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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DolPhinPhan7, Sep 19, 2022 at 11:10 AM.

  1. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Well-Known Member

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    When did you check out of yesterday's game? And when did you check back in?

    I've been a Dolphins fan since the early 90's. I keep saying that the first year I started rooting for them was they best year they've been. An AFC Championship game at home and an L to the Bills.

    Dolphins wins make me feel better than my local teams wins (Toronto Teams) Short of playoff success like the recent Raptors Championship Run. But a Dolphin win is the best kind of win for me.

    But I'm not here to waste my Sunday afternoon to watch my team get their *** kicked. They had no answer for the Ravens in the first half. My rule is, if they're down by 3 TDs, I'll find something else to watch but keep track of the game. So that's what I did, watched some Blue Jays, caught up on the Lord of the Rings Show.

    Hey they scored to open the second half. Cool. Let's see how the Defence holds up. 80 yard run by Lamar Jackson! MFers!!!

    My wife courteously took the kids to her families house to let me watch football. Let me better myself and go to the Gym and then Costco. Be a productive family member.

    I'm at the Gym, let's see how it's going. . . 35-35!!!!!! WTF????. I go on an Eliptical and start watching Red Zone. I get to see the game winning drive.

    Am I a bad fan?
     
  2. cbrad

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    I checked out at the end of the game. Never checked back in.

    Watched every second of it (except some commercials).
     
  3. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    I started paying attention to my kids and 28-7. Still watched the whole game though.
     
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  4. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    I was away for most of the game. Checked updates on my phone. Went from 21-7 to 28-7 and I resigned myself it was a loss. Checked again and saw it was 35-14 and stopped checking on the game. Turned on Cincinnatti vs Dallas and they mentioned it was tied up, so I switched to CBS, hoping to catch a live look in following my locally-broadcast game. Fortunately, the game ended and I got to see Lamar drive the Crows downfield for a field goal before the magic happened. I saw the part that I needed to see and couldn't believe it when I heard Tua's, Waddle's, and Hill's numbers. Later, I watched the entire fourth quarter on YouTube.

    I'd be lying if I said that the 35-14 score didn't bring Marino's last game to mind. I think of it every time we play like total crap and I'm glad the reminder got switched off for once.
     
  5. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    I have NFL access so I always watch the tape delayed. They have it set to where you don't know the scores of any games. I watched and did some fast forwarding then watched most of the 4th quarter. It is no very nice to watch an entire game minus commercials in about an hour and half.
     
  6. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    I imagine some posters went to YouTube and looked up Justin Herbert highlights.
     
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  7. BigBadBrett

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    I can honestly say I watched all of it. If they didn’t score coming out of halftime, I would have started watching a different game.
     
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  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    I changed how I watched the game. In the second half I was mostly looking at improvements in the offense and to see if they could score points in garbage time.

    Also, NFL Sunday Ticket did a good job of checking me out of the game in the 2nd and 3rd quarters
     
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  9. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    STFU.

    Instigating does not help anything.

    I thought it was over at halftime. Then I knew it was over when it was 35-14. Then the 4th quarter happened.

    I watched the entire game and was jumping and cheering when they took the lead.
     
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  10. Phil Hutchings

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    I watched all but a few minutes at the start of the second half, when I was preparing and serving our evening meal.

    I’d given up at 7-28 and 14-35, but stuck with it, as I missed the Miracle in Miami, and didn’t want to miss out on another great comeback, should it happen.

    I’m glad I did.
     
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  11. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 He can smell your fear

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    Unless you have more important things to do, you shouldn’t check out until the other team starts taking a knee in the 2nd half. A win like yesterday carries a lot more weight when you’ve sat through some tough losses. Even in losses I’m looking for positives in individual player production.
     
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  12. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    As long as I'm able to watch and not prevented do to technology or something like that, I watch every snap of every game closely. I pay close attention, never drink while watching the Fins, and want to absorb everything to my memory banks for later on.

    Sometimes I'm joyful, sometimes I'm pissed off, often I'm just kind of blah. But I never check out.
     
  13. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I had work to do yesterday and didn't get back to a TV until the game was already 21-7, I think. At that point, I got on the computer and was only half paying attention to the TV until the start of the fourth quarter. When the Dolphins scored their third touchdown, I started watching in earnest.
     
  14. firedan

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    I'm a glutton for pain.Watched the whole thing except for my prescription cannabis breaks.
     
  15. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    I DVRd the game so the wife and I could go to lunch and spend a little time together. Got home and started watching the recording around 3:30 before the actual game itself was over.

    Watched every minute of it…but I did get to fast forward through the commercials! Still haven’t erased the game yet
     
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  16. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I used to try to do that when I was forced to work on Sundays, and it just felt so hollow and empty that I gave up. If I can't watch it live, then it just feels wrong, and I can't get excited for it. Even if I've managed to keep totally unaware of anything that's happened all day long.
     
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  17. brandon27

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    Watched the whole game. Felt it was over at halftime. Wanted Tua to take a seat too after those two INT's on poor decisions/throws because that looked alot like the same old Tua to me when we really needed him to perform. In the second half though; wow that was all Tua and then some. What a performance. I still haven't check out on this game yet. Highlights constantly on, probably will re-watch it again later this week.

    Kid took a bit step yesterday in my mind and I can only hope it continues to move forward as he gets more and more comfortable in this new offense. He's got to stop trying to force things that aren't there though; he doesn't have the arm strength for that IMO. Seems McDaniel is doing a good job scheming things open for him to play to his strengths. He sure looked like he had great comfort in that offense in the second half, no doubt about that. Decisions were quick, decisive. That game winning TD to Waddle has been analyzed by alot of NFL folks since last night and all are talking about just what a great play it was by Tua and Waddle to trust in one another to see that Hill had drawn all the coverage, WAddle breaks off his route to head to the soft spot trusting Tua would see it and be on the same page and boom... there it was. That to me is a sign of a QB that is comfortable in this offense, what it expects from him and is comfortable and confident in his WRs. Obviously chemistry is there with Waddle from thier past but to even see it will Hill this early is nice too.
     
  18. Silverphin

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    I watched it all.
     
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  19. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    I was watching at a friend's house in his living room, while he and my buddy watched the Jets game in his garage. I checked out after Lamar's 70 something TD run and went out to join them in the garage. Put a food order in and started getting ready to leave. Checked back in when my buddy (who is a Jets fan) said, "Uh, Miami just scored again. It's 28-35.

    Kinda funny that his game had an equally wild comeback. My other friend who is a Bills fan bounced around from TV to TV entertained by both outcomes!
     
  20. KeyFin

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    I watched the entire game and if I'm being honest, I figured we were cooked several times. But that's not what the scoreboard said, as long as we could keep it within 2 TD's, I felt like we had the slightest of chances. My lowest point was probably the Jackson TD run, that one broke my spirit after we had just scored. But then we scored again almost as quickly and I started to get that feeling of the impossible was about to happen. I mean, I didn't truly believe but at the same time, I felt it my gut that we had a legit shot at coming back.

    When did I know we won? When we stopped them on 3rd down and the field goal unit was coming on the field for Baltimore. I knew if they didn't go up by 7, the game was ours. And sure enough it was.
     
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  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Offense was in the zone at that point.
     
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  22. Two Tacos

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    I do Game Pass. I'm on the west coast so for morning games I usually do other things until about 1:30pm. By then the full game with commercials removed is usually ready. Whenever I try to watch a broadcast live the sheer amount of commercials is oppressive and disrupts the flow. In person it's not so bad because I am still able to watch the teams. Then after the Dolphins game, I can watch the condensed play to play versions of anything else I want to see.

    Edit, I have to admit to skipping some plays on D during the first half.
     
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  23. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I've dreamed for years of the ability to watch live games at 10am on the West coast. Having to wait until 1 is sometimes painful. 4pm games on the East Coast are just Hell.
     
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  24. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I agree, I've thought of that over the years as well. But if kickoff was 10 AM, I wouldn't like it since it would be a temptation to skip church for big games.
     
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  25. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    That's where not being religious factors in for me :up:
     
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  26. Dorfdad

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    After the kickoff return I felt it was over. Yeah that’s was early I know but on the road against a good team and you spot them 7 immediately I was in a fowl mood. Even as we crawled back I resigned to us losing at the end. Actually could t believe what I was watching. Still doesn’t seem it happened!
     
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  27. Wilkimania

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    I multi screen on Sunday nights. Fins on one screen, Redzone on the other.
    I won't lie that nearing the end of the 2nd and the majority of the third, my focus was probably more on Redzone than on our game.
     
  28. Finatik

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    I love this post. OP nailed it. I tell people I’m a pond suffering Dolphin fan. It’s fair. I didn’t shut down but I was disheartened. That KO for a touchdown. I was like oh ****. This is gonna be bad. LoL. You know. We’re all feelin it. Seen it before.

    Halftime. Oh **** they scored. ARE FN KIDDING ME…..Lamar runs right through the middle of the field. Can cheetah play defense cause we’re a tad slow.

    Ok we score. Then score again. DEFENSIVE stop. Really. CAN I believe? Don’t do this to me. Again.

    wholly ****. Scored again. And a stop. WTF. We’re in it? NO. WERE IN IT.
    We’re tied. No F’n way. Did I say no F’n way.

    Damn. Field goal. I just knew it was..damn..so close. No there’s still times. Believe. It’s so hard.

    Oh sh i t. We’re going to win. No F’n way. OH MY GOD. AAAHHHHH or something like that. But that was just me.
     
  29. pumpdogs

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    Watched whole game like every week for last 20 years
     
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  30. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Same
     
  31. Pennphinphan

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    Had a reservation at Top Golf at 1145 (pacific) so as I was driving there watching on my phone as it hit halftime. I was mentally prepared to turn it off there so as to not be antisocial looking at my phone but I was able to get it on a TV at our bay. Needless to say I was still ignoring my friends
     
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  32. KeyFin

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    That tells us two very important things about you:

    1) Your friends aren't Dolphins fans.
    2) You're really lousy at picking friends.

    Just kidding, of course! That was a great story, thank you for sharing!
     
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  33. Tin Indian

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    I watched the whole thing. I felt like we actually moved the ball somewhat in the 1st half. I wasn't happy we were getting scorched but I told my son at the time "We'll see what kind of coach we have now. See what adjustments they make at the half". We came out and scored and then the D gave up the big run to Jackson. After that the D finally got in the game and we blew up in the 4th.

    I don't quit on Dolphin games, no matter how bad the carnage may be. I wait too long in the offseason to see them play so I won't miss a play by choice.
     
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  34. dolphin25

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    I watched his game, Herbert is not a bad QB at all.
     
  35. dolphin25

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    I am with you on that. I live my normal life and come back about hour after the game to watch the replay with commercials cut out. I often watch the game again in condensed format along with other games. It is very refreshing to not have to sit there 3 plus hours to watch a game.
     
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  36. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That's exactly how I watch games as well on the Sunday Ticket. Kickoff for me is around 1:45 to 2:00 PM since that will let me watch the whole game without commercials or halftime. I finish the game live almost every week.
     
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  37. dolphin25

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    I used to feel that way, then i was like screw it, i'm fast forwarding :)
     
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  38. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    No, Herbert is not a bad quarterback at all, but consider…

    Herbert as a starter: 16-18
    Tagovailoa as a starter: 15-8

    Tua is 4-0 against Belichick and the Patriots
    Tua is 7-1 against Super Bowl winning head coaches.

    Is Herbert the better quarterback? Maybe, maybe not but there is one thing Tua has done…and thus far this season continues to do with much more consistency than Herbert…and that’s win.
     
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  39. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Herbert has faced Belichick twice and both times looked terrible.
     
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  40. Phin McCool

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    Watched the whole game apart from first 10 minutes of 3rd qtr, as I had to sit down for late lunch with Mrs Face-Ache and her mother. Soon as I'd finished, I was back in front of the TV and, I'm being honest here, even at 35-14, I had a sneaky feeling that we'd make a game of it. Did I really believe that we'd come back and win? No, not at all in my head but my heart kept looking up at me and grinning.
     

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