1) It is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31. Happy New Year's Eve, everybody! Over/under on people cleverly telling me, "See you next year!" today: 12.5. 2) Click on Random Evidence for the latest Sunday notes-column package, leading with Dolphins-Jets. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins blow it vs. Jets and miss playoffs, DSM poll & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).
DSM season final: 4.2%: See the blogpost directly below for final and yearly Dolfan Satisfaction Meter results. This year's awful season-ending figure is despite a one-game improvement over last year, obviously influenced by the two bad late losses that cost Miami the playoff spot thatw as in its grasp.
IF YOU COULD ONLY PICK ONE ... WHO AMONG THE DOLPHINS LEADERSHIP MOST NEEDS REPLACING?: I chew on this topic in today's latest column. Click on Whom Do You Trust? to read. A problem for Miami is that nobody on the top tier of the club's management or leadership is Grade A state-of-the-art in the NFL. In this poll I list six top Dolphins figures. If you could replace one but only one, whom would it be and why? If you feel none should be replaced, say that, too. The list in the poll is alphabetical.
ON WADE'S SURPRISE CHILD: So Heat star Dwyane Wade became a daddy again the other day, with a child conceived with another woman while he and Gabrielle Union were taking some time apart earlier this year. Wade can afford condoms dusted with gold, but that's a different story. Does this revelation make you think less of Wade? I say if his now-fiancee is OK with this, so should fans be. Children born "out of wedlock," as it used to be called, has stopped being scandalous. That seems especially true in the world of pro sports. It is unfortunate. But those are my morals, not everyone's.
COMING ON NEW YEAR'S DAY...: We'll welcome 2014 tomorrow in the blog with a poll inviting you to name the biggest South Florida sports story of the past year from among a top 10 finalists. Watch for it and vote.
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