Barry Jackson

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    July 30, 2014

    LeBron and Cavs Might Play in Miami on Christmas Day Because NBA and ABC Are Evil

    When it comes to Christmas, I just want to open some presents, eat some ham, and pass out early after drinking copious amounts of eggnog. I do not want to see people I love fighting -- and that includes basketball players who used to play together for my favorite team forced to face off against each ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Could David Beckham Be Taking His Team to Broward?

    Last time Miami got a Major League Soccer team, it actually played in Fort Lauderdale. Could history be repeating itself? The Miami Herald reports David Beckham and his Miami Beckham United partners are set to talk to Broward County commissioners about the possibility of building a stadium there. ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Miami Hurricanes Will Not Be Moving Into Beckham's Stadium

    The Miami Hurricanes football team will not be moving to a stadium closer to their Coral Gables campus anytime soon. After pondering the idea of joining forces with David Beckham's MLS team to split a new stadium, the school has decided it will stay put at Sun Life Stadium. That's not much of a su ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Wait a Second, Are the Marlins Actually Good This Year?

    Miami has the Dolphins Heat Marlins, the greatest baseball team? The Marlins 8-5 comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies Thursday afternoon means your favorite little local baseball club has started the season 3-1, their best start since they began the 2009 season 4-0. I don't know what to do wi ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Should the Miami Hurricanes Play in Beckham's Proposed Soccer Stadium Too?

    The fact that the Miami Hurricanes are stuck playing 21 miles away from campus in Sun Life Stadium sucks. The likelihood of the team ever getting their own stadium is slim. It's a situation without many solutions, so news that there's at least some interest in the Hurricanes perhaps becoming a tenan ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    LeBron James Walks Into a Bar... and Gets Carded

    Did you hear the one about how a LeBron James walks into a bar? The punchline is he got carded. Despite being one of the most famous athletes in the world, despite his beard, and despite (sorry, sorry) that hairline, James was still asked for ID to prove he was over 21 this past Friday while tryin ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Miami Heat Boasts Its Bench Could Make The Playoffs

    Let's imagine a terrible scenario in which the Miami Heat's five starters all magically develop some sort of injury that collectively keeps all five out until the playoffs, Would the team even make the playoffs? Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem thinks the bench players could get them there on their own ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Florida Panthers Purchase By New Yorkers "Imminent" Per NY Post

    According to the New York Post, the sale of the Florida Panthers to a New York buyer is "imminent". The report comes as a surprise to most, as the team has never announced it was for sale, however with losses piling up, perhaps owners received an offer they couldn't refuse.

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    March 28, 2013

    UM Will Accuse NCAA of Acting Even Shadier in Botched Nevin Shapiro Probe

    On Friday, the University of Miami will file a motion asking the NCAA to dismiss its Nevin Shapiro investigation, which was tainted when a now-fired investigator paid Shapiro's attorney to grill witnesses. New Times poured fuel on that fire last week by reporting on the questionable history of anoth ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Norman Braman Promises to Defeat Dolphins Stadium Referendum With His Own Money

    One of Norman Braman's main beefs with the Marlins shady stadium deal was that the public never got to directly vote on the matter. Though, the fact that Dolphins are supporting a public vote on their quest to get tax money to fund a portion of their planned upgrades to Sun Life Stadium isn't enough ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Marlins May Face Wrath of the Players Union If They Don't Up Payroll

    Locals aren't the only ones pissed over the Marlins' most recent fire sale. The MLB players union is also keeping a close eye on the team's roster, and apparently has promised to take action if the Marlins don't do anything about it soon.Well, lo and behold, is out with a story today in whic ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    County Commissioner Tells Jeffrey Loria to "Get The Hell Out Of Here"

    Three years ago, nine Miami-Dade County Commissioner voted in favor of the Marlins Stadium deal, and to no one's surprise a few of them regret the decision. The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson called up eight of the nine and asked them how they feel about the deal now. Commissioner Javier Souto didn't ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Stephen Ross Had "Serious" Talks About Selling the Dolphins

    Calls for the head of owner Stephen Ross have died down as the Miami Dolphins have magically managed not to completely blow their season so far. Hell, technically we're sixth in the AFC in the playoff standings!But over the past two years Jordan Zimmerman, an advertising honcho and limited partner o ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 20, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    The Five Worst Media Personalities In Miami

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke ranks the least trustworthy names in local news.Miami has a lot of media personalities and journalists who are full of it. They u ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Miami Heat Might Just Fatten Up Chris Bosh and Make Him Play Center

    Sometimes when you're desperately searching for something, you step back and realize that the answer was right there in front of you the whole time. Like remembering your missing glasses are actually on your face, or realizing you're in love with your best friend, or, you know, the Miami Heat decidi ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Nevin Shapiro Going a Bit Mad in Prison: "I'm Taking That Program Down to Chinatown"

    ​Apparently all that time behind bars is getting to convicted Ponzi schemer and allegation-throwing former booster Nevin Shapiro, because the Miami Herald got a hold of several bonkers emails the would-be-destroyer of Hurricanes football is typing up in prison. They do little to detract from Shapi ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Miami Dolphins Eyeing Peyton Manning, Really?

    ​The Miami Dolphins have not had a consistent quarterback since Dan Marino, who retired at 38. Twelve years later, the Dolphins are still fumbling around trying to land a franchise quarterback even half as good as he was. Signing a 35-year-old injured player probably won't to help much, but don't ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Randy Shannon Could Replace Howard Schnellenberger at FAU

    ​With college football legend Howard Schnellenberger set to end his storied career at the end of the season, Florida Atlantic University is officially on the hunt for a successor. Could they be replacing one former University of Miami head coach with another? Randy Shannon is apparently near the t ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    NCAA to Investigate Claims That Miami Hurricanes Players Took Cash From Convicted Ponzi Schemer

    A signed helmet that was once on display at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion. ​Last year, New Times chronicled the rise and fall of flashy Miami Beach Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro.  The man who had donated more than $150,000 to the University of Miami football program now sits in jail ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Miami Heat Considering Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady

    ​Last season, the Miami Heat's roster included a few big superstar names and a lot of over-the-hill veterans. That worked out relatively fine, but wasn't quite enough. Maybe a few big superstar over-the-hill veterans could help? The team's top brass thinks it might be worth a shot, and is reported ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, and the Latest Dolphins QB Rumors

    ​So the Dolphins have picked up undrafted rookie Pat Devlin, and Tyler Thigpen has officially packed his bags for Buffalo, leaving Chad Henne as the top man in Miami, for now. The QB hunt is still on, though, and rumors about a trade for Kyle Orton are flying, but the team still has its eye on Car ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Report: Old New Times Investigation Keeping Miami From Calling Frank Martin

    ​We've theorized that the main reason University of Miami hasn't called basketball coach Frank Martin yet is because of his scandalous past at a Miami High School. Well, today an off-the-record source tells The Miami Herald that those skeletons in the closet may very well in fact be the main reaso ... More >>