MIAMI -- Perhaps it's good the New York Giants aren't the foe Sunday when the Miami Dolphins have their 40th reunion of the 1972 undefeated team.
"I'm more of a Giants fan than anything else," running back Jim Kiick, who scored a team-high four touchdowns for Miami during the 1972 playoffs, including one in the 14-7 Super Bowl VII win over Washington, said of where his football allegiance lies today.
But Kiick, who said he rooted for the Giants when they last played the Dolphins in 2011, won't have to worry about any awkwardness Sunday. Miami is facing Jacksonville, a team that didn't even exist when the Dolphins went 17-0 during their legendary season of 1972.
Before Miami fans fret too much, Kiick, who played for the Dolphins from 1968-74, grew up in New Jersey in the 1950s cheering Giants stars Frank Gifford and Charley Conerly and simply has gone back to supporting the team of his youth. Kiick, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, at least calls the Dolphins his favorite AFC team.