NOTEBOOK: Dolphins To Telecast Sunday's Game Against Bills; Other Notes

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Fans to see Sunday's game on local television.

The Miami Dolphins today announced that they have complied with the NFL requirements to allow Sunday’s game to be broadcast locally. Therefore, the game against the Buffalo Bills will be telecast live throughout South Florida on WFOR-TV, WINK-TV, and WPEC-TV. Kickoff is 1:00 PM.


The entire nation has been dealing with the after effects of last week’s tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and when the Dolphins were informed that one of the victims was an avid Dolphins fan it didn’t take long for them to act.

Mary Sherlach was the school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School for 20 years and was one year away from retirement. She and the school principal, Dawn Hochsprung, were the first two people to encounter the gunman and try to stop them. Both were shot and killed.

Sherlach’s son-in-law, Eric Schwartz, revealed to the Lawrenceville (New Jersey) Patch that Sherlach really loved the Dolphins and knowing that he was a Buffalo Bills fan she would give him a hard time. The Dolphins host the Bills on Sunday and funeral services for Sherlach were today and the team sent flowers to her family.

“It just came to our attention that one of the victims up there was an avid Dolphins fan so we just thought it would be the right thing to do,” Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin said.


## Christmas at the Pounceys was quite entertaining when Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother, Maurkice (Pittsburgh Steelers center) were kids. Mike explained how the two shared a lot of gifts because times were tough for his family back then. “I always let him do tings first,” he said with a laugh. “Me and my brother growing up, all we wanted to do was be with each other. Christmas Day was a special day for our family and having somebody you can go out there and open up gifts with and go out there and share those games with was awesome. We appreciate everything they did for us and I can tell you one thing, they’re Christmas is going to be awesome this year.”

## Things were a little old school during this morning’s practice with the music selection during stretching and warm-ups, starting with “Get Down On It,” by Kool & The Gang from 1981. That was followed by the 1994 rap hit “Juicy,” by Notorius B.I.G., and closing things out was Bob Marley’s “One Drop,” from 1979.

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