Posted March 20, 2012 on
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Frustrated Miami Dolphins fans are taking to the street.
More than two dozen fans gathered outside the Dolphins' complex Tuesday to protest the way the team is being run, and the spectacle prompted general manager Jeff Ireland to act.
The notoriously media-shy GM telephoned several reporters out of the blue and attempted to explain a series of recent decisions that have drawn national ridicule. It was the latest odd turn in a bizarre sequence of events for Ireland and the Dolphins.
More than two dozen fans gathered at team headquarters to vent. Several wore bags over their heads, and others held signs that read ''FIRELAND.''
Ireland asked fans for patience and said his moves shouldn't be judged until the offseason is over.
BEST OF MAXIM
Dear Jeff Ireland, You took over the Miami Dolphins General Manager position in 2008. You were brought in by Bill Parcells, the football czar, and your mentor. Since you have been General Manager, the Dolphins have won 1 division title and appeared in (and lost) one playoff game. That was in your first season, back [...]
MAD AS HELL
Angry at missing out on Peyton Manning. Angry at losing seasons. Angry at their general manager Jeff Ireland. Angry at David Garrard. Angry at housing prices. Angry at the cost of gas. Angry that they don’t have girlfriends. Angry because they work 3rd shift. Anything else we’re missing as to what Miami Dolphins fan is angry about? Today it all came to a head outside Dolphins’...
As expected, a number of Dolphins fans gathered to protest on Tuesday outside the team’s training facility in Davie, Fla. The brown paper bags were out and — unsurprisingly — general manager Jeff Ireland was the target of most of the criticism from the various signs and chants. As Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post shared with us on Twitter, some of the signs included “Toot...
The Miami Dolphins are running out of options at the quarterback position this offseason. However, Brandon Weeden could be the new object of the Dolphins affections. Early in the offseason, Dolphins fans were promised an upgrade at the QB position (comments Jeff Ireland probably regrets right now). They missed out on Peyton Manning and didn’t [...]
"Join us, won't you?"
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, injecting my personal sports allegiances into this general sports humor site, Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland (above L) is a walking disaster. It’s not clear as to whether the complete ineptitude of the Dolphins franchise rests on Ireland’s shoulders, or if deep-pocketed owner Stephen Ross (above...
DAVIE, Fla. Miami Dolphins fans took it to the streets Tuesday.
About 30 agitated Dolfans stood outside the team headquarters Tuesday afternoon holding signs begging the team to fire general manager Jeff Ireland and urging motorists to honk their horns in support of the movement.
There was so much horn blowing youd have thought it was a traffic jam.
Ireland sucks! one passing...
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SI’s Peter King said “In the history of NFL general managers...
Yesterday we touched on the fury of a growing number of Miami Dolphins fans with the team’s GM Jeff Ireland, and how the first step in this united fan coup was roughing up the guy’s Wikipedia page. Part two begins a little later today, as a South Florida radio station claims fans are going to show up to team facilities and protest the franchise’s seemingly inept free agency...
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“Look out, Itchy, he’s Firish!”
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