After football practice at Overtown's Williams Park each day, 13-year-old wide receiver Gerald Johnson walks off the grassy field with sweat sluicing down his forehead. "Bye, Fat Albert," his buddies call. That's Gerald's nickname, even though he's skinny as a twig. He tucks soggy shoulder pads into ... More >>
Sure, you could say Miami was the beneficiary of some of the biggest sports betrayals in history (LeBron leaving Cleveland, Don Shula leaving Baltimore). Sure, you could also point to the fact that Miami has been lucky in the loyalty department (Dan Marino and Bob Griese never left, and some of us h ... More >>
Lana Del Rey Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, April 27, 2014 Better Than: Staying at home, sobbing over the "West Coast" music vid. Lana Del Rey, despite producing a steady output of mostly excellent recordings over the past few years, still somehow elicits a fairly polarizing response from people (r ... More >>
Did former Miami Hurricane and current Tennessee Titan Adewale Ojomo not read that report that came out earlier this month about Miami's sex industry? Doesn't he know that the best prostitutes nowadays are found online and not the street? Apparently not, because he was booked into jail early this ... More >>
Update: Nicolas has died, according to his brother, Abner Davis. Nicolas passed away around 5 p.m. today. JoJo Nicolas, the former Miami Hurricanes football player involved in this morning's horrific crash on the MacArthur Causeway, had been partying at South Beach nightclub Mansion hours earlier, ... More >>
On Sunday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. all normal activity on this planet will cease to exist as everyone in the world squats in front of a television to watch the Super Bowl. Exaggeration? Somewhat. Last year, more than 46 percent of the population of the United States that tunes in to watch the "Big ... More >>
Subhanna Beyah has made more than a million bucks on her looks, if police reports are to be believed. Yesterday, New Times published a story about how she's been accused of picking up men in bars, taking them home, and stealing their valuables. Although the woman who went by "Crystal" stole mostly ... More >>
Amid the mixed results from the NFL's ongoing push to make British people care about American football by playing a few games every year in London, one bizarre fact remains constant: Among Brits who do enjoy the pigskin, the Miami Dolphins are oddly popular. A survey of fans at this year's Viking-St ... 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 >>
A 19-year-old man from Sunrise has been arrested for catfishing local men, luring them to his apartment and relieving them of valuables. Police charged Glenford Williams with three felony counts of armed robbery on Tuesday. Using the name "Diana," Williams allegedly used the social site Moco Space t ... More >>
Miami Beach's version of Robin Hood has come to an end, at least partially. Subhanna Beyah, the 25-year-old woman wanted by sheriff's detectives in Broward County for allegedly taking from the rich and oblivious and giving to herself and her friends, was arrested in Queens on Saturday by New York St ... More >>
Last night, the double-helix LED columns inside Story for Rick Ross and Birdman's The H: The Lost Album, Vol. 1 release party cycled through a very swank array of trippy colors as a 7-to-1 ratio of tourist women to NFL ballers danced, drank, and partied till 5 in the morning. South Beach bars make ... More >>
So how much did convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro dole out in impermissible benefits to University of Miami athletes, recruits and coaches? About $170,000, says the NCAA.It sure is easy spending money when it's not really your own, but it's notable that the approximate amount listed by the NCAA ... More >>
What the what? LeBron James, perhaps the most recognizable athlete on the planet, won his first NBA championship after two years of non-stop media and public scrutiny. But, America didn't think it was that big of a deal. According to a new Marist poll of sports fans, the Heat's win was only the four ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins have shown a knack all season for hanging with good teams only to vomit into their own pants when the game is on the line. It happened last week against the Patriots and it happened again yesterday against the 49ers as the Dolphins lost 27-13, despite being a field goal away from ... More >>
The Miami Heat might be the most successful team in town right now, but the Dolphins still reign supreme in terms of most valuable franchise. Forbes.com has listed the world's most valuable sports teams. The Fins came in 22nd overall, but the Heat didn't even make the cut.
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 >>
One of the teams competing for the holy grail of football is the New York Giants, who are really from New Jersey. That's pretentious. The other team, the New England Patriots, presumably represents all six states of the region. This is like the Miami Dolphins calling themselves the Southeaster ... More >>
If you're a DirectTV subscriber in South Florida you haven't been able to see Fox since last weekend. That's because Sunbeam Television Corp., the owners of Fox affiliate WSVN, are locked in a battle with DirectTV over the amount of money the satellite provider pays the station. That means ... More >>
Don't feel bad about not having much love for Dolphins coach Tony Sparano. NFL players don't like him much either.The Sporting News polled 111 current players on which coach they'd least like to play for, and Sparano came in second, just one vote behind NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin.
The Flying Bag of Penis that is the Miami Dolphins nearly went and fucked things up by almost winning a game yesterday. But Suck For Luck is alive and well after the New York Giants woke up from their zombie-like state and handed Miami their seventh loss of the season in a 20-17 final.Understandably ... More >>
With their defense flying around making plays and their offense opting for touchdowns instead of field goals, all signs pointed to the Miami Dolphins getting their first win of the season. FUCK YEA!But then Tim Tebow dialed up the Jesus, led the Denver Broncos in erasing a 15-point deficit, tied ... More >>
miamidolphins.comBrandon Marshall, just the latest athlete to get injured under strange circumstances."If you prick a baller, does he not bleed?" -- William ShakespeareProfessional athletes are finely tuned machines: millions of dollars' worth of ESPN-highlight-generating speed, torque, power, an ... More >>
Dave Duerson propped a dining room chair against the front door of his Sunny Isles apartment. He neatly laid out documents on the dining room table and on his bed. He also placed two framed certificates, framed medals, and a folded American flag at the head of the bed. Naked except for a gold nec ... More >>
Dave Duerson, the former star Chicago Bears safety who killed himself on Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, was hemorrhaging millions in his final years, according to bankruptcy documents he filed last September. And in December, his ex-wife claimed in a lawsuit that he had concealed asset ... More >>
Dave Duerson, a former superstar Safety who took four trips to the Pro Bowl and had two Super Bowl rings on his fingers, was found dead in his Miami home last night. So far, though, no cause of death have been given.
The Kraken has been released!Just a few years removed from working a job in finance and watching football on the couch like the rest of us, Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake has been named a starter for the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.In a season mired in mediocrity for the Dolphins, Wake has been one of the f ... More >>
Christmas is barely over and while most of us are recovering from a sugar rush food coma, the folks at Mary Sue Candies have their eyes set on Easter. For the next four weeks they will pump out candy-filled eggs by the tens of thousands every day to fill store shelves in time for the Easter bunny ... More >>
Just before the start of the season Dolphins vice president of football shocked fans by announcing he was handing over all of his duties to General Manager Jeff Ireland. While he still remains as a "consultant" to the Dolphins and his contract with the team runs through the 2011 season, comments he ... More >>
Jarvis Williams, a former player for both the Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators, has died at 45 of a heart attack, reports the Sun-Sentinel.A Palatka, Florida native, Williams led his high school football team to a state championship, and then became a stand-out cornerback with the Florida Gators ... More >>
A grandmother in Lauderdale Lakes was killed after she refused to give her teenage attacker $5 to buy marijuana. [Herald]A former Miami cop who devised a scheme to steal $15,000 from Crime Stoppers will get only two months in jail. [Herald]A University of Miami doctor who led much of the early medic ... More >>
Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry. 10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>
First off, sometimes I wish our Miami NFL teams had a different animal as its mascot. Dolphins only have one expression, and that is "I am so friggin' happy at the moment!!!!" This is why there will never be LOLCat-like ROFLFins, and this is why I can never illustrate a post about bad news for the M ... More >>
Gift ideas for Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Related Group chairman Jorge Perez.
It's Peezy time in the city.
Apparently those popcorn muscles aren't enough. In an interview aired a couple of minutes ago on ESPN, Dolphins linebacker, sack-master, and nonstop verbal diarrhea specialist Joey Porter said he feels for Plaxico Burress, the Giants wide receiver who recently shot himself in the leg at a nightclub ... 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 >>
Dolphins fans couldn't do much but hide their faces Sunday as the team fell to 0-7 AP Photo Everybody knows the 0-7 Dolphins are bad. But after Sunday's nausea-inducing loss to the New England Patriots, Miami looks like it has a legitimate shot at being the first 0-16 team in NFL history. Sund ... More >>
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