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May 20, 2011

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Sebastian

Nice article giving props to a man that is key to turning the basketball program around

Now `Cane fans will see whether Big Reg is a legit 32-36 minute effective big man that can take the next step or just a guy who can go 25-28 minutes

Dont miss a game this year(tv or BUC) because if you do you will be missing some serious nasty dunks by these guys

2002nemo

Good get!

SOUP

Kiper's latest Big Board for 2012 has Ray Ray Armstrong at #18 and Forston at #23

Posted by: OhioCane | May 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Wurd on da skreet...is that the new UM football coaches are totally FREAKED about #26's talent, size and ability.

And when I say totally, I mean like TOTALLY!

SOUP

57...Big Reg is going to DOMINATE this year under new coaching and conditioning.

I am being told that the offense will run through and around him, not past him like last year.

Vault that!

OhioCane

Supposedly Brandon Washington is headed to the hospital. Anyone know if it's for him or family or what?

Sebastian

Most teams would have to double him on the post which would open up the 3 game alot more

On the run with the way Coach L does his thing, the `Canes will be one of the most explosive teams on the break in the nation.....yep the nation

OhioCane

Nevermind, it was his little brother who was in a car accident. Hit and run

Sebastian

OC,
#72 was NOT involved in the accident. According to what I was told is that his brother or maybe some other family friends(im going off a quick voice mail)were involved in a head on hit and run accident and was taken to a hospital. Everyone seems to be ok

SOUP

1. To not interview Mike Leach because he makes some suits uncomfortable because he runs his mouth is BS.

2. Plus, if you're making that claim in regards to him, then the onus of the burden of proof is on you to bring to bear to support your POV, not on me to defend him from your claims.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | May 20, 2011 at 10:35 PM

1. Which is why MOST UM alumni are glad that some guy named "Orange And Green In The Vein" is not running UM (the academic institution) or the UM Athletic Department.

2. If I have to prove to U that Leach is a loose cannon then you are a hopeless. For starters, let's take a look at his nickname: "The Pirate".

OK, so how did he get that nick and what image does that conjure up for you? An eye patch and some rum? Jack Sparrow maybe? How's that working for you as a college football head coach?

Al Golden is the Anti-Leach which is why you can't stand him and your hatred runs so deep for a man who hasn't even coached a game yet at UM. U hate conformity and you relish in your rage and rebellion against the machine.

Good luck with that,

Sebastian

Stantons HR tonight went 428ft.

He now has 10HRs on the season and he averages over 420ft. per HR

Thats one strong man right there

Scribe747SP

Mike Leach interviewed Al Golden.

As coach, Leach is done for 2011.

As Media personality, he's learning.

As HC applicant/interviewee at UofMD, he was favorite, yet never even got return call that he would not be hired.

O&GVEins, contact UMD; they can give you the skinny on Leach.

SOUP

O&GVEins, contact UMD; they can give you the skinny on Leach.

Posted by: Scribe747SP | May 21, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Oh yeah, I left that part out, thanks for reminding me.

orange 'n green in the vein

So results don't matter on the field for coaching candidates if you are interested in a historical topic now in the ACC? LMAO! How's the Turtle's football fan-base (do they even qualify as having one at this point in your opinion? Yeah, the don't in mine either) feeling about that new hire on the whole so far? They hired a guy who sent his team to a BCS game after all to replace the most successful coach in that program's storied past who had an excellent offensive coaching background and was an alumni to boot after all, they should be ecstatic with the new guy replacing him right? I mean they even lucked out with the old AD's handpicked, never been a head-coach, replacement getting hired away too, it should be smooth sailing in College Park when you factor that in to the equation don't you think?

I'm just hoping the two ACC schools don't end up getting opposite results from what happened the last time these two new ACC coaching rivals squared at their former institutions last year. Maybe Leach should write a book to hand out on interviews instead of just shooting off at the mouth at his score a hell ton of points attack and he'll be working again in no time, or maybe he shouldn't sign an incentive laden contract that his employer has to payout on after a record year on the field and he won't have to worry about wrongful termination legal entanglements getting people worried? Yeah, that's the ticket, both of those at the same time!

Honestly, I'm just salty today that The Macho Man is dead and not in the fake HOF for what he did better than almost anyone in history and Cheatervest has still got his AD lapping at his soiled heels like a neutered puppy who can't stop drinking out its owners unrefreshed commode while paying some janitor to shine our stolen crystal football from a decade ago.

Sometimes, life just isn't fair. But then again, who ever said it would be?

Canechic

My respect and like for drew brees has just shot past 100%. Go get those owners!!!!!!!

Sharks really won and again nothing is easy. I have not really watched because my work is sooooo stressful that I am afraid watching my beloved sharks lose will send me into cardiac arrest, lol!

Canes lose to duke wow....I think those discipline issues are catching up...errors and laziness, going through the motions attitude.... No fire wow I think we have a theme with the athletes in the Gables! (well at least not in tennis, diving, soccer and girls basketball sorry did not mean to lump you with the big three)

Posted by: Canechic | May 21, 2011 at 07:42 AM

VA Cane

Honestly, I'm just salty today that The Macho Man is dead and not in the fake HOF for what he did better than almost anyone in history and Cheatervest has still got his AD lapping at his soiled heels like a neutered puppy who can't stop drinking out its owners unrefreshed commode while paying some janitor to shine our stolen crystal football from a decade ago.

Sometimes, life just isn't fair. But then again, who ever said it would be?

That comment is funny...OGV you are a trip!! OSU will get theirs yet!!

Agreed...RIP Macho...and life is not fair I agree....but hey we are going to get better my friend....lets all support AG, the new coaches and recruits...and RB I was hard on him, but I want him to really do well this year...and even the guys who are gone....good luck to them in their paths.

One thing I am hesitant on....I never liked a running back who said they could not or would not block...no use for them. I always thought CP26 was a good blocker...and he is in the League even today JMO

SlingBlade

good morning all....happy end of the world day...
stay tuned to canespace for end of the world updates...

SlingBlade

Canespace End of the World Update:

i just used the last of the gallon of milk i had, on a bowl of cereal...i will not buy another gallon until tomorrow

SlingBlade

good article once again....i hope this guy IS a good hire...we all know that our BB players lack strength...and big reggie would benefit from someone like this...

we may have two players go in the first round of the NBA draft next year...durand and reggie...if both of them can play to their potential

SOUP

Sometimes, life just isn't fair. But then again, who ever said it would be?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | May 21, 2011 at 07:16 AM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

End of the world update: I just drank my last cup of coffee before the world ends.

Instead of oatmeal and a banana I think I'm gonna go to Denny's for my last Grand Slam breakfast.

Oh and add an extra side of bacon please...

SOUP

OGV...can't blame Hocutt or conflict of interest for this one:

Leach may have run into that problem at Maryland. Most Terps fans and media assumed him to be their guy due in part to Leach's close relationship with one of the school's trustees, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, as well as AD Kevin Anderson's comments at a press conference announcing Ralph Friedgen's dismissal. Anderson cited decreased ticket sales as a factor and acknowledged Leach would be a candidate. The day after Maryland's Dec. 29 Military Bowl win over East Carolina in Friedgen's last game, Leach was interviewed in College Park.

But the day after Connecticut's Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma, the school interviewed and hired Edsall instead. The Washington Post, citing three sources close to the athletic department, said Maryland "got cold feet" about Leach in the 48 hours prior to Edsall's hiring. "They wanted to make the conservative, safe, non-confrontational hire," one of the sources told the paper.

A school spokesman said Anderson is declining requests to discuss the search and unsuccessful candidates.

"They made the decision they made based on whatever it is they were looking for," Leach said of Maryland. "I certainly had a lot of support there, and I think it's a sleeping giant and I think they'll do well."

The aforementioned senior administrator said there's often a disconnect between fans' perceptions of a coach like Leach and those ultimately responsible for such decisions.

"If you talked to football fans, he'd get almost unanimous support to be their hire, but as you move up the ladder, to university presidents and board of trustees, they get a little more antsy," said the school official. "You can't argue with his success in Lubbock, it was a golden era there. Unfortunately, the events of his last two years there, it's difficult for a president or administrator to go to the podium and deal with that."

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/01/19/mike.leach/index.html#ixzz1MznEAsMI

SOUP

Of 21 college football head coaching vacancies, Mike Leach was contacted for one

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/01/19/mike.leach/index.html#ixzz1Mzo3YnkY

SOUP

From Gorten at the SS:

In a Sirius/XM radio interview with Jack Arute and former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, Golden was asked whether the departure of Johnson and other players recently was a matter of “addition by subtraction?”

“There’s no question,” Golden answered. “The biggest thing is, if you want to be a championship program, if you want to be a winning team, you’ve got to eliminate distractions. And for us it’s black and white, the core values are very simple. We know what we want the team to look like in the weight room. We know what we want the team to look like on the field and in the community.

“And it’s black and white. It’s laid out. The core values are there for them. We educate them. We teach them. But at the end of the day, not everybody can get on the bus. Miami’s a special place. And not everybody can play at the University of Miami. We’re looking for guys that want to be Miami Hurricanes and want to do it the right way.”

GEEZ, U DON'T EVEN HAVE TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES FROM THAT COMMENT. GET OVA IT AND MOVE ON!

MDCane

I hear you Big AL. Please make sure we have the right people on the bus. Damn what you could have or should have done...let's get it done!

AlpharettaCane

So...I guess RB represents the core values and what the team wants to look like in the community.

JK (kindof)

Time to go cut the lawn before the temp hits 90...don't know how you guys do it down in So. Fla. To me, above 65 is warm.

SOUP

Time to go cut the lawn before the temp hits 90...don't know how you guys do it down in So. Fla. To me, above 65 is warm.

Posted by: AlpharettaCane | May 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM

No need to mow, the world is ending today.

I'd put off mowing until tomorrow, but hey that's just me.

Sebastian

Storm showed that he had to go and thats strictly from a workout point of view

If ive said this before im sorry for the repeat

#6 is a talent like I havent seen in a very long time here at Miami and yet he has no problem going to coaches or players and asking questions about what he might have missed on a play. He also had no problem going to the QB saying next time look for me in the flat when they blitz from that side because im open. He will go to an OL and tell him if he could just hold a block a second longer hes putting 6 on the board

Thats something Storm never did on the practice field. It wasnt a matter of coaches not caring or trying with him, it just didnt matter to him up to the point he left this season

Respect your coaches,respect your team mates and respect your workouts

Sebastian

Oh yeah thats right, the world is ending today and the last thing I had to go thru as a `Cane was a shutout loss to Duke in baseball?

It figures!!!!!!

At least the Lady `Canes came thru again

macjones de Albuquerque

Al Golden is the Anti-Leach which is why you can't stand him and your hatred runs so deep for a man who hasn't even coached a game yet at UM. U hate conformity and you relish in your rage and rebellion against the machine.

Good luck with that,

Posted by: SOUP | May 20, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Calma te, Calma te Soupy. LMAO

By the way, INDICTING orange-n-green bUbba of hate is a bit too steep for moi.

Of course, I'm just a clownish oUtsider in this here Cane forum, Eh. So, my outsider perspective immediately goes down the toilet bowl.

Now, I don't believe orange-n-green hates Golden. At least to the great degree Soupy is insinUating.

Orange-n-Green iz just a doubting Tomas and what not. That's all.

FWIW... lay down your Monopoly Benjamins on ANIMAL KINGDOM on the nose. Get outta' here. Bon Chance bUbba's all.

macjones de Albuquerque

good article once again....i hope this guy IS a good hire...we all know that our BB players lack strength...and big reggie would benefit from someone like this...

we may have two players go in the first round of the NBA draft next year...durand and reggie...if both of them can play to their potential

Posted by: SlingBlade | May 21, 2011 at 09:15 AM

What the bloody fUc! ! U hopes he's a good hire.

dUde, the man only implemented a training regiment for one of the MOST SUCCESSFUL major college hoopdom programs the past 25 plus seasons.

Yeah, yeah he was only at Arizona a short stint in the infinite space of the universe. And as my main jazz man says... So bloody What!

However, the Arizona Wildcats only made the Elite 8 this past season ( And were an OPEN MISSED shot from going to another Final Four. ) and made the Sweet-16 during the 2008-09 season.

Chit, what the fUc1 has that perennial A.C.C. BOTTOM-FEEDER Miami done lately. ABSOLUTELY NADA, eh.

Bottom line is it's all about coaching at the major college basketball realm.

Yet, it helps to have a decent weight/conditioning program. Maybe that's why the Canes BIG MEN FADE AWAY in the crucial second-half, on a season to season basis. LOL

In other words, those Cane PF/C's ain't got the legs. Say it ain't so.

I don't know how Jimbo STOLE Krumpos away from the Arizona Wildcats ( Probably money. ). But it was a sUperb hire nonetheless.

BECAUSE GOING TO Miami is a DOWNWARD carerr move. At least if Krumpo's main responisiblity is the mens basketball program. Of course, working with the baseball team is not chopped liver either.

Bon Jour

macjones de Albuquerque

"If you talked to football fans, he'd get almost unanimous support to be their hire, but as you move up the ladder, to university presidents and board of trustees, they get a little more antsy," said the school official. "You can't argue with his success in Lubbock, it was a golden era there. Unfortunately, the events of his last two years there, it's difficult for a president or administrator to go to the podium and deal with that."

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/01/19/mike.leach/index.html#ixzz1MznEAsMI

Posted by: SOUP | May 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM

The higher up the rUng of institutions of higher learning, the greater number of C.E.O.'s lean towards RIGHT-WING Republican political philosophies. Say it ain't so.

It's known that Leach tends to be COSMOPOLITAN and BROAD-MINDED with a bent of L-I-B-E-R-A-L outlooks. Politicaly speaking.

Of course, some would say Leach's WORRLDLY COSMOPOLITAN personality quirks are odd and eccentric. I bloody beg to differ, though!

fUc1, I got's to dig any head coach who coaches a game of physical violence, which the majority of peoples cherish said sport, and vote Right-wing Republican and or Tea Pary. Say thing, though.

Because braU Mikey digs drinking at those hippy, communist pinko, rainbow loving, let's sing Kumbaya, NPR listening, enviromental wackos, Times reading, same-sex leaning, whimpy limp-wristed Latte, Cappuchio, Expresso, Organic drinks, Hebal Tea Coffee house dives. Get oUtta' here.

dj moonbat

It's known that Leach tends to be COSMOPOLITAN and BROAD-MINDED with a bent of L-I-B-E-R-A-L outlooks. Politicaly speaking.

Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | May 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM


Is he? He went to Pepperdine Law, which is about as conservative as they get.

macjones de Albuquerque

“ Pirates function as a team. There were a lot of castes and classes in England at the time. But with pirates, it didn't matter if you were black, white, rich or poor. The object was to get a treasure. If the captain did a bad job, you could just overthrow him. ”

—Mike Leach

At major uiversities you have post-modern day caste " good ol' boys " whom run the institutions, Eh. Especially the athletic departments of these schools.

Mikey just wasn't one of those RIGHT-WING REPUBLICAN good ol' boys. Say it ain't so.

I'm just surprised he stayed so long at a rural, parochial, good ol' boy, right-wing Republican enclave such as Lubbock, Tejas.

Oh, dat's right. The man was winning football games and making a decent salary to boot. Until he got the boot. LOL Get outta' here.

macjones de Albuquerque

Is he? He went to Pepperdine Law, which is about as conservative as they get.

Posted by: dj moonbat | May 21, 2011 at 01:16 PM

Exactly! However, Mikey ain't no dummy and knows when to " go along to get along. " He just ain't going to be saying Sieg Heil to the Republican operatives and what not. Literally LMAO

See that's Yo's problem. I don't be " going along to get along." Especially with no conservative, right-wing Republicans and or ?? Independents ??.

Perhaps that's why I'm such a PERSONA NON GRATA and town clown where ever I go, eh.

Sebastian

2 run HR by Rony puts the `Canes up 2-1 at the end of 1

And yes Dukes 1st run was unearned

SlingBlade

mac-
do you remember when everyone was raving about the whipple hire...the petri hire....the lovett hire...the hill hire...and so on....

this guy has been at 3 different places since
2007...and you cant say that arizona was good because of him...theyve been good for a long time...

all i said is i hope he IS a good hire...i hope the team improves with him...i dont see how it cant

Sebastian

If MacJ can put a positive slant on a hire you can be sure it will involve one of his 55 favorite teams he has

Sebastian

3-1 `Canes end of 3

macjones

It's all about those damn blood suxking leaches, eh.

See, some of U-all Cane bUbba's have to U-nderstand a few notions about Mikey.

1. Leach don't be kissing no booty of proper high-level university officials. At least not male booty. Get outta' here. Of course, that could have made matters easier on himself at Ttech.

2. Mikey absolute don't tolerate Go BIGot REDneck bigotry of no kind. U-all dig. Enter his analogy of pirates come in all stripes shades and fashions and moi's political gripes.

3. He don't be selling out his players to an agenda-laden hypocritical fan base, reporters and what not. Yikes.

4. Leach don't give in to being bullied by the powers that be at institutions of higher learning.

And finally he don't bow to peoples whom think they are better than him or his former team. Those power that be types, reporters and or fans, for instance.

That's moi's final clownish take on the Leach saga.

SOUP

FWIW... lay down your Monopoly Benjamins on ANIMAL KINGDOM on the nose. Get outta' here. Bon Chance bUbba's all.

Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | May 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Not so fast my friend! Mrs. 86 picked Animal Kingdom to WIN the Kentucky derby but she ain't made here selection just yet and will not do so until just before the horses go to the gate at post time.

And heavy Derby fav Dialed In is a stalker, come from behind horse who will like the distance.

And don't forget about Mucho Macho Man. With the death of Macho Man Savage this could be a great irony if the horse wins don't ya think?

My picks later...

OhioCane

My pick is Mucho Macho Man. Just because of Savage passing and the fact that a Slim Jim plant closed in N Carolina the same day he passed

Sebastian

`Canes up 4-1 end of 5

Rony 3-3 3 RBIs

SlingBlade

Canespace End of the World Update:

the NHL has declared the winner of todays bruins lightning game to be the winner of the stanley cup...unless they play again on monday

Sebastian

5-1 end of 6

Cavs lead Heels 1-0

`Canes need it to finish like this in order to grab the 4 seed in upcoming ACC tournament

Sebastian

The Marlins put Josh Johnson on the 15 day DL with shoulder inflammation

I sure hope this doesnt turn into anything more then that

SOUP

Canespace End of the World Update:

the NHL has declared the winner of todays bruins lightning game to be the winner of the stanley cup...unless they play again on monday

Posted by: SlingBlade | May 21, 2011 at 03:10 PM

LMAO!

At the end of the second period:

Tampa Bay 3, Boston 3

SOUP

Three favorites/class of the field are:

Animal Kingdom
Mucho Macho Man
Dialed In

Spoilers/Longshots are:

Astrology
Dance City

My picks coming later...

orange 'n green in the vein

Possibly a item from the, "Where there's smoke," file, via Barnhardt at CBS:

"Lowder's exit marks the end of an era at Auburn: Bobby Lowder was once the most powerful booster in all of college sports. He was also the poster child of a booster with way too much power.

As a member of the Auburn Board of Trustees, Lowder used his money and influence to impact Auburn both athletically and academically. Some of it was good. Some of it hurt the school he professed to love.

In 2003 it was Lowder's plane that was used by Auburn officials for a clandestine meeting with Louisville's Bobby Petrino. When the meeting was exposed, Auburn was embarrassed on a national stage. Tommy Tuberville retained his job and went 13-0 the next season. Terry Bowden stepped down as coach in the middle of the 1998 season when he was told by Lowder that he would not be back as coach.

He built a banking empire and gave millions to Auburn. He then presided over the sixth largest bank failure in American history. The Feds now own his Colonial BancGroup.

After 28 years on the Auburn Board of Trustees, Lowder has chosen not to seek another term when it became evident some powerful forces were working against him.

The people I know who are closest to Auburn tell me he did more good than harm and that the school's athletics would not be where they are today without him. Like a lot of successful men, Bobby Lowder leaves a mixed legacy."

Very interesting.

Montreal-Cane

Sebastian57 Rony Rodriguez will probably leave early for the pros...Do you think any other player will follow him after this season?

Montreal-Cane

Let's go Bolts! Bolts 4 Bruins 3 in the 3rd.

Sebastian

I agree with you that Rony will have the very best look at the pros. About the only others I think would have a chance would be Zeke and Whaley with Whaley facing the better chance


Zeke has some amazing speed and is solid at the plate but really needs another year

Whaley is just a good solid pitcher with the #s to back it up. He has some good stuff. Another guy that will get drafted and could have a tough choice to make

Sebastian

`Canes win 5-2 and now sit back to wait the results of the Heels v Cavs game to see if they get the 4th or 5th see in the ACC tournament

`Canes end the regular season 34-20 19-10 ACC

Montreal-Cane

Bolts win 5-3 in front of the most quiet crowd in the NHL.

SOUP

Bolts win, BOLTS WIN!!!

Tampa 5, Boston 3

SOUP

Preakness coverage coming on NBC at 4:30 PM.

See U around 5:30 PM with my picks.

Sebastian

This area (813/727) really isnt very supportive of any of their teams

Mephistopheles

Not a bad draw IMO for the ACC tourney. Whether 4 or 5 seed they'll be bracketed w/ UVA, UNC and a stiff. They will have a winning record against the teams in their bracket as a whole, and against 2 of the 3 individually. They also miss FSU, GT and Clemson-all 3 of them are playing well now. I guess we'll see.

The downside is that UNC seems to be getting hot, however MIami took 2 of three at UNC, and UVA is beatable. The Canes can compete with anyone IMO because of their deep pitching staff, an exceptional leadoff hitter, and the ever improving Harold M. They just have to find some guys who can get that key hit in the key moment beside Harold and Zeke. Rony had a nice game today-love to see him get hot for a few weeks.

The real deficiency on this team is lack of fundamentals, not really a lack of talent. Youth has something to do with that, but if they finish the same way, I'd like to see some changes going forward. Not #3, but the asst's. There is a lot of talent coming back next year, both on and off the mound. If they clean up those fundamentals, they can be a real factor the rest of the way, and perhaps a force in 2012.

LETS GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mephistopheles

Correction: Miami swept UNC.

They also swept either 8th seed (NCST or Wake). So with UVA just 6-6 over their last 12 games, I think this is a favorable draw for our Canes. Can they execute?

SOUP

Trifecta Box both bets.

I've got:

Animal Kingdom
Mucho Macho Man
Dance City

Mrs. 86 has:

Dialed In
Sway Away
Animal Kingdom

Sebastian

I thought the Sunday game the Heels beat the `Canes but I could be wrong

The `Canes are 21-4 when they score 1st so needless to say if they can come out and put some runs up early to back up the staff then they can be a tough team to beat no matter who they play

Mephistopheles

You're right, Seb. I had it the first time. In any event, I like the match-ups.

Miami is currently 18 in the RPI. With ASU on probation I believe they are unable to host, so a good showing in the ACC tourney and Miami may still have a shot at a home Regional.

They also have one of the lowest opponents' BA in the nation against the 13th rated schedule. Impressive.

macjones de Albuquerque

Longshot Shackleford STEALS the bloody 136th running of the Preakness. oUch.

Mea cUlpa, mea cUlpa. I touted Animal Kingdom as a straight U-p winner.

The Kingdom ran second. Yikes.

So, I hope U-all Hurricane bUbba's had the common sense to " back up " your bets. Not that any of U-all took my tout seriously! LOL

Now, I don't blame John one iota, because he was instructed by the cheerio Brit trainer to sit at the far end of the pack.

But Velasques made his MOVE too late! That and slow fractions at four furlong and six furlong quarter fractions.

When I heard those fractions, I knew Animal Kingdom was in trouble. Still the colt made a strong move down the strectch. Yet came up short, eh.

C'est La Vie

Good evening and Good night

Sebastian

What a bonus it would be if Pelaez could could add something during this tournament

I didnt think he was going to play at all this season and not only did he make it back but he hit .313 in league play

The `Canes sure need the bottom of the lineup to pick it up

Sebastian

Marlins beat the Rays for the 2nd straight day 5-3

SlingBlade

Canespace End of the World Update:


business as usual...

SlingBlade

Canespace End of the World Update:

Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

SOUP

The end is nigh, the end is nigh...NOT!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: SlingBlade | May 21, 2011 at 07:21 PM

Obviously the entrance pyro for at least one of the four horsemen if not all of them as a tag team unit.

I'm sure the cretin's listening to the gospel radio stations that propagated this non-story will now renounce their false prophet and turn to science and reason instead as a result of this, right? No, I'm not holding my breath for it either.

Scribe747SP

Storm Johnson is barred from transferring to nearly 30 schools, about 25% of all Div 1 schools, according to fresh disclosures made by Wesleigh SJ Sr.

The Johnson family is crying foul, and vowing to lawyer up.

!!??

Canechic

Ogv.......lol! When Mother Earth decides it is time to go, it will be time to go, until then enjoy every day and love your loved ones like it is your last :) And if she decides it is time to go ain't a damn thing any of us can do. SO DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY! :)

Sebastian

The Mavs are not fooling around tonight!!!

The most complete team of the 4 left in the playoffs

Montreal-Cane

And the Award Goes to…
Being the last home game of the year today, several Hurricanes were honored with team awards. Recipients were as follows:
Rookie of the Year – Bryan Radziewski
Homerun Award – Rony Rodriguez
Fraser Top Pitcher Award – Eric Whaley
Werner “Winner” Award – Nathan Melendres
Novins “Fan Vote” Award – Bryan Radziewski
Most Valuable Player – Zeke DeVoss

ACC championship starting wednesday may 25th

Pool A

#1 Virginia 0-0
#4 North Carolina 0-0
#5 Miami 0-0
#8 Wake Forest 0-0

Pool B

#2 Florida State 0-0
#3 Georgia Tech 0-0
#6 Clemson 0-0
#7 NC State 0-0

Sebastian

Thanks for the info on the pools M-C

Its going to be tough for the `Canes but they can make a nice showing in this tournament and end up hosting a regional

Scribe747SP

The Earth, as we know it, will be pulverized by the sun.

The Sun will flame out, and thus the end of our solar system.

This will all happen eventually after quadrillions of years later pass.

Billion of years before Earth would be pulverized, our descendants who will gradually be about 25 feet tall and about 1000 lbs,will be billion times smarter, and will produce jumbo jets & spaceships crusing at 10 light years per day at any altitude.

We would colonize another planet, i.e., Gliese-581G, in the Gliese solar system. Humans will habit in the new system, continue living, and will try to bring their One God (from old planet Earth) with them, only to find that He was already ruling there.

Six

Montreal - don't even get me started about the so called "Bolts fans" that live here

The whole flap about that moron radio host that was crying about Boston putting up some hilarious ads, ragging on Tampa fans, and the analogy he used by saying that Tampa fans swept in like Seal Team Six when it came to flooding the Bruins media people with phone calls to get the ad taken down

Great job idiot. You just made the Bolt fanbase look like a bunch of cry babies .. bandwagon cry babies at that

And how about the Bruins people actually taking the ads down? When did they turn into eunuchs? I would've said to hell with Tampa and those fans calling up

The entire lower bowl of the St. Pete Times Forum is an embarrassment. Sitting with their hands under their asses for all the games (except when they're on their cell phones, updating their Facebook), hardly making any noise - esp. the people sitting right next to the glass, not standing up and slapping the glass with their hands when the play is right in front of them ... if the Bolts announcer Paul Porter didn't get on the mic to try and get people loud or the music didn't play in between stoppage of play, then it would be about as loud as an open area of a mall

Pathetic fans here in Tampa

SOUP

The Johnson family is crying foul, and vowing to lawyer up.

Posted by: Scribe747SP | May 21, 2011 at 09:13 PM

PLEASE DO, JUST PLEASE DO!

SOUP

Pathetic fans here in Tampa

Posted by: Six | May 22, 2011 at 12:13 AM

In ALL of Florida really.

No real comitment to the teams, just a simple passing glance as we go by.

orange 'n green in the vein

Monty is just bitter because the Habs took their foot off the throat before the bear was dead. Well that plus Carey Price is still in net for them I imagine.

Turd fans will still turn out when the team is living up to its historical average performance I'd say, so there's one part of Florida so starved for entertainment they'll be hardcore despite mediocrity. Of course, Lightning haven't been a mediocre example of a franchise for a while now except the one year they tanked for the draft pick that was Stamkos so by now they should have figured it out down there as paying customers. Bucs fans were as good as you could expect during the sherbert jersey years I'd say given what they had to cheer for and once they went all pewter they've been a decent pro fan-base. It's just too nice of a state too rich in other things to do for the most part to let sports rule everything for the average attendee, this isn't Alabama after all and the weather isn't horrible six months out of the year like it is on the NE seaboard so that's the biggest factor I imagine in the malignant levels of passivity of fan-hood around the state.

BEERicane

Billion of years before Earth would be pulverized, our descendants who will gradually be about 25 feet tall and about 1000 lbs,will be billion times smarter, and will produce jumbo jets & spaceships crusing at 10 light years per day at any altitude.

Posted by: Scribe747SP | May 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Ludicrous. 10 lighy-yrs per day would require said ship to be traveling at roughly 3652.5 times c (the speed of light). Not happening. Furthermore, the concept of altitude does not apply in space. I don't know what was more preposterous, rapture talk or this.

BEERicane

The Mavs are not fooling around tonight!!!

The most complete team of the 4 left in the playoffs

Posted by: Sebastian57 | May 21, 2011 at 09:48 PM

I thought defense was a pretty important part of the game. If by complete you really mean completely deficient at one end of the floor, then you are right on with your assessment.

CGNC

Soup - no excuse for Bolts fans to be apathetic - these are the Eastern Conference Finals!

CGNC

MacJones - Ugh! Another 1/16 and Animal Kingdom would have caught him for sure. Sometimes the best horse does not win :\

SOUP

From The Vault in 2007:

I can just see it now, shannon and mike barrow running out the smoke like old times, they will be fired up as coaches, shannon will be on a real high, because he's got his dream job now, so it's over for college football, they can hang it up.

Posted by: Calvin | May 19, 2007 at 07:08

To the rest of college football....STRAP UP!

Posted by: Cavaleer | April 30, 2007 at 23:21

The one statement i want to hear, that'll be music to my ears, will be this "shannon has no class, he's running up the score", that's when i'll know for sure, them boyz are back".

Posted by: Calvin | June 02, 2007 at 16:43

Shannon is bringing in a lot of young thoroughbreds. In two years we'll pick up where we left off in '01-'02, although I honestly think Shannon's teams will be deeper and better than those teams, yeah, I said it. 86, put that in the vault. Yeah, I said it. lol

Posted by: Cavaleer | June 02, 2007 at 15:42

WindyCane1

Kiper's latest Big Board for 2012 has Ray Ray Armstrong at #18 and Forston at #23

Posted by: OhioCane | May 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Wurd on da skreet...is that the new UM football coaches are totally FREAKED about #26's talent, size and ability.

And when I say totally, I mean like TOTALLY!

Posted by: SOUP | May 20, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I agree with that. When I saw #26 Ray Ray this spring, I was very impressed. #26 is strong, athletic and a legitimate 6'4" or taller, and there is not one person he cannot tackle once he gets his hands on them. He made a lot of plays, including big hits and turnovers. #26 looks like the most talented safety at UM since Phillips and Taylor. With the right development, #26 will be a force this season and beyond.

UM has talent on campus. UM will have a great 2011 season now that they have real coaching and player development. UM can win at least 10 games, its first ACC crown and have more than just two first round picks.

SOUP

UM has talent on campus. UM will have a great 2011 season now that they have real coaching and player development. UM can win at least 10 games, its first ACC crown and have more than just two first round picks.

Posted by: WindyCane1 | May 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Let's hope U are correct!

Six

OGV - The Bolts are easily the best sports franchise Tampa has had in the past 8 years when it comes to being in the playoffs and winning the ultimate prize

Last 8 years = playoffs 5 times, including winning the Stanley Cup

that's including being a franchise that has gone through different owners, GMs and coaches

Melrose was an absolute joke and so was the ownership group that brought him in, they should've just stuck with producing 2 1/2 Men and the Saw movies. Tocchet was just a babysitter that was completely out of place

Montreal-Cane

Monty is just bitter because the Habs took their foot off the throat before the bear was dead. Well that plus Carey Price is still in net for them I imagine.

orange 'n green in the vein | May 22, 2011 at 01:54 AM

OGV i think most of the people following Hockey will agree just like CGNC said: "no excuse for Bolts fans to be apathetic - this is the Eastern Conference Final"

I want the Bolts to win and face Vancouver in the Stanley cup final...Sorry canechic about your Sharks but they have to play 60 minutes to beat the Canucks.

OGV i never expect the Habs to win against Boston because like the Pens they had key players injured. I had the Bruins winning in 5 but they did it in 7.

Let's go Heat tonight is the night!

Six

with that being said, there's way too many Bolts fans that absolutely suck

It's easy though for them to be bandwagon, b/c when the team loses, they just shrug their shoulders and then go donate their newly acquired Bolts gear (t-shirts, jerseys, flags for their car) to one of those Salvation Army or Goodwill bins

then they wait for the Rays to make the playoffs so they can go purchase new Rays gear and go to the game to "be seen" ... and during the game, ask people where certain Rays players are that haven't been on the team for a few years

It's funny b/c even yesterday when I was wearing one of my Rays fitted hats, a guy told me that my hat is old school and where did I get it from .. Lids, Champs, Sports Fanattic?

I said "1998"

Six

Old Skool - that pic you sent me in the email was classic and ya, I did appreciate it

Also, have a story for you about that Navy SEALs shirt from that day, involving the Governor

orange 'n green in the vein

Six, I've always despised Tocchet as a player. Plus I hear he isn't much of a gambler either. (Oh! Was that a cheap shot? Well now you know how it feels on the receiving end if you're reading this Rick.)

Melrose on the other hand was only brought in so he could complete his lifelong dream of coaching both the Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan of hockey I thought? He was obviously better with the guy in the broom-ball helmet than the skate wearing guard/center of the future.

You don't think the Buc fan-base has been decent through the laughingstock days to Morris' first season all things considered? I would go to Bears games against the sherbet soft serve ice cream teams and the fans seemed like they would turn out all right and were into the games even though they knew they were going to eventually lose thanks to Testeverde's color blindness. At least that's what I remember them saying was the reason why they sucked.

orange 'n green in the vein

Monty I'm not saying they are a good fan-base, in fact they have the worst fan-base of Tampa's pro teams, which if you follow the (no longer Devil-)Rays at all, you know how much an indictment that is against their fans, even more so when you consider the success they've had over the last decade. I also think playing Boston amplifies the crowd issues because of so many transplant fans cheering for the Bruins in the first place overshadow the home team's supporters to begin with.

Of course, I'd contend that hockey is not what you'd define as a native Floridian sport in the first place so it's going to take multiple generations of fans raising their kids raising their kids and so on down the line to be die-hard Lighting fans to grow a fan-base the team can be proud of in how fanatical they support them, something which hasn't been there so far but it's going to take a LOT of time to do that. I went to go see them play the Devils out at the fairgrounds when they first were created, that was not going to engender a good fan support system when you're playing almost literally in a big tin barn. The Times Forum however is a different story all together.

And admit it, after the Habs took the first two games you were planning another riot after last years upset in the first round, you can cop to Monty, we won't hold it against you in a court of law, lol!

Six

OGV - I think this town is still divided on what went down with Gruden and they refuse to give Raheem a chance ... it's be evident since he's taken over, even with the really good draft picks Dominik/Raheem have made since they were appointed to their positions

I'd say there was maybe 2% in favor of Raheem pining hard for the Bucs to draft Josh Freeman - and that 2% was at One Buc Place and also in the household of Josh Freeman. That pick proved everyone, I mean EVERYONE wrong. They bring in K2 for Freeman in 2009. Then, they add some young big beef at the DT positions ... then give Josh Freeman some young weapons at WR ... they go get a big bruising back that can run (and also sucker punch) in LeGarrette Blount off of waivers from being on the Titans practice squad ... they have a pretty damn decent draft this year as well

But the fans would still rather stay at home than go to games - hence the entire home schedule basically being blacked out for the Bucs. When a home game vs. the Steelers is blacked out, then you know something is wrong

Football is still king no matter what in Tampa, it will always be, esp. since we're in a nothing but football state

The Glazers have also helped immensely in souring the Bucs fan base as well - on top of the byebye-Gruden fans vs. pro-Gruden fans that think Raheem is a joke


On a side note, I talked with Raheem for a while this past Friday on the sidelines of a high school football jamboree at Jefferson High School - he was attending the Plant High vs. Leto High game. I started clowning him for wearing a Nike Oregon Ducks shirt - asking him if he lost a bet with LeGarrette or something, b/c Raheem went to Hofstra and is from New Jersey. He asked me why I was ragging on him about it, about how he thought we were cool with each other and I was being mean to him while he was just there to enjoy some Friday night lights football. Real cool cat Raheem is, very cool .. he can take it and dish it as well

Six

Speaking of the Plant High vs. Leto High jamboree game

You heard it here first - remember this name ...

Austin Roberts

He was a Frosh last year at Plant High and could've been on their Varsity team, some of their coaches told me. He's a WR/TE hybrid type player. He's good. Real good. Very athletic. The coaches said the only reason they didn't put him on Varsity last year was b/c they wanted to keep his head from ballooning - he's not exactly shy in his abilities and telling people

There were 5 different college scouts there, (Rutgers, Bowling Green, Georgia, FAU) - and they were all asking about him after a few of his catches

He's going to blow up on the recruiting scene very very soon

His dad was roaming around on the Plant High sidelines in coaching gear, helping out with the WRs/TEs

His dad has some time for that b/c his real job is kind of on hold right now - he's the TE Coach for the Bucs .... and he's a Cane

Alfredo Roberts

macjones

MacJones - Ugh! Another 1/16 and Animal Kingdom would have caught him for sure. Sometimes the best horse does not win :\

Posted by: CGNC | May 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Carolina Cane girl, Animal Kingdom is and or was the best colt in the Preakness!

What cost the Kingdom- No not the House of Saud- was a bloody TACTICAL error by Kingdom's connections.

The 3 year-old was freaking' EIGHTEEN ( 18 ) lengths off the front runners down the backstrech. Baby, that way too many lengths to be back.

And baby, not too many Grade A horses are going to win, let come up short by 1/2 length that far out of the running.

Like you said CGNC, another ten or twelve yards and Animal Kingdom would've nipped Shackleford-sp at the wire.

Put it this way. Animal Kingdom is gonna' win the Belmont!

BLOODY gUarantee it!!

SOUP

Put it this way. Animal Kingdom is gonna' win the Belmont!

BLOODY gUarantee it!!

Posted by: macjones | May 22, 2011 at 01:53 PM

Agree 90%.

Or maybe Dialed In?

SOUP

Alfredo Roberts enters his second season in Tampa Bay as tight ends coach after spending two seasons (2007-08) in the same capacity with the Cleveland Browns.

In his first season with Tampa Bay, Roberts welcomed his former pupil TE Kellen Winslow to his unit following an offseason trade. Winslow continued to excel under Roberts, posting one of the best seasons for a tight end in team history. He finished first on the team in receptions (77) and receiving yards (884), both good for single season franchise records among tight ends. Winslow led or tied for the team lead in receptions in 12 of the 16 games in 2009 and also led the team in receiving yards eight times. He also led the team with five receiving touchdowns, matching his single-season career-high and tied for the fourth-most in a single season among Buccaneer tight ends.

While on the Browns staff, Roberts tutored standout TE Steve Heiden and Winslow, who recorded 125 receptions for 1,534 yards and eight touchdowns from 2007-08. In 2007, Winslow was one of the most dominating tight ends in the game, setting a career high with 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. Winslow was named to his first Pro Bowl that season and ranked third among NFL tight ends with his 82 receptions and 1,106 yards.

Prior to joining the Browns, Roberts served in the same capacity with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-06. With the Jaguars, Roberts worked with veteran tight ends Kyle Brady, Brian Jones and Todd Yoder. He also worked with promising young tight ends George Wrighster (39 receptions for 353 yards in 2006) and the Jaguars first-round selection Mercedes Lewis (13 receptions for 126 yards in 2006).

Prior to joining the Jaguars staff, Roberts was a member of the inaugural coaching staff at Florida Atlantic University from 1999-2002. Roberts served as wide receivers coach for his final two seasons at Florida Atlantic before exiting the college ranks for the NFL.

Roberts attended the University of Miami from 1983-87, where he was a member of two national champion¬ship teams. The first was under Howard Schnellenberger in 1983, which was the school’s first championship, and again in 1987 under Jimmy Johnson. Roberts played on five bowl teams for the Hurricanes, including two Orange Bowls, two Fiesta Bowls and one Sugar Bowl.

Roberts was an eighth-round draft pick by Kansas City in the 1988 NFL draft, spending three seasons with the Chiefs. In 1991, he joined the Dallas Cowboys and was a part of two Super Bowl championship teams under the guidance of Jimmy Johnson, in 1992 and 1993. Roberts played in 16 straight games for five consecutive seasons until his career ended in 1994 following foot and knee injuries. During his six-year NFL career, Roberts was considered one of the best blocking tight ends in the game.

Sebastian

`Canes baseball for ACC tournament

Thursday 11am v Heels

Friday 11am v Cavs

Saturday 3pm v Wake Forest

Lets Go `Canes

SOUP

When Miami and Florida met early in the 2011 season, the Gators came away with a 4-1 win at the ITA Indoor Championships in Virginia. This time around the time zone is different, the Canes' line-up is very different and stakes are obviously much higher.

The seventh-seeded Hurricanes will face second-seeded Gators in the NCAA quarterfinals on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. EST at the Taube Tennis Center. The winner will move on into the NCAA's Final Four.

"I sense more of a calmness from the girls this time around going into our match with Florida," head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. "It helps that we have already seen them once this season and it helps that we had a lot of really close matches with them."

Miami (21-6) has reached this point in the tournament by taking down FIU in the first round, Texas in the second and Michigan in the Round of 16 on Friday. The Canes beat the Wolverines, by a score of 4-2, getting a big win from freshman Kayla Rizzolo in the No. 4 position to secure the victory and keep Miami's run going in California.

Six

Rays might actually salvage a game in the series with the Fish - could possibly stay top the AL East with a win today .... need the Cubs to take care of business today as well to keep the Red Sawks back


Longo is hitting like complete crap in the past 6 games, .076

Still no idea who this guy wearing the "Shields" jersey is for the Rays this year ... then again, not being counted on as the #1 helps him as well - never was a #1 in the 1st place

Sebastian

Brignac has been beyond pathetic, if thats even possible, this season at the plate as well as leading the team with 4 errors

Their catching situation is out of control

I dont think they can hold on for a playoff spot but that wont stop me from pulling for them to make it or attending as many games as I can

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