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'07 Dolphins have plenty of company in recent football futility

The Dolphins still might become only the 12th team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to finish a full season with fewer than two victories. There are colorful stories behind the Excruciating Eleven.

Originally Published: December 19, 2007
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

The next bus out of town wasn't fast enough for this future Hall of Famer following the Houston Oilers' 1-13 seasons in 1972 and 1973.

"I would have my car packed and ready, and at halftime of the final game I would tell the trainer to go out there and start it up, because when the game finished, I wasn't even taking a shower," former defensive end Elvin Bethea said.

Such is the ignominy of sustained, incurable losing.

Miami's victory over Baltimore on Sunday left ...

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