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Salguero's Sunday pick is ... Dolphins

I think you know by now I am not a homer. I call it as I see it, sometimes good, often times lately very bad. Well, I just sent in to The Herald my pick for Sunday.

I'm picking the Dolphins to win.

If my prediction comes true the Dolphins would reach .500 for the first time since Oct. 2010.

Why do I think the Dolphins will beat the Raiders?

I see potential in this defense to do good things. They need to tighten up the secondary. They need to turn the pass-rush up a notch. But I think that can happen, at least to a small degree, with the personnel currently on the team.

So I don't see Carson Palmer and his inconsistent receivers carving up the Miami defense. Darrius Heyward-Bey is a nice player but I don't see Andre Johnson on the Raiders.

The Raiders' best player is Darren McFadden. But he's running behind an inconsistent offensive line and I like Miami's chances of slowing the Oakland charge. Plus the Raiders don't have a better-than-average tight end so the thing that always bites this defense probably won't this week.

Don't get me wrong. I see a low-scoring, tight, tense game.

I don't see the Dolphins offense moving the football up and down the field on the Oakland defense. But that defense is just undisciplined enough as to do some damage to itself and open the door for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and company.

Remember, Sunday won't offer just a homefield advantage for the Dolphins, it offers a major time advantage and schedule advantage for Miami.

The Raiders, who will travel 28,692 air miles this season, more than any team, will be getting on a plane and traveling five hours, losing three hours and settling in unfamiliar surroundings the day before the game.

On game day, the Raiders will be kicking off at what their body clock tells them is 10 a.m.

And then there is the weather advantage the Dolphins should enjoy, in that it is very humid in South Florida while Oakland is not nearly as taxing on a body.

For all these reasons I'm picking the Dolphins.

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From Barry Jackson......Even beyond the team’s poor on-field product and difficulty selling tickets, this also should very much alarm the Dolphins: Never in at least the past decade – probably much longer – has a season-opening Dolphins game generated a local television rating nearly as small as the shockingly low 13.5 against the Houston Texans.

When a team is bad people stop watching. This team hasn't done diddly in a long time and the ratings and interest have declined steadily. There is no organized boycott you doofus. People weren't buying tickets before this delusion of yours started.

Considering our home record the past 3 years, and even with the supposed 1PM advantage, why is everyone so hopped up about home field Sunday?
Did we play much better pre-season at home?

Now if we are better conditioned than Oakland, MAYBE the humidity and such will be to our advantage.
But humidity doesn't precent tipped passes. A knee in the groin of your opponent will.
Will the REAL Richie Incognito PLEASE STAND UP???

@der, I'm a 30 yr fan and I'm in on the boycott. Wont spend a dime on the team or a minute watching until Ireland is fired. Just so you know.

The raiders suck, but if the dolphins win, I'll be surprised.

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Dear Mr. Tired Fin Fan,

I feel your pain Man. Well said, it was like you were inside of Head(Though it was most probably that "Religious Excercise" I always do before firing up The Strat ;)
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All I can say is this crappy team BETTER beat the Raiders!

-AMEN! Preach it Brother. I try to check my vocabulary and refrain from using words or phrases consisting of "Crappy -and- Team". But you'll get no arguments from me!
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It was extremely embarrassing what the Texans did to them but at home?

-It WAS embarrassing, make no mistake about it. But in the game I watched, it wasn't what the Texans did to us. It was what we did to ourselves.

Either way, embarrassing and unacceptable. Tell it like it IS! You Da Man!
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Against the Raiders?

-I know...........RIGHT? The Raiders?
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It would be devastating to loose the home opener, weather advantage and all.

-Yeah Buddy, you got it. Not just devestating to the Team in general, but let Tannehill get another 30.3 quarterback rating! Let him throw 3 more int's and see if his confidence isn't shaken to the core.

A young QB second guessing himself in the NFL is Shark Bait! Chum! In this case, you wouldn't need any Fat Ladies singing. It would be OVER! CAPUT!
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I expect them to come out fighting as if they were playing in a superbowl.


-Every GAME, every DAY - Fight, Fight, FIGHT!

Oh your preaching to the quior now Brother Man!
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Watching elite teams like the Packers, Steelers, Patriots, Ravens, etc. play, just reminds me how far behind this team is thanks to Jeffyboy Ireland.

Posted by: tiredfinfan | September 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM


-OMG! If this isn't it too a Tee Man! It's spooky how you do that(Oh yeah......my "Commune With Nature". Never mind....).

Anywhoo........I hate to admit it, but I do get this same exact feeling. Not with all teams, but the ones you mention above? Forget about it. You can watch any of those teams playing against anyone and you can tell. You can tell alot of them would just out it too us.

I root for my Team and I hope for the best. But you can tell we would have to play our best, error free game and get lucky too. And that's just to compete!

For all our Sakes, I hope the re-build is quick, effective and as painless as possible.

(Now back to the Telecaster. SIDE NOTE 1: I played the Love Song for her when she got here. She didn't seem or act real impressed. But She gave me a very "Energetic Thank You" just the same.

SIDE NOTE 2: I told her she can stay the night. But if she complains about the Volume, She's Outta Here ;)

Nice talking too you Tired Fin Fan.........ValHalla!!!!

I don't want the PHINS to lose Sunday but if they do it just gets Jeff firelend closer to getting fire!

Posted by: ray | September 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM

YES! And like I keep saying, if the season implodes on us like the game did last Sunday, "First Pick Of The Draft Baby!

It's really Win, win! Philbin and his crew are literally getting a free Pass anyway. The ONLY guy I see whose job would be put in jeoprody over an implosion is Ireland's.

I have no idea who we might get to replace him, but the Job will be MOST alluring!

1. The First overall pick! BAM!

2. 2 - 2nd rounders!

3. 2 - 3rd rounders! Huh, What?

4. A 4th!

5. A 5th!

6. 2 - 6th rounders! Are you kidding me?

7. 2 - 7th rounders! Why not.........WHY NOT!

In short! Worse case scenario and WE GOTTER MADE!!!!

(DISCLAIMER: Of course I would prefer 10 wins and a possible Wild Card. But I could ALSO learn to live with a New GM, the First overall pick of the draft and 10 more picks through out the 7th round. Not to mention 60 to 70 million dollars available for Free Agents!)

Puh-LEASE!!!!

AwwwwwwwwwwwwwRiiiiiiiiiiiight MIAMI!

Ross is a cheap SOB.

So Philbin says we could go 0-16

Irescum says we're not rebuilding

Ross says we're going to the playoffs

Dashi says get the 3 stooges out of Miami

Dashi is in on the BOYCOTT

YG/DB, I hope you see this. I missed this earlier somehow and thought you were simply not replying too me.
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odin,

For one, youve been here far too long, and you know when I change my screen name I let everyone know.

-These two points are true(I think-lol). I do know when you changed to YG, you made it obvious and weren't trying to fool or troll anyone. I said that in my post to you if you would have read it correctly.

From my original post:

(PSS: YG, by few names above, I mean the ones that you obviously used, not some trolling aliases. You know what I mean? Like Dying Breed and Yesterdays Gone).

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | September 14, 2012 at 07:48 PM

-See, I even backed you up on that point and you respond by calling me names. WTF is up with that. I expect that from a Troll, but not somebody I've been posting with here for what? Almost a decade(seems like it anyways)?
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For two, youre actually listening to people whose football posts make very little sense at most.

-NO! I read their posts, but I didn't say I agreed with them at any time. On the contrary, I brought it to YOUR attention and urged you to address it.

I was trying to give you the perfect "Set-Up" in which to deny it and set Troll Boy straight. Instead, and this is the part that tripped me out, you respond by calling me all kinds of names. WTF?

For three, and finally. How in the hell can you hold credible anything these dummies have to say. There football knowledge isnt even credible. Now you want to believe things they totally assume?

Geesh, give yourself a break already. LOL

Posted by: Yesterday'sGone | September 14, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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-NO AGAIN! You were the one ASSUMING that I agreed with them. At no time did I even hint around or suggest that you were a troll in any way(Check my post, it was made at 7:48 PM). And I certainly do not take, him/them/ the Blog Monkey seriously nor put any stock whatsoever into anything he has to say about........well..........ANYTHING!

Re-Read my post YG and then explain to me why you reacted with venom and childish name calling? I wasn't calling you ANYTHING at ALL for the record. On the contrary, I read where he was talking shyt and making accusations and insinuations about you.

I didn't encourage it or pump it up or anything. Again, on the contrary. I brought it to your attention and simply urged you to "address it" and/or "put him in his place". I gave you a perfect: "Set-Up". DAMN MAN!

Do you know what kind of people tell you when other people are talking shyt about you behind your back? Do you know what kind of people they are?

Not the kind of people you attack with silly name calling. Dude - WTF?

Dashi Respects Odin and Vice Versa(I Hope)

-Dashi, when it comes to posting about Football and putting this Monkey Be-atch in his place, you have Nothing But My Respect.

We don't always agree 100% on Football, but that's OK, we do when it comes to dealing with the despicable Wretch that Armando lets Ghetto-ize the place.
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Also, Fool!!

Dashi Thought U had the URL?

That would explain it, NO?

-Yeah, if he had the URL he would know. That tells you he doesn't. But make no mistake, he's allowed to delete posts here. He has the password and can edit, but he doesn't have access to the Domain Controls(URL's).
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Posted by: Dashi (MOST HATED MAN IN BLOG ENTERTAINMENT) | September 14, 2012 at 09:22 PM

-Dashi, just like when he hinted around saying that I can't keep up with the troll(s), so I don't know who is really posting as who.

The Funny part, and he's too stoopid to realize because he keeps doing it, he's telling on himself and doesn't even know it.

Otherwise, how would he know if I was talking to 1 troll or a 100 trolls. He has NO WAY of seriously knowing, just like you or I don't.

The **ONLY WAY** he can possibly even try to make that statement is if he's none other than EXACTLY who we think he is. Armando's secret little "Good Thang" he keeps on the side.

He keeps him around to wash the Vette, Mow the Lawn, Clean Up after the Pet Poodle and to Troll The Blog in an attempt to give Armando bragging rights over Jackson, Beasely, Cote, etc, etc.........

There's a "FEW" other things Monkey Boy does for Armando I'm sure, but we won't go into all that right now. It gets deleted everytime I post my very accurate Theory-ROTFLMAO!

Just for shyts and giggles, look at the picture up above and then read the last paragraph again. Huh? If not, do it one more time...........

An Epiphany, Eh.....................?

Val-Fvcking-Halla!!!!


(Now back to the Telecaster. SIDE NOTE 1: I played the Love Song for her when she got here. She didn't seem or act real impressed. But She gave me a very "Energetic Thank You" just the same.

SIDE NOTE 2: I told her she can stay the night. But if she complains about the Volume, She's Outta Here ;)

Nice talking too you Tired Fin Fan.........ValHalla!!!!

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | September 15, 2012 at 02:09 AM

Really OdinStank, And your still posting?
LMAO at the old coot., Dude you could'nt get laid in a five dollar HO house with a fistful of fiftys.

RE: Side note #2, Stank she left cause the smell of old Coot in the basement.
Buy a clue Odincoot.

1 day it's Oscar
1 days it's YG
1 Day it's Armando
1 Day it's Armando's henchman
1 day it's someone else
WOW, you are impressive. Were you a detective? What's your case resolution rate? 0%? LMAO
You keep changing your troll of the day, every day yet, still can't come to the realization that you have no friggin idea! LMAO
You can't find dumb ppl like you ANYWHERE!!!
Please, continue to tel me who I'm not. LMAO

Posted by: Homer B. Gone | September 14, 2012 at 09:52 PM


Hey "Good Thang", nothing could be further from the truth.

You didn't post one single thing above that was true or even remotely correct.

I love it when you do my job for me. You just completely impeached your own credibility-ROTFLMAO!

Tell us exctly how you know who the troll is and who he is not Dummy?

You want me to answer(I know you're still trying figure out how you just busted yourself - AGAIN!-LOL!). I know you're busy so Daddy will explain it too you REAL SLOW-Ha Ha.

DC doesn't know for sure. Craig M couldn't positively know who the troll is. Matter of fact, only one Poster here can know beyond a shadows doubt, who the Gaytarded "Good Thang" REALLY is.

You **CLAIMED IT** at 9:52 Dik Wad - Dooh!

Whatsa matters? Is hims just figuring out how he BUSTED himself-Yet Again?

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

You Fool - ROTFLMAO! Why do you INSIST on making this so EASY-lol? It's definitely True what they say: You just can't fix STOOPID - ROTFLMAO!

(Whose got that Blank, Deer in the Headlights look now? I'll give you a hint: It ain't Ryan Tannehill ;)

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh(he probably still hasn't figured out how he busted himself)!!!!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

ValHalla and Thanks for the Laughs, "Good Thang" ;)

Stank Tell us about your days about "Jamming with Duane Allman.
Tell us how you jammed with him.
Lets see he passed away 43 years ago, what were you 7 years old?,You claim your only 50.
What is it?
A) Jamming with a legend at the age of 7
B) Your 68 years old
C) None of the above

Broder!

I don't know, Just passing by. I was reflecting yesterday on the immature behavior of some posters here(they might be one and the same) and I came to the conclusion, either they are very young(less than 30) and nerdy or crazy as hell if older than that.

So, are you getting excited, odin, for the Game? Control your excitement, boycott Ireland!

(off topic). Anybody around here older than 50 having trouble with their Major As-holes Children?

I'll pass on the ridiculous stuff above(If I remember right, another of your FINE impostoring jobs. Don't think the Fellow Bloggers here don't know. They ALL know that I play you like the little Whippin Boy you are. I toast you so bad, you have to make up posts, impostor me with them and then try to pretend like you're doing something. Desperate times, desperate measure, No? ROTFLMAO - AGAIN!

It is SO cute when you TRY to immitate the Grown Folks-lol).

Good Thang why don't YOU tell US how you and your Bad A ss Hombres' took Cuba back from Fidel.

Oh wait, you're still working on that? Thats odd, I didn't think Bad A ss Green Beret Insurgents were Fat, Bald and Stoopid!

Mamma and Daddy was right, taking back Cuba? You?

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

"Good Thang" is as Sleazy and He/She is Easy!

ValHalla!!!!

Fuc- off, man.

I'm BORED with this Bald, Fat and Stoopid Green Beret "Insurgent" LOL!

"Good Thang" you do consider yourself an "Insurgent(wink, wink)" don't you? Oh........No wait..........you said you like to "Catch" didn't you?
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Anywhoo..........B Gone my poor little illiterate Stalker!

I have to get up and go to a Volley Ball Game to see this beautiful little girl play. It's a Family Thing.

She just loves it when Uncle Odin comes to her games.

(Though she did ask that I not yell advice to her from the stands-lol)

You don't think she's embarrased of Uncle Odin do you?

Good Night "Good Thang", don't forget to Brush ;)

Oscar, don't worry Man!

Fake Odin at 4:17 AM.

Just ignore the impostor ;)

- Doctor, I haven't seen my daughter in 20 years. - Doctor, our son left us 15 years ago and we don't know where he is. - Doctor, my son attacked me yesterday and had to be restrained by a friend. - Did they use drugs? - Yes. - Marihuana, crack? - Yes. - That's part of the problem.

Hey Man, Mutha Fvcka YOU man, NOT me Man!

You wanna talk Duanne Allman, I wanna talk Fidel Castro. What's the Big Deal?

Hey, did you know that Fidel Castro was actually a DOCTOR in addition to running his Country?

Paranoia is an alteration of thought content where the person receives the correct perception but misinterprets it. For example, a man trying to help you and get your cereal boxes from a top shelf you can't reach, but the person INTERPRETS it wrong(this guy wants all those boxes to himself). Then maybe, hey, you, leave my boxes alone! Paranoia is a MISINTERPRETATION of Reality.

It is always perception first by our senses(specially Vision), then interpretation of that information by our Brain. For instance, man, Misi sucks. I don't know, man I thought he was very active in the Game. Watching 2 different Games?

Here, for all of you that have had your brains damaged by harmful substances. Mantain yourselves on a steady diet of anti-depressants(it all has to do with serotonin), be it Prozac, Paxil, etc, and even if you don't feel the effect, over time, you'll be alright.

Am laughing out loud... Pay,and pay,and pray
homers....lol

- Doctor, I feel much better. - Denis, do you remember when you first came here? - Not exactly, Doctor.

WHAT NO HOCKEY?

Free of charge Medical advise. As Internet should be.

OK,PUS;SIES

- Oscar, how are we going to survive if we don't charge? - I guess you charge in Real World and share in Virtual World.

Good analysis, Mando. I guess the flip side is, if they don't win it's going to be a loooong season. If you can't be the Raiders with all the favorable conditions, who can you beat?

Very informative convo last night.......but I think the below about sums it up....

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You guys can be so gullable. Its very obvious YG uses multiples and is one of the trolls, aka blog bully.

1. He rarely converses on an adult level.

2. When his opinion is disagreed with he lashes out and starts calling people names.

3. After that ,and all of the sudden , other names no one has ever heard of come in and start attacking the people YG was debating.

Could this be more obvious?

Posted by: Yep | September 14, 2012 at 09:32 PM
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If you can't see that....then you deserve what you get......

Miami should win this game without a problem. We match up very well on both sides....force Palmer into making risky throws (pass rush) and have Smith contain Heyward-Bay (shouldn't really be an issue) and we should be fine. Tannehill needs to improve to impress in this game. A TD drive on one of our first two possessions is not only plausible but likely as well.

Child please?!? Questioning Ireland's worth? He should have been thrown out long ago! The Guy is the biggest charade in town! He and Ross are the king of jokes in NFL. Dolphin fans, unless Ross sells team to another billionaire (and they aren't lining up of late) we are doomed with this moron. This is not the proud franchise we have been fans of from our glory days that many of us, me included, have been holding on with our fandom for. Frankly, I am tired of watching this piss poor FO try to convince me with smoke and mirrors that they have put a team that can compete. Not the players fault, they didn't put themselves on the team, the idiot Ireland did. If he were in the business world, he'd be GONE! Help us Trump. Help us Cuban. You have the bucks and ego to want one thing-WIN!

Armando,

I hope the Dolphins start turning things around. Anthony Armstrong, the best reciver at getting separtion had another week to work with Tannehill. Tannehill should correct some correctable issues and help the Dolphins get a win. Hartline should start and Naanee should be cut after this game. The Dolphins can not afford a receiver in the westcoast offense with inconsistent hands. Brandon Marshall dropped a TD against GreenBay which is evidence of why Philbin did not want him in the offense. The problem with trading him was that there was not a replacement. A major mistake for a GM to make. I still can not understand drafting Egnew in the third round and then having him inactive. I see a conflict coming between personnel that Ireland thought would work and what Philbin knows will not work.

promichael,

I have a VERY hard time beleiving Ireland drafted guys that Philbin didn't want. I believe Philbin was very much involved in the process also. If the coach is going to be here for 3 years you have to think he has input into who the team is drafting. I refuse to believe differently. Egnew fits what Philbin is trying to do. However, it's obvious that Philbin won't give playing time to guys who haven;t earned it. It's AWFULLY early in the game for Egnew. Give this kid a chance. I believe we'll be happy with this pick once he's ready. He's shown he's not ready right now.

Is it basketball season yet?

Craig, I believe Philbin drafted Martin and Egnew. I think those were picks that Philbin signed off on. As for Anthony Armstrong, he's doubtful for this weeks game, which isn't very promising since I think it's a calf injury; lovely. Time for Marlon Moore to step up

MiamiD20,

I'm hopefully we see Matthews getting some action. I'm hopeful for this kid. I think he's got a chance. I kind of liked some of the stuff we saw from him in the pre-season.

We should be careful we're not seen talking to each other. Some will accuse us of talking to ourselves because we share similar views. Moronic comments! If there's any proof via Armando then great but there's none, so it's all just ridiculous. I think he accused Phins78 and I of being the same person at one time too. Idiot! He doesn't like people having different viewpoints than him, somehow seems to think it's HIS blog, has many different aliases that he uses to try and build his case and becaue he can't discuss football has to resort to name-calling and making fun of family members. One of the biggest children I've ever come across anywhere.

Where are you located btw? Are you in Miami?

Hey Miami Herald, I have an idea, to stop all the hatred, all the childish comments, and finally stop all the attacks of everyone on this blog. Take a page out of the sun sentenial and make everybody pay to be on this site. I can assure you, this will stop those morans from posting on this site, and they know who they are. Thats my view.

Dolphins beat Raiders 28-13!

MiamiD20,

I believe the Martin and Egnew picks were done in conjunction with one another. I've said it before but I see this two working well together. Is it good enough to get this team to contending status? I don't know yet. I'm still undecided on Philbin. I think he's earned the right to do things HIS way. I only hope it doesn't put is further back as bringing Cameron in did. We'll see. I'd like to see this team get on a bit of a roll and really see the players buying into what he's selling.

Mike,

It's not necessary to have people pay for having the right to talk about your football team. It should be a FREE space. However, guy should be banned for the inflammatory comments, family member comments and this constant need to impersonate other people all the time. I'd give these guys ONE warning and then when they continue, kick them off for life. There's enough smart posters here that we don't need that crap. If you weeded out some of the weasels you'd actually attract more people to the blog. Unfortunately people get lazy and there's not enough monitoring of the comments. It could be corrected very quickly.

well craig dont get attached, ireland is gone in january

wasnt it time for moore to step up years ago

Craig don't worry about it really, I could care less what kind of accusations are thrown our way. Because we talk football we are viewed as the same person so I really don't pay attention to what he has to say anymore.

As for Egnew, Martin and Matthews: I think Matthews should get his chance but I'm not sure he has the skills (yet) to be a contributing WR. Hopefully Hartline comes up big in this game and Tannehill relies on him and Bess more than the RBs. Hartline can sneak and get a bunch of yards. He has good hands, good route running ability and is quick, unfortunately none of our WRs are fast. That sideline catch by Hartline was a beauty against Houston in the 4th quarter and I'd like to see that more. Shows Hartline has hands and Tannehill has touch. I do, however, see us running the ball more frequently, even though we have two elusive backs playing for us with Miller an Bush instead of Bush and Thomas who compliment one another.

I think it was a conjoined effort with Egnew as they wanted that TE threat but Martin, as an athletic OL may have been Philbin's WCO rubbing off on Ireland as Ireland is all for big/run-style OL like his mentor Parcells. He did select Pouncey though which was a good choice.

MANDO, IS THE HERALD EVER GOING TO FIX YOUR SITE? FOR 3 WEEKS IT DOESN'T LOAD RIGHT. HAVE TO KEEP REFRESHING OVER AND OVER.

FINS 17
raiders 16

fins 17
raiders 16

give Lane 20 touches. do it!!!

Who cares about the garbage Fins?

I'm going a different route. I think Miami's fast start last week was the result of Houston's slow start. Miami did jack after the first quarter.

Quite frankly, this team is more bad than I suspected.

Raiders are going to win by at least 10 points.

24-13. Raiders fly home 1-1. Miami stays home virtually already out of the playoffs.

People don't worry. Dashi is writing a 4 page letter with an attachment of over 1001 comments the clown has made in a 6 week period. Dashi is sending it to everyone on the herald that can do something(The Editors)

His doesn't have to be a pay site or restricted like the S.S.

Anyone who observed the destruction of that blog by the idiot, knows that u do that u kill the blog.

Dashi remembers this clown!! I owned him there and Dashi owns him here. He knows his time is ticking. Notice the last 2 weeks he hasn't been as ignorant.

YEAH BOY UR CORNY SCHTICK IS UP!

0-2 start?

Not good folks. Not good at all.

Which one of you is Kevin Nogle?

He is the only real deal "homerfield" that simply refuses to accept how awful this team is.

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