ESPN columnist says "not so fast" to talk of another December swoon

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  1. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    This may already have been put up on the board, but I haven't seen it, and it impressed me.

    Len Pasquarelli, in The Morning After, states:

     
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    CirclingWagons Banned Hammered

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    oh come now Dr...we all know it's gonna happen ;)
     
  3. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    :tongue2:

    In all seriousness, I found it interesting to find a writer who didn't take the easy "Here we go again" route.
     
  4. BLITZKRIEG

    BLITZKRIEG ~LACUNA LEGIONS~

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    Even if we win our final three games {highly unlikely IMO}, the Phinz 2003 season has already been a failure IMO....

    We should have been much better on offense with another year under Norv. Instead we've gotten worse....

    I don't see much, if anything for Dave and Co to hang their hats on this year. The defense was expected to be great, and they were. The main focus this off-season was improving the offense, and even though Dave hyped up our "new and improved passing game", they failed miserably.....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!:fire:
     
  5. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    I would address your criticism of what's gone wrong this season, but that's off-topic. Instead, I will point out that if we win our next three games, we could not only go to the playoffs, but conceivably pick up a #5 playoff seed (a much easier route to any kind of run in the playoffs).

    Talk to me about the season being a failure when we're eliminated from playoff contention.
     
  6. Bowl_Bound

    Bowl_Bound A True Fan

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    Like you have a leg to stand on!!! I live in upstate and they have bgiven up on "circling the wagons" for quite some time now. Given up on Bledsoe even.:lolcry:
     
  7. CirclingWagons

    CirclingWagons Banned Hammered

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    hope is still alive...we show more support with a 6-7 team than you guys do with an 8-5 team...pathetic
     
  8. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Bon vivant

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    Sadly, you have a point there.

    And for the record, I have legs, but they're not for standing. :astro:
     
  9. BLITZKRIEG

    BLITZKRIEG ~LACUNA LEGIONS~

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    Yeah, but you're a Bills fan, and losing seasons are a regularity in Buffalo....

    This is Miami!!!!!!!!

    We've been on the verge of winning the Super Bowl for so many seasons now it's ridiculous. At least that's what most of us have been lead to believe. We're 8-5 now, but that's still not good enough to make the playoffs at this time.....

    Nothing personal against the Bills fans. I like them just fine....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!
     
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    CirclingWagons Banned Hammered

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    losing seasons a regularity?...I count 2 recently..you have us confused with Cincy
     
  11. Den54

    Den54 Punk Exterminator

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    We've been on the verge of winning the Super Bowl for so many seasons now it's ridiculous. Really? I must have missed those.
     
  12. BLITZKRIEG

    BLITZKRIEG ~LACUNA LEGIONS~

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    Well Jimmy promised us a SB seven years ago.....:cry:

    Maybe that wasn;t that long ago, but it seems like forever....

    PHINZ RULE!!!!:fire:
     
  13. Muck

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    Every year the expectations are sky high here. 8-5 is disappointing when that's the case.
     
  14. jbond

    jbond Pro Bowler

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    Let's see....one losing season since 1970.....that's 33 (after this year) out of 39 since inception of winning tradition.

    We haven't missed consecutive playoff appearances since 1986-1989....

    so...show me who else makes it to post-season this much or has a better avg. EVERY year....

    I think that is why expectations are ALWAYS set high for us....we are expected to have a winning season every year and go to the playoffs....the question always is....will we get to the SB? That is the question Dolphin fans, team owners, players and the rest of the league always asks and why they always give us a good chance to get there.....because if we only get ONE thing going better then the year before (without losing any other performance) we will be in the SB....no questions about it.

    Problem is....we improve one thing one year, always have the same core guys, but for some reason something else always slacks off.

    Anyways, hope you better understand what it is like to be a dolphin fan. We EXPECT what other teams hope for and hope for the SB.....EVERY YEAR :)
     
  15. Marino1983

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    And it already HAS in Barfalo ......

    :roflmao:

    Marino1983
     
  16. Marino1983

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    :spit: Apparently you do not frequent bfz and bbi m-b's c-JERK !!

    :eat:

    Marino1983
     
  17. CirclingWagons

    CirclingWagons Banned Hammered

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    just look up and down at the threads in this forum:lol:
     
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    CirclingWagons Banned Hammered

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    that's funny...we won our december game, and you didn't:tongue:
     
  19. Marino1983

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    Like I responded,, read the post's on bfz and bbi .....

    :shakeno:

    Marino1983
     
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    Yeah and the goats are STILL trying to get to 500 ...

    :wave:

    Marino1983
     
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    how does that change the fact that you are starting your December swoon?(thread topic)
     
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    It has everything to do with it ! There are 3 more games to play c-JERK and what will you crow when the Dolphins run the table ?

    I am optimistic that the Phins can win those games .. Even though we might not make the playoffs it would be ending the season on a very high note ...

    You can post all the ignorant negative B-S all you want... But I will still back and defend the Dolphins no matter what people like YOU think of them ....

    :evil:

    :pirate:

    Marino1983
     
  23. CirclingWagons

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    right...just like after the texans loss:lol:

    you will not win your last 3...deep down you know this....1-2 in your last 3 most likely, maybe 2-1....no playoffs
     
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    The Dolphins have had at least two losses in December each of the past seven regular seasons and are a combined 13-18 in the month. They've lost seven consecutive games on the road during the months of December and January, dating back to a 27-0 blasting at Oakland to end the 2000 playoffs.

    During this span, the Dolphins have a winning percentage of .419 in December and January and .656 in all other months. Don't just blame the wind chill: Miami is 3-7 (.300) at cold-weather sites, but a still-tepid 16-18 (.471) in warm-weather sites and domes.


    The numbers seem to indicate the team usually runs out of gas late in the season. Miami is 2-8 (.200) playing on a short week late in the season. Given a regular week's schedule, the Dolphins have a record of 17-12 (.587) late in the season.
     
  25. Justasportsfan

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    Wazzup M83? What's your handle at BZ?
     
  26. NYPHINSFAN

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    CW, hello pot this is the kettle you're black...You may be a die hard supportive Bills fan in Miami but I am from about 1 hour outside of Buffalo and you will not find a bigger bunch of bandwagon jumpers in the league. Two weeks ago every Bills fan in WNY was trashing the team, the papers were saying "Fire GW,Fire KG, get rid of Travis Henry, etc.." Now after two wins against sub-.500 teams, Bills fans, like yourself, are back running their mouths about the playoffs, and how good the team is and how GW is turning the season around.

    So before you start trashing Miami's fans, take a look at your legion of fans...
     
  27. Justasportsfan

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    How is wanting change being a bandwagon jumper? Finsfans are guilty of this as well. The difference you don't see us saying we quit being fans which you see in this MB. Sheez, even during off season, the lack of movement from your management at the start of FA'cy someone already quit.

    We've sold out every home game inspite of our performance.
     
  28. Section126

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    Statman strikes again..........


    :rolleyes:
     
  29. finsrclowns

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    It's not a lack of gas. It's the same reason the Tin Man went to see the Wizard!:lol:
     
  30. NYPHINSFAN

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    Actually justafan, when Ralph Wilson has to buy the remaining 3,000 tickets twice and donate them to charity, I would not call that selling it out....
     
  31. Justasportsfan

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    :lol: I was hoping you didn't know that. :lol:

    Either ways , the number of finfans on this message board alone that have quit probably equals the number of bills fans that have quit when you add up all the bills website. :D Not calling for change but "quit"
     
  32. NYPHINSFAN

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    What I hate most and I am not just referring to Bills fans but I see it the most from Bills fans because I live in WNY is the fans that trash their team when things are going poorly and then once there is a glimmer of hope they come back to talking trash....

    I haven't said a word to Bills fans all season (other than when Miami trounced them on national TV....j/k) and all of a sudden Buffalo wins two games and the Fins lose a hard fought game and Bills fans are riding my a$$.

    I am really surprised that Harmon, mouldsy and the rest of the loud mouth ignorant Bills fans that were guaranteeing a SB haven't come back to this board...
     
  33. PhinPhreak

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    And how many October and November games did you win. :lol:
     
  34. Emskirch

    Emskirch Lurking ready to Strike

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    Miami Dolphins Dec/Jan regular season record last two years.

    In 2001 Miami was 4-2 in Dec/Jan (regular season) 3-0 at home.

    In 2002 Miami was 2-3 in Dec/Jan 2-0 at home
     
  35. Justasportsfan

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    Yo phreak, in your sig pic, who's lap are you sitting on?

    U goin to the bills-fins game?
     
  36. themole

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    AND...that's not such a difficult thing to do!:evil:
     
  37. SmokeyPhinz

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    Personally I think we were spoiled with Ricky's performance last year. I mean before he came, we all got excited when Lamar Smith broke 1,000 yds. Now Ricky comes in and gets 1,850 or whatever and scores 16 TDs. If he doesnt have that type of year last season, we'd most likely be swooning over his stats so far this year. I mean come on, back to back 200 yd games last year? A Dolphins runningback? Whoodathunkit?
     
  38. CirclingWagons

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    well, the bengals have been to the same amount of superbowls as you guys the past 30 years:lol:
     
  39. wileydawg

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    That would be 23 years for those challenged by information
     
  40. CirclingWagons

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    lol...oh, my bad...that's much more impressive:lol:

    well, in the last 30 years, how many have SB's have they both been to?...2 a piece
     

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