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'72 Dolphins to be honored by President Obama

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Forty-one years after they famously went undefeated the 1972 Miami Dolphins are finally being invited to the White House. President Obama will honor them in a special ceremony on August 20.

The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only NFL team to win every game in the regular season and the playoffs.

The team went 17-0, beating the Washington Redskins in the Superbowl in 1973. The Dolphins were never honored by then-President Richard Nixon.

It's not clear why, but their historic winning streak did happen in the middle of the Watergate scandal.

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