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Dolphins Hit NYC - And Broadway

I don’t know about you, but when I think of activities for an NFL team to do while on a road trip, the thoughts of maybe bowling or some sort of sport, dining at nice restaurants and perhaps a trip to the movies are among the first things that would come to my mind. Going to see a Broadway show, on the other hand, isn’t something I would pick – or even necessarily believe.

Turns out, however, that a trip to the Great White Way is exactly what the Miami Dolphins have on their itinerary in New York City this weekend. Earlier this week, Head Coach Tony Sparano indicated that the team was going to leave for their road trip to visit the Jets this weekend one day earlier than normal to shake up the routine of the team and perhaps get the same result as the last time they altered their road schedule and left a day early (when they played at Oakland two weeks ago). But it seems there was another reason for the early departure, and that became clear on Friday, when the Dolphins left for the Big Apple. After practicing Friday afternoon at the Jets’ practice facility, Miami owner Stephen Ross treated the Dolphins to the show “Lombardi” together as a team Friday night. If “Lombardi” sounds familiar, it’s because virtually every fan of the NFL knows about its origin – famed NFL Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers.

Whether the Dolphins receive inspiration from the Broadway play has yet to be seen, but if history continues to repeat itself, Miami already has to feel good about their chances against the Jets on Sunday. Coming into the game, the Dolphins are 5-1 on the road, which is tied for second (only behind the Steelers’ 6-1 record) among all teams in the NFL for the best record away from home. Miami is also undoubtedly hoping that their bounce-back ways come into play once again, as the team has only lost back-to-back games once this entire season. And similarly to the Fins, the Jets are 2-0 this season in games after a loss.

Both Miami and New York are coming off bad losses from a week ago (NY lost a blowout game to the Patriots, 45-3), so it will be interesting to see how both respond to the test in Week 14. And while Fins fans might be scampering around on Friday trying to obtain tickets to see “Lombardi” and catch a glimpse of their favorite team, tickets are still remaining for the game Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium, which you can purchase right here at!