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Top Ten of the Decade: Miami Sports Moments

Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry.

10. Canes Baseball
Coach Jim Morris and his University of Miami baseball program leave behind a decade of superiority that has largely been ignored by SoFla sports fans. Starting with an NCAA Tournament appearance every year this decade, the Canes also made the College World Series in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 -- winning it all in '01. Crowned National Champions in 2001 and Conference Champions in 2008, The U has been the preeminent NCAA baseball program of the decade. Too bad no one noticed.



9. The Death of Sean Taylor
On November 26, 2007, the former Gulliver Prep and Miami Hurricanes football star succumbed to a gunshot wound in the leg inflicted by intruders in his Palmetto Bay home. In December of 2007, Taylor was posthumously named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, and was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl for the second time. At just 24 years of age, one of the NFL's brightest rising stars and one of Miami's brightest sons was taken from us far too soon.

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Chris Joseph