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Is Mr. Ross Costing Us A Winning Franchise?

The morning after another tough loss is always a bad day. Somewhere inside each human being that is a fanatic of a sports team knows this feeling. The birds chirping gets on your nerves, your work colleagues have stuff to say that you don’t really want to hear, it seems that every driver on the road is trying to cut you off, your lunch break is not the same, we have the same hope of "maybe next week", and you have a feeling of defeat in your heart.

We all are trying to place blame on someone, anyone; It is a natural defense mechanism that is built into us as human beings. Who’s at fault? Do we blame the offense or defense? Do we blame the coaches or general manager? Do we blame just a certain player? The natural instinct that is given to us all at birth, has our minds thinking what is wrong, and what can we do to fix it?

After reading several articles in the past, I thought that our owner had very "deep pockets", And wasn’t afraid to spend money bringing the best talent to our beloved Miami Dolphins. Maybe I was wrong. The gut feeling that I had about the whole celebrity atmosphere was pretty much thinking, we are in a recession, the guy is trying to make some extra money. Along came the minority owners and the dreaded "Orange Carpet". I thought that maybe he wanted the Dolphins to be exciting, a place where people would want to come to. Then I thought, this is football, I played this game before and it was all about Spirit, not paparazzi looking for celebrities. Of course there are celebrities at every sports event, but no team has an "Orange Carpet" or any other carpet for that matter. They have booths and in basketball, they usually sparingly sit court side at the games.

After the jump there is more that maybe someone smarter than me can answer?



Since Mr. Ross purchased the team, he has installed his "Hollywood Fantasy" in our home stadium. Sold the name a couple of times, and even the players have said that with the fake noise and interruptions, it doesn’t have the feel of a home game, leaving us without home field advantage! I have wondered why we haven’t pursued some of the bigger names in free agency that would have addressed some of our most glaring needs. A fanshot by K-Dog this morning got me thinking even more. And after reading it, it started to make sense. There have been good TE's, OL, and some other help that we may have needed the last couple of years, but this year especially. Why do we keep getting Cowboy castoffs? Is it the relationship between Ireland/Sparano and their former employers? That’s what we are led to believe. But after reading more and more, And also in between the lines, maybe they get them because they at least know them and have no other choice with money?

Mr. Ross, by all accounts, has been a terrible owner. And the news that he doesn’t want to spend big money, And we are the 4'Th or 5'Th lowest team to spend it. That is correct, I suggest you read K-Dogs fanshot, written by Armando, that does state facts. We all know the media always has something bad to say, but he is using "Media Stats" the same way that we use stats here, to get his point across! Maybe Ross didnt spend the big money for a reason. One that someone smarter than me could probably figure out. But for whatever reason we passed on good players that we could have had to help us win, and Mr. Ross is at fault for not "opening his pocketbook" , Something seems extremely wrong to me.

Any Ideas?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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