Jul 24, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins jerseys and shoulder pads are seen during training camp practice at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Recent Jersey History of a Miami Dolphins Fan


 

I’m about to tell you a story of a Miami Dolphins fan — a story that you probably know and understand all too well. This is a story of jersey selection and the unfortunately fate of a Miami Dolphins fan.

I received my first Dolphins jersey when I was very young. It was an aqua Ricky Williams jersey, and I remember the day I got it. I was actually in Miami when my parents gave it to me. At the time, I thought it was going to be the beginning of an epic jersey-owner relationship. Well, a few short years later Williams left football to pursue other activities and my parents didn’t like the idea of my wearing his jersey anymore.

So that sucked, but then I decided to look to the draft. Next jersey? Ted Ginn. Well, we all know how that worked out so bye bye Ginn. Honestly, looking back I don’t know what I expected when I invested in the Ginn jersey. It was a moment of desperation. That being said, however, during the Ginn reign Williams returned to action and I got to sport his jersey for a few years despite it being a child’s medium.

Meanwhile, in the rest of my house my brother had invested in Chad Pennington, Chad Henne, and Ronnie Brown. He eventually got a Cameron Wake jersey. And my mother invested in Jake Long, which was great until this past offseason.

After Ginn I went Ronnie Brown. Gone. Then I went Brandon Marshall. Boy did I love Brandon Marshall. That of course ended and so last year I went Ryan Tannehill.

Most people say the jury’s still out on Tannehill, but (for now) lets just add that to the list.

Honestly Dolfans, what am I supposed to do?

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  • JJ

    I can solve your jersey problem with one word: Marino.
    But seriously, I’m in the same boat. I’ve never bought a jersey since Marino for this very reason. Then this year with the refresh of the logo and unis, I decided to break down and get a road white jersey. Who to pick? I decided to put all my eggs in the Tannehil basket. And I was looking like a frickin genius for the first few weeks of the season. All wins, all in their road whites. FWIW they’ve only played one game in their home aqua (is it still called aqua? Teal?) and that was their blowout loss to the Saints…on the road, go figure.
    Now, I’m afraid I’ll be suffering with buyers remorse and a jersey that sits in the closet and will be nothing more than a footnote in our search for a true franchise QB. I’m pulling for Tannehill to make it almost as much to keep my jersey relavent as for the success of the team.

  • FinFan68

    Support the team rather than a particular player. Get a customized jersey with whatever you want on the back nameplate. Cuts won’t matter, trades won’t matter and I guess mental breakdowns won’t matter much either. I still have some player jerseys from the past (Marino, JT, and even Marshall) but the next one will be custom.