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The Five Most Frustrating Things About Being a Miami Dolphins Fan

Being a Miami Dolphins fan just ain't what it used to be. These days, it's a love-hate relationship that on a weekly basis is this weird voluntary-hostage situation. We love the Dolphins, but we hate that we love them. It's basically a Rihanna song at this point. 

So many things about being a Dolphins fan are frustrating that it's hard to pinpoint them. That won't stop us from trying, though. Here are a few aspects of being a Fins fan that keep us up at night staring at our Dan Marino memorabilia. 
5. The Dolphins will always find a way to frustrate, even in victory. 

Even though the Dolphins beat the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, most fans still left the game feeling not so great about the Fins' chances of beating an actual NFL team on their schedule. The Dolphins tried their damnedest to lose the game but somehow pulled it out in the end. I'm not talking about the Browns game; I'm speaking of every Dolphins win in the past decade.

Sunday was a microcosm for being a Dolphins fan during the past decade-plus — moments of joy followed by inevitable lows that cause you to realize it's all for naught. 
4. Anyone younger than 40 has only sad Miami Dolphins memories. 


Every Dolphins fan knows the last true successful season was 1984 — more than three decades ago. Fans who can even remember the disappointment of losing in the Super Bowl that year are pushing 40. It's nearing Chicago Cubs-level disappointment at this point. Dolphins fans who think the franchise represents a winner are literally a dying breed.

Not only are there no championship parades being scheduled, but also there are zero playoff games happening in South Florida. It's the reason the Miami Heat is the true top show in town, even during a rebuilding year in 2016. 
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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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