1973: ‘Que cosa mas grande,’ said my Cuban abuelo about the perfect Dolphins!

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Back in the 1970’s, Cubans arrived daily in Miami on those historic “freedom flights.” They found freedom and a city madly in love with the Dolphins. It did not take long for those Cubans to start cheering for the team.

Our family was up in Wisconsin but we detected a little “Dolphin-mania” whenever we spoke to a friend down in Florida.

As my mother said one time: “Esa gente en Miami esta loca con los Dolphins”!

We remember today the story of the 1972-73 Dolphins:

“On January 14, 1973, the Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins 14-7 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Super Bowl VII, becoming the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to finish with an undefeated season.”

It was a great achievement. We do remind you that the Dolphins played in the old 14-game schedule whereas teams today play 16 games.

Nevertheless, perfection is perfection and those Dolphins were perfect for that season.

And I’m sure some Cuban “abuelo” probably said: “Que cosa mas grande. No perdieron un juego.”

That’s right! The 1972-73 Dolphins did not lose a game!

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