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January 30, 2014

Jonathan and Richie: Please just shut up and go away!; plus Smirk III: It's the dopest Super Bowl. Who you hope wins? Poll; vote!; also Heat about June & more

1) It is THURSDAY, JANUARY 30. I'm in the Dungeon today fashioning my Super Bowl prediction. It'll be online later today and in Friday's inky pulp editions. 2) Click on Kumbaya, Now Win for my column off this week's introduction of new Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Heat-Thunder and LeBron vs. Durant poll, Smirk II and Jersey's D-list celebs, Jonathan Martin speaks, Marlins farm system & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote and also on Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

JONATHAN AND RICHIE: BOTH OF YOU PLEASE JUST SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!: The NFL/Ted Wells/Dolphins Bullygate report is coming out right after the Super Bowl, and that's probably why the prinicipals -- the supposedly bullied Jonathan Martin and alleged bully Richie Incognito -- have come out of hibernation this week. First Martin breaks silence with a sit-down interview with NBC's Tony Dungy and continues to portray himself the victim. Now it comes out that Incognito has hired a top PR firm, Sitrick & Co., to buff his image. Incognito's lawyer took the offensive today with information that Martin sent text messages to Incognito as rude and lewd as some Incognito sent. Oh, and Richie today started a Twitter campaign with #FREEINCOGNITO as a strike against Martin's latest interview-attacks. Here is my campaign: #WILLYOUPLEASEBOTHJUSTSHUTUPANDGOAWAY!? I mean, seriously. Is that too much to ask? Two things are self-evident by now. One is that Incognito was ringleader of an over-the-top lockerroom culture. The other is that the soft Martin was not built to man-up and stand up to it. So here we are. Both of them playing a sympathy card, and neither one of them sympathetic. Both of you, be gone!

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SMIRK III: POT! WEED! GANJA! WELCOME TO THE SUPER BONG!:
Today's third of five daily Super Bowl With a Smirk notes columns reports that the Marijuana Policy Project has paid to
1aa1billboards2erect several pro-pot billboards (one is pictured at right) all around the Super Bowl stadium. Which makes sense, since the Broncos and Seahawks come from the only two states (see left) to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Oy! Note: This item should not be construed as an endorsement of marijuana. Even if Dad offers to pass you his joint, don't do it, kids! Also included in today's new Smirk: Roman Numeral celebration, Chinese New Year, Cheerios, Lauren Tannehill's rifle and an old crone in Budapest. Click on Smirk III for the complete latest column. (Previously: Smirk IISmirk ISB Top 10 Storylines).

WHO DO YOU HOPE WINS THE SUPER BOWL?: We asked last week who you predicted would win (it was 72.4 percent Denver). This isn't about who you think will win or who you'd bet on. This is who you WANT to win. If you are not a fan of either the Broncos or Seahawks -- that would be about 95 percent of the country -- chances are you still have a rooting interest. Who? And why? Take a dip in our poll.

HEAT-THUNDER, LEBRON-DURANT: IT COUNTS LATER, NOT NOW: Oklahoma City Thunder won in Miami last night 112-105 and Kevin Durant (33 points) and LeBron James (34) put on the show you expected, and none of it really mattered. See, being a two-time defending champion means you are the only team in the NBA that can say the following and mean it, and suffer no rebuttal whatsoever: "It isn't about January. It's about June." Boo-ya!

Poll result: LeBron swamps Durant (of course): We asked in the last blogpost who you'd rather have on your team right now, and LeBron James beat Kevin Durant with 75.2 percent. (What else did you expect in a Miami-based poll?) 

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and take the rest of the Miami Dolphin organization with you....

Dave and FZB, hats off to both of you for sticking with the entire team from day one. You guys have been vindicated big time. Not only do we have a winning record but they certainly look good on all aspects. I think they only had three or four penalties today. Backup comes in and plays great. You have to give credit where it's due.

Posted by: Mr. Woodcock | October 28, 2012 at 06:06 PM

Oops!

Oye Woody...Your friend OC needs help big time..

and for the record, I do miss my boy Kaz..sniff, sniff, I wonder what happened to him.

chit, I even miss Potter87 too.

but not the Bostonian, I have to draw the line somewhere..

SB?..I'm rooting for the Broncos because of Manning and Carroll is an asswipe, but I'm hoping for a fackin blizzard to start just about at 6 pm on sunday.

Don't really care who wins the Stupor Bowl. I will be doing a rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain dance for the game. Screw Goodell and the NFL. What a bunch of phony hypocrites snubbing Miami for future games because we don't have a covered stadium. The NFL can pack sand as far as I'm concerned. Just a bunch of money grubbing asses.

If only Philbin would be fired.

Now I feel better!

Yeah,if the Phins aren't in it(the usual)then I have no allegiance...just hope it's a good game...really the only thing I was rooting for was lot's of snow...

you're an idiot. below average on the line?
pouncy is ranked either 1st or 2nd among all centers.. martin is another rookie performing well; i'd say there's some serious upside to him, as well as olivier vernon who has been making plays all over the field.
ireland isn't going anywhere; save your breath..

Posted by: (the real) david in los angeles | November 12, 2012 at 06:27 AM

oops!!!

hey guys...just so you know..we are going to be totally screeeeewwed in a couple of yrs..this will be your only warning on this matter.

http://news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-frontrunner-150024708.html

I think the cold weather in Austin is affecting OC's brain..sad, very sad.

Just as I finish getting over witnessing some act of human stupidity; a real head-shaker. Something that causes me to say -- people can't be THAT stupid, can they? Along comes Woodcock and FZB to shatter that illusion and effectively move the bar to new lows.

hehe, at least the people that will vote for Hillary will be way stupider than me..

oye consorte, what I do to U?...what's with the insultos?...it ain't my fault you moved to Austin and you're miserable, why don't you come down to the 305 and relax a little..I'll take you to La Carreta..

what's up David !!!

you're right,it seems that OC has crossed over to the dark side

Here is a little bit of inside information for you guys, I asked my friend (the NFL scout) about players that have a hard time with learning the play book and he said there are a lot of players that seem to lack football smarts or they are just dumb, we have a couple on our team,L Miller and Egnew, he said that the big knack on Dez Bryant coming out of college was he was just a dumb player and report's out of Dallas is the guy still doesn't know the play book...

Posted by: FZB | October 08, 2012 at 07:33 AM

this is what you're missing down here...

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/321/8/f/latina_sexy_by_jayc79-d331hud.png

Hey OC...Have you bumped into any Cubanos in Austin?..or are they all Mejicanos?..also, if you wanna fit in with them you need to get yourself a troka.

FZ, I'll be kind because I like you. But as I told Woods, that isn't me texting as Kaz's ghost, to which you ignored, in fact, doing just the opposite and piling on. Hence, my last post.

If you wish to ID the real culprit I suggest looking somewhere in the 704 or 980. This isn't rocket science.

704 or 980?..WTF does that mean?..can somebody fill me in?

ok,ok,ok...I'm hiring you right now to figure out who's this guy impersonating our beloved Kaz..dale, get to it because I just don't know chit about computers..

Don't think it's Tom but all evidence does seem to point there.

If you wish to ID the real culprit I suggest looking somewhere in the 704 or 980. This isn't rocket science.

Posted by: OC Dolphin | January 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

WRONG!

To answer your last question, FZ, two Thursdays ago I played golf at one of the munies here in Austin and was placed in a twosome alongside two DA's, one of which came over at age two from Cuba. He and and his family went straight to Corpus Christi, which like Miami, was by a comforting body of water. He turned me on to a golf league, which I plan to join and most likely run into him again.

The thing that's missing here are Cuban restaurants. An upscale eatery would be an instant hit.


KAZ WHERE ARE YOU!!!

Theories:

Kaz was the ambassador in Benghazi??

Kaz started his own dispenseries in Colorado & drowned in a vat of brownies??

Kaz is actually under those helmets of Daft Punk?

Kaz developed papaloma after a night with Catherine Zeta-Jones ??

Or my personal favorite...
Kaz was swallowed by a massive sink-hole in Mass-aChocha ??

Speaking of MIA's...

Whatever happened to Umike or Mike1 the soccer freak. With talk of the soccer stadium & world cup coming up, I am surprised we haven't heard from him ??

Tom is too damn old to know anything about computers, no I think is someone like....Anti, you all know what a trouble maker he is..

or the Dukes-Ter since he's freezing his ass off up in the great NE so he says..

I am not in the 980 or 704. Truth. Think. I am Kazaam's Ghost.

mike1 only had shadow to post soccer takes with, at the cost of absorbing "put downs" from Woodcock. Like Kaz, I sense he too grew bored and left. Probably on a bullet train:)

OC, so do I apologize to you now??..or later??

so let's see now, if you add 980 and 704 that gives me 1,684, and if you divide that numer by 2 then it gives me 842, so yeah, it has to be someone from the 842, you can't fool this old boy for notin..

ok punk, show yourself...

hey douche bag ghost?
the vindication will come next year when more players ireland drafted and acquired make their mark on the team, like pouncey, clay and vernon have..

and actually i HAVE been vindicated..
i complained about sherman in october and he's gone now. how about THAT?

David..we just need to get rid of Ross, PHilbin, the black widow and Coyle too.

Well, if it's not Tom, Sherlock would go back to October 8, 2012 with the understanding that ghost would be familiar with when referenced content was made, and a quick search points to three people: Kazaam himself, duke, and jimbo. We can assume it's not Kaz, as he seldom, if ever took on alternate names, which leaves those other two who have.

Flip a coin.

nah, I don't think is Jimbo...so that means its the Dukes-Ter !

ok Dukito..state your case for your innocence...

Maybe it actually is the guys ghost...who is to say there isn't Wi-Fi in the after-life?

Go seahawks. I never bet a SB game but, this game has seattle written all over it in a low scoring game. Broncos only put up 26pts against the Pats in perfect weather at home. I can't see manning scoring this many points on seahawks D. By game time in NY it could be cold and windy. Broncos will not stop lynch, and I think seattle shuts down an injured mareno.

You got it right! We're alll tired of the Incognito and Martin saga. They're both unhinged personalities. Let them both disappear! It is interesting that Philbin wanted to get rid of Incognito before the season, but Ireland refused.

Everything was up today, boys! Did Obi resign?

OC, posting as that ass wipe Kazaam is bringing out "the old trapos" thinking that I give a fock. He he.

Woody, well , according to OC ..he says it ain't him, chit he even said you and I are the dumbest people on the blog..yup, bro he hurt my feelings today, I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight..just like that closet vagina MArtin said, I feel trap !!!

and OC is to blame..

OC Dolphin,

i miss Mike1, as you have documented, he was the only other blogger interested in futbol. there was a guy who parachuted onto the thread who as i remember signed off as "Football4ever", but he hasn't posted in month of tuesdays. the USA got stuck with the worst travel schedule and got thrown in with germany and portugal in the group stages, which has jurgen klinsmann yelling that a potential armageddon could await the red, white and blue; however, methinks that los gringos have a good chance against portugal and ronaldo and could make the knockout round (keep in mind that clint dempsey is an incredibly good scorer in international competitions and that landon donavan awakes from his being a sissy when the international games happen). once the WC is upon us, we'll have capt. kote and michele kaufman posting aplenty about the mundial. will remain mum on the subject until the matches begin or someone else posts something about the WC.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?

watched the first few minutes of the heat/thunder, in which chris bosh looked like the best player on the planet; went to my usual early siesta and awoke to find that the heat lost by close to 20 points to an OKC team w/o russell westbrook. que paso?

Pretty ffing funny, Kaz's ghost is in the house. I told you he was dead. Even from the grave he is stirring the chit up.

Hey OC I don't live in the 704 or 980. I live in the 803 and the 205. I'm in the 205 now and will be headed to the 803 tomorrow.

shadow don't sleep you know I am a TEAM USA guy I think they get through the group with a good effort. Don't call Landon a sissy or I will start talking trash about those repulsive Mexican fans.

What was the name of that Puerto Rican nut job that used to post here and go toe to toe with Kazaam? Come on guys I need some help...Got it, DASHI!

I will guess it's Dashi although I still have my doubts about OC is after three or four bottles of Coppola is capable of anything.

Dashi, nalga, that HAS to be you.

I think mr. dashi is Dominican..

Tom...I certainly hope Kaz is not dead, that would be a tragedy..

704/980 ????, Who lives there....(It's in the Carolina's though)....
Who be it??

Nah, I think Dashi said he was Dominican.....

I agree it would be a shame. I hope I'm wrong and that he shows up tonight. But I just don't think Kaz would ever leave here willingly. He loved engagement and he got plenty of it here. He gave as good as he got. I suspect he's dead or in jail. I'm hoping jail.

Agree Tom he never avoided a good debate. Total dick head most of the time but a good guy deep down. Very concerning he's not around a lot quieter in here without him. Dumb ass dashi is Dominican he's way too liberal too hang around here maybe if he became friends with david that's about it.

I went to see American Hustle today and it was pretty good. I saw a preview for a forthcoming movie, "Draft Day" with Kevin Costner. Kostner plays the GM of the Cleveland Browns trying to build a team that he hands off to the coach. The coach wants to build his own team. Sound familiar? Well FZB ought to like this one as I suspect the GM (Kostner is the star) turns out to be the hero in the end.

Dashi es Dominicano. The fact that Woodcock missed that one too is proof that he has not had enough Coppolas. But what can you expect from a simpleton.

Cheerio old chap!

Broncos 27 Seahawks 14

The Seahawks defense giving up 27 pts?...

Is there a difference? So he's Dominican, that's not the point, I think it's Dashi, or OC up to his old tricks again. The Cuban poppycock post is the biggest incriminating piece of evidence against OC.

Anti, you get to look through the telescopes at those observatories? Man, that has to be the bomb.

I watched a show about Stephen Hawking. Anti you understand the physics of his theories, not the layman stuff the real deal.

Woodcock, try to avoid getting close to paper sacks, were you to fall into one you may find it impossible to get out. Estas de pinga, bro.

Jimbo, I'm sure you're having a big laugh through all of this,

Shadow, I regret not being able to post soccer posts with you. Forgive me, but I cannot muster a subject interest.

Martin-Incognito info attached. I find this drama predictable on how it happened, how it was handled. First off you have to understand the unique work place setting of an NFL locker room. IF any of you played high school football and remember those days of how the hazing, joking, how the more dominate males treated the less dominate or timid,,, NFL has to be like that X 100.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/31/3902517/explicit-texts-richie-incognito.html

One comment that wasn't completed explained or understood is this,,, If an opposing teamate had disrespected Martin on the field, big bad Ritchie would have been the first to jump in to protect Martin from any physical harm.

yeah FZB, 27 can be laid on Seattle. Lets see, Denver's D gets a pick 6 or kick return, fumble return,,, 7 points. Russell Wilson does the Bob Griese Super Bowl sack -20 yards trying to by time, punts, gives Denver the ball at mid field, 2 first downs later kicks FG. Yes, I think Seattles Offense inadvertably gives Denver 10 points. Peyton Manning & CO getting another 17 isn't far fetched.

Seattle has the best D in NFL. Seattle's Offense is predictable, run the Beast and hope the other team gives up the run yards. Seattles WR & TE corps leave a lot to be desired. If Wilson comes through and plays a great game, Seattle could blow out Denver. Wilson is the key to the game.

Seattle hasn't faced WR - TE talent & speed that Denver has. Denver has a decent D & runs the ball well. Peyton Manning ran that O so well vs NE Brady hardly saw the field the first 3 quarters.

Posted by: Orange Bowl 4Ever | January 30, 2014 at 01:07 PM

Very good Orange Bowl 4Ever,,, kudos. Keep it classy San Diego! I think the Orange Bowl is a big aquarium in San Diego. That is where they dock the old wooden ship called "Diversity".

Jimbo hasn't posted a phantom character in some time. Was fun posing as Al Coholic, Little Crippled Billy, Franco Harris & a few others...

OC, work has been brutal since Oct and not much time posting on here. I try to catch up on what you guys post. A lot of great useful stuff.... lol. Good football insight & great humor. As far as getting to Austin, 2 have been selected for the position I wanted... not happening. ElPaso, Denver, Dallas are considering me now, we'll see, very political & I am too honest and slightly abrasive to be connected. Wife wants one more duty station & retire in San Antonio.
If I visit Austin to see my childhood bro, I will look you up, if not we got to hook up in a couple yrs when I settle in San Antonio. Looking forward to drinking a couple beers and yucking it up with you on 6th st.

BLASPHEMY!!!!

The Orange Bowl was a holy place!!! The Vatican & Mecca pale in comparison compared to the blood that was spilled there!!

Although I do remember a time when the Old girl had an aquarium inside her with Flipper the Dolphin!!

& you wanna talk about diversity... all nationalities/colors & creeds wearing orange & Aqua or green....

Chit we should all bow & face the Orange Bowl once a day on Sat & Sun in rememberance.....

Neither football team has won CHIT SINCE THEY TURNED THERE BACK ON TRADITION!!!

FZ / wood

Cross your fingers....hopefully today is EMANCIPATION DAY.... going to Dr. with the old lady now in the a.m. & hopefully he gives her the green light to start walking again!!

FREE @ LAST...FREE @ LAST....I hope....

unfortunately after many years I have finally been domesticated by this crap!!...

Cant wait to hit the golf course/beach/bar.....

& just my 2 cents on the "bullying" saga....

Another perfect example of the "pussification of America"....

Typical locker room environment being blown up out of proportion by the liberal left handed rainbow flag waving media...& then too add to the cesspool of b.s. - gayboys mom is a labor lawyer so lets get the lawyers involved for some more money without having to work for it....WOW....

I think all the true leaders in this country were gone when Ronald Reagan died....

OB4Ever's OB rant is good shit...Miami jumped the shark when they tore that place down...Miami football will never be the same...


Defense looked bad, as expected. FAU dominated in time of possession, and more from sh*tty bend-but-d'ono't-break defense than Miami hitting quick scores.

Gilbert and Muhammad looked good, Figueroa looked awesome.

Liked Gus Edwards, he got turned back again and again on a goal-line stand but he's a tough runner, he can compliment Duke Johnson, who made 186 yards rushing look routine.

Miami got out of the game relatively healthy, Scott's shoulder looked bad but WR is UM's deepest position.

Miami (Perryman/Coley) left huge plays on the field tonight but you'd almost rather have that going into this week's practices and preparation.

Posted by: I am Kazaam | August 31, 2013 at 12:28 AM


It's impossible to grade an 8 person draft, that league is 100% luck, whoever's superstars happen to do better will win each week.

Posted by: I am Kazaam | September 01, 2013 at 07:30 PM

My last two posts.

Farewell my friends. Travel safely. I'll see you on the other side.

Jimbo, whatever offer you get make sure you don't accept any from El Paso. That place is the scrotum of America.

OB4Ever, more inspiring words I will not hear this day or possibly for many, many future days. Well said, and I totally agree. They should take one of the Iowa class ships out of moth balls and anchor it in the harbor and lob 16" shells at that monstrosity where something called the Marlins now occupy that piece of sacred ground.

You're doing the right thing by your wife, my friend. For better or worse aren't just words that you find inside a fortune cookie. Unfortunately we have a lot of people now living in this country that think that they can take a few plays off and shirk their responsibilities. When you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning you better hope that the person you see is worthy of your own respect and nothing says that you're a real card carrying stud like helping those less fortunate especially your family.

Well done, brother, well done.

Chit, maybe that is Kazaam's ghost. Just in case, and if you never come back, Kazaam, you ass wipe, you're freaking auntie, The Cunt of Coral Gables, is a freaking troll who deserves to be boiled in oil for destroying the Miami Hurricanes program!

There, now I feel better.

"You are dismissed, Kazaam, your ghost, or you and your focking rolling doughnut.....

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