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Dolphins in a home Super Bowl a nightmare?

There is truly a leadership void afoot in this country. I believe that, for whatever reason, many people we have stupidly installed into leadership roles have lost their way.

I'm talking about leaders in business, politics (from all the parties), the car industry, Wall Street and the financial industry and, sadly, everywhere in government.

We don't have people that get it anymore.

And that's where Broward County tourism director Nicki Grossman comes to mind today. This story in The Miami Herald tells how Grossman, a long-time South Florida public servant and Dolphins season-ticket holder (she claims), is rooting against the Dolphins making it to the Super Bowl this year.

Now, suspend the argument about whether the Dolphins are good enough to get to the Super Bowl or not. That's not the point. The point is how anyone can bring themselves to root against their own team for selfish reasons.

And Grossman, by the way, has selfish reason. As head of the tourism folks, Grossman wants to see the Super Bowl fill every hotel room in her county come next January and early February. And, she figures, if the Dolphins are in the game, the hotel rooms won't be filled because local fans can sleep in their own beds at night.

So there would be no great influx of Super Bowl fans.

But this is where Grossman misses the mark. She obviously does not understand that Dolphins fans are everywhere. I have become intimately of this fact because in every stadium the Dolphins play, there are typically  at least 2,000 Dolphins fans rooting for Miami. I am also aware that all my readers are not from South Florida. In fact, a majority are from outside South Florida.

You guys are Dolphins fans in Texas, the Carolinas, New York, Hawaii, everywhere. And I get the feeling many of you would come to South Florida to watch your team be in its first Super Bowl since 1984. Am I right?

Grossman also doesn't get the drift that a Super Bowl game is played by two teams. And the other team not being from South Florida will surely also bring fans.

So her vision, in rooting openly against the Dolphins, is myopic.

Leadership? Not so much.

So this is what I want you to do. Go to the comments section and tell me exactly where you are from in the country. Tell me if you would be inclined to come to a Dolphins Super Bowl celebration or not.

Now, I didn't ask if you'd be coming to the game. I know the tickets are expensive and hard to get. Grossman doesn't care about that anyway, she just needs folks that yearly come for the week of Super Bowl atmosphere and fun, filling the beds in local hotels. Whether those folks are in the stands on Super Bowl Sunday is moot.

Remember: Are you an out-of-town Dolphins fan? And would you trek to South Florida to join in the Dolphins Super Bowl celebration? 

Is Grossman right to believe the Dolphins playing a home Super Bowl would be a nightmare? Or is she lacking vision?


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i live in northern new york and i love the miami dolphins, i would drive 3500 miles to see them play in the superbowl. this is really what us phin fans need at the time. because of the rough seasons we've had prior to last year

I'm sixteen and have lived in nova scotia, canada, my whole life. After I went to my first fins game in MIA last season, there is nothing that could possibly stop me from investing my college money into a super bowl trip to south fla, and take out student loans for tuition.

Agawam, Massachusetts and if the Dolphins made it to the superbowl you bet your butt i'd be there!!!! I've been a Dolphins phan the day I was born thats 31 years ago to see them and remember them in a superbowl would be awesome go phins

I am from Fresno, CA and would show up in beautiful Miami if they made it to the Superbowl. What a party that would be. I would bring my Idaho fans too!

DC Dolphan here, that lady is a God Dang Idiot! I'd call it 90% that I would make it down there, even if I wasn't going to the game, just to be in the city for it. It would probably be the greatest party of my life!

From Gaborone, Botswana

Have been a Dolphin fan for decades, and have made regular season games--coming out of Africa. My wife and I have enjoyed being in Miami and watching the Dolphins; quite apart from enjoying the hospitality of South Florida. Go Dolphins!!!--out with Grosslady, and her think-alikes.

TAMPA..In a heartbeat...ALL WEEK.

I would like to say the she is crazy. I am a fins fan from Lexington ky. When ever I have time and the money I go see the fins when I can. I am going to nashville in December and would love for the fins to be in the superbowl. If they do make it I will be there.

I live in a suburb of Chicago and have been a Dolphins fan all my life. I have always said I would rather go to see the Dolphins in an AFC Championship game in Miami than a Super Bowl in another city because of the home crowd experience. The Dolphins in a Super Bowl IN MIAMI would be the best of both worlds. I'm there!

This is true, I was born in florida 42 years ago but live in Seattle, Wa and read this every day.

Was raised in Miami live in Puerto Rico long time Dolphin fan. I was at there when Joe Hour ran back the innitial kick-off,there when Griese took over for an injured Stoufer, again there when Anderson ran back interception 71 playoff Colts, I have attended 4 Superbowls never with the Dolphins. My next S/B only if the Fins play sure I will go in hell if necessary!

I just traveled 2000 plus miles to see Miami play the chargers in san diego. It was a sad game to see for an Alaskan who rarely gets to see his team play but it was my first wedding anniversary and my wife is very very good to me. U can bet that if Miami made it to the SB that she would spend everything in savings to get me there and I wouldn't even have to ask.

Huge fan for 25 years, I live in CT and I would definitely fly down for the playoffs AND superbowl!

From southern Calif. Went to the SD game. Will go to Miami Superbowl.

I live in North Carolina (since 1980) and NO, I'm NOT a Panthers fan nor couldn't care less to be one .. I was 14 years old in Miami's inaugural season (1966) .. without a doubt, I would be in Miami to watch the Dolphins in a Super Bowl .. unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of going to any game I want and yes, I was a Huddle Club member as a teenager .. it's easy to complain about Dolphin games when you can go to anyone you wish .. can't even watch Dolphin games, on a regular basis either, anymore .. I miss two things: Dolphin games (whether or not it's the Orange Bowl) and Cuban sandwiches .. N.C. BBQ doesn't cut it!!!

"Dolphins are by far most popular football team in Costa Rica."

Haha yeah, I noticed this when I happened into a sports bar in Playa Langosta during football season, would've thought it was south Florida from all the 'fin fans! I thought it must just be a bunch of guys on the same vacation, but the guy that runs Costa Rica Vacation Packages said its like that everywhere down there.

I am a great fan of Dolphin in india. My dream is to see Dolphin actually, I saw it only in the television.

Friends! I am in India now and I would like be there if I can get a ticket of Super Bowl.

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