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May 01, 2013

Good news on Heat's preference for next round; plus Dolphins' biggest need (with poll), Tebow rumor, Broussard, Sad-O-Meter, glowing sheep & more

1aa1king1) It is THURSDAY, MAY 2. Happy dos de Mayo! 2) Always been a big Snoop Dogg fan. Now here is the reincarnated, reggae-fied Snoop Lion: Here Comes The King. 3) Panthers not making the NHL postseason? Unfortunate. Me not having to feign interest in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Priceless! 4) Click on Weatherman Battles Hiccups on Air for funny vid. 5) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): NBA's gay player, Dolphins' SB odds, Ed DuBois, Sad-O-Meter. 5bJoin us on Twitter @agregcote.

Dolphins/Tebow rumor: How'd it start? I mean beyond ther usual Internet nonsense? Agent Drew Rosenhaus said on WQAM this week he "wouldn't be shocked" if Miami showed interest in free agent QB Tim Tebow. That's how. Drew was doing what good agents do: Trying to drum up business. Tying to create the illusion of smoke so there appears to be fire. Most who follow the team closely would be far more shocked than Rosenhaus if Miami showed any interest. Bet against it. Big.

HEAT (AND FANS) SHOULD HAVE CLEAR PREFERENCE IN BULLS-NETS SERIES: [Update: Nets beat Bulls tonight to tie series 3-3, with Game 7 in Brooklyn]. What opponent should Heat players and fans most want to face in the second round starting Monday in Miami? Players would never say it because to do so would build confidence in the team they'd least like to play or incentive in the one they'd prefer. (Also, the confident Heat "fears" no team; Miami instills fear in others). But there is no doubt the Heat matches up better with Brooklyn than 1aa1aheadChicago and should hope the Nets -- who tied the series tonight and now host Game 7 -- can win one more. Miami was 3-0 vs. Brooklyn this season by an average margin of 18 points, but only 2-2 vs. Chicago, which ended Miami's 27-game win streak. But it's more than that, and more than the possibility (however remote) that Bulls star Derrick Rose could make his lonnnnng-awaited return in the next round. It is that Chicago defends Miami's strength better than any team in the NBA. LeBron James driving and then kicking it out for an open corner-3 (Ray Allen's moneymaker) is a huge part of the Heat's game. Miami shot 44 corner 3's in swamping Milwaukee in the first round, or 11 per game. But Chicago's defense this season allowed an NBA-low 3.6 corner-3 attempts per game. ESPN.com statwonk Tom Haberstroh has more on this here. Defensively the Bulls were better than the Nets this season in most categories, but it is their denying the corner-3 that would most challenge the Heat. Also worth noting, Chicago outrebounded Miami by 36 (175-139) in the four season meetings, and limited the Heat to 30 percent on 3-point shots (21-for-70), versus Miami's 41% on 3's against everybody else. Don't get me wrong. Miami still would be a heavy favorite to beat the Bulls, and deservedly. But the challenge would be a stark contrast to the playoffs' "soft opening" in that sweep of the Bucks.

DOLPHINS' BIGGEST REMAINING HOLES, POST-DRAFT: Left tackle seems to be getting most of the current attention and tryout calls (which must make Jonathan Martin feel like crap), and I can 1aa1helpunderstand that. But for me there are other roster soft spots of some concern. They include cornerback, where starters Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall would hardly count among the NFL's best tandems; tight end, where Dustin Keller is a marginal upgrade over departed Anthony Fasano; and perhaps running back, where Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas leave Miami lacking proof. Also wonder if we might add linebacker, where Koa Misi and newcomers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler have much to prove in an overhauled unit. What do you think is the Dolphins' biggest remaining area of concern and why?

Poll note: One choice above is garnering roughly two-thirds of all the votes. There is a phrase in the business for something like that. The phrase is, "Lousy poll idea."

PETITION TO SUSPEND BROUSSARD CIRCULATING: ESPN basketball analyst Chris Broussard is under fire for calling out-of-the-closet NBA player Jason Collins a sinner and saying his homosexuality is an 1aa1fa"open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ." The faith-based group Faithful America (click for the petition) is collecting online signatures calling for ESPN to suspend Broussard for what the group's executive director Michael Sherrard called allowing Broussard to "mischaracterize our faith and use the teachings of Jesus as the basis for gay-bashing." Faithful America's slogan is, "Love thy neighbor. No Exceptions."

MARLINS "SAD-O-METER" LIVES ON: We have this new blog feature 1aa1bbsadwe're updating as long as the Marlins' winning percentage is under .300. The New York Mets' 1962 record of 40-120 (.250) is widely regarded as the single worst season in modern MLB history and the Marlins had been on pace to threaten that ignominy. A recent three-game win streak almost tipped the Fish up over .300 to at least temporarily shut down our Sad-O-Meter, but tonight in Philly made it two losses in a row. So: MARLINS SAD-O-METER: Current record, 8-21 (.276). Updated season pace, 44.69 wins, 117.31 losses.

1aa1glowsheepSOUNDS LIKE A BAA-AAAD IDEA: Scientists in Uruguay have engineered a "genetically modified" sheep that glows in the dark. (And you became a scientist for what exactly!?) WWMT? [What Would (Ron) Magill Think?] Click here for the story. Remember. This is a blog. I couldn't say it if it weren't true.

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Yup, go Brooklyn.

Left tackle is a glaring hole, they need an alternative in case Martin looks ANYTHING like he did starting 5 games at left tackle last season.

we should have enough cash to fill all of the remaining holes. our biggest concern should be frugal jeff going into the season under the salary cap
we could use some veteran pass rushing rentals

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6reo5YMHE1rubozqo1_500.jpg

Baby,

(From the previous blog)..The reason I like Winston as our RT is becasue I'm confident that J Martin can do the job there, My NFL amigo told me he IS a LT, has everything you look for in one, quick feet, nasty attitude, first punch etc, the ONLY thing he needs to improve is his strenght, said Stanford players usually come into the NFL lacking strenght (combination of football practice and heavy school load), last year he didn't take part in ANY off season work outs because he didn't finish school until June and under NFL rules he was not permitted to work out with the team.

He also said that if put at LT he will become a very good one, borderline pro bowl player..

here's another little nugget he told me, said LT Jason Peters will be cut after June 1 to minimize the cap hit, he's schedule to make 13 mil this year and he's coming off an achilles injury plus the Eagles drafted their LT (Johnson) ..so there's another guy that will be available...

Greg very lame of you to dismissively shun interest in the Stanley Cup Playoffs a sport played by real men not dorks and prima donnas who party with camels and try to act all "cool".

Instead let's break down a series in which everyone knows who the winner will be how utterly boring.

I think the Heat should wanna play the Bulls, good training for the next series (Knicks or Pacers)...

Cote,

I voted "something else" on your stupid poll, I didn't see a spot for RT..

FZ, I too votoed other....
New GM....
HEHEHE..:)
But not really.

I forgive you my son...go in peace.

Wow Snoop dogg is mad thin.

snoop dog is one ugly dude...

My Favorite Snoop Dog Video.

http://youtu.be/ZYSxJgjjJFc

here's some live Cream for you guys..just because.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH3P2P331vE

Never a Big Cream fan I thought Derek and The Dominoes were a better band.

I'm not sure that Lt Martin is up for the job.

http://71afa.com/Observation/martin%20sm.jpg

Badge is an awesome song though.

Guy's,his is the reason some people should be put down or at least fixed
Lets not breed "STUPID"

http://youtu.be/ZYSxJgjjJFc

Anti,

Really?..you had to post That?..hehe, Ted Ginn and his family, too funny..but I guess HE DID drop all those passes..

Not very revealing but ok I hope so.

Big Baby - I know, outrageous, right? Don't even get me started on the quality of maple syrup coverage in this rag.

"quality of maple syrup coverage in this rag"?

please explain por favor..

You seem too intelligent to be a Redneck but maybe you were just born that way unless you really are black which some have speculated which could explain some things.

Hilarious that you think hockey is some kind of upper class sport that only rednecks wouldn't be interested in - there is no class of sports fan in Miami, Florida who cares about hockey, check the Toronto Times if you want that coverage.

This one from Cream was one of my favorites. Seldom played.

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

Really then why when I visit do I see Florida Panthers license plates all over the place?

You are so wrapped into your own vision of the world it's sad.

Marlins get higher attendance than the Panthers.

You didn't answer my question.

OC,

Thanks, I handn't heard that Cream tune in a long,long time..

Confirmation bias, you like hockey so you notice hockey plates. Like when you're thinking about buying a car and start seeing it everywhere.

I live down here, I've seen a couple Panthers plates but it's nothing compared to the Heat and college plates.

No one who lives down here would say there are Florida Panthers license plates everywhere, they're out there but few and far between.

They're all over in Palm Beach County no confirmation bias just reality.

BB,

Kazaam seems to have an analytical mind and its in his nature to contradict anything that "normal" people like you and me deem normal, its sort of like having our very own Mr. Spock if you will...which is kind of cool in some ways.

there you go Kaz, see I'm sticking up for you but I still reserve my right to call you an asswipe at any time.


No matter seeing any just proves that your statement about no one caring about the team is off base.

Again, you're reading the Miami Herald, not the Palm Beach Post, not the Boston Globe.

Content is tailored to the interests of people who live in Miami. Fans want analysis of the Heat, not other cities' hockey teams.

Right, complaining about Miami Heat coverage in the sports section of the MIAMI HERALD is normal.

I'm the crazy one.

I didn't realize that Sunrise, Florida was so far away lol.

They used to play in Miami but you proabably don't remember you were likely in elementary school.

One of my all time favorite albums from a group who seldom gets any love: The Pretenders' first album. Every song on it is either great or really good. Rock and Roll, meets the 80's, with a touch of early 60's and a dab of curse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3mLyaPPTBY&playnext=1&list=PL803F57A0BDA13B3E

Arguing runs tiresome. Better to hear a woman rocker utter "I shot my mouth off, and you showed me what that hole was for..." Now that's kinda fresh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj3GdGk2B7c&list=PL803F57A0BDA13B3E

West Palm is barely even south Florida, completely different world from Miami.

OK guys just to show my musical vastness I'll leave you with a Little "Coolio"

Enjoy...


http://youtu.be/zHWdt0i4uA0

Anti, you want vastness!? How about this one from Jason Collins' dance collection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG2ixYJ79iE

Ok you don't want Tebow as wedge buster. Hows 'bout he play NT in 3-4 alignment?

ahh, Mr. poopy, why not just drop the poop and pick up the wing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FANaegwQKg

I don't think Tebow's ready to come out as a 'wedge buster' yet.

Damn OC I'm in Labia at the momenyt and can't pick up youtube until I'm back stateside soldier...

Too bad dvp, that was only the best quality Little Wing Jimi rendition for your musical enjoyment.

Do tell, dvp. Do you find yourself in the valley or hills of Labia? Is it humid there?

Ok, Kaz I see the point you're trying to make. How 'Bout Tebow as our new LT then? OC Murphy's Law in action...

OC, Had to get my Glow sticks out...
Came across this post on that video, 5 Bucks it's fro David (The real David( From Los angles..
Here it is.........


3deq 2 hours ago


What Up Daawwwgss!?! :D

Okay, let's get serious for a moment..

I'm a 21 year old Electronic Music Producer from Germany and I produce mostly strong, powerful Electro Beats with catchy melodies.

I would really appreciate it, if you listen to some of my songs on my channel and give me some feedback.

You won't be disappointed!

Thanks!

P.S: Yes, I know you hate Spam, but I have no money for Advertisements because I spend all my money on Music Equipment :D.

OC it's so humid I feel like I'm standing in rice paddies with the smell of ox feces and bad pH all round...

Tebow is an enigma. Anyone absent of his religious convictions would find it nearly impossible not to wait for John Elway to make his way towards his parked car late at night then proceed to pummel ole Mr. Ed for screwing up his career.

Finally saw Jango(sp?) hahahaha. Sorry to see Hans Landa die so soon though...

Dukey, Does it smell like victory?
Or ........


http://youtu.be/XH332wYtO6w

Here you go, dukey. Allow me then to complete your experience:

những ngọn đồi đang sống với những âm thanh của nhạc

(translation: the hills are alive, with the sound of music)

The best part of Django was what happened to the director.

Can my christian based views be respected in this country as freedom of religion please. Yes the bible teaches that homosexuality, fornication, and adultery are sins. Respect it please and stop forcing me to accept certain lifestyles. I work with gay men and women, i respect them. I however do believe its a sin. BUT i am a sinner and Jesus Christ taught not to throw stones.

oc...well done for posting the fantastic swlabr video. it sounds like it was recorded yesterday.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/ca3b7847d3ed8be42ca046e717422030/tumblr_mhi6tdXxIu1rvfns3o1_1280.jpg

Big Baby the guitar on Disreali gears was Heaven sent
imo...

Yep, pucky. I had that one covered in my 3:26 post. You'll just have to draw it up from memory.

Alonso, Are you by any chance "POTTER87"????

Duke, Always loved this song when I've lostmy way....

http://youtu.be/mUW1SGF7bR8

Had to Cry Today, Can't Find My Way Home, Well All Right, Presence of the Lord, Sea of Joy - all great songs on that one and only album.

Alonso - you have inalienable rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression, you can say and think whatever you want and by law no one can do anything about it.

You just don't have a right to force people to respect those views. No one does. Thank God.

I'd take Tebow in a second, he's a good football player. Wouldn't have him on the roster as a QB though, too big a distraction.

Hmmm Tebow could be our next Crash Jensen eh?

I would pick up tebow in a heartbeat.

So Kaz, if you're telling this guy Alonso, that you don't have a right to force people to respect those views, then why have you spent so much time trying to force me to believe that your auntie is not a stone cold lock for bitch of the year and has ruined, as in, ran it over with a giant steam roller ruined, the entire University of Miami football program?

Who's trying to shove that little troll down our throats but you?

Woodcock what is it about Tebow you find so endearing. He's just another religious fanatic imo...

Plus he is no more than special team material...

oc well done for posting the fantastic swlabr from disraeli gears. does that guitar sound purple?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/ca3b7847d3ed8be42ca046e717422030/tumblr_mhi6tdXxIu1rvfns3o1_1280.jpg

I don't care what you believe, I NEVER bring up Donna Shalala.

Every time there's a UM story of any kind in the Herald you go ranting about Shalala, I just point out from time to time that you have to rail against Shalala because you're a terrible bandwagon fan who stopped following UM football the second they stopped winning championships and have literally nothing to say about the coaches, players, or team.

Actual UM fans know what Coker and Shannon did to the program. Most think Golden has us on the right track.

Yea but he's carrying your aunt bitch on his back while he's pulling the train and the caboose down the track buddy.

I only bring up your aunt because you have an illogical built in support for her. In fact, you would probably say that she had nothing to do with the Boston bombing even if she was on video bringing in the pressure cookers.

Cockster, I'am sorry a had Couitis with her..(Before she became a troll/lesbo) of course..

Ok hows 'bout Donna Shalala as Dolphins next wedge buster?

Cockster, Come to think of it, she cooked a great pot roast...IN A PRESURE COOKER...
OH SNAP, Call BPD.

No, absolutely not, I do not support Donna Shalala, I think she needs to be fired so someone can take a fresh look at the med school situation, which was overambitious and probably won't work under Obamacare with less reimbursement from insurance companies.

I just think it's lazy and ignorant to blame her for the football team. Head coaches run college football programs, not university presidents. Nick Saban runs Alabama football, Les Miles runs LSU football, Howard Schnellenberger is the reason UM football took off, Larry Coker and Randy Shannon are the reason UM football fell off.

With Shalala and Tebow busting wedges there would be no stopping us.

So what, we all need a scapegoat and she's the perfect fit. Everyone likes to make fun of fat asses and midgets she qualifies on both sides of that coin, and, she even has a face that only a walrus would find attractive. Other than that, I finally accept your apologies to me, and I am very, very happy that after what seemed like an eternity I finally made you see the light. There is still a chance for you Kaz, now if you could only get rid of the ascot and the monocle you might just be alright, kid.

This report says the Branden Albert trade talks with Miami are dead because Miami only offered a 3rd round pick. What unadulterated nonsense. Hold the line Jeffy. KC will come around unless they have another dance partner. If not, and so far they don't, they will reduce their asking price. Why? NO ffing way they're paying Albert $10million to play the right or left side for just one year and Albert will not negotiate a long term deal to play RT.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000165869/article/branden-albert-trade-talks-dead-chiefs-seek-new-deal

Woods-ter,

You know I basically agree with about 5% of what Kazaam says but I have to agree with him on Shalala, now I know she's a troll and a lot of people think she's a total bitch but the two persons responsible for the destruction of our football team were Larry Coker and Randy Shannon and to a lesser degree the late Paul Dee, sorry buddy but if its any consolation "i feel your pain" ( cue slick Willie's voice" ..

Tom, KC doesn't have to many options here, they DO want to upload Albert, they will have to lower their asking price...

I'm beginning to think the Dolphins don't really want Winston, don't know the reason, maybe he wants too much money or years..I'm wondering if they should sign Clabo?

Tom,

Upload=unload..hehe

The C's are hanging tough against NY....

FZB

The Dolphins are toying with Winston. They want a LT. It's a game. Albert is the key.

Way to go C's !!!!

OC Dolphin,

"my city was gone" is a candidate for the greatest "b" side in the history of singles. and ohio is where my guy, the former #15 for the dolphins will be catching 3rd down passes all season, barring a Heaven forbid injury. they got rid of a guy who gave it all and as stated when they chucked davone bess the ole shadow is jumping back on the bengal bandwagon, accompanied by Mr. Woodcock per his statement about the LSU THC inhaling badger guy who didn't go in the first round. they say goodbye to reggie bush who gave them the only excitement they had offensively and their best clutch passcatcher. f*ck you to philbin, sherman and ireland and let's see if bess' replacement gives the team as much as davone did.

shadow i understand getting attached to players but the "team" is what matters. although i agree jeff ireland is a nitwit of the first order, i am still, and will always be, a Miami Dolphins fan. so come back my good friend. you know you want to. you're Miami Dolphin fan....you are!

You ok Shadow ?

All of that rant for Bess ? ...I can understand it, Bess is a very good slot receiver but the Dolphins are transitioning to a WCO and Bess doesn't fit..like Tom says, you're a Dolphin fan through and through..

The Bulls will no doubt be Miami's toughest challenge in the playoffs. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if this series were to go all 7 games, especially if Derrick Rose returns. Both the Bulls and the Heat play very good defense, and I think this is what this series might come down to (assuming CHI wins against BKN of course). The Celtics are looking to push the Knicks to a 7 game series, how fitting, because NYK has not won a series in over a decade. Boston plays with a lot of heart and that is why they are back in this series. Seeing Houston is about to push OKC to another game, both the Rockets and the Celtics could serve as momentum for the Nets to erase a 3-1 deficit. Do not get me wrong, if the Nets were to storm back and win this series, they will be playing with A LOT of momentum. Either way, Miami should not be comfortable and just lay over against either one of these teams. I believe I asked Big Baby on here yesterday if the C's have any shot at coming back and beating the Knicks in 7, well, what do you think now? They would be the first team in NBA history to overcome the deficit. The Heat have their work cut out of them no matter who they play in the foreseeable future.

Ah, I want to make a correction. I thought that Jimmy "Freaking" Carter was he worst politician that I had seen in my lifetime but I have been proven wrong today by this douche bag Scott loser the current Florida governor. That jackass just vetoed the first equitable divorce law in the country. Say what? Bro, if the men in Florida don't rise up right now and recall this freaking loser then every single guy that lives in this state should have his man card pulled. I have never seen a worse decision by a bigger prick than what this jerk did today.

Kazaam, I stand corrected. I thought your aunt was the worst idiot in the state but this guy Scott is making her look like Einstein.

What a total and complete loser.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/01/3374846/gov-rick-scott-must-act-by-midnight.html

Earl I did not expect that performance from the Celtics last night they continue to be well coached and play good defense the Knicks helped though they shot terribly.

The odds remain against them being the first team to come back from 3-0 but I would like to see a game 7 that would be good.

The Knicks talked a lot of trash leading up to that game last night Boston might be in their heads now a little bit we will see.

Duke sorry I'll take Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs against any Cream album any day.

Melo 18 for 59 last 2 games if that continues Knicks will lose they go as he goes.

OC Tattooed Love Boys they don't make music like that anymore and The Smiths were a great band I still listen to Morrissey he is a great musician.

Tom, LT Albert is demanding at least $8mil a year.

Dolphins should bring in Tebow, kick the tires, look behind the ears, let Ireland insult the guy a little & then sign him to league minimum. Timmy might be an ugly QB but he is a football player. Wedge buster Tebow? I like it.

Not much of a basketball fan, but love watching any NY team lose. you might think the knicks, Anthony, and smith, have won something in this life time. typical blow hards.

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