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January 01, 2014

What was biggest Miami/South Florida sports story of 2013? New poll. Vote now!; plus Jeff Fireland, Cote's Top 10 New Year's resolutions & more

1aa1a20141) It is THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. I'm back in the Friday Page Dungeon today divining my NFL first-round playoff predictions. 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins who-to-fire poll, D.Wade's surprise child & more. 3) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).

A message from me to you: To all our readers, longtime and recent, print and online, to our Blog Family, radio listeners and followers on Twitter, Instagram and Vine ... thank you! You made it a great past year and make me look forward to 2014.

WHAT WAS MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA'S BIGGEST SPORTS STORY OF 2013?: We asked you previously to name the past year's top national sports story and you did (results below). Now we invite you to select the 2013 Miami/South Florida sports story of the year, from an alphabetically presented top 10 of my choosing. You may vote for your top three (3). I offer no synopsis beyond what's in the poll, because if it needs further explaining, it obviously wasn't that big/impactful/important to you. Remember, you can choose your top three. Ready? Vote!

Mea culpa: One glaring poll omission: As many of you are pointing out, the above poll is missing UM's ACC championship and NCAA Tournament run in men's basketball. That's my fault all the way; it just slipped between the cracks. Doubt it would have threatened the top vote-getters here, but it absolutely should have been in the poll. Sorry, Jim Larranaga! (I also could well have included either of two international soccer matches that drew huge crowds to Dolphins stadium).

MARATHON BOMBINGS TOP NATIONAL STORY: You voted from a list of The Associated Press' top 10 national sports stories of 2013, and your clear top three were the Boston Marathon bombings (30.9%), the Heat's second straight NBA title (19.6%) and the Aaron Hernandez arrest (15.8%). (I had the same top three). Others in order were Lance Armstrong admits to doping; NFL $765 million concussion settlement; Red Sox win World Series; Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax; Baseball/A-Rod PED scandal; Ravens win Super Bowl; and Auburn football resurgence.

1aa1fripixNFL PIX / WEEK 16: ENDING STRONG: Hectic holiday time to blame (again) for posting this a couple of days later than usual... NFL predix: Went a nifty 13-3 overall and a just-as-buoyant 10-5-1 against the spread to end our regular season. Where was this all year? On to the playoffs with a tailwind of mo'!

Poll result: Ireland, Sherman bear brunt of Dolfan frustration: Dolfans want change in the wake of the late-season collapse and I asked in the previous blogpost who they'd most like to fire (if anyone). The bull's-eye was on GM Jeff Ireland (53.6%) and offensive chief Mike Sherman (23.6%). Objection was mild toward coach Joe Philbin (9.8%) and owner Stpehen Ross (9.3%), and negligible toward defensive chief Kevin Coyle (2.2%) and QB Ryan Tannehill (1.5%).

GREG COTE'S TOP 10 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2014:

1aa1a2014resolutions1. Lose 145 pounds.

2. Cut down on cigars by smoking only one at a time.

3. Admit that being Platinum Member of Functional Alcoholics Society may not be good thing.

4. Redouble efforts to recycle. Not cans and bottles. Column ideas.

5. Curb temper issues; limit road-rage incidents to one a month.

6. Do as credit-card machines rightly suggest and Remove Card Quickly.

7. Stop answering Jeff Ireland's frantic draft-day phone calls.

8. Increase blog readership with daily $100,000 giveaways.

9. Engage Le Batard in profanity-laced on-air brawl.

10. Tackle terrorism.

What y'all got planned?

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Just heard on ESPN Steven Ross is tryig to sell the Fins. Zipity ffing Doodah...


Ross selling.
Prayers have been answered. Sent him a personal snail mail letter to sell or die. We would all be better off with him gone. Hope it is true.

I think Ross is a good owner...my opinion.

So what are you guys going to do if Ross keeps Ireland at least one more year?...

All kidding aside, Armando had an interesting article on who Ross might be looking at as possible replacements for Ireland and he mentioned Mangini who doesn't make my toes tingle and Pioli who does..but he also said that Philbin might stay who I totally disagree with.

If Ross gets rid of the GM then he needs to clean house...

FZB i'm getting senile? Seriously dude you need to check that mirror. They don't call you a member of the OSTRICH CREW for nothing. you're support of jeff ireland is not rooted in rational thinking. so it's not surprising your only support on the blog for sticking with ireland is david.

roid no worries about david. Dr Phil was right about david's inferiority complex. Here are two of the classic symptoms...

OVER COMPENSATION: One of the most famous defense mechanisms people use to hide their inferiority feelings is to act superior. Not only will those people act as if they are superior to others but they will also devalue anybody who doesn't treat them as if they were superior. By doing so they can protect their ego by considering anybody who doesn't think that they are superior worthless!!

DEVALUING OTHERS: whenever i give a lecture anywhere i always find a person who knows nothing but insists on trying to prove me wrong. Usually an inferior person will be threatened whenever he considers anybody superior to him and in such a case the best defense mechanism he thinks about is trying to devalue that superior person at any cost.

http://www.2knowmyself.com/inferiority_complex_symptoms

this is why david has anger issues on the blog. it's actually really sad. that's why i never get mad at david. i realize he is doing the best he can with what God gave him.

FZB

Now I'm not saying Tannehill will not end up being a top flight NFL QB. He may well end up being just that. I certainly hope so.

BUT let's examine his first two years.

YEAR 1 QBR 76.1 ranked the 27th best QB in NFL.

YEAR 2 QBR 81.7 ranked the 24th best QB in NFL.

Not good compared to the other QBs who came out last year (Luck, RG3, Russell). However, he did show improvement but not quite what we hoped for. Now that may be coaching and it may be he had no OL or running game to help. I suspect getting sacked 58 times had something to do with it. But the truth is we don't know how he's going to turn out because he's not been given a decent chance with a good supporting group.

who do you blame for that?

a) Jonathan Martin
b) Your Retarded Son
c) The Tuna
d) George W Bush
e) Stephen Ross

just wondering

Greg, great resolutions. Pls send me the first $ 100,000 asap.

Ireland and Philbin gotta go.

Sweet Jesus FZ I knew it, you are Ross' love child.

Phins late season demise isn't big or surprising news. That's been going on since the mid or late 90's. Perhaps it's been a while since we experienced that glimmer of hope. So far, I haven't seen anything in Tannehill that makes him marginally better than anyone else we had.

Hmmm my New Years resolution. I guess I will work on being alittle less hateful toward Paul McCartney for that rotten Cristmas song of his...

Tom,

a happy and healthy new year to you, OC, woodcock,duke and the rest of the crew, including IMAvardaman and he who calls everybody "d**cheb*g". i went to sleep with duke ahead of a&m and hope they kept on scoring. with all that NFL talent, they couldn'tstop duke-smaller, quicker, and brainier-from scoring TDs on every possession. as is well-known by those who bother to read my posts, i can't stand these huge players who can't move and prefer a team that knows how to play and is well-coached to those who go for bulk rather than athleticism. gonna go check the final, but duke played as well as a team could-5/5 in the first half scoring TDs.

Dukito...If I'm Ross love child then where is my dinero?...like we say in the 305.. No tengo nada.

Tommy boy...QB's take time to mature , when you compare Tannehill to Luck, Wilson and RG III those guys all have a better supporting cast than our guy and they all have a lot more experience when you take into consideration Luck , RG III and Wilson each had 50 plus start's in college alone..Tannehill only had 19 start's amigo.

Tannehill is a franchise QB and he will become better as his supporting cast improves..you all need to chill with my boy ?.

Simply had a wonderful christmas time...simply had a wonderful christmas time !

Tom,

well duke couldn't hold up at the end; however despite losing by a scant 4 points (weren't they like a 10 point underdog?)they played a terrific game, but #2 of a&m is truly a spectacular player. do the texans take manziel or teddy bridgewater, or somebody else? to me manziel is a bigger quicker version of the young fran tarkenton with a better arm and better feet. the blue devils within 4 points after leading most. most of the game is a credit to david cutcliffe and his staff and players. it has been a terrific two-year span for johnny manziel, scoring 40+ points twice against alabama for the aggies. duke played a tremendous game and had some fine players, but over 60 minutes they couldn't contain the aggies ( my favorite team from the now gone SWC; used to love their games against texas and their military band marching up and down the field playing the theme from "patton").

FZB,

un feliz ano y prospero.i don't agree with you that luck had a more talent than tannehill when they both came into the NFL- how many games did the colts win before luck got there? also, luck had a talented player passed by by everybody, including the dolphins, despite playing for FIU- the now star level t.y. hilton.

Happy New Year shadow. That Duke v A&M game was unbelievable. Manziel is an great talent and I agree he is a modern day Fran Tarkenton. He has a way of extending plays that allows him to find ways to make plays for his team.

FZB, my irrational friend, shadow is right. The Redskins sucked (5-11) before RG3 then went to the playoffs (10-6). The Colts sucked (2-14) before Luck and then went to the playoffs two years in a row (11-5 both years). The Seahawks were a sub-500 team (7-9) before Wilson then went to the playoffs two years in a row (11-5 and 13-3).

The Dolphins sucked before Tannehill (6-10) and they still suck.

Of the three QBs taken in 2012 draft Tannehill is at the bottom of the list right now.

Article in ESPN says GM firing also a possibility. Apparently Ross was very pissed during the game. I think he seriously has an interest in having a winning team. Just doesn't have ability in choosing personnel to support hs interests.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10226184/miami-dolphins-owner-stephen-ross-mulling-changes

"Ross became so upset he turned away at one point because he could no longer watch."

Decisions could come Thursday. Seems like Sherman is sure to go, Philbin to stay, Ireland in jeopardy.

I'm not being sarcastic, just an honest question, why are FZB, Big Baby, and david from LA still posting on this blog?

They're all idiots and they have no credibility, they were completely wrong about everything this year. Fade away in 2014, please, go outside, do anything else. Stop spouting your idiotic nonsense, everything you say is completely wrong.

FZ the McCartney Christmas lyrics were uncalled for sir. I'm trying everyday and in everyway to get better and better...

you never make me angry, tom.
i just love pointing out how ridiculous some of your posts are.
i, baby, FZB, scott pioli, the staff writers for the herald, and at least 3 national broadcast crews doing dolphin games have said the same thing:
the biggest issue with this team, outside of the Oline drama has been the play calling.
and the moves ross makes will reflect that.

happy new year gentleman, and go heat!

I wasn't wrong about everything. I am still surprised the team lost those last two games they had been playing well. Miami was 4-1 against AFC playoff teams this season that doesn't happen by accident. Those bemoaning the oline were right but that wasn't the reason we lost the last two games. Ultimately two bad losses to the Bills and the Tampa game doomed us that shouldn't happen to good teams I hope whatever changes are made are the right ones. The pass defense had good interception numbers but the pass rush and run defense disappointed. The offense overall needs to be much better but I believe Tannehill is the future despite other opinions here.

"Ross became so upset he turned away at one point because he could no longer watch."

WTF, are you sure it wasn't simply someone next to him with flatulence from eating at the roadkill cafe that made him turn away...

Well, second rated rb in the country from Central decomits to UF and signs with FSU. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. If that bitch doesn't leave soon we'll be down to playing at a Division III level. Wishing all a New Year and that Donna disappears. Freaking bitch!

All I want for 2014 is for Donna Shalala to be fired, tied up, and taken to Duffy's Bar on Red Road where she can join five or six other midgets covered in velcro to become part of the annual Duffy's Midget Throw contest.

God, I hate that freakin' cunt.

Woody.as regards Donna, she doesn't coach FSU, play for FSU, or supply the free shoes for FSU. The player you spoke of wanted to go with the current flavor of the month.
IMO, of more concern is how UM passed on Bortles, and Al's insistence that Storm Johnson "go away."

My beef with Donna (and I'm sure one of yours) is her expending ZERO effort in getting the Coral Gables city commission to see it the Canes way, and get land to build a cozy 35k seat home stadium. IMO, this issue is even MORE an issue than Golden and his staff, save D'Onofrio, Barrow, and maybe Coyle's play calling.

From ESPN's mouth to God's ear.

Now 4:34 PM Pacific Standard Time and Chuckles is still in the building.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10226184/miami-dolphins-owner-stephen-ross-mulling-changes


I think Ross is a good owner...my opinion.

Posted by: FZB | January 01, 2014 at 11:56 AM

FZB, Please seek help with your Kool-Aid addiction......
HEHEHEHE

thank you Cock for that update,I wonder who's advising the Idiot(Ross)????

anti....

Jeff Ireland is his closest adviser. Well him, FZB and david.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMA Writer hit the nail on the head about the Canes biggest problem. They definitely need their own stadium. JRS is just a really bad option for the Canes. Too far away from Campus. Sad that a team with 5 national championships over the past 30 years doesn't have their own stadium like FIU or UCF.

Word on the streets in San Diego is these are Ross's advisers.....

http://photosen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/three-stooges.jpg

anti

eggzactly as I said. Mo (Jeffy) Howard, Larry (david) Fine and Curly (FZB) Howard.

Tom, For the one semester I attended the "U" I traveled down the 10 miles to the Orange Bowl....
Sun death stadium is only 11 miles from campus.........
Just saying Donna Shalala(Who I had coitus with)(Back in the eightys)(Before she went butch) Pretty much ruined this football team.
Just like Woodcock claims..

All right..a couple of things here...

Hey leave....so U don't think David, BB or Me-self should not be posting here?.. And we are idiots? ..because we have an opinion?... Well amigo, last time I checked we all are entitled to our opinions...so how should I say this...you know without getting you upset, ...fack u buddy.

Yep...Ross is a good owner, he is trying to bring in a winner to this town, he spends money to bring in players, he buys the extra tickets and puts the games on local tv...the guy is good, U guys are blind and don't see it...leave him alone....

Woody...as far as the Canes losing players?... Oye, this year there were three great backs coming out of dade county...we got one, FSU got one and Georgia got the other one...we can't get everyone.

We are doing just fine, Golden is bringing the program back...tranquilizate los nervios.

Hey Obi got 4 yrs...why not Ireland?

That is going to be my new motto ...4 yrs for Ireland, what do you guys think?

Anti...

Nancy looks kind of cute in that picture...I think she's do-a-ble...of course I would have to drink heavily first...

FZB, I'am gonna take the word from the great communicators wife.....

http://www.seoconsultants.com/just-say-no/images/no-just-say-no-480.gif

You sir need glasses.....................

Nancy looks kind of cute in that picture...I think she's do-a-ble...of course I would have to drink heavily first...

Posted by: FZB | January 01, 2014 at 08:38 PM

a fifth of wild Turkey my friend...(It's what I drank with Donna 29 years ago....)

Posted by: Anti Christ | January 01, 2014 at 08:31 PM

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LOL.
Apologies for my bad form, for neglecting to say: A MOST Happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year 2014 to everyone.

Here's Donna smacking the taste out of Chris(Women beater)Brown mouth.....

http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1449589/Shalala_ChrisBrown_zps5846c130_medium.jpg

anti

UM Campus to Orange Bowl exactly 7 miles.

UM Campus to JRS 22 miles.

UM needs a stadium closer to campus.

it's been 30 years, Your probably right.....
Really, It's that far away???

Tom, For the one semester I attended the "U" I traveled down the 10 miles to the Orange Bowl....
Sun death stadium is only 11 miles from campus.........

Posted by: Anti Christ | January 01, 2014 at 08:15 PM
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Is this true? JRS is only 11 from campus?
I moved before that monstrosity was built.
The OB WAS a true home stadium WAY before the Dolphins, and during the 80's-early 2000's. Those who attended games there knew how the place literally ROCKED. It just "felt" right. I lived in the Gables area while a student (grew up in what would become Little Havana"), and minded not at all driving, parking, paying the Cuban his due for a spot on his lawn, and entering the OB, all the while holding my nose to prevent asphyxiation from the urine and popcorn smell.
Loved that place, a shrine in my mind.

IMA, Good times............................

Jrs is more than 11 miles from campus...Close to like 20 miles..

Oye, FZ, put down the Bacardi 151, bro. Do you have any idea how many kids from Miami are on Louisville's roster? Over 30!

What is the holly grail at the University of Miami laid down by Howard Schnellenberger when he got here? "Were putting a Canes wall around South Florida!"

As soon as that cunt got here, bye bye National Championships, bye bye Orange Bowl, bye bye, Canes....

I hate her more than Obama.

anti

UM Campus to Orange Bowl exactly 7 miles.

UM Campus to JRS 22 miles.

UM needs a stadium closer to campus.

Posted by: Tom | January 01, 2014 at 08:52 PM

my mileage is exact checked on mapquest.

Thanks for the correction, Tom. Big difference there. IMO, anything more than 5 miles now is too far, unless transportation for students by shuttle was provided.
If Donald Trump purchased the UM (!!) you can bet HE would build it, and they would come. I can actually see the stadium, with a nice berm on South end zone rising about 200 feet, like the stadium at Cal. There is one of those at Vanderbilt Stadium here.
We've all read why this CAN'T be done. Agree with Woody in that Donna DOESN'T want this done. This is a very short-stighted view on her part.
I would be on a plane for the first game, even if I had to pay $100 to stand on the berm overlooking it all. Before I die, hopefully.

And there is Brandon Marshall and his 1,000 yards standing on the side lines at the Fiesta Bowl with the Ho that he "allegedly" beat the crap out of, smiling away on national TV. But, we don't need no stinkin' Marshall.

And at any moment Storm will score another TD. But we don't need no freakin' Storm Johnson.

Coño, brother, it's enough to make a grown man cry.

Happy New Year guys I still don't know how we lost to the Jets and Bills. Unbelievable I vote it # 1. Tannehill improved in some areas good yards 3900 and TD numbers 24 but he MUST develop a better deep ball pass in 2014. Considering our awful offensive line he showed some improvement. What happened to our d line anyone? It was supposed to be the strength of the team and it wasn't.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/cc/ab/a7/ccaba7976fe55a456f67af8cc5d0aeab.jpg

Posted by: Anti Christ | January 01, 2014 at 09:10 PM
You're breaking my heart.

So U hate Donna more than Obi?... That's interesting.

Where is OC at?... Chasing after those bats again?...

You're right IMA it is heartbreaking. A full stadium for a UM home game. That's an extinct animal nowadays.

But, we don't need no stinkin' Marshall.

And at any moment Storm will score another TD. But we don't need no freakin' Storm Johnson.

Coño, brother, it's enough to make a grown man cry.

Posted by: Mr. Woodcock | January 01, 2014 at 09:11 PM
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Woody, what made me cry was watching UL's impersonation of the Jimmy Johnson Canes, while UM played a former UM victim.
Tears, really.

When that slug Kazaam was still here before being swallowed up while he swam in Government Cut studying damsel fish or sea cucumbers, or some other horseshit, I used to tell the fool where the perfect place for a stadium for the U is, right across the street from the campus in the area northwest of the intersection of US 1 and Red Road. All they have there are shotgun houses and a ghetto. All the school has to do is make a deal for the city of South Miami to take it over through eminent domain and build the stadium there. Google earth the area and you'll see what I mean.

Wel, Tom, as you prolly know, not EVERY UM game had a full stadium, usually about 20k empty seats, unless it was UF, FSU, VT, Notre Dame, etc.
But when it WAS full, it was a freakin' scary place, to be sure.

Heck, we had 35k in there when I went to Miami Sr. High. Gables MHS games drew 35k…on a school night.

But I digress. You have to know this issue, along with the higher academic standards are used against UM by recruiters from the other schools. Even Duke, with their POS stadium and the 1 mile walk to the locker rooms is a better thing.

Hell, my cousin George who was a councilman for South Miami said that the residents of South Miami would pay to build the stadium themselves to get rid of that slum.

IMA, you remember the Gables v. MHS game in 1965 of 1966 for the mythical national championship game, right? There must have been 50,000 fans there. Unfortunately we lost that one. But we were national champs I think in 62, 63, and 64, no?

It's a disgrace that the Stingarees don't wear the all midnight blue unis with the dark yellow numbers and the all dark blue helmets. In my opinion, the toughest nicest looking uniforms in the history of football.

You're absolutely correct, IMA. Why on earth would kids want to come to Miami when they see a sea of empty seats at that dump in Miami Gardens. Not to mention the fact that the stinkin' Dolphins have filled that dump with a 25 year losing mojo that only a complete excavation and entombment by 35 feet of rebar enforced concrete can eliminate.

IMA was that Gables v Miami High game in the mid 60s? If so, I was there. I remember going to a very big Gables v Miami High game at the OB with a huge crowd. I actually thought it was over 45,000. All Dade County was abuzz about that game as I recall.

That's the game I'm talking about. And the city of Miami had less than a million people living in the city back then so 45,000 to 50,000 was the equivalent of over 100,000 today. Miami in the 60's and 70's best place to grow up in America. I feel sorry for the current generation they never got a chance to enjoy that.

Former U wide receiver brent perriman's son playing for central florida. Why not the U? Thanks Donna, you freaking troll.

I was at the 66 or 67 game when Gables destroyed us. They were loaded. The had Larry Black, (1972 Silver Medal Winner 200 yard dash, and his cousin Gerald Tinker, 1972 Olympic team 100 meter qualifier) and they just laid the wood to us at the OB.

I think Tinker won the gold medal in 72 running in the US 4 x 100 relay.

Woodcock do you remember Migalos Market on 8th St?

Yes, Tom, Woody, I was there, in fact for ALL MHS games from '61 till I enrolled at UM in 'fall 65.
I graduated in 1965. If you were there you'd know me. The chubby gringo kid always wearing clothes that were a year out of style, but a hell of a piano player and singer.
X-Club member.
Woody the following from you : "only a complete excavation and entombment by 35 feet of rebar enforced concrete can eliminate."
Brought tears of laughter. Thanks, I needed that.


!965 Gables, the villain=Larry Rentz, QB, also a marvelous guard on their basketball team.
Stings couldn't stop them. Yes, that game was for the mythical champion. Even then, the country knew where some of the best HS Football was played.
My contribution to the athletic cause 9other than pitching some BP for the baseball team) was tutoring the great Bob Stinson, a really great guy, just a bit "backwoods" athletically.

The Miami and S Florida guys killing it for UCF. Just SO much better coached as well. Their "zone" style pass defense doesn't include backpedaling 10 yards at the snap.

Based on these Bowl games (the losses by ACC teams that beat UM) and tonight's game against Baylor, it appears UM has some real catching up to do.

Regarding Bob Stinson, I meant backwoods ACADEMICALLY.

BTW, I'm going to email several UM alums and ask they contribute no more until Donna starts talks about a real home venue. Y'all got me stirred up.
Just cause I live here doesn't mean I've forgotten what it means to have a rockin' stadium, YOUR stadium.

I'm sending a letter first of the week.

Yowser, Woody, after reading your posted article, it appears it was the '64 game Rentz beat the Stings. !965 was the Stings win. As I recall, Rentz went to UF and had a decent career.
Somewhere between 64-65 I discovered weed.

Aaahh weed, I remember I was at a party circa 1969 and somebody gave me a joint and I took a couple of puffs so to speak...hehe

Those where the days my friends...I went to Gables ..back in those days they always had the better teams because of all the black players from the grove area...they where a powerhouse.

Central Florida, a team from a horseshit conference, but comprised of 85% of kids from Miami, is laying the wood to Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. Oh what I would give to have my hands around Donna Shalala's throat for just two minutes........

IMA, was coach Ralph Davis the baseball coach when you were at Miami High? He was my defensive backs coach when I went to Miami High. That cracker used to yell at me, "Boy, you look like a blind dog in a meat house going up there." I don't know what the hell that means but I think back and man those were great days. I read in the paper a couple of years ago that he had passed away.

Well, Storm just scored his third TD in the Fiesta Bowl.

IMA, your a couple of years older than I am, me having turned 60 in May, so you had a head start, I didn't start smoking weed until I was in 11th grade. Back then there were two groups in the Cuban canalla, the straights and the dopers, little by little the dopers group got bigger and bigger and bigger. Just great memories. Thanks IMA for taking me back to those days on the first day of the year.

Yes they were, FZ. Also both schools were getting full of Cubans and lets face it we weren't really built for football. Now a days they got some big Cuban kids in the new generation but FZ you know that we typically weighed in at around 5-8 5-9 and 150 to 175. Not exactly football dimensions. What we lacked in size we made up in balls and hustle but you always take a good big man over a good little man in any fight.....

My JV year at Miami High we lost to Gables on the field behind the school by one point in a driving rainstorm. I knew so many guys who had gone to Kinloch with me that played for Gables that after the game I sat on a bench by the basketball gym by myself and cried my eyes out. I never wanted to win a game so badly in my whole life.

FZ, Obama has only been focking up things for 6 years Shalala has been here for more than ten. I can adjust and do just fine regardless of what political hack is running things but I can't do a darn thing about my beloved Canes.

Oh,Big Baby is back after running away with his tail between his legs.

Nope never ran away see my recent posts for any questions you may have. I thought the team would be better I was off by a couple games big deal. Keep following my every word though having a fan club is fun.

One NFL owner is more shocked that Jeff Ireland has remained general manager of the Miami Dolphins so long than when Matt Millen was in Detroit.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/miami-dolphins/0ap2000000307256/Silver-One-NFL-owner-shocked-Ireland-remains-employed

Comparing Jeff Ireland to Matt Millen as a GM. Yup sounds about right.

Actually Big Baby,I was off by a couple of games and you called me a moron for it...you were off by 3 games...but I will take the high road and not call you a moron...because at the end of the day you are just another beaten down,disappointed,befuddled fan like myself...but next time you might want to be sure before you start the name calling...

Still think that 6-10 pick was dumb coming off a 7-9 and an improved offseason roster at skill positions. A one game improvement isn't what I had in mind but I didn't think regression was going to happen either like you did that might be a worse evaluation than mine.

Yeah Tom, Ireland is way past due back in boys town...

Wrong again...Not nearly as dumb as picking 11-5...now that was dumb..

Have you even watched this team for the last 13 years?

Have a little dignity,dude and just man up and say you were wrong...jesus,it's embarrassing...

Just admit that you aren't a good talent evaluator.

Honestly guys that are NE fans, Seahawk fans etc have come up to me at work, "Hey nice win for your Fins." "Hey they look like they're gonna make playoffs." I tell 'em straight out Fins suck, they are losers until the dipstick owner and the rest of the barrel full of monkeys are gone PERIOD. Why play with yourself. This is a horrible franchise...

You are a joke,dude...you keep talking about this incredible talent as if the Phins are world beaters...this team is average to mediocre!!! Get that through your head...you are what your record says you are...but of course you and the other 3% will keep beating the same drum and people like me and Tom and Anti and Shadow and OC etc will have to keep bringing reality in to the convo's...this team is the epirtome of average...from it's staff to it's players...it's a fact and the proof is in a 14 year pudding...wake up,man!

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