Local Team: Miami Dolphins
Anyone who lives in South Florida knows the official football team for the region is the Miami Dolphins, also known as Florida’s oldest professional sports team. The Dolphins compete in the National Football League (NFL) and are a part of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) Eastern division, with home games taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
The team made its Super Bowl debut in Super Bowl VI in 1972, but lost 24-3 to the Dallas Cowboys. In 1973, the Dolphins had the NFL's only perfect season by winning 14 of their regular season games, the three playoff games and ending on a strong note by dominating Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins were the third NFL team to accomplish a perfect regular season. The next year, the Dolphins went back for victory and won Super Bowl VIII. For the first time, the Dolphins were the only team to play three back-to-back Super Bowls, as well as being the second team to win consecutive championships.