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February 27, 2014

Thursday p.m.: Scary-looking Masked Man scores 31 as Heat rout Knicks; plus Incognito vandalizes own car, JoJo Nicolas, dumb Elkington & more

1aa1ashiffrin1) It is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27. This week's Sports Illustrated national cover, U.S. skier and slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (pictured), reflects slim pickings. No one American athlete truly captured hearts and imagination at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Nobody is Wheaties box-worthy. 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Clay-Liston and Ali 50 years later, the N-word, Marlins win projection, Hiassen/Pitts & more. 3) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote and also on Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

"Marlins president David Samson was the first of 18 contestants voted off CBS' Survivor series. Who knew Marlins fans had a vote?" --Greg Cote

1aa1alebmaskUPDATE: LEBRON PICKS SCARY MASK, FRIGHTENS KNICKS WITH 31: It's black, it's carbon fiber, it's scary looking, and the man wearing it scored a game-high 31 points tonight to lead a 108-82 Miami rout of the sad New York Knicks.

 

 

 

 

1aa1amask4LEBRON TO REVEAL FACIAL PROTECTION IN LIVE TV SPECIAL, 'THE MASK DECISION': After missing one game recovering from a broken nose, Heat superstar LeBron James is to return to action in Miami 1aa1amask1tonight wearing a protective mask against the visiting New York Knicks. Sources tell us LeBron considered four styles, including the  



standard clear mask pictured top left, the 1aa1amask2"Bane look" from the Batman movie pictured middle left, and the classic "Jason" hockey-mask style pictured bottom left. Ultimately, though, sources say James tonight will unveil a Nike-engineered protective Freddy Krueger-style mask presented by Samsung and Beats by Dre, pictured right. The 1aa1amask3ensemble will feature a radical departure, with LeBron's customary white headband replaced, sources say, by a terrifyingly sauve wide-brimmed Freddy hat. Hey, I said sources. I didn't say reliable sources.

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JOJO NICOLAS, R.I.P.:
 We lurch from ridiculous to unfortunately serious in offering our condolences to the family and friends of former Miami Hurricanes football player JoJo Nicolas, who died yesterday, just shy of his 25th birthday, from injuries sustained in this week's auto accident. The U football family has endured more than its share of tragedy over the years, of the type that lends perspective and reminds us a loss isn't a disappointing result on Saturday. This is a loss.

INCOGNITO VANDALIZES OWN CAR: TMZ reports that Richie Incognito's $300,000 black Ferrari was vandalized with a baseball bat while parked outside of his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. We immediately presumed Jonathan Martin had a proper alibi. Now, according to cops, Incognito admitted taking the bat to his own car. Reasons are yet unknown, although Incognito's past anger-management issues hardly make it the most shocking thing we've heard. Thaaaaat's Richie!

GOLFER STEVE ELKINGTON, BY ALL INDICATIONS, ISN'T VERY SMART: Steve Elkington @elkpga this week Tweeted this since-deleted morsel: "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the 1aa1aelkhandbag throw at the NFL combine..." Some defended it as needling ESPN's over-coverage of the event, but most took it as a homophobic jab at the man likely to become the NFL's fiorst openly gay player. It wasn't the Aussie's first time playing Twitter foot-in-mouth. Just this past December, after a fatal helicopter crash into a Glasgow pub, he outraged many by Tweeting, "Locals report no beer was spilled." Dear Steve: You haven't won a PGA Tour event since 1999. Less Tweeting, more practicing. (Elkington is pictured left, waving goodbye to his reputation).

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Steve Elkington is one of the funniest jocks in sports. Of course a jack ass like Two Ton Cote would take offense to what was a funny remark by Elk.

Fat ass, go Google some of the greatest comedians in American history and you will find jokes making fun of all kinds of people, races, and nationalities.

Dude, you're such an asshole.

Here you go, BB. This one is for you and Fatty Cote. Here's the poster child for racism in the NFL before Incognito's "issues" moved this story to the back pages. Now, look who just signed a $25 million 5 year deal. Yea, sure, the guys is a big bad racist but in this country the only color that matters is green.

http://www.csnne.com/blog/patriots-talk/how-riley-cooper-deal-impacts-julian-edelman?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo

what the hell is wrong with Cote..he's upset about a guy tweeting ?...hahahahahaha !..so the guy likes dicky's, its ok as disgusting as that is, it just means more vagina's for the rest of us..hehe

what a douche.


Cote proves daily that he is completely out of touch with the real world.

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/439022143662473216/photo/1

Greg never let's anything get in the way of the truth (haha) or his liberal agenda.

zzzzzzzzzzz

Way to contribute to the discussion yawns try and bring something next time.

Richie smashed up his own car dude is losing it I feel bad for him in a way.

Damn f***ing up a guys Ferrari. That's cold...

BB, I think Cote did it...

Smashing your own F-Rarri?...that's bad chit right there.

the guy is frustrated, that much is obvious..all because Martin couldn't handle a little criticism and put a stop to it, threw his buddy under the bus..what a pussy.


No joke duke he really did.

That's the sad part. Incognito will be demonized for something not entirely his own doing...

Wonder if we'll ever hear Martin assume any responsibility for his failure to stand up for himself like a man...

And that doesn't mean getting into a brawl necessarily...

Cote seems to be fascinated with LeBron wearing a mask for some reason...very strange...I think is called Bron-phobia.

i predicted 11-5 last year because we had the talent tommy boy.
it was actually the PLAY CALLING that prevented that record from happening.
the 1st new england game, the baltimore game, and the carolina game ALL WERE LOST because of coaching, period.
had we ran the ball more in all those games, we would've won.
the offensive line issues WERE addressed last year; some moves panned out while others didn't.
and only an idiot like YOU tom would deny the fact that play calling lost us those 3 games..

Jimbo speaking of great Clint lines how 'bout from Unforgiven when he's ready to pop Hackman's character,"Deserves got nothing to do with it...

ehr, FZB, sorry to have to bring this up but "phobia" is an anxiety related to fear. I think you mean just the opposite - Philia, a strong or abnormal attraction to something or someone. Bronphilia, perhaps.

predicted 11-5 for the Miami Dolphins last year....

nuff said your knowledge of football!

The quote of the day by david:
"the offensive line issues WERE addressed last year; some moves panned out while others didn't."

Anyone here agree with david that the OL issues were addressed by Ireland last year? Anyone? FZB you agree with that? Big Baby? OC? Woody? anti? roid? shadow? dukey? Jimbo? Anyone?

If just one regular agrees, well other than FZB who has a man crush on Ireland, I will forever depart the blog. All david needs is for one of you to agree that Ireland addressed the OL and I'm gone.

So anyone?

Great news, Jimbo. You hit the lucky city of choice. The only thing negative I see about Austin is that there are no mountains nearby. With all the precipitation and low temperature, it's a sin there isn't enough elevation to go skiing.

I've already penciled in your name and mine for the opening Dolphins' game at a sports bar.

OC two other problems with Austin are traffic and politics. Other than that it's a great place.

Tom, Ireland didn't address the OL as much as undress it. Well, he did allow Martin to actually wear a dress.

Tom, I'd say he not only DID NOT address the O-line problem but actually made it worse...
But then again how many would have screemed for his head if he took a OL in the first round???
We all remember the Long pick 6 years ago.....

ok OC...if you REALLY WANNA GET TECHNICAL ABOUT IT..

so its BRONPHILIA...

Tommy-Son..Ireland DID try to address the O Line but obviously some of the moves backfired..

Clabo was a very solid RT with the Falcons the previous year but no one saw nor predicted how bad he was going to be at the beginning of the year, I suspect coaching had a lot to do with it.

Incognito-the guy was a pro bowler the previous year

Pouncey-top five center in the NFL

they tried to keep Jake Long but HE ELECTED to leave, even you can't blame Ireland for that one and at the time all of us thought it was a good idea because of his injury history...once LOng left they had no choice but to move pussy Martin to LT, a position he had played very well in college..

the rest we all know, the quitter left the team and our season went down the drain since the team lacked leadership specially from our asswipe head coach.

Tom, we just got back from N.O., French Quarters. Let me say, that LA just sucks. aggressive low-lives everywhere, crime, etc. I checked my online banking and found a bogus $300 charge against a card I used just twice, at the hotel, and it's restaurant. Obviously either the waitress, or front desk copied the various numbers and bought a gift card using it. First time that's ever happened to me and it took going over to that cesspool of a place to do it.

I'll take the so-so traffic issues and not engage the libs around here anytime over that bunch of crap.

and Tommy-son, David's point about running the football is very valid..our offensive coordinator and HC abandoned
the running game all together..that is not good football.

one thing we can all agree with (I think) is that Martin is a total coward..well almost everyone that is.

When is someone or an organization going to help Incognito and try to avert another NFL tragedy like Seau's.

FZ, I gave you a chance to correct my "it's," and you didn't. Missed getting even, socio.

OC..sorry to hear "que te tumbaron 300 cocos"..I may be old school but I always use cash..no plastic.

Used cash, FZ. But there is not a hotel in the world that does not ask you for a CC or debit card during registration. No worries though, every retailer carries a fraud fund to cover such things. Once the bank investigates the crime, and concludes that it was in fact, a stolen number, the establishment who sold the $300 gift card reimburses the cardholder.

I'm with you on that OC. LA does suck. And I really do love Austin. It's a great city.

Seriously FZB is your man-crush of Ireland so deep that you are willing to sacrifice your own credibility? Ireland did NOT have to settle for Martin at LT. He CHOSE to settle. He could have traded a 2nd for Albert. He could have drafted a LT with the first pick last year. He could have resigned Long.

Ireland DID NOT address the issues on the OL. Not even close.

But no worries, I knew that is what you would say. You can't help yourself when it comes to Ireland.

One more thing. david and good point in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

You can't say that about Martin, OC. "Let him wear a dress." Bro, didn't you read about that horrible individual "The Elk" saying that Sam won the purse throw? Come on I would expect a lot more civility from you.

Woodcock,

The most outrageous soliciting occurred just before i left. I took a side street off Bourbon and was on the other side of the street from a rather questionable establishment when a large breasted darker than dark, black woman in a red bikini, sprawling all over saw a prospective john in OC and began with: COM EAR! COME EAR! OLE CISLY WILL TAKE CARE O- YU!!

No OC, that was Luanda Brown, Obama's girl in New Orleans. She was named to the post of FEMA Coordinator for the state of Louisiana.

Was she wearing a Yes we can. button?

I'm listening to the album Led Zeppelin II. I forgot who good it is. Has to be one of my top 10 favorite rock albums.

There was one bar selling beer inside plastic schooners that were the size of a two bats taped together. I'm not kidding. The sign over their entrance said: The biggest beer in the world!

Crowds everywhere, trash everywhere. And just when you think you've seen enough, some big fat dude fully clothed in a gorilla outfit and holding a banana runs across the street.

after that report from OC on Orlen's I don't think I'll set foot on that dump ever again..

Tommy-Son..are U nuts son?..trade a second rounder to rent Albert for a few games, nope...no way since there was no guarantee that we could resign him..the Dolphins were not at fault on that one, KC refused to give permission to Miami to check the guy out and give him a physical, you are playing the result, stop it.

and long ELECTED to go...

anywho..enough about my former son, what do you guys think of the fine job my new adopted son Hickey is doing?

Wood's...Zep II was and is still is a classic ..

her-ya-go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcJ-494PfH0

Admit it FZB you love Ireland. I mean Michael Sams love Ireland. Seriously dude you act as if you want to toss the dudes salad. Please stop. You're embarrassing yourself.

Bro, Bonham's drum solo has been on for 20 minutes.....

Tommy-Son..please don't compare me to a fag..hehe, erscuze me, a girly man.

all I'm saying is Ireland did have his moments, your hatred for him prevents you from seeing the truth..

like I said he is now el gonzo, time to move on and see what the black widow and her boy-friend have in store for our team...

Tom,

imagine that- insults being slung at you from "the kibbitz room"!!!! from quaint ole fairfax avenue, between oakwood and rosewood, where the city planner narrowed rosewood to accommodate a single car going west freom fairfax, unless they have chopped off a whole bunch of businesses struck by "israeli lightning" over the years. hope all is well with you and the family.

Mr. Woodcock,

never much into led zeppelin- excepting for the instrumental and the following "communication breakdown" and "livin, lovin maid" from the second album. geez, one of the advantages of listening to AM radio is that i am pretty much guaranteed never to hear "stairway to heaven". enjoy led zep but i must admit i did buy one of their greatest hits CDs to hear what their A-list material sounded like; i will credit them with having done a howlin wolf tune along the way!!

FZB

I don't hate Ireland. I just don't respect him as a GM. And I really believe his arrogance cost Miami a chance at the playoffs.

Your man-crush on Ireland prevented you from seeing the OL was a disaster BEFORE the season started. I told you that not after the fact but before the season started. If I could see it Ireland should have seen it.

just sayin....

Thank you shadow, back at you. Some insults are a badge of honor. The insults from the "kibbitz room" are those type of insults to me.

Well other than 11-5 and FZB it appears no one else agrees that Ireland addressed the OL last year.

just as I thought.

11-5............hahahahahahahahaahhahaa

Huh I didn't quite get Incognito smashed his own car. Am I reading that right??? Vandalizing your own Ferrari? I don't get it...

Ireland molests collies...

Wow, an actual Kaz sighting.

I miss Kazimiro..I just hope he is ok..

Tom...I said he tried to address the O Line but some of the moves backfired for sure..like.

Martin turning into a vagina and taking Incognito with him..plus

Clabo playing horribly the first half of the year ( bad coaching ) plus

Long taking his talents to St Louis ( I still think let him go was a smart business move)


Ok..here's what I would do in free agency..let's hope the black widow and her boy friend are reading this.

Sign a LT...Albert or Monroe ( if he is available which I doubt ) or the LT from the Raiders who"s also a free agent and I forgot the name..

Sign a vet guard also..

Draft 3 linemen in the draft....

Sign a veteran big back

Get a blocking fullback

Resign one of our two free agent DT's

Resign Grimes..he wants to be here

Would love to keep Patterson but not at his current salary.

Get rid of Wheeler after 6-1-2014

Don't re sign Carroll or Clemons

Move Dion Jordan to OLB ( his natural position)

FZB that's like saying The Tuna addressed the QB issue by drafting Pat White. Of course that's absurd as is the notion that Ireland addressed the OL issue by putting Martin at LT.

OC isn't that why they call it "Lousy- ana"? Never been there but might skip it funny everyone who has ever been to NO for Superbowls raves about it. Sounds like Richie had a talk with his agent today "hey heard anything is anyone interested in signing me"? Silence then door slams and the sound of aluminum striking metal follows ha ha. Poor Richie. FZ Clemons is solid enough to win with Carroll we might be able to live without agree unless it's a reasonable deal. Decision has been made on Jordan they aren't moving him he's not good enough to play there yet maybe someday. Woodcock is Bonzo's Montreaux on that album that's a long drum solo. R. Plant underrated rock star sort of burned out on zep in high school might be time to try again. Tom our oline was awesome what do you mean lol.

MIAMI -- Add Tyson Clabo to the list of Dolphins players critical of the Ted Wells report.

Clabo, in an interview Thursday with SiriusXM NFL radio, said he doesn't believe that Wells' 144-page report accurately described the team's locker room culture.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10526417/tyson-clabo-miami-dolphins-critical-ted-wells-report

Everyone who was actually there, except Martin, says the Wells report is bullychit.

Tom...BB seems to be the only one that believes this bully-chit...Like you said none of the players have ever come out in defense of that coward Martin..

R.I.P. to JoJo!

Ireland still molests collies and he always will I'm afraid. I'm sorry FZ but I've watched him hog tie collie after collie and then proceed to violently stick his pinky up their anus...

spare me, shadow.. you have exactly 18 hours for another brilliant post until the sabbath comes..
tom, i make logical points all the time.
about our running game.
about the way they used wallace.
about the regression of talent once it comes here, and it's improvement when it leaves.
and about play calling.

ALL THOSE CRITICISMS have been made by not only me, but by beat writers that cover the team, bill polian, buoniconti, manny fernandez, and various national announcers that called our games.

did ireland make mistakes?
of course he did, but your 20/20 hindsight is ridiculous.

NO ONE thought we were making a run at a championship last year, and that's why ireland left money on the table and DIDN'T mortgage the future.
the last 3 years saw him draft plenty of offensive lineman and tight ends along with signing some as well.
this team has more talent than it did a year ago, and less holes to fill.

philbin's "leadership" and resolve are being questioned not just by me and others here, but by many in the national media and i'd bet by players in that locker room as well.
only YOU think he's brilliant and worthy of more time.
he couldn't even stand up to his offensive coordinator.. lol..

and tom.. ONE MORE TIME.

READ REALLY SLOW..

drafting dallas thomas, dion sims, mike gillislie and signing clabo and keller and mckinnie ALL IN ONE YEAR, is, in fact, "addressing the line" you nincompoop.

some moves panned out and some didn't, this we know.
they weren't going to abandon martin after ONE YEAR; last year was the year to see what he had and we all certainly found out. stop with "how brilliant you hindsight is" garbage. martin could've easily turned it around the way vernon did; letting a 2nd rounder go after ONE YEAR is a move only an idiot like you would make.
were you in the new york giants front office when they let WAKE go after one year?

and shadow?
on a musical note, listening to led zeppelin via a "greatest hits" collection is without question the WORST WAY to hear them.
the long lost art of actually making a record, a collection of songs, was something they did exceptionally well; those albums, especially the 1st 5 records are absolute classics. playing wise, sonically, and thematically brilliant.
the musicianship and the engineering of those records are timeless..

AND FINALLY, from the "dwayne wade is done" department:
tonight's tally:
10-13 with 23 points 2 rebounds 1 assist and 1 steal in 27 minutes.
how about THAT, roid?!

LeBron looked like Batman out there..him and Flash put on a show last night..good to see the Heatles rounding into championship form..

From the man who predicted 11-5 "i make logical points all the time."

I'm laughing so hard my sides are splitting

From the man who said "the offensive line issues WERE addressed last year": "i make logical points all the time."

Oh God help me this is killing me.

To the man who said " your 20/20 hindsight is ridiculous."

Please note the date of the post below SFB.

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This draft is a "C" at best. Miami went into the draft with TWO huge holes to fill, LT and CB, and they failed to get an elite player at either position. Dion may an elite player at DE but that's not where are biggest needs are.

Sorry to be so "negativo" my head in the sand friend FZB, but facts are facts. We needed a CB and a LT and what did we get to fill those needs? A 2nd tier CB and NO LT.

And to make this draft even worse, Dion Jordan is damaged goods. There is a very good chance he does not even start. Unbelievable. It seems to me that Lane Johnson or Dee Milliner should have been the pick at #1.

Hey when push comes to shove, Jeff Ireland reverts to his mean............which is mediocrity.

Posted by: Tom | April 28, 2013 at 09:08 AM

OC
I usually stay at Hotel St. Marie when visiting N'Awlins. Riff Raft all over the place, got to watch your back and keep your wallet in your front pocket. Had some stinky bum stop me & wife outside a souvenier shop. Says he can tell me where I got my shoes. I politely declined, saying I'm wearing sandals not shoes, etc. As I start to walk away, he grabs my arm and with halitosis breath says "On your feet, you gots your shoes on your feet!" "Gimme $10"......

OC
Got the word on Wednesday about the new duty assignment. Didn't expect it,, El Paso, Seattle, Dallas seemed strongest, whoever hired first is where I'm going. Austin was on the backburner getting cold. Looks like I'll be splitting from LA June 1st.

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