The December night air was brisk and teeming with anticipation. The scent of different meats cooking on open flames engrossed the stadium parking lots. A sea of red, blue, teal and orange jerseys converged on Hard Rock Stadium; here to witness the impending battle of two NFL teams that harkens back to the old, Roman gladiator days. Monday night football has it’s own unique aura about it. It’s own mystique where legends and heroes are created. And then there is me, a sports photographer photographing the Patriots, my hometown team, against the Miami Dolphins for Monday night supremacy.
The Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans game at Hard Rock Stadium wasn’t the classic slobber knocker one would hope for at an NFL game. Instead it was a battle of the defenses as both offenses were downright offensive the whole game. To top off the lack of action on the field, the game time temperature on the field hovered around 115 degrees. Just another fall, October day at Hard Rock Stadium.