Several sources, including the usually reliable Peter King, report that Stephen Ross is once again trying to get his Dolphins to play in Europe. Again.
Ross has zero concept of what “home field advantage” is. ZERO. NFL teams fight tooth and nail to gain home field advantage for the playoffs, and yet Ross just gives away precious home games as if they were pennies. Great, we get it. You want to encourage some soccer hooligans in London and Madrid to be Dolphin fans. How many wins do the foreign fans bring us? There is zero benefit to the players if we go to Europe again. Absolutely no advantage whatsoever. But to play a “home” game in Europe is actually a detriment.
Ross puts his own team at a disadvantage by willingly allowing the Dolphins to only host 7 home games, while our competitors get to host 8 or 9 home games. His logic is dizzying.
And yet, as always, Stephen Ross finds a way to hurt his own team by thinking 70,000 local, rabid, season-ticket-holding Dolphin fans prefer to wake up at dawn to watch a “home” game in Barcelona.
How many times has Robert Kraft given away a home game and sent his Patriots to Hamburg or Edinboro to play?