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Hard Knocks Episode One: Thank God For Chad Johnson

Thank God for Chad Johnson. Last night, the "Look

At Me" wide receiver was the star of the first episode of Hard

Knocks: Training Camp With The Miami Dolphins on HBO.

You get the feeling the Dolphins brain trust of General Manager Jeff

Ireland and Head Coach Joe Philbin picked up the boisterous playmaker

in the off-season just to give viewers a reason to tune in because

everything else about the Dolphins is about as exciting as watching a

bed-ridden senior citizen stroke victim fill out her absentee ballot.

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.