Goodbye, Miami Caliente
|The Caliente made it to the league semifinals in 2010 but lost to the Chicago Bliss.|
Now the team's league-hosted website is gone, several of the team's best players are now on other teams, and the word Caliente is nowhere to be found on the recently released 2011-12 schedule.
|Dixon on the New Times cover.|
The team met a bit of controversy (and additional media coverage) last year, when several players were involved in a bench-clearing brawl with the Tampa Bay Breeze. Several players were suspended, and one coach was dismissed.
A team source said the franchise was folding mostly because the local market did not support the team. Even when the team essentially hosted the playoffs, the crowd was only a couple of hundred people.
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