Veteran NFL broadcaster Josh Lewin is joined by nearly two dozen players from the 1972 Dolphins, as the league's only "Perfect Season" is lovingly recalled in great detail. Hear stories from the locker room from the guys who were part of it all, from Griese and Csonka to Anderson and Fernandez. The 17-episode podcast will go game by game, all the way to 17-0. New episodes drop each week of the 2022 regular season. Happy 50th anniversary!
Game 17: Miami 14 Washington 7 (Super Bowl)
In a game that featured "Garo's Gaffe," only three scores, and a monster game from Manny Fernandez, the Dolphins take down Washington and claim their first Super Bowl title. Josh Lewin travels back in time to the LA Coliseum recalling all the key plays (and the Great Alligator Caper, explained in full by Fernandez.) Other guests include Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, Bob Griese and Paul Warfield.
Game 16: Miami 21 @Pittsburgh 16 (AFC Championship)
Larry Seiple's daring fake punt is the catalyst as the Dolphins rally in Pittsburgh. A key QB change at halftime, Larry Little outdueling Mean Joe Greene and Jake Scott's takedown of Terry Bradshaw are other key elements, all recalled by Josh Lewin and special guests Howard Kindig, Eddie Jenkins, Paul Warfield and more. On to the Super Bowl!
Game 15: Miami 20 Cleveland 14 (playoffs)
Northern Ohio natives abound in the first-round matchup vs Cleveland; Paul Warfield and Don Shula among them. The coach and the star WR both end the day happy as the Dolphins rally past the Browns at the Orange Bowl. From the critical blocked punt to Jim Kiick's winning score, the game is recalled by Josh Lewin with help from Warfield, Charlie Babb, Doug Swift and many more.
Game 14: Miami 16 Baltimore 0
A second shutout of the rival Colts means a perfect 14-0 regular season finish. The interior of the Dolphins offensive line is discussed in detail, and the controversy begins: Who should quarterback the team in the playoffs, Bob Griese or Earl Morral? Josh Lewin is joined by Greise, Doug Crusan, Paul Warfield and others, recalling the late December excitement.
Game 13: Miami 23 @NY Giants 13
A trip to Yankee Stadium reveals the team's character in a hard-fought 10-point win in the mud. Paul Warfield's contributions are explored, as are Dick Anderson's; two Pro Bowl players who went on to do big things off the football field. Special guests include Warfield and Anderson themselves, as well as Doug Crusan, Larry Ball, Larry Little and Manny Fernandez.
Game 12: Miami 37 @New England 21
No "trap game" here; Don Shula has the fellas fired up to knock off New England, and they do so with relative ease on the road. Josh Lewin is joined by Manny Fernandez, Larry Csonka and other players from the '72 team, as the game is recapped and the kudos continues for Coach Don Shula and his staff.
Game 11: Miami 31 St. Louis 10
The Monday Night lights shine on the undefeated Dolphins. The controversial Howard Cosell blows into town and the Dolphins blow out St. Louis. Otto Stowe recalls his best game as an NFL player; others, like Paul Warfield recall Otto Stowe. Josh Lewin also has some of the guests talk about what made Jake Scott and Dick Anderson the best safety tandem of the decade.
Game 10: Miami 28 NY Jets 24
Find out what it was like after the wins were completed in '72; Doug Crusan shares his memories of BBQ's and bar crawls. Charlie Babb explains the wisdom of making voodoo dolls of opposing quarterbacks (Joe Namath included.) Josh Lewin recaps the game with help from Manny Fernandez, Dick Anderson and others.
Game 8: Miami 30 @Buffalo 16
Once again, the Juice can't get loose vs. the No Name Defense. Miami beats up Buffalo in Western NY as the Dolphin running backs have a field day at the Bills' expense. Hear from OJ Simpson's rival, Mercury Morris, and get the inside scoop on the celebrated '72 radio team of Rick Weaver and Larry King. Yes, that Larry King. Dick Anderson, Larry Seiple, Doug Crusan and others join Josh Lewin as guests.
Game 7: Miami 23 @Baltimore 0
Don Shula goes back to Baltimore, where he had previously coached the Colts. The Dolphins get a shutout on a muddy track, and the late Garo Yepremien gets a shout-out from Josh Lewin's guests, including Larry Ball and Doug Swift. Larry Csonka recalls Coach Shula's greatness, and Shula's son David has his own memories of his father to share.
Game 5: Miami 24 San Diego 10
In Week 5 of the undefeated 1972 season, the Dolphins beat the Chargers but lose starting QB Bob Griese. Griese recalls the play that knocked him out of the regular season; Larry Csonka and Dick Anderson talk about this Orange Bowl victory in detail. Hall of Famer Larry Little also weighs in on beating the team that had traded him back to his hometown.
Game 4: Miami 27 @NY Jets 17
Bob Griese vs Broadway Joe Namath! Mercury Morris headlines Josh Lewin's guests as this 1972 Week 4 matchup is recalled. Don Shula's son David discusses the "personal" nature of the Dolphins-Jets rivalry for his dad, and Miami broadcast legend Tony Segreto weighs in as well. The guys also take time to recall the power and presence of Nick Buoniconti.
Game 3: Miami 16 @Minnesota 14
The closest call of the 1972 regular season unfolds in Bloomington, MN. Josh Lewin is joined by Bob Griese, Ed Jenkins and other players recalling the showdown between the No Name Defense and the Purple People Eaters. The guys all dish on the diminutive and fascinating kicker, Garo Yepremien, whose field goals were the difference on the road.
Game 2: Miami 34 Houston 13
A rainy, sloppy 1972 home opener is recalled and recapped by Josh Lewin, joined by Vern den Herder, Doug Crusan and Manny Fernandez. Don Shula's son David provides his own memories, and the guys all discuss the team's amazing running back trio of Morris, Csonka and Kiick. Also solved, once and for all: Which of these teams was the rightful owner of the "Number One" fight song?
Game 1: Miami 21 @Kansas City 10
Josh Lewin begins the walk down Memory Lane with special guests Mercury Morris, Larry Csonka, Dick Anderson, Larry Little and others. The 1972 regular season opener in KC is a rematch of the epic playoff game the year before and the first game at new Arrowhead Stadium. It's a showdown between Bob Griese and Len Dawson at quarterback; Paul Warfield and Otis Taylor at WR.