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The Miami Dolphins' perfect 1972 season, on film

The story of the 1972 Miami Dolphins' perfect season will be told in a new documentary, part of the franchise's season-long effort to commemorate the 40th anniversary of only undefeated season in NFL history.

"This will be much more than a highlight film," Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said on Wednesday during the official announcement, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. He was joined by several players from the '72 team, including quarterback Bob Griese and defensive back Dick Anderson. "This project will not only tell the story of what this team accomplished on the field -- milestones that have never again been accomplished in 92 years of modern professional football -- but will also serve to tell the story of what this team meant to the city of Miami and to the emergence of South Florida four decades ago."

"I live in New York City, and I still don't get why the greatest team in the sport that gets more attention than any other sport has never really been celebrated," said Bob Potter, CEO of Bombo Sports & Entertainment, which was commissioned by the Dolphins to create the film.

Despite Potter's claim, the Dolphins' story has been told quite often, and quite well, by NFL Films and others. This will be the first theatrical release, however.

Potter is aiming to have his film -- tentatively called "Perfect in the Magic City" -- ready to debut in South Florida by Dec. 14. That day kicks off Alumni Weekend, which will culminate in a ceremony at the Dolphins' Dec. 16 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Anderson said that as far as he knew, all surviving members of the 1972 team (six have died) will attend that ceremony.

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