Posts Tagged: ONLY IN FLORIDA

ANIMISM

Meet The Florida Woman Who Married Her Longtime Love… A Ferris Wheel Named Bruce

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On the latest edition of Logo TV's 'WHAT!?' documentary series, a Florida woman renewed her wedding vows with a ferris wheel named Bruce.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

Florida Man Wins Live Python In Insect Eating Contest, Dies Too Quickly To Enjoy It

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*grabs morning newspaper, sits down in favorite recliner, reads "Florida Man Died", takes sip from coffee, sits back* A man from West Palm Beach died after eating dozens of cockroaches and worms as part of an eating contest, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

ATLANTIC HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES

In The Name Of Everything Holy, What Uniform Hell Hath We Wrought?

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Between Nike’s Employee of the Year Lebron James fawning over Oregon’s admittedly awesome uniforms and me declaring that the Seattle Seahawks uniforms don’t look that bad (our opinions are equal, naturally), it was really only a matter of time before a team somewhere at some level tried to emulate this new era of uni-swag and fail miserably.

CAUGHT RED HANDED

Only A Real N-U-M-S-K-U-L-L Would Cheat At The National Scrabble Tournament

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Much to my surprise, the National Scrabble Championship is currently in its final round right down the street from me, and I'm upset that I wasn't aware because <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Greg-Tolan.jpg">Greg Tolan</a> and I could have done some nerd wedgie curls to prepare for the football season, but it seems that this year's Scrabble field is safe.

Dominoes

Only In Florida: Man Stabbed Over Pork Rinds

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Being a lifelong resident of Florida, I’ve grown immune to the jokes that my UPROXXian colleagues make at my expense, but I’m also the first to admit that this state will eventually lead to the opening of several portals to hell.

BASKETBALL

Remember 18-Foot Golem LeBron James? He's Back, And He Brought Friends

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Back in February we introduced you to <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/02/my-new-rap-name-is-mc-18-ft-lebron" target="_blank">an 18-foot tall LeBron James statue</a> built by Florida's Primetime Amusements to amuse honor LeBron and the Miami Heat.

BASKETBALL

My New Rap Name Is ‘MC 18 Ft. LeBron’

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Today's biggest and foamiest nightmare fuel comes from Florida gaming company Prime Time Amusements, a video game and simulator seller who built an 18-foot replica of a dunking LeBron James that more or less looks like the bad guys from 'Fraggle Rock' to honor LeBron and the "Mammy Heat" (his words, not mine).

CALENDARS

Here’s The Perfect Gift For Your Grandpa

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Sports-related or not, we’re big fans of sexy calendars.

bad parents

Urban Meyer Has Ruined A Child’s Life

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I've often joked that the Florida Gators and their fans were the nouveau riche of college football, having a long history of being the distant 3rd in Florida's "Big 3" until only recently coming into success and fame.

DRUNK PEOPLE SPORTS

The State Of Florida Is Making Small Progress

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In 1989, a law was passed in Florida that made it illegal for any business establishment that serves alcohol to host events that include people tossing or throwing little people for sport.

BASKETBALL

Policeman Shaq Is Adorable, A Total Liar

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Shaquille O'Neal should be able to get any job in the world.

DEAD PEOPLE

Florida’s Leaders Really Get It Now

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As a Florida resident, I like to keep up on the state’s top news, and I’m not talking about stupid stuff like a Sun Rail that could create thousands of jobs being shot down or the governor creating a new drug testing system for state employees and welfare recipients that directly benefits his own medical clinics.

MOTORCYCLES

Florida Has Gone Too Far This Time

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While Daytona Beach’s famous annual Bike Week took place earlier this month, the real biker party begins next week in kick ass Leesburg, Florida.

ASSAULTING THE POLICE

Arm Wrestling Champ Attacked Police

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When I say the name Bobby Leroy Hopkins Jr.

ONLY IN FLORIDA

Florida Man Has An Itch Only A High School Cheerleader Can Scratch

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That looker to the right is 50-year old Rafael Escamilla, a Florida resident who was recently on his way to Lewiston, Idaho to visit family, when he took a slight detour to jail.

BROOKE HOGAN

Hulk Hogan’s Wedding Sounded Fun

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Hulk “Terry Bollea” Hogan married his girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel on Tuesday night at his home in Clearwater, Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

HS Basketball Ref Tosses Player, Player Responds In Kind

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I don't watch a lot of high school basketball, but if they start tossing referees around like they do in southwestern Florida, I might start tuning in.

CRAZY FANS

Man Gets Hammered During Pats Game

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While not nearly as gruesome as, say, <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/06/s-african-man-done-with-world-cup">a family killing the patriarch over his love for World Cup soccer</a>, a woman was arrested after she assaulted her boyfriend with a hammer because he was watching the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.


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