The Phinal Word: The Miami Dolphins and the Faulk Effect

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Geoff Zochodne in NFL
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There are plenty of reasons the Miami Dolphins lost on Sunday. Ted Ginn's drops. Chad Henne's inexperience. The New Orleans Saints' unstoppable offense. Tony Sparano's record skipping a beat. The hastily prepared jambalaya they had for lunch. The lack of clean towels. People thought the Miami Dolphins could win this football game for the same reason they win any game:áby running the football, controlling the clock, and minimizing mistakes. The beliefáabound was that the Fins wouldn't succumb to the shootout-style of football New Orleans plays. And in the first halfáthey even managed to force some turnovers from the Saints. Things couldn't have been going more according to plan. I was already laying out my gloating outfit and queuing up the fight song.áAnd then, while halfway through ...

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