The ugly girl at the dance

admin | 3/22/2012, 5:30 a.m.

When did the Miami Dolphins become the ugly girl at the dance? It appears as if nobody wants to dance with the fins no free agent players, no superstar quarterbacks, nobody. Dolphin fans were delirious with glee when the Indianapolis Colts decided to release legendary QB Peyton Manning, a likely landing spot according to the so-called experts was South Florida. Manning barely acknowledged the Dolphins during his rock star tour. According to team owner Stephen Ross, plan A was to sign Manning, it only made sense that plan B would be the next hottest free agent QB Matt Flynn from Green Bay the former home of new head coach Joe Philbin. Who around the NFL would know Flynn better than his former coach right? Both plans failed as the fins. after being scorned by Manning, were rejected by Flynn who inked a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. This only continued what has been a rather disturbing trend when it comes to the Dolphins. A once proud franchise with a glorious past, championships, an iconic head coach and two franchise quarterbacks all seems so long ago. We are left with a circus atmosphere run by two buffoons Ross and GM Jeff Ireland who have mastered the art of failure when it comes to restoring the Dolphins once dominant past. I don't remember a level of frustration as I have witnessed the past several seasons between the Dolphins and its fans. Tales sales in recent years have been sluggish, games have been threatened by blackouts and for six of the past eight seasons they have had losing records. No longer the only show in town, we now have a star-studded NBA team and a MLB team that appears to be on the verge of greatness. Even the NHL franchise has shown signs of improvement but the Dolphins? Well they have been . . . oh well, they have been the Dolphins. No longer do fans want to hear the stories of 17-0, they are tired of imperfect seasons around here. Once home to the no name defense, Miami is now home to a no name football team. We need something good to happen to this team and its fans. The ugly girl at the dance it seems is in desperate need of a facelift. By The Sports Brothers