Dolphin linebacker John Offerdahl, who owns three bagel stores in Broward County, worked through the night of Aug. 25 baking bagels to be given to people in Dade County. And quarterback Dan Marino and two dozen other Dolphins spent Sunday delivering goods to storm victims.
•After canceling practice for three days, the University of Miami football team moved its workouts to Vero Beach, 100 miles north of Miami. The team will practice there at least until it leaves for its season opener at Iowa on Saturday.
The storm destroyed the homes of four Miami coaches, and three players from Homestead were unable to join the team until last weekend. Freshman defensive lineman Marvin Davis, who is also from Homestead, was unable to locate his mother and two sisters until four days after the storm.
The Fight Goes On
Last week the NHL's board of governors trumpeted what it described as its new policy of getting tough with brawlers. Instead, the governors should have hung their heads in shame. At their meeting on Aug. 25, rather than adopt a tough measure that called for any player involved in a fight to be ejected from the game, the governors settled for a milder rule that calls for any player instigating a fight to be ejected.
Until now a player instigating a fight was subject to a two-minute penalty that was tacked on to a five-minute penalty for brawling. But in only 26% of the 772 fights in the league last season was an instigator identified—usually because officials could not determine who had started the fight. If anything, the NHL's so-called get-tough policy may result in even fewer penalties: With instigators facing ejection, officials may be reluctant to invoke the penalty.