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true dolphin story

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by caliphinfan, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. caliphinfan

    caliphinfan Active Member

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    so my 12 yr old son comes home the other and says to me, one of my classmates dad played for the dolphins. i get really excited and started asking questions but he didnt know friends dad name. I pick him up from school and he points out this guy and says thats my friends dad.i walked up to him and asked, hey did you play for the dolphins, he says maybe. like he had something to hide. he didnt look familiar. i asked his kid and she told me his name is ronald scott. of coarse i googled him and damn if he didnt play for us back in 1987. he only had 199 yds as a runningback. played one year. been a fan for a long time but sure dont remember this dude. any oldtimers remember him? i am in sacramento california bt the way
     
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  2. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    After a quick look, I found that he was a replacement player during the strike in 87. Didn't play in the league before or after that. Still, cool for him that he got to play in the league.
     
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  3. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    maybe that is why he responded "maybe?"
     
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  4. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    Quick Dolphin history blurb

    In 1987 a 24-day players' strike was called after Week 2. The games that were scheduled for the third week of the season were cancelled, reducing the 16-game season to 15, but the games for Weeks 4–6 were played with replacement players, after which the union voted to end the strike. Approximately 15% of the NFLPA's players chose to cross picket lines to play during the strike; prominent players who did so included New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Randy White, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent.[SUP][1][/SUP] The replacement players were mostly those left out of work by the recent folding of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and the 1985 dissolution of the United States Football League, as well as others who had been preseason cuts, had long left professional football or were other assorted oddities (such as cinematographer Todd Schlopy, who, despite never playing professional football before or after the strike, served as placekicker for his hometown Buffalo Bills for three games). The replacement players, called to play on short notice and having little chance to jell as teammates, were widely treated with scorn by the press and general public, including name-calling, public shaming and accusations of being scabs. The games played by these replacement players were regarded with even less legitimacy (attendance plummeted to under 10,000 fans at many of the games in smaller markets, including a low of 4,074 for the lone replacement game played in Philadelphia), but nonetheless were counted as regular NFL games.
     
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  5. caliphinfan

    caliphinfan Active Member

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    That makes sense why he didn't admit to it. I forgot about that strike. I remember that he hate me dude from that other league though
     

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