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Loyal Fans

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Pariah, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    True greatness is measured by the ability to get up when you been knocked down, the ability to overcome failure.

    In the words of Rocky Balboa, "It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"

    People call Sparano a "*****," or "weak" for not quitting? Are you kidding me? I was excited about change, but I commend Sparano for standing in there with a team he believes in. Quitting is the easy thing to do, but standing in there after this debacle and staying on as head coach shows strength not weakness.

    This is how you gain respect, not lose it. When this team takes the field next season, the players will know Tony stood in there to coach them, while the owner may have lost faith, and the GM may have lost faith, Tony didn't quit, he didn't run, he stayed dedicated to do the job he was hired to do.

    It's a sad day when we disrespect a person for not quitting. I hope Tony can use this as motivation, and I am rooting for him to succeed.

    Some of you will diss this thread, and this post, but I won't quit on the team I have rooted for since 1983. It may not be the best time to be a fan, but being a loyal fan is sticking in through the worst of times.
     
  2. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    I'm laughing at a lot of posters melting down right now.

    I still think we're a playoff team next season with a fixed offense.
     
  3. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    great post brother
     
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  4. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    http://theintelhub.com/2010/12/31/10-modern-methods-of-mind-control/

    You guys are loyal to a fault, I'll give you that. I have enjoyed all of your posts and don't wish to slight anyone, but for your own emotional well being please rethink this foolish martyrdom you're putting on yourselves. This was Ross' big moment and he mind-f$%ked everyone.

    I'm not saying it's not okay to root for your team, but to show such bravado amidst such a catastrophe is even more disheartening than the team's demise...
     
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  5. uab_phin

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    Fan is short for fanatic which is defined as extremist: a holder of extreme or irrational enthusiasms or beliefs... So we're just living up to the name.
     
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  6. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    No, I don't think you get it.

    I root for the Miami Dolphins, which is bigger than any individual on the team. The Miami Dolphins have been around long before Ross became owner, and I am sure they will be around long after he is owner as well.

    You say "foolish martyrdom"? SO being loyal to a franchise is foolish? I am also a Red Sox fan, so should I have quit on them for the first 28 years of my life that they failed to win a championship and constantly failed in aspect after aspect as a franchise?

    I am a Providence College Basketball fan, who has witnessed them fall apart the last 10 seasons, so I should walk away because they are perennial bottom 5 in the Big East?

    Hell No...

    I wasn't raised to quit, and I would never promote quitting. Am I pissed that things are bad, hell yes I am, but as a fan all I know is standing by my team - because again, the team is bigger than any individual, or any failure it may face.

    And don't throw any psychological crap at me brother, I teach rhetoric at the college level, I understand my choice to stand by this team, even though I see the mounting mistakes this regime is making.
     
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  7. CitizenSnips

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    Go DOLPHINS!
     
  8. Puka-head

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    AAAHHH fresh air, mahalo brah
     
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  9. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    And likewise, you don't have to be the burned out druggie in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert telling me I'm not a true fan because I only occasionally like to spark up and listen to music.
     
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  10. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

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    I actually think we're a better team next year for not changing coaches. This may be the most stability the phins have had for awhile between players and a head coach and gm.
     
  11. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    First of all, horrible analogy, second, point out where I said you weren't a true fan.
     
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  12. NyPhinfan

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    A mighty painful and embarassing lesson for alot of people who back and work for the Dolphin Organization
     
  13. Lee2000

    Lee2000 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    In all seriousness, I am mad as hell today and I want to diss this team, but don't mistake that out of disloyality. I have followed this team for 40 years almost. I am mad and I am discontent, but I will be watching this team next season. But make no mistakes, I will not watch with high expectations. I will watch with skepticism and wanting to see proof of change through behavior. I moan because I care.
     
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  14. Ozzy

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    Ok just food for thought and a question to those who are killing Ross right now.

    Were the same people happy that WH went out and did not come home until he had Nick Satan sitting next to him? If so why? Hopefully it's not because he went out and got his man because we all know how that turned out.

    I'm not happy losing Harbough but if the reason they moved on was because they saw doubt in Harbaugh that he actually wanted to be the coach of the Dolphins, I commend the man for moving on...
     
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  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Go Dolphins!
     
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  16. ToddsPhins

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    This. :theman:
     
  17. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    SO basically you love *****in
     
  18. ToddsPhins

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    and this, too!

    This organization needs to earn back its fans' trust. Plain and simple.
     
  19. ToddsPhins

    ToddsPhins Banned

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    :huh:
     
  20. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    What the?

    WTH?

    The dude stands to get paid what like 3 million? YOU'D walk away from a job that only has 32 openings and was paying you 3 million or whatever a year?

    Screw that. This was about $$$. The man was NOT stupid and stuck around until they would fire him because he's got a wife and kids and you cant just land 3 million a year coaching jobs especially with the way this last season ended.
     
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  21. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    This team you cannot fix this offense in one offseason. NO QB, NO deep threat WR, NO Home run RB, No dynamic TE, No depth on the Oline. Not to mention to OC to right this ship. Face it another disappointing season to look forward to.
     
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  22. ToddsPhins

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    That's fine, but IMO don't reach your hand up our thigh and tell us it's b/c "he's the best man for the job" when his bags would've been packed on 3 separate occasions if things worked out accordingly.
     
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  23. Pandarilla

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    It's implied in your (God I'm going to regret this) rhetoric...
     
  24. Ozzy

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    Come on now Todd. The media is the one you're pissed at right now, not the Dolphins. Not one word has come from Dolphins camp. Some truths will surely find there way out to the media soon enough... and then you may be correct in a way but they've said absolutely nothing.
     
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  25. Pandarilla

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    Perhaps, if that's indeed the truth of the matter. I hadn't really even considered that possibility to be honest. That would probably make the event even more tragic as nobody will likely buy that story.
     
  26. ToddsPhins

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    If they've said absolutely nothing, then I'll gladly recant. And if so, then ESPN etc should be held accountable for issuing such quotes IMO.
     
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  27. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

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    I'm a fan of that logo....I've watched players, coaches and owners come and go since before Shula and I'll still be a fan when Sparano's incompetent *** is finally fired. Which should be sometime around mid season....
     
  28. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    No, see that is where you are misinterpreting what I am saying. I am not saying I am a "better" fan than others, I am saying that those of us that aren't turning our backs on the franchise, shouldn't be criticized for staying loyal. I am just as pissed off as others, but I am not going to go to the level of some, where I stated:

    I just don't agree with that.
     
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  29. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    And although I disagree, and I am rooting for him to succeed and don't blame him as much as others do, we both are loyal to the team. People can disagree with moves, want players, coaches, and gms fired, be pissed off, etc...etc...but you won't turn your back on the team, and that is being loyal, that is my point.

    Those who are changing their avys to rival teams, and talking about not rooting for the phins, those are the people I am talking about.
     
  30. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

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    Those ppl are upset and rightly so. .....they are also your fellow Dolphin fans and they just happened to take this harder than you and it's not your place to judge them. You leave them alone and let them calm down, not ridicule them as tho they are the enemy.

    This loyal fan crap makes me wanna puke......

    People said the same thing about those that complained about Wanny and Fiedler
     
  31. krypto

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    Wow, is this what men have become? One minute they call for someone's head, and the next they're kissing it? People here are just full of BS that have no opinion because they're internet lurkers. One thing I've learned through this whole debacle is that most members here are "Miami Dolphins" fans and not "football" fans.
     
  32. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    Ok, so some can judge those that are discussing how they are staying loyal regardless of how pissed they are - but others can't judge those who say they are "giving up" or "turning their backs" because they are pissed?

    Example:


    :pity:
     
  33. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

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    You're the one throwing out the term "loyal fan"

    And you know these guys are over reacting and at some point will settle down. But no, your whole post was obviously BS because here you are admitting that you were doing it to strike back at them. So climb down off your pedestal, you're no better than they are.
     
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  34. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    And if you change your avy to a patriots logo - you essentially have become the enemy.
     
  35. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    That's right, a loyal fan. I am a loyal fan, that is how I view myself, and I expressed my opinion about myself in the op, along with my opinion about Sparano. If you want to disagree with my opinion fine, but don't tell me I can't express it.

    And in the last post I didn't admit anything, I just pointed out your double standard, which basically is telling me I can't express my opinion, but others can ridicule mine.
     
  36. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    Those who come in here accusing me of saying I am a better fan than others, PLEASE quote that part of the OP because I can't see it.



    I guess some just have a guilty conscience or something.
     
  37. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

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    All you did is strike back at some fellow Dolphin fans that were down...... nice high road you took there pal.

    Paint it however you like..... Mr Loyal Fan...lol
     
  38. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    Well I guess calling Sparano a "*****" is the high road then?

    So many lulz on this site when things go wrong.
     
  39. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    And "pal" is the worst btw, is "buddy" coming next?
     
  40. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

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    You still talking?
     

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