Dolphins not sexy enough for HBO

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  1. FinAtic8480

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    http://blogs.herald.com/random_evid...rheading-a-miami-march-this-evening-in-s.html

    Leave us under the limelight, It is all about staying hungry & humble. This sport is not about being a movie star, It is about winning games. I know this organization knows that.
     
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    Fine with me.
     
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    teams to appear on hbo's hard knocks have won a grand total of ZERO super bowls so who cares
     
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    Parcells immediately hates everyone who is a fame monger. He'd kick our entire team off if they appeared on this show.
     
  5. newlownorder

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    First time I've heard the words "sexy" and Rex Ryan used in the same context.
     
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    Eh, they're right I think. There's nothing really appealing about the Dolphins. And that's fine that we don't have the guys who seek out the camera and the guys who talk. The Jets have that. That's what drives ratings. Let them have it.
     
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    HBO wants the ratings. As of now we dont have someone like that on our squad. Like a previous poster said, zero superbowls for the "hard knocks" it not the make up our team. The fins arent showy they just over achieve!!!
     
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    hope they dont forget the wide angle lenses for rexy.
     
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    It's understandable they'd pick the Jest. People are interested in freakshows and It's human nature to wanna stop and watch a trainwreck. Hopefully it'll prove to be like the "Madden Curse" for those jagoffs.
     
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    Hm, yeah, I can see that. What they're saying is, there isn't really any one person to follow around for most of the show, that can keep it entertaining. Which I have no problem with really, but it would nice to see our Fins more behind the scenes.
     
  11. DisturbedShifty

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    Who wrote that article? The year before the Bengals was the Chiefs. The Ravens were the first team to do the show back in 2001. I posted a thread about this in the General NFL forum. NYJunc, I think it was him, posted all the teams that have done the series. Also teams place bids to try and get on the show. HBO doesn't approach the teams. At least that is what the articale implys.
     
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    Not surprising, the Jets are the obvious choice if you're HBO.
     
  13. SpaceMountain16

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    They want "big stars" and "personalities" so they picked the Jets? Looks like somebody mixed up New York teams again. Oh well....

    This will be our ONLY loss to the Jets in 2010.
     
  14. roy_miami

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    Is this show worth watching? I've never heard of it before.
     
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    sm0kinfins Adults are obsolete children

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    I may be wrong but hasn't every team to be on that show had a crap year immediatly afterwards? Much like the Madden curse? Here's hoping the curse lives on! :azmang:
     
  16. sm0kinfins

    sm0kinfins Adults are obsolete children

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    Normally I'd say yes, it's a pretty good show. Basicly it's just a lot of behind the scenes looks at a team and it's players during training camp and up thru pre-season. This year though you can probably pass, unless you want to watch a weekly show featuring Jaba the Rex and a certain metro sexual QB swing from a pole in a gold bikini.

    Bring a puke bucket! :lol:
     
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    If asked, I bet we would decline anyway. I do not think Parcells and co. would want that type of inside exposure.
     
  18. nyjunc

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    It's b/c they appeared on the show? For 35+ years our two teams have won a grand total of zero Super Bowls so i'm sure it won't hurt us.

    Considering Cincy won their div last year i would say the answer to that question is no.
     
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    I have not watched one episiod of "Hard Knocks" and this does nothing to change that.

    Net effect on NY8123 = 0.00%
     
  20. nyjunc

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    You are missing a great show, regardless of the team it's a show any football fan will love.
     
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    Agreed. I didn't get a chance to actually watch the series until this past year with the Bengals. And getting to see all that goes into training rookies and getting ready for a season is really cool. And when I was watching this past seasons shows you really got the sense that Cinnci was actually going to do something last year. They really had the whole "want some, come get some" attitude during the preseason. And I think if they would have had the injuires and the death of Henry to deal with, they probably could have made it farther than the first round.
     
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    Absolutely, I picked Cincy to win that division after watching the show, I thought Dallas would struggle 2 years ago. We don't get as much access as we think we are getting but enough to get a good feel for a team.
     
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    I'm cool with not getting the attention. Seems like our teams motto almost. Even when we make Dansby the highest paid ILB, hardly anyone realizes it.

    I am completely happy not being in the spotlight... we have too many convicts anyway.
     
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    Looks like it was Greg Cote. Same idiot that called them wimps or something like that for not taking Vick. Cote is a piece of crap! What he really means is screw football, screw the Dolphins, let's get a circus down here that fits the kind of crap I like to write.
     
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    I miss a lot of great shows. I am too busy making my own show it's called my life. lol.
     
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    I am waiting for the episode were Rex's stomach band gives way and he expands like the Nutty Professor when his potion wears off! Maybe firemen will have to use the Jaws Of Life to remove Rex from his golfcart!
     
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    Is it a comedy or a drama?:)
     
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    Action Comedy! I have no time for Drama!
     
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    :eek:hno::chuckle:
     
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    Jets continue to out manuever this regime not only for talented FA's and draft picks, but now in the art of publicity.

    For a team who's stadium is typically filled at 50% capacity, you would think Ross would pay to have the Fins featured on HBO.

    But no....lest the Patriots tivo the dang series and learn about our double secret super complex offensive passing scheme!

    I'm definitely not a Jets fan, but boy have they captured the headlines, and they fill their stadium.

    Fins on the other hand, hey, they just signed another offensive guard! Wow!
     
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    The good and bad side of publicity Ricky gave us the bad publicity then we resigned him that gave us a black eye but fortunately for us Ricky has played well.

    the bad part of not having mega stars is that it can hurt us at playoff time and the networks will cheat some of us out getting to watch our belove fins on tv.

    another bad part is it can help to discourage possibly new fans from becoming fin fans and the fins popularity is important to me because I hate seeing new jets, bills and Bills fans while at the same time I am seeing less fin fans.

    the good side ,
    it keeps us from turning into a circus like it did durring the 2004 season I.E. David Boston ricky Williams and the A.J feely fiasco.

    winng shouold be the most important thing for us but I am guilty of wanting to have superstars because i think its neat to see fin players jerseys being worn . I dont like being the a unpopular team because networks will not want to show our games thus It purely cheats me out of seeing the dolphins.
    truth is superstars dont kill us its lame players doing lame things that cost us the game that kills us.
     
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    Hard Knocks is a great show.

    I've missed it over the last couple of seasons but i remember the Chiefs one was really cool because it covered the contract holdout of Larry Johnson and how both he and the team were dealing with it.

    Where else can you see that?
     
  33. DuderinoN703

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    Just like my Spurs, I'd rather my team be concerned about winning rather than who has the most outrageous personality. This sort of show is meant for the tween ESPN slam dunk Top 10 highlight-seeking sports fans of today.

    IMO of course.
     
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    You do realize you're allowed to follow another team if you really want to, right?
     
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    The Jets don't fill their stadium unless they're winning.

    and "captured" the headlines? By what, raiding the Chargers for washed up talent?
     
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    Just another distraction if you ask me.
     
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    Some of you loons need to lighten up. If you actually enjoy football, this is a great show regardless of the team featured.
     
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    Well they did supposedly cut out 25 pounds of RRs blubber.

    Looks like the same ole FF to me.
     
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    Leave the limelight to other teams. I just want the Phins to win...there are enough reality tv shows out there. I don't need to see one about an NFL team.
     
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    I think the Jets are perfect for it.
     
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    while I would love nothing more than seeing the Dolphins on Hard Knocks - it definitely isn't "the Parcells way" and isn't in our best interest.
     
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    just sucks because i like to root for the hard knocks team usually
     
  43. Vertical Limit

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    That's the most retarded piece of article I've read in so long.
     
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    We totally should have made a big splash in FA. We have a need at LB. We definitely should have addressed that. Darn this front office!
     
  45. Johnny O

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    Not true. They are always in the top three or four when it comes to attendance and I don't really consider them a winning organization.
     
  46. 52CANES

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    Might have to do with there being 20 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.
     
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    No doubt.
     
  48. nyjunc

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    We have been sold out aince 1978, you guys have had blackouts for playoff games.

    B/c there aren't many people in South Florida, right? :rolleyes2:

    I love that excuse.
     
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    Lets go ahead and take a look at the demographic of Miami compared to NYC...
     

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