The Miami Dolphins will be hosted by President Obama next Tuesday on the lawn of the White House. It’s been 41 years in the making. No not the current Miami Dolphins, the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins who never got to visit the White House after their perfect season have had a few of their team members lobbying to get a visit in the nations capital.
Led by Dolphins’ Marv Fleming who called it his “life’s work of 15 years”. He and Dick Anderson were the most notable to get this done.
The team came close to arriving in D.C. last year but logistics prohibited many of the players to make it for the 40th anniversary season. So bring on 41. It will likely be the last time outside of the Miami, Florida area that the team convenes for a quasi-reunion as many members of the team are having difficulty traveling. Most notably their prominent head coach Don Shula.
The Dolphins will appear with Obama at 2:05 on Tuesday afternoon. On a side note, the NFL’s first black QB Marlon Briscoe was also a member of that 72 team as a WR. Briscoe was the first black QB in the NFL and played for the Denver Broncos. He will be greeted by the first African American President. You can learn more about Briscoe by visiting or dedicated page full of one on one interviews with Marlin as well as members of the production company trying to bring his story to the silver screen. Visit that page here.