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DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G11: Time now for the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter postgame poll, this in the wake Sunday's 39-36 loss at Denver putting Miami's season record at 6-5. The DSM, in its seventh season, is a 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. Results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that will be around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
2014 DSM results
G1: 96.4% (following 33-20 victory vs. New England)
G2: 12.2% (following 29-10 loss at Buffalo)
G3: 2.0% (following 34-15 loss vs. Kansas City)
G4: 62.3% (following 38-14 victory vs. Oakland in London)
G5: 14.2% (following 27-24 loss vs. Green Bay)
G6: 80.7% (following 27-14 victory at Chicago)
G7: 63.2% (following 27-13 victory at Jacksonville)
G8: 97.4% (following 37-0 victory vs. San Diego)
G9: 40.3% (following 20-16 loss at Detroit)
G10: 93.3% (following 22-9 victory vs. Buffalo)
G11: Voting now underway (following 39-36 loss at Denver)
CANESFAN SATISFACTION METER: G11: Time now forthe latest Canesfan Satisfaction Meter postgame poll, this in the wake of Saturday's 30-13 loss at Virginia putting UM's season record at 6-5 overall and 3- 4 in the ACC. (That's easily UM's highest grade following a loss this season). The CSM, in its sixth season, is your invitation after every Hurricanes game to vote on your overall satisfaction with the team and season in 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. Results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that will be around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
2014 CSM results
G1: 6.7% (following 31-13 loss at Louisville)
G2: 35.9% (following 41-7 victory vs. Florida A&M)
G3: 71.8% (following 41-20 victory vs. Arkansas State)
G4: 11.6% (following 41-31 loss at Nebraska)
G5: 73.3% (following 22-10 victory vs. Duke)
G6: 3.3% (following 28-17 loss at Georgia Tech)
G7: 29.6% (following 55-34 victory vs. Cincinnati)
G8: 80.4% (following 30-6 victory at Virginia Tech)
G9: 92.9% (following 47-20 victory vs. North Carolina)
G10: 47.6% (following 30-26 loss vs. Florida State)
G11: Voting now underway (following 30-13 loss at Virginia)
Check back often to monitor evolving poll results...