Miami fishing for new Ricky

Aug 3, 2004 6:15 AM

The Miami Dolphins are trying to proceed with training camp as if Ricky Williams never existed. Good for them, but Las Vegas oddsmakers haven’t forgotten the Rasta man. The Fish have seen their odds for winning the Super Bowl go from 15-1 to 30-1. No odds on coach Dave Wannstedt yet, but we’ll say even money he’s gone after this year.

Signups began Monday for the SuperContest at Las Vegas Hilton. It costs $1,500 to enter, so you know this is an elite competition. The first slate of NFL games begins Sept. 9-12. For now, we’ll settle for four weeks of exhibition games that start Monday, Aug. 9 with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos in the Hall of Fame contest at Canton, Ohio. The Redskins are a 2½ point favorite. If we’re lucky RB Clinton Portis will play a couple of series for the Skins against his former team. At least we can see Joe Gibbs coach the whole game.

Sad news about Smarty Jones. His racing career is over just when the sport was reviving. Mike Tyson is done