Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
via Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeThat's not Rich 'n Moist cake mix inside.Last Friday, Miami International Airport officers inspecting the bags of a 17-year-old British girl headed back to London took a look at a couple dozen boxes of cake mix stuffed amid her clothes. They weren't full of red ... More >>
The Miami television market usually leads the nation in viewership of the men's World Cup, but apparently couldn't be bothered on Sunday to tune into the final of the ladies' version. The Miami market only ranked 25th in viewership.
Abby Wambach celebrates tying the game against Brazil in the 123rd minuteUPDATE: Wambach scored the game winner in the USA's 3-1 win over France this afternoon.We've heard all the bogus excuses: "soccer is boring; women aren't good enough; if they aren't in bikinis, I'm boycotting."Accept it, dud ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
The Shrine will melt your brain.Place: The Sports Exchange45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.305-774-1222www.sportsexchangemiami.com Hours: Monday through Friday, 5-8 p.m. Late-night 11 p.m. to closing Deals: 2 for 1 specials, $5 well, $3 domestic, and $3 house wine drink specials, as well as h ... More >>
Team USA is moving on the knockout round of the World Cup the only way America knows how - with drama and determination and come-from-behind heroics! After overcoming even more crappy FIFA officiating, an unyielding Algerian goalkeeper, England's 1-0 win over Slovenia, goal differentials, and Kom ... More >>
Andres Escobar, murdered for a World Cup mistake.The U was a raucous look at the fabled '80s-era Miami Hurricanes football team, and Run Ricky Run made us wholly reconsider the Dolphins' enigmatic superstar running back. Silly Little Game was a hilarious chronicling of the group of baseball-adori ... More >>
via TDWWe might not have been very good about sustaining an MLS team, but it's pretty evident from World Cup ratings that Miami loves fútbol. According to data from Nielsen ratings, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale TV market has by far the most interest in watching the World Cup on television -- e ... More >>
Warning to baseball purists: Watch the above video with extreme caution, industrial-grade earplugs and a few highlight reels of the 1964 World Series handy to revive your sense of basic MLB dignity. The Marlins have brought vuvuzelas to baseball. Specifically, they handed out 15,000 of the horns th ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromSoccer fans from around the world have descended upon South Africa for the World Cup but not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to make the trip. So we set out on a quest to find what South Africans eat on game day.The choices are varied. Boerewors sa ... More >>
Phtoto by Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesGonzalo Higuain of Argentina runs with the ball.Argentina 4, South Korea 1: As expected, Argentina has come out with guns blazing in this World Cup with two impressive wins thus far. None more than yesterday's 4-1 drubbing of South Korea. Striker Gonzalo Higuain s ... More >>
via Miami.EduThe University of Miami is about to take its proud athletic tradition into a whole new arena: 3D simulation robot soccer. Yes, a simulated soccer team known as the "RoboCanes" will be heading to the RoboCup, aka the Robot Soccer World Cup, being held in Singapore from June 19th ... More >>
Jacob KatelWhere we at?Miami is full of Brazilians, and Brazilians love to party. Especially when they win futebol matches. Yesterday Brazil squeezed by North Korea 2-1 in its first game of World Cup 2010. We hit up a few local spots while the game was on to find somewhere good to watch the next ... More >>
Newton's universal law of gravity tells us that all motion is comprehensible and predictable, that it guides planets and asteroids and keeps billions of stars in orbit within the Milky Way. But the Brazilian national team, along with its magical style of play, apparently thinks Newton's universal ... More >>
A still from Sebastian Junger's doc Restrepo about the frontlines in Afghanistan. What's free in the 305 this week? With the exception of one World-Cup-themed film, it's the week of testosterone-fueled book readings. There's a cranky British intellectual, a suave racecar driver, an embedded journ ... More >>
It's all about balls this weekend.Thanks to our proximity to South America, Miami cares a little bit more about the World Cup than most U.S. cities. Still, it's no England, where half of all workers bees are expected play hooky from their day jobs to watch a little footie at the pub. On the other ... More >>
Wiki Commons 20-year old Jozy Altidore will start for USALooking for something or someone to root in the World Cup, which started today. You don't have to look to far north to pledge your allegiance to Jozy Altidore, the 20-year old U.S. National team forward of Haitian descent who grew up ... More >>
Soccer casualty Andrés EscobarTwo men named Escobar, both born in Medellín, both shot to death. The first was Pablo, the cold-blooded drug lord, mass murderer, and soccer obsessive who reigned over Colombia like a bloated, blood-soaked, black-eyed Komodo dragon. The second was Andrés, a futbol ... More >>
Miami World Cup bid. It's getting squirrel.On the cusp of the South Africa World Cup starting, supporters of the bid to get the event back to the USA and in Miami for the first time ever are asking for Miamian help in a 100k TODAY campaign. The Miami Sports Commission is looking for individ ... More >>
Wiki Commons Romario played where?The ball gets rolling at 2010 World Cup later this week in South Africa, and South Floridians are pumped. They should be. Never mind that Miami didn't get a World Cup game when the tournament was held in the U.S. in 1994, or that we might not get one the n ... More >>
Once upon time it seemed like Pitbull was possibly just too Miami to make sense anywhere else. Well, we were wrong to think that. His blend of Little Havana swagger, dance beats, and lusty raps went truly global last year with the success "Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me). His role as a major ... More >>
Have fun in the Great Indoors at the Small Wonders art show.It's funny to think that rich, fancy folks pay for sweat lodges when all we have to do is step outside for the next 3-4 months. Are you feeling grateful yet? Yeah, us neither. As you'll notice, all of this week's free recs happen indoors ... More >>
Zakumi, the mascot of the 2010 FIFA World CupWe've all been there: A big game is on TV, and we're stuck somewhere we don't want to be, like work. This World Cup season will be especially difficult to catch, with a Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, and a final showdown, all starting on Jun ... More >>
Courtesy HennesseyCarlos Valderrama is rooting for Argentina or Brazil to win World Cup gloryInside Grove Liquors on SW 32nd Avenue at South Dixie Highway, two leggy, long-haired brunettes in yellow Colombian national soccer team jerseys walk in front of a mound of curly blond hair that is univer ... More >>
via Mainely BearsToday's the day when the U.S. Soccer Federation submits its final bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Despite the fact that only 12 cities are needed, the bid includes 18 cities.Miami's role in the bid gets special prominence, because, according to AP reports, we' ... More >>
Dolphins Stadium might not be good enough for the Super Bowl anymore according the NFL, but the U.S. World Cup bid commission just put it on the shortlist to host games for their bid for either 2018 or 2022. Previously the committee had its eyes on 29 cities, and narrowed it down to 18 today.&n ... More >>
Miami FC takes names and kicks ass, not in that order.
America's most international city was scandalously lubed
The kind you play with your feet
Professional soccer is sweeping the city