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20
Aug
13

1972 Miami Dolphins Meet President Obama

President Barack Obama poses for photos with members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins including head coach Don Shula (R), quarterback Bob Griese (L), and running back Larry Csonka (4th L). President Obama hosted the undefeated 1972 Super Bowl champion who didnt get the chance to be honored at the White House back then.

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President Barack Obama receives a commemorative jersey from hall of fame coach Don Shula

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Cindy Boren: 1972 Miami Dolphins Visit President Obama, White House

President Obama stepped into the East Room of the White House and 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 celebrations to “give it up” for the undefeated, untied 1972 Miami Dolphins.” He admitted that it’s “unorthodox” to invite a team so much later for a visit and that so many former players and coaches have changed, now minus “the Afros, the muttonchops and the Fu Manchus.”

Obama, turning serious, noted that the 1972 Dolphins were “a juggernaut” known for a grinding running game, two 2,000 rushers and three shutouts. It was a team that doubled opponents’ scores eight times and “did most of it after” quarterback Bob Griese broke his leg in Week 5. He was replaced, Obama noted, by Earl Morrall, quoting a teammate who said, “He couldn’t run and he couldn’t throw, but he could win.” The Dolphins, Obama said, “did that again and again and again.”

More here

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President Barack Obama jokes with members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, including offensive guard Larry Little (L), and quarterback Bob Griese

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Hall of fame coach Don Shula applauds as President Barack Obama honors Super Bowl VII Champion Miami Dolphins and their perfect season. The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team in the NFL to go undefeated.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with head coach of the 1972 Miami Dolphins Don Shula

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President Barack Obama talks with former coach Don Shula prior to a ceremony honoring the 1972 Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins, in the Blue Room of the White House, Aug. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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20
Aug
13

Heads Up: Pres. Obama Honors The 1972 Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins’ crowning moment came when the team carried off Don Shula after its Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins. (AP)

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2PM ET: President Obama Honors Superbowl Champion Miami Dolphins

Live Links:

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03
Feb
13

The only ad that mattered tonight….

30
Aug
12

Half-time in America…..

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts in support of PBO are welcome to use anything from TOD – rebloggers, who only copy others in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. eg the reblogger who treats women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. He belongs in the GOP.

Thanks again to Clint for the best ‘Four More Years!’ ad yet produced. The best bit? The last 10 seconds ;-)

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Friday:

9:30: President Obama departs the White House

11:0: VP Biden travels to Lordstown, Ohio, to deliver remarks at a campaign event at UAW Local 1714

1:30: President Obama arrives in El Paso, Texas

2:15: Participates in a roundtable discussion with service-members and military families

3:00: Delivers remarks to troops

4:10: Departs El Paso en route Joint Base Andrews

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk before having lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office, Aug. 30, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Chat away everyone …. and to those who can stomach watching the Tampa hate-fest, I salute your courage!




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