Do you know what rhymes with Easter? Baseball. Baseball rhymes with Easter. Ok maybe it doesn’t, but that didn’t stop me from photographing the Nationals vs Marlins on Easter weekend.
With their victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Jaguars ended the Dolphins playoff chances once and for all. The last home game for the Miami Dolphins was also my last game of the season. Both bittersweet, but what a year it was.
There were no NFL records this time with the Miami Dolphins victory over the Oakland Raiders at Hard Rock Stadium. There was though an abundance of merciless heat and sun. The field temp was well over 100 degrees and without the slightest of breezes, you felt every degree of that hot temperature.
Miami Heat media day kicks off the NBA season for the Miami Heat. Media from many different outlets, radio, tv, online, all congregate to the American Airlines Arena in Miami to get their fill of photos and interviews from the Miami Heat players and coaches. This year’s Heat media day had a different feel to it as it was all about Dwyane Wade and rightfully so. Wade is retiring at the end of the season and training camp begins his farewell tour.
When Greg and Shrearest first came to me for their engagement photo needs we spent a lot time trying to find the right place for their engagement shoot. We had ideas ranging from Miami Beach, to rooftops on a downtown Miami high rise, but in the end they wanted a Wynwood engagement photo shoot. They were drawn to the vibrant colors that inhabited that many walls in Wynwood and who could blame them. Wynwood is full of potential especially when it comes to a Wynwood engagement shoot.
On national tv, in front of a sold out Hard Rock Stadium, Miami mercilessly embarrassed Notre Dame. It was supposed to be the David vs Goliath battle in college football. Another chapter added to a hated and historic rivalry. Instead it was beat down reminiscent of Miami’s 58-7 bludgeoning on Notre Dame back in 1985.
Walking into Hard Rock Stadium prior to the game felt different from other games. Maybe it was the Sunday Night Football vibe with their makeshift set sitting on the sidelines waiting for Mike Tirico, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth to occupy. Or it could be the number of fans dressed in black and as pirates waiting for the team to run onto the field for warmups so they can cheer passionately. Either way, there is no better way to end a Sunday than with a game featuring the Dolphins vs Raiders.
The saying that every week in the NFL is different is true. The Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets game couldn’t have been the complete opposite of the Dolphins vs. Titans game just two weeks ago. This game had big plays on both sides of the ball, an injury to major player for the Dolphins and not to mention the 14 point come from behind victory the Dolphins had over their hated rivals, the Jets.
With Miami Hurricanes coming off two come from behind victories against Florida State and Georgia Tech it seemed like the match up against Syracuse would provide the same drama. Just a week prior the Syracuse Orange knocked off the number 2 team in the country, Clemson. And truth be told, it wasn’t necessarily drama, but it did take the full game for the Miami Hurricanes to defeat Syracuse.