flickr.comSunday morning was full of hope for plenty of South Florida football fans. For Dolphins fans, already jaded by an up-and-down season, that hope was dashed early in the day. For another brand of football fan, however, the day was a nail-biting, runaway mine train of emotions. Aside from ... More >>
flickr.comPennington may have been the best Phins QB of the decade, but he only played one year.Without a doubt, this has been the worst decade on record for one of the winning-est franchises in league history. It started with Jimmy Johnson retiring and Dan Marino following suit not long after. T ... More >>
PhotobucketBernie Kosar doing what he does bestWith three failing companies swamped by bankruptcy proceedings in Florida, Bernie needed a break. And he got one. Bernie Kosar is rejoining the NFL team he took to the playoffs in his first five seasons as a player.Although the details of the a ... More >>
Flickr: BruceFloydErrict Rhett (left) poses with a Gators fan.Broward County's a popular place for retired athletes -- for better, and in Jim Leyritz's case, for worse. Count Errict Rhett in that former category. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, who starred at the University of Flori ... More >>
Florida's own Chad OchoCinco, such a scamp.The NFL has a lot of hate-able wide receivers. Liberty City product, Chad Ochocinco (former Chad Johnson) is not one of them.
A brief background: Three years ago, as Chad Johnson, he declared a new nickname for himself, based on his Cinci ... More >>
Flickr User: misterand3rsonFor the attention of sports fans, lacrosse must compete with her.When I heard that there would be a lingerie football franchise in South Florida, the Miami Caliente, who would be playing their games at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, my first thought was of the terrify ... More >>
Staph infections sacked these two Pro BowlersLast fall, staph infections were going around the NFL like a bimbo on a broken Ferris wheel. Even Time magazine felt compelled to point out that "a microscopic foe can be much more imposing than a 300-pound lineman"; why, even the indomitable Peyton Manni ... More >>
Pop quiz sports fans: What do Bengals' receiver Chad Ocho Cinco (formerly Chad Johnson), Cardinals' receiver Anquan Boldin, and Giants' receiver Plaxico Burress have in common?
They all have histories of insubordination (and one shot himself in the leg in a nightclub). They all have homes ... More >>
One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>
A Baltimore Raven defense led by two former University of Miami stars, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, thrashed our spunky Dolphins yesterday, 27-9. I could've sworn the Ravens were playing with 14 men on defense, but I'll have to go back to the tape to make sure. At any rate, those blitz packages seemed to ... More >>
How do you keep fans -- and sportswriters -- happy in the NFL?
Make sure you toss in a few ridiculously bad seasons in the mix of a bunch of mediocre ones.
It's all about expectations, folks. Remember that.
Don't believe it? Let's look at the Dolphins, a team that during the last couple deca ... More >>
On that weekend in October when the Baltimore Ravens were in town to play the Dolphins, purple jerseys mobbed Fort Lauderdale Beach. I encountered about 100 fans boarding buses at the Yankee Clipper the morning of that game. There was no mistaking the ruddy faces and rowdy moods: These Ravens fans w ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins beat the Jets Sunday to win the division and make it to the playoffs. It's a great achievement for a team that went 1-15 last year and a nice gift for the fans. But a miracle?
That's what a headline on the the Sun-Sentinel's front page called it this morning -- a " ... More >>
Just before the game that would decide whether the Dolphins or Jets went to the NFL Playoffs, Jets QB Brett Favre delivered this rousing pep talk to his teammates: "Hey, if it works out, it works out. If it doesn't, it doesn't." It didn't. I haven't seen so many treats tossed at Dolphins since my la ... More >>