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The Case for LeBron Back in Miami

The Case for LeBron Back in Miami

I mean, wow. The Lakers organization has been a horrific mess since the tail end of Kobe Bryant's career, rightfully being knighted the 'LOLakers' for the majority of the past decade. That was overdone, perhaps, especially when the Lakers managed to land LeBron James on a four-year contract, seeming to set themselves up for a ...
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Smark Your Territory: WWE Money in the Bank Recap

Smark Your Territory: WWE Money in the Bank Recap

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Let's be honest, very few people watched WWE’s Money in the Bank Pay-per-view on Sunday night, because, of course, Game of Thrones.  And although the hit HBO series didn't end the way many of us anticipated, it still had to be better than the wrestling, right? I was about to find out. So I woke ...
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The Miami Heat Beat Big Board: Wings

The Miami Heat Beat Big Board: Wings

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Your Tankathon simulations were futile. Sorry. The Miami Heat will be drafting 13th. With that finally being settled, the Heat Beat/Five Reasons crew will be rolling out some piping hot draft #content for you. We — as in myself, Greg “Leif “Sylvander, and Jack Alfonso — will kick things off with some general big boards, ...
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Griezmann y los falsos romances europeos

Griezmann y los falsos romances europeos

Antoine Griezmann jugó con los sentimientos de los fanáticos del Atlético de Madrid por dos veranos consecutivos. Hace menos de un año mantuvo en ascuas a sus seguidores rojiblancos, y hasta hizo un documental a lo LeBron James, para anunciar que se quedaba con el equipo porque "creía en el proyecto". ¿Cuál era ese proyecto? ...
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The Miami Heat Beat Big Board: Guards

The Miami Heat Beat Big Board: Guards

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Your Tankathon simulations were futile. Sorry. The Miami Heat will be drafting 13th. With that finally being settled, the Heat Beat/Five Reasons crew will be rolling out some piping hot draft #content for you. We -- as in myself, Greg "Leif "Sylvander, and Jack Alfonso -- will kick things off with some general big boards, ...
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Now, Josh Rosen needs to earn it

Now, Josh Rosen needs to earn it

DAVIE – So it begins. The Josh Rosen era? At this point it’s the onset of the audition. Coach Brian Flores prefers to view it as a competition. Though few outsiders believe Rosen won’t be behind center when the Dolphins open the 2019 season, it is in the best interest of the franchise that the ...
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Josh Rosen needs a nickname

Josh Rosen needs a nickname

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In my many years as a fan of the Miami Dolphins, there have been moments that had nothing to do with the on-field product that brought about great excitement. The Dolphins acquiring Keith Jackson, the signing of Jimmy Johnson as Head Coach, the trade for Ricky Williams, Nick Saban coming to town, and yes, the ...
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Dolphins' new regime believes in second chances

Dolphins’ new regime believes in second chances

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Usually when a change is made at the top, it has a trickle effect throughout the entire organization. So once Miami moved on from Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier was handed the keys, a shift in philosophy was sure to follow. And whether it be trading a second-round pick for Josh Rosen or signing an ...
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Don't sleep on Dolphins' Albert Wilson

Don’t sleep on Dolphins’ Albert Wilson

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The Miami Dolphins 2018 season was a disappointment -- to say the least. But unlike what we’ve grown accustomed to in year's past, it wasn’t all doom and gloom in 2018.  In fact, several players emerged as potential franchise-caliber players.  Laremy Tunsil took the next step, Xavien Howard did too. Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker ...
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Valverde y la era de las debacles

Valverde y la era de las debacles

Ernesto Valverde ha sido exitoso en su pasantía por Barcelona, pero será recordado por las debacles históricas en Champions. El FC Barcelona volvió a ser eliminado de la Liga de Campeones de Europa tras ser goleado, humillado y superado por el Liverpool en el encuentro de vuelta en Anfield Road. Ernesto Valverde va a cumplir ...
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Disqualification in the Derby

Disqualification in the Derby

It was another glorious first Saturday in May in Louisville, as the women dressed up to the nines, and the men wore their very best Seersucker suits.  The Kentucky Derby over the years, has become more of a Fashion, and beautiful people exposition, than the premier event for 3 year old thoroughbreds. But this writer ...
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Derek Jeter's actions mean more than hollow words

Derek Jeter’s actions mean more than hollow words

When it comes to the state of the Miami Marlins, the words of CEO Derek Jeter mean almost nothing. Not to say that the second-year chief executive is a liar, but when he makes a decision that’s impactful to the organization and offers no real explanation, then his words are merely hollow. Chip Bowers was ...
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AJR's "Neotheater" transcends Pop Music

AJR’s “Neotheater” transcends Pop Music

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AJR’s “Neotheater” is what you get when you mix the lyrical introspection of twenty one pilots, with the absurd production chops of Jon Bellion, and add a splash of Jack Antonoff’s knack to make make a record tell a complete story. This album, as its title would suggest, is a new form of theater. The ...
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The Heat's 2018-19: Making Sense of an Odd Season

The Heat’s 2018-19: Making Sense of an Odd Season

Just about any way you want to evaluate success, you have to come to the same conclusion regarding the 2018-19 season: it was not a success. The Heat finished the season 39-43, which was short of the season total of 41.5 that was at the WestGate in Las Vegas prior to the start of the ...
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Marlins arms shine at times, but first month a struggle

Marlins arms shine at times, but first month a struggle

The Miami Marlins were the worst team in baseball the first month of the season. As so many expected. They scored only 82 runs up to May 1st, prior to the second game of the series against the Cleveland Indians, hitting just .225 as a team, with a .285 OBP and just 23 home runs ...
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The Chosen Quarterback for the Dolphins

The Chosen Quarterback for the Dolphins

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In a galaxy, far, far, away, the Miami Dolphins once had the greatest quarterback of all-time. As we all know, his name was Dan Marino.  And since the G.O.A.T retired shortly after the 1999 season, it has been anything but sunshine and roses for the once prestigious franchise in South Florida. And as they waited ...
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