotion to announce the team's fourth-round pick of the NFL Draft in New York on April 27. I'd pay him a hundred bucks to announce his own name. The lucky fan is pictured with the giant, creepy-looking likenesses of Dan Marino and Don Shula. Bo caption was provided, but I'd guess Giovanni is the one in the middle.

Poll result: Most rooting for underdog Wichita State in Final Four: We asked not for a prediction but for who you most want to win the men's Final Four (you may still vote in blogpost directly below), and underdog No. 9 seed Wichita State led comfortably with 36.1 percent. After that it was Louisville 29.5, Michigan 21.7 and Syracuse 12.7.

1aa1catheadDEAR GREG...: "...Your blog's OK but would be better if occasionally you would show a man walking down a busy street with a cat on is head. Thank you." Dear reader: Don't be silly.

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Kaz, Lakers will be retiring Shaq's #34 during tonight's game against the Mavs. CAN YOU DIG IT?

Another year another baseball season another heavy snooze fest waiting for football camps to open. I see that the Marlins are in rare mid season form already. And at least they played on the road in front of a packed stadium, once they return to their own stadium their hitting should be helped by the quiet and serenity of a nearly empty stadium.

How much would it cost to convert that monstrosity into some other use once the Marlins fold as a franchise?

Miami deserves what it gets for allowing those butt pirates to rape us and spit on sacred ground.....

Tore down tradition for the whore of babylon.....

How many paragraphs did you waste today mentioning a fluffy meaningless poll Greg?

That most influential ballot deserves about one sentence and then zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Woodcock you should go cheer for Magic ebonics team they're exciting now right quit yer complainin?

I like it BB, "Irlandes" accent..

and just when it was getting interesting on the previuos blog Cote changes it..nice timing Cote.

How do you guys think Obi will react if this nut-case from Korea goes off?

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-us-signals-strength-speaks-softly-222218651.html

where is the Duke?..Duke, mi amigo, I hope these lines find you well..we miss you, well at least I do.

OC,

Shaq is a phony...he took all the credit for our 2006 championship while in reality it was Wade and Mourning that deliver it..

always hated Magic and Kareem but respect'em both..great players.

FZ, My recollection is somewhat different. Indeed he was boastful during the end of that championship season... and injured. Indeed Mourning had to step up and fill his void, but you also must account the more than half a dozen occasions when he publicly provided Wade with accolades. He did that partly to needle Kobe, sure, but his credit and compliments were genuine.

You guys got Shaq when his tank was merely a 1/4 full, but he was something to watch during his prime. Back when he was the most unstoppable force on the court.

It was more than a 1/4 full OC maybe a little over 1/2 full but point taken.

the greatest Heat employee/player/coach/person is Pat Riley hands down, the minute he showed up we started winning.

he has built and re built this team like 4 or 5 times, he is my number one..

love all the players that have played here but none as importtant as the godfather.

That Humpty Dumpty looking Marlins stadium is a year old and it's already obsolete.

"All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again."

Woodcock I forgot you liked the Giants you wouldn't root for The Dodgers but Anaheim is pretty good plus their owner doesn't speak ebonics.

Question anyone know why ESPN keeps Magic around for all of that face time it can't be for any other reason than the Bill Simmons angle/ rivalry because he provides very little insight and his English is just turrible.

LeBron, Wade and Chalmers are out for tonight's game..

BB, the last time Shaq was truly dominant was back in 2001/2002.

I remember that the team swept the first series against the Blazers before running into a tough Sac Queens. It was a difficult series, going a full seven. After a mid-series loss, one where Shaq didn't quite perform up to his standards, he told his team not to worry about the next game. That next game said dude was unstoppable. Perhaps the finest game in his career. The Lakers won that tough series, then swept the Nets in four. It was also the last time he would out-stat Kobe in points.

Shaq did come back for two more years, but was never the same dominant player. His diminishing dominance, he would argue locally, attributed to Kobe's surging touches.

After Payton and Malone were brought over and Malone was injured going against Kevin Garnett, the team just did not have enough juice to win against Rasheed and Detroit, and before the next season started, Shaq was traded to Miami, embraced Wade as a counter to what he announced was Kobe's selfish play and provided the Heat with enough double team attention to contribute to a championship.

But Shaq was never Shaq after 2002.

By taking a two million pay cut.

BB, sounds like you're still a bit "miffed" about how Magic Johnson treated your Celts.

Listen to the guy he sounds illiterate.

I wan't a Celtics fan in the 80's either grew up liking other teams.

BB,

Magic does sound like an illiterate but he is a millionaire many times over so he must be doing something right.

Money can't buy speaking skills I guess.

Magic is a great human being. A tremendous role model.

And, speaking skills aren't worth millions of dollars. I'm figuring that Magic will gladly take what he has, and ignore what you're offering....

Listen I don't dislike the guy at all I am sure he's nice and all but his tweets are sophomoric and it's fun to rag on his speech is all geesh sensitive much people.

Ok now you have me going it also looks like he has swallowed a small farm animal sometime since his retirement.

So Magic has an accent, if I was the holier-than-thou judgmental type I might also think you're not very well educated based on the free flowing, comma-less syntax of your posts Big Baby. You're off base on Magic, he's a decent analyst and a fine speaker.

Congratulations to Shaq! Well deserved, the most dominant player of his generation!

Don't know what this 25 year business is all about but I'm all for stuffing the ballot for Schulman.

Hope the Lakers can pull out that last spot in the West, they or Dallas would be a tough first round matchup for San Antonio.

I have a Masters Degree my 10 y/o son probably has a higher IQ than Earvin Johnson.

For equality sake Larry Bird isn't the brightest bulb on the tree either but he's a pretty good bball exec.

Shaq punked out on Orlando his number should be retired there.

Kind of like Garnett punked out on Minnesota?

Not kind of like that at all KG is still hurt that Minnesota didn't want him he loved playing for that team Shaq not so much.

Big Baby- I would not rip magic for the way he talks, or what you may think his iq is. The guy is a product of where he came from. The thing I like about him is,his business sense. The guy invested in the poorer sections of LA, put people to work and has made a fortune. You don't have to have a command of the kings english to be a success, what you need is street smarts. And he has that. I have a nephew who teaches at Deerfield accademy, an elite prep school in Mass.I swear to god the guy has spent his whole life working on getting different degrees, if he makes 55-60k a year he is lucky. In my sisters eyes, he is a success. In my eyes, I don't know.

OC,

DT has been cleared to play without any restrictions.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/21996241/utah-dt-star-lotulelei-cleared-for-football-without-restriction

he will be in play at 12th for the Dolphins, the guy is a stud.

Magic has other concerns right now his son was just seen walking down the Sunset Strip carrying a handbag and wearing a fur coat.

meant to say DT Star Lolutelei

Baby, you might hate the Lakers as a Boston fan but hating on Magic ain't cool. The guy is a self made man and has been a success at everything that he's done in his life. Trust me, if all Americans had his work ethic we would all be in a better place.

FZB, I'm still grieving Fins new logo...

Magic Johnson seems like a good bloke. Kevin Garnett played his heart out his entire career. Garnett supports all his teamates & helps out rookies. If Kobe had any of the traits that both Magic & KG have, he'd be loved by all the fans outside of LA.

Question: Assuming that all of Miami's free agents are healthy and able to play, which position should the draft if they stay at #12????

DE
CB
QB
G
DT
WR
TE
OT
LB
???????????

What are you talking about Big Baby, you don't think Magic Johnson knows his kid is gay?

NICE pickup for UM:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/sfl-kc-mcdermott-commits-to-miami-hurricanes-over-notre-dame-20130402,0,7916793.story

Jimbo - Best player available, trade up or down to make it a pass rusher.

Another cool infographic. This one on Shaq's career while a Laker:

http://www.nba.com/lakers/multimedia/130402_shaqinLA

Shout out to Mr. Woodcock. Congrats on your daughter's acceptance into the top computer-graphics art school in all LA. I'm very proud of her, Woody.

Jimbo,

I don't think you target any one position, BPA all the way..HOPEFULLY Warmack , Lotuleli or one of the pass rushers is sitting there for us to pick..it will be difficult to trade back unless teams behind them have the hot's for T Austin or Lotuteli...

Congrants to the Wood's-ter ...

Since I'm the shouting out mood, might as well give one out to my niece and 1/2 owner of Mushaboom, a vegan food truck that runs around all over the Miami area. Give them a try if you happen to see them. They make very tasty, healthy food.

Tweet:
Mushaboom ‏@MushaboomVegan
All set-up at Margaret Pace Park (Bayshore Rd and 17th St) and enjoying the beautiful weather! Come by for dinner until 9pm.

Thanks.

Oye, those gourmet food trucks are great. Today's food trucks are certainly not your father's food trucks, they actually have some great, great food.

Greetings fellow AMERICANS, Finally back in the good old USA...
Let me just add this to the baseball talk, The most exciting time for myself watching a sport came during the play-0ffs for the Marlins during there second championship season, Esspically against the Cubs, The last two innings of the "Scott Bartman" game was a hour of sitting on the edge of my seat, I cant get tat with football(Maybe 5 or 6 minutes)(Now know what my wife must feel like)(HEHE) But to sit on the edge of your seat for a hour is spacial IMHO..

Wow, all my Twitter feeds are blowing up with Shaq stuff. Call it "The Big Party" on.

I supposed congrats are in order for the big phony...hehe..jusy kidding OC.

Shaq was a unique and great player, congrats to him and the Laker "familia".

The Heat are hanging in there with NY..

Watching the Time Warner pre-game stuff. Again, this is Shaq's night, so a bunch of people are sharing stories, various behind the scenes vids, CAN YOU DIG IT. Anyway, so one of the local sports guys, John Ireland (a good guy) shares one of his stories about Shaq...Talking about the many air flights and one in particular when they were at the airport and it was late at night, and the TSA personnel were all over 75 years old. So Ireland says that Shaq runs through the gate and all the old dudes are chasing, and he's got his arms stretched out going - AAHHHH!!!! A running in circles. As soon as the TSA folks catch up to him he starts wrapping and picking them up. Bunch of pictures, etc...

I miss those Shaq days.

Naples if you say Magic has helped the poor then I am all in you too Woodcock you are usually a good judge of character sometimes but really guys I was just busting ebonics chill.

Ahoy there! Permission to cum all over your yacht! Really this group couldn't do Bottlenose Dolphin just before it is going to ram a shark.


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Yeah, yeah Cote it's just a logo but you're not a Dolphin fan so it's no foreskin off your mashed penis...

Man, what an awesome ceremony. I hope some of you got to watch that.

Capt. Dukey, hahahahahahah...

road trip, going to be out of pocket for a few. Heading north to ski.

Miami's biggest need? LT.

The Brandon Albert situation may be heating up. Albert failed to show for voluntary workouts with the Chiefs. He says he's not showing up until he knows where he is playing this season. This is good news for Miami because it lowers his value.

My guess is Miami gets Albert for a 2nd round pick unless KC is able to trade out of the first pick. If Miami fills the LT spot then that gives them a lot of options with the draft. They still need a CB, guard and pass rusher.

I still haven't changed my opinion of Ireland, but Miami has a chance to set themselves up for a very good season. Hope is in the air!!!

Miami is not baseball country. I grew up in the northeast, and there is nothing that can top sitting in fenway or yankee stadium to watch a baseball game. People in the northeast grew up on the NFL, baseball, celtics-LA, celtics-bulls, celtics-pistons. Sox- yankees fans hate each other. Have been to marlins games, there is no passion in this park. They have no rival to speak of to get the blood boiling. The way the dolphins hate the pats and jets is what BB fans in miami lack.

Tom,

My good "negativo" friend, its good to see you're being a little "positivo" about the Dolphins, I respecfully disagree on LT being the team biggest need, Jonathan Martin will be just fine there.

Trading for Albert and giving up such a high draft pick and on top of that giving him 8-10 mil per year makes no sense, for that they would have kept Jake Long.

when is all set and done, Eric Winston will sign for one year (maybe two) and the Dolphins will draft a RT or promote from within ( Will Yeatman ), Ireland has done a great job so far in free agency and by all acounts he's not done yet, he went after young free agents while at the same time being "fiscally" responsible in case they don't pan out.

building the team through the draft is still the number one priority..our future is bright boys !!

not in the least bit interested in being bigger than the swindling team owner. the blameless players will soon be traded or dumped anyway.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/0719d3c146de444037d1d0472e61b11d/tumblr_mfx4olJlk71qabj53o1_400.gif

Tom - my biggest concern is that the offensive philosophy might not match with their quarterback. Tannehill's similar to Roethlisberger, he could do very well with a strong running game, play action, and moving around extending plays until receivers get open. I don't think he's accurate enough from the pocket to sit back and pick apart defenses like an Aaron Rogers or Peyton Manning.

From that opinion I'd add running back to the list of positions of need. If they don't bring someone else in a lot is going to fall on Daniel Thomas because Lamar Miller couldn't even handle the feature back role in college, he's a home run hitter who has WAY too many negative plays. Daniel Thomas should be able to keep them out of second/third and long situations, he was a second round pick after all, but he needs to stay healthy for once.

Living in DC for a few years now, I'm going to the game tonight. Even last season I went and rooted for the Fish, but I can't bring myself to do it anymore. I'm going for the ballpark experience and the fresh air, nothing more.

Armando has a good article on the Dolphins/draft process, pay attention what he says about Philbin at the end.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2013/04/coaches-sometimes-hurt-the-personnel-process.html

Hey Anti,

It looks like your "hide-out" has been discovered amigo...careful, of course we can probably blame Obi for this one.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/scientists-reportedly-discover-gate-hell-203918901.html

Shaq Greatest Center of All Time.

Cote,

Great Post.

Dashi is On That Boat.

A Die Hard Marlin Fan who Hates The Owner!!

Can You Impeach an Owner?

I know who shouldn't be In The Top 25 Heat.

SPO!!

If Anything Other than his Coaching Points to Spo being Garbage!!

How Can You win a Title for The Heat? And Are 2nd In All time Victories and Not Get Honorable Mention?

Exactly!! The Rainbow Clown Of A Coach!! Sucks!!

Dashi,

I know Shaq was a great player but I'm a little hesitant to call him the greatest center..

Wilt, Hakeem the dream, Kareem abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell...I'll take any of those over Shaq.

Shaq was just bigger than everybody else..he just overpowered people.

Bill Russell has no business being in the conversation. Were he to have played today he would be a power forward. Dude stood 6'-8". Even a 6'-9" Hakeem had to rely on quickness to offset their lack of bulk and size. An "in their prime" Russell could not guard an in their prime Shaq to save his life, whereas the opposite would not be true.

#13, #33, and #34 all hang up in the rafters in Lakerland.

For those who may have missed it, this was the halftime ceremony. Worth watching, even if you're not a Shaq fan.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/21997151/video-los-angeles-lakers-retire-shaquille-oneals-jersey

OC,

I'll take those 11 rings any day (Russell).

as for talent?..I always thought that Kareem was the best of all of them, that sky-hook was a thing of beauty.

Limpiate, brother.

Russell has those championships because of the team. He wasn't even the best center in his time! Were he playing today he might even be coming off the bench!

Like I said, Wilt, Kareem and Shaq. They were all 1, 2, 3 in no particular order. Perhaps Kareem by an edge due to being a more well rounded player (actually made free throws). But don't come in here selling a story on how any other center who played the game places higher than any of those three...Russell...yeah, right!

calmate meng, your going to get high blood pressure.

I supposed YOU COULD BE RIGHT if your talking strickly talent but when you combine team,player AND championships?..no one better than Russell.

Wilt had all the talent in the world and I think those 76'rs teams were pretty good too but talent alone won't do, Shaq and Kobe won those rings together because they were good but also they didn't have a worthy opponent, the NBA was a little down during that time, I'm not complaining because they won fair and square but they really had no serious competition.

I'm sure BB will agree with me here.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions...even when they're wrong.

all-righty then, I understand, you're being a Laker homer.

is cool.

You probably feel that way about Russell after learning that Jeff Ireland's great grandfather, Hal DeJulio, recruited him into the U of SF back in 53.

lol

Oye, don't be a hater...you know Russell was the greatest winner and Ireland is the best GM we've had around here since the late great Joe Thomas.

ps-I've been promised some juicy stuff just before the draft like rumors, which teams are after which players, trade stuff etc...

he already told me if DT Star Lotulelei is cleared medically (which he was) he will go in the top ten.

Bill Russell treats objects like women.

Tom - next season depends entirely on Tannehill and how the coaches plan that offense around his strengths. We'll see how that goes, he's out of excuses.

FZB,

To me Shaq Is The Greatest Center Ever.

Kareem Is The Greatest Center Not Name Shaq.

I put Shaq in a Class by his own. For One Reason and One Reason Only. Who Can Guard Shaq in his Prime? Kareem? Maybe. And That is about it.

MJ is A bigger better version of Dr.J. Lebron will be a Bigger Better Version of MJ.

Who Before or After, Will be a Bigger Better Version Of Shaq?

Shaq can Dominate In Any Era. 100 Years From Now, We Still Might Not Find A Center Of Shaq's Size and Ability.

7'3" 350+!! With Cat Like Reflexes.

Spo Never Saw Shaq Play. Else he Would Understand The Importance of Size In Basketball!!

I know Spo was Video Coordinator but he never watched shaq just crush a whole teams will because nobody could stop him.

Kareem Fought Bruce Lee.

Shaq Fu would've killed B.Lee with 1 Back hand.

The Best Biggest Athlete the World has ever Seen.

Plus, Dashi and Shaq Are Born Only Days Apart.

If Shaq played in The 50"s, He Wouldn't have lost 1 Game and Averaged 100ppg, Grabbed All The Rebounds, and Blocked Way To Many Shots.

If Shaq Played in The 60's, He Would've made Wilt His B'tch!! and Maybe Lose 5 Games The Whole Decade. Wilt Would Never Score 100 On Shaq. Doubt Wilt Will Even Score 30 on The Big Boy.

If Shaq Played In The 70's, This Would've been The Greatest Era Ever In B-Ball. Shaq Vs The Original Dream Kareem.

Shaq In the 80"s, None Of Those Guys Would've been Relevant. He Would've Made Parrish His B'tch!! And Lambier his whipping Boy.

Shaq In The 90's, Jordan Would've never won 6 Titles. Name 1 Center On the Bulls That Can Slow Shaq down? Cause we know NONE will be able To Stop him.

Shaq Now, Spo Would've Been Fired!! We All Would See Spo Can't Coach!!

Cote, the Marlins? Really? Are you kidding, no one cares about the Marlins except for a few brain dead individuals apparently in the low 3,000s that actually go watch a game by historical standards. By any measurement of fan support the Marlins are deader than an doorknob. Even if you lined smoking hot babes in g-strings along both foul lines and promised that any paying patron could line up opposite each babe and get free blow jobs would their attendance increase. Frankly, I've spoken to many Miami/Dade residents who have personally told me that they would rather have a mule kick them squarely in the jimmies than attend another Marlins game. Some actually said they would take two kicks instead of baseball. How any moron living within the boundaries of Dade County fell for this guy Loria's song and dance about the Marlins and a new stadium is one of the great mysteries of life. By any measurement the proposed tax payer subsidized baseball stadium should have been DOA. The fact that some how some way they were able to dupe enough people to make this happen only shows that the people running the show in South Florida have their collective heads stuck so far up their ass that a team comprised of 100 Saturn V rockets all fired together at the same time could not extricate their heads out of their orifices.

Listen up jr..( that would be you Kazaam ),

On your 5:20 pm post..in reference to T-Hill, you say next year he is out of excuses, really?

This is still a second year QB that has a total of 36 games under his belt ( combining college and the pros ) and still is far less than the over 50 games that players like Luck, RG III played in college alone, add to that it usually takes QB's anywhere between 2 to 4 years to mature ( like Eli, Rivers,Brees, Flacco etc ) , Cam Newton had a great rookie year but he regressed last year, is he a bust too?

You have no clue Jr...

Tannehill has all the tools to be a great one but he will have growing pains and it could take a couple of more years for him to "arrived" ..

Stop trying to argue with me FZB, I'm not interested. You and Dashi are right on the same level, talk to him.

Watch Dan Majerle field a ground rule double:

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Shaq played in the 90's.

You guys don't need me for Bill Russell versus Wilt etc talk you have it covered.

Woodcock for someone not very interested in baseball you have quite a hair across your a*s about that team.

Tom LT is the biggest need- now that we have signed a CB.

OK going to watch Sox versus Yankees now a rivalry for all time that none of you really would understand it seems.

Is it because you're clue-less and you won't admit it?..

And what level is that JR?..

Are you calling me dumb by any chance?...lol

You made a dumb statement like some of the other one's you make but you can't bring yourself to admit it..its not too complicated you know.

Baby,

Shaq Played in the Late 90's. Shaq's Decade Was the 00. Reason I Didn't have to write it.

Jordan played in The 80's and He Dominated The 90's.

Don't be a Jackass big baby.

Every other regular would agree that our arguments are repetitive and pointless. You're an idiot homer, you base your opinions on whether or not a player, coach, or GM works for the Dolphins. Ireland's a genius, Ozzie Newsome is an idiot. Joe Philbin's a great coach, Bill Belichick is a bum being carried by Brady. Ryan Tannehill is the second coming of Dan Marino, Joe Flacco is Chad Henne.

Martin will be great at left tackle because he's a Dolphin. Doesn't matter that he was horrible at LT last season, there's no question in your mind that he will be great. Because he's the Dolphins' left tackle.

Watch the NFL. Watch other teams. Watch other quarterbacks. Manning, Flacco, Brees, and Rivers have been the same players their entire careers. Flacco isn't 'elite', he didn't 'prove himself' by winning a Super Bowl. He can make every throw, fumbles when hit, puts it up at every opportunity, wildly inconsistent, and feels no pressure on the big stages.

My opinion of Tannehill is that he's a good decision maker and well above average throwing on the run but too inaccurate from the pocket to be successful picking defenses apart. Your opinion is that he's great, because he's the Dolphins' quarterback.

We have nothing to discuss, just stop commenting on my posts.

Every other regular would agree that our arguments are repetitive and pointless. You're an idiot homer, you base your opinions on whether or not a player, coach, or GM works for the Dolphins. Ireland's a genius, Ozzie Newsome is an idiot. Joe Philbin's a great coach, Bill Belichick is a bum being carried by Brady. Ryan Tannehill is the second coming of Dan Marino, Joe Flacco is Chad Henne.

Martin will be great at left tackle because he's a Dolphin. Doesn't matter that he was horrible at LT last season, there's no question in your mind that he will be great. Because he's the Dolphins' left tackle.

Watch the NFL. Watch other teams. Watch other quarterbacks. Manning, Flacco, Brees, and Rivers have been the same players their entire careers. Flacco isn't 'elite', he didn't 'prove himself' by winning a Super Bowl. He can make every throw, fumbles when hit, puts it up at every opportunity, is inconsistent, and feels no pressure on the biggest stages.

My opinion of Tannehill is that he's a good decision maker and well above average throwing on the run but too inaccurate from the pocket to be successful picking defenses apart. Your opinion is that he's great, because he's the Dolphins' quarterback.

We have nothing to discuss, just stop commenting on my posts.

Every other regular would agree that our arguments are repetitive and pointless. You're an idiot homer, you base your opinions on whether or not a player, coach, or GM works for the Dolphins. Ireland's a genius, Ozzie Newsome is an idiot. Joe Philbin's a great coach, Bill Belichick is a bum being carried by Brady. Ryan Tannehill is the second coming of Dan Marino, Joe Flacco is Chad Henne.

Martin will be great at left tackle because he's a Dolphin. Doesn't matter that he was horrible at LT last season, there's no question in your mind that he will be great. Because he's the Dolphins' left tackle.

Watch the NFL. Watch other teams. Watch other quarterbacks. Manning, Flacco, Brees, and Rivers have been the same players their entire careers. Flacco isn't 'elite', he didn't 'prove himself' by winning a Super Bowl. He can make every throw, fumbles when hit, puts it up at every opportunity, is inconsistent, and feels no pressure on the biggest stages.

My opinion of Tannehill is that he's a good decision maker and well above average throwing on the run but too inaccurate from the pocket to be successful picking defenses apart. Your opinion is that he's great, because he's the Dolphins' quarterback.

We have nothing to discuss, just stop commenting on my posts.

And it's Tannehill's own fault he couldn't win a starting job until midway through his junior year.

He is not a special enough passer that Miami needs to waste four years waiting for him, period.

I've never really been a baseball fan, Baby. Too freaking slow.

Gezz Kaz...you mad?

Idiot homer?...why that's one of the nicest things you ever called me, I'm flattered

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