Monday, December 31, 2007

December Wiener of the Month

My inaugural Weiner of the Month is the 1972 Miami Dolphins for the total lack of grace they've shown toward the New England Patriots in their quest to join the Dolphins as the only team to "run the table" and win all of their games in a given season.

The '72 Dolphins act like their s*** doesn't stink. Yet, a quick review of that 72 season shows that in their 14 regular season games, they beat exactly two teams with a winning record: the Chiefs (8-6) and the Giants (8-6). They beat the Wild Card Browns, the upstart Steelers (a team that achieved its first winning season in - forever - that year), and the NFC Champion Redskins by a grand total of 17 points. Contrast that with a REAL champion - the '89 49ers - who beat their 3 playoff foes by 100 points!

The 2007 New England Patriots are vastly superior to the '72 Dolphins. Hell, the '85 Bears, '98 Broncos, '84, '89, and '94 49ers, and any Cowboys team of the early '90's are better. But the classless '72 Dolphins are still talking trash like they're "all that". For their total hubris, the '72 Dolphins are my Wiener of the Month.