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Mateo's Hoop Diary: A Weird Start to NBA Season

Mateo’s Hoop Diary: A Weird Start to NBA Season

/ / Basketball, South Florida
The NBA season is still in its infancy, and most things seen now should be taken with a grain of salt.  Like last year, some records, good and bad, only two weeks into action can be misleading.  This part of the season is purely for enjoyment.  Making accurate predictions based on the limited sample size ...
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Kyle Lowry and the Heat are One and the Same

Kyle Lowry and the Heat are One and the Same

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Fitting into a new situation can take time and patience for anyone. Whether it's been arriving at a new school or a new job, we've all experienced the awkward orientation period. Trying to find where you belong while not stepping on the toes of those who are already there. For Kyle Lowry and the Miami ...
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Five keys to Panthers hot start

Five keys to Panthers hot start

The Florida Panthers are off to the hottest start in franchise history, heading into Thursday with a record of 8-0-1. As a top team in the NHL, the Panthers have had a lot go right for them to start the year. Here are five keys to the Panthers hot start this season.  Goaltending The biggest ...
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Deshaun Watson

Should the Miami Dolphins go all-in on Deshaun Watson?

/ / Football, South Florida
November 3rd, 2019. Your 1-7 Miami Dolphins were celebrating their first win of the season and Head Coach Brian Flores first victory as a Head Coach, a victory that felt as if it would never arrive after losing 7 straight to begin the season. There was a sense of hope that afternoon with Wideouts Preston ...
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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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