Miami Heat minority owner Raanan Katz is a bit thin-skinned. Though he boasts a gratuitous public persona -- there's even an official day and street named after him in Sunny Isles -- he still wants all the benefits of privacy. In 2010, he sued Aventura blogger Irina Chevaldina, who operates rkassoc ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Yesterday the sports world was taken by surprise when the Marlins announced that they were selling unsold tickets to a game that had been played the day before. Ostensibly they were meant as memorabilia to commemorate Henderson Alvarez's walk-off no-hitter. Turns out the "tickets" are just PDFs yo ... More >>
There were clear skies and good weather for the Orlando University High and Boone High football game on Friday. The band was in the middle of a chill marimba-assisted halftime show, when all the sudden the skies decided to remind everyone that this was Friday the 13th and sent a lightning bolt direc ... More >>
There's a line in Deadspin's "Why Your Team Sucks" pre-season write up of the Miami Dolphins that theorizes that Stephen Ross will extract his revenge on the public for not supporting his stadium renovation plans "by slashing expenditures, threatening to move, and hiring Pitbull to perform at EVERY ... More >>
Usually if the Miami Dolphins are putting booty on display it's their cheerleaders, but according to Deadspin their official Twitter account accidentally sent out a picture with a big, while serving of player's ass in the background.
Forget little George Alexander Louis. Dude's swag level will never match up to little Jordan Bosh. After a promotional excursion to India, Bosh took his family for a trip to Rome where the world's chillest baby picture was snapped.
Cornerback Brent Grimes will make his debut with the Dolphins this season, but if you didn't know who he was before, you'll probably forever know him now as the guy who got a picture of a blowjob frosted on his 30th birthday cake.
Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the Trayvon Martin murder trial who was on the phone with Martin right before his confrontation with George Zimmerman, is confusing the nation with an accent that seems completely normal to Miamians but apparently foreign to everyone else. During cross-examinati ... More >>
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 >>
The Miami Dolphins didn't have the best Christmas week: Despite smothering the Bills on Sunday, they were knocked out of the playoffs yet again when the Bengals later won. But the team can at least take comfort that their holidays weren't nearly as awful as two former Fins stars.Loudmouth linebacker ... More >>
Yes, it totally makes sense that if Jacksonville Jaguars fans wanted their own version of the Pittsburgh Steelers' famed "Terrible Towel" they would call it the "Jag Rag." We're just not sure if the creators realized that name would induce fits of laughter in anyone who is or ever was a teenage boy.
Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull."
Read also: Danell Leyva, Miami's Olympic Prodigy, Goes for GoldIt hasn't been the best of days for Olympic gold-medal hopeful and Miami resident Danell Leyva. First, he and the U.S. men's team floundered in the all-around team competition, finishing fifth in the field of eight in London. And just th ... More >>
If you were watching WSVN's 11 p.m. newscast last night you were blasted with the news that Ray Allen had reached a 3-year, $11 million deal with the Miami Heat. You were also totally misinformed. Turns out WSVN got its scoop from a single source: a fake Twitter account.
A good chunk of the sports media and NBA fandom relishes holding up LeBron James as the biggest sports villain that ever did live, so much so that every little flaw is blown up out of proportion and presented as proof that he falls somewhere on the evil spectrum between Darth Vader and Hitler. So ES ... More >>
You might have missed it if you were watching the game on television last night, but the arena announcer at the AAA got in a pretty A zinger when Amar'e Stoudemire fouled out of last night's game."He has been extinguished from the game," shouted announcer Michael Baiamonte.
On the opening night of the Marlins new ballpark, a lot of things went right: Parking wasn't a catastrophe. The weather was South Florida perfection. On national TV, the new ballpark looked damned gorgeous -- lime green facades, swimming polls and all. And in the best news of the night, no Marlins w ... More >>
Don't be talking about LeBron James' mama unless you want to find yourself on the end of a physical threat from the 6'8" superstar. According to an NBC Sports journalist's Twitter, James apparently got into a bit of verbal smack down with a fan heckling him at Friday's game against the Washington ... More >>
Don't question University of Florida graduate Jen Wiley's commitment to the Florida Gators. She's such a fan of the team that she named her kid Spurrier Urban Wiley after two of the team's most (or really only) notable football coaches. However, now that Urban Meyer has decided to take the reigns ... More >>
In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal's recent legal troubles are a complicated saga. There are multiple mistresses and several lawsuits, an alleged police conspiracy, extortion claims, and Shaq's own typo-laden Twitter-style emails narrating it all.We think we did a noble job of parsing through the Lord of the Rings ... More >>
Guys, do you ever wonder what you would call yourself if you woke up one day and suddenly found yourself in a woman's body (*cough* Kylie, obviously *cough*)? Because LeBron James certainly has. He took to Twitter today to introduce the world to his "sister" (AKA drag persona) LeBre'sha.
Never mind the embarrassment caused by the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Forget the suspensions. Put aside the looming thoughts of further NCAA sanctions. Let us be glad as Miami Hurricane fans that our team will never, ever face the humility of taking to the field dressed in something either looking li ... More >>
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 goes to bat for Fox News.Rupert Murdoch is reaping what he sowed. The media magnate's American-based cable network, Fox News ... More >>
Last night's heart pumping game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls certainly had enough on court action to keep anyone satisfied, but a TNT camera man got a little bored between halves and started zooming in on some of the Heat's prettiest blonde lady fans. Somehow that ended up getting bro ... More >>
The University of Miami has a whole lot of proud history that the team hasn't bothered living up to in years, and new coach Al Golden is hoping to return the team to the glory days. In fact, he's bringing Michael Irvin back into the locker room, or at least his words. Coach Golden has plastered a ... More >>
via DeadspinReal Housewives of Miami premiers tonight, but Basketball Wives, that other Miami-set show about bickering bimbos, may have just stolen its local shine with news that they've snagged a lady connected to one of the Miami Heat's big three for their next season. TMZ reports that Allison ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>
Randy ShannonMiami New Times columnist and volunteer high school football coach Luther Campbell has got the sports media blogs jumping on his Twitter feed. Deadspin just posted an item about Campbell's tweet that Randy Shannon, recently fired as the University of Miami's football head coach, has ... More >>
The Miami Heat continue to take pages right out of the Hugo Chavez playbook when it comes to working with members of the press. If you write anything the organization doesn't particularly like you're pretty much banned. New Times itself has suffered such a fate, and now we welcome Esquire magazin ... More >>
via Deadspin.comDon't buy the facepaint: These guys are not Russian.They seemed like the perfect illustration of the NBA's growing global appeal: Two born-and-bred Russian hoops maniacs outside the American Airlines Arena before yesterday's Heat vs. Moscow game. They painted their faces, wore rid ... More >>
Well jeez, we literally just got done defending the honor of "The U," when this popped up in our inbox.Last time the Miami Hurricanes pulled off a shut out it resulted in an on-the-field brawl with cross town opponents FIU. Well, apparently during last night's blow out of FAMU there was some braw ... More >>
Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and team president Dave Samson have been exposed for the treacherous, no good, low down, lying dogs they are. Sports blog Deadspin got a hold of the Marlins' financial information which shows the team turned a profit the last two years and that the team could h ... More >>
Today in obscure sports disputes: Fomer NBAer and current Guy Sometimes on the TV John Salley says former Miami Heat center Rony Seikaly cared naught for the postseason because it didn't pay well. Seikaly doesn't exactly deny that -- but he does tell Riptide Salley is composed predominantly of ... More >>
via @youbigdummyKanye was improbably backstageSports commentators weren't the only ones nervously watching LeBron James' fireworks spectacular last night on ESPN. In the celebrity twitterverse, the rich and famous were just as worried as New York, Cleveland and Miami fans about where their fellow ... More >>
In an ideal sports world, referees would not be humans. They'd be highly functioning subhumans devoid of any emotion, desires and just about anything but the sole focus to fairly enforce the rules of the game. Of course, they are humans. Humans who like to get drunk and piss in ice buckets. Human ... More >>
Apparently, there's more excitement about the upcoming Florida Marlins season than previously thought. This reasonable proposal was found on a bathroom wall -- Churchill's? -- and relayed to Deadspin:
Miami Dolphins @ Atlanta Falcons, Sunday at 1pm on CBS4. Not to say the Dolphins don't have some well deserved swagger, but let's be real, out of all the defending divisional champs the Fins fan's optimism might be the most muted. We all knew last year's historic turn around season was ... More >>
Dan Marino "was arguably the biggest cocksucker to ever play" quarterback. All of this and more in your Deadspin Dolphins season preview. [Deadspin]Another photographer in Miami almost got arrested for simply taking photos -- at least that's what he says. He was snapping cute pics of his dog inside ... More >>
Back when an unconfirmed rumor hit Deadspin that Dwyane Wade's soon-to-be ex-wife Siohvaughn went haywire with a baseball bat on his MVP trophy, we predicted that this was just the begining of a series of nasty rumors. Unfortunately for Dwyane, we were right. Wade's former business partner Baron Ric ... More >>
Here's everything interesting we know for sure about the Dwyane Wade divorce situation: His soon-to-be ex Siohvaughn claims Wade gave her some sort of STD. Everything else is just hearsay, but my old pals at Deadspin have the ultimate hearsay. Now, before irresponsibly spreading this, it should be n ... More >>
Yes, the plot of The Wrestler -- in which a dude who had the world by the balls in the '80s before falling flat on his face owing to disastrous, self-destructive decision-making and an audience that lost interest -- is quite similar to the life story of the dude playing that dude, Mickey Rourke ... More >>