Friday, March 05, 2010

Free agency begins

Around midnight, the process begins. And has been the case for the
last few years, the Dolphins take more of a wait-and-see approach.

Reportedly, they made an offer to Antrel Rolle last night, but it
appears he signed with the Giants. The Dolphins hosted Karlos Dansby,
and we hear an offer was accepted, but there is no confirmation yet.
Does that make them better?

Meanwhile, the Jets picked up Antonie Cromartie, and got better.

And the Ravens traded a 3rd and 4th for Anquan Boldin and a 5th.
That's a trade I woulda made!

Released today was Joey Porter (big shocker), Akin Ayodele (a minor
surprise), and Gibril Wilson (not at all a surprise, thought Ireland
was defending the guy last week).

Not released was Ted Ginn, jr. I'm gonna hold my breath until he's gone.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Joe Robbie Stadium

I have been saying for a while now that the Dolphins ownership didn't take a particular stance on how to finance the "stadium upgrades" that the NFL wanted (in order to keep the superbowl).  They floated the idea and let it play out naturally.
 
Apparently I was misguided. 
 
It turns out that they were, in fact, working with a lobbyist to introduce legislation to take a cut of bed taxes to pay for the upgrades and renovations to the Miami Beach Convention Center.  But, the legislation was pulled this week because of money issues at Jackson Memorial Hospital....
 

This is just funny.



Wow! Isn't this every guys dream? To take home a cheerleader? LOL

Corporate America

Typically, I use this forum exclusively for Dolphins (or NFL) news.  But every once in a while, I make an exception.  With your indulgence, today is one such day. 
 
I'd like to call out companies that are doing nothing to help our economy, and especially those that are actually making it worse.  There's a company out there that I won't mention by name - but will tell you their initials are IBM - who yesterday laid off thousands of US employees. The company turned a profit last year.  A sizable profit no less.  The CEO was paid 10s of millions of dollars.  And yet, they chose to add these workers to the ranks of the unemployed.
 
 
Its unconscionable, and the executives should feel ashamed at their behavior.  They won't, of course, but they should.
 
Corporate America is out of control.  Add this to the littany of issues that have come up over the last few years.
 
 

Monday, March 01, 2010

Fwd: BWA HA HA HA HA

The dolphins ranter sent this along



Begin forwarded message:



Overtime

You may recall that on a show last offseason, I talked extensively about overtime and how to make it better.

I guess the NFL was listening....

There is a vote at the next owner's meeting to modify the OT rule....basically if the team that wins the coin toss takes the field goal, the other team will have a possession to try and do that or better.

Personally, I think they should one-up this and if the receiving team scores a TD and takes the PAT, the other team would *have* to go for 2.

Dolphin broadcasts

The Dolphins exercised the option in their contract with WQAM, and the Dolphins games will no longer be aired on that station.  Instead they will move to a rival network station (WINZ) which will simulcast the games on FM radio.

There is no announcement about who will call the games...It just so happens that Jimmy Cefalo is an employee of the radio network that now has the rights.  The Dolphins talked with WQAM about hiring Rose and Mandich to do the games, but no word on what might happen there.

Plus, given Mandich's ailment - he's now been off the air for more than a month - there's no telling if he'll come back at all.

So....the Dolphins radio network will be different starting this season.