Live blogging today during the game, yeah!
I am not a masochist. I enjoy good football and I'm sure we can all agree the Patriots play good football practically every time they take the field.
But my excitement goes beyond watching the Pats. I will be very interested to see how the Dolphins play, and particularly how the youngest Dolphins play. I wrote today that this is an exciting time for the Dolphins because, starting today, we finally see some up-and-coming players get a chance to show what they got.
Please read the column here: http://www.miamiherald.com/1190/story/279093.html
In my opinion, Dolphins fans now have to watch games with a focus that stretches beyond the score. Let's face it, this season is lost. But even if the Dolphins continue to lose (and they will) it will be interesting to find out about Ted Ginn Jr. and Jason Allen and Lorenzo Booker and, eventually, John Beck. That interests me because it will give a glimpse of the future.
I hope it interests you also. I also hope you are interested enough to spend the game hanging out here, giving YOUR analysis of what is happening, getting mine, and generally having fun with other fans and readers. The live blog starts at kickoff.
The Patriots have already downgraded five players as being out. They are LB Eric Alexander, S Mel Mitchell, RB Sammy Morris, TE Benjamin Watson, and DE Mike Wright.
I'll be back later, though, with the inactives and any pregame update.
(Update: Lorenzo Booker, who worked some at receiver this week, is not active today. Here wee go)