Undefeated ’72 Dolphins get White House invite
The only team to go undefeated in the Super Bowl Era, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, will be honored by the White House next Tuesday, reports ESPN.com.
The Dolphins went 17-0 and capped off their season with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.
“It’s a long time coming, but we’re finally getting there,” Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti said. “I guess most of the guys are going. I hear Csonka is trying to come in from Alaska. Knowing Zonk, hopefully he’ll be there. He was such an integral part of that team, and his personality would go well with the president, because he’s whimsical. I’m sure he’ll have a few things to say to the president.”
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he is paying the expenses for the ’72 team’s trip.
“By going undefeated all year en route to a Super Bowl championship, the ’72 Dolphins reached the pinnacle of sports achievement and set a standard for excellence that has yet to be duplicated,” Ross said in a statement.