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Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:59 pm
 
TebowPosted by Josh Katzowitz

University of Miami fans just cannot catch a break, you know?

First, there was that minor issue that Yahoo Sports reported that had something to do with some minor booster giving a few players a few bucks here and there to help them find companionship and to buy some sandwiches and soda pops. Or something along those lines.

If that wasn’t bad enough, now the Dolphins are planning to honor former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and the 2009 national championship when the Broncos come to town in October (Dolphins center Mike Pouncey -- a member of that Florida title team -- obviously will be in attendance, along with former coach Urban Meyer).

Not surprisingly, this bit of news was insulting to Miami fans from a Dolphins perspective and from a Miami Hurricanes perspective. Still, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee defended himself, saying it was a way to generate ticket sales. And besides, he said, he offered the same kind of celebration to the University of Miami for the 10-year anniversary of the Hurricanes last national championship.

"They politely declined and said that they were going to do something to honor that team at one of their own home games," Dee said, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "We reached out to both schools at about the same time in early to mid July."

But what about the fact you share your building with the Hurricanes -- who, as you might know, aren’t huge fans of the Gators?
 
"I know they both have very passionate fan bases,” Dee said. “We certainly root for the 'Canes. They are a partner of ours, a tenant of ours.

"As it relates to having to aggressively market the Dolphins and tickets to our games, we have to be agnostic. We can't not reach out to Dolphins fans who are also Gators fans and try to give them an incentive and a reason to come to a Dolphins game."

Yes, but antagonizing the Hurricanes fans who also attend Dolphins contests probably isn’t the smartest way to accomplish that feat.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:41 pm
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:57 am
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:04 am
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

<span style="color: #333333;">As the ad says, the University of Florida is in Gainesville, the Gator Nation is EVERYWHERE. 





Since: Jun 2, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:26 am
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

I agree man. I never really liked the Gatos to begin with. Ever since Tebow did that pro-life commercial I have hated him. Fuck Tim Tebow and anyone associated with him. Have fun holding Kyle Orton's jockstrap Teboner.



Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:52 am
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

i think it is a grand idea, very nice gesture.  but i don't understand why Univeristy of Miami fans/students would care because it's not their stadium. they only rent the place.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:00 am
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

Guess the only stupid thing left for this joke of an owner and the puppeteer management team to do, is to put a night club in a football stadium and expect fans to pay $200 dollars to get in to watch a football game they just paid to see. Oh wait they already did that!
To all you stupid gaytor fans saying good call I was wondering when will Gayville be honoring the Auburn Tigers and Alabama for their Championships? 



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

The CO canes average about 30K ......................  ha hahahahahahahahaha  what a joke



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

who cares about tebow



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Why are the Dolphins going to honor the Gators?

The Dolphins are just putting a backup plan in place.  If the NCAA sanctions completely destroy UM's recruiting and success on the field, why wouldn't you then cater to a different fan base?  Though I'd love for them to have a Charlie Ward day in 2012.


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