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Don Shula, Dolphins have great Christmas memories

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Don Shula is known for winning a lot of games as an NFL head coach. For those in need of a reminder of just how many, make a reservation at one of the Shula 347 Grills in Coral Gables, Lake Mary or Tallahassee. Of those 347 wins, 276 came while he was coaching the Miami Dolphins. Until the Buccaneers came to Tampa and the Jaguars to Jacksonville, the Dolphins were Florida’s team for a decade. Two of Shula’s career victories…

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Christmas Day game was prelude to Miami’s perfect season

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Just like this year, Christmas Day 1971 saw unseasonably warm temperatures in northern cities. In Kansas City, it was in the upper 60s as the defending NFL Champion Chiefs prepared to host the Miami Dolphins in a first-round playoff game. For the 6-year-old Miami Dolphins franchise, they prepared for their second playoff game in team history under second-year coach Don Shula. Shula guided Miami to a 10-4 record and a playoff berth in his first season. In 1971, the Dolphins…

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