Sun Sentinel file
July 18, 2012
Although ticket sales have lagged, Dolphins fans remain passionate and expressive. Before the Dolphins Jan. 1, 2012 game against the Jets, an airplane towing a banner flying over Sun Life Stadium urged team owner Steve Ross to fire general manager Jeff Ireland. "Mr. Ross: Save our Dolphins, fire Ireland," the banner read. When the Dolphins were courting Peyton Manning, the founders of the Website ManningtoMiami.com paid for a "Manning to Miami" billboard near the I-95/I-595 interchange in Fort Lauderdale. And after the Dolphins failed to land Manning or free agent QB Matt Flynn, fans, some wearing bags on their heads, protested at the Dolphins training facility in Davie.