New movie takes a swipe at the Dolphins

Los Angeles Premiere Of Amazon's "The Tomorrow War" - Arrivals
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Usually, pop-culture jokes about bad football teams usually are reserved only for truly bad football teams. The Dolphins are not a bad football team, and yet they’re the butt of a joke in a new movie.

As explained by Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (via Sports Business Daily), The Tomorrow War includes multiple cracks at the recent fortunes fo the Fins.

“So, do the Miami Dolphins ever win the Super Bowl?” Chris Pratt’s character asks at one point in the time-travel film.

Later, after Pratt’s character returns from the future, the character played by J.K. Simmons asks, “So how was the future? The Miami Dolphins still suck?”

As Kelly notes, other teams would much better fit the joke. Teams like the Lions or the Browns or the Jets. Indeed, the Dolphins are becoming competitive, and they still have more Super Bowl trophies in the case than the Bills, Jets, Browns, Bengals, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Chargers, Eagles, Vikings, Bears, Lions, Saints, Panthers, Falcons, Seahawks, Rams, or Cardinals.

18 responses to “New movie takes a swipe at the Dolphins

  1. Dolphins haven’t won a playoff game since 2000. They haven’t won a super bowl since the early 70s. The jokes seem valid to me.

  2. Yet among those teams with fewer titles, I’d prefer to watch at least half of them play a generic interconference matchup on Thursday night.

  3. For a Frankenstein monster of a movie stitched together from much better films like Edge of Tomorrow, Aliens, and even that Aliens vs Predator one in ice, those lines were the only ones that made sense.

  4. In 2004, I was in Busch Stadium when the Red Sox won the World Series(Dolphins fan, first and foremost, but Boston fan in everything else). While the 10,000, or so, so Red Sox fans were celebrating in euphoria and the team had swarmed the field, we were confused as to why Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore were also on the field, celebrating like idiots(Kevin Millar and Johnny Damon referred to themselves as Idiots). Turns out they had to reshoot the end of the movie Fever Pitch. Times change. It is what it is. Drunken Pats fans love to brag about 6 rings. True, they have 6 rings. And they have had more for 15 years. But Miami had more rings for over 3 decades. In ’04, the Red Sox were looked at as the insignificant little brother. In less than 15 years, 4 rings to 1. Times change. Flores is a fantastic coach. Tua may not be the long-time future QB, he may be. Either way, Miami will be competitive for a long time, with Flores…

  5. I’m changing my screen name to Dolphins in Super Bowl this year!!!

  6. For all of you that laugh at the Dolphins keep in mind head to head they have more wins over the Patriots.

  7. Indeed, the Dolphins are becoming competitive, and they still have more Super Bowl trophies in the case than the Bills, Jets, Browns, Bengals, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Chargers, Eagles, Vikings, Bears, Lions, Saints, Panthers, Falcons, Seahawks, Rams, or Cardinals.

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    But the Falcons were sooooooo close!

  8. I’m pretty sure the characters in the movie live in Miami, that’s why Chris Pratt’s character wants to know if the Dolphins win the Super Bowl in the next 30 years and why J.K. Simmons character wants to know if they still suck. It’s not just a random dig at the Dolphins. Pretty easy to figure out if you look into it a little bit.

  9. joe white says:
    July 7, 2021 at 7:08 pm
    I blame Ray Finkle

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    I take offense to that!

  10. Im 40. The last time they won a playoff game I was in attendance…I was 19 then. I was 4 the last time they were in a Superbowl,which I don’t remember. The Dolphins are getting really close to Cleveland Indians territory. That being said, the Dolphins are mentioned or are in alot of different movies. Hopefully I live long enough to see them play in a Superbowl some day.

  11. The only pro sport that ignores its previous league championships just because a new term became popular to describe them, like Super Bowl. It is a joke really and shows the ignorance of those that also ignore it. If you look at the early success of the Browns, and other teams in the list, before that time, you wouldn’t include them in the list. And yes, I know they haven’t had much success since their return, but they have had success, even though not in the Super Bowl Era.

  12. Unless the character Chris Pratt is playing is 50 years old, he would have never seen the Dolphins win a Super Bowl. Seems like a valid line of questioning.

  13. Don’t forget that the Dolphins are a very popular team outside the US (one of the NFL teams with most fans in Europe, for example), so it just makes sense for a movie released worldwide to reference them, rather than the Lions or Browns… that despite the great job made in the last couple of seasons by the new management

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