Friday, September 11, 2009

The Last Days Of Summer

Preface: I wish I had known about this earlier in the year but since most of us are from warm weather climates, it's still appropriate.

The internet is just so full it's impossible to know whats going on all the time and I admit to being late to discover this site. Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker, John Offerdahl is enjoying a post-football career in front of the grill and has his own website, The Gridiron Griller, where he offers recipes, videos, interviews, etc. He even offers his grilling services to the public. Imagine having Offerdahl at your Sunday tailgating!

He can also be followed on Twitter, where you can read about stuff like his recent knee injury: "Did u hear? My knee buckled last Monday in workouts & my old (& still current) Dolphins team doctor, Dr Kannel had me in surgery Tuesday..."

Here's the latest Sample from The Gridiron Griller featuring someone you may recognize:
--- Disclaimer, don't watch if you're a vegetarian, ;) ---

Obviously, John has a passion for food rivaled only by his passion on the football field. I remember living in South Florida when he had a chain of bagel stores before bagel store chains were all the rage. In fact, he sold that chain and it was turned into THE bagel store chain, Einstein's Bagels.

Since then, he has opened Offerdahl's Cafe Grill, which currently has eight locations in South Florida. I checked, there's no donut burger on the menu, but they do serve grilled chicken breast sandwiches for lunch and sell several pastries, so the possibilities are there for the imaginative!


  1. herdfan is going to be sssooooooo jealous of that hottie sample some of chads goods

  2. ...I eat at the Boca Raton Offerdahl's at least once a month ...the food is great ...and once in a while the man himself walks the lunch line taking orders :)

  3. The Falcons will experience 

    Chad(Pennington)’s Super-Stuffed Chops

    on Sunday afternoon!

  4. The Knight who says Ni!September 11, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    I think Offerdahl started out with a bagel chain. It's good to see him doing well. He was a great player that eventually couldn't escape the injury bug.

  5. "I think Offerdahl started out with a bagel chain"
    more proof you don't READ my posts....

  6. Miami Dolphins BlogSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    wow, must find a full-size version of that photo with Pennington in the girly apron.....

  7. The Knight who says Ni!September 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Sorry Tin. LOL

    I have to admit I sometime speed read and skip stuff if I think it's just fluff. Not just your stuff but everything (LOL). In this case I skipped important details so my bad. : )

  8. Miami Dolphins BlogSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    It's because it was a personal recollection right? you read "I remember..."
    and thought to yourself oh no, not again!

  9. you mean we are suppose to read the article, i thought we were just suppose to blog

  10. The Knight who says Ni!September 11, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    It was "Obviously, John has a passion for food rivaled only by his passion on the football field." I thought it would more about the kind of apron he wears and how he got his passion for food. I know why people have a passion for food, because it tastes good and they like to eat. LOL

  11. Miami Dolphins BlogSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    I know you don't get much time to read in between your appearances at the

  12. Miami Dolphins BlogSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    That's not a passion, that's a 'hunger'!
    passion implies you're working with it.

  13. I can't figure out why my comments are coming out as 'Miami Dolphins Blog'

  14. The Knight who says Ni!September 11, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    People who like to work with food like to eat who are we kidding. LOL

    I was going to ask you why you became Miami Dolphins Blog? I thought maybe it was because of our other conversation on the other blog about trolls.

  15. no, it's more of the same technical issues with this commenting software.
    One of these days something better will come along and I'll jump ship...but
    for now I should b back to Tinshaker

  16. check your html in the vote section...

    <pre><<span>TITLE</span>>Tin's Fins - Miami Dolphins Blog</<span>TITLE</span>>

    might have something to do with it, might not.

  17. I just look at the pretty pictures! ;)

  18. nah, it was the name that was registered on the js-kit website, so it got
    saved as my commenting name...