Friday, July 9, 2010

The Perfect Team

A brief remembrance.... The 1972 Miami Dolphins- The Only Perfect Season!

The first airplane I ever went up in belonged to Dolphin's Center, Jim Langer.  My brother-in-law actually taught him to fly.  I remember one day, the phone rang and I answered it...I was probably about 8 or 9 years old.  It was a nice man who wanted to speak to my brother-in-law (who happened to be there).  I found out later that it was Jim Langer.  I got SO excited!  Couldn't believe that he had called OUR house and I had talked to him! 

I sat next to Bob Griese once at a UM baseball game back in...oh...1983.  I thought that was pretty cool.  I've heard Mercury Morris used to shop at Sunset Corners (back when there was also a grocery store there, not just the liquor store).  But the guy I wonder about is Garo!  #1 !!!!  Wonder what he's up to?

Anyway, so many great memories of that team...the way they brought Miami to it's us something to really, REALLY be proud of and cheer about. 

6 players from the '72 Dolphins team have been entered in Pro Football's Hall of Fame: Larry Csonka, Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Larry Little, and Paul Warfield. In 1997, Don Shula joined them.

There never has been, nor will there ever be, another team as fun...and as perfect as those '72 Dolphins!

Do you have any memories of 1972?  Any memories of any particular players?  If so, please share them!

Here is a link to my main blog where I had talked about them before...Fun Monday- Miami Dolphins


Anonymous said...

1972. 7 grade. Carol Ticknor and I stood out on Red Road, at the entrance to her subdivision and yelled the Dolphin Song at the passing cars who all beeped and yelled "We're Number 1!!" back at us.

Dolphin Song:
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins number 1
In the land
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Miami DOlphins
Number 1!!!!!!!

Note, this was the first and last time I ever gave a hoot about anything football.

SwampAngel65 said...

Until recently, I could care less about football since then, too. But now I have a growing love for the Steelers. It's kind of fun getting back into the football thing...though no one will ever replace those 72 Dolphins!

Floridahistoryhunter said...

squeelers.. booooo :0