Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
There are many possible explanations for what occurred Tuesday night -- but really, only one makes sense. It could have been the fact that the Panthers-Senators game unfolded on a Tuesday night, which is the worst night imaginable for professional athletics. Or perhaps it was the matter that the Ot ... More >>
According to the New York Post, the sale of the Florida Panthers to a New York buyer is "imminent". The report comes as a surprise to most, as the team has never announced it was for sale, however with losses piling up, perhaps owners received an offer they couldn't refuse.
First, the Miami Marlins duped their way to a deal that will eventually cost taxpayers $1 billion for a new ballpark. That's panned out about as well as early stock investments in Hindenberg, Inc. Then the Dolphins tried their hand with a campaign to get more than $200 million for Sun Life Stadium r ... More >>
Just as soon as it seemed the Florida Panthers had figured out how to not totally suck, the NHL is now in a lockout. Yes, the Panthers won their first divisional championship ever last year, and made it to the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, all with good ol' Stanley C. Panther cheering the ... More >>
Riptide has gone on record admitting we don't know much about hockey, but at least we're able to tell the difference between the collegiate FIU Golden Panthers (who do not have a hockey team) and the NHL's Florida Panthers. Apparently WSVN knows less about hockey than we know.
Did you guys hear the Florida Panthers are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? You guys heard of the Florida Panthers? You guys even heard of hockey?No? Well, great, this guide is for you. Being native Floridians we're glad that our team has finally broken their playoff slump. We'd like to send them positi ... More >>
When it comes to big time sports, Miami is primarily a football team thanks to the long and proud histories of the Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes. Oddly, our football teams are stuck in sucksville at the moment, and just about every other major sports team in the region is giving us a reason to get e ... More >>
With the Marlins Park opening today and the Heat clinching a playoff birth, South Florida hasn't been paying too much attention to another potential milestone sports story. The Florida Panthers (that's our hockey team in case you're wondering) are painfully close to not only reaching the playoffs fo ... More >>
Twenty years ago, the state government passed a law that sounded good on a very simple, surface level: all sports facilities that receive public funding must be used as homeless shelters when not in use. Of course, since the law went into effect not a single arena or stadium in the state has been ... More >>
By now most Miamians are vaguely aware that there's a professional sporting concern up in Sunrise that participates in some sort of Canadian folk sport nonsense known as "hockey." But were you aware that this team, which purports to call itself the "Florida Panthers," does not absolutely suck thi ... More >>
Florida offers 122 specialty license plates, and all but two saw declines in sales between 2009 and 2010: The "In God We Trust" plate and the Miami Heat plate. Yep, unless you're God almighty or LeBron almighty, Floridians just don't want to shell out the extra cash to worship you on their bumper ... More >>
Finally a political polling firm has decided to poll on something other than politics. Public Policy Polling surveyed Floridians on another contentious topic: sports. The poll shows LeBron James isn't exactly that popular in his new state, while Florida's favorite pro team is the Tampa Bay Bucc ... More >>
The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a great big beast that seems designed for the press, the wealthy, and the social geniuses of the world, right? Even the name is long. The website appears so complicated with its many tabs. How does a normal human come up against this Goliath ... More >>
viaAfter a rocky start against the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat is off to an appropriately hot start with a three-game winning streak including Friday's domination of the Orlando Magic in the new Miami team's AAA debut. In addition to wracking up wins,they're also adding some new traditions, in ... More >>
The Cats hope to exorcise the Devils.
That's South Florida sports for you.
Our Panthers take on the boys from Tampa Bay
Who needs candy when weve got hockey?
Get your ice before it melts
The Heat takes on Dallas and New York
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
Money from Florida's best-selling license plate was supposed to help protect the panther. Instead it's going for swamp buggies and butterfly gardens.
Nothing like a sports championship to bring out the beast in a city