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Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:50 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 5:09 pm
 
By Will Brinson

(US PRESSWIRE)

You might recall earlier in the season when the guys who run Finsnation.com, a Dolphins blog, got real amped up about the "Suck for Luck" campaign in Miami. The Dolphins resurgence derailed that, but undeterred, blog proprietors Chris Joseph and Roger Paul are taking their anger out elsewhere: GM Jeff Ireland.

Joseph and Paul raised $1,500 to fly a banner over Sun Life Stadium during the Dolphins final home game of the season that will read, "Mr. Ross, save our Dolphins. Fire Jeff Ireland."

The money for the banner was raised by readers of the site and Twitter followers which is, well, kind of amazing.

"We just put it out there on Twitter, and the next thing you know it snowballed like crazy," Joseph told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. "This afternoon we put up a Paypal link, and within four hours we met our goal, just purely on donations. We're just overwhelmed by people's anger."


It's really all so touching isn't it? Unfortunately (for drama's sake anyway), the plane won't be able to fly over Sun Life during the game. There's a air space restriction that only allows the banner to fly up to an hour before the game.

But that's not slowing Joseph and Paul down -- they're having an "airplane watch party" while tailgating.

Unfortunately for the duo it looks like, based on Stephen Ross' actions, they're also going to have a "watch Jeff Ireland draft" party in the next couple of months too.

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Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:51 am
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

This is great.  Way to go Fins fans.  Get to the root of the problem.  Ireland must go!



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:45 am
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Just wondering, but why the picture of Ross, J Lo and her ex hubby to this story?  Wouldn't it be more fitting and a greater impact to put a picture of Jeff Irelend interviewing Dez Bryant?



Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

I hear you on that point. Miami seems to be mezmorized on star power instead of athletic talent. Not just talking about the dolphins.



Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Do you think we in Orlando can get one that says "Fire Otis" in large black letters with a blue background,the length of an nba sideline.i'm surely positive Orlando fans will pay out the ass for this.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Dolphins need to worry more about drafting quality players and less about, WANNABEE "STARS" owning the team.
 



Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Take note Charger fans... Sunday Nite would get great exposure for the "Fire Smith" Banner...!



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 2:13 am
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Yeah, at 5:09 they did haha!



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Fins fans raise $1.5K for 'Fire Ireland' banner

Wow, James Harrison looks a lot like Jennifer Lopez these days. Does anybody proofread this website?



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