Well, we can add Anthony Fasano to the list of Miami Dolphins’ players ripping Dolphins fans. Last week, it was Karlos Dansby and his “it’s not right bro” comments. This week, Anthony Fasano gave his thoughts on Dolphins fans that support Suck for Luck. The quotest below are from the story about the Dolphins TE on SportsRadioInterviews.com:
Regarding Suck for Luck:
“It’s sick actually. I can’t even fathom those thoughts of those people that conjure up that stuff. They have never played sports and pretty much aren’t really our loyal fans. I can’t really put any weight into that and I know the players don’t listen to it. It’s a shame, but people are going to talk and we just have to block that out.”
My thoughts: After telling you what I thought about Dansby’s comments last week, I’m ready for a new challenge. Here it goes; REALLY TONY? You know what’s sick? 10 catches in 6 games. THAT’S SICK! I’ve poured my heart, soul, and hard earned money into supporting the Dolphins for 25 years…but I’m not a loyal fan? Are you freaking kidding me? Dolphins fans have put up with a decade of debauchery, for what? We were 1-15 in 2007 and we’re already 0-6 in 2011. Why don’t we have the right to sacrifice one season for the hope of a better future.
And generalizing about Dolphins fans is not a good way to win their hearts. It’s also not wise to rip the very fans that you are trying to reach out to for help with your charity Foundation. In our poll 2 weeks ago, over 65% of Dolphins fans said they supported Suck for Luck. That’s a pretty big portion of the fan base that you just ticked off. Actually, I’m interested in knowing if that number has grown since the Dolphins lost to the Jets and Broncos:
Regarding Gator Day at Sun Life (honoring the Florida Gators):
“Yeah it was awful. Showing up at the stadium and seeing all the Gator stuff and the Tebow stuff. It was disheartening, but as players we kind of put ourselves in that position because the Dolphins are in the business of winning football games and making money. We haven’t been winning football games, but it’s still a smack in the face and it’s unfortunate we couldn’t rain on their parade and get the win.
My thoughts: I will agree with Fasano on his comments about the travesty that was Gator Day. The idea behind it was to sell tickets. Well that worked out freaking fabulous didn’t it? The Dolphins, even with the messiah Tebow starting his first game, couldn’t sell out the game. What unfolded at the stadium was nothing short of what you would see in a Johnny Depp movie. Gator fans, U of Miami fans, Dolphins fans, Broncos fans…Everyone was there, yelling, screaming, cheering, jeering. It was surreal….and it is an embarrassment to a once proud organization that they would honor the opposing team’s QB at halftime of a game.