Another week, another win, Dolfans! My look-a-like’s and nicknames from last week all exhibited a solid performance in week 6! Anyone who follows sports knows how much superstition exists in the sports world, so far be it from me to keep away from this column this week after we saw solid performances from those mentioned previously. First, a recap from last week’s column:
Anthony “The Bear Jew” Fasano, aka Staff Sergeant Donny Donnowitz : With 4 receptions and a TD, turned in a tough, gritty performance and fought for every yard. Those 4 receptions may have only gone for 33 yards, but as usual the stats mask the performance. If he keeps up the performance and toughness that he’s exhibited thus far this season, I see a teal Dolphin’s #80 jersey in my future purchase history, the only dilemma for meon that is if I keep Fasano’s name on it, or spend extra to get it customized with “The Bear Jew” or “Donnowitz.” That’s a dilemma I’ll be happy to deal with.
Richie “Ram-Man” Incognito: Is it just me, or did Richie bull his way through a lot of folks this week in St. Louis? To be fair, he does every week, but I’m taking credit for this one – mainly because I can.
Joe “8D8” Philbin: I was very impressed with the way the ‘Fins handled their play calling this week. I realize this isn’t all Philbin, guys like Mike Sherman play a key role in this, but this game was especially well managed from a coaching perspective.
I can’t forget the honorable mentions:
Tim “Not an NFL QB” Tebow – No look-a-like’s here, I will say ol’ Timmy managed to complete a pass, giving Jet’s fans and Tebowmania life in spite of the fact that Mark Sanchez actually turned in a good performance. I love Tebowmania, as it keeps that horrific mockery of a QB battle in New Jersey alive and healthy, which only serves the Dolphins better for their match-up next week against the Jets. As the following math problem is even better for them than a mediocre quarterback:
1 mediocre QB + 1 mediocre QB = 0 QB’s
Lauren “Oh Damn” Tannehill: Is it possible she got even hotter this week, Dolfan’s? I’ll let you in on a little secret, I don’t prefer blonde’s… so how is this possible?
Alright folks, without further ado, I present to you this week’s nominee’s:
Paul “Yokozuna” Soliai, Former WWE Champion Yokozuna: Much like Yokozuna, Soliai is an immovable object in the middle of the defense. Despite his size, he displays a far better than expected agility and nimbleness (did you see that leg kick in his celebration against St Louis?), helping him excel. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t love to see him celebrate ending Tebowmania with a little Yokozuna style Sumo Sack Celebration.
Jared “Pee Wee” Odrick, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure: This one isn’t a look-a-like, but I go nuts every time the guy is on the field wanting to see him do the Pee Wee dance. I’m hoping he has a “Super Pee Wee” version that he’s saving for when he gets a defensive touchdown… time will tell!
Reggie “B-Diddy” Bush, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs: This isn’t a close look-a-like, but my uncle pointed this one out to me watching the game against St Louis last week, and the more I think about it, he’s right. Both dress impeccably? Check. Impeccable looks? Check. Kardashian’s, glitz, and limelight? Check, check, check… the list could go on, but you get the gist. He’s a celebrity, he’s a draw, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s performing at a top level in Miami.
Brian “Samurai” Hartline, Eric “Samorai” Hansen from Necessary Roughness: C’mon folks, both of them have that “little engine that could” mentality. They both are not your stereotypical player, but every once in a while, they get the job done in spite of their quiet demeanor.
Alright Dolfans, feel free to add any you think under the comments section. Until next weeks installment, for you, and for my father, here’s one more weekly photo of Lauren “Oh Damn” Tannehill.