Boobs, Butts, and Balls

What happens when Super Bowl week, a great celebration of American excess, hits South Beach, a community not exactly known for restraint? Does “350 top fashion models playing beach volleyball in front of a crowd of more than 10,000” sound about right? Well that’s the idea behind Ocean Drive’s fourteenth-annual Volleypalooza, which will also include a set from DJ AM, a Speedo fashion show, and a live music performance. This spectacle, which can be described only as Zoolander-esque, goes down today from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the beach at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive.

Naturally that’s not all. The Motorola Mile, which runs from Wednesday through Sunday, will turn Ocean Drive from Fifth Street to Fifteenth Street into a pedestrian mall celebrating the history of the big game in Miami. Kiosks will recount the past eight Super Bowls played here, including II (Vince Lombardi’s last), III (Namath’s guarantee), and XXXIII (Elway’s final game). Motorola Field, at Tenth Street, will allow visitors to play out their own football heroics in an interactive setting. Unfortunately none of these simulations involves Dan Marino winning a Super Bowl. Still, you might see him around, because NFL legends, stars, mascots, and cheerleaders will be present.
Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Ben Bass