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From The Heart
Peter King
January 22, 1996
Jimmy Johnson defied logic in choosing Miami over ascendant Tampa Bay
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January 22, 1996

From The Heart

Jimmy Johnson defied logic in choosing Miami over ascendant Tampa Bay

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Upon leaving the Dolphin complex on Thursday, Johnson and Rookmaaker stopped for gas at a convenience store. Somebody said, "It's Jimmy!" and his red Corvette was so mobbed that he had to get out of the car and do a lap around it to accommodate the autograph seekers. "It's amazing how excited everyone is," Johnson said. "About the only negative, if you can call it a negative, is that I heard someone say, 'Jeez, he's only human. He can't raise the dead. He can't heal the sick.' "

In Miami, that's precisely what he's expected to do.

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