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Apparently Sun Life Stadium is “Home of the Jets”

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Dolphins fans looking for gifts at the team’s official store can buy jerseys, t-shirts, bobbleheads, posters, shot glasses, and basically anything else they could think of with the Miami Dolphins logo on it.

They can also buy a New York Jets t-shirt that says “Home of the Jets” on it.  In Miami.  Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald confirmed this important story, and even passed along a picture via Twitter.

The Dolphins have won only once in their last five tries against the Jets in Miami, so perhaps they are just admitting the obvious.

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54 Responses to “Apparently Sun Life Stadium is “Home of the Jets””
  1. dequan81 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:36 AM

    And this is why I look forward to the “frenzy” next week!

  2. crunchyclam says: Jul 20, 2011 9:36 AM

    Where’s the $1 bin of Marc Anthony cds?

  3. isphet71 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:38 AM

    The end of the lockout this week has nothing on this story. Props.

  4. Southpaw says: Jul 20, 2011 9:40 AM

    Thats dumb… the shirt says “New York – Home of the Jets” …it would be another story if they shirt said “Miami – Property of the Jets.” That’s just a regular Jets shirt

  5. ebenezergrymm says: Jul 20, 2011 9:41 AM

    Love it.

  6. nxsteven says: Jul 20, 2011 9:41 AM

    To sum it up:

    ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:42 AM

    Rex could have told you that.

  8. steelbydesign says: Jul 20, 2011 9:42 AM

    Cool story bro

  9. nyhealingpoints says: Jul 20, 2011 9:42 AM

    a few years ago the jets couldn’t even call new jersey home, so they are making progess. Gillette stadium is next, considering the playoffs.

  10. anactualnflowner says: Jul 20, 2011 9:43 AM

    Boom! Roasted! Take that Dolphins fans! Not to mention your team is owned by J-Lo, Marc Anthony, & Serena Williams!

  11. zoxitic says: Jul 20, 2011 9:45 AM

    Please sign a deal soon.

  12. marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 9:45 AM

    first off, the fins beat them 2 seasons ago at home, second they have won the past 4 of 5 games.

    regardless, i hate the jets so much i prefer to beat them in the meadowlands. much prefer.

  13. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:48 AM

    Funny thing is, considering the way Miami sports fans tend to handle themselves, the shirt probably sells.

  14. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Jul 20, 2011 9:50 AM

    Aaaaaaannd screen name validated.

    Sometimes, it hurts to love the fins.

  15. menentj says: Jul 20, 2011 9:50 AM

    I attended a baseball game with my 9yr old son on the 4th of July at Sun Life Stadium and when we entered the Team Store, was SHOCKED (and repulsed!) that they were actually selling not only Jets merchandise but NY Yankee merchandise too.

    Very poor choices by Management to do this. It demonstrates that they are all about the $$.

  16. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:51 AM

    marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 9:45 AM

    “first off, the fins beat them 2 seasons ago at home, second they have won the past 4 of 5 games.

    regardless, i hate the jets so much i prefer to beat them in the meadowlands. much prefer.”

    Hey, if beating the Jets 4/5 times really does it for you when the Dolphins are sitting at home in January every year while the Jets were in two consecutive AFC title games, then by all means, please, keep up this 80% winning rate you have going against my team.

  17. jcjets says: Jul 20, 2011 9:55 AM

    haha. This made my day. I guess when your team goes 1-7 at home, and hasn’t been relevant in a while, merchandise sales go way down.

    Guess selling other team’s stuff is a good answer.

  18. jimmerdabomb says: Jul 20, 2011 9:57 AM

    ya but when we get d-Williams in free agency and with grandpa henning out of there the fins r gonna have a bounceback season superbowl run and u heard it here first

  19. bsizemore68 says: Jul 20, 2011 9:58 AM

    Its always about the money, I wounder if Pittsburgh team store has Green Bay shirts for sale. Bill

  20. phinheads says: Jul 20, 2011 9:59 AM

    “CANT WAIT”!!!

  21. indianajet says: Jul 20, 2011 10:00 AM

    Anyone who knows anything about Dolphins’ “home” games against the Jets, knows that almost 50% of the fans at those games are Jets fans.

    The Dolphins suck, their fans suck and Jets fans rule the day one Sunday a year at Sun Life Stadium.

    Thus, it makes perfect sense to sell Jets gear at the stadium.

  22. southbeachtalent says: Jul 20, 2011 10:01 AM

    Yea its all about the cash. Not to mention all the transplanted New Yorkers we have here. I don’t see a big problem with it though, it’s really quite clever. Buy your Jets shirts here and help support the Dolphins!

  23. rook1313 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:05 AM

    and NY would be the home of the Miami Dolphins, seeing how the Fins have beat that a$$ the last 3 times they have played there

  24. southbeachtalent says: Jul 20, 2011 10:05 AM

    indianajet,

    You Jet fans are by far the worst, your pompous, arrogant and obnoxious.Yet your team hasn’t done anything in the last 50 years? I don’t get it. I will not go to a Jets vs Dolphins game, I have a daughter and what goes on in those games is society at its worst. Class is something Jets fans skipped out on. Good luck winning the superbowl again!!

  25. Julian says: Jul 20, 2011 10:07 AM

    lol buy a Jets shirt and help fund the Dolphins? I’m up for that! Go Dolphins!

  26. steelbydesign says: Jul 20, 2011 10:07 AM

    “Buy your Jets shirts here and help support the Dolphins!”

    Whatever you have to tell yourself… It’s lame

  27. ampats says: Jul 20, 2011 10:09 AM

    OUCH! To be a Dolphins fan with this headline.

    Actually, this is good for the Jets and their fanbase since they will always be the Red Headed Step Children in the NY/NJ area where the Giants have ALWAYS been considered the real home team and the Jets are like gum on the bottom of one’s shoe.

    Its good to hear the Jets finally have a place to call home of their own.

    Do the shirts sold at the Pro Shop at Sun Life say,

    NJ Jets Football 42 Years and Counting ?

  28. realitypolice says: Jul 20, 2011 10:10 AM

    No story here.

    Stadium merchandise stores often offer some items with opponents logos on them.

    I bought a Yankees shirt at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

    It’s no surprise that a store in Miami would try to make a little extra by having NY teams merch available.

    Half the city of Miami used to live there.

  29. rook1313 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:12 AM

    FAct

    Miami has won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

    Rex is 1-3 verse Miami

    OWNERSHIP

  30. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:24 AM

    rook1313 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:12 AM

    “FAct

    Miami has won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

    Rex is 1-3 verse Miami

    OWNERSHIP”

    As I mentioned above to someone else, if you are truly satisfied with taking 4/5 from the Jets while you sit at home in January and watch the team you beat 80% of the time in the last few years be a game away from the Super Bowl, then so be it. If its helping us get back to the AFC title game, keep it up Fins!

  31. phinsrock says: Jul 20, 2011 10:27 AM

    Are you kidding me? How could you sell a Jets shirt inside OUR HOUSE. If a Yankee shirt was sold at Fenway, unspeakable things would happen.

  32. marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 10:31 AM

    drewbu22, i enjoyed your complete mischaracterization of my comment. I never said “it does it for me” i said id prefer to beat the jets in your filthy stadium and id prefer to win 4 out of 5 games against them then have a worse record and win a couple at home.

    get over your afc championship LOSSES. ive never heard so many people boast about being in third place so much, its pathetic. especially when the leader of the same fanbase guaranteed first place both seasons.

  33. thenmoveback says: Jul 20, 2011 10:32 AM

    Maybe they sell those new jersey jets shirt because all of those “die hard new yorkers” love NY so much they had to move to sunny fla! They all hate hate hate but would never move back to that stankhole NY. So if u hate miami soooo much y dont u all move back? Oh thats right NY is running out of room since everyone resembles Rex over there. Ill take the 4 out of 5 wins (including kicking ur sorry butts out of the playoff a few years back) GO DOLPHINS

  34. waldoampere says: Jul 20, 2011 10:41 AM

    “Actually, this is good for the Jets and their fanbase since they will always be the Red Headed Step Children in the NY/NJ area”

    Ampats, you use this same phrase every time you refer to the Jets. Can’t you think up some other lame insult?

  35. phinsrock says: Jul 20, 2011 10:44 AM

    Mike Dee just announced the shirts would get taken down, per fans request….thank God.

  36. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:46 AM

    marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 10:31 AM

    “drewbu22, i enjoyed your complete mischaracterization of my comment. I never said “it does it for me” i said id prefer to beat the jets in your filthy stadium and id prefer to win 4 out of 5 games against them then have a worse record and win a couple at home.

    get over your afc championship LOSSES. ive never heard so many people boast about being in third place so much, its pathetic. especially when the leader of the same fanbase guaranteed first place both seasons.”

    I’m not boasting about losing in the AFC title games at all. Trust me, losing those two games stings badly to this day. What I AM boasting about though, is the fact that you yourself are boasting about consistently beating the Jets. As mentioned, its great that you beat them 4/5 times, bravo, but what has it done for you? Sure, we may have lost the past two AFC title games, but let’s not act as if you’d rather your team be in the situation its currently in than the one the Jets are currently in.

    In reality, I didn’t mischaracterize anything. All the “boasting” was coming from your side; I simply pointed out that even with the wins against the Jets that you were so quick to acknowledge, your team still sits a hell of a lot farther away from the ultimate goal than mine does, which is winning the Super Bowl. (Assuming of course, your ultimate goal IS to win the Super Bowl, because judging by your comments, your goal seems to be to beat the Jets. In which case, congrads.)

  37. RexCanCoach says: Jul 20, 2011 10:48 AM

    @ ampats

    I dated a woman that was a red-haired stepchild and she was smokin HOT.

    Just like the JETS!!!

    I know, you are still reeling from the beatdown the Brady Bunch took from Rex and the boys last January, its bad enough to lose in the playoffs even WORSE when a NY team is to blame.

    Even sweeter when Rex tells the world that BB is best coach ever, gets into his head, and kicks his arse.

  38. backuppunter says: Jul 20, 2011 11:09 AM

    the mob

  39. mackie66 says: Jul 20, 2011 11:16 AM

    I see only one shirt hanging, looks like a prop job to be or for the Jets out there, its blow job. Dear JET fan check the won/loss for the past 5 yrs against the Dolphins and you’ll find u guys aint that good. Chad Henne is taking a beaten this yr from the likes of PFT and such, but Henne’s pass stats are better then the JETS starting QB, ole whats his name ….Sanchezeeee. And not to forget the strength coach and his sideline cheating section. JETSSUCK.

  40. marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 11:18 AM

    drewbu22:

    your team has sat 42 years away from a superbowl.
    you act like your so close to winning one, you havent gotten there in how many years? you cant even win your division title! your underdogs in every playoff game you play! you wont even be able to hold down the priority free agents that were essential to your overachieving team last year.

    good to see your keeping your eye on the prize though, you jets fans have done it so well for 42 yrs its led you only to playoff LOSSES. congrats. keep backing in to the playoffs, overachieving, and talking smack all offseason. congrats on the accomplishment.

  41. someguyiniowa says: Jul 20, 2011 11:18 AM

    From Mike Dee via Armando Salguero’s blog:

    “Our fans felt strongly that this policy should be implemented and we are doing it.  As part of this arrangement with the operator of the team store, we gave them a limited window to sell everything that they had in stock on a discounted basis prior to the start of the NFL season.  With the Mets coming to town this weekend to play the Marlins, they are attempting to move all of their old Jets merchandise this week.  We were unaware of this particular shirt which I am told is a number of years old.  We have requested that this particular shirt be removed immediately.”

  42. georgeanderson2 says: Jul 20, 2011 11:20 AM

    You can’t kid yourself, if you have been to a Dolphins game in the past decade, it is a home game for the visting team. Its not that Miami doesn’t have “loyal fans”, its just that its not really a football city anymore. There is too much to do rather then spend your Sundays in an awful neighborhood and an outdated stadium with the total wrong marketing plan, it truely is throwing as much crap against the wall and praying something sticks. Its overpriced and too hot .Their owner needs to step up and finance his renovations himself, he needs a roof, and the city and state should not contribute one dime, but its Miami/FL and everyone has their hands out, so Iam sure the billionaire will get the taxpayers money.

  43. ampats says: Jul 20, 2011 11:28 AM

    RexCanCoach is a classic Jets fan as he and
    all Jets fans consider the win Foxboro their greatest victory in the history of their franchise as was proclaimed by the NY media. But I guess that is the difference between being a jets fan and a Patriots fan where nothing less than winning a Lombardi is considered failure.

    But then again when you have won nothing of any meaning for 42 years, this is as good as it gets in Florham Park for Newark’s faithful.

    waldo, not an insult just the facts!

  44. flapjack1231 says: Jul 20, 2011 11:34 AM

    Where’s the Miami T-Shirt in the Jets shop? Considering Miami have won 3 in a row in NJ. they merit some space.

    I like how Jet’s fans talk about winning in Miami yet they lose to Miami in their own building.

    PRICELESS!

  45. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 11:56 AM

    marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 11:18 AM

    “drewbu22:

    your team has sat 42 years away from a superbowl.
    you act like your so close to winning one, you havent gotten there in how many years? you cant even win your division title! your underdogs in every playoff game you play! you wont even be able to hold down the priority free agents that were essential to your overachieving team last year.

    good to see your keeping your eye on the prize though, you jets fans have done it so well for 42 yrs its led you only to playoff LOSSES. congrats. keep backing in to the playoffs, overachieving, and talking smack all offseason. congrats on the accomplishment.”

    Bro, I’m honestly beginning to question if you’re reading what I wrote whatsoever, or are just spewing garbage on the page without thinking it through. Probably the latter. I never said we were close to winning one, I simply stated that we’re a lot closer to winning one than you. That’s not an accomplishment, a boast, nothing of the sort; its a simple faced based upon the observation that the Jets have been in two consecutive AFC title games while the Dolphins haven’t even been to the postseason in several years. Its not a boast, or a testament that we’re “close” to a Super Bowl win as you claimed I was doing, its a simple fact that regardless of how “close” we may be, we’re still closer than you.

    Your reference to us being underdogs in every playoff game we play: so what? Last time I checked, there’s a reason the games are played. Underdogs or not, we’re 4-2 in postseason play under Rex Ryan. At some point, the term “overachieving” gives into the term “playing better when it counts.” I’ll take being the underdog anyday if it will one day result in the same status given to the 01 Pats, 05 Steelers, and 07 Giants.

  46. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 20, 2011 11:57 AM

    47-42-1

    Miami Dolphins: Property of the New York Jets.

  47. dolphindad says: Jul 20, 2011 12:05 PM

    Well maybe the Meadowlands should be called home of the Dolphins since they’ve won 3 in a row there. Surely you didnt forget about that Jet fan, did you? I’m sure your remember crying yourself to sleep the night Chad Pennington came in week 17 and beat out Farve for the division title and knocking you out of the playoffs. Or you must remember changing your crap filled underwear when Ted Ginn Jr. returned his 2nd kickoff for a touchdown of the day. No doubt you remember the shame and embarrasement you felt last year when one of your coaches made one of the all time bush league moves and tripped a guy on a kickoff return (i guess who couldnt stand to see yet another one go back for a TD), yet you still lost the game.

    you might as well go ahead an pencil in a L for the Jets at home this year.

  48. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 20, 2011 12:54 PM

    @dolphindad

    Nope, I actually don’t care because in ’08 you got crushed 27-9 in the playoffs, (continuing your proud streak of no playoff wins in a decade) and in ’09 and ’10 we made deep playoff pushes and established ourselves as a dangerous team while the Dolphins couldn’t even get to .500 and wallowed in mediocrity.

    So yes, enjoy your few wins, but it’s still not as many as we have. 47-43-1. (Sorry, took away a win above)

  49. flapjack1231 says: Jul 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    nyj, the goal isn’t to get to the playoffs and win a game or two. There is 1 Winner & 31 losers every season. You have been & continue to be one of the 31. Doesn’t matter how far you got.

    The Jets ccomplish the same thing the Dolphins, Bengals & Lions do every season, failure.

    So do us a favor, come back when you actually do something noteworthy. No one remembers the losers of title games except the losers.

    PS as long as Ryan is your coach, and we are 3-1 against him, it won’t take long to overtake the head to head in short order.

  50. drunkendegenerate says: Jul 20, 2011 2:22 PM

    To all of you pathetic, crybaby Dolphins fans:

    1998: Miami had a solid 10–6 season in 1998 with a career season for receiver O.J. McDuffie, but it was not enough to get past the 12-4 New York Jets into first place in the division. The Dolphins beat the Bills in the wild card round, but lost in the next round to the eventual champion Denver Broncos.
    1999: Miami suffered the second worst playoff loss in NFL history against the Jacksonville Jaguars: 62–7. After the season, Jimmy Johnson left the team and Marino retired.
    2001: The Dolphins lost in the first round of the playoffs 20–3 to the Baltimore Ravens.
    2002: Miami pulled off an impressive win over the Oakland Raiders and sat at 9–5 with two weeks left in the season, in prime position to steal the AFC East. However, despite dominating the New England Patriots for most of the game in week 17, the Dolphins blew an 11-point lead with mere minutes remaining in the game that led to a heartbreaking loss. Due to a tiebreaker, both the Dolphins and Patriots lost out on the playoffs as the Jets took the AFC East title.
    2007: The Dolphins hit rock bottom in 2007, losing eight games in a row before the bye week, five of which were by three points or less. A loss to Philadelphia in Week 11 sealed their fate for the season, and the next game was a rare 3-0 defeat in Pittsburgh. A win in Week 15 over the Baltimore Ravens ensured that the Dolphins would not have a winless season, but the last two matches were lost, ending Miami’s 2007 campaign at 1-15.
    2008: In 2008, the Dolphins performed a 180-degree turnaround, aided by new coach Tony Sparano. The team ended at 11-5 and won the division title, making for the greatest single-season turnaround in NFL history. However, they were routed out of their own building and the playoffs by Baltimore, 27-9.

  51. waldoampere says: Jul 20, 2011 2:26 PM

    “The Jets ccomplish the same thing the Dolphins, Bengals & Lions do every season, failure.”

    You’re right that there’s 1 winner and 31 losers. However, if you think any Lions fan would see no difference between going 0-16 and losing in the championship game you’re not being honest. There are different levels of failure for the 31 who don’t take home the trophy and it’s much better to be in the hunt then out of it by the end of September.

  52. drewbu22 says: Jul 20, 2011 2:47 PM

    dolphindad says: Jul 20, 2011 12:05 PM

    “Well maybe the Meadowlands should be called home of the Dolphins since they’ve won 3 in a row there. Surely you didnt forget about that Jet fan, did you? I’m sure your remember crying yourself to sleep the night Chad Pennington came in week 17 and beat out Farve for the division title and knocking you out of the playoffs. Or you must remember changing your crap filled underwear when Ted Ginn Jr. returned his 2nd kickoff for a touchdown of the day. No doubt you remember the shame and embarrasement you felt last year when one of your coaches made one of the all time bush league moves and tripped a guy on a kickoff return (i guess who couldnt stand to see yet another one go back for a TD), yet you still lost the game.”

    you might as well go ahead an pencil in a L for the Jets at home this year.

    Once more, I’ll say the same thing. Keep beating us head to head. Celebrate your 3-1 head to head against us with Rex as HC. Celebrate winning 4 of the past 5. At this rate, keep on celebrating your victory in the last game of the 08 season (we were already knocked out of the playoffs at that point, so in reference to the post I’m quoting, you didn’t knock us out, you just kept the Pats from winning the division).

    Keep on celebrating all of that. But then, ask yourself this. Would you rather have won three of the four games against us since Rex took over and missed the playoffs both years? Or would you rather be 1-3, with two consecutive AFC title game appearances with a young core of great players?

    I would think the answer is obvious, but the fact that you Dolphin fans somehow take a ton of pride in being 3-1 against Rex while missing the playoffs both years says otherwise.

  53. marinofreakout says: Jul 20, 2011 4:12 PM

    drubu22 i dont think ur closer than the fins to the superbowl for the reasons cited above. i absolutely am not spitting garbage. you cant even win your division. youve backed into the playoffs for 2 years and you think ur so much closer than the fins yet you cant even beat that team 2 out of the past 5 games.

    i dont care if you disagree. this argument shifted from why its absurd that rosenthall thinks the jets own miami in sunlife when they blatantly dont to why you think your team is so much better than the dolphins because you made it to the past two afc championship games and lost.

    i dont care about how close you think you are to the superbowl, its not even worth debating because jets fans are so hilariously delirious. fact of the matter is head to head the dolphins team that you suggest is so far away from the superbowl beats you guys up rather consistently.

  54. skleech22 says: Jul 21, 2011 4:33 AM

    I find it funny coming from a laughing stock organization like the Jets, who since 1970 have only “2″ AFC East championships! TWO in 41 years and only one Super bowl win in 42 years! PATHETIC! They make it to to two AFC championship games and lose, and their pathetic fans talk smack? Way to set the bar high Jets fans! When you even get close to sniffing the success of the Phins tradition then you can talk! Your fat,foot fetish coach is 1-3 vs. our fist pump empire! BIOTCHES!!!

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