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Dolphins players not fans of Tebow Day

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Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano isn’t happy with “sick” fans of the team, who want the won-loss record to be sufficiently bad to secure dibs on Andrew Luck.  Fasano and at least one teammate also aren’t happy with the franchise’s decision to celebrate Tebow’s college team during a Dolphins home game.

[I]t was awful,” Fasano told Joe & Evan of WFAN, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, regarding the celebration of the Florida 2008 national title team.  “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.”

Safety and defensive captain Yeremiah Bell confirmed the sentiment in an appearances with Joe Rose of WQAM.  “I think it was kind of messed up, you know, how he has a day in our stadium,” Bell said.  “You know, I don’t think any of us thought that was right.”

Bell remains unimpressed with the guy who led the Broncos back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit.  “I think he’s a running back playing quarterback with a high football IQ,” Bell said.  “At the end of the day, when his career gets on down the road, he may even have to switch positions.”

Meanwhile, multiple members of the Dolphins roster will eventually be faced with the prospect of switching careers, especially since they were unable to beat that running back playing quarterback with a high football IQ.

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  1. hendeeze says: Oct 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    Meanwhile, multiple members of the Dolphins roster will eventually be faced with the prospect of switching careers, especially since they were unable to beat that running back playing quarterback with a high football IQ.
    ————————————————

    Way to go Mike Nolan!!!!!

  2. trbowman says: Oct 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    LOL, what an absolute mess.

  3. hardpeaches says: Oct 26, 2011 4:27 PM

    This is one of the most ridiculous and disheartening things I’ve ever seen as a Dolphins fan. Just awful. Speaks volumes to how bad of an owner Stephen Ross is.

  4. 2mannings1cup says: Oct 26, 2011 4:30 PM

    Wow Miami, you guys are really lookin sharp.

  5. welzy says: Oct 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    Jeez, you’d think this guy walks on water…

  6. smokehouse56 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:36 PM

    What a terrible ending for this one great (17-0) franchise.

  7. theherogothamdeserved86 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:36 PM

    Well Dolphins I’m not aware of any promotions for the next home game, so prepare to play in front of a crowd so small that even the Marlins would scoff at its size.

  8. grogansheroes says: Oct 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    Well Phin fans, you have to hope an owner that cares about the team, so hopefully Ross will sell the team. As a Pats fan, I remember the days of Billy Sullivan, Victor Kiam, and James Orthwien Busch. Pats were, well what the Dolphins are now. Then Kraft bought the team, and we have had five Super Bowls, with three wins. That is the best hope. Maybe Shula and Marino can get a group together to buy the team. Good luck!

  9. kwgator says: Oct 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    Part-Owners J-Lo and Marc Anthony need to give this team a pre-game pep talk

  10. r8derfan says: Oct 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    Reggie Bush isnt happy either LOL

  11. dccowboy says: Oct 26, 2011 4:37 PM

    Don’t the Dolphins players have other things to worry about besides stuff like this. Things like what they have to do to win a game maybe?

  12. radrhatr says: Oct 26, 2011 4:39 PM

    One of these days, the Dolphins will worry about what’s really important.

    How about focusing on Winning a freaking game!!!!

  13. packattack1967 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:40 PM

    I cant imagine a Badger playing on another team and being heralded in Lambeau. With the Fins rich history why was this necessary?

  14. teal379 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:40 PM

    Spectators not a “fan” of the product on the field either…..

  15. nyjetsman says: Oct 26, 2011 4:40 PM

    The Dolphins team is in the business of winning games? Could of fooled me and the rest of the league. Tebow was one of the most prolific and outstanding players in college football for the Gators and if the Fans choose to support him ten so be it. At least they got the “W”. Funny thing that Yeremiah Bell has something to say about Tebow’s skill when Yeremiah consistent;y gets burned every week. He might as well be a water boy.

  16. staff2cj4td says: Oct 26, 2011 4:42 PM

    maybe next Sunday Miami will do the right thing and have a “Contract The Dolphins Day!!”

  17. thegrey7 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:42 PM

    The Dolphins organization is beyond repair.

    The NFL should contract them and create a new Las Angeles based expansion team in their place.

  18. staff2cj4td says: Oct 26, 2011 4:43 PM

    Chuck Norris wears a Tim Tebow jersey!!

  19. ijahru says: Oct 26, 2011 4:44 PM

    Tebow is no Manning or Rodgers but when he beats you Mr Bell you really shouldn’t be talking smack about him.

  20. damnyoulinelliot says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    Stephen Ross is quickly becoming the worst owner in the NFL

  21. jouvernile says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    What a slap in the face of your own team, what kind of an owner does this? No other owners in the NFL have done this to their teams. Ross does not want a winning team, he wants to party with celebrities in clubs during the games, he’s a joke

  22. jakek2 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    This has all the makings of Miami beating the Giants this week. Glad I’m a Giants’ fan. :/

  23. tdk24 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    Suck it up boys, you have nice weather down there.

  24. msclemons67 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    That had to be a humiliating day for every football person in the Dolphins organization. How can any player or coach on that team have any loyalty towards the front office now?

    Stephen Ross is the worst owner in football.

  25. thevalsalvamanouvre says: Oct 26, 2011 4:47 PM

    Dolphins players don’t deserve to have an opinion.

  26. primevikingsguy says: Oct 26, 2011 4:49 PM

    Isn’t it obvious the Dolphins are tanking games? They give up 15 points in less than 3 minutes to lose the game to the Broncos and the week before Brandon Marshall on a wide-open catch that should have been a touchdown runs out of bounds. If I was a Dolphins player I would rather say I was tanking games than to admit that I was that bad at football.

  27. santorin4 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    Meanwhile, multiple members of the Dolphins roster will eventually be faced with the prospect of switching careers, especially since they were unable to beat that running back playing quarterback with a high football IQ.

    ZING!!

  28. packfaninchitown says: Oct 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    Doesn’t matter who he was prior to joining the NFL, now he’s the “enemy” (for one week anyway).

    What’s next, honoring Luck when he’s next playing in Oakland/SF?

  29. autumnwind999 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:55 PM

    Can someone explain to me again why the Miami Dolphins were having a day celebrating a rival of the local (University of Miami) college football program, not even in the season following their title win, but two years later?

    And, on top of that, why would they choose to do so on the day the QB from that team would be the Dolphins’ opponent?

    Was this epically poor planning? Or just a shameless attempt to lure Tebow fans into the stadium?

  30. autumnwind999 says: Oct 26, 2011 4:59 PM

    Also, is the Dolphins’ season ticket base strong enough to endure this kind of stuff, or might this disgrace, compounded by the 0-7 start, be enough to drive fans away in droves … particularly if they don’t suck enough for Andrew Luck.

    I don’t feel like the Dolphins are the worst team in football right now and they really had that Denver game won, so there is a good chance they don’t get Luck to reverse any such bad feelings.

  31. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 26, 2011 5:01 PM

    When John Beck and the Redskins come in, how about we honor the 2007, 1-15 Dolphins. We can have Cam Cameron give the speech. Have Cleo Lemon, Jess Chatman, Corey Lekkerkerkker, and all the fellas show up. It would be fitting.

  32. jaymc1988 says: Oct 26, 2011 5:01 PM

    LOL im glad u mentioned that last paragragh because as i was reading what bell (bum) said i was thinkin what does that make the dolphins D if thats the case then u said exactly what i was thinkin..spot on(british accent) lol dolphins blow and i cant wait til my boys wreck them this sunday lets gooooo giants

  33. burm61 says: Oct 26, 2011 5:02 PM

    Maybe if the Dolphins didn’t suck they wouldn’t have to use the Gators or Tebow’s college success to sell tickets

  34. xpensivewinos says: Oct 26, 2011 5:03 PM

    What I find incredible about the “Gator Day” is that it shows how painfully clueless the Dolphins business people are in addition to their football people. Mike Dee and Jeff Ireland are a match made in hell.

    Every move Ross has made since he stepped foot on that plane to go woo Harbaugh has been one disaster after another.

    The Dolphins are doomed until he sells the team.

  35. unfkwthabl says: Oct 26, 2011 5:06 PM

    Ive been coming here a few years and that last paragragh was one of the best ive seen here.

    You guys did a kind of Jon Stewart juxtaposition of what someone says about other people while ignoring their own situation.

  36. gtmann says: Oct 26, 2011 5:09 PM

    Not a Fins fan…….bot this was a pretty low class thing to do to your own team. It would be one thing (still not very appropriate) if they did this tribute on a day when they were not playing the Broncos, even better if the Fins were away, but to do it while they are playing each other is down right disrespectful.

  37. granadafan says: Oct 26, 2011 5:09 PM

    Nothing says demoralizing a team than your organization honoring the starting QB of the opposing team. Public Relations Fail.

  38. Broncofanatic7 says: Oct 26, 2011 5:14 PM

    Yeremiah,
    Sorry that you guys got beat by a running back playing quarterback that scored 15 points in the last 3 minutes of the game.
    You don’t like the Tebow stuff? Then stop him.
    You tried, you didn’t, you lost.
    Stop whining and still saying that he’s a running back playing quarterback… that just makes you look even worse, as if being 0-6 isn’t bad enough.
    These guys just need to shut their mouths with the media. Wanna complain to your coaches and your GM go ahead…. but leave the complaining to yourself.

  39. Mikey says: Oct 26, 2011 5:18 PM

    Dear Miami Dolphins,

    Thank you for allowing us to dump our uber-expensive, under-achieving RB on you so we can pick up a real NFL-calibur scatback that is giving us 5 times the production at 1/3 the cost.

    Regards,

    The New Orleans Saints

  40. staffordsyear says: Oct 26, 2011 5:19 PM

    The tebow hype will end on sunday when he meets the lions defensive line.

  41. RexCanCoach says: Oct 26, 2011 5:23 PM

    Oh my, welcome to rock bottom. I hate the Fish and I even feel bad for these players.

  42. slammincamnewton says: Oct 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    You know what’s worse than “Suck for Luck?” Tim Tebow day. A desperate desperate attempt to sell tickets. This franchise is a joke and should probably move to LA before Jacksonville or Minnesota does. When’s Lebron James night? It’s sad that your team makes a third string QB make national news.

  43. slammincamnewton says: Oct 26, 2011 5:44 PM

    Can’t wait for Tom Brady day.

  44. drunkenagitator says: Oct 26, 2011 5:47 PM

    Back in the 1970’s the Mets, who were barely a functioning franchise at that point, held a “Pete Rose Day” at Shea. Now the Dolphins, barely a functioning franchise at this point, are honoring teams that have zero to do with them at all. A truly pathetic display. All of this nonsense about tanking games and “suck for Luck” could have been avoided if ANYONE within that organization had even tried to find a legit QB over the last four or five years. The last time Miami had an even halfway decent QB they won 11 games. Why they continuously avoid solving the QB problem is a complete mystery, all they needed to be a .500 team was a normal, competent QB. Sparano takes all the blame but look at the roster the FO handed him, it’s a joke. Once again the hallowed “Tuna” skips town with his bag of loot leaving a broken team in his wake.

  45. deebo92 says: Oct 26, 2011 5:52 PM

    Why do people insist on typing fake letters on a message board? I don’t know what’s worse, the letters or fake dialogues.

  46. caeser12 says: Oct 26, 2011 6:14 PM

    Today is Wednesday, you should have been sick of Tebow Day on Sunday, Saturday even when you knew they were going to honor him in Miami, Hurricane Country at that! Too late for that Bro’s, should have been some former U players on the Dolphins, then maybe someone with some heart would have stood up and played football.

  47. linvillegorge says: Oct 26, 2011 6:15 PM

    I don’t understand why guys feel the need to discredit a team and/or players who just beat them. If they beat you and they suck, then what does that say about you?

  48. justentertainingthestupid says: Oct 26, 2011 6:19 PM

    It was so bad sunday, I almost had to kick some of my friends out of my house because they were rooting against the dolphins because of luck. I have friends rooting against the dolphins who are Dolphins fans. I have people in my home stadium rooting against my team because we are honoring the other quarterback? Why Stephen Ross? Why? You have run this franchise that had the highest winning percentage in all of sports 7 years ago into the F’ ing ground . I thank you and Bill Parcells for NOTHING!

  49. cantonbound13 says: Oct 26, 2011 6:20 PM

    Fassano is lucky to be in the league. He’s just another guy who’s on this team because of Parcells.

  50. Deb says: Oct 26, 2011 6:29 PM

    The spectacle of the whole Tebow thing was fun to watch as an outsider. But I’m thankful to know it would never happen at Heinz Field–or at Bryant-Denny Stadium where my Crimson Tide play. It was horribly disrespectful to the Dolphins players, to diehard Dolphins fans, and to the Hurricanes for whom that stadium is home.

    As a Fla. girl, I found it a little odd because that’s not really Gator country–although it appears Tebow’s faithful traveled well. But I don’t care how desperate you are to sell tickets or how much your team is struggling, that’s just not something you do. My sympathies to the Fin fans on being stuck with such a disloyal owner. If Cowher is considering the Dolphins, I hope he thinks long and hard before saying yes. Ross isn’t Rooney.

  51. vikingsinla says: Oct 26, 2011 6:34 PM

    And to think, just yesterday Gruden and Cowher were reportedly interested in leaving the safe, criticism-free confines of their cushy media jobs to take over as the Fins’ head coach. However proud the franchise once was, today their roster is among the most talent-challenged, who play in front of among the most apathetic fanbase.

  52. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 26, 2011 6:52 PM

    When your team is co-wned by:

    J. LO
    MARC ANTHONY
    & GLORIA ESTEFAN

    …. YEEAHHHHHHH

  53. rexismybff says: Oct 26, 2011 7:28 PM

    The Fins should have lots of extra fans on Michigan day when Brady and the Pats come to play, and USC day when Sanchez and the Jets come down.

    But I don’t know if Miami of Ohio day for Roethlisberger or Delaware day for Flacco will be such big draws.

  54. droopyyydog1 says: Oct 26, 2011 7:40 PM

    Wow maybe you should have played harder and WON THE GAME !!! Or was that to much to ask for ? I’m tired of these guys and their sad excuses for losing.
    Don’t want the fans “Sucking for Luck” why don’t you try winning a game at home once in awhile. !!
    Whats not mentioned is that the offer was put to UM but they passed.

  55. cliverush says: Oct 26, 2011 7:41 PM

    When the weather turns cold the Fin’s fans have to endure the visits of the fans of the Jets, Pats, and sometimes the Steelers who come in large numbers to the games there. Inviting them with a day honoring an opposing player is just plain cruel considering the recent history of the team.

  56. hooptie says: Oct 26, 2011 7:47 PM

    When’s Ace Ventura Day featuring Snowflake?

  57. jetsfan136 says: Oct 26, 2011 7:58 PM

    drunkenagitator says:
    Oct 26, 2011 5:47 PM
    Back in the 1970′s the Mets, who were barely a functioning franchise at that point, held a “Pete Rose Day” at Shea……
    ————-

    Can you be more specific? I don’t remember Pete Rose day at Shea. Mets were functioniong well in 73 when they went to the World Series. They beat the Reds that year and Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson got into a fight at second base. Rose played with the Reds until 79 when he then joined the Phils…..so I don’t think the Mets were honoring him in the 70’s bro. This is some made up stuff.

  58. wtf_seriously says: Oct 26, 2011 8:08 PM

    justentertainingthestupid says:
    It was so bad sunday, I almost had to kick some of my friends out of my house because they were rooting against the dolphins because of luck. I have friends rooting against the dolphins who are Dolphins fans. I have people in my home stadium rooting against my team because we are honoring the other quarterback? Why Stephen Ross? Why? You have run this franchise that had the highest winning percentage in all of sports 7 years ago into the F’ ing ground . I thank you and Bill Parcells for NOTHING

    ——————————————-

    This post deserves 5 thumbs up. It really says it all.
    I am a Jets fan and have been for 15 years. Two years ago I was trash talking back and forth all season with friends who are Miami fans. Now, they are barely watching football…they can’t put their hearts into it. It’s crushing them that their team’s owner has let this once proud organization fall apart. How can anyone with a shred of professionalism let his corporation sink to this??

  59. tampafan24 says: Oct 26, 2011 8:15 PM

    Dear Dolphins Players,

    Before you criticize Dolphin fan for the Suck for Luck campaign why don’t you show up and put forth a mans effort at your job! Dolphin fan has NOTHING to cheer for as everyone on the planet is questioning your ability, effort, and your heart.
    Why don’t you man up go to work so that your fans can enjoy something besides an expectation of just another Sunday loss. The team is uninspired, uncoached, unmanageable, and now unwatchable which works well because given the current trend will likely be blacked out the rest of the year.

    If you were really upset about something then you would be upset about watching your own game film on Monday’s when you realize that you truly are Sucking for Luck, the rest of us are just applauding your efforts!

  60. gadgetdawg says: Oct 26, 2011 8:19 PM

    Wait until you all see the rest of the line-up:

    11/13 – John Beck day
    11/20 – Ryan Fitzpatrick day
    12/04 – Carson Palmer day
    12/11 – Michael Vick day
    01/01 – Mark Sanchez day

    Hey, if they can’t sell tickets to Phins fans maybe someone else will buy them.

  61. cantonbound13 says: Oct 26, 2011 9:26 PM

    Hey Ross, want to sell out games in the future? SELL THE TEAM TO SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING!!!!

  62. psychotim says: Oct 26, 2011 9:58 PM

    @jetsfan136 says “so I don’t think the Mets were honoring him in the 70′s bro. This is some made up stuff.”

    Not so fast — if you Google “Pete Rose Day” and “New York Mets” you’ll find:

    April 15, 1979 Shea Stadium
    Philadelphia Phillies 6, Mets 3
    AP from Queens
    May 8, 2003
    This was an Easter Sunday DH. My friend and I took the bus and walked over the Roosevelt Ave. Bridge as usual. In the upper deck a Phillies fan named Howie started talking to us. And he never stopped talking for 2 games. He was nuts but knew a lot about the Philly sports scene. He did a great Harry Kalas imitation. He really entertained us. We always looked for him again but never met up “Howie Phillie” again.

    This was “Pete Rose Day” They gave out pictures of his record breaking hitting streak swing from the prior year at Shea.

    This time the disgraced Rose was taunted by the Shea crowd. Most of the pictures got torn up and scattered on the field. There were loud chants of “Pete Rose Sucks”!!.

    john m
    August 20, 2004
    Easter Sunday. Cold drizzle through the whole doubleheader – Phillies in control the whole day. My brother and a friend of ours sat in the upper deck freezing until the last inning – naturally we missed 3 run homers by Schmidt and Mazzilli…also missed Easter Sunday dinner with the family, who forgave me. My friend I believe caught whoopass bronchitis or pneumonia and missed the next week of school – I think he also forgave me…don’t know what happened to the Rose photos – but honoring an opposing player (a mere 6 years after he fisted Bud in the playoffs) while his team is sweeping a doubleheader, well, that just typified the late 70s era

    Sadly, it’s true.

  63. FinFan68 says: Oct 26, 2011 10:05 PM

    As a Dolphins fan of over 40 years, I can honestly say it has never been as disheartening and embarrassing to be a fan of this team than it is right now.

    Many are to blame: some players, some coaches, the GM, and most importantly, the owner.

    Huizenga started the slide and Ross is taking it to a whole new level of ineptitude. While he may be staying out of most of the football decisions, he needs to see what is happening and correct it. Failure to do so makes him a horrible owner. Hire guys that understand the game rather than rely on familiar people that are unqualified or, at a minimum, are no longer competent. His handling of Sparano back in January was dismal and a low point in franchise history that could only be surpassed by a winless season. That was bush-league, and it seems as if it may be happening again.

    The perception of Ross is that he cares more about celebrities than putting a winning team on the field. That may be a little unfair, but his actions only add to that perception. At least he is not afraid to pay a few players. Now, if only he had the guile to hire a football staff that is capable of recognizing, acquiring and coaching real football talent.

  64. jetsfan136 says: Oct 26, 2011 11:55 PM

    psychotim says:
    Oct 26, 2011 9:58 PM
    @jetsfan136 says “so I don’t think the Mets were honoring him in the 70′s bro. This is some made up stuff.”

    Not so fast — if you Google “Pete Rose Day” and “New York Mets” you’ll find:

    ————-

    Well thats a good job outta you and the original poster. I stand corrected. Didn’t remenber that at all. Mustve been all the drugs in the 70’s……and 80’s…and 90’s….and aughts…and tonite.

  65. lookatthefarside says: Oct 27, 2011 6:42 AM

    Maybe if J-Lo would give all of the pink dolphins fiat’s, the fins would play better!

  66. gatorfan1 says: Oct 27, 2011 12:15 PM

    Yes, how embarrassing this must have been for the local Hurricane fans…all 10 of them!!!!

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