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the shadow knows
north miami beach, FL
jewboy law ,education and training and ordained Rabbi
Interests: music, and sports
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Big Baby, the keltics are playing again tonight and visiting miami wednesday. without gordon hayward they are putting the defensive squeeze on their opponents. FAU is having a good season, but they are not up to either central florida or south florida. imagine a year in which the alligators and injuns are worse than USF and UCF, let alone the hurricanes.
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STILL HAVEN'T SEEN THE DISPUTED NON-SAFETY... was listening and the very homer dolphin announcers (all former miami players) went buzzer over the non-call of a safety. can't find it on any of the highlight packages and it seemed like a real opportunity was taken away from the locals. nobody posted about the play (or much else either) and am really interested in the awful spot (according to the trio of former dolphins) that could have changed things around yesterday. liberal use of the term "could have changed things around". whatever ryan fitzpatrick has in that harvard brain, he always seems to perform well against miami and yesterday was no different. the guy just kept on finding open teammates which is a testament to no rush, and no adequate coverage by the LBs and DBs.
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Big Baby, the ole shadow doesn't miss mentioning run bombs; however the dolphins are making my hypothesis look bad by having long, long runs and losing. what i did mention was that the replacements had three shots at gaining a yard for a first down and weren't up to the task. knowing that the OL for miami stinks, but i believe that jay ajayi would have been a better guy to hand the rock to with a yard needed. yes, i saw tampa's line manhandle the dolphins all game, but getting rid of jay ajayi was senseless to this observer. ajayi had a 70 yarder for the eagles and had many very decent runs for the dolphins.
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GOOD GOIN', LYING DOG BUTCH DAVIS!!!!! the fellow who promised his UM players that he wasn't going to the browns went to cleveland. am thrilled lane kiffin cleaned his clock and in a big way. FAU has been decent of late after losing three games early, including one against wisconsin.
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JAY AJAYI: 13/91!!!! what did he do to get traded? tell gase that game's mother wore army boots? didn't stop the downhill after he went to the eagles, where he is ripping it up playing for a coach with other good coaches and a team with a defense. granted the replacements have popped off long runs, but where were they when the dolphins couldn't get a first down with about 7 minutes left and three cracks at gaining a yard at midfield. gase is a smug fellow who'll be home for the playoffs; maybe he should try snorting some of that ajax his departed assistant was sucking up.
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Mr. Woodcock, enjoying the canes' season but to the level you are. they have a terrific defense, solid QB, fine coaching and a whole bunch of gifted players- love that guy d.j. dallas. am not so sure that clemson will beat them badly, if they do at all. the tigers have experience in huge games and great coaching. they are a likable bunch with coach dabo, the polar opposite of the stoic mark richt. sensed that a coach of mark richt's caliber would get the canes going, and he has gotten them to within one game of the playoff. kudos
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FINALLY DEAD... charles manson. i was in new york that part of the summer, but my friend andy took over my job delivering for morley drugs (beverly drive and little santa monica-beverly hills). after the slaughter in benedict canyon, he was delivering 50 valium prescriptions a night to the locals in B.H. manson is roasting now was we speak.
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Big Baby, i wasn't ever a fan of mush head jay cutler and always preferred matt moore to ole sleepy-face.
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WASN'T WATCHING... when the disputed non-call of a safety which would have turned the game around wasn't called. imagine i can see it on you tube tomorrow. seasons are not made on one play, but games are and this was one the dolphins couldn't afford to lose.
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THE WISE GUYS SAID... that the over/under for miami was 8.5 games, and the ole optimistic shadow stated if i were a bettor i'd take the over. thank G-d i don't bet, as the dolphins would have to win 5/6 of the remaining games, with NE twice, the bills twice, denver and somebody else they couldn't beat. 15.2 points per contest is abysmal-lowest in the league, and that puts a lot of junk teams, like tampa, ahead of them. aside from getting tannehill back, next year doesn't look promising. their offensive line is horrible, the defensive line can't stop the run much, and the only quality unit on the dolphins is the group of wideouts. kiko alonso needs two go to pass defense school, which i guess puts the onus on the coaches, like the one who they caught snorting ajax.
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OC Dolphin, fourth pick is beyond their reach; they will probably get a pick between 8 and 14, seems to me. what a gruesome season we've had to endure, and there is a long way to go-OY VEY!!!!
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15.7 POINT AVERAGE!!!! the dolphins are not the 70s steelers!! to consider a winning team one that averages a couple of TDs per game is absurd. the bucs pushed the dolphins around, kiko alonso can't figure out the pass coverage he is supposed to be playing and also has a penchant for going for QBs' heads when they are on the ground, 37 pass attempts and one sack... the list is a long one that illustrates miami's ineptitude. they probably got screwed on that non-call of a safety (remember the ole shadow say a team that gets the 2 points usually wins) which would have made the game drastically different.
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TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE PARTY'S OVER! losing at home to the bucs is inexcusable and the season is over for the stinky dolphins. jay cutler? matt moore should have been the QB as soon as tannehilll got hurt. the perpetual back-up and dependable ryan fitzpatrick does the dolphins in. he played a solid game and with that barrage of penalties and bizarre calls and inability to get a first down with about 7 minutes to tom and you have more than enough hats to hang the loss on. 20 points is their maximum, even a great effort for the inept locals.
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LUCKY WINSTON IS OUT... with a running threat at QB, the dolphins would be in more trouble than they are at present. behind the bucs at home nearing halftime? and just giving away ba fumble before halftime; a TD here could be it for dolphin hopes, as TB has played very decent defense
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BRUINS RUSH FOR 83 YARDS... that his a death knell, despite the efforts of josh rosen, whose got the beak off a hebe if not all the chromosomes. the bruins got some bad breaks, but no run no win.
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RAY MALALUGA GONE!!!! another element in the bizarre dolphin season.
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USC 14 POINT FAVORITE: that is pretty high for the crosstown game; i guess the wise guys figure sam darnold has recovered from his lousy start and has a runner that the bruins can't match. UCLA in those crazy uniforms-all white!!! puhlease, let's have the traditional wearing of the home uniforms for both sides, as pete carroll reinstituted during his reign.
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USC/UCLA... not the biggest game on the trojan schedule, as ND is our fiercest rival. but still the intra-city title is at stake, and we get tom see two of the better throwers in college football tomorrow at 8:00. the bruins at 5-5 should be a big underdog, as USC lost a close game to WSU and came completely undone against ND's running, which couldn't buy a first down versus UM.
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PLAYING AT ALTITUDE SUNDAY... NE has been practicing at mile high denver, while the raiders at sea level. no big deal- in the old days when the rams played at minnesota, george allen didn't allow warmers at practice to deal with the cold, while bud grant let his guys have warmers and winter parkas. vikes won every game in minnesota at playoff time.
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USE OF THE "TANK": to the ole shadow that means giving up, and i don't think that either the titans or jaguars will give up. they might lose, but i don't think that "tanking" (suck for luck) is applicable to this situation. plenty of games left, as you said, and we will see how the dolphins respond in yet another crisis. based on their play, i understand why their coach resorted to snorting ajax!!!
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EVEN IFF... the dolphins get the last spot, another trip to play the steelers is in the cards, and no reason to think they would fare better than they did last time
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Big Baby, don't think both WC spots are wide open; either titans or jags for one of them, and the other between the teams between 5-4 and 4-5, which does include the locals. if the dolphins make the playoffs, it is because the rest of the conference is dysfunctional and not because the more dysfunctional dolphins are good. jay cutler ranked 28/32 QBs; oh the happy days of ryan ntannehill at the helm!!
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Big Baby, your team beat the warriors shooting 30%!?!? incredible. you know how much i love charles barkley, but he stated no way that the keltics would hold GS under 94 points- he wiz wrong!!! geez, i guess danny ainge knows how to find a coach. a really good win early in the season. enjoy!!!
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AD"OREE JACKSON... all over the field. was really great in college and will be a real good pro. besides the defense and kick returns, they have him as scatback in the titan offense.
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Big Baby, 1. SI has the albiceleste as the 6th best team in the mundial. i don't get placing spain ahead of germany and france. germany barely used their "A" team in a while, and the krauts look like the team to beat from where the ole shadow sits. 2. guess you would call it a big game against the warriors tonight, of which there are few in the NBA regular season and especially so early. what is up with the 76ers and embed/simmons and friends? lonzo ball a dud so far its a massive understatement, shooting brick after brick while unguarded way outside the arc.
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