It was 40 years ago that the Miami Dolphins embarked on a trek to become the only undefeated NFL team in the modern era of professional football. Thus ticking off every ESPN Jets/Patriot homer for four decades. How much of an added prize is that? Just like the season, “priceless”. After the New England Patriots won out a few years back the Dolphins thought for sure they would have to build some new houses in “Perfectville”. Fortunately, the Patriots reside just down the road on Choke Avenue.
This year, the Dolphins want you to help them celebrate the year long event. Starting this week, the team will be giving away 1972 – Perfect Season hats. Titled “Still Perfect”, the hats will be handed out to “ALL” Miami Dolphins fans who attend this weekends home game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at 1:00. Members of the 72 team will also be on hand to greet fans as they enter the gates.
“40 years later, the achievements of Coach Shula and the ’72 team remain unmatched and continue to be a great legacy for the Dolphins franchise,” said Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. “We are proud to partner with Publix to ensure that every single fan in attendance on Sunday can take home a piece of history with these throwback hats, handed to them directly by the players that brought Miami its first Super Bowl championship.”
While the current Dolphins fight out of their own anonymity looking for an identity and a new sense of “We Can” under Joe Philbin, the gap between the past and the present has been bridged significantly over the last five to six years. The Dolphins are turning to their grass roots and past accomplishments to drive these new Dolphins to a better sense of what the Miami Dolphins stand for.
All season long, the Dolphins will host a myriad of events commemorating the 72 team and great Miami Dolphins. It kicks off with Oakland. Don’t sit by and watch history unfold, be a part of it.