WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE MIAMI DOLPHINS?
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The Miami Dolphins lost again. Lost at home...again. The fans of this team wanted to believe so badly that the pundits and the predictions were wrong. That somehow the hope we saw in Bush, Henne etc. was real and that all the critics and predictions would be wronged. We wanted to believe SO much that we were willing to overlook the Monday Night thrashing as a fluke. I mean we have a top 10 defense right? So we just KNEW that the defense would come back against Houston and we would prove that we aren't THAT bad...right? Sitting at the stadium this Sunday as time ticked off on a sound defeat in a game in which the Dolphins never had the lead...there was a feeling of defeat that still hung in the stadium. Not the defeat on the field but the defeat of the fans. It was now obvious that this team is not very good and the fans now know that we are in for a long season. Only moments after the game the FinHeaven forums filled up with the "Fire Sparano" thread and the call for a major overhaul. So rampant is the discourse that the fans are already campaigning for their favorite new head coach candidate. Or in other words, they have quit on the 2011 season much the way they feel that the team has quit on Head Coach Tony Sparano. It leads you to wonder how can this team not sell tickets for the remaining home games? I mean ticket sales were sluggish before this weekend, but now they are going to be absolutely stagnant. This franchise is loosing its fan support and there is not enough red carpet, glitz, and celebrity to compensate for the lack of winning. Those other things are fine amenities but they are not the product. The product is a competitive football team that at the very least improves each year and then makes a run at the playoffs then hopefully a Super Bowl. Maybe you rebuild for a year or two, but you come back again. I think it is now fair to say that after years of missing on drafts and players, poor performances individually and as a team, that the fans are now showing their dismay. Not only on forums and talk shows but in the stands. Steven Ross came to this team and committed to winning and that is now the only thing that will bring people back to the stadium and make this investment a good one for Mr. Ross. Until then the days of lifted black-outs, popular players, and media adoration all seem to have retired with Dan Marino years ago.
TALKING ABOUT IT IN THE FINHEAVEN FORUMS!
THE INTERNET'S LARGEST MIAMI DOLPHIN FAN COMMUNITY