If you were older than 4, where were you in Oct 1984 when...

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  1. herecmsZACH54

    herecmsZACH54 Well-Known Member

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    Dan Marino trotted on the field for the first time and proceeded to throw 3 tds in a brilliant comeback effort that came up just short.

    I was a sophomore in college at our apartment with my 2 other room-mates watching the game, and I remember saying out loud, "who in the hell is this guy?" :fire: Then after the 3rd td, I said oh my god, I am not worthy.. :eek:

    The next 17 years were just something I didn't appreciate as much as I should of , but I appreciate it more the further father time takes me along. :D


    LONG LIVE THE BEST NFL QUARTERBACK EVER TO PLAY THE GAME!!!!
     
  2. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac

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    i was twelve years old playing tag football out on the street.
     
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    feelthepain A True Fan

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    I was living in Clearwater Fla on Clearwater beach, I was 17 years old. I had my own apt. and working two jobs. I had a couple of neighbors we all watched the game upstairs at their place. We had no idea we were watching the first game of the all time greatest QB of all time. I know all the bonehead SB's are all that matter fans will give the honor to Joe Montana or someone else with SB rings, but SB wins are gotten from TEAM play not indaviduals, and we are talikng GREATEST QB not teams and if you look at Marinos stats he's the best. I don't feel I took Marino and what we as fans had for granted, I just think there are players on every team other fans envy and Marino was ours.
     
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    DolfanDaveInATX A True Fan

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    It was 1983. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Fritz27

    Fritz27 Seasoned Veteran

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    I wasn't alive.
     
  6. fins4o8

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    than i was 11 yrs old playing tackle football at my elementary school. :D
     
  7. Loburian

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    Lol,

    Yes it was 1983 against the raiders.

    We went 12-4 that year and lost to Seattle in the playoffs.
     
  8. dalmog

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    In 1983? I was 6 (though I turned 7 that November!). I was already a Dolphan though. Actually I didn't get to watch that game for family reasons.
     
  9. Antineoplastic

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    Actually, I remember him back in 83 on the sidelines...and I recall saying the exact same thing...

    "who the hell is this guy??" for those of you that weren't around...1984 was the most magical, most amazing year in Dolphin history!

    As for Marino...he was just unstoppable...
     
  10. BlueFin

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    It was 1983 and I was in the Navy and glad Dan was going to get in there, I was as sick of Woodley as I am Fiedler.
     
  11. DA DICK

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    Unfortunately I was only 1 year old. But for all of you all that saw that game live, I bet it must have been the best excitment in NFL history. I get excited seeing Dan on sportscentury when they show his career history. I wish I would have gone to any of his games and unfortunately there will never be another Dan.
     
  12. KTownsDolphins

    KTownsDolphins 4 Handicap, trying to get to scratch

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    I was 5 years old when my family ran away from the nation then called Czechoslovakia. We were waiting in Austria, as we were refugees waiting to get into Canada.

    I had no idea what american football was at that time.
     
  13. Danny

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    it was 83 and he had 2, not 3 td's in that game at the raiders.All the same he was the greatest and btw, I was working at the polinisian hotel in disney world at the time.

    Ozzy rules!!
     
  14. PhinBeck

    PhinBeck Perennial All-Pro

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    Junior year of high school, I was more than likely at a local restaurant and lounge watching games on a huge satellite dish.
     
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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator

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    I was 19 and in Marine Corps Boot Camp in sunny San Diego!
     
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    I was in 5th grade. I actually started watching the Dolphins because Mark Clayton, a former U of L player was on the team. Marino broke all the records that season and I have been a Dolphins fan ever since.
     
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    i wasnt born.
     
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    I was twelve years old in Gautier MS, not a Dolphins fan yet. THe two teams they showed every weekend were Chicago and Miami. 84 I watched the Bears all season, thru their superbowl. But the one fated-MNF game vs Miami when Bears lost their only game to Marino's quickstrikes to CLayton and Duper hooked me and have only missed 4 or 5 games since then.
     
  19. Huck Phinn

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    Yeah. it was in relief of Woodley, on a Monday niter in '83 against the Raiduhs. He took over for the struggling Woodley against the Saints too before gettin' his first start against the Bills a week later.

    .....and what a sophmore jinx he had in '84 huh? lol
     
  20. Spinelord

    Spinelord Miami Dolphins-A New Beginning...Again

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    You are correct sir-84 was the super bowl year, no? never had a running back or a top notch defense-guess he needed DW (joke)
     
  21. Spinelord

    Spinelord Miami Dolphins-A New Beginning...Again

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    btw I was 17 in 83, graduating high school in 84-exciting times
     
  22. Gr8BambinoTy

    Gr8BambinoTy Superman Returns Summer 2006

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    Yeah, me too... Wish i coulda experienced ALL the magic Marino brought... at least i remember the latter part of his GREAT career...

    PRAISE TO THE GREATEST!!!
     
  23. Mr Yu

    Mr Yu Pro Bowler

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    - Gee , I am old. I was 18 in '83 and remember that night very well. Marino came in during a blow out and looked great. We all knew right away just how good this guy could be. We were wrong. This guy wound up being great.

    -For those of you who were not alive or old enough , sorry. It was fabulous. The thing that I really remember the most about those years with Marks was that he elevated throwing the ball to an artform. You would see the play , be pumped by the amazing throw and then you wouls see it in S-L-O-W M-O-T-I-O-N. How that guy would throw to a spot AFTER the traffic would clear was amazing.

    -I have never seen anyone during or after make those kind of throws. It wasn't football, it was art.
     
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    DOLPHAN1 A True Fan

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    i was in tampa taking a year off before starting my first year of college. i was 18
     

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