The 8-7 Dolphins are getting ready to close out the season vs. the vile green Jets. If the Dolphins win, it'll be their best Philbin finish at 9-7. I say if because their December record during the Middle Ages (hey, I didn't use "mediocre") is 7-7 a la Philbin. If you have a horse in this race, it's a form of an exacta bet. Beat the Jets for a winning season and also gain a winning record for all Decembers.
So, there you have it, a reason for optimism, despite the fact that the Dolphins will be doing exactly what you and I will be doing in January, watching the playoffs on TV.
All is not bleak, however. The hated Jets are coming in! Just beating the crap out of them is reward enough.
One caveat! What kind of Jets team is Rex Ryan coming in with? They just gave the Patriots a scare, knocking Brady around. Last year, the Jets believed they were playing to save Ryan's job and beat the Dolphins. Once again, Ryan's job is on the line!
"One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds".Frank Zappa