The Miami Dolphins is a professional football team from the Miami metropolitan area and the Dolphins were founded in 1966 with its headquarters located at the Miami Dolphins Training facility in Davie, Florida.
In the early 1970s the Dolphins joined the NFL when the AFL–NFL merger took place. Over the decades the Miami team have managed to win 2 League championships, 5 Conference championships in the following years: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984 and 2 Super Bowl Championships in 1972 and 1973.
Additionally, the Dolphins won 13 Division championships and 22 Playoff appearances. The team´s golden era was in the early 70s when they managed to reach the AFC Championship for 3 consecutive seasons.
The Sun Life Stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida is where the Dolphins currently play their home football games, the stadium has a capacity of 80,000 spectators.
Here is a quick view at the stadium´s location: https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ie=UTF8&fb=1&cid=6347227278942665179&q=sun+life+stadium&ei=MEi3U6bLFIaxyASw9oE4&sqi=2&ved=0CNYBEPwSMBA
Throughout the Dolphins´history there is a player who people described as the quarterback that leveled up the game of football; his name was Dan Marino. From 1983 to 1999, Marino played a key role in all Dolphins´season by breaking his own career records and being named MVP several years on a row.
The following are the Dolphins´ championships:
|1971||Don Shula||Miami, FL||Baltimore Colts||12-4-1|
|1972||Don Shula||Pittsburgh, PA||Pittsburgh Steelers||17-0|
|1973||Don Shula||Miami, FL||Oakland Raiders||15-2|
|1982||Don Shula||Miami, FL||New York Jets||10-3|
|1984||Don Shula||Miami, FL||Pittsburgh Steelers||16-3|
|1972||Don Shula||VII||Los Angeles, CA||Washington Redskins||17-0|
|1973||Don Shula||VIII||Houston, TX||Minnesota Vikings||15-2|
The following are the Miami Dolphins´retired numbers:
#12 Bob Griese QB 1967-1980
#13 Dan Marino QB 1983-1999
#39 Larry Csonka FB 1968-74, ’79
On a different note, here are a couple of quick videos on Miami´s OTA and training camps latest action: http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Highlights-Dolphins-OTA-Action/71d3b259-c8c7-4c9f-a10c-18c8116c9174
Furthermore, Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season due to the violation of NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, but he will be able to participate in all off season and preseason practices.
“We were disappointed to learn about Dion’s suspension. Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year.” stated Head Coach Joe Philbin.
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