[1) It is MONDAY, DECEMBER 24. Merry Christmas Eve, believers. 2) Find our main Dolphins-Bills game post directly below in the blog. 3) Apologies for the glitch that caused our latest DSM poll to post two hours late last evening. 4) Join us on Twitter @gregcote.
Click on Frustration And Comfort for my latest column, off yesterday's Dolphins game.
DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G15: Results are in on the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 76.5 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Sunday afternoon's 24-10 home victory over the Buffalo Bills putting Miami's season record at 7-8. 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 around 9 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.
G10: 12.0% (4.2-v, 7.8-s) following 19-14 loss at Buffalo.
G11: 81.3% (25.5-v, 55.8-s) following 24-21 victory vs. Seattle.
G12: 37.0% (6.3-v, 30.7-s) following 23-16 loss vs. New England.
G13: 18.8% (2.7-v, 16.1-s) following 27-13 loss at San Francisco.
G14: 60.5% (13.5-v, 47.0-s) following 24-3 victory vs. Jacksonville.
G15: 76.5% (24.6-v, 51.9-s) following 24-10 victory vs. Buffalo.
Next/season-final poll: Dec. 30 following game at New England.
Previous final season results for overall satisfaction: