A storm is brewing in sunny South Florida and the Miami Dolphins are caught smack dab in the middle of it.
How can you help a struggling Miami Dolphins local fan base in South Florida? The obvious answer is to have them win more than one home game during the regular season. Head honchos behind the scenes seem to have a different approach to increasing revenue and attendance at Sun Life Stadium. What exactly are their plans to help a sinking franchise?
News has surfaced that the Miami Dolphins will be honoring the 2008 Florida Gators at Sun Life Stadium during one of their NFL regular season games. The problem with this idea is that the Miami Hurricanes call the Dolphins stadium their home as well because that is where they play their college football games. Instead of increasing their revenue they are most likely alienating every Miami Hurricane fan that resides in South Florida as they think its complete B.S. that they are honoring an opposing team on their home turf.
The funny thing about this whole situation is the fact that the Miami Dolphins will be honoring the quarterback for the team that they are playing! Tim Tebow was a member of the 2008 Florida Gators championship team but he is also on the Denver Broncos. I’m not sure why this isn’t raising an issue with fans, I guess they have tunnel vision on the Miami Hurricanes drama regarding this celebration.
Being from West Palm Beach, Florida I understand both sides of this whole Miami Dolphins – Miami Hurricanes – Florida Gators hate fest. That being said, one event honoring the Gators and Mr. Jesus Tim Tebow is not going to boost ticket sales, despite how rich the Dolphin owners may think the UF alumni are. Once the Miami Dolphins prove to locals that they will win more than one game at home, that’s when people will start showing up.
Be sure to catch the Miami Dolphins – Denver Broncos game on October 28th to watch how the whole Florida Gators – Miami Hurricanes hate-fueled celebration unravels.