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10 Surprising Pop Warner Players

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Joe Robbie

Owner of the Miami Dolphins, Joe Robbie seen on the sidelines during an NFL football game at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida in the early 1980's.
Owner of the Miami Dolphins, Joe Robbie seen on the sidelines during an NFL football game at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida in the early 1980's.
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Former Miami Dolphins owner Joe Robbie pulled off a complex series of maneuvers to become one of the first sports' franchise owners to put a team in a privately owned arena. His own personal Parthenon came to fruition in the late 1980s, financed with a combination of optimism and scores of his own money. Known then as Joe Robbie Stadium, the gargantuan open-air arena ended years of rent squabbles with the city of Miami and brought Super Bowl play back to the Sunshine State. It seemed only fitting, because in 1972, the Dolphins wrapped up the only perfect 17-0 season in NFL history, capping the achievement with a Super Bowl win. Perhaps his inspiration came as a young boy enjoying simpler times -- namely, the joy of suiting up for a Pop Warner football team.

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