It doesn’t matter what the record is and it doesn’t matter if the playoffs are on the line or not. When it’s time for the Miami Dolphins to play the New York Jets, everything else goes out the window. Guess what? Everything just went out the window. Welcome to Jets week Miami Fans!
While the New York Jets are the prized whipping child of Miami Dolphins fans, this years two games against the “gangrene” comes with playoff implications. A win by Miami on Sunday would have made this game even more exciting but both teams are still holding out hope of taking away that sixth seed from the 5-6 Tennessee Titans and whichever team loses on Sunday can pretty much write off that opportunity for good. The losing team will instead look towards the final weekend as an opportunity to pay back the other who still may be looking at a post season invitation.
This year, Jets week comes with something else. A record breaking stat that very few people will hear about in the newspaper and even fewer will hear about on TV. The Miami Dolphins super fan club DolFansNYC have obliterated the New York Jets record of ticket sales for a visiting team. On Sunday our friends at DFNYC have secured over 600 tickets for the contest and will literally eat up almost two full sections for Sunday’s game. Talk about fan support.
It’s the largest single showing of a visiting team in the history of Jets football. That doesn’t even factor in to the tickets of Dolphins fans going to the game on Sunday who are not associated with the DFNYC group.
The Dolfans NYC group is led by Igor and Michelle Kramer. The community goes beyond a simple club and frankly I think they would be offended by the word “Club” as it is in fact a community of die-hard Dolphins fans that amaze at every turn. They take over the Slattery’s bar on Sunday’s for every game and this weekend will take over Met Life Stadium in what is not annually called the “Met Life Takeover”. Last years event made it’s way up the Miami Dolphins chain of command and on that Sunday brought out Stephen Ross, Fergie, Mike Dee, Nat Moore, and Dolphins cheerleaders to their tailgate party.
Yes, it’s that big of a deal. This year, if your going to the game you owe yourself the opportunity to meet them.
DolfansNYC won this year “Best Community Award” named after former Miami Dolphins executive Eddie Jones at this years annual Web Weekend held by the Miami Dolphins. It’s an award they stand to win every year and rightfully so. Support them. Visit their site by clicking one of the links above and contact them about how you can be a part of this growing community or even learn how you can start a chapter in your community…yes, they are looking to branch out.