FanPost

Good luck, guys

Greetings; not necessarily from the Phinsider (though that is my "resident" blog), but as a fan of the Miami Dolphins and, more importantly, a human being.

I wish your team the best of luck, and I do not say this in a condescending way. I believe these teams match up well against each other respectively, and have full faith that this will be a back-and-forth game until the fourth quarter. Forgive my bias, and I do not wish to sound ignorant or presumptuous, but I believe that the Dolphins have more urgency and will thrive off the home crowd enough to give them the edge as the clock counts down to zero.

I predict 28-24, Miami.

I'm sure this type of thing has been beaten to death already, and it was not my intent to post this up as a "my team will beat yours, let me hear your rebuttal" type post. No, instead, after watching Jay Cutler get his ass handed to him on a silver platter eight times before being put out of his misery with a game-ending (for him, anyway) sack resulting in a concussion last night, this is my point:

We derive so much of our energy, our passion, our joy or depression from the results of our favorite teams week-in and week-out. We expect so much of them; to go out there every weekend and literally put their health on the line, sometimes even their lives. Fortunately, that's extraordinarily rare, but it is still a possibility. Yet, we do not afford them the same benefits that we see in our individual lives: safety. These guys could suffer from post-concussion symptoms, or joint/bone/cartilage/muscle/ligament pain, or, really, anything, as early as their mid-30s. I cannot begin to imagine millions of dollars being worth a shortened or miserable life, and I for one would like to stop taking the people who play this sport, which I love with all of my sports-loving heart, for granted.

This is what I meant by "best of luck;" may no players suffer any serious injuries, for the short- or long-term, and may the best team on the field tonight win.

I only do this because, unlike some other division rivals, I have a healthy respect for you and the New England Patriots. Let's enjoy a great game tonight in Miami! Have a brew for me if you can manage to attend.

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker