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Super Bowl XLIV

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    September 24, 2014

    Are the Dolphins Cursed? The Case for "The Curse of the Tequesta"

    Times are tough for the Miami Dolphins. No matter what they do, nothing seems to go their way. Year after year, high hopes turn into epic disappointments. Now, with coach Joe Philbin in the hot seat and Ryan Tannehill's tenure as the Dolphins starting quarterback tenuous at best, the team seems to b ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    NFL Player and NBA Player Arrested for Fighting in South Beach Nightclub

    So an NFL player and an NBA player walk into a bar... and they both end up getting arrested for fighting each other. St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donté Greene both got cuffed after getting into an altercation early Sunday morning outside Dream nightclub in Miami Bea ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Miami's Sex Trade: 13 Shocking Secrets From Inside the $235 Million-a-Year Industry

    Did you know that pimps in Miami may be competitive with each other over their style of shoes but are more than willing to cooperate to avoid prosecution? Or that brothels here can often be a family business? Or that the overall sex trade income has declined since 2003? The Urban Institute has rel ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Explaining Gay Men to Worried NFL Types

    NFL draft prospect Michael Sam came out over the weekend. Though the public response from the NFL and many players was positive, an article full of off-the-record NFL sources showed there's still some resistance to an openly gay player in the league. Apparently some older NFL types are under the imp ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Who Should Miamians Root For In the Super Bowl: Broncos or Seahawks?

    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 >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Super Bowl in Miami: Six Places to Watch the Game

    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 >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Dolphins Implode Against Pats in 27-17 Loss

    The Dolphins stormed out of the gate yesterday with a 17-3 lead. But then they did that so very Dolphins thing they do and gave up 24 unanswered points to what on paper and early on seemed like a depleted, lost, and hurting Patriots team. Alas, there is no better cure for what ails any NFL team than ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Ravens at Dolphins This Sunday: Four Keys For a Fins Win

    After a humbling loss to the Saints, how will the Dolphins bounce back? What can they do? Who do they want to be? Are they better than what that performance delineated? Are they worse than what their record tells us? The season will answer these questions with unforgiving evidence. The path t ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Super Bowl Watch Parties in Miami

    The big game is this Sunday in New Orleans and the Big Easy is filled with fans lining the streets to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII Mardi Gras style.Sure, fans lucky enough to have scored a ticket to the game get to see the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers go head-to-head in person, but the ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Glenn Sharpe, Former UM Star and NFL Cornerback, Arrested on Murder Charges

    ajc.com​Former NFL cornerback Glenn Sharpe -- a Miami native who starred for the University of Miami -- has been arrested in Georgia on charges that he murdered a man during an argument.According to the DeKalb Sheriff's Office, Sharpe has been charged with the February 2 murder of Christopher Gall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Who Should Miamians Root for in the Super Bowl: The Patriots or the Giants?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Cam Newton Could Become the Black QB Role Model That Michael Vick Never Had

    Luther Campbell, 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. This week, Campbell addresses why African-American NFL quarterbacks don't have any heroes to look up to. In baseball, African-American play ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Don Shula Says Packers Can Match '72 Dolphins' Perfect Season

    ​The members of the '72 Miami Dolphins haven't gotten a chance yet to pop champagne, as the Green Bay Packers have remained undefeated with little signs of slowing down. Could Perfectville soon have a population of two?These are dark days in Dolphinland, as they have been for much of the past deca ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Is It Too Late to Smoke Ricky Williams Out Before He Leaves for the Baltimore Ravens?

    ​This past June, Ricky Williams said he wanted to finish his career by winning a Super Bowl with the Dolphins. Yet the team's moves this off-season showed it had little interest in keeping Williams (or winning a Super Bowl, judging by the handling of the QB situation), and the onetime Pro Bowl MVP ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Reggie Bush Likely Headed to Miami

    via Facebook​New Orleans running back Reggie Bush could be headed to Miami. A potential deal to bring Bush -- who won a Super Bowl ring during his most recent game in Miami -- was reportedly hammered out by Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and agent Joel Segal. The final sticking point ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Fontainebleau Valet Accused of Stealing Saints Linebacker's Super Bowl Ring

    ​The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl rings in Miami back in 2009, and one member of the team almost lost his here, too.Saints linebacker Stanley Arnoux left his 2008 championship ring in his vehicle when he valeted his car at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach on Memorial Day We ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Miami Is the Sixth Most Expensive City to Visit in America

    The pool at the Mondrian hotel​Want to have an out-of-town friend who is strapped for cash pay you a visit sometime soon? Well, you better offer your futon, because according to a new ranking from Forbes.com, based on average hotel room price, Miami is the sixth most expensive city to visit in Ame ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Is Jeremy Shockey Joining the Dolphins?

    Be a Dolphin?​Jeremy Shockey is no stranger to Miami. Besides living here, he helped the Miami Hurricanes win a national championship in 2001 and helped the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl in 2010 in Sun Life Stadium. Now that he's been cut from the Saints, speculation is ramping up that the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Steelers vs Packers: Who Should Miamians Root For?

    ​Miami isn't in the Super Bowl, and the Super Bowl isn't in Miami. So it's hard for us to get overly excited about the game. Last year we played host, and thanks to a certain amount of cultural affinity, a feel good story, and a strong presence of former Hurricanes stars it wasn't hard f ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Sol Kitchen Delivers Good Food For Your Super Bowl Party

    Jessica Ramirez​ If you're having people over for the Super Bowl and want to feed them good food -- but don't feel like doing the work -- Sol Kitchen may be able to help.  Owned by Steve Berry and chefs Kurtis Jantz and Chad Galiano, the company started offering food packages for ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Lil Wayne Has Beef with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

    ​It wasn't that long ago when you could spot Lil Wayne sitting front row at AAA rooting on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (one instance of which was immortalized in cake format), but apparently Wayne is a Heat fan no more. No, he's not pissed about "The Decision" like everyone else, he's just irke ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Tiger Woods' Penis Beats LeBron for "Sports Story of the Year"

    ​Members of the Associated Press have voted for the "Sports Story of the Year," and it seems the winner actually was a bit more of a tabloid story than really a sports story ...and that's only if you consider golf a sport. The continued fallout from Tiger Woods' massive cheating scandal took the t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    The Miami Dolphins Hit All-Time Low in Popularity According to Poll

    The Miami Dolphins are the 21st most popular NFL team this year, or if you want to be more negative about it they're the 12th least popular. That's the lowest point the Dolphins have ever found themselves in the ratings since Harris Interactive began keeping track of such things in 1998. The good ne ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Rebirth Brass Band Dumps the Funk at Fall for the Arts

    Marta Xochilt PerezTuba dude Phil Frazier.​For a minute, Fall for the Arts felt like a street festival in the French Quarter. With a sweaty crowd all hopped up on fried chicken, foie gras, fish tacos, frozen lemonade, and lukewarm beer, the Rebirth Brass Band of New Orleans launched into shout-alo ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Dolphins Rank Near Bottom of "Most Successful" NFL Franchises for 2009

    via KillustrationsSad dolphins. ​What makes an NFL team successful? For the coach, players and fans it means winning games. For the owner and front office it also means making lots of money. According to a new analysis from Portfolio.com, your Miami Dolphins ranked near the bottom in both&nbs ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Super Bowl Did Little to Bolster Miami's Image, Might Have Helped New Orleans More

    ​The Dolphins might be cooking up various schemes to get South Florida taxpayers to foot the bill for the proposed makeover of Sunny D Sun O))) Sun Life Stadium so the city can host future Super Bowls, but a new study shows Miami didn't receive much of an image boost from the big game ev ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Concert Review: Furthur at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, February 5

    via furthur.net​Furthur Bayfront Park Amphitheater, MiamiFriday, February 5, 2010Better Than: [Insert clever Grateful Dead song title] cover bandThe Review:With weather on my mind and 50 miles of Super Bowl-enhanced traffic in front of me, I departed home this past Friday with anticipation of what ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Super Bowl 2010: Rihanna, Nas, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas and More Performing this Weekend

    We gotta feeling it's going to a jam-packed music weekend.​So it's coming: a giant tsunami of NFL athletes, super fans, and über-celebrities that's about to engulf the magic city with over-the-top poolside parties and non-stop open bar access. And as much as Super Bowl XLIV weekend is all about t ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    News Roundup: Super Bowl Stage Collapse Injures Four

    An audit criticized the waste of tens of thousands of tax-payer dollars by city of Miami workers on Government credit cards. Some how we got stiffed with the bill for a pink metallic dog collar. [Herald]A stage being built at Sun Life stadium collapsed, injuring four. [CBS4]Jackson Memoria ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    One Down; Last Man Standing

    Chicano Joe Kapp lead Vikings to the Super Bowl​Remember Joe Kapp? The famous Latino quarterback long before the NFL was courting Latino viewers? With the Jets and Mark Sanchez out of the picture, Latinos won't have much  to root for come Super Bowl Sunday.  Colts wide receiver Anthony G ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Gridiron Goes Gourmet with Eats Beats & Cleats

    Todd English will be preparing a giant crab paella​Super Bowl 44 is upon us (it happened so quickly) and while everyone is buzzing about how to get into the Playboy, ESPN and Maxim parties, there is one gridiron soiree foodies will not want to miss. Part of the four-day Eats Beats & Cleats cel ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Hand Puppets and Sweaty Canadians: Photo Lowlights From Super Bowl Media Day

    Photo by Tim Elfrink The world's sweatiest Canadian TV reporter gets funky with the Saints.To the unitiated, Super Bowl Media Day must sound like some outrageous backstage fantasy. Media and players partying together! Celebrities around every corner! Free buffet lunch! Well not to worry, ign ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    The Nuts and Bolts of the Indianapolis Colts

    ​Dolphins fans owe two debts of gratitude to the Indianapolis Colts this year: (1) for dropping a regular-season game to ensure that the '72 Fins remain the only team in modern NFL history to complete a perfect season, and (2) for stopping the NY Jets, with classless coach Rex ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Humane Nachos For A Kinder Super Bowl

    Lee KleinCat or cow, it's all the same: Animal cruelty needs to be stopped.​The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is providing Super Bowl fans some tools to help choose food products that are better for animals. The message is that your favorite snacks and recipes are fine -- only ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Saints' Scott Fujita Doesn't See Eye-to-Eye With Tim Tebow on Women's Reproductive Rights

    via Navy.Mil/Wiki Commons​Tim Tebow isn't the only football star stepping into the gridiron of abortion rights. New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita told the New York Times he doesn't exactly agree with Tim Tebow's pro-life message, his support of Focus on the Family, or with CBS's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    News Roundup: Joey Porter Wants Out of Here

    A petition to recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez fell short by just a few thousand signatures. [CBS4]Murdered tourist Paula Sladewski's sister is back in town looking for the culprit, and the award for the killer's arrest has been raised to $15,000. [NBCMiami]Yesterday's rain and flooding caused ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Guide to Recognizing Your New Orleans Saints

    ​"Who Dat Nation" has begun its descent on our fair city in advance of the Super Bowl, where the New Orleans Saints will take on the Indianapolis Colts. Fittingly, while the Colts will stay in Fort Lauderdale, the Saints will hang out at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, and last nigh ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Top 10 Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes: Bacon Edition

    via icanhascheezburger.com​Super Bowl time is here again and that means parties, food, and beer, preferably at a friend's house where they have a big screen, someone else cooking, and endless beer. Most people are not that lucky though, so we're hooking you up with our top ten Super Bowl appetizer ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Top 10 Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials From the 1980s

    Fridge, McMahon, Coke, Super Bowl 1986​This Sunday, February 7, football rules the airwaves when Super Bowl 44 beams out live from Miami, and millions of dollars worth of commercials for crap you don't need and foods that kill-slowly connive their way into your subconscious, wallet, and fridge thr ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    New Orleans Will Woo Away 2013 Super Bowl With Sexy iPods

    Miami already has the 2010 Super Bowl on lock down, but we just can't get enough of hosting the damn thing. So of course we're in the running to host the 2013 game along with Phoenix and New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are reportedly working hard to ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    It Was Fun While It Lasted: Dolphins Have the Hardest NFL Schedule in 2009

    All the naysayers (me included, often) think the Dolphins' roller coaster 2008 season ought to come with a few caveats: "Yeah, yeah, but Tom Brady was out the entire season... Sure, but the Jets had that old guy... Well, the wildcat won't be as effective next year... Whatever, you had an easy schedu ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Let's Talk Free Agents: Defense

    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 >>

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    January 16, 2008

    Tony Sparano Is The New Fins Head Coach

    BREAKING NEWS: In what is the least shocking news to ever break in franchise history, Tony Sparano has been named head coach of your Miami Dolphins. Update 2: The Dolphins website has made it official (evidently, they too have a shortage of Sparano pics). Update: Mortensen is reporting it too. A ... More >>

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