Well, here we go again. Our usual routine as we get ready to move, pack up what we have and what we've obtained. And in my case, it's been a fair amount of Dolphin "stuff". From collectables to clothes and everything in between. As I was taking down my mini shrine it dawned on me,.......I came to Florida with two Dolphins balls and am leaving with five. Between two of those, there are a total 32 autographs on them (15 from the 2009 team & 17 alumini ). The signed pictures, signed mini helmets, gameday programs ( two of which we got our picture in them in the " we were there" fan section), Ronnie's signed jersey, Roger Goodell's signed mini helmet,........all going back into my "motherload" of Dolphin stuff back in Ohio.
Getting it ready to go.....
It's been a good run. But, it over,....kind of. We're going to Seattle for the Summer and plan on staying out West somewhere for the Winter. Hence, no Dolphin home games this coming season for me. It will be a little odd as I've traveled to Florida the last three season. It's OK though,....the Wifey is hooked on Florida in the Winter and if I said lets come back next year, she do it in a second. But, I got a different plan. Two Dolphin road games, two very different road games.
EDITORS NOTE : Right here is where the excitement is about to kill me.
Come Tuesday the schedule will be released, and I can start to make a plan ! I'm looking at Oakland. If i'm out West that's the game for me. And, I found other Dolfans doing the group package thing ( money commitment is mid May for them),.....ticket, hotel room, Fri/Sat night party, and of couse the huge tailgate on Sunday. Sounds like a blast to me. And, these people will all be strangers to me, with the exception that they'll all be Dolfans.
The other,.....you know it. Cincy ! There I can run with the old crew from the Toledo, Ohio Miami Dolphins Fanclub. Here I'll know lots of people, and sur to meet plenty more. I hear they might be hooking up with some other Dolphin fanclubs from elsewhere. Who knows for sure, but I can tell you this,........
I AM ALL JACKED UP ABOUT THIS SEASON !!!!!!!!!!
2010,.........out with the old, and in with the new !! You suck,...not good enough,....can't hack it. Tough shit. The name of the game is WINNING !!! Period,.....bottomline. As much as I pulled for Ted Ginn,.......Good-bye. Patrick Turner,.......you have a golden oppurtunity. Brain Hartline,...I love you man. Ronnie Brown, JT,....if we can upgrade those postions and build for the future,.......it has to be done. And here comes the draft. Trust the Trifecta, that's my motto. They've done a pretty damn good job so far.
In less than two weeks we'll be on the road. Our time here is running short. So with that, I've been on a bit of a mad dash for all things Dolphins. Things that I just might have to have andnot be able to find across the country. First thing I got was a Dolphin "rally monkey". Something about it, can't really put my finger on it,......I just wanted it. For the record, ...he will NOT be going into the "Motherload", but rahter making the trip out west. You never know when a stuff Dolphin colored monkey might come in handy. Plus, he's fust plain funny looking....
Next, I found my Wifey this kick-ass Dolphin string Bikini on Ebay. Not many oppurtunities in Seattle to wear a bathing suit, but if the time is ever right,she'll have the goods ! And finally today, I found myself something a little special. My very own Dolphin loge belt bucket. Again, not an everyday item. But now I got it when I need that extra something to add to any Dolphin outfit !!
It's a great time to be a Dolphin fan, and it's a great time to leave Florida. It's hot as hell down here in the Summer,....and I'll pass on that. My journey is going to take far from here, but wherever I go you guys are still here. And that's pretty cool..........So, this season I'll be on the hunt for other Dolfans that gather for the games at some local sports bar. And if I can't find them,........plan "B" ,.......Hooters.
DOLPHINS RULE !!
EVERYBODY ELSE SUCKS ASS !!!