Why the Miami Dolphins "Suck For Luck" Campaign Confuses Me

STANFORD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after the Cardinal scored a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Stanford Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

"Suck for Luck" confuses me - almost as much as some of the decisions the Miami Dolphins are making on game day.  But, game day isn't the discussion - it's this desire to see the team be horrible, for a chance at getting a quarterback not guaranteed to be available when Miami is on the draft clock.

And, I'm not talking about the typical, "If you're a fan, how can you root for your team to lose," argument.  Personally, I will never root for the Dolphins to lose.  I can't do it.  I want them to win ever single week.  Do I know that they are a bad team, and do I want to see them get a good draft pick?  Sure.  But, I'm not able to root for a loss.  Can't do it.  But, I understand if that's where you are in support of this team.

But, I'm still confused.  I'm confused by the reactions on the site.  Here we are, with what seems like the majority screaming how they want to see Miami lose every game, then get angry when Miami loses.  I don't understand the hate of the team, when they are doing what you want them to do.

Everyone seems to think head coach Tony Sparano is the best man to "Suck for Luck," then we call for his firing every single day.  If he's great for the cause everyone seems to want, why the repeated and incessant demand to see him gone?

Now, we've reached the NFL trade deadline, and the demand that the Dolphins trade all their players is all over.  We want the Dolphins to gut the team.  Because, if the Dolphins are able to land Luck, having absolutely no one around him will make the team so much better.

I understand we are all frustrated and angry.  But I don't understand how the "Suck for Luck" campaign people are angry when we do suck.  Maybe it's just me, but you can't have it both ways, right?  If you suck, you suck.  If you want the team to suck, and they do suck, you're happy and getting what you want, right?

I don't want to sound like I am telling anyone how to root for the Dolphins.  I don't want to sound like I am telling one side of the argument or the other they are right or wrong.  I'm trying to understand why we have "Suck for Luck" posts, immediately followed, many times by the same author, complaining that the team sucks.  Can you explain it?

My guess?  It's all Chad Henne's fault.

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