When a franchise with a rich history like the Miami Dolphins falls on hard times, it makes things very difficult for both the players and team officials alike. Nobody likes losing, not the owners, not the players not the fans. Champions have pride and the Miami Dolphins despite what public perception may be now, still have that burning desire from within, to be champions again. I spoke with a Dolphin team executive over the weekend and had a very in depth conversation about the way this team is perceived by it’s fans and the local media . Honestly I could see the pain in his eyes when he spoke of the team’s desire to turn this around, to win again. If only folks would embrace this team and support them, win, lose or draw and give them the type of support they once enjoyed here.
There is another team in town now that wears the Kings throne, no pun intended and a huge difference between the franchises are the way they are run I think. One has built championship pedigree and one is trying to regain it. The question is will this land of front running, band wagon riding fans actually give the Miami Dolphins a chance to be the darlings of South Florida ever again ? Will the jokes ever stop?
Will finatics ever believe in owner Stephen Ross and forgive some of the recent transgressions or promotional blunders that may have occurred over the years?
The answer to all of those questions remains to be seen. The dolphins can do their part by doing one thing. Winning. You must win . Yes there is a cliché that says winning is’nt everything, but in this case it kind of sort of is everything. Fans are quicker to embrace you when you win. That appears to be the only solution that I can think of, outside of a landmark trade of big 3 (Heat) caliber. We in the media can contribute by having a more positive outlook on the team and it’s hopes and aspirations. That has occurred to a degree with the positive reaction to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill . So maybe change is in the air, and oh yes, a little more winning always helps.