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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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Another so called "conspiracy theory" debunked

Only need the help from a reporter w intestinal fortitude as this subject is absolutely off limits in government controlled mainstream media

Home may be right on chemtrails.

The first governmental acknowledgement of its kind, a public official from Cleveland, Ohio has referenced "chemtrails" in a bill put before congress. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D) has submitted bill no. HR 2977 IH , which proposes a ban on the weaponization of space. One of the weapons systems listed in the bill is "chemtrails". The use of this term is significant because until now, all reported governmental inquiries into this issue have been dismissed or denied.

The world is waking up and discovering the truth

Will listen simultaneously to Armando & Amigo
while multi tasking

Nice to see the Dolphins defense & ST picking up their game like Armando has elevated his game w outstanding investigative journalism on a story literally covered by hundreds of sports reporters

Only one reporter, Armando
Uncovered the pre organized clandestine scheme of the NY Jets "Wallgate" "Tripgate"

Impressive, Indeed

J LO's A@$ should be able to cover all the empty seats!

The Indy playoff game was not sold out during that time span.

yeap. fiedler/henne threw 3 int's in a 5 min. span in that game.lol..they/? decided to air that game in the last minute btw.

This blackout problem used to happen regurlarly in the 90's. I can't remember how many times WTVJ was forced to buy all the remaining tickets.

The Buffalo home game last week was blacked out. Ridiculous that this rich league still has this blackout rule! GREED!

Agree w the blackout rule
If your too cheap to buy some tickets and support the team, than screw U ... stare at a black screen

Remember when Randy Starkes was arrested for nothing & scum sucking criminal Pig w a badge wanted to put Starks in prison for up to 15 yrs on fabricated felony charges of an innocent man

Cop should have been thrown in prison for fabricating false felony police report on innocent star Dolphin player Randy Starks

Typical lying corrupt government set up Julian w wanton whores that later claimed sex was not consensual

Government embarrassed that all their everyday deception & lies are becoming unraveled

Cheers of "Julian, Julian, Julian, out, out out!" and "Exposing war crimes is no crime!" went up from his supporters outside the High Court after the decision was announced.

Award winning journalist and global truth seeker Julian Assange was 2nd runner up for man of the decade after Facebook founder

C`mon Man!

Aloco,

The quote is from the movie UNTHINKABLE with Denzel Washington.....your a movie buff....you should watch it.....its my new motto....

If there is a 1 percent chance....then theres a 100 percent chance!!!

God Bless all the hard working & decent cops that put their life on the line every day and continuously do the right thing

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all these good cops!

Also sincerely God Bless Bobby12d`s Dad
(who recently was taken to Heaven, by God)
As well as God Bless grieving Bobby & his family at a difficult & heartfelt time over the holiday season

peace

the JETS SUCK!!!

Mr. Homes:

I am surprised, sir. Did not peg you as a believer in God...

As far as that filthy pig 'setting up' an innocent man, there is a difference between charges being dropped/not-guilty verdict and true innocence... Just Sayin...

Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick slipped in the NFL's side door as a seventh-round pick out of Harvard, a school better known for producing presidents, Supreme Court chief justices, attorneys general and corporate lawyers than quarterbacks.

Home posted twice yesterday that Bills QB Fitzi was and is playing Better than Dolphins QB Henne, much to the chagrin of the Miami Herald bloggers


Today`s Miami Herald Lead Dolphin Story

Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne got the front-door handshake as a second-round pick out of Michigan, a football factory and elite school long ago nicknamed ``The Harvard of the West.''

Right now, the Dolphins would be happy if Henne were playing more like the Fitzpatrick of the South.

tapeworm, being arrested and charged with a felony while sweating out the possible outcome of a 15 yr prison sentence for something u did not do is mentally overwhelming enuff, regardless of the charges finally being dropped

Wishing U & your family a peaceful & wonderful holiday season, tapeworm

Randy Starks DID NOT try to run over & kill a police officer with his SUV

This type of fraudulent fabricated dishonest criminal
evil slanderous police work sickens me and blackens the reputation of the majority of heroic & good cops that protect us, our family and our property every day

Agreed. I'd be sweatin it too, wonderin if enough evidence is gunna be dismissed, enough people gunna refuse to testify, etc. to get the charges dropped.

Or in Phillip Merling's case, hopin my baby mamma won't come down for the trial...

For the record I support our system, prefering to let a guilty man (Randy Starks?) get off for one reason or another, so long as it keeps innocent men (Randy Starks?) out of jail.

And happy holidays to you too, my friend.

Has Alosi been fired yet....Alosi the fall guy....

My hats of to Mike and Mike....especially little Mike....He makes no secret that he is a HUGE jets fan...yet and still 5 days after trip-gate he is still asking questions and still keeping the topic alive on his Radio show.....even if it means that rex ryan is responsible and gets punished....kinda puts a smile on my face


"If there is a 1 percent chance ....then there is a 100 percent chance!"

Go FINS!!!

Derek, I read with interest what you said about extending seating on visitors and home side. I usually sit in the 400 but occasionally sit on the home side close as I can get to the 50 yd line.

I don't know about the visitors side but the way it is now, you can't see over the TV cameras, players and coaches. Can't imagine what it would be like extended 10 rows.

Agree w cocajoe
Have purchased from ticket brokers front row Dolphin tickets for special occasions 3 times

Found 35 YD line is best
That is where the players benches & standing players and staff seem to end, otherwise your view is obstructed

Who you trying to kid. Joe Robbie (thats right) Joe Robbie stadium is rarely if ever truly sold out. Its a bunch of BS. Until the top section of seats is so heavy they are afraid it will collapse, will I buy into there ever being a sellout in Miami. The Miami fans just do not have it in them. I for one hope they black it out. I have NFL Sunday Ticket.

The Miami fans do not deserve a free game on TV. They have been riding this freedom train for to damn long.

@Stephen- I live in nj and make the trip 4xs a year. you and any of your supporters are not fans. go root for the jags or bucs. get off this forum because you are a fair weather fan- especially if you only go when the team is winning. if i can attend games anyone living in florida saying they are a fins fan should attend also. you and the rest of the fair weather fans are a disgrace. and a bigger disgrace than a team trying to win that is growing and losing right now. you are not a fan.

Kris... i will rent the unthinkable tonight .

Agree Home. Sitting near the 50 just ain't worth it. Better off further away. I like the endzone except when the play is at the other end.

Aloco....its a great movie...the quote is kindo of a joke as you will see because the General who says it also says....."I told you...if there is a 1 percent chance then there a zero percent chance".....I will also reserve the right to use that one at a later date if necessary

Home,

You seem to be the type that digs into a situation and take pride3 in exposing it.

With what you know right now, what penalties should be leveled on the wets and how high up should they go?

Happy Holidays!

Aloco,

You were in rare form last night.

I was afraid to make any comments for fear of being sent to the dummy box with a meatball sub-LOL!

"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".

?????????????????????????????????????????????

Just wanted to say, just like every great coach has ever done, Dan Henning is at it again throwing his players under the bus and accepting little to no responsibility for Miamis offensive struggles. This ornery old guy act is getting old. I don't mind him pointing out players struggles but when he does it without taking any responsibility by admitting some of the play calling has been questionable it downright pi**es me off!

Mr. Odinseye:

Rare form? You want rare form?

Mr. Homes shared his condolences with another blogger, wished him well, and wished me and my family a happy holiday!

I think maybe the doctor tweaked his prescription. Then again, I'm not sure he isn't just messin with me.

Either way, I'm not so sure I like this jovial, well-intentioned Home...

WELL, WELL, WELL...IF NOT NOW...DAMN-IT "WHEN"???

Da DOLPHINS DID WAT DEY D0 BEST 0N Da ROAD -- "WIN" -- BUTT, WILL Da MIAMI DOLPHINS CONTINUE 2 PLAY HIGH LEVEL PHYSICALLY TOUGH, HARD NOSE, INSPIRED FOOTBALL 4 THEIR MANY, MANY "LOYAL H0METOWN FANS" or DO WE GET Da JEKYLL n "HIDE" SHOW 4 Da DOLPHINS BOSS n OWNER STEVE ROSS 2 WITNESS AT HOME ONCE AGAIN -- (THEIR IN-EPT n PIZZ POOR GAME PERFORMANCE n APPLIED GARBAGE SKILLS) -- IS IT FAIR 2 SAY DAT JEFF IRELAND WILL Be ATTENDING Da MIAMI / BUFFALO GAME 2 WITNESS HIS "HIGHLY FAILED n INEPTITUDE QUARTERBACK PRODIGY CHAD HENNE"??? -- (DAT GUY COULD'NT HIT A BULL IN Da @ZZ WITH AN IRONING BOARD -- HE HAS EXCEPTIONALLY WEAK SKILLS n BLIND 2 MATCH!!!)...Da DOLPHINS NEED A MUCH BETTA n "IMMENSELY TALENTED QUARTERBACK n SOON" -- MR. DAN MARINO CANNOT BELIEVE HIS OWN EYES AT WAT HE SEES AT HIS "HIGHLY SKILLED n ELITE POSITION" -- ("HENNE GETTS ABSOLUTELY NO PAT ON Da HEAD HERE") -- CHAD HENNE IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE -- 2 SAY Da LEAST!!!

p.s. See More -- U DAMN RITE "EYE DO"???...miami dolphins, da bills r cumin 2 sunlife stadium 2 win da fuc'n game --"Da BILLS HAVE ONLY 2 PLAY HARD & WIN Da FOOTBALL GAME -- DEY HAVE NUTTIN ELSE BUTT THEIR PRIDE 2 PLAY 4 NOW" -- (WITH or WITH-OUT SKILLS CHALLENGED CHAD HENNE AS Da DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK & Da DOLPHINS PLAYOFF HOPES r n HIS HANDS -- SCARRY RITE!!!)

question..."MR. DON SHULA KNOWS PEOPLE & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TALENT & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL MATTERS, BUTT MOST IMPORTANTLY, MR. SHULA KNOWS EXACTLY HOW 2 GETT YOU 2 THE BIGG DANCE STEVE ROSS" --"WHY" IS'NT MR. SHULA THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS???...HE GETTS OUR VOTES 2 BE THE DOLPHINS GM & HE IS THE FACE OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS & THE ORGANIZATION!!!...(IF NOT NOW..."WHEN" DAMN-IT???)

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