Sunday, May 31, 2009

Akin Ayodele goes to Africa to re-create his South Beach Existence

I'm going to take a lot of flak for this one, but I'm known for offending people by speaking my mind.

It's bad enough the Dolphins get no media coverage outside of South Florida, but when we do, it's always one of our linebackers on a beach. While Joey Porter's Pro-Bowl interview was informative and football-related, the video below which aired on NFL Network, shows Akin Ayodele traveling back to the 'Motherland', and then showing little interest or informative insight into it. It was a complete waste of NFLN money. Ayodele either interviews some obnoxious teenagers, or pisses his pants when he sees a cave on the beach (what does he think is in there - the jabberwocky?) all while wearing giant studio headphones (no doubt immersing himself in the culture by drowning out the voices and languages of all those African people).

It just saddens me, as a Dolfan, that this is the best I can hope for when it comes to media coverage. When was the last time we got on the NFLN Team Cam? Or had a Dolphin in-studio? Why do I have to watch Chris Cooley every week but can't get Justin Smiley once a year? Is it because he has to be dragging the producer to a luxurious hotel in Cape Town or Honolulu to get a camera to follow him? And as a side note to that producer, thank for showing a full minute of some inattentive obnoxious teenage girl text-messaging and popping gum, and only 5 seconds of African scenery. Next time, go into the cave in Blair Witch-esque camera style and don't come back out!


  1. ...ok, you were desperate to blog "something" ...but really ...not enough African scenery? ...rotflmao

  2. We don't get much coverage in south florida either. There are a few local shows that come on at 11:00 on sundays, but the best coverage is defintetely on the internet
    The NFLN and ESPN are both strongly against the Dolphins and all teams not the patriots. Think about it, if we win then the patriots might loose games

  3. If it wasn't for the Wild-cat, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't mention the Patriots loss in 2008.  But because of Ronnie's performance, they had to give it coverage, and even then, they didn't focus on Brown, but on the trickery of the play.

  4. Your cave reference got me thinking (apologies in advance to Lewis Carroll).......
    <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=" ">'Twas brillig, and the slithy green
    Did gyre and gimble in the Meadowlands;
    All mimsy was fireman Ed,
    And the mome raths chanted.

    "Beware the J-E-T-S, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the new headcoach, and shun
    The frumious quarterback!"

    Sparano took his vorpal team in hand:
    Long time the enemy he sought --
    So rested he by the sidelines.
    And stood awhile in thought.

    And as in uffish thought he stood,
    The J-E-T-S, with eyes of flame,
    Came wiffling through the endzone,
    And burbled as they came!

    One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal D went snicker-snack!
    We left them dead, and with the gameball
    We went galumphing back.

    "And hast thou slain the J-E-T-S?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
    Parcells chortled in his joy.

    'Twas brillig, and the slithy J-E-T-S
    Did gyre and gimble in the stands;
    All mimsy were the crestfallen fans,
    And the broken team outgrabe.</span>
    <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> 
    <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=" ">Pity Ross didn't see this before he spoke to Buffet?!? lol</span>

  5. Is it a Bank Holiday over there?  LOL!

  6. The mental-image of Parcells shouting "Callooh! Callay!" is the absolute funniest H-I-T-S.

  7. No more Bank Holidays until August. B-O-O. Parcells might have made a good Jaberwocky actually!?
    PS Did my competition entry turn up? I sent answers in a word attachment.

  8. yes, and it was hilarious!

  9. you're really a loser! so nfl can't show what football players do during the off season?!! You need a therapist.  there's but so much "culture" that can be shown of three countries in a 3 minute video.if you don't like it, simply don't watch it. he did a great job summing it up in 3 minutes. for you to even dedicate this a blog on this video shows that ur are mentally disturbed.