For a decade, Dr. Jack Ramsay, alongside Eric Reid, was the voice of the Miami Heat on Sun Sports, booming out Lenard! And Slamma! after a Voshon Lenard three-pointer or slam, or hollering his trademark for Tim Hardaway: "This away, that away, Hardaway!" Of course, Ramsay was much more than just a ... More >>
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 goes to bat for historically black colleges. The Grambling State University football team's revolt is exposing an ugly reality ... More >>
The fallout from New Times January investigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic tied to selling athletes performance enhancing drugs, looks ready to come to a head this week. Last night, USA Today reported that Major League Baseball was "prepared" to suspend eight players, inclu ... More >>
Sure, the Miami Marlins might've been passive-aggressively shopping slugger Giancarlo Staton to any MLB team prepared to spend an "overwhelming" amount of cash. But trading the last star in the Marlins' clubhouse to a New Wave art-punk band from Akron, Ohio that's best known for singing "Whip It" w ... More >>
After New Times linked Alex Rodriguez to a local nutritionist who provided performance enhancing drugs to athletes early this week speculation has run rampant about his future. His camp however seems to want to make one thing clear: he's not retiring anytime soon.
The Marlins have pretty much traded away every notable player on the roster not named Giancarlo Stanton, and it appears that Jeffrey Loria and his staff might be prepared to let the young slugger go, too. For the right price that is.
Yesterday, ESPN ran a weird little piece of speculative fan fiction imagining the possibility of LeBron James ditching the Heat in 2014 to replace Kobe Bryant on the Lakers. It was a piece designed to cause controversy, more than, you know, report actual facts.
It's not so great to be a Miami Hurricane.The cloud of an NCAA investigation looms over the program all because a pathetic, Ponzi scheming manchild decided it would be a real cool idea to buy the friendship of college kids. Much of the ballyhooed-but-ultimately-disappointing 2008 recruiting class is ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 crowns ESPN talking head Skip Bayless the king of race baiting.I've got to hand it to Skip Bayless for articulating so we ... More >>
Tomorrow night, the New York Knicks-- led by Asian American Harvard Grad™ Jeremy Lin-- come to Miami to take on the Heat. Lin's quick rise to prominence hasn't exactly brought out the best in America. Fox's Jason Whitlock made that penis size joke. ESPN had the "Chink in the Armor" headli ... More >>
Every year ESPN the magazine offers up their "Ultimate Standings" of all 122 teams in the four major sporting leagues. Unlike most standings you'd find coming out of ESPN though, this doesn't deal strictly with on-the-field success. Instead is focuses on "how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NH ... More >>
Jeff Ireland: Finalist for NFL's Dick of the Year award? Well, according to ESPN, the Dolphins have not only decided to keep Tony Sparano on as head coach but now they're prepared to offer him a one year contract extension. Meaning not only will he be back in 2011, but 2012 as well. This is proba ... More >>
Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's days be numbered. Fans and sports commentators are already eager to see him gone and the Miami Heat players themselves may be about to join that bandwagon. ESPN reports that the players are growing increasingly frustrated with Spoelstra.
ESPN loves 3D, and despite the fact the technology is only available in a small number of American households they've launched the country's first 3D cable network this summer with ESPN 3D. They also seems to have a love hate relationship with two certain Miami sports teams, so it only makes sens ... More >>
via SIYesterday, 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 >>
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 >>
Two out of three, folks. Two out of three!Heat fans: Put down the gin, back away from the train tracks, and climb down from the edge of the AA Arena roof (talking to you now, Burnie).Superstar Chris Bosh will join über-superstar Dwyane Wade on the hardwood for your Miami Heat next season. So say ... More >>
Photo: Marc SerotaNFL greats Terrell Owens, Lawrence Taylor, Channing Crowder, Ray Buchanan and Matthew Hatchette will show up on a commercial for Title Sports Drink during tonight's game three of the Miami Heat playoff game -- and on the draft shows starting today on ESPN and the NF ... More >>
Here we go. Live-blogging the NFL Draft. Pretty much like watching the draft with someone as losery as yourself. Only on the Internet! This is the first time the NFL Draft is being held in primetime. Because you're not buying enough KFC Double Downs for your fatass kids dammit! Also, tonight is t ... More >>
A Judge ruled the use of red light cameras illegal in Aventura. [CBS4]Police are searching for a driver who hit two bicyclists early yesterday morning. He didn't stop, and then abandoned the car believed to be stolen. [WSVN]The School Board fears the district's budget could be $250 to $350 million l ... More >>
Two teens in Hialeah are charged with trying to cover up the accidental shooting death of another teen. [CBS4]Coconut Grove bar owners are gearing up for a battle to bring back the neighborhood's 5 am last call. [CBS4]McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, posted a $25.8 million profit for the four ... More >>
Dennis Morales, Mayor Alvarez's chief of staff, is out and heading back to his old job in the police department. [CBS4]Miami-based home builders Lennar posted their first quarterly profit since 2007/ [WSJ]Bail has been set at $210k for the "Kill all Jews" guy. [CBS4]A local gym holds aerobics classe ... More >>
The Coast Guard called off the search for two boaters who went missing of the coast. [NBCMiami]It got really really cold yesterday, how cold was it? Apparently cold enough to warrant this long article. [Herald]Kool & the Gang performed in Cuba on Saturday. Our apologies to th ... More >>
Any Canes fan will tell you the media, especially ESPN, hates Miami, but ESPN aired its two-hour apology in the form of Rakontur's fantastic documentary, The U, this past weekend. One segment, of course, focused on that perceived media bias, and right on cue, the media is stirring up some contr ... More >>
via RakonturHow is it that a man who's paid to review television doesn't seem able to grasp ESPN's The U in the same way that writers who don't generally review films do? Oh right, because it's The Herald's Glenn Garvin we're talkin' about.While other early reviews of Rakontur's documentary on Miami ... More >>
By Francisco AlvaradoFormer Hurricanes mascot John Routh and ex-running back Melvin Bratton pose with Vinny Testaverde's Heisman TrophyClick here to view photos from this event.Last night, Rakontur debuted an extended version of its upcoming ESPN documentary The U inside Overtown's historic Lyric ... More >>
West Miami Mayor Ceasar Carasa has been suspended for racking up a $70,000 cell phone bill on the City's dime. Carasa is not believed to be an actual teenage girl. [NBCMiami]The Miami Art Museum has named John Wetenhall as its interim director. Previously he's worked in museums in such cultural hotb ... More >>
A county program that helped low-income people pay their utility bills will be shut down because the county was overwhelmed by the amount of applications that came in. [CBS4]Whiney Fidel Castro says America is infecting Cuba with swine flu, but not intentionally. [CBS4]For the 21st time this year, a ... More >>
Miami-Dade teachers will see their first raise in nearly four years. On average, they'll see a 1.8 percent bump in their paycheck beginning in December. [Herald]Our three local GOP congressman went to Honduras on a fact-finding mission and as a stunt to point out Zelaya should not be reinstated as p ... More >>
Some county commissioners want to cut Mayor Alvarez's budget next year after revelations that some staff members make more than President Obama's people. [Herald]In other embattled mayor news, Manny Diaz has scheduled a second vote on Miami 21 for September 4. [SFBJ]A 13-year-old boy in No ... More >>
View Larger Map When MLB nailed Manny Ramirez with a 50-game suspension in May for using banned substances, several newspapers reported that he got his juice from a Florida doctor. Now, if ESPN's investigative team is correct, we know his name: Dr. Pedro Bosch, a 71-year-old Coral Gables physician ... More >>
In honor of New Times Best of Miami issue, we've decided to wrap up things on Riptide this week by awarding our posts this weeks with completely meaningless merits. Click through to find out who wins. I'm sure you'll be super surprised. Best Media hissy fit involving Bill O'Reilly and R ... More >>
LocalA racial slur was spray panted on a poster for North Miami mayoral candidate Andre Pierre. [Herald]More details on the MDC cuts. [Herald]A Bal Harbor police officer has allegedly confessed to sex crimes involving a seven year-old girl. [CBS4]The state is calling in Boba Fett, Dog, and other bou ... More >>
Unlike last year, when the Hurricanes got to play the Ponytown High School Flag Football Fightin' Sad Clowns, or whatever that no-name team was, to kick of their season, next season they'll start things off with their oldest rivals, FSU, in Tallahassee. As previously reported, we'll also be playing ... More >>
There was this horrible, senseless shooting in Liberty City. Sigh. Authorities want information on a masked gunmen. [CNN]The Speaker of the Florida House continues to lawyer up and refuses to resign as of yet. [Herald]Carl Hiaasen: "Republican lawmakers would rather invest in new asphalt than in you ... More >>
The story for tonight's BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium is twofold: that tickets aren't as hard to come by as in previous years (if you consider $600 tickets to a championship football game a bargain) and that something like 83 percent of gamblers are putting their money on Florida ... More >>
The Miami Poker Society knows when to hold em.
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will be holding a rally tomorrow in Bicentennial Park. [Obama] Former Sec. of State Colin Powell endorsed Obama over the weekend. [Politico] The Miami Herald did too. [Herald] Ravens beat Fins. Boo. [ESPN] Canes beat Duke! Yay! [ESPN] Troy beat FIU. Boo. [ESPN] Ser ... More >>
What follows is a new, regular feature on Riptide 2.0., a look at the day's most important, bizarre and wacko news. So forget about that damn Herald.com. Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro's attempt to abolish the chairman's (a.k.a. his) term limits failed. This is not surprisin ... More >>
Only the hardest hard-bodies make it to Universe Weekend.
I've always liked ESPN's Jeffri Chadiha. He's what a sports anchor/writer should be. Intelligent, insightful, and, most importantly, not a douche. Unlike scrotum slapping jackals like Skip Bayless or Sean Salisbury, who like to yell and spit and play the role of the tough ornery guy without saying m ... More >>
Boys who train with Frank Gachelin learn an important lesson: Rules shouldn't get in the way