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.Miami Domain Extension To Be Launched October 2nd

Dot Miami Domain Extension
The .Miami domain extension is set to be released October 2nd, 2015. However, a new domain name can be reserved / pre-ordered through UnitedDomains.com for $19.00. This is a great opportunity for local businesses and residents of Miami to obtain a relevant domain name. Moreover, since the extension is about to be launched there are plenty of awesome Miami related domains names available. The Magic City has spectacular weather, warm, sunny beaches with miles of crystal clear blue water rolling into stunningly soft sand, an electrifying nightlife, and now a domain name extension.

Gumball 3000 Rally Kicks Off In Miami
Gumball 3000 Miami Fl Race

Start celebrating today on South Beach’s Ocean Drive as the 2014 Gumball 3000 starts tomorrow July 5th at 10:00AM.

From the Gumball 3000 website:

On Wednesday June 4th, supercars, superstars and fans will gather on Miami’s Ocean Drive as the city prepares for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally.

Among the palm trees, sunshine and white sand, Gumballers can expect a hot Floridian welcome. The whole of the famous Art Deco strip will be taken over exclusively by Gumball cars – and it’s set to be the city’s event of the year. The launch party will be a truly Miami experience, and our star performers will make sure the 2014 rally starts with a bang as champagne flows and Gumballers get ready for the week ahead.

On Thursday June 5th, it’s time to start your engines as the rally officially gets on the road and starts the first leg onwards to Daytona Speedway.

Below is the rest of the schedule. I believe the race starts on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach between 10:00AM and 1:00PM with the start flag dropping at 10:00AM sharp.

Wednesday June 4th – Arrivals in Miami
Thursday June 5th – Miami to Atlanta
Friday June 6th – Atlanta to New York
Saturday June 7th – New York to Edinburgh
Sunday June 8th – Edinburgh to London
Monday June 9th – London to Paris
Tuesday June 10th – Paris to Barcelona
Wednesday June 11th – Barcelona to Ibiza

2014 Miami Sneaker Con

Miami 2014 Sneaker Con Bank United Center UM

The 2014 Miami Sneaker Con is being held at UM’s Bank United Center on May 24th 2014. Doors open at 12PM and close at 7PM. Event goers will have the opportunity to buy, sell and trade sneakers. Admission is $20.00. For additional information, please visit the official Sneaker Con Website.

Sneaker Con Miami
Bank United Center
University of Miami
1245 Dauer Drive
Miami, Fl 33146
12PM to 7PM

 

 

2014 Cuba Nostalgia At The Miami Fair And Expo Center!

2014 Cuba Nostalgia Miami Fair Expo Center

The 2014 Cuba Nostalgia will be at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Center May 16th, 17th and 18th. There will be memorabilia, exhibits, music, arts, jewelry, food, and drinks! Tickets will be $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids under 12 years of age. The event will be held at the Fair Expo Center located at 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, Fl 33165. You can also visit the official Cuba Nostalgia website for more info and pictures. This event is always a blast so if you do go be prepared to have a great time!

The Great Miami Tornado

May 12 1997 Downtown Miami Tornado

Seventeen years ago today the Great Miami Tornado gave downtown Miami the scare of a lifetime. The tornado touched down around 2PM and crossed both the MacArthur Causeway and the Venetian Causeway as it headed towards Miami Beach. As the tornado left downtown Miami it lifted out of the water before touching down briefly in Miami Beach. Luckily, the tornado didn’t cause much damage. Other than minor damage throughout the city and a flipped car on the beach it was relatively harmless.

A Projection Of Images On The Leslie Hotel

Art Deco Weekend 2012 – A projection of images onto the exterior of the Leslie Hotel. The Leslie is an Art Deco Hotel located at 1244 Ocean Drive on Miami’s South Beach. The hotel was built in 1937 and at the time the video was taken The Leslie was being renovated.

A Look At The New Miami Hurricanes Uniforms
Miami Hurricanes New Uniforms

University of Miami’s highly anticipated new uniforms are shown above. Image courtesy of Nike.

The Miami Hurricanes have finally unveiled their new uniforms. And the highly anticipated uniforms have lived up to expectations in the eyes of players and fans! The uniforms will still be orange and green and carry the University of Miami U logo. However, as you can see from the above images they are considerably more flashy and now have four different styles.

UM’s home uniforms will be the orange jerseys with the green sleeves. The white jerseys with green sleeves will be uses as their road uniforms.

Throwback Thursday – Miami Blues

A look back at the Miami Blues movie trailer from April of 1990. An all time great flick, which took place in the Magic City 24 years ago. The main characters consisted of Alec Baldwin (Hunt For Red October, BeetleJuice, The Aviator), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Hudsucker Proxy) and Fred Ward (Escape From Alcatraz, The Right Stuff). It was directed by George Armitage who based the film off the Miami Blues novel by Charles Willeford.

The Story Line
A recently released inmate (Frederick Frenger Jr.) moves to Miami to start a new life where he becomes romantically involved with Susie Waggoner. Though, unknown to Susie he’s still up to the same old tricks that landed him in prison in the first place. As Susie is dreaming of living happily ever after with Frederick, Sargent Hoke Moseley begins an investigation into Frederick’s crimes.

Miami Is A Great Sports City
Miami Marlins New Retractable Roof Stadium

Miami currently has three professional sports venues. Above is an early image of the new Miami Marlins Stadium.

We all know the Magic City has plenty of glitz and glam, a wild nightlife, and stunning beaches. But what many don’t realize is over the years Miami has evolved into one of the greatest sports cities in the US. Miami is home to three of the big four professional sports teams with the fourth being located just north of the Miami-Dade County border.

The three teams are the Miami Heat, the Miami Marlins and the Miami Dolphins. The fourth is the Florida Panthers. Miami is also the home of two professional female teams. The Miami Rain (semi-pro basketball) and the Miami Fury (football). Furthermore, the Magic City has an arena football team, a professional Jai-alai arena, a horse racing track, a dog racing track and is home to the Homestead motor speedway. In addition, Miami is host to the Sony Open (a major tennis tournament), the WGC-Cadillac Championship (World Golf Tournament) and the Miami Beach Polo World Cup. The Magic City is also where the University of Miami fields their sports teams. The UM football team is Division I and is one of the highest ranked teams in the nation. If that’s not enough Miami has been named by Major League Soccer as the future home for their next team. They are expected to start playing in Miami by 2015. The Soccer team will most likely be accompanied by a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium.

To further my point that Miami is a great sports city lets take a quick look at each of the big three sports franchises. First up – The Miami Heat. There is no doubt the Miami Heat are a first class sports franchise. Their arena is located downtown Miami (overlooking Biscayne Bay) with multiple forms of public transportation leading to their front door. Since their inception in 1988 they’ve won three NBA championships including the last two. And such world class athletes as Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Shaquille Oneal, Alonzo Morning, Tim Hardaway and Ray Allen have worn the Heat uniform. All of which are future hall of famers. The Heat play at American Airlines Arena where attendance is almost always at full capacity and their last two championship parades packed the streets of downtown Miami.

Next lets tackle the Miami Marlins. The Marlins might be considered the most successful franchise in Miami. In their short history they’ve won two world series in a sport where it’s not uncommon for a team to go 50 or 60 years without winning a world series. The Miami Marlins play in a futuristic stadium just two years old. It has a retractable roof, spectacular view of downtown, a swimming pool and a 200 gallon fish tank behind home plate. In my opinion there is no better place to watch any team of any sport than at the Miami Marlins stadium. The current team has some of the best young talent in the league. Starting pitcher Jose Fernandez won rookie of the year last year and their right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most promising young sluggers in the game.

Now to round up the big three local sports franchises by taking a look at the Miami Dolphins. The fins are Miami’s oldest team and they have a storied history. They are the only team in the history of the National Football League to go undefeated. Plus, they drafted one of, if not the best quarterback to ever grace a football field. Of course, I’m talking about Dan Marino. Dan at one time held six different NFL passing records including the record for most touchdown passes and yards thrown in a season. Dolphins stadium (Sunlife Stadium) is where both the Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes play their home games. Currently, their owner (Stephen Ross) is planning to make major upgrades to the stadium, which will entail installing a much needed roof.

The Magic City clearly supports plenty of sports teams and sporting events. Miami also has a rich sports history. That post is for another day! However, just the fact that Miami successfully supports this many sports teams and sporting events says a lot about the many great sports fans within the Magic City.

 

Magic City Fun Fact: Super Bowls In Miami
Super Bowl At Miami's Orange Bowl

Miami’s Orange Bowl was host to some of the earliest Super Bowls ever played.

The City Of Miami, Florida has been host to ten different Super Bowls including the second Super Bowl ever played. Five of the Magic Cities Super Bowls were played at the Orange Bowl. Miami was host to Football’s greatest game and televisions most watched show during the following years:

1968 II  – (Green Bay 33 Vs. Oakland 14)
1969 III  – (New York Jets 16 Vs. Baltimore 7)
1971 V  – (Baltimore 16 Vs. Dallas 13)
1976 X  – (Pittsburgh 21 Vs. Dallas 17)
1979 XIII  – (Pittsburgh 35 Vs. Dallas 31)
1989 XXIII  – (San Francisco 20 Vs. Cincinnati 16)
1995 XXIX  – (San Francisco 49 Vs. San Diego 26)
1999 XXXIII  – (Denver 34 Vs. Atlanta 19)
2007 XLI  – (Indianapolis Colts 29 Vs. Chicago Bears 17)
2010 XLIV  – (New Orleans Saints 31 Vs. Indianapolis Colts 17)

Tampa hosted the Super Bowl in 1984, 1991, 2001 and 2009. Jacksonville hosted the Super Bowl in 2005. All-in-all Florida has been host to 15 Super Bowls, which is more than any other state. And Miami’s 10 Super Bowls is more than any other city.