There is a rather extravagant theory surrounding the Miami Dolphins that involves the franchise being cursed after building their stadium on an ancient Indian Burial Ground.
Dolphins are cursed
The Dolphins haven't amassed a Super Bowl appearance in 30 years and the drought coincides with the construction work of a new stadium back in 1985.
The golden years for Miami were in front of crazed crowds at the Orange Bowl (now demolished), but when the franchise decided to bring the Dolphins into a new era, they may have accidentally stumbled upon spiritual force that has doomed the team to failure.
After a story released by the Miami Times, that whilst constructing the team's offices for the new stadium, ancient remains were discovered and a native population was identified.
This was the home to the South Florida Tequesta Indian Tribe who were unfortunately wiped out by European diseases back in the mid-1700s.
Now known as the Sun Life Stadium, the construction was completed in 1987 to open the Joe Robbie Stadium but details of this Indian Burial Ground that it was built upon were never released, until now.
"Then there were the two acres that archaeologists claimed were an Indian burial ground more than 1,000 years ago. They said that the Tequesta Indians had used the site about 800 A.D., and the Seminole Indians in the mid-19th Century."
The spooky aura to the story begins in 1989 when Miami Radio host Rick Weaver started to receive odd phone-calls with chilling messages, the was spoke by a man with a Spanish accent who said: "I live across the street from Joe Robbie Stadium,And I have put a curse on the stadium and the football games."
The next phone-call was from a woman who sounded the warning message, she said: "Joe Robbie Stadium needed an exorcism because it was built on Indian burial grounds."
Is it possible that a curse has been laid on the franchise that has doomed them to internal failure or is there a more simple answer such as the lack of strong managerial decisions and talented players?
Either way, we'll allow you to draw your own conclusions from this proposed theory and summarise whether the Dolphins are cursed or just not that good.