Saturday, September 12, 2009

They couldn't beat my grandmother

My friend Alan sent me this:
Just saw a jets headline in nytimes
I'm still laughing at "second coming of Richard Todd" :)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Great movie roles

I received an email from someone representing
Apparently, they recently had a contest about greatest cameo by a QB in a movie.  And Marino did not win :(
Thought I'd pass along the results:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Grant Marek
Date: Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Favre Surpasses Marino Again (



Thought this might be of interest:


In anticipation of Thursday's kickoff to the NFL season, polled over 19,000 moviegoers last week to find out which NFL player boasts the best big-screen cameo.


Brett Favre surpassed Dan Marino (off the football field this time) for his role in "There's Something About Mary." Poll: Which NFL player boasts the best big-screen cameo?

1. Brett Favre, "There's Something About Mary" (29%)

2. Dan Marino, "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (27%)

3. Terry Bradshaw, "Cannonball Run" (24%)

4. Lawrence Taylor, "The Waterboy" (13%)

5. Tom Brady, "Stuck on You" (7%)

Total Votes on 19,123


To what end?

Omar Kelly notes that the Dolphins had an AT&T logo on their practice jerseys.  As the practices are all closed to the public, and the media can only stay for the first 30 minutes or so....what exactly is the point of that?


I meant Nate Garner.  Andrew Gardner was already on the active roster.

an unusual roster move

After the roster cutdown, it was reported that David Martin was waived/injured, and Davon Drew was signed.
The next day, it was reported that Martin was actually on IR.  Its possible that Martin didn't accept the injury settlement, in which case under the CBA this is what might have happened.
Then today, we find out that Davon Drew was waived/injured and the Dolphins signed Andrew Gardner (T) off the practice squad.
Weird things can happen in 3 days, can't they??

It is a numbers game after all

When you see #24 lineup as the starter on Sunday, it will not be Vontae Davis.  Nope, it will be Sean Smith.
Seems Vontae changed to #21 (giving up 24), and Smith decided to don #24 (giving up 31).
That won't be confusing for the first couple of weeks at all...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Pre-season awards

Typically in this space, I hand out a bunch of silly-sounding awards for silly reasons.  But, with this new regime there isn't as much "nonsense" surrounding the team so its harder to come up with funny things that happened.
So we'll leave it at two:
The international man of mystery award: Matt Roth had a mysterious groin injury that kept him from practicing but didn't keep him from sporting a new baseball cap each day of training camp!
The Nick "I'm not quitting" Saban award for quitting: there were 4 guys who walked out of training camp (offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers, safety Ethan Kilmer and, fullback Matt Quillen; tight end Jared Bronson did not report).  Anyone of whom is deserved this award.  But we're going to give it to Rogers because the team really liked him and wanted him to stay.  But "his heart wasn't in it," and he returned to college.  That's the true spirit of this award.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So that's what he's been up to...

There are commercials for a weight loss program that show Dan as having lost some weight since his playing days.
But we have to ask how he put on the weight in the first place.  Our best answer?  Taking on eating challenges.
I was watching Man V Food this weekend, and the host was in Chicago taking on a sandwich challenge.  The guy who did it first is pictured here.  So there's the deal with Danny....


After years of being within 1 game of the W-L record, the last few seasons haven't been kind to me...who would have guessed 1-15 followed by 11-5?
So, I'm going to be ultra-conservative, and say the Dolphins will play in 16 games, will win one or more, and are likely to be competitive in at least 8 of them.
How's that for not saying anything?

The latest cuts

The Dolphins did, indeed, get down to the 53 man roster by waiving 13 of the players that spent training camp in Miami.
I was moderately surprised that Brandon London didn't make it.  I was not at all surprised the Rodrique Wright didn't, but I was suprised he never amount to more here.  He was a big-time player from Texas who had a great career and won a national championship as a senior.  But he had a shoulder injury that kept him out for his whole first year, and he was never able to move up the depth chart.
If I'm not mistaken, he was also the last of Nick's players from that first draft on the roster....
I was also surprised to see Jason Allen stick with the team.  I thought fo sho he was going to get cut.
Also, it was odd that they kept all 4 TEs on the roster - Fasano, Martin, Haynos, and Nalbone.  Apparently, they didn't want to release either Nablone or Haynos out of fear that another team might claim them. 
Then on Sunday, the cut Martin and signed Davon Drew who was in Baltimore's camp.
I guess it goes to show you that you can't be too comfortable on this roster...

Super pitch

As we noted last week, Miami lost out on a bid to get the 2013 superbowl mostly because the stadium is not up to par with the newer venues.

Stephen Ross sat down with the herald recently and explained their thoughts. It's a good read and fairly enlightening.

...and don't miss ross' comments that *he* is a real estate developer and would have spent the money differently than h wayne.

And of course I always think bathrooms when I hear that comment