You would think that by now, midway through the season, the excitement and anticipation of game day would have ebbed a little. However, it seems (at least for me) that every game brings a new level of energy and excitement. From the minute we took the field for our pre-game performance on Sunday’s game vs. the Rams, you could tell the Dol-Fans were out in full force. Maybe it was the downpour of rain that started just as we began to dance, maybe it was the overwhelming support for breast cancer awareness or perhaps it was the promise of Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas being inducted into the Dolphins Honor Roll, whatever the reason, the stadium was alive with pride for the orange and aqua.
I have two favorite parts to any Dolphins game. One is of course, a Dolphins win and the other is the flyover. The flyover is always a surprise to me so on Sunday when the pilots from the Key West Naval Air Base flew over the stadium I was thrilled. The flyover has a way of getting the crowd revved up before the game even starts and the VFC-111 Sun Downers never disappoint with their F5s!
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and it was evident throughout Sun Life Stadium on Sunday. It is always great to see the pink that the players and coaching staff wear to show their support for the cause. Even more moving were the signs being held up in the stands. There were several signs that Fins fans made showing not only their support for the cause but also showed women that are proud survivors of breast cancer. My favorite sign read, “I beat breast cancer! Fins beat those Rams!”
During half time we escorted Alumni Dolphins players onto the field for the induction of Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas into the Dolphins Honor Roll. It was fantastic to see all of the support by former teammates, coaches as well as the crowd during their induction. Both Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas were overwhelmed as their names were revealed on the stadium; it was definitely a moment to take in.
I am happy to report that the Dolphins ended the game with my favorite thing, A WIN! Every time the Dolphins score, the cheerleaders perform the fight song and though every score is thrilling, nothing is like the feeling of performing the fight song at the end of the game.