Mar 11, 2017|
Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post joins Greg Likens to discuss the Dolphins and El Clasico coming to Miami
Miami Dolphins great O.J. McDuffie joins Greg Likens to discuss the latest with the Dolphins
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Welcome back to seven six hopefully everybody's doing well out there on a Saturday afternoon Greg likens here where if you take you up until 3 o'clock of course tonight. Got heat and raptors you can hear right here on 790 covers or 7 o'clock and a tip time is 8 o'clock and on American Airlines are readable have been discussing. A lot going on in the world of sports in terms of the dolphins free agency and also. A big announcement yesterday down a Miami. Regarding my skin around Madrid and Barcelona and for more on that we're gonna have how little bit join a program covers the dolphins for the Palm Beach post and covers. The L classical Miami announcement yesterday how joins us right now on the O Ryan if you went downstairs convenient source guess line they're truly steps beyond convenient. Al thanks for joining the program are you doing today. Her area until well good to talk to induct. Man and the big announcement yesterday Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will face each other hard rock stadium on July 29. For those who haven't read about it that weren't down their house at the scene forests in yesterday's press conference who was there are what was yet mr. in the bustling. Edwards pretty good living birds there really weren't sure what respect what I got here that the the pound blu hotel. And they had a full Schneider which everyone knows it and they're really famous laughter Q. And Steve Russell made the announcement and there were a whole host about celebrities that they're here. Dan Marino and endemic and who for starters. And not quite sure. Soccer legend storage cart Roberta parlors. And journalists went on and I applaud the writer who has that there is going to be participating and then we caught it and I just want soccer match Gregor. They're gonna make it a weeklong festival almost. Taking I sort of took the U cola at least they want to do it. Expect the appeal of a simple all we kind of trust nobody is eleven going on at art rock in Hollywood. So it didn't have big deal look include people left me yesterday. It is just hype is saying that Real Madrid and Barcelona. Is the biggest robbery and sport. And do you know much higher. Sportswriters. Like to be cynical about it hype. My answer is no I typed that is. But largely regarded as the biggest rivalry in sports and for them to get it here in Miami it only the second time. That there's teachings are playing outside of Spain to order a huge deal. Yep for sure he had thought that was really telling them in only other time that this game is taken place outside Spain was 1982. In Venezuela so this is. A big deal for the South Florida community get the feeling good. The guys from all of the world who follow this big rivalry will be. On some order coming up on July 29 that you wrote about this the Palm Beach post but don't tell us about what happened behind the scenes to make this gamer reality down here Miami. Well it kind of funny really because. Steve Ross Tom Garfinkel. Matt Hagan and some of the other guys went you Russian. Group partially adventurers. Went over to Spain and early December to try to negotiate the deal keep reminding you pass those teams. Play. Not against each other but play in their tournaments beat torso. There was little familiarity. And firstly went through Madrid and they got sort of repetitive okay memorial literate people. And then they got a similar kind of OK okay his lawyer from the Barcelona Brooks. But there is warned in a been there and look each led. We're playing at December 3 less 300 actors before we commit. Against your bra or that it means that Peter whatever it loses we're gonna pull out of this whole thing. And so. He broke and his associate get you into the camp you're in Barcelona. And they are watching this match were Barcelona's morning my leg and then ended handled an idea that man had. Real Madrid court for a 11 draw and of course everyone in the stadium has to really bugged out at that point. And there are a couple of people or happenstance. We're trying to quietly celebrate because they had to deal and they had that we're proud are critical and they were doing we're. Lagarde wrinkled polo with a low lives. That's really counted yet salute that. That great equalizer that ultimately. Propelled this a matchup in July to occur hallowed we have covers the dolphins the Palm Beach post also covered the elk classical Miami announcement yesterday. Down in the fountain blue. From the so how I'm curious because I saw lot of people asking this question as well. You know like super shuttle and although Leo Messi name are all the stars dead or on either team. Some of those skeptics who say well it's a friendly as before the actual season begins are they gonna participate what what's your feeling what will the big names be on the field hard rock stadium. Got a great question and it was pretty much the first one. I want to act. Steve Russell when I had the opportunity yesterday. Because we have seen jumped friendlies. Wear jeans shield representative cited numbers really don't. And wanting to be rushing attack calling it. Because he doesn't Barcelona players are only turn it never rally and actually I'm sure that we heard earlier but I play era as a response was. Both teams all that we don't like to looters and that's their way of saying that yes. I was specifically asking. About nationally and ran all the president Jimmy guy that you've been ordered to the world without question. And so yes the expectation is barring injury bug the guys are going to be that you're doing well COLT the pitch. And now we'll regret the other guys running game are you know you go away again relying. Other. But these characters are. Just start started so vocal he we'll we'll get to see the real Barcelona or real Real Madrid after. This is surely a treat for everybody down here's South Florida I mean I I attended that. Brazil Colombia match right after the most recent World Cup and dot. Part role now Sun Life Stadium at the time now hard rock stadium before they had done. All the modifications and that set a record for attendance and atmosphere was unbelievable so. I'm really looking forward two this coming down here right away wanna urge you follow Hal on Twitter. Daughter how how do I don't join the program does cover the dolphins the palm disposal wanna shoot the dolphins house so. Taking a look is keeping Kenny stills on every branch Rashad Jones. In Miami. But what significance does that have do you think for the culture database might ten among crisper our building movers for. I think. What you just I think the keyword there culture and you know you can take a look and you know say thumbs up or maybe I was down there any one. The many moves they've made in the past several layers but I think beat the big story here. Then everyone needs to keep in mind is that they're changing culture now. They are I think changing. The image of the Miami Dolphins not just in Miami boat maybe around the league. As a destination. They hope certainly and you know an awful lot of credit need to guard had engaged or where he's been able to do in just one year. And then you're hearing from guys like Kenny stills. That they wanted to make this happen. And then on occasion probably changed changed it took less money to stay here redress this is where he wants to be and I think. Where and when you hear that one player or other. I think other guys are beleaguered gonna take notice so that. And and it's it's only going to be your good news other news or dolphins. Or you know one other thing that kind of went a little. I can't say under the radar but I think it's a significant happening that there are no vol signing any player. Is that didn't come by amnesty rushed for Greg I'm a I think that there's a little bit of a signal to air. In net adult ones are trying to find two more creative way to treat your other players. We're that they don't have to and that that might be just what other element that. People take note of and then. It sort of brings it much more respect to the organization. Yeah I thought it was it's ended you have you know some pending free agency took a part of net as well they might not be back blue dolphins might. They took advantage of that business com Barnes so certainly I think a lot of positive indeed this offseason. A for the dolphins but one of my big points so far today and show how has ended. All the dolphins can only control what they do and I think have done a lot of positive things indeed brief time that. Free agency in the new year has been under way. In a paycheck just keep getting better though it seems a trooper Brandon cooks they science upon Gilmore it seems the rich keep getting richer and that's difficult. Win the dolphins are in the same division. Yeah and and I don't think anyone can claim at the close the gap. I'm a patriot and all obviously they're ultimate goal. You know it's funny because. Whatever the picture make any move orders in draft or free agents or whatever made speech. Everyone assumes that the right move because. Frankly we don't have any reason to think and that's just having that bill Belichick's radio embedded has. And and it turns out I wonder Greg why would anybody you don't wanna make your trade with Bill Belichick and our. Sure oh yeah there there are they're the whole Lotta work be done. You know we are questions obviously the guard position for example. That that the big hole what they have to a concern themselves where. Bringing in Jim Mendes. Is that online banking situation and that made me without. I think that. It is it's certainly a good sign they had to make some sort of move there because right now I mean the only linebacker they have and conviction of who's on the roster was Alonso. And I think he's much better suited to be outside. So let this thing work with him and little under my vehicle you together. And obviously you know don't get sick position. You know we've been reporting that yeah a little confused now it was a waived injured by it. Very sadly. It looks like he's never gonna play football again and and I think. You know I I really liked what he did he was only here for what here. But. Just don't forget where it will it impact he did I think punitive jury very solid player from Miami could guy out but you true. And you see someone. And their career prematurely like that so. There's there's still a couple of position that they were willing to pay attention to over the next few weeks and free agent and then obviously the draft. Yeah after shorter point and certainly sad development serve that is the case up for Isa Abdul produce finally how I do wanna bring this up a really enjoyed your article. That coincided with the NFL scouting combine in which. You detailed different draft picks that the that the dolphins have had over the years in how they've done in the Columbine in how they're good or bad it hasn't really. You sized up and equated his success in terms of their on field product when they got the team. Yeah actually it's one of ours you know you kind of wonder about some of the drill. I don't know and they're going to happy together. I would ask him myself or they are doing something you're helping us. They've done before because they did last year your report that aren't really getting information that they need to know. There you look back and you know if you have any time and everything you wanna burn. Do a Google search on and I thought combo line. Gonna go through history who went under the name is where the character performed really well and like they're recalling girl and whatever else. And yet you're asking yourself who is this guy. And so you know even the forty yard dash a growing attention at that point yes. Just you know. And Jarvis philandering what you think the forty yard dash. Any sort of Nadal Clinton's. Judy noted that meaning you know so little really had to look. Landry did famously very poorly in that. Forty yard dash toward. I think anybody looking we're really happy CM. We're genre Miami which by the way aggregate obviously. The next major order of business in terms of you know standing that politically. I'm sure they're gonna happen during her ventricular quickly. Yes I gripping debts that the next guy in house and that you take care of our help really appreciated Tom wanna encourage you to a follow Al on Twitter at dawn or Hal and I realized the gunners is full arsenal so I'm keeping you away from their matchup right now some bullets you watched the rest of that soccer game and appreciate your time today how. My DVR is watching it warming but it. Let's put it together can do. Might have observers. It's been so solid and arsenal member of. And I thank you much experience yeah take care very go to great buckle their. Yes same there is a hallowed bit of always a good inside and everything and really cool stuff that are on the L classical Miami. Announcement between a Real Madrid FC Barcelona will play hard rock stadium on July 29 holds about that. The course and read his natural in the Palm Beach post on the Miami Dolphins.