CBS’s report last week about turmoil in the Dolphins’ front office seems to have been false.
Somehow, the alleged professionals who cover the Dolphins are among the worst journalists employed in any sport. The “insiders” cannot survive if they just write “nothing new today,” so they embellish.
CBS’s Jason La Canfora recently mentioned that Dawn Aponte and Joe Philbin were at odds with each other, when there is little if any proof of that. Made for a good story though.
La Canfora, you may remember, was the genius who kept telling us that the Dolphins were going to trade Mike Wallace.
How about a few years ago, when Jason Cole reported the signing of Jim Harbaugh to be the Dolphins’ new coach. Remember, Cole did not say “maybe” or “allegedly.” Instead, he thought something might possibly happen, so he wrote it as fact.
Why are us Dolphin fans subjected to so many inaccuracies? That’s one of the reasons we started Dolphins Truth.
To make matters worse, team leadership itself is often dishonest with the fans. Many fans forget the way Bill Parcells ran the team. But Dolphins Truth will never forget.
We won’t let him forget when he said, “The only way Jason Taylor doesn’t play for the Dolphins in 2008 is if he retires. The team is not going to trade him. “ A little while later, Parcells traded him. When the team’s boss look the fans in the eye and just lies to them, it’s no wonder the reporters lie to us as well.
And how can we forget Nick Saban. Parcells only lied to us a few times; Saban lied to us throughout an entire season. And when the lies were finally revealed, H. Wayne shook his hand and wished him well. The owner didn’t stick up for us victims.
Finally, let’s congratulate Tony Sparano for being named coach of the Raiders. The Dolphins didn’t do much to help his career in Miami, but we sure helped him last Sunday by getting his boss fired. Sparano took a 1-15 and brought them into the playoffs. That’s something people overlook, His accomplishments are far greater than anything Philbin has done so far, so it could be a decent move for the Raiders.