TFD: Three Florida football teams, and only two of them are happy
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- August 30, 2011 - 5:03 PM
From the AP:
Miami Hurricanes fans have had a lot to be upset about lately, and now they're angry at the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins recently disclosed plans to honor Tim Tebow and the rest of the Florida Gators' 2008 national championship team. The ceremony will take place during the Dolphins' game against Tebow and the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23.
That means the Gators will be honored on the field where the Hurricanes play. The University of Miami shares Sun Life Stadium with the Dolphins.
Plans for the ceremony had Hurricanes fans complaining this week to Dolphins executives, on Twitter and elsewhere. Some unhappy about the ceremony said it slights the Hurricanes at a time they're already down, with the program reeling because of an NCAA investigation stemming from allegations by a convicted Ponzi scheme architect.
The idea to honor the Gators originated months ago, before news of the NCAA investigation surfaced, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said Tuesday.
Dee said the Dolphins also made an offer to honor the Hurricanes' 2001 national championship team during a game this season. The Hurricanes declined because they plan their own celebration.
Come on now, Miami. You're all in the same boat here. (Zing!)
© 2016 Star Tribune