We begin with an opening and a closing, a Ceremonial Opening (Friday’s first Dolphins preseason game) and a Closing Ceremony (Sunday’s in London ending the Summer Olympics).
THE OPENINGPositive: Ryan Tannehill Matt Moore
The Summer Olympics’ British music-themed Closing Ceremony reportedly will feature performances by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who and Paul McCartney. Because what says “this is London today” more than music by a bunch of guys who either were popular in the ’60s or ’70s or are in their 60s or 70s.
Host Great Britain finished third in gold medals, and it was hard to say which triumph warmed hearts and stirred national pride more, Andy Murray winning in men’s tennis, or that unexpected 100-meter dash victory by Queen Elizabeth II.
Happy to be back in the Random Evidence seat after a week off but distressed to report that Cote d’Ivoire — the official national team of this column — failed to win a single Olympic medal and should be disbanded. I don’t mean the national team. I mean the country.
Dolphins defensive lineman Jared Odrick said on the debut episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks that he does not use deodorant, effectively ending all speculation about that position switch to Right Guard.Tim Tebow Rex Ryan’s Jose Reyes’ Giancarlo Stanton’s Derek Jeter Logan Morrison Hope Solo Parting thought: Jose Canseco