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Dolphins got unexpected early-morning wake-up call


As the Dolphins prepare for a critical game in Buffalo, their sleep was disrupted.  A little.

A fire alarm went off in Miami’s hotel.  The Dolphins confirmed the incident to PFT, pegging the time the alarm began at roughly 3:00 a.m. ET.

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, who was staying at the hotel, first reported the development.  Despite reports elsewhere that the alarm sounded for an extended period of time, Abramson reports that the alarm “shut off pretty quickly.”  Still, a loud fire truck eventually arrived, and some hotel patrons evacuated their rooms — which may have created even more noise as those 500-pound hotel doors slammed shut.

It’s the first known middle-of-the-night fire alarm at a visiting team’s hotel since 2009, when it happened to both the Jets and the Bills when getting ready to play the Patriots in New England.

The Dolphins can make it to the playoffs with a win over the Bills this week and the Jets next week, or with one win and some help.

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14 Responses to “Dolphins got unexpected early-morning wake-up call”
  1. sdnative1904 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:37 AM

    Well played bills fan.

  2. tjbra9 says: Dec 22, 2013 10:47 AM

    Early Wake Up calls are a complementary service also provided at the fine Buffalo hotels.

  3. mizzousooner says: Dec 22, 2013 10:47 AM

    Bills fan, it was probably the GM!

  4. citiciti says: Dec 22, 2013 10:51 AM

    The good old days.

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    Notice how these things don’t happen to the Steelers?

  6. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    Happened twice in one year in New England? To two division foes? Hmmm, sounds a little strange.

  7. driftinscotty says: Dec 22, 2013 11:47 AM

    I think we should check on that little elf, Julian Edelmen of the Patriots, and see if he has an alibi. He does everything else for stinking New England. I could see that little gremlin sneaking around a Buffalo hotel, trying to put the kibosh on any potential threat to the Pats winning the division.

  8. i4jelway7 says: Dec 22, 2013 11:51 AM

    It wasn’t reported but it happened to the Broncos this year in New England…. gotta love those Bostonians

  9. topseed says: Dec 22, 2013 12:10 PM

    Nice try Bills, but we are going to win anyways.
    Lets go Dolphins!!!!!!!

  10. bostoncali says: Dec 22, 2013 12:36 PM

    That didnt take long for someone to blame New England.

  11. chinahand11 says: Dec 22, 2013 12:59 PM

    Oh come on. Fire alarm systems in this country are aging, many of them just seem to go off for no reason. Bills fans are so nice no one would even think of pulling the alarm.

  12. natelan says: Dec 22, 2013 1:00 PM

    A Chargers employee earned a lot of airline miles this morning.

  13. chinahand11 says: Dec 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    Lol Natelan.

  14. jeffslogic says: Dec 22, 2013 3:26 PM

    Miamis o line was up late anyway. They were having pillow fights.

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