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Full transcript of Monday's meet with Ross, Ireland, Dee

NEW ORLEANS -- Before we go forward, you should be aware that Dolphins coach Tony Sparano will address the media starting at 8 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday. I will be posting an update to this blog in the morning. I will also tweet Sparano's words in real time on Twitter. To get those tweets, follow me on twitter

On Monday the Dolphins brought together owner Stephen Ross, general manager Jeff Ireland and CEO Mike Dee to meet with the media. I must give Ross some major, major props for showing some experience and wisdom here.

In recent years, Ross has had no compunction about addressing things having to do with football and stadium matters despite the fact he has hired Ireland and Dee to take the lead on those matters, respectively. In doing that, Ross made some memorable missteps.

He's learned.

Ireland wasn't scheduled to be in the meeting but he was. Dee wasn't necessarily billed as being part of the meeting with the media but he was.

And Ross let his experts answer questions about their expertise. Well done.

What follows is the entire transcript of the meeting. Word to all media not present at the meeting: If you use information or pull quotes from the meeting, kindly credit The Miami Herald, ESPN.com, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post. All four.

Hear that, Joe Rose? I see you.

Before you dive into the transcript, check out my column on how Ross pretty much guaranteed Ireland and coach Tony Sparano are secure and can make decisions for the long-term good of the team rather than the short-term good of, well, themselves to save their jobs.

My question to him was, "Are you giving your front office, you coach a guarantee that they can make a long-term decisions so they're not worried about their jobs short-term?"

You can see below what Ross said and you can see what that means in the column

The transcript:

(On his impressions of the meetings so far) – (Ross) “They lay out where we are and what’s going on. I think that you really can’t be enthused about it because it’s not the kind of things that you want to be discussing. Not my idea of ownership.”

(On if he has experiences with labor work stoppages in your business) – (Ross) “Well, we do a lot of labor negotiations, we work with the unions and they build all of our projects. We build with a size that we have to use union labor and we have negotiated with them extensively. You have to work with them and it shouldn’t be necessarily adversarial, I mean, you are trying to win point and save money. You know what is going on in the world today, the unions have kind of exceeded their bounds in just about every aspect of life and today you have a very anti-union sentiment across the country.”

(On if he thinks that unions have exceed what they were set up to do) – (Ross) “Oh yeah, look at every single major industry that has been union dominated, those companies are in trouble. Look at every state and city government, they are all bankrupt. What’s happened is, this is like the perfect storm we are in, most of it not applicable to football necessarily. It not about the wages it’s about the work rules and the jurisdiction issues and all those kind of things and the benefits. Now that not necessarily here because I think that the players are looking more at the absolute dollars, but those other parts are issues and I think we are sympathetic to a lot of them that weren’t issues in the past. There’s a reason why there is a lot of anti-union sentiment in the country today.”

(On how closely he was watching the mediation in Washington D.C.) – (Ross) “I wasn’t watching, I was listening. I have never been through mediation, I have talked to people who have and you know it can be very trying times, you know you don’t feel a lot of movement. You aren’t sitting across the table directly, you are dealing with a mediator, and so you hope that you have a good mediator who knows how to bring people together.”

(On how much of a financial hit the Dolphins and the surrounding communities would take if there is no NFL in 2011) – (Ross) “It would be significant. No season all together?

(Or a pushback of the season) – (Ross) Anyway, obviously the worst situation is no season at all, but as you push it back, even now people aren’t buying tickets at the same rate they were in the past, people are waiting to see, a lot of people are, so it has an impact. It will have an impact with sponsors and what have you.”

(On if he was on board with the decision to lockout the players and if he was disappointed that the players walked away from the table) – (Ross) “I was very disappointed. I am the newest owner in there and I am a businessman so I am looking at it, you know, as much due diligence as we did, when you go in and buy a team you don’t understand all of the nuances. This is as complex and there are more nuances in this business than in any other business that I have been associated with. It is different, but, speaking as a businessman and knowing what I know now, you have a system that was broken and it made no sense. I think that everybody feels that we have got to get it fixed this time. Something was kind of tried, didn’t work for everybody and with the new eyes and being there and not having been there in the past they are 100% right. You cannot have a business where you pay players, as a percentage of the gross income. Anyone who has been in business who has worked for everybody, you don’t pay players a percentage of the gross. The expenses have grown so great compared to the revenues that there is no reasonable return to anybody’s bottom line, so I think the sense of entitlement that they have got to keep going up and up, we have seen that in every aspect of life, it doesn’t work. People feel that way so why should it be any different in how they feel about sports. I think that every owner wants, they own a team because they want to be on the ball field, it’s not ‘hey how do I build a bottom line’, but you have got to be reasonable in how you are doing it and have an incentive to invest money in the team and the different aspects, you know, businesses that you might go into, because you can’t pay them a percentage of the revenue, ‘hey you get 60% and we get all the expenses and then try to make money from that, I mean, it wouldn’t work. You wouldn’t have jobs if your company looked at it that way, nobody would have a job.”

(On the setback to the stadium renovation brought by Broward County declining the bed tax) – (Dee) -  “The Broward County reaction to what was purposed was surprising to us because we had a series of discussions over a six month period with county staff, members of the county commission, then (Broward) Mayor (Ken) Keechl regarding what our intent was, and you can subscribe to a theory or two as to what happened. Obviously the (NHL’s Florida) Panthers role is well documented. I think that the new commission was put on the spot to react and take a strong position on the matter before there was sufficient time to sit down and really fully vet it, again be mindful that the goal of the legislation wasn’t to execute an agreement, it was to enable a discussion and a process to unfold and take place. We brought 65% of the benefit the last time around to Broward county. Many hoteliers and those in the tourism community…Nikki Grossman is on the record saying how important it is, but also little known is the economic impact of having our training facility in Broward County, which is an annual impact of $130 million dollars a year, we had a study done. So we remain enthusiastic about engaging Broward County down the road. We think that we are a stakeholder in the county and they are a stakeholder with the team’s business interests in the county. They’ll be another day to have that discussion…will unlikely be part though of this particular legislative strategy that we are in the midst of.

(On if the organization has had conversations with Roger Goodell about the stadium) – (Dee) “Yes, they are aware of our efforts and we keep them updated on a periodic basis. We are not on the clock at the moment for a Super Bowl bid. The 2015 Super Bowl will probably likely be awarded later this year, there will be an update on that process at this meeting tomorrow. We have said publicly, we are going to continue to pursue Super Bowls in earnest with or without the improvements, but clearly based upon the lay of the land and competitive landscape that is out there, we are going to be an increasingly, you know, competitive environment.”

(On if the organization has looked at alternative ways to fund the canopy/roof) – (Dee) “We are focused now on our legislative strategy in the hopes that we have this local discussion. We are going to be heard tomorrow in Tallahassee in our first senate committee on our senate bill and we are working hard on thought and hope that the political will in Tallahassee will support the opportunity to engage locally, not only on the stadium, but on the Miami Beach Convention Center.”

(On if the training facility’s $130 million economic figure an annual or aggregate figure) – (Dee) “It’s an annual impact of over $130 million a year and we will make that study available to anyone who is interested in it. We have given the study to members of the Broward County Commission who we met with in the aftermath of the action that they took, so it is public record. There is a lot to go in. Like Nat Moore said ‘when I played for the Dolphins, the only guys that lived in Broward County that played for the Dolphins were Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick. Everybody else lived in Miami-Dade County because that’s where the training facility was. You look at the amount of players that live here and the taxes, the businesses around there…and players start business whether it is Kim Bokamper, Bob Brudzinski or Dwight Stephenson around where they live. You look further at the economic impact of the hotel’s room that we buy with training camp. We are the single biggest customer with player stays and training camp. There are a lot of different spokes to that.”

(On if he brought the team knowing that there will be a lockout) – (Ross) “Well, I didn’t know it would get to this level. It was a risk. I would have thought that better minds would have prevailed already. It was certainly a risk.”

(On what he thinks it will take for both sides to resolve this issue) – (Ross) “I think they need to get back together and start negotiating. I don’t think anything’s going to be resolved in the courts because at the end of the day it’s the players and the owners that have to resolve the issues.  People might say hey I got this advantage or that advantage but I think the most important thing is that they start talking again.  The sooner that happens the better chance there is for an agreement.”

(On if he is confident there will be a 16 game schedule this year) – (Ross) “I sure hope so.  There’s a lot of time for that to happen but I think the fans and everyone want to see it as soon as possible.  Put that behind us.”

(On how the NFLPA compares with other unions that he’s dealt with) – (Ross) “In other unions we’re talking about wages up to maybe 50-60 dollars an hour.  Here at the high side, here you’re talking about players making 2 million plus a year.  Big difference.”

(In terms of philosophical) – (Ross) “That’s a philosophical thing.  There’s a bigger sense of entitlement when you’re making a huge amount of money.  I mean from that standpoint.”

(On what he can apply from dealing with unions before or if this is totally different) – (Ross) “I think the best thing is you’re talking to them and they have to understand your needs.  That’s not all about their needs.  And I don’t know how much what I read is what you guys write.  And it tends to be hey that they’re entitled to x amount of dollars more than they’re getting not the fact and the owners they don’t have to suggest the owners are making too much money but we can get paid more for this and it’s extraordinary.  Don’t forget they’re taking a percentage of the gross.  Very typically you’re paid by the hour in wages.  So it’s a total different thing.  So I don’t think that people can be as sympathetic to players and their needs as you would find in the typical labor negotiations in business.”

(On his needs of the expenses of running a team, and also the recession and how it’s impacted the fan base) – (Ross) “Right.  I think that’s all part of that.  You certainly can’t raise prices.  The costs are going up and we’re at the point now people just can’t afford to pay more for their entertainment dollar.  They’re sports dollar so typically that’s what’s always happened.  You always raise the prices.  We’re at that point you can’t raise prices any more.  I think everybody accepts that and our costs keep going up.  So and you have people earning 2 million plus a year.  So where do you think the reasonable, the line of reason falls.  It’s pretty simple, right?”

(On Brian Daboll) – (Ross) Jeff, Tony and I we met him and thought he was very exciting.  His ideas and he was well suited for the project and over other people that were there.  I mean Jeff had said he wasn’t the first guy he thought about when he brought him in.  He was kind of blown away by him.

(On his vision for the 2011 Dolphins offensively) – (Ross) “Well I mean I think what we want to do is be improved over where we were last year and I think that everybody wants to see improvement and you have to look at every position and hopefully you can improve, the player improves or we bring somebody else in.  It’s about competition and certainly we’ve got to put more points on the board.  So I guess that’s probably the best way you can really determine…have you really improved but based also on the won/loss records.  I mean we were strong defensively.  We want to get better offensively.”

(On keeping Tony Sparano and not having newness during the lockout) – (Ross) “Certainly, but that wasn’t the reason why we retained Tony, because there might be a lockout.  I didn’t take that into consideration.  It was the first time I had the opportunity and I understand that continuity is such an important part you just can’t keep changing the parts and expecting a different result.  And in talking to people, which I learned a lot.  Like I said I thought Tony was the best person for the job.  I still believe that.”

(On how he would do things differently with a couple of months of reflection) – (Ross) “I mean like I said when I had the press conference.  I realized how public it is.  And I wouldn’t want to do anything to really compromise my relationship with Tony from that standpoint.  I wouldn’t want him to be surprised.  He’s got to read the newspaper and following my journey across the country.”

(On if he’s giving his front office long term decisions on their jobs) – (Ross) “Absolutely.  We talk about it all the time.  If not you go sign old players and old big names and hope they have one year left.  I think we have a very young squad.  One of the youngest in the league. We’re building it from the ground up and I think the whole idea when I first bought the team is we want to be consistent you know playing in the playoffs.  Year in and year out where the people can expect to have a good, exciting product on the field.”

(On what his expectations are for the 2011 season) – (Ross) “To be better than they were last year.  Well I mean last year you guys quoted me, I said something, I thought we’d be there this year and I had to read it all over the papers, they were everywhere I went so…but I think that we have a great nucleus.  We’ve looked to really improve that.  Unfortunately people haven’t seen anything because we can’t sign free agents.  The draft hasn’t occurred.  So I think you’ll have a better idea as I will and even Jeff to see who we’re able to attract and who we end up with.  But I am sure that the amount of work that’s being put into it.  I know the staff, Jeff is working tirelessly.  I don’t think there’s a guy in this hotel that’s putting more effort in it than Jeff.  And we’re making sure in our organization.  I mean we’re right up there in terms of working.  It’s really incredible.  It takes hard work in this.  You just don’t go by what you read in the press in terms of what players you take and just looking at statistics and these guys pore over through every single detail.  Looking at them, once, twice, three times, different people looking at him.  Giving consensus.  And Jeff makes the ultimate call.  I mean I’m impressed by their work ethic and nothing happens successfully without a lot of hard work.”

(On making his decisions) – (Ireland)  “You know I’ve never felt that way, even with Wayne, now with Steve, I’ve never felt that way that I didn’t have time to make decisions.  And I know my role here.  My role here is to make decisions for this franchise.  The Miami Dolphins are bigger than Jeff Ireland.  I’ve got to make decisions whether I’m on a one year contract, a three week contract or a four year contract.  I’ve got to make decisions for the Miami Dolphins long term.  Our ultimate goal is to win and win consistently in this league and that’s my job responsibility.”

(On Chad Henne) – (Ross) “Chad Henne, you talk to people who really look at him and he has a lot of great skills.  Certainly, he has to continue to improve.  He made some improvement in other areas and I think people were unhappy with some of the other.  But I think he has the skills.  It’s unfortunate a strike like this, the lockout like this …. Help working with him.  I’m very optimistic that he’ll have the capabilities to take us.”

(On what he has learned about running a team) – (Ross) “The process of building a team is much more sophisticated and there’s so much more that goes into it than you’d expect. The work these guys do during the season and the offseason – its incredible. They really sacrifice an awful lot to try and deliver winners. I don’t think people understand that. It’s too easy to read the papers and talk about players. What these guys are doing is really scouting them and understanding them and watching tape after tape to find out if he’s consistent and will fit the right profile and that kind of stuff. It amazes you. You don’t realize that. A fan doesn’t realize that. And also during the game, a fan might say, ‘hey a guy ran a wrong route.’ But there’s a lot more to it. As a fan, I didn’t know that. And I talk to him afterward and say, “oh really, I didn’t know that.” But that’s it. Basically the fans want to see something exciting and they want to win. It’s that simple. And have a lot of fun doing it. And that’s what we have to focus on doing – winning and that they have a lot of fun when they come to the game, and basically winning at home.”

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Fin4life,

From the last blog:

Fin4life,

When Shula was coach I used to travel cross country for training camps. Anytime we were scheduling a "Tour" I would look at our dates in S.Florida so I could hit camp if at all possible. I even took "family" vacations with sole purpose being to attend camp.

Back then it was awesome. Marino was throwing to Fryar and Liffort Hobely jumped the route and tipped it straight to me. So yeah, I can actually say I caught a pass from Dan Marino!

Another time after practice everybody was gathered around Shula. I had my girlfriend get ready with the camera. I put my arm around him and asked if I could get a picture.

Everybody standing there just froze and looked at me like I was crazy(I am). Shula looked at this long haired hippie awkwardly for a second and then broke into a RARE ear to ear grin. My girlfriend snapped the picture right on time. I got it enlarged and autographed! It hanging on the wall of my "Man Cave".

Truly a prized possesion.

PS: Seems to me like there wasn't even a fence back then, just some bleachers and the field. Can you remember if I'm remembering correctly-LOL?

This blog is seriously gonna test my reading comprehension skills....and attention span.....

Be back in 15 min with my thoughts....geesh

Rob in OC should really enjoy this blog...and maybe Derick4Dolphins....

Lots of words, very little interesting content.

I give up...i'll read this tommrow at work.....and maybe comment on it then....later

fin4, from the other blog...

I lived in Ft. Lauderdale and then Miami many years ago. The fins were one of the elite sports franchises when I got interested in football. After leaving the area, I just never bonded with any other team. Even though I had lived in other NFL towns, I always remained a fin fan. I used to follow some other sports too, and now I could care less. For whatever reason, the only sports team I care to follow are the Miami Dolphins. So...that is why I don't go to Davie to check things out first hand.

GOOD JOB ARMANDO.



In 83 when still just a Rookie Marino and the Fins were in L.A. to play the Rams and were loosing by 3 T.D.`s late in the 3rd. when Shula on a 3rd and long sent in a run play and Marino told everybody in the huddle that he was going to throw and would not stop until we one the game, the final score was Mia 38 L.A. 35 a legend was born and Shula would re-evaluate his Off. philosophy, proving his genius as well. This little nugget is in the Biopic they did on Marino when he retired.

Posted by: fin4life | March 21, 2011 at 06:57 PM
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It was a long time ago, so a fuzzy memory is certainly understandable but the 1983 game versus the Rams was in the Orange Bowl and Miami won quite easily, 30-14. I recall David Overstreet having a productive day that afternoon.

The game you must be thinking of was three years later in Anaheim when the Dolphins won 37-31 in OT.

odin,

Your memory is right on, at the St. Thomas facility there were bleachers and no fence. In those days if you remember they had the player dorms right next to the practice field and as a kid in the early 80`s I used to sneak in the hall`s, met alot of players and have quite the collection of autographed memorabilia as well, good times. The Davie facility is to impersonal, I liked it better at St. Thomas more of a family feel between players and fans. I actually was such a fixture going with my old man to every camp year in and year out that I got on speaking terms with alot of players including Marino, who was alot more accessable than people know.

I got another doozy for you from that biopic on Marino.

When asked if the Rams game was the 1st. time he remembered being in the zone, Marino replied " The zone, I spent my entire career in the zone"

Classic, loved it !!!

Is it to late to get a NEW Owner????

@ Dan,

Good Call, After you mentioned the Overstreet Play I remember, I was actually there he ran it in on the open end zone, 2 plays after Tony Nathan had done the same off left tackle behind Kooch and Newman, only to have it called back on a holding call against Newman. If memory serves that was the last year Feragamo played at Q.B. for the Rams giving way to Burt Jones aquired in trade from the Baltimore Colts. I got the game but year wrong, thanks for reminding.

THE WORST ICE CREAM MUST BE COOKIES AND CREAM .

fin4life,

The other notable thing about that '83 game was that two future Hall of Famers met as rookies that day, Marino and Eric Dickerson.

Overstreet is a guy that any Dolphins fan has to recall with great sadness. Especially for his tragic death, of course, but you also wonder just how good he might have been...especially on an offense that had so many other great weapons to take the pressure off. He was pretty damn good as a rookie.

Those were the years when it seemed like we tragically lost a player each offseason. Larry Gordon, Rusty Chambers, Overstreet.

My memory is a little fuzzy as well, I got 30 plus seasons in my head, getting on what Ross elluded to about ticket prices, I`ll give him credit for at least pointing that out, we were season ticket holders for the Fins from 74 till the move to JRS in 87, when they hit my old man with such a price up he declined, they were also going to put us in worse seats after all those years as season ticket holders, always held that against the Robbie`s right or wrong ! I even remember my seats at the great old Palace (OB) SECTION O, ROW 44 SEATS 14,15,16

FIN4LIFE,


HOW OLD ARE YOU ? 73 ,ALMOST SAME AGE AS DB .

@ Dan,

Your right Overstreet, car accident flipped his Mercedes on some Tex. highway, Rusty Chambers run over in a phone booth of all places by a drunk driver, Larry Gordon fell victim to heat stroke running in the Arz. desert, although Cocaine was found in his system. Don`t forget Chales Bowser`s wife and son getting killed in another auto accident, he was never the same and retired after the season also 83 if memory serves.

Gotta say that I wish Ross would keep his anti-union sentiments to himself. He has a right to those views, of course, but it does nothing to help the acrimonious climate between owners and players right now.

Huizenga also had a bad habit of airing his right-wing views publically, come to think of it.

Wish these guys were more like Joe Robbie was. JR may have been one of the most actively political owners in NFL history (very big in liberal, Democratic politics including organizing Florida for George McGovern versus Nixon) but he NEVER made public pronouncements about his political biases.

I`m a very young 38 Aloco my parents took me to games though anyway and I fell in love with it, it`s how I became such a huge fan, if your doing the math I was born in 72 Perfect Seaon

Orange Bowl Section 32, row 5, seat 7. Weird how you remember stuff like that. Good times. :)

VERY STRONG RUMORE ON PFT SAYING THE DOLPHINS ARE VERY INTERSTED IN CARSON PALMER ..................

Mando, Joe Rose gone knock you out!

Sorry, couldn't make it past that statement... the rest is just too long. I'm sure ALOCO is off sniffing glue somewhere as a result of trying to read it.

Pete--100% agree.

RAYN MALLET IS COMING TO MIAMI ON THE 30 OF MARCH FOR WORKOUT WITH FINS .

DAN YOU MUST BE VERY OLD AND ANCENT LIKE FIN4LIFE TO. I LIKE COCO NUT AND PINAPLE ICE CREAM IT IS LIKE FROZEN PENA COLDADA

I'm nearly 4000 years old, Aloco. First started writing on these blogs in hieroglyphs, as a matter of fact.

"Pena Coldada?" Doesn't he play 3rd base for the Twins?

FAKE ALOCO @ 9;28.........


FIN4LIFE , DON'T LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE .

0x80,

There you have it.

Aloco took a firm stand.

He definitely likes "COCO NUT AND PINAPLE ICE CREAM"

**AND**

"THE WORST ICE CREAM MUST BE COOKIES AND CREAM."

I don't know about you guys, but something tells me this blog just wouldn't be the same without him.

ALoco! ALoco! ALoco! ALoco!

Prediction here with the "stadium improvement" stuff mentioned in the article. No way it'll ever pass a voter referendum but I'd bet down the road you'll see it funded largely by the league itself with a hefty contribution from the Dolphins.

I believe it was a similar dynamic that was used to redo the Superdome after Katrina.

I wouldn't oppose it (ESPECIALLY the component of moving seats closer to the playing field) under those terms.

ODIN,


COCONUT AND PINEAPPLE ,HAAGANAND DAZ ONE OF THE BEST.I HAVE IN MY FREEZER .

Dan good times indeed !!

HAAGAN AND DAZ

WTF Ross? Says who that the whole country has anti-union sentiment and that businesses that are unionized are failing? That all state and local governments are broke? You are an epic dumbass.

In entertainment businesses the performers get a chunk of the gross after costs are paid. And the costs are to third parties, not entities controlled by the studio. Sort of the like the NFL numbnuts.

I can't believe that Michigan named its business school after you. You're a disgrace.

BEST SHOW IN TV .... HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL,I AM WATCHING A COUBLE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE IN VIENNA,ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES IN THE WORLD ,I LIVED THERE FOR FEW MONTH LOOKING FOR A JOB THEN I WENT TO ITALY FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS .

WHY I FEEL SOMEONE IS TALKING TO HIMSELF?

"You know what is going on in the world today, the unions have kind of exceeded their bounds in just about every aspect of life and today you have a very anti-union sentiment across the country.”

What year is he living in 1950? He shouldnt confuse the anti-union sentiment in his country club with the rest of the country.


IN ITALY THEY HAVE THE GELADO ICE CREAM THAT YOU HAVE NEVER TASTE HERE IT IS VERY GOOD....ALSO HAGEN DAAZS RUM RASEN AND BEN JERRY MONKEY CHUKY

I LOVE YOUR POST @ 9;56 FAKE ALOCO .I DO LIKE RUM RAISIN ICE CREAM BUT BEN AND GERRY ICE CREAM IS FOR DOGS .

Okay, I finally made it through and came away with a couple of sentiments: Ross is a bit of a doofus. Okay, a massive one (I will retract this statement if he fires this staff at the end of the season, if there is one).

Ireland proves, once again, that he is a first class a*s - simply by talking about himself in the third person. Idiot.

Chad Henne is still worthless even if Ross says he's worth at least a nickel.

Mando hates Joe Rose who could smush him like a pea.

odin,

In the last blogg I mentioned I wanted to make Aloco Dolphins Press Secretary, can you imagine Aloco bringing reporters like Mando down to size calling them out on there shotty reporting and fuzzy facts. Or how about a press confrence were he addresses the National media and calls out the Gang of Defeat, the hyena Cowher, tells a naked Oprah to put some close on cause Damn !! no need in making us all blind !!! and informs the Nation of his plans for a new league were his Ape City Gorillas will play, great TV, colorful indeed !!!!

THANK YOU FIN4LIFE FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE .

Well, I don't think I'd really say that a statement like "the Miami Dolphins are bigger than Jeff Ireland" really equates to LeBron James-like arrogance.

You can dislike/disagree with him but I think that's maybe just a tad nitpicky and trying to make something more out of a very innocuous statement (one that happens to be true).

FIN4LIFE,

I MUST SAY I AM SURPRISED HOW THE FL SPORT MEDIA WORKS ,THEY NEVER HAVE BREAKING NEWS,NEVER UNCOVER ANY THING ABOUT THE TEAM AND NEVER GO DEEP TO QUESTION ANY COACH OR PLAYER .

I THINK THAT COMES FROM THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION THEY HAVE DOWN THERE PLUS THE NEWS PAPERS HIRES THE PEOPLE WHO THEY CAN AFFORD .....STILL LOVE ARMANDO .

Aloco,

you have all of my confidence that you would get the National media interested and yes they would hire anybody just go read the hacks in the Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach post I know I could do better, maybe I should write while you cover for TV ?

Dan,

Your right it is knit picking, I don`t see how anybody can disagree with the assesment, we were here before Ireland and will still be here once he`s gone so I believe he isn`t bigger than the Miami Dolphins, maybe the Marlins but not the Dolphins !

Got an SOS call from an elderly shut-in lady.

This voluntary work makes me feel good about myself, but the pay SUCKS-LOL!

I'll be BACK!!!!

Be serious guys. Rose is an old man. My grandad would crush him.

Why would you want anyone to credit the Palm Bitch Post? That reporter they got over there is a douche.

Dan,

If your still there wasn`t it in that game against L.A. were Marino tweaked his knee and had to sit out the home game against Atl. were Strock came in and completed 20 passes before D.Harris cut short his bid at a then NFL record of 22 in a row ? What an embarrasment of riches we had then, Strock retires in 85, Jaworski comes in to back up Dan, followed by Secules, S.Mitchell, S.Deberg ect.... Now we can`t find one guy who can take a dump between his shoes !! sheesh !!!

Duriel Harris I will always remember him for shredding his knee spiking the ball in the end zone on Monday night against Philly back in 81, LOL !!!

This might be the most bloated Blog-Post I've ever read. Quoting is one thing, printing every word of a long winded theory (complaint, excuse, whiner mentality) is another.

Not that it really matters. Just cyber babble. And it appears catching.

Here's an example, fits right in with the other 80 posts...

Fin4life,

I think you're right. Ireland ain't bigger than the Dolphins, but his ego is!

PS: Back in the day, when I used to raise hell all over the eastern US, I had warrants in about 30 different counties between Detroit, New York and Miami.

This was back before they had the computerized Ident-A-Print Machines at all of your local Police departments.

When I would get stopped or arrested I always used Scott Secules as my alias. I got just enough info to get by the Cops back then from memorizing the back of his Tops(or pro-set, can't remember which)football card.

I got by on his name AT LEAST 50 times. It was a little easier back before everything was computerized. The poor guy, I have no idea how many tickets I got in his name, but it was quite a few.

PSS: Read that back before posting. Makes me sound like a bad guy. Oh well, I was young and dumb. I got a lot of hard learned lessons under my belt since then.


ValHalla!!!!

Ross doesn't get it. It isn't about how hard you work. It is about being able to make the right decision. Ireland and the current coaching staff continue to make wrong decision after wrong decision after wrong decision. I don't care about how hard Ireland works. No one doubts his work ethic. The problem with Ireland is when it comes time to make the decision, he will make the wrong one. (For example, drafting Patrick Turner early in the draft when most experts had him not being drafted.)

odin @11:12,

LMFAO !!! Thinking about Secules either recieving Court notification or getting arrested on bench warrents !! Classic, I do remember the good old days before they fed you into a database with the hand print.

ALL HERALD BLOGGERS ARE GAY LONELIES THEY NEED TO THROW A PARTY AND BE HAPPY.

THEY NEED TO THROW A PARTY AND BE HAPPY.

Posted by: ALoco | March 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM


-ALoco,

-Get Momma Maria busy fixing up the chow.

-Post your Address.

-I'm bringing a Fith of Barcardi and a couple of Heineken Mini-Kegs!

Party! Party! Party! Party!

Gay and Lonely?

Not a chance!

Me and my PitBull Debo were Snow Plowing at 4:00 this morning.

Took a "break" at 7:00 to go home and make SURE the Kids got on the Bus OK.

Then more plowing and pulled 2 cars out of snow filled ditches!

Made dinner and had a shyt load of Homework because my youngest missed some school due to a minor hernia surgery last week.

Fought with my EX AND one of my "presents" on the phone.

Then at 10:00 tonight I had to go relight an elderly lady's furnace.

All the while blogging every chance I got.

I just sat down with my first Heineken of the day and I'm getting ready to tune up the Stratocaster!

Being a single Dad with serious psychological issues ain't easy. But Gay and Lonely? Not on your LIFE!

ValHalla!!!!

SunSentinel update: NJ PHIN FOOL was suspended from there for a whole week. Sheeeeshhh! What a buffoon

Odinsuck you drinking fool stay away or I will EAT you children. lil bazztards

odin,

Next time your in Miami I will definitely let you know were I stay and will have all necessary friends present, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Johnny Walker they will all be there !!

Macho,

I just did a really awesome "comeback" post too you, but they wouldn't let it through.

I knew I shouldn't have even bothered with something that lame.

If you come up with something a little better post it and I MIGHT make the effort.

Come on MACHO! YOU can DO IT!

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