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Anyone else a bit sad we didn’t go for the record?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Dorfdad, Sep 24, 2023.

  1. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad Well-Known Member

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    I mean come on your team deserved it. They played lights out we already have the perfect season, why not add most offensive points EVER!

    I get why but come on would belicheat or the bills sent their organization from being I. The record books?
     
  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    I am fine with being the first team to score 70 since 1966
     
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  3. cbrad

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    Yeah was very disappointed we didn’t go for the record. Those chances don’t come very often and it’s nice to have records like that.
     
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  4. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    I was all for going for it, but after watching McDaniels presser after the game, I was fine that we didn’t.

    The 2002 Oakland A’s broke the record for the most consecutive wins in baseball history with 20 straight wins…and lost the American League Divisional Series to the Minnesota Twins.

    I bet the A’s would have traded that record for a win in the divisional series..

    I bet Marino would trade every passing record for just 1 Super Bowl victory…

    And had we broken the single game scoring record, I’m sure all of us would trade that record for a Super Bowl appearance and/or victory.

    Bottom line, what’s our goal, break records or win a championship? Keep our eyes on the prize.
     
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  5. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    We should have tried to score a TD and broken the record.
     
  6. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. That's like dunking on a team on a fast break before time runs out in a 30-point blowout. Other teams would take note and eventually, we'd be complaining that somebody called a timeout with 00:08 seconds left of a blowout to pass into the end zone and beat us by 30 points instead of 23.
     
  7. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Who cares? No one will remember whether you lose by 30 points or 23. EVERYONE will remember the record.
     
  8. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    Not many people remember the current record.* It's honestly meh to me.

    *I remember it because I'm old and remember reading about it in my brother's old NFL encyclopedia (and watching a game recap) back in the early '70s.
     
  9. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    I remember it. I used to watch NFL Films all the time.
     
  10. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    I saw that movie…”Tin Cup”, wasn’t it?

    No one will remember who won or lost the open, but they’re going to remember your 12.
     
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  11. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Somebody else mentioned that 45 yards was not a gimme for Sanders and so, if we had gone for it and Sanders missed we would have come across as chumps and it would have taken a little of the luster off of the win. McD did the right thing. I doubt anybody on the team is disappointed.
     
  12. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    If he missed it, I would have just laughed. Nothing is taking the luster of scoring 70 and winning by 50.

    In the first three games of 2023 and all of 2022, only two teams scored 50 points or more. Miami beat the Broncos by 50.
     
  13. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    NFL Films in the '70s was a very underrated marketing vehicle and I'd suggest it had much to do with America's obsession with the league. John Facenda's voice, along with the old NFL Films theme music, is a very cherished part of my childhood. My brother and I were always sleepy at church on Sunday morning because we watched NFL Films' recap of the previous week's games along with a half-hour recap of the best game of the week, which came on at midnight and ended at 1:00 AM. It would lather me up so much, I couldn't wait to get home on Sunday afternoon to watch the games.

    I also used to love Howard Cosell's halftime recaps of the previous day's action on Monday Night Football. Back then, we didn't have our choice of games to watch and my chances of watching Miami depended on whether they were playing the Browns or Bengals that week. So, those highlight shows were all the exposure I had.
     
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