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papahotel
01-07-2011, 12:46 AM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

Hurr1cane17
01-07-2011, 12:47 AM
k see ya.
EDIT: Saw the health thing. Realized you're not an idiot.

Thumper1016
01-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Well you gotta do what you gotta do. I never understood that "numb feeling that alot of people talk about on here when it comes to being a miami fan.....but now I do I am at a loss for words. I am not going to bail on them but I do think my cheering voice for them has gone silent.

Finsfalife
01-07-2011, 12:53 AM
i will not say k see ya bc honestly right now, with this FO.....I would rather be a Lions/Bengals fan....no joke

FinKage34
01-07-2011, 12:56 AM
Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

SebasMiamiFan
01-07-2011, 12:57 AM
I don't mind you being pissed, but don't become a NE fan.

Kdawg954
01-07-2011, 12:58 AM
You should never allow anything stress you out to the point where your health is being jeopardized . . . especially not a football team. Even if we signed Harbaugh, there is no guarantee he would have led us to the promiseland. Part of being a fan is going thru the good and the bad, and I understand many of us have seen far too much bad, but don't get so into it to where it kills you, you can't live life like that and this is all beyond your control. The only thing you can do is be a fan and hope for the best . . . it is not all about winning, it is about being apart of something . . . and I wanna be apart of this Dolphins turnaround.

callaway1234
01-07-2011, 12:59 AM
Maybe if you took football less seriously and not like it's life and death, you would feel better. Since the 1-15 season I've been happy for wins and not too bummed about the losses. It's not easy and doesn't always work out like that but you've gotta try your best.

fakespike
01-07-2011, 01:00 AM
Never thought I'd say this in response to this type of comment, but Godspeed. Go and don't look back.

Thumper1016
01-07-2011, 01:01 AM
You should never allow anything stress you out to the point where your health is being jeopardized . . . especially not a football team. Even if we signed Harbaugh, there is no guarantee he would have led us to the promiseland. Part of being a fan is going thru the good and the bad, and I understand many of us have seen far too much bad, but don't get so into it to where it kills you, you can't live life like that and this is all beyond your control. The only thing you can do is be a fan and hope for the best . . . it is not all about winning, it is about being apart of something . . . and I wanna be apart of this Dolphins turnaround.
I here what your saying and I agree but I am just numb now.

DzakkH13
01-07-2011, 01:02 AM
Later flake. F*ck the Patsies!

Go Phins!

tylerdolphin
01-07-2011, 01:03 AM
I wish I could dump this team. They are like AIDS. They suck serious *** but youre stuck with them for life.

fgrocker
01-07-2011, 01:04 AM
Good riddance. Have fun on the frontrunner bus.

By the way, football is supposed to be fun. Sure we get discouraged when the team loses or we miss out on certain players or coaches. But never get stressed to the point that it affects your health. It's not life or death, it's just a game. Enjoy it.

outlawd2u
01-07-2011, 01:05 AM
Fins for life!!! Some of you people are such freakin babies. I was rather PO'd at the decision to keep Ross but my level of anger over that pales in comparison to some of your reactions.

Aqua and Orange
01-07-2011, 01:05 AM
Back...away...from...the....Patriots....logo....

papahotel
01-07-2011, 01:09 AM
You should never allow anything stress you out to the point where your health is being jeopardized . . . especially not a football team. Even if we signed Harbaugh, there is no guarantee he would have led us to the promiseland. Part of being a fan is going thru the good and the bad, and I understand many of us have seen far too much bad, but don't get so into it to where it kills you, you can't live life like that and this is all beyond your control. The only thing you can do is be a fan and hope for the best . . . it is not all about winning, it is about being apart of something . . . and I wanna be apart of this Dolphins turnaround.


Man everything you said was very true and i have tried to not let it get to me like this but i cant help it, i mean i know we all have devoted and sacrificed our time and hard earned money for them and they constantly make decisions like this? and it hurts my heart bc im a die hard and i know im not alone in how i feel and why i have to keep asking myself why do u keep doing this year after year? our fanbase has changed so much over the past 10 years, owner obviously has no clue period, ricky and ronnie gone (ricky 4 sure), no QB its just another chapter in the book of dolphin blunders.

CirclingWagons
01-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Rofl

jmcconnell5
01-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Good riddance. Go to the Pats papahotel. We don't need fake phins fans anyway. Be a front runner instead of sticking with your team.

CirclingWagons
01-07-2011, 01:10 AM
tbh I'm proud of the fellow finfans for not ripping the OP. I'm about to jump ship myself, but not to those guys...

papahotel
01-07-2011, 01:11 AM
Never thought I'd say this in response to this type of comment, but Godspeed. Go and don't look back.

And bro im a die hard mets fan too so u of all people know what time it is!

fgrocker
01-07-2011, 01:12 AM
Man everything you said was very true and i have tried to not let it get to me like this but i cant help it, i mean i know we all have devoted and sacrificed our time and hard earned money for them and they constantly make decisions like this? and it hurts my heart bc im a die hard and i know im not alone in how i feel and why i have to keep asking myself why do u keep doing this year after year? our fanbase has changed so much over the past 10 years, owner obviously has no clue period, ricky and ronnie gone (ricky 4 sure), no QB its just another chapter in the book of dolphin blunders.

So what happens next year if the Fins sign Gruden and go 11-5 and Brady is injured again and the Pats go 9-6?

MagicDolphin86
01-07-2011, 01:13 AM
my whole family is from new England and I could easily Jump ship like you, however I was born in Miami these last 11 years have been tough on me but then I started coaching high school football and realized I have nothing to do with whether the phins win or lose so I can't stress over it like I use too, however I still do. I'm moving out of Florida next Tuesday to move to Denver I could easily become a broncos fan but I wont because deep down I know that, WHEN we win The Super Bowl it will feel all the more great because I was a fan Through all the good times and the extremely ****ty times. Im proud to be a dolphins fan man, no matter what! Go PHINS

sbh1602
01-07-2011, 01:14 AM
Yeah, weak excuse with the BP thing. I have about a thousand ailments (and Lord knows this team exacerbates a few of them) but I'd rather quit football altogether than being a Pats fan. And this is from a guy who once quit the Packers for the new local team (that would be us).

Good riddance.

CirclingWagons
01-07-2011, 01:17 AM
Fact of the matter is that New England will be a dynasty for as long as Brady is QB. The Pats have 18 draft picks in the upcoming draft. There is no hope.

Geordie
01-07-2011, 01:20 AM
Is thia thread serious ffs. You can't just dump the team you follow, and follow another more successful one, unless you never truely loved them in the first place.

No one is happy tonight, except some short arsed fist pumping, play not to lose (but still lose) jersey guy that wears sunglasses in night clubs. But walking away just isn't an option for any true fan.

Finland
01-07-2011, 01:21 AM
I don't mind you being pissed, but don't become a NE fan.

If you like the game of football you have to like NE somewhat anyway. You have to at least respect them, or you are just an idiot.

papahotel
01-07-2011, 01:23 AM
i know im the target because this is my thread but look around at all the other people singing the same tune! we r all hurt and sometimes one of us says enough. dont be mad at me for doing this be happy for me its kinda like a funeral! haha

Zildjianz
01-07-2011, 01:25 AM
Save a seat on that bandwagon for me, I may be joining you depending on what happens with the OC.

papahotel
01-07-2011, 01:26 AM
Is thia thread serious ffs. You can't just dump the team you follow, and follow another more successful one, unless you never truely loved them in the first place.

No one is happy tonight, except some short arsed fist pumping, play not to lose (but still lose) jersey guy that wears sunglasses in night clubs. But walking away just isn't an option for any true fan.


I can tell ur a real fan and honestly man i have always liked what the pats have done staff wise, player wise and playcall wise yes we all hated them but inside we all envied them to!

papahotel
01-07-2011, 01:28 AM
Save a seat on that bandwagon for me, I may be joining you depending on what happens with the OC.

U got it man!lol

Semedi
01-07-2011, 01:49 AM
Good riddance. You'll never be anything more than a bandwagoner; as if you'll truly enjoy those empty victories.

Semedi
01-07-2011, 01:51 AM
If you like the game of football you have to like NE somewhat anyway. You have to at least respect them, or you are just an idiot.

Excuse me? What's there to respect about a bunch of cheaters? It's pretty easy to spot the "idiot" here.

phinfan40353
01-07-2011, 02:27 AM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.


I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

I understand. To the point I'm gonna join you on the way out the door.

I've been a Phin Fan for over 27 years. And if you do the math, you'll understand why. Yep Dan the Man.

I've often said the worst things that ever happened to this team was The Perfect Season and Dan Marino. Not because of the accomplishments, but because of the sense of entitlement it gave to its fans. I've not met many NFL fans like Dolphin fans. We're hated by the press. Mocked by rivals (moreso than most). And we've become a "yea but" organization.

It seems every coaching hire and player acquisition we've made since Shula has become a blood feud. Every coach is embraced as the coach to return us to glory. Every player is the player that's gonna take us back to the SuperBowl.

The rationale and reasoning are not just sung by the fans. It's mocked and presented by the media in the same fashion. "Is this the coach" or "Is this the player" that will restore glory to Miami.

But it wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fellow Phin fans. There is no reason in most of the arguments. It's a "because I said so" debate. The bitter hatred shown in the arguments isn't normal. You shouldn't make enemies out of people who should be your friends and comrades in sportsmanship.

Many of the fans remind me of insane dog breeders. Continuing to breed back into the same gene pool (recycling the same ideals of perfection and absolution) over and over again. Not ever learning that organizations are built over time.

You cannot put a 3 year window on every coach and player that walks through the door. It will never work.

Jimmy Johnson failed. Bill Parcells failed. Nick Saban failed.

In their own right, these coaches are legends. Yet as warmly as they were embraced, they were ran out of town in very short fashion. Yet, in every stop in their careers before Miami, in some cases after (Saban), they were champions or innovators. But in Miami they were complete and total failures.

At some point, the fans and organization have to look in the mirror. If you hate every girl you've ever dated, maybe your the problem. For a fan base that so passionately loves their team, no one shows up at the games. In fact, it's been decades since they have.

Unfortunately for me, I don't have an escape from this insanity. In the "offseason" I'm a UK basketball fan. I live less than 30 miles from Rupp Arena. And I also tailgate at UK football games.

In some sense, I see Miami as a combination of UK basketball and football. The basketball team has one of the most storied programs in college. And we have banners that show our dominance over our entire history. Even today, we've restored our legacy and are back to elite status. But the football program has had a legacy of losing. Until Rich Brooks arrived, we didn't know what winning was like in the modern age. It took the man nearly a decade to build a winner. Just like he did in Oregon.

But the real similarities to the Dolphins are the brushes with greatness that UK has missed. Paul Bear Bryant was here for 8 seasons. He built UK football into a national power that was consistently ranked in the Top 25. When he asked for a raise, the Athletic Department told him "we're a basketball school". They told him he would never be paid as much as our basketball coach. You might know him, Adolph Rupp. So, Bryant told them to stick it and went to Texas A&M. You might know this story, "The Junction City Boys". And we all know what happened when he made his final stop at Alabama. Imagine having Rupp and Bryant coaching our programs. Could any school have matched those heritages?

Here's another very little known brush with greatness. In the 1970's, the UK women's basketball team was conducting interviews for their vacant head coaching position. They interviewed a graduate assistant with no head coaching experience. They decided to offer her the job. When contacted, the candidate said she needed a $1,000 moving allowance. UK responded by saying they could not accomodate her request. Shortly thereafter, she became the Head Coach and the University of Tennessee. Pat Summitt still coaches Tennessee today.

Why do I tell these stories? Because every team I've ever supported has a special breed of fan, unlike any I've ever met. They expect greatness to the most insane degree. And when the team fails, they insult the players and coaches to an offensive level. The stress created by these atmospheres ruins the fun. And while each and every fan says "it's all part of having fun", I think they've forgotten what "fun" is about.

This year I saw something on this board that completely offended me. I saw many posters cheer for Chad Pennington's injury. At that very moment, I lost respect for this board and the people on it. I couldn't believe many angles about it. But the most shocking was the posts were by established members whom have enforced the TOS on other members over the years. But the reason it offended me so much was the player it was directed towards. Chad Pennington has more character than any player that's ever dawned a Dolphin jersey. He gave everything he had to this organization, including his health.

How soon we forget.

Did it mean anything to the fans that he gave us our first AFC East crown in many years? No. Did it mean anything that gave us that crown on the field and against the team he used to call his own not a year before? No. Did it mean anything that he walked into this team and immediately led this organization when no one else wanted to? No.

Yet, how do we thank him? We cheered his getting injured. It's more than classless. In fact, I can't even find the words.

I too know the emotional pain of watching Miami lose game after game. Watching regime after regime come and go. Not watching ESPN until Thursday after a loss because I couldn't stand to hear about the game.

I used to play fantasy football. Played for over 10 years. I've won several leagues. Use to be able to recite most of the players on different teams and knew where they went to college and little tid bits about their careers. Use to watch every game on DirecTv, literally. I'd watch every game and switch channels during kickoffs, timeouts, commercials, etc. It was a poor man's Red Zone Channel.

Then I realized I wasn't enjoying watching the Dolphins. So, when Bill Parcells arrived, I stopped fantasy football all together.

I would get so engulfed with NFL, college basketball and college football that I absolutely enjoyed the first day of May. It was officially my "offseason". I became relaxed and realized I wasn't as stressed and upset all the time. Upset? Yea, each loss by my team was stressful. Tailgaiting is one of the most tiring things you can "enjoy" as a sportsfan. And I'm not talking about those guys that show up 2 hours before kick off and eat all the food. I'm talking about the guys who begin setting up a day or two before the game. Then come to the game early that morning when NO ONE is thinking about football. Unpacking everything, getting the smoker going, setting up the site, cooking the food and eventually watch people start showing up to eat said food. Then, after a devastating loss and freezing your *** off in some cold and windy stadium, having to go back in the dark and spend another hour or two packing everything up. Then wake up the next day and start watching NFL. Only to see your beloved Dolphins run their vanilla offense and watch as the defense finally breaks on the last drive of the game and give away a game they could have won 10 times during the course.

After a decade, it gets to you.

I'm not as healthy as I used to be. My doctor's told me to be more mindful of my heart. Between sports and work, I've really hammered myself in terms of heart health.

A few years ago, I realized I didn't really enjoy my teams as much as I used to. I could let myself just enjoy watching them play. Then I realized, I just take it way to seriously. I'm too fanatical.

Today's events have made me realize it's no longer worth it. I'm said to say I'm done with the Dolphins. And I'm done with football. I'm just hoping my heart can handle me still bleeding Blue. But I won't bleed as much. :)

Guys cling to sports for many reasons. Recapture our youth, competition, friendship, comradery and other. But at some point my obsession for sports has overtaken my enjoyment. And I've got to stop. My health and my happiness are more important.

And while I've read some of your comments about "people shouldn't take it so seriously"... those are the same hypocrits that will be yelling, ranting and denouncing fellow posters on this board in mere days, weeks or months from now. So, before you dish out your words of wisdom, stop. Realize everytime you post hate and ignorance, you effecting your own enjoyment. Because every word you type, you read. And eventually, the things you used to say jokingly, become more than a joke. And one day you'll look back and wonder when it was you stopped enjoying sports.

If you can't enjoy a loss, then you're not enjoying at all.

And I know I'm not enjoying this anymore.

I wish you all the best of luck with the Dolphins. I truly hope they return to greatness.

And as I leave, I do want to share the 2 proudest memories I've ever had as a Dolphins fan: Ricky's return and every moment Chad Pennington played for our team. Ricky Williams has proven to be a man. And Chad Pennington has proven that courage and integrity do exist. Watching these two men overcome their struggles to play a game I once loved has stuck with me more as a person than as a fan.

Good luck everyone. I've enjoyed my time here.

papahotel
01-07-2011, 02:34 AM
Excuse me? What's there to respect about a bunch of cheaters? It's pretty easy to spot the "idiot" here.

28 years old and just full of champion stuff! good luck with these loosers for as long as u want them i have been loosing long enough!

papahotel
01-07-2011, 02:38 AM
I understand. To the point I'm gonna join you on the way out the door.

I've been a Phin Fan for over 27 years. And if you do the math, you'll understand why. Yep Dan the Man.

I've often said the worst things that ever happened to this team was The Perfect Season and Dan Marino. Not because of the accomplishments, but because of the sense of entitlement it gave to its fans. I've not met many NFL fans like Dolphin fans. We're hated by the press. Mocked by rivals (moreso than most). And we've become a "yea but" organization.

It seems every coaching hire and player acquisition we've made since Shula has become a blood feud. Every coach is embraced as the coach to return us to glory. Every player is the player that's gonna take us back to the SuperBowl.

The rationale and reasoning are not just sung by the fans. It's mocked and presented by the media in the same fashion. "Is this the coach" or "Is this the player" that will restore glory to Miami.

But it wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fellow Phin fans. There is no reason in most of the arguments. It's a "because I said so" debate. The bitter hatred shown in the arguments isn't normal. You shouldn't make enemies out of people who should be your friends and comrades in sportsmanship.

Many of the fans remind me of insane dog breeders. Continuing to breed back into the same gene pool (recycling the same ideals of perfection and absolution) over and over again. Not ever learning that organizations are built over time.

You cannot put a 3 year window on every coach and player that walks through the door. It will never work.

Jimmy Johnson failed. Bill Parcells failed. Nick Saban failed.

In their own right, these coaches are legends. Yet as warmly as they were embraced, they were ran out of town in very short fashion. Yet, in every stop in their careers before Miami, in some cases after (Saban), they were champions or innovators. But in Miami they were complete and total failures.

At some point, the fans and organization have to look in the mirror. If you hate every girl you've ever dated, maybe your the problem. For a fan base that so passionately loves their team, no one shows up at the games. In fact, it's been decades since they have.

Unfortunately for me, I don't have an escape from this insanity. In the "offseason" I'm a UK basketball fan. I live less than 30 miles from Rupp Arena. And I also tailgate at UK football games.

In some sense, I see Miami as a combination of UK basketball and football. The basketball team has one of the most storied programs in college. And we have banners that show our dominance over our entire history. Even today, we've restored our legacy and are back to elite status. But the football program has had a legacy of losing. Until Rich Brooks arrived, we didn't know what winning was like in the modern age. It took the man nearly a decade to build a winner. Just like he did in Oregon.

But the real similarities to the Dolphins are the brushes with greatness that UK has missed. Paul Bear Bryant was here for 8 seasons. He built UK football into a national power that was consistently ranked in the Top 25. When he asked for a raise, the Athletic Department told him "we're a basketball school". They told him he would never be paid as much as our basketball coach. You might know him, Adolph Rupp. So, Bryant told them to stick it and went to Texas A&M. You might know this story, "The Junction City Boys". And we all know what happened when he made his final stop at Alabama. Imagine having Rupp and Bryant coaching our programs. Could any school have matched those heritages?

Here's another very little known brush with greatness. In the 1970's, the UK women's basketball team was conducting interviews for their vacant head coaching position. They interviewed a graduate assistant with no head coaching experience. They decided to offer her the job. When contacted, the candidate said she needed a $1,000 moving allowance. UK responded by saying they could not accomodate her request. Shortly thereafter, she became the Head Coach and the University of Tennessee. Pat Summitt still coaches Tennessee today.

Why do I tell these stories? Because every team I've ever supported has a special breed of fan, unlike any I've ever met. They expect greatness to the most insane degree. And when the team fails, they insult the players and coaches to an offensive level. The stress created by these atmospheres ruins the fun. And while each and every fan says "it's all part of having fun", I think they've forgotten what "fun" is about.

This year I saw something on this board that completely offended me. I saw many posters cheer for Chad Pennington's injury. At that very moment, I lost respect for this board and the people on it. I couldn't believe many angles about it. But the most shocking was the posts were by established members whom have enforced the TOS on other members over the years. But the reason it offended me so much was the player it was directed towards. Chad Pennington has more character than any player that's ever dawned a Dolphin jersey. He gave everything he had to this organization, including his health.

How soon we forget.

Did it mean anything to the fans that he gave us our first AFC East crown in many years? No. Did it mean anything that gave us that crown on the field and against the team he used to call his own not a year before? No. Did it mean anything that he walked into this team and immediately led this organization when no one else wanted to? No.

Yet, how do we thank him? We cheered his getting injured. It's more than classless. In fact, I can't even find the words.

I too know the emotional pain of watching Miami lose game after game. Watching regime after regime come and go. Not watching ESPN until Thursday after a loss because I couldn't stand to hear about the game.

I used to play fantasy football. Played for over 10 years. I've won several leagues. Use to be able to recite most of the players on different teams and knew where they went to college and little tid bits about their careers. Use to watch every game on DirecTv, literally. I'd watch every game and switch channels during kickoffs, timeouts, commercials, etc. It was a poor man's Red Zone Channel.

Then I realized I wasn't enjoying watching the Dolphins. So, when Bill Parcells arrived, I stopped fantasy football all together.

I would get so engulfed with NFL, college basketball and college football that I absolutely enjoyed the first day of May. It was officially my "offseason". I became relaxed and realized I wasn't as stressed and upset all the time. Upset? Yea, each loss by my team was stressful. Tailgaiting is one of the most tiring things you can "enjoy" as a sportsfan. And I'm not talking about those guys that show up 2 hours before kick off and eat all the food. I'm talking about the guys who begin setting up a day or two before the game. Then come to the game early that morning when NO ONE is thinking about football. Unpacking everything, getting the smoker going, setting up the site, cooking the food and eventually watch people start showing up to eat said food. Then, after a devastating loss and freezing your *** off in some cold and windy stadium, having to go back in the dark and spend another hour or two packing everything up. Then wake up the next day and start watching NFL. Only to see your beloved Dolphins run their vanilla offense and watch as the defense finally breaks on the last drive of the game and give away a game they could have won 10 times during the course.

After a decade, it gets to you.

I'm not as healthy as I used to be. My doctor's told me to be more mindful of my heart. Between sports and work, I've really hammered myself in terms of heart health.

A few years ago, I realized I didn't really enjoy my teams as much as I used to. I could let myself just enjoy watching them play. Then I realized, I just take it way to seriously. I'm too fanatical.

Today's events have made me realize it's no longer worth it. I'm said to say I'm done with the Dolphins. And I'm done with football. I'm just hoping my heart can handle me still bleeding Blue. But I won't bleed as much. :)

Guys cling to sports for many reasons. Recapture our youth, competition, friendship, comradery and other. But at some point my obsession for sports has overtaken my enjoyment. And I've got to stop. My health and my happiness are more important.

And while I've read some of your comments about "people shouldn't take it so seriously"... those are the same hypocrits that will be yelling, ranting and denouncing fellow posters on this board in mere days, weeks or months from now. So, before you dish out your words of wisdom, stop. Realize everytime you post hate and ignorance, you effecting your own enjoyment. Because every word you type, you read. And eventually, the things you used to say jokingly, become more than a joke. And one day you'll look back and wonder when it was you stopped enjoying sports.

If you can't enjoy a loss, then you're not enjoying at all.

And I know I'm not enjoying this anymore.

I wish you all the best of luck with the Dolphins. I truly hope they return to greatness.

And as I leave, I do want to share the 2 proudest memories I've ever had as a Dolphins fan: Ricky's return and every moment Chad Pennington played for our team. Ricky Williams has proven to be a man. And Chad Pennington has proven that courage and integrity do exist. Watching these two men overcome their struggles to play a game I once loved has stuck with me more as a person than as a fan.

Good luck everyone. I've enjoyed my time here.


You are wise beyond your years, and reading your post gave me chills thank you for your awsome words and i hope you find a team that brings you happiness!

Vertical Limit
01-07-2011, 02:42 AM
I predicted this would happen a few hours ago:</br>
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That's not even the funny part. The funny part will be when we keep Sparano for one more season, and Sparano explaining our current events. Just sit back and watch how the show will end, this may be the most entertaining moment of the year in sports. And you all said we aren't a laughing stock? Just wait to see how this ends, some of you may convert to Bills fans after this.

sbh1602
01-07-2011, 03:05 AM
i know im the target because this is my thread but look around at all the other people singing the same tune! we r all hurt and sometimes one of us says enough. dont be mad at me for doing this be happy for me its kinda like a funeral! haha

I'm not mad. I couldn't care less about fans of other teams.

To each his own. I've loved this team since it's inception, I'm not about to leave now. Frankly, the franchise has seen much darker days. I don't get why exactly Harbaugh was supposed to be the Messiah, or whether he deserved 8m per, or why Sparano is the pariah he is today. When the team has gone through Dave Wannstedt, Nick Saban and Cam Cameron, one would think a stable, fundamentally sound HC would be a godsend. But I guess it's his fault he didn't get us to the playoffs with the backup OL and won against Baltimore in '08. Again, to each his own.

As I said, good riddance. Get this thread to the depths, and I hope a meteorite wipes the crap out of your team in the playoffs. Or us next year. Whatever comes first.

sbh1602
01-07-2011, 03:13 AM
I predicted this would happen a few hours ago:</br>
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Yeah, but it happened after Shu's last season, and then after Marino's forgettable exit, and then again after Ricky retired in '04, and yet again after 1-15...

Easy to predict. Just as it's easy to predict some fans will remain with the team.

DolfanDuBbZ~
01-07-2011, 03:55 AM
Take care. Fair weather fans need not apply.

Being in the KC market, I see 1st hand true fandom. This fan base has too many transplants.

3rdandinches
01-07-2011, 03:58 AM
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YoungLee
01-07-2011, 04:06 AM
I have a heard time believing you're such a big Phins fan that you're blood pressure goes up, however you leave them for a division rival.

MetalKev
01-07-2011, 04:19 AM
i live in New England and have been a dolphins fan since i was 3 and will until the day i die. I swear to you i never seen a pats fan before 2001 besides my mother. They are all fair weather fans just like they all jumped on the Celtics and Red Sox bandwagon. Growing up all i saw was Cowboys, Lakers, and Yankees Jerseys. Which is why i hate the pats even more then i probably should cause all the fans are fair weather bandwagon jumpers who will disappear once belichick and Brady are gone

j-off-her-doll
01-07-2011, 07:49 AM
At the end of the day, it's just a game; do what makes you happy.

That said, I can relate to the disappointment. I can't relate to actually jumping ship. But, I also can't relate to finding fat chicks attractive, and tons of people are very happy chubby chasers.

finfan54
01-07-2011, 07:57 AM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

what a laugh. charade. c ya!

dolfan25
01-07-2011, 08:33 AM
Anyone who wants to leave just go. I wouldn't care if I had an artificial heart I would still cheer for the pathetic Phins. I have no other NFL team that I "kinda" like. It's the Phins or nothin and to any other "fan" that's taken the time to register here if you are not that much of a Phins fan why bother coming here at all.

Also I hate the Jets and I do mean HATE the Jets and I hate the Bills. The Pats I am sick of but I look at them with envy and awe. Personally I don't think anyone has done as good a job running an NFL franchise as Belichick. He's the total package when it comes to running an NFL team...he's a great tactician on gameday...he's great at personnel and knowing when to get rid of aging players and acquire draft picks for them. As for his cheating, I don't care this guy will do anything to win and that's what I want from a Head Coach. I only wish the Phins would hire a coach with the gonads of Belichick

PALMA
01-07-2011, 08:35 AM
I watch the Dolphins and cheer for them and read about them and write about them because it's just what I like to do.

Sports are cyclical.

There will come a time when Buffalo rules our division again.

When the Dolphins are perennial contenders for Super Bowls.

We haven't been that far off. Just one decision here and there. Just one Brees over a Culpepper.

To the poster above that loved Pennington. It's because he was the best Qb we've had since Marino. We haven't had anyone here that actually wanted to attempt to build a team around a Qb. To make that a priority. Shula was the last to do it with Marino. Someone will do it again. It may be Ireland yet.

SnakeoilSeller
01-07-2011, 08:59 AM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

Bye Bye, if you can switch teams so quickly you never were a fan.

fgrocker
01-07-2011, 09:02 AM
Another thought: if you want to root for a perfectly run football team, why not choose the Steelers instead of New England? That way you won't have to root against the Fins at least twice every year and you can save some face here.

fgrocker
01-07-2011, 09:07 AM
I've been a Phin Fan for over 27 years. And if you do the math, you'll understand why. Yep Dan the Man.

And as I leave, I do want to share the 2 proudest memories I've ever had as a Dolphins fan: Ricky's return and every moment Chad Pennington played for our team. Ricky Williams has proven to be a man. And Chad Pennington has proven that courage and integrity do exist. Watching these two men overcome their struggles to play a game I once loved has stuck with me more as a person than as a fan.

Sounds like you've been a fan for 7 years rather than 27 if those are your fondest memories of the team.

DolFan in NE
01-07-2011, 09:08 AM
i live in New England and have been a dolphins fan since i was 3 and will until the day i die. I swear to you i never seen a pats fan before 2001 besides my mother. They are all fair weather fans just like they all jumped on the Celtics and Red Sox bandwagon. Growing up all i saw was Cowboys, Lakers, and Yankees Jerseys. Which is why i hate the pats even more then i probably should cause all the fans are fair weather bandwagon jumpers who will disappear once belichick and Brady are gone

100% True. I may be able to remember it more than you since I am 10 years older but 90% of the people are fair weather fans. The only team up here you don't see that with is the Red Sox. Pats fans are the Yankee fans of the NFL. It's awful.

stickman
01-07-2011, 09:09 AM
See ya!

Zounds
01-07-2011, 09:27 AM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

Bye. See you next week.

finfan75
01-07-2011, 11:27 AM
C you back here when the pats lose in the Super Bowl again

papahotel
01-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Hurtful words help me leave with no second thoughts, its not about harbaugh! Can't u understand we can never get it right! Everything we do is wrong because we don't play with a team concept like the pats do, and our team is all about names. Bmarsh, ronnie, ricky, dansby, and on and on it never changes neither will the stupid decisions that set us back for anothe 10 years! Don't ever call me a flake or fairweather fan u don't know me all u see is a post and u think u can judge me? I have no ties to miami and the only reason I ever liked them was like a lot of us my dad was a finz fan so I was born into this.

Adam First
01-07-2011, 12:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

52CANES
01-07-2011, 12:09 PM
I'm still rooting for dolphins but i'm putting zero dollars into them and not renewing..

Tunaphish429
01-07-2011, 12:11 PM
So this is what you do when you face adversity? You run?

I love the Dolphins,Call me blind, call me stupid..

papahotel
01-07-2011, 02:05 PM
So this is what you do when you face adversity? You run?

I love the Dolphins,Call me blind, call me stupid..

Adversity???????? u have got to be kidding me! that should be the team name the miami adversity!!!

walt
01-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Man, I wish I could just defect to the Pats. Living here in NE it's very painful to be surrounded by these smug, happy fans. But I just can't do it!

HurriPhin
01-07-2011, 03:14 PM
Sorry, I don't believe you were a real FinFan to begin with.

Peace out Poser.

fgrocker
01-24-2011, 11:01 AM
I don't mean to resurrect a dead thread, but I was just wondering if papahotel still planned to follow the Patriots, given their early exit from the playoffs.

I told you you should have picked the Steelers.

Arsenal WV
01-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Who knows...

I can't really blame the guy. Everybody wants to be part of a winning organization. And that's just not us, and we haven't been for a good while. I'm not jumping ship, never have and never will. I just have to stick it out and realize that maybe some years down the road we can actually be really good again.

HybridPHIN 23
01-24-2011, 11:30 AM
must be nice to have a choice of who your favorite team is based on recent trends...........
Some of us we're born dolphin fans, you can't reverse that.
The fanbase as a whole will gladly accept this "addition by subraction". You clearly haven't expended much effort in you dolphin fanhood, or you wouldn't be throwing it all away to join the patriots.

jovanwolf
01-24-2011, 12:01 PM
While I don't think I could ever just "quit" my team, I do think the team needs to be held responsible for poor performance/decisions. But, I think the best way is to stop buying merchandise, attending games, etc., not just leaving permanently. I get the impression that when the Dolphins do turn around you'll be back.

dcnr226
01-24-2011, 01:05 PM
I just can't keep hopeing we one day do things like the pats, its to much stress on me and the direction of this club is turning into something like the ringling brothers circus it stinks to do this but welker did and he hasn't stopped smileing. I will always remember the few awsome moments as a fan and wish u all that stay the best and please don't bad mouth me for this, it truely comes down to my quality of life and how this team has affected my health (blood pressure) its just the pats do everything I wish the finz would do in all aspects of the team goes.

I honestly believe being a sports fan builds character. The Miami Dolphins are MY team, and in a sick way every painful losing season i endure strengthens my bond with them, bc every year they grow more apart of ME. Win or lose, it's about loyalty. Blind, never-ending loyalty. You can get mad at the front office and you can call for the coaches head, you can question things up and down if you like, but at the end of the day, you should be married to your team...for life. That's my opinion, and i know that the day the Dolphins rise to a Superbowl victory, this pain i endure year after year will be worth it. They are MY Dolphins, and nothing and no one will ever get between that. You've got to be down for the cause...

KTDolphins
01-24-2011, 01:19 PM
I am not one of the happiest people with the decisions we have made recently, but man I could never turn my back on the fins. It would be like disowning my family.

naptownfinsfan
01-24-2011, 01:38 PM
dude why do you keep posting You said your peace now get the **** out....its like your waiting on somebody to beg you to stay GO dont let the door hit you in the *** on the way out to...PATHETIC too see this truly is I hate it...I live in Steeler country and I only know one team and one team only MY FINS I will ride and die with them wether we go 16-0 or 0-16 ....So jump ship and go and stop waqitin around on someone to tell you different b.c this site is for the real fans ***** peace

naptownfinsfan
01-24-2011, 01:40 PM
I am not one of the happiest people with the decisions we have made recently, but man I could never turn my back on the fins. It would be like disowning my family.
well put i agree if i ever turned my back or even missed a game it would be like losing a family member and im not about to let that happen...I absolutly can not stand fake fans and cry babies and banwagon rides....

NJDOLPHAN76
01-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Feel better and GO PHINS! If I was gonna leave the Phins which will never happen it would be for the Packers or Steelers....tradition, solid organizations, but I am not a front-runner. Have fun rooting for cheaters! GO PHINS!

ojmcduffy
01-24-2011, 02:32 PM
if you didn't want to be disscussed and attacked why did you choose to post this in a public forum. You could've just went away and no one would notice. It kind of seems like you are an attention whore. I'm leaving look at me beg me to stay please. If you want to go then just go. There is really no need to tell the rest of us about it.

naptownfinsfan
01-24-2011, 04:14 PM
if you didn't want to be disscussed and attacked why did you choose to post this in a public forum. You could've just went away and no one would notice. It kind of seems like you are an attention whore. I'm leaving look at me beg me to stay please. If you want to go then just go. There is really no need to tell the rest of us about it.

Exactly what i was saying attention whores

Tunaphish429
01-24-2011, 04:43 PM
I love how this guy picked the Pats to be his new team and they lose...Dolphins dont need you rooting for them...Maybe you were the jinx.