Home
THIS SITE
  About Phins.com
  Contact Us
  Staff
TEAM NEWS
  Team Info
  Twitter Feeds
  News Wire
  XML News
  Subscribe using any news reader
  News Articles
  Mobile News
  On Porpoise
GAMES
  Schedule
PERSONNEL
  Roster
  Depth Chart
  Training Camp
  Draft
FOR THE FANS
  Forums
  Places To Watch
  Dolphins Links
  Game Tickets
HISTORY
  Team History
  1972 Tribute
  News Archive
  Past Games
  Transactions
  Past Rosters
SUPPORT PHINS.COM
  Dolphins Fan Shop
  Phins.com Apparel
 
-- Advertisement --
Privacy Policy at Phins.com
 
  Phins.com Phorums
    News Wire | Roster | Depth Chart | Last/Next Game | Schedule | Links  
          RIP Nick
Miami Dolphins Civilized Discussion :  Phins.com Phorums The fastest message board... ever.
This is a moderated phorum for the CIVILIZED discussion of the Miami Dolphins. In this phorum, there are rules and moderators to make sure you abide by the rules. The moderators for this phorum are JC and Colonel
RIP Nick
Posted by: Fins72 ()
Date: August 01, 2019 05:42AM

It was so sad to hear of the passing of Nick Buoniconti. In the 70s, my two favorite players were Bob Griese and Nick. He was a fierce competitor and a class act. God speed Nick. We'll miss you.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: SCPhinsFan ()
Date: August 01, 2019 11:11AM

He was the best. Probably a better person after football than on the field. All the stations here locally had news features on him due to his Citadel connection (Marc).

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: colonel ()
Date: August 01, 2019 01:19PM

Another Dolphins great gone. Very sad. He was a good man.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: ChyrenB ()
Date: August 01, 2019 09:09PM

Absolutely my favorite after Griese who I followed here in 1967 from Purdue.


"Nick Buoniconti, a Hall of Fame football star who anchored the Miami Dolphins’ dominant defense on their undefeated 1972 team and later raised half a billion dollars for research to cure paralysis while becoming one of the most distinguished and accomplished alumni in franchise history, died on Tuesday night after a bout with pneumonia."

From the above he was a Hall of Famer as a humanitarian as well as a player.

Good he went in a manner to let his family say Goodbye but not so slow and painful as if with cancer.

God bless and keep him.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: 808phan ()
Date: August 02, 2019 01:52PM

Heard the sad news yesterday.

RIP Nick

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: JC ()
Date: August 02, 2019 05:22PM

Add me to the list who fondly admired Nick. What a great professional, leader, and person.

As a middle lineacker, 5'11', 220 lbs. What he lacked in size he more than made up for with smarts.

RIP, #85.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: JC ()
Date: August 02, 2019 05:41PM

Snippet from an archived Sports Illustrated article I found about Nick:


"Buoniconti was the only player to survive telling Shula, in front of the team, to 'shut the f--- up.' "

That should tell anyone all they need to know about the level of respect that Nick had from his teammates and his coach. This is why he was Captain of the defense, a successful executive, lawyer, agent, and founder of a billion+ dollar charity. This is why he was so revered.

RIP.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: ChyrenB ()
Date: August 04, 2019 04:36PM

Quote. What he lacked in size he more than made up for with smarts. unquote.

plus he made it up in persistence.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: Fins72 ()
Date: August 06, 2019 07:41AM

Zach Thomas always kind of reminded me of Nick. Not the biggest or fastest guy, but preparation and smarts made up for a lot of physical shortcomings. It's a travesty that Zach hasn't made the HOF. He's a Hall of Famer in my mind. Call me crazy, but I'd still take Zach over Ray Lewis.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: ChyrenB ()
Date: August 06, 2019 11:33AM

That's why I liked Zach, because he reminded me of Nick.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: RIP Nick
Posted by: JC ()
Date: August 06, 2019 05:13PM

I thought the same thing about Zach and Nick.

They had different backgrounds and played in different eras, but definitely tons of similarities in their play and leadership.

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
Home Curt Fennell
Contact Us
DOLFAN in New England
TOP
   
© Phins.com. No portion of this site may be reproduced without
the express permission of the author, Curt Fennell. All rights reserved.