This past March, Gabriel Perez was sitting in his Cape Coral home watching the NCAA basketball tournament when the game cut to commercial. He sat chuckling at a Buffalo Wild Wings ad.You remember the one: A birthday telegram goes horribly wrong when a dweeby guy with the unfortunately unisex name of ... More >>
Did you drop the bulk of your paycheck on an NCAA March Madness office pool? Us too. But our shit's a lock, yo. We've got Florida State over Michigan State in the finals, with Kentucky and Kansas rounding out the Final Four.
However, we won't cash in on our winnings until the tournament's over. ... 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. In this special edition, Luke calls for an end to NCAA rules prohibiting athletes from making money.Since it was founded in 1905, the National ... 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 -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- lays out his vision for kick-starting the local economy.It's time for Miami ... More >>
via WikiCommonsFor a coaching job that isn't exactly one of the most high-profile in NCAA basketball or even on the University of Miami's campus, the search for a new leader for the Hurricanes' next men's basketball team sure took a lot of twist and turns. Hampered by a concurrent search for an a ... More >>
We're not sure what is going on in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes have a potential superstar college basketball coach in Frank Martin who seems like he's just waiting for a call, but they're spending all of their time trying to lure so-so candidates for the men's basketball coaching job who don't e ... More >>
Regardless of what's actually on the mind of University of Miami interim athletics director Tony Hernandez, the media has already anointed Kansas State coach Frank Martin the frontrunner for the Canes' open basketball coaching job because of his considerable connections to the Miami area (connect ... More >>
The men's NCAA basketball tournament is underway, as is your office bracket, but the women's tournament kicks off tomorrow. Unlike the men's tourney, a local team, the Miami Hurricanes, actually has a shot at making it well into the depth of the women's tourney as a number three seed. Unfortunate ... More >>
Last year was a big one for Miami homeboy Lazaro Casanova, and 2011 looks to be even bigger for the up-and-coming DJ-producer. Once the wunderkind of Miami's indie dance scene when he presided over downtown's infamous Revolver party in the late 2000s, he has since graduated to the international s ... More >>
How strong is God's Power? via Name of the Year blogCan God's Power dominate this bracket?Tough enough to take down both Hitler and Stalin? Tenacious enough to defeat the villainous X'Zavier Bloodsaw? Brave enough to destroy Dr. Speedy Nutz?
America will soon find out. Miami may not have an ... More >>
If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>
Photo via Sports GrillCan't get enough of March Madness? The Final Four's ahead -- after the University of Kentucky takes out those Ivy League wimps from Cornell.
Sports Grill on SW 104th Street and 147th Avenue the place to do it. Why? The joint serves, by far, the meatiest and tastiest wings ... More >>
Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... More >>
The Sports Exchange's Shrine.What's the best place to get caught up in March Madness? The Shrine. That's what The Sports Exchange in Coral Gables calls its' 50-foot-long bar backed by a 25-by-8-foot, high-definition projection screen, which is surrounded by eight 58-inch, high-definition plasma t ... More >>