Official "Little Known Dolphins' Facts" Thread

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  1. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    A little idea I came up with. A thread where anyone can post a little known fact about Dolphins. I happened to have found a few.

    1. The Miami Dolphins are the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls (71, 72, 73) and the first AFL/AFC to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

    2. Vonnie Holliday's name is parodied in the non-NFL football game Blitz: The League. One of the superstars in the game, a defensive back, is named Vonnie Treonday.

    3. Volume 15 of the manga Eyeshield 21, a picture of Ricky Williams, and his previous dreadlocked appearance may be the inspiration behind a character int he series, Agon Kongo.
     
  2. The Confessor

    The Confessor Doesnt play well with others

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    :eek: :eek: - Pretty sure I dont have any idea what this is about.

    Okay, I will submit a little to this:

    Mariners, Marauders, Mustangs, Missiles, Moons, Sharks, Suns were all names submitted as possibilities for the Miami franchise, but of course none could compare to the grace, strength and smarts of a dolphin:wink:
     
  3. TotoreMexico

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    :eek: Wow:eek:

    Good info guys!
     
  4. Delphinus

    Delphinus Backing Up The Best

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    Dude! I thought I was the only guy that read eyeshield!
     
  5. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    Hehehe, I only heard about Eyeshield a couple of days ago. But I do plan on picking up the anime on DVD as soon as I get the cash.
     
  6. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral King of the Wild Frontier

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    If you've been a Dolphin fan for any appreciable period of time this is not anywhere close to a little known fact.
     
  7. hellsapoppin

    hellsapoppin Seasoned Veteran

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    Also Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to go to 3 straight SuperBowls....
     
  8. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    That's not really true. The Bills went to three straight Super Bowls as well.
     
  9. MiamiDLFIN

    MiamiDLFIN Phin Phan Phorever

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    Actually, the Bills went to 4 straight SuperBowls.

    The Dolphins are the only expansion team in NFL history to win a SuperBowl. In '72, since no teams had entered since the Phins in '66, they were still considered an expansion team. Just a cool thought.:dolphins:
     
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    HybridPHIN 23 the N E W Dolphilbins

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    Dan Marino tried to spike the ball but he threw a game winning TD by accident.
     
  11. Furious Yellow

    Furious Yellow Mixed-Up Zombie

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    In the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 season 9 episode 10 "The Final Sacrifice", Nelson and the bots make several Csonka references as the main character finds a picture of a guy that looks like him :D
     
  12. bigchub22

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    Pretty cool idea I like this
     
  13. miaD5499

    miaD5499 Pro Bowler

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    i like that fact :dolphins: :jetssuck:
     
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    -From 1997 to 2001 the Dolphins qualified for the playoffs each year. At that time, that was longest streak of consecutive playoff apperances in the NFL. (5 straight seasons)

    -Jason Taylor went to Akron, Zach Thomas went to Texas Tech and Marty Booker went to Louisana Monroe.

    -Ricky Williams was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and played some minor league baseball while attending Texas.

    -When the Dolphins beat the Seahawks in the 1999 Wildcard playoff round, it was the first time a #6 seed had ever beaten a #3 seed in NFL history.

    That's all I got for now.
     
  15. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    Nice.
     
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    Aqua4Ever04 Banned Hammered

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    Thanks, those were just off the top of my head. I am tempted to get up, take down my Dolphins calender and look at some of the facts, but that would simply require too much work lol. Just playin'.

    I really like your idea for this thread though. I wish it would have had a longer life on the main forum, I think it really does belong there.
     
  17. ganooch

    ganooch Pro Bowler

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    you forgot about the Bucs. THey are an expansion team and won the Superbowl in 2003.
     
  18. CDNPHIN

    CDNPHIN HOME OF THE 1st PLACE LEAFS.

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    Ravens? does that one count?
     
  19. Kev83

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    Wrong.
    The Jaguars and Panthers entered the league after the Bucs and prior to 2003, thus preventing them from being an expansion team.
     
  20. ganooch

    ganooch Pro Bowler

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    unless you are an original team in the league, you will always be considered an expansion team. You may not be the newest team but you are still an expansion team.
     
  21. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    One more piece of trivia.

    The Fake Spike play was used in the manga/anime Eyeshield 21 by the team of the main character, the Deimon Devil Bats.
     
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  23. Mari0k

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    Um..tis is not really a "little' known fact..but i didint knoe it till like september..)) So...Dolphins and cowboys are tied for the most wins on monday nite football.
     
  24. texasPHINSfan

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    The Dolphins once employed a player named Scott Schwedes.
     
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    The Dolphins have the most wins since the AFL-NFL merger
     
  26. colmax

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    Miami had the first two 1,000 yard rushers on the same team in Larry Csonka (1117) and Mercury Morris (1000) in 1972. There's something else about the '72 Dolphins that made history. I cannot seem to place it for the life of me!
     
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    I remember him. What was he, a QB? Kicker? lol
     
  28. Mari0k

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    The fake spike play was designed by (cant remeemer the name..but rememer the face) the guy out of the U..he played for the browns for a while..went to three AFC titles games..and lost to ellway all three tiems (or was it two?) Who was fired by bellichick, and then sigend with cowboys, and finished his career backin up marino..Im sur odler guys noe who im talkin bout.
     
  29. FINdestructible

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    You are correct, but he wrote: 1. The Miami Dolphins are the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls (71, 72, 73) and the first AFL/AFC to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

    :D
     
  30. Csonkanator

    Csonkanator Fin Fan Till Death Do Us Part...

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    Bernie Kosar
     
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    I got a question that needs an answer. How many years did the Dolphins not have a pro bowl player and what years were they?
     
  32. Mari0k

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    Zach Thomas averages sixteen yards per kickoff return. He returned one for fifteen yards in 1996 and one for seventeen yards in 1998.
     
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    The arrogant Joe Theisman was drafted by the Fins and opted for the CFL. Also, before he was drafted he name was pronounced (Theesman) and he changed the pronounciation to the way it is now to rhyme w/ "Heisman" as in, the Heisman trophy.
     
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    cnc66 wiley veteran bad spelur

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    Jim Langer is in the HOF Cruddy sucks
     
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    ricky williams minor league baseball team that he played for in college was the batavia(ny) muckdogs
     
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    wow, i never knew that, i live like 20 minutes from batavia and see the muckdogs commercials all the time
     
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    In 2000, Ronnie Brown was drafted Seattle Mariners,but declined the offer in order to concentrate on his football career.
     
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    In 1980 and 1997 the Dolphins did not have a Pro-Bowl selection.
     
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    :boohoo: :boohoo: :boohoo:
     
  40. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

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    David Martin and Justin Peelle have three things in common: They both play tight end, and they are both born in the same month in year. (03/13/79 and 03/15/79 respectively).

    Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas are born on the same day, on one year apart (09/01/74 and 09/01/73, respectively).

    Jason Taylor appeared in the movie Jackass Number Two

    In high school, Jason Taylor earned athletic honors at both tight end and safety.

    Joey Porter was an H-Back before being converted to outside linebacker in college.

    Keith Traylor used to be an inside linebacker at the start of his NFL career.

    Dan Marino was the first player drafted in the USFL.
     

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