Sunday, April 4, 2010

The '72 Dolphins

I love traditions in sports, and admittedly, there are some pretty sweet ones.Playoff beards in hockey, or cutting down the nets in basketball. But now I want to pick apart one that is inherently stupid. Enter: The 1972 Miami Dolphins. As many of you know, the surviving members of the NFL’s only undefeated team drink Champagne every season when the last undefeated team has fallen. That is a sweet tradition. No, the one under fire is the tradition of every idiot columnist and sports “personality,” routinely blasting the dolphins for this, calling them crotchety and bitter old men. Personally, I have no issue with them celebrating every year that they have made an achievement that has never been equaled. They're celebrating theirachievement, not others failure, and I think it’s a nice way for them to remember and reminisce in their hard work that season, to revel in their place in history.

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