Let introduce myself, I am Ohiofinfan4life and my passion for the Dolphins started in 1970 when my grandparents took me to a Dolphin show in Florida. Being born & raised in Toledo, Ohio I went to my 1st Fins game in Detroit in 1985 ( shortly after Marino became our starter ). Now, Toledo is ground zero for the rivalry between Ohio State & Michigan, talk about a blood feud. Each party claims the other fan base is classless and the feelings of hate run wild. Now here we are in a similar situation. I'll be real honest here, I hate every team team that plays the Fins. More so for the teams in the AFC East, however in my book the Jets are public enemy #1. That is fact, and I truly hate them. And the same goes for Michigan too. Now it is also a fact that at least half of my closest friends are Michigan diehards. And with that I have found that as much as I hate these teams I need them. I need to have that one team that that I love to hate,.....hello NY ! But, it comes with a catch. I have been an athlete my whole life playing hockey since I was a little kid and still doing damage in the over 35 beer leagues. Which bring me to the point of respect. As much as I hate the Jets, I don't have to hate a single Jets fan and they don't have to hate me. It's a choice, and one that is influenced by sportsmanship. You can't call me any name or say anything that I haven't heard a million times before. Mind you, I cut my teeth in places like Detroit, Cleveland, & Buffalo. Tough places to be when rolling through their stadium in Dolphins colors from head to toe. And back in the day, security wasn't what it is today and I have been in several dust ups as younger man. I'm always amazed at courage one has when surround by friends and fueled by beer. But these are different times. I've come to find that that the game is far more enjoyable when I can get along with my rivals fan base. So to that end I wish you good luck and that we witness a good game. Somebody is going to lose on Sunday. And it could very well be the Dolphins,......or the Jets. Nobody knows,...but I do know this, the Sun will rise on Monday. That is fact.
Now,....it is another fact cancer is a bitch and has taken so many from all us including my Uncle. There is a Dolphins & Jets fan that won't live to see Monday somewhere and that sucks ass. Last year I rode in my 1st Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a cancer fundraiser down in Miami. I am driving 1800 miles ( Ohio to NY to Miami ) to ride 170 miles in two days on my bicycle. So here I will ask for for your support. The same I asked of just about everyone I've encountered over the last couple of months while fundraising. So the question is how many of you hate the Dolphins and hate cancer ? I would think all of you. Now,....in the name of good sportsmanship I ask for your support by donating just $1. FYI,....whenI ride the century ( 100 miles ) next Saturday I will be sporting a cycling jersey that is very NY'ish.
Notice Gene, Scott, Johnny on the table. Some of my favorite rockers,.....all from NY !
Please consider heading over to my rider page and helping out a good cause. Because at the end of the day we have more in common than differences.
Griffin AKA OFF4L