Why are Miami Dolphins Fans Obsessed with the New York Jets?

Joey CinquegranaContributor IJune 1, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Jones #20 drives with the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Giants Stadium on November 1, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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When you talk to any Dolphins fans, they always say the football team they hate the most is the New York Jets.  Kind of weird considering there is a team from New England that has owned the AFC East division for the past decade.

When you talk to any Jets fans, they say they hate a bunch of different teams the most—like the Patriots (you know, the team I think all teams in the AFC East are trying to be better than)—and it's been that way for a while now.

I came across this writer from the Miami Herald, Armando Salgulero, and he's been crazy obsessed.  Talking about Sparano lost the weight the normal way and Rex lost the weight with the lap band.  He also said stuff like the Dolphins aren't intimidated by the New York Jets, and doesn't know why the Jets are considered big-time favorites coming into this season. 

What this guy needs to realize is that before the NFL season starts, everybody thinks they're better than their opponent.  Doesn't matter if it's the Detroit Lions facing the Indianapolis Colts, I guarantee you the players on the Lions think they're better than the Colts, even though that is obviously not true.

Plus, all this guy wants to do is say how close these teams really are. Well, how about this, Armando. The Jets were the No. 1 ranked defense in the NFL last season, the Miami Dolphins were ranked 22nd. 

Last season, sure, maybe they were similar offensively, and even with the Dolphins adding Brandon Marshall (who will be shutdown on Revis Island), they're other receivers are barely slot receivers, and they will be irrelevant on the football field.  The Dolphins lost the "ever-so-useless, who only performed good against the Jets," Ted Ginn.

I don't know Armando, maybe because they made it all the way to the AFC Championship game last season and they made some big-time moves in the offseason—even with the stupid restrictions that they had.

So Dolphins fans, take that sweep and stick it where the sun don't shine, because your team hasn't done anything, and when they have, they've done it with the Jets crap—Chad Pennington.

I mean, it's bad enough that this so-called professional writer gets to take shots at the Jets coach, but I think it's even worse that he gets paid for putting out slander like that.

I guess I could see the Miami fans' point of view, considering it's the Jets fans who take control of their stadium when the two teams face off.  That really has to be where all the anger the Dolphins have for the Jets really is. The fact that they are out-numbered by the Jets fans in their own state.