- Feb 5, 2008
- Reaction score
You are right, and I may be overstating it … but then again it does actually hurt me that we turn over the keys to our precious club to someone who appears not to care about its accomplishments, city and legacy. Connecting with the heart and soul of the Dolphins franchise, guys like Don Shula, Dan Marino, and events like the Perfect Season to me are sources of joy in this entertainment business that is professional football. I am far more entertained when I believe in the franchise, city, people, and philosophy.Your assumption that they don't care is a bit extreme. You don't know that.
You seem to be implying it based on measurables that have no definite bearing on their actual feelings one way or another.
Feeling like we're trying very hard to build a legion of mercenaries whose pride comes from being elite (only 32 of these jobs out there), and zero connection to the people, city, franchise or legacy of the people who came before us … really makes me disappointed. I get the distinct feeling that this disconnect is being cultivated … and it de-motivates me as a fan, and it lowers my respect level for the participants.
Ultimately the NFL is entertainment … not geopolitical policy, not philosophical enlightenment, and not military strategy. While it incorporates elements of all three, it is entertainment. Their choice to de-couple performance from caring is one that lowers the entertainment value in my eyes, and I dislike things that devalue the team that I hold so dear, the Miami Dolphins. If no one the rest of their lives ever said your name … it wouldn't change a lot, but it would change how you feel.