As a Miami native I am required to be a Miami Dolphin fan. However, they are not making it easy.
Recently Miami cut their top rated field goal kicker and top rated punter and decided untested, undrafted rookies were cheaper.
That is certainly how Steven Ross, the owner of the Dolphins runs his global real estate company. Money matters, period. But that is not how you run a team that requires the support of the local fans.
I don’t mind cutting a player that isn’t playing well. But cutting a player because he is playing well and you have to pay them is unethical. But then again, we are talking corporate football, right?
It seems Steve Ross and his management team only care about money and those who have tons of it. I actually had my Personal Miami Dolphin Advisor call my cell phone last week. I guess they got my name and number from me signing up to visit training camp. (To watch practice, not try out!) He asked me when the last time was that I attended a game. I told him when the stadium was legally called Joe Robbie Stadium. That be a long time ago.
The cheapest ticket I could find today on the Dolphin site is $65 bucks. I think that seat is behind the men’s east urinals. And it is on a day the Fins don’t play.
The average price seems to be between $120 and $500. I see many at $300. For a freaking seat at a football game?
Seriously, in this economy, who can afford to attend the games, especially when the Dolphins could not give a rat’s ass about the fans? Well, regular fans anyway. You have to figure if someone goes to the game he or she will bring at least one or two other people, right? Spouse, kids, etc. So, at $150 a ticket you are over half a grand just for the seats! Add in parking, refreshments and so forth, and you are dropping over a thousand dollars for a game!
I guess if I went with another friend, both of us paying our own way it wouldn’t be that much. If we got the cheapo urinal seats. But I doubt anyone can get in and out for less than a couple of bills.
Just to watch some multi millionaires give each other concussions….
Football is a corporate business. I guess it always was to a degree, but man, it sure is cold hearted money oriented now.
I hope that we play teams this year that have picked up these kickers and I hope each of them contribute to the Miami Rossettes losing games.
My two cents.
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