Dolphins linebacker Porter puzzled by...

Dolphins linebacker Porter puzzled by lack of fan support

There are 33 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 17, 2008, titled Dolphins linebacker Porter puzzled by lack of fan support. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It's big-game week, so as expected Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter is issuing a challenge.

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rrlarry

West Chester, OH

#1 Nov 18, 2008
Might be there's other activities more important, fun, and entertaining to do on a Sunday than to go or watch a Pro football game reguardless of who is playing.
UCF TailGator

Winter Springs, FL

#2 Nov 18, 2008
rrlarry wrote:
Might be there's other activities more important, fun, and entertaining to do on a Sunday than to go or watch a Pro football game reguardless of who is playing.
HUH???? Why are you even HERE???? Dont you have anything MORE important than reading a FOOTBALL article. DUH!
UCF TailGator

Winter Springs, FL

#3 Nov 18, 2008
I am the worlds greatest Miami Dolphin fan thats NEVER been to a game. I will lose that title this weekend whe I attend my first game on Sunday. Oh and I remember watching Earl Morral and Bob Greise play.
UCF TailGator

Winter Springs, FL

#4 Nov 18, 2008
when .... sorry
bruce

Orlando, FL

#5 Nov 18, 2008
South Florida is crumbling. I'm guessing fans just can't afford the games anymore.
FMM

Charlotte, NC

#6 Nov 18, 2008
This is nothing new for South Florida. It is endemic to that area. They do not support their teams the way they do in other parts of the state. One of the main reasons that Tebow went to UF was that he attended a UM game in front of 20,000 fans. He was playing in front of that many while he was in high school. There is no fan loyalty in South Florida, never was, never will be. Too many transplanted yankees and other transients down there. Go to one game at UF or FSU and see the difference. Winning or losing, the stadiums are full, loud and supportive. GO GATORS.
Jim

Scottsmoor, FL

#7 Nov 18, 2008
If Joey wants fan support, he should have stayed in Pittsburgh
EMFH

Portsmouth, VA

#8 Nov 18, 2008
More like welcome to the era of the bandwagon in all sports. Miami keeps winning and you'll see the ones who used to be dolphins fans turned patsy fans turned giants fans return.
Pass the Gravy

Kissimmee, FL

#9 Nov 18, 2008
bruce wrote:
South Florida is crumbling. I'm guessing fans just can't afford the games anymore.
Wow, the old "we can fill a satdium" argument. YAWN.
Pass the Gravy

Kissimmee, FL

#10 Nov 18, 2008
**stadium
Pass the Gravy

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Nov 18, 2008
Sorry Bruce, that was in response to FMM! Need coffee!
Henry

Kingsport, TN

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Welcome to Miami Joey. They still think it's 1972. Miami fans are the fairest of fair weather, and always fashionably late arriving - it takes a long time to dress up like an empty seat. Here's a helpful suggestion to anyone attending any Miami sporting event, buy the cheapest ticket available and then upgrade yourself for free when you get in the gates. There's always plenty of seats.
marko

Orlando, FL

#13 Nov 18, 2008
porter has to realize us poor people that work regular jobs don't have jobs or we are struggling today big time....a lot of people can't afford to attend games anymore! food,shelter,clothing.etc...mo re important today!
marko

Orlando, FL

#14 Nov 18, 2008
i have been a dolphins fan much longer than joey porter has,since 1973
marko

Orlando, FL

#15 Nov 18, 2008
i like joey porter,he is playing very well this season...plus he is just trying to build up fans..but reality is the economy is hurting us...
Jax

Kissimmee, FL

#16 Nov 18, 2008
marko wrote:
i like joey porter,he is playing very well this season.**** plus he is just trying to build up fans.**** but reality is the economy is hurting us.****
So true. We used to go to one game a year. Get up at 5am, drop the kid off, drive all the way down. Tailgate, watch the game, head back. Long day! Truth is, that $$ goes to other things now, like a mortgage and food. Just saying.
huzienga

United States

#17 Nov 18, 2008
Because people are waiting for that a hole huizenga to sell the franchise. It will be the best day for the dolphins in years.
AAAARRRRGGHH

Orlando, FL

#18 Nov 18, 2008
Gee... Joey Porter. Not everyone makes the salary of an NFL linebacker. Maybe people can't afford to go to the stadium, pay over $20-$30 for parking, drink $8 beers and eat $5 hot dogs.

Now think of S. Florida... a lot of money down there, yes. But also a lot of low-paying service economy jobs.

These NFL players need to get a clue about economics in the real world. Just be glad there are any fans at all willing to shell out those exorbitant prices to see a team in person - as opposed to watching them at home in HD, parking in their own driveway for free and sitting on the couch drinking $1 beers.
OlearyLookAlike

Oviedo, FL

#19 Nov 18, 2008
It's because South Florida is almost all hispanic and they are the worst fans ever. They gloat when the team is winning but don't show up the rest of the time. Look at UM, look at the Marlins. You can get tickets to the dolphins or UM for $15 and sit anywhere in the stadium. It's honestly pathetic.

Is it true that they check greencards at the gates to get in so no one comes?
Big daryle

United States

#20 Nov 18, 2008
rrlarry wrote:
Might be there's other activities more important, fun, and entertaining to do on a Sunday than to go or watch a Pro football game reguardless of who is playing.
Its really not much of a mystery, Miami is a low-income area, so people cant afford the tickets even if they want to go to the games.

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