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Sparano house is for sale but he's not quitting

Coach Tony Sparano has a perfectly plausible explanation for putting his Davie, Fl. home on the real estate market.

"We're empty nesters," he said of he and his wife Jeanette. "When we moved into the house we had seven people living there. No it's only us two."

Understandable since his daughter Ryan Leigh, the youngest of the clan, moved away to college.

Sparano also says he and his wife love the water so, they're "moving to the beach."

But ...

Obviously the fact his home was put up for sale early this year, taken off the market, and then recently put back on the market suggests something deeper and more obvious than a desire to get closer to the water.

Tony Sparano isn't dumb. He knows his days as the Dolphins head coach are numbered. He's moving all right. He knows it. We know it.

It is starting to show more often. Remember his words to the game official during the overtime meeting with the Broncos on Sunday? A local CBS4 cameraman captured Sparano telling the game official he needed a replay on a touchdown and that if he didn't get one or an overturn of the call, "I'm getting fired."

So the writing is on the wall. Sparano has read it. And all that awaits is apparently when, not if, the shoe will drop.

Sad in many respects.

There has got to be another way. And there is. Look, Sparano has an agent. His name is Jimmy Sexton. He was at Sunday's game against Denver. He should be on the phone with the Dolphins, like, yesterday, trying to negotiate a buy-out for coach.

The fact is Sparano cannot quit because he would forfeit his salary due in 2012 and 2013 -- an estimated $4 million-plus. The truth is the Dolphins are going to be on the hook for that money regardless once owner Stephen Ross fires the coach -- be it during or after the season.

Why not try to negotiate an end to the charade and the embarrassment of a proud coach by doing a buy-out now? Why don't the Dolphins agree to pay most or all of Sparano's salary in exchange for the coach agreeing to step aside?

It would give Sparano a reprieve from the daily reports of which coach is next and when he's coming. It would give the Dolphins a chance to turn the page to someone and something new.

It probably will not happen. I know Sparano and he sees this idea as quitting. And he has no intention of quitting on his team. He has no intention of quitting on those he calls his "kids."

So into the next few weeks we will go -- no matter how painful they get.

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Miami Dolphins: Same circus, different clowns...

Second!!

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You're losing your touch Yeah!

ARMANDO, THE LAST POST HAS MOVED YOU FROM DONKY BRIGAE TO FULL FLEDGE GANG OF DEFEAT., OF COURSE THE PIZZA MAKER WANTS TO SELL HOUSE, HE'LL BEW BACK IN CONNITCUT IN FEBURARARY, ALONG WITH THE GARAGE MACHACIACH NOLAN, I ALSO SEA THAT YOUR TRYING TO SELL CHINA MAN COWER TO THE DONKYS ON HERE. SHOULDNT BE THAT HARD TO CONVINCE A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUTS TO SEE YOUR WAY.
(ACORNS MY FOOT)

Yes, very sad- I almost feel dirty for having stumbled upon this post. Am off to check TMZ to see what they have on Sparano's house etc.

First smart thing he's done this year. Feel sorry for him, but in the end.. he just plain didn't get it done. Fare well and good luck Tony.
We're all moving on.

Since Ross likes celebrity coaches, can we have Jason Taylor coach the linebackers? He's the only guy on the team that anyone seems to listen to.

Armando, how can I apply for the HC position? I have no experience which means I never lost a game.

Sounds comparable to TS hire, ex fool.

Understand USC v Stanford isn't on TV in South Florida. Sure everyone knows but you can stream it on ESPN3. Might be worth the watch if you want to see two potential future Dolphin QBs.

Whoever they for coaches next season. They better know how important the QB position is. Cowher + Marino + Rod Woodson + Luck = Playoffs. Go Phins!!!!!

Ok I'm reaching for Marino

But Rod is going to make be kick@ss DC one day.

His kids need a spanking (not the kind that they have been getting on the field).

ARMANDO SAYS >>> Why not try to negotiate an end to the charade and the embarrassment of a proud coach by doing a buy-out now? Why don't the Dolphins agree to pay most or all of Sparano's salary in exchange for the coach agreeing to step aside?

WHY should the Dolphins Owner pay this Diaper Coach most or all of his money?

Hum.. You are starting to sound like the Owner Ross as YOUR suggestion is basically the SAME as what Ross did which was to REWARD Sparano and Ireland with contract extensions for Back to Back losing seasons.

As i said in the previous blog spot Armando you are towing the Dolphin Corporate line.

besides, Sparano doesn't think that he has done anything wrong. Sparano thinks that going for fist Pumps is the answer. Sparano, just like Obama doesn't take responsibility for the 0-6 record.

Let the chips fall and FIRST WHY isn't Ireland FIRED NOW???? Just WTF is he still doing here in October?

Oh, I'm sorry I forgot. Ireland is searching for ACORNS but with winter on the doorstep the Chipmunks and Squirrels hid them all from him.

KRIS:

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

YOU'RE OK WITH NOTHING.

I DON'T GO LOOK THINGS UP BECAUSE IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS.

YOU WANT TO TRY TO MAKE A POINT THEN MAKE IT YOURSELF NO NEED TO GO BACK ON THE COMPUTER.

ALL THAT SAID AND HOW EVER GREAT WE MAY THINK PAYTON IS HE WON ONE SUPERBOWL.

WHO WAS HIS COACH.

MARINO WAS GREAT HOW MANY DID HE WIN?

DUNGY HAD BRAD JOHNSON AND TRENT DILLFER AND WENT TO THE PLAYOFFS.

SO HE DIDN'T NEED PAYTON AS MUCH AS PAYTON NEEDED HIM. IMO.

WHO WERE THE BUCS BEFORE HE GOT THERE?

PIT WAS AND IS BIGGER THAN COWER DUNGY MADE EVERY TEAM BETTER.

THAT'S FREESTYLE OFF THE HEAD NO GOING TO LOOK THINGS UP.

ANYBODY CAN AS YOU PUT IT "LOOK THINGS UP".

THAT DON'T MAKE YOU SMARTER.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THE COMPUTER TO MAKE YOUR POINTS.

CAUSE YOU're HEAD MUST NOT HAVE ANYTHING IN IT IF YOU THINK COWER IS BETTER.

Tampa didn't win until they got Gruden. Who thinks like a QB. And Indy was already winning before they got Dungy. Great teams are built around great QBs

For a 4 million pay day for my family and me in a couple of months, you can talk about me all you want.

Ask Cowher how much easier Rotenbooger made it for him.

Or Brady for Belacheat

When Manning was still green behind the ears he couldn't beat Marino and the Fins. It was much later when the Colts evolved much like Marino and his marks brothers who were unstoppable.

or Brees for Payton

or Eli for the G-men

Bottom line is we NEED a Qb in the first round. We NEED a new HC and GM to be able to provide the necessary tools for the new QB and the HC and GM MUST be able to fully understand exactly what the new kid needs.

MONDO,

Since you are supposedly "in the know" with insiders can you explain to us all or at least if you feel it's worthy, do a post on the Dolphin Scouts.

I NEVER hear anyone talk about this secret organization of Dolphin Scouts.

WHY are they and in MY opinion, they should also be FIRED.

The scouting has been atrocious. We need to go out and get the pats Scouts as THEY ALWAYS recognize talent and not many drafts turn into crap.

Most of our picks are crap even before they were picked. We fans can recognize talent better then all the Dolphin Scouts.

Pretty Pleeezzzzeee...

As far as the people who say Marino didn't win a SB. He played well enough to win seven SBs. He got Miami to the playoffs 9 times. If he had a better FO. He could have won at least one SB. Those people are delusional. And holding this team back. Invest and take a chance on a first round QB MIAMI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think we can salvage this season by bringing Cowher in now.
I think that sporano should saty the coach until near the end of the season
The reason is we are not headed anywhere soon - the trade deadline has passed so what the hell can you do as the new coach - play with the players selected by the old regime. well all you need is 2 games and you can evaluate what you have so jkeep sporano till game 13 and then bring in cowher he can do the last 2 games, and not be seen as a looser coach if he takes over now.

Can't feel sorry for him. He's a big boy and knew this was part of the business before he signed on. You win and all is well. You lose 12 of 13 at home and,,,come on already, feel sorry for him? He's a millionaire no? Great guy, has tons of money, kids in college, great family, about to buy a house on the beach AND PEOPLE WANT US TO FEEL SORRY FOR HIM? lol

He doesn't even feel sorry for himself. He's probably busy looking at which boat to purchase and measuring to see if it will fit on his personal dock! Tony's going to be fine, FEEL SORRY FOR US!

the only respectable thing left to do is resign...

Really phinsfan78? That's the name you chose at random? Quite the coincidence! :)

I've been around.

HEY SPARANO!!! JUST QUIT!!! DO US ALL A FAVOR!!!

YOURE NOT PROVING ANYTHING BY HANGING AROUND LIKE A STALE FART!!!! QUIT!!!!

What does Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, and Rotenburger all Have in common?

Besides SB rings.

They all can take over games. The hard games. The games that the teams match up well against each other. Playoff games.

And most of the time. They win those games. And the fans will remember those games for the rest of their lives. That's what I want for Miami and their fans.

TRY TO GET AN ELITE QB ROSS !!!!!!!!!!!!

SUCK FOR LUCK (if you have to) MIAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mando,
Are you in a position to talk to Ross in the even he decides to keep Ireland, and to tell him that if he dares to so he WILL lose a serious chunk of the fanbase for good?

I know about Luck and Jones. What other QB has the potential to be a number one pick in 2012 for the Fins

Is it me....

Or did JUSTIN CREDIBLE make the most IGNORANT post of 2011....

JUSTIN'S argument is based in...."I DON'T GO LOOK THINGS UP BECAUSE IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS.

YOU WANT TO TRY TO MAKE A POINT THEN MAKE IT YOURSELF NO NEED TO GO BACK ON THE COMPUTER".

Seriously JUSTIN.....Seriously????

I'm going to bed.....no need to refute your post....

your "IGNORANCE IS BLISS" attitude, says way more about you.....and your post then I EVER could....

Man, some of you as-hole Reporters should respect People's family affairs. I mean, what are we here for?

DC Dolfan.....and other posters from the last blog.....

Thanks for the support......we quickly killed the sillyness of Nathan's negative energy...simply by calling him out...and refusing to be a part of an idioctic...and cave man like mentality......

Your support was greatly apperciated.....and helped change the conversation back to something more important than race...or politics....

and that of course is FOOTBALL.....

Nite all......

Septum, Kellen Moore.

Why doesn't he just quit! He's made enough money for he and his wife to empty nest into their twilight years.

The longer he stays the more agitated Dolphins fans will become.

Don't get me wrong. I have Tony on my top 10 list of people I'd like to meet. He made the top 10 because I want to punch him in the face.

I quit to save the Dolphins. I'm a man unlike Tony.

Apparently I've been "killed." My "assassin", a/k/a "Kris," has an appreciation of satire as acute as Brandon Marshall's appreciation of patient serenity.

To quote Mark Twain, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

Now, some observations:

1) I recall attending a wrestling card in Toronto, and the fans actually cheered for the "bad guy," Macho Man Savage, because his opponent, Brian MacNee, was such a stiff. When it comes to professional wrestling, Torontonians are connoisseurs of the exhibition and will not countenance shoddy performances.

2) The best group of play by play men working at the same time were employed by NBC in the 1980s - Dick Enberg, Charlie Jones, Don Criqui, and Marv Albert.

3) I have one brother with a unibrow, whereas my eyebrows are clearly defined, beautifully proportioned, yet decidedly masculine.

Dan LeBetard is betterk known now as Dan D. Retard.

So much nonsense, you are as confused as the Dolphins. See more for yourself at http://adf.ly/3MtAK

Anyone who can even have the slimmest, slightest interest in wrestling belongs on a distant island with ex convicts far removed from society. And if that can't be done, at least strip their voting rights.

Cowher#1 Fisher #2 No Gruden any Dolfan who knows why. His drafts were bad , Sam Wyche built most of the D that won the super bowl( Sapp , D Brooks , Lynch ). He likes Vets like Rich Gannon , Brad Johnson and Brian Griese. The QBs he drafted were Josh Johnson and Bruce Gradkowski. Everyone in the Bucs market knows how the players felt about him , that's why he was fired.

I can't wait for the day this incompetent sleazeball disappears from public view. Just so sick of the lame excuses and his contempt for the fans and the press. He loves brown nosing the players to keep them from turning on him for his incompetence. He believes we're too stupid to see through his bullsh-t. If you love the beach Sparano, don't come to Miami Beach. You're not welcome here. Go live in the panhandle. You'll fit in well in crackerville with the rest of the douchebags.

Mando,

Why the constant pampering of Sparano? Pay him to take and extended vacation? If its that tough on him he needs to resign. Otherwise he needs to do his damn job until they fire him, period. Funny how tough you can be on some of the players but Sparano gets a free pass and 2 years paid vacation for doing a crappy job? Amazing.

Don't Let the Door Hit you on the way OUT!

Watching the Dolphin this Year is like experiencing Testicle Cramp!

@jonny

I don't know why Mando continues to kiss Tony's rear end. For that matter, he continues to kiss the rear end of all of management.

Dude has inside sources apparently.

However, I highly doubt its Tony, Ireland or Ross that is his SOURCE.

Neither one of those people will feed Mando information they don't feed everyone else. This organization is a secret organization. Tony, Jeff and Ross won't ever say something to a lackey they feel will cause problems.

So Mando's source(s) can't be credible. If his source(s) are credible then it must be Tony, Ireland or Ross. Yet, I HIGHLY DOUBT THAT!

Mando, quit making the rest of us look bad by claiming you have credible inside sources.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpQOia_8OWU

Its hitler talking, he knows whats wrong w the phins. His video helps explain it. I bet Tony S is ofensive line coach for the Cowboys next year, he will prob make $350,000 a year. Even Mini-Tony the Dolphins Quality control coach (now thats an oxymoron this year) will prob clear $100,000 this year w no experience. The NFL coaching world tends to pay very well.

Mando,

Seriously, THIS time you have totally stooped to an all-time LOW!

First, it's on having overheard Sparano's desperate PLEA with the ref for a play review or else. Then Ross & Meyer being seen together on the sidelines and how football people (Cowher) are all out of joint on how Sparano's being dissed by Ross. And now the status of Sparano's house?

I mean, seriously, WHO gives a $h!t if Sparano's house is up for sale and WHY? What have you turned in to the 'STALKING sports beat reporter' or something???

At this rate, your next blog topic will be: WHAT you observed Sparano buying at the pharmacy counter to quell his stomach acid and what that MEANS!

PLEASE - this season has already been HORRENDOUS enough without having YOU inventing scenerios by reading INTO the every move of either Sparano & Ross on or off the field! It's getting to a point of STUPIDITY on your part!!! So give it a rest!

For the remainder of the season, write something RESPONSIBLE or NOTHING at all.....

How about Mike Shula? He's done a terrific job with Cam Newton in Carolina with a crappy OL. Their OC is a future HC also. They will be inclined to stay to oversee Newton's development but with enough $$$ on the table and the possibility to coach Luck who knows. Plus bringing Shula in will be a huge PR boost for this franchise.

When I read that people thought Stephen Ross disrespected Tony Sparano by standing on the sideline talking to Urban Myer during Sunday's game I had to laugh. If there is disrespect coming from Ross it is due to the fact that he is keeping Tony Sparano as the head coach at this time. With the team at 0-6 Ross should just cut him loose. Tony Sparano is a man who is twisting in the wind right now and to keep him around until the end of the season just to let him go is disrespectful. Even if Ross has told him that he will give him adequate opportunity to turn things around this season you still have the fact that Sparano will be let go. The Dolphins can pull off a miraculous 10 game win streak and Sparano is gone. It doesn't matter. So, despite the fact that everyone wants to "suck for luck" keeping Sparano around just to kick him in the knuts at the end of the season is more disrespectful than anything Ross has done to this point.

Well, well, well now. The Dolphins have made the big move. They've ensured themselves a winless season with the acquisition of The Loserman (Das Luserman, for our German fans).
They go from Sage Rosenfarts to this guy. I'm so happy I could now refrain from kicking the cat until next season.
I wonder if this loser thinks he is actually getting a chance or if he realizes the team has brought him in just so they can ensure their suckiness for the remainder of the season. "Just do what you've done throughout your career and you'll be fine here." That means, "keep sucking so we don't win a game and we'll keep you around. Get the lead and we will pull you and you won't see the field again."
When he sees Matt Moore getting his nutts jumped on by the opposing defense he'll be scared sh!tless and pretend he has a hamstring injury. "God, not another one. How many guys do we have already with hamstring injuries?" -T.S.
During his college career it wasn't uncommon for Losman to be given wedgies after the game by his teammates. He had the cleanest ashole of anyone on the team. They would find him hanging in a tree on campus the next morning.

Meanwhile, Sage Rosenfarts let out a big sigh of relief when his doctor signed an excuse for him to get out of work for the remainder of the season. The note read, "Please excuse Sage from work for the remainder of the year. He has a case of ilikemynuttsitis and will not be able to play until he has fully recovered."

Tony Sparano keeps insisting that things will turn around. He's so stupid he doesn't understand that, at this point, Dolphin fans don't want him to turn things around. Boy, that puts a real damper on things, doesn't it Tony? As far as we are concerned, you're doing a hell of a job. Keep up the good work Tony. You'll be rewarded at the end of the season. "Tony, here's the kick in the nutts I promised you." -S.R.

"We're empty nesters," he said of he and his wife Jeanette. "When we moved into the house we had seven people living there. No it's only us two."

The children have been placed in a witness protection program until Tony leaves the team.

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