Miami in its history has survived all sorts of challenges and trying times, from race riots to massive hurricanes to Richie Incognito.
Every March brings a somewhat more pleasant challenge, but a hectic challenge nonetheless. This is when we face the sensory overload of our most crowded month for sports. I’d present March in South Florida to anybody still peddling the myth about how Miami is such a lousy sports town.
I don’t know many better for the breadth of stuff we see this month. Consider:
Soon, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and the racket crowd will be in Key Biscayne for tennis’ annual “fifth major” in our most gorgeous setting for sports.
Baseball spring training is a short hop to the north in Palm Beach.
The Heat is blasting toward the NBA playoffs.
The Panthers are still on the ice.
The Hurricanes and college basketball wrap up their regular seasons and chug toward March Madness as conference tournaments and NCAA bracketology near.
The baseball Canes play at No. 2 Florida State this week, while down in Coral Gables, UM opens spring football practice.
The Dolphins delve into free agency this month and prepare for the NFL Draft.
Oh, and Gulfstream hosts the pageantry of the upcoming Florida Derby, kickoff to horse racing’s Triple Crown season.
That about enough for ya?Richie Incognito Caron Butler Danny Granger