In the wake of the Marlins’ recent controversial salary-dump trade, a Miami Herald-commissioned survey of 400 self-described Marlins fans found club owner Jeffrey Loria to be only slightly more popular in South Florida than hated Cuban diablo Fidel Castro.
I found that shocking.
Not that Loria would be proven so unpopular — but rather that there were still 400 people left calling themselves Marlins fans!
A poll in my own blog found that fans advocating a boycott of the team because of Loria outnumbered by nearly a 5-1 margin those fans who will continue to support the Marlins.
Meantime, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns this week will have a “Satisfaction Guaranteed Night,” in which fans who say they did not have fun get their money back. It was immediately voted the Promotion Least Likely To Be Adopted By The Marlins.
In other Miami-related news, the Alabama Crimson Tide led by coach Nick Saban were favored to win Saturday and reach the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship Game in Miami against Notre Dame. Saban, of course, is despised by many locals for the way he left the Dolphins for Alabama after swearing he wouldn’t.
The good news: Saban back in town would now qualify as no worse than a distant third as most unpopular man in Miami.Brandon Marshall 60 Minutes Aaron Rodgers
College football’s conference carousel is dizzying. Everybody is switching leagues. Now FAU is following FIU from the Sun Belt to Conference USA. Did Conference USA lose a bet or something?Derek Jeter Jack Taylor Rajon Rondo Brad Keselowski David Beckham Parting thought: Al Golden Mark D’Onofrio