It’s usually not a good sign when a sports team is making news with people who aren’t sports fans. Such is the case with the Miami Dolphins. When they play Tampa Bay tonight they will be to the National Football League what the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto is to elective democracy.
South Florida does not to have feel embarrassed in the way that Toronto’s voters might be. The public didn’t choose the players whose culture has been exposed, the coaches and team officials who fostered the culture or the owner who bears ultimate responsibility. But the story does say something about the relationship between NFL teams and the public.
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