Ok, so this isn’t a straight college football story, and I don’t care.
The Miami Dolphins, in their strides to be looked at as even a bigger joke, have decided they are going to use their game against the Broncos on October 23 to honor the Gators’ 2008 National Championship team. Forget about the fact that honoring that team means honoring Tim Tebow who might be playing for the opponent that day (or he could be performing more circumcisions in Vietnam if he doesn’t improve from his 4th string position on the depth chart). UPDATE- I KNOW HE’S BATTLING FOR THE 2ND STRING JOB AND NOT REALLY THE 4TH STRING QB, FOR NOW. IT WAS A JOKE. BOTTOM LINE, HE WON’T BE STARTING AGAINST THE FINS AND NOT GURANTEED TO PLAY.
The real issue, from a college football perspective, is that the Dolphins will be honoring one of the ‘Canes biggest rivals in their stadium. Granted it’s the Dolphins stadium first and the Hurricanes second, but it’s still a poor move.
Yes It’s quite apparent that with struggling season ticket sales the Dolphins are trying to find any way they can to attract fans to fill up their orange seats. When the Hurricanes moved to Sun Life Stadium after the OB was blown up back in 2008, they signed a 25 year lease. This is not a relationship that needs this kind of tension with another 20 plus years left on the lease.
Here are some of the tweets I received from ‘Canes fans when I tweeted out the story.
From @MJCane: they won’t draft our players and now they are going to honor our biggest and most hated rival???? F-them
From @52Canes: [Fins owner Stephen] Ross is the worst PR man in Football….
From @McStudly :the dolphins are a horrible organization and a shame to south Florida, the LA Dolphins sounds nice
Hey Stephen Ross. Former ‘Cane Vernon Carey plays on your team. Former ‘Canes DJ Williams and Willis McGahee play for the Broncos. They all won the 2001 National Championship together. It’s the 10 year anniversary of that. Why don’t you do the right thing and honor the ‘Canes. Tebow’s gotten enough praise in his life.
UPDATE- ACCORDING TO THE SUN-SENTINEL THE DOLPHINS DID ASK THE CANES IF THEY WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A 2001 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM REUNION AND THE U DECLINED. I DON’T BLAME THEM. THE FINS ARE A JOKE.
What the Dolphins don’t understand is that their fans are sick and tired of gimmicks. They are sick of celebrity owners, orange carpets, Jimmy Buffet, new theme songs, club section promos and everything else that has nothing to do with the Dolphins winning football games.
Just in case you’d like to voice your displeasure with the Fins Fail, here’s their main switch board number