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 >>
As Jeffrey Loria and David Samson go on the offensive this week to try to raise their Miami-area approval ratings above those of the Castro brothers, one big question has gone unanswered: Why on earth would anyone believe either one of these guys when it comes to the Marlins' finances?Yet there they ... 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 >>
Most sportscasters treat off-field tragedies the way Dolphins punter Brandon Fields treated the football on Sunday: like a live hand grenade. But rather than dance around the NFL's latest gruesome death -- Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend then killing himself this weekend ... 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 >>
Also read "Ricky Williams: NFL Football Healer."When the Ricky Williams Foundation lost out on a $32 million investment in the spring, founder and former NFL star Ricky Williams thought his charity was finished. But along came Gary Douglas, the founder of a self-help group called Access Consciousnes ... 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.
Anyone familiar with Miami wasn't surprised that Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's comments about Fidel Castro set off a fire storm. But certain folks in the sports world were off on the sidelines scratching their heads or muttering things about how baseball managers aren't diplomats. Some are even de ... More >>
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 >>
There are just so many bizarre features at the new Marlins Park that apparently we in the media haven't been able to keep up with all the insanity. Like, did you even know that the stadium includes a Bobblehead Museum? Seriously, there are 588 different bobbleheads encased behind glass, and the shel ... More >>
Ah, remember the days when Kimbo Slice was making people go bazonkers for his vicious beatdown videos on YouTube? Today, after washing out as a professional mixed martial artist, Slice's fighting career has reached a new low. Despite winning his fourth straight professional boxing match Saturday ... More >>
The deal to finance the new Marlins stadium isn't the only thing fishy about the place. The giant aquarium behind home plate has been populated by its first fishy resident. Check out video bellow.
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 >>
How much of a badass is Pat Riley? Enough of a badass to go toe-to-toe and face-to-face with Shaq. Sure, Riley's not exactly diminutive at 6'4", but Shaq is nine inches taller and 27 years younger than him.Shaq recounts the near-fight that he had with Riley one day that pretty much ended his care ... 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:
For all the varied assortment of gargantuan shit stains Nick Saban left on the Dolphins' proverbial bed, no shit stain was as big a shit stain as the shit stain he left in the form of not signing Drew Brees when the Chargers made him available. Instead, Saban went with Daunte Culpepper. The rest ... More >>
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 >>
Florida's educational system leaves a lot to be desired.
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