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(Broward/Palm Beach New Times)   Miami Dolphins want to play one of their games on an aircraft carrier. What could possibly go wrong?   (blogs.browardpalmbeach.com) divider line 42
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2013-05-09 07:58:03 PM  
GO LONG!
 
2013-05-09 08:04:42 PM  
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2013-05-09 08:13:13 PM  
Maybe they're tired of buying up their own tickets so the games don't get blacked out.
 
2013-05-09 10:51:13 PM  
Can think of a few reasons:

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2013-05-10 02:40:47 AM  
 
2013-05-10 02:53:14 AM  
The words 'end zone' would have a whole new meaning!
 
2013-05-10 05:15:24 AM  

calbert: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x368]

Is it 1991 again?


Thank you.

/I have my father's eyes
 
2013-05-10 05:28:19 AM  
Well, they have to try something new, if they ever hope to get out of the AFC East cellar.
 
2013-05-10 05:31:43 AM  
I'm surprised the Jets didn't come up with this idea.
 
2013-05-10 05:40:18 AM  

digistil: I'm surprised the Jets didn't come up with this idea.


The Navy doesn't like kindly on people who like to 'butt fumble.'
 
2013-05-10 06:24:39 AM  

INeedAName: The Navy doesn't like kindly on loves people who like to 'butt fumble.'


//FTFY
 
2013-05-10 06:42:04 AM  
Well length is definitely not an issue and width isn't an issue at least in the central part of the deck. There have been crazier ideas.
 
2013-05-10 07:04:19 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Well length is definitely not an issue and width isn't an issue at least in the central part of the deck. There have been crazier ideas.


You're right about the length, Miami cant throw the ball the length of my porch.
 
2013-05-10 07:12:28 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Well length is definitely not an issue and width isn't an issue at least in the central part of the deck. There have been crazier ideas.


Funny, that's exactly what your mom told me last night.

/I keed, I keed
 
2013-05-10 07:20:36 AM  
It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.
 
2013-05-10 07:38:21 AM  

Equilibrist: GO LONG!


Negative, Ghostrider. The pattern is full.
 
2013-05-10 07:41:33 AM  
Well since they have lost so much of the fleet to sequesters, you at least get some revenue out of it renting it to a bunch of idiots that will be able to catch their flight somewhat on time.
 
j4x
2013-05-10 08:09:21 AM  
This is what happens when your owner wants to make Miami into some glamorous celebrity football club.

At least they've made some good moves in the offseason.
 
2013-05-10 08:16:17 AM  

UNC_Samurai: It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.


The flight deck for an aircraft carrier is much wider than its beam. According to this site, the flight deck for a Nimitz-class is 76.8 meters wide.
 
2013-05-10 08:20:59 AM  

The Madd Mann: UNC_Samurai: It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.

The flight deck for an aircraft carrier is much wider than its beam. According to this site, the flight deck for a Nimitz-class is 76.8 meters wide.


Whoops!  That was waterline beam and not deck beam; my bad.

How wide is the island, though?
 
2013-05-10 08:21:05 AM  
"an aircraft carrier next to AA Arena"

No no no no no no no.  Wrong.  False.

It's gotta be in the middle of the damn ocean.
 
2013-05-10 08:22:19 AM  
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you got your gay in my football.  you got your football in my gay
 
2013-05-10 08:26:45 AM  
I'd watch that before I'd watch the Pro Bowl.
 
2013-05-10 08:40:25 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Madd Mann: UNC_Samurai: It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.

The flight deck for an aircraft carrier is much wider than its beam. According to this site, the flight deck for a Nimitz-class is 76.8 meters wide.

Whoops!  That was waterline beam and not deck beam; my bad.

How wide is the island, though?


Just eyeballing it, I'd say about 15 meters or so. That gives you about 67 yards total, or 6.5 yards of sideline space on each side, which seems like a decent amount of space.

I think the more significant problems would be laying the actual field down and the lack of any fan seating.  I can't see how giving up 75,000 seats worth of ticket and concessions revenue will possibly make this feasible.
 
2013-05-10 08:44:19 AM  

The Madd Mann: UNC_Samurai: The Madd Mann: UNC_Samurai: It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.

The flight deck for an aircraft carrier is much wider than its beam. According to this site, the flight deck for a Nimitz-class is 76.8 meters wide.

Whoops!  That was waterline beam and not deck beam; my bad.

How wide is the island, though?

Just eyeballing it, I'd say about 15 meters or so. That gives you about 67 yards total, or 6.5 yards of sideline space on each side, which seems like a decent amount of space.

I think the more significant problems would be laying the actual field down and the lack of any fan seating.  I can't see how giving up 75,000 seats worth of ticket and concessions revenue will possibly make this feasible.


So no fans show up. How is that different than a normal Dolphins game?
 
2013-05-10 08:53:06 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Well length is definitely not an issue and width isn't an issue at least in the central part of the deck. There have been crazier ideas.


Like what? A college basketball game on an aircraft carrier? Pish tosh!
 
2013-05-10 09:03:49 AM  
Nothing would go wrong - if they fall overboard, they're Dolphins, so they'll survive fine.

/as for opponents, I suppose it depends who they're playing
 
2013-05-10 09:08:19 AM  

IAmRight: Nothing would go wrong - if they fall overboard, they're Dolphins, so they'll survive fine.

/as for opponents, I suppose it depends who they're playing


Keep the Steelers out of this one, could be trouble
 
2013-05-10 09:09:45 AM  

IAmRight: Nothing would go wrong - if they fall overboard, they're Dolphins, so they'll survive fine.

/as for opponents, I suppose it depends who they're playing


Well, if it's the Jets, then nothing of value would be lost.
 
2013-05-10 09:19:56 AM  
They've already booked the halftime entertainment:

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2013-05-10 09:35:08 AM  
Meanwhile the Miami Marlins had to cancel plans to play a game at a little league field due to poor ticket sales.
 
2013-05-10 09:47:26 AM  

mjbok: INeedAName: The Navy doesn't like kindly on loves people who like to 'butt fumble.'

//FTFY




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2013-05-10 09:59:52 AM  
I started to say that if they can play basketball on a carrier, football should be easier.  Football is already used to dealing with wind, and astro turf takes care of most of the footing issues.

Then I pictured a wide receiver getting running out of bounds on a leaping catch, and being driven into the ocean by a pressuring back.

You know that place right between, "Well I don't want anyone to get hurt" and "I'd pay a LOT to see that"....
 
2013-05-10 10:19:32 AM  
Interesting idea. Need a spot for the fans, though. I suggest VIP seating on the carrier itself, with 2 jumbo Cruise Ships parked along the lengthwise ends.
 
2013-05-10 11:01:16 AM  

IAmRight: Nothing would go wrong - if they fall overboard, they're Dolphins, so they'll survive fine.

/as for opponents, I suppose it depends who they're playing


The Seahawks are there already, on their bye week no less.
 
2013-05-10 11:13:20 AM  

UNC_Samurai: It can't be a regulation field, that much is certain.  At it's absolute widest, a Nimitz-class CVN is 41 meters abeam - that's just under 45 yards.  An NFL field is 54 yards wide.


The flight deck is much wider, though, around 78m wide at the widest (varies from ship to ship in the class, though).
 
2013-05-10 12:25:09 PM  

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you got your gay in my football.  you got your football in my gay


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2013-05-10 01:44:10 PM  
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You can fit a B-Ball court, not a football field  with ALL of those personal, and possibly think there would be room for fans.
 
2013-05-10 01:51:24 PM  
This will just go like the recent veterans day games in NCAA.  They will biatch about condensation on the field and will cancel the 2nd half of the game.
 
2013-05-10 03:35:50 PM  

Mog32Kupo: [media.syracuse.com image 380x207]

You can fit a B-Ball court, not a football field  with ALL of those personal, and possibly think there would be room for fans.


That's the Midway.  It was commissioned right after World War II, and was only slightly bigger than an Essex-class.

www.caminobakery.com

The Nimitz-class is on the far left.  The Midway is just slightly smaller than the Kuznetzovs (the first two entries under STOBAR).
 
2013-05-10 06:45:04 PM  
Ugh, I hate those games broadcasting at like 4am.

What time zone is the Persian Gulf anyway?
 
2013-05-10 10:30:22 PM  

bark_atda_moon: I'd watch that before I'd watch the Pro Bowl.


They still play the Pro Bowl?
 
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