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Miami a destination team for NFL players

Looking out beyond my office's French doors, I can see that it's hazy in South Florida this morning. The sun is nowhere to be found. But it is 75 degrees out there.

And I don't remember the last time I plowed snow from my driveway.

Maybe that's one reason so many NFL players love it down here. Many live here in the offseason. And many more, according to a Sports Illustrated player poll, would like to play here during the season.

In this week's magazine (remember those?) 296 players were asked, "Which team would you like to play for?"

More players picked the Dolphins than the New England Patriots. Can you believe that?

Most respondents (11.1 percent) picked the Dallas Cowboys. The San Diego Chargers were next at 8.5 percent and the Pittsburgh Steelers were third at 7 percent.

The Dolphins were fourth at 6.6 percent. And Miami is followed by New England at 5.9 percent.

Shockingly, neither Big Apple team is in the top 5.

Interestingly, three of the five most popular choices have not even qualified for a Super Bowl this decade.

You might argue the choices are financial ones as the Dolphins play in a state with no income tax. But why aren't the Bucs or Jacksonville up there? And why would San Diego be there with all the crazy taxes California levies?

And the choice also has not much to do with weather. Pittsburgh?

So what NFL city would you most like to live in? What team would you most want to play for?

Discuss ...

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Nathaniel Dodsworth playing football, now that is good comedy!

My stomach hurt from laugh so hard. This guy personality just not cut out for the football field.

LOL... so right Cuban!

But then again... if you unwrap the right one... there is nothing like warming by the fire or in the hot tub in mid January with a Canadian hottie!

True frank, up here in NYC its the same thing from Dec to march,Kinda like being a lil kid on Christmas morning unwrapping the gift you wanted... LMAO...

And then playing with it for a couple days....

Cuban, I am quite enjoying the taste of living in this grand country. It tastes like ... freedom. (It will taste even better if we elect a conservative Republican in 2012, and if my wife agrees to start douching more regularly.)

Alas, if only all Americans were like you, Cuban. Instead we have people like Carlito whose syntax is almost as inexplicable as his ridiculous defense of Tony Sparano for going for 2 points with an 11 point lead. (It boggles the mind that I still have to argue this point. I guess the fact that Armando thought it was strange and so did the football announcers, and anyone with a rudimentary mathematical education, means nothing.)

Cuban, you and I together can bring this country back to the Spirit of '76. Sure, Thomas Jefferson was a little but nutty in thinking that you could throw out the constitution and begin anew every generation (19 years), but his republicanism of small government is something we should emulate today.

P.S. I wonder how many of you actually searched for Nathaniel Dodsworth's CFL statistics.

Mr Dodsworth played soap football .

Denver. Nothing beats looking at the mountains every day, and their fans support the team through good time & bad..

I can't believe the Canadian brethren didn't state Vancouver, BC, one of it not the most beautiful city in North America. We also have the added benefit of brutally high taxes, as does all of Canada!

I'd want to play for the Dolphins of course because they kick a@@. The point someone made about playing for Cleveland because you could suck and still be one of their top players has merit.

Never been to Vancouver so can't comment, been heard nothing but great things.

Soiled...Are you going to the game Thursday? I will be there representing the MIA!!!!

Oh, and the winters are decent here in Charlotte/Belmont area. Last year we had one day of good know..made snow men played in it, snow fights and it was mostly gone by the late afternoon. Can't beat Miami though...San Diego probably can rival our winters...couldn't deal with brush fires every year though.

San Diego hands down. The weather in Southern California is some of the best I've ever seen. I've lived in Florida, Texas, West Virginia; I've visited Mexico, Canada, Nova Scotia (also Canada), Colorado and numerous other states but NOTHING in the states compares to Southern California! Plus there's an enormous amount of culture there and lots of great vineyards to visit within driving distance.

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