Just when you think you've seen everything in terms of permanent reminders of football fandom, along comes Emmett Dove, a Miami Dolphins supporter who has a giant team logo tattooed on the back of his head.
Dove tweeted the picture of his Dolphins tattoo to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, asking, "whatca think of my #Dolphins tat2?"
Volin wisely withheld his answer and instead asked whether the tattoo was real. (When a man with skull ink asks whether it looks good, the answer is always yes.) Dove confirmed the tattoo was legit. He got it last year when the team started 0-6.
If Dove were a regular reader of Volin's blog, he'd have already known the bad news he'd soon discover from dozens of fellow tweeters: The Dolphins logo he has on his head could be obsolete next year. It was reported earlier this summer that Miami has discussed the possibility of getting a new logo for the 2013 season.
An early rumor had the team adopting a cleaner, thinner look for the logo, similar to the new design of the Miami Marlins baseball team.
Dove didn't mind all that much. Today's new is tomorrow's old school. Throwbacks are always popular, particularly in the realm of cranial tattoo design.