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Tailgating, tattoos, and a big fat turd of a game,...(30+ pics)

I learned something that already suspected. When given the option,I would much rather paint my face like a psycho clown than stalk players. I stayed at the teams hotel, and walked around for a bit, but I was not into hanging around waiting on them. Now, if some of my other more determined stalker friends where there I might have hung out a bit. However, as we left for the stadium bunches of player where out and about. So, as we left I drove by where their cars  were parked and got one autograph on my 2010 ball,....Karlos Dansby. Brining my total to 8 signatures on that ball. 

We arrived at the stadium by 9AM sharp. My first order of business was giving back to those that have given so much to me and my WIfe. The Phin Addicts have taken us in like family. Free tickets, eats, drinks, and all around good times with the whole Deep End crew. I only found it fitting to get them this Dolphin cooler when I came across it at Wal-mart. A small token of my appreciation. 

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These pics are not in chronologically order as to stick with the story,...

A few hours later, they called the Wifey & I over and said they had something for us. They swapped out our 2nd row tickets for 1st row in The Deep End ! A group hug was in order !

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Moving on,...I took a side trip not long after arriving to run down another fellow Toledoan. We went to the same H.S. ( he remembered me, I had no clue who he was ) and now he lives in Boca and is a season ticket holder. We became friends at the Cincy game, so I stopped by to wish a belated happy B-day. 

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NIce cake, I'll take some !

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Parked next to him was Big Papa Pump. Soon as I rolled up, he shouted "Toledo in da house !!! " 

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It was a short 15 minute visit, but I had to get back as to take the Wifey up to the Grand Plaza to get herself painted up. Once there we had a few other photo-ops as well. Some have said I can be a bit of a space cadet,....now I have the pic to prove it. 

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Now, it is the holiday season,.....but I never thought I would ever find myself in a Dolphins snow globe. 

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TD, Santa, and the tallest "Santa's little helpers" I've ever seen,...

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Now, I wasn't trying to stalk, but walking by was Joe Rose,....and I had a pic with him I needed signed. For those who don't know,...he caught Marino's 1st TD pass. 

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Back to the tailgate,...The Phin Addicts befriended a crew that wanted to cook. And cook the did,....100 lobster tails, prime ribs, and and the fix'n !!!! 

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Now normally, I am totally in tune with my surrounding. But here is an epic fail in my part. Our new cooking friends had a bad-ass custom RV and I wanted a pic of it. Had I known a Bills fan hijacked my photo, I would have shot my elbow back fast & hard. Oh well,....I take comfort in the fact that I witnessed a couple of Bills fans get a "rough ride" after gloating a little too much after the game. 

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Tattoos,...This one is brand spanking new,....and SWEET !!!

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I still think mine is bigger,....but his is totally BAD-ASS !!!

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Tats in The Deep End,...

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This one is,.....fake ! But Cynthia is The DeepEnd/ Phin Addict photographer and she is the bomb !!!! Show us your game-face girl !!!

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Back tailgating antics,...

I never played beer pong,.....don't know the rules and don't get it. Here I rolled up to a game and said "piss on beer pong" right as the ball was in flight. Kinda funny,...

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Now if this is part of the game,...I could be interested in learning more about beer pong !

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Fun with confetti in hopes of many Dolphin end-zone celebrations,......I still have most of it. SHIT !

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I like it,....a lot ! And, they parked next to me,...

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Part of The Deep End crew before heading into the stadium,...

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Stars & Stripes on the big screen,...

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I love fly overs, but I never know if they are doing it or not. And, it's hard to get the pic because I never know when or where they are coming from. I lucked out with this shot,...

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I met Joshua in Cincy and as it turns out, he too lives in the Ft Myers area. He's totally laid back, as his "look" would indicate.

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Me,...I'm not so laid back !

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Tis the season,...

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Throughout the day we were asked repeated to pose with fans for pics,....we were honored to do so. 

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This still blows my mind,...and that is not an easy thing to do !

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How about an encore,....

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What a trip,...

The game,....what can I say that hasn't already been said. No killer instinct, bad play calling, poor tackling in the secondary,4 missed FG's, the 5 yard pass to Bess with no time-outs,.....and another home loss. UGH !!! Yeah, there was some good things ; Marshall gets his 3rd TD and,.....the white jerseys look sweet. 

I still love the Dolphins and I'll make another road-trip next weekend. Still holding out hope that they can put it all together for the home crowd,.....for that matter, for Dol-Fans everywhere. When I feel shitty about this year, I just reflect back to our 1-15 season. Nothing makes you feel good about being average like that does,...

I almost forgot about this piece of the story. Every home game I go to I spend $20 ( 4 spins) at the Dolphin charity wheel. The prizes range from cheap trinkets to signed footballs and the such. 1st 3 spins : license plate, a pennant, & some buttons. On the final spin I won player worn white long sleeve sweat wicking shirt,......the number iron on the back side tag,.........#10 !!!! I got my a shirt CP10 worked out & sweated in. I love the guy, but I knew that shoulder would never hold up,....

Until next time,....

OFF4L

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