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The Heat Bringing the Jazz Down: Time to Get Back on Board

The Heat Bringing the Jazz Down: Time to Get Back on Board

The Miami Heat is finally back, right? Beating the best team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, should be enough for those who have been doubting this team since the beginning of the season. A team that didn't have a great preseason (no team did, but still), that brought several pieces that couldn't fit, and ...
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Canes announce Aristide as new LB coach following T-Will Departure

Canes announce Aristide as new LB coach following T-Will Departure

/ / Football, South Florida
Travis Williams' tenure as linebackers coach at Miami was short-lived and as a result, head coach Manny Diaz found himself yet again searching for a candidate that would assist with coaching up Miami's poorest unit in 2020. The Canes officially announced on Monday that Ishmael Aristide would take over the reigns as the new outside ...
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What are some Miami Heat trade options?

What are some Miami Heat trade options?

March 25th marks the deadline for NBA general managers to secure trade deals with other teams. Trading players gives each squad leader a chance to bolster their roster and potentially upgrade their teams' position in the NBA. Miami Heat's performance this season has dwindled. Considering last season, they slayed the courts during the Covid bubble ...
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Should the Heat be content with the West Coast trip?

Should the Heat be content with the West Coast trip?

The Miami Heat finished their west coast trip with four wins in seven games and will be coming back to south Florida in a similar situation to the one they were when they left. Still three games under .500, and still very close to the top four spots in the Eastern Conference. After Monday night's ...
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A streak to start believing again

A streak to start believing again

A winning streak. Finally... The Miami Heat has really struggled this season. On Tuesday night, against the Knicks, it wasn't different. Jimmy Butler is back, is his best version, aggressive, leading the team, and on Tuesday, it was him all over again. A +25 that almost ended up in a loss, believe it or not. That's how ...
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The new look Panthers start season strong

The new look Panthers start season strong

/ / Ice Hockey
The Panthers have been South Florida’s hottest team over the month of January with a 5-0-1 record in a six game span. The Cats are off to their best start in franchise history early on in this shortened NHL season.  A large part of the team’s early success can be attributed to all of the ...
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The Current State of Frustration Surrounding the Miami Heat

The Current State of Frustration Surrounding the Miami Heat

/ / Basketball
Miami has now hit the 20 game mark of a 72 game season, which is when most teams would normally have an idea of what they are. For the Heat, that hasn’t been the case for reasons out of their hands. But things aren’t as simple as merely blaming COVID protocols. Questions and frustrations are ...
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Duncan Robinson’s Quiet Defensive Improvement

Duncan Robinson’s Quiet Defensive Improvement

/ / Basketball
The story of the NBA’s prototypical sharpshooter has been as predictable as the plot of a Hallmark Movie. The sniper of 3 point shots takes the league by storm, teams start game planning, and the player eventually gets figured out to a point, thus making them less valuable. The shooter is more than likely a ...
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The Curious Case of KZ Okpala

The Curious Case of KZ Okpala

/ / Basketball
KZ Okpala’s major motion picture with the Miami Heat is just about to go into year 2, but it feels like we’re still waiting for the opening credits. The fans feel like they want to see a closer look and better understand the case at hand. When will they get to see the story truly ...
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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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Tua Tagovailoa

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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