I forgot to mention a few things in my post-game Bengals report, which I attended live.
First, before the game, I was watching the warmups and all that. Bengals DC Lou Anarumo (former Dolphins DB coach and eventually interim DC) went over to the Dolphins side and was received warmly by some of the vets. I think it was Reshad Jones who gave him a nice hug. Pre-game handshakes are not uncommon, but Lou stuck around for about 10 full minutes.
I also saw Fitz and Andy Dalton having a nice long talk before the game. I wonder if they were saying, “Hey, we should combine for 73 points in a slugfest today. What do you say?”
For those who have attended Dolphin games live in the past, what are your favorite memories? Anything special that happened when you were there live? Any important or memorable games you attended live?
For me, the most poignant game I went to was Don Shula’s final game. I didn’t know it at the time, but his playoff loss in Buffalo would be the last game he’d coach. I was there in the freezing wind and wet snow. An awful day. Dolphins lost 37-22, but it wasn’t that close. I think it was 30-0 in the 4th quarter, and the Bills put in all their subs.