South Florida Voices

Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked out of the game on the first play against the Jets.

Pressure Point: Loss to Jets shows how much Dolphins miss Tua

/ / Football, South Florida
Quick, pass the Scope. This 40-17 debacle Sunday at the Meadowlands has to leave a sour taste in the mouth of everyone with any association or interest in the Miami Dolphins — players, coaches, fans. That was a game the Dolphins could have and should have won, despite a mountain of adversity that began on ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: What's Next for Tyler Herro?

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: What’s Next for Tyler Herro?

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Much is expected from lottery picks, especially those who lock up $120 million in guaranteed money before incentives on their rookie extension. The deal is a win for both sides. Tyler Herro gets the long-term security of generational affluence, and the Miami Heat have a blue-chip asset on the books for five years. Herro has ...
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I Still Believe in a Place Called Hope

I Still Believe in a Place Called Hope

Some of you might get the reference in the title, as it echoes out of my childhood. Bill Clinton, from Hope, Arkansas, famously ended his acceptance speech for the 1992 Presidential Campaign by saying, "I still believe in a place called Hope." Former President Clinton played an outsized role in how I grew to love ...
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Miami Dolphins Melvin Ingram picks up Josh Allen's fumble

Fresh Perspective: Miami Dolphins veteran leadership paying early dividends

/ / Football, South Florida
Looking back on the past few seasons for the Miami Dolphins, one of the main things that was missing was true veteran leadership. In 2021, the oldest player on the roster was 34-year-old defensive back Jason McCourty, and he was placed on season-ending IR at the end of October. After McCourty, the only player left ...
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Tua Tagovailoa consoles rival QB Josh Allen after the Dolphins' win against the Bills.

Pressure Point: 3-0 Dolphins may be building something special

/ / Football, South Florida
There are so many enduring images from the Miami Dolphins’ most unconventional of victories against their AFC East nemesis, the Buffalo Bills. The final one, of Tua Tagovailoa consoling Bills all-everything quarterback Josh Allen, was due to the one that finally brought the Allen tsunami to a halt. That was the one of the never-quit ...
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Panthers' forward Matthew Tkachuk speaking in front of microphone

Matthew Tkachuk is enjoying life under the sun

/ / Ice Hockey, South Florida
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - It’s been two months since the Florida Panthers pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade that sent 24-year-old Matthew Tkachuk to Sunrise. This past week, Tkachuk finally hit the ice for formal skates, alongside 55 other players at Panthers training camp. While only being in South Florida for a short time, ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Robert Sarver Heading for the Exit

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Robert Sarver Heading for the Exit

/ / Basketball, South Florida
In a strange turn of events, Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver saved the last scrap of decency to his name and began the process of looking for buyers for his clubs. Hallelujah. This time, it didn’t take the NBA communicating with a special ally through back channels to ease the removal process. The ...
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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa led a comeback win from a three-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens.

Pressure Point: Tua, Dolphins merit raves for shocker over Ravens

/ / Football, South Florida
Just savor it, Dolphins fans. We’ve never seen the likes of the Miami Dolphins’ 42-38 comeback thriller Sunday at Baltimore. But after Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and a Dolphins-record-tying six touchdowns, including two each to Tyreek Hill (190 yards) and Jaylen Waddle (171 yards), there is reason to look ahead with hope. Like ...
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In sports, for the rich, the rules don't always apply

In sports, for the rich, the rules don’t always apply

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform sat confused. Not even an hour into the June 22 deposition that lauded Roger Goodell, the questions of morality took shape. Goodell sat firm as NFL commissioner, defending his judgment and sentencing of Dan Snyder, an NFL owner, arguing the actions were unacceptable and that the league would “not ...
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Miami Hurricanes

Play Like a Hurricane

/ / Football, South Florida
Big game weeks are different. The pulse quickens, tension mounts. We all know the feeling. Usually, for Miami fans, that is Florida State week. And, on the off chance that Florida agrees to play Miami, that week is special too. This week? It has those vibes. SEC! SEC! SEC! There are several reasons for excitement this ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Commissioner Adam Silver Didn't Do Enough

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Commissioner Adam Silver Didn’t Do Enough

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The NBA has temporarily rid itself of Robert Sarver, but the commissioner went soft on his ruling.  Having the majority Suns owner step away and fined the maximum penalty of $10 million under the collective bargaining agreement was an unsatisfying course of action when factoring in the findings of the Wacthell Lipton report.   This situation ...
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The Town That I Know So Well

The Town That I Know So Well

/ / Football, South Florida
The concept of home is a tenuous one at best. It has a textbook definition, no doubt, often centered around the physical dwelling in which one resides. But what does it really mean? Is it the place you were born? The place you currently live? The place you identify with? As the Miami Hurricanes travel ...
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Coach Mike McDaniel gets the game ball after winning his first game as Dolphins coach.

Pressure Point: Feel-good win, but Dolphins need more from Tua, offense

/ / Football, South Florida
The Dolphins’ 20-7 thumping of the Patriots in the season opener was about as satisfying as a Dolfan could hope for, given the years of abuse by Bill Belichick’s teams. At the same time it left a lot of room for improvement if Miami is going to contend with the latest beast of the AFC ...
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Mateo's Hoops Diary: Cleveland's Ceiling With Donovan Mitchell

Mateo’s Hoops Diary: Cleveland’s Ceiling With Donovan Mitchell

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Donovan Mitchell is a lucky man.  He now lives in the same city as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Oh, and he’ll also be playing with a better-equipped squad to hide his deficiencies guarding opponents. It might take the first couple of months of the year for coach JB Bickerstaff to calibrate the ...
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Mateo's Hoops Diary: Butler’s Time in Miami Won’t be for Nothing

Mateo’s Hoops Diary: Butler’s Time in Miami Won’t be for Nothing

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Miami’s window for a championship will remain open as long as Jimmy Butler can produce as he has in two of the last three Playoffs.  Even then, he will still need some herculean efforts from his teammates, but if they fall short, it won’t mean his time wearing white-hot was a failure.  Championship rings aren’t ...
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Mario Cristobal's Calling

Mario Cristobal’s Calling

/ / Football, South Florida
November 13, 2021. The Miami Hurricanes did what they've done for the better part of two decades. Play infuriatingly poor football, have enough explosive plays to somehow be in a position to win, and blow the game anyway. But this felt different. Losing to that Florida State team was clearly unacceptable to the fan base ...
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