This podcast provides an in-depth analysis of why the city of Miami hasn’t been able to maintain a consistent, stable, and loyal fanbase across its professional sports. Miami is home to the Dolphins of the NFL, the Heat of the NBA, the Panthers of the NHL, Inter Miami of the MLS, and the Marlins of the MLB. Miami is one of the most populated cities in the entire country and Miami-Dade county is one of the largest in the entire country. The fact that Miami hasn’t been able to build a strong sports culture is shocking to some.
It’s clear that sports are an important part of how the city operates year-round, but it’s not a priority the way it is in places like New York, Boston, Chicago, Green Bay, etc. The conversation with Guillermo Chacon provides a bit more clarity for fans on why and how this has become an issue.
Chacon was the last head coach for the Florida Frenzies, a semi-professional football team based in South Florida. He was also the head coach at La Salle High School’s football program and for the women’s basketball team at Coral Gables High.
Aside from his long coaching career, he’s a historian of the city, a longtime resident and a hardcore sports fan. He has the perfect knowledge base to get to the root of this conundrum and it made for a really insightful conversation. His ability to analyze and understand all sports made for an interesting look into all of Miami’s sports teams and why they haven’t been able to sustain consistency for a long period of time.