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Published March 28, 2013
A FISH STORY: Dolphins CEO Mike Dee yesterday confirmed the team's new logo is the image that has been circulating online for several weeks. In Miami, Adam Beasley notes the new logo yesterday "got the thumbs-up from two respected voices: Don Shula and Dan Marino." Shula wrote on his Twitter feed, "Glad to see new logo has all the same colors from our great 70's & 80's teams. A new look for a new era." Marino wrote on his feed, "Saw the new Fins logo. Followed the development stage & now its great to see the finished product" (MIAMI HERALD, 3/28). CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish said, “I like it. Typically when you see an old logo, an old famous logo, sort of being pushed to the side in favor of something new, we’ve seen franchise after franchise screw this up.” CBS Sports Network's Allie LaForce said, “What I like about it is it doesn’t look as cartoony. The first one looks like something straight out of a children’s cartoon.” Parrish: “And if you have to pay all these free agent contracts, what’s the best way to do it, or one of the best ways to do it? Create new merchandise that everybody has to buy. Smart business practice here” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 3/27). NBC Sports Network's Erik Kuselias noted the old Dolphins logo had a “helmet and an 'M,'” while the new logo “looks like a Dolphin and a jet had an offspring.” Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said he was “always going with the logo worn by the team that went 17-0. Why would you change it?” (“PFT,” NBCSN, 3/27).