Halloween is this week and Thanksgiving is in a month, but I can’t wait. With so many treats to enjoy and so many thanks to give, sports have me in a holiday mood early.
The three-year NCAA investigation of Miami is over and the Hurricanes charge on unthreatened and unshackled at last. UM fans should feel like the munchkins in Oz did as they watched that witch melt. (Come to think of it, that green witch bore an eerie facial resemblance to Nevin Shapiro.)
The Heat’s season opens in two days, meaning LeBron James and the greatest show in South Florida are back on stage. People are still doubting the Heat, which is half the fun.
The Dolphins are in New England on Sunday, and I don’t care if Miami has lost a few in a row or if Tom Brady is having an off year — it’s still Dolphins-Patriots.
The delightfully bearded World Series needs a bigger marquee and seems destined for seven games.
Did I mention Canes at Seminoles in six days?
College basketball tips off soon, too, and just after that Homestead hosts the race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Forget Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Already feels like Christmas around here.Bryant McKinnie
Ex-Heat player Mike Miller lost $1.7 million in a scam and now might sue the Heat because a club employee recommended the man who swindled him. Dear Mike: You did business with a man who’d been indicted on 135 counts of fraud and money laundering. Blame your financial adviser, not the Heat.Bill Russell Bernard Hopkins Johnny Weismuller’s Tiger Woods Brandel Chamblee Alex Rodriguez Parting thought: