Miami Dolphins, The
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Miami Dolphins, The

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Look InsideOvertime Website Have you ever been to Perfectville? Thats okay, not many people have. In fact, to go there, you have to be a part of a team that goes undefeated for an entire season- and only one team, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, has ever done that. The Miami Dolphins by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the most exciting teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Dan Marino and Jake Long, and pictures of Dolphins memorabilia. Have a young fan who likes to argue sports? Dont miss the Great Debates section where readers get insight into some of the greatest debates surrounding the Dolphins and professional football! Team spirit is that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard, and cheer the same triumphs. This popular series has been completely revised and updated for the Fall 2012 release. Book updates include new team information, records, photos, and timelines as well as new features like GREAT DEBATES and GLORY DAYS. Once you finish the book, you can go to the OVERTIME WEBSITE where each football team has its very own webpage to accompany the reading material. This site will be updated throughout the season and postseason with kid-friendly news about their favorite football teams - the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans.

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    Team Spirit
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    Mark Stewart
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Many sportscasters will call a team legendary for their play in a single game. The term "legendary" also has been used in conjunction with certain players, whether for their career or for a feat during a single event. Many National Football League (NFL) teams are legendary for winning multiple Super Bowls. Others are legendary for plays and players we all remember. There is only one team that can claim the legendary status of the only team undefeated in an entire season. The Miami Dolphins began their odyssey in 1966 as a last place team. Six years later they went undefeated in the regular season winning seventeen games. They then went on to win their two playoff games and Super Bowl VII. Many of the game's great names were on this team. Bob Griese, Larry Czonka, Manny Fernandez, and others will forever be known for this feat that has yet to be duplicated. Yet, as author Mark Stewart demonstrates, the 1972 champions are not the only team creating a wonderful football team history. Players like Dan Marino and coach Don Shula are in the annals of history for the Miami Dolphins. As with other books in the "Team Spirit" series, Stewart uses the Dolphins to illustrate the good teamwork and preparation it takes to become champions. Colorful photographs, detailed information on players and games, and other interesting sections make this an excellent addition to any school or public library nonfiction collection.

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