Well, here’s how the last few days in my football world have gone: Saturday, the 3rd college football weekend of the year was an easy day for me. My Gators don’t play until 7:00 pm, so I can do whatever I want. I can go fishing, go to the gym, have a nice lunch, take a nap, cook, and get ready for the game. I accomplished all of those except the fishing part and that’s only because NOAA told me we were going to be under potential tropical storm conditions (SPOILER ALERT: we weren’t!). Granted, our game was a nail biting, come from behind win and we lost our QB in the game, but at least we won and are sitting at 3 and 0. The Canes kicked the crap out of Bethune Cookman as they should have, and the Seminoles want their coach fired. All is good in the college word! Then there’s the Dolphins.
I have been a Dolphin fan since I was 11 years old. Old school…Griese, Shula, Csonka, Warfield, undefeated seasons etc. and for the majority of my adult life, Sunday’s at 1:00 pm I am planted in front of the TV, something delicious on the grill, texting friends and watching the game. There was always a chance that “this would be the year”. Nope. Not this year. Two games and we have been outscored 102-10. Half the players that are there want to get traded, and we still have 14 games to go. How do I watch this train wreck? I mean, yes we need to tank and I knew it was coming, but I am not sure how to deal with it! I am not going to quit on the team and ask for a trade (can you hear me Minkah?), but it is going to be freaking brutal!
Hey Paul, can I root for another team this season? This has been asked to me by friends and social media friends and my opinion is: HELL NO! Suck it up and wait for the draft. Maybe we create the Dolphin drinking game! Take a drink every time we score a touchdown (this would be good if you’re an alcoholic, chances are the bottle won’t come out!). Or, take a drink every time a player asks to be traded (start guzzling). Or take a drink every time the coach says “We aren’t tanking!”.
When is the draft?