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Donna Shalala is a Corporate hack who supported NAFTA and was in the Clinton team along with Newt Gingrich and Phil Gramm that helped with easing of regulations of Banks and other Financial institutions which led to the the crash of 2008.Ms Shalala hungry for money had Shapiro around which led to the scandals and loss of scholarships for the Canes.Ms Shalala hired two cheap Coaches in Shannon and Golden and both have proved you get what you pay for.Shalala for money had the Canes play in uniforms more fit for Halloween than Labor Day.Monday Night's disaster with the ugly uniforms and poor coaching was disgusting and a long year is ahead.Shalala and Golden should be shown the exit door at the end of 2014.
OC Dolphin thanks for posting the updated Dolphins roster and my 2014 prediction for the Dolphins is 9-7.Mr Woodcock will be correct on his 9-7 prediction because the very good moves the Dolphins made firing Jeff Ireland and Mike Sherman and replacing them with good hires may be tempered some by the Jones and Jordan suspensions and the Pouncey injury.The Dolphins finished 8-8 in 1980,1986,1989,1991,1996 and in 1981,1987,1990,1992 and 1997 The Dolphins posted a winning record so that could be a good omen for the 2014 Dolphins.
FIU is foolish for denying David Neal access.Mr Neal's work like all of the Herald's sportswriters(folks see some of the garbage disposed at other newspaper sports sections across this Country)is very good.The NFL did something they should have done years ago which is lay the hammer down on domestic violence.The player that is involved in domestic violence and the partner that may induce violence will think twice about the heavy cost to the wallet.The NFL needs to take the sound advice of Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas who said the Pot policy should be changed as more States legalize it.The NFL needs to crack down on creeps like Ray Rice and Aldon Smith not on Jerome Simpson.I predict a 9-7 season and a first round playoff blowout loss 38-14 to Denver for the Dolphins this season and the preseason has not changed that prediction of mine.
The summer of 2014 has been less than stellar with ISIS,trouble in Gaza,Isreal and in Missouri,Ebola and the Robin Williams suicide and even the local sports world has been bad with Lebron leaving and another mediocre Canes and Dolphins football season ahead so Greg your poll on the best SNL cast member is a welcome pleasant item.Richie Incognito was a dirty foul troubled man with mental issues but I liked his honesty and on a team with strong veterans and a strong secure head coach he could thrive.The Baltimore Ravens would be a perfect fit for Incognito as on that team he would be the tame one.
Unless Dan Marino can find the fountain of youth and become 30 again and play QB for the Dolphins this signing is a waste of time.The concern I have about Ryan Tannehill is that he will play great in games like last year at Pittsburgh or vs the Pats but close the season with two poor games like vs the Jets and Bills.The interception Tannehill threw vs Dallas is typical of him and it is clear he can only become a above average QB in a NFL where superstar QB's win championships most of the time.Tannehill still may be the second best Dolphin QB since Marino retired.Chad Pennington's 2008 season is the top performance of a Dolphin QB since Marino retired.The Defense,Running Game and Offensive Line looked good Saturday night but the Dolphins still look like a team that will be 7-9,8-8 or 9-7 in 2014.
Pete Rose,Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds built Hall of Fame credentials before their dirty deeds so they should be put in the Hall of Fame but not while they are alive.Rose,Clemens and Bonds should be eligible for Hall of Fame inductions one year after their deaths.Rose,Clemens and Bonds should not benefit from Hall of Fame goodies while they are alive for punishment for their deeds that embarrassed baseball.
Tannehill looks like he could be a top 10-15 QB under Bill Lazor.Lazor may be one of the best hires the Dolphins have made in years and should be candidate to replace Philbin if the Fins finish 8-8 or below.Naples Jack the U.S has millions of less jobs since 2000 due to the Corporations sending jobs to Countries that will allow them to pay their workers 2.00 a hour or less or to Computers or Robots so stealing work boots would be a waste of time.China,Russia,Hamas,North Korea,Cuba and ISIS must be having a field day over the Ferguson Mo debacle.The combo of looters and the inept goons on the Ferguson Police force has made our Country look foolish and the inept Obama should do what a strong President like Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon would do and completely Federalize the investigation of the shooting of Michael Brown.
Saturday's game was another mission accomplished with a win and most importantly no major injuries.The problem with Tannehill and Wallace is that Tannehill is a west coast style Qb with a moderate arm and Wallace is a speed receiver who benefits from a passer like big Ben who has a very strong arm.Jeff Ireland mismatched these two that shows what a inept clown he was.Wallace needs to be traded for a draft choice or another team need like Linebacker or Offensive Line and to the 8:34 A.M Poster the ire of fans should not be on Wallace or Tannehill but to Jeff Ireland who tried to put a puzzle together that does not fit.
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Greg great article by you on the late Robin Williams.The U.S Government needs to stop bailing out Banks and Auto Companies and wasting money in endless Mideast Wars and spend more on Brain research and ways to end Depression.I blame both Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward equally in Saturday night's disaster.Mr Ward should have never got out of his car and walk out on a dangerous active track and Mr Stewart should have never been racing there in the first place.Stewart's racing in a sprint car race is equal to Peyton Manning playing against Florida A&M.The large skill gap in racing between Stewart and Ward was too great and Stewart had to show off by forcing Ward to the wall which was way over the top.
The loss of Reshad Jones is much more troubling than a preseason loss.My idea of a successful preseason game is no injuries to key players and a competitive game so mission accomplished Friday Night.The Jones suspension along with Dion Jordan for PED's is making clear that this team could be laced with PED'S.The boorish over the top behavior in Bullygate seems like a symptom of PED use.Richie Incognito is a example of PED user and his dirty tricks and tips may have spread to other team members.A 1-3 or worse start is now likely for the Dolphins and if that happens the topic of debate around Halloween will be who will replace clueless Joe in 2015.
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It would seem Greg Oden should have been a boxer instead of a NBA player.Mr Oden let the Heat exit door hit your backside on the way out.I am a little worried about Tannehill's interceptions so far but that could mean Finnegan and Grimes could be the best Dolphins defensive backfield duo since Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain in the late 90's early 00's.
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I agree with Dr Jenning on the Ray Rice suspension or lack of and Mr Woodcock on the Hall of Fame selection of Ray Guy.The Miami Heat will be the South Florida team to win the next championship.The Heat are well set for the 2016 NBA free agency and with the right choices they could be NBA champions by 2018.The Canes,Dolphins,Panthers and Marlins have too many issues like coaching,management and other dominate teams in their way to win a title before the Heat.
The great information that you give Barry is why I am so happy the buzz is back.The key item that fellow Dol-Fans should be concerned is not sloppy practices or preseason games but the injury report.A rash of injuries at practice or preseason games will kill the Dolphins slender hopes for a good season in 2014.
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I strongly agree with your column on Tony Dungy and Michael Sam.I believe Tannehill will end up like Alex Smith a solid competent QB but not a star like Marino or Brady.Tannehill will need to improve and lead the Dolphins to 9 wins or more if that does not happen the Dolphins will have a new Head Coach in 2015 and Tannehill will end up like Alex Smith or Drew Brees peaking on a team that did not draft them.
The Heat were not going to win the NBA title in 2015 with Lebron James unless the Mexicans retook the Alamo and San Antonio as the mid 2010's will be known as the Spurs dynasty era.The Lebron less Heat will be spirited and with luck could win 50 games but it will be Indiana or Chicago who will get whipped by the Spurs in four or five games in the 2015 NBA Finals.The Dolphins should show Mike Pouncey the exit door.Mr Pouncey who is probably an HGH or other enhancing drug user which may explain his boorish behavior has been a barrel full of trouble since he became a Dolphin.
Great facts about the 1974 Dolphins from Johnny Futbol and Fin4life.You can tell the passion from fans that were lucky to see and enjoy the 1970-74 run that the Miami Dolphins had that resulted in two straight Super Bowl titles.The Miami Heat from 2010-14 had a run that resulted in two straight NBA titles.It seems most pro sports teams have about a 4-6 year run but then it ends so instead of bashing Lebron James,Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra folks should be thankful of another great championship run just like the Dolphins of 1970-74.
Johnny Futbol you are possibly right about the 1974 Dolphins.If the Dolphins had won that sea of hands game and hosted the Steelers(the team with the best record did not host automatically the conference championship games then) in the AFC title game they probably would have won and got their third Super Bowl title with another win over the Vikings.The Steelers had drafted Jack Lambert,Lynn Swann and John Stallworth in the draft earlier that year so the young surging Steelers would have crushed the aging slowly declining Dolphins in 1975 so the Dolphins run was over anyway after 1974.
Mr Woodcock's outstanding post at 3:59 PM describes what all Heat fans should think about Lebron James.I had a feeling that history would repeat itself like the 1970-74 Dolphins.The 1970-74 Dolphins went to three straight Super Bowls and won two Super Bowls in a row before Larry Csonka,Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick left after the 1974 season.I was unhappy at Csonka,Warfield and Kiick in 1974 when they left and also Joe Robbie who let them go but the fact was the Dolphins Super Bowl run was over because of the team that won four out of the next six Super Bowls after the Dolphins won the Pittsburgh Steelers.The Spurs may be the Steelers of the NBA in the 2010's with a NBA title in 2015 probable so Lebron knew the Heat title runs were over.Lebron should be in the group with Larry Csonka and Paul Warfield as South Florida great sports figures that gave Miami four World Championships.
Greg you are right.Lebron is just putting a little pressure on Riley and Arison who did a poor job in the 2013 off season with their weak player upgrades and penny pinching.The Big Three will stay with the Heat and Riley and Arison will be more aggressive in free agent signings and spending.The Heat will win another NBA title in 2016 with their new enhanced roster and if the Spurs suffer massive amounts of injuries next season the Heat could win then.The Garo article was excellent and my hopes and prayers go out to Garo and his great Wife during their tough period.
The actual soccer played by the U.S.A team was a modest improvement but the thing that pleased me more was the reaction to the U.S.A team by people all over the country.The U.S.A team's run in the World Cup seemed to unite a divided country battered by 9-11,The Great Recession,Two Mid-East Wars,Katrina and Sandy,Newtown,BP oil spill and Virginia Tech.The 21st century has been mostly gloomy for Americans with the mentioned events above so for a couple of weeks of happy patriotism that unites the American public may have been the greatest item of the 2014 World Cup for the U.S.
Fellow Heat fans do not panic the big three will be back next fall.Lebron James Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are three intelligent men who know that they may have to copy the World Champion Spurs if they hope to win another NBA title.The big three will opt out of their current contracts and lower their salaries which allow the Heat to get a couple of younger very good players to add to their roster.The Spurs will win another NBA title again in 2015 unless the injury bug bits them but the retooled Heat will be ready in 2016 to recapture the NBA title.
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The Offensive Line will improve in 2014 without the four fools(Incognito,Martin,Jerry,Pouncey) and I wonder if Pouncey's injury and behavior could be side effects of HGH.The Dolphins are lucky that this bad news happened now so they can pick up a free agent Center or one cut during the preseason.
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I feel that the Dolphins offense could improve from the bottom 10 to around 10-15 in the league with the positive off season moves.The Dolphins did little to improve their poor run stopping defense and that may keep the Dolphins in the 7-9 win range despite the improved offense.Gary Payton was one of my favorite NBA players.The smarts,intensity and durability of Payton will be a great example for Norris Cole to follow.Thank you Gary Payton and the Dolphins alumni who have helped in the Dolphins mini camp.The Heat and Dolphins do a great job of letting former players with the class and experience of Payton and Jason Taylor to help create stars of the future for the Dolphins and Heat.
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Outstanding post Tom at 12:03 P.M.Bushoma both bailed out GM with our tax payer money so they can sell us unsafe cars that have to be recalled and that is more offensive than a team name coming out of Washinghton.Pat Riley is right about Lebron and the fans needing to be patient.The Lakers won three titles in a row in 2000-2002 but had to retool and had to wait until 2009 before they won another title.It may take a couple of years but if Lebron and Bosh stay and if the Heat can find a younger version of Dwayne Wade or someone 80 percent of him in his prime the Heat will win another NBA title soon.
Great suggestion Big Baby on a name change for the Redskins.The Warriors would be a great name plus they can keep the same team colors which I think are one of the NFL's best.Most NFL experts say it takes three years to truly grade a NFL draft.Mark Duper who was drafted in 1982 looked like a bust after the end of 1982 but by the end of 1983 all Dol-Fans knew we had a great player in Duper so it is stupid to call the 2013 Dolphin draft class a bust yet.