This keeps getting more and more painful, because, how do you just renounce something that is in your blood? Especially those of us who have actually witnessed the competence and success of Robbie and Shula. There are so many things wrong right now with the Dolphins. First, we have an owner who doesn't even live here - he has no connection with the fan base. So that's why we get a product that has become corporatized - from the silly songs and cheers at the stadium and orange carpet, to the bland play-by-play of Jimmy Cefalo and the in-house propaganda of the Dolphins radio show. Second, we have a coach who lives in a bubble from the media and fans and even uses a bubble for practice. He doesn't even realize that his "us against them" mentality has defined even the fans as part of "them" and we notice it. His team is often ill-prepared (wasted time-outs, pathetic two-minute drills, etc.), out-of-condition (cramps and always losing in September), shows little fire in the gut (how often has a Sparano team come out really fired-up and played a whole game that way?), and gets out-adjusted and strategized all the time. Not to mention weird personnel moves - firing players after one game and replacing them with players that were cut the week before. I often watch games these days wondering how old Shula is and...... That is sad, isn't it? Many of the players seem to think they are good just because they believe it. For such a touted defense, they can't seem to make a turnover or stop when it really matters if their lives depended on it. Oh well, like I said, the Dolphins are in my blood, and I'll hope for the best. But, it sure is hard these days.