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Fins expect looong sellout streak will continue

The last time the Dolphins did not sell out a regular-season home game in time to lift the local TV blackout?

You have to have a looong memory ... or a media guide.

It was October 18, 1998 when the St. Louis Rams came to town and were dispatched 14-0 by the Dolphins.

The Dolphins have sold out 99 consecutive home games on time over 12 seasons since that long-ago game against St. Louis. And, after much hand-wringing and persuading and negotiating even, the team is now hopeful that streak will reach 100 consecutive sellouts that lift the local blackout when the deadline arrives at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The Dolphins believe Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills will be sold out in time to lift the local TV blackout.

If it happens, as expected, it will have come with much work. The team will almost certainly get a guarantee from local station CBS-4. That guarantee will mean the station buys whatever number of unsold seats remain so that the game can be shown locally.

It is a win-win for everyone. The station has on its air what will certainly be the highest-rated show of the week in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. The Dolphins get their sellout. And local fans that cannot afford or cannot get out to the game for some other reasons, have an opportunity to watch the game.

Good news for everyone.

God, I love when a plan comes together.

[ALERT: Thursday will be a very busy day. On this blog, you'll get an update from the coordinators, you'll get whatever information comes out of the locker room and you'll get the best of Coach Tony Sparano's presser. On my radio show Armando and the Amigo, we'll have Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford, Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin, ESPN's Mike Wallace for Miami Heat talk, and a special surprise guest. I'll be gassed by the end of the day.]

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i've been to dominican republic. lots of available young ladies there cheap...real cheap and do ya right. life is good.

Shame on you Mrs. Doris Wilson you freaking pisstard!

I should probably wait until the wets implosion is in full swing next week, but I can't resist.

How prophetic a lot of us turned out to be. We posted about the wets filling their organization with a bunch of low life thugs.

We posted about them signing a bunch of aging veterans who would run out of gas before the season ends.

We posted about them mortgaging their future to pay for the high priced over the hill gang.

We posted about how the implosion will blow back in rex's fat face.

Hard knocks? Nah, it's just Karma!

I paid for few, el gaucho. The others were eager, and so was I.

yeah man, in a pinch you know....but once i hung out for awhile i was james bond there...sex with young latinas is a nice gift in life.

THE HEAT CAN WIN VS THE BAD TEAMS ONLY ,WHEN IT COMES TO CELTICS THEY KNOW WHO'S DADDY ?

It is working out more beautifully this way, the Jets had themselves convinced they were on top of the hill, and they got sooo close and then fall like a bird hit by lightening. It's really great seeing Rexos face after a loss and all his double talk press conferences. They are headed for a long stretch in the cellar now. One more season and Rex will be on the hot seat.

hobartbaker says:
Dec 15, 2010 1:16 PM

Several dogs asked for their opinion on the street covered their heads with their paws and broke into a spontaneous rendition of “Who let the Vicks out, Woof, Woof, Who let the Vicks out?”.

Cat Woman:

Michael Vick is purrrr..vick!!!

Cats everywhere worship Vick!!!

Some girl approached me and told me she was pregnant. FU!, I said. And I was right. Still, there might be some Cuban/ Dominican children there. Good.

Vick should start his world wide catting goods retail chain.

VICK'S JERSY WILL BE SOLD BY PETCO IN 2011

DARRYL, wish you a good night sleep w/your tooth .

Who...let the Vick out...ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff!

Who...let the Vick out...ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff!

Who...let the Vick out...ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff!

DB...THE CELTICS WINS MY DEAR ,,,,THE KNICKS SUCKS

ALoco,

Knicks getting ready to bring out secret weapon. Mrs. Doris Wilson positioning herself on Celts end of court. LOL............

I don't see Wheaties throwing Vick an endorsement deal any time soon.

However, seeing him on a box of Purina Kitty Chow would be SMASHING!

Whoop-WHOOP!!!!

Mrs. Doris Wilson's crotch begins to moisten.............

ODIN,


DO HAVE ANY MISTRESS TO KEEP YOU BUSY INSTEAD OF ALL THESE LAME JOKES ?

Odinseye,

Can you imagine Vick cross-dressing as Cat woman? LOL................

ALoco,

Looks like Mrs. Doris Wilson's bladder has finally locked up. LOL........

CELTICS WINS

Mrs. Wilson Just Pissed A Torrent! Just a split second too late. LOL..............

GOOD GAME

Great Ending! LOL..............

PAUL PIERCE IS THE BEST PLAYER AFTER KOBE

Welp............back to the Heat beatdown! lol..........

Heat have 11pt lead and trying to become 1st nba team in history to win 10 straight games by a doubl-digit score. LOL...........

Aloco,

I think D-Wade County is 2nd best player after Kobe! LOL..................

I'll be at Sunday's game against Buffalo! :)

Heat finally figuring out they're better off with D-Wade county as Batman and Lebron as Robin. LOL..............

Chief Ironside,

Will you be accompanied by Mark?

Aloco,

Cowboy, priest, pilot and a little boy take off on an airplane.

The engines go out. The pilot grabs one of only 3 chutes and dives out the door.

The Cowboy grabs the second chute.

The Priest yells wait a minute, there's only one chute left and me and the little boy.

The Cowboy says F-ck that little boy and starts to jump.

Again the Preist yells wait a minute! Do you think we got time?

Ta Dah!

No mistress aloco and it's been a long day just me and my pitbull.

Thank God my favorite Hottie gets out of work at 10:00 tonight. She should be here any time!

All of you spoiled fair weather so-called "fans" are insulting and a bunch of big wussies. Refuse to support a garbage product?? Get outta here, yo..how bout support your NFL team...Lions, Browns, Panthers fans have more heart than this sorry Miami fanbase. Go 'Phins no matter what..idiots

Wonder what would've happen if a casual fan was allowed on the sidelines and tripped a player.He would've been arrested and charged with assault and attempted maiming.This is something that could be in each game if reviewed.But the NFL doesn't wanna stir up a stink about the commerical boys they play weekly.So much press for the likes of the Patriots,Jets,Steelers makes me wanna HURL!

FUNNY ODIN,ALSO FUNNY ....ATTEMPTED MAMING ......I MUST SAY MIKEH TOOK THE TRIPPING THING TO ANOTHER LEVEL .

Aloco, step out on the field and try it and find out what happens.This dude should've been arrested.He is a coach not a player.Wish we had Bryan Cox at that moment he would've taken on the whole Jet's team.

Huh? How is there a sellout streak? I've seen games this year and last year where the place didn't even look half-full.

Shut up "Real" miami fan. Ur a moron. I always support the fins, even if they are are garbage product. I bet ur a republican arent u? No matter what, go USA!!!!!! U are what's wrong with the world. Of course u wish for the fins to do good, and always watch them, but they are a shitty organization for the last 15 years. Forcing shula out was the beginning. They are the role model of how not to build your team. Always making horrible decisions in the draft and thru free agency. Look at the patriots. thats how you run an organization. Love the logo, hate the people in charge. dumbass

Got to thinking about my last post at 11:30 PM.
I am an idiot to have politicized the blog.
Democrats suck too.
There, now I feel better.

STEVEN WHY YOU SOUND LIKE EXPERT AT SUCKING?

THE DOLPHINS HAVE TOP DEFENCE

SUCK A MEATBALL SUB U NO NOTHING

STEPHEN WHY YOU SOUND LIKE EXPERT AT S U C K?

DOLPHIN HAVE TOP DEFENCE

S U C K MEATBALL SUB DONT CHOKE U NO NUTHINK

FOOTBALL Fans go to

FOOTBALL Stadiums to watch

F O O T B A L L !


NOT C-List Celebrities !!!!!
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This HOME LOSING STREAK must end.

For the good of your team...


S H U T
O F F
T H E
M U S I C !!!
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ANOTHER NO NOTHINGS

LOTS OF C-LIST CELEBRITIES GO TO FOOTBALL GANES TO WATCH FOOTBALLS

NOW GO HAVE MEATBALL SUBS WITH STEPHEN

I am an idiot.

HOME GO AWAY

EVERYTIME YOU HERE WE HAVE FLOOD OF BIBLICAL PORTIONS

NO GO HAVE SUB IN DUMMY BOX WITH OTHER NO NOTHINKS

Yeah...

but they're not put under a Spotlight and introduced to 70,000 Fans in the MIDDLE OF A FOOTBALL GAME.

They're not allowed on the SIDELINE 10 minutes before Kickoff and encouraged to strike up a conversation with the Head Coach.

and...

They're NOT asked to 'sing a song' while the HOME TEAM
is trying to focus on...WINNING THE GAME !!!!!!!
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Any Questions ??
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If the Dolphins don't win these next two games,
It will be because of this Nonsense.
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Sunlife was built on an indian burial ground it would explain a lot. Also the indians had great admiration for the buffalo. Look out for a wild game from the Buffalo Bills on sunday. Just say'n

I HAVE QUESTION

WHY YOU NOT LIKE CELERITIES?

YOU WANT TO BE ACTOR BUT YOU NOT GOOD? yOU CANT SING AND DANCE

I ALWAYS SING STARS AND STRIPES AT FOOTBALL GAME

YOU WONT BE SO JEALOUS WHEN YOU SING STARS AMD STRIPS

SUNLIFE WILL BE BUFFALO BURIAL GROUND SUNDAY

NOW SUB FOR YOU BLINDREEF

JUSTSAYING


NO GO HAVE SUB IN DUMMY BOX WITH OTHER NO NOTHINKS

Posted by: ALoco | December 16, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Ease up on that "stuff" tonight Bro.

Your killin em!!!!

ALoco: (@ 1:17am)

I gotta say...

I've Never asked for an AUTOGRAPH in my life.

NOT because I'm jealous or anything...but because I've always felt that most people are just like us. They may be smarter or more talented...BUT THEY'RE STILL JUST PEOPLE. And for those who are really special... then its pleasure to watch you perform. But ONLY IN AN APPROPRIATE VENUE.

For the record... The Star Spangled Banner GIVES ME CHILLS when I hear it at Football games. It makes me wish I were still playing...
Its one of the COOLEST EXPERIENCES we get to have living in the Greatest Country That The World Has Ever Known.


So here's the REAL reason why I'm sounding off about this...

I believe that a FOOTBALL TEAM faces enough distractions when it plays on Sundays....especially a fledgling team like the Dolphins. They need a 'Home environment' that gives them the BEST POSSIBLE CHANCE TO WIN.

I don't yet trust this Owner's judgment...We don't know if He's Dan Rooney or Al Davis. There hasn't been enough time to tell if he has sense of when to stay OUT OF THE WAY of the Football side.

I realize that he is trying this GRAND EXPERIMENT to increase the appeal of his team. But I'm a guy who believes that the BEST WAY to generate enthusiasm is to do everything possible to HELP THEM WIN ON GAME DAY.

This means NOT opting out of 1 PM Home Games in September...
Not having Celebrities risk the team's focus by mingling on the Sideline during a contest.
and...
Making ABSOLUTELY SURE that the Football Operations side is completely insulated from the 'Sales and Marketing' Side of the Business.


As a Fan... the only product that interests me is
D O M I N A T E
W I N N I N G
F O O T B A L L.


Feel free to offer alternate ideas.

Cheers!
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Armando, I know you're probably paid to right favorable articles on the Miami Dolphins but Matt Ryan was clearly the best quarterback in the 2008 draft. But this organization chose to spend the No. 1 overall pick on Jake Long. Now this team has set itself back several years because we passed on a franchise QB. This team would be in a much better position to go to the playoffs this year, if we had drafted Matt Ryan. What has Jake Long done? Yeah he's made it to the pro bowl but what he does on the field is not really noticeable. Fans like players. Jake long is not a playmate This staff is no different than pass staffs when drafting.

I'm meant fans like playmakers. Jake long is not a playmaker.

Seriously...its VERY ODD for a team to be


6 - 1.... Away From Home
.............and
1 - 5.....At Home


Maybe Dan Henning is not the only reason.


Just Sayin...
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I sat in the rain and cold here in NJ last week just to see the Dolphins.....

Must Congratulate Armando For Uncovering the Truth in Tripgate/Wallgate

Excellent Job Armando, the Truth Seeker

U observed something out of order
U read between the lines

U stated your highly observant & independent thoughts

U did your own investigation and ...
U WERE RIGHT!

Congrats on breaking the real story which has been the lead sports story on every local and national sports media

Nice to see
Some of us think outside of the box with cogent & pragmatic independent thoughts & observations

In my book
U have just catapulted yourself head & shoulders above your sports journalistic colleagues

Congrats again on a AWESOME JOB!

Sincerely
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