Thursday, April 12, 2007
By now, you've probably seen the schedule. In a word, it seems weird to me. They play two home games in September, then they play all of the AFC East opponents - with a break to go to London and have a bye - then they have a few home games against non-AFC East foes in December.
It will be a tough schedule, no doubt. I'm still deciding about which games to go to, but the ones in December are looking mighty tempting.
I've had enough of Jets and Patriots fans, thank you.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
From the article that appeared in the Miami Herald this morning:
Huizenga boarded his plane Christmas morning 2004 to fly to Baton Rouge, La., to get Nick Saban signed as Miami's new coach.
''He told me he wasn't ready to give me a decision because he had given his players his word that they would be the first to know if he was leaving or not,'' Huizenga says. 'He said, `I gave them my word,' and I said, 'That's cool. I understand.' I respected the fact he was sticking to his word.''
That is exactly the MO used in Miami after that. And at Michigan State before that.
But, I wonder if he text messaged his players in Baton Rouge saying "so long, suckers!"
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I didn't renew my season tickets, by simply not sending in a payment.
So, how did the ticket office respond?
(a) they called me and asked if I wanted to upgrade my tickets
(b) they called me and asked me if I wanted to add addtional seats
(c) they emailed me with a reminder to send money
(d) they sent me a slick flier for the club level
(e) all of the above
Of course, the answer is e.
The ticket renewal package was many ad slick pages about the stadium, stadium improvements, the team, and the tickets. Undoubtedly, it cost a little money to put together and send out. I'm guessing that's where the price increase went.
But, the club level brochure topped that. It was a fold out brochure, with lots of words on it. They were trying to convince you that the club level is this magical place kind of like Oz, where all your dreams become reality and all your realities becomes dreams.
What amused me the most, though, was that on "The Apprentice" which aired on Sunday night, contestants were asked to create a brochure for Trump's new property in Las Vegas. One team had a brochure that had lots and lots of words and Trump made a comment "Who is going to read this? Its too wordy."
And then I see the brochure in my mailbox on Monday for the club level and it was much as he described his losing entry.
All I could think of after I read it was: why the heck would I join that? Because I have too much money to spend? Maybe I need a tax break? Maybe I need to entertain clients? Maybe I'm trying to impress the girl? Of course prices weren't listed, but I can only imagine its many $$$'s.
Bob Greasy pointed out to me that the transcript of the interview Ricky did with Dan Patrick is available online. You can view it at http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2007/04/rickys_transcri.html
To quote the Greasy one: Viva Ricky!