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Dolphins open 2011 regular season vs. Pats, close vs. Jets

The Dolphins will open the 2011 NFL season at home against the New England Patriots.

Talk about an instant opportunity to know how good the team is on a big stage. The Patriots won the AFC East last season and had the NFL's best regular-season record at 14-2. The Dolphins finished third in the AFC East and were swept by the Patriots. They also lost seven of eight home games in 2010.

So the 2011 season-opener is a chance for Miami to not only prove how good it is, but immediately erase the taste of last season's home record and third-place finish. It has me pumped. If you are similarly pumped, this is where you get your seasons tickets now.

The Dolphins play three big stage games in 2011. Obviously, the season opener on Monday night is a big deal. The Dolphins will return to primetime on Oct. 17 as they travel to New York to play the Jets. That game follows a bye so the Dolphins should be rested and prepared for their division rivals.

The other big stage game I am talking about is the Thursday, Nov. 24 game at Dallas. Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be eating press box turkey! (Yes, it is all about me.)

You should note that the two consecutive season-opening games at home are not played at the scorching hot 1 o'clock hour. That might be great for the fans because they will get some relief from sitting out in the scorching midday sun, but it does not once again maximize Miami's weather advantage early in the season.

β€œWe open with two games at home and it’s not only imperative that we play well right from the start, we are going to have to show continual improvement throughout the year since we end the season with three straight divisional games," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said in a statement.

The Dolphins do have to deal with two potentially cold weather games late in the season when they travel to Buffalo (Dec. 18) and New England (Dec. 24) on back-to-back weeks.

You should also note that Miami will be on the road for five out of six games from Sept. 25 to Nov. 6. Yes, there is a bye week on Oct. 9 in the middle of that. But the stretch that includes games at San Diego, at the Giants and at Kansas City -- all playoff contenders -- promises to be difficult.

The Dolphins finish the regular season where they began -- at home. And they finish in similar fashion -- against an AFC East rival. The regular-season finale is versus the New York Jets. The Jets went to the AFC title game for the second consecutive season in 2010-11.

Here is the schedule:

Date                Opponent

Sept 12    New England  7 p.m.

Sept. 18    Houston        4:15 p.m.

Sept. 25    at Cleveland   1 p.m.

Oct. 2      at San Diego   4:15

Oct. 9         BYE

Oct. 17       at New York Jets  8:30 p.m.

Oct. 23       Broncos    1 p.m.

Oct. 30    at New York Giants    1 p.m.

Nov. 6      at Kansas City   1 p.m.

Nov. 13     Washington     1 p.m.

Nov. 20      Buffalo          1 p.m.

Nov. 24      at Dallas (Thanksgiving)    4:15 p.m.

Dec. 4       Oakland       1 p.m.

Dec. 11      Philadelphia    1 p.m.

Dec. 18     at Buffalo       1 p.m.

Dec. 24     at New England   1 p.m.

Jan.  1      New York Jets  1 p.m.

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Oh but Lil Aloco I am, Just tired of the "Buffoonery" going on in phinland, If you think this team is headed in the right direction, you too need new direction......

Fins need "GPS" in my opionion........

What`s up Menace, the Rock will take Cena at the next Wrestlemania in Miami, your thoughts ?

F4L, Dont think the Rock will stick around, Heard he recieved a cool Million for his 4 weeks during the past Wrestlemania, Not bad for a months work.....

gabbert slides, hope we don't do something stupid and pick that bust.

pouncy now has issues with Heath Bars. if the guy wants to enjoy a Heath every once in a while i say, "let him." what's wrong with that.

-for aloco

I THOUGHT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE HEADLINER IN OUR WRESTLEMANIA ? ALSO I GOTTA TELL YOU MENACE THE OTHER NIGHT WHEN WE GOT ON THE SUBJECT LATE I REMEMBERED MICHEAL P.S. HAYES WHO FEUDED WITH RICK FLAIR AND IN AN INTERVIEW FLAIR KEPT REFERRING TO HIMSELF IN THE 3RD PERSON AS THE NATURE BOY AND HAYES SCREAMED AT HIM "WHAT THE HELL IS A NATURE BOY IS THAT SOME QUEER RUNNING THREW THE WOODS NAKED OR SOMETHING" I DIED LAUGHING !!

cuban,
maybe the coaches had all the players grab two wires to knock out their gps.

Dm, Makes as much since as anything regaurding the fish..

dm1,

Don`t forget to have them put there feet on the floor to create a ground when grabbing a wire in each hand !! LMAO !!

Here's getting off the subject but who would you rather do Mila Kunis or Mila Jankovich????

yeah, forgot about the feet on the floor. dam. that's why it didn't work. gonna have to try it again first thing in the morning.

dm1,

I posted something your way at 11:07 about what we were talking about, did you see it ?

Sorry Mila Jovanvich..........

Menace,

If your asking based on today I`d say Mila Kunis but if its Mila Jovavich from the 1st. Resident Evil movie then here, she aged alot after she had her kid.

Hey I got one who would you rather do, Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox ?

fin4L,
yeah,, the butch davis UM post. must have been awesome being there in new orleans. never got to enjoy anything like that. anyway, i remember what he did recruiting at the U and he is doing the same, actually better, with NC.

Diff Megan F4L, Brad Pitt is ruined that fur patch......., I know I would have...LOL

FIN4LIFE,


WHAT ABOUT YIOU ,DID OU AGE ALSO ?

Here's one, Ann Hathaway or Jane Hathaway????LMAO

michael irvin is giving the fins a lot of credit in the "schedule release show" saying they always play the pats hard and both games won't be easy for the pats. i tend to agree with his assessment. i don't think the pats are going to enjoy playing us this year especially with justin houston rushing the passer and quan sturdivant eating up the backs at ilb. did i say that?

NIETHER CUBAN, YOU PICK WOMEN WITH NO SEX APPEAL

diana rigg hands down

Lil Aloco, Here's one for you, Elmer's or Gorrilla glue?????

gheez! now they are talking about the fins again with the jet's schedule as though we are going to be a 13 win team this year or something.

Sarah or Bristol Palin????????

CUBAN,

I THINK YOUR PROBLEM THAT YOU R OLD ABOUT 98 YEARS OLD AND YOU GET SWYED EASY BY ANY WOMAN AT ALL ....

Gorilllllla glue all the way. no contest.

dm1,

It wouldn`t be that fun today because were obviously not a NC Contender but when we are all you do is call the U ticket office for alumni directly and they are so happy to send as many fans as they can that they sign you up, send you all the info. with a diagram of the stadium were going to be playing in and you pick your seats, they even recommended the hotel I stayed at an Embassy suits around the corner from the team, I didn`t stay in there hotel because it ran 275.00 a night for a single. I was down there for 6 days, 4 before the game and left the day after in the afternoon when we got done owning Bourban St. and I tell you it`s one great way to kick in the new year I spent about 2,500.00 which considering how I partied on New Years Eve wasn`t all that much for a week in the Big Easy.

When asked his opinion of Chad Henne, Jon Gruden was giving superlatives in Henne's defense. All of a sudden the line disconnected. Per Sun Sentinel.

Do you think it became so difficult for Gruden to hold back the laughter while falsely giving Henne kudos. That he had to hang up the line to not give himself away?

dm1,

200.00 a night for a double at an Embasst suits, there were 3 of us and each ticket cost 150.00 and the rest was partied !!!

DYING BREED , WHY DO YOU FOOLOW A FRUAD LIKE GRUDEN ?

fin4L,
yeah, i would say it was worth every penny, especially because you REMEMBERED it even though you partied so much. yeah, $2500 isn't bad. i spent more than that elsewhere and didn't have that good of a time.

LOL At Lil Aloco, OK here's one from my time period Meme Esinhower or Bess Truman?????

yeah, gruden was on the phone and there was ron jaworski sitting in the background saying, "tell them the one about how accurate he is."

ALoco,

I dont follow Gruden. Was browsing the slum sentinel site. They always have more football than the Herald.

Armando likes to tell "Crazy Horse" stories not football.

Aloco,

We men age better we have tougher skin and can hold our own into our late 40`s for women the party starts to take a bit of a dive by 30 and you know as does everybody on here that it`s not my opinion it`s a fact, unfortunatly life is short and sucks that way !!!

they are having a fins love fest on this show. now its the thanksgiving game.

Armando likes Crazy Horse, Custer, and Jason Taylor only.

fin4L,
it's the makeup. my wife has never used it and she's 31 now and she doesn't need it. i think the biggest mistake a lot of women make is using the stuff when they don't need it and it ruins their looks later on and now they are stuck using it for the rest of their lives.

Menace,

Most deffinitly Ann Hathaway, I think she`s a betty, would have to put Bristol on a diet but I figure she`d be funner than her uptight Mom.

If your life depended on doing one woman and it came down between and it came down between Bette Midler (today) and Aloco`s Oprah, what do you do?

fin4life.

The biblical Metheusula lived to be over 900yrs old. Does that mean he still had boyishly good lucks at the age of 500yrs?

F4L, Take a 9mm to the forehead............

FIN4 LIFE.... WOMEN AT THEIR BEST WHEN THEY REACH 40,MEN THEY ALWAYS AVERAGE BUT WOMEN ,IT DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS .

dm1,

My wife just turned 30 and on April 6 and thank God isn`t a big user of make-up either she uses lipstick and some eye shadow that`s about it and still looks like the girl I met 9 years ago thank God !! That`s a good point about women ruining there skin with all that crap !!

Menace, thanks I haven`t laughed that hard in a while !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wrestling is dumb hollywood crapola for people with brains made of bubble gum...what a pathetic waste. india and china are kicking our butts while americans drivel over utter nonsense.

ALoco,

Women are at their horniest when their 19.

ANN HATHAWAY HAS LEGS LIKE STICKS ,INFACT SHE USE TO DATE A RICH GUY FROM WALL STREET WHO GOT ARRESTED FOR FRUAD .

this is a two part post of nothing important:

1.women hit their prime sexually at about 40 and that's good because i have a lot to look forward to. whoopy!

2.i've just come up with a theory that, if you are fat, your mother must have smoked pot when she was pregnant with you and you came out with the munchies.

Wrestling is Broadway Ballet for Dummies.

DB,
I DON'T SLEEP WITH YOUNG HORNY WOAMN ,I WANTTO SLEEP WITH A WOMAN WHO PLAYS WITH MY BRAIN AND SEDUCE THE HELL OUT OF ME .

dm1,

Women turn the sexual faucet to full blast while dating. When married it slowly goes down to a waining trickle. LOL.........

WRESTLING IS THE WORST SPORT EVER .NO WONDER THE MENCE LIKE IT .

DB,
i removed the handle and washers from my wife's faucet when we got married and she can't shut her water off.

Ok Guys, Gotta Go, Have a good nite.....Or Have a "Fintastic" Nite.......

They say nothing kills a womans sexual appetite more than wedding cake.

ALoco,

When you reach my age you wanna sleep with young horny once a month then go home. zzThats called a male monthly.

dm1,

WOW! Hate to see your monthly water bill! LOL.......

LOL@0x80 12:18 AM...............

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