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SBD/January 30, 2012/Franchises
Dolphins Not Increasing Ticket Prices As Team Tries To Convert Residents Into Fans
Published January 30, 2012
PETERSON NOT JOINING FRONT OFFICE: In West Palm Beach, Brian Biggane reported Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland "put an end to the ongoing speculation that former Kansas City GM and President Carl Peterson will be joining the Dolphins' front office anytime soon." Ireland said that while Peterson "sat in on most of the interviews during the recent coaching search and is often consulted" by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, his role "has been and will continue to be strictly an advisory one" (PALM BEACH POST, 1/28). Ireland also said that the "'one voice' policy will remain in place during the season" when coach Joe Philbin's words will "speak for the organization." But in Ft. Lauderdale, Dave Hyde noted Ross "wants to make the Dolphins more accessible to the media -- and thereby to the team's fans -- when it doesn't interfere with football work or winning" (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 1/27).
ROSS COMMITTED TO WINNING: Ireland Friday appeared on WQAM-AM's "The Joe Rose Show," and Rose said, "There's a perception out there about the owner, Stephen Ross. I tell people I think he really, really wants to win, and he really wants to get this thing turned around, but sometimes the way he goes about things leaves people scratching their heads." Ireland said, "The reality of the situation ... is the guy wants to win in a really bad way. He's committed to winning." Ireland added, "He wants a winner in a bad way. But, he is a young owner, he's still learning the business trade, and we're going to go about trying to teach him everything he needs to know about the game of football" (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 1/27).