Miami voters are one step closer this morning to getting the chance to weigh in on whether their tax dollars should go toward another big-ticket stadium project. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giminez announced that the city and the Miami Dolphins have agreed on a basic "framework" for a deal that would us ... More >>
Stephen Ross wants your money. The billionaire Miami Dolphins owner might tell you otherwise, arguing that the $200 million he supposedly needs to renovate Sun Life Stadium will come from raising taxes on tourists. But don't be fooled. The next time you and your wife want some sexy time at a local h ... 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 >>
Remember when NFL officials inferred that Miami might never host another Super Bowl unless serious upgrades were made to Sun Life Stadium? Apparently they weren't too serious about that threat. According to USA Today, Miami will be announced as one of two finalists to host Super Bowl L in 2016. Whic ... More >>
So, Peyton Manning has chosen to play for the Denver Broncos, which officially ends the reign of Tebowmania in Colorado.What does that mean for the Dolphins? The sports media has already cued up the Tebow-to-Miami talks. We'd rather they hit the kill button. Nothing about that makes sense.
Since taking control of the Miami Dolphins, team owner Stephen Ross has set his eye on a lot of things.He wanted a superstar coach with head coaching experience. He got an unproven offensive coordinator. He wants a Super Bowl. All he's got is a first-round playoff exit. He wants public cash for a ... More >>
Remember when the Miami Heat sucked? Good golly, did they suck. This was a team so horrible they didn't get a single win until the 18th game of their inaugural 1988-89 season. In fact, the team's all-time record had never been above .500. Yep, when taking into consideration every single regular-s ... More >>
We don't mean "prince," as in "heir to the throne." (Though that would be awesome -- imagine how the game would be played under NFL Commissioner Ochocinco.) We mean Prince, as in "Party Like It's 1999," Purple Rain, and that un-pronounceable symbol that earned him so much ridicule back in the day ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via Flickr Joe ShlabotnikThe cheese lady. Today in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sarah the Cheese Lady will present a monster cheddar cheese sculpture at Lambeau Field as a salute to the Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers and the United States National Cheese Championship.Ahhh, cheese. Just the word makes ... More >>
via heat.comMascots are lame. Ditto sports songs.Lil Wayne's new joint, "Green and Yellow," is a love song dedicated to his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. In it, he threatens to cut a Steelers' hair off, "We knock the Eagles and the Falcons and the Bears off/Now we 'bout to cut Tr ... More >>
The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have won the Super Bowl, but the real losers seems to have been the Black Eyes Peas. The questionably talented group helmed the halftime shows first foray back into Top 40 pop since Janet Jackson's affaire du nipple a few years back. They may have avoided wardrobe ... More >>
Steven Tyler and Britney Spears ... That totally sucked.We know you're gearing up for the big game this Sunday. Maybe you're actually washing your Ben Rapistburger jersey for the first time all season, or polishing your cherished wedge of cheesehead. Whatever you're doing, you're getting pumped ... More >>
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 >>
We've been on the Sweetness Bakeshop trail for the past couple of weeks, since we discovered their awesome custom cakes and took a look at the rest of their store offerings. Cupcakes remain the most popular item at the shop -- especially because owner Stephanie Perez-Diaz and her partners keep ro ... More >>
Everyone had the Miami Dolphins going into Minnesota and getting their asses handed to them by Brett Favre and the Vikings. But when it came down to it, the Fins executed a simple two-part game plan against the supposed Super Bowl contenders to perfection. For the offense: No screw ups by Chad He ... More >>
ESPN's Monday Night Football analysts Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden held a conference call today to preview the upcoming season and both think the Miami Dolphins are going to beat the odds and play well into January. While pretty much the rest of the planet thinks Miami will finish third in the AFC ... 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 >>
Lee KleinCan we possibly become any more disillusioned?From The Neilsen Co.: During the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday last year, Americans purchased 49.2 million cases of beer. More cases of beer were sold in the two week period prior to July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Father's Day ... More >>
You can't even host a Super Bowl in Miami anymore without it having some shallow reality teevee flair. Yes, two of the E! channel's favorite buxom bimbettes will almost assuredly be in the stands at Sun Life Stadium come February 7.That's because Saints star Reggie Bush has been notably tapping t ... More >>
It's Conference Championship weekend, meaning the teams that get to pack their bags for Miami are decided on Sunday. For a depressing 16th year in a row our Miami Dolphins aren't in the running, and as Gus mentioned yesterday we could really care less about who wins. But we will have to ... More >>
In hip-hop, Jay-Z is God, and since he declared Auto-Tune dead, we've hoped that would put a swift end to the career of professional Auto-Tune abuser T-Pain. (I will never understand how a musical technique pioneered by Cher became "gangsta.") Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross didn't get th ... 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 >>
Here is your weekly wrap up of things that bravely dared to appear on Riptide this week. There was a Super Bowl this past weekend. Your Miami Dolphins team was not present, but perhaps they could have been if Wayne Huzienga hired Steelers coach Mike Tomlin instead of that Cam Cameron fellow. Though, ... 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 >>
The suddenly resurgent Dolphins take on the hated Patriots.
Our fantasy draft for the Super Bowl halftime show.
South Beach has got ´em all
A quintet of unwitting participants grapple for the Holy Grail of griddlecakes: the Mrs. Beeton Flapjack Flip-Off Trophy
It's new, it's cool, and Huizenga hates it
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
The Greater Miami Pop Warner Football League struggles to control itself
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