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May 19, 2010

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Hurricanedave

numero uno

autumn

another first!!

autumn

. . . not.

CanesCanesCanes

Soup

The first pic is a hell of a good shot. Love the way you got the pitcher with his follow-through, the ball halfway to the plate, and the batter cocked and ready to pounce on the pitch.

I don't know that much about photography, but that's just a nice baseball shot.

SOUP

The first pic is a hell of a good shot. Love the way you got the pitcher with his follow-through, the ball halfway to the plate, and the batter cocked and ready to pounce on the pitch.

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | May 19, 2010 at 06:46 AM

Thank U sir! Catching the ball in mid-air or mid-pitch has become my new passion.

Timing is everything.

SOUP

PLEASE KEEP THE POLITICAL COMMENTS TO A MINIMUM AND IF U FEEL THE NEED PLEASE BE CIVIL IN YOUR DISCUSSION.

THE MANAGEMENT

autumn

maybe i need to do a blog article about lurkers . . . if you love canes football but know less about football than everyone else on the blog should you really "post here, post often"?

what do you think cat5? you've been calling for lurkers to come out of the bushes . . . and with the chance of winning a t-shirt i finally did
. . . but did you really mean "come on out those of you who have good info to post"?


by the way cat5 - good posts from you lately.

Ungar

"a stunning come-from-behind win over Florida Gulf Coast University on Tuesday"

That reads nice, but cmon, the only stunning part of this game was that there even WAS a bottom of the ninth needed.

In a way, I feel bad for the FGCU kids, that would have been a big win for them.

Still, these midweek struggles against nonconference opponents will hopefully keep them from getting overconfident in the ACC tourney.

Ungar

As for politics, if we really gotta discuss it, you should know the following:

My side is always correct, and everything that has gone well in US history is due to the guys on my side, and every mistake ever made in the history of the US was the fault of the guys on the other side.

Read my book, "The World According To Ungar", and you will see that Hitler was on the other side, Tojo was on the other side, and the guys in Congress that vote against the stuff I want are secretly tied to a conspiracy between Stalin, Hitler, Ghengis Khan, and that guy that cut me off in traffic yesterday. Especially that guy.

solarcane

ungar,
I felt the same way when soup was giving us the play by play from the game site.


The result was more the feeling of relief you get after heartburn passes than the joy of opening a Christmas present.

A wins a win as we like to say
catch you guys after work

Ungar

As for bitterness about police, I slipped up the other day discussing the tolls here in Miami with a guy that apparently has stock in the toll company or something.

Dade County feeds more money into tolls that any other county, yet they raised our tolls even after the promise that the 1/2 cent sales tax would reduce or even eliminate some tolls. This guy came back with "Well, how do you expect to pay for the roads, they have bonds!"

I replied, "We pay a tax on the gas we consume to take care of the roads in this state, and the bonds for the Turnpike got paid off over THIRTY years ago."

This guy just wouldn't listen though.

I swear, sometimes my dad really pisses me off!

autumn

ungar,
one of the better hand-washing posts i've seen. well done.

many blogs ago you asked if we knew why you are called ungar.

that didn't get many entries . . . going to answer anyway?

autumn

my last point was regarding ungars at 8:58

SuperCooper

What's up Canespace?

UMike

Morning Spacers...feels like its been a while

CGNC

Solar - LOL I have never "seen" you get that mad at anyone.

Ibis, I never read anything you post anymore. This is not the time or the place. There are political blogs out there for that stuff. Keep it sports related and we are good.

CGNC

Cat - are you in Atlanta yet?

BEERicane

1- we live on planet earth ruled by humans; a species not even close to being perfect . . . which means every institution set up & run by humans will also be flawed.

This is a logical fallacy. I point to Bacon.

elliott

On another note anybody keep hearing about how fast we supposedly are now? All I hear about is more speed and more speed. Well more speed & better talent across the board should equal 10 to 11 wins for this Miami team and a ACC Championship ring.

Cat 5 Cane

Hotlanta... went and returned... opportunities are there and the door is open to return when the timing is right for us to move.

Thanks for asking.

autumn

1- we live on planet earth ruled by humans; a species not even close to being perfect . . . which means every institution set up & run by humans will also be flawed.

This is a logical fallacy. I point to Bacon.

Posted by: BEERicane | May 19, 2010 at 09:47 AM

you might be right.
which institutions do you find to be perfect?

autumn

just out of curiosity, ibis - was there a time & place that you found politically wonderful?
was it the usa in 1776? or somewhere else, some other time?

BEERicane

which institutions do you find to be perfect?

The University of Miami!!!

autumn

which institutions do you find to be perfect?

The University of Miami!!!

Posted by: BEERicane | May 19, 2010 at 10:45 AM

i see you googled the answer

BEERicane

i see you googled the answer

Posted by: autumn | May 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM

HA! Straight from my brain. : )

CGNC

Cat - Dallas is another area with not as high of an unemployment rate

DZ8

bacon rules... and doughnuts, forbidden doughnuts... hmmmm

CGNC

Posted by: autumn | May 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM

post of the morning! Good one. LOL

macjones de Albuquerque

That Athlon college football rag has your Hurricanes ranked No. 14, which happens to be better than most college pigskin mags'. No not 9mm magazines. Or is that clips. LOL


http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/18993/no-14-miami-hurricanes

CanesCanesCanes

No offense to anybody right, left, or in the middle.

But can we please, please, chill on the politics? We've all got political opinions but aren't there sites for that?

Anyway onto another topic. I'm feeling confident about next year...but I have to say when I look at that opening stretch of games I still shudder, a little anyway. But the opportunity to shine is there, that's for sure!

DZ8

Is it available yet macjones??? I can't help myself and must buy any college football magazines I can find. Kind of like Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory with Catcher in the Rye.

Ungar

ungar,
one of the better hand-washing posts i've seen. well done.

many blogs ago you asked if we knew why you are called ungar.

that didn't get many entries . . . going to answer anyway?

Posted by: autumn | May 19, 2010 at 09:04 AM

I am surprised nobody googled "University of Miami Ungar". You don't even have to hit enter, the autocomplete finishes it for you. I spent so many hours there and it was a stones throw from where the busses would drop off victorious football Hurricanes that it holds great memories for me.

One of my favorites: 1987, Miami comes back from 19-3, the Rat is going crazy (there was no Titanic back then, it was LB's Eatery with no TVs), and I head back to see the fans swarm a few hours later. Micheal Irvin had the BIGGEST smile I have ever seen on him.

Thanks for asking, autumn!

Loco

There's no politics in Sportsblog!

Posted by: Loco | May 19, 2010 at 09:40 AM

macjones de Albuquerque

Not yet DZ8, but patience baby. Patience!
I came across the preview on ESPN's college football page. That's all.

DZ8

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | May 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Well said. I feel sort of responsible with my response to Six yesterday. But right now Six and I are drinking beer and eating fish tacos... can't we all get along?... at least on Canespace?

DZ8

Thanks mac... then when you finally get the mag it takes like 30 seconds to start disagreeing, or pointing out errors. My most common phrase while reading one is, "and they get paid for this?!"

BEERicane

There's no politics in Sportsblog!

Posted by: Loco | May 19, 2010 at 09:40 AM

Is this statement not in and of itself a politic?

Just saying....

I agree in that it is time to move on. It doesn't matter how much one beyotches and moans about that crap on here, it does not make one bit of difference. Unless one actually believes one's opinion matters, in which case you are delusional or enjoy an nice exercise in futility.

DZ8

You're a building?

I thought it was some refrence to the Odd Couple.

Ungar

just out of curiosity, ibis - was there a time & place that you found politically wonderful?
was it the usa in 1776? or somewhere else, some other time?

Posted by: autumn | May 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM

I can't speak for her, but that was a TERRIBLE time to be around. We were not a country yet, the British had sympathizers all over the place, Indians (sorry, Native Americans) killing off anyone wearing blue for pay by the Redcoats, and no constitution.

I would go with 1803. George Washington steps down after eight successful years, then John Adams and the Federalist wimps cave in to the British with the Jay Treaty, and try to give in to the bankers to make a national bank. Thomas Jefferson comes in even though he had only been a senator for less than a year, and with the motto of "Change We Can Believe In", and buys 828 thousand square MILES of land for only 15 million dollars. Of course, some folks cry out that the government should not be the owners of property using taxpayer dollars, and call him a socialist. That's about 18 bucks a square mile, and the best use of government spending in American History. However, the people living on that land pay more than 15 million in taxes every year!

So, 1803 >>>> 1776.

CGNC

Loco, what's happening in your world? Still playing rugby?

Ungar

Decent article, except for two problems:

1. "break out the camoflage"? Cmon, that was 24 years ago, most of their readers were not even ALIVE for that.

2. Returning Leaders
RUSH YARDS 695 G. Cooper

Did they even SEE the Wisconsin game?

Thanks for posting that though, mac. your middle initial wouldn't happen to be "O", would it? 8-)

Loco

Loco, what's happening in your world? Still playing rugby?

Posted by: CGNC | May 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Just working, moving things after the semester, and of course still playing rugby :)

Ungar

You're a building?

I thought it was some refrence to the Odd Couple.

Posted by: DZ8 | May 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Ungar - "Nah, but I was IN that building for sooooo long."

DZ8 - "How long was it?"

Ungar - "I was in there for so long that my shoulders are square!"

God do I miss Johnny Carson 8-).

Ungar

Well said. I feel sort of responsible with my response to Six yesterday. But right now Six and I are drinking beer and eating fish tacos... can't we all get along?... at least on Canespace?

Posted by: DZ8 | May 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Drinking before noon on a weekday? Must be nice to work those radio hours....

Six

Ungar - when you don't have to be into work until 3pm during the week and 4pm on the weekend, it really doesn't suck that much

As for the radio, to roll in there at 5pm, do the show at 6pm, be done at 7pm .... that's not bad either for only once a week

I count my blessings everyday bro

autumn

cgnc - i appreciate you awarding me "post of the morning" . . . but i'm gonna pass it on to six for his 12.47 p.m. post.
even if that's not really morning anymore.


Ungar

Six, I am sure many here, myself included, are envious. You get PAID to talk about what you enjoy, you get to deduct the sports channels on your taxes as a work-related expense, and a mid-morning beer doesn't get you fired.

No, that doesn't suck in the slightest.

(But you are still wrong about Steve Garvey! 8-) )

Six

I started crying watching this

http://www.spike.com/video/theyre-ready-are-you/3393982

I think it will be kind of a different show than what TLC had, with "Little People, Big World" .. I dunno, I'm just guessing here

Six

Ungar - It's funny to me to hear people up at work complain about their job who are in my department

The news department, they get worked like crazy though - esp. the photojournalists

Ya, it can be a pain in the ass shooting games or whatever -but- you're on the field at the game ... you're able to talk with all the players/coaches/managers/celebrities on the sidelines ... the food isn't too bad in the press room, esp. during Bowl Games like the Outback Bowl - where you're eating basically everything off of their menu for free ... like you said, you get to talk sports and get paid (not much AT ALL) for doing it

It could be a lot worse. It does get crazy at times, simply b/c it is television and deadlines are insanely important to make ... you are on in front of a whole lotta people though, so you better not be like the "Boom Goes the Dynamite" kid, who just completely froze up

But you know what, I'm extremely lucky to be able to do what I do and I never ever take it for granted

Six

I want to know how 86 got that 2nd picture taken (it is really a good pic) from that low down

It's almost as if you were in a fox hole, or basically, you had Prez Shalala take it for you while she was standing up


Six

Article on Pitt's Soph QB

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1085913

Looks like they'll be doing a whole lot of depending on their O-Line. Not only to open holes up for Dion Lewis, but to protect this kid at QB

Canez1

Midgets are gangsta!!

Lil Peeps Big Heads is one of my favorite shows.

Love those little monkeys!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

SOUP

numero uno

Posted by: Hurricanedave | May 19, 2010 at 06:09 AM

Dave...U know what to do to collect your Canespace gear right?

canespace86@aol.com

SOUP

Why do U guys insist on making my job so hard? First I get rid of one problem (sex all day) and now I got another (politics all day). Can I get a do-over? LOL

SOUP

OK, HERE IT IS:

NO MORE POLITCS OR RELIGION.

I DON'T CARE WHO "STARTED IT".

U DO U LOSE. AM I CLEAR?

DELETING POSTS NOW, DON'T BE OFFENDED.

THANK U!

THE MANAGEMENT

Sarasota 'cane

Wait a minute, did I miss a sex thread? Again??

Go 'canes!

CGNC

Soup - how far do you see the Canes baseball team going in the ACC?

francis w

"Wait a minute, did I miss a sex thread? Again?? "

Sarasota U'r not the only one
Fran

Gin & Tonic

That guy Jerry in the last picture has the same look on his face as Blue from Old School when he was getting ready to oil wrestle the 2 young lovely co-eds. Hopefully Jerry fared better in his encounter than Blue did.

SOUP

Soup - how far do you see the Canes baseball team going in the ACC?

Posted by: CGNC | May 19, 2010 at 03:20 PM

Ask me after the UVA series this weekend. LOL

It all comes down to pitching and which team gets hot at the plate with TIMELY hitting.

FSU, UVA, GT AND UM all have a shot at the title. UVA is the favorite BY FAR.

U going to any games???

SOUP

Hopefully Jerry fared better in his encounter than Blue did.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | May 19, 2010 at 03:28 PM

My client (Jerry) has "NO COMMENT".

SOUP

I want to know how 86 got that 2nd picture taken (it is really a good pic) from that low down?

Posted by: Six | May 19, 2010 at 02:13 PM

I put Shalala in a Canespace shirt, handed her the camera and told her:

"Don't come back until U get the money shot."

She graciously complied. Love that lady!

autumn

Wait a minute, did I miss a sex thread? Again??

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | May 19, 2010 at 03:14 PM

yeah - ibis did a shocking pole dance.
the vice squad hauled him outta here.

SOUP

BTW...the young, beautiful, blonde at R in the photo with Jerry has been recruited as a Canespace reporter.

She is a Clemson undergrad (BOOOO!) but a UM grad student majoring in Broadcast Journalism (Six are U listening?).

Her name is Kelly and she loves sports, goes to many UM baseball games with the Titanic/Canespace crowd and has already done video interviews with UM P Erickson and UM C Grandal.

I'm trying to get my hands on them.

The videos that is.

SOUP

yeah - ibis did a shocking pole dance.
the vice squad hauled him outta here.

Posted by: autumn | May 19, 2010 at 03:43 PM

LMAO!

DZ8

Clemson's not so bad... they got some orange in their colors.

SOUP

Clemson's not so bad... they got some orange in their colors.

Posted by: DZ8 | May 19, 2010 at 03:51 PM

Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!

CanesCanesCanes

drinking beer and eating fish tacos... can't we all get along?... at least on Canespace?

Posted by: DZ8 | May 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Drinking beer and eating fish tacos before noon? Who cares about their politics...these are my kind of people!!!

CGNC

Soup, no I am not going to any games. Have my horse back in training and Regionals in July so no money :-D

Sebastian

Any fans of any MLB team out there that needs a catcher thats out of shape, hitting .181 and has as many errors as he does RBIs (2). In his last 21 games he has played this year he has failed to produce an RBI


Please contact the Rays front office

j.w.

lol, 57. I'll offer you an over-rated C who can't throw out any of us Canespacers and a starting pitcher who is a legend in his home country in return.

solarcane

Solar - LOL I have never "seen" you get that mad at anyone.

cg,
I apologize to you and everyone for having go through the crap we were putting up with.

I wasn't mad at ibis, I was angry at myself for letting him get the idea his opinion was worth the aggravation he was causing.

Good luck with the horses this year.

Sebastian

Heck, i`d be willing to take a bag of big league chew to get rid of Navs from this team

When I go to the games I just cringe when hes in the starting line-up

Being a bit on the pudgy side is one thing for a catcher but to be just straight up fat is just wrong

86Cane

University of Miami junior catcher Yasmani Grandal has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2010 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award, as announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission Wednesday.

Grandal is having one of the most productive offensive seasons in school history, leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.432), slugging percentage (.784) and on-base percentage (.555), while ranking second in doubles (21) and walks (47).

His .474 average in conference play is 89 points higher than the ACC's next-best hitter (Georgia Tech's Matt Skole at .385) and his .995 overall fielding percentage is among the nation's best at the catcher position.

Over Miami's last 25 games, Grandal is hitting .487 with 10 homers, 29 RBI and 25 runs scored. He boasts a 1.631 OPS over that span, recording multiple hits 14 times in his last 24 games played.

On the year, Grandal has 13 homers, 54 RBI, 46 runs scored and 138 total bases in 50 games.

Statistics will now be compiled on each of the semifinalists and sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 2, 2010 prior to the NCAA Regionals and Major League Baseball Draft.

Cat 5 Cane

LOL... OK, I've been gone for a few hours and come back to find my post was censored by Campbell's Soup and company and can only assume my buddy Ibis got his pulled too, because I egged him on (My Bad)... Sorry bro!

Please send a copy of all pulled transcripts to Brothers of American Pie Coalition, Attention Don McLean... to discuss at length, the way we were!

Soooo... here ya go, Soup... Peace!

http://s0.ilike.com/play#Don+McLean:American+Pie:37485:s54233443.10662970.18114224.0.2.13%2Cstd_fbcffebf2b1d4fbdbc7d436152957765

JACK IT UP!!!!

bg1906

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.

Posted by: BEERicane | May 18, 2010 at 01:20 PM

Put your own cover on it!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs334.snc3/29312_416182595515_637710515_5773031_1644624_n.jpg

bg1906

Esteban got it right. All I play is NCAA and COD then NCAA again! HAHAHA! So in July I'll play new NCAA and in November new COD!

HAHAHAHA!

CaneRock

Damn, I had an All MIAMI Day today. I pulled up in my car with my MIAMI tag on it, into Little MIAMI Cuban Restaurant in Lake City,I walk into the restaurant with a U cap on, and while I was sitting there waiting on my order, I look up, and who do I see on CNN...Will Allen, urban farmer, former MIAMI b-ball player sporting a cap with a big ass (((((U))))) on it. Huh! Holla at ya' boy, how ya' luv that Spacers! Am I the man, or am I the man, ya'll proud of me...

Hurriphin 302-4-305

Hurriphin is present.......

CanesCanesCanes

Lake City. "U" cap on? Miami tags. Is that Lake City up in North Florida?

If it is you got a pair my friend.

I guess the only safe place for you was that Cuban restaurant.

...and yes you are the man.

Cat 5 Cane

Solar... whatcha do??? You didn't tree a possum, did ya... LOL Damn, Don't know what was said, after I left, but hearing you getting mad is just wrong and I'm probably to blame for leaving a post unattended, when I should have been there for the assault!!!

Woe is me... I'm a badddd boy!

Email me... Cat5cane@gmail.com

SOUP

Holla at ya' boy, how ya' luv that Spacers! Am I the man, or am I the man, ya'll proud of me...

Posted by: CaneRock | May 19, 2010 at 06:23 PM

Been to Lake City MANY times.

Gator Country BIG time. FSU after that. UM? Not so much.

The FEW. The PROUD. The U!

CanesCanesCanes

The FEW. The PROUD. The U!

Posted by: SOUP | May 19, 2010 at 06:46 PM

Love it.

solarcane

cat it's cool,lol

I wasn't really Africa hot.
I tried to simma down and compose myself before I posted what was a beautifully written ultimatum.

The only time I remember ever being angry on Canespace was the day Soup's garage door closed on his head and I wasn't there with a camera.

solarcane

Walking in Memphis

Miami Hurricanes transfer, Cannon Smith, had a terrible showing in his scrimmage for the Memphis Tigers finishing 13-of-27 passing for 108 yards and 3 interceptions.

Smith was expected to take over the reigns of the Tigers but it appears he has some work to do. This is one transfer that you may want to wait a year on.

Ungar

Whew! When you were wiping posts, I thought my comment on the Louisiana Purchase got wiped, too, I did some RESEARCH on that, would have hated to see that effort wasted.

Hurriphin 302-4-305

Solar,

You know nobody wants to admit they shacked up with UM's sloppy seconds........

Ungar

The only time I remember ever being angry on Canespace was the day Soup's garage door closed on his head and I wasn't there with a camera.

Posted by: solarcane | May 19, 2010 at 06:49 PM

LOL!

I had a camera, here was the result!


http://images.veer.com/IMG/PIMG/LUP/LUP0969204_P.JPG

Ungar

See, I didn't go for the easy "big head" joke!

Windy1

The Canes are in the weightroom and testing well. The Hurricanes track 4x100 relay team (C. Nelms, DVD, T. Benj. and B. McGee) set a Canes record - a relay team without some other fast players, like B. Harris, L. Miller, Davis and Latwan Anderson.

These 2010 Hurricanes have definitively established themselves as the fastest team in college football.

SOUP

The only time I remember ever being angry on Canespace was the day Soup's garage door closed on his head and I wasn't there with a camera.

Posted by: solarcane | May 19, 2010 at 06:49 PM

I STILL HAVE THE MARK.

See it's right here...

Old Skool

Got it. No politics, No sex.
Although I'm surprised you let "come from behind" slip by.


SOUP

Although I'm surprised you let "come from behind" slip by.

Posted by: Old Skool | May 19, 2010 at 07:35 PM

That's what she said.

OCALACANE

Sup SpaceCadets?

Soup...

Thats right it's OCALA from the 352!
Me and mine rock the U everyday up in north Fla.
Had a great cup of Cafe Cubano down the street from my hgouse yesterday!
Soup U get my email?

OCALACANE

Soup ring me up when U get a minute...
Great stuff up here!!!
For all those who know 5/24/2010 is one year of wedded BLISS!!!
http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/06/raising-canes.html
Am I a lucky man or what???
Bought my beautiful wife a Miami Hurricanes Bikini for our anniversary!
Shes gonna rockit in Daytona this weekend :)

OCALACANE

I know long time np posts...

I read everyday. U guys and gals are representing well.

Sup Cat?
Solar...

ChicagoCane

Nice to hear the Cannon Smith update. Anyone know what is going on with Bobby Drama? Will he be starting for the Boilermakers this year?

CaneRock

Ocala, no offense against your stomping grounds, but I'll never get off of that Ocala exit again. Damn near wrecked my car pulling into a gas station that had some cheap gas. Then as I was getting on the entrance ramp to get back on I-10,I heard somebody blowing their horn, and when I turned around to look, the female passenger shot me not 1 bird, but 2 BIRDS! And if I read her lips correctly, seemed like she was saying F the U. Yeah, my U Swagger was looking kind of dizzy ya'll, kind of blurry for a minute there, but I'm all good baby...

SOUP

Solar...just got off the phone with OcalaCane. He is ALL IN for the Canespace weekend of white water and kayak fishing in your neck of the woods.

Any details yet?

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