1. Preseason Winds Down—Miami Heat Tested Before Start of Season Against Knicks

    The Miami Heat take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in their second-to-last game of the preseason, which hasn’t been all that kind to the Miami franchise...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 223 reads 21 comments

  2. Miami Ballpark Still On Track Despite Quixotic Norman Braman Suit

    Okay, the 2009 season is over for the Marlins, and there’s a bitterness to that statement that is real, but not relevant...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 186 reads 15 comments

  3. Miami-New Orleans: Dolphins and Saints "Showdown in South Beach"

    The New England Patriots literally rolled over the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday, winning by a 59-0 score that shocked many in the sports world, including myself, who figured Jeff Fisher’s Titans were due to play well...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 876 reads 9 comments

  4. Miami-UCF: Hurricanes Barely Weather Stormy Knights? Hardly

    Okay, so the 27-7 victory the Miami Hurricanes had over the UCF Knights yesterday wasn’t the absolute destruction ‘Canes fans saw when Miami routed the FAMU Rattlers a week ago...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 689 reads 4 comments

  5. Miami-New Orleans: Heat Scorch Hornets For First Preseason Win, 97-81

    Okay, the Miami Heat didn’t win any titles last night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City against the New Orleans Hornets. Heck, they didn’t even win a regular season game...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 170 reads 6 comments

  6. A Night To Remember: The 2003 Florida Marlins Shock The World

    The temperature was a little chilly as I stepped out of my front door that day. Earlier, it had reached a high of around 54, but it felt as if it had dropped nearly ten degrees since then...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 544 reads 88 comments

  7. Attention Miami Heat Fans: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

    Coming off last season’s disappointing showing in the playoffs, losing to the Atlanta Hawks in five games in the first round, many of the Miami Heat faithful were clamoring for big moves to be made this offseason...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 688 reads 8 comments

  8. Miami-New York: Chad Henne and Dolphins Top Jets in "Wild" MNF Shootout, 31-27

    Let’s get it out of the way right from the beginning so as not to make anyone who’s reading this be confused about anything. The Miami Dolphins ran the “Wildcat” formation effectively last night and beat the New York Jets 31-27...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 554 reads 21 comments

  9. The Times They Are a Changin': Angels Finally Top Red Sox in Playoffs

    They say the third time’s the charm. For the Los Angeles Angels, it was actually the fifth. For the past two seasons, and four times overall (1986, 2004, 2007-08) the Angels' postseason dreams were shattered by the Red Sox...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 117 reads 4 comments

  10. Miami-Florida A&M: Hurricanes Rout Rattlers, Then Entertainment Begins

    Any Canes fan who takes too much away from the 48-16 rout Miami had over the Florida A&M Rattlers needs to seriously check themselves. Let’s be real here. Florida A&M had no chance whatsoever of beating the Canes coming into the game...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 606 reads 15 comments

  11. What's Up With That? Volume Five

    The Los Angeles Angels were forced to watch helplessly as the Philadelphia Phillies rushed onto the field at the end of Game Seven to celebrate their second consecutive World Series ...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 160 reads 19 comments

  12. Fish Wrap: An End-of-Season Assessment of the 2009 Florida Marlins

    I intended to write this season-ending analysis a week ago, but I'm glad I waited because of all the drama surrounding Fredi Gonzalez that's now resolved...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 187 reads 31 comments

  13. Miami-Oklahoma: Hurricanes Regain Some Swagger 'Sooner' Than Expected

    It wasn’t the impressive offensive showing the Miami Hurricanes had shown in upsetting the Florida State Seminoles in their first game of the year, 38-34 (you can read my recap of that game here)...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,147 reads 17 comments

  14. Greatness Revisited: How "Sugar" Ray Robinson Dominated the "Sweet Science"

    “Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.” Those words were uttered by Frank Bruno, and while nowadays many people would claim otherwise (saying mixed martial arts [MMA], or even...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,071 reads 76 comments

  15. Hokie-Doked: How The Miami Hurricanes Quickly Lost Their Swagger

    Simply put, the Miami Hurricanes and their fans were “Hokie-Doked” into believing they were better than they were. They were brought back down to earth with the 31-7 drubbing Virginia Tech gave them yesterday...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 676 reads 22 comments

  16. Miami-Georgia Tech: Hurricanes Regain Swagger in Thrashing of Yellow Jackets

    The Miami Hurricanes got stung on Thursday night, and that sting felt eerily similar to the stings they’d been receiving from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets over the past four seasons prior to this year...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,005 reads 70 comments

  17. Be Smart: Play Joyfully Today

    As I partook of my afternoon dose of nicotine outside the Fletcher Free Library here in Burlington, VT, a group of pre-schoolers, watched by their day care minders, scrambled around ...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 486 reads 107 comments

  18. What's Up With That? Volume Four

    The late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren, once remarked “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 413 reads 59 comments

  19. Caster Semenya Case Shows Bigotry and Hatred Alive and Well

    South African running sensation and world champion, Caster Semenya has, in my view, been treated so heinously by both the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and ...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 531 reads 36 comments

  20. Jorge Cantu and Others Keep Playoff Dreams Alive for Florida Marlins

    Jorge Cantu, Cody Ross, and Gaby Sanchez propelled the Florida Marlins back into the playoff race last night in a big way, launching doubles and homers into the field and stands of ...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 137 reads 22 comments

  21. Roger Federer's 22-Straight Semis Streak: Open Discussion on Its Ranking

    As I’ve watched this year’s U.S. Open, I’ve come closer than ever to understanding what Lewis H...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 548 reads 64 comments

  22. Three Oft-Forgotten Miami Heat Legends: Seikaly, Rice, and Smith

    Talk of the Heat, and the conversation almost universally centers around such players as Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, or Shaquille O’Neal; or if not them, then Michael Beasley, ...

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  23. Aaugh!: Florida State and Bobby Bowden Tomahawk Flop Again vs. Miami

    Bobby Bowden must feel like Charlie Brown lying on his back after Lucy’s just enticed him into trying another kick before pulling the ball away at the last second to make him look foolish...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 664 reads 73 comments

  24. What's Up With That? Volume Three

    I’m a dog person. Don’t get me wrong, I love cats as well, but a cat simply isn’t as lovable (unless it’s a kitten) as a dog can be...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 5 years ago 320 reads 87 comments

  25. Tim James: A True Warrior

    Warrior. That term is bandied about so much it sometimes seems it has lost its meaning. Many people use it to describe someone when it may not truly be deserved...

    Steve Smith Written by Steve Smith about almost 6 years ago 395 reads 72 comments