Friday, August 8, 2014

We Need YOU Dolphin's Fans

The Miami Dolphin's need us this season, guys! As Dolphin's fans we've had to live with the struggle for years, or in my case.... my entire LIFE! It's not a great feeling knowing your team has been pretty non-existent for your whole life (ouch). But none-the-less we have this string of hope for them EVERY damn year. I'd say we are pretty kick-ass fans. Wouldn't you agree? Well, here is why I think we need to be there for them this season more so than previous ones. 

Our previous GM ran the Dolphin's organization into the ground. For FIVE excruciating years, we had to deal with below-average, if not TERRIBLE seasons (see below):
2009: 7-9 
2010: 7-9 
2011: 6-10 
2012: 7-9
2013: 8-8 
*deep sigh* So, the fact we have a brand spankin' new GM gives us a 'fresh' start so-to-speak, or a little glimmer of hope if you will. Change is GOOD and I don't think it's physically possible that Dennis Hickey is going to be as terrible as Jeff Ireland was. 

Only the two of them REALLY know what went down in that situation. For months this is all anyone could talk about, and not just in South Florida.... everywhere in North America. Once again, the 'phins were in the spotlight for something terrible and it was out of their control. The fact that both of these guys (who clearly BOTH have major mental issues) are gone, is a HUGE weight lifted from our organization and roster. 

Praise the football gods! Our O-line has been utterly embarrassing (to say the very least). Our poor QB has been in fear for far too long and no young QB deserves that in any way. Like I said about management, a fresh start with a new offensive coordinator is well deserved. It can't get worse, only better! 

As I just mentioned, this poor guy has been in fear for his life every time the ball is snapped into his hands. The leader of our offense deserves better! We know he has talent because we have all witnessed it. We have seen him throw, run, and scramble, he's got it. But it's hard to be confident or progress when he's constantly scared or is afraid to think for himself cause of terrible coaching. He has been through a lot and I don't think people give him enough credit. Put yourself in his spot before getting angry at him for messing up. Cheer him on hardcore this season, guys! 

In lieu of Dolphin's fans humor, this is our go-to argument for EVERYTHING. But, guess what? It's true and you can't tell us any different! HA HA

This is pretty self explanatory. 

We may still have emotionless Joe Philbin which isn't exactly fun, and our main center is out until further notice due to injury (ouch). But it wouldn't be the Dolphin's without some bad news and I can proudly say that for once, I am actually not completely depressed for a season to start. Don't lose hope Dolphin's fans! Let's bring on FOOTBALL SEASON, BABY. Fins Up! 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Don't call it a comeback

Calling all Miami Heat fans, commentators, crap talkers, basketball lovers, whoever you may be!

I have a tad bit of a problem when I hear people say "Vintage/Retro" Dwyane Wade. Take for instance, last night. Wade scored 32 points and everyone and their mother is screaming "WOO HOO vintage/retro Wade played tonight", NO. I get that back in his younger years he was much faster, had different sets of numbers, and could weave through people better than he can now, etc. This is to be expected because it's called life and getting older. But if you haven't noticed that even on a bum knee last season, his field goal percentage was a whopping 52% in the regular season and 47% in the playoffs. The year before that? 50% and 46%. This vintage Wade you speak of had only 3% more in his 2006 winning season. For his entire 10 year career he has averaged 20+ points a game as it is, so why even say the word vintage to begin with? Oh, and this month, Wade just became the all-time leader in blocks for players 6-foot-4 or shorter, passing a player named Dennis Johnson, who had 674 swats in his 14-year career.

What I am trying to say is, every athlete will change as time passes, and it’s inevitable. So tell me why on earth does Wade need to score all these points to then be compared to the 'old' him at the end of Not-to-mention do blocks, steals and assists not count for anything in the basketball world today? I guess not because, whenever he scores more than 25+ points everyone is raving about how the old Wade is back, but when he doesn't all you hear is crickets. Can we just take a moment to look at his talent as a whole, as of right now? Why do we have to constantly throw that he is retro when he is just doing what he has been doing in his 10 season career consistently, just a tad bit slower. Yes, he has had some bad games, who hasn't? But him as a player hasn't gone anywhere, why the need to compare a 'right now Wade' to a 'retro Wade?’ Do your research before jumping the gun and screaming retro/vintage, like he hasn't been here for 10 years. 

That is all for now, my readers. My rant is over, and just like Wade says in his most recent advertisement: 

THREE. (...see what I did there) 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Our trip to Chicago in May

My boyfriend and I went to Chicago in May, minus the fact it was in the low 40's the whole time, we had a marvelous trip! The food was AMAZING and felt I needed to do a couple personal reviews on where we ate. You've gotta check out these places: 

Cozy Noodles and Rice:
OMG get the crab rangoons. This place is so cute & literally "cozy". Super cool decor as well!

Gino's North:
AMAZING Chicago deep dish pizza and was quite thrilled to find out their thin crust is just as amazing. A little old Italian lady is back there slinging all the pizza's, made-to-order by the way. DELISH!

As seen on the Food Network and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This place is must go. Extremely authentic and tastes exactly how it's supposed to: Costa Rican. GREAT food and worth the wait!

This was a personal favorite. I am a huge brunch fan. First off, if there's a wait, they send you to the waiting area where they have board games you can play while you have yourself a drink. They have an actual Bloody Mary menu and all sorts of craft beers on tap. The food, unbelievable. Each meal comes with a small but loaded fresh fruit cup and the food comes out quick. Hashbrowns are perfectly cooked (I'm a foodie). Try the Crab-Cake Benedict. WHOA! Plus, we had an awesome server named Janada, so I think that made the experience even better! Ask for her.

We of course got our tourist on! We visited the Bean, The Willis Tower "Sky Deck" and something a lot of people don't know about, The Bahai House of Worship (one of seven in the WORLD!)
I highly suggest visiting all three! Also, don't forget to get yourself a Chicago style hot dog, preferably from Wrigleyville, such a cool area!

There were a few things we didn't get to do, but we shall return to the clean and beautiful city of Chicago again, preferably in the summer when its much warmer :)

The Bean- Millennium Park

The Sky Deck- Willis tower

The Bahai House of Worship

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Must haves for tailgating

Once basketball season ends, all us die-hard football fans must wait a gruesome 2 months for the season to arrive. One of the things I make sure to do with all that extra time is daydream about the perfect tailgate. Tailgating is basically an American tradition; whether it's college or national, people are out there and take this stuff seriously. I am one of the many who does too!

I have put together a handy list for your viewing pleasure. If you have at least 3 of these items, you will have a fabulous tailgate time because, well, everyone welcomes each other at tailgates. Whether it's College Gameday or NFL Sunday, you will always feel like you are surrounded by family, very lively and most likely drunk family that is. In any case, go grab some of these items for your perfect tailgate experience.

Beer: Lots of it. Some people like to pound hard liquor, I'm all for a couple rum & cokes before hand but drinking hard liquor throughout your whole tailgate in that south Florida sun is a no-no. You will last about 2 hours and most likely wont make it into the stadium.

BBQ Grill: I got a mini grill at Target and let me tell you, CHEAP ($14) and one of the best investments you can make for your tailgate.

Keg: This isn't a necessity. However, this bad boy always makes things 100x more fun, why? Keg Stands.

Tent: This is an absolute must for a tailgate. All goes back to the south Florida sun, you always need shade. 

Chairs: People need a place to sit & most of the time, the trunk is taken. 

Beer Pong Table/ Table: Absolute must! Beer Pong, Flip Cup, a place for people to eat off of and put their drinks on. 

Corn Hole: Who doesn't love corn hole?? Get a game going while getting buzzed!

Food/ A Meal: If you plan on BBQ'ing out there that's one thing, otherwise don't be an idiot. You're going to be drinking all day and in the hot sun to boot. Make sure you have a full belly of food, and by the way, chips and dip don't count as food. 

Water: Again, don't be an idiot. Make sure to HYDRATE, otherwise you will definitely not make it to the game. 

Attire: Tailgating is a must for wearing and impressing people with the teams best attire. Go all out, guys! 

Big Girl Panties: Last but not least. put on your big girl panties. This applies to men and women. We are all here to have fun, get pumped for our team and rage. You absolutely, positively, must be ready to rage! 

I can't wait. Football season, I will be seeing you very soon!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

NBA Fashion Faux Pas

We all know these athletes love to make a statement before & after the game as well as certain events when it comes to their choice of outfits. I get it, making a fashion statement is a big thing for these fellas, but fashion and flat out repelling are two completely different things.

I have put together a list of the NBA's worst outfits I've seen and please comment if you feel these are appealing to you in any way:

Oh Westbrook. I think all those little people don't even want to be seen on that shirt. It appears as if they are literally trying to run away. 

I love me some Wade but I can't quite figure out if I like or just flat out hate this jacket. 

Capri's are a no-no for you Wade.

Durant wearing what appears to be a vomit colored shirt covered up by a no shape army green jacket.

Paul George (recently actually) damn sure made my list. WTF is this? Just reminds me of the bad part of the 70's. 

Harden, last season. Reminds me of a filet of Salmon with a side of beard.