football http://blog.wlrn.org en Canes Marketing Encourages Fans To "Go To Fewer Games" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/canes-marketing-encourages-fans-go-fewer-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Miami Hurricanes have had trouble filling Sun Life Stadium in the past. It is far away from campus, and attendance often does not fill even the lower bowl.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So the marketing team at the athletics department tried something a little unconventional: They created <a href="http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/06/06/in-new-ad-miami-hurricanes-tell-fans-to-go-to-fewer-games/" target="_blank">an ad calling on fans to "GO TO FEWER GAMES."</a></span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:00:17 +0000 Carla Javier 34301 at http://blog.wlrn.org Canes Marketing Encourages Fans To "Go To Fewer Games" The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and the Course of Civil Rights http://blog.wlrn.org/post/season-black-college-football-transformed-sport-and-course-civil-rights <div></div><div>03/19/14- Wednesday's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a>: The City of Miami’s&nbsp;Orange Bowl stadium is gone. &nbsp;The high-tech Marlins stadium is now at the sight. &nbsp;But it was the venue of many, many impactful games. &nbsp;Think of the many Orange Bowl classics . . . Or Joe&nbsp;Namath and the Jets winning the Super Bowl . . . The underdog Hurricanes outlasting Nebraska by a point in 1984 . . . Or Dan&nbsp;Marino &amp; Don Shula besting the undefeated Chicago&nbsp;Bears in 1985. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29450 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and the Course of Civil Rights Miami Dolphins 'Part Ways' With General Manager Jeff Ireland http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dolphins-part-ways-general-manager-jeff-ireland <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Miami Dolphins and general manager Jeff Ireland parted ways on Tuesday afternoon, ending a six-year tenure with the team, including the past four in which he had final say on all personnel decisions.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:59:18 +0000 Barry Jackson 26167 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Dolphins 'Part Ways' With General Manager Jeff Ireland Dakota Dreams: Liberty City Football Players A Long Way From Home http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dakota-dreams-liberty-city-football-players-long-way-home <p>It was the kind of cold they could feel in their bones, made worse by 30-mph winds that barreled across the North Dakota plains and whipped between the goal posts.<br /><br />“At some point, you are going to walk out there, and your body is going to say ‘I’m cold,’” their coach had warned before kickoff. “Your body is going to try to say, ‘I can’t do this right now.’ You ignore that. You ignore that, understood?”<br /><br />“Yes, sir!” they replied in chorus with their teammates.<br /><br />But what did four kids from Liberty City know about playing football in freezing temperatures? Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:52:53 +0000 Kathleen McGrory 25514 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dakota Dreams: Liberty City Football Players A Long Way From Home Breaking the Line: 1967’s Transformation Orange Blossom Classic Football Game http://blog.wlrn.org/post/breaking-line-1967-s-transformation-orange-blossom-classic-football-game <p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 24756 at http://blog.wlrn.org Breaking the Line: 1967’s Transformation Orange Blossom Classic Football Game Dolphins Bullying: If You Celebrate Savagery, Civility Might Be Too Much To Ask http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dolphins-bullying-if-you-celebrate-savagery-civility-might-be-too-much-ask <p>There are two facts repeated in almost every telling of the story of bullying and harassment in &nbsp;the Miami Dolphins' organization: Richie Incognito, named "the dirtiest player in the NFL," is no stranger to controversy, and Jonathan Martin is a Stanford graduate whose parents both graduated from Ivy League school, which would make him part of the elite in some circles.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:10:13 +0000 Neyda Borges 23306 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dolphins Bullying: If You Celebrate Savagery, Civility Might Be Too Much To Ask When It Comes To Brain Injury, Authors Say NFL Is In A 'League Of Denial' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/when-it-comes-brain-injury-authors-say-nfl-league-denial When the Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls in the 1970s, you could argue that no one played a bigger role than Mike Webster. Webster was the Steelers' center, snapping the ball to the quarterback, then waging war in the trenches, slamming his body and helmet into defensive players to halt their rush.<p>He was a local hero, which is why the city was stunned when his life fell apart. He lost all his money, and his marriage, and ended up spending nights in the bus terminal in Pittsburgh. Webster died of a heart attack, and on Sept. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:56:53 +0000 21735 at http://blog.wlrn.org When It Comes To Brain Injury, Authors Say NFL Is In A 'League Of Denial' Tasty Tailgate Treats from Chef Howie Kleinberg http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tasty-tailgate-treats-chef-howie-kleinberg <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">09/12/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman </span>interview with <strong><a href="http://www.bulldog-bbq.com/">Bulldog Barbecue</a></strong> restaurant chef/owner <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/ChefHoward">Howie Kleinberg</a></strong>.&nbsp; Football season is in full swing.&nbsp; Howie gives us tips for tailgate parties and we taste some tailgate treats. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the second half of <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents">Topical Currents</a></strong>, Thursday at 1:30 on WLRN-HD1.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 20472 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tasty Tailgate Treats from Chef Howie Kleinberg Why The UM Hurricanes And The UF Gators May Go Their Separate Ways http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-um-hurricanes-and-uf-gators-may-go-their-separate-ways <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal; ">"Knock, Knock."</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:22:48 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 20216 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why The UM Hurricanes And The UF Gators May Go Their Separate Ways Alabama and Notre Dame Show Their BCS Colors in Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/alabama-and-notre-dame-show-their-bcs-colors-miami <p>Kickoff for the <a href="http://www.bcsfootball.org/">BCS championship game</a> between Alabama and Notre Dame happens at 8:30 tonight. But fans from both teams have been showing their colors across Miami and South Florida all weekend.</p><p>Check out some of our favorite BCS&nbsp;tweets and trash talk below:</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:14:36 +0000 Daniel Rivero & Daniel 7393 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: State Gives Green Light To FPL Rate Increase http://blog.wlrn.org/post/newscast-state-gives-green-light-fpl-rate-increase <p></p><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:05:37 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 6292 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: State Gives Green Light To FPL Rate Increase How to See Art, Football And Still Get To Eat During Art Basel http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-see-art-football-and-still-get-eat-during-art-basel <p>Last week, we gave you Trina&nbsp;Sargalski's&nbsp;tips on the&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/pop-restaurants-popping-during-art-basel">pop-up food venues</a>&nbsp;that will disappear with the end of Art Basel. Today is the last day for those places.</p><p></p><p>But it's not just the last day of Art Basel. It's Sunday. In December. &nbsp;And if you're trying to figure out how to juggle art, football&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;a reasonable blood sugar level&nbsp;, here are few places that may satisfy all three, in close proximity to the various fairs.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Heather Hernandez 6018 at http://blog.wlrn.org How to See Art, Football And Still Get To Eat During Art Basel