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Sparse crowd in Miami

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In order to ensure that Sunday’s game against the Texans would be televised in Miami, the Dolphins and their sponsors bought up 10,000 tickets and gave them to season-ticket holders.  The pregame wide-angle shots of Sun Life Stadium showing up on the monitor at the NBC viewing room suggest that the season-ticket holders didn’t want them.

Only minutes before the scheduled 4:15 p.m. ET kickoff, there was more orange than human.

It’ll be interesting to see the official attendance — not tickets distributed, but butts in the seats.

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  1. dfinpds says: Sep 18, 2011 4:24 PM

    Still nothing about the game in carolina? 3 articles about the vikes……2 about the saints……and one about the seats in miami?????? Are you kidding me? Jim Mora spent the last 3 hours kissing up to Cam Newton ( the banjo playing bobblehead)…..and not a single article? Nice reporting…..or lack there of…….

  2. smackingfools says: Sep 18, 2011 4:30 PM

    The crowd always looks like this in Miami before the game. Midway through the first qtr it will be packed. There is a lot going on outside the stadium before the game. Just watch the Heat games. Nobody is in their seats when the game starts. Dumb story.

  3. leftcoastnative says: Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    or as it is more well known – a lot of fans disguised as empty seats…….

    dfinpds – I agree w/ comments about little Jimmy Mora……he is terrible in the booth

  4. ogre2010 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:54 PM

    I thought this only happen in Jacksonville?

  5. cjepp says: Sep 18, 2011 5:03 PM

    I’m actually looking for tickets for Bills game on 11/20. Can anyone help me out?

  6. jrizzo575 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:13 PM

    Smackingfool says “…just watch the Heat games”. No thanks, I’d rather watch paint dry than spend two seconds watching the nba.

  7. peed1 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:20 PM

    More than 10,000 empty seats. Club level looks pretty empty.

  8. karlpilkington says: Sep 18, 2011 5:32 PM

    Um smackingfools. It is almost hald time and stadium still looks empty. Glad we dont have that prob here in DC. HTTR.

  9. 11inthebox says: Sep 18, 2011 5:50 PM

    @ dfinpds who says:
    Still nothing about the game in carolina? 3 articles about the vikes……2 about the saints……and one about the seats in miami?????? Are you kidding me? Jim Mora spent the last 3 hours kissing up to Cam Newton ( the banjo playing bobblehead)…..

    —————————————————-

    We get it. You hate Cam Newton so you want everyone to hate Cam Newton. We all understand that analysts are expected to ‘relate’ to the fans by going over board to overtly criticize and hate, well… pretty much everyone. This supposedly makes you credible to the guy on the coach. But there’s a reason the guy on the couch isn’t in the booth—because despite all his bitterness, the guy on the couch doesn’t know sh-t about football.

    Jim Mora isn’t the best analyst. But I watched today’s game and Mora did a fine job. He stressed Carolina’s need to run the ball because in the end, a lack of a running game would put too much pressure on Newton—which it did.

    And he was right about pointing out Newton’s great plays—in particular the corner routes to Shockey and Steve Smith, and the long ball to LaFell.

    Mora also said Newton’s decision to keep the ball on third and one was “terrible,” which it was.

    In the final analysis, Mora was spot on today. See, just because YOU hate Cam Newton, and I’m assuming you hate most people in general… doesn’t mean everyone else has to.

    Relax. Try to enjoy the game.

  10. dfinpds says: Sep 18, 2011 6:52 PM

    I don’t hate cam……just sick of announcers like mora and gruden slobbering all over whoever is the darling of the game……and btw…..my point was that the coverage of half the games being played was non-existant…..if you call mora spot-on, then perhaps you need to have a strike against your man-card like mora does. Gotta cam-crush or what?

  11. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 18, 2011 6:59 PM

    Was Will Smith there with Marc Anthony? Come on PMZ!

    Save the thumbs down, I know. I’m still hitting submit.

  12. jasonfinfan says: Sep 19, 2011 12:06 AM

    You know what really sucks, im going to the dolphins game against oakland and i live 8 hours away.. I have to be grouped in with these fair weather half azz fans. Its becoming embarrasing to be a fins fan.. How can the team expect to win, when the fans dont even believe in them or give them a 12th man.

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