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01/17/2023 | Episode 136 | 35:48

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: The '72 Dolphins

The '72 Miami Dolphins (NFL's only unbeaten team)

Our guest this week is Marshall Jon Fisher, author of "Seventeen and Oh: Miami, 1972 and the NFL's Only Perfect Season." Fisher was a 9-year-old living in Miami in 1972, following the Dolphins' success week-by-week with his father and brother. He recalls the games, and looks at the societal backdrop of Miami and America at this time, which included Nixon's presidential re-election and the early phases of Watergate along with the late stages of the Vietnam War.

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About the host

Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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