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Some behind-the-scenes on the Miami Dolphins

Throughout our country the Hard Knocks post-broadcast analysis is taking up sportstalk radio segments and blog space. Spit on that.

In Dolphins country, I have a little inside-the-team look to give you without the million-dollar production of an HBO show. The inside look is courtesy one Tony Sparano, who was my guest this week on the Armando and The Amigo Show on 640-Sports in South Florida.

By 8:30 one morning this week, Sparano had already worked out, conducted a team meeting, conducted a meeting with his coaches, and had three players into his office for one-on-one time. The one-on-one meetings were not pat-on-the-back sessions.

"They're about urgency, telling them about urgency, and expectations and those type of things where you're counting on somebody and he's not playing up to his level," Sparano told me on the show. "You're trying to make somebody aware of the opportunity they may have and how fast their window is closing. You try to tell some of these young players that but sometimes they get lost in the middle of training camp and then it's too late.

"I think it's important for me to let my players know where they stand in some of these situations and I'll bring them up to my office and tell them, ‘This is what I want to see, this is what you've done so far, and this is what I haven't seen.' They walk out of here with a pretty clear picture of what I'm looking for."

Sparano did not say which players he met with. Actually, I didn't have the guts to ask. (I suck). But I do know coaches have lately been on first-round pick Jared Odrick to get more out of him, to get him to expect more of himself and produce more. Just sayin'.

I also asked Sparano about his weight-loss regimen. He told me he works out in the morning and then tries to get another workout in before he leaves the facility at night. He's still doing two-a-days. He said he's lost 61 pounds since he began, following knee surgery.

Finally, you see the Jets behind-the-scenes fun and frolic on Hard Knocks. The Dolphins are not without some of that. On Sunday, the coaches, Sparano and Jeff Ireland called in Bill Parcells to an office. They surprised him with a birthday cake and a song.

Parcells turned 69 that day.

Happy birthday, Bill.


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I got a great idea on how to take over......I mean save the world.

It involves your HAARY RAYS and Soiled Bottom's hydroponic expertise.

If everything works out just right, I'm going to use it to launch my Independent Presidential Campaign.

I smell an Ambassadorship in your future HOMES!

Joe Pesci =Meyer Lansky

ODIN, i thought i will get that ambssadorship .


You know the stock market inside and out, don't sell yourself short.

I see you ruling over the United Nations General assembly with an Iron Fist!

when is the best time to make love odin ?

a-day light
c-night and freezing
d-mid day and air conditioning .
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odin, the stock market goes up and down. every time you think it will keep going down the goverment comes w/news to lift it up .all you can do is short it for a few days then cover quick .


Maybe you would like to invest in one of my subsidiaries.

I call it "Shakeout Investment Associates"?

its seems to me that MANDO is reaching for straws!! i have notice since his radio gig he has really fallen off of his usual great posts!! could it be to make nice so you can actually interview dolphin players, if so why not pass the baton! this was journalism 101!! very boring

Mark In Ottawa; Isn't there a team for you to root for up there in the CFL. Probably dodged the draft to land in O' Canada.

LMAO Stock Markets will be just fine, just like they have been for the last 70 years. Mr. Planters Peanut himself had nothing to say when the Market was up to 10,900 last month. Life will be fine, in fact right now, life is GREAT!!! Get help from a qualified doctor, they have new medications that help.

A rally is a rally...Suckers Rally, Bear Rally...who cares, buy low sell high, but sell and take profits and don't sit there holding it until it goes down again. Ride the markets like a seesaw, scalp the ups and downs.

there's no such investments any more ,it's all a rigd game and that's why 75 percent of people in this country put their money in their bank not the stock market and 20 percent in fixed income and gold .there's no buyers in the market but the big boys then they sell again .

tom brady and moss touch down 67 yards .

The Jets are too good what the home is that

Maybe the NFL is too good

Maybe Bill Parcells is too Good

Maybe JT won't Be too good

Maybe JT will come Home

Go Home


2010 Last year for Tony duh Sparano
2010 Last year for Parcells
2010 Last year for Smith Henne Turner Ronnie Ricky

2010 record 8 - 8

Fat Rex talks his boys through a division title but they lose in the first round.

2011 Cowher or Gruden comes to the rescue. Sparano takes HC job at a New Jersey high school.

Home knows!

They Dynasty is on HOLD!

Next big bubble is all the suckers out there with gold. Places have popped up all over South Florida, "We buy Gold" "Best Prices for Gold" there is now a building every mile that buys and sells gold. Just like every other bubble and hot commodity, this too will explode. Wanna buy a sure thing? Miami Dolphins season tickets, sure to cause great pleasure and a winner!!

Fake Home is dumber then the real one, at least be funny if your gonna imposter.

don't know about all this hype. they were what 7-9 last year? lost lots of experience on the D and now have a bunch of newbies. chad still needs to learn how to throw a ball less than 200mph. ronnie fragile, ricky showed the beginnings of fumble-itis last year. too many changes to compete with NE and NY. not sure about sparano yet, he is dedicated but maybe not the sharpest guy. talks like a gas station attendant.

tom brady touch down gronski ......

pats 28
rams 27

NOTHING is funny when 1/4 of the Blog is taken up with conspiracy crap

been any news on Pat White down that way? they are saying here he isn't doing well but dang the highlights of him on youtube look pretty good to me. not sure i like seattle's qb's really.

Hoyer touch down
pats........ 35
rams.........27..........let's face it .......pats will be the afc champs .

Dear Mr. Lova Lova

"NOTHING is funny when 1/4 of the Blog is taken up with conspiracy crap"

I agree, but what I heard is its 1/3 of the blog....maybe thats what they want us to believe.

The truth is out there

Soiled :)

The amount of terrible grammar on these comments is unbelievable.

RobInSeattle, WTF U Talking About?? We Got Rid Of A Bunch Of Used Up Garbage In The Defense, Gibril, Porter, JT And Bought In Dansby And Some Good Aggresive Young Kids Along With Nolan Who Is One Heck Of A Defensive Coach. Henne Had Two Drops Last Game Or Would Have Been 13 For 14. And I Dont Know What U Watchin On You Tube But White Is Awful. Inconsistent In Practice And Cant Even Get Into Games. Coach Sparano Has Gone To Calling Him "The 4th QB"

Why would anybody want to pose as Home

Home is one of a Kind

Armando does seemed to be distracted this season

I hope he has no troubles back at Home

Apparently I paid five dollars to get me some Home

Bobby can defintely suck it

Cause the Dolphins are bringing it Home

home is a good guy ,he doesn't annoy any one and he's like news channel for us when it comes to disasters around the world .

I love to bring men Home in Texas

Home to queers and steers

I suck em all

ok well the other side of it is, lots of young inexperienced players on the D now, new coordinator, new schemes...that stuff takes time to come together, they could blow a bunch of games by then...ronnie can go down at any time, don't think ricky can carry the full load anymore

BrokeBack Mountain

My kind of movie

Bought tears to my eyes

And a wart to my anus

What kind of men do you bring home texasphinatic ?

i think i only saw like two plays of Pat White last year. here is a clip though, looks like he has some game in him:

NJ1Dolfan (Mike E.) says:
August 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Exactly! I’m looking to get suspended talking about baseball so I can look at all the pictures of you, NJ, Jahn, Home, Payaso, Cuban, O Rob etc…

They Call Me... Tim says:
August 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm
I was told to see Cuban you need to put your head in the toilet.

ALoco why this pusss Tim insults the menace like this?????

The big Texas cowboys

Everything is bigger in Texas

They ride me with their big spurs

I love to be the rodeo bull being ridden hard

I Love Home

Rob the west coast Wuss bag,

You guys got Haselhasbeen, Lostman and Whitewho? and you're going to come on here cutting on Chad Henne.

Haselhasbeen has played almost as long as Farve and never won anything.

That's comedy at it's finest. Our 3rd stringer Thigpen can outplay all of your QB's.

You guys sure don't need to waste a pick and all that money on V. Jackson, you ain't got nobody can get him the ball, 200 mph or otherwise.

Bhwaa Haa Haa ha!!!!

Yee Haw

Stick that Black Angus down my throat

I show all you Yankees how us Texas guys do it

Yo, just wanted to read up on the team... Then ran across all the HAARP posts' and was crying from laughing so friggin hard! @ Home... stand up comedy is your calling!

geronimo. why so touchy? sit on a nail or was that your neighbors pecker? hennes a boner, has to throw every pass as hard as humanly possible...not even brandon marshall can catch the damn thing.

texasphinatic, are you in jail now ? tell us the name of the jail .

Odinsuck or should I say Geronimo. Why you hiding you piece of garbage.

ignore that last one, someone is using my name.

Boobyd12 when you going on your date with Nj in December????

RobinSeattle who's name you say dumbfvck!
Post in blue ahole....
My name happens to be Robin Seatitle...you idiot

ok well the other side of it is, lots of young inexperienced players on the D

You like the young inexperienced "Playa" on your D, don't you.

now, new coordinator, new schemes...that stuff takes time to come together,

Sounds like you know what you're talking about when it comes to "coming together" with a bunch of young inexperienced "PLAYA's".

they could blow a bunch of games by then...

Don't hate the Playa, Blow A Bunch, hate the game.

ronnie can go down at any time,

I bet you fantasize about Ronnie going down............

don't think ricky can carry the full load anymore

You should know, You're the expert on taking a full load.

Posted by: RobInSeattle | August 26, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Robin, you go BU-OOYY!!!!

gee pretty high class crowd on this blow. nobody with more than a 3rd grade education? have any of you did it with a girl not named mommy?

Odinsuck or should I say Geronimo. Why you hiding you piece of garbage.

Posted by: RobinSeatitle | August 26, 2010 at 10:52 PM

You Imposter!

You Roach!

You beady eye'd little rat!

I will Destroy you!!!!

PS: Wink, Wink!!!!

gee pretty high class crowd on this blow. nobody with more than a 3rd grade education? have any of you did it with a girl not named mommy?

Posted by: RobInSeattle | August 26, 2010 at 11:08 PM

I have a PHD in Psychology Home Bu-OOYY!!

I noticed your Freudian Slip above. While attempting to type the word BLOG you were subconsciously thinking about BLOWING.

Very interesting that you follow that up with a sentence involving incest with one's mother.

oh yeah, right, sure, yep, you are on it, great use of your phd, acting like ghetto retart online.

your mommy is calling, remember to brush your teeth first.

Home are you still there?
I have a question.

Is it possible to steal this HAARP weapon from the government and then use it in such a way that the effects are confined to a small area.
That small area would be the Jets' side from the line of scrimmage?

Thank you for your attention.

Im not gonna lie that might be too much meat in my mouth bro

oh yeah, right, sure, yep, you are on it, great use of your phd, acting like ghetto retart online.

Robin Sea turtle,

You gave your opinion of Henne. I replied with my honest opinion of all three of you guy's sorry A S S QB's. All good so far.
Then YOU stooped to:

sit on a nail or was that your neighbors pecker? hennes a boner,

You can't start acting like an idiot and then start crying when you get a taste of your own medicine. That would make you the worst kind of wuss bag. You sound like a homophobic hypocrite. If you can't take the heat get out the kitchen. Crybaby!

PS: How ironic you make insinuations about our educational level and then misspell retart, you retard!!!!

Packers put 59 on colts tonight, WOW---lot of devensive scrubs gonna be out of jobs tommorrow---STAY AWAY from those guys, yikes!!!

I certainly hope you are not practicing psychology! Calling people names Robin Sea Turtle is quite infantile. I'm just commenting on things, you are the one that has gone haywire and gotten all riled up over such trivial things. I couldn't possibly get mad over such nonsense, who cares, its football, a game that means nothing. I hope you didn't pay more than 5 bucks for that Phd, otherwise you should ask for your money back, and of course refund all the money your poor patients paid in vain.

RobInSeattle, I would love to get my hands around your neck,,,,,to just choke the shyt out of you. I can do it.

trembling and shaking here...your hands are too busy elsewhere anyway.

Wow, there sure are some twisted rednecks here at this hour.


You're right. The Seas Turtle bit sucked. Damn, stupid, stupid, stupid!

Other than that, F off. You came here obviously trolling. You cut on the entire team, yet you admit that football is a game to you that means nothing. What kind of an idiot are you? This blog is for real Miami Dolphins Fans. People that love their team.
I know being a Seahawks fan, and suffering through being a perrenial loser, football has become meaningless to you. I understand that. However, that's not the way it is here. It's basically simple, don't try that west coast loser S H I T here. If you can't take it, don't come round here TRYING to dish it out.

As far as your Psycological evaluation, just look back at the things you type.

young inexperienced players on the D

time to come together

blow a bunch

ronnie can go down

ricky can carry the full load

he has some game in him

so touchy

sit on a nail

was that your neighbors pecker?

hennes a boner

hard as humanly possible

I know MOST of these are common phrases, but when it comes homosexual innuendo, you don't miss a trick!

Like I said You Go Bu-ooyy!


Just chill dude, he's an obvious troll loser.

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