Friday, March 23, 2018

H Wayne

I was saddened to hear about the passing of H Wayne yesterday.

Say what you will about him, he brought baseball and hockey to south Florida and worked at making the dolphins winners.

He was, first and foremost, a fan. Maybe too much so. He let go of don Shula. He ultimately helped dan Marino decide to retire.

But he was doing it because he wanted his team to win. He brought in saban for the same reason.

He reached out to everyone with a fan site, and brought us together because he had a vision, and saw the power we had to bring an energy and excitement in this interwebs thing.

I met him a few times and he was seemingly humble and just a guy who owned a team. I think he relished the fact that we enjoyed his teams success as much as he did.

Anyway, he will be missed in south Florida. Thanks, H Wayne, for trying to bring a winner.

Here's a picture of him with the Newfoundland shed dawgs. Yeah. He didn't mind stopping and posing for a picture.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dolphins - Bears 1985

I stumbled onto this video earlier this evening, and wound up watching it.  Arguably, this is the greatest game the dolphins ever had - week 13 of the 85 season, bears were 12-0, dolphins were 8-4.

And Miami dominated.  It was all kinds of awesome.

Looking back over 33 years, it’s amazing how the game has changed - the speed, the size, the lighting in the stadium, the camera angles, the “awful announcing,” and of course the technical aspects. It’s just so amazing to watch for that reason.

Anyway, enjoy...

I was in college at UMiami at the time.  Some friends and I were going to head over to the game and planned to scalp tickets, or maybe just sneak in.  But the plan fell apart and none of us even got together to watch it, so I sat in my room and watched it on a 15” tv, as various people on my floor would stop by for a couple plays throughout the evening.

One friend decided he wanted to be there, and did head out to try and scalp tickets - but was shutout.  That never happens, so he was shocked.  It was truly a hot ticket...