As noted in various news sources, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is weakening the Dolphins yet again. He weakens the team by not concentrating his efforts on the team.
As many of our readers know, our main complaint about Mr. Ross is that he has too many interests and business ventures besides the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins become one of many hobbies for him, rather than his obsession, as it should be.
Mr. Ross is as generous and as intelligent as they come. But…
Quick! Name me one non-Yankee venture that George Steinbrenner wasted his time and money on. When is Jerry Jones in the news except when Cowboy-related? You see our point. We could go on and on about how thin Mr. Ross spreads himself too thin to the detriment of the Dolphins. Here are just a few:
- Luring celebrity owners
- Trying to get taxpayers to upgrade a stadium for an 8-8 team
- Huge donations and time spent at the U of Michigan
- Attempting to get a Super Bowl in Miami
- Anti-bullying campaigns
- Purchasing the Formula One racing organization
Do you want proof that Mr. Ross spreads himself too thin? It’s kind of like when your parents weren’t home. You could get away with murder, as long as you cleaned up and covered your tracks before mom and dad came home, right? They never knew what shenanigans you were up to because they weren’t paying attention.
How else do you explain Mr. Ross allowing Joe Philbin to keep his job? Moreover, Mr. Ross actually gave him an extension! We believe Mr. Ross is so busy with his other ventures, that he just doesn’t see the nonsense that Joe Philbin is pulling year in and year out. Zero playoff appearances. Zero winning seasons. Zero accomplishments.
If Mr. Ross would concentrate 100% of his attention the the Dolphins, he would realize what a knucklehead Philbin is and end the suffering of the fans and players alike. But instead, Mr. Ross keeps the status quo of his favorite hobby, the Dolphins.