Miami Dolphin Fans - are there any ?

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  1. Kirk Gunn

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    In the stands ???? Miami had a big game with Conference rival NY Jets on National TV and the stands were empty !

    People getting fed up with the high ticket prices ?
     
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    Maybe because they always seem to lose to the Jets (except this year), people stayed away!! [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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    Naww, it's that they knew that many Jets fans would be crawling out of the woodwork! [​IMG]
    Dolfan here. Anybody remember the full lyrics to the "Miami Dolphins Fight Song" that was played on rock radio in Miami in the early '80's? The one sung by some Scottish-sounding git, with banjo and snare drum accompaniment? Seriously, that's what it was!
    [You other non-'fins fans can stop laughing and snorting food out of your nose, now.]
    I remember this much:
    Miami's got the Dolphins
    The greatest football team.
    They move the ball from goal to goal
    Like no-one's ever seen!
    They're in the air, they're on the ground
    They're always in control.
    And when you say "Miami,"
    You're talkin' Super Bowl! 'Cause we're the...
    Miami Dolphins,
    Miami Dolphins,
    Miami Dolphins Number One! Yes we're the [and repeat]
    I would just kill to get a copy of this song. Nobody up here in NJ believes me when I try to describe it to them. You could probably induce an aneurysm in many a Jets or Patriots fan by playing it to them, it's that awful/funny.
    Although right now I could improvise another song:
    [sung to the tune of "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead"]
    Ding, dong, the jinx is dead,
    The jinx is dead, the [curs-ed] jinx is dead!
    [repeat]
    The Jets, they had their fun
    ["For eight games!"] They had their run,
    But now, the curs-ed jinx is dead!
    So, ding-dong...[repeat]
    [​IMG]
     
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    South FL sports fans are the biggest bandwagon jumpers around. When the UM Hurricanes sucked, the fans showed up disguised as empty seats. Even during their dominant season last year, the stadium was quite frequently full of empty seats. Same for the Dolphins, Heat and Panthers. Unless the teams are winning, winning, winning they have no fans. But as soon as they DO win big all the bandwagoners show up and declare their lifelong loyalty.

    The only worse group I've seen are the LA sports fans..
     
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    Anywhere you have beautiful beaches and nice weather you get a lot of fair weather fans. Can you blame them?
     
  6. Kirk Gunn

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    Guess the weather makes sense. Being a lifelong Patriots fan... Squish the Fish !!!

    (but for some reason, if the Pats don't win, I'll go with the Phins, but never the Jets ! - Must be an Ace Ventura thing)
     
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    They had a tough ending to a season that had some promise. I still don't believe that that they can go the the Super Bowl with their present QB. A "franchise" type QB is needed unless the defense has a really unreal season.
     
  10. Joseph DeMartino

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    South Florida sports fans suck. There's no loyalty, there's barely any interest. I live too far from Miami to conveniently get down there for games more than once in a blue moon - plus which I'd rather root for the Jets - but the people who live within easy driving distance and grew up here don't seem any more interested in the "home team" than New York expatriates like myself.

    I've been here going on 15 years now, and in that time there have been several occassions when the Dolphins game has been blacked out locally - when they were on Monday Night Football - because the stadium wasn't sold out and the team was either unable to unwilling to buy up the unsold tickets. This happens with a couple of Sunday games per season. And there are always several games where there aren't quite as many empty seats and somebody does buy up the unsold tickets so we get the game at the last minute. I also can't help thinking about all those cities where teams have been in the cellar for years but the games sell out season after season.

    If the Dolphins have bad years it's because the fans get the team they deserve. When they have good years it's because even the undeserving sometimes luck out.

    Regards,

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    Some cities are just not sports town. Take San Diego, my home town. Yeah, we hosted this years Super Bowl but outside of the annual Raider/Charger game, this city rarley gets pumped up for any sports stuff.

    We can't hold on to a NBA franchise. The Chargers may be leaving and even the great Tony Gwynn couldn't consistently pack em in. Remember the Sockers? Ten gazillion championships and most San Diegians couldn't named 2 players on the team (myself included). College sports? Pfffttt.
     
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    As a loyal Buckeye sports fan (is there anyone who grew up in the Columbus area that is not a Buckeye fan?), I was pretty surprised to learn last December/January that the Hurricanes didn't have much of a fan base. Only then did I realize why there will probably never be an NFL team in Columbus, perhaps a little more likely for the NBA, and a little more for baseball. Aw crap, that's right, we've already got the AAA Clippers. Meh, that's good enough. [​IMG]
     

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