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Thanks to the thousands who participated in this season's fifth annual Dolfan Satisfaction Meter polls, a Dolfan tradition. The DSM will see you again in September!
DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G16/FINAL: Results are certified in latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter -- the last of the 2012 season -- and they show 29.8 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Sunday's 28-0 loss at New England putting Miami's final season record at 7-9. 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, season as a whole, direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAST POLL, THE SEASON AS A WHOLE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE MOST WEIGHT. 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 10 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.
G16/Final: 29.8% (4.1-v, 25.7-s) following 28-0 loss at New England.
Previous final season results for overall satisfaction: