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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the opening night event for Super Bowl 54. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Veterans vs. Newbies: The NFL Playoff Story

/ / Football
The playoffs in the 2020-2021 NFL season holds a special matchup. While the NFC has 3 starting QB’s over the age of 36, the AFC has 4 starting QB’s under the age of 26, and the youngest QB in the NFC is older than the oldest QB in the AFC. After Wild Card Weekend, the ...
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This Dave Hyde Article About Tua Tagovailoa Sucks

/ / Football, South Florida
Dave Hyde is a sportswriter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. And this Dave Hyde article sucks. We’re not saying that he’s incompetent and should lose his livelihood (he's won major awards!). What we are saying is that, like his colleagues in the South Florida sports coverage community, he tends to fall back on lazy hot ...
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Tua Tagovailoa left the final game of his rookie season with a bitter taste after the Dolphins were routed by the Bills.

Pressure Point: Dolphins shift focus to vital offseason with No. 3 pick

/ / Football, South Florida
The crash-and-burn of the Miami Dolphins’ unexpected playoff run shouldn’t leave a lasting sour taste or taint a truly exceptional season. Though rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he and his teammates were left with “a bitter taste in our mouths” in the immediate aftermath of the 56-26 debacle Sunday at Buffalo. “That’s not the way ...
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College Football Playoffs relegated bowls to consolation status

College Football Playoffs relegated bowls to consolation status

/ / Football, South Florida
I love bowl season. I love the matchups and getting to spend a full month watching games I wished I could have in September. I can’t remember a year in which I hadn’t been to a bowl game since I got into sports media in 2011. The bowl games used to mean something, but not ...
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The Miami Hurricanes' Déjà Vu And Breaking the Cycle

The Miami Hurricanes’ Déjà Vu And Breaking the Cycle

/ / Football, South Florida
Let's start with some multiple choice. "The numbers are so astonishingly bad as to stress the bounds of reality." The following quote can be used to accurately describe which of the following? Miami's bowl record. The routine, record setting performances of Canes' opponents. Miami's preparation to start games. The ability of the Canes' WRs to ...
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Fresh Perspective: Patience is mandatory with Tua Tagovailoa

/ / Football, South Florida
There's no denying that the NFL suffers from a severe case of recency bias. Fans and analysts alike always choose to focus on the players putting on the greatest show, regardless of previous performance or reputation. When Jakeem Grant returns a punt for 80 yards and scores a touchdown, everyone loves him. When he drops ...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick somehow gets off the pass to set up the winning field goal against the Raiders.

Pressure Point: FitzMagic saves Dolphins, but don’t give up on Tua

/ / Football, South Florida
Leave it to Miami Dolphins fans to turn a heart-stopping, season-saving win into a quarterback controversy. If only in their minds. Immediately after Ryan Fitzpatrick came off the bench Saturday night to lead an improbable comeback to a 26-25 victory over the Raiders, coach Brian Flores said rookie Tua Tagovailoa will remain the starter when ...
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Tua Tagovailoa celebrates with teammates after scoring one of his two touchdowns in a 22-12 win over the Patriots.

Pressure Point: Dolphins deliver joy to fans, so enjoy it

/ / Football, South Florida
Mike Gesicki, DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant out. Rookie quarterback vs. a Bill Belichick defense with extra time to prepare. Big problem? With his receiving corps decimated by injuries, veteran offensive coordinator Chan Gailey had the ideal remedy for a 22-12 victory the Miami Dolphins had to have Sunday to keep playoff hopes alive. They ran ...
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Houtz Special: Five Things to dish about before Sunday’s matchup vs New England

/ / Football, South Florida
I don’t know what to call this article. After all, it is Saturday and I'm chasing two Rugrats around the house--a day after sucking up more snow than former offensive line coach Chris Foerester-- after Mother Nature dropped a bunch of powder in central PA. Yes, I live in PA. (Note: And yes, I am ...
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Dolphins tigh tend Mike Gesicki scored two touchdowns before suffering an injury.

Pressure Point: Dolphins show resilience in loss, but injuries hurt

/ / Football, South Florida
The Dolphins can walk away from Sunday’s 33-27 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs with only one major lament. That would be the injuries to key players on an offense that was already hamstrung by health issues. In particular, the loss of tight end Mike Gesicki, who left with a potential ...
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Tua vs Mahomes could be the beginning of something special

Tua vs Mahomes could be the beginning of something special

For the first time since 2003, the Miami Dolphins are 8-4 and currently hold the No.6  seed in the AFC. Which is crazy, isn't it? I mean, when you think about how far this team has come in such a short amount of time, it should give fans everywhere a reason to be excited. After ...
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Brian Flores shows he is a coach who will stand up for his players in brawl with the Bengals.

Pressure Point: Final 4 weeks true test for feisty Miami Dolphins

/ / Football, South Florida
As the NFL playoff race approaches critical mass, there’s not much to be learned by combing through the debris of the Miami Dolphins’ ugly win against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was a game that featured two dustups, including a bench-clearing shove fest, five ejections, 14 penalties totaling 116 yards and multiple injuries for each team ...
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Dolphins: The Cheesecake Factory of NFL Backfields

By Michael Christian POTENTIAL HOT TAKE: The Cheesecake factory is one of the most overrated restaurants! Their menu has what seems like hundreds of entrée options and none of them really blow you away. Instead of specializing their entrée’s and creating some signature dishes, they decided it would be best to have a bunch of ...
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Boxing's best P4P returns:  Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia

Boxing’s best P4P returns: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia

/ / South Florida
Where to watch: Saturday, December 5, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Available on FOX PBC PPV. After Errol Spence Jr. defeated Shawn Porter in September of 2019, fight fans everywhere could see where the welterweight division lined up, and how all the big fights would come down. Incoming was a possible Danny Garcia, Manny Pacquiao, or ...
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Brian Flores makes it clear that Tua Tagovailoa will be the Miami Dolphins quarterback when he is healty. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Pressure Point: If Tua is healthy, he’s the Dolphins’ QB—as he should be

/ / Football, South Florida
The main conclusion about the Dolphins’ 20-3 win Sunday against the hapless Jets (0-11) is Miami did what was needed to hold serve against the worst team in the NFL. They got the result that was expected. Combined with losses by Las Vegas and Indianapolis, the 7-4 Dolphins moved into the sixth seed (out of ...
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The Essence of Maradona in 5 Unforgettable Quotes

The Essence of Maradona in 5 Unforgettable Quotes

/ / Soccer
Diego Armando Maradona was a legendary soccer player, maybe the greatest of all-time, and he passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday. His legacy was defined not just by his authorship of the best goal you will ever see, the one that made him seem like a “cosmic kite” leaving Englishmen in the ...
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