Selected by the Dolphins in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft, Kim Bokamper played his entire career in Miami, first as an outside linebacker from 1977-1980, and then as a defensive end from 1981-1985. Bokamper would become a fixture in South Florida as a television broadcaster on WFOR-TV CBS Miami, as a sideline reporter for Dolphins games for 560 WQAM Radio, and as a restaurateur with his “Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill” restaurants.
Bo, who is also one of the all-time great story tellers in Dolphins’ history, dives in with OJ and Seth for the first time since 2019, and does not disappoint. Fresh of the Dolphins historic come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens, we relive the thrilling experience from his sideline vantage point (3:03), which of course sparks memories of Bob Griese becoming the first Fins passer to throw six TDs in a 1977 game that Bo also had a front row seat to (7:47). Kim tells us the craziest thing he ever witnessed as a sideline reporter (10:16), recalls weathering the storm of both Defensive Coordinator Bill Arnsparger and legendary Head Coach Don Shula after a missed sack opportunity (14:56), and explains why even the equipment truck was held to Shula’s strict schedule (17:58). Bo then gifts us two of the most hilarious stories ever told in The Tank as he details Ed Newman’s 12-Minute Run attempt (22:08), and an outrageous blackmail scheme for Dan Marino’s missing high school shoulder pads (39:03). Finishing strong, Bo delivers a walk-off-sack in our Two-Minute Drill (48:46).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc, Alex Bitchatchi, and Miami Dolphins Productions. Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.
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