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May 17, 2010

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DZ8

USA! USA! USA!

MassivCane

First!!

86Cane

And a BIG part of coaching is being able to recruit, develop and deploy the Jimmies that are better than someone else's Joes.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 17, 2010 at 06:05 PM

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

86Cane

As SECONDS separate the winners from the losers...7:56 PM (see above) will live in infamy.

DZ8

Good picks... I don't know anything about swimmers but I'll take your word for it.

I started wearing a seat belt after Derrick Thomas got in the accident. The other two passengers had their seat belts on and lived.

solarcane

thanks dz

you guys disregard the blue links, I'm too lazy to delete them and re type in with black. I doubt the links will open after being re pasted into another article.

Rowdy Gaines is bad azz imagine holding 11 world records in a four year stretch even while getting screwed out of the 1980 Olympics through boycott..

WGT22

I just stumbled across this FSU fansite discussing Miami's 2010 recruiting class and calling our program desperate and fallen... The most annoying part about it though, is that they are conceding the 2010 season to us claiming that we have more talent on the field NOW but based on this recruiting class, we will fall to mediocrity... They also discuss Latwan Anderson's status and question whether he is really coming to Miami... It really annoyed me and I wanted to share it with you:

http://www.tomahawknation.com/2010/5/17/1473909/state-of-the-programs-fsu-v-miami

Posted by: Doc Ibis | May 17, 2010 at 04:31 PM

They're point that on field success this year will translate to more talented recruits next year is nullified by having a smaller class next year is valid. The huge class we took this year will keep us from taking some extra players next year. Next year we'll be 'picking and choosing' according to Shannon and it seems to make sense to have a few more scholy set up for that, especially when we are the "hot" school next year and everyone is trying to get with us.

Thanks again Doc Ibis for sharing the link.

Posted by: DZ8 | May 17, 2010 at 04:53 PM

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Lots of unyet proven opinions are like ...well. U know...FSU fans.

With Randy's contract status and coming off of Wisconsin plus the fact that our best players are only going to be Juniors next year, I was and still am a little worried that instead of signing 28-30 kids this past year, we should have gone with with 22-24 minus the 4-5 reaches. I'm not much for predictions, but if there is any type of breakout for this program this year, it will be a Positive END to a very good Season (ACC Champ Game, Win or Lose and Finally a nice January Bowl WIN !!!).

Having said that, the ground swell for next years recruiting will be tremendous. Kids know that they'll be able to come in compete and play early for a Top-10 Program year in and year out... Combine that with the fact that so many of the '08's will be ready to join the NFL after 2011 it will just be time to do next Feb. what we've always done ... SIMPLY RELOAD !!! Kind of hard to do though with only 15-17 chambers in the gun...

We'll see, what with transfers, non qualifiers and what not... But how those 2010 under the radar guys/fringe kids develope and take up Schollie spots will be interesting ?

And well, after it's all said and done, that's all up to Randy and the Staff...

DZ8

Also the point should be that we want to eventually get to a consistent number of scholarships every year. That'll be the mark of a program clicking on all cylinders. Not 30 one year and fifteen the next. It just sets us up a few years down the road to have to repeat those skewed numbers.

CaneSawMassacre

You guys obviously have not seen great soccer if you think they are doing nothing, and just kicking the ball around.

The passes are crisp and can be amazing.

The biggest thing for me is just the atmosphere and the close games in the 2nd half where every missed open kick has 83 year old grandmas, shirtless young lads, and hundred thousand people going nuts.. LOL I swear little old ladies cursing out their teams players on TV....

I usually don't watch a full game, I will watch the England vs USA game.

BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER ATTEND THE WORLD CUP LIVE!!!!!

So if anybody has free tickets and planet tickets or a couple thousand.. I'm down.


Now don't get me wrong.

1. UM
1b minus - Miami Dolphins
2. Miami Heat
3. College Basketball (UM included)


but after that I'm not huge on Baseball.. I'll pretty much watch any other sport live, except golf or Tennis..

So Hockey, Baseball, and Soccer are all even as lower tier sports...

I'm just intrigued with how this World Cup will play out, especially since I have good friends that will be there.

Old Skool

Tickets in South Africa weren't a sellout until recently. They had trouble filling the stadiums. Of course, the left over tickets were probably for hotly anticipated matches like the United Arab Emirates versus Guinea Bissau.

86Cane

Rowdy Gaines is bad azz imagine holding 11 world records in a four year stretch even while getting screwed out of the 1980 Olympics through boycott..

Posted by: solarcane | May 17, 2010 at 08:11 PM

Just having a name like "ROWDY" deserves a top 10 ranking IMHO.

Old Skool

Interesting group of guys as always. Thanks Solar and Six.

Got to hand it to Rowdy. To still be swimming competitively after 30 years is a sign of real love for the sport.

CaneSawMassacre

I laught at the thought that you guys think that some kid who has stars or rankings validates them, and that you know more than Randy about recruiting.

You say all projects... Yet Urban has lost what 3 or so 5* DT's in as many years... Kicked of the team, inelgible..ETC..

Our Best DT from 2008 isn't Forston but the less rated Micanor Regis.

What you guys don't know is that recruiting in numbers... a.k.a. multiple LB's one year, or multiple DT's another year allows you not only to get competition but its basic law of sciences you take different rankings, different experience, work ethics, and talent and you make them fight ... Facts are 2-3 might bite, and the others probably won't... You make the guys fight and eventually the ones who can't cut it but still fought hard are better off to go to some smaller program and understand what compeition is...

Parcells employs the same tactic in drafting.. He always takes at least 2 players one higher rated than the other at the same position of need... (I bet you guys don't know that most of the time the lower rated guy excels).....

Now I think he can do better with QB, but it is really sensitive scenario. Especially since we want to create depth but a little separation because of the awful scenario Coker put us in...

I think guys like D.Taylor (who has only played 5 games) are the people you (STAR WHORES) will ultimately be wowing about a few years from now and jumping all over Shannon's jocks, like you guys new what was up.

Its hilarious how EVERY year of recruits is better than the last... You don't save spots for recruits if you feel you have guys that can be on your team and make you better. AND I TRUST SHANNON WAY BETTER THAN YOU ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACKS..

I've seen the film on the majority of these so called projects and I LOVE WHAT THEY BRING..

Just keep talking and I can't wait to verbally assault these Randy haters in a year or two..

CaneSawMassacre

By the way if you guys don't think College is cut throat...

It is..

Scholarships are usually on a year to year basis..

So after spring and once Shannon starts to find out who from the new class isn't qualify.. A few older guys will be moving on. And I wish them well.
That is how we get to 85..

CaneSawMassacre

LOL OLD SKool.....

Pretty sucky game there. United Arab Emirates vs Guinea..

The couple my wife and I met in Venice, Italy.. Big Export/Import business for the middle east. They are alwasy traveling and amazingly sweet. They not only kind of took us in and mothered us while in Venice.. Making sure we found our hotel, checked up on us, met us for drinks, then they invited to the South Africa vs. Italy Test Match in Udine, ITaly... The man is from Houston but his wife is native of South Africa... They are best friends with the Captain of the South African Rugby team. We got PREMIUM seats with them for free.

It was truly an amazing scene.. for a TEST MATCH.. (a.k.a preseason in Europe) If you guys could see it.. You would have been ashamed of how our Hurricane fan base is..

I just wish we could speak with UM directors to work with Dophin stadium and make this right..

I love the renovation ideas for the stadium but we need new ideas for NEXT YEAR.. We need to make that place rock... They need to let us bring like Hurricane Sirens or something for 3rd down...

CaneSawMassacre

Brandon Linder is starting at Center for Miami
Feliciano will start at Gaurd
Barton at Tackle...

Interesting about Linder though.. If he is stronger than McDermott he gives him a run for his money for the 2 spot this year. I think in the long run, Linder moves back to T though..

Old Skool

Rachel Uchitel (the ex Tiger mistress) has supposedly inked a deal with Playboy to appear topless and backless - nothing more.

Uchitel told TMZ. "I have to leave something to be desired,"

Somehow I find that to be a rather presumptuous opinion of her body.

Six

DZ8 - I wasn’t blaming the Notre Dame football team, I was addressing the idiotic thinking of all things Notre Dame in embracing the title “Catholics vs. Convicts” – and yes, they did embrace it with pride. From T-Shirts that basically the entire student body and fans (old and young) wore that said “Catholics vs. Convicts”, to the thinking that still goes on to this day about the Canes being nothing but thugs and criminals by Notre Dame

Since everyone that establishes themselves with Notre Dame thinks that they’re the only real Catholic school worth anything in the nation, they also are completely condescending upon anyone else with a different religion

Not only is calling the Miami Hurricanes “Convicts” stupid, seeing how Notre Dame had players arrested and get in trouble as well under Holtz – but it’s racist to an extent. Lemme see, a team primarily filled with black players, from south Florida, and they’re associating them as being criminals

They want to associate the Canes with Convicts? That’s cool. Because honestly, when people think of the Catholic church, they think of hypocrites and child molesting priests – with tons of cases to prove it

It’s not just a couple of priests here and there – it’s beyond scary on how many have carried out that heinous act

Monsignor Scicluna told L’Avvenire, told the newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference, that his office had examined 3,000 abuse cases in the past decade, most of them from the United States

Brazilian authorities are investigating 3 priests accused of sexually abusing alter boys after a video surfaced and was broadcast on television – the 82 year old Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa was the sicko involved, as well as Monsignor Ralmundo Gomes and Father Edilson Duarte

Let me repeat, it was broadcast on television

Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy in Wisconsin molested as many as 200 deaf boys

The New York Times reported as many as 3,000 priests accused of molestation

In 2004, the John Jay report tabulated a total of 4,392 priests and deacons in the U.S. against whom allegations of sexual abuse have been made ... and that's just in the U.S.

John Jay report = The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States .. it was commissioned by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops

And then, the hierarchy did basically nothing about it?


So go ahead and call the Canes convicts – and let’s put the numbers of Canes players being convicts up against how many Priests, Bishops, Deacons, etc. were and are molesters

Six

DZ8 - the usual things that people who don't like Boss Man Shannon, are the same things that Marc from 1040 doesn't like

- Doesn't use timeouts well & bad at clock management

- No emotion on the sideline

- Outcoached .. whatever that means

CaneSawMassacre

Six you never saw my post earlier about Mark and 1040..

And I'm a Catholic Hurricane fan..

CaneSawMassacre

I meant the priests whom are accused, should be persecuted by the full extend of the law.. No doubt.. but I think kids now think, they can construe any situation if parents prod them with questions.

CaneSawMassacre

Six I was asking you about Mark and 1040 not DZ8..
And you think time choice is his main concern.. My analysis would go deeper than that.


Six....... How do you guest host on a show with maybe U??? How could I prep, what research should I do ( Obviously based on current end relevant situations). Do you guys have like a business plan - document who use to outline a financial and everything else strategy.. ?

I know it sounds selfish but I would intern in my job to learn from you and I know I would excel. I learn like lightening .. I mean seriously. I'm intelligent.. but I think I'm a better learner who can adapt at a moments notice. Obviously I work during the day 8:00am to 4:30pm but if we could work out a schdele I could talk to my boss.

I assure, even as an asstant I would mop up these other kids.

They don't have the sports knowledge (15 yeras, from pee=wee to College) not even including all football about the Dolphins. My granfather was Miami Bomb Squad for thirty years, even working security.. He might even be able to get me a connect. Please contact me text, as soon as possible 8139448570..

86Cane

That is how we get to 85..

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | May 17, 2010 at 09:16 PM

Shannon called. He says he needs your scholly back and was cutting U and Fighting Ibis? UMike too for his Sophomore slump.

I'm jus sayin...LOL

86Cane

Just keep talking and I can't wait to verbally assault these Randy haters in a year or two..

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | May 17, 2010 at 09:14 PM

CSM...I haven't seen ANYBODY here hatin' on Randy. There are still some valid ??? that will ne answered in the next 2 years.

Must have balance Danielson!

solarcane

Six
I verbalize my critical opinions of Coach Shannon with as much zeal as anybody on here.
I will also be the first to applaud him when I feel he is doing something especially well.

I am seeing more emotion, more giving his team leaders the reins.
I can see Randy is much more comfortable on the sidelines.
He really has never had a Romberg,Irvin, Reed or team Captain that can joke with him in front of the other players, and make everyone at ease with it yet. Bosher seems to come close at times.


I don't feel we are out coached during the actual game. I think coach and Whip are doing good from whistle to whistle.

The thing I think needs attention is how the team is focused at the beginning of some games.
If you come out on fire one week, there is no reason you don't play with the same intensity early on the following week.

I feel we used youth and injuries as excuses a few times last season, when not having the team focused to play was actually what got us behind.
That is my only concern this season.

We win a couple big name games, and the rankings and hoopla get our attention instead of the approaching 45 degree rainstorm.

We stay focused and hungry
I see nothing but winning seasons and tons of All Americans developing under Randy Shannon.
We get cocky, or worse, complacent and I see some 3ed place Coastal WTF happened finishes.

Six

CaneSaw - DZ8 asked about Marc on 1040 what his complaints were about Boss Man Shannon

That's when I listed what his main gripes were, the usual complaints that people who aren't down with Shannon have


In order to co-host or come onto a show, you have to basically have an "in" to start if no one knows you

Have to have someone put their huevos on the line, vouching for you and you have to prove them right while on the air - b/c if you stink it up, you're gone and you're going to get an ass chewing from the guy that put his rep on the line vouching for you ... b/c he's going to hear it from his boss, the VP of Broadcasting and also the President of the station - b/c both of their offices are within 20 feet of that studio

You prep for your show everyday, almost all day. Take notes on everyday events that you think will pertain to the show. Have takes that don't suck, have takes that you think will start conversation, have all kinds of info at your disposal - there are two computers in front of both major mics. Be able to talk for long periods of time, always thinking worst case scenario such as you might not have a single caller to your show for 3 hours

I don't think people realize just how hard it is to talk for just an hour alone, with basically zero dead air and not sounding like a moron by completely just repeating yourself. The tendency that everyone has when they get in front of the microphone, is to talk faster than normal - simply b/c of nerves. You see that "ON AIR" light come on, a lot of peeps freeze up, their hole puckers up, their voice goes up a little as if they missed some puberty time and they stutter like crazy or lose train of thought immediately

There's a difference in letting the show "breathe", as opposed to having crickets of dead air. Jim Rome lets his show "breathe" at times .. some call it pregnant pauses

I started back in the day, calling into the Jim Rome show. I'd get "Huge Call of the Day", I'd get "racked" on every single call I made .... I used to call into JT The Brick while driving home from work

JT The Brick actually got his start by being a great caller on the Jim Rome Show. Now, he's got one of the best shows on the radio with Fox Sports Radio


I'll tell you some more later about how to get into it and prep for it, I gotta get ready for the 11pm news

CaneSawMassacre

No SOUP - still lots of haters...

I don't mind as much as people thinking.. Key word thinking we only signed project

Six

Those weren't my complaints about Boss Man Shannon ... those complaints that I listed were the guy DZ8 was asking about

solarcane

" He totaled 126.5 sacks in his career and still holds the single game record of 7 quarterback sacks, a feat which occurred against Seattle's Dave Krieg on Veterans Day 1990"

Derrick Thomas, assassin

86Cane

No SOUP - still lots of haters...

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | May 17, 2010 at 10:46 PM

There will always be haters, just like some here hate on the Gators, Urban and Timmy. That goes with the territory. If FSU fans and Gator fans wanna hate, let 'em.

But don't get it twisted among CANES fans.

Just because it's not ALL love ALL the time doesn't mean anyone is "hating" on Shannon. When he accomplishes his goals. our goals, then the LOVE will flow freely. Until then some are reserved about showing their everlasting and undying love. People have been hurt before. Love doesn't come easy.

Many people HATE on Coker all the time, maybe a bit too much. He won a title, almost TWO, after all and then it went downhill. If U can hate on him U can hate on anybody really.

I'm not condoning hate. I'm just saying:

Love, it don't come easy...

86Cane

Nothing good happens after midnight...

86 is O U T

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

http://canespace.typepad.com/.a/6a00e008c672588834012876929e37970c-pi

The guy gets around. I'm jus sayin'...

Posted by: SOUP | May 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM

LOL!! Yes, me in my better days. All I need is the Sunsations and ill be a very happy man.

Six

CaneSaw - if you want to intern at the ESPN station, I'm pretty sure you have to be enrolled in college and taking courses .. just like up at my work at the television station

Back to prepping for and doing an actual show

Like I said, you're prepping for the show basically the hours that you're awake. You should see the pages of notes that I have when I walk into the studio. Mark is the same, he has a Canes shoulder bag, with notes and sports pages as well

You have to be able to book guests as well, b/c sometimes you might be able to do it better than your producer. You have to pound it and be good at time management/scheduling in booking your guests. You can't overbook for a particular day unless you know for a damn fact that you'll be able to slot them at particular times .... and you're relying on them to keep their time slot and stick to their word

You've got to be knowledgeable and be able to talk about a multitude of sports, if necessary. The VP of Broadcasting, when he offered me a gig, he had some good advice for me ... I asked him about the "dead period" in sports and how hard it was to fill for those months ... he said "there is no such thing as a dead period in sports - you might think or others might think that, who are just into the mainstream sports such as football/basketball/baseball ... but there's always something going on"

The VP of Broadcasting is friends with Colin Cowherd, he gave him a job as the morning host up in Seattle - I think you know how successful Colin turned out

I admit, I don't know jack about NeckCar - I know that they turn left alot, at 190+ MPH and they don't drive in the rain. I know the names of some drivers, but can I really talk about it on the air? Nope. I can ask questions about it, if I have a guest that's a driver/owner/pit crew chief/etc. - but other than that, I'm going to run out of material real quick. It's my fault that I don't know more about it

You should really know about it or at least be able to keep your head afloat in a conversation about it. Same with golf. We live in Florida - golf is huge here, whether people really think it is or not. Gotta be able to talk about it


Like I said, I started off calling the Jim Rome Show and I was a damn good caller. I was batting 1.000% in getting "racked" on every single one of my calls. I got "Huge Call of the Day" a few times. I then started calling the JT The Brick show, when I was driving home from work - he's overnight and his show if you haven't heard it before, demands you being a little more aggressive on your takes, you gotta come correct with some energy and sound like you got a pair in your opinion - be able to defend your opinion at the drop of a hat. Rome and JT are like two different types of training camps for you to call into and give your take

From there, my best friend and I had our own radio show for a couple of years at a rinky dink radio station near Clearwater. Their big draw was having Don Imus on their station. It was a pay-for-air station, where you bought time for your show. If you didn't have any sponsors to pay for your show, you're shelling out cash of your own wallet to buy airtime

Let me tell you something - that is like the super dredged minor leagues of radio. It's worse than public access television. They'll let anyone on the air, as long as they can pay their bill at the beginning of the month

I heard some of the worst radio in my entire life on that station. I mean, I could put 2 kids in a Kindergarten class on the mic talking about eating Play Doh and they would be Edward R. Murrow compared to what f**kery was on the air at that station

I could tell you so many stories about some stuff that happened at that station ... from homeless people wandering inside and walking right past the glass of our studio, waving at us ... to our producer playing a sound effect of a woman moaning sexually, during an interview with Pat Williams of the Orlando Magic when he was talking about his new book "How to Be Like Women of Influence: Life Lessons from 20 of the Greatest"

We're sitting there, talking with Pat Williams who was nice enough to talk to us on his cell phone from his car as he was driving home from a Magic playoff game ... we mention his book about "Women of Influence" and ask him to give us a brief synopsis of it, Pat starts to talk and all the sudden while he's talking we hear a sound effect of a woman going "ohhhhhh ummmm yeahhhhhh" and we both look up into out producers booth, and the stoner that we had as a producer gives us the thumbs up with a huge smile on his face like he thought it was funny to do that ... Pat Williams stops mid sentence and asks "did you hear that?" - we said immediately "no, didn't hear anything at all, please go ahead"

Jesus. I wanted to jump through the glass and pound that stoner's face into the audio board

Anyway, I got lots of stories about our time at that station. But the thing was, while everyone else was doing a garbage show and job at that station on their shows - my friend and I were promoting the hell out of our show, we had 200 shirts made with our logo on the front and back, made a deal with the t-shirt company to be a sponsor for us, we booked guests like crazy and when we called them, we sounded official and legitimate - and got them to come on

Some of our guests:

Cal Ripken Jr., Anthony Munoz, Deacon Jones, David Stern, Pat Williams, Jack McDowell, Jeremy Schaap, Gene Deckerhoff, Brad Radke, Dan Wetzel (Award winning Yahoo Sports Columnist and author), Charles Robinson (Award winning Yahoo Sports Columnist)

These people had no clue that we were 2 no-name guys on a rinky dink station in Clearwater with a listening range of maybe 20 miles at night, tops - but - we sounded professional, we were extremely knowledgeable, and we had some of those people on regularly for their own segment

The main thing is, if you can't get an internship - you just gotta be a great caller .. not good, but great. You have to get the attention of the host of the show and make them remember you. You have to get an "in" and prove worthy to that person enough for them to put their own ass on the line for you to give you any kind of shot. And if you ever do get that shot, you gotta crush it and make them want to bring you back b/c you gave them something that was audio Viagra. You gotta get your reps in, you gotta be comfortable in talking, have some necessary arrogance but not be cocky, have a good radio voice, and have an opinion that you can defend intelligently

You gotta be willing to work for free at first, don't demand anything until you know you can and when you know you can, you don't demand it - you ask

Let me tell you something - that station 1010, is a pay-for-air station. The people that you hear on that station, with maybe the exception of 2 (JP Peterson and I think that haggard old woman that does the Hooters Show) - other than that, all those jabronis are buying time to be on the air. That might be ok to do at first, like what my friend and I did, just to get our reps in - but that's not something you want to do for any extended period of time, b/c basically it's looked down upon. You can tell the difference as well in those shows and in shows on stations that aren't pay-for-air, like 620 and ESPN 1040

Some of the people on 1010, used to be on other stations, but they basically couldn't hack it and were shown the door b/c they sucked on-air. There's one person in particular on 1010, who actually used to be on ESPN 1040 for a little bit as a fill-in guy and was called by a columnist in the Tampa Tribune as the "next Jim Rome" - ya, haha, well, that "next Jim Rome" got shown the damn door and he's now buying time on 1010 to be on the air

So, hey, if you want to get your reps in, you can pay-for-air on 1010 and have your own show. There's really no shame in it when you're first starting off in the business .... but it's a different story when you've been in the business for a while, aren't good enough to stay in it and have to go there to pay your own money to be on the air

Six

I dedicate my last post to my boy Calvin, I was tryin to get everyone ready for him when he gets back


CaneSaw, also, I'm not really in any position of importance to get you into ESPN 1040. Marc asks me if I can fill in for him when he does have time off, or come in and co-host sometimes ... I filled in for the Sports Blob show last Labor Day, but mainly I only help out Marc with his show and last year with the remote shows next to Raymond James for Bucs games. I am doing a show right now for 1 hour a week for the XFC on ESPN 1040, mainly in moderator/host capacity with the President/CEO of the XFC and his good friend who is a badass fighter/teacher/trainer - it's basically their show, with me being the host

What I can suggest is, be a great caller, get recognized that way, perfect your craft in that department b/c that shows a little of what you can do ... first time I ever called The Swarm, Mark asked if I'd ever done radio before. You gotta make that type of impression, make that type of impact - b/c if someone can't put a call together with their takes in the couple of minutes they're on, how do you think they'll do in the studio on the mic for a minimum of an hour?

CaneSawMassacre

Sorry Six.... I got tired and let the spelling drift of there. I'm not begging you for necessarily a job, but maybe just to intern for a couple hours or so when you are on, or maybe even just shadowing....

I just know I don't want to be a corporate research analyst my whole life.


I want to do something in sports and I know I have the intelligence and ability to succeed in whatever I do, and I know if I don't start trying now..... It will never happen.

I've been calling Mark frequently I believe I'm in an intelligent caller.. I bring valid points, I could certainly bring more research to the table. I just figured if I got the opportunity to shadow it might lead to networking and a shot at interning.

Six don't you film high school sports and stuff around Tampa, or do you also do the interviewing?? I could be a huge help by just researching a bunch of stuff and doing whatever you need to have information ready regarding some of these Tampa high school games. Again, I'm not trying to get paid, just want to learn more about the business and evaluate whether 1. I have the talent to be there ( which I know I do) 2. If I'm intelligent enough to think on the fly ( I know I am) 3. I'm not sure about a radio or TV voice but I could work on it..

CaneSawMassacre

And these same people who are talking about Randy taking projects are claiming, "Latwan Anderson" won't be a Cane... yada yada yada yada..

He brought in a class with competition for key positions, and basically is telling these kids... Look, I dont' care about stars.. I need a stud or two from each postions, THAT WONT REDSHIRT... IF YOU"RE THE ONE YOU WILL PLAY...

That has all of these kids pumped and ready to play. And I hope Gary isn't bullshattin' about these kids and their workouts before the summer, because he says most like Nelson, T.Williams, D.Perry and a bunch of these kids have personal trainers who are teaching them the Miami workout plan.. That is nice if true, but the work outs between the team during the summer by themselves is probably the most pivotal thing for everybody along with how they are lifting.

Can the team do 7 on 7 informal drills and actually call defenses that make the offense work??

Are the OL and DT's out moving cars, pushing sleds, rolling tires, and practicing blocking assignments for all fronts??

All WR's and TE's should have to work with Mark Duper on their hands like Hankerson did, if Duper would be so kind..

Actually the TE's could switch off with them and the lineman..


And they all needed to be hitting their single best stride in their lifting program. If they can't build that mass that will hold them for their tough and long season they are screwed.

.............................
On a side note.. Who the phuck chose our scheduling as far as home and away games this year??

NCAA gives us FAMU this year...Then sends us
to OSU
to PITT
To Clemson - then we get to come home and rest with
FSU

That is PHUCKED, whomever chose that schedule

Ice It

Fredi let Hanley have it last night ... the dugout riot act as well ... bueno 33


shit, just play hard, always


problem solved


* spark * ?


Cat 5 Cane

I like the picks above!!!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Schedule...
That was my biotch, last week!
OSU AWAY
PITT AWAY
Clemson AWAY
FSU HOME

Tough schedule but after looking deeper into it, we have time in between the games to rest and game study them before playing them.

A&M HOME (9 days off)
OSU AWAY (9 days off)
PITT AWAY (12 days off)
Clemson AWAY (9 days off)
FSU HOME

The rest of the schedule is were it's grueling... no time off and playing every Saturday.

Hopefully we get some night games ( I think we are 6/0 at night and playing at the Sun) but Randy love the heat (our advantage)...

Later


Cat 5 Cane

LOL... wow, this Firefox (automatic spell check) thingy is great!!!

Now, if I only had a program to put the right word and punctuation in the sentence, I would be good to go!

Cat 5 Cane

another point to the schedule is it's going to be a warm year for us... Last away game is playing GT, Nov-13th... Weather might be cold but not too bad!

Don't know who the equipment guy is, but better heaters and ready for any condition should be the SOP of the day... Remember when we played GT, at night, in 08 and they supplied us with little heaters about 7' high above the ground, while our players were standing on benches trying to get warm!!!... Man I was pissed


Ungar

Sometimes it is better not to say anything:

I dreamt that my son was working in a restaurant, and that his manager was a woman that had a burn mark on the side of her face, and was getting her master's degree in hospitality management (I don't know if that is a real degree, but in the dream it was), and he had me come to visit because she used to be a UM cheerleader. I talked with my son about how she was still having a wonderful and successful life, and then I asked her for her autograph in front of my son, to prove a point. In the dream, the manager was surprised that I wanted HER autograph since she was no longer a cheerleader. I said, I would ask for Jerry Lewis' autograph even after he has retired, or a football player's autograph. When I woke up, I felt really good, since I had given my son a life lesson even though it was in a dream.

So then when my wife woke up, I said "Honey I had a great dream!" "Really, what about?" "Our son and I were with this UM Cheerleader, and ..." "OH REALLY!?!"

Ugh. Seriously, sometimes it is better not to say anything.

Ungar

31 ( 30 ) Lomas Brown Jr. - Football - Not first ballot HOF, but has fire and did well on a bad team and a good team.
27 ( 29 ) Isaac Bruce - Football - Looking to become a reverend after retiring, gives free tickets to kids and helps the United Way. Yes, he makes me proud.
26 ( 28 ) Edgerrin James - Football - Another HOF cane, great college and NFL career, help the UM resurgence.
35 ( 27 ) Dwight Gooden - Baseball - Character matters, and playoff performance matters.
50 ( 26 ) Charlie Ward - Football - A wuss that PJ Brown flipped into the stands like a discus. Freaken illegal GA immigrant. I would put Cliff Floyd in his place.
25 ( 25 ) Derrick Thomas - Football - A player that I wish had been a Cane and a Dolphin.
24 ( 24 ) Warren Sapp - Football - Has anyone that met him personally ever LIKED him? Just sayin.
23 ( 23 ) Andre Johnson - Football - Will continue to have an excellent career and move up in the next edition of the top 50.
22 ( 22 ) Mitch Richmond - Basketball - I did enjoy those Run TMC years, especially against defenses like the Miami Heat had back then.
21 ( 21 ) Rowdy Gaines IV - Swimming - I gotta claim ignorance, even after reading his bio. I still feel this would have been a wrestler's name.

Ungar

Posted too soon.

Preface with: I am still enjoying this count-up, and by using Six's list, I was able to preview a few of the guys that are on his list but were not yet in solar's list.

It's been fun, and as we get higher in the list, the mobility of the folks on the list shrinks. I won't even move Rowdy Gaines, because I really cannot claim to understand how I would compare him with let's say Andre Johnson.

404

A little fuel for bg's fire...:

Report: Kiffin among high-paid coaches (From ESPN.com)

Quick exits from the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Volunteers and just 12 wins over two years did little to deter USC from making Lane Kiffin one of the highest-paid college coaches.

The private school, which doesn't make coaching contracts public, is paying Kiffin $4 million a year -- nearly as much as it paid Pete Carroll -- according to a report on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which will air on Tuesday night.

Carroll was paid $4.4 million, and he won two national championships and seven Pac-10 titles.

Kiffin, who made $2 million last season in Tennessee, is on par with veteran coaches Mack Brown of Texas, Alabama's Nick Saban, Florida's Urban Meyer, LSU's Les Miles and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops in terms of salary. He ranks ahead of Ohio State's Jim Tressel. Every one of those coaches has won at least 12 games in a season en route to national championships.

Kiffin was 7-6 in his one season at Tennessee before leaving in January and 5-15 in one-plus seasons with the Raiders before being fired in September 2008.

He was a member of the USC coaching staff from 2001 to '06, first as wide receivers coach and then as offensive coordinator under Carroll.

The salary pool for Lane Kiffin and his Tennessee staff last season totaled $5,625,000, which included his father and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's $1.5 million salary (counting a $300,000 payment he pocketed in December) and recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Ed Orgeron's $650,000 salary. Both coaches were hired for Lane Kiffin's staff at USC.

The HBO report said that Monte Kiffin makes "around" $2 million per year at USC, shattering the record he set at Tennessee as college football's first million-dollar assistant. It is around the $2.2 million he made as defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=5196431

404

Who would you rather have coaching the Canes this year? (If $ were no object)

Randy or Lame?

elliott

Please tell Ernest Graham and Teddy Dupay is on that list..

lol...
By the way anyone buying this new game by Rockstar called Red Dead Redemption?

Ungar

404, since nobody else is answering:

Randy, by a long shot. When Al Davis considers someone so slimy that they get fired for cause, and when Tennessee fans hang the guy in effigy, then I would say he is a slimeball of Urban and Saban levels.

But if we paid Randy 4 million, I wouldn't be upset, either.

404

Posted by: Ungar | May 18, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Thanks for responding Ungar, of course I agree with you. But it really makes the debate interesting on how much Randy should have been paid when you compare it to that as*!

Canez1

404 definitely RS at this point.

Lame has proven nothing except that he has a nack for screwing things up and getting in to trouble.

So for now RS is the choice.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Ungar

7-6 record with a talent-rich team like Tennessee earns a 4 million dollar per year contract?

I am glad that he is not in Miami.

Esteban

Monte should be the one getting 4 million.

360Cane

By the way anyone buying this new game by Rockstar called Red Dead Redemption?

Posted by: elliott | May 18, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I'm looking to create a posse too. I'll have it on the 360. Gamertag is JAMM1N (that's a 1 not an i). Send me an invite and we'll get up. I won't be home until Wednesday or Thursday to play though.

Yo bg! Are you getting RDR? We need to get our horses and run the wild west. lol

autumn

404
i think randy & miami are a perfect match.
kiffin not.

Esteban

Kiffin was a CO-offensive coordinator. and wasn't the one known as the Xs and Os guy. he's getting by on his last name and him selling himself. no actual accomplishments along the way though.

BEERicane

Who would you rather have coaching the Canes this year? (If $ were no object)

>>>>>>
I would have to say Kirk Ferentz. IMO he is hands down the best coach in college. He does more with the least amount of raw talent than anyone in the country. If you gave him athletes the caliber of Miami's, there would be no question we would be on top of college football.

That being said, I don't think he could come down here and recruit like Randy and Co. Therefore, I believe that Shannon is the best coach for this program. His recruiting ability and general managing skills to rebuild a program from scratch are out of this world, especially given his coaching status (nothing) and name recognition (nothing) when he took over. He really is Miami Football and I am proud he is our coach and believe he is the right man to bring this program back to the promised land (this year!).

But if the recruiting bit were removed and these players just handed to a coach, then Ferentz.


Esteban

and i think Bryce probably is just gonna play COD until college football 2011 comes out. i'd bet on that at least. less than 2 months i think.

Esteban

there isn't another coach i'd want over Randy. he's about to win a title this year. might win one next year too.

Esteban

and 86, i forgot to give my per game predictions like you asked.

just put a W next to every team we play next year. i'm saying undefeated season.

BEERicane

and i think Bryce probably is just gonna play COD until college football 2011 comes out. i'd bet on that at least. less than 2 months i think.

Posted by: Esteban | May 18, 2010 at 01:13 PM


Despite my burning desire to pick-up NCAA 2011, I REFUSE to buy it because I will not purchase ANYTHING featuring a Gator (Tebow) on it. Just can't do it. I think we should all boycott this iteration.

Six

Sorry to everyone in advance of the length of this post


CaneSaw - CaneSaw - I'm pretty sure you have to be enrolled in a class at a school, either college or that Connecticut Broadcasting place, in order to intern at the radio station. I'm pretty sure that the interns up there at the radio station are all in a college somewhere and are getting credit hours for working at the station. I don't have the pull to be able to bring someone in for the show that I do for an hour, and honestly, no one is missing much by just listening on the radio

Typical day of a show - get there an hour early .. meet with the guests if they're coming in and discuss what you're going to try and hit on during the show .. the executive producer of the show will pop their head in during the meeting and get some face time with you and the guest, ask what the show will be about, shake hands, bla bla .. the President of the station will pop his head in if he's there, either during the pre-production meeting or before you go on the air .. you sit around and b.s. until about 10 mins before your show .. go get a drink or bathroom .. get in the studio during the break at the top of the hour .. hope the person who just finished their show gets their stuff and gets out quickly, so you can settle into your chair, call up the computer in front of you .. your producer or intern will come in with some info that you requested to be printed out, if you need it .. your music hits, time for your show .. you go for the first segment, which can vary between 12 to 25 minutes long - if you run over your scheduled break, the producers have to do some shuffling of commercials and the breaks later in your show will be longer or more frequent in order to catch you up .. during the break, the producer will come in and talk to you or over the intercom, asking what you want or need, or tell you they have a particular cut/clip of something you might like to play from a press conference or whatever - or tell you about some of the people calling in .. you have to hit the numbers up frequently on the air, you have to mention the sponsors, you have to talk about any promotions the station is running - the President or VP of Broadcasting will make sure before your show, or during it, that you do not skimp on mentioning a promotion they're doing .. you take calls if they're there, if they aren't, you better be prepared to talk a hell of a lot and not sound like a jackhole

Doing what Marc does, a 4 hour show, 5 days a week - people don't truly understand what a grind that is and just how hard it is. The amount of prep time it takes everyday, the ability to talk for about 3 hours of the 4, your ability to talk with callers and respond to them when they ask you things, etc. It will fry you

The thing is this, you gotta make an impression on the host of the show - doesn't matter if someone thinks they're a good caller, what matters is, if the guy sitting behind the microphone in the studio thinks that and you make an impact on him. That can possibly lead to you getting an "in", and who knows where it could go from there. It lead to Marc bringing me in to co-host when his regular co-host back in the day took a vacation day ... it led to me co-hosting a couple more times ... then that led to Marc putting his rep on the line, by telling his bosses that he would like me to host his show while he takes some days off ... they originally brought in a guy that used to be on the air and was the Lightning play-by-play announcer, and Marc didn't like him filling in for his show a couple of times - neither did the callers ... so Marc brought me in, I did a few shows by myself with no co-host ... the bosses liked me ... then I did some Bucs pre-game shows with Marc on gameday, right outside Raymond James ... to me then co-hosting again with him when he asked .. to me now doing this one hour XFC show. That's how it worked for me

When the host sees your name on the call screen, does he think in his head that if I hit the "go" button for this caller, I know that they're going to have a good call and save the show if needed b/c the other 4 callers beforehand were all kinds of awful? Another thing is, the audience doesn't necessarily have to like you if you're a caller - you can be somewhat of an antagonist with intelligence, and the host will like that b/c it will generate discussion for them and also the audience to pound the phone lines. Now, you can't just be some troll that calls consistently to be negative about everything, you gotta bring something to the table that might be good enough to sway people's minds the other way in their thinking - or make them stop and say, you know what man? this dude has a point ...... case in point, when I called in before the NFL Draft and talked about Toby Gerhart not getting any sort of love but Tim Tebow getting all the love, and how Gerhart has what I think is a bigger obstacle to overcome than Tebow. You know how many people called up and said they completely forgot about Gerhart?

You know how you sit in your car, listening to the show, and while you're listening, you're coming up with stuff to say when you hear callers or the host speak? You have an opinion on what is being said - that's good, even better when you can convey that into a good call and getting your reps in by calling and making an impression

As for me going out and shooting games/doing interviews, that's through my main job at the television station. I know for a fact that in able to intern, you absolutely have to be taking classes and getting credit for the internship - esp. if you're going to be heading out to any game with someone from the station, for insurance purposes, not only on yourself but on the equipment as well. We plan who is going to go where and shoot what, the Monday of that week. We know who to take focus on at what high school, what player to follow if possible - basically, which kids to keep an eye on during the game, b/c they're generally the whole reason we're going to shoot them in the first place. We try to make it to where we give equal coverage to a lot of teams in different areas, so we just don't harp on a couple of teams in particular and not give any love to some smaller teams. Dude, I had to drive out to Plant City High School to shoot a game there - they were getting smashed by Freedom High by halftime, but I still stayed for as long as I could. When I rolled up to the ticket gate, you would've thought I was giving all of them the winning numbers to Powerball with how happy they were to see someone from a television station come out and shoot their game

This is basically what I do at games .. ready? Run up and down the field on the sidelines, during the game, to get position to shoot it. After a big play or significant play, I hit the color bars on the camera (which goes onto the tape that I'm recording) to somewhat "mark" the play, and then when I get back to the station and am dumping the game into the Avid system 3X machine, then when I see those color bars pop up, I know where the good plays are. I try to get a program at the game for the players names/numbers/pedigree, b/c MaxPreps doesn't always have all the info .... but it's usually the kids that we're there for in the first place that make the plays anyway, so we know who they are

I'll ask Marc about internship at the ESPN station. But I do know you have to be enrolled in a class to do an internship at the television station and go out to a game with me or the other sports guy, who is also an anchor/reporter. Just pound the phones, make an impression ... that's straight up honest advice

Esteban

BEERicane...i boycott for other reasons. tebow ain't keeping me from buyin that game.

Six

Bristol Palin ...

How many other teens who got prego can charge $15,000 - $30,000 to come talk about it?

She can speak at conferences, fundraisers, special events ... and holidays? What the hell kind of holiday would you want Sarah Palin's kid to come talk about her getting knocked up?

The best part is this ... she will speak of the "challenges of life as a young single mother"

Okkkkkk

What challenges would that be that you had to endure Bristol? Which babysitter to choose, while you didn't have to work b/c of the loot your family has? Changing a diaper? Trying to decide how many Enfamils you're going to buy at the store? Waffling between the $4,000 or $5,000 crib at BabyBox.com?

I would think the hardest challenge you'd have to endure is deciding whether or not you're going to allow momma Sarah Palin, to carry your baby around with one arm and handle it like a loaf of bread, like everyone has seen so many times

She must've gone to the Michael Jackson school of dangling a baby over the railing of a hotel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_people_bristol_palin


Esteban

i know there is a radio station in DC that will train you to be a soundboard operator as long as you agree to volunteer for 6 months. and i know the local sports radio stations (we just got a 2nd recently) are always advertising jobs for soundboard operators.

and Six, if you are using a 40 lb camera like you mentioned before i feel for you covering them high school games.

Six

This .. is .. awesome

I have a hell of a lot more respect for Fredi Gonzalez for doing this

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/LollygagGate-Hanley-benched-after-slowly-joggin;_ylt=AtSxjETuolKY.a4wCSbnvA85nYcB?urn=mlb,241678


I'd even make it a point to tell my kids, don't you ever let me see you sauntering after a ball that you accidentally booted

CGNC

Six - you left off the part about THE VEST. Canesaw, wear that VEST to any interview and you should be golden ;-D

Ungar

True, Six.

My kids were stunned, not just at the boot, but at the saunter to the ball.

They suggested that Coughlin from now on will never expect Hanley to get ANY ball, which will mess with his development as an outfielder.

Guaranteed contracts are a real pain.

CGNC

Nice write-up guys!

Six

Este - ya, ha, you get a nice little shoulder workout with that camera. The battery is too heavy - they do have lighter batteries, but then they don't balance out the camera, so you're somewhat front heavy when you place it on your shoulder

We do have smaller HD cameras available to use, but they're really not that great to shoot sports with at all. They're more for setting up on a tri-pod and doing a stand up with

I was testing out one of those cameras during the UCF game, when I got taken out by Laron Byrd on the sidelines


Me getting taken out - the guy with the orange shirt, white hat and blue jeans

4:36 - 4:49

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFidbB2H3fs


Six

You see the guy at 5:06 - 5:09 in the orange shirt, with white sleeves and white hat, raising his arms up after DVD impales the UCF guy?

That's Yatil Green

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFidbB2H3fs

Six

CGNC - with her standup comedy, haha

Ya, I think if CaneSaw wore that vest to an interview that I had to wear, they'd want to know if he was a lost construction worker or if he was on his way to an elementary school to help kids across the street

Esteban

Six, the smaller HD cams don't keep up with action or too light to get a steady picture?

and remember keep ya head up on that sideline!

DZ8

http://article.nationalreview.com/433054/pope-benedict-and-the-scandal-mongers/conrad-black

Good article on the scandals in the Catholic Church but more importantly,on how they are reported. I'm not going to argue anymore about this subject but didn't want all those allegations to stand unchallenged.

DZ8

Posted by: Six | May 18, 2010 at 01:41 PM

I didn't even see this post when I posted the one at 2:25pm. You just got such hate for anyone on the right you can't even let Bristol Palin go without commenting on her.

What loot that her family has? She does have some now because her mom quit her job as governor and can do the speaking engagements. I never hear you slamming anyone on the left, ever.

Six

Este - it's just so much easier to have a camera on your shoulder to stabilize it and be able to roll your focus with one hand and zoom with your other hand on a bigger camera

The smaller camera, if you don't have some sort of shoulder/chest harness device to stabilize it, is just a huge pain in the ass, esp. if you're trying to shoot by looking at the LCD screen - as opposed into the viewfinder of the larger camera

With the way you have to hold the smaller camera with both hands out in front of you, where the zoom button is located, it's just somewhat awkward to shoot with

Here's what it looks like ...

http://www.beststuff.com/images/articles/021009d.jpg

You see on the side panel, in the silver, where the zoom is? The buttons are vertical, going up and down, small

It's a hell of a lot harder to put that thing up to your face and look through the viewfinder, keep it stable - esp. when zooming in, you know how hard that is b/c you've probably done it. The more you zoom in, the more unstable the picture is when you barely move the camera

Now, when you have one of these on your shoulder ...

http://www.crewwestinc.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cam-sony-f900.jpg

It is so much easier to shoot, it's ridiculous. The zoom control is right above where you put your right hand into a strap to hold the front of the camera .... the focus/iris is located right there at the front on the lens, where you can control with your left hand

Now, if they made it lighter, the world would be great

Some of those cameras like this Sony F900 weigh only around 10 lbs. but when you add that battery, it jacks it up I'd say around 15 lbs ... so at least it's only really about 25 lbs - but still, 25 lbs on your shoulder for a game gets tiring, even when you're taking breaks

Esteban

left / right. the politicians are working for the same people. Obama is allowing the gulf to be destroyed about as good as Bush let New Orleans residents be killed by Blackwater employees and did nothing to clean up the place (and obama ain't exactly do much different to change the situation for all those who still and probably never will be able to go back).

and the Bristol Palin story Six put the link up for...it deserves a comment since its so ridiculous. About as ridiculous as saying you are anti lobbyist yet hiring tons of former (and thus future) lobbyists to cabinet positions.

DZ8

I don't want to get into politics but occasionally someone will post something I feel the need to respond to. I'm going to walk away slowly...

dam dead period.

Esteban

Six, i feel ya. back in the day i did some Cuse games with one of the dinosaur beta cams. i was literally picking people up after the games just cause i felt like i could lift anything after a few hours.

but yeah on the HD front, i see the shoulder mounted smaller HD cams available but usually see that they are AVCHD so not going to get much broadcast station use with that - i'd assume.

SOUP

Ungar...good post on the "list". Well thought out and well done.

404...Shannon any day. If (when?) we do it (NC) and do it RIGHT (as bg said) then the force (glory and pride) that will be felt among the Cane nation will be strong.

Six

DZ8 - I wouldn't call it "hate" about Bristol, I think it's what you call "ridiculous" that she will be getting paid somewhere between $15 grand to $30 grand to talk about just how hard it is for her to be a single mom?

Come on man, you're smarter than that. You want to a true perspective on how hard it is to be a single mom? She's not the one to be giving lectures about it and getting paid more loot on the top end of her charges than some people make in a year

It's called, gravy training off your situation b/c of your family social status

You tell me just how hard she has it as a single mom, seriously

You want to really do some good? How about not charging $15 grand to $30 grand. How about doing it for just the free air fare and hotel night with food that it would take to go somewhere for it

How about, having some real struggling single moms talk about it .. you know, the type of people who go to places like the Alpha House for Girls, who are basically babies raising babies and can try and "scare straight" girls who might be thinking that having a baby at age 15 is a good idea?

Now, you tell me just how many late night comedians won't jump on this Bristol being paid that much as well - are they hating? Not only them, but some Saturday Night Live writers

You've never heard me slam anyone on the left - ever? For one, I try to avoid politics like 86 wants when I can, but when something idiotic comes up, it's hard not to talk about

Another thing, I've slammed Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Rob Blagojevich, etc. so don't say I haven't "ever" slammed anyone on the left

There are as many idiots with the blue donkey as there are with the red elephant

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And a BIG part of coaching is being able to recruit, develop and deploy the Jimmies that are better than someone else's Joes.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 17, 2010 at 06:05 PM

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Posted by: 86Cane | May 17, 2010 at 07:58 PM

>>>

Haha, you know that's not my argument. It's just part of the puzzle.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

On a side note.. Who the phuck chose our scheduling as far as home and away games this year??

NCAA gives us FAMU this year...Then sends us
to OSU
to PITT
To Clemson - then we get to come home and rest with
FSU

That is PHUCKED, whomever chose that schedule

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | May 18, 2010 at 03:16 AM

>>>>

All depends on how you look at it and how prepared you are for it. Two years ago, we would indeed be phucked. This year, it's a golden opportunity to stake our claim back to the top and silence any and all critics, as well as inspire FEAR throughout the college football world.

SOUP

just put a W next to every team we play next year. i'm saying undefeated season.

Posted by: Esteban | May 18, 2010 at 01:16 PM

U must have an "Easy Button"?

Now that was easy...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

YO, WE NEED TO PRINT UP T-SHIRTS FOR THE NOTRE SHAME GAME THAT READS

PROFESSIONALS

VERSUS

PEDOPHILES!!!!!

hahaha

Won't that be sweet??

SOUP

Another thing, I've slammed Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Rob Blagojevich, etc. so don't say I haven't "ever" slammed anyone on the left

Posted by: Six | May 18, 2010 at 02:52 PM

DO IT AGAIN, DO IT AGAIN!

(JUST KIDDING, NO POLITICS PLEASE)

P.S. Ibis don't even THINK about it...

SOUP

All depends on how you look at it and how prepared you are for it. Two years ago, we would indeed be phucked. This year, it's a golden opportunity to stake our claim back to the top and silence any and all critics, as well as inspire FEAR throughout the college football world.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 18, 2010 at 02:55 PM

Could be an all or nothing kind of season after the first 4-5 games, huh?

DZ8

It's called, gravy training off your situation b/c of your family social status

You tell me just how hard she has it as a single mom, seriously

You want to really do some good? How about not charging $15 grand to $30 grand. How about doing it for just the free air fare and hotel night with food that it would take to go somewhere for it

^^^I agree with you on that.

It just seems to me that your targets are much more often to be wearing the red elephant... I could be wrong and just notice those attacks more.

Anyways it's all good and just like you feel the need to point out some ridiculous stuff... I feel the need to defend some stuff I don't see as ridiculous.
(This Palin stuff I just see as a non-story. She is who she is in the media glare because of what her mom has accomplished, not what she has accomplished. She is taking that fame and like you said, riding that gravy train... something that many other celebrity/politician children do. To me it's no big deal, accepted, a matter of course.)

DZ8

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 18, 2010 at 02:56 PM

Classic Cav!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Bristol Palin ...

How many other teens who got prego can charge $15,000 - $30,000 to come talk about it?

She can speak at conferences, fundraisers, special events ... and holidays? What the hell kind of holiday would you want Sarah Palin's kid to come talk about her getting knocked up?

The best part is this ... she will speak of the "challenges of life as a young single mother"

Okkkkkk

What challenges would that be that you had to endure Bristol? Which babysitter to choose, while you didn't have to work b/c of the loot your family has? Changing a diaper? Trying to decide how many Enfamils you're going to buy at the store? Waffling between the $4,000 or $5,000 crib at BabyBox.com?

I would think the hardest challenge you'd have to endure is deciding whether or not you're going to allow momma Sarah Palin, to carry your baby around with one arm and handle it like a loaf of bread, like everyone has seen so many times

She must've gone to the Michael Jackson school of dangling a baby over the railing of a hotel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_people_bristol_palin


Posted by: Six | May 18, 2010 at 01:41 PM

>>>>

Shyt gets more and more disgusting Six. Just disgusting.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Could be an all or nothing kind of season after the first 4-5 games, huh?

Posted by: SOUP | May 18, 2010 at 02:59 PM

>>>

Definitely. But it's time to kill all the noiz. I know that's how Shannon feels and thinks, and the staff, and damn near all the players.

It would be a murderer's row without all those people on the same page, with experience, size and speed.

But CSM's question is still legit. Who the hell scheduled this?? haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

DZ8, that tee would SILENCE all that dumb-azz corn-ball ND, Catholic shyt. I'm from the South and went to a protestant college, so all this Catholic snobbiness shyt to me is just COMICAL.

I can't think of a more hypocritical organization on the planet, today and historically.

So this tee would be a harsh slap of REALITY to all that delusional shyt.

solarcane

Great posts today

este,
Shannon has a great shot at Coach of The Year. An ACC championship and a BCS bowl win, I don't see how he doesn't get the nod.

ungar nice list as always bubba.

The coolest thing about Rowdy Gaines is his real name is Ambrose.

Rowdy Gaines sounds real close to Clint Eastwood's character in his early Rawhide days.
He got way up the list because he did everything he has by himself with no team mates.
Think about being temporarily paralyzed and coming back to be the best there is.. unreal will power.

I think our schedule keeps us right in the pollsters sights, anything less keeps us from moving into the top 5.

" This year, it's a golden opportunity to stake our claim back to the top and silence any and all critics, as well as inspire FEAR throughout the college football world. "

The Captain is correct.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Rowdy Gaines is the greatest name of all time!!! hahaha The fact that he was an Olympian makes it even more classic.

DZ8

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 18, 2010 at 03:10 PM

I didn't say I AGREED with the T-shirt Cap't, found it funny, nonetheless.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

DZ8, haha, it's what those fools need to see and hear.

The point being, everyone has some effed up parts of their history, community, sometimes family, so how the hell are you going to pick the worst of someone and ignore your shyt??

This tee-shirt would crush that delusional shyt once and for all, esp. since those Miami teams had no run ins with the law whatsoever. It was strictly a thinly veiled example of skin-color neurosis, as Six said, no different than the paranoia surrounding Ali, Jack Johnson 100 years ago, Jackie Robinson and even the UNLV running rebels when they were crushing everyone with swag for those two years but called "thugs" by two-bit hacks writing for the teams they crushed.

Ungar

Ungar...good post on the "list". Well thought out and well done.
Posted by: SOUP | May 18, 2010 at 02:48 PM

Thanks. But nobody commented on my dream. You ever had something like that happen, with your affinity toward UM cheerleaders?

solarcane

On the who does God really like more debate;

Spend a weekend with Habitat For Humanity, Special Olympics, Make A Wish, or Wednesday's Child where people are volunteering together for a common cause regardless of religious or political affiliation.

I have been in the midst people that may have been Southern Baptists, Catholics, Episcapalions or Universalists, and it never occured to me that they were condemed to a fiery death because of something someone of the same belief thought or did.

Lumping Catholics, cops, conservatives, liberals, WASPs together and using their worst examples is bigotry.

: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Solar, I'm sure Shannon is telling them, "Look, if we're 4-0 after the first four games, EVERY TEAM WE FACE IS GOING TO BE WORRIED AND SCARED BEFORE WE EVER TAKE THE FIELD."

Fear is powerful, especially if we really whoop some azz, like beat OSU 25-10 or something, then whoop Pitt 40-7.

WHOOOO-WEEEEE.

DEATH STAR IS IN BATTLE FORMATION. hahaha

Ungar

YO, WE NEED TO PRINT UP T-SHIRTS FOR THE NOTRE SHAME GAME THAT READS

PROFESSIONALS

VERSUS

PEDOPHILES!!!!!

hahaha

Won't that be sweet??

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | May 18, 2010 at 02:56 PM

Yep. In fact, you better copyright that before my team of lawyers gets involved. 8-)

DZ8

Ungar I liked your dream story.

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