Does LeBron James' defection to the Cleveland Cavaliers mean the Miami Dolphins could regain the top spot in Miami fans' hearts? That's the question many have been asking this past week as the dust settles from the Miami Heat's loss of the best player in the NBA. Miami has always been considered a ... More >>
When you're up against Peyton Manning and the (no longer?) best offensive team in NFL history, the odds might seem slim when it comes to winning the Super Bowl. But not for the Seattle Seahawks. With a final score of 43-8, not even Manning, with his all-time touchdown skills (55 end-zone passes thi ... More >>
Every year there is a Super Bowl. Every year, for the past 31 years, the Miami Dolphins have not been in that Super Bowl. So every year we're left deciding what team we're going to nominally root for that night. In fact, over the past few years Riptide has used a highly secret, semi-patented mathe ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins were the first NFL team to ever lose a regular season in London. They kicked off the league's experiment of playing in Wembley Stadium back in 2007 with a 13-10 loss to the New York Giants. Well, this past Sunday when the Vikings and Steelers played in Wembley, the Wall Street J ... More >>
Ryan Braun was the first big star to go down thanks to links to Miami-based, PED-pushing clinic Biogenesis. Now a new lawsuit filed by a former friend suggests that the Milwaukee Brewers sluggers had used steroids ever since his college days at the University of Miami. The suit also claims Braun acc ... More >>
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has found an unlikely defender in Norman Braman. Yes, the billionaire auto magnate and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles may have been the public face of opposition to public financing of Marlins Park, but he is at the end of the day a business man, and he can't hel ... More >>
As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future — and you're picking up the tab.
The NFL's free-agency period begins this Tuesday, March 12, and your Miami Dolphins -- with about $36 million in cap space -- are poised for one of the biggest offseasons in franchise history. Naturally, there's a good chance they'll fuck it up, but here are the five free agents the Dolphins should ... More >>
From the moment former Dolphins star Junior Seau took his own life last May, many questioned whether brain injuries linked to the dozens of concussions he'd suffered may have contributed to his death at just 43 years old.This morning, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have an answer: S ... More >>
This Sunday the Dolphins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts and Andrew Luck -- the girl many Dolphins fans wanted to take to the prom, but she was too unattainable so she laughed in our faces in front of the whole cafeteria as chocolate milk sprayed out of our nostrils in embarrassment.Let's l ... More >>
A funny thing is happening with this year's installment of Hard Knocks. Previous seasons focused on obvious, larger-than-life coaching personalities in Rex Ryan, Herm Edwards and Brian Billick, but the idea behind this year's inside look at the Dolphins was to cut out all that cute shit and pull bac ... More >>
Jonathan Vilma, the superstar linebacker from Coral Gables who figured prominently in Nevin Shapiro's University of Miami scandal, has been suspended for an entire year by the NFL for his role in another major football-related debacle.The New Orleans Saints star allegedly helped his former defensive ... More >>
Brandon Marshall is no longer a Miami Dolphin as of about 4 p.m. yesterday, and perhaps this is part of the reason why: Marshall is accused of punching a woman in the face this weekend after getting into a scuffle at a New York City nightclub.
How big of a mess is the Manning mania rumor mill? Well, depending on who you ask, the Miami Dolphins are either still very much in the running to land Peyton Manning's services or completely out. Let's run down the rumors. Updated!
Riptide has a now established tradition of mathematically (in the loosest sense of the word) deciding which team Miamians should root for the in the Super Bowl. This year the answer seems obvious: F*ck the Pats! But should we really f*ck the Pats? Lets run both the New England Patriots and the Ne ... More >>
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said shortly after firing Tony Sparano that he'd be looking for a "young Don Shula." So it sort of surprised us when he went all-in on the pursuit of Jeff Fisher. The man is certainly no young Don Shula. Jeff Fisher is, well, an old Jeff Fisher. So we're not exactly he ... More >>
Jason Taylor played in the final game of his career yesterday. And what better way for him to go out than to bang the New York Jets' season right in its ear hole, and send them back home with nothing. The Jets, needing a win (and a little help) to get into the playoffs, came into SunLife Sta ... More >>
photo by back_garage via Wikimedia CommonsAdewale OgunleyeWhen Adewale Ogunleye walked into his condo in the South Beach Mondrian a few weeks ago, he got a nasty shock -- a slammed door and a "large male" hiding in the shower. When he called out, the guy said he was "Roberto, head of housekeeping ... More >>
Brisco says: "That rocked!""We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream." -- Willy Wonka "You can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. You can pray f ... More >>
All season long we heard Brandon Marshall going to bat for Chad Henne during press conferences and post game interviews. No matter how shitty Henne played, Marshall insisted that the duo would be a force to be reckoned with once their chemistry got right. Well now that the season is all but ... More >>
For a while it seemed that the Miami Dolphins had a good shot at being the third team this season to claim the talents of Randy Moss. Then, decision day came around and the 'Fins didn't even put in a claim for the controversial, but talented receiver. They could have had him if they bothered to ... More >>
Straight Cash, Homie Remember those rumors and reports saying the Miami Dolphins were interested in acquiring Randy Moss after the Minnesota Vikings released him? There were even reports the Dolphins contacted Moss earlier this week. LIES! ALL LIES!!
On a night where the Miami Dolphins were supposed to make a statement, get things back on track, and show the rest of the NFL watching world that they had arrived as a force to be reckoned with, they were instead beaten senselessly in a 41-14 shellacking at the hands of the New England Patriot ... 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 explains Miami Beach's plans to price-gouge African-Americans and put them in jail during Memorial Day weekend.Miami ... More >>
Former NFL linebacker Nick Rogers died in a car crash early yesterday morning at the age of 30. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports Rogers perished in a one-vehicle accident after his car veered off the road into a power pole in College Park, an Atlanta suburb. It happened around 1:30 a.m. M ... More >>
Sports Illustrated's Peter King says the Dolphins are poised to have a big off-season after releasing Trent Green, Marty Booker and L.J. Shelton. With those guys off the books, the Fins' cap number has gone from $29 million to $40 million (sadly, my cap space is holding steady at $58.12), which mean ... More >>
According to the New Haven Register, the Dolphins have offered Tony Sparano the head coaching job. The report also says that Sparano will accept it as soon as the Cowboys' season is finished. The Cowboys are currently in the playoffs. Remember those? The report is considered significant because New ... More >>
Got a bunch of e-mails regarding my post from Friday. Apparently I was a bit ambiguous about my stance on the whole Darren McFadden thing. Sorry. Stuffing, Tryptophan and a shit load of Jack and Coke had me feeling a little funky after that Arkansas-LSU game. So here’s where I stand. I want Darre ... More >>
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