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The Winds of Change...Near or Far?

Well guys I have to admit....that after watching last nights game, I was frustrated. I was frustrated at Tony Sparano, I was frustrated with our O-line, I was frustrated with Daboll, and most of all, I was pissed because my whole family's Cowboys fans. Who of course, proceeded to rub their win in my face. Trust me, its a little strange being a Dolphins fan in New Mexico. Don't get me started on how many god damn Broncos fans yell at me "COMEBACK!!" at school when they see me. When you live in the Southwest and you tell someone you like the Dolphins, usually their first reaction is..."Oh...well they suck." And using the 72' season as a comeback gets old......so I must ask you today my fellow fans...When will the winds of change blow our way?

The Offseason of 2007-2008

I am going to go back in time a bit....remember these days? When we all thought these next few years we would be rehab from the 07' season? Yes, well we started up "rehab" by fishing up The Tuna. Oh yes, this Tuna knew what he wanted. He brought in his close friend Tony Sparano. And then Jeff Ireland. This was known as the "Trifecta" here at The Phinsider. We brought poor ol' Chad Pennington along as well. A QB who had recently been dumped off by the Jets...who had a plan of their own....and went into the 2008 Draft.....and with the #1 pick overall the Dolphins took LT Jake Long. A big guy, a huge improvement to the Dolphins O-line. We took Kendall Langford, and Michigan QB Chad Henne as well. Our rookie to be polished by Chad Pennington, The Veteran. Things were looking to the future.

 

The 2008 Season

We had the team the Tuna had designed for us and went into season with Chad Pennington under center. We came out of that season at 11-5 and champions of the AFC East. Our defense turned out to be above average, and we pulled into the playoffs. We had single handedly, gone from 1-15 to 11-5. Despite losing the Wild Card game to the Ravens, we had a great season and fans everywhere were proud. That season shows that you can be as bad as you can be. Almost fall to clutches of imperfection, and still the winds of change always hold something different for us every season. Call it the product of an easy schedule, call it what happens when Tom Brady tears his ACL, but whatever you call it, we still won the East and we still went 11-5 and we still went to the playoffs. 

Seasons 09'-10' + 11'

These past two season have been letdowns for sure, as the Tuna swam upstream, our "polished" rookie steps up to the plate, we lose the R&R Express, and our FO becoming increasingly questionable. Both seasons going 7-9, missing out on the playoffs and watching two great teams, the Saints and Packers, go on to be great champions. And now we sit here with the 2011 Season in full swing, and looking at a record of 3-8.  But I guess what I'm trying to say here, is don't give up hope Dol-phans!! Despite the stinging losses we've been through this season, the winds of change will blow our way once more!!! For now, we are being tested. Our fansmanship, or whatever you want to call it, is being tested. So look back to the days of The Tuna and CP10! And remember that there is always hope. 

 

GO DOLPHINS!!!

P.S. i reely like polls so ima add 1 rite now k?

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