Saturday, September 27, 2008

Raking in the rewards

There is a valid complaint to be made that sports punditry in this day and age is excessively negative.

Commentators have a tendency to focus on things going wrong and spend less time talking about things that are going right. This doesn't happen everywhere and it doesn't happen all the time, but there is certainly a trend towards the negative.

On this site, I make it a priority not to sensationalize anything. Instead, I try to focus on the facts, and to talk about situations in a level-headed and rational manner. Of course, even when taking this approach, when given a subject like the Dolphins over the past several seasons, it's hard not to be negative.

I'm a huge fan of the Dolphins, but I won't let that bias affect my analysis of the team. That's why it's so nice to finally have a game where every Dolphins fan can truly be happy and proud for the team's accomplishments. What Miami achieved on Sunday against the Patriots can't be overstated, and that is why it is so nice to see all aspects of the team being honored with rewards for their performances.

In a time of media negativity (and the Dolphins have earned their fair share) let's all celebrate the positives they accomplished this week.

Ronnie Brown was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

Joey Porter was named the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week.

And Tony Sparano was named the Motorola Coach of the Week.

Everyone enjoy the bye week and celebrate what your team accomplished last week.

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