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November 12, 2012

Dolfan Satisfaction Meter: 17.3%

[1) It is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12. Find our main Dolphins-Titans game post below in the blog. 2) Visit our video channel at YouTube/TheGregCote (on hiatus; new vids coming soon) and join us on Twitter @gregcote]

DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G9: Results are in on the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 17.3 percent overall satisfaction (nearly equalling a season low) in the wake of Sunday afternoon's 37-3 loss vs. the Tennessee Titans putting Miami's 1aa1dsmseason record at 4-5. The DSM, in its fifth year, is continuous weekly gauge of how fans are feeling 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 may still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was (tardily) around 10:30 a.m. today/Tuesday.

2012 Dolfan Satisfaction Meter

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

G2: 90.6% (47.1-v, 43.5-s) following 35-13 victory vs. Oakland.

G3: 43.8% (7.2-v, 36.6-s) following 23-20 loss (OT) vs. N.Y. Jets.

G4: 67.4% (18.3-v, 49.1-s) following 24-21 loss (OT) at Arizona.

G5: 93.1% (43.9-v, 49.2-s) following 17-13 victory at Cincinnati.

G6: 96.7% (52.2-v, 44.5-s) following 17-14 victory vs. St. Louis.

G7: 98.3% (80.9-v, 17.4-s) following 30-9 victory at N.Y. Jets.  

G8: 66.9% (21.3-v, 45.6-s) following 23-20 loss at Indianapolis.

G9: 17.3% (3.4-v, 13.9-s) following 37-3 loss vs. Tennessee.

Next poll: Nov. 15 following game at Buffalo.

Previous final season results for overall satisfaction:

2011: 34.9%

2010: 3.8%

2009: 31.2%

2008: 96.9%

Live blog Q&A / chat No. 8 now completed; next chat Nov. 19

[It is Monday, November 12. Voting continues in latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter poll in post directly below this]

LIVE BLOG Q&A IN COMMENTS SECTION: This week's Live Blog Q&A/Chat No. 8 has ended. We do it each Monday 1-2 p.m. Click on 'Comments' below foir the most recent transcript. And thanks to all for another jam-packed hour! Enjoyed it. See y'all next week.

G9: Tennessee 37, Dolphins 3 (Final): Miami embarrassed in worst home loss since expansion-era 1968

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Dolfan Satisfaction Meter: Voting underway!: Voting is underway in the latest DSM poll in a separate blogpost directly above this one.

G9: TENNESSEE @ DOLPHINS: Final: Embarrassing. What else need be said? Miami's worst home loss (by margin) since expansion-era 1968. Playoff hopes, shattered for now. ..... 4Q: Garbage time. Matt Moore in at QB. ... Zach Brown has Tannehill's third interception. ... Titans add 38-yard FG for 34-3 lead. Will this game never end? ..... 3Q: Chris Johnson surpasses 100 yards, ending Miami's 22-game streak. ... Reggie Bush back in game for first time since his 1Q fumble. ... Jake Locker to Jared Cook 26-yard scoring pass over Reshad Jones and Miami now buried 31-3. This has segued from rout to embarrassment. ..... Half: Did not see this coming. Wow. Nothing happening offensively. Tannehill with two INTs and a 40.7 passer rating. A meager six first downs. Bush benched after his lost fumble. Do you believe in miracles? 2Q: Turnover leads to 37-yard Titans FG and 24-3 Dolphins hole just before half. ... Titan Akeem Ayers outfights Anthony Fasano for ball for a Tannehill INT in Dolphins territory. ... Miami on board at 21-3 on 40-yard Dan Carpenter FG. Roughness penalty against OG Richie Incognito was costly. ... Colin McCarthy, ex-Cane, returns deflection-interception 49 yards for TD and Titans stunningly lead Miami 21-0. ..... Chris 1Q: Chris Johnson 17-yard TD run for 14-0 Dolphins hole. ... Thus far the Dolphins offense is the best thing to happen to Tennessee's defense. ... Titans 7-0 on Jake Locker 9-yard scoring pass to Kendall Wright, ahead of Jimmy Wilson, after Bush turnover. ... Reggie Bush rushes for first down but loses fumble at own 28. ... Jimmy Wilson blitz-sack forces Titans punt, first big play of game. ... Miami punts on first possession. Against this defense!? ... Let's go! ..... Pregame: Massive pregame military salute going on. Impressive. Patriotism is a wonderful thing. ... Crowd looks like it will be small today, even by late-arriving-small-crowd standards. ... Reporting from the stadium, am two helpings of popcorn into my pregame routine. Updates as warranted. ..... Original post: At 4-4 at the  midseason turn the Dolphins find themselves just off playoff pace and needing to get on a run. And what says "Let's start a fire" more than a home game against 1aa1doltenTennessee and its egregiously awful defense? Titans are on pace to allow more points than any team has, ever. Mull that. Savor it. Picture Ryan Tannehill rolling a 300. Envision Reggie Bush going zero to 150 in 17 carries. Then again strange things happen in the NFL and Miami isn't good enough to take any opponent lightly. Tennessee gets its starting quarterback back from injury in Jake Locker, who is far from great but who is better than the ghost of Matt Hasselbeck. Titans also happen to have a runner named Chris Johnson, a redeemed fantasy stud who has been running well lately and will severely challenge Miami's NFL-best streak of 22 straight games not allowing a 100-yard rusher. Could be a good one down at Joe's Place and I'll be there columnizing. This is a game the Dolphins simply must have if the playoffs are to remain a plausible conversation point in 2012. My pick: Dolphins, 30-17.

Note: I'll be on 790 The Ticket's pregame show talking Dolphins-Titans today from 10 a.m. 'til about 11:30, then right back here at kickoff at 1 for a live in-game Boutique Blog (patent pending) from the stadium. You are invited.

Canesfan Satisfaction Meter: 15.5%

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CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G10: Results are certified in the latest Canesfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 15.5 percent overall satisfaction (second-lowest mark of the season) in the wake of Saturday afternoon's 41-40 loss at Virginia putting UM's season record 1aa1csm12at 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. In its fourth year, our blog's CSM polls are your invitation after every Hurricanes game to vote on your overall satisfaction with the team and season. The CSM is a continuing weekly gauge of how UM football fans are feeling. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest you consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, season as a whole, program's direction, and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Polls never close (you may still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 8:30 a.m. today/Monday.

2012 Canesfan Satisfaction Meter

G1: 93.9% (40.9-v, 53.0-s) following 41-32 victory at Boston College.

G2: 14.7% (7.0-v, 7.7-s) following 52-13 loss at Kansas State.

G3: 50.2% (7.5-v, 42.7-s) following 38-10 victory vs. Bethune-Cookman.

G4: 95.9% (61.0-v, 33.9-s) following 42-36 OT victory at Georgia Tech.

G5: 95.2% (49.6-v, 45.6-s) following 44-37 victory vs. North Carolina St.

G6: 29.4% (9.1-v, 20.3-s) following 41-3 loss vs. Notre Dame in Chicago.

G7: 17.0% (5.3-v, 11.7-s) following 18-14 loss vs. North Carolina.

G8: 39.4% (8.3-v, 31.1-s) following 33-20 loss vs. Florida State.

G9: 85.1% (30.3-v, 54.8-s) following 30-12 victory vs. Virginia Tech.

G10: 15.5% (5.2-v, 10.3-s) following 41-40 loss at Virginia.

Next poll: Nov. 17 following game vs. South Florida.

Previous final season results:

2011: 22.1% overall satisfaction (following 6-6 season)

2010: 4.2% overall satisfaction (following 7-6 season)

2009: 41.7% overall satisfaction (following 9-4 season)