Friday, September 08, 2017

The dolphins have left the building...

as I sit here and wait for Irma, I'm just catching up on various news, and reading random stories. Here's one about the fins heading west to prep for their game next week.  There's a picture of the bubble deflated in there, too.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/hurricane-irma-dolphins-will-practice-in-los-angeles-jaguars-to-stay-in-houston/

If you are in Irmas path, please stay safe.  Preparation is key.

And on an unrelated note, I should apologize for stirring the proverbial pot with the Bennett statement.  I found it interesting and wanted to pass it along, but it took on a life of its own.  We now return to your regularly scheduled programming. 

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Michael Bennett's statement

As an NFL player who had an encounter with the police, I thought his words were worth sharing.


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Flashback

Heres an article from 1992, when the Dolphins postponed their home opener against the patriots. 

And keep in mind that for a period of time in the mid to late 90s (before the Browns rejoined the league), there were only 31 teams. So the NFL had to have either 1 or 3 teams with a bye each week. So one team had the unfortunate problem of having a bye in week 1, and having to play 16 straight. 

There have also been a few instances in recent years where stadium construction dragged into the season, meaning teams couldn't play a home game until several weeks into the season. 

So while the bigger concern about Irma is safety for everyone, the decision to make the bye week 1, to not be at home for a while, and postpone a game does have a precedent. 

New date for Bucs-Dolphins

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-MIAMI DOLPHINS GAME TO BE PLAYED IN WEEK ​11 ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will instead be played there in Week 11 on Sunday, November 19, the NFL announced today.
Week 11 was previously an open date for both clubs. 
The NFL announced yesterday that in the interest of public safety in light of the continuing state of emergency, the league, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, would not play an NFL game in South Florida this week. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the impacted area.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Update on Bucs-Dolphins game

UPDATE RE: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-MIAMI DOLPHINS GAME
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will not be played in Miami on Sunday, the NFL announced today. 
In the interest of public safety in light of the current state of emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, has decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate. 
The league will continue to examine other options, including playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season, and will provide an update on that decision as soon as possible.
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