utorak, 9. kolovoza 2011.

A Bit Of Dolphins History

The Miami Dolphins football team is based as the name implies in Miami, Florida. Their home stadium is the Land Shark Stadium in the Miami Gardens. The Miami Dolphins are part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference which is part of the NFL. The team first started playing in 1966 as an expansion team in the American Football League. When the American Football League merged with the National Football League they became a part of the NFL. The Dolphins are the oldest professional sports team in Florida.

The original home stadium of the Miami Dolphins was the Orange Bowl stadium also in Miami. Their new home stadium after the 1986 season was the Joe Robbie Stadium. The stadium had a number of name changes throughout the years, the name was changed from Joe Robbie Stadium to Pro Player stadium but it has also been known as: Pro Player Park, Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium. It's newest name is the Sun Life Stadium. The stadium is located at 2267 NW 199th Street in Miami Gardens.

The Miami Dolphins first appeared on the Super Bowl in 1971 for the Super Bowl VI. The next year they completed the NFL's only perfect season resulting in a Super Bowl victory adn winning all 14 regular season games, another 2 playoff games. They also appeared in Super Bowl VII, during the same year they had a perfect season, the forth in National Football League history. They became the first team to appear in a Super Bowl 3 times in a row, but they also won the Super Bowl VIII. They also made it into Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX.

The uniforms and logo of the Miami Dolphins hasn't changed much since the team was founded. The original colors were and remained orange and aqua but a navy colored trim was added in 1997. The logo uses the dolphin from the name of the team as a main element, it consists of a flaming hoop and a dolphin leaping through the loop wearing a football helmet with the letter M. When the team first started playing the dolphin on the logo had it's head closer to the center of the hoop but by 1974 the dolphin's body was in the center of the hoop. The biggest change was in 1997 when the hoop was simplified and the dolphins expression and color were changed to reflect a more serious image. The uniform consists of white helmets with aqua or white jerseys and pants.

For a 2011 Miami Dolphins Schedule visit NFL Football Schedule

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