The Miami Dolphins franchise was started in 1966 and the team plays in the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference. They are the oldest major-league pro-sports franchise in Florida.Click Here to Buy Miami Dolphins Football Tickets
Starting at a pinnacle in the 1972 season with the NFL's only perfect season to date, the Dolphins won all 14 of their regular season games, two playoff games and the Super Bowl VII. The team won Super Bowl VIII the next year, becoming the first to appear three times in a row at the Super Bowl. They were only the second team to ever win consecutive championships. The team made it to the Super Bowl in both XVII and XIX, but lost both times.
One notable member of the team was head coach Don Shula, who has won more games than any other coach in pro-football history. Six future hall of famers have played for the team, including Larry Csonka and Bob Griese. Dan Marino is another notable player who led the team to numerous playoff appearances.
Recent changes to the team's line up are happening to rebuild the team's image, and long-time NFL genius Bill Parcells has been brought in to make the Dolphins into a contender once again.
One of the first moves Parcells made was to bring Chad Pennington over from the Jets. Parcells was one of the people involved in bringing him to the Jets in the first place when he was still in their front office, so it looks like he has not tired of this talented QB. This season's turn around has been nothing short of spectacular, as the Dolphins went from NFL laughingstock to a real threat in the ultra-competitive AFC East.
New Head Coach Tony Sparano has to be given plenty of credit for the team's turnaround, and he has brought football excitement of old back to Miami. he pledged to bring and maintain a team in tremendous condition to the Miami area, a team that worked hard.
Most Miami fans happy to once again be so near the high life, the days of playoffs, Super Bowls and fireworks. When the Dolphins begin working through the schedule, the truth will be clear to see, and Sparano's new life will take on a new meaning. As ever, the hunt for cheap Dolphins tickets will begin again and the bleachers will be frothing with football fans. Let's hope they grant Sparano his wish, and they raise the roof with their roars.