According to ESPN.com sources, it looks as if legendary head coach Bill Parcells might be ready to sign a four year contract to be the VP of football operations for the Miami Dolphins. It’s fairly big news, but I honestly have mixed emotions about it.
Sadly, this win might just prove that the Dave Z curse is in fact real. Why? Well, this was the first game all year that I didn’t watch! I decided to hit the gym at 10am, then after showering and cleaning up, I went out to do some errands like Christmas shopping and getting my hair cut.
I come back, while toting my newly purchased Rock Band for Xbox 360, to find that the Fins beat the Ravens on a long TD bomb in OT after Matt Stover missed a potential game winning FG. I personally wouldn’t have had a problem with 0-16, but I’m quite sure the players didn’t feel the same, so it’s likely a huge monkey is off their backs. Good for them!
I’m starting to think I might be cursed. There’s hope this year with the Flyers and especially the Celtics, but it seems that whatever team I cheer for has no shot at winning. And with the exception of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (haha!), every team that I root against does well. Case in point, take a look at the playoff/post-season droughts I’ve had to deal with.
Miami Dolphins – 6 years (last playoff appearance 2001 season)
Miami Hurricanes – 4 years (last BCS bowl appearance 2003 season)
Baltimore Orioles – 10 years (last playoff appearance 1997 season)
Boston Celtics – 2 years (last playoff appearance ’04/’05 season)
Philadelphia Flyers – 1 year (last playoff appearance ’05/’06 season)
Sums up this game (already 31-7 in the first half) and this season for the Miami Dolphins. I can’t stop myself from just laughing every time someone fucks up, the other team does something good, or just some random event goes against them. It’s almost like it’s “destiny” that the Dolphins will get 0-16 and the Patriots go 16-0.
The D gets a stop on the first possession, only to be sent back on the field after a Ginn “muff” that gives the Bills great field position. It results in a TD. Then we have Schulters be an idiot and spike the ball after recovering a fumble for a penalty, which of course, ends up not being a fumble and his delay of game penalty giving the Bills the first down in addition to getting the ball back. Beck gets stepped on twice resulting in a couple of losses. The ball slips out of Beck’s hand when trying to pass resulting into Bills INT return for a TD.
Even when things do go Miami’s way, they don’t. Cam benches Beck and puts in Cleo, who immediately connects on a long pass to Ginn that’s followed by a Gado TD run. The bad? I’ve seen enough of Cleo to know he’s not the QB of the future, now is the time to see if Beck is it or if he’s another mistake by this organization. Putting Lemon in was a stupid decision by Cam.
Winning now isn’t important (even though I’d love to see one); we need to find out if Beck is worth a damn or not. We can’t find that out with him on the bench (oh, and Lemon just threw his 2nd INT to go along with a trio of fumbled snaps…so it’s not like he’s really helping us WIN anyway).
Cam’s a fucking douche bag. This team is laughably bad. I guess it’s for my love for comedy and humor that I’m going to finish watching this game.
Yeah, so, uhh, I was having a really good morning. I got my ass out of bed to workout before work for just the 2nd time this week so things were looking good. Then I had to go and check ESPN.com and Todd McShay’s mock draft where he has Darren McFadden going to the New England Patriots!?!!
When I read the tag line, I thought to myself no way he would “drop” so low that they would be able to get him. However, upon reading the article I found out that they could have the #2 pick in the NFL draft if things ended today because of the pick they got from the San Francisco 49ers.
All I have to say is that, IT’S NOT FAIR!!!! They’re clearly the best team in the NFL. I believe they’ll go unbeaten despite the close calls that they had against the Ravens and Eagles. Even if some team manages to win a game against them, I’ll still believe that they’re the class of the NFL.
They should NOT be allowed to add a player of Darren McFadden’s caliber to their team. Brady at QB. Moss, Stallworth, Welker & Watson at WR/TE. A very talented offensive line. Already one of the most statistically dominant offenses that the NFL has seen. And now you’re telling me that they might be adding McFadden to it? The same McFadden that scouts think can be as dominant as quickly as the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson? No fucking way! It’s not fair!
I’m thinking I may not subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket next year for the first time in 10 years. The Patriots have dominated the AFC East for the past five plus seasons and look to be set to continue to dominate it for the next five or more. The Dolphins are quickly becoming a mirror of my baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, where they have absolutely no hope of winning their division at any point in the near future.
Since I haven’t updated in a couple of years, you’ll probably see some “dated” updates from me to help everyone catch up with what’s been going on in my life and inside my head. Longtime fans, friends or readers surely know that I’m a diehard fan of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes football teams. Let’s just say things haven’t been going all that well with either of my teams since I last updated the website!
The Miami Hurricanes just completed their first losing season in forever, finishing 5-7 and just getting flat out humiliated in about three different games this year. I’d often go to UM forums where people would get in heated arguments over who should start at QB, Kirby Freeman or Kyle Wright, and I’d just laugh thinking that trying to choose between these two would be like trying to answer the question, “who would you rather fuck? Janet Reno or Margarette Thatcher?” Basically, when your options or Kirby or Kyle, there is no right answer.
Now onto the Dolphins… The best thing about them being 0-12 and this embarrassingly dreadful is that by week 3 or 4 I stopped getting angry at the games. Getting mad at the Dolphins for sucking would be like getting pissed off at the retarded kid because you got an F on the test you cheated off him on. It just wouldn’t make any sense.
I still cheer for them whenever they’re on because I always stick by my team. I weathered the 0-21 start of the Baltimore Orioles in 1988, kept loyal to the Celtics during the post-Len Bias’ Death, post-Larry Bird, and post-Reggie Lewis’ death years, the UM probation years, etc. It’s just that when you’re 0-12, I often find myself smiling and laughing when things go wrong because it starts to feel a bit comical.