Yesterday we posted a great article from The Phinsider, a Miami Dolphins fan page, about the founding of the Dolphins and the 1966 season. Here is Part II of that article, which covers the Dolphins remaining AFL years. Thanks to Kevin Nogle for doing a great job documenting the ‘Fins history!
When discussing the latter years of the AFL, we have a tendency to focus on the Chiefs, Raiders, and Jets. maybe a touch on the Chargers. Rightfully so, especially as those first three teams represented the AFL in the first four Super Bowl games. But there were another six teams in the league, two of [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I posted my first audio interview, which I did with former Texans and Chiefs linebacker, Smokey Stover. Here is the second interview that I did that day, this one with former Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, John Stofa. John had a fascinating AFL career in that he led both [...]
One of the things that I like to collect is the different AFL regional card issues. I have written about Tresler-Comet and Golden Tulip cards in the past. One really rare AFL issue is the 1967 Royal Castle Miami Dolphins set. My friend, Mike Thomas, of Nearmint’s Vintage Football Cards and the Vintage Football Card Gallery, posted [...]
Author Dave Steidel takes a look at the rather sad story of Miami Dolphins quarterback, George Wilson, Jr. No doubt several readers of Tales have coached at least one of their children in some sport. I have read that over 85% of people who coach youth sports have children on their teams. That percentage drops [...]
The Miami Dolphins joined the American Football League in 1966, in the league’s first expansion. The team was cobbled together with college draft picks, free agent signings, and AFL veterans whose teams had made them available in the expansion draft. Led by head coach George Wilson and sometimes by quarterback George Wilson, Jr. (yes, that [...]
Billy Neighbors, an offensive lineman from the University of Alabama who starred in the AFL, passed away this afternoon due to complications from a heart attack that he suffered last Wednesday. Neighbors was an offensive guard who played with the Boston Patriots (1962-1965) and Miami Dolphins (1966-1969). He was an AFL All-Star in 1963, and was named to [...]
> People remember the Boston Red Sox outfielder, Fred Lynn, as the winner of major league baseball’s Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in the season of 1975. The Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki duplicated the feat in 2001. But few sports fans recall that Dallas Texans’ running back, Abner Haynes, won the American Football League’s [...]