Dan Le Batard

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    August 19, 2014

    Viral Rapper Stitches: Some Truth, Many Questions

    A gleaming white Cadillac Escalade lurches to a stop in a grimy South Beach alley. A slender, olive-skinned dude in a T-shirt steps out holding a bulky duffel bag. He approaches a husky, Mohawked young man with gold teeth and a face full of startling tattoos that include a microphone, an AK-47 vomit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Dan Le Batard Suspended by ESPN for LeBron Billboards

    No stranger to stirring shit up, Dan Le Batard has found himself in hot water once again after erecting a LeBron-trolling billboard in Akron, Ohio. USA Today's the Big Lead confirms ESPN has suspended Le Batard from his ESPN2 show for two days. See also: "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billboards Are Trolling Ohio

    Last month, Ohio newspapers refused to take The Dan LeBatard Show's money for a simple "You're Welcome" message to LeBron James in their publications; it appears they have chosen poorly. Thwarted in their first bet to poke fun at LeBron's lack of thanking Dade County fans on his way out of town, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Miami Reacts to LeBron on Twitter: From "Thank You" to #WadeCounty

    Despite an act of street art vandalism, Miamians have mostly reacted in measured respect to LeBron James' decision. Miami's most notable almost universally took to Twitter with messages full of nothing but thank yous and respect. The only real shade came in the form of Miamians rallying back aroun ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The End of the Big Three Era? Spurs Win Title With Another Heat Blowout

    The Miami Heat's mantra heading into game five versus San Antonio was "Why not us?" But by the time the horn mercifully sounded on their third straight series-ending blowout loss, all they could say was, "Oh, that's why." The Heat's 24-month reign as champions of the basketball world came crashing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Spurs Set NBA Record For First-Half Shooting While Demolishing Heat in Game Three

    Julia Dale sang the National Anthem, the crowd chanted "Seven Nation Army," and fire shot into the sky as the players were introduced to ear-piercing applause. Everything was going according to plan, the NBA Finals were back in Miami, and the Heat's home was hype with excitement. Then the San Anton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Best of Miami Readers' Poll Closes Tonight: Vote Now!

    You have opinions, right? Don't lie to us because we've heard you drunkenly hollering at your friends about how Dan LeBatard's rants blow Joe Rose out of the water and debating whether Mac's Club Deuce has a better jukebox than Lost Weekend. Today is your last chance to put all those opinions to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Five Kinds of Heat Fans After a Big Playoff Loss

    Basketball is the most frustrating sport to watch as a fan, because even when your team wins, the other team scores a good 30-50 times. And when your crew loses? It's the worst. Nobody likes to lose. Losing is for losers. Heat fans know the drill all too well -- after Sunday's shellacking by the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Miami Heat Playoffs: 50 Twitter Accounts True Fans Must Follow

    What's better than watching the Miami Heat battle for its third consecutive NBA title? Sharing that experience with Heat fans just as passionate about the team as you, while at the same time getting the best possible up-to-the-dribble coverage all in the same place -- that's what. All you have to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    LeBron Got Fouled So Hard on a Dunk To Win Game and Refs Ignored It

    Controversy! For the third time this season, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat last night by a single point, thus sweeping the season series four games to none. But not without debate. With the Heat trailing by one Miami had one frantic last chance to pull out the win. Rashard Lewis found Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Dan Le Batard Banned From Voting for Baseball Hall of Fame for Life

    After Dan Le Batard revealed that he had given his Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin for fans to vote on, neither of his employers, ESPN or the Miami Herald, took action, but now the Baseball Writers Association of America has come down hard. They've suspended Le Batard and banned him from ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Dan Le Batard Gave His Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot to Deadspin

    Nothing gets a certain segment of baseball enthusiasts more heated than the voting process for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Not being baseball enthusiasts ourselves (we grew up with the Marlins, after all), we don't fully understand it, but it seems like a pretty touchy subject. Anyway, to protest t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Heat Celebrate Championship, Beat Chicago Bulls 107-95 in Derrick Rose's Return

    Meet your new Miami Heat, much like your old Miami Heat. On the night the Miami Heat received their championship rings and raised the third championship banner, they also managed to fit in a basketball game, taking the season opener against the Chicago Bulls 107-95. Seven players scored in double fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Ricky Williams Used to Smoke Weed Before Games, Claims Channing Crowder

    It shouldn't be that much of a surprise that Ricky Williams used to smoke pot the night before Dolphins games. And it's even less of a surprise that former Dolphins Channing Crowder is blabbing about it.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Best of Miami Readers' Poll: The Final Round Is Open for Business

    One month ago, we put out the challenge: Tell us, Miami, all about your favorite DJs, your spot for ceviche, fried chicken and late-night grub, your go-to bar for a legit cocktail, and the jukebox you can't live without. Tell us what you love in the Magic City, we asked. And damned if you didn't com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Meet the One Jerk Who Didn't Vote LeBron for MVP (No, It Wasn't Dan Le Batard)

    Sunday's news should have been glorious for LeBron James. Not only did he win the MVP award, but also he became the youngest player to rack up a fourth most-valuable honor. Instead, everyone focused on what LeBron didn't do: namely, nab the first unanimous MVP. The numbers released yesterday showed ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    September 20, 2011

    Luther Campbell Sues Nevin Shapiro

    Don't call him "Lil Luke."​Uncle Luke is going after the convicted Ponzi schemer who proclaimed himself "Lil Luke." Today, Luther Campbell followed through on his promise to sue Nevin Shapiro for defamation.In Yahoo! Sports' investigative report on rampant booster violations he committed at the Un ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Charles Barkley: Dwyane Wade Has Become "Whiny"

    ​Unfortunately for Miami Heat fans, the NBA lockout has not put a lock on the mouth of Charles Barkley, the unofficial president of the Anti-Heat Fan Club. Barkley was on Dan LeBatard's new ESPN2 show on Friday, and while he may be out of a broadcasting job himself next season, it seems like it ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Nevin Shapiro Can Kiss My Ass

    Nevin Shapiro wishes he could wear my shorts for one day. The New Jersey-born Napoleon dubbed himself "Little Luke" in a so-called investigative report by Yahoo! Sports claiming all sorts of corrupt shit Shapiro committed while he was a booster of the University of Miami athletics program.The claim ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    Disco Rick Explains How One Million Bucks Rained Inside King Of Diamonds

    ​On yesterday's Dan LeBatard show on 790 The Ticket, sometime New Times strip club expert Disco Rick provided intimate details about Rick Ross' infamous birthday party earlier this month at King Of Diamonds. Using the tenacious reporting chops that helped him break the University of Miami Pell gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Kyle Turley Claims Dan Marino Smoked Pot Before Games

    Would Marino be overly amused by his own hologram card? "Dude, it like moves and stuff!"​Before Brett Favre broke it, Dolphins legend Dan Marino held the NFL record for most career touchdown passes at 420, but did a little 420 help him get there? That's what former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Pat Riley Thinks Twitter Could Help Angry Fans Attack LeBron

    ​Miami Heat President Pat Riley isn't ready to take a page out of Hurricanes Coach Randy Shannon's play book and ban his players from using Twitter, but something about the micro-blogging service just doesn't sit well with him. Apparently he thinks Twitter could play a part in opposing teams' fans ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Convicted NBA Fraudster Rumeal Robinson Joins South Florida's Blown Fortune Hall of Fame

    That blindfolded chick holding the scales just made it rain justice on Rumeal Robinson. The former University of Michigan basketball hero and NBA journeyman-- whose addiction to strip clubs was first exposed by this blog-- has been convicted in Iowa federal court of fraud. The Aventura resident was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    790 Ticket's Stugotz Calls Martina Navratilova a Bitch on Air

    via WikiCommons Female dog or greatest female tennis player ever?Don Imus called female basketball players "nappy headed hoes" and got canned. Dr. Laura Schlessinger said the N-word and eventually resigned because of it. Now, Jon Weiner, known as Stugotz on 790 The Ticket's Dan LeBatard Show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes Under NCAA Investigation for Text Messages

    ​Earlier today, Dan LeBatard sent fears down the spine of Hurricane fans by announcing on his radio show that the Miami Herald would be breaking a negative story about the sports program this afternoon. Well it's here, and it a minor little thing that involves, uh, text messages.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Did The Herald Erase a Controversial Dwyane Wade Quote?

    via SI​Yesterday, The Miami Herald published a story online including a sort of pompous, but not really controversial quote from Heat star Dwyane Wade in which he said he accepts that people may hate the team, but other teams will be thanking them when they come to town and sell out the arena. Now ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    July 12, 2010

    In Miami, Greed Is Good Again, and It's All Thanks to Evil Genius Pat Riley

    Terez Owens​For a city that made a mound of cocaine a must-have desktop accessory and likes its Brittos to match its Lamborghinis, this level of glossy athletic excess is only appropriate: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, three of the best ballers in the NBA, all descending on Miami to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Multiple Sources: LeBron James Coming To The Heat

    According to multiple NBA sources that have spoken with Newsday, LeBron James is expected to announce that he will be joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. ESPN's Chris Broussard is confirming the report that James will sign with Miami, barring a last-minute change of heart.LeBron is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Chris Bosh Being Traded to Miami for Beasley, Chalmers, and Anthony?

    ​Step 1 of the Miami Heat's master plan might be near completion if Miami Herald scribe/radio host Dan LeBatard's Twitter feed is to be believed. He reports that a mega sign-and-trade deal between the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat is pretty much done in principle.The Heat would get Chris Bosh, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Dan Le Batard Needs to Kiss & Make Up With Hank Goldberg

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 writes a special online column about his favorite sports writer and commentator Dan Le Batard. Luke's regular column will re ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    September 14, 2009

    Wait, Now Tim Hardaway Doesn't Hate Gay People?

    In February 2007, Tim Hardaway gave a textbook demonstration in career suicide live on Dan LeBatard's radio show with one of the most cringe-inducing bouts of homophobia an ex-athlete has ever managed. Let's recap:"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known," Hardaway said. "I don't like gay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Kimbo Slice Wants To Slap Bob Norman's Mouth

    Last week New Times ran a story on the 14-second fall of Kimbo Slice and the death of EliteXC, entitled "MMA's Post-Kimbo Limbo" written by Bob Norman. The same piece ran in Norman's home paper, The Broward Palm Beach New Times, with the title "Kimbo Slice's a sissy: The fight that wasn't threatens ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    High Rollers on the High Seas

    Sports geeks set sail on the Aquasino

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Bring Back Shula

    The good old days He fled faster than Anastasio Somoza the night the Sandinistas stormed Managua in the summer of 1979. And I say good riddance to Nick Saban. I'm not going to rant endlessly about the treacherous sucker punch he landed on the franchise. In an interview with Dan Le Batard, Don ... More >>

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    November 25, 2004
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    July 8, 2004

    From the Cradle to the Rave

    Etiquette for the glow stick set

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003


    Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams

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    July 17, 1997

    A Cocked Pistol

    Miami Herald sports columnist Dan Le Batard goes Cosmo and cements his reputation as the paper's gender-relations expert

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    December 28, 1995


    Welcome to the world of SHUMANJI(TM), a jungle adventure game in which you, the winningest coach in football history, face the toughest season of your career.

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    September 7, 1995

    Hoisted by His Own Batard

    Miami police say Miami Herald sportswriter Dan Le Batard got drunk and disorderly at a Grove eatery

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