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All the Details for Today's Miami Heat Victory Parade

June 25, 2012 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

Get ready to cheer—or jeer—LeBron James and his crew this afternoon in Miami, as the Miami Heat are set to take to the streets to celebrate their victory in this year’s NBA Finals. We’re thinking that plenty of people will be calling out sick to participate on today’s festivities, especially since the fun is scheduled to begin as early as 11am.

The hubbub will start right around Southeast Eighth Street and Second Avenue near Brickell Village in Miami, and then things will head over the Miami River. Eventually the parade will wind their way through the city, onto Biscayne Boulevard, and then finally end up at the American Airlines Arena. It’s season ticket holders only inside the arena, where the official celebration will continue behind closed doors.

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Where to Celebrate Duke's Big NCAA Basketball Victory

April 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

In case you missed it last night—we watched despite our bracket being busted in the first round—Duke ended the hopes and dreams of Butler in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship. We kind of thought the Blue Devils would steamroll the Bulldogs without a problem, but it was a very exciting game. Even more exciting than the game are the celebrations planned for this afternoon, so if you want to celebrate with your Dukies here’s where to do it.

It’s a little too late to party it up with the students, as Duke University slammed the gates shut on many entrances last night before the game even began. After the final buzzer sounded, students—probably fueled by several adult beverages—hit campus to light bonfires supplemented with several of the school’s benches. Nothing says celebration like burning down your school.

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While Kobe Hits the Beach, LeBron Does DC

June 16, 2009 at 10:27 AM | by | ()

NBA Finals Kobe Bryant may be chilling out in Cabo this week, but basketball's erstwhile king is taking a meeting with the president.

LeBron James, last seen exiting the Eastern Conference Finals in quite a hurry, was in DC last night to take in a screening of More Than a Game at the opening night of the SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival. Kristopher Belman’s movie follows five promising young ballers from Akron, Ohio, one of whom just happens to grow up and become the greatest player of his generation (Kobe might argue that title is still pending).

And while LeBron still doesn't have that championship trophy, that didn't stop him from swinging by the White House to chat with Barack Obama for a few.

Of course basketball fans immediately wondered whether the future free agent had a good enough time in the nation's capital to consider a move there next year—can we expect a swing through New York on the way back, LeBron?

Related Stories:
· Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James meets with President Barack Obama, attends premiere of documentary "More Than A Game" [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
· Kobe Will Brave Swine Flu for Cabo Vacation [Jaunted]
· The Obamas Take Paris: A Guide To Their Family Weekend Getaway [Jaunted]

[Photo: Bettor's Edge]

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Catch The Bi-Coastal Arena Action of the NBA Finals

June 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM | by | ()

This Thursday, the Orlando Magic and LA Lakers will take to the court in Los Angeles to battle it out for the title of this year’s NBA champion. Many are already predicting that the Lakers will finish off the Magic without a problem, but after the Magic handled LeBron James and his Cavaliers, we’ll have to just wait and see.

If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to any of the games, we’ve got a little arena rundown for you, just so you know where to go if the game becomes a blowout.

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Where To Watch The Final Four Fury In The Motor City

April 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM | by | ()

We’ve told you time and time again that our bracket is too jacked up to win us cash and prizes. We have UConn and UNC in the championship game, so at least we can still hope for that. Once again we learned the hard way that an office pool is not an effective economic stimulus—at least Tax Day is only a few weeks away—let's hope for a refund.

We’ll be watching this weekend’s games at home, but if you’re lucky enough to head to Detroit, here are a few spots that might be worth your time. Detroit gets a bad rap, but times are tough in Motown. So if you’re heading up that way, spend big, sleep a little, and tell everyone what a great place it is—that’s just the Jaunted way of helping out.

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Four More Places Left To Take In March Madness

March 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM | by | ()

Please don’t judge us, but we had Duke in the Final Four. Even when we played with the scenario generator thing, we don’t know if we can even pull off second place. Maybe we can just write-off our gambling loss during the next tax season—probably not. Well, there’s always next year, but at least there’s still plenty of games to watch.

Only those on the west coast will have to sneak out a little early to check out the games today, but we say leave work and see the games in person. All those papers that you pushed around yesterday afternoon before you left will still be there on Monday. There’s four cities left where the Sweet 16 teams will battle it out for the last four spots, so here’s some suggestions if you’re in a few of them.

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March Madness Gets Underway And We Already Lost

March 20, 2009 at 10:11 AM | by | ()

If you’re like us your bracket is already a train wreck. Did you really think that Virginia Commonwealth could beat UCLA in the first round? We did and they were so close except for that last second air ball. We’ll just have to hope that the second half of the first round goes a little better today. At least all our Final Four teams are still in it—an improvement from a couple years ago—woops!

With a cool boss you’re likely taking in some of the afternoon games right in the office break room, with an exceptional boss you’re watching the games in person while the TPS reports collect dust back in the cubicle. There’s eight cities getting in on the first and second round action, so here’s some suggestions if you’re in a few of them.

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