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Dolfan Satisfaction Meter: 17.2%

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DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G1: 17.2%: The fifth season of our blog's Dolfan Satisfaction Meter postgame polls is underway, this first one showing 17.2 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Sunday's 30-10 season-opening 1aa1dsmloss at Houston. That's actually reasonably high after a lopsided loss, perhaps owing to the notion one seven-minute meltdown offset 3 1/2 quarters of pretty decent play vs. a strong opponent. The DSM is continuous weekly gauge of how fans are feel about the Dolphins and their direction. Right after each game I invite you to share your overall degree of satisfaction. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest fans consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, the season as a whole, the direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Polls never close (you can still vote) but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 8:45 a.m. today/Tuesday.

2012 Dolfan Satisfaction Meter

G1: 17.2% (4.4-v, 12.8-s) following 30-10 loss at Houston.

Next poll: Sept. 16 following game vs. Oakland.

Previous final season results for overall satisfaction:

2011: 34.9%

2010: 3.8%

2009: 31.2%

2008: 96.9%