The Miami Dolphins’ Brutal Tanking Has Inspired Some A+ Wikipedia Page Edits, Savage Memes, And A Scolding From ‘The Juice’
Back in January, there was a report floating around that the Miami Dolphins planned to tank the 2019 NFL season in order to get the number one overall pick in the 2020 draft so they could take a potential franchise quarterback. Because that’s how you solve making the playoffs just twice over the past 18 seasons, right?
Perhaps the Dolphins shouldn’t have passed on Drew Brees when they had the chance to get him… twice.
Not one, but two longtime sports columnists of the Miami Herald reported back then that the Miami front office was planning to tank so they could hopefully grab a quarterback like Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and the hashtag #TankForTua was born.
Fast forward to September and new Dolphins head coach Brian Flores tried to convice the public that Miami was not tanking, right after the team traded Kenny Stills and Laremy Tunsil to the Texans.
Then, just one game into the season, several Dolphins players reportedly asked to be traded out of Miami because they felt the team wasn’t serious about competing and winning.
Following game number two, a 43-0 trouncing by New Englad, the Dolphins sit at 0-2 and have been outscored 102-10, the third worst scoring differential through two weeks in NFL history.
This kind of historic failure in the 21st century has naturally led to Dolphins fans and other followers of the NFL to go hog wild, regularly editing the team’s Wikipedia page, creating numerous dank memes, and in the case of our man “The Juice” O.J. Simpson, scolding the Dolphins’ front office in Twitter videos.
Rosen:— alex (@suuuhdudeee) September 15, 2019
Oh well, there’s always next week’s game… against the Dallas Cowboys… oh my.