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Miami Dolphins complete perfect NFL season....



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January 15, 1973

THE HAYS DAILY NEWS, Kansas, January 15, 1973

* Miami Dolphins complete perfect season
* Super Bowl VII vs. Washington Redskins
* NFL National Football League


The top of page 6 has a five column headline: "Dolphins Coast To Victory" with caption: "Super Champs 17-0" and more. First report coverage on the Miami Dolphins becoming the 1st and only team in NFL history to end the season ( including Super Bowl) without a loss.
Complete with 10 pages, a few binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The 1972 Miami Dolphins won fourteen regular season games and three postseason games, including Super Bowl VII, to finish the season 17–0–0. They extended their winning streak the following season to 18 straight wins, until finally losing to the Oakland Raiders on September 23, 1973. Recently, it has often been reported that the surviving members of the 1972 Dolphins would gather to drink champagne when the final undefeated team earned its first loss, or that the team would send a case of champagne to the team that beat the final undefeated team. The head coach of the 1972 Dolphins, Don Shula, denied this in a 2007 interview with ESPN.

Category: The 20th Century