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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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.
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.
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.
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.
You can use the discount code “touchdown” on the payment page to receive 15% off each ticket.
For every ticket purchased, you will receive an autographed Anthony Fasano photo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
As many of our regular members found out, a Miami Dolphins camera crew visited the home of DolfansNYC, Third and Long, during our Nat Moore event to interview Michelle, Igor and a few die-hards, and find out more about our unique club.
The feature appeared in Episode 8 of “Inside the Fins,” which aired on a local Dolphins affiliate in South Florida, and is now available on MiamiDolphins.com. Check out the video on here (scroll to the 15:30 mark for our segment) for an inside look at DolfansNYC.
New York Daily News columnist Ralph Vacchiano joins us to preview Sunday’s Miami Dolphins-Giants game. The Giants beat writer provides an assessment of Matt Moore, who tied a career-high with three touchdown passes the last time he faced the Big Blue; analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of both teams; and shares his thoughts on the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Ralph, who has covered the Giants since 2001, is also a host on Sirius NFL Radio and appears regularly on SNY-TV.