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Training Camp Travel: The Miami Dolphins Look for Fame with HBO's Hard Knocks

July 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM | by | ()

Are you ready for some football?! There’s still a few months before the first official kickoff, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t time for a sneak peek. Training camps are set to do their thing later this month, so if you’ve always wanted to check out the scrimmages and practices now’s the time to start planning:

There’s a new coach, a couple new quarterbacks, and a brand new playbook heading into training camp for this year’s Miami Dolphins. During the offseason the team was initially in the running for the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, but apparently Peyton just wasn’t interested in bringing his talents to South Beach.

Instead the Dolphins now have rookie Ryan Tannehilland his wife—who may or may not start in 2012. In the interim, the team will look to Matt Moore or David Garrard to lead them to the playoffs for the first time in a long time.

The details:

· When's Camp:
To avoid the heat, the humidity, and the summer sun of Southern Florida the team will be starting their training camp practices bright and early. Most practices are set to start at 8am sharp, but there are a couple afternoon and evening times scattered throughout the schedule. The pinnies and pads go on as of July 27, and they’ll continuing working out the kinks through August 15.

· Where's Camp:
Most of the team practices will be held at Nova Southeastern University in nearby Davie, Florida. For fans that aren’t interested in a little road trip up Florida’s Turnpike there will be a couple scrimmage sessions scheduled at the team’s home at Sun Life Stadium. These will take place on August 4 at 9:15am, on August 8 beginning at 5:45pm, and one last time at 1pm on August 12.

· What's it Cost:
There’s no charge to attend this year’s training camp options, as each and everyone is open to the general public. If you’re looking to score a seat there’s roughly room for 2,000 butts to fit on the bleachers at their training facility, so it might be worth it to get there a little early. Things can always change, but you can always give them a call on their hotline—(954) 452-7004—before heading out to get the latest information.

· What Else:
You might score your 15 minutes of fame if you’re in attendance as the Dolphins prepare for the 2012 season, as HBO will be following them around for year’s season of the sports documentary Hard Knocks. We’re thinking that the recent addition of Chad Johnson/Ochocinco will likely lead to a couple of humorous moments, so if you don’t make your own appearance on the show there’s always watching from the comfort of your home.

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