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13 -December -2019 - 06:45

La Perfect Season della stagione 1972

Nessuno fino a oggi, alla stagione 2016, è riuscito a vincere tutte le partite del campionato, ci riuscirà mai qualcun'altro? mah... qualcuno ci e' andato molto vicino, nella stagione 2007 ma... ha perso l'ultima partita, il superbowl e quindi PERFECTVILLE still POPULATION : 1

 

17 domande e risposte sulla stagione 1972 :

DOMANDE:

1. Chi indossava la maglia No. 72?

2. Quali erano i 3 assistenti che poi divennero NFL head coaches?

3. Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris e Jim Kiick erano i 3 Big running backs. Chi era il quarto per yeards corse?

4. Chi fu l'unico giocatore a ricevere e lanciare un passaggio?

5. Chi e' stato l'ultimo giocatore PERFETTO 72 a ritirarsi dalla NFL come Dolphin?

6. Dove si svolgeva il training camp?

7. Chi fu la prima scelta dal draft nel 1972?

8. Chi fu l'unico giocatore a segnare un ritorno in regular season?

9. Chi furono i 2 giocatori ch emisero un alligatore nella doccia dell'allenatore Don Shula?

10. L'unico giocatore che era gia' con i Dolphins nel 1966 agli esordi?

11. Chi sono i 5 giocatori della Perfect Season dei Dolphins nominati migliori giocatori della decade NFL's 1970s ?

12. Chi segno' le mete nel SUperbowl della Pefect Season?

13. Chi fu l'unico giocatore dei Dolphins che guidava una classifica individuale?

14. Contro quale squadra il QB Bob Griese si infortuno' e contro quale rientro' dopo 10 partite?

15. I Dolphins scambiarono il linebacker John Bramlett e quale quarterback ai Boston Patriots per il defensive Nick Buoniconti?

16. Quanti ex-Miami Hurricanes erano sul roster dei Dolphins?

17. Quale giocatore subi' cosi' tanti colpi che gli costarono anche alcuni denti per le botte subite durante il Superbowl ?

RISPOSTE

1. Defensive tackle Bob Heinz.

2. Bill Arnsparger, Monte Clark and Howard Schnellenberger.

3. Hubert Ginn.


 

4. Receiver Marlin Briscoe.

 

5. Guard Bob Kuechenberg, che gioco' fino al 1984.

6. Biscayne College (ora si chiama St. Thomas University).

7. Notre Dame defensive tackle Mike Kadish.

8. Cornerback Lloyd Mumphord, su intercetto.

9. Larry Csonka e Manny Fernández.

 

10. Right tackle Norm Evans.

11. Receiver Paul Warfield, guard Larry Little, center Jim Langer, kicker Garo Yepremian and safety Dick Anderson.

12. Howard Twilley and Jim Kiick.

13. Mercury Morris, con 12 rushing touchdowns.

14. Injured Oct. 15 against San Diego, returned Dec. 31 at Pittsburgh.

15. Kim Hammond.

 

16. None.

17. Defensive tackle Manny Fernández.

 

Altri articoli da leggere sulla storia dei Miami Dolphins da endzone articolo di diego, warner

 

Dol Fan Italia Luca chiede e Mercury Morris e Jim Kiick rispondono

 

da sinistra a destra Jim Kiick - Larry Csonka - Mercury Morris

Due giocatori, due leggende dei Miami Dolphins, della squadra che riusci' a mettere a segno la PERFECT SEASON, 17 partite vinte e 0 sconfitte, dalla prima partita di regular season al Superbowl

In occasione della ricorrenza del 35esimo aniversario della Parfect Season, quest'anno ancora di piu' importante dopo il risultato finale dello scorso Superbowl dove i New England Patriots erano ad un passo da PERFECTVILLE, i New York Giants vincendo il Superbowl nel finale hanno fatto si che i Patriots abbiamo per il momento rimandato il loro trasloco... ancora per quest'anno forse a P.E.R.F.E.C.T.V.I.L.L.E. i Miami Dolphins non avranno vicini.

Questa intervista via email e' stata possibile grazie all'aiuto e la collaborazione di Jimmy Shapiro, della VP Publicity / Zucker Media Group
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Per il momento ho deciso di lasciare le domande e le risposte in lingua originale, poi con calma aggiungerò anche la traduzione in italiano. Non mi sembra bello modificare dei piccoli segmenti di storia!!!

Le domande sono di Dario e Luca, le risposte di MM Mercury Morris e di JK Jim Kiick

1) Do you think New England deserved the perfect season as well as you deserved it 35 years ago?
- MM First of all, no one "deserves" a Perfect Season. In order to go undefeated, you've got to win every game. I say they deserved to go down in flames in the ultimate game because they got beat by the NY Giants in the one game that they HAD to win in order to be "perfect".
- JK NO. I THINK IT WAS HARDER BACK IN 72 BECAUSE OF THE PARITY OF THE NFL. I THINK THE NFL TODAY TALENT WISE IS DILUTED.

2) What is the most important?
- MM Important what?
- JK BEING UNDEFEATED AND WINNING THE SUPER BOWL

3) Would you change your perfect season for two more Superbowl wins?
- MM First of all, do the math. We were the first team to go to 3 straight Super Bowls. We went undefeated in 1972 at 17-0, and back to back in 1973 at 15-2. So why would I change? We have the two most important Super Bowl wins in Super Bowl history.
- JK NO. WE WENT TO THREE CONSECUTIVE SUPER BOWL AND WON TWO. THE PERFECT SEASON JUST TOPS IT OFF.

4) Rumors say that NFL is considering the possibility of adding two more games to the regular season. What do you think about it? Consider you r record should be safe forever after a change like that.
- MM When the leagues merged in 1970, we played a block of 20 games. Six exhibition and 14 Regular Season. I can't remember when, but they changed it by moving 2 exhibition games into the column of "Regular Season Games". So in effect, they would not be adding two more games, it would mean that 2 more game would count. It's still the same 20 game block. It just means the fans have to pay more money. And it has nothing to do with our record, because it's not the amount of games you win, it's the amount of games you don't lose... it's about the "0", as in 17-0.
- JK ITS TOO MANY GAMES BUT OUR RECORD I BELIEVE IS SAFE ANYWAY.

5) With the Jason Taylor trade, Dolphins have not a star in their roster. How many years will it take before we can see Miami at playoffs again? What do you think about Parcells' work so far?
- MM When Bill Parcells was hired to restructure the Dolphins, this marked the first time since 1970 that a transformation like this has taken place. I don't know if I would be talking playoffs now, let them win their first game. I mean, let 'em win their second game (they already lost their first game). But in 1970, in Shula's first year, we lost our first game to the Boston Patriots and went on to 10-4 and the playoffs. So if you were going to make something up, it could be based on what I just said.
- JK I THINK PARCELLS IS GOING TO DO A GOOD JOB, BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE AT LEAST A COUPLE OF YEARS.

6) 35 years after, do you think your great run has gained value? Or in '73 it was considered greater than it is considered today?
- MM Frankly, it wasn't considered at all by anyone except us because it seemed so unachievable that people couldn't relate to an accomplishment in professional sports where one team beat everyone they played from the beginning of the season to the end. There's something called the "Historical Present". It's defined as "the present tense used in relating past events", meaning it was 35 years ago... and it's right this minute. As the years go by, it becomes an even greater accomplishment as witnessed last year in the Super Bowl.
- JK EVERY YEAR IT BECOMES A BIGGER ACCOMPLISHMENT.

7) How did you celebrate the Perfect Season? What is needed to celebrate a Perfect Season?
- MM Every year we "quietly" celebrate by "toasting" our accomplishment. This year, we are inviting ALL of our fans in the Dolphin Nation around the world to join us in the celebration when the last team goes down in flames. We plan to make this an annual tradition. We will be celebrating our achievement on the Sunday following the last team going down in flames. Get your champagne ready! Stay tuned for more details.
- JK USUALLY BY MYSELF. WHAT IS NEEDED IS A PERFECT SEASON A 1,000 WINNING PERCENTAGE.

8) Probably cheerleaders can be a distraction for the team to reach the goal of the perfect season?
- MM When we played, we didn't have Playboy models on the sidelines. Our cheerleaders were more like middle-school kids so there was no distraction.
- JK MAYBE OFF THE FIELD BUT NOT WHEN YOUR ACTUALLY PLAYING THE GAME.

9) 35 years ago the life outside the football field was so different... this modern life of the NFL players can be an obstacle ?
- MM You're right. Not only can it be, but it definitely is a distraction because the players today view themselves as entertainers. To us, it was a job and you went to work. I can't recall one time where Don Shula said "Go out and have some fun today".
- JK I DON'T KNOW ABOUT AN OBSTACLE, BUT CERTAINLY CAN BECOME A DISTRACTION.

10) Did you ever know you have some fans abroad, in Italy for istance?
- MM I did not know how far our fan base has grown to now include people who do not live in the United States. I think it's a great thing that you guys have such an interest. If you would have had the chance to see us play, you would know why our fans are so loyal.
- JK WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK SO AND THANK YOU FOR BEING DOLPHIN FANS.

11) Miami Dolphins it was a great team in the past, with you 2 on the roster... 2008 Dolphins how are so far to go back on the map?
- MM I think that it's the structure of the Draft and the type of talent that teams look for, based upon what they need to make themselves competitive in today's football. They are basically starting over again, which is what we did back in 1970 and you see the results in history.
- JK I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION BUT I GUESS SO.

12) Do you agree about the 2008 Draft?
- MM Anybody can talk a good game in the locker room. You put your pads in your pants, you get your ankles taped, you put your shoulder pads on, you go out on the field... and then we see what your game looks like. So the draft is only relevant to the productivity of the people who were drafted and the people who are already there.
- JK YEAH ITS FINE

13) What you think about a player who get 4 games sospention just in the 4th regular season games, but he allow to play eventually play off games? Its not better to take him off in the playoff run too???
- MM I don't know what to think about that one because the rules were different, the time was different, the players were different, and American society was different. To me, it almost seems as if these are kids playing in the NFL today. Someone who is drafted makes millions of dollars and can't go drink a beer because he's too young tells you that "the men" who play the game now are different than the men who played the game when I did.
- JK ITS UP TO THE COMMISSIONER

14) From when you start playing in the NFL until today which is the best NFL commisioner?
- MM Close your eyes and what do you see? That's right, nothing. Because that's what I have in my mind as what the Commissioner's have done to the game. The new players have all the advantages and the players who made the game have none. To put it in perspective, the average retired player has a pension worth about $14,000 a year. The Commissioner and the late Gene Upshaw both made between $18-21,000 a day. Clearly, the commissioner and the top brass representing the players today could and should do more for the players who made the game what it is today.
- JK PETE ROZELLE

 

La Prefect Season dei Miami Dolphins 1972 diventera' un film, cinematrografico.

Tanti i documentari, gli spezzoni di filmato che fanno rivivere quella magnifica stagione, ma ora e' certo, la Perfect Season dei Miami Dolphins che rimane unica da ben 40 anni verra' celebrata quest'anno proprio alla grande con un film. La squadra di Don Shula che gioca e vince tutte le partite di una stagione, quelle di campionato di playoff e il Superbowl, impresa mai riuscita a nessuno. I Patriots ci erano andati vicini, nella stagione 2007, vincendo tutte le partite tra stagione regolare e post season ma poi vennero sconfitti proprio al Superbowl dai Giants. Per celebrare quest' anniversario oltre alla consegna di un cappellino celebrativo, Perfect Season cap con la scritta 1972 - Still Perfect, per tutti gli spettatori della prima partita casalinga di campionato di quest'anno contro gli Oakland Raiders il 16 Settembre uscirà durante l'anno un film, una storia che ripercorra' quei momenti.

Il titolo sara'  "Perfect in the Magic City." e dovrebbe uscire a meta' dicembre 2012. L'idea della Bombo Entertainment, che ha  all'attivo ben più di 60 sports films, e' quella di raccontare, questa storia di una squadra sportiva che in 92 anni di NFL e' stata l'unica a vincere tutte le partite dalla prima all'ultima, attraverso gli occhi dei tifosi testimoni all' Orange Bowl in quell'anno e per far vedere e capire che cosa ha rappresentato e rappresenta tuttora per la città di Miami e per buona parte della Florida.

 

Da segnalare anche questo articolo dal sito di EatSport.net