Throughout the 21st century, a common complaint for Miami Dolphins fans is that their team would too often settle for a field goal, with its near certain three points, rather than go for a touchdown and its far less certain seven points.
With the Dolphins wallowing in mediocrity for much of the 2000s, this strategy, no matter who was the coach, seemed emblematic of the Dolphins' position. Always content to go the lazy, safe route (drafting quarterback Ryan Tannehill) rather than taking a chance and risking greatness (trading up to get quarterback Robert Griffin III).
Attending last week's preseason Dolphins game against the New Orleans Saints, I was glad to see the DJ at Sun Life Stadium was doing something to encourage touchdowns over field goals. Every time the Dolphins scored a touchdown, they would play the Miami Dolphins' fight song. Every time the Dolphins succeeded on a field goal, they would punish the crowd with the Jimmy Buffett song "Fins."More »