Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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From: Dave <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 7:53 AM
I've had a Browser toolbar for over a year or more. Initially I did it for myself so that I can find the sites that I go to on a daily basis. Then I did it for my site. Now it is more focused on any Dolphins fan. The past month I've added some images to our fan sites, and I added all of our forums. I also added all the radio shows and blogs from our sites on the toolbar.
So, I wanted to invite you all to use it. I am always looking for ways to improve it, but I will say that this browser toolbar is a "must" if you surf for Dolphins news. I have RSS feeds, links, etc. One thing it does not have is spyware. There is a way to generate money with it, but that isn't the reason I created it, so I am not doing that. I created it for the fan.
Let me know how you like it.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The fact that he had a bad play call and poor execution certainly changed the odds but he didn't have a bad thought.
Of course we are happy he failed, lost, and is now taking criticism.
Monday, November 16, 2009
(On why the play which was ultimately ruled an interception by Jason Taylor was initially ruled an incomplete pass) – "One of the officials on the field felt the ball had touched the ground after it left the possession of the receiver."
(On why was the play not ruled a completion upon review) – "Because the player in question, the player who was possessing the ball in the air, as he started to come down, was hit. As he is coming down, he is now going to the ground to complete a catch and by rule, if he's going to the ground to complete a catch, he has to maintain possession of the ball completely through the entire process of hitting the ground and thereafter showing control. As he went to the ground, basically right when he went to the ground, the ball popped out, and went right into the arms of the Miami player. The ball had never touched the ground."
(On if the play was ever whistled dead) – "The play was never whistled dead, not until the player [Taylor] got into the end zone."
(On why Taylor was unable to advance the ball) – "Because by rule, in the replay rules we can give the ball to the team, but we can't allow the advance thereafter."
(On if they are unable to allow an advance even if the ball is not whistled dead) – "Unfortunately, that's just the replay rule because it was ruled as an incomplete pass."
(On when the play was ruled an incomplete pass) – "It wasn't ruled incomplete until there was a discussion in the end zone well after the touchdown was 'scored.' And so at that point, the officials got together and one said 'I felt the ball hit the ground,' and of course any doubt, it's incomplete."
Assuming for a moment that Clayton doesn't have clear possession all the way through the catch, then its possible that the ball *would be* incomplete if it hit the ground; instead it pops up and that's when JT grabs it. So, rather than an incompletion, it becomes an interception (it would not and could not be a fumble, because he would have to have clear possession all the way to the ground - and the ground can not cause a fumble).
At best the replay seems somewhat inconclusive at this point. It seems to me - and many - that Clayton made the catch and landed on the ground, and therefore was down by contact. Look at his butt and back hitting the ground, and we can't *see* the ball.
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