Stephen Ross Had "Serious" Talks About Selling the Dolphins

Calls for the head of owner Stephen Ross have died down as the Miami Dolphins have magically managed not to completely blow their season so far. Hell, technically we're sixth in the AFC in the playoff standings!

But over the past two years Jordan Zimmerman, an advertising honcho and limited partner of the Florida Panthers, has been inquiring about possibly buying the team from Ross.

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that over the past two years Ross and Zimmerman have had "serious" talks about selling the team. Though, those talks have subsided recently.

Those discussions, obviously, haven't come to anything yet. Not even one of those glorified "co-owner" slots Gloria Estefan and Fergie have materialized for the advertising guru.

Zimmerman owns Zimmerman Advertising, the 15th largest ad firm in the country. He also helped come up with the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign in college.

Of course, talks of wishing the owner would sell the team when they're doing bad are pretty common. Especially lately in South Florida. So next time you're pissed about the Fins, maybe hire a plane to fly a banner over Zimmerman's office asking him to try and buy the team again.

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