I've covered the Dolphins for a long time, which means I've had many holidays ruined by the NFL.
I've covered games on Christmas night, New Year's eve, and yes, Thanksgiving Day. One year I spent my Thanksgiving holiday away from my family in San Francisco because Dave Wannstedt had decided before the season it would be a great idea for the Dolphins to stay on the west coast the week between games at Seattle and San Francisco.
This year the Dolphins do not play on Thanksgiving. Thankfully.
But they sure enough work on Thanksgiving.
You see, unlike some previous coaches including Don Shula who made Thanksgiving a short day for the team, Tony Sparano has not really changed the team's work schedule Thursday from any indication I can see.
The Dolphins practice at 11:10 a.m. today, and at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, and at 11:10 a.m. on Friday. They have meetings before practice today, and Thursday, and Friday. They have meetings after practice today, and Thursday, and Friday.
So the holiday is not affecting Miami's work schedule, and by extension, the work ethic in the least this week.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing or a good thing. I'm just reporting to you how the Dolphins are handling their holiday week as it relates to working. So think of them when you're carving off that turkey leg Thursday afternoon. I know I will.
'Cause I ain't working Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be blessed!