Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
There are people in sports with names like Isaako Aaitui (a Dolphins tackle), Thabo Sefolosha (Oklahoma City Thunder guard), and Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla (a Boston Bruins right wing), yet it's Dwyane Wade's little ten-letter name that is spelled incorrectly most often. ... More >>
Isis, a four year-old baboon at Jungle Island, is experiencing her first joys of motherhood after giving birth to a newborn baby yesterday. Which means obviously that she already wants to share the baby photos with you. See also: Tiny Florida Panther Kitten Rescued from Abandonment Is Adorable
In 2011, Kevin Dineen's first season as the Florida Panthers' head coach, it seemed the team was ready to shake off a decade of sucking. Indeed, the Cats won their first division championship. But Dineen's next season saw the team finish second to last in the league, and now the Panthers are in the ... More >>
The best thing you can say about the Miami Marlins is that they're not technically the worst. The Houston Astros have a worse record and TV ratings, and the Tampa Bay Rays have lower attendance. So when ESPN magazine decided to rank every professional franchise in all four major North American spo ... More >>
It's an exciting time in South Florida sports. Both the Heat and Panthers appear to be making strong runs at the playoffs. The UM Women's Basketball team is sure to be a threat in the official March Madness (and the men might make it too). The Dolphins are in the midst of a critical off season. A ... More >>
It's a holiday miracle! NBA players and owners have reached a tentative deal to save the NBA season. Training camp and the free agency period will begin on December 9, with the first games to start on Christmas day. That means that the previously scheduled December 25 match up of the Heat vs. the ... More >>
Sure, John Philip Stirling may be Canadian, but he's also the most Miami-flavored drug smuggler to land in local federal court since the heyday of the Cocaine Cowboys. When he was caught at sea last week off Colombia with 800 pounds of coke, the good captain flat-out told the feds: "There's nothi ... More >>
Every year ESPN the magazine offers up their "Ultimate Standings" of all 122 teams in the four major sporting leagues. Unlike most standings you'd find coming out of ESPN though, this doesn't deal strictly with on-the-field success. Instead is focuses on "how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NH ... More >>
Pittsburgh's pro sports teams show solidarity by donning black and yellow. South Florida's teams apparently just passively-aggressively trash each other on Twitter. Florida Panthers CEO and President Michael Yormark attended a Heat game last night, and on Twitter he trashed Miami H ... More >>
Salmonella bacteriaBritish soccer stadium Forest Green Rovers Football Club recently instituted a ban on burgers and sausages. Its vegan owner first barred the team's players from partaking in red meat for "health and performance reasons," and then extended the policy to patrons as well, reasonin ... More >>
via SunSentJews love a deal (not to imply any sort of hurtful stereotype, because let's be honest people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds love a deal. There is something wrong with you if you don't). Jews also love the Miami Dolphins (again regardless of identity, there is something wrong ... More >>
The Florida Panthers, a professional team that plays a sport known as hockey, could make history this season! If they miss the playoffs, they'll have the record for most consecutive seasons in the NHL to miss the playoffs. Ten in a row, baby!Yeah, the Panthers don't have much proud history, so in ... More >>
Men's Health has stuck us with another label: the least sports obsessed city. The mag took into account number of ticket sales and attendance on the pro, college and high school level for baseball, basketball football, and NASCAR as well as memorabilia sales. Miami came in dead last. ... More >>
I don't know if you've been following the recent mess going on in the New York State legislature, but one of the key figures behind it reportedly considering a run for Mel Martinez's soon-to-be vacated senate seat. Lucky us!Tom Galisano is the billionaire founder of Paychex, a payroll proc ... More >>
Miami sports fans may harbor passion for their teams, but there's no love lost between the fans and the moneybags who actually own the franchises. Maybe it's because thanks to Wayne Huizenga we forgot that all owners aren't often detestable people, but Sports Illustrated points out that the cur ... More >>
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