Miami Dolphins

A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?

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The technical term for a work of art that contains itself, or something like itself, is mise en abyme. (Literally “to place into an abyss,” but commonly translated as “mirror in the text.”) A painting of people posing for a painting (or even containing a curtain in one corner) is deploying mise en abyme.

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban might be the greatest college football coach in history—but only because he gave up on the pro game.

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Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at commencement exercises for the health professional schools at Nova Southeastern University. It was a homecoming of sorts: I spent most of my childhood in South Florida, about fifteen miles from the campus. But a lot has changed. When I left in the late 1980s, the sports/concert arena where I spoke did not exist. Neither did the hockey team that plays there. As for NSU, I remember it as a small, relatively obscure school, with maybe a few thousand students overall and no significant presence in health care.

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Next time I visit family and attend a Miami Dolphins game, perhaps I'll bring my own drinks. According to ESPN's "Outside the Lines," which reviewed health inspection records at 107 major league sport venues across the country, 93 percent of the vendors at Sun Life Stadium (where the Dolphins play) had "critical violations" of the health code. According to one report: In June 2009, an employee complained anonymously that small insects and other debris were blended into frozen alcoholic beverages at a stand where equipment wasn’t being cleaned.

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