Commission Renames Miami-Dade "Wade County" for One Week in July
Now, the county commission has taken the suggestion verbatim. Commissioner Joe Martinez sponsored a resolution that was approved unanimously Tuesday to rename the county after Wade, as in Miami-Wade County, for the first week of July.
The commission wants to recognize "all that Dwyane Wade has done for the visibility, stature, and national image of Miami-Dade County," the resolution reads.
On the corporate side, we haven't courting this heavy since Marlene the Lumberjack went after Long Duck Dong in Sixteen Candles. Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Papa John's, South Florida Tires Plus, Hooters, and several others are all contributing money to the wewantwade.com online campaign.
So what gives, county commission, with this one-week deal? Are his "contributions to the community" not big enough to merit a whole month? We guess this is at least classier than the county renaming itself Kardashian County for a week.
Interestingly, Martinez, the resolution's sponsor, is a fan of only winning sports superstars. Last year, after Jose Canseco admitted to using steroids, the commissioner pushed to remove the player's name from a stretch of SW 16th Street.