The 1972 Miami Dolphins never got their trip to the White House after the historic 17-0 championship season came to an end, a season unmatched by any other team in the NFL to date.
The historic Dolphin team missed out on a visit to Washington after defeating the Washington Redskins to become Super Bowl champs mainly because President Richard Nixon had other things to worry about, like Watergate.
Whatever the reason was for the 41 year delay, today, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula and many of the players on that 1972 powerhouse team will get their White House visit and the opportunity to meet with President Obama.
However, because Mr. Obama is a Bears fan, Joe Browne, NFL Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, tweeted out late Monday night the White House removed all Bears memorabilia in preparation for the visit.
POTUS and White House staff removing Chi Bears hats and Jay Cutler Fatheads in advance of undefeated '72 Dolphins' WH visit Tues.— Joe Browne (@NFLonTheHill) August 20, 2013
“It’s a long time coming,” Hall of Fame linebacker, Nick Buoniconti told the AP, “but we’re finally getting there.”