Great idea for a thread. I wish the mods would just STICKY that huge one that's probably on page 20 by now. It's just that there have to be at least 6+ of these threads each year and since everyone loves to add to those threads, it'd be great if they just sticked one big one.
I became a Dolfan when the Dolphins played the Cowboys back in SuperBowl 6. I was like 9 years old and my dad was a Cowboys fan. He asked me who I wanted to win and just to be a little prick I said Miami. As we all know Miami lost that game but when the next season rolled around my Dad reminded me I was now a Dolfan. I rolled with it and I'd say going 17-0 that year worked out pretty well for me. I've been the biggest Dolphins fan on the planet and I'm now 42. I live and die each week with them.
Like father like son. But I think I've passed my dad as far as dedication and love for the Phins goes. He grew up in Florida in the 70s so his whole family was Dolphins fans. I wouldn't have it any other way.
i am a dolphin fan by birth. Dad lived in Palm Beach area growing up, watched the dolphins from the beginning, when i was born, i was born into a dolphins blanket that was specially sterilezed by my dad's request. Call it a father son thing, but we are both die hards.
I played QB, and never saw a better passer than Dan Marino. I also liked the colors a lot : ) Watching Marino as I grew up, I became a fan and never liked any other team. I like the Skins in the NFC a little by default, being from the DC area. But the Fins are my TEAM.
1st time I ever saw a football game live was @ a Phins/Jets game in the meadowlands. I was given tickets by ex Jet Rb Johnny Hector who was a college roommate of a guy who was dating my aunt at the time (this was back in 84 when i was 6). I went into that game pretty neutral & not knowing much about football and came away from it the biggest Marino fan on the face of the planet. So i guess i started liking the phins cause of Marino