Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gridiron Grill-off!

This is a cool event. You should check it out.

Curious about the locker room?

Here's what it looks like at the team facility...

Bum Phillips

We heard that Bum passed away yesterday, and I wanted to pay my respects. Bum was one of the more colorful and interesting people in the NFL - and that's at least part of the reason that the league was so fun in the 1970s.

Bum coached the Oilers in the 70s, and for the most part it was a pretty good rivalry, with Bum often getting the best of Shula. But he had a great quote that I think was worth sharing - referring to Shula he said:

"He can take his'un and beat ur'un, and then he can take ur'un and beat his'un"

High praise, indeed.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sun Life Stadium's wireless upgrades will thrill fans

Rejoice in the knowledge you don't *have to* simply watch the game!!!

http://fw.to/2tduSmI

Sun Life Stadium's wireless upgrades will thrill fans
Nothing is more aggravating at a game or concert than not having cellphone reception. Surrounded by tens of thousands of fans, you can't call or text your friends, send a tweet or even go online to check your fantasy football team.

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers - Gregg Easterbrook - The Atlantic

Ever wonder *why* I am so adamantly opposed to stadium funding? Read this and you'll get a clearer picture. Owners should get nada from us as taxpayers....

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/how-the-nfl-fleeces-taxpayers/309448/

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Look For A Break Out Game By All Three Phases On Sunday

If ever there was an opportunity to cure all ills, this game at home against a reeling Buffalo team is it.

Last week Buffalo battled back to tie their game against Cinncinnati and force overtime only to come up short in the extended period.  That's gotta be demoralizing. 

At one moment you are down by 14 points in the 4th Quarter and then you fight your way back into the game.  Everyone is excited and pumped up.

You go blow for blow for over 60 minutes only to have your heart ripped out in front of your loyal fans.  That had to hurt and bad.

Now you hop a plane to play a division rival on their home turf.  One that is rested and getting healthy. 

One that has had its manhood questioned the last two weeks by the press and every blogger covering them.  One that has something to prove.

Sounds like the Christians walking into the Colosseum.  Does Custer at the Little Big Horn ring a bell??

Those are similiar images to what you should expect to see come Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

A complete annihilation!  And not of us, mind you. 

The Buffalo Bills will be completely undressed, embarrassed, tarred and feathered!

Their Defense ranks 25th in Passing.  Hello Tannehill to Wallace, Hartline, Gibson and Clay moving the chains.

Their Defense ranks 28th in Rushing.  Hello Miller and Thomas running wild.

Their starting QB is out.  We are getting healthy on the Defensive side.

Our Special Teams are already very, very good.  Fields is leading the league in punting.  Thigpen has been solid returning kicks.  And Sturgis can be Rookie of the Year!

Hello Blow Out!!!!  Hello dancing in the aisles!!!

Had we beaten Baltimore, even though this a Division game, we may have been talking trap game.  New England is up next.

But our manhood has been questioned by everyone including me!  Yes, I have wondered if the O Line wears skirts. 

Sunday will put to rest all the doubting, all the whining, all the begging for answers.  Big wins do that.

The only question I have about Sunday is how many fans will actually stay to witness the final merciful minutes to what will be a very long day for a respected foe?

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Carldleone@aol.com