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Q&A insights: The fight song

I sat down with Dolphins CEO Mike Dee last week and discussed everything from how the NFL's uncertain labor situation has affected season ticket sales, to the team's uniform, to the club's uniform and fight song.

The full interview is here so please check it out.

As you know, print space is at a premium. So there are things I would have loved to say about the Q&A in print that simply didn't fit. As it is, I took up nearly three-quarters of a page in today's sports section. But cyberspace is free. Cyberspace has a way to go before it's full.

So today I will share insights on different topics handled within the Q&A that could not be addressed in print. This is the first installment of that:

Dee told me the club is very cognizant of what fans like and dislike. To that end, the club is actually seating focus groups to get opinions about fan likes and dislikes. The opinions, however, sometimes run afoul of what the Dolphins like or dislike.

And the club's fight song is one such example of that disagreement. I've been told in no uncertain terms that club owner Stephen Ross does not like the old fight song.

He tried to replace it altogether when he took over ownership of the team. And when there was a backlash to that, he brought back the old fight song but only coming off the bench as it is no longer played after every score but only once per game -- that at the end of the third quarter.

Dee refutes the idea Ross hates the fight song. He says the owner, ahem, simply likes it more in a different way.

But because the Dolphins conduct those focus groups on everything -- including the fight song -- they know the song is popular. "One man told us, it's a terrible song, but it's our terrible song," Dee told me.

And so Dee suggests there is a compromise coming on the use of the song. I expect that compromise will mean a greater use of that song -- even if the owner isn't a fan.

Come back later, and I'll give you more insight on topics covered within the Q&A with Dolphins CEO Mike Dee.

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I can't believe I saw YET AGAIN some nitwit who thinks the fight song was first used by the Oilers.

The Dolphins song first came out in 1972, but the team never copywrighted it and the Oilers adopted a nearly identical version in 1978.

After a few seasons, Houston stopped using it and the Dolphins then made it official with the copywright.

I really do have a great ass. Seriously.

1) Old fight song is history, don't mess with it. What is Ross? A music critic or a owner? Just write the checks geek.

2) Don't change uni unless you go back to throw backs. That's history too.

3) No roof, screw Goodell the money grubber.

I agree, if a guy cannot keep his cool under fire, I, for one, don't want him around.

Change the stupid logo. It's a freaking cartoon porpoise wearing a football helmet. That's something I would expect to find on a t-shirt in a Disney store, not a football field.

I know the history, but the logo is (almost) as bad as the old Buccaneers one. Needs an update to something less cartoonish.

Oscar...I agree your post are incredibly vaugue.....who or what are you talking about????

Has anyone given any thought to this? The CBA is so important to both sides they agreed to a one week extension yet they have taken the weekend off!They only care about themselves, screw the fans until they try to sell tickets. Yet, like a bunch of idiots everyone is on here saying Fins should do this , Fins should do that. They don't care unitl you pull your hands out of your pocket--empty! Then we have the KINGIDIOT (MANDO) writing a fluff piece about the feakin' fight song. Him and Cote have no orignal thoughts. But you guys do! They're not asking you how to improve the team or what the real fans want, they're polling a bunch of kids who like the logo ( like Jay said you'd find at disney ). Get a grip and UNITE!!!!! Why does'nt Mando address the fans concern wiht Ross or the CEO Sandra Dee? -too tough of an assignment???

Kris, I do not have the time to glue my ass to a chair reading this Blog continuously. I was answering the Ryan Mallet comments posted above. He, didn't I tell you guys that Internet is a great vehicle to detect animosity in others?

I have hated this owner from the start.

I know most People want to be spoonfed, but I don't want to do it.

If you read our post only your is full of anomsity Oscar...I merely asked you to clarify your postion....and I stated that your post are vague....

Those are both my observations of your post....

I also find it laughable that anyone on here who post always RUN staright to the NO LIFE ARGUMENT....

Those who have to defend their life....and time are probably the ones who really don't have one....

but again...thats MY observation and opinion.....

It's all rigged, man.

Just like the little 17 yr old hooker they set me up with, all rigged man.

Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft are members of Illuminati.

I know..... build a team on the field that competes for a Super Bowl year in and year out....Then you can play the freakin' song.

Amen....Jobyzap.....Amen

Please, write with good English grammar and spelling, Kris. I cannot understand your last post.

Play the the "Miami Vice" jingle after every score. Then score a fight song off the instrumentals from Phil Collins "Feel It In The Air Tonight.

Both have a Miami flair and feel to them even if from the 80's.

Julian, Any new Leaks???????????

Iknow the what the new fight song should be, "Comfortbly Numb"..........

This is good news indeed. I'm sure once we get the team song, uniforms, and logos straightened out, everything else will fall into place.

I like this approach...start with the absolute least important things, things that you can actually accomplish, then worry about the things you haven't yet figured out how to accomplish some other day.

As far as uniforms are concerned, I luv the present colors, just would like to see them find creative ways to twinge in black. I dont want it to be a dominant color, just add it as highlights.

0x80, The New Owner and the old owner(Hollywood Ross, And Wayne(Be kind and rewind)Huizanga should be cast in the New Block buster remake of "Dumb and Dumber"...........

I'd like to see some mauve or chartreuse, perhaps a hint of merlot. The logo needs to be more menacing, we have the most friendly logo for a football team, only a panda bear would be less intimidating. Then, be the first team to have nude cheerleaders to boost attendance.

0x80, Love the nude cheer Leader proposal, Mando, Talk to Dee and see if you can make this happen.....

I MAKE THE BEST HAM AND THE SECRET IS OF TO PUT MANY MANY ((CLOVES)) ON IT THEY ARE A LITTLE STICK WITH A POINTY END AND YOU PUT THEMJK ALL OVER THE HAM BUT DO NOT EAT THEN

HEYNA COWHER WILL BRING A NAKED LADY CHEER LEADER BUT IT WILL BE HIS GIRLFRIEND ORPAH WINFRY RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE SIDE LINES WHEN THE DOLPHINS MAKE TOUCHDOWNS AND SHE WILL ALSO DRINK RUM FROM THE BOTTLE AND RUN NAKED UP TO PLAYERS AND KISS THEM AND DANCE WITH COWHER THE HEYNA

Cuban, good suggestion. Play old fight song when we score, comfortably numb when they do.

It's a win-win suggestion, we get to hear a lot of Pink Floyd.

"Focus Group"???? Are you F@cking Kidding me???, How did this Idiot make his money????, Had to have inherited it, He's to stupid to have made it himself............LMAOROTF over how Buffoon like Ross is.... Totally clueless.....

#1

If Newton falls to #15 they better go and get him... They need to take a chance

Every time we force a punt, a fumble or nab an int. play WALK by Pantera..........real LOUD!!!!

After every TD, the Immigrant Song by Zepplelin.

All the fans can scream along with Plant: ValHalla! ValHalla!

PS: Adding a little Black to the uniforms would go along nicely with the new edgier MUSIC!

I SAE THAT THE GANG OF DEFEET IS BSAHUNG THE DLOPHINS AGAIN,CUBEN,MAKE SOME PLANTAINS AND SHUT UP.

......ooooooooOOOOOOOO!!!!

I don't care if the stadium "experience" was like going to an old fashioned black and white silent film!

I just want more than one home victory!

Jesus Criminy! Just win, win and win some more!!!!

CUBEN AND BREAD AGAIBN WELL HAVE YUO BELIVE THET THE HYENA COWER AND HIS GRILFRIEND OPRAH WINFRY WILLMAKE THE DOILPINS A WINER BUT WIL ONLY BE % AND & AFTER THE SAESON.

HYENA COWHER AND HIS GIRL FRIEND ORPAH WILL FRENCH KISS AFTER TOUCH DOWNS AND THEN SHE WILL TAKE HER CLOTHS OFF AND SQUEEZE GLASES OF HER BREST MILK FOR THE PLAYERS

Good Lord Lil Aloco, How much glue have you inhaled????????, Get some sleep my Lil Friend..........

There's probably not a single team in pro sports that doesn't have occassional focus group sessions with fans. It's a great way for any business to assess likes/dislikes and obviously the most direct.

Some of you seriuously need to chill the hell out. Sure, they have to improve the FOOTBALL prodsuct (duh) but there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with the Dolphins doing what every other freaking company with any brains in the world does---talk to their customers.

Jay @ 7:49, 100% true.

We didn't sign anybody. No Shockey, no Atogwe, no Bob Sanders. We couldn't even sign Bryan Cox as an assistant coach!

But, ah, YEAH! I got my panties in a bunch over the unifoms and lame a s s fight song.

I've never been ashamed of being a Dolphin fan-NEVER! This FO is making it more and MORE difficult..................

Odinseye, I'm starting to agree with you there

Jay, I would bet my last dollar that everyone cares about are wins......, But I might be wrong, I am a member of Lil Aloco's "Gang Of Defeat" Or as our lil friend would sat "GANG OF DEFEET".... LOL at lil aloco..

Odin I carry my love for the mighty airbreathers like a badge of courage, it cant get any worse.... Can it?? I mean it's not like they'll lose to the Browns,Lions or Bills... At Home.... Right??, It cant happen, can it???

Jay,

I think you're missing the point.

The "feed back" efforts are great. Good way to keep in touch with the fan base. That's all fine and dandy.

The point is, that's the ONLY kind of news we're getting out of South Florida these days.

I mean God forbid we get any kind of football news! How about Edds rehab? Now that Will Allen is signed, how did his rehab go? What kind of shape is he in?

How about any word on Jake Long and his shoulder?

Was Bryan Cox just filling some Rooney rule requirement? He interviews and then not a single word from anyone.

I'll sleep so much better tonight knowing that some "focus group" is letting Ross and co. in on something that we ALL ALREADY KNOW! The fight song sucks.

By the way, anybody heard anything about Jim Mandich lately?

well if we scored more than one touchdown a game then this story would be relevant...Looking forward to a uniform change in 2012, we wear throwbacks everygame...nike is good about putting a variety of uniforms together for teams...just look at the oregan ducks...! LOL

Odinseye,

In all fairness to the fo, havent we had our thong boxers up our a*ss as fans over them signing injury history players in the past? Atogwe, Sanders, and Shockey all well qualify for that dirty laundry list.

Now that they maybe finally listening to us, now we want to change our demands. Injury prone or no injury prone players. Which is it?

Amando,

You were on quite a roll there, coming back Jan. 28th, after a forced furlough and blogging some interesting posts.

What happened? This type of story is really weak. Especially when you consider the opportunity that was afforded you - an interview with CEO, Mike Dee. How is it every time you get an interview, the source gains the upper hand and dictates the story?

Are you suffering a case of Writer's Block...already? If you need some suggestions regarding what the fans really want to hear about, look no further than here.

As you know, I will occasionally write directly to your email address. I even informed you that I write under two pseudonyms,
I was wondering how long it would take for one of your regulars here to catch on to this fact. The same style of writing.

Some one a couple weeks ago thought my postings were written by you. I posted the two names closer together, and only then did someone figure it out.

But never have I ever posted a self-congradualatory remark from one name to the other. I neither supported my prior post using the "other" name. Unlike some here.

I simply used the, "Good cop, Bad cop" approach, to which Amando was privy...

GulfDolphin & Marooned on a Deserted Island

Odineye,

Also if Armando asked better questions we might get better news. Dee can only answer the grade of questions asked of him.

Armando please stop asking chicken scratch questions so that we stop getting chicken scratch news. That or allow Odinseye to ask the questions@! LOL............

White helmets with gray pants and gray jerseys as an alternate uniform.

This blog works better when Armando doesn't interrupt it with trivial stories, ridiculous speculations or to impart his religous morality. The week he was away the blog continued to get more interesting until he came back and steered it back off track with bubble gum stories.

Odin...you haven't been paying attention..we signed Tony Sparano Jr.

Striped jerseys and leather helments with no face mask.

And a caveman for a mascot.

I`m with GulfDolphin, that whole interview seemed rehersed from questions to answers, alot of window dressing with no substance to it at all. I meen Mando when you finally get around to asking the real questions we all care about you take the generic answer and don`t press. I for one don`t care if they put up a canopy or not I would go and sit in the upper decks for a playoff game and a turenchal thunderstorm for a championship game.

We should rename the team "The ALoco Meatball Subs."

We would have 2 tone meatball brown and tomato sauce red helmets, tomato red and golden brown jerseys, and golden brown pants. Also parsley green cleats and mushroom colored numbers & lettering.

The team logo would be a meatball sub with football cross-stitching. Go long, go meatball sub long! LOL.................

The reality is that there are very few really good sports journalists that ask serious probing questions. Most are docile nimwits with no investigative reporting abilities and seem to be merely grateful for the interview and to report back what ever message they receive. Bob Costas used to have a show, Later, where he did some great interviews. For those who remember Howard Cosell, he was never shy about going for the jugular with questions. Armando unfortunately takes the puppy dog approach, instead of seizing the opportunity to drill down with the tough questions, he merely plays the messenger.

Other teams would be so busy laughing at us in our ALoco meatball sub uniforms that they cant focus long emough to even think about beating us. LOL..............

DB, forget meatballs....how about the Miami Hyenas? The we can switch the colors to black and tan and red and have a menacing logo.

kris,

The reality is I really don't like any of the QB this class. I would be prepared to roll the dice on Kaepernick or Dalton later but outside of those two I don't see it this year. I've a gun was put to my head I woke pick Gabbert of the four supposed 1st round Qbs but my preference would be to take none of them at 15.

Outside of Luck I don't know the prospects next year, kris. I am told the class of QB is better next year but I don't know. The bottom line is I would prefer to see what Henne could do under a better OC, a better line and with more weapons before we draft a first round QB.

Wow with all the stuff going on this is the best u can come up with... All though I will say the new song sux... They should only play that one once a game...

I don`t care if they play the Super bowl here or not I don`t own a Hotel in or around that area but I do spend enough of my hard earned money that after every home game my wife lets me now about it. I have been saying it for a while now as well menace this guy fell a$% back into money no way he`s competing in N.Y. with sharks like Trump in the real estate market

0x80,

Please learn to spell hyenas correctly or you'll have hell to pay with ALoco. The correct spelling is HEYNAS.

The fake ALoco mispelled it too! LOL............

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