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I am very sure that you have noticed that the site has gone down. In fact it seems to go down once a day. We are getting a lot of traffic to the site, but our Dedicated Server should be man enough to handle the traffic. We really think that some of the issues are database and E107 related. We just do not have the genius abilities that Nate had when it comes to playing with E107. That is why we are hopeful that the new look that you will see in the next week will fix the problems; otherwise, we will take our site to another host. So, the image in the corner is a sneak preview that we created on the hard work of Anthony and Brad. I was slowing them down with the design and had to get out of their way;)
One change this year is that we are going to open up the blog for comments. I almost did this last year but did not want it to take away from our forum. Our forum is what we really pride ourselves in. So, get ready for a real blog that we will get back to keeping up to date. Since the doc fixed my ADHD issues, I do not have the uncontrollable energy that I have had in the past to do it every day, so, we will have committed guys who have written good stuff for us on the forum to write them. Enjoy it!
Thank you so much for helping us raise the money that we need to keep Phinfever running for the next 6 months. Right now we are at $800 of the $1000 that we will need. Keep the donations coming! I am grateful for the $20 donations that many of you have sent. With the economy the way it is I knew that even $20 was a stretch. Still, some of you sent in $40-50 and I definitely appreciate that. I want to give a special thanks to Matt Kent and Finheaven who donated $250. It's a great example of the relationship that a lot of us Dolphins webmasters have with each other. You can read all about it [link=hyperlink url]here[/link].
Phinfever Pick 'Em 2008
The annual Phinfever Pick 'Em is ready for you to sign up. It's just a straight pick 'em contest. Since we are doing it with Yahoo this year as they have not created a phpBB3 workable version yet, there is a 50 person limit. So, be sure to sign up. You do not have to be a part of the site to join in. Here are the details:
Group ID: 36025
Direct TV Fins Remote Control
Have you gotten your DirecTV Dolphins remote control to watch your games?
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Fins vs Chiefs Tonight!
Be sure to come by the [link=http://www.phinfever.com/forums/chat/flashchat.php]Phinfever Chat Room [/link] tonight during the game. We usually have someone there to give you the play-by-play and helpful insight into what's going on the field. Rich has been doing it the past couple of weeks and you all know that he has one of the best insights into the game. Game time is 7:30pm est tonight.
Here are some interesting happenings from this week:
Want a live feed? Check out MyP2P Forums as they may have a free sop cast available.
The Dolphins all ready have two rookies that have won starting positions. 3rd round pick Kendall Langford has won the starting LDE position. Usually it takes a rookie time to develop at DE, but Langford may end up being a real steal. What he does is push last year's starter, Matt Roth, back to LOLB. Roth recorded the only sack of the game last week and he did it from the OLB position. Roth played OLB at times at Iowa, so, it is something that I thought the Dolphins would do more with him the past couple of years. He'll be used mostly to rush the quarterback as he is tenacious. Joey Porter moves to the right side. Hopefully we will see a resurgence in our pass rush this year, but losing Jason Taylor really hurts us.
The other rookie who has won a starting position is 6th round pick Donald Thomas. He owns the RG position and it is refreshing to see a late second day draft pick actually make an impact on the team.
The Dolphins cut free WR David Kircus yesterday. They also said they are not interested in signing WR Joe Horn right now. I think it's a good thing as Horn made a jerk of himself with the Saints this year. I am sure that Parcells will not be interested in the 36 year old receiver if he has to deal with a 'tude. Also, the Dolphins have not received permission from the Cardinals to talk to WR Anquan Boldin. He has demanded a trade as that huge contract they gave to Larry Fitzgerald did not sit well with him. if we could get him I would think this would be a very good move for us. Unfortunately it would cost us a 1st or 2nd round draft pick and he'd be expensive. We have room under the cap to sign him if it went that far.
QB John Beck is on the trade block and the Dolphins want a 4th round pick for him. The Cowboys are rumored to be interested by they are rumored to want to only give up a late 2nd day pick for him. The way QB Chad Henne has looked makes us all know that Henne is the future.
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