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Ricky Williams cross free agency bridge, then burns it

Ricky Williams is a lot of things. He's a solid, old running back. He's not very well rooted. He's an articulate man. He's a classic me-guy. And he's a hypocrite.

He's also pretty much done with the Miami Dolphins and I believe the feeling is mutual. And so with his Miami career pretty much over, a bridge Williams knew he would cross eventually, the running back went about burning that bridge on Monday Joey Porter style.

In his weekly radio radio show on WQAM, Ricky criticized coach Tony Sparano, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and took a subtle swipe at QB Chad Henne. He said, among other things, he is a closet New York Jets fan.

The comments you'll hear that seem most damning is that Ricky criticized coach Tony Sparano, saying among other things that the coach had lost his locker room toward the end of the season and the attention span of the players throughout the year.

“Tony goes through a lot of effort to show us the things it takes to win football games,” Ricky said. “Not turning the ball over, converting third downs, scoring touchdowns in the red zone. He spends a lot of time saying, ‘If you do these things, you win.’ And sometimes I feel personally that he does a little bit too much. My personal opinion is if you have the right attitude that you guys are going to win, then all that other stuff takes care of itself."

Ziiiing.

Interesting that Ricky didn't mention that during the season at any point. He refused to speak with the local media unless they paid him, which local radio station WQAM did in giving him a show. And even during those paid weekly appearances, Ricky never before complained about the coach asking the team to convert on third downs and score TDs in the red zone.

It wasn't until Ricky was clear of the season and felt he had cover that he made his point about Sparano's approach. Interesting. Maybe it might have been more productive had he brought the issue up with one of the captains to take to the coach. Maybe, as the longest tenured Dolphin, he might have brought the issue up to Sparano himself in private.

Nope.

“Coach [Nick] Saban had a saying, ‘We’re worried about mouse manure, when we have elephant [crap] all over the place,’” Williams added. “I want to really start focusing on what I want to accomplish and what it is I want to achieve, but not micromanaging this or that and focusing on the little things. It’s keeping my eye on the prize and putting myself in a supporting environment and going to work every day with a smile on my face.”

That quote in a nutshell is Ricky: I, I, I, my, myself, my.

I guess it could have been more accurate if Ricky had included a couple of "me" references.

Ricky is very self-aware. And that self awareness guided him to reach this conclusion last week as Miami was preparing for the season finale:

“I had," Williams said, "a little bit of a sense during the week of practice that we weren’t maybe as focused or preparing as well as we needed to.”

Did he tell anyone? Nope.

He surely didn't tell anyone that could have changed the course of the preparation, that's for sure.

Ricky, by the way, is not a big fan of some of his teammates that he shares a huddle with, we now discover. Marshall, Miami's leading receiver and perhaps the most vocal and open critic of what was happening during the season, is Ricky's prime target.

“Being around Brandon a lot – I like the guy, I think the world of him – but as a teammate, sometimes he makes it difficult to like him and support him,” Ricky said. “It’s not necessarily what he says, it’s when he says it and the way he says it. But for the most part the things that he says are things that everyone else wants to say, but no one has the courage, or the balls. And some of it is intelligence – they’re smart enough not to say those things, because they don’t want to burn bridges. But when you have $50 million, then you can get away with whatever you want.”

Let me get this straight, so Marshall is speaking truth. And Marshall is saying these things while there is still time to correct course. But that makes him difficult to support?

And the guys not saying anything are doing so because they're more intelligent than Marshall?

Oh, and by the way, having courage is a bad thing?

Ricky said the biggest difference between the Patriots and the Dolphins is, "they have a quarterback," and with that he threw Henne under the bus. Nothing wrong with that, but throughout the season on the very same show, Ricky often talked about how much he supported Henne and how much he was progressing.

Cough-hypocrite-cough.

Now the season is over and so it's OK to do an about-face and pile on the guy when he's down and everyone knows he's going to be replaced?

The best part of the interview to me was when Williams spoke in glowing terms about Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas and the New York Jets.

Taylor and Thomas both hated Ricky when he quit on the team in 2004, weeks before the season was to begin. Ricky, you'll recall, said he wanted a break from football to go discover himself. Then he changed that story when it was learned he had failed his, like, fourth drug test and was en route to a suspension anyway.

Taylor's disgust with Ricky was most obvious when he showed up at the annual team Halloween party in a Ricky costume, complete with dreadlocks. Well, this year, Ricky showed up to the Halloween party in a JT costume, including a giant JT shaven head.

Taylor had little taste for Ricky and Ricky knew it. And Ricky took his revenge in his typical passive aggressive style.

But now Ricky is a huge JT fan: "... When I got here, playing with guys like Jason and Zach, it was awesome. Just their professionalism, and the way they played the game, it was incredible.”

Ricky also thinks LaDainian Tomlinson is incredible. In fact he thinks what LT and the Jets are doing if pretty cool.

“I like watching the Jets play,” he said. “Because of LT. I’m an LT fan. And I like the fact that the Jets run the ball.”

Dolphins fans might have liked Ricky to run the ball against the Jets. He 62 yards on 17 carries in two games against New York this season -- a 3.6 yard per carry average.

Ricky is a free agent in 2011. I think he realizes that. Otherwise you would not have heard him say any of this stuff.

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I am not sure how it worked, but I imagine the "Coontie Water" would be boiled until it reduced and then the starch would be captured in nets and then shipped to market.

In those days they must have taken it by boat or mule.

My imposter has not slept much either as u can see from 7:41 post lol

One imagines that Coontie Starch was a product for the elite, naturally derived and relatively expensive compared to synthetic starches.

You can visualize a "dandy" of the era strolling down the avenue with their stiff shirt collar full of Coontie Starch!

I`m with you, Home. Thank you for breaking the story on Ricky Williams on the Miami Herald. I`ve got lots of news to break. Keep up the great work on the New World Order, HAARP weapon of mass destruction, chemtrail toxic poisoning, etc.
I have so much information at my fingertips, Home.
The truth will soon be set free.

Your friend
Julian

Dear Ricky,
Don't let the door hit you.

There had to be a deep melancholy when Coontie Starch production ended. "What shall we do?" they must have said, "what shall become of us?"

I shall endeavor to find out more and search for the Coontie Plant. Has anyone seen one?

Thank you Mr. Williams. A truly self-serving hypocrite would wait until retirement to write a tell-all book. That may still happen...I just don't think Miami is all that interesting these days.

Armando, I appreciate that you feel anger for Ricky's actions. However, it is the American way to be self-serving when it comes to business. As a conservative, I would think you'd appreciate that.

Introduction
When I first started researching this article, I did not know what I was getting into regarding the taxonomic problems of the Coontie. All I wanted to do was show everyone the different forms of Zamia that inhabit my home state of Florida. The more I dug, the more I found out that most people cannot agree with what this plant, or these plants, should be called. Although I will get into some of the details later, I am not the person to sort out and define what species these plants belong to. Instead of having a "focus on" article on Zamia integrifolia, or whatever the name should be, I felt that I was safe with "The Coontie of Florida" and let the taxonomists battle with the names.

History
There have been tribes of native people in Florida for the last 10,000 years. As new tribes came down from the main part of North America, these tribes changed. It is hard to say how long these plants have been used for food, but the first people known to eat this plant are the Calusa and Timucua Indians. In certain areas there were vast colonies of these plants, mainly in south Florida near Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. There is a reference to the mass quantities of plants around New River in Ft. Lauderdale; the native Indians called this place "Coonte Hatchee".

When the Seminoles moved into Florida in the mid-18th century, they picked up on this very important food source. In fact, "Coontie" is one of the names the Seminoles had for this plant and it roughly means "flour root". The Indians would cut up pieces of the stems and pound them out into a powder as much as possible. They would then wash this in water several times and then let the starch sink to the bottom. The paste was taken and fermented, and then dried to a powder. When the white men came to Florida they also used the stems for food. Their name for this plant was "Arrow Root".

Around 1845, several factories sprung up all over south Florida to produce starch from the Coontie. One of the mills along the Miami River is said to have processed 10-15 tons of product per day at peak production. In south Florida, a natural population would grow very slow. It can take 30 years to grow a plant that might weigh five pounds. These factories produced starch until 1925. Between the starch factories and the building in south Florida, only small remnants of these vast populations remain. I grew up in this area and I am afraid to say with all the building going on, there may only be a few isolated plants left.

If Ricky had all this inner peace he wouldn't be sneakn negatively on the radio . Mando I agree isn't he one of the leaders then speak up when it counts didn't you Ricky fumble once again at the worst possible time sun . Yeah you did maybe that's why tony has to keep repeatn himself. You know they were goin in a diff direction with probably both you n Ronnie. First you complain bout to many carries now not enough . You want to get paid I saw this when you hired that agent you sound like t.o.. maybe what you say is true but I've been a fan longer than you been alive seem like no matter who coaches this team it underperforms and its always somebody else's fault . Brother you are a hypocrite I think you finally realized you have to have money to run around like a hippy. Maybe if you played ball got it over with you wouldn't have to try and cash in @ your age. You truly are a me me I I guy what a shame . All the talent GOD gave you all your talk and your just like the rest .

@ajdczar,
what does politics have to do with this at all? Ricky did well while as a RB here, but c'mon, let's remember that the only reason he came out of his "retirement" was b/c he couldn't afford to pay back the Dolphins the $8 million he would have owed.

You can go out gracefully, or you can go out the way ricky did. I wish him the best in wherever he goes, but he could've handled his departure much better than he did.

If he truly had these problems w/ his teammates, then it's probably best that he's gone.

Keep your stupid God crap to yourself. This is a football blog, not a place about your death cult based on fairy tales.

Armando is pissed that Ricky wouldn't talk to him while he was covering the beat.

Ah well, Ricky was mostly right in what he said.

Hope the Atlanta Falcons don not fall dead from the sky in their much deserved playoff run, like the HAARP and toxic chemtrail poisoned birds now falling from the Ionospheric heated sky.

Home, there are birds falling from the toxic chemtrailed sprayed sky again today. Four species of birds all HAARP microwaved and chemtrail sick have been falling from the sky to their demise in Louisiana today.So not only the 4000 or so birds that were HAARP cooked and chemtrail poisoned in Arkansas, but now also in Louisiana.
Of course there will be slanted info or no cause of death found.

Armando is a freaking joke. Just because you don't like a guy you try to make a negative story out of nothing. So you're telling me that it would have been mork productive to call out his head coach and quarterback during the season. Why don't you tell us how you really feel about your boss mando? Oh, what you can't because you value your job; that makes sense. And how the hell do you know he didn't "take this to a team captain"? Like they would tell you, a stinkin reporter. By the way i like LT too, does that make me a closet jets fan? I think you're a closet penis fan because your blog sucks D***

Acknowledgements
I would like to thank Daniel Ward for a lot of information on the taxonomy of the Coontie, as well as letting me use his maps of the distribution of the two forms in Florida. I would also like to thank Knut Norstog and Bart Schutzman for making me aware of the taxonomic problems. Also, I would like to thank Frank Brandt and Russell Adams for showing me around their areas to look at plants. And finally, thanks to Terrence Walters, Executive Director of The Montgomery Botanical Center, for letting me photograph plants in a habitat situation.

Dont 4get bout the 10,000 + fish also poisoned by chemtrails

As well as Channing Crowder who was the 1st case of chemtrail poisoning @ Chemtrail Death Stadium

I mean just listen to this always mysteriously injured, gibbering idiot of a player

Last report is Crowder wanted out and away from the Toxic Chemtrail Death Stadium that he was trying to hitch a free ride and hotel room with Cam Wake in Honolulu, Hawaii

have a HAARPy day

Fun Facts
"Coontie" is one of the names the Seminoles had for this plant and it roughly means "flour root". The Indians would cut up pieces of the stems and pound them out into a powder. The powder was washed in water several times and then let stand until the starch sank to the bottom. The paste was fermented and then dried again to a powder. When the white men came to Florida they named this plant "Arrow Root". Around 1845, several factories sprung up all over south Florida to produce starch from the Coontie. These factories produced starch until 1925.

Think Ronnie Brown will def be a Miami Dolphin next season ... of course, now, at a cheaper than anticipated rate

Wouldn't it be fun to find a Coontie Plant and make our OWN starch just like the pioneers did??

I would certainly use it on my dress clothing such as a fine shirt or pants!

I'll bet that most football players would be interested in an elite product like Coontie Starch. They have plenty of money and fine clothing.

One could make their own Coontie starch and sell it to players.

This coming from a player that quit on his team to go smoke dope. He has not right to talk about anyone period. At all. Ricky will always be the quitter.

F u Ricky. Go play for the big mouth in ny then

Armando, one of the most ridiculous, uninsightful sports articles that I have ever read. The list is quite long, but a couple of comments. Players do not TELL the coach how to prepare the team. They are entitled to constructive comment after the season. Ricky did not make one negative PERSONAL comment about anyone. You had plentty of innacurate personal ones for him. Zack and Taylor hated what Ricky did by not playing, they did not hate Ricky, as you stated. A closet JET fan? LT was a Charger is whole life, and he is an exciting runner to watch, what is wrong with saying that? I could go on....Armando, what a ridiculous,inaccurate and stupid article you wrote...

Scalzo you know nothing. Ricky has put more effort into his work than you could even fathom. Big deal he smoked a doobie. Every coach that has been here as admired how hard Ricky practices, sets the example, the standard. He was going to be suspended so he quit, plain and simple. His right.

@ Andrew Watson @ 7:04:
Don't forget Larry Izzo (Mr. Special Teams himself) and Sammy Morris. The Dolphin castoff to the Pats seems to go on and on forever!

Armando-

Great blog, great perspective.

And as usual, Greg Cote is an idiot. Did you see his article? Fire Ireland and Sparano, keep Henne.

Wow.

Matt in NC.

Tom B... Well put...I said something similar but long winded earlier.

Maybe that's why he won't give you guys interviews. You ask questions to know how someone feels about a situation and then mock him because he tells the truth. I agree with Ricky, on every count the fins suck, sparano, ireland and henne suck. Watch how ricky now becomes a 1000 yard rusher again without the fins.

@ted
So, ted, how long have you been with the ACLU? Someone mentions God, and you get all defensive...really? Lighten up, dude

Most of us agree with Tom B. Best to read blogger Homes article on this one and after all, he did break the story first.

Its just a huge disappointment to see what has become of this franchise. Any serious long time fan has to be just sick. Miami has historically been a power team that got tons off respect, and now all of it has faded badly. Jimmy Johnson, the 62-7 game, then lame Wannys era, the waste of time Saban, Cam Camerons weak effort, Parcells ivory tower charade as he puppets Sparano, winding up with Tony just tightening things down so much and never getting a handle on putting an effective offense on the field that he just looses the entire team. The whole thing just ran out of gas. I feel like we've all been had and all we do is hang on to memories from the 70s and the Marino era for all they 're worth. My big question is: does Ross see it all clearly? Does he have the vision and connections to construct a winning NFL team? Because this is at a point of a reconstruction again.

Armando, grow up!!! The season is over. Ricky spoke his mind. Big deal. Let's move on, no more to see here.

The main issue I have with this is that this team was in dire need of leadership for the past two years and where was he to be found then? He may speak the truth, in that the team largely quit on the coaches and the season about 3 weeks ago, however where was his insightful observations when his teammates needed to hear this? This is self preservation all the way, feeling sorry for what coulda, shoulda, but wasn’t and now he is just airing the teams dirty laundry for the world to see. IMO this is the entire issue with this team, players looking for excuses instead of finding solutions. He admires the Patriots, and the way they played for everything even though they had nothing to gain, well Ricky my old friend the reason they are able to accomplish this is because they have real leaders on that team. You think Belly doest preach ball security, third down conversions, and micro manages everything his team does? You obviously do not listen to what is said in that locker room. The difference is they have leaders and people who hold themselves accountable week in and out, not look for scape goats and excuses. The biggest difference between 7-9 and 11-5 is doing the little things well, just like your coach "micromanages" you to, and having players in the team holding each other accountable when things aren’t done. That’s what I saw in 08 and what I haven't seen in 09 or 2010. There are probably a few other guys in that locker room thinking the same things Ricky does, and in my opinion if they need to go right along with Ricky if this team is to ever succeed. Its fine to call it like it is, but at least have a solution to go along with your problem. Folks there is a cancer in that locker room, until it's found and uprooted we won't win.

Armando,

Your prejudice has clouded your better judgment.

Ricky didn't say anything critical until after the season was over because to do otherwise would have been disrespectful to his teamates. Now that the season is over, he can speak his mind (something I'm sure you can appreciate) without poisoning the well.

Coach Sparano DID lose control of the team towards the end. His offensive coordinator was...offensive, and yet Tony stood up and said "Dan is doing a great job". Cough, cough, BS, cough. Players hear this, and they see the play calling on Sunday, and they lose faith in the coaching staff. Plain and simple.

Ricky may have an agenda and he may be looking out for himself at this point, but you know what? He deserves it! He's played solid for the Dolphins for 4 years now (post suspension). Even while Ronnie was the starter, Ricky stayed quiet and played his role. He come out, played hard and didn't complain. He deserves to be recognized for his contributions to the organization.

Rickey is a flake...who cares what he thinks!! Bye Rickey...Fins need to focus on getting Carolina's pick...Whatever it takes!!! Get Luck!!!!

It is a bummer that Ricky is not happy, I thought he might sign back. the bigger issue in my opinion is that this team is far worse off than I thought. I had a feeling no one was buying into Sparano, now it seems official. that means this team is much farther back than I thought.

@VA Fin Fan...

I think some of the cancer just left a la Ricky Williams. I don't care if he "just spoke his mind" or not, bypassing the coach and going straight to the media to me waxes cowardly.

I would have loved to see Ricky try to play for Don Shula.

I LOVE TO KNOW HOW MANY TIMES RICKY FUMBLED THE BALL THIS YEAR, ? AM NOT INTERESTED IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF RICKY .

I can't help but wonder if Ricky's bad attitude contributed to the lackluster performance this year. He likes watching the Jets because they run the ball? Well, we *tried* to run the ball, Ricky. Whose fault is it we weren't successful? Yours? The o-line's? Ronnie's?

Oh, and people posting comments on someone else's blog do realize they're not "blogging," right?

joho0,
Oh, Ricky was suspended? Refresh my memory, what for? Surely one so selfless as he wouldn't have done anything to get suspended.

I'm tired of hearing how virtuous Ricky was when those claims couldn't be further from the truth. The guy "retired" right before the season started, so he could go "find himself" in a bong cloud or whatever, and then came crawling back to avoid getting sued over lost salary.

Yeah Mando, keep hating on one of probably Top 3 players to play for the Miami Dolphins in the past 2-3 decades.

Ricky's Ricky, it shouldn't surprise Dolphins fans by now. And to complain that he didn't throw anyone under the bus while he was playing for the team during the season is just stupidity (I wonder if Mando complains to his superiors about the inferior writing at the Herald ever, or is he just glad to be getting a paycheck?).

OF COURSE hating on Ricky is what Mando WANTS people to take away from this. Unfortunately Mando, I think fans are a little smarter than you frankly, and understand the REAL story is how a Coach can MICROMANAGE SO MUCH, be on top of everything it takes to win, and ALL SEASON can't see the elephant in the room being the OC's play-calling. Where was Sparano micromanaging THAT?

It's great to say, "you have to convert a 3rd down." But when you call a draw on 3rd and 14, yeah, pretty unlikely if your oline looks like Swiss cheese.

This just adds more fuel to the fire to me. Sparano is looking more and more like the idiot that everyone saw on the sideline, and this team is looking more and more like the Bad News Bears.

Of course though, in perfect Miami fashion, will the Owner do the right thing and fire the HC, nope. He'll give him another year to micromanage Henne, telling him, "NO TURNOVERS," as he throws 2 picks in the 1st quarter.

Way to go Dolphins, let's get the offseason underway!!!

By the way, the only one who comes out of this looking good is, of course, Brandon Marshall. The one guy on this team who saw the stench early, could smell it, and SAID SOMETHING ABOUT IT! While the other Yes Men just went along screwing up a good team.

If Ricky is gone I say its a loss for the team. He was a good soldier, and I saw him as the logical bridge for the next RB we brought in this year's draft. Everyone has alwys praised RWs work ethic, but I guess can you really blame the guy for wanting out? I agree w Bill Taylor (@ 8:25), this team has become a very sad shell of itself. I am old enough to have been a fan in the early 70's when the Fins were the pride of the NFL (and developed into THE most successful franchise in sports!), and now this -- debacle. I'm sick and tired of reflecting on the good ole days. I too hope that Ross listens to what Ricky had to say and takes that into his decision process, whatever it may be. This team needs to be updated and fixed; It has been a long decade!

WHO CARES WHAT RICKY WILLIAMS SAYS. HE WAS A TOTAL SHTHEAD FOR MIAMI ANYWAY. HE ACTUALLY REMEMBERS NICK SABAN THROUGHOUOT ALL THAT POTSMOKING? COME ON MAN! PARCELLS AND SPARANO GAVE HIMA CHANCE TO EARN HIS MONEY AND KEEP IT,THUS CLEANING UP HIS REPUTATION. OTHERWISE, HE WAS PAYING THAT BOATLOAD OF CASH AND BONUSES BACK. RICKY, ONCE AGAIN YOU PROVE YOU ARE CLASSLESS. GO AHEAD, SMOKE THE BLUNT YOU'VE BEEN DYING TO SMOKE FOR THE PAST 3 YRS. YOUR OBLIGATION TO MIAMI IS OVER. MICROMANAGE? GOOD. SPARANO SHOULD HAVE MICROMANGED THIS TEAM. HAS ANYONE SEEN HOW THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING? YOU ARE ALL CALLING FOR HIS HEAD. WELL, TONY, I AGREE, LIKE FRANKIE SAYS, DO IT YOUR WAY! ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS YOUR ARSE ON THE LINE. F-THEM ALL AND IF MIAMI FANS DON'T WANT YOUR ENERGY, QUIT AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. AS A FAN FOR 44 YRS, I AM SO SICK OF NEW YORKERS AND NOW MIAMI WIMP FANS THAT I AM CONTEMPLATING VACATIONING SOMEWHERE ELSE, SELLING MY CONDO, AND SEEKING ANOTHER FOOTBALL TEAM. YOU GUYS ARE JACKWAGONS! HERE'S YOUR KLEENNEX. EITHER STOP CRYING AND SUPPORT THIS TEAM OR FIND ANOTHER ONE. UGGGHHHH. CRYBABIES!

Hey Amanda(thats what im gonna call you because you write like a lil whinnie girl) would you write an article for free??? do a raido show for free??? dont think so... you really talk alot of $h%@ behind an article, but u wouldnt have the COURAGE to talk this smack about this man in his face... you coward!

i have no problem w/what he is saying... when he is saying or why u never said anything. IMO its obvious Sparano has got to go... he lost the locker room this year and last year.. GOOD BYE!

DC Dolfan

Gotta say u r keepin it real
not bad, insightful post

bout time u wrote something worth reading lol

good work, Man

Well, if Ricky is a "cancer" perhaps that's why he was smoking so much dope. Maybe it was medicinal :) If Ricky speaks his mind, he's a whacky hippy cancer. If he says nothing, he's a moody introvert. Which is it, I'm confused?

The front office, the coaching staff and the players are lousy. That's why the Dolphins won't win. The reasons are pretty simple.

It's been in the works for awhile, but if Ross keeps Sparano and Ireland, he will have officially turned Miami into a basketball town.

Ricky will do well in New England next year..........or back in New Orleans. You know, on a team with an actual NFL caliber quarterback.

ONE MORE THING MIAMI SO CALLED FANS- BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING- I ALSO ATTEND MORE HOME GAMES THAN YOU. GUYS LIKE YOU HELP THE FINS LOSE BY SCALPIONG YOUR TICKETS. THE COPS SHOULD BAN IT AND LOCK YOU PEOPLE UP. THAT IS THE REAL REASON THIS TEAM CANNOT WIN. NO LOCAL SUPPORT AND IF I AM ROSS, I DO NOTHING. THE MIAMI HOME GAMES ARE LIKE AWAY GAMES ANYWAY AND YOU PEOPLE EXPECT THIS TEAM TO PLAY HARD AT HOME? WELL THEN ATTEND THE GAMES AND SUPPORT THE TEAM OR ROSS- MOVE IT TO NJ.

Mr. Homes:

I hope you and your family had an absolutely HAARPy holiday.

Not sure if you have the National Geographic channel, but they have a show called Explorer, and in on of their episodes they discussed HEMP(High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse).

HEMP is deployed by detonating a massive nuclear bomb above the earth's atmosphere, wherein the massive release of gamma rays into the atmosphere cuases electrons to break away from oxygen and nitrogen molecules. This renders all electronics in the affected area completely useless. Such an attack would cripple a nations infrastructure.

Interestingly, the physicists on the show noted that this weapon is most effective against technologically adbvanced nations like the U.S., South Korea, Japan, etc. while nations like North Korea and Iran are much less at risk, as they have less developed infrastructures.

These physicists were of the opinion that this poses the largest danger to international security, more so than convential nuclear attacks, chemical, biological and ecological (HAARP) warfare.

You heard it here first. And much like you want credit from Armando, feel free to credit me for this little nugget of scientific and geo-political info.

Your welcome.

DC good post, another point of view similar to what I posted at 6:55

@X Wino...
The first line in your opening paragraph was hilarious!
If he had said nothing, I'd never accused him of being an introvert.

Like I said, I don't wish any ill will towards Ricky; I just wish he'd have shown a little more class going out. That's all.

NE finfan, can you blame the guy though? Ricky's a champion. He's a Heisman Trophy winner. A NFL RB yardage champion. The guy suits up and is all business.

He's been on a travesty of a team for the better part of a decade. Missing pieces everywhere. He leaves, comes back, same inept team. I feel for all the older Dolphins (Y. Bell, Zach and JT when they were on the team). This team has squandered chance after chance, horrible draft pick after horrible draft pick, and at 34, the guy is irritated that nothing ever changes in Miami.

I'm surprised he lasted THIS long. And when he says NE has a QB, he's EXACTLY right! They've had one for the last decade. What's Miami done in that time?

This team plain sucks, top to bottom. From the ownership to the management to the personnel, the problem is they can't get out of their own way.

But, let's not fix any of that mess. No, it's easier for some lazy people to say, "yeah, get rid of Ricky, he's the problem!" The guy is 34, and for 2 years outran a guy 10 years younger than him, but Ricky's the problem, right.

more reason why sparano should leave. But our players going to jet and pats. That;s disrespectful to the fans. Ricky can go the jets if he wants but that's what JT did and his legacy in miami will be tarnished forever because of it.

I have a lot of respect for Ricky (mistakes and all) for keeping his tongue until the season was over. Comments during are a cancer and his professionalism in this instance is wise. I have loved to watch this guy over the years and appreciate the contributions he made. To bash him for his comments now are way off base. I applaude him for having the patience to wait!!

ricky is just frustrated like many of us who drank the koolaid in 2008. most of us woke up at the end of last year when the dolphins "quit" the last4-5 games. the last 2 training camps for me were very discouraging watching overpaid free agents and future draft busts in practice. it was evident that we were not improving and that the regime was not what we thought it was. players towed the company line and secrecy was at the forefront. ireland/sparano/henning/henne all must go to get rid of the parcells curse. we havent looked like a nfl team since the afc championship game against the jets. in closing, ricky just wants to run behind a veteran oline with knowledgeable coaches. we didnt have that. ronnie and ricky work very hard in practice!

Nice work Tapeworm
Back @ Ya on the HAARPy holidays to u & your family

Interesting nugget of info u provided

U realize HAARP is also completely capable of knocking out a cities power grid, this includes electronic wireless devices like cell phones,notebook computers,large video cameras, etc

It seems that HAARP signals are being picked up by weather radar systems as referred to above. This has been noted in conjunction with some unusual earthquake activity as well; notably at the China Lakes Naval Air Warfare Center in Southern California, where the quakes have been numbering around 100 per day for weeks now and radar images have often shown what seem to be major weather disturbances-- yet concurrently the weather satellite shots of the area and local weather conditions reports prove that the skies at these times have been generally calm and clear!

Something similar occurred on Easter Sunday in the Carolinas. It looked from the radar shots as though the area was being pounded by massive tornadic activity, yet the skies were clear and the atmospheric conditions generally calm. The next day, however, guess what--a sizable and unargueably rare earthquake hit this exact region!

Yet one more item on the list of HAARP's covert agendas and applications: Detection of electromagnetic seismic activity which may precede earthquakes -- and triggering of such activity.

It is becoming very apparent that the radar systems are picking up electromagnetic perturbances which not only don't correlate to observed actual weather conditions but display totally unnatural formations like perfect circles (often concentric), perfectly straight lines, etc. This same phenomenon, often in conjunction with tremendous and historically unheard-of rainstorms has also been observed in Western Australia, where the concentric electromagnetic energy pulses accompanying the fronts have been so severe as to totally knock out the power grids in the region--exactly what happened in Aukland, New Zealand earlier this year, when the entire heart of the city was without power for months after their electrical grid was literally fried by these EM pulse waves.

It bears repeating here that some scientists believe that HAARP, especially at it's current extraordinary levels of power, is quite capable of generating such highly advanced, esoteric phenomena as gravity waves; the ability implement interdimensional/time bending, distortion, shifting, rifting and the like would be along the same lines.

More and more, the emerging picture of HAARP is that of an extremely severe and very disturbing threat to our well being here on Planet Earth; currently perhaps on of the very biggest threats technologically. This really seems to be their Big Gun, capable of being applied in nearly every imaginable and exceptionally undesirable way.

HAARP technology appears well suited in general to enforcing a host of the more oppressive and malicious goals and agendas of the evolving New World Order

Still think Astronaut Lisa and Channing Crowder were both mind controlled by HAARP

So DC Dolfan

what u r saying is ...

The Dolphins Suck
Period

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If you guys havent known, Ricky always speaks how he feels, He never sugarcoats anything.

He is frustated at the team, it's understandable.

And you know what, he is allowed to say these things because...

Ricky Williams was the best personal on offense all season.

This is a mess far more than what we will ever know. Mark my words we will be a team the other teams mark as an automatic win for yrs to come. This is just the beginning.

Ricky should have added that NE is better coached and drafted better the last 10 years.

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