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Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Posted on: October 12, 2010 11:00 am
Edited on: October 12, 2010 11:02 am
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Posted by Royce Young

It didn't take long for the Miami Heat to try and assert themselves as the dominant South Beach sports franchise. Move over Dolphins game. There's a Heat game to be heard.

WBGG Big 105.9 in Miami carries both Dolphins and Heat games on its airwaves (and classic rock otherwise). Of course there's an issue when both teams play at the same time. And that's what we're looking at right now. On Oct. 31 both the Heat and Dolphins play at 1 p.m.

The Heat have filed a complaint against Clear Channel because the Heat claim that Clear Channel is breaching its contract by favoring the Dolphins and airing their game. From the Hollywood Reporter, "According to the complaint, the team’s two-year-old broadcast rights agreement with Clear Channel specifies that if another Florida sports team was granted a rights agreement, the Heat would be entitled to an equivalent package."

You see guys, the Miami Heat are kind of a big deal now. Nobody bumps Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James. Nobody! Especially not Chad Henne.

But the Heat have a point. Reportedly there's a clause in their contract that gives them the priority in such a circumstance. And with their new cast of high-profile characters, there's no way they're letting that slide. This is in the first week of the season where interest will be at its peak.

According to the lawsuit, Clear Channel's contract with the Dolphins have the team rights on WBGG-FM plus rights on WINZ-AM, with the right to sell advertising. The Dolphins also (allegedly) got two hours of pre and post-game airtime, where the Heat just got a measely half hour. Supposedly other extras for the Dolphins were tossed in such as outdoor promotions, public service announcements, charitable events and rights fees.

This is kind of an interesting crossroads here. The NFL has been the sporting world's top dog for a while now, always drawing the most attention from people. Now the Heat are challenging the perch the Dolphins sit on. Of course they have a contract that says something important, but the point is that the NBA is now going head-to-head for the right to attention with the NFL.

And who thought what the Heat did was bad for business in the NBA?
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Since: Oct 31, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2010 10:11 am
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

that might be true here in the US but the NBA and MLB are popular all around the world, u can ask anybody out of the states who is Bret Favre and they will have no clue but ask them who is Lebron James or Dereck Jeter and most of them will tell u a thing or two about them




Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2010 5:26 am
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

This is clearly the NFL's fault.  The league has been screwing up lots of simple things this year.  Why?  Because everyone has their minds on the CBA.  2 years ago teh NFL would have made sure they had the snot together and not let this even be a minor issue.  Of course two years ago the Dolphins were so desperate for attention down there that they started giving away skyboxes to celebs and calling them part owners.  Let's be honest Florida is a terrible sports state.  Nobody supports their baseball teams.  Nobody supports their football teams.  Nobody supports their hockey teams.  The Heat actually might be top dog.  Most importantly the common perception by pro athletes is that nobody cares down there, there is zero pressure in Florida about winning or losing, because a bad day is washed away by walking outside and having a drink.

I don't know whether I am just running my mouth or not so let me sum up.  My basic point is nobody cares about what happens in Florida when it comes to sports or otherwise.  You can debate that with me, but you will only find me not answering because I don't care.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:53 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Let's see. Broadcast the Dolphins playing T.O. and Ocho Cinco or  the Heat playing the Nets. Yea I think the station made the right choice.



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Lebron and his sidekicks are in for a BIG suprise. Miami is a retirement ans party town. They support their Dolphins, and thats about it. Just ask the Miami Hurricanes. They cant seem to fill their seats even in when they are contending for a national championship. Sad thing is James isnt King anymore. This isnt Cleveland, where he was King. This is Miami, where he is merely a prince.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Anybody else notice they spelled important wrong? Screw you Miami.



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:31 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Cudilirish that is a pretty ignorant comment.

Of course CBS will have dedicated Heat coverage, do you know y?

Cuz 'haters' like yourself still take the time to come to these pages, and even comment on them!

So basically ur fuelling this.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 6:07 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Wow even CBS has a "Heat Stroke" dedicated just to the Heat. Just pathetic, and i thought they were head and shoulders above ESPN..........



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Basketball players are the best athletes in the world. I think you mean football aint got sheet on Basketball. Phins suck, Heat will win more titles. Comprende?




Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Basketball dont have $hit on football.  Dont worry, there will be like 150 more games to listen about lebron, dwade and all that garbage im sick of hearing about already.  Go phins!



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Heat Stroke: Dolphins and Heat duel

Don't be a cheapskate , buy your cable or satellite providers sports package, it costs me a dollar or so a day to watch every professional sport known to man each and every day.....lol

PS....I don't care whose on the Miami Heat.....Miami Dolphins football will always be KING! It's a shortened season when it comes to football compared to the long grind of a NBA,NHL or MLB season.

"This is kind of an interesting crossroads here. The NFL has been the sporting world's top dog for a while now, always drawing the most attention from people. Now the Heat are challenging the perch the Dolphins sit on."

Despite what happens here , the NFL will remain on top in the sports world for some time to come.(work stoppages aside)


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