The Miami Dolphins have launched their official online photo store. For the first time in the teamâ€™s history, fans may visit the store and purchase official photos for home wall art, gifts or office decorations.Â The official photo store of the offers more than 150 images captured by the Dolphinsâ€™ official award-winning photographers. Photos including images of Dolphins players, game action, cheerleaders, special events and Sun Life Stadium are available. New photos will be added within an hour of the conclusion of each Dolphins game!
The Dolphins are planning big things for the fans for the upcoming draft.Â I just got this in my inbox from the Dolphins.
MiamiDolphins.com will provide live video coverage as General Manager Jeff Ireland hosts his annual pre-draft press conference on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 12:30 p.m.After the press conference at 1:00 p.m., Ireland will take part in a 30-minute Live Video Chat with Dol-Fans. We ask that fan please be sure to submit your first name, city and state with their question. To submit a question for the Dolphins General Manager, please go to www.MiamiDolphins.com/AskJeffIreland.
Its not often that the Dolphins give access to Jeff, much less fan access, so I hope you guys take the chance to send in a quesiton or two.Â I know I have a lot to ask… although very little of it has to do with the draft.
I think my first question might be HOW THE HELL DO YOU LET JASON TAYLOR VISIT THE STINKING JETS!!!?!?!!!??
Good lord, my heart is breaking today.Â Let’s just hope this is a smoke screen that actually works in getting JT signed for another two years.Â I want him to retire a Phin and it’s not like we are swimming in pass rushers…
On a club update, we are trying to organize a trip to watch the first round of the draft live.Â We wanted to do a draft party, but I think we instead are going to bring out a group to the draft.Â Hopefully we will have t-shirts by then! Get excited.
And lastly, remember to check out Run Ricky Run on ESPN on April 27th.Â It should be really intresting.
Well it has been a minute since I hit you guys up.Â Things are pretty slow this off season.Â The combine is happening right now, but I haven’t been paying all that much attention. Most people say the Phins are looking at Rolando McLain or Dez Bryant.Â There are also rumors that we are looking at stealing Karlos Dansby away from the Cardinals and possibly trading with the Cardinals for Anquan Boldin.Â If we pulled off either of the Cards deals then our draft might look pretty different.Â The one guy I am obsessed with in the draft is Eric Barry.Â He is just the type of playmaking safety we need and having him back there with our two young corners would solve our secondary problems for years.Â Unfortunately I don’t think he could possibly fall to us, but honestly with a lot of people trying to trade down, he might be worth trading up for. We also need a nose tackle since we have no shot at Vince Wilfork who was my #1 off season dream.Â It’s pretty likely we will pick up a nose in the second round if anyone is still available.
If we could get Dansby and Boldin our main needs would be a nose and a safety.Â We could also use another outside linebacker or two if we don’t resign JT, which we better.
Anyway, I have some planned updates for the next few weeks, so check back and pretty soon we are going to start working on our draft party plans.Â It’s all pretty exciting.
In the mean time, check out this amazing Sports Illustrated article from 1984 on Dan Marino.Â It talks about how he is a pretty boy icon and discusses things that will be really relevant in the coming years like his bad knees.Â It aslo talks about how he really wanted to get some big sponsors which I always wondered about.Â Dan was advertising gloves and Blockbuster but he never really had a big shoe contract or a drink sponsor which was very confusing to me.Â He should have been on Nike and Pepsi ads.Â I wonder why that never happened. He did have Upper Deck which was cool growing up and collecting cards.
Anyway, see you guys soon.
Ps. If I spelled anyone’s name wrong in this article, I apologise, I am very tired and very busy and I didn’t have time to double check anything…