Saturday, March 08, 2014

Keeping history alive?

The Dolphins are unique in that they have the lone undefeated season in the annals of professional sports.  And yes they should be lauded for that.  But that success came more than 40 years ago. 

And otherwise in the nearly 50 year history, their legacy has been mixed. The year before the undefeated season was really good, and they followed it up with another great one.  But then came the period between 74-81 where not much happened.  Yeah, they won more games than they lost, and played in the playoffs a few times.

And certainly the 82 season was a success.  And then came the Marino era, where for 10 years anything seemed possible.  But the last half-ish of the Marino era wasn't as successful and not really memorable.

And then you have the decade plus that started in 1999, where there really was no history of any note.

But the Dolphins decided to create a position called "Vice President, Historical Affairs" to celebrate this mixed history. Harvey Greene moves into the role and he released a statement made me scratch my head a bit. It reads:

The organization is making a concerted effort to make our unique tradition and history a more meaningful complement to our current team and its fans, and my new responsibilities will entail developing major initiatives to continue that process. Having been a part of the Dolphin organization for 25 years, the institutional knowledge and relationships I built during that time will serve me well to head this initiative. I will concentrate on developing historical programs that will highlight our special  heritage and enhance and expand our historical displays and commemorations; including an upcoming 50 year anniversary celebration.

Okay then.  Lets celebrate the time we went to the SuperBowl and Dan forgot to turn the laces out...
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