Friday, December 11, 2009

Ping Pong Smash!


Seth Levit

December 7, 2009

PHONE: (954) 424-0799





–Miami Dolphins All-Pro Jason Taylor and the Jason Taylor Foundation will host


Seminole Tribe of Florida JT's Ping-Pong Smash 6 – Presented by Publix on Monday, December 14th at

Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, whose

mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida's

children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.

This one-of-a-kind event will once again pair community members with some of the Sunshine State's most

recognizable personalities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including Taylor, the 2007 NFL Man of the

Year, and many current and former Miami Dolphins players. The duos will compete in a round-robin style pingpong

tournament while raising money for local children's charities. The fun-filled, electric atmosphere will also


DJ Laz of Power 96, filling the arena with today's hottest music, in addition to interactive games for

children in attendance.

Prior to the action that evening, Taylor will host the second-annual

Ping-Pong Smash Kids Clinic -

Presented by Stop Burgers

. Nearly 100 deserving children will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of

the world's fastest sport from former Puerto Rican Junior National Table Tennis Champion and two-time JT's Ping-

Pong Smash Champion, Juan Ly. The Kids Clinic will take place from 3:30 – 5:00 PM, also at Hard Rock Live.

Following the event, participants will attend the

Hooters Champions' Celebration to take part in the

awards ceremony, a silent auction and loads of fun!

In addition to the

Seminole Tribe of Florida, Publix, Hooters and Stop Burgers, other supporters include

3Cinteractive, Air Around the Clock, Best Buy, Big Dick's Muscle Cars, BMW Tennis Championship,

Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill, Cambridge Schools, Duane Morris, Flamingo Commons Dental, Flanigan's

Seafood Bar & Grill, Gerlinde & Michael Photography, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Improv Comedy

Club of Ft. Lauderdale, Inko Dada, Joe Rose, Killerspin, Kimbo Productions, The Law Offices of Lawrence

Zieper, Levinson Jewelers, Macken Realty, Miami Dolphins, Office Depot Foundation, Pepsi,, Pro Tennis World, Richard Epstein, Steven Douglas Associates, Walter H. Messick


Weston Lifestyle Magazine.

Doors open for the Seminole Tribe of Florida JT's Ping-Pong Smash 6 – Presented by Publix at 5:30 p.m. on

Monday, December 14

th. Admission to the event is a $5.00 donation to the Jason Taylor Foundation. For more

information, please call (954) 424-0799 or visit


Thursday, December 10, 2009


There's a shot Miami could make the playoffs.  If they win all 4 games, they are in a good position to get in.  They would be 10-6, and would own the tiebreaker against all the other teams - except Baltimore.  In that case, it would go to tiebreakers, and the relevant one would be "strength of schedule" which likely would make Miami the #6 seed. 
If New England were to lose any game, Miami would contend for the division crown, and it would also come down to tiebreakers there, too.  Then, who got the #6 seed would also come down to tiebreakers.
So, in the scenario that Miami makes it as the #6, they would go on the road and face (probably) the Bengals, though it could be the Patriots or Chargers.
I'm not loving that situation.
If they somehow manage to squeak past the Pats, Miami would have and face Baltimore, the Jets, maybe the Patriots, or about 4 other teams.  At least they'd be home, but I don't like that scenario, either.
Imagine if somehow Miami won the crown again, and had to face the Ravens at home again. 
I don't think the result would be different.
I think - in all seriousness - I'm more satisfied with Miami finishing 9-7 or 10-6 and just missing the playoffs; rather than having them have another playoff game like last year.

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