Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is hands down the worst owner in the National Football League, and he is drastically ruining his own franchise in a pace that would make Donald Sterling look like George Steinbrenner.
Ross has absolutely no idea what to do in Miami. He may be a genius in terms of real estate development, but he is a complete moron in terms of putting together a winning football team in the NFL.
Then again, does he even care?
Ross has proven on a steady basis that not only does he not know what do in terms of football decisions, but he has also demonstrated on a consistent basis that he has his priorities all wrong, at least in terms of the fans.
Ross would be linked to someone who would rather look good than play good. He says that he cares about the fans and about bringing back a winning product to South Beach. Clearly, he is lying.
Since Ross took over as owner of the Dolphins, the team has gotten worse, and much of that is due to his ignorance and preference to play with the social aspect of the team. Ross had a decent head coach in Tony Sparano, but did nothing to help him. He hired the biggest idiot in the world in general manager Jeff Ireland, and that is one key reason why many players will never sign with the Dolphins.
But I’m not going to get into things about how poor of an excuse for a general manager Ireland is right now. That would take too long. And unlike Ross, I can remain focused on what I said I was going to do in the first place.
Ross cares more about bringing in celebrity owners, including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Venus and Serena Williams, Fergie, Jimmy Buffett and others. Again, looking good is more important than actually being good.
Celebrity owners do not distract from the fact that the Dolphins are a last place team in the AFC East. Seeing J-Lo in a hot dress does not take away from the fact that you were unable to land Jim Harbaugh or Jeff Fisher as head coach, or Peyton Manning to lead the team into the future. Seeing the Williams’s sisters in their Dolphins gear after they are eliminated from a tennis tournament does not make the fact that you had a celebration for an opposing quarterback acceptable.
And now, Ross wants to change more Dolphins’ traditions. He already took away the most important one in actually winning games and competing for the playoffs, and now he wants to change the uniforms and possibly even team colors.
While first saying that perhaps only a few minor tweaks could be made to the Dolphins’ color scheme and jerseys, he now said he could see changing things along the lines of what the Miami Marlins did in baseball when they moved into their new stadium.
For those unfamiliar, what the Marlins did was take classic, good looking uniforms and colors and make them look like a small Division III school in a bad area and come up with a cheap looking design that is nowhere near aesthetically pleasing.
Finally, Ross wants to implement Buffett’s song Fins into the stadium when the Dolphins trail or tie the game, and only play the team’s traditional fight song when they go ahead.
Think about that one. Ross has said he has always hated the team fight song. Now, he will only play it when Miami leads in a game?
How often will that be? It is almost as if Ross is guaranteeing a way to never have to play the traditional song again, as he does everything possible to make a once proud franchise into a laughingstock loser.