Aug. 20 - Saying, ''I decided it was high time to pay tribute to the NFL's only perfect team,'' President Barack Obama honored Super Bowl VII Champions, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, in an East Room ceremony. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the 1972 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Championship team to the White House on Tuesday (August 20). In the East Room ceremony, Obama said the Dolphins won Super Bowl VII years before the tradition of inviting winning sports teams to the White House began. "I decided it was high time to pay tribute to the NFL's only perfect team, and to get Butch and Sundance, and the No Name Defense in here too," he said. The team's coach Don Shula presented the president with a Dolphins jersey with the number "72". It was signed by the team's players. The 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to go undefeated for a season.