1972 Miami Dolphins Visit President Barack Obama at the White House

August 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Monday, the members of the undefeated Miami Dolphins team from 1972 finally got the chance to visit the White House and were honored by President Barack Obama. 
In 1972, Super Bowl champions weren't invited to the White House, so the team never made the trip. But in recognition of their undefeated season, they were finally invited this year. 
Jeff Darlington of NFL.com captured the President at the podium with the team behind him:
And per Darlington, the President also joked about why he finally invited the 1972 team:
Cindy Boren of The Washington Post summarized a large portion of President Obama's speech:
President Obama opened with the words, “It’s mid-August … that means football is in the air.”
With that, he requested a crowd that was a little more raucous than usual at these White House events to “give it up” for the undefeated, untied 1972 Miami Dolphins.” He admitted that it’s &ldqu...

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