The paper bag has a long history as the ultimate expression of fan dissatisfaction, but who would have predicted that so many would end up in Miami?
The Dolphins are 0-7 in
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Years from now, conspiracy theorists will wonder if the communications system was faulty in the Dolphins draft room that day. ("I said Quinn, not Ginn! Quinn! Quinn!!!!")
It's a long shot to think that Miami could stumble around and finish 0-16, but maybe it isn't that farfetched. The offense is thin, the defense is old, and the fan base is angry.
There isn't much positive on the immediate horizon for the Dolphins, either. A "home" game against the Giants at Wembley Stadium. A home game against fast-improving Buffalo. Then road games at Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and a home game against a Jets team that already beat them in New Jersey this season.
Miami closes out the year at Buffalo, at home against Baltimore, and at New England and Cincinnati. Nine more bad games and the deed is done.
Prideful veterans like
It is amazing the opposite years that Cameron and Dallas coach
Could the Dolphins really go the entire season without a win, 35 years after they went without a loss? If Phillips is thinking of sending an anniversary gift to Miami, he ought to send running back
Nearly two months after New England's spying incident against the Jets, the Patriots are 7-0 and obliterating one team after another. Don't think that the issues are unrelated. The Patriots will use this as motivation all the way to the Super Bowl if they have to, and if a few records fall along the way, that's even better.
Don't believe for a second that
With the possible exception of the Yankees and the Red Sox, no two teams in American sports have become so inextricably linked as the Patriots and the Colts. Who has the better offense? The better defense? The better quarterback?
Rare is the professional athlete who isn't type-A, manic in competitiveness, and motivated by any slight (see
I bumped into the retired offensive lineman
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