Archive for November, 2011

Sam Madison Dolfans NYC Shout Out!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I am headed down to Miami tomorrow to work some photo gigs during Miami Art Week but way more important than making a living will be getting to hit up Sun Life Stadium for the second time this year so I can watch my Dolphins play the Raiders of Oakland. I am pretty psyched for the game.

Last time I was in Miami I had a chance to head down to Bokamper’s in Plantation for a live taping of The Finsiders where I got to meet Dolphins greats Sam Madison and Keith Simms. Sam is one of my favorite players of all time and played for the Giants so he knows what it’s like to live in the area so I had to ask him for a Dolfans NYC shout out. As always number 29 delivered.

Check out the video below and make sure you check out the podcast we did with Sam we recorded the next day!

 

Partying with Tracy Morgan and the Dolphins

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Barely 72 hours later, it still feels surreal.

Michelle and I, along with a couple of our friends, had the opportunity to go to a Tracy Morgan charity comedy show in Miami, which was presented by Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano to benefit Veteran’s Housing. Thanks to the event organizers, Lunar Sports Group, we had invites to the pre-show VIP party, backstage passes and tickets to the after-party at the Shore Club.

We were informed beforehand that several of Fasano’s teammates could come out for the show, and sure enough, Reggie Bush, Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, Jared Odrick, Clyde Gates, Steve Slaton, and ex-Dolphin Lousaka Polite were among a dozen or so players in attendance. Michelle and I volunteered to check-in the VIP guests, meaning we had to put tiny orange bands around the massive wrists of professional football stars and the tiny wrists of their supermodel girlfriends. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.

 

I made sure to tell Polite that he remains one of our all-time favorite players and that we miss chanting “Louuu!” whenever he’d get a first down.  He thanked me and said that he’s continuing to work out, waiting to “get the call.”

Once the pre-show party concluded, the players and VIP guests were ushered down the hall, where Morgan came out to welcome everyone to the show. Well, he didn’t so much welcome them, as much as launch into an impromptu stand-up act, explaining that he’s the sole reason why both the NFL and NBA lockouts had ended. That’s probably the one part that I can repeat with a straight face, much less reprint here.   Let’s just say the majority of his topics had a lot to do with bodily functions and bedroom acts most people would probably never want to try. Morgan walked up and down the hall, cracking everyone up with his unique sense of humor, driving home the point that absolutely nothing and no one was off limits (more on that shortly).

Before he went back to his dressing room, I made sure to shake his hand and tell him how much I enjoy his work, figuring it would be my one chance to speak to him.

The Dolphins walked to another section of the theater to pick up food and beverages before the main act, where MiamiDolphins.com beat writer Andy Kent introduced us to Bess, Michelle’s favorite player. Bess was extremely nice and personable, openly talking about Miami’s heartbreaking last-second loss on Thanksgiving, and taking the time out to pose for pictures. Michelle was star-struck and giggling in delight after Bess walked away – pretty much exactly how I’d react if I ever talked to Candace Parker.

 

As for Morgan’s actual stand-up, he began the routine by pulling no punches about Bush’s relationship with Kim Kardashian and her E! reality show, and continued to spew (heh) unfiltered raunchiness and crudeness for the next hour-and-a-half. I don’t think there’s a person on earth who can get away with anything he said or make such absurd topics so hilarious. My face actually hurt from laughing so much.
Soon afterwards, we walked several blocks to the Shore Club, where none other than Tracy Morgan and a few of his friends sat on a bench outside, with no bodyguards or bouncers in sight. When he saw us, he dove right back into his comedy act, telling us a few jokes he forgot to say during the show.

At one point, he said (I’m paraphrasing for language, clearly) that men can’t live with or without women.  Michelle laughed and told him I was learning all about that.

“Nah, he’s a good boy,” said Morgan. “He’s domestically trained, like me. He knows not to pee inside the house.” I can’t argue with this.

He then asked us if we were coming inside (as if we’d miss it for anything), at which point one of his friends told Morgan that I look like Jesus.

“He’s got the long hair, the beard – all he’s missing is the sandals,” he said.

Morgan took it a step further, declaring that I actually look like Moses’ mother. I still have no idea what to make of that, but it was fantastic. He then asked me if I’d seen the original Planet of the Apes, and for whatever reason, I told him I hadn’t. It didn’t matter – he went right into a Charlton Heston impression from some movie none of us knew; regardless, we laughed hysterically.

Inside the club, I spotted one of the comedians who opened for Morgan and had to get a picture with him, obviously because of that amazing mustache. Somewhat disappointingly, his act barely mentions the sweet ‘stache, with just one quick line about Super Mario being on stage.

We hung  around in the back for a while, where some of the guests played pool and hit on scantily-clad women, and went home around one thirty in the morning. After spending some time with him, I can safely say that Morgan basically plays himself in 30 Rock (within the confines of network television, of course) – an outrageous and unpredictable character who’s always on and lives for making others around him laugh.

Needless to say, it was an unforgettable experience with the hands-down funniest person I’d ever met.

Week 11 Pictures

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Although it seems ages ago after that tragedy that befell us on Thanksgiving Day, last Sunday was fantastic. Our boys in Aqua trounced the Buffalo Jills in the most brutal fashion. Our defense came up huge pounding away on the Bills who limped off the field down by multiple scores after just the first half. It was a beautiful thing.

Third and Long was not exactly packed as you might expect when your team loses seven straight games to open a season but the die hards are there every week and by the end of the first quarter the bar was bumping. This was the most fun I have had watching a Dolphins game since I had second row seats to watch the Phins beat the Jets at the Meadowlands to lock up the AFC Championship in 2008. It was a great day.

I took a few pictures that are not exactly the most flattering shots of our bunch. Earlier in the year we tend to have a lot more cute girls out. But hey a win is a win and shots all around. Go Dolphins!

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Dolphins Look to Continue Thanksgiving Day Dominance

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

For most Dolphins (and Cowboys) fans, a Dallas-Miami Thanksgiving match-up conjures up images of Leon Lett’s infamous blunder in 1993. Down one point with 15 seconds left on the clock, Dolphins kicker Pete Stoyanovich lined up for a 40-yard field goal to win the game, but slipped on the ice and had his kick blocked by Dallas defensive tackle Jimmie Jones. As the Cowboys players and coaches began to celebrate, Lett inexplicably attempted to fall on the rolling football, only to lose control of it as he slipped on the ice. Miami recovered the ball on the Dallas one-yard line, and Stoyanovich nailed a short field-goal as time expired to give Miami an improbable 16-14 victory.

18 years later, the video remains just as, if not more hilariously fun to watch.

The 1993 Snow Bowl is one of four Fins-Cowboys Thanksgiving games – Miami has won two of the other three contests on the holiday and leads the all-time series 7-5.

November 22, 1973 – Dolphins 14, Cowboys 7

The Dolphins jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a Larry Csonka one-yard run and a 45-yard touchdown strike from Bob Griese to Paul Warfield. Griese threw only 10 passes all game, as Csonka rushed for 80 yards and Mercury Morris chipped in with 49 to lead the Miami ground attack.

November 25, 1999 – Cowboys 20, Dolphins 0

This is one that the Dolphins, and especially Dan Marino, would like to forget. After a scoreless first half, the Cowboys took a 7-0 lead when Dexter Coakley returned a Marino interception 46 yards for the score. Troy Aikman later connected with Rocket Ismail for a 65-yard touchdown, and Emmitt Smith finished with 103 rushing yards. Marino completed only 15-of-36 passes for 178 yards and tied a career-high with five picks (good for a 17.8 quarterback rating). He was pulled late in the fourth quarter for backup Damon Huard. Let’s move on.

Jay Fiedler scores against the Cowboys.Novemeber 27, 2003 – Dolphins 40, Cowboys 21

That’s better. The last time these two teams met on Thanksgiving, the 8-3 Cowboys, led by QB Quincy Carter, never stood much of a chance. Miami took a quick lead on a Jay Fiedler one-yard scramble, and wide receiver Chris Chambers would go on to catch a career-best three TD passes. The Dolphins picked off Carter three times, and Jason Taylor returned a fumble for another score.

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DolfansNYC Podcast, Episode 15: Anthony Fasano

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano joins us to discuss hosting his upcoming charity comedy show featuring actor Tracy Morgan; analyze Miami’s three-game winning streak; and share his thoughts on DolfansNYC.  Anthony leads the team in TD catches (four) and ranks fourth in receiving yards (258) on the season.  To learn more about the Anthony Fasano Foundation, visit the official website.

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Music Credit: Solo D, “DolfansNYC Anthem”

Anthony Fasano Comedy Show – DolfansNYC Exclusive Offer

Monday, November 21st, 2011
The Anthony Fasano Foundation Presents: Tracy Morgan Live

The Anthony Fasano Foundation Presents: Tracy Morgan Live

As many of you know, Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano, who’s scored three touchdowns in Miami’s last three games (all wins!) is hosting a charity comedy show headlined by Emmy-nominated actor Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) on Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Miami, FL. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together: Veterans Housing.

Tickets can be purchased here, and we’re excited to present three special offers exclusively for DolfansNYC members:

  1. You can use the discount code “touchdown” on the payment page to receive 15% off each ticket.
  2. For every ticket purchased, you will receive an autographed Anthony Fasano photo.
  3. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing with fellow DolfansNYC members to receive passes to the VIP pre-show meet and greet with Anthony and his Dolphins teammates at the The Fillmore.  The winner will receive as many passes as tickets purchased.

In order to be eligible, simply forward us the confirmation email following the purchase of your ticket(s).

Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to see Anthony take the stage and help raise money for a worthy cause.

DolfansNYC Podcast, Episode 14: Jesse Agler

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Jesse Agler of MiamiDolphins.com joins us to discuss the main factors in the Dolphins’ two-game winning streak; preview Sunday’s match-up with the Buffalo Bills; and share his thoughts on Fins fans worldwide.  Jesse, the host of TheFinsiders.com and The Finsiders radio show on 940-WINZ, has been a prominent South Florida radio personality since 2005.

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Music Credit: Solo D, “DolfansNYC Anthem”

DolfansNYC Podcast, Episode 13: Mike Jones

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Mike Jones of The Washington Post joins us to preview Sunday’s Redskins-Dolphins game; discuss the development of former Miami quarterback John Beck; and share his thoughts on DolfansNYC. Mike has covered the Washington sports scene since 1999, and previously wrote for the Washington Times and CSNWashington.com.

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Anthony Fasano to Host Tracy Morgan Comedy Show

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano, who caught two touchdown passes to lead Miami to a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, will host a charity comedy show headlined by Emmy-nominated actor Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) on November 26 at 8:00 p.m.

The event will take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together: Veterans Housing.

Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to see Anthony take the stage and help raise money for a worthy cause. Tickets can be purchased here, with special VIP tickets including a pre-show meet and greet with members of the Miami Dolphins.

The Anthony Fasano Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports children and families affected by Autism. Anthony has hosted his annual Golf Classic, which benefits the REED Academy, and Bocce Tournament, which provides  impoverished families with food during the holidays, for the last four years.

DolfansNYC Podcast, Episode 12: Omar Kelly

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

South Florida Sun-Sentinel writer Omar Kelly joins us to analyze who’s the most to blame for the Miami Dolphins’ 0-7 start; preview Sunday’s (winnable!) game against the Kansas City Chiefs; and discuss the impacts of Stephen Ross and Bill Parcells. Omar has covered the Dolphins since 2007 and hosts a radio show on WQAM (560AM).

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Music Credit: Solo D, “DolfansNYC Anthem”


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