Dec 2, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) makes a catch as New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) defends during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Patriots won 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Hartline: Less NY Fans, More Miami Dolphins Fans


Miami fans have come under great scrutiny lately. Especially after being caught leaving the NBA Finals Game 6 early, only for Miami to force an OT and eventually win the championship.

But Dolphins wide receiver has said that he has noticed that there have been a lot of New York fans in the stands when those teams come to town. He wants less of them, and more hometown fans in the stands.

“In the past there have been some New York teams that at times have had some pretty good representation at our stadium, especially in the lower seating,” said Hartline on a teleconference with fans on Tuesday, via the Palm Beach Post. “We definitely want to get that fixed. We want to get more of our Dolphins fans, hear more of the roars on our plays that are successful.”

He did say that he has seen a noticeable improvement and encouraged fans to support the team in the offseason as well by attending training camp, which begins on July 20th.

“It’s free,” he said. “You go out to training camp and it doesn’t cost you anything. You can get some free autographs, meet a lot of the guys, shake some hands and get to know us a little more on a personal level.”

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  • Jason Klenetsky

    Winning changes everything. Bandwagoners from all around will flock to see a winning franchise. Just look at the Miami Heat. Win and they will come.