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Note to Dolphins: You must defend this house

Whatever happens tonight, it is only one game. OK? Repeat after me: It is only one game.

If the Dolphins win, the victory is not a guarantee they are going to the Super Bowl or even the playoffs. If they lose, it is not an omen that the season is lost. It is only one game.

And having said that, there is at least one conclusion we will be able to draw based on the outcome of tonight's Monday night matchup between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins:

Who's home field is this, anyway?

Last season the Dolphins lost seven of their eight games at home. That was as bad as their home record in 2007 when the team was 1-15.

When you consider the Dolphins also lost their final two home games of 2009, Sun Life Stadium has been the venue where Miami is 1-9 in the last 10 games. And you wonder why the home fans are angry?

The Dolphins have to show they can defend their house. If they lose at home again Monday night, what has changed in that regard? Nothing. It is another home game where the fans go home unhappy.

How would that make them want to come back next week for the Houston game?

Now, a victory over the Patriots and suddenly a bolt of energy will strike the organization, it's players, and fans. Ticket sales will pick up. Player confidence will pick up. Everyone's mood picks up.

We'll know which way things are going by the end of the night. No doubt about that.

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Let's go Dolphins!!

It might be just one game but I'll be pissed off for six days if they lose and be trolling the patriots blogs for six days if they win..I really hate the patriots

A good looking loss is better than a bad looking loss. I'd rather lose by a FG to Brady than get blown out by Brady.

You are right Mando. This game will tell me everything I need to know about this organization.

I agree Los....losing by one score to Brady is better than getting blown out.
It sure would be nice if we could blow them out..especially on MNF

Phins 30 Pats 20 I don't think Brady has a good game at all tonight.

after watching the cowboys blow a 14 pt lead to the jets last night i'm already disgusted. it doesn't matter how they lose, but if the fins lose tonight i will be even more disgusted. they need to win the game. if they don't it is going to be a long 6 days to the next game.

Just GET IT Done....

it's time to stop talking and start walking

no more if's and maybe's, bills and jets have wins under their belts, lets put the pats in the basement and start on the road to the div title!!

right here, right now!

go fins

It would definitely be a great start to the season if they could win this game. I believe they can.

I agree dm1, the cowboys blew it last night. It seems Romo never comes through in big games. Jets should be 0-1 this morning.

Ted Ginn Jr. had a big game yesterday. He might have been unreliable as a receiver, but I wish we could have kept him around for returns.

He can do that!

Bennett3dolfan

I couldn't agree more. I'm sure both the draft pick that we got for him and the salary cap space that was freed up were wasted.

Yea I saw ol Ginn return a kickoff and punt for touchdowns!!!
This game shouldn't even be that difficult to win!! This game vs the pats is all about the one weakness the dolphins struggled with for the last few years, the TE's killing us! The Patsy have a piece of receiving corp and horrible rushing attack but whay they do have is the great Tom Brady!
Tom must go down and he must go down hard, we should win this game 27-13!!!!!!

#GO DOLPHINS!!!!

Hey ALoco, Mr.CFL man, how did the cat tigers do yesterday?

Chad Henne is going to go Ape S h i t on NE tonight!!!

Go Phins

Evidently the light went on for Cam when he watched Henne run 50 plays in the first half of thier pre-season game.

If we lose it's because Chadly is still trying to recover from of Henning. We can still blame Henning for one more season to save face.

Ahhhh...
First place is soooo nice. Loving it!

we have to take the pats TE's out of bradys arsenal. its been a sparano glaring weakness; stopping tight ends running free over the middle. if we do,we have a good chance. if not,no chance!

This could be one of the biggest games in the last 10 years for the Dolphins. With ticket sales dragging, with Sparano, Henne and Ireland's jobs all hanging in the balance and with the general state of apathy hanging over the franchise this game could be pivotal as to whether Miami is on it's way to becoming a top team again or being relegated to the middle to lower teams in the NFL.

There are statement games in the NFL and this is one of them. Win and the statement is (right or wrong) hey we have turned the corner and are a team that must be in the conversation of good teams. Lose and the statement is same ole, same ole, and get ready for another long season of empty seats and broken promises that will discourage enough of the fan base for about 6 home games to be blacked out this year. A loss with also mean another regime change and heading in yet another direction. Stable, successful franchises do not do that every 4 years.

So tonight is not just a game it could be a determining factor in the direction of the franchise for the next 5 or 10 years. No pressure Dolphins. LOL.

If out o line plays well. And if out D can get to brady we will win!!! Go Phins!!!! PLEASE!!!

1-11 at home after the Houston game next week. ROTFL. Everyone in the AFC East will have a win but the fishes after tonight. Rumor has it The Hoodie just brought his special teams tonight so you guys might keep it close for a quarter.

The dolphins need to make a statement tonight and win in their house! The jets are given a victory by Tony romo and think they are primed for the super bowl. Gotta show them they may not get out of the AFC East!

When we win tonight, we'll be tied atop the AFC East with the Bills & Jets....the Pats will hold the cellar spot.
This will make a huge psychological imprint on all teams in the AFC.
Rex Ryan asked others to help beat the dynasty Pats down and were standing at the plate.
GO FINS!
...Oh yea, if we lose then we validate all the haters out there who say we suck.

Question: Are you a fan, or are you a phinatic?

- A fan wakes up and praises God for another day...a phinatic wakes up and praises the Miami Dolphins for gameday!!!

- A fan says there's winning and losing, but don't forget God, Country, Family...a phinatic says there's winning and losing AND NOTHING ELSE!!!

- A fan greets the CEO/Chairman of their multi-national Corporation with a "good morning" or a "nice to see you,"....a phinatic greets said CEO with a "GO DOLPHINS!!!"

- A fan chuckles to themselves as they pass a car on the highway with a Patriots sticker in the windshield...a phinatic sideswipes said car off the road and furthermore, doesn't even look back to see how much destruction they caused.

- A fan sits at their desk, steadily working through the day, until closing time, being highly productive...a phinatic tells his boss AS SOON AS HE/SHE GETS IN, "look, I won't be any good to anyone today, and I'm leaving at lunchtime!"

- A fan sees red, white and blue around Sept. 11 and gets all patriotic...a phinatic sees those colors one day before the start of their season and goes into a wild rampage, burning everything in sight!

- A fan gets a backup generator for a possible upcoming hurricane or snow storm in their area...a phinatic gets one because I WILL BE WATCHING THIS GAME NO MATTER WHAT!!!

- A fan sees today as any other day pretty much...a phinatic rates day in the upper echelons of importance, on the same level as a wedding day, first kiss/date, birth of a child, communion/bar/bat mitzvah!!!

So, again, I ask you: Are you a fan, or are you a PHINATIC???

I know what I am!

Miami needs to win and prove their not a Blow Hole Loser like me

DC,

That was beautiful BROTHER.

After reading that, all I want to do is kick Tom Brady in his lolipop licker!

Hey!

I agree with Typical Tortured Fin Fan!

Wink, wink!!!!

Thank you Tortured/odin,

Hopefully the team defends our honor on the home turf tonight!


Whatever happens tonight, it is only one game. OK? Repeat after me: It is only one game.

If the Dolphins win, the victory is not a guarantee they are going to the Super Bowl or even the playoffs. If they lose, it is not an omen that the season is lost. It is only one game.

Sure it's not an Omen Armando, but I'll still need a new Flat Screen, Mailbox and most likely Bail Money!

Kill Brady!!!!

LOL DC, like the definitions. Particularly liked the 'sideswipe and not look back'.

lol

Los Lobos i prefer a bad looking win over a good looking lost,but I get your point.

Mando i agree a lost tonite at home would just be a continuation of last season,lets hope they lay the wood to Brady and pull this one out.
I like our chances.

Go PHINS.

Luck my shiny bottom! Special teams, big D, and a QB who comes through in the CLUTCH. Not a pansy that wilts when the lights come on!

17 point 4th qtr, 14 point comeback. Yeah baby..we be ridin high!

Whatever happens tonight, it is only one game. OK? Repeat after me: It is only one game.


Posted by: odinseye | September 12, 2011 at 09:02 AM


C'mon man! Making excuses in advance? What kind of FAN is that???? Where is your PRIDE? You already sound afraid of NE. Already thinking about losing and the game hasn't even started???

C'Mon man!

Whatever happens tonight, it is only one game. OK? Repeat after me: It is only one game.

Posted by: odinseye | September 12, 2011 at 09:02 AM


If the players had this mentality they would lose FOR SURE!

DC your fan or phinatic post is awesome,I won't be running anyone off the road anytime soon but point well taken.

Typical Dumba ss,

Uh, That was Armando's opening line from his article above - Capitol-DUH!

ROTFLMAO-I don't even have to try making you look stupid, you do an excellent job all by your lonesome-LOL!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

27-21 dolphins

Typical, odin was just reposting what Mando wrote. His comment was underneath, saying he would destroy all his belongings if we lost, so to him it's more than 1 game.

sorry odin, you already corrected him. I got your point brother.

socalfin, we must work towards perfection everyday. We may not get there, but trying is half the battle. No one is born a phinatic. It's takes time, work and above all...DEDICATION!!!

more than one game... It's MNF against the Pats at home. If that isn't enough if they lose they will be the only team in the AFC East to lose this week.

Mando, MR BIG TALKER on defending their house, SHAME ON YOU!!!!

You delete my post, DEFENDING MY TEAM'S HOUSE, without uttering ONE CURSE WORD, yet you leave up the post of an opposing fan, senselessly here talking about a game NO ONE CARES ABOUT!!!

Why don't you walk the walk and not just talk the talk MONDO?

Oh, I forgot, the media don't take sides, they just bask in the controversy. THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY!

Socal,

If I saw Brady driving along in his PRIUS I wouldn't literally run him off the road-Sheesh!

I'd hold DC's beer for him while he runs him off the road ;)

PS: Never waste Good Beer on a Panzy!

Armando, you start out saying it's only one game, so don't draw any conclusions. Then your very next statement is... But you CAN draw this conclusion... Huh? Which one is it? Can we draw conclusions, or can't we?

j,

LOL, excellent question.

DC,

Which post did Armando delete?

Repost it please.

Who I Like Tonight, Period

New England 37, Miami 20. I understand many of you Fin fans are upset with me picking New England to put up 37 on the Miami D. (You guys are pretty active Tweeters.) Some of that comes from New England averaging 39.8 per game on its last four trips to south Florida.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/09/11/week.1/index.html#ixzz1XkHTLfeN

YOU ARE RIGHT ARMANDO THE DOLPHINS NEED THIS GAME BAD EVEN THOUGH IT IS ONLY ONE GAME THE LAST TIME WE PLAYED THEM THEY KILLED US AND THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY MORE TALENT THEN US EXCEPT QB AND HEADCOACH , NOW THIS IS HUGE , AND QLINE TOO, BUT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SLOW THEM DOWN AND THEN IT WILL COME DOWN TO OUR OFFENSE IF WE CAN SCORE ENOUGH POINTS TO WIN. I WISH WE WOULD HAVE KEPT EITHER RICKY OR RONNIE SO WE COULD POUND THE FOOTBALL ON THEM NOT SURE WE HAVE THE HORSES FOR THAT NOW ,IT MAKES YOU WONDER HOW WILL RUN OUT THE CLOCK AT THE END OF THE GAME IF WE DO HAVE THE LEAD!


And having said that, there is at least one conclusion we will be able to draw based on the outcome of tonight's Monday night matchup between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins:

Who's home field is this, anyway?

(for the comprehensionally challenged(Typical Fin Fan)the above is a quote from Armando's article, FURTHER above-LOL)

J,

I think what Armando is saying here is that if NE wins tonight they will have two Home Fields this season, one in Miami and one in Foxboro. I hope this helps.

Huh? Wait a sec, did Armando just say that..........?

Armando! Say what?



A report from the National Post this morning says that the Pats will cut Ocho and/or Haynesworth before the season starts. Show of hands from all those guys that lauded these moves from the Pats and how Ireland never does anything special. Hands up nice and high so we can all see them fellas....

On the same note....how's Plaxico Burress working out fellas? Yeah I thought so....try a little hot sauce on your crow....it's easier to get down.

Posted by: Craig M | August 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Last night:
Plaxico Burress 4 catches, 72 yards 1 for a TD.

odin, I decided it wasn't worth it to call out a troll. But, basically, I was saying I don't care about any other game. We'll get to other teams on other weeks.

The only team any true dolfan cares about today is the New England Patriots.

But I just thought it was funny Mando writes a blog post on a DOLPHINS BLOG about the team defending their house, yet he doesn't defend HIS house and furthermore, deletes a post for someone doing what should be HIS job for him while allowing an enemy's post to stand.

But again, that was my fault, Mando is a reporter, and we should never get those mixed up with true phinatics (like you and me). We choose sides (like the military), reporters weasel their way into the gray middle areas so that they never have to be held accountable for anything.

Again, my fault, won't happen again.

We're going to the SB!! We're going to the SB!! Oh no - we suck! We suck!
Henne - sucks - Henne is great - oh wait Henne sucks again! Brandon Marshall is a beast! This guy is a beast. That guy is a beast! Everyone in college is a beast and we should draft them!
I like to use the word BEAST, IN CAPPS because somehow that implies that I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT and, if nothing else, capitalization makes whatever I write Gospel.


Seriously, folks- Armando is right. Armando - you are right. Good job keep up the good work.

Patriots starting OT out for tonights game. That should leave a lane bigger than the 441 to get to Justin Beibers' dad. If that happens we just gotta watch out for the screens to Woodhead.

If we could just hold on to some of those picks that will come our way, we should destroy the Patsies.

I would love to see Danny Woodhead's head explode like a True Blood vampire killing tonight. That would make me very happy!

DC @ 9:45,

I gotcha now. Good point, sad but true.

Just out of curiousity, do you ever fantasize about putting a patsy jersey on the trolls and just beat the living Sssssssstuffing out of em?

Yeah, me too!

Here is another diatribe. Armando - here is why you are right. Change comes quick in the NFL. We could get blown out tonight and do ok later in the season. We could suck all season and be rebuilt. Look at Peyton in Indy- who saw that coming? Bet Bill Polian didn't otherwise they wouldn't have Kerry whats his fumble face as the backup. Same thing with Brady - some players just go off a cliff- not that I am advocating that anyone push Tom off a cliff but hey, accidents happen as Tony Sparano would tell you. I'm just sayin, you know.

What I'm tryin to say is that the NFL is like the closing scene in Patton when he says "For over a thousand years...



...Roman conquerors
returning from the wars...



...enjoyed the honor of a triumph,
a tumultuous parade.



In the procession came trumpeters
and musicians and strange animals...



...from the conquered territories...



... together with carts laden with
treasure and captured armaments.



The conqueror rode
in a triumphal chariot...



... the dazed prisoners
walking in chains before him.



Sometimes, his children,
robed in white...



...stood with him in the chariot,
or rode the trace horses.



A slave stood behind the conqueror...



...holding a golden crown...



...and whispering in his ear
a warning...



... that all glory...



...is fleeting."

Got to give credit to Sanchez last night hanging in and coming through when other QB's could have quit. Rex knows what he is doing that is for sure.

Dolphins rediscovered Joe Robbie's Statue and are going to rededicate along with a Santeria ritual and hang rabbit's feet on the statue in the hopes of breaking bad luck. Then they will mess it up by parading a "celebrity" owner and having her make an appearance at a nightclub DURING the game! As a fan who has been to club LIV (when the Orange Bowl) and an admirer of the particular celebrity, I only ask one thing:
I'M READY FOR A GREAT FOOTBALL GAME AND WANT THAT TO BE THE FOCUS! JOE ROBBIE WAS ABOUT FOOTBALL BECAUSE THAT'S WHY WE ARE THERE FOR. TOM BRADY CAN'T USE MY HAIRSPRAY!!

Odin I never said I would'nt run Brady off the road.

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