January 12, 2001 |
Producer-director Greg MacGillivray scaled the heights in more than one sense with Everest, one of the most successful Imax films yet released. With Dolphins, he proves equally at home in the depths. Of course, it's hard to imagine how a film devoted to the hidden lives of such photogenic and fascinating creatures could go far off course. Dolphins is both a compact survey of what science has learned about the way the animals communicate and a heartfelt plea to encourage their survival.
January 12, 2001 |
The new IMAX movie "Dolphins" doesn't have a bad word to say about its subjects. Dolphins are smarter than dogs, better at sign language than chimps, they think creatively, they are "graceful, powerful, majestic and intelligent," they call each other by name, and when separated, call out to each other "like lovers. " They also echo-locate invisible food, have eyeballs that move independently, and, while "tough," are "capable of incredible tenderness. " Given all that, I can't believe that George W. Bush is president, when just about any dolphin would be better qualified.
November 18, 1991 |
The last time the Dolphins played Buffalo at Joe Robbie Stadium, they came away with a 30-7 win. That was in the second game of the 1990 season. In the three meetings since, all at Buffalo and all defeats, the Dolphins have given up 103 points. That includes a 44-34 loss in last season's AFC divisional playoffs, and a 35-31 loss in this year's opener, where Miami led most of the way. The teams meet in South Florida again tonight (Channel 6, 9 p.m.). The Dolphins (5-5)
April 25, 1998 |
The Miami Dolphins canceled a trade for Chicago running back Rashaan Salaam two days after announcing it. Miami said Salaam failed to pass the Dolphins' physical. "After looking at Rashaan Salaam, we felt he was not 100 percent at this time. For that reason we decided not to carry out the trade. He remains the property of the Chicago Bears," Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson said. "They felt he was 90 percent. He'll be in this evening or tomorrow and we'll go from there," Bears personnel director Mark Hatley said.
August 21, 2004 |
The Miami Dolphins have asked Ricky Williams to return $8.6 million they say the running back owes the team because he has decided to retire, the Miami Herald reported yesterday. The star running back shocked the Dolphins by announcing before the start of training camp that he was retiring at age 27. The Dolphins had been hinting that they would ask for the money but only recently made the request formal in a letter to the player and his agent, Leigh Steinberg. The Dolphins and Steinberg both declined comment.
May 13, 2006 |
The Miami Dolphins acquired quarterback Joey Harrington from Detroit for an undisclosed conditional draft pick, giving the Dolphins a fallback position if new starter Daunte Culpepper isn't ready for the season's first snap. "We're pleased to have Joey Harrington join the Dolphins," coach Nick Saban said in a statement. "We will work with him to get him acclimated to our system as quickly as possible. " The Dolphins had been searching for a backup to Culpepper and targeted Harrington, the former No. 3 overall pick who didn't live up to expectations in 4 years as the Lions' starter.
November 16, 2007 |
Running back Ricky Williams will rejoin the Miami Dolphins next week after an 18-month suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Williams, 30, met with Dolphins coach Cam Cameron for seven minutes yesterday. They agreed that the onetime league rushing leader should begin practice Monday, the Dolphins said on their Web site. Williams, the NFL's top rusher in 2002, will not be eligible to play until Nov. 26, when Miami plays Pittsburgh. The Dolphins will play the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
November 12, 1990 |
In its recent past, the only thing Miami's defense stopped on a regular basis was Dolphins winning streaks. "When I got here, the defensive guys were invisible," said David Griggs, the second-year linebacker from Pennsauken who is one of five new starters on the Miami defense. "All anyone talked about was Dan Marino, Mark Clayton and the offense. " In this surprisingly successful season, though, the once pass-crazed Dolphins have undergone a remarkable transformation. By stopping opponents consistently, they've started winning consistently.
December 3, 1990 |
The NFL's top defense, the Miami Pound Machine, was beaten absolutely senseless yesterday by the Washington Redskins. With brute strength and relentless efficiency, Washington pummeled the Dolphins, 42-20, reinforcing its bid for a wild-card playoff spot while sledgehammering some gaping holes in a Miami defense that has developed an alarming vulnerability against the run. "That's about as thorough a whipping as you can take," said...