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June 01, 2014

Predict Heat-Spurs NBA Finals. Who wins and in how many? Poll. Vote!; plus my 'orange jumpsuit' regret, Marino/Kelly, jilted Wozniacki & more

1) It is MONDAY, JUNE 2. Click on Random Evidence for our latest Sunday notes-column package, leading with Heat-Pacers. 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Spurs-or-Thunder poll, Heat-Pacers Game 6, vote Stanton, Dolphins forecast, Scout Willis & more. 3) Join us on Twitter @gregcote. Also Vine and Instagram.

HEAT-SPURS FINALS REMATCH: SAME RESULT, OR DIFFERENT?: The NBA prepares for its first Finals rematch since Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls met (and twice beat) Karl Malone's Utah Jazz in 1997-98. 1aa1anbafinals 1aa1alenduncCan the Heat repeat for a three-peat? The oddsmakers doubt it. Miami is a 3 1/2-point underdog for Thursday night's Game 1 in San Antonio, and generally a narrow underdog in the series -- although Las Vegas Hilton and a few other sports books have the betting odds dead even. It should stay close, with the Spurs' superior record and home-court advantage offsetting Miami's double-champion pedigree. San Antonio has the revenge factor -- "We'll do it this time," said Tim Duncan -- and also is seen as a tough matchup for Miami, which may not have the low-post presence to contend with Duncan, Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw. The Spurs also have been shooting well from 3-point range this postseason.But do you really ewant to underestimate LeBron James and Miami's chase at history. We've done this poll before every round. How do you expect the NBA Finals to turn out? Not what you hope but what you honestly predict. Vote and say why.

Poll results: Heat fans wanted Thunder, not Spurs: We asked in the previous blogpost and 59.2 percent preferred Miami face Oklahoma City in the NBA Finals, versus 40.8% who preferred San Antonio. Notably, the vote for OKC was running closer to 70-30, but votes for San Antonio flooded in once the Spurs won last night to clinch a spot in the Finals.

I WAS WRONG ON 'ORANGE JUMPSUIT' REFERENCE: A quick backgrounder for those unaware. My column off the Heat's clinching Game 6 win over Indiana the other night spent a good deal of time eviscerating the Pacers' Lance Stephenson for his dirty play and buffoonish antics, and the column included the following paragraph: "Stephenson’s egregiously dirty streetball gives one the impression that if his skills hadn’t put him in NBA clothes, his uniform by now might be an orange jumpsuit, county-issue." It was one sentence, low in the column, but it was seen as racially charged in a way I did not intend. I initially stood behind what I wrote against a backlash on Twitter, but upon reflection I was wrong to make the orange-jumpsuit reference and wish I had not. I say this not because my boss ordered me to or because of any Tweeted outcry, but because I realized I'd made an assumption about Stephenson that made me uncomfortable defending. Neither Stephenson's behavior in the Heat series nor his past off-court incidents, including a charge he threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, justifies a presumption he might be in jail if not in the NBA. The fact I'd have made the same reference to a white player who had that history and behaved like that in the series also does not justify the presumption. Anybody who has done what I do for a living for this long has been guilty of an occasional lapse in judgment. For me, this was one.

1aa1amarino visitMARINO VISITS KELLY: Once, rivals. Now, old friends, one reaching out to the other. Former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino visited former Bills counterpart Jim Kelly in the hospital Sunday as Kelly continues to battle oral cancer and undergo radiation treatment in upstate New York. Click here for a brief video. Pictured, Marino with Kelly in the hospital. (Howard Schnellenberger, Kelly's old UM coach, and ex-Bills GM Bill Polian also were visiting Kelly on Sunday).

1aa1acarolineCAROLINE ON THE REBOUND: Dumped unceremoniously by fiance golfer Rory McIlroy in a brief phone call, jilted tennis star Caroline Wozniacki bounced back impressively on Saturday with some fun on the sands of Miami Beach. Nice touch on the 'Lover' T, too. Her throwing motion may be somehwat suspect but (Mildly Sexist Comment Alert) her form otherwise seems quite good, actually. Rory, Rory, Rory. Quick aside: My son and I, over golf on Sunday (96 at Davie Golf Club to his 87), were discussing how Rory had dropped Caroline after wedding invitations already had gone out, in a move so sudden and unexpected that Caroline at first thought the phone call was a joke. My in-his-20s son was defending Rory. Drawing on experience, I suggested he deftly omit his defense of Rory should the topic of the breakup ever happen to arise in a conversation with his girlfriend. Fore!

THE LIST: MLB DIVISION RACES: The Marlins' division, the NL East, is the most competitive in baseball this season, based on fewest combined games behind (CGB) the frontrunner, entering Monday's games:

Division        CGB (2nd)

NL East        16.5 (3.0)

AL Central    22.5 (4.5)

AL East        24.5 (3.5)

AL West       28.5 (4.5)

NL Central    31.0 (4.0)

NL West       42.0 (7.5)

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Fix your poll, I would have said Spurs in six if it was an option. They're the better team and they have the intangible advantages.

I just voted Spurs in 7... Yes I did and since my "picking" record is very bad then I feel pretty good about the Heat chances of 3-peating...

Go Heat!

Sort of reverse luck so to speak...hehe

To endear myself to Michelle Beadle. Spurs in 4.

I just voted Spurs in 7... Yes I did and since my "picking" record is very bad then I feel pretty good about the Heat chances of 3-peating...

Go Heat!

Posted by: FZB | June 01, 2014 at 06:13 PM

"since my "picking" record is very bad"

Yes it is FZB. Yes it is. Which is why I am certain that Philbin is going to do very very well this year.

Gregg,

No suprize i disagree with you about the orange jump suit. When I read that yesterday I thought it a bit of a reach but it made the point that Stevenson would be getting himself into trouble.

Well he has had handlers his whole "Adult" life and they can't hardly keep him in check so to suggest he would be his own worst enemy without them and get into some type of trouble with the law I don't see as a stretch.

I mean if your walking down the street and you blow in someones ear at the crosswalk (Especially if its a girl) your going to jail.

If your walking through the park and pop someone in the face with the palm of your hand your going to jail.

If your running in the opposet direction of another jogger and you reach out and forearm him in the head eventually close lining him you will probably go to jail.

Now those three things would all be misdemeanor but 3 misdemeanor = a felony = orange jump suit!

I know your a raving liberal and don't know how to stand up to your own so let me help you.

Since when is Greg a 'raging liberal'? That is a laugher.

Heat in 6 and Duncan is going to regret what he said. Cause it will fuel the Heat even more to do it. Go Three Heat!

the heat don't need more "fuel"; they know what they're playing for.
what else was duncan supposed to say?
he's a classy guy, and the spurs are a far cry from the shenanigans and BS the pacers and nets were spewing.
it's funny how great teams, like the heat and the spurs, don't resort to that.
they keep it on the court.
i respect the spurs; the best and most consistent team in the west for the last 10 years, (sorry laker fans).

miami in 6

i revise history to fit whatever i want to say. like i didn't say ireland was a great GM. of course that's a lie but it fits my current story.

Posted by: (the real) david the buffoon in los angeles | June 01, 2014 at 01:22 PM

God, just shut up already, Jeff Ireland was a terrible GM and was fired. He's gone. You were embarrassingly wrong about him. Just stop.

Posted by: Enough | June 01, 2014 at 02:17 PM

i was thinking if Miami runs as much this year as they did in 2011 (48% of the time) they'll win the SB. everyone knows, except that idiot tom, that to win more all you have to do is run more....lol

Posted by: (the real) buffoon in los angeles | June 01, 2014 at 02:19 PM

Read more here: http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/2014/05/xxx-xxx-xx-x-x-x.html#storylink=cpy

how many names are you going to use, you dummy?

when i have no good response my go to move is to resort to calling others an idiot, nitwit or dummy. in all honest i'm projecting.

as for the run pass ratio:

seattle passed the ball 47.29%
san fransisco 47.7%
philly 52.97%
new england 57.93%
denver 59.68%

and miami?
65.2%

if that stat makes sense to anyone on this blog, you are an idiot.
that means YOU, tommy.

it's about a balanced offense, (lazor)
it's about putting you receivers in different sets (lazor)
and it's about giving your back more than 10 carries a game (lazor)

it's completely coaching; the talent is very even between teams in the NFL, due to salary cap restrictions and parity.

only a complete idiot would put the madness of last year solely on the GM.

if that idiot tom had played peewee football like me he would know that if miami ran more they would win. that's all it takes is running more you idiot...lol

FZB don't worry about tom he's an idiot. we both know that the bills and jets who ran 49% of the time last year really won more games than their record indicates. how do we know that? because running more means you win..lol

Tommy,

I've said all along that I hope clueless Joe proves me wrong BUT this is a guy that failed to tell his offensive coordinator to make adjustments in his approach that almost got Tanny killed ( short passes, screens and running more? ) one that had zero clue what was going on inside his locker room and knew that pussy girly Martin had emotional issues yet did nothing about it.

Is lacking in the most basic leadership skills which is essential for any HC and according to many reports the players don't have a very high regard for his teaching abilities or his coaches , didn't have his team prepared to play coming off the bye week and didn't have his team prepared in the two most important games of the year..

Ohhh, bonus..has to have someone write in cue cards what he needs to say to the team...

This is our HC...

When you see a man unable to control himself, even after being warned by none less than Larry Bird himself, and still acting in a way that should have gotten him thrown out, it is not a reach to figure at some point in the future, he will make a decision that cost him his freedom. And for all those people who declared support for efforts or his heart, i feel sorry for them, because their parents and teachers failed to impress the importance of sportsmanship on them.

FZB did you know that miami ran the ball 45% of the time in 2012 with Sherman as OC. just proves our point because miami won more in 2012 than 2013. that tom is such an idiot. lol

Hibbert's on the trade block?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSJp1dgk_2s

Heat are playing well, but Spurs present many problems. Heat in 7 because we have Lebron and coach Riley!

Barack Obama in another mindbogglingly stupid move traded five hard core terrorists for a US Army deserter.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mixed-reaction-to-bergdahls-recovery-by-service-members-who-consider-him-a-deserter/2014/06/01/3713e3ce-e9c5-11e3-b98c-72cef4a00499_story.html

Why is it that we are just learning now that Sgt Bergdahl deserted? It also appears that soldiers lost their lives searching for this deserter after he left his post.

At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl, and many soldiers in his platoon said attacks seemed to increase against the United States in Paktika Province in the days and weeks following his disappearance.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/

I wonder how many more innocents will die because of the terrorists Obama released.

Greg is either race baiting or referring to people as racists this week it seems.

Cote what is wrong with you? A suggestion that a thug player might wear an orange jumpsuit is racist? Why? Because the thug player is black? Are you serious? That is absurd. You did more harm to normal human interaction than you realize. What you've done is give credibility to those who assert that any derogatory comment about a black person is racist. Much as the clowns on the left suggest that any criticism of Obama is racist. Way to go Cote.

He's got it backwards. The Aunt Jemima comment was worse because it wrongly (likely) implied that some Pacer fans were racist. He didn't apologize for that gaffe but he feels the need the apologize for this.

WOW....PUT IT DOWN IN YOUR NOTEBOOKS BOYS.....

A P.C. RANTING LIBERTARD ACTUALLY HAS TO APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A P.C. RANTING LIBERTARD!!!

A lot of irony there but the theme is the same. Greg making two racial generalizations about Pacer players and fans. Totally unprofessional. Not I sure I buy it when he says he would have made the same comment if Stephenson was white.

Either way it was good to see Greg apologize even if it was a week too late. Might be time for a vacation Greg.

What a shocker, the racist old fools on this blog don't like that Greg Cote apologized...

THE RETURN OF GINRAI (?)

APB out for mike1!!! so close to the mundial and haven't seen a post from him in many a month!!! sems like just Big Baby and yours truly have any interest in the WC; i have about zero interest in the NBA other than watching my favorite player kawhi (sic) leonard a very complete player, maybe the most complete after LBJ. if the dern games didn't start at 9 o'clock during the week i might even watch. i guess i'll get two sunday games upon which to decide.

LOL you sound very familiar to me.

starting a sentence "what a shocker"
use of "LOL"
calling others "racist" and "old fools"

of course LOL never uses a pseudonym....lol

i think there's no bigger racist than the media since they are always race baiting people.

Kevin Love sighting in Boston this weekend. He's checking out the area basically saying please trade me Flip. Flip, please trade him here we'll make sure you get a good return he's gone just let him go.

KINGS!

KINGS!

KINGS!

BB, didn't I tell you the Kings would win?

Greatest post season run in sports history. One game 7 win on the road after being down 0-3. A second game 7 win on the road after being down 3-2. A third game 7 win on the road against the defending NHL champs. If they can manage somehow to beat the Rangers it will be an unprecedented championship run in any sport.

BB, before you say I'm a band wagoner I have to admit that I've watched all of maybe five minutes of their games but you have to give credit where it's due. Those guys on the Kings simply have balls of steel.

That is a vg team you got there better than NYR. Kings should win it.

Lets not get carried away with greatest run talk though they haven't won it yet. Even if they do Bruins won 3 game 7's on the way to winning Stanley Cup in 2011. They were down 2-0 to Montreal (lost first 2 at home) in Round 1 and Vancouver 2-0 in the Final. Tim Thomas had the greatest postseason goaltender run in history better than Dryden in 79'.

Bruins? Bro, they're in ruins. Give it a rest, BB. Only an unmitigated homer like you or OC would come up with such a horse hack excuse. Bro, yesterday they were down 2-0, 3-2, and 4-3 and kept coming back to win it in OT at Chicago. How many game 7's did those Bruins win on the road?

Please give it a rest, BB.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/kings/la-sp-kings-blackhawks-elliott-20140602-column.html

They were huge underdogs to Vancouver not even close. The whole world picked the Canucks to win Vegas, pundits, everyone. Kings should be favored in this series they are a much better team that's the difference.

i predicted heat in 4. i have it on good authority lebron reads this poll. #reversepsychology

Prediction time Kings in 5. Another prediction of mine came true. Richie Incognito still doesn't have a job in the NFL. Love ya Richie but you really did it this time.

Vancouver? What is a Vancouver, BB? Is that something you have for breakfast in Canada? Strawberry or chocolate vancouvers?

Give it a rest. Not even the P. Esposito Bobby Orr Bruins could hang with these Kings. Not tough enough.

2011 Bruins were a tougher bunch. Now I am officially rooting for the Rangers to win.

zzzzzzzzzzz

Yeah you're too much of a pansy to play hockey no doubt.

If the kings win they will rise to the pantheon of nhl teams. Period.

HOCKEY DEL HIELO?....que mierda es eso?

Yes they would especially after having won one Cup fairly recently. They should be a tough out if they can keep that team together. They should handle NYR pretty easily unless Lundquist stands on his head which I don't expect to happen.

I see Obi did another retarded thing again??..why am I not surprised?


oye Wood's..Cubans don't talk hockey, beibol, cock fighting and american football.

stop with this nonsense.

oye Wood's..Cubans don't talk hockey, beibol, cock fighting and american football.

stop with this nonsense.

BB, who knew that the correct way to train an NHL team was to move all the players to the Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach Strand and let them bake in tough 68 to 72 degree sun filled weather as thousands of bathing beauties bike or roller skate by in teeny weeny itsy bitsy bikinis. No wonder you guys got worked after having a commanding lead in the playoff series this year, your boys are still training the old fashioned way, in a stinky gym is some rat filled 200 year old building in the old decrepit part of Boston surrounded by bums, winos, and dead beats.

Based on the new and improved Kings training methods the Boston Bruins will win a championship the next time that there are 100 smoking hot blondes skating by their training facility in itsi bitsi bikinis.

BB, enjoy the memories, bro. You have a better chance of playing 18 holes on the moon this weekend than finding 100 smoking hot blondes in Bean Town.......

zzzzzzzzzzz

Typical Left Coast nonsense coming from you as usual. Must be why the Panthers are so good moron.

Panthers? You got Panthers in Bean Town, BB? WTF? I thought you boys had killed all the wild life in Bean Town five hundred years ago except for the rats, mice, and cockroaches? You mean you boys still have panthers walking around? I find that hard to believe, BB. I think you're mistaking some of those 50 pound rats that live in the new Garden Center or Fenway Park with a Panther.

Veterans see red as Jane Fonda tapped to speak to UCLA grads
Published June 02, 2014

"We hate her."
- President of the Santa Clarita chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America
"We hate her," Nick Callas, 67, president of the Santa Clarita chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, told FoxNews.com. "We won't ever see any of her movies or support anything she did. It makes me sick to see her get this kind of recognition.


I hope that the Vietnam veterans show up at UCLA en mass and boo her off the stage.

No Panthers but plenty of nice looking Cougars around town too bad they are all for me and not you. Soap on a rope for you.

Boston Cougars are the equivalent of on ice corpses here at the LA morgue, BB.

Nope plenty of nice ones here bro all for me I would have hooked you up too.

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Comedy Gold. Lois CK has nothing on me.

anyone with a brain knows a balanced offense is key to winning football games in the NFL.
comparing miami to the jets misses the point; they had issues we didn't, like at QB and receiver.
they also couldn't defend against the pass.

tom, (even though you post under false names like a child), are you really comparing miami to the jets?

and would you really be daft enough to compare last years team, you know, the one with TWO 1000 yard receivers, to our team from 2011?

and jimbo, i agree completely with your comment regarding cote's column.
i AM a liberal lefty, and it didn't read as racist to me, either.
lance is a punk, period.
be careful about saying liberals need help standing on their own, though. if it weren't for liberals, you'd be speaking german right now.. lol

and tom?
you can attempt to obfuscate until the cows come home.
bottom line is, YOU think passing more than manning, brees and brady is the way to go.
that means you think tannehill is a better QB than those guys.
that means you, (and all the names you post under), are an idiot.

With a good oline he's right there with that over the hill gang.

LOL you sound very familiar to me.

starting a sentence "what a shocker"
use of "LOL"
calling others "racist" and "old fools"

of course LOL never uses a pseudonym....lol

Posted by: (the real) buffoon in los angeles | June 02, 2014 at 11:13 AM


running more equals winning. anyone with half a brain knows that.

with OUR talent, tom, running DOES equal more winning.
just look at the teams that win superbowls in this league.

it will be funny next year, WHEN WE ARE RUNNING MORE, to read your stupid comments about why that isn't the reason we're winning.

it's really simple, even for someone who's too much of a pu$$y to post under their own name.

i ALWAYS post under my own name, by the way, as do most of the regulars on here.
i don't agree with everything woody, jimbo, baby or some of the others write, but at least they have the balls to post under their own names.
they don't need to create a pretend army of people who agree with them, like you do.

tannehill is better than brady and manning - tom
passing more than they do is how we win! - tom

Cote, have no fear! Surely you're respected for being reflective about the sentence in hindsight.
However, this clown Tom! who wrote "Cote what is wrong with you? A suggestion that a thug player might wear an orange jumpsuit is racist? Why? Because the thug player is black? Are you serious? That is absurd. You did more harm to normal human interaction than you realize. What you've done is give credibility to those who assert that any derogatory comment about a black person is racist. Much as the clowns on the left suggest that any criticism of Obama is racist. Way to go Cote."

Tommy Boy, Shows a great lack of respect, sensitivity, and no knowledge at all of the historical "Thug label" of players in the NBA prior to Stephenson's career. Remember (Bill Laimbeer)?? Obama CAN BE criticized, so you're wrong again! Tom, but citizens can decide for themselves when the President is being demeaned with racist rhetoric and individuals like yourself, who hide in the blogs, and feed the politics of division, stir up controversies, and practice race-baiting. You call citizens "clowns on the left" ?? Really?? Thank God! for fair-minded people of all backgrounds who are responsible and adult enough to stand up and say---I apologize if my comments offended anyone. Obviously, Mr. Cote is alot smarter than you, buddy!

I post under 2 other names go Tommy!

The reason Miami makes the playoffs this year will be:

1) Pass block more effectively
2) Pass better in a pass first league.
3) Improved run blocking and upgrade in RB's.

In that order.

It is nice to see marino visiting kelly when things are not looking to bright for Jim. I had a chance to meet and talk to both guys, Marino at a golf outing in R.I., and Kelly in N.Y., both guys spent some time with me talking football. Both guys are real class guys.

Or if 7 of the playoff teams from last year get banned from the post season because their owners all made Donald Sterling type comments. It would take either that or abduction by Martians for the Dolphins to make the playoffs this year.

"Playoffs!"

Loved Kelly in USFL hated him in Buffalo. He was our # 1 nemesis for awhile prevented a Superbowl game or two for Marino probably. Good to see Dan visit him despite their playing days rivalry classy hope he gets better.

We couldn't beat the stinking Jets quarterbacked by the worst quarterback in the NFL last year at home with a shot at the playoffs at stake. In fact we got absolutely embarrassed and humiliated in front of a sell out crowd and a national television audience. A bigger choke job and embarrassment will not be found anywhere last year except on the occasions that that idiot Obama opened his trap during a press conference.

No 2-14 Texans with pick six Schaub were much worse.

of course running more means winning. every idiot with any level of peewee football experience knows that. for example

Bills and Jets 2013 49% running (14 wins)
Jets and Panthers 2012 > 48% running (13 wins)
Denver, Jags, KC , Miami 2011 > 48% running (26 wins)
Jags and Oakland 2010 2010 > 48% running (16 wins)
Panthers and Browns > 50% running (13 wins)

see. anyone who tells you it takes more than just running more, like tom, is an idiot.

Lots of teams worse than Miami last year.

Not on your life. Name one team that failed to make the playoffs last year because they lost the last game of the year to their arch rivals at home in a blow out and their arch rivals came into the game with a starting quarterback that couldn't have beat out the back up quarterback on the 1968 Miami High Stingarees JV football team? In fact, I'll let you go as far back as you want. Show me one team who stunk up the joint like our 2013 Miami Dolphins on the 16th game of the season versus the hated Jets at Joe Robbie Stadium, just one?

I would have fired that idiot Joe Philbin at half time. I would have done what, it pains me to say his name, Wayne Huizenga failed to do with, it pains me even more to say this bum's name, Dave Bumstead after he had been in Miami as head coach for a couple of losing seasons, gone into the team locker room with ten security guards, yelled at the top of my lungs, (Fill in the blank here for either Joe Philbin, or Dave Wandstead) "Get the fock out! Security, escort this piece of chit off the premises right now. And if he just as much as gives you the most minor of trouble I want you to pepper spray him, tase his ass, and beat the crap out of him with billy clubs!"

Jets are just another team. The season was lost before that really. I was upset they lost but when you lose games to teams you should have beaten all year long you don't deserve to make the playoffs. That game to me was just a continuation of that trend.

Rabble my fair-minded good friend so the orange jump suit comment was racist because it "offended" someone. Well, I just want you to know I'm offended by you calling me "Tommy Boy". The "BOY" part is very offensive and definitely RACIST. Being called a "boy" has a long history in America and is a very racist term.

Since you are so fair-minded, respectful, sensitive, and knowledgeable of the historical "BOY" label in America I eagerly await your reflective apology. I am sure you will be responsible and adult enough to stand up and say---I apologize since your comment offended me, buddy!

Au contraire, mon ami. The Jets are not just another team they are the focking Jets.

Geez now you're starting to sound like that idiot Kazaam when he kept arguing that the Gayturds were just another team.

WRONG!

If you're a true Miami Dolphins fan your favorite team is the Dolphins and whomever is playing the Jets. You cannot be the coach of say, the Ohio State Buckeyes win ten games every year but also lose to Michigan every year. All that will do is get you fired. When you are the coach of the Miami Dolphins and after a woeful season filled with distractions and horrible play and you have a chance to make the playoffs and you lose to the Jets at home in a blow out you need to be shown the door right there and then. "Get the fock out!"

I would rather have that goof Cam Cameron and his almost 0-16 season than the season that we had last year. To have a chance to go to the playoffs and rub it in the Jets faces only to lose and be embarrassed and have to fight every single mother focking New Yorker on that miserable island is too much to take.

I sure hope that you guys who think this idiot Philbin is a good coach are correct. Me, if he doesn't start the season 6-0 I would fire his ass and make sure that he got pepper sprayed on the way out.

shut up, tommy boy.
i'm surprised you didn't accuse rabble of being ME.. lol

and baby?


The reason Miami makes the playoffs this year will be:

1) Pass block more effectively
2) Pass better in a pass first league.
3) Improved run blocking and upgrade in RB's.

In that order.

Posted by: Big Baby | June 02, 2014 at 04:49 PM

i suggest befriending a coach so you can learn about the game.

#1 is obvious.
#2?
tannehill's completion % was 60.4% last year.
brady's was 60.5%
luck's was 60.2%
while wilson's and foles were a few points higher, it's ignorance to think we need to pass better, ("in that order"), while ignoring our defensive problems in stopping the run late last year, our linebacking problems.

like i keep saying, a balanced offense sustains drives, keeps our defense fresh, and puts the opposing defense on their heels by not being as predictable as we were last year.

the offense lazor ran in philly did all those things, like WE will do next year.

tannehill's % will go up next year a bit, but here's the catch:

HIS ATTEMPTS WILL GO DOWN.
last year was 588, ranking him 7th in the league.
that will not happen next year, and we will run more, win more, and you idiots arguing otherwise will be reminded of me saying this..

Dapper Dave, did you borrow OC's Ouija Board?

"The more things change the more they stay the same."

Miami Dolphins 2014 football record: 8-8

And that's if they fire that schmuck Philbin after the third game of the year.

8-8. Mediocrity at its best.

To be great you have to go for gusto. Philbin is not gusto.

Philbin is no different than that block head Ireland.

Moe Ireland: "You think I'm skimming off the top, Mike? You think I'm screwing this team up on purpose?"

Michael Corleone: "You're unlucky. I know we can win more games than you can."

Moe Ireland: "What, and you think you're going to win with that putz Philbin?"

Michael Corleone: "You let me worry about Philbin. I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

What a great thing for Marino, Polian, and Schnellemberger to show up at Jim Kelly's hospital room to lend support for their friend.

Like my late father used to tell me all the time. "Son, in life all you need are friends."

The Wood's-Ter is saying the same thing about the Fins as me...playoffs?... yes it can certainly happen and I'm rooting for them but with clueless Joe in charge?.. Well let's just say it would be very difficult.

Almost all the experts are picking the Spurs to beat the Heat...I guess that's a good omen for the good guys..

Go Heat!

OC , oye can I borrow your Ouija board?... I need the lotto numbers.

Believe it or not I'm actually looking forward to the world cup in a few days...best players in the world going at it...plus it will make the time goes faster until football season...

And before I forget...just like you guys have said its nice to see Jim Kelly's friends lending moral support ...get well soon Jim...hands down the best QB to ever come out of the U.

FZB the best thing the Heat have going for them is YOU picked the Spurs. Well that and Lebron and D-Wade.

Well, one thing that football concussions have not diminished is Dan Marino's ability to pick a lawyer.....

"One of Marino’s attorneys, Sol Weiss, is also co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the consolidated litigation against the NFL. A federal judge rejected the proposed settlement in January, concerned about whether the settlement amount is sufficient for all affected players."

I do not like the San Antonio Spurs. Especially that hook nosed Argentinian, Manu Ginobli, and the pocked marked face of that repugnant coach of theirs Gregg Popovich.

I hope the Heat drop the hammer on their ass.

Tommy boy ..I picked the Spurs to insure the Heatles 3-peat..

the "experts"?

you mean the guys that said indiana would finally beat us?

the guys that said if indiana gets home court they beat us?

the experts that said wade was done?

that we have no bench?

spare me.
we're peaking at the right time, we're healthier than ever, we're scoring more per possession than at ANY TIME in the big 3 era, and we're defending exceptionally well.

the spurs are done, and this year it won't even go 7.
miami in 6.

"experts".. lol

cats like barkley, who WISHES he could've played for an organization like miami?

or bill simmons, the glorified celtic fan still butt hurt that all that hoopla resulted in only ONE ring?

i think pat riley knows more about basketball than the "experts", and he has obviously hedged his bets on miami winning.
that, and my own eyes, are good enough for me..

Marino was dumb when he entered the NFL and he never recovered. Figures he would jump on the lousy law suit band wagon. He couldn't even keep a dummy job as a TV commentator. If someone said hello to him he was stuck for an answer.

I have no use for these hacks that are now using sleazy lawyers to try to rip off the NFL. But I guess all lawyers are sleazy. Screw the lawyers and their greedy clients. They chose the profession and the great majority of them would have been working minimum wage jobs if not for football. If it was so rough, quit. In case you can't tell, I have absolutely no sympathy for them.

Go heat

When the mojo(something magical or unexplainable) is on your side there is nothing that can stop you..The Heat have that with them now and will not stop until its over with. San Antonio can talk and play all they want but Miami will be too much for them...one word MOJO...

I'm watching the Isle of Man TT right now on the Velocity channel. These Brits are totally out of their mind. If the red coats had just one ounce of the courage that these crazy mofos have we would still be speaking with an English accent. These guys are doing over 200 MPH on a two lane road through little towns and villages up and down hills and country side just flying. They're wizzing by stone walls, parked cars, storefronts, you name it at a million miles an hour. I figure an actuarist puts these guys chances to reach 30 years of age at 1 in a 100 maybe 1,000. Not even OC in his younger days after putting down ten bottles of Coppola would be crazy enough to do this.

Well, to no surprise what so ever, they just announced that some Brit bought the farm earlier today on the third lap of the first race. They must have squeegeed his ass off the road and put his remains inside a dixie cup. At 200 when you hit something solid on a motorcycle you will check out with extreme prejudice.

Tommy Boy attempts to plays the race card, gets rejected and then cries wolf when a big boy flushes him out?? I believe you're in line to be called quite a few names, very ugly names, but why bother when you're very comfortable being a divider, playing the race-bait game, because deep down you hate yourself. You don't deserve any apology Tommy Boy! You know the label is very tame compared to who you truly are.
When Dick Cheney was getting his 5 deferments doing the Vietnam War, because he had other priorities, I wonder if you were around, running your mouth about all the obvious disparities and barriers that those "clowns on the left" had to endure?

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