We aren't supposed to root for teams as writers, but we admittedly were rooting for the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night because we didn't want the season finale to HBO's "Hard Knocks" to be so depressing. It didn't happen.
"The only good news is this part's over. We have to move forward," Philbin said.
Even that didn't go well. Multiple Dolphins players told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the team's charter plane "backed into" another plane on an airport runway in Dallas on Wednesday night.
The team had to board a new plane before taking off for Miami.
This is not real lifeâ¦team plane backed into another plane right before take off. Party atâ Jared Odrick (@JaredOdrick98) August 30, 2012
@anthony_fasano âs old crib
So tired and havent even left Dallas yet. Aaaaand the rumor is we backed into another plane... On the runwayâ Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) August 30, 2012
#awesome! Anyone else awake?
Stuck on a plane.Thats that $*it I don't like!â NolanCarroll (@CarrollCity) August 30, 2012
If this development was a part of any other reality show, we'd say it was too symbolic, too fitting, to actually be real.
UPDATE: The Dolphins, in a statement to NFL.com and NFL Network, said the team was delayed by two hours.
"There were no issues with anyone on board -- it just delayed our arrival back to Ft. Lauderdale by about two hours," a spokesman said in an email Thursday.
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