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Mayor: Miami Heat will silence critics

Updated: October 11, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Carlos Alvarez | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: Carlos Alvarez is the mayor of Miami-Dade County.

When I arrived in Miami from Cuba as an 8-year-old, there was no Miami Heat. Miami lived and breathed football then as it does now. My teenage years were filled with raucous Orange Bowl crowds split between a Miami Dolphins franchise that retains the only truly perfect season in the history of professional sports and an up-and-coming Miami Hurricanes program that left its own memorable marks on the college football ...

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