Fins at Fifty: The 50th Anniversary Commemorative
FOREWORD BY DON SHULA
It began so fittingly back in the fall of 1966 with a kickoff return for a touchdown on the very first play of the first regular season game. Indeed, the Miami Dolphins wasted no time giving their fans plenty to cheer about and now, 50 seasons later, this proud franchise has produced two world championships, including the only perfect season in NFL history, as well as five AFC championships, 13 AFC East titles and enough memorable moments to last a lifetime.
Fins at Fifty will take you on a journey through it all, each page capturing the essence of what this franchise is all about with one-of-a-kind photos and historic artifacts from the team’s official archive as well as stories that take you deep inside the history of a team that is as popular both nationally and internationally as any in the NFL. There’s even a Foreword by Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history.
This definitive, one-of-a-kind hardcover coffee table book will re-visit the early days and the struggles of a young team, then take you through the Shula years and the meteoric rise of a franchise from fledglings to champions. You’ll get a close-up look at the 1972 Dolphins, a team that simply refused to lose. You’ll see Bob Griese and Larry Csonka and the No-Name defense, you’ll follow the emergence of a young, confident quarterback in Dan Marino and you’ll look back at the splendid careers of such recent stars as Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas.
You’ll re-live the biggest plays and the most important victories and you’ll read about many of the players and coaches who have made this franchise what it is today.
The Miami Dolphins have quite a story to tell and Fins at Fifty, the team’s 50th Anniversary book, will give you a front row seat. We hope you enjoy the view.