Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
The 2013 sports year has been filled with oddities like the Super Bowl blackout. But perhaps no one could have forecasted a year that could see the Miami Hurricanes beat the Duke Blue Devils for the ACC basketball championship and Duke beat Miami on the football field and be on the cusp of playing for the ACC football championship.
It’s been more than a month since the Miami Hurricanes kicked their season into high gear with a mauling of the then-number one ranked Duke Blue Devils. Since then both teams have had Saturday circled on the calendar for the rematch.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team made a national statement Wednesday night with an annihilation of the number one ranked Duke Blue Devils at the Bank United Center.
A few years ago, a game between Florida International and Duke would have been a battle of teams most major schools schedule for an easy victory. But thanks to head coach Mario Cristobal’s influence, FIU is on the rise and David Cutcliffe’s Blue Devils aren’t exactly pushovers.
The Florida Panthers will try to do something Thursday night South Florida hasn’t seen them do in 16 years, win a Stanley Cup Playoff series. The only thing standing in the Panthers’ way is the New Jersey Devils.
The biggest storyline heading into Tuesday night’s Game 6 between the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils was the health of Florida goalie Jose Theodore.
For the first time since 2005, South Florida is about to experience a Game 7 in a playoff series as the Florida Panthers fight for their playoff lives against the New Jersey Devils at the Bank Atlantic Center Thursday.
Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy which is given to the player judged to have exhibited the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.