I was born a poor black child……..
Wait wait wrong story!
In Idaho growing up we only had the normal 4 TV channels to watch. Not that we were ever inside to watch them.
Besides that there were no major Sporting franchises within a day’s drive.
The only thing we had close was The Wonderful World of Sports on Sunday.
Somewhere sometime I got an NFL poster that I put on my wall. It showed each team’s helmet and which division and conference they were in.
My Dad was never a big TV watcher so we didn’t have “Football time” at the house
I’m sure I watched some football in my younger years? And the Fins dominating the NFL at the time makes me think that they were the ones I heard about the most.
If you haven’t figured it out yet I will argue with a tree! And when I was younger I was way worse than I am now. So I argued for the Fins through the Steeler / Dallas / Bronco era’s. Not really being a Football fan it went on that way for years. I learned more about the fins, even started to get up on the roof to turn the antenna when the games were on.
Then it happened! The greatest NFL game ever played!
The Epic in Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl.
I had never had my attention riveted to anything like that game did! After the game was over I looked up into a dark house! I hadn’t moved from that spot since halftime.
And I was hooked! Everything Dolphins, all the time.
They even taught me life’s lesson on betting with more money than you had! (F’n Redskins)
Well that’s my sad tale of devotion