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June 13, 2011







Damm you Roach missed by seconds :)


Dude... it never fails..whenever I am "offline" for awhile, come back to my machine and check into Canespace... I end up being #1.

When I'm online for 6 hours straight, I never end up being first.



Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2011 at 03:28 PM



Hey Soup, if SinisterCane hasn't gotten one in awhile, please give him my Canespace t-shirt...


Since I no longer live in Miami, (32 yrs away now), my limited Spanish, (from 4 yrs in Jr. & High school), is now pretty much limited to the dialog we had to memorize way back when...

"Hola Isabel, ¿como esta? Estoy bien, gracias, ¿y tu?"

That's it folks... LOL

macjones de Albuquerque

5. Lack of fan support at home.

Posted by: SOUP | June 12, 2011 at 09:59 PM

RE: Miami Heat

Sounds like both the college and professional fan base in the Tri-Counties of South Florida in general. Say it ain't so.

Yeah, yeah it's understandable that SoFla is an INTERNATIONAL city and mUcho peoples migrate down there from other vicinities of Pax Americana. Yikes.

Still, it's a known sports generalization, that the folk in the metro areas of South Florida be BANDWAGON and FAIRWEATHER sports fans par excellance. Get outta' here.

dj moonbat

I think "Clive" is a good name. So we should make him the TE.


Moonbat...Check it:



Blake Ayles has officially enrolled in classes at the University of Miami and will be a member of the football team for the 2011 season.

Ayles, a senior tight end, comes to Miami via Southern Cal, where he played the last three years under Pete Carroll (2008-09) and Lane Kiffin (2010).

In three seasons as a Trojan, Ayles caught 14 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown, including a career-best 54-yard touchdown grab against Cal this past season. Ayles' position coach at USC, Brennan Carroll, is now the Hurricanes' tight ends coach and national recruiting coordinator.

Ayles went to USC after an impressive prep career at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. Out of high school, he was rated as the No. 2 tight end prospect in the country and the 31st-ranked player overall in his class.


I feel pretty good about our TEs now... I think with Golden being a former TE himself, we'll see a greater focus on getting TE's involved in the offense.

Got pretty tired of Whipple-ball killing nice drives by chucking bombs to WRs as far as JH could heave it. (Not very productive, or consistent.)


43 John Calhoun

Class: Junior

Hometown: Micco, Fla.

High School: Sebastian River

Height / Weight: 6-3 / 250

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games mainly on special teams, but saw more action at fullback towards the end of the season ... Carried once for six yards against Florida A&M ... Also has a catch for four yards against Florida A&M ... Has two kick returns for 17 yards, including a long of 16 yards against Duke.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in season opener against Charleston Southern ... Participated on the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Hurricanes tight end Randy Bethel in high school ... Saw action at middle linebacker, defensive line and tight end and late in the season was tried at fullback and H-back ... Finished the season with 92 tackles, three sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles ... Two-year starter who was a special teams standout ... As a senior in 2007, made 98 tackles and four sacks ... Finished the season with an invitation to the Brevard County North-South All-Star game ... As a junior in 2006, totaled 121 tackles, three interceptions (two for touchdowns) and five sacks ... Ranked as the No. 17 fullback by ESPN.


82 Asante Cleveland

Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

High School: Christian Brothers

Height / Weight: 6-5 / 255

2010 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games for the Hurricanes, starting two... Fifth on the team in receiving yards (110)... Had a season-high 34 yards against North Carolina... Had two receptions for 32 yards against Virginia Tech... Had at least one reception in each of the final three games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the No. 15 tight end and a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... As a junior earned all-league honors after leading his team with 21 receptions for 262 yards and four touchdowns ... As a senior had 24 receptions for 412 yards and seven touchdowns.

macjones de Albuquerque

Got pretty tired of Whipple-ball killing nice drives by chucking bombs to WRs as far as JH could heave it. (Not very productive, or consistent.)

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2011 at 03:40 PM

That's because that Whipple Factor sly, subtle intentions were to bloody U-ndermine Coach Shannon. That's all.

And lo and behold. That Whipple Factor achieved his goal. Even in the Sun Bowl game, his offense was A.W.O.L. lmao


84 Cory White

Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Orange Park, Fla.

High School: Fleming Island

Height / Weight: 6-6 / 275


2010 (FRESHMAN): Saw action against Florida A&M and Georgia Tech... Caught one pass for no gain against Florida A&M... Also graded out at 100 percent against Georgia Tech in limited action... Named the scout team offensive player of the year

2009 (FRESHMAN): Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 25 best tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 79 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Very athletic lineman who runs well ... Played both tight end and defensive end ... Earned All-County, All-City honors ... Named first team All-First Coast by the Jacksonville Sun ... Class 5A All-State Third Team ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball ... Coached by Neal Chipoletti.


9 Chase Ford

Class: Senior

Hometown: Corrigan, Texas

High School: Corrigan-Camben

Last College: Kilgore JC

Height / Weight: 6-6 / 245

2010 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games, starting one... Recorded 37 yards against Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl... Had three games with at least two catches...

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Second team junior college All-American ... Named first team Southwest Junior College Football Conference's MVP after leading the conference with 32 receptions and 545 receiving yards ... Named first All-SWJCFC ... As a high school senior at Corrigan-Camden High, earned All-District honors as a senior.

macjones de Albuquerque

To pick at old scab with a GRINDING AXE.

The Virginia game is all U-all Cane ruffians need to know about Miami's ex-offensive coordiantor.

The Hurricanes have a decent running game going in the second-half and what does Miami do when they reach the red zone of the Cav.

The O-coordinator goes away from the running game and puts a GREEN QB in bloody harm's way and the Kid throws a INT in the endzone.

And this basically takes away a possible FG, which comes back to haunt Miami in the waning minutes of the fourth-quarter of a close ball game.


Thanks RoachCane I received 1 for my Wife but if 86 want to give me that hot green shirt, I'll take it. lol

Big Daddy Cane

My money is on Cory White. The size, speed, and team mentality will cause problems for someone.

dj moonbat

Imagine, a guy named Clive with dreadlocks. I've come across so many Jamaicans named Clive, it even stopped being remarkable after a while.

If we run 2 TE sets, we could call the formation "Cleveland & Clive." It sounds like a buddy film.

dj moonbat

To pick at old scab with a GRINDING AXE.

Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | June 13, 2011 at 03:52 PM

What's a grinding axe? Does it make a difference if it's in ALL CAPS, or is it nonsensical both ways?

orange 'n green in the vein

"What's a grinding axe?

Posted by: dj moonbat | June 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM"

It's the present version of an ax you're going to use on the ground capitalized or not?

The mac is just feeling the euphoric swell of Terry's called tat shot connecting for the former Wildcat who played under Lute right now it appears.


Have OGV and Macjones ever been seen together at the same time?

Things that make U go hmmmmmmmm...


Today's wurd on da skreet is...

By far the guy everyone wants to see at CB is Clements. There is a feeling that this guy really can be special at CB. In addition to Clements it looks like Finnie will see time.

People do not realize that Grimble was a HUGE steal on NSD. He may be the big DT run stopper that Miami needs. He could see some PT this year also.

3G is going to be really good. He is solid and a leader.

Everyone is waiting to see how the Canes and Golden are going to use Crawford. He has a chance to be a real game changer. Speed to burn.


I am going to say the guy who actually catches the ball...yes that is the one I like!


I know what you mean Soup... both OGV & macjones seem to communicate in the same nonsensical verbiage... it's beyond my limited comprehension most of the time.

(Guess I'm just too old to understand.)

BTW can't make the WYP2 Tour this year... have a wedding to attend on the 23rd. Maybe next Summer...


FSU pitching is having a bit if an issue this evening.....8-0 aggies top of the 2nd!


I like the way you think canechic... all this talk is just that... talk... ranking "stars"... 40 times... blah, blah, blah...

Performance on Saturdays is where it's at!


CWS Teams in...



Tweeted this too.

Not Caned related, but fantastic news for college football - Per College Football Talk - "Eric LeGrand: 'Twitches going throughout the body, coming back' bit.ly/iVlEUU #collegefootball"




Marlins melting down again! Where is Sebastian?


old Skool,
received your checks today you guys are gold thanks for getting them in so quickly.

Anybody that would like to enjoy a weekend in the mountains, on and in a beautiful river be sure and email me


WYPT 2.0 is rolling out July 22-24 this is a weekend you will remember a lifetime.

I'll post the long version info later tonight.


I got all your voice mails in one clump today.

I'm not real sure the Verizon network we have is actually an authentic one the people outside this county use.
I'm really happy you can make the rafting trip skool it wouldn't be the same without you.


Thats a good article on the tight ends by the way.

The summer is the perfect time for Canespacers to give hacking out an article a try.
There is no pressure, no deadline, nobody looking over your shoulder.

I was very fortunate to have Six donate a big chunk of his time to help me grind out
The Fifty Fabulous Floridians series that ran a good part of last summer.
We would all enjoy reading something a fellow spacer cooked up.

Here are a few, but not all Canrspacers I'd like to read an article by, these are off the top of my head because they are folks that usually put me in my place with real facts when I get carried away.

Alpharetta Cane,
Big Daddy
dj moonbat


Manny - "Zach Duke just hit a two-run home run off Ricky Nolasco in the third inning. He's a pitcher. #Diamondbacks lead 8-0"



Wet Your Pants Tour 2.0
July 22-24

Whitewater Rafting on the wild and scenic Chattooga River. An adventure you will never forget.

Sightseeing in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. No pollution, no crowds, no bullshyt.

Visit Helen on Saturday nite for live music, bars, shopping, and harassing other ACC fans.

Take a few hours Sunday for a relaxing tube ride down the Chattahoochee River right through downtown Helen and beyond, or hit the water park for some great water slides and lazy river fun.

Hang out with fellow Canespacers for a weekend of memories that will last a life time.

$130.00 per person

Whitewater raft trip and lunch payment to N.O.C. $100.00

includes raft, helmet, life jacket, guide, pre trip instructions, transportation to put in, river trip, lunch, transportantion back to NOC outpost, showers.

There is a very well stocked gift shop with
everything Chattooga River available

Provided by solarcane for $30.00 donation to help with costs:

All lodging
Transportation to South Carolina NOC outpost and back.
Friday night appetizers
Saturday pre run breakfast
Saturday night Dinner
Saturday Night late night snacks
Sunday breakfast
Snacks for trip home
Coveted WYPT2.0 Part Time Pirate Tee Shirt
VERY limited production run of this year's shirts.

Here is the art work for front and back




Cut off date for reservations for this years summer run is June 23 don't miss this chance to get away to the mountains and white water for a great time!

email me



“(Jason Terry) shoved it up everybody’s ass,” Cuban was quoted as saying in an ESPN report. https://sports.espn.go.com./dallas/nba

Espcially that " 6-dUde " dwelling in the St. Pete's/Tampa area. Get the fUc! outta' here. Will yah.

Bon jour

Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | June 13, 2011 at 02:25 PM


I'm a Magic fan. Family has had season tickets since the days of Terry Catledge and Reggie Theus

I'll give you a "D" for effort though .. I guess


Is Old Skool going to be on the Wet Your Pants Tour?

I remember seeing those pics of him in the back of the raft with that smirk on his face, waiting for the perfect moment to dump someone out of the boat

He didn't try to pull any shenanigans when I had lunch with him in Tampa at a pretty damn good BBQ joint


Off topic - For any hockey fans out there. Boston putting it to Vancouver BAD. 4 goals in 1st 10 mins. Luongo pulle after 3 of em after 8:40 into the game




Vancouver getting beat down up in Chowda-town .. 4-0 in the 1st Period

Noles getting beat down in their house by the Aggies .. 9-2, top of the 6th (meaning that Mike Martin will not win the CWS AGAIN in his 31 years at the helm of the Noles

It's a good night so far


Six the magic organization is about as good as the marlins. I love messing with "magics" fans...so if Dwight leaves and maybe goes to Miami? I told them I do not want to see them burning his jersey at the altamonte mall...lol!


Six the bruins came to play loving it!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2011 at 07:49 PM"

We are not related and we are independent individuals so put away the conspiracy theories gentlemen right this second. Besides, macjones has no opinion on Broduer and the Devils of New Jersey and I'm sweating the Parise contract every day now, so that's proof enough right there we are not one and the same.

Is anybody else raising an eyebrow that highly touted Ayles (consensus #1 at his position coming out of Lutheran despite the #2 ranking cited above) has done nothing under the Cheating Pete's son tutelage and now we get the same quality of coaching applied to our university's players at the position in question? Let's just hope his eye for talent is as slick as his tongue is in selling the program to wrangle verbal commits and he improves his coaching ability in the interim to actually get some production. Please don't cite overgrown and slow as molasses Fred Davis to me, guy was a third tackle playing off the line in a conference with no defensive athleticism to bring him down or even catch his lumbering @$$ to attempt to.


CC - Is it even possible they could afford Howard? I remember reading he said he was gonna retire with Orlando, but I wouldn't hold most athletes to their word lol


canechic - when they resigned/matched JJ Reddick to keep him in Orlando, I just shook my head ... also shook my head at Grant Hill robbing that organization for all those years while just sitting on the bench b/c of his injury


on a side note, who the hell are those 2 overly fat guys at the Noles game on ESPN that are walking down on the front row, in FSU jerseys and getting the crowd to do the oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh N-O-L-E-S NOLES chant?

Exactly like the Canes chant


What about Richard Gordon as the next great 'Canes TE?

I bet he survives and thrives (well, at least lands a roster spot) with some NFL club.

Can't remember who drafted him, but anyone who returned a KO in his college career (vintage Shannon) should be on the above list.


Golden will make a difference at TE and the other positions as well. I saw the spring games, and I was suprised to see the TEs more than held their own.

The Canes have the talent, but never performed on the field. They have put some players in the NFL the last two years, and they will put more this season. I would be suprised if the Canes do not produce at least one 1st round pick in the 2012 draft.

As Phil Steele recently commented in a Sun Sentinel article, the Canes were the most talented team in the ACC the last two years, but simply under-performed. Golden will change that.

I see double-digit victories and a possible ACC championship for the 2011-12 football season. Golden will get the recruits to buy into the program, and he will renew the BCS runs the Canes are used to very soon.


Stanford just hit 3 run double to come within 1 of UNC. 6-5 UNC, Stanford at bat, 1 on 1 out


old Skool, Soup,
received your checks today you guys are gold thanks for getting them in so quickly.

Posted by: solarcane | June 13, 2011 at 08:15 PM

Real players don't play, we pay.

I'm ALL in!

VA Cane


thanks for the compliment; I one day just may write an article...I do write a lot in my work...I sure enjoy the many fine articles I read on here....all informative and well written...and great subjects!! The tight ends article we are in now is great...and recently even with Olsen and JG (who I really like)
we did not use them nearly enough. Both are really good pros. I love the TE position...Shockey and KII were also great at the U all these guys were and they made a huge difference in our Attack...you attack with athletic TEs....they have to respect the run,you get the TE in the middle, in seams, on slants....then you have them spread out and totally confused. Damn, I hope one of these guys steps up...Cleveland looks good...can we get them the ball? Protection should be good....J12 or Morris.....step up and deliver!!

Solar, I am dying to go on the trip....just to see Big 86 paddling away....my work is so bad, money so tight, we are hanging in there but I just do not have the funds. I know it will be great....and next year, when I will have new job....I am coming!!!Promise!!

On a positive note, my Fathers Day present arrived today. It is a 2 record set by Keith Richards and the Expensive Winos (his band outside the Stones), greatest hits....on Red vinyl...with 3 lithographs of the 3 albums he has released...only 5000 made...but I got very lucky....25 or 30 of them had the lithos signed by the man.....and I got a set!!! WOW!!! I do have an 8x10 color signed I got in DC via an attorney friend who knows them...and got us backstage in 98-99....but talk about pure luck...maybe I will get so lucky with a job!!! Hope so!!


Six they have been doing that for awhile now at the baseball games. Those baseball fans are as annoying as all get out!!!! You can hear them screaming absurd chants and drivel....just completely annoying.


Are we gonna be a mostly shotgun team this season?

Because every time I see Fisch in one of those Canes All Access videos on YT, all I see is diagrams of shotgun formations...


Ohio I am not sure if they could get him but these fans in Orlando really are annoying and I just love messing with them. When I say that they give me this panic stricken look and then vehemently deny that he will ever leave....blah, blah his comments today speaks volumes and he is not signing a thing.



Is it the uniforms, or are TAMU's baseball players that skinny...


Ohio I thought UNC already made it to the CWS?


Canerock I don't know but the FSU ones are just horrible....what is that color? A darker shade of vomit? Ugly!


CC - Ya, sorry everyone. Apparently the UNC game on ESPN is old lmao. Waste of my time. They went on a delay, and immediately came back from break and it was dark out. Sigh


The summer is the perfect time for Canespacers to give hacking out an article a try. There is no pressure, no deadline, nobody looking over your shoulder.

Posted by: solarcane | June 13, 2011 at 08:36 PM

I agree 100%.


Stupid comcast menu says "Live". Ya right...


I just cannot stand the Sedin twins.


Well, Boston/Vancouver is a blow out and there's nothing else on tv, so I'm gonna go lay in bed with preggo fiancé and watch FRIENDS DVDs. ;-)


Cant stand the Canucks dirty players.


and for 100 years in a row the Noles WILL NOT be going to the CWS....ha, ha!


Sean Spence about to be Uncle Sean. Sent a congrats to him on twitter


Solar, I am dying to go on the trip....just to see Big 86 paddling away.

Posted by: VA Cane | June 13, 2011 at 09:31 PM

I can paddle wit da best of dem.

My Motto? "Paddle Or Die!"

If U ain't paddlin U are cargo, and this raft ain't no cargo ship. We throw cargo overboard.

Although, come to think of it, we do occasionally land "The Big Tuna". But U have to ask Solar, Ocala or Old Skool about that story.


Yea old Skool is not only going again but this trip it is skool and my turn to sit in the bow seats while soup and rafters to be named later sit right behind us and offer navigational suggestions and encouragement.

Seeing skool flop over the bow, into the river, and be run over by his own raft and crew is probably more than I could hope for but you never know.

An opportunity will surly come at this nifty little hay maker called Bull Sluice.




These first two WYPTs are just the shakedown runs for what is to come.
The first one was a blast, I couldn't have asked for a better blend of crew, trip, and guide.

This one looks to be even more fun.
I'd love to get enough folks to fill two rafts for next year.
I've met so many friends on Canespace and now on The Solar Zone that I'd love to get you guys and gals together for a weekend of no stress and pure fun.

I know how hard it is to scrape together some fun dollars these days.

Cheryl and I try as hard as we can to make the weekend affordable and fun, and available to anyone that wants to spend a time here. I realize just getting here and back home sucks a bunch of time and money out a part time pirate's bounty.

VA Cane

That is really neat...we used to tube some rapids in Merrimac near Blacksburg....I love that outdoor world dont you? Heck, I am just crazy about mountains, rivers, lakes, water, fishing, canoes and kayaks...

My parents home, and where I grew up in the mountains is near the New River...2nd oldest river in the world supposedly...only 1 of 2 that flow north...other is the Nile...when you get to WVA on the New River, it has some serious rapids...I have been on some, but some are really big wild and dangerous...thats why WVA licensce plate says "Wild and Wonderful" indeed!!

Anybody got plans for the VT game in B-burg this year?


Yea last trip getting the chance to rescue Florida Gators out of a Class 4 rapid while they screamed like little girls, well actually one was a girl...that was like THE biggest sacrifice a true U crew could ever make.

Soup with a little help from EverReady Ocalcane used his patented "Tuna Scoop" on the girl while Skool and I yanked the bull Gator back into the raft.
They both had the look of, "Hey a Cane just saved my life, what the hell?" on their trembling faces.

The fact the same girl fell overboard less than a mile farther down river only added to the sweetness of the day.


The fact the same girl fell overboard less than a mile farther down river only added to the sweetness of the day.

Posted by: solarcane | June 13, 2011 at 10:31 PM

And her eyes were as big a dinner plates!

Ho-hum, another day, another life saved...


Chattooga Sec IV WYPT1 fun




dj moonbat

"thats why WVA licensce plate says "Wild and Wonderful" indeed!!"

It certainly reads better than "I ain't got but half my teeth."


This one illustrates the relaxed atmosphere the Chattooga River casts over you.



This one illustrates the relaxed atmosphere the Chattooga River casts over you.

Posted by: solarcane | June 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM

OK, I think I wet my pants in that last photo. No wait, I'm sure I did...


That was some kinda fun, I can't wait to get out there and do it again!!

catch you guys tomorrow

VA Cane

Hey with those mean looks, I am gonna call Kehoe and tell him all I need is a center...I got 4 bad dudes for the guard and tackle slots!!!


This 5* kid sounds like a Cane



Vero Beach High defensive end Dwayne Hoilett became the 15th recruit to commit to UM's 2012 signing class on Sunday, two days after receiving a scholarship offer from UM.



In my opinion John Calhoun should be moved back to fullback. Here are three reasons why:
1. He's too far down the TE depth chart to be a difference maker at that position. He will hardly ever play.
2. Certainly, there will be lots of situations where Harris and/or Morris may need more backfield protection - especially on passing downs. And JC has the necessary size and toughness to get the job done.
3. He would be our best option for a tough FB who can also catch an occasional pass out of the backfield.

What do you guys think?

What do you guys think?

Old Skool

"I remember seeing those pics of him in the back of the raft with that smirk on his face, waiting for the perfect moment to dump someone out of the boat."

Yeah Six. I figured I'd introduce the body check into whitewater rafting


What do you guys think?

Posted by: 2002nemo | June 14, 2011 at 07:38 AM

#2 and #3 above? See: Mike James.

Old Skool

I'm off to San Francisco tomorrow for some meetings. Figured I'd try some Asian foods I'm not liable to get here in FL.

The possibilities: Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Cambodian, Nepalese, Mongolian, or Korean. Any recommendations?


I love, love, love, San Fran! :) Try the one you have never had before. Nick and I are going to Oregon in 2 weeks, I am so excited to be on the West Coast again :)

Old Skool

I don't know what Oregon's weather's gonna be like, but SF is not supposed to break 70 for next three days.


I figured I'd introduce the body check into whitewater rafting

Posted by: Old Skool | June 14, 2011 at 08:21 AM

Sure he looks fairly innocent enough in photos but somewhere deep down in places people don't talk about at parties, the man is a cold blooded, ninja, Vatican assassin killer.

I'm jus sayin'..

Old Skool

Vatican assassin I like it. Reminds me of Blazing Saddles when Hedley is signing up the bad guys...
Lamarr: Qualifications?
Bart: Stampeding cattle.
Lamarr: That's not much of a crime.
Bart: Through the Vatican?
Lamarr: Kinky. Sign here

Big Daddy Cane

What do you guys think?

Posted by: 2002nemo | June 14, 2011 at 07:38 AM

#2 and #3 above? See: Mike James.
Posted by: SOUP | June 14, 2011 at 08:27 AM

>>>>>>Not only that, AG has said repeatedly that the FB position will not be used anymore.


Old Skool-I was in Thailand a few months ago and had the best Vietnamese & Korean food! I would try those


Miami 2011


VA Cane

Solar I like it...so much that I copied it to take and show my players!!!

dj moonbat

I lived in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco for a while, and I can make some recommendations: find a Korean BBQ place where you can get a load of prepared meats and cook them on a grill that's set into the table. There's a few of those places on Geary, and it's both fun to do, and tasty as hell.

There's a big Dim Sum place, on Geary in the Inner Richmond (somewhere between 15th Ave and 28th), but I forget the name unfortunately. Absolutely fantastic. If you haven't had Dim Sum, it's a real treat.

I know it sounds boring, but BURRITOS. San Francisco style burritos are unusually good. The best in town is probably Taqueria Cancun, in the Mission district, and if you go there, I recommend that you get one with one of the meats you won't find just anywhere, like lengua or brain; my local taqueria was also fantastic, and was Taqueria de Leon at Geary and 20th.

dj moonbat

Oh, wait: if you're just in town for meetings, you won't have time to go around hunting for food experiences. Go vietnamese. Great vietnamese food is really easy to find in San Fran near the Financial District.


Behind the Facemask: AJ Highsmith

"25 Things That You Don’t Know About A.J. Highsmith…

I like being called A.J., Alonzo sounds weird to me, I’ve never been called that by anyone who knows me (laughs).

I play a lot of video games. Madden, NCAA, Call of Duty: Black Ops, NBA2K series, all the sports stuff. And anything you can play against someone else, we play all the time.

I listen to Lil Wayne, I’ve actually tried to start listening to country music. I like Blake Sheldon a lot. I like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, I don’t know why, but I like them.

I’m a home-body, I don’t like moving around much. I don’t like moving out of my house, I hate moving. On the weekends, if I can just have fun in my area, I’ll be just fine. I go out sometimes, but I like to be home.

I love being around family and friends all the time. I don’t need a whole lot to impress me. I’m not into flashy stuff; I just like to hang out with people I know and people that are close to me.

I’m not a fan of superstitions. I learned when I was in little league when I had good luck socks. It worked for the first five weeks, and then we got beat by 40 or 50 points one week, and that was the end of it. I’m not superstitious, but I do things that are comfortable for me.

I think now is the best time for me, with spring under my belt, I’m a lot more comfortable and I’m learning a lot more. I’ve been telling my dad I’m not the one that’s getting picked on, I have the edge over other people now. The things I knew from playing offense are starting to kick in now.

I thought hitting was going to be hard, but that wasn’t the hardest part for me switching from offense to defense. It’s more of an attitude.

Green Bay’s my team by default because my dad works for them. I watch certain guys though. I like to see the Texans do well because they’re from the hometown, but I watch for certain guys more.

I loved the nutrition class I took last year. The way my professor taught it, the information that was there, I think everyone should take it because it teaches you how to live your life, how to eat, how to prepare yourself for now and later. Classes used to fly by cause I was so into it.

It means a lot to have the former Canes/current NFL guys around here all the time. It happens so much, that it’s become normal. They’re always there for us. They help out a lot more than people think; they don’t just seclude themselves from the group. They’ll tell you things about how they became successful and things they’ve done.

Most of them (former Canes/current NFL guys) preach about the work ethic you have to have. You have to wanna compete, you have to know how to beat someone in front of you. You have to get the attitude where you think, “I’m going to beat you no matter what you do.”

I talk to Andre Johnson a lot, because he’s from Houston and he knows my dad and everything. I talk to Antrel Rolle also because he played corner and switched to safety like me. I like to talk to the DB’s cause they can offer the most advice for me right now.

Safety is the last line of defense. It’s a bad feeling, but you kind of look forward to it when it’s just you and him, you know you have to get him down or else it’ll be a touchdown. They won’t remember how he got there, how it happened, if he made 10 guys miss, they’ll only remember you. You have to be ready for it.

I love junk food. It’s bad, but if I can keep my mind right and skip it I’ll be just fine. Ice cream, french fries from McDonald’s. I don’t want to eat three Big Macs, just a little something. I don’t need a big candy bar, two Starburst and I’ll sit right back down.

I’m kind of getting away from facebook, I’m on Twitter now a lot more. I think it’s even faster than facebook to connect to everybody, so I’m on that.

I try to be one of the greatest people I can be, not just in football, but on and off the field. I try to reach out to other people and help out. A lot of times when I was younger they would say it was a bad thing because I was more worried about other people than I was about myself.

I think I played quarterback originally because I was such a team-oriented guy and wanted to help everyone else out. I like helping other people out and taking the time to reach out to other people to make sure they’re okay.

I admire my dad. I heard how he played football, but the way he carries himself and the way he lives life, the relationships he has with other people and the way other people respect him, I know he did something right to get there. I just try to listen to what he tells me and take his advice because he’s right where he needs to be.

I’m afraid of lizards. Once when I was walking to the bookstore in the U.C and there were two of them on the ground, instead of walking by I walked all the way around to avoid them. I don’t know what it is (laughs). (Editor's note: There are a lot of lizards in South Florida)

Texas is the greatest place in the world.

I think I’m kind of funny. I like to imitate people (He went on to do a few impressions of his teammates and coaches).

Mike James is my roommate. He gives me headaches, because he’s the most indecisive person when it comes to decision-making (laughs).

Me, Mike, Lamar Miller, the three of us are always together. Everyone makes fun of us because of that, but we think we need our own reality television show for some of the stuff we do.

I have a new love for cooking. I can do chicken pretty well. The vegetables are easy, I just buy them frozen. Sometimes I cheat, I’ll buy the frozen pasta and throw it on the skillet and say that I made it. I learned how to cook watching my mom though."


VA Cane

and if you need some great music, go to Amoeba Music at 1855 haight Street.....great great shop...unreal music....

dj moonbat

and if you need some great music, go to Amoeba Music at 1855 haight Street.....great great shop...unreal music....

Posted by: VA Cane | June 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Yeah, Amoeba is as good as record stores get. And while you're on Haight, go to the Toronado (if it's still there). They have (I swear) at least 50 microbrews ON TAP, and another couple hundred in bottles. It's off the hook. You won't be much good for your meeting in the morning, but a man's gotta live.

Old Skool

Thanks Guys.
Just added Tornado and Amoeba for sure.

dj moonbat

Ah, yes. The Toronado still exists. Just knowing that makes me happy:


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