The Miami Dolphins will take the field in a matter of hours. Their hearts are still at home and today they will play for Florida.
A short while ago the Dolphins posted a short video on Twitter showing the decals that each player will where on their helmets today. The decals simply says “One Florida”.
We are playing for our community, our city and our state.
Our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Irma. We are One Florida. pic.twitter.com/ygWnXe3rEK
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 17, 2017
Playing for a community and a city and a state. The Dolphins however were not the only ones struck by Hurricane Irma. In Jacksonville, flooding came with the high-winds and rain. In Tampa Bay the city was hit almost head on by the storm. Though weakened from what it was when it came on shore in South Florida, the entire state was hit hard from top to bottom.
As the Dolphins pin their decals to their helmets so will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Three teams, one state, same goal.
Of the three teams only the Jaguars were able to compete a week ago to open the season as they were on the road in Houston, who coincidentally had just felt the wraith of Hurricane Harvey.
Florida can’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet as the hurricane season is still in full force. In fact on average the 13th and 14th named storms don’t typically arrive until mid-November. Two more storms are in the deep Atlantic slowly tracking towards the Caribbean seas.
For the Dolphins and Buccaneers it’s a opporunity to get back to football. Back on the field. The Buc’s and Jaguars will both return home this weekend….
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