If you thought being a New York Jets fan was rough, can you imagine rooting for the Miami Dolphins? I sit with Brian Miller of Phin Phanatic to speak about the horrors that come with rooting for the fish.
For decades now, the New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins rivalry has always been great to watch. Of course, the teams of the past put on much better games but as of late, both teams are pretty abysmal, to say the least.
It’s interesting how many find it hard to even root for the Jets and Dolphins at this point of the year as both teams have severely underperformed. Heading into today’s Week 9 matchup between both teams, one will end their current two-game losing streak that can at least shed some light on what will likely be forgettable seasons by each franchise this season.
I decided to sit with my good friend Brian Miller, Site Expert of Phin Phanatic, to speak about the horrors that undoubtedly come with being a fan of the Dolphins. Here is our sit down in its entirety because apparently, being a Jets fan is just about as bad as being a Dolphins fan. Who would have thought?
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LTJ: If you had to put a number on it, from 1-10, how much does it suck being a Dolphins fan year in and year out with Tannehill still bumming around?
BM: That’s a great question. Probably about 17, I mean 6, or maybe five. I no longer count the number of starting quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired but it’s something like 19.
I only know that since Tannehill has been here there has been more than I care to think about and I can’t be certain that Brock Osweiler will be the last one this year honestly. Probably a five because they still play just well enough to keep your hopes up before they rip your heart out.
LTJ: You guys have had several head coaching changes over the last decade or so, does Gase stick around after what will likely be another losing season?
BM: Yep! He will get at least another year through 2019 which really pleases some in our fan base. I could probably ask you the same question, oh wait I did. The irony of that, however, is that of all those “coaching changes” you mentioned, Todd Bowles was our interim head coach in 2011. I really just want to go bang my head against a wall right now. Thanks for that by the way.
LTJ: What is the one thing you’ve always hated about the Dolphins, the Jets, and this rivalry?
BM: As far as the Jets I can make it a list a mile long but it would really have to start with Ken O’Brien. The Dolphins lost many shootouts because of him but I suppose the one player I never really liked was Joe Klecko. He was just always disrupting the Dolphins offensive continuity and that sucked. Perhaps the worst part of it all though, and this is no joke, I was born in Miami and a close relative sent my parents an NY Jets baby jumper that I was brought home from the hospital in. I guess you could say I have never really liked them since birth.
LTJ: Joe Namath is better and will always be better than Dan Marino. What’s the first thing that came into your head when you just read that?
BM: I choked on my beer. It came out of nose which made me gag and cough but I kept laughing. Then I realized that you probably actually believed it and I began to feel sorry for you.
LTJ: Final score and which player on the Dolphins messes up the most in this lackluster AFC East rivalry game?
BM: Greatest question so far. I think this will be a close game and I think Miami pulls it out 24-17 thanks to the South Florida heat but to answer that last part I think that the Jets are going to remind everyone that roots for the Dolphins why DeVante Parker should have been traded.