1972 Dolphins finally get their trip to the White House

There is still only one resident of ‘Perfectville’ in the NFL, the 1972 Miami Dolphins.  However, that perfect team, the only perfect team ever in NFL history, never got their trip to the White House to visit the president.  Did you know that?  I didn’t.  I wasn’t around when the Dolphins had their perfect season and won back to back Lombardi trophies.  However, I still take pride in the fact that the Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to complete a perfect regular season and then go on to win the Super Bowl.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

In the era of the 1970’s it wasn’t as common for championship teams to visit the White House.  Teams did, but not every team, from every major sport.  Add to that, the fact that the Dolphins won the Super Bowl when the sitting president, Richard Nixon was involved in a little scandal referred to as Watergate.  It also didn’t help that Richard Nixon was an outspoken Washington Redskins fan….you know, the team the Dolphins beat to finish off their perfect season.

For the rest of the NFL, we all know that it gets annoying to hear the 1972 Dolphins remembered every year when the last undefeated team loses, but each year reinforces the amazing accomplishment of that team.  Many people don’t realize this, but even though the Dolphins went 14-0 during the regular season in 1972, they had to play the AFC Championship Game on the road.  The Dolphins had to travel too Pittsburgh for that game and came away with a 21-17 victory.  (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)

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