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Miami Heat Respond to Jimmy Butler's Tebow Moment

Miami Heat Respond to Jimmy Butler’s Tebow Moment

/ / Basketball
It was a rough time in Dadeland. Fresh off winning six of seven games, the Heat lost three-straight to the Suns, Nuggets, and Timberwolves by an average of 15 points per game. Each contest saw Miami jump out to big first quarter leads only to get manhandled in the second period of play. Then, to cap it ...
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Bam Adebayo Belongs in Defensive Player of the Year Discussion

Bam Adebayo Belongs in Defensive Player of the Year Discussion

/ / Basketball
The 2020-2021 NBA season is nearing its home stretch, and there’s a lot of awards talk starting to surface. The MVP race appears to be down to Joel Embiid vs. Nikola Jokic. The Most Improved Player award is being delivered to Julius Randle’s house as we speak. The Rookie of the Year might come down ...
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Jimmy Butler's Needed Boiling Point

Jimmy Butler’s Needed Boiling Point

/ / Basketball, South Florida
It was an ugly night of basketball once again for the Miami Heat against the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves. It was the same story Miami had seen over the past two games against the Suns and Nuggets. A decent first quarter followed by an immediate avalanche of disappointment. All the defensive habits they had built up ...
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Trusting the Defensive Process of Erik Spoelstra

Trusting the Defensive Process of Erik Spoelstra

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Erik Spoelstra is a known mad scientist when it comes to the atmosphere of the NBA playoffs. He knows what the strengths of his team are and how to maximize them to their potential. Last season, we saw the team go from a drop-centric scheme throughout the regular season into a high-flying hyperactive switching group ...
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THE EXTRA YARD:  Alf's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

THE EXTRA YARD: Alf’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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(This is a NO TRADE MOCK DRAFT. For more, download Three Yards Per Carry) 1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15) Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson Junior 6'6" 220 lbs The Best QB Prospect since Andrew Luck. This time..for real. 2. New York Jets (2-14) Zach Wilson QB BYU Junior 6'3" 210 lbs Zach Wilson really ran up boards ...
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Pablo Lopez, another victim of the lack of production

Pablo Lopez, another victim of the lack of production

Pablo Lopez was a victim again. The Marlins keep wasting great starts by their starting pitchers' great performances. On his first start of the season, Anthony Bass allowed a three-run homer and blew the save, and on Wednesday, the Marlins just couldn't hit. Just like what happened with Sandy Alcantara on Tuesday, on Wednesday afternoon, ...
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Jazz Chisholm is a Marlins star in the making

Jazz Chisholm is a Marlins star in the making

“Hold on, Jazz is starting his thing.” Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that about rookie second baseman Jazz Chisholm on Friday after he hit a triple to spark a three-run rally in a 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. It sounded like a promise at first but after Saturday, it’s starting to appear ...
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The Defense Manual: Miami Heat Edition

The Defense Manual: Miami Heat Edition

After the Miami Heat expanded their winning streak to 3 games on Thursday night against the Warriors, on the same night Victor Oladipo made his Heat debut, the defense is what truly stood out. Miami has the option to run lineups with 4, or even 5, of the most versatile defenders in this league, which ...
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THE EXTRA YARD:  Alf's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

THE EXTRA YARD: Alf’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

/ / South Florida
(This is a NO TRADE MOCK DRAFT. For more, download Three Yards Per Carry) 1. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15) Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson Junior 6'6" 220 lbs The Best QB Prospect since Andrew Luck. This time..for real. 2. New York Jets (2-14) Zach Wilson QB BYU Junior 6'3" 210 lbs Zach Wilson really ran up boards ...
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A Brighter Tomorrow for the Miami Heat

A Brighter Tomorrow for the Miami Heat

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The NBA Trade Deadline has finally come to its conclusion after what felt like ages. Everyone has given their thoughts about who won and who lost and which player Danny Ainge almost got. Everyone was waiting on Kyle Lowry to change the fortunes of whichever team he would end up with. The 34-year old point ...
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Five Takeaways from the Dolphins first week of free agency

The first week of free agency is officially in the books, and the Miami Dolphins have made several key acquisitions to improve in 2021 and beyond. Here are five things we learned about the Dolphins after the first week of free agency! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "You can’t always get what you want." Maybe we should’ve listened to ...
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Justice League Snyder Cut: Let’s Review!

/ / South Florida
The first instinct to the news that HBO Max would be streaming a four-hour Justice League Snyder Cut was pure unadulterated WHAT THE SHIT THIS IS GONNA BE A CRAZY TRAIN OF EPICALLY BLOATED PROPORTIONS! And, for the most part, that’s still what people are expecting. It’s what we were expecting. But upon taking a ...
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Dolphins coach Brian Flores discussed free agency, the draft and Tua Tagovailoa.

Pressure Point: Flores ‘excited’ about Tua as Dolphins prepare for free agency, draft

/ / Football, South Florida
All of the speculation so far in this NFL offseason about the Miami Dolphins is focused on the possible pursuit of elite quarterback Deshaun Watson through trade and what they may do with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft. None of it has altered the view of coach Brian Flores, at least publicly, ...
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All Jimmy: The Heat's Extreme Reliance on Butler

All Jimmy: The Heat’s Extreme Reliance on Butler

/ / Basketball
After one-half of this current chaotic whirlwind of an NBA “season,” the Miami Heat find themselves at 18-18. It was more of a matter of survival for Miami in the first lap around the track. They somehow pulled through and endured countless COVID and injury-related absences. Going through portions of the season playing 2-way guys ...
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Isan Diaz and his last shot

Isan Diaz and his last shot

Isan Diaz is battling with Jazz Chisholm to see who will be the starting second baseman for the Miami Marlins in the beginning of the 2021 season. When Diaz came up, he was destroying minor-league pitching hitting homers here and there. However, the result has not been the same when he had to face Major ...
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THE EXTRA YARD: Alf’s Annual QB rankings.

/ / South Florida
NOTE: This list is not a ranking of overall talent, but a ranking of near term QB situations (if they can keep them) till the Draft. Players are ranked in 4 categories: “The Elite” , “The Franchise Guys”, “The Best of the Rest” and “The “Replaceables.” THE ELITE 1. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) The most exciting ...
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