They did it. They actually friggin' did it! The Miami Dolphins managed to overcome their own Dolphiningness and decimated the New England Patriots 33-20 to start the 2014 season with a bang. Miami wrecked the haters in the face and took names as they sacked Tom Brady, forced turnovers, and -- WAIT ... 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 >>
One Way to Get to Heaven
Dan La Batard had the audacity yesterday to infer in his Miami Herald column that erstwhile Heat coach Pat Riley dumps his team when it's losing and jumps back on when its rising (and Shaq is back on the court). Here's a taste: "Anybody else with less aura and less credibility and less jewelry wou ... More >>
The Miami Herald sports columnist Greg Cote apologized in his blog last night for using a Mark Cuban quote that probably wasn't uttered. Or, in this case, screamed like a banshee. Read the Editor & Publisher piece about it (via Romenesko). Another cautionary tale and the moral is: Don't believe a fr ... More >>
I'll be rooting for the Heat tonight, no doubt. But a part of me is still gonna be pissed about Stan Van Gundy. And if you've been reading sports columnist Dave Hyde's commentary in the Sun-Sentinel throughout these playoffs, you've probably noticed that as the Heat's success grows, he's become more ... More >>
Valdes-Rodriguez Poor Bob has lost it. Internet access. His phone service. He's completely at my mercy. So I'm taking over to provide his Friday afternoon blog entry. I know he was going to tell you that Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is really a misunderstood genius who journalists never can give a fair sh ... More >>
Did Marlins skipper Jack McKeon ever tell you about the time... ?