That's exactly it. South Florida suddenly mattered nationally because of those early '70s Dolphins. I always like to apply situational influence for the younger fans to sense the realities of that time frame. In the years prior to those Dolphins the primary things South Florida was known for were the Jackie Gleason Show filmed at the Miami Beach Auditorium every week, and Richard Nixon making frequent visits to his vacation retreat on Key Biscayne. Gleason was particularly popular because he always lavished praise on the area, "The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world." Many viewers would tune in for that line alone every week. Gleason delivered it with decibel power, body language and emphasis.Another player from my youth has passed. I will never forget the joy the teams of the early 1970’s bought to me personally and the South Florida community as a whole. Thank you Jim Kiick for being a part of that joy and may you Rest In Peace.