I heard Joe Bailey on his hype about the Dolphins show this evening...
He was talking about an NFL event where Michael Strahan talked about what factor really brought them together as a team. And it was...the trip to London. Although it was a 3 point game in sloppy conditions, Bailey relays that Strahan said it was the bonding experience, the inconvenience that brought the team together and made them stronger; and led to them ultimately winning the superbowl.
Not surprisingly, Joe commented that this is a good reason to continue the international series of games, and grow them.
My take is a little different in that Miami - very indirectly - had something to do with knocking off the Cheatriots this season. Bully!
...and by the way, when the Steelers won the superbowl a few years ago, they credit the time they spent locked up in a hotel as hurricane Katrina passed as their big bonding moment.
How, exactly, is it that Miami can be so intimately linked to both of the other team's bonding experiences, and have nothing to show for it themselves?