RISE is Stephen Ross’s Initiative in Sports for Equality. It may have something to do with Kenny Stills and Michael Thomas disrespecting their country every week, but I’m not here to research what RISE’s goals are.
Instead, I’m here to point out, yet again, that this is Stephen Ross doing something other than helping the Miami Dolphins. Yet ANOTHER non-Dolphin venture to take his time and money away from where they should be spent.
My regular readers know the routine by now. There’s a lengthy list of things that Mr. Ross gets involved in that don’t help the Dolphins. For some quick examples: anti-bullying campaigns, bringing soccer to South Florida, partnering with celebrity owners, REMOVING seats from Hard Rock Stadium, lobbying for the city to host a Super Bowl. There are many more.
I envy the other NFL fans whose owners have a passion for their team. Owners who bleed their team’s colors and not the college the went to 55 years ago.
Jerry Jones lives for the Cowboys 24/7. Robert Kraft of the Patriots…do you think he cares about sports equality or whatever the heck RISE promotes? Arthur Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons, and he also has a charitable foundation. But guess what? No one ever heard of the foundation, nor does it make news. Blank is too busy building himself a winner to worry about side ventures.