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Dolphins in London

The Miami Dolphins, yes 0-7, are playing the Giants in London this weekend as American football invades England, a back-at-ya for the Beattles invasion here in the 60’s.  So that’s the background, here’s the good stuff:

Channing Crowder, LB for the Phins, was quoted this week

“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries. I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that. I know London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”

WOW, right?  The popular story on the blogs and football forums.  He’s a Florida Gator by the way.  Then this happens:

Middle linebacker Zach Thomas might not make the Dolphins’ trip to London because he was in a minor car accident…. Thomas and his wife were leaving the Dolphins’ 49-28 loss to the New England Patriots last weekend when their vehicle was rear-ended on the turnpike…. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Thomas and his wife were not at fault when they were rear-ended in stop-and-go traffic by a driver wearing Patriots attire.”

Man, can things get much worse for the Dolphins? At first I thought, how ironic that a Pats fan hits him in the rear after an already hard day getting stomped on the field.  But imagine the Patsy getting out of his car alongside the turnpike to walk up to the car he just hit and out of the car steps Zach Thomas.  The guy is not tall but he is huge.  Anyway, I’m reading this on a forum that I visit and an update later in the week states:

“Zach Thomas reportedly does not have a concussion, but doctors have advised him to skip the Dolphins trip to London.  Thomas saw a specialist about his injury on Wednesday. The 34-year-old isn’t expected to be on the six-hour flight. Channing Crowder will start at MLB.”

Channing Crowder!? The next post reads:

“Although there is a 50/50 chance Channing Crowder will drive to London Fletcher’s house by mistake.”

Can’t make this stuff up!


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Shark King

That’s right.  I caught a shark and a kingfish on a recent fishing trip that was work related – not a bad work day.   The shark, okay baby shark, was actually snagged but count it, it was touched. 



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Mark Cuban again, on why he thinks the UFL idea can succeed.  I read the first page of comments and like me, most people don’t think it will work.  I think a minor league concept would have better chances.

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