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Why are we always so overrun with our frustration from lack of respect? Without question over the past twenty years this is a team whose fans have been fraught with RESPECT frustrations.  I find it difficult to find a team whose fan base feels more torn with respect insecurity than ours.  Let's play for a minute the "Are We Getting Enough Respect Game"  that we have grown so accustomed to playing.

Why are we always so overrun with our frustration from lack of respect? Without question over the past twenty years this is a team whose fans have been fraught with RESPECT frustrations.  I find it difficult to find a team whose fan base feels more torn with respect insecurity than ours.  Let's play for a minute the "Are We Getting Enough Respect Game"  that we have grown so accustomed to playing

The mother of all Dolphan sensitivity...Dan Marino!  How could a man who is so clearly the greatest quarterback of all time receive such blatant disrespect nationwide?  My God, yeah Montana has a whole bunch of rings but I mean c'mon he  played with Jerry Rice and Dwight Clark  and Roger Craig.  Who was our Ronnie Lott????? Louis Oliver?  Gene Atkins?  Please!  Okay, sure John Elway won a couple of championships to close out his career but you can't compare a healthy Terrell Davis to a healthy TERRY KIRBY!  Can you?

Troy Aikman?  He wasn't even the leader on his own football team.  Besides, those guys had an inherent advantage in that they were clearly constantly playing with performance enhancing drugs in their system.  We were drinking Gatorade on our sidelines... what were the Cowboys' stars doing???? Snorting lines of euphoria producing cocaine!  Unfair advantage I don't care what anyone says!!!!!

The Mark's Brothers!  Yet another example where the Miami Dolphins superstars are looked at with negative eye.  They never receive any of the acclaim that the three wide receivers playing for the Redskins received in the early nineties.  Art Monk finally made it into the Hall of Fame.  Yet it was the Dolphins wide open passing attack that helped change the league and develop offenses which when further defined would open the door to intricate spread offenses like the ones seen in Washington and in Buffalo and even in St. Louis in the decades to come.  Yet these two explosive and game changing wide receivers are merely an afterthought when people talk about the great WR's in the game's history (although they kind of raise a question about my cocaine as an advantage thing)

The Perfect Season... Don''t even get me and Mercury started on this one. 

Don Shula..... All time winningest coach and yet you wanna tell me that Bill Belicheck is a better coach?  He dresses like a bum and the man is a cheater!  Don Shula was in ACE VENTURA PEOPLE!!!!  That's what I'm talking about!

The bottom line is who really cares where people think we are going to finish this season.  Last year was the most rewarding year I have had as a Dolphins fan since the year Danny came back from the achilles injury.  Last year was amazing because I knew we were for real with every week that passed and it was great proving people wrong.

Let 'em say we suck.  Let 'em say we are going to finish middle of the pack.  Let 'em say we aren't going to make the playoffs.

I mean if the media and the so called NFL experts don't even have the common sense to acknowledge the incredible impact and incredible talent of such great former Dolphins as Ferrell Edmunds, Aubrey Beavers, and Irving Spikes then it is obvious that we are never going get the respect we deserve.... AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON SCOTT SHUEDES TALK!

Go Wildcat!

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