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Miami Dolphins in the Media: Little Respect Then, Little Respect Now

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

I now feel compelled to write this, but I've been feeling it since 1972!

I don't know why (but I have my suspicions), but whenever the Miami Dolphins, after years of mediocrity, finally turn the corner and develop into a potential powerhouse and then actually accomplish that feat, most sports pundits say "oh what a nice feel good story," then proceed to banish the team back to mediocrity using any excuse they can.

In 1971's preseason predictions, the division was handed to the Colts. Well, okay, they were the Super Bowl champs, so that makes sense. But it was Miami who won the AFC East and then the AFC.

So in 1972, Miami was given the AFC East crown preseason, but wasn't anywhere in anyone's Super Bowl pr...

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