Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are members of the Eastern Division, AFC in the NFL. They joined the NFL as part of the NFL/AFL Merger deal. In 1972 the Dolphins had a perfect season, winning all 14 games and Super Bowl VII. They were the forth pro football team at the time to do so. (The others were the Los Angeles Bulldogs, Cleveland Browns,and Calgary Stampeders. They were the first time to appear in three consecutive super bowls. Don Shula coached the dolphins for the majority of their existance. (Don Shula was the most successful head coach in Pro Football History.) TD the Dolphin was named in a huge drawing. Names from all 50 States and 22 countries were submitted. At the end of the day TD was the name for the seven-foot tall dolphin mascot costume.

Location-Miami, Florida
Claim to Fame-The 1972 Dolphins held the fourth perfect regular season in NFL history, but the other three teams were beaten in the NFL Championship game. The team also won Super Bowl VIII, becoming the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls, and the second team (first AFL/AFC team) to win back-to-back championships.
Fast Fact-From 1966 to 1968 a live dolphin who was situated in a fish tank in the open (east) end of the Orange Bowl. He would jump in the tank and celebrate touchdowns and field goals. Flipper was removed from the Orange Bowl after 1968 in order to save costs.