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    October 30, 2014

    Fifteen Halloween Costumes These Famous Floridians Should Wear

    Today is Halloween Eve, so if you haven't decided on your costume yet, congratulations, you're probably cutting eye-holes out of a bed sheet tonight! I get it, you've been too busy, Halloween snuck up on you, it happens. If you think you have no time to go browsing the aisles of Walmart looking for ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Five Ways to Get Over Your LeBron Heartbreak (According to a Clevelander)

    As your resident Clevelander living and working now in South Florida, let me just say that I'm glad this roller-coaster has finally hit the breaks. A couple weeks back, when someone told me LeBron might re-sign with the Cavs, I brushed it off as homer, pipe-dream BS. After one shirtless trainer's tw ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Michael Irvin Eviscerates Cris Carter on Radio: "He Was Out of Line Then. His Ass Is Out of Line Now."

    Some backstory: Michael Irvin, former Miami Hurricane legend and ESPN NFL analyst is tight with Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon. The young wideout has had a history of substance abuse troubles with marijuana and he's facing a potential year-long ban for multiple failed tests. Cris Carter, a ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Miami Heat Free Agency Rumors: Here's What We Know So Far

    Free agency is well underway, and so far the Miami Heat has signed no one. In fact, all we have are rumors, speculation, and so-called "reports" swirling around all saying different things (or, in most cases, saying nothing at all). So what's a Heat fan to do? What's to be believed? Who is right? ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Most Important News From Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley at Shabazz Napier Introductory Presser

    Earlier today, newly drafted Miami Heat point guard Shabazz Napier appeared at a news conference and was introduced by Pat Riley, who told the media there would be no questions about free agency, then retreated to his office to work on getting LeBron back. Head Coach Erik Spoelstra and Napier then ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Miami Heat and Pat Riley -- The Godfather -- Draft Shabazz Napier

    Remember when LeBron James was watching the NCAA Championship earlier this year and tweeted this about UConn's Shabazz Napier? No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier.— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 8, 2014 You know who did remember that tweet? Riles, that's who. With Jame ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Giant Rats Won't Die and Keep Invading Florida

    Between 1999 and 2001, about eight giant Gambian pouched rats were let loose by a local exotic breeder. More than a decade later, despite multiple attempts to eradicate what Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill calls "the largest true rat in the world," the mutant critters just won't go away ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    The Ten Best Chris Bosh Moments

    In case you missed it, Chris Bosh delivered some righteous nut punching on the Indiana Pacers on Monday as he helped the Heat take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Also in case you missed it, Bosh made it clear on the Dan LeBatard Show on Tuesday that he wants to stay ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Miami Marlins Hire a New PR Firm To Make Us Forget The Horrible Things They've Done

    Maybe it was the fact that the team fooled Miami-Dade into building them a ballpark, and now the county is billions of dollars in the hole. Maybe it was the fact that they swore they wanted to contend while trading away their best players. Maybe it was that ridiculous rainbow vomit colored new log ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Don't Worry, Miami: NBA Fans Everywhere Still Hate the Heat

    Despite a couple of good swings, the Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard pretty much failed to connect with reality in his column last Sunday, a 1,000 word humble-brag tricked out as a nostalgia job. The basic thesis here moans that the Heat's 2012-13 season is a lot less "fun" now that the entire sporti ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Miami Marlins To Lower 2013 Payroll, According to Report

    The news regarding any South Florida sports team not named the Miami Heat continues to be miserable. After trading away Hanley Ramirez , Anibal Sanchez, and Omar Infante for prospects in order to clear up their finances, the Marlins were pretty adamant about using that left over cash to spend on so ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Jason Taylor Will Join the Dan LeBatard Show Starting Next Week

    Well now, here's some decent Miami Dolphins news. Lincoln Financial Media's 790 The Ticket, announced today that former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor will be joining the Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz starting next week. The six-time pro bowler and the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year w ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    LeBron James Sparks Nasty War of Words Among Nation's Top Magazine Writers

    ​Never has the word dickwad been used with such eloquence. If you don't frequent the journalism aggregate website, you are missing out on some of the best writing in the country (in addition to an occasional New Times story).But more recently, you've been missing a very entertaining (a ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    The Daily LeBron: It's a Complete Clusterf&$#

    Flickr: dodong17It's still a dream, Heat fans.​Twelve more hours till the stroke of midnight signals a feeding frenzy of NBA execs. They all want LeBron James. And if not him, then Dwyane Wade. And if not him, then Chris Bosh. And on and on. As if it's not already complicated enough, another megas ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Ricky Williams is "Reconsidering" Retiring After 2010 Season​At last night's South Florida premiere of his new documentary, Run Ricky Run, the Dolphins running back told a crowd of family, friends, fans, teammates, and coaches that he is "reconsidering" his decision to retire at the end of the 2010 season."My coach and general manager are here, s ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 20, 2010

    Behind the Scenes Of the New Ricky Williams Documentary

    Courtesy of ESPNRicky in a California ashram.​The new ESPN documentary about Ricky Williams is an incredible, intimate look at the most interesting athlete in modern sports. The story behind story is almost as interesting.It was 2 a.m. when Sean Pamphilon's phone rang in New York. The Fox Sports t ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    New Ricky Williams Documentary Run Ricky Run Will Premiere in April​Of all the sports-related documentaries in ESPN's series "30 for 30," none looks as intriguing as Run Ricky Run, the profile of Dolphins running back Ricky Williams.In the trailer, Herald columnist (and ESPN personality) Dan Le Batard has the best quote on the enigmatic Williams: "I sti ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    October 30, 2009

    Mo-mentum Shift: The 'Stache That Saved the Dolphins

    MiamiDolphins.comCheck out the whiskers on that Wildcat!​It may be a little early to anoint Tony Sparano the savior of the franchise, but at the very least he's made the Dolphins fun to watch again. And he definitely un-did the damage to a previously proud tradition of upper-lip hair inflicted by ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Gordon Ramsay Films Kitchen Nightmares Segment @ Anna Vincenzo's in Boca Raton

    Although I like cranky British Chef Gordon Ramsay, I'm not really a huge fan of his Fox show Kitchen Nightmares. It's far too formulaic, for one - every episode shares the same story arc, with only the set pieces changing - and it's 99% about drama and only 1% about food. The show on which the it w ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Pain Coming To Herald Sentinel; Say No To Pudge

    -- A couple weeks ago I shared a memo from Miami Herald publisher David Landsberg in which he announced that another round of layoffs was soon coming to the newspaper. He wasn't specific, but said the paper would try to limit the pain. Well, news from a Herald sister paper at McClatchy indicates the ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    The Dirty Dozen of 2008

    If only we could fit all the bums in...

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    November 13, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    Dolphins With Wings

    One Way to Get to Heaven

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    August 27, 2007
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    June 14, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    Tim Hardaway: Hey, I'm Gay Too!

    Any Questions? Tim Hardaway, who said "I hate gay people" on Dan Le Batard's radio show yesterday, has since not only issued an apology but a just-issued confession in the form of a press release that has been obtained by the Pulp: "I need to say that my statements yesterday, which have caused su ... More >>

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    February 4, 2007

    Today's Front Pages

    The front-page Super Bowl coverage sweepstakes go like this: The Sun-Sentinel is the big loser with a huge dud of a story leading its newspaper and website. The story starts with this thud: "The Super Bowl has become a major American ritual," and doesn't get any better. Third sentence: "An event s ... More >>

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    February 1, 2007

    Coronating Pope

    Edwin Pope, that is. The guy has been writing sports copy for the Miami Herald for a half an m-fing century. Covered 41 Super Bowls, 40 Kentucky Derbys, 18 Wimbledons, a total of eight Olympics (including summer and winter), and wrote 12,564 stories containing about 10,051,200 words. At least that' ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007

    Pants Aflame

    Those touchy-feely sports writers. Some of them write about games their entire careers and never grow up, trapped in a kiddie-land -- with free buffets and sandwiches at stadiums stretching across the great expanse of America -- forever. That's the only way I can explain their disillusionment at th ... More >>

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    December 15, 2006

    A Meager Friday Offering

    Our Guy Off deadline and hopefully done with my battle with the Daily Business Review (a publication Pulp readers know I usually respect), so it's time to post something. I mean I don't believe that DBR should be suppressing its own stories, and I think Christensen's decade-old story is a good one, ... More >>

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    October 16, 2006

    The Inscrutable Crist

    Sunday was a big day for Charlie Crist and Jim Davis stories. Both the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post had twin, front-pagep profiles on the gubernatorial candidates -- and all of them were interesting. One of the more interesting comparisons was the way the Herald and Post handled the gay ques ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    Beat Philly

    Sun-Sentinel/Michael Laughlin I'm glad I wasn't alone. The Marlins game was on my TV last night, but the sound was down low and I was helping my son with a school project. You knew rookie Anibal Sanchez was pitching a great game by the way announcers Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz and the crowd were r ... More >>

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    August 15, 2006

    Is This Smart Marketing?

    The Dan Le Batard billboard on Interstate 95 gives a whole new meaning to the term "shit-faced." It's a gag, but from the road it just looks drab and dirty.

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    June 21, 2006

    The Dirty Case on the Dirty Bomber

    Deep inside a newspaper dominated by coverage of the Heat victory, the Sun-Sentinel's Vanessa Blum and Sara Ganim provide us a look at the case against Jose Padilla, the so-called "Dirty Bomber" and former Sunrise resident Adham Amin Hassoun. It is, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke said, "light o ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006

    Was Police Shooting Justified?

    The Sun-Sentinel's front page was dominated by a Jeb Bush presidential campaign ad. Or was it a news story? It had to do with FCAT scores. The huge headline over the picture of jubilant teachers: "Lots of A's, No F's." The deck: "Grades for Broward County schools rise sharply; governor calls statewi ... More >>

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    November 21, 2002

    That's not Journalism. That's Poetry!

    The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam

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    January 18, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

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    January 11, 2001

    The Man Who Wrote Too Much

    Who is Harvey Slavin? Why is he so angry? And why can't he stop sending scathing letters to the editor?