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Today,...was a special day !

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words to describe the emotions that I feel. I will try my best to at this feat.

I made the decision shortly after the loss to the Pats that I was going without the make-up for this game. I got some negative feedback from those I let know about it prior to today, and more once I arrived at Joe Robbie today. But, I was truly tired. Tired of watching winnable games lost, tired of watching the Fins fold in the 2nd half, tired of getting up at 6AM of game days for hair & make-up. Besides,...there are plenty of folks who end up in The Deep End without any type of getup. After the lengths I've gone to this season,...I think I've earned a pass. If only for one game.

I must admit, it was a beautiful morning. Sleeping in until 7AM, then a solid breakfast of McDonalds, Krispy Kreme, & Starbucks. All the while relaxing and not having to rush putting on make-up. We arrived right on time at 8:20 and right next to us I was presented with the 1st photo-op of the day. M.M. with giant Dolphin Dude,....

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Once in the lot we made our way straight to pick up the tickets and close by there was a mini JT shrine,...

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I'll admit it,...I love putting M.M. in these action photos,....

M.M. to JT,..."I love you man" !

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What IS up playa ???

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I asked Wifey,..."show me your game face". "What's that" she said. Look like you're pissed then,....this is what I got.

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A couple things happened next. $20 for 4 spins on the Dolphins charity wheel and I was rewarded with a new Dolphins duffel bag and another pair of game worn pants. Now I have both white and aqua,.....SWEET !

Upon returning to the tailgate it was party time ! But, after about 15 minutes I thought to myself, "where is M.M."??? I thought I had left him up by the JT shrine and thought for sure he was lost forever. I sprinted about halfway there when I thought,..."did I put him in my new duffel"??? About face,...and sprint to the car. Tragedy adverted,...he was in there and stayed put on a table for most of the tailgate.

Today was our last tailgate of the season, so we had Shelton bring his gear. And another Deep Ender brought a generator ( which both are against the stadiums rules ). We got a solid 2 hours out of it before we got shut down.

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Shot stick was in full effect as well ( insert funny comment here ).

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If you're going to play Twister,...I'm going to play creepy guy with a camera (insert funny comments pt 2).

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Last season I met this guy ( I think his name is Paul ) from my hometown of Toledo at one of the last games of the year. Today he showed up again sporting some killer banners.

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There was a Fan Shot a few days by Noles-Phins asking if he could join somebody's tailgate. I said it once, and I'll say it again,...E-12 IS THE SPOT ! And all our welcome. Steve ( I hope I got that right ) , Sara, & Chris,....meet M.M. & Mrs OFF4L,....

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Can you feel the love ?

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The party was a blast ! Drinks,...plenty. Food,...more than enough. Good times,....almost too much fun ! But it was now time to head in to the stadium. The real reason we all gather at Joe Robbie Stadium in the first place.

During warm-ups,....

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I have never served in the military, but everyday I am grateful for those that have, those who are, and those that will in the future. This sign says it all !

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Talk about a perfect picture. Soon as they lined up by our sign I chucked my camera to someone down below. Love it !!!

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I love fly-overs ! BIG TIME !!!

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I think now is a good time for some bonerific Dolphin's Cheerleaders eye candy. Enjoy,...

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Too much ? I didn't think so,...

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It's true,...I am surrounded by clowns. And I wouldn't change a thing !

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I haven't mastered the whole upload videos to youtube then post them here thing yet. Honestly,... haven't even tired, but I did film JT coming out of the tunnel and onto the field. It was moving to say the least. As the game went on, during commercial timeouts, they would show farewell messages from the likes of Zac and Marino. They also played some of his career highlights. The 1st one they played was from a game in Cincy in 2000 where he striped the ball from the QB and returned it for a TD. Funny thing is,....I was at that game. I bought my tickets the day of and got seats 3 rows from the field, right on the goal line. 3 Dolphins TDs came right at that pylon. JT's, Lamar Smith on 20 yard ( or so ) run after breaking several tackles, and a fade to Orondo Gadsen. Where was my camera ? I forgot in the car. That was also the same game I bummed into Jerry Springer walking into the stadium. I'm still kicking myself for that slip up,....oh well, I have the memories.

Before Moore hit Clay for the TD, he hit Bess,...

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I missed the shot, but got the group hug. TD Dolphins !!!

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DC$,....was just that today. And we needed all 12 of those points to send JT off a winner. Thank you DC$ !!!

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How long till fat ass starts talking trash about next season. Super Bowl my ass ! Toilet Bowl for that dickhead !

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What a day. To witness JT being carried off the field,......truly amazing !

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JT,...THANK YOU ! NEXT STOP,.....CANTON !! And,...it's safe to say I'll make it back to Ohio for that one.

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I got to say,...that's the way to end the season. On a high note, beating the Jets and watching a Dolphin legend go out a winner. Until next season,.....

OFF4L

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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