Turning off all Florida sports

Updated: August 29, 2013, 10:39 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

The first game of the NFL preseason and I couldn't watch the television.

Miami Dolphins versus Dallas Cowboys. The bad taste of Florida from the George Zimmerman acquittal was still in my mouth. And although the Dolphins had nothing to do with what happened, I couldn't endorse with my time and support (even though I'd love to root against them Cowboys) anything connected to the Sunshine State.

So I pushed the power button on the remote. Flat screen black.

Then the other day, ...

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