The media may have been obsessed with former track star turned bobsledder Lolo Jones, but it was actually another former track star turned bobsledder who really made America proud in Sochi. Lauryn Williams, a former University of Miami track star, became only the fifth person ever to win medals in ... More >>
As native Floridians, we've always viewed the Winter Olympics as some sort of weird arctic elf games we'll never truly be able to comprehend. As it turns out, there are not that many Floridians who go on to compete in these frigid competitions compared to northern states. Though, this year there a ... More >>
When it comes to celebrating the big O's -- Oprah and the Olympics, of course -- you need a really good cocktail. Short Order was recently invited to attend a meet and greet with Bulla Gastrobar mixologist Sebastian Silva, and his Moscow Mule took the golden copper cup. See also: Krispy Krunchy Ch ... More >>
A crowd of guys in trucker hats, beanies, and beards, and ladies in Joy Division T-shirts, headbands, and floral rompers drunkenly cheered on the contestants of the Drinking Olympics on the outdoor stage of Blackbird Ordinary. The festivities, which began well into the night, were held in conjunct ... More >>
Marco Rubio introduced the The Olympic Tax Elimination Act, which aims to end the taxing the winnings and medal value of Olympians, with a bit of old fashioned, conservative anti-tax zeal. "Our tax code is a complicated and burdensome mess that too often punishes success, and the tax impos ... More >>
Marco Rubio has been studying the American tax code, and at last he's discovered the scourge that's been dragging down the U.S. economy. No, it's not Obama's higher taxes on the top-one percent, and it's not Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.It's Uncle Sam's tax on Olympic medalists, who, yeah, appa ... More >>
During the Olympic Games, the men and women of our great nation kick ass and make us all teary eyed and proud of them. We're amazed that we share the same homeland as these athletes who sacrifice booze-filled nights and fast food binging in order to bring home a bunch of medals (and a lot of pride). ... More >>
Two years ago, the Miami market lead the nation in viewership of the World Cup, so you'd figure we'd be really into all international sporting competitions. Apparently not so much. NBC has released its ratings by markets, and the Miami market didn't even crack the top 20. Which is odd, considering t ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games," "Introducing Your Florida Athletes," "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"The bad news for Team USA so far seems to be Michael Phelps' embarrassing start at the London 2012 Olympics. But the good news is Florid ... More >>
Dun Dun Da Dun Dun Dun Da Dun Da Dun Da Dun. We are 24 hours away from the opening ceremony for the Games of the XXX Olympiad. While Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade aren't joining LeBron James on the basketball court, we've still got some serious Team USA contenders representing the 305, 954, and the 561 ... More >>
In a perfect world, the Team USA Olympics basketball squad would have just been some super version of the Miami Heat. In reality, this year LeBron James will be the only Heat member to travel to London. A day after Dwyane Wade announced he'd forgo the games to get surgery, Chris Bosh's agent tells t ... More >>
In bad news for the USA Basketball team (but sort of good news for next season's Miami Heat), Dwyane Wade has announced that he'll be undergoing knee surgery this summer and will not be traveling with the team to the London Olympics.
Making it to the Olympics is a lofty dream for most athletes, but for Miami triathlete Manny Huerta, it's now a reality. Last Saturday, Huerta competed against 70 other athletes, including six Americans, from across the globe in the ITU World Triathlon held in San Diego, finishing in ninth to land o ... More >>
From an Olympic champion to an honest-to-goodness queen, everybody has smoked pot.
In retrospect, can we just claim this fight were the 'Canes heroic way of standing up to government corruption?In the wake of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the interior department has been investigating that alarmingly tight ties between the oil industry and the Mineral Management Se ... More >>
South Florida hip-hop fans should set aside the last week in May for shows on back-to-back nights featuring two seasoned rhymers who still have that creative hunger.Murs hits Culture Room on May 28, and K-os makes a stop at Revolution on May 29. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
The adorable children above are performing Matisyahu's reggae-tinged pop smash "One Day," which got massive play during the 2010 Winter Olympics. On Thursday evening, the Brooklyn-based Hasidic Jewish singer brings his act to West Palm's SKY309, the rooftop section of Roxy's Pub. It's a free show li ... More >>
Two important things happened on the NBC television network this weekend. The Winter Olympics finally ended and Jennifer Lopez, who has been busy raising her twins, buying an apartment in Miami, and letting her husband buy a stake in the Dolphins, finally got back to the important work of being fam ... More >>
via The AgeMiamians Do Not Find the Olympics Very Fabulous Personally, we barely understand what is going on during these Winter Olympics. Apparently we aren't the only ones in Miami who feel that way.Out of the 55 television markets monitored by Nielsen, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market has come ... More >>
via Crave OnlineThe Winter Olympics may be getting dismal local ratings, but if the pleas of poll dancers across the world to have their "sport" recognized by the Olympics are heeded, we've got a feeling ratings would shoot through the roof. "After a great deal of feedback from the pole dan ... More >>
via Erik van Leeuwen/Wiki Commons CC2.0Gender, as much as societal norms want us to believe it isn't always a black and white issue. The issue of cases of "ambiguous" gender hit the headlines last year when South African runner Caster Semenya's gender came into question after she won gold in the ... More >>
Dave Landsberger Can we change all those rings to gold and stick a cigar in there?Last week, Rio de Janeiro beat Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio and Miami share many things, including tourism, beaches, and lots of South Americans. But here are five reasons the Magic City coul ... More >>
Today, Gloria and Emilio Estefan officially announced their minority ownership of the Miami Dolphins. And while some people may scoff at the Estefans' acquisition, Gloria herself has had some previous sports-related endeavors. So come on everybody let's do the conga as Riptide takes a trip back in t ... More >>
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