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2008 Stories by Sam Eifling

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  • Muay Grande

    published March 20, 2008

    Why would you bother to mix your martial arts when Muay Thai alone is so much fun? It is to traditional American boxing what Hanukkah is to... More >>

  • Spring Sprang Sprung

    published March 13, 2008

    The grotesque irony of spring in Florida is unique in baseball. At the end of March, 16 of the 18 teams that hold Spring Training in the Sunshine... More >>

  • Miami’s Beat

    published March 6, 2008

    You know things have gone to bad when the Heat has the worst record in the Eastern Conference. You know they’ve gone to worse when they have... More >>

  • Pay for Play

    published March 6, 2008

    Watching the waning seconds of the Super Bowl this year, a fan was left with a hollow feeling: This was the last televised football game until... More >>

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    published February 28, 2008

    You know what was awesome about Shaquille O’Neal? When the Heat rode him to the title. You know what else? When they FedExed him to... More >>

  • Cold Blooded

    published February 21, 2008

    You know your week hasn’t gone as it should when your name appears in a headline like the one Panthers forward Richard Zednik... More >>

  • Sea-level Slog

    published February 14, 2008

    If you want to qualify for the Boston Marathon and you’re not above manipulating your own biochemistry to do so, there’s a fine chance... More >>

  • Monster Jam Rules!

    published January 31, 2008

    Trucks grow big. Big trucks run. Run at Monster Jam! Trucks run loud! Vroom, vroom, boom! Kids scream loud. Dad joins in! Mom covers ears.... More >>

  • Winners Ought to Quit

    published January 24, 2008

    Three words for the Miami Heat: David Freakin’ Robinson. The Admiral, you’ll recall, was the future Hall of Fame center (and man... More >>

  • Standing Pat

    published January 17, 2008

    After the Heat’s Jan. 8 loss to NBA-worst Minnesota, Pat Riley said that he might quit as coach to focus on his other job as team... More >>

  • The Age of Entitlement

    published January 10, 2008

    Shaquille O’Neal joshes with the best of them, suggesting that he must know when he’s even bullshitting himself. Witness, for example,... More >>

  • Woody, Sticking Out

    published January 10, 2008

    Woody Harrelson’s greatest challenge as an actor is to overpower, through force of performance, that little voice in your head that says,... More >>

  • Rock's Role

    published January 3, 2008

    Standing up to jingoism – that’s Chris Rock territory. So it’s not too far fetched to see his little brother Tony Rock take... More >>

  • Frank the Tank

    published January 3, 2008

    Plenty of musical acts owe their careers, in whole or in part, to a name that rides the success of a predecessor. No less than the Rolling Stones... More >>

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