South Florida Voices

Mateo's Hoop Diary: Protect Embiid at All Costs

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Protect Embiid at All Costs

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The cavalier attitude the 76ers are showing towards Joel Embiid’s health is a sign of their cracked morales.  Concerns about his long-term durability have evaporated while Ben Simmons is absent with “personal” reasons, and the team attempts its best effort at a respectable record. Desperation must be high for Philadelphia, or else no one would ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: James Harden's Mark of Greatness

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: James Harden’s Mark of Greatness

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The world's smallest violin plays a tune for the cries of James Harden.  The Beard had a long, fruitful run manipulating the rules on offense, and now with regulation changes implemented for the 2021/2022 season, #13 hasn’t been a regular at the free-throw line.  The Nets are only 2-3, but Harden is only taking three ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Sarver, The Ungrateful (Phoenix) Sun

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Sarver, The Ungrateful (Phoenix) Sun

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The ungrateful always forget what misery feels like as soon as they have the upper hand.  These foul characters complicate the job of others and make them uncomfortable because they can’t get out of their own way. Cheap fools are usually destined to repeat their blunders and in short order, are back at the bottom ...
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Heat in Five: Your Miami Heat Season Preview Palooza!

JESUS FUCK MOUSE IT’S HEAT SEASON! And I have one question for you: Can you feel the Heat? We should all just spend the whole day going around asking people, “Can you feel the Heat? '' And then when they’re like, “Huh? Wha?” We say it louder. “CAN YOU FEEL THE HEAT???” And whenever anyone ...
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Tua Deserves Better Than the Miami Dolphins

Tua Deserves Better Than the Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa has given everything he can to the Miami Dolphins with nothing in return. Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Miami Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa were destined to unite. Miami tore it all down to rebuild around their quarterback of the future. Just to tear him and the franchise apart instead ...
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Five Reasons

The Five Reasons Sports NBA Preview: 14 Contributors Give Their Predictions

/ / Basketball, South Florida
After the shortest offseason in NBA history followed by what seemed like the longest offseason in NBA history, NBA basketball is back this week!  Heat fans have enjoyed an exciting preseason, but now things are for real.  In the last weekend without basketball for eight months, Five Reasons Sports gathered thirteen “experts” (stop laughing) to ...
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Road to the Orange Bowl: Cincinnati needs to make it to the CFP

Road to the Orange Bowl: Cincinnati needs to make it to the CFP

/ / Football, South Florida
Oooooh the rich, creamy, delicious irony that the Central Florida Golden Knights — known for bucking the establishment by naming themselves national champions after beating the team who beat the team that won the national championship game — lost to the team with the best chance of finally representing the Group of 5 in the ...
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Five Preseason Notes to Take Into Miami Heat's Regular Season

Five Preseason Notes to Take Into Miami Heat’s Regular Season

/ / Basketball, South Florida
We've reached the end of the Miami Heat preseason and South Florida sports fans couldn't be happier. Miami has now played an entire regular season, postseason, and almost a whole preseason before the one-year anniversary of their Finals defeat. While preseason records are not indicative of what's to come; there are some things you can ...
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Dolphins

Fresh Perspective: Dolphins downfall is lack of veteran leadership

/ / Football, South Florida
The Miami Dolphins are officially lower than they've ever been during the Brian Flores era. In 2019, it was excusable because the entire point of that season was to strip the roster down and start over from scratch. Miami went 5-11, and somehow should have been worse than that. However, the young players on the ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Zion Williamson, Thicker Than Most

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Zion Williamson, Thicker Than Most

/ / Basketball, South Florida
A basketball looks more aerodynamic than Zion Williamson.  Since his days at Duke, he’s punished the scales whenever stepping on them as his 6’7 frame carries 284 pounds of “reported” diesel.    One of the dilemmas with New Orleans’ star forward pushing maximum density is he is not a 7-footer, despite being an athletic marvel.  Even ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: Living on Irving Island

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: Living on Irving Island

/ / Basketball, South Florida
It won’t be a surprise if Kyrie Irving‘s attitude costs the Nets their best chance at a championship. To date, Nash has defended Irving in front of the press, but the former two-time MVP’s patience is tested every day while he supports the star guard’s decision to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine. Whenever Brooklyn’s coach addresses ...
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Road to the Orange Bowl: The purpose of the conference championship game

Road to the Orange Bowl: The purpose of the conference championship game

/ / Football, South Florida
Ever since the College Football Playoff was established in 2014, the conference championship game has been reduced to being nothing more than the method of propping up the flag carrier. Look no further than the Big 12. The lack of a title game left out TCU and Baylor in the first year of the new ...
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Xavien Howard and the Miami Dolphins defense had a rough time in a 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pressure Point: Dolphins’ decline on defense adds to heat on Flores

/ / Football, South Florida
As let down as Miami Dolphins followers feel about this 1-4 train wreck of a start to the season, imagine the gut punch for the 81-year-old team owner. Steve Ross went all in on the Brian Flores/Chris Grier regime leading a rebuilding effort to finally get the Dolphins off the NFL island of lost causes ...
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2021-2022 Florida Panthers Season Preview

2021-2022 Florida Panthers Season Preview

The start of the new NHL season for the Florida Panthers is only a week away and the league should be scared of this year’s Cats team. With key players returning from injury and some new faces in Sunrise, can the Panthers compete for the Stanley Cup? Here is the 2021-2022 Florida Panthers season preview ...
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Tyler Herro is Primed for a Bounce Back Season

Tyler Herro is Primed for a Bounce Back Season

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The 2021-22 season is a brand new start for so many players on the Miami Heat. Some of them are newcomers, while others are familiar faces with something to prove. The trials and tribulations of an embattled second season are behind guys like Kyle Lowry, Bam Adebayo, and Duncan Robinson. But for Tyler Herro, a ...
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Mateo's Hoop Diary: J-Kidd Off to a Rocky Start?

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: J-Kidd Off to a Rocky Start?

/ / Basketball, South Florida
It didn’t take more than a day for Jason Kidd, newly hired head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, to take an unfair jab during media availabilities at his rockstar point guard Luka Dončić .  The art of communication has never been a forte of Kidd’s.  Just ask his first wife, Larry Sanders or Zaza Pachulia.  ...
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