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Miami Seahawks
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Founded 1946
Relocated 1947 to Baltimore
Based in Miami, Florida, United States
Home field Burdine Stadium
League All-America Football Conference (1946)
Division Eastern Conference
Team History Miami Seahawks (1946)
Baltimore Colts (1947-1950)
Team Colors Orange, White


Head coaches Jack Meagher (games 1-6)
Hamp Pool (games 7-14)
Owner(s) Harvey Hester
AAFC Championship wins 0

The Miami Seahawks, were an original member of the All-America Football Conference, a league that formed in 1946 and merged into the NFL in 1950. The Seahawks went 3-11 in 1946. They were originally coached by Jack Meagher, who quit on October 22, after the Seahawks had won just one of their first six games. Hamp Pool, a former captain of the 1940 and 1941 Chicago Bears NFL championship teams, then took over as head coach.

The team's schedule was quite difficult. Miami opened with three straight road games, had a single home game, and then played another four road games. After a 1-7-0 start, the team returned home to host their final six games (a difficult sell to the general public). Brooklyn, Cleveland, and San Francisco had completed their 14-game regular seasons before the Seahawks hosted their final two home games.

The franchise was folded after the 1946 AAFC season. A new franchise was granted to Baltimore, Maryland, for the 1947 season to keep the number of teams at 8. That team was named the Baltimore Colts via a fan contest, in honor of Maryland's rich history of racing and breeding horses.

In 1960, Ralph Wilson approached the city of Miami about a replacement team in the American Football League. He was turned down, largely because of the city's bad experience with the Seahawks, and instead put his team in Buffalo, New York, where it became the Buffalo Bills. Several years later, after the success of the AFL was assured, the city relented and allowed the Miami Dolphins to take root in the city.

Miami Seahawks - 1946 Schedule and Results

  • Fri. Sep. 6th --- MIA 0 at CLE 44
  • Sun. Sep. 15th --- MIA 14 at SFO 21
  • Fri. Sep. 20th --- MIA 14 at LAD 30
  • Tue. Oct. 8th --- SFO 34 at MIA 7
  • Fri. Oct. 11th --- MIA 17 at BUF 14
  • Fri. Oct. 18th --- MIA 7 at CHI 28
  • Fri. Oct. 25th --- MIA 7 at BRK 30
  • Sun. Nov. 3rd --- MIA 21 at NYY 24
  • Mon. Nov. 11th --- CHI 20 at MIA 7
  • Mon. Nov. 18th --- BUF 14 at MIA 21
  • Mon. Nov. 25th --- LAD 34 at MIA 21
  • Tue. Dec. 3rd --- CLE 34 at MIA 0
  • Mon. Dec. 9th --- NYY 31 at MIA 0
  • Fri. Dec. 13th --- BRK 20 at MIA 31

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Miami Seahawks
1946 3 11 0 4th AAFC East --

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