My good friend Patrick Dwyer Merrill Lynch member of staff and potentially the only person in the world who loves the Miami Dolphins more than me is always ready with trivia games and each time we meet up he is always sharp hen it comes to the quiz. Last time that we met up however I was ready for him and I gave him pretty tough quiz about the par beloved Dolphins. Later on in the evening g we were chatting about some crazy facts about the franchise and I wanted to share them with you so that you can wow your friends.
Off The Pitch Success
Whilst the Miami Dolphins may not have won the elusive Vince Lombardi trophy since 1973, the fortunes of the owners of the franchise have been far more prosperous. Minority ownership partners Marc Anthony and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas have racked up 13 Grammy awards between them and Marc Anthony is considered to be the most decorated latin singer of all time. Fellow investors into the franchise Venus and Serena Williams have a whopping 36 Grand Slam titles between them.
Back in 2000 the Miami Dolphins had the chance of a team option to keep Dolphins legend Dan Marino at the club, which they decided not to take. Whilst Marino was playing for the Dolphins they made the playoffs eight times following their loss in the final in ’85, and after Marino left the franchise they would only go on to make 3 in 15 years.
Since it opened in 1987 the Joe Robbie Stadium was then renamed as Pro Player Park in 1996 before switching again in the same year to the Pro Player Stadium and then going back to its original name of Dolphin Stadium. After three years with the original name, the stadium was then changed to the Land Shark Stadium and in 2010 the franchise signed a deal which would see the name changed to the SunLife Stadium.
As you can imagine with the franchise being situated in the heart of the celeb-laden Miami, this is a franchise which can count on a great deal of celebrity fans. The most famous fans of the franchise included Johnny Depp, rapper Pitbull, Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson who once played for amateur side the Miami Hurricanes and big time investor Warren Buffett, perhaps the franchise should call on their uber-rich fan for some support in getting to the Super Bowl for the first time in 40 years.
How many of these facts were you aware of? Our Miami Dolphins may not be the greatest franchise in the NFL but we are have a passionate fan base and as long as we stick by them then one of these years will be ours, you just got to have a little bit of hope.