Sam Eifling

Latest Stories

  • 7 years ago

    On Sunday, you, dear University of Miami fan, watched the Hurricanes nearly claw their way past the favored Texas Longhorns into the Sweet 16. And as you did, you probably thought the same thing as everyone else in South Florida: Since when do but...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Dolphins fans have never swallowed humility easily. By all rights, Fins fans should be some of the loudest Yankees-level gasbags in the country. Since 1970, when the American Football League merged with the National Football League to create the m...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    On a recent Tuesday, the air around Pompano Beach City Hall smelled of evaporated rain. It was the calm after one storm and before another. By 6 o'clock, people had begun to pool under an eave at the west side of the building, news crews were unsp...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    Two summers ago in Hollywood, helicopter cameras broadcast a snapshot of hell: a van in flames, vomiting smoke into the sky like a burning oil well as paramedics nearby loaded a man into an ambulance. Naked but for his shorts, he was strapped to a...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    On a spring Thursday, the parking lot at Gulfstream Race Park appears as vast and unbroken as a salt flat, inviting a high-speed, line-cutting swoop to the front of the clubhouse. The racetrack has stood here in Hallandale Beach since 1939, virtua...

  • 9 years ago

    At the end of the line of the Florida East Coast railroad is the Hialeah rail station yard, where a thousand cars a day sluice in and out, past scrubby grass and piles of old railroad ties piled like hurricane debris. On one lonely stretch of trac...