Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins to be the Spotlight of the 2012 Edition of Hard Knocks

HBO Sports has announced that the Miami Dolphins will serve as the team for the network’s 2012 production of Hard Knocks.  The seven episode Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins will begin debut Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00p.m. ET.

“We are delighted that HARD KNOCKS will be returning this summer and placing the spotlight on the Miami Dolphins, a venerable franchise that had an exciting off-season activity,” says Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports in a press release. “This marks the first time that the series has featured a first-year head coach (Joe Philbin) and we are extremely grateful to both Coach Philbin and the entire organization for agreeing to participate. As always, there will be plenty on the line for veterans, free agents and rookies.”

“On the 40th anniversary of the greatest season in NFL history–Don Shula’s perfect ’72 Dolphins– it is perfectly fitting that Hard Knocks is heading to Miami to capture the start of a new era for one of the league’s proudest teams,” says NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “After Hard Knocks’ hiatus last summer, I know our team at NFL Films can’t wait to get back on the field.”

“We are excited that the premier company in sports filmmaking history, NFL FILMS, and HBO Sports have chosen the Miami Dolphins to appear on their award-winning series Hard Knocks,” said Joe Philbin, head coach of the Miami Dolphins.   “We are looking forward to connecting with our many fans across the country as the program chronicles our 2012 training camp.  The series will highlight the outstanding men who comprise our team and represent our organization admirably, both on and off the field, as they compete for a coveted position on our roster.”

The Hard Knocks series originated in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens.  It returned in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs and continued in 2008 with the Dallas Cowboys, 2009 with the Cincinnati Bengals, and 2010 with the New York Jets.  Hard Knocks was not produced last season as the end of the lockout prevented HBO from organizing filming of the series.

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All NFL Media is Local- Miami Dolphins

As we continue to look at the local sports media outlets that cover the NFL, let’s head to Miami and media that follows the Dolphins

Newspaper- The Miami Herald is the major metropolitan newspaper that serves the city. Its sports section provides comprehensive coverage of the team, including a Dolphins-specific page. Beat writers Adam Beasley (Twitter) and Armando Salguero (Twitter) anchor the paper’s coverage of the team with Salguero hosting the paper’s Dolphins in Depth blog.  The Herald has some well known columnists in Dan Le Batard (Twitter) and Greg Cote (Twitter).

Sports Radio-  AM 940 WINZ The Sports Animal and Big 105.9 WBGG serve as the flagships to the Dolphins Radio NetworkJimmy Cefalo (Twitter) returns on play-by-play as does analyst Joe Rose (Twitter).

Along with WINZ, sports radio fans can get their Dolphins fix on WQAM and WAXY .

Television- Local television stations following the Dolphins include WFOR,  WPLGWSVN, and WTVJ.

Blogs- Some of the independent blogs covering the team include the Phinsider,  PhinfeverPhin Phanatic, Fins Nation, and Dolphins Gab. These sites and more are found on the Dolphins website.

Read other Dolphins’ sites we missed?  Please include them in comments.

AFC Wildcard Match-Up: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

Here is a look at Sunday’s AFC Wildcard game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins through the work of the local media covering each team:

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Let’s head to the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and examine the local media contingent that covers the Baltimore Ravens

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the Country is the Baltimore Sun.  It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section.  The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Ravens. The paper’s various beat writers also maintain the Ravens Insider Blog.  Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL serves as the home of the Ravens Radio Network. To talk Ravens, tune into sports talker WJFK.

Television-  Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBAL, WBFF, WJZ and WMAR.

Blogs-  Check out Ravens News, Ravens Gab, Baltimore Beatdown, and Ravens 24-7 for independent coverage of the team.

MIAMI DOLPHINS

As we continue to look at the local sports media outlets that cover the NFL, let’s head to Miami and media that follows the Dolphins

Newspaper- The Miami Herald is the major metropolitan newspaper that serves the city. Its sports section provides comprehensive coverage of the team, including a Dolphins-specific page. Beat writers Jeff Darlington and Armando Salguero do a good job covering the team with Salguero hosting the paper’s Dolphins in Depth blog.

Sports Radio-  South Florida Dolphins’ fans are well covered on game day at the Dolphins Radio Network.  Jimmy Cefalo returns on play-by-play as do analysts Jim Mandich and Joe Rose.

If you want to talk Dolphins on local sports radio, check out WQAM and WAXY.

Television- Local television stations following the Dolphins include WFORWPLG, WSVN, and WTVJ.

Blogs- Some of the independent blogs covering the team include the PhinsiderPhinfever, Phin Phanatic, and Dolphins Gab.

NFL Local Sports Media- Miami Dolphins

As we continue to look at the local sports media outlets that cover the NFL, let’s head to Miami and media that follows the Dolphins

Newspaper- The Miami Herald is the major metropolitan newspaper that serves the city. Its sports section provides comprehensive coverage of the team, including a Dolphins-specific page. Beat writers Jeff Darlington and Armando Salguero do a good job covering the team with Salguero hosting the paper’s Dolphins in Depth blog.

Sports Radio-  South Florida Dolphins’ fans are well covered on game day at the Dolphins Radio Network.  Jimmy Cefalo returns on play-by-play as do analysts Jim Mandich and Joe Rose.

If you want to talk Dolphins on local sports radio, check out WQAM and WAXY.

Television- Local television stations following the Dolphins include WFORWPLG, WSVN, and WTVJ.

Blogs- Some of the independent blogs covering the team include the PhinsiderPhinfever, Phin Phanatic, and Dolphins Gab.

Read other Dolphins’ sites we missed?  Please include them in comments.