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Bay Area, Houston beat out Miami for Super Bowls

Miami's attempt to host an unprecedented 11th Super Bowl was derailed today when NFL owners awarded Super Bowl 50 to the San Francisco Bay area and Super Bowl 51 to Houston.

In deciding against Miami, the owners showed a clear deference to communities that had invested heavily in building or refurbishing their football facilities. Santa Clara is building a $1.2 billion stadium for the San Francisco 49ers while Houston funded Reliant Stadium a decade ago and recently approved a $25 million upgrade for new high definition video screens.

The bid by Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium included promises that the signature Super Bowl 50 game would celebrate the past 49 years of NFL championship games but, more importantly, set the tone for the future of the game. Levi's Stadium is solar powered and thus energy neutral on game days. Numerous Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Yahoo and Apple also have put their technology behind the stadium.

"We've been looking forward to this moment since 1985," said Bay Area Super Bowl committee chairman Daniel Lurie. "We have a new stadium now and we're very excited the game is coming back."

Having lost in a head-to-head matchup against the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, Miami then was pitted against Houston for Super Bowl 51. 

The bid by Houston was portrayed by one source as something of a repeat of the bid submitted by the community in advance of winning the 2004 game. But the Houston presentation did promise some new additions.

The city claimed it has surpassed New York as the most ethnically diverse city in the country. To that end the Houston Super Bowl committee pitched a "Super Bowl El Centro" exhibit that it said would attract three million national and international visitors.

Ric Campo, Houston's Super Bowl bid committee chairman, also told owners the city intended to turn the downtown Houston skyline into an NFL exhibit called "Super Bowl decor."

The presentation was ultimately good enough to beat Miami.

The vote by owners against Miami cuts more than just an average doubleheader sweep. It sends a chilling message that perhaps Miami has lost its prized status as a recurring host within the Super Bowl rotation.

The city has hosted 10 previous games but the last one came in 2010 and all the games until 2018 have been awarded, meaning Miami will see a minimum eight-year hiatus from the game. It's possible that gap between games may widen if the NFL continues to award games to cities that build new stadiums.

Atlanta plans to build a new stadium, Minneapolis plans to build a new stadium and Indianapolis and Dallas plan to continue bidding on games after building new facilities that won Super Bowl bids and successfully hosted games.

The Miami contingent, led by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, had come to this spring NFL owners' meeting optimistic that their presentation could succeed.

"There's no one better that can do it because we know how to throw a party," Miami Super Bowl bid chairman Rodney Barreto said prior to making his presentation. "We'll be giving the owners an incredible celebration in downtown Miami, recognizing the previous Super Bowls and contgratulating them on the 50th anniversary."

Despite rumors that Dan Marino or Jason Taylor would be part of Miami's bid, they were not. The presentation was hosted by former Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo, who has had a long career in television in radio.

Cefalo introduced a film about Miami as part of the presentation. He said he rehearsed his part three times leading up to the trip to this meeting and again Tuesday morning.

"Miami has added enhancements to our bid that are greater and more spectacular than any bid before," Cefalo told owners in his presentation. "The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee will invest approximately $37 million to bring a Super Bowl to Miami for a record 11th time and the Pro Bowl for a third time. We want to celebrate Super Bowl 50 with the first of its kind opening ceremony legacy charity concert for up to 40,000 attendees. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Player Care Foundation that is supporting medical research as well as financial grants to qualified NFL alumni for neurological care.

"South Florida will again offer our proven track record of success in hosting both the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl, where like in 2010 we will sell out both games -- 145,000 tickets. The evolution of South Florida also includes its vibrant waterfront urban core, where we look forward to celebrating the NFL’s legacy at Super Bowl Park entertaining hundreds of thousands with creative events, energy at a sense and a scale that to make the 50th Super Bowl truly momentous.”

Ultimately, no amount of rehearsal, no amount of party promises, no amount of good weather and plentiful hotel rooms could sway owners to pick Miami.

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marino knew there was zero chance they would get super bowl. everyone already knew sf had it

marino would've choked again

one of the worst stadiums in nfl, not sure why anyone ever thought we had a chance

marino, first and only QB to cry on the field after losing the SB.

• Michael Egnew, a nonfactor last season, began team drills with the starters, ahead even of free agent signee Dustin Keller. Philbin said Egnew earned the reps after a strong offseason.
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Lookout People!

This has to be good news. I don't want to go overboard all mushy! But Philbin and Coyle didn't just stick him in there in front of Keller to piss people off.

I don't know what Egnew could have done so far with the off season being so limited. But Philbin did say he: "EARNED IT"! Somethings up here and it looks GOOD!

I guess Mando's most notorious Trained Blog Hit TROLL IS: "WRONG AGAIN"......as **USUAL!!!!**

ROTFLMFAO!!!!

They never learn because they are too fakkking stupid.

Posted by: Liber | May 21, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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Is this your way of telling us to quit exposing you?

That ship has sailed chump-LOL. You bit off a little more than can chew with your constant unprovoked retarded attacks, didn't cha?

How Ya Like Me Now....?

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This Dimwitted Dueschbag is so commonly ignorant, he doesn't even realize how idiotic and ignorant he makes HIMSELF look.


Posted by: odinseye | May 19, 2013 at 06:12 AM


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Odin, I must say, this is one of the best descriptions of your presence here to date!

Congrats!

If John Jerry reported under 240 pounds Bobby12 ... something is wrong ... No lineman has ever made a football team at that weight unless they played in the sixtys or seventys

Posted by: Jeffrow (̾-̮̮̃̾-̃̾)۶ | May 21, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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I have no clue as to the bullshyt your pushing here Jeffrow.

The fact is, the Lance Louis signing is already paying dividends.

Our o-Line Coach(Turne) got through to Jerry and he responded with rguably his best season ever as a pro.

THEN the signing of louis and the drafting of Guard/Tackle DALLAS Thomas apparently lit a fire undr Jerry's big LARDO Ass-LOL!

If John Jerry weighing in at under 240, you can bet it's no coincidence. Jerry's obviously in the best shape of his professional career.

He's obviously not going down without a fight. The competition along our O-Line will be fierce.

Egnew **EARNS** some reps with the starters and now this with Jerry....? Yeah Mutha Fvcka! That's what I'm talking about.

The Egnew news is big as well. We as much as handed Keller the job. Clay has been steadily improving. Then we draft Dion Sims who should be a steal and an EXCELLENT complimentary No. 2 All Around Prototypical Tight End.

To top it all off, Egnew has somehow been impressing the Coaching Staff too!

The competition all along the O-Line and now Tight End should be GREAT! This of course means our Depth should be greatly improved no matter how it all shakes out!

AwwwwwRiiiiiiiiiiiight MIAMI!!!!

The posts they or he makes are the same every day. The words never change, they're even in the same exact order.

A. He's trying to drum up hits for the blog for some reason.

Posted by: Phins78 | May 21, 2013 at 07:44 PM
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The reason he's able to be so perfectly repetitive is because the ShlebRock has no life. He's the guy that saves posts to his computer from Dolphins In Depth-ROTFLMAO!

He's the same guy that reposts other peoples comments from 1, 2 and 3 years ago-SERIOUSLY-SMH-LOL!

The reason he does it is because he has a serious Man-Crush on Mando and hopes to be his number one **Knob Polisher**.

Total, utterly useless, 24/7 "Butt Pluggin Bandit".

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Look at how his posts alone drag the blog down to a ghetto-ish level.

Posted by: odinseye | May 19, 2013 at 06:12 AM


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Odin is now using my lines! So flattering!


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Odin 240? John jerry would look like a fullback.

Right on Fvcking Time-ROTFLMAO!

Your timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Phins78, this is the TrollTardede Knob Polisher I was **JUST** talking about-LOL.

He either went back 3 days in the archives just now, or he already has this one saved to his Top Secret: Dolphin's In Depth File.

(Interesting Note: You cannot open His Super Secret Dolphin's In Depth File without first having your Tin Foil Helmet Firmly in place-ROTFLMAO)
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This Dimwitted Dueschbag is so commonly ignorant, he doesn't even realize how idiotic and ignorant he makes HIMSELF look.


Posted by: odinseye | May 19, 2013 at 06:12 AM


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Odin, I must say, this is one of the best descriptions of your presence here to date!

Congrats!

Posted by: Mirror | May 21, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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Congrats indeed You Moron. You couldn't have done better in helping explain what a 24/7, dumpster diving Loser you Truly are!

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Well Played...........**NOT** - SMH ;)

Odindouche with 6 posts in a row...Lonely boy?

It is really a Marvel how the troll Control's odin. He makes one little post and odin responds with multiple half page diatribes! Guilt? Admission? Both?


It's all good! \


It's...well...

It's a Marvel!

I Told You Egnew been training with MMA Fighters all off season.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

Fire Mike DEE!

Ross: SELL THE TEAM!

Another black mark on this ownership group.

Let's count their ways:

1. Pursues Harbaugh behind Sparano's back and drags him GM with him.
2. The GM goes with him.
3. Doesn't fire Sparano after going behind his back.
4. Fires Sparano midway through his Lame Duck season.
5. Keeps Ireland.
6. Later blames Sparano.
7. That was after blaming Parcells (leave that for the fans, please).
8. Holds Gator appreciation day vs. Broncos and watches from the side with Urban Meyer as Tim Tebow mounts a massive comeback and win.
9. Pursues Manning. Fails.
10. Changes the uniforms and logo to something that looks like it came out of an unlicensed Japanese video game.
11. Tries to sell us that on the fact that we need to pay for HIS stadium upgrades.
12. Fails to get stadium upgrades.
13. Pulls the usual stunt when jilted by taxpayers and issues a hollow threat to move the team to...LA or wait..Palm Beach....where Mr. Ross.
14. Days after that, depsite claims that he was spending a huge whack of his dough on the stadium renovation and the public would benefit by having the right to purchase tickets to "world class" events like (cough, cough) the Dolphins and meaningless international soccer friendlies. After all that he announces that he's going to drop his $4 billion fortune from Bill Gates' helicopter. Good timing there, pal.
15. After that, Dolphins whine some more about not getting the money.
16. And finally, Miami is blown out of the water in their failed Super Bowl bid because they put their trust in the hands of the NFL most competent ownership group and CEO.

That about sum things up?

I'm telling you, I've been a fan of this team through thick and thin for 41 years. I'm done until Ross sells the team.

The power is our feet. Don't support this team at the gate or in buying the worst logo in NFL history.

Dont forget Ross said Chad Henne was the 2nd coming of Dan Marino! LMFAO! Can u say used car salesman? LMAO!

Chad Henne was the 2nd coming of Dan Marino. Dan's last season in Miami. Ross was absolutely correct!

Why do I get the feeling Bosh will have a good game tomorrow?

We do need Bosh to pull Hibbert out the paint.

Man, the trolls are all out from underneath their bridges tonight!

Mando, when are you going to put a stop to all of this garbage? C'mon...you know it's that time of year and it won't be long before they're using foul language and using other people's sign-ins to do it with! I know you like having the hits on your blog, but imagine how many more you'd get if it wasn't filled with such childish dribble...

Thanks Mark from North.

Although I rarely post on this blog anymore, I still read it. It is words like that you typed that keeps me coming back. Thanks...

Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill also was sharp on Tuesday. He had several big throws to Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace and also made routine plays underneath. It’s early, but I’m seeing a difference in the command of the offense and the speed of Tannehill’s progressions. He knows where to go with the football. At least two times in team drills, Tannehill’s reads weren’t open and he quickly threw the ball away. Last year he may have thrown an interception in that scenario. Keller was impressed with Tannehill’s first practice. “You would think a guy who used to play wide receiver, the best thing he does is run the ball,” Keller said. “But he puts the ball right on the money and he’s a good decision-maker, as well.”

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 21, 2013 at 03:28 PM

There is a lot of contemplations going on here. For one, I said all along, Egnew was going to play split-end. That is a big part of why Bess is so expendable.
I doubt Jerry is any where near 240 lbs. But if he is close to 300lbs, he may be a whole new player.

Tralvon Gum Gamma Ham.

you will vomit with old Chinese woman?

I do not know what you are talking about. Some, more probably most, Asian women are pretty cool.
They, on the average do not aesthetically age very well, but while young are prime.

I make dumpling for you! You vomit with old china woman!

I actually found that amusing, good one.

I doubt Jerry is any where near 240 lbs. But if he is close to 300lbs, he may be a whole new player.

Posted by: Fins of Fury | May 22, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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Come on now Fury, you didn't realize that was a TYPO on my part?

Jerry weighed in at UNDER 340!

All things considered, I imagine Philbin and Turner are fine with Jerry's current weight.

I think 330 to 335 would be the absolute PERFECT weight for him anyways. This guy recently broke the 400 lbs barrier. When you're that big and you lose 60 to 70 lbs, you KNOW the Guy toned it up and built up some muscle big time.
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Sammo, even at 335 I would play John Jerry at Fullback(inside the 5 yard line). Javorski Lane lines up at Tailback in our "Jumbo Red Zone" Package!

Go MIAMI!!!!

It is really a Marvel how the troll Control's odin. He makes one little post and odin responds with multiple half page diatribes! Guilt? Admission? Both?

Posted by: Marvelous | May 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Yeah, except the reality of the situation is all in the record above.

I **SHUT YOU DOWN** punk-LOL.

ONE....SINGLE......SOLITARY post......and BAM-LMAO!

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**I** put it out there with TRUTH and HONESTY and **YOU**, (snicker, snicker)**YOU** walked right into a HAYMAKER!

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ROTFLMAO-You have to admit, my timing was superb. You **TRIED** to save face but only made it worse by babbling a few incoherent things on your way **OUT(Or should I say DOWN?)**-LOL!

Check my Resume PUNK! It's **ALL** right there on the page above. It's all in Black and White for all to see.

Odin - 1(TKO).

T.Boy - 0.

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If Blogs got coverage on ESPN, this would be "No. 1" on their "Top 10 Countdown".

Check The Replay!!!!
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Right on Fvcking Time-ROTFLMAO!

Your timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Phins78, this is the Troll-Tarded Knob Polisher I was **JUST** talking about-LOL.

He either went back 3 days in the archives just now, or he already has this one saved to his Top Secret: Dolphin's In Depth File.

(Interesting Note: You cannot access His Super Secret Dolphin's In Depth File without first having your Tin Foil Helmet Firmly in place-ROTFLMAO)
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This Dimwitted Dueschbag is so commonly ignorant, he doesn't even realize how idiotic and ignorant he makes HIMSELF look.

Posted by: odinseye | May 19, 2013 at 06:12 AM
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Odin, I must say, this is one of the best descriptions of your presence here to date!

Congrats!

Posted by: Mirror | May 21, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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Congrats indeed You Moron. You couldn't have done better in helping me explain what a 24/7, dumpster diving Loser you Truly are!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa!!!!

Well Played...........**NOT** - SMH ;)
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Just one more time "For The Record"

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Im not going to a SB for a comfy stadium seat. You don't sit for a week at the stadium, you party. What town other then NY or New Orleans is a great party town? Miami. People don't come for SB week to sit in the stadium, they come to party and Im sorry but Houston isn't it. People want sun, surf, babes, fun things to do. People of So Fla, lets tell the NFL to get f*****. Sun-Life aint that bad, this is a f**k you from the NFL and I think we should react in kind. And please tell me what the teams record has to do with winning a SB bid? The NFL owners collaborated and voted for San Fran so the 49ers could attend the SB in their own stadium this season, provided San Fran wins the NFC. Its once more an NFL scam.

What do the 2 winning Super Bowl cities have in common? Winning teams!!! The Fins have had too many losing seasons and too much bad management to get any public funds. Gotta put a winning team on the field before you try for a stadium worthy of a Super Bowl!!!

NI getting the SB is bad it now tells me that miami is a bottom feeder of a city. With the beach night life and all that miami brings they rather go to houston. The worse part about this is people think it is great i am worried that when ross does sell the team why would the new owner even want to be in miami you guys do not support team. do not say it is because team is bad. Packers were bad for years and sell out there are a bunch of teams that sell out every year with a bad yeam. Also do not think that dolphins are like the marlins that is like saying since your brother screwed up you are a screw up.

Not to beat a dead horse here but it is kind of ridiculous that a Miami Dolphins beat writter/blogger/columnist is reproting that Miami missed out on a SB bid which everyone knew they would instead of reporting on the Fins first OTA open to the media...

Losing the Superbowl is a big deal. It seemed the vote for anyone other than Miami is a punishment for the no stadium non vote. You can thank the speaker of the house for that. We have to live with the consequences of that in any case.

Good news coming out of the OTA's yesterday. T-hill looked sharp, Grimes shined and Marshall looked fluid, Egnew earned first string snaps, Martin looks bigger and more muscular, Keller had a good day and was open over the middle several times. Funny...Wallace said he thought he was in good shape until he got to the Dolphins OTA.

Here's what I really liked from OTA's. Keller is heaping praise on T-hill. He said he thought being a former WR the best thing he could do is run but instead T-Hill was right on the money with the ball. He also said T-hill has the ability to get a firm grip on the offense and change a lot of things up. "That's what you want. You want a guy who has the ability to do anything. That's what the Tom Bradys, the Peyton Mannings are allowed to do. "It’s just really cool they give him that much leeway.”

I liked how "swoll" they said JMart looked. Mark must be chewing his skin off. Can't wait when this year unfolds and we find our long-term option at LT in a player everyone wanted to discount after 1 year.

Obviously Ross should do his own upgrades rather then beg for charity after losing every friggin year.

Ross should've fired Ireland over the Dez Bryant incident. Its been all downhill from there.

I hear ya DC Dolfan...Some of the people here and all the know it all trolls are too quick to rush to judgement on these young players. Here's someones word I will take...T-hill said he was comfortable with JMart at LT and thinks JMart is comfortable there as well.

And not only was JMart discounted so too was Egnew. It looks like he's out of the doghouse and taking first team snaps even with Keller here. Word is he was training in MMA during the offseason. Sounds pretty tough to me...getting punched in face and having the crap beat out of you and calling it training.

Ross is a football moron! He aspires to be a tax stealing crook by strong-arming the tax payer. No welfare for BILLIONAIRES!

Hey, Ireland should've drafted Dez Bryant instead of insulting him. He's arguably the best WR in the league this year.

Ross has destroyed this once proud franchise and made the Dolphins the laughingstock of the league on the field and off the field. Sad....

Nothing but good vibes coming from the OTA's. It's a great time to be a fan of this team. This is a solid aspiring team with good depth. I am paraphrasing...but Wallace said it is a young college like team with everyone hungry and wanting to get better.

I could care less about Miami hosting a SB they're not playing in. Its no big deal to anyone but Ross.

'Falcons Borrow $200mil from NFL for Stadium Upgrades'

Evidently the Phins could also borrow the money from the NFL. Q: So why is stadium funding an issue?
A: Because if Ross can get someone else to pay for it then he gets to keep those payments as additional profit. And he gets all of the depreciation no matter who pays for it.

This Is The Story That Neeeds To Be Written!

Dan Marino is turning into the god awful Joe Namath. He was 3 sheets to the wind and almost fell off stage during the grand uniform reveal.

BTW the uniform needs more orange the dolphin looks to much like a swimming fish from far away.

Marino is becoming an embarrasment with his womanizing and drinking problems.

Hopefully there is a silver lining in all this.

Ross decides to sell the team and the new owner builds us a new stadium on the same site with his money and changes the uniforms back to the original ones in the early eighties.

Posted by: CameltoeJoe | May 22, 2013 at 09:13 AM

The Fins can only borrow funds from the NFL for stadium upgrades or a new stadium only if public funds are there to help fund.

STFU up Omar...
You are TERRIBLE!..

Mando,

You're slipping, man! Reshard Jones didn't "change his mind" about holding out of OTA's because he wants a contract extension. He had "personal things to take care of". Of course, you'd know that had you went to the OTA's Media Available Day! Instead, you're posting things about the bid for Super Bowls and dabbling in the politics of it all. Hint: None of us are surprised that we didn't get either Super Bowl because we all knew that they were contingent on the stadium upgrades that wasn't brought up for a vote. And, people who bother to enlighten themselves on the subject, know that the NFL won't allow Ross to pay for it himself. They require the city be invested in it. You're hashing things that most folks already know, or should have known before the voting began. It's all moot now!
Get back to being a beat reporter, please....

And...

Please get rid of some of these trolls! They're a waste of time and energy and do nothing for your blog!

Here we are 24 hours after the first OTA and not a peep from our crack reporter.

Why is that?

From what I gather there were a lot fo things to be optimistic about ... Tannehill, Grimes, Egnew, Keller, Martin, etc and yet nothing.

I guess Mando doesn't like reporting anything positive. You sure you're covering the right team, mando?

CTJ, because the NFL only lends money to the team for the stadium if the local govt ponies up and since the Florida governement is so stupid as to invest in a sport nobody in Miami cares about and to an owner nobody should trust instead.

Here here, Tracy, extremely well said.

And I caught the compliment GulfDolphin posted to me overnight. You are a great contributor and I hope to read more from you again. I learned a lot from your posts. Thanks again for the kind words.

Mark that's funny...Yes many want OTA updates. Surely, Mando has something to report.

Did you hear what Wallace said about Grimes being short...One time Hartline thought (Grimes) was falling down, but he was actually just backpedalling.

Grimes is miles better than SS, SS will always be a big stiff corner I want my corners to be low to the ground, with quick feet and agility, none of which SS posses

Haha, dads I catch that. They made Grimes sound like a midget but he's 5-10. Not tall but as they said, extremely athletic and with his burst and springs he can play taller.

As far as Mando goes ... James Walker who blogs the entire division for ESPN posted. Barry Jackson posted twice... but where in the world is Mando??

Guess he couldn't find enough negativity to feed his hit pumping trolls.

grimes =/> vd + ss.

I liked Sean Smith and Vontae, both were good talents but Grimes was a pro bowler.. better credentials is appears.

And he won the World Bowl with the Hamburg Sea Devils!!!

Jeez is there anyone in here to talk Dolphins football. I find it intresting that Egnew is getting first teams rep, will this guy catch some balls in the regular season or what.

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