Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

LeBron was great before you said so

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23 Jun
LeBron was great before you said so

There is an absurd, antiquated notion going around that somehow LeBron James is now validated as an NBA great because he won a championship. That being the best player in the game was not enough, but that you have to have the best team too. Winning a championship at any level in a team game requires you to have the best team. It is one of the sports stigmas that I have been condemning for years. Winning is overrated. I know what I just said. Okay maybe just using “A winner” as an adjective... Read More →

Finally the championship has come back to Miami

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23 Jun
Finally the championship has come back to Miami

Your Miami Heat are once again NBA Champions. With seemingly most of the media rooting against them, Miami dispatched the favored Oklahoma City Thunder in five games with a 121-106 victory Thursday night. The Thunder were supposed to be the deeper, more complete team. I call shenanigans on the top-heavy OKC. It seems the Thunder have two guys who can score the ball and a bunch of role players who cannot. The Heat meanwhile have three scorers and role players who can hit a jump shot. Oh and a swarming... Read More →

Local teams sweep Sunday sports

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16 Apr
Local teams sweep Sunday sports

"You're the best"..."No YOU'RE THE BEST"..."No no I insist". It was going so well for South Florida on Sunday that even the Dolphins may have won if the NFL was in season. The Marlins, Heat, and Panthers all celebrated big wins to end the weekend. The beauty of DVR allowed me to be a full-fledged Florida sports slob and watch the games all day in full despite the fact that the Miami Marlins and Miami Heat aired at the same time. Here is a breakdown of our great... Read More →

Not our little team anymore

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16 Mar
  Not our little team anymore

  No more Mermaids and orange seats?! While on the phone with the sales team of the Marlins discussing my season ticket purchase, I had to stop and think of how absurd the whole idea was. Having attendended hundreds of Florida Marlins games since 1993, it was never necessary to get season tickets at the cavernous stadium (60,000+ seating) built for football which had more name changes than sellouts. But now the newly named Miami Marlins also have a new $500 million dollar retractable roofed... Read More →

Florida Panthers Off To Their Best Start In 15 Years, Did You Even Notice?

Shhhhh…. Don’t look now, but the best professional team in Florida resides in Sunrise. Our beloved Florida Panthers have climbed in to 1st place, and essentially put it in a headlock a little more than a quarter of the way through the season. Not only are they in 1st place in the Southeast Division at 16-9-6, but they are also in 5th place overall in the NHL, a very welcome sight for a team who is a notoriously slow starter over the last decade. A decade that has seen marquis coaches,... Read More →

Dear Stephen Ross…

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14 Dec
Dear Stephen Ross...

Dear Mr. Ross, I have been a Miami Dolphins fan since I was wearing little O.P. shorts, and playing with my Silver Hawks toys. And I must say, I have never been so confused by the behavior of this franchise until these last couple of years. Why would any coach in their right mind want to come and work for this team right now? The screw job that you put on Tony Sparano is one for the record books. I am all for trying to find the best people to run the football team, but you may be sending the wrong... Read More →

[Antisteez Sports] Dolphins Bully Bills, Win Again

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21 Nov
[Antisteez Sports] Dolphins Bully Bills, Win Again

The fact that I can start writing this as a positive story by halftime is a testament to this amazing confidence swing that these 2011 Miami Dolphins, and apparently us fans too, have enjoyed recently. Momentum is a hell of a drug. The Buffalo Bills came into Dolphins Stadium with a  5-4 record after starting 3-0, and reeling off of a 44-7 thrashing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphins came in winners of two in a row, confident and defiant with their 2-7 record. The Bills started... Read More →

Finally a win for the Lolphins

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6 Nov
Finally a win for the Lolphins

  After blown leads and questionable decisions plagued them during their 0-7 start, the winless, seemingly finless Miami Dolphins end the first half of their season with a 31-3 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. It had almost become laughable, in a sort of pyschotic way, how our Dolphins had blown six leads this year in a kaleidoscope of fashions. I think Miami won because they ran out of ways to lose. I keed. In fact it was the opposite. The Fins corrected a few problems and opened up the... Read More →

Miami's Professional Sports In A Strange State Of Flux

Design by Eyekon There was a time in Miami when we knew what to expect from our sports franchises. In a sense we were spoiled by various levels of success, it wasn’t always pretty but it was success nonetheless. In the 1990′s, you could count on the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins (most of the time), and even the Panthers to be competitive, if not contend for at least their respective division titles.  With the exception of the 2003 Marlins, the 2006 Heat, and a playoff run by the Dolphins... Read More →

Henne Shines, Loses Shootout With Brady

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14 Sep
Henne Shines, Loses Shootout With Brady

(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter) I could not have been any more wrong in my prediction. Yes, I said the Dolphins would win because of the defensive front seven, and our improved team speed. I also thought that we may have had a certain level of surprise with our new offense. Then Tom Brady reminded us all why we love to hate him with a performance usually reserved for a not so friendly game of Madden football, throwing for 517 yards and 4 touchdown passes. On a night when Chad Henne became only the... Read More →

It’s Time For The Miami Dolphins To Do It For Real

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12 Sep
It's Time For The Miami Dolphins To Do It For Real

It’s finally here. The time for speculation is over, and the NFL futures of coach Tony Sparano and quarterback Chad Henne hang in the balance this season. The much maligned duo are most assuredly at a pivotal point in their careers whether it’s fair or not, and it doesn’t start off easy with the New England Patriots kicking off the 2011 season. While there are still some holes on this team, there are many more reasons for hope then there are to think doom and gloom for once. The... Read More →

A Pure Fan Perspective On The UM Mess

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29 Aug
A Pure Fan Perspective On The UM Mess

Let’s start this off by saying that I have been, and always will be a HUGE Miami Hurricane fan. I am not a student, simply a fan. My grandfather was an alum, and for a good 5 to 6 year stretch took me and the family to all of the football home games. Part of my growing up was going to the Orange Bowl and feeling that old concrete and steel building shake with the rhythm of the crowd when the Canes were rolling. NOTHING will ever top that, and those who know just know. By now, we are all familiar... Read More →