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March 31, 2014

Wed pm 4-2: Marlins start 2-0. Now how closely will you follow team? Poll. Vote!; plus Dolphins sign OL, Heat, Tiger, Hochman, Neil Young & more

1) It is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2. Hope y'all had a merry Happy April Fool's Day. I did not have a token prank in the blog. You're welcome. 2) Tiger Woods withdraws from The Masters with back issues. That's got to knock his chances of catching Jack Nicklaus for most majors by a good 10 percent I'd think. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): March Madness/Cinderell-O-Meter, Knowshon Moreno, NLRB ruling, Heat, Greatest Ralph results. 4) Follow on Twitter @gregcote.

Dolphins sign ex-Canes OL: Dolphins today signed offensive lineman Jason Fox, the former All-ACC Miami Hurricanes stalwart. Fox spent past four years with Detroit Lions. He opened last season starting at right tackle but would start only three other games.

1aa1aabuelaThe Grand Opening: Marlins opened season big Monday night with a 10-1 win that found Jose Fernandez striking out nine in six innings as his grandmother (pictured) watched him pitch here for the first time. That was my column; click Abuela to read. In Sunday's Marlins special preview section I wrote an upbeat column on the team, listing 10 reasons to like this team and feel good about this season. So I look prescient, for now. Click HERE to read.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE MARLINS?: I admit it. The Marlins are my toughest Miami team to read in 1aa1ajosefterms of the fan base. How do they (you) feel? Upbeat and optimistic? Still hating Jeffrey Loria so much it colors your thinking? What? Well, Opening Night 2014 seems the perfect time to ask. Marlins certainly got off to a wonderful start last night by clobbering Colorado, 10-1. Jose Fernandez struck out nine in six innings, and the offense that wasn't there last season appeared with a vengeance. Oh, and the crowd was a Marlins Park-record 37,000-plus and festive and loud. Now the team is 2-0. But how will that translate for the long haul? Take a dip in our poll, vote what best describes your level of Fish fandom, and say why.

TOLD YA SO ON HEAT: I hate to brag, by which I mean I love to brag, so i'll remind you I told you in a blog item last week that the Heat -- then trailing Indiana by 3 games -- still had a great chance at the No. 1 conference playoff seed based on each team's remaining schedule. Apparently I was right. Miami is now narrowly ahead based on the loss column (51-22 to the Pacers' 52-23). Miami's nine games left include six at home and five against teams with current losing records. Indy's seven games left include three at home and four against losing teams. Most important: Teams' final meet on April 11 is here. Could be tantamount to a winner-take-all for that top seed. Delicious!

HOCHMAN DEBUTS ON WQAM: Longtime former 790 The Ticket personality Marc Hochman ended his contractually mandated time off and returned to the air yesterday (3-7 p.m.) on rival WQAM. I don't know how he'll do in the ratings but I've won already. Placed two sure bets in Vegas. One was that his debut show would include the requisite April Fool's Day prank. The other was that, within the first two segments, Hoch will introduce himself by way of an homage to 'QAM and growing up listening. For me to collect on the bet he had to refer reverentially to Hank Goldberg. Of course I wasn't listening because I was on some other air at the time. How'd Hoch do?

ME, CHARLESTON AND NEIL YOUNG: There is a Greg Cote who is not in the newspaper, online or on radio. He's probably pretty boring, but he would give you an occasional glimpse into that other life 1aa1aneilybecause it's his blog. I mean my blog. Wife and I spent a long weekend in Charleston, S.C., with our longtime friends Jake and Evelyn, from the D.C. area. The two couples started a tradition of meeting and mini-vacationing a couple of times a year at an agreed-upon location, just because. We'd been to San Antonio, Cleveland, Memphis and New Orleans before Charleston. No two cities are alike, except that, coincidentally, all serve alcohol. While in Charleston I finished my latest book, Waging Heavy Peace, Neil Young's autobiography. Highly recommended to anyone who is into Young, via CSNY or Crazy Horse. He's a fascinating guy way beyond performing on stage. No spoiler alert needed, but three things to hopefully pique your interest: Pono, Lincvolt and Lionel trains.

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well the Marlins on paper look better but that's why you play the games..I say realistically maybe 75 wins..

when does football start's again?

Highlight of the game will be watching Dan The Man throw out the first pitch.

There is nothing the Miami Marlins could do that would allow me to support them in any way while David Samson and Jeffrey Loria are still associated with the team. No team they could field, no number of wins, no average game time.

Loria and Samson are bad people, they were literally the bad guy from Major League, dumping players and tanking games so attendance would fall and they could justify selling the team to Washington.

It's criminal that they were allowed to buy a second MLB franchise and their actions with the Marlins have been no less greedy or heartless.

All they want is Miami's money, period. They're not getting a cent from me, I'd rather the team move than support them.

I totally agree with the comment by Lt. Nothing more to say about that trash heap of an organization.

I actually go to maybe 5 Marlin games a year but with free tickets..and I don't blame anyone for feeling this way about Loria..total asswipe.

BB..the BoSox should be right there at the end again along with the usual suspects, the Yankees, Cardinals, Rangers etc..I really don't follow Beisbol like I used to but its still somewhat entertaining when Fernandez pitches...

Yes seems like he's a must watch every turn on the rotation. They should put the radar gun on and see how fast Dan can crank it up to tonight.

Marlins baseball......OMCreator (OC will get it) is there anything more boring?

The Creator: Yes my son, NOAH the Movie.

If it is possible to have a negative amount of goodwill these two have it...
i wish them nothing but, continued humiliation and embarrassment...
they are two of the most egotistical, jug heads to ever be involved in professional sports.
I bought tickets to every home game in 2012...
I attended my last game in June of that year..
i gave away 4 tickets per game for the rest of the season, and haven't been back.
i would rather watch the cliffhanger episode of Gilligan's Island, than be subjected to a team that will hit .220 and finish with 90 plus losses.
What does it tell you about a franchise that doesn't have a former player connected to it's organization to throw out a first pitch on opening day...ever?!!!

I watched the entire episode of the meteor crashing onto the island last week just awesome radiation suits, future scenes when they are old awesome classic tv.

♪ buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care bout the owner, that whack ♬

it's quite sad, actually. the interest was there, but these morons squandered it.
apparently micky arison expressed interest in buying the team; if only that could happen.. we'd rule the major leagues again like we do the NBA.

and tom, you should never use the words "intelligence" and "conversation" in the same sentence.
your links only tell 1/2 the story which makes sense because your brain works at only 1/2 the capacity.
loop holes, off shore accounts, off shore reporting of profits, and SUBSIDIES all negate whatever rate oil companies post, you idiot.
one would think, based on your posts, that you actually HAVE the kind of money these corporations steal every year, but you're just another pea brained idiot voting AGAINST his economic interests..

oh! i almost forgot:


"Evolution theorists"...?

Posted by: Yikes... | March 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM

yes, yikes.. THAT would sum up most of the intellect on this blog.
what's next, baby?
"the earth is round" theorists?
"water is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen theorists"?
really?
there are plenty of well meaning christians who use the bible for it's allegorical meaning, but it takes a "special person" to interpret it literally.

It is just a theory you know. Don't pander to me with your well meaning Christian comments and your "special" references. You are an atheist and have accepted and carried out that life enjoy it's emptiness.

So is the theory of gravity.

the Marlins have less than 1000 tickets left for the home opener tonight, this is after basically giving away the tickets and begging the fans to buy them, sad really.

wait..what?..the earth is not flat?..

sorry guys..I'm not getting in the middle of this one, I can talk politics but not religion...

You gravity theorists are always looking to keep people down.

I swear Kazaam is still here.

I miss Kaz..and now the Dukes-Ter is missing too.

audited financial statements tell 1/2 the story. I'm sure the SEC will be interested in that. You should contact them immediately.

Holy shit this blog just went full retard. Someone please tell me this guy isn't for real?

Hey merc...ohmm which guy are you referring to amigo?...

Fun watching Fernandez pitch...the kid's dealing tonight..

Merc you got off easy for dealing in cocaine. I should have sentenced you to life. That house of yours in South Miami was coke central in that part of town. And we all knew it.

"You are an atheist and have accepted and carried out that life enjoy it's emptiness." -baby..
that's a nice theory!
since you AREN'T an atheist, how would you know?
it doesn't matter anyway, even though i AM jewish; you still think i'm going to hell anyway!

great win for the heat; all that fighting for 1st place indiana has done all year didn't amount to anything.. i suspect chicago will take care of them before WE do..

"there are plenty of well meaning christians who use the bible for it's allegorical meaning, but it takes a "special person" to interpret it literally."
that WAS my quote, baby, but it in no way was an attempt to pander to you, trust me.
you are definitely NOT a well meaning christian. you're just another hypocrite who takes the story of noah and the ark to be real, and who thinks the entire planet is going to hell unless they accept jesus christ as their lord and savior.
let's stick to the dolphins, baby. aside from turning on ireland and being ok with us throwing the ball 65% of the time, we usually agree on the rest..

tom?
you're still an angry old douche bag. go call donna S a "carpet muncher" again, then tell FZB he's homophobic for calling martin a fairy, dummy..

way to hit Tom hard (the real) david with an ad hominem attack from left field. a weaker use of an irrelevancy i have never seen. congrats.

Of course Kazaam is still here, he is a blog and internet addict. They don't just leave unless he was on flight 370. You just dont go from spending countless hours a day on some random Greg Cote blog to not caring or posting anymore. He is here and is reading every word.

Far left loons are running the country into the ground like they have many countries, states and cities. Unsustainable is a word they cannot comprehend. Just give them California and let them all live there and let them ruin that state even more. The funny part is many of those loons wouldn't live there because they want everyone else, but them to pay more in taxes. Do as I say, not as I do. The liberal motto. Republicans had control and screwed it up and recently the Dems looked like they could bury the Repubs, but they are letting the 10-15% fringe far left folk grab a hold of the reins and it looks like the right is going to have the power again. Cyclical, like college foosball. Power shifts back and forth. Both sides screwing it up when they have an opportunity to bury the other. Whether right or left, this country is desperate for a true leader as a president which has been lacking for a long time. I am hoping a true leader steps up and actually leads and unites our country because America is on a downward spiral. All great civilizations come to an end and I am hoping there is still some time for America although we are on an expeditious decline.

Cote, I like you man, but come on. Listening to you on the radio is painful. Add some personality man. This monotone, blah blah stuff is mind numbing. Your wife must be sticking forks and bacon in her eyes on your dinner dates at Prime 112. Holy cow man. Between Stu's horrible fake laughing and your four words an hour delivered in the same deep monotonous way, I often debate whether I should just drive my car off the causeway when listening to this stuff. Listen and take notes on Ron McGill. That guy has some personality and passion.

Kaz is not here. He's dead or in jail. I hope I'm wrong. I agree with Rawpimple. Kaz was an addict and this blog was his drug of choice.

And where is dukimoto? I hope he is well and will return soon.

I'm back boys. Did you miss me?

Anyone want to talk about the new soccer stadium?

You pathetic Dolphins fan make me sick!

Holy marmalade Batman, the blog is in a real jam.

Just what the world needs a pagan version of an Old Testament story. What a complete and utter buffoon this Aronofsky is and to release it during Lent makes it more of an affront. From what I hear all his movies sort of suck anyway what a dink.

Huh another raoul duke in the mix. Probably Cote. Still healing from trimalleolar ankle fracture. Anybody still humping winning Dolphin franchise dream. They're still effin dead top me new unis and all the rest of the ridiculousness...

Of course these gravity theorists have to put rock monsters in everything they do too funny.

hmmm Jimmy Olsen just censured my latest post. Anyway it might yet turn up if Cote's censures deam it fit for public consumption. Dolphins still blow...

eh not one of my last 3 posts has shown up on the board. What am I on the pay no mind list...

Lots of April Fool Jokers coming out today.

(the real) david in los angeles

Hollywood has devolved into a form of movie-making fitting just four categories; ridiculously over the top CGI films aimed at prime-aged moviegoers; films to place more guilt on the white man, for the sins of their ancestors; and those showing yet another example of how capitalism is bad.

Small wonder why Gradpa and Gradma enjoy any of the fourth kind - Pixar films, more so than the kiddies they chaperone.

OC...I agree with you on those asswipes from Hollywood.

now, what's the deal with this "april fools" day?..strange ritual for sure...

somehow, inexplicably the Heat find themselves one game up in the loss column on the Pacers and is not like they're playing lights out like the Spurs...still going against that front line won't be easy.

Coincidentally, all are located on bodies of water being a lake, a river or an ocean.

FZ, come on now. You surely know about April Fools Day, don't you?!

It's definitely one of my favorites. Hope ya'll smirked at my four entries above.

on the movie Noah?..I wasn't going to watch it anyways but no way now after those glowing reviews by Tommy and OC..

so here's what I think will unfold now, Hickey (with the blessing of clueless Joe and the BSB) will draft a lineman in either the first or second round (hopefully a tackle) and sign a veteran guard in free agency to complete the line.

OC..claro que si meng..dude we used to pull some classic april fools day jokes back in the day..man, we had a lot of fun with those.

the absolute best one was we send a buddy of ours a letter written by another friend who was a lawyer naming him in a paternity suit..lol, claiming he had gotten a girl pregnant and she wanted money, I mean who the fack wants to win a paternity suit?

we left him in the dark for a whole day until we finally told him, the guy was so pissed with us he didn't talk to us for like 6 months !..

yup, we where total asswipes back then.

Coño! That's was a good one.

Tiger out of The Masters after having back surgery. Nope. Not an April Fools joke.

El Nino will rule the day anyway!

That is unfortunate though. As much as Tiger is unlikable in many ways he makes golf tournaments better. The sport just isn't the same without him there isn't anyone on the horizon either he was a once in a lifetime talent before it all came crashing down one night in Orlando.

You can still see John Daly at Hooters though if you're making the trip to the Tournament. Another star that fell fast the journey just took longer.

Of course the gravity theorist thinks stars fall. Classic.

Man trolls blog because he is offended by religion. Classic.

Hmmm three posts and none of them cleared bizarro censure Jimmy Olsen. Yah got me Senor Cote. They were clean, concise and continue to affirm rooting for Dolphins is like humping the sofa pretending it's a Victoria Secrets babe when in fact it is a Rosie O'dennel KD Lang mess. Anyway hello gents. Still healing and realing from ankle fracture...

O'Donnel? O'Donald WTF. Why should I even waste another electro-magnetic energy unit on it...

Another Raoul Duke on the board. Well technically thart's not generally handle I use because my posts are #2s...

F***ing typos...

Using the strategy listed in the above link, Hickey would do well in securing Winston for RT and Smith for G. There's an added bonus for Ross in that Winston is the new NFLPA president and as such, would further telegraph to the NFL front office that Miami has done all it could to correct past player issues. A player's association president playing on the same line where communication problems occurred the year before should be viewed as a positive. Moreover, as the league ponders what to do concerning Mike Pouncey, and his lying during the Wells investigation.

OC, Dolphin fans represented by the guy on the bottom...


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

Dukey cum lately. Nah man, that was me. Just part of a 4/1 joke. Welcome back, missed your perverted views (see O'Donald sofa).

well chit..I've only been asking for the Dolphins to sign Winston for 3 years now.

Oye Dukito, welcome back brother....

OC..I assume that Hickey understands the importance of fixing the O Line, I would not be too opposed to getting two more veteran linemen and a couple of rookies in the draft...numero uno priority HAS to be the O Line.


T-Rex...hahahahaha.....

T-Rex should be on Dolphin helmuts. I could ah get behind that. Whattya say Stevie old boy...

Hey Cote..nice comments on the great Neil Young, I have been a fan since the early CSN and Y days..heck of a talent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuaMWxUcKY&list=RDiUuaMWxUcKY#t=5

Cue pasa FZ. it's nice to be upright for the moment...

FZ, the thing is that up untill now, Winston's salary had been too high. He has to come down. Especially now that he failed to grade as high during this past year. He would be a stop gap, but I suspect Hickey will either sign him or bring back Mc Kinnie.

I would think Winston would be a better fit since he's been playing RT all his life as opposed to McKenney..he is also a well respected veteran leader...which we need on the team plus him and Brando Albert already played together on the same line, a lot of pluses to that signing for sure.

yup..sign that boy up right now!

Nice FZ Phish and Steel Neil. No matter what Ronnie Van Zandt says about him.

Politics aside, I love just about everything Neil Young has done.

This one in particular which showcases his mastery over Hank Williams Jr's old guitar. Note: for all you impatient types go to the 2:45 mark.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=inZfN5ToIog

quite correct OC..politics aside, Neil Young is an incredible musician...I'm sure our musical expert Dave would agree also.

The draft is supposed to be deep in linemen. I would almost rather have them sign and start Winston and Smith on the right, not take a OL with #19, rather trade up to improve their second rounder, then take the TE, Ebron later in round one just before NE surely picks him in round one.

If they hold on to that #19, then I would go with C.J. Mosley, the TE out of Alabama to shore up the suspect LP group Miami currently has.

After what Seattle showed last year, it doesn't seem to matter much who or what you have on offense. Heck, the Seahawks could have left their offense back in Seattle and still gone on to win that SB, given the nine points their defense scored.

God is truly good and merciful and today he proved it. Jeff Ireland has been rehired by the Miami Dolphins as Vice President of Football Operations with total control once again.

god is indeed merciful..now we only need clueless Joe and the BSB to go away..yeah!

and asswipe Ross too.

Today I can announce that 7.1 MILLION Americans (well not all of them are real Americans) enrolled in Obamacare. And what's even better, a whopping 858,000 of the newly insured "Americans" have actually paid for the insurance.

oye OC...a TE with our numero uno?..no bra..O Linemen in all 7 rounds.

however I will take CJ Mosley too.

I asked and I received. Today the Miami Dolphins announced that Clueless Joe Philbin and the BSB Dawn Aponte have been released immediately. In addition, that asswipe Steve Ross the owner of the Dolphins has been relieved of his ownership interest by Roger Goodell. Until a new owner is found the team will be run by...JEFF IRELAND.

Can God possibly be any greater?

hehehe..

couldn't have said it better me-self..

and don't forget we need to reinstate Incognito..

Moron.

Yes, yes I agree..Ross is a moron

According to Obama 7.1 million signed up for ObamaCare. I like the way they measure so I just had the Obama people measure my dick, 16 inches! Woo Hoo!!!

Gonna watch. Besides the Heat, who else has given us Championships? I despise Loria BUT, these guys play hard, we have superstars in Fernandez and Stanton and we the Stadium is one of the best in the Country. Let's Go Fish!!!

Be careful tom, woodcock is going to be hitting on you. Guy is infatuated with the male phallus.

neil young is an incredible songwriter, and he's managed to stay relevant for almost 50 years in a business predicated on change.
he's influenced multiple generations of musicians, and he's had a profound affect on my songwriting and drumming as well.
i met him here, in his 1st public appearance after his aneurism at a club where i sometimes fill in for the drummer and where neil sat in for a few songs. it was amazing..

David...U met the great Neil Young?... Dude, color me impressed or is this one of those april 1 fool jokes..hehe

Hey the Marlins are 2-0 !... Yeah boy...be going to see them on sat ...

You is a fool!

i met him; we were introduced by his bass player who i had played some gigs with and who i still keep in touch with. it's one thing meeting a hero, and quite another when you get an introduction from someone who knows you can play, etc..
he looked down at me and said "nice to meet you david", with that piercing gaze we've all seen in photographs and i said "nice to meet you too.. thank you for everything", and then i turned and walked away.
i usually don't get fazed by meeting people, but he really got me.. lol.. he is one INTENSE cat..

I met Neil Armstrong.Same type conversation.Had lunch at his house.But I was a youngster in the US Army going to medic school in San Antonio.Hitch hiked to Houston on weekends to visit family there.Now THAT was a hero to me.He was so humble and polite.Played catch football in his backyard with his two small sons.Wife was friendly but they later divorced and he moved to Ohio and worked as a Professor up there.He was a REAL man.Never wanted the limelight and just lived a quiet life basically.

I met Charo once and she was really really sweet.

That ****ing guy that once did commercials for Buick once visited my cage. ****ing guy was with this bitch with big ****ing hooters. Nice guy.

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