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What was your "since" moment?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dolfan7171, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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    With the regular season only days away, and with the Dolphins celebrating their 50th anniversary, I thought it would be a great time to hear your "since" moment. You know, when you knew you were going to be a Dolphins fan for life.

    So, what was your "since" moment?
     
  2. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

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    The first time I saw Larry Csonka on TV as a child, I was 9.
     
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  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Since the Dolphins beat the 85 bears
     
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  4. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Since the live dolphin would do flips behind the goalpost when they scored. Circa early 70's. Couldn't get away with the chit nowadays with all the bleeding liberals.
     
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  5. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Since I cried when I saw this beast named John Riggins steamroll the Miami Dolphins.
     
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  6. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    First game I can ever recall seeing was the 62-7 mollywhopping against Jax.

    That was my "Buy Low" moment.
     
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  7. jason8er

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    Since I stole a Paul Warfield Topps card from my buddy's big brother's room. Hey, I was six.
     
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  8. keypusher

    keypusher Well-Known Member

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    Super Bowl VIII, which I watched on a little black and white TV. First game I can really remember (I was 9). Earlier that year we had moved away from Miami and I was surrounded by Redskins fans who were still bitter about Super Bowl VII.

    If you remember, the Dolphins drove for touchdowns on their first two possessions. Looked utterly dominant. Never would have suspected that would be the Dolphins' last Super Bowl win until....?
     
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  9. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    Only team in Florida in any league when I was a kid. Could have really followed any team, but have been with the Phins all my life.
     
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  10. btfu149

    btfu149 Well-Known Member

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    I was 5 and my Dad was introducing me to football, first game I watched with him was Marino's first game back from injury against the Patriots. I really had no idea what was going on but I thought that Dan the man was cool and I've been a fan ever since!
     
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  11. steeda

    steeda Active Member

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    Since going to a 2003 game against the Redskins and watching the Dolphins win in the 4th quarter.
     
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  12. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Kind of a combo, but the first game I can remember was the "Leon Lett" game. I knew who the Cowboys were and how good they were at the time, and I thought that if Miami beat them, the Dolphins must be great (I was 6 at the time). I remember watching Marino's return and that shootout against the Patriots and Drew Bledsoe in week 1 the next year. Been hooked ever since.
     
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  13. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Since they stopped having a live dolphin do flips behind the goalpost when they scored. Circa mid 70's. Glad they couldn't get away with the chit nowadays in spite of all the cold blooded conservatives.
     
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  14. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member Club Member

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    Since I saw the Dolphins on late night TV in the UK during the early 90's. Something caught my attention and that was that.
     
  15. mnfinfan

    mnfinfan Active Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Getting a Satellite Dish in 1984 (the old big metal ones) and all we received were Miami stations, half arsed watching Miami on the weekends with my dad and having no clue what the hell was going on with a precursor to the Idiot's Guide helping us understand. I was hooked early, devastated when Miami took the early lead (FG) against SF in SB 19 and the announcer did the famous jinx by announcing that the last 18 SB winners have scored first... A fan ever since and now one of my sons is also a Fins fan. The other two are losers lol!
     
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  16. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Its not a mistake man. Don't worry about it. You didn't hurt anything.
     
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  17. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    when the phins beat the cowboys on turkey day.
     
  18. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    I went to the first regular season game the Dolphins ever played and watched Joe Auer return the first kickoff in Dolphin history for a TD. I have been a Dolphin fan ever since.
     
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  19. Finfangirl

    Finfangirl Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    [video=youtube;DrNSzhosmbg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrNSzhosmbg[/video]

    This was the first moment i was ever hooked on a sporting event. I was 6.
     
  20. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    Leon Lett game. Was celebrating Thanksgiving at my uncle's house. Fell in love with the unique colors in the snowy atmosphere of that game. I was mesmerized and my passion has grown ever since. I think it also helped that we were the rivals of my home town team. It was like being a rebel.
     
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  21. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

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    I recall watching a game with my grandfather, year must have been around 71 or 72, I remember him saying the Dolphins were pretty good. I liked them ever since. Remember Csonka bulldozing people. Jake Scott. loved them ever since.
     
  22. Ronnie Bass

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    It so so long ago and I was pretty young when I became a fan, so I have no clue lol
     
  23. jupiterfin

    jupiterfin Mild Irritant

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    1985, 3rd grade, Marino and the Phins went to the Superbowl... And I've been a fan ever since. 30 long years later, and it almost seems like a dream that we actually went to the Superbowl.
     
  24. Ronnie Bass

    Ronnie Bass Luxury Box Luxury Box

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    [video=youtube;mViYfJILgDc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mViYfJILgDc[/video]

    The game Griese threw six touchdown passes on Thanksgiving beating the Cards 55-14 first pretty vivid memory I have of them, even so I was already a solid fan at 12 years old.
     
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  25. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    over there
    Csonka made me a Dolphins fan. Watched him as a kid against the Jets in the early 70's.
    Never looked back...
     
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  26. MutinyOnTheBelafonté

    MutinyOnTheBelafonté B Squad Leader

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    Since my old man sat me down next to him on Sunday's to watch the Fins play. I was probably 4 or 5 at the time. I knew then it would be a tradition.

    At least he got to see them win championships in 72/73. RIP pops. Hopefully, I don't have to wait much longer to see them win. 24 years as a fan is long enough.
     
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  27. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member

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    Good lord....I have a really good memory and remember stuff from when I was 3 but the exact moment? Probably the first Fins game I watched with Marino in 83 (I was 5). That's as far back as I can remember football wise.

    Also don't sweat the silly stuff. I think Alex means well based on past interaction with him....if you want to talk about it PM Me.
     
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  28. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    uh-um.
     
  29. MikeHoncho

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    In 1983 he was an unpaid intern, bro. Duh.
     
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  30. khat

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    Since I was born. I have baby pictures where I'm deck out in Dolphins gear. That was back in 1981. I never had a choice, lol.
     
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  31. P h i N s A N i T y

    P h i N s A N i T y My Porpoise in Life

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    I also had the Dolphins forced on me. First realized football was better than cartoons in 91'... I Saw Marino hit Clayton deep down the right sideline. It was magic. By 92' I was dragged up to Foxboro in late Dec. to see em live.
     
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  32. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    getting a box of dolphin goodies from my granfather who lived in miami who sent it to upstate new york where I was. mid seventies.
     
  33. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    The day I was born, Jan 13th 1966. That and the undefeated season, my flag football team was the Dolphins and we went undefeated too that yr. Dad was a Redskins fan that yr which made it even sweeter. He had to clean my room for me for a month after losing that bet.
     
  34. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    That means I'm only ten years older than you! Do I still have a chance?
     
  35. Finfangirl

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    Get in line! LOL

    Taken with a kid, sorry -
     
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  36. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

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    Dad had been a Saints fan, but he'd apparently gotten tired of watching a losing team. Around the age of 9, our HS team had gone on to win a conference championship since God knows when and I'd started to develop an interest in football. Christmas day, 1971, the famous "longest game", somewhere in the 3rd Q, Dad said, "come on and watch this game, it's pretty good!". That was it. I was UNBELIEVEABLY fortunate that the local station in JAckson, Mississippi carried Dolphins games as the local game on NBC pretty much through my HS years. When I moved to college, the station from Tupelo, Mississippi, ALSO carried the Dolphins games, even after the Jackson station had switched to Houston, I think. My first job out of school was in Tupelo, as well, so I STILL got to watch the Phins. By the time I moved down to the Gulf Coast, I had sports bars available for the first couple of years before I purchased NFL Sunday ticket.

    Long way to get to the point that, with the exception of maybe a year or two in Jackson when I was working between college stints, I've been able to watch Miami football pretty regularly for the last 44 years.
     
  37. Killer Bees

    Killer Bees Bringin' the Ruckus

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    I was always a fan since I moved to Florida when I was about 5. My dad is a die hard Giant fan and tried to push them on me but I was drawn to the Fins. The moment I really began following the team hardcore is when we signed Ricky Williams.
     
  38. RevRick

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    I was sitting in my room at home, a 17 year old Senior at Belle Glade High School (We'll meet again, but not in Heaven, We're the class of '67), listening to the Game on radio when I heard the radio broadcast of that kickoff. I had been reading about the team since the first reports came out ( in 1965, I think) in the Miami Herald about Robbie and a group of people, including Danny Thomas trying to get the franchise for an AFL team in Miami. I both fell in love with the Dolphins and learned to hate the Oakland Raiders during that game!
     
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    Vinny Fins Feisty Brooklyn dolfan ️‍

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  40. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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