My Miami Herald colleague Barry Jackson has a column in Friday's paper about the gleeful and highly laudable vindictiveness of WAXY radio owner Joel Feinberg toward the Miami Dolphins. Feinberg's station (SportsTalk 790, as it brands itself) lost Dolphin broadcast rights to WAM this season -- just in time to miss the team's heroic self-immolation, an 0-3 start that has effectively ended its chances at the playoffs a full four months before they start. Feinberg has been harassing WQAM with needling phone calls and emails, cackling about what a crummy team the station is stuck with, and he's going to keep it up. ''They haven't won a [expletive] game, and I'm taking satisfaction they're getting what's coming to them,'' Feinberg told Jackson. "It's karma. How can you ask for $4.5 million for your rights when you don't perform continually year after year? I'm [expletive] happy as a pig in [expletive] right now.''
Barry seems faintly dismayed by the WAXY owner's behavior -- "shocking," he calls it -- but I'm with Feinberg. I've been delighting in the Dolphins' bad karma ever since they traded Guy Benjamin back in 1979 and installed the incompetent David Woodley as quarterback. They'd never win another Super Bowl, I said back at the time, and they never have. Now I'm wondering if they'll ever win another game. Hey, pass me some of those voodoo needles, Sid.