Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a Salute After 40 Years

Comments: 1  | Leave A Comment

Obama praised their post football careers, noting that members of the team included a minister, a mayor, a doctor, a state senator, a high school counselor and a number of successful businessmen. He singled out Buoniconti for helping found a leading spinal cord research center, the result of an injury sustained by his son on the football field.

Shula and the players gave Obama a Dolphins’ jersey with No. 72 on it. It didn’t bear his name; instead it simply said “Undefeated.”

At least three players, including Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, did not make the trip to the White House, citing political differences with Obama.

Little and Griese, speaking to reporters afterward, said they regretted that those former teammates missed the ceremony.

“I don’t have any thoughts about those guys. I’m just sorry that they weren’t here,” Griese said. “We had a great day. The White House treated us greatly. Everybody who was here was happy they were here.”

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross — a Republican — paid the players’ expenses.

Little said the visit felt like a career capstone.

“I can go no higher. This is it,” he said. “Hall of Fame, 17 and 0, 32 and 2 over two years, and now being on the White House grounds. Can’t beat it.”

(Photo: AP)

« Previous page 1 2

Tags: » » »

  • More Related Content

Comments

One thought on “Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a Salute After 40 Years

  1. If you think William`s story is amazing,, two weaks-ago my girlfriend basically also easily made $8058 grafting a eighteen hour week from there apartment and there classmate’s step-mother`s neighbour did this for 8-months and errned over $8058 part time from a laptop. follow the guidelines on this page………. http://miniurl.com/9kX6

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s