Merged: Wayne Huizenga visits Reliant Stadium in Houston/Practice Bubble

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  1. TXFinFan

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    Wayne Huizenga visits Reliant Stadium in Houston

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3576663.html


    Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga came to Houston on Monday to see the Texans' practice bubble at Reliant Park.


    The Dolphins are going to build a practice bubble, and the Texans' bubble is regarded as a state-of-the-art facility.


    Interesting news. I'm sure the Dolphins players will love that!
     
  2. Agua

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    Hope Saban doesn't spoil them and let them run it with AC during the summer.
     
  3. Dolfan5000

    Dolfan5000 Mark my words, I'll get mine

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    You know Saban will only use that for inclement weather. He's about the working blue-collar mentality.
     
  4. LOCAL SCUM!

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    Yea..we gotta stay used to playing in those hot weather conditions. Other teams can't really handle it too well in September down here. I hope they put those "sunroof" style walls up in Dolphin Stadium, though.. Retractable stadium?
     
  5. CaptainK

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    I all for a retractable roof on Dolphins Stadium to be used when the weather is really miserable (i.e., rain storm) because the Fins haven't had much success when it's pouring (as against the Steelers some years ago at home).
     
  6. Dredd1050

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    You kidding me? The way the NFL screws them, he better blast the AC so they can be ready to play the last game of the season in NE AGAIN!!!!
     
  7. BigDogsHunt

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    Yeah, I think its rainy weather issues mostly, not so much heat,....Lightning, etc. I dont know, but hope its Hurricane rated.

    I think the team should practice in all conditions to be ready, but if its raining for several days in a row, it would be nice to have the option to go inside for dry conditiions as well.
     
  8. BrazForPhins

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    well said..i agree, it would be much used on rainy days
     
  9. Spector

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    What if he was there to talk to Dom Capers also and negotiate a contract with him?

    Give ya something to think about there. A nice dual purpose visit.
     
  10. callaway1234

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    Can someone explain to me exactly what the practice bubble is? Is it just an enclosed practice field to use when the conditions outside aren't practicable in??
     
  11. BALLS DEEP

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    Maybe they'll come home with Dom Capers!!!
     
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    He should buy a big property in upstate NY and turn part of it into a field to practice on for those road games in Nov/Dec. and stuff!

    I'm not worried about us losing our edge in warm weather games. We'll always have that. But to be able to fly up a few days before a game in NY, Buffalo, or NE and spend a few days throwing the ball around in the cold would help greatly.
     
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    Sounds interesting. I havnt heard of these bubbles b4 today.Hope Wayne can sneak Capers and Carr out with him when hes on his way back to Miami.!!! ;-)
     
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    Can't say that I'd mind that. :)
     
  15. Agua

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    Do that in the winter time. Turn AC down to 40 and practice in it exclusively, in shorts and shells.
     
  16. havingaporpoise

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    retractable...??

    I have never missed a game in years, and have watched the muddy mess that the field gets in the rainy weather, getting that baseball diamond off the feild would help when its football season, dirt+ rain= mud.....lol....
     
  17. duss12

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    Mainly that... you dont want your players running on artificial turf more than they have to really kills them you get about 2 years shorter career with artificial turf
     
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    It will be used during the summer when its raining, also you can slip in an extra practice if you have 2 of them in the dome...just cause its cooler...

    Also its great in the winter...you just crank the AC full blast so you can try and get your guys aclimated to the cold weather a little better....
     
  19. mellovesthefins

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    reason

    hey guys:

    the reason they are building the dome is not really the heat factor so much as its the hurricanes, tropical storms, and the bad lightening storms we get in florida in the summer.

    this past summer, there was a bad lightening storm and lightening actually struck the field and hit one of the guys who was filming on the tower.

    theyre doing it for the safety of the players, staff, etc. it makes perfect sense.
     
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    The Broncos have had a state of the art practice bubble for years....Wayne should have had one long ago.
     
  21. Adam First

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    But remember, this organization was a joke for the past few years... :)
     
  22. Jimmy James

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    Forget that -- they should go for no less than snow and wind machines. :D
     
  23. Agua

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    Seriously, it wouldn't surprise me if they did. :up:
     
  24. Jimmy James

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    I agree. When they say state of the art, I'm sure they mean it. Wayne has the deep pockets for this sort of thing.
     
  25. Mike13

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    Exactly.
     
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    I don't really think that many teams even have artificial turf anymore. Most teams even with a dome, have some type of synthetic grass.
     
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    wouldn't synthetic grass be the same as arificial grass.
     
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    I'd be interested to know how they can hurricane proof a dome. If I'm Huizenga, I'm thinking the thing will have to be re-built every few years.
     
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    Well now Sparky, I do believe it would be. :lol:
     
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    then your statement made no sense, so what DID you mean?
     
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    Artificial turf is normaly a misnomer. It's the term placed on the "Green Concrete" that they place in domes in the pre-90's. The new grass is artificial in that it is not natural occuring grass. But, it is laid down like grass, feels like grass, and looks (even when you kneel down and look closely) like grass.

    It's even better than grass in that you don't need to mow it.

    The only two things you can't do with it are: leave stains on the uniforms or let Ricky smoke it.
     
  33. cnc66

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    thanks, I went and checked it out, here is a site that seems to be the best in the line; http://www.fieldturf.com/ it is a cool site that has a lot of info.

    Testimonials

    Playing on rain soaked fields in southern Florida was interesting to say the least. If we had FieldTurf, the playing conditions in those games would have improved dramatically.

    - Dan Marino
     
  34. Dolphins561

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    The problem with South Florida in the summer is not the rain. It's the lightening. Having this bubble will protect the players and coaches from lightening strikes... We lost a lot of practice and camp days last year due to lightening, not rain... Remember the coach on the lift video taping practice?
     
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    BTW we won that game
     
  36. MoneyMike

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    Practice Bubble

    What the hell is a Practice bubble? Does anyone have a pic of the texans "Bubble"?
     
  37. capecoralfinfan

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    do a google images search there are a few...
     
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    whats the over/under of when teams start calling us "bubble phins" like the boy in the bubble? but in all seriousness this sounds great, no more missed practices because of weather!
     
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    I found this article on NFL.com
    http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/HOU/8890237

    I thought the whole reason to having this "bubble" was to be able to practice during hurricanes, if this is not the case, then why get the bubble?
     
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    Thats what I say!
     
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    was that sarcasm?
     
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    :lol: i dont think it was.
     
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    man...i usually leave for the hurricanes....rather alone work in them? that would suck, lol
     
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    I am about to learn more about these things. I am on the Trustee steering committee for a museum, it is a very unique structure being located on the beach for the last 130 years. Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge was completed March 10, 1876 and it has not been dry since. We are investigating such a structure to put over the whole site so that we may dry it out for proper painting and maintenance on a bi-annual or tri- annual basis. Our County Administrator will be presenting us with some numbers next month. Cool stuff.

    This is an aerial pre-Francis and Jean. There was literally not a grain of sand in the same picture frame post hurricane. The ocean scoured every bit off the rocks, heaved and undermined the white block wall you see and breached the island north and south of this HOR. The wall is as we speak being replaced with a more substantial structure, better anchored and with out a fence on the top so it can accept the "dome" structure we are really talking about.

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    This too is pre Francis-Jeanne. Wilma's backside eyewall actually twisted the second story clockwise and they are opening it up for inspection in a couple of weeks.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately Nick Saban doesn't feel like you do, on the TV special they did on him earlier he said he had planned to be at work all day during the hurricane and that they would be using generators... according to him the Hurricane moved earlier than expected and by the time he got up the hurricane was already there, he still wanted to go to the Dolphins facility but his wife threatened to call the cops on him if he did (might of been joking). Also I thought the whole reason they had leased that Rodeo field or whatever was so they could practice during these types of storms, if the bubble is susceptible to hurricanes, which according to weather people will be very bad for the next few years, why would the Dolphins invest in one?
     

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