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Tony Sparano

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Stephen Ross Claims Tony Sparano "Damaged" the Miami Dolphins

    What the hell exactly is a wrong with Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross? This is a guy who saw the public outrage over the Marlins stadium debacle, and almost immediately begins his own ill-timed campaign to seek public funds for a stadium upgrade. He's also apparently a guy who can't understand why an em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Tony Sparano Employable After All, Hired By the New York Jets As Offensive Coordinator

    An educated guess.​Despite being canned after the Dolphins fell to a miserable 4-9 record in December, former head coach Tony Sparano is once again employed in the National Football League.No, it's not selling concessions like we speculated on our cover two weeks ago -- it's even worse. He's with ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011
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    December 12, 2011

    Dolphins Pummeled By Eagles, Still Need A Quarterback, Possibly a New Coach Too

    ​The Philadelphia Eagles helped head coach Andy Reid win the Mustachioed Overweight Coach Who Has Overstayed His Welcome Bowl when they blew away the Dolphins 26-10 yesterday. The Dolphins have ensured themselves their third straight losing season, falling to 4-9, and remain dead-last in the AFC E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Tony Sparano Fired; Defensive Backs Coach Todd Bowles Named Interim Coach

    ​Rumors were spiraling this morning that Tony Sparano's fate was sealed as head coach with the Miami Dolphins, but the team isn't taking any time to make it official. According to The Miami Herald, the team will officially announce his termination this afternoon. Defensive backs coach Todd Bowles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Pitbull Makes GQ's "Least Influential" List, But Not Ours; Meet Miami's Five Least Influential

    ​​In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Dolphins Lose On Thanksgiving Day

    Your Miami Dolphins played in yesterday's Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys and lost, ending their three-game winning streak and putting their playoff hopes on life support with someone standing by ready to smother it with a pillow. The Dolphins defense did what it could, intercepting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Tony Sparano Crowned Second Least Popular Coach Among NFL Players

    ​Don't feel bad about not having much love for Dolphins coach Tony Sparano. NFL players don't like him much either.The Sporting News polled 111 current players on which coach they'd least like to play for, and Sparano came in second, just one vote behind NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

  • News

    November 3, 2011
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    October 27, 2011

    Tony Sparano Selling His Mansion: Photo Tour of $1.7 Million Monument to Football Failure

    Trulia.comA photo clearly taken before the 0-6 teepeeing began​​Tony Sparano is downsizing.Not just his ambitions for the Dolphins' season. Those went out the window weeks ago. No, he's downgrading his personal grandeur as well. The buzz-cutted-est coach in the NFL is selling his $1.7 million ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Dolphins Blow 15-Point Lead, Win Suck For Luck Bowl

    ​With their defense flying around making plays and their offense opting for touchdowns instead of field goals, all signs pointed to the Miami Dolphins getting their first win of the season. FUCK YEA!But then Tim Tebow dialed up the Jesus, led the Denver Broncos in erasing a 15-point deficit, tied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Dolphins Fall To 0-4: It's Suck For Luck Time!

    ​The Miami Dolphins did that thing again where they play like their scrotums are stapled to their thighs, this time losing 26-16 to the San Diego Chargers. In the process, they lost Chad Henne to a shoulder injury, forcing backup Matt Moore to step in and do exactly what Henne's been doing: namely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Dolphins Wait Until Last Possible Moment To Crap Themselves

    ​The Miami Dolphins dominated pretty much every facet of the game against the Cleveland Browns yesterday, including rushing and passing yards. They even held a 16-10 lead with 43 seconds remaining.But because these are the Dolphins, they decided to go ahead and do that thing where they go all epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Karlos Dansby Throws Wet Sponges on Rumors of Firing Tony Sparano

    ​Over the past ten years, if Dolphins fans haven't been  talking about publicly drawing and quartering whatever unlucky sap is filling the quarterback role at Sun Life Stadium, they've likely yapping about burning the coach on a cross. Or, at least his contract.With a 0-2 record and the longe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Miami Dolphins Will Suck Again This Year

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the sad state of Miami's NFL franchise.While AFC division rivals the New England Patriots and the New York Jets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Desperate Dolphins Would Possibly Be Interested in Brett Favre

    Well, Dolphins fans have been hoping all summer that the team would add a proven veteran quarterback. Sometimes you better be careful what you wish for. Sure, this Sun-Sentinel report is more of a "what if..." hypothesis shallowly designed for shock and page views, but the odd thing is that no one i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Bill Parcells Almost Hired Rex Ryan as Dolphins' Head Coach

    ​Rex Ryan is high on the hate list of most Miami sports fans. In his tenure as head coach with the Jets, he's managed to find innovative, almost unbelievable ways to make the team even trashier. Yet former Dolphin's exec Bill Parcells admits that Ryan was his second choice to coach in Miami. Inste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Dolphins to Keep Sparano as Coach: Well, This is an Awkward Mess

    Tony Sparano​Tony Sparano will live to see another season as the Dolphins head coach as talks with Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh have apparently fallen through, according to ESPN. Which basically makes the Dolphins looks like the awkward laughing stock of the NFL. No one comes off looking good. Spar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Dolphins Not Just Keeping Sparano, But Offering Him Contract Extension

    Jeff Ireland: Finalist for NFL's Dick of the Year award? ​Well, according to ESPN, the Dolphins have not only decided to keep Tony Sparano on as head coach but now they're prepared to offer him a one year contract extension. Meaning not only will he be back in 2011, but 2012 as well. This is proba ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Dolphins Want to Make Jim Harbaugh the Highest Paid Coach in the NFL

    ​How eager are the Dolphins and their owner Stephen Ross to get a new coach? Apparently, enough to shower Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh in ridiculous amounts of money. According to ESPN, Ross has flown all the way across the country to woo Harbaugh and plans to offer him a contract in the $7-to-$8-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Jason Taylor Rips Tony Sparano As Dolphins Reportedly Contact Cowher and Harbaugh

    ​Jason Taylor has been dead to us ever since he left the Dolphins for the Jets, but Zombie Taylor appeared on Joe Rose's WQAM show this morning to join the cavalcade of players who are criticizing head coach Tony Sparano. This comes as reports that the team has reached out to both former Steelers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Ricky Williams Rips Tony Sparano, Teammates

    ​Ricky Williams is known for not being your typical professional football player. He's introspective and, at times, something of a recluse. But even Ricky Williams can't stand another losing season for the Miami Dolphins, and after the Fins got hammered 38-7 by the Patriots on Sunday, Ricky took t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    A Look Ahead: Riptide Predicts 2011's Biggest Stories

    ​Any two-bit news rag can tell you what happened yesterday. But it takes a truly great publication -- one advertising Asian table massages in its back pages -- to predict the future. We donned our swami's cap and stared long and hard at our 2011 calendar until we started hallucinating. This is wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    So What Now For the Miami Dolphins?

    Last week, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave his vote of confidence to head coach Tony Sparano. The consensus has been that Sparano would keep his job, despite the team's second consecutive losing season. Mainly because the players love and respect him. And even though Sunday's game against the New E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Report: Bill Cowher Probably Won't Coach Dolphins Unless Ireland is Fired

    Despite public votes of confidence, Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano's job is likely in danger. Though, if the Dolphins do fire Sparano they better make sure they bring in someone better to replace him. Looks like one of the leading buzzed about candidates isn't likely to want the job. A report from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Tony Sparano's Job is Safe... For Now

    ​It looks like Tony Sparano may hold onto his job as the Dolphins head coach after all, and, interestingly, that Bill Parcells still has some sway in the organization. Former Raiders executive Mike Lombardi reported on Inside the NFL last night that sources close to the team say Parcells has convi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Dominic Raiola, Detroit Lions Center, Caught on Tape Telling Dolphins Fans To Suck His D***

    courtesy Detroit Lions​As if taking a kick to the nuts from the horrific Detroit Lions wasn't bad enough, a few fans got a little cherry on top of their Sunday turd sandwich courtesy Dominic Raiola, the Lions' center. As he strutted through the tunnel, he offered the Sun Life crew a witty riposte: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    If Tony Sparano Gets Axed, Should the Dolphins Go After a Superstar Coach? History Says No

    ​It's not official yet, but another Florida football team may soon be on the hunt for a new head coach. Following the Fin's friggin' seventh home loss of the season, speculation is brimming that Tony Sparano may soon be sleeping with the fishes, professionally anyway. Which means rampant replaceme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Bill Parcells: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Dolphins Lose Sixth Home Game of Season, Playoffs are DOA

    ​With Sunday's 17-14 loss to the lowly Buffalo Bills, it looks like the Miami Dolphins have managed to cobble together yet another season of rampant incompetence. The loss killed whatever feeble hopes Miami had on making the playoffs, putting their record at 7-7 and giving them their sixth ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Dolphins To Take in Broadway Play Before Jets Game

    ​The Miami Dolphins raised some eyebrows when they announced they'd be landing New York today instead of the usual Saturday arrival for their game this weekend against the Jets. Well, it turns out that owner Stephen Ross arranged the early visit so his team could take in a showing of a Broadway pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Miami Dolphins Offense Finally Shows Up

    I don't see a difference, do you Dolfans?​Here is a shocker. The Miami Dolphins finally scored more than 30 points this season. It was an offensive explosion for 471 yards that featured two big play touchdowns by running back Ricky Williams and undrafted rookie wide receiver Marlon Moore. Watching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Will the Dolphins Replace Tony Sparano With Jon Gruden?

    ​With the Miami Dolphins apparently in the midst of a total implosion, it was only a matter of time before someone began whispering about the future of head coach Tony Sparano. Well, today Greg Cote dropped the bomb that a source tells him Sparano's job might be in trouble, but only if Jon Gruden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Dolphins Media Members Cat Fight!

    ​Apparently, the local beat writers that cover the Miami Dolphins at the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald have been sniping at each other the last couple of days. It's mainly been done on twitter, because you can really zing a guy in 140 characters or less.You want to know what's going on with your M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Miami Dolphins Fire Special Teams Coach John Bonamego

    Whether or not you actually knew the name of the Dolphins special teams coach John Bonamego before last night's bumbling loss to the Patriots, by the end of it you knew you wanted him fired. It might not be the same as erasing the soul crushing failures of last night's game from you mind, but with l ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 17, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Joey Porter and His Mouth Fired by the Dolphins

    Derf​Joey Porter's contract has been terminated by the Miami Dolphins. This comes after Porter's very public two-week campaign demanding that the Fins either play him as a full-time starter or let him go.Late last month, Porter went on a media rampage, making stops on ESPN and WQAM, complaining of ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009
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    December 17, 2009
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    December 1, 2009

    News Roundup: West Miami Mayor Suspended for Gabbing; Cuban Ump Defects

    West Miami Mayor Ceasar Carasa has been suspended for racking up a $70,000 cell phone bill on the City's dime. Carasa is not believed to be an actual teenage girl. [NBCMiami]The Miami Art Museum has named John Wetenhall as its interim director. Previously he's worked in museums in such cultural hotb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Three Players Quit Fins Training Camp, Including Best Named Prospect Ever

    News flash out of Davie this morning, courtesy of the Associated Press: Dolphins training camp really sucks ass, and coach Tony Sparano knows it.via Wikimedia CommonsThis guy just lost the best (named) offensive lineman in history.​Fullback Matt Quillen, a 24-year-old prospect out of the fightin' ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    November 14, 2008

    Weekend Football: Any Given Friday Afternoon Post

    Every weekend the local professional and college level football player-type people assemble on the field to play their games. Every weekend we write things about it, because it is an easy Friday afternoon post. We also post something dumb holding a football. This week is no exception. Anyway, we are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    News Roundup

    Washington Mutual got jealous of all the attention Lehman, Merrill and AIG got yesterday. Its credit rating was cut to junk, and the bank may be sold to JPMorgan Chase. [Daily Mail] Yes, these bank failures can effect you. The Lehman Brother's collapse could have repercussions in the South Florida r ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008
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    January 16, 2008

    Tony Sparano Is The New Fins Head Coach

    BREAKING NEWS: In what is the least shocking news to ever break in franchise history, Tony Sparano has been named head coach of your Miami Dolphins. Update 2: The Dolphins website has made it official (evidently, they too have a shortage of Sparano pics). Update: Mortensen is reporting it too. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008
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    January 11, 2008

    Dolphins to Interview Schwartz

    The Dolphins are set to interview Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for the head-coaching job on Monday. Or not. Things aren't looking so hot for Dallas heading into this weekend's divisional playoff matchup against the Giants. Tony Sparano's got one foot out the door, Jason Garrett's want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Sparano Offered Coaching Job?

    According to the New Haven Register, the Dolphins have offered Tony Sparano the head coaching job. The report also says that Sparano will accept it as soon as the Cowboys' season is finished. The Cowboys are currently in the playoffs. Remember those? The report is considered significant because New ... More >>

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