Preseason TV, CFL Watch, Anthony Aboard

Singer/actor Marc Anthony officially has become the latest celebrity to team forces with the Dolphins. At a press conference in New York on Tuesday, Anthony was introduced as a limited partner, following in the footsteps of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and, to a lesser degree, Jimmy Buffett.

Buffett has not bought a share of the team, but he has agreed to a partnership that involved the renaming of the team's facility to Land Shark Stadium and he also wrote a song for the Dolphins.

Anthony will sing the national anthem prior to the Oct. 12 Monday night home game against the New York Jets, which will culminate the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

As part of those festivities, Estefan recorded the MNF theme song with Hank Williams Jr. with Spanish lyrics involved and that will be played at the opening of the telecast.

Estefan's collaboration with Williams also will appear before the Monday night home opener, Sept. 21 against the Colts.

PRESEASON ON TV: It was recently announced that every preseason game in the NFL would be shown on the NFL Network in high definition.

None of the Dolphins' four preseason games will be televised live by NFLN, but here are the broadcast times for those games:

• Preseason game No. 1, vs. Jacksonville, Monday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., televised on NFLN that night at 11 p.m.

• Preseason game No. 2, vs. Carolina, Saturday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., televised on NFLN on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.

• Preseason game No. 3, at Tampa Bay, Thursday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m., televised on NFLN on Friday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.

• Preseason game No. 4, at New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. televised on NFLN on Friday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

The Aug. 27 game at Tampa Bay will be televised live by FOX, while the other three will be televised by WFOR-TV in South Florida. The two home games will be shown live if sold out 72 hours before kickoff; otherwise they'll be shown on a tape-delayed basis.

CFL WATCH: The Canadian Football League's 2009 season is now three weeks old, and here's a list of former Dolphins players currently involved in the CFL:

• DT Dario Romero, with the Dolphins from 2002-04, is playing with the Edmonton Eskimos

• CB Will Poole, with the Dolphins in 2004-05, is playing with the Toronto Argonauts

• DE Ronald Flemons, with the Dolphins in 2004, is playing with the Toronto Argonauts


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