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Dolphins front office draws mass rebuke

1/7/2011

A collection of Twitter reaction to news that the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had abandoned his pursuit of Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh and would keep Tony Sparano:

Brian Hartline, Dolphins receiver: "Thank god!"

Dave Hyde, South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist: "This loud, public, futile coaching search tops Jacksonville 62, Dolphins 7 as most embarrassing day in Dolphins history."

Judy Battista, New York Times reporter: "What an embarrassing display by Ross, Ireland and Harbaugh. Awful way to do business by all three. Good luck with this farce, Sparano."

Ray Ratto, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area columnist: "Tell the fans that this is why so many players do drugs. They have to see these people every single day."

Eric Stangel, "The Late Show with David Letterman" lead writer: "How is it that the Jersey Shore cast has shown better people skills than Miami Dolphins management?"

Hyde again: "They put a wrecking ball right through the off-season. Will be interesting to see what kind of an offensive coordinator comes now."

Albert Breer, NFL Network reporter: "Maybe I'm wrong, but I think Tony Sparano got himself a lot of fans the last four days. Plenty of NFL folks rooting for him."

Mike Freeman, CBSSports.com columnist: "The only winner in the Dolphins/Harbaugh fiasco: Tony Sparano. He kept his dignity."

David J. Neal, Miami Herald reporter: "How emasculated is Dolphins' Ross? Threw his best mack daddy rap w/sugar daddy $$$ and still have to slink back to what's waiting at home."

Bart Hubbuch, New York Post reporter: "Man, the Dolphins are one seriously dysfunctional organization. Jets fans should be thankful a Steve Ross-owned team is in their division."

Jim Trotter, Sports Illustrated writer: "ross gets heat for pursuing harbaugh w/o firing sparano. what about harbaugh interviewing w/ team that still has a coach?"