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November 15, 2013

NFL Week 11 predix: Something good happens to Dolphins!; plus Martin talks (says nada), Incognito's gall, Brazil tops NASCAR, Uncle Neil & more

It is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15. I'm holed up today at Random Evidence Laboratories materializing the Sunday notes-column package. No solicitors, please, except Jehovah's Witnesses, who are always welcome. 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins held hostage by Bullygate, Incognito files grievance, Brazil soccer vs. NASCAR poll, NFL Pix 'n Fantasy, Jameis Winston charge, LeBron speaks, SOPY rankings & more. 3) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).

UPSET BIRD DAY: WEEK 11 NFL PREDIX: SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENS TO DOLPHINS!: As Bullygate continues to hold hostage a team that also has lost five of its past six games, I nominate Miami as 1aa1fripixneeding a win more than any other NFL team entering Week 11. (OK, I admit Houston has a pretty strong argument there). In any case I like the Dolphins in a small upset over visiting San Diego. Sure, Philip Rivers is scary. But the Chargers' defense against both pass and run could be an elixir for beleaguered O-coordinator Mike Sherman. Click on Week 11 Gems for full prediction capsules on the Dolphins and all other games, including the Chiefs-Broncos Game of the Year. Click on Forty-Three Years for my Friday Page NFL column, on why that Kansas City-Denver game is so big, and interesting, on so many levels. My week got off to a mixed start last night. I picked Colts to win and cover a 3-point line at Titans. Colts won by exactly three, a push. (That's how tough it can be to pick against the spread. I had Indy winning by four; Indy won by three. It wasn't good enough).

MARTIN TALKS, SAYS REMARKABLY LITTLE: Estranged Dolphins bullying victim Jonathan Martin evidently said a lot today to NFL investigator Ted Wells. They spoke for seven hours in Manhattan. But Martin said little of usefulness in a statement afterward. This is it: "Today's meeting is consistent with my commitment to cooperate with the NFL's investigation into my experiences as a player on the Miami Dolphins. Although I went into great detail with Mr. Ted Wells and his team, I will not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time. I do, however, look forward to speaking directly with Stephen Ross, Tom Garfinkel and the Dolphins' organization at the appropriate time. This is the right way to handle this matter. Beyond that, I look forward to the process of resuming my career in the National Football League." OK. Thank you for that glorified no-comment, Jon! 

1aa1incogINCOGNITO REDEFINES THE WORD GALL: I have my doubts if Richie Incognito knows what the word "gall" means or could spell it, but he personifies it with his grievance against the Dolphins seeking some $1.2 million in lost wages. Dear Richie: You were suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the club for starring in the whole Bullygate mess against Jonathan Martin that has taken the team hostage. Now you want back pay? You a piece of work, dude. Seriously.

Poll result: Brazil soccer edges NASCAR: I asked in the last blogpost (you may still vote) which of this week's big Miami alt-sport events interests you more: Saturday's Brazil-Honduras soccer match at Dolphins stadium or Sunday's NASCAR championship finale at Homestead. Sorry, racing. Brazil had 24.3 percent of the vote to NASCAR's 20.4%, with another 5.1% saying both interested them. The bad news? The other 50.2% said neither interested them. Ouch.

REMEMBERING FONDLY WHEN I WAS "PUS ON TWO LEGS": The Twitter site @NeilRogersRadio in 1aa1neilrogershonor of the late, great local broadcasting legend linked Thursday to THIS YouTube tape of a 1999 show in which Neil took exception (in his usual understated way) to a column I'd written. Don't recall hearing it originally. Funny years later hearing Rogers refer to me on-air as "pus on two legs" and Greg "Kotex," a childhood derisive previously heard, I think, in junior high. I was a huge fan and admirer of Uncle Neil's wit and vulgarity, and privately took it as a treat on occasions when his scathing eye would fall upon me. Neil died in late 2010 at 68, way too soon. He truly was one of a kind, and is missed.

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Oh the outrage Greg c'mon you're a good liberal you know how it works.

Incognito files a grievance through the Union so that he can get his job back and play football again.

It's not groundbreaking stuff Greg and anyone in a Union no matter what it was would do the exact same thing you are becoming more out of touch by the minute.

Cote, I didn't know Cadillac had a car entered in NASCAR? When did this boy Wallace get the sponsorship?

Holy Jimminy Crickets! Even Potato Face Cote has joined the Vapor revolution. A Vapor Nation add, Cote? I had you pegged as more of a hot toddy type dweeb.

Incognito trying to get his money?..no problemo at all, I would have done the same thing.

Neil Rodgers..really loved listening to his show, funny man and witty...We miss you Neil?..well, I least I do.

and Cote..you're still a pus on two legs.

The pranking and hazing going on in that locker room was 100 percent unprofessional and leads to a culture of losing. That's it in plain English for you Tom you seem like an intelligent guy thought you would have figured it out by now.

Posted by: Big Baby | November 15, 2013 at 09:50 AM

How do you know that Big Baby? Tell me what pranking and hazing went on in the locker room. And also tell me the evidence to support that. I have not seen a single thing definitive on regarding what went on in the locker room. A lot of speculation but nothing definitive. Since you have inside info please share it.

BB, how can this dweeb be on the wrong side of so many issues. It's funny that this is his blog and everyone that posts here regularly is taking the piss out of him. Wonder why? Um.........

Woodcock that was really funny. Definitely not PC but really really funny.

ONE OF A KIND:

what didn't uncle neil know-music? sports? politics? the man was a truly amazing performer, and in a world where radio talk show hosts- dimwits like sean hannity and bill o'reilly and shamsters like rush limbaugh-became superstars via syndication, we had neil rogers, who complained about not being heard nationally, and who could pretty much rebut (one t) most of what they offered up. from michael savage to neil rogers is a broad spectrum, but in between were a bunch of idiots. CELIA CRUZ LIVES? you are absolutely correct, sir. those extended vacations where george took over were pure junk, but when uncle neil returned 10-2 middays were a complete hoot.

Tom again the evidence is speculative right now but it's quite obvious that something was broken in that locker room when Richie was there. Just one simple example is when some players got up from the lunch table and left when Martin sat down. Doing that to anyone is elementary school nonsense and has no place in an NFL setting those are men and thus they should treat each other with respect and dignity. That wouldn't happen in a Veteran locker room of a good NFL team it just wouldn't ever.

Even Jon Stewart is ripping the Obuminator over this Obicare horse hack. Funny, even this moron has seen the light.

http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-rips-obama-obamacare-rob-ford-daily-show-2013-11

I knew Neil early in his career when many including King gave him a hand.up and whom he slimely derided after his success. He stank up entire floors of offices with his cheap cigars and blowhard loudness.Both at WKAT and WIOD.

There was no decency or greatness in the man. His liberal attitudes not withstanding....he could have been a nicer person. I do not miss him or his style.

wait..what??..Neil was an asswipe liberal?..

the man was entertaining and he ripped everyone, I get the fact he rubbed some people the wrong way but if you didn't take him too seriously he was a blast.

just my opinion

BB,

I suspect we will never get to the bottom of this between Incognito and Martin and now Armando is reporting the Dolphins didn't know of any harrassment...

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2013/11/source-dolphins-really-did-not-know-of-harrassment.html

BB: "Tom again the evidence is speculative right now but it's quite obvious that something was broken in that locker room"

A couple of things BB. Speculation is not EVIDENCE and nothing can be obvious without knowing what happened.

The media has fed you a truck load of bullyshit and you ate every last bullyturd. Everything you believe MAY be true, but no one knows. The only real evidence we have are the public statements of the players and they say Bullygate is bullyshit. Open your eyes BB.

so does anyone care about the game on sunday...

Dolphins 19 and SD...24...sorry guys I see us losing, yes me the ultimate homer.

Sadly,I don't think it matters much,FZB...I'm sticking with my initial prediction of 6-10 but I'm sure the phins will find a way to go 8-8 just to drop us a couple of draft spots...ya know,the typical phins way...damn,this shit is depressing...

I care we play the Jets twice and with a win the team is still very much alive for a playoff spot.

I am hoping that the team can find a way to win and give us a reason to keep watching.

I'll stick to what I said yesterday though no prediction SD has the 4th best pass offense if Miami plays well defensively then they have a chance to win.

PLAYOFFS?????!!!!!

We aren't going to the playoffs...

Then if we aren't going neither are the Jests time for the sweep!

That would be nice...I always hate this time of year,ya know when they put up that graphic and we are always listed as "in the hunt"...until we aren't...hopefully we can at least ruin it for Sexy Rexy and the girls...

Gonna be awful seeing Ed Reed in a Jest uni...

so you guys think we can rush for more than two yards in this game?..

BB, man you have taken over the mantle of the ultimate homer from me, I'm not feeling it brother, our O Line is in shambles and Tannehill is getting killed back there.

I'm also quite dissapointed in our defense, I mean THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE STRENGHT OF THE TEAM, right?

but hey as long as they can beat the stinkin Jets!!

No more awful than JT or Y. Bell.

worry not roid, Ed Reed is "finito" has nothing left in the tank..but what a player he was.

Did you hear Miami called him FZ? He chose Jets over NE and Miami. I wouldn't be surprised if he had a little bit not much left in the tank.

His quote about the Texans getting outplayed and outcoached was priceless. He wasn't wrong lol!

I'd say he is getting low in the tank but not completely empty...it's just the fact of seeing him in those putrid Jest colors is nauseating...

The only good thing about rushing for only 2 yards is you can only go up from there...it will still be modest but it will be more than 2...

Yeah watching our D get steamrolled by that 3rd string back was disheartening...not to mention watching that offensive tackle catch a td(same amount on the year as our boy Wallace...sigh)...

Phins fans have 2 things to look forward to:

1)Beating the Jest
2)watching KC lose to Denver

Yep,that's about it...

Why do we care about KC again?

5.1 INCHES PER CARRY!!! And that was against the bucs. As much as I would like to see a split with the jets, I think they sweep you. No way you win in nyc, dec.1, and like last year, you just mail it in in the last game of the season. The jets front 7 will crush tanneh and the o-line.

So let me understand you...Incognito should NOT file a grievance to recover his lost salary even though he has EVERY right to do so as per the Player's Collective bargaining agreement????? What planet are you on???
Michael Vick is a convicted felon, harms small defenseless animals and he's playing in the NFL, Aldon Smith was arrested for DUI and 3 felony counts of possessing an asasault rifle and he played the day AFTER being arrested, Donte Stallworth KILLED a pedestrian while driving drunk and played the next year....Incognito may or may not have bullied Martin and you want to ban him from making a living
Wake up and smell the coffee !!!!!

I hope you are enveloped in the special love of a burly and profusely sweating Serbian man today.

Say Naples,

I don't think you guys beat Carolina monday night, your thought's?

FZB that is going to be a very close game. The Pats have Brady but the Panthers have that defense.

Jets might sweep you guys Naples but not us.

Pats lose to the Panthers on Monday night...I've got $ on that one...

The Sunday and Monday night games are big ones this week...

Betting against Brady on Monday Night is a fools errand. That's what makes you who you are I guess.

•The game in Charlotte will be the Brady’s 18th Monday appearance of his career, tying him with Danny White and Phil Simms for 10th alltime among quarterbacks, moving ahead of Peyton Manning and Donovan McNabb (17) yet still 20 behind the front-running duo of Brett Favre and Dan Marino (38 apiece).

•The Patriots are 13-4 in Brady’s previous Monday Night games, a .765 winning percentage that places him behind only Billy Kilmer (.800) and Kenny Stabler (.781) among all QBs with at least 10 Monday appearances.


•The Pats’ signal caller enters the game just four yards behind Manning for fifth alltime in Monday Night yards (4,715 to 4,719). He trails fourth-place John Elway by 297 yards, a number Brady has topped for just the second time all season in the last game against Pittsburgh but has attained in six of his previous MNF games.


•Brady is fourth alltime in Monday touchdown tosses with 41 and with his first against Carolina will tie Steve Young for third alltime behind only Marino (74) and Favre (69). He's thrown for at least two scores in 13 of his 17 games and for at least three TD in nine (both trailing only Favre and Marino).


•Brady is one of just six quarterbacks with a MNF passer rating over 100.0, ranking fourth at 102.2. The only passers with at least 100 attempts above him: The NFL’s overall leader Steve Young (104.0), Jeff Garcia (103.5) and Stan Humphries (103.2).


•In five MNF games since the start of the 2010 season the Patriots are 5-0 and are averaging a staggering 40 points per game, with a low of 34 points scored against the Chiefs on Nov. 21, 2011 in a 31-point win.


•Earlier that season on Sept 12, 2011 Brady set a MNF record against the Dolphins by throwing for 517 yards in a 38-24 win, shattering Joe Montana’s old mark by 59 yards.


Who gives a shit about all that...it's Pats time to lose...and I put money on it...yeah,that what makes me who I am...I bet against Boy Wonder...he will be on his ass all night...

I hope you are right but history isn't on your side hulk it's not a great bet.

Brady is not the same Brady..he's going down !!!'

Big Baby:

I am proud to call you my daughter. Thank you for the joy you have brought to my life.

No problem proud mama see you on MTV's Teen Mom soon.

You are most welcome my angel.

oh boy...

and here's some Pearl Jam for you guys..just because.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV2iYFl5eSk

Greg, you missed or purposely left out to including the dolphins in this poll which I am sure it would have been less than Nascar and Football (or as you call it, "soccer"). I am sure as a mostly nfl reporter, it would have been too embarrassing to face the facts of the dolphins popularity or lackethere of.

Mama mia !

This just in..Martin is still a closet fairy and a pussy...

And the truth is finally coming out...interesting read from Armando.


http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2013/11/the-empire-strikes-back-with-truth-context.html

FZ, What's better then 1 Pearl jam song??????
How about a complete concert....

ENJOY.....

http://youtu.be/PM_VIATPYQc

Neil was great and he is missed. No one was safe which made it all the better

Wow how about the back-to-back performances by that guy named LeBron James who plays for the Miami Heat.

Martin is not welcome in Miami!
Martin aired the family business out publicly!
Martin walked out on his team.
Martin didn't step to players, coaches, or management.
Martin didn't slug Incognito in the mouth.
Martin ran away like a baby!
Sucked down a huge political correctness void.
Nobody wants Martin on their team.
Screw the new world order of political correctness! Snitches get stitches! I hope the Dolphins release the underachiever and let him head home out west. At least Incognito could hold his own.

Posted by: the shadow knows NOTHING | November 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Truly amazing you know who these people are, but probably never LISTENED to 3 minutes of any of them.
Like people who criticize a book, but never actually read it.
Please don't lie and say you have listened to some of the people you mentioned, for if you actually did, you wouldn't be spouting such crap.
Stick to sports.

FZ, What's better then 1 Pearl jam song??????
How about a complete concert....

Posted by: Anti Christ. | November 15, 2013 at 08:20 PM

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THIS:
http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01651/main_1651656a.jpg

Posted by: Tom | November 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM

As both Icongnito and Martin are suing (or going to) I believe the scenario is they each collect copious amounts of money, the together ride of into the sunset, or some private Polynesian island.
As plausible as the rest of the dreck being thrown about here and by the media.

Do we think we'll EVER get the whole scoop?

Rabblerouser, why again are you even a sports fan? People like you are the reason why revolutions start. Why don't you grow a pair and join the league and see for yourself what these guys go through.

thanks, FZB.. i do feel 100% better.
neil rogers was the greatest; anyone here criticizing him is a moron; he was respected nationally, and if anyone had the pleasure to meet him and speak with him, (the way i did), you'd know he was genuine and real, and he REALLY didn't give a crap about the idiots out there.
baby? you're wrong, and, dare i say it, tommy boy is dead right.
" Doing that to anyone is elementary school nonsense and has no place in an NFL setting those are men and thus they should treat each other with respect and dignity. That wouldn't happen in a Veteran locker room of a good NFL team it just wouldn't ever."
it's called hazing, baby. apparently you've never been in a locker room before, but coach don shula has.
maybe you've heard of him; he says it happens all the time.
there was nothing extraordinary in that locker room; a man as intelligent as martin could've called someone in management, the front office, a union rep, etc.. he never did anything but bail on the team after the mckinnie signing had him riding the bench.

he is a bust, PERIOD.
this is an a#$ saving move.
maybe if he can show just how "awful" the dolphin's locker room was, how horrible everyone treated him, how "bullied" he was by the team, well maybe THAT will explain his failure to measure up to his pre-draft potential.
if he can show how impossible it was to succeed in miami then maybe some other team will give him a chance.
he is trying to take my team down with him and it's pathetic and disgraceful.

mouning guys...here's to everyone having a nice and safe weekend..and in honor of J Martin, let me take the liberty to predict the future here and guess what he wants,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilnz6hyk3oU

and check out this classic by George..just because.

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

and who can forget the late great John Lennon..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmQhbd1KWE

later guys, off to grand-son's 6th birthday !, it seems like he was born yesterday, where does the time go?..

and Go Canes !!!

I am still here Kotex. And you still suck.

You ARE pus on two legs. Martin will not be back in a Miami uniform. Neither will Incognito. Pouncey will probably be sharing a cell with his buddy Hernandez. I hope Ireland can block.

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