Today, Mr. Ross (I have to come up with a nickname for him, this just isn't cutting it! I'm thinking Cap'n Izzy Firepants, which came from GetNicknames.com!)....
Okay so Cap'n Izzy Firepants decided that he might, maybe be keeping Sparano. Except that he told friends and associates, but not Tony. And at some point today (we think), they had a talk. And (we think) Tony laid out his desire to, well, be paid more like the offer that they made to Harbaugh. So (we think) they set about settling that issue, and (we know) called a press conference for this afternoon.
Then, put off the presser, and then cancelled it.
In the meantime, we hear the (previously good) relationship between Tony and Jeff Ireland has soured. How could it not? Carl Peterson is now officially involved in this (in spite of Cap'n Izzy's insistence that he would never be - ha!), and Jeff used to work for Carl. And of course Jeff was on the recruiting trip yesterday...
So, Tony appears to be making things harder for Cap'n Izzy. We think.
And then there was another nugget that came out. Cap'n Izzy also contact Eric Man-genius about "consulting" with the team. What the frick does that mean?
Why do I keep saying we think? Because its all based on stories from people inside who give us the occasional nugget. Do we hear ANY of this from Cap'n Izzy Firepants? Of course not. Why tell the fans or the media anything? Everything is a big secret!
And that leads me to believe that they're actually concealing a bigger secret out there at the Dolphins facility. Maybe the Sorcerers Stone, or Jimmy Hoffa, or the missing Zabruder film. Who knows? It has to be something, otherwise why would a football team play these stupid games?
I expect to see a clown car any day now pulling up to the team facility - its all a circus anyway. And that practice bubble is the tent!