I was personally amused when I heard Chad Henne got booed at practice, and I found it funny that some of the fans started a chant of "we want Orton."
Whether they were right or wrong in anyone's opinion doesn't matter, the fact is that the fans were expressing a general sentiment that something has got to give in this organization. Call it frustration with futility, with the lockout, with the NFL, or whatever. They felt the need to be vocal.
And I wasn't going to even comment on it.
But, then I heard Tony Sparano say something, and the national media picked it up. Basically he said he didn't like hearing negative things, and it "sickened" him.
You know what that means? Those fans got under his skin. And if they got to him now after 7 days, just imagine what it will be like when things go south for this team. If they are sitting at say 4-4, and maybe not playing well, the chants will be worse. And the fans will know it bothers him, so they'll do it more.
Oh man, I actually find myself feeling for the guy because he just opened the door to more fan reactions....
And frankly, that's the kind of thing I expect to hear from a coach with a limited tenure.
Looks like our dear friend JT may sign a contract with the fins.
If you've kept up with my site you know that I became a hater as soon as he signed with the jets. And he does not deserve to wear a dolphins jersey again. Now. Or ever.
But how low has this organization sunk? They didn't want him and wouldn't return his calls last season. And this season they actually bring him back? Is that to somehow make the fanbase seem all warm and fuzzy? I doubt it's based on talent because he is clearly well past his prime.
And the fans are eating up. So I guess their idea can be considered a success?
We didn't address our needs, but look. JT is back. Yipee.
The date was August 16, 1987. It had been a long time in coming, with groundbreaking more than a year before. And there were weeks of tours and previews. But on that date in August, the Dolphins took the field in their new home for the first time.
It was a preseason game, and a loss to the Chicago Bears 10-3. But, now that the Dolphins had settled into a first-class stadium that was built with private funds, they finally had a place to call home.
It was a remarkable stadium, the likes of which I had never seen. In fact, I distinctly recall walking along and saying it was "cool as sh!t."
And as we enter into August of 2011, we here at Dave's celebrate its 25th anniversary. (yes, the math is correct, they played in 1987, meaning that this is their 25th year in JRS).
And it will always be Joe Robbie Stadium to me. The guy hocked everything he had - team included - to get the stadium built, and he should still be honored for that accomplishment with his name on it.