The time has come, South Florida. New Times writers are busy choosing our picks for the best food, music, shops, services, and anything else that can be categorized for our annual blockbuster Best Of Broward-Palm Beach. But for all our hard work, there are some of you who think you can do better. We ... More >>
Last year was a record year for Florida Panther deaths (26), which is a bummer.
But the good news is that they've been getting it on with hot Texas pumas and making baby panthers.
Then, on March 6, Gov. Rick Scott declared that the state would have a "Save the Florida Panther Day."
Saturday is th ... More >>
Chef Lucio Iaconetti has always been involved in sports. Shorty after he opened the premiere ballpark in Arlington, Texas, he became well-known for his cuisine at the Diamond Club for the Texas Ranger's Organization. Now, he's taking on a new sports-related culinary journey as senior executive chef ... More >>
Here's an audit Florida's professional sports franchises may not have expected -- records of housing the homeless at their facilities over the years.The chances of that audit happening depend on a bill that's working its way through the Legislature, and if the Florida Panthers haven't been housin ... More >>
The New York Rangers haven't been a hip hockey team since Bill Clinton was president.That said, his appearance last night at Madison Square Garden to watch the Rangers take on the Florida Panthers actually makes sense.The Rangers are on a hot streak right now, and beating the Panthers last night ... More >>
Hunters and environmentalists are clashing over a plan that would open the last unhunted section of Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades to hunting. Opponents argue that a man-made reduction in the white-tailed deer population would reduce a primary food source for the region's dwindli ... More >>
Flickr: artur.pedziwilkReady, aim, fire! Deer in Big Cypress.A room at the Weston Hyatt was split down the middle last night between hunters and environmentalists who offered two-minute commentaries on what action the Park Service should take regarding deer hunting in the 146,000-acre Big Cypress ... More >>
ESPN has found a way to put the Florida Panthers at the top of an NHL list -- sort it by the number of prospects that could turn around a franchise in the coming years.The Panthers -- who had the fewest points in the Eastern Conference last season -- took the number-one spot in the ranking, and t ... More >>
When your NHL team draws more fans to an away game than it does to its home games, it's time for a marketing ploy.The Florida Panthers announced yesterday afternoon that they're starting the "Red Zone" for Cats fans, with "the promise that no visiting fans are allowed."The Panthers are big on pub ... More >>
Panthers/Puck DaddySometimes people make life too complicated. Used to be, if you want to see a hockey game, you paid money and got a seat. Simple.Then we have promotions, where you get a special rate, see a hockey game, and get some free crap thrown in. All in good fun, right? Well, not if the " ... More >>
FlickrDavid Booth: a good reason to cultivate an interest in this year's Panthers team.Back in 2008, when Dale Tallon was still general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, he might have been able to sell tickets to the team's first practice of the year. But now he's the GM for our Florida Panthers ... More >>
flickr.comESPN recently released a comprehensive study of concession food preparation conditions at all major professional sports stadiums and arenas in the United States and Canada. Specifically, it lists and ranks stadiums by the percentage of food or beverage vendors at each location cited for ... More >>
Flickr: van-murphThe Panthers present a much bigger challenge than Tallon had with the Hawks.Last week former Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon was hired for the same position by our humble Florida Panthers. Tallon's stock is high, if only because the Hawks team he assembled is now o ... More >>
Flickr: GoalProVokounWhile the National Hockey League takes a break for the Winter Olympics, fans are keeping themselves busy with trade talk, and one of the hottest pieces of gossip involves a cornerstone of the Florida Panthers franchise: goaltender Tomas Vokoun.During these Olympics, Vokoun's ... More >>
There are high school students who are older than the Florida Panthers franchise, but it seems team owners couldn't wait any longer to start working on a hall of fame. That's a virtual tour above. It's hard to tell exactly what's in the trophy cases -- was that a Pavel Bure jersey? This idea might ... More >>
Last night your forgotten Florida Panthers did something they've been doing a lot lately: They went on the road and beat the hell out of someone. In this case, the Buffalo Sabres, 6-2. It was the team's fourth victory in the last five road games. Suddenly, a team that started the season by winning j ... More >>
Flickr: Peter EllisTraditionally, the Flyers' "team bonding events" involve pummeling men with different jerseys.The Philadelphia Flyers just arrived in town to play our Panthers -- on Friday night. That means the team has four days and three nights to kill before they suit up in the BankAtlantic ... More >>
Looks like the Panthers like playing in front of big crowds. In Helsinki, they won their opening game of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks, a team that's a fashionable pick to win the Stanley Cup.David Booth overcame the Juice jinx, scoring the tying goal with less than three minutes left ... More >>
Last night the National Hockey League staged its All-Star Game in Montreal, and by tomorrow everyone will have forgotten that East beat West -- or was it the other way around? All-Star games are remembered by individual performances, not
final scores. A big winner: Florida Panthers defenseman
Jay Bo ... More >>