Super Bowl

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    County Commission Approves Dolphins "Finder's Fee" Deal

    Well, Miami will soon be back in the running to host the Super Bowl, and next time they do the Miami Dolphins will get a big fat bonus from Miami-Dade County. The county commission approved a deal today that would see the county paying up to $5 million a year in "finder's fees" for big events host ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Dolphins Abandon Tax Breaks in Favor of Event Fees

    The Miami Dolphins have abandoned their plan to hand over ownership of Sun Life Stadium to the county in exchange for tax breaks in favor of a new compromise that would see the county offering incentive payments to the team for every major event booked in the stadium. See also: Report: Stephen Ross ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Stephen Ross Releases Stadium Statement, Doesn't Address Tax Issues

    Stephen Ross clearly wants to spin his decision to pay for renovations to Sun Life Stadium out of pocket as an act of something akin to charity. The Miami Dolphins owner has now issued his first public statement on the decision, and sidesteps the issue that the deal would see him skipping out on mil ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Report: Stephen Ross Will Pay for Sun Life Stadium Renovations Himself UPDATED

    Well, consider this a win in the battle against using public money to pay for professional sports facilities. The Associated Press reports that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has dropped his push for public financing to fund renovations to the aging Sun Life Stadium and will soon announce he's go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Super Bowl: Eight Epic Fails

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    New York Super Bowl Stinks, Bring It Back to Miami

    There's weather-induced chaos in Atlanta. Freezing weather in the plains. And the forecast at game time Sunday in New Jersey is 40 degrees and overcast. Three of the first five Super Bowls were played in Miami -- and 10 of the big games overall. And here, on Sunday night, it is supposed to be 75 d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Baltimore Ravens Should Be Ashamed for Dissing Miami Heat Parade on Twitter

    Talk about unsportsmanlike conduct. The Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens threw massive shade at the Miami Heat today on their official Facebook and Twitter accounts by posting some selective side-by-side shots of the Miami Heat's championship parade and their own Super Bowl celebration. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Miami Heat Make a Harlem Shake Video Because Why The Hell Not?

    When you're kicking ass on the court, you can pretty much do whatever you want off of it. The Chicago Bears had the "Super Bowl Shuffle" back in 1986. Now the Miami Heat have made their claim to this year's meme, the Harlem Shake.And a helluva claim it is, with King James prancing around in a crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Since we can't all be in New Orleans this weekend cheering on our favorite teams (by the way, are you a Ravens or a 49ers fan?) the party is just going to have to come to us. And, sure, we're under a lot of national humiliation right now with Dan Marino's affair and love child gone public and all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Miami Fan Hater's Guide to the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is here again and - will you look at that - the Dolphins weren't even close to it again! This is the 29th year in a row since the Dolphins were in the championship round and here we are: Watching two teams better than our own team that is endlessly run by people too incompetent to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Sweetness Bakeshop Selling Beer-Infused, Team-Themed Super Bowl Cupcakes

    On Super Bowl Sunday, when the keg is kicked, the wing bones picked dry, the seven-layer dip down to its last tier - you and your guests will be jonesin' for something sweet. And to satisfy those post-game cravings, Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe is baking up some team-themed, craft beer-infused treats. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Miami Heat Won't Be Able to Watch Super Bowl and LeBron Isn't Happy

    Remember right after the Dolphin's one-win season a few years ago when The Onion wrote, "NFL Denies Miami Dolphins' Request To Watch Super Bowl."Well, that story has come true for the Miami Heat. NBA scheduling has effectively made it impossible for LeBron and co. to watch the big game. 

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    Miami Gardens Bulldogs Youth Football Club Overcomes The Sport's Dark Side

    For this week's cover story, I wrote about the journey of a group of 11-and-12-year-old boys playing for the 125 pound Miami Gardens Bulldogs. In 2012, the team bounced back from a season marred by a star player getting shot during practice while the league they played for was engulfed in turmoil.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Stephen Ross' Four Biggest Lies About Sun Life Stadium Renovations

    On Monday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross shucked his $400 million plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium, the venue the city's NFL franchise has called home for the past 26 years. During a press conference showing off a bunch of nice rendering of how the stadium will look with 3,600 new seats closer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Sorry Dolfans, Peyton Manning Is Not Your Next Dan Marino

    ​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. In this special edition, Luke says Peyton Manning will not win a Super Bowl with the Miami Dolphins.Now that the Indianapolis Colts have ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Miami Super Bowl: Six Coolest Places to Watch the Big Game

    ​Watching the Super Bowl in Miami does not have to mean going to a sports bar and having your $700 Prada loafers stick to the floor. This is Miami, after all. The home of excess.Sure you want to pay attention to the game (you may even have a hefty sum riding on the Giants ... or the Patriots), but ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    The Super Bowl prostitution hoax

    Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.

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    January 19, 2012

    WSVN Still Fighting with DirectTV, but Subscribers Will Get to See American Idol and NFL

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    In Jason Taylor's Final Game, Dolphins End Jets' Season

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    New York Jets: Respected Rivals or Worst Team Ever?

    ​Miami's had a tough football year, and that's putting it nicely. But it's about to get even worse, when the city's droves of New York and New Jersey transplants take to the streets, the bars, and Sun Life Stadium clad in green to support the Jets in the last game of the regular season. On New Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Miami Dolphins Are the 13th Most Popular NFL Team, Highest Ranking in Years

    Despite the weekly disaster show on the field, the Miami Dolphins are at their highest level of popularity in years. That's according to a Harris Interactive poll that ranks the 32 NFL teams from America's most favorite to least. The Dolphins are America's 13th favorite team. Unlucky number as ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    Dave Duerson, Double Super Bowl Winner, Found Dead in Miami Home

    ​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.

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    January 27, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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, your Miami Dolphins ranked near the bottom in both&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Super Bowl Host Curse: Is There Good News To Losing Out on Big Game Hosting Duties?

    ​If we were conspiracy theorists we'd have some half-formed theory that whenever Miami played host city to the Super Bowl there is some secret plan to make sure the Dolphins don't make it to the big game. It would ensure that other team's fan bases travel down in droves with all their out-of-town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Miami Will Probably Lose Out on Hosting Super Bowl XLVIII Today

    ​Miami has hosted the Super Bowl ten times, more than any other city, and we do a pretty good job of it if we do say so ourselves. Today at the NFL owner conference the site of the 2014 Super Bowl will be determined, and along with New York and Tampa, Miami is in the running. We probably won't get ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Man vs. Food's Adam Richman Filming at Shula's Thursday

    ​My colleague Jake mentioned the airing of the Super Bowl-themed Man vs. Food Miami episode on February 3, but what he didn't mention is that a big portion (ha ha) of the show is going to be filmed tomorrow on Miami Beach. That's right, everyone's favorite hipster gobbler Adam Richman will be chow ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    May 7, 2009
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Peter Max = Front-Runner

    Somewhere in a factory in Candyland, there's a giant grid of John McCain portraits, casting 44 slightly insane smiles into the pinkish darkness

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Super Bowl XLIII Makes Us Only a Little More Bitter About Cam Cameron

    The thought in the back of my mind last night while watching the game was "Hmmm, how do I recap this for Riptide tomorrow with some sort of Miami Dolphins peg." Something of a challenge, considering the Dolphins weren't playing, if you weren't aware.When the Cardinals went scoreless for the first qu ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Pro Bowl Will Be In Miami in 2010

    Some football rumors we pick up on Riptide never come true. Usain Bolt never did make his start with the Dolphins. Others are actually legitimate it seems, as the 2010 Pro Bowl will indeed be played at Dolphin Stadium a week before the Super Bowl according to AP sources. The NFL has thought about ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Pro Bowl in Miami Next Season?

    Since 1980, the Pro Bowl has been played in Honolulu, Hawaii, the week after the Super Bowl, but buzz during the past couple of years has indicated NFL bigwigs aren't happy with the status quo. They nixed a plan to move this year's Pro Bowl to a week before the Super Bowl at the big game's site, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Super Bored

    How the world's biggest game spawned the world's worst halftime show

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    January 25, 2007

    Confide, Receiver

    NFL legend Jerry Rice shoots from the hip

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    January 25, 2007

    Football for Wannabes

    Play pretend at the NFL Experience

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    January 4, 2007
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    September 21, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    We’re Ready for Some Football

    It’s a Thursday-night party going on

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Coming of Age on the 50-Yard Line: The Epilogue

    The Gwen Cherry Bulls' 80-pounders reach Pop Warner's pinnacle -- and stumble

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Coming of Age on the 50-Yard Line

    Most of the boys who play in Gwen Cherry Park's pop warner football program live in the Scott Projects, but they do their growing up on the gridiron

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    February 2, 1995

    Navel Maneuvers

    A fat guy who swam in Jell-O, a Grand Canyon of female cleavage, and enough Wesson oil for a fried-chicken cookoff. We watched it all so you wouldn't have to.

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