Category Archives: Miami Dolphins

Lookie, Lookie! It’s Finally Time for Cookie!

The Buffalo Bills announced today that Cookie Gilchrist will be their newest inductee into the Bills Wall of Fame.  It is a move that is long overdue.  Bad blood between Gilchrist and former Bills owner, Ralph Wilson, is said to be what has kept Gilchrist from an honor that he so richly deserved.  With the sale of the Bills to the Pegula family after Wilson’s passing in 2014, the path was cleared for Cookie’s induction. read more

San Diego Chargers Worst Trade?

There may be other trades that were as bad, but Sid Gillman once dealt Larry Little to the Miami Dolphins for defensive back, Mack Lamb.  At the time it may not have seemed such a mistake; Little had not produced much after being signed by the Chargers as a free-agent guard out of Bethune-Cookman in 1967.  Looking back now, some 47 years later, one wonders how Gillman made such a blunder.

Little went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Miami Dolphins.  Lamb went nowhere.  He never appeared in a game with the Chargers, or anyone else.  His final professional statistics come as a defensive back of the Miami Dolphins in 1968. read more

A Break, A Wrench And A March Of New Quarterbacks

Back before Bob Griese was leading the Miami Dolphins to an undefeated season, the AFL expansion team had its share of quarterback woes.  This old Sports Illustrated article talks about some of the trials and tribulations that the Dolphins had to endure before finding their premier signal caller.

Talks About New Franchise – Miami Dolphins

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HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 15 — TALKS ABOUT NEW FRANCHISE — Joe Robbie, left, as he talked with newsmen about the American Football League club going into Miami, Florida.  He told newsmen that the first thing on the docket was to hire a scout or someone that could start looking for football players to stock the new club.  At right is John Breen, Houston Oiler director of player personnel, who attended the news conference. (AP Wirephoto) 1965 read more

AFL Potpourri – August 7, 1966

I really enjoy old game programs because of the bucketloads of information that they contain.  Some of the info is important in nature, some is trivial, but it is nearly all interesting.

This AFL Potpourri article is found in the August 6, 1966, program from a preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.  In fact, this was the first game in Dolphins history.

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