For those of you who follow this Blog you already know I do not need a reason to have a drink. However those occasions like Cinco De Mayo, St Patrick’s Day, or Hemingway’s Birthday make imbibing a little more special. Such was the occasion last Sunday. I have been a Miami Dolphins fan since the late 60’s as I had an aunt in South Florida that I would visit on occasion and she would also send me lots of Dolphin memorabilia. So you can imagine my happiness as a young boy when in 1972 the team went undefeated and were Super Bowl Champions. (If you have not read the book “Still Perfect” by Dave Hyde – (Thanks J.H.) you are missing out) Well last Sunday Central Patti and I were heading out to our favorite tobacco shop to have a smoke and watch some football we were very aware there was only one team left this season that had not lost a game and they were playing that afternoon. So we packed a bottle of Champagne to celebrate if they lost.
We did not start this tradition as this is was started by the members of the 72 Dolphins we just decided to roll with it as we realize that it has been awhile since we have had a team in Miami that is, well Super Bowl Contenders. So in lieu of a Championship celebration we opt for the next best thing!