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June 07, 2011

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Richcane

I dont think it would hurt. But how do stop the top athletes from getting more than the rest?

Big Daddy Cane

Don't pay the guys and gals. AMATRUERISM.

SOUP

If ANYONE gets paid I think it should be the cheerleaders.

They work just as hard as football players, get hurt more often and are MUCH more fun to watch than a bunch of sweaty guys banging heads for 60 minutes.

I'm jus sayin...

SOUP

MAKE SURE TO VOTE IN THE POLL ABOVE!

Six

Do not pay the "student" athletes ... even if that term isn't an oxymoron

Nothing is going to stop the $100 hand shakes given to certain players by boosters, alum, agents, etc.

You may hear about athletes speaking of how the university is using them to bring in money just by going to a certain bowl game - uh, you also ever see the list of free schwag these kids get from going to that bowl game?

How about you, as an athlete, use the university for the free education you're getting? While you're playing/conditioning/lifting/studying/etc. you're learning a certain work ethic that hopefully helps you later in life ... for some, it actually works - for others, not so much

If it ever does happen, then all the student athletes better be getting paid the same amount ... from the golf team to the football team, starters to 4th stringers. You going to discriminate against someone b/c they might be in your eyes performing in a lesser sport than yours?

OGV said it best, don't sign that LOI then, go play overseas or north of the border or wherever - and if you want to get your degree later, then do it

Six

SIXTH .. BOO YAH

canechic

I may have said yes a few years back but with my new found knowledge of the players themselves it is a resounding and emphatic NOOOOOO!

OhioCane

Voted yes, but only on the condition they all get paid the same, and infractions like OSU's recent ones are automatic expulsion from their university and 1 year probation from joining another school's team

Big Daddy Cane

Miami Beach High School standout athlete Ricardo Louis pulled the trigger for Auburn at the end of last month, calling it a done deal at that time.

But now he's not so sure.

"Miami still has a chance," Louis said. "I committed a little early, didn't have time to think about any other schools. So I'm still open to other schools.

"When I first committed I was committed committed. But now that I've thought about it I'm going to stay open just in case I made the wrong decision."

He reiterates that he still considers himself an Auburn commitment, adding that "When I went to Aujburn I wasn't expecting to commit. I was expecting to commit somewhere during the season, at the Under Armour game. It just happened."

Why did Louis decide to consider other schools?

"I did a lot of research, took time to think about it, said `Okay, let's keep it wide open,'" he said. "It's all on me."

He says of UM that "Miami is very diverse - their coaches turned the program around at Temple, so they should be great.

"Miami coaches know I'm still considering them. They asked me to come to their camps - I might go to the next one."

Louis says that Ohio State, Alabama LSU and Florida State also remain in his picture.

So when will he have a 100 percent done decision?

"I'm not sure - anything can happen," Louis said.

UM has one advantage over the other schools - "My mom, she wants me to try and stay close," Louis said.

Sure would be nice to get him and avery johnson.

OhioCane

Steve Gorten - Another #UM #Hurricanes player is drafted -- Zeke DeVoss selected by #Cubs in 3rd round (98th overall)

Six

canechic - it is a good story with Jose Fernandez. The Fish got themselves a hard working kid. His mom doesn't speak English, my station was at his house last night for the draft ... he locked himself in his room with his mom, his dad and his advisers until he was picked

Kid was completely surprised the Marlins took him, he said that he didn't think they had any interest in him at all b/c he hadn't heard from them ever in this whole process

Six

VA Cane - don't know if you saw this story or not that I posted about a kid here in Tampa, from Alonso (Chickillo's HS), but if the kids of today could learn from Jose Fernandez and stop with all their whining/crying about what they have or don't have .. how they have to do this or that .. then it would be a miracle

Check it
http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/195147/79/Alonsos-Fernandez-survived-thrives


Getting on that boat at a young age with this thought in mind - I'm either going to live or die no matter what ... but I'm going to try and make it. And then to finally make it, do what it takes the right way in succeeding by working hard - and then seeing that hard work pay off by hearing your name selected as the 14th pick overall in the MLB Draft ...... unreal

CGNC

"Haslem is so proud to be Miami. He doesn't even mind being hated. LeBron joked, after the Heat were called thugs on the road in Philadelphia, that Miami should travel in fatigues like those despised University of Miami Hurricane football teams did two decades ago. Haslem loved those rebellious Hurricanes. He was distracted during play early in the season, awed that Michael Irvin was sitting courtside to see Haslem's hated team.

"In my house on Saturdays," he says, "you were a Hurricane or you were homeless."

But, Udonis, you went to college at the rival University of Florida....

Haslem stares at you with those sleepy eyes.

"Business decision," he spits.


GO HEAT!

Six

solar - I'm going to try and build one of those badass potato cannons .. not as nasty as that one in the video, you could put that thing on a cruise ship and take out some Somali pirates with that .. but I want one, maybe the size of a baseball bat that I can hold under my arm like Pacino did in Scarface when he was all coked up and yelling about cockroaches and his little friend and all that


Old Skool - that video was awesome, I'd seen a couple of those like the one where the lady was holding the cat and the cat sounded like it wanted to rip her throat out while she was talking - and she says "this little guy is having fun", and the cat then attacks her face, leaving her crying before they cut to the package .. haha ... but what the hell was that with the lady sitting on the back of the truck, swinging her legs back and forth and then a huge explosion with a motorcycle coming out, hahahaha


This is probably my favorite news clip video EVER

Go to YouTube

Type in "reporter goes ghetto" and you'll see the clip

It is glorious

CGNC

Stupid typepad :-D I voted yes - but I am with Ohio - there would need to be very strict sanctions imposed so that schools get immensely penalized for purchasing a Cam Newton!

RCCF

nice find CGNC where is tht article I gotta read tht....

Herbieibis

I voted for. I know they get there education paid for free as well as room and board and all the food they can consume but what would our lives be like if we didn't get to see them banging heads, ever Saturday in the Fall. I say legalize beer sales at evey college campus and pay the dudes a small portion from the beer sales. Some of these guys have nothing but the talent God gave them and why not help a brother out, with a few hundred bones a month, hell they may play harder if feel like there getting paid.

solarcane

"When I first committed I was committed committed. But now that I've thought about it I'm going to stay open just in case I made the wrong decision."

You are going to see this a lot.
15,16 year old kids getting caught up in the moment and shouting out they are 100% committed to being a ______.
A coach in their ear, seeing a big time campus, being treated like they are special.

We will lose a few just like everyone else, and we will gain a few that committed elsewhere.

ftmcane

does anybody get espn insider? there is a newly published canes article.

solarcane

Six,
yea we used to have an on site potato cannon and spent many a lunch hour watching Charlie "Two Dogs" Harper destroy shyt.
He was like the Darth Tater of the construction industry.

Name

Voted no and will always vote no to that question. Much more bad then good can come from something like that. Add more puke to Camp Swasey if anyone is interested in a cleaning project. Its quite a difference between last year at this point and right now. Sorry,thats right these kids dont care anymore. Is that them running gassers out there in the heat. Nah couldnt be could it. They just play games all day long. No such thing as closed to the world anymore,this staff actually lets locals on campus these days. Nothing like being up close to the sound and smell of puke from pushing the effort limit. Ahhh memories

solarcane

We can pay them a few bucks now, then more in a couple years, then just a tiny bit of steroids witheven more money, then maybe a lot more money and a lot of steroids... then they can just come out of highschool and play in a watered down NFL and skip the hardships of playing college football.

solarcane

Is that them running gassers out there in the heat. Nah couldnt be could it. They just play games all day long.

Imagine that, our kids doing exactly what 120 other teams are doing, you have to take your hats off for them to be doing exactly what they signed up for.

solarcane

Name,
I don't mean this with any disrespect at all but when you were 17 or 18 did you ever work full time during the summer on a heavy construction site for say 6 to 8 bucks an hour?

No paramedics, no doctors, no trainers, no ice tubs, no Gatorade, no special bandages no cool mist spraying, no pats on the back,
no NCAA telling your coaches thats enough practice for today, no cheer leaders, pep rallies, and pictures in magazines.
You know, actual work.
And it is called PLAYING football for a reason.
Nobody plays erecting a 60 story hi rise or building a hospital.

Some 17 year old blue collar kids are puking just as hard as student athletes are believe me.
And not too many people are real worried about what their friends and fans think about it, those are the kids that deserve a little recognition.

SOUP

Some of these guys have nothing but the talent God gave them and why not help a brother out, with a few hundred bones a month, hell they may play harder if feel like there getting paid.

Posted by: Herbieibis | June 07, 2011 at 02:09 PM

Here's why:

Did U read the part where ONLY six universities actually made $$$ from their ADs?

So if they ain't got the $$$ to do this then where do U think they are gonna get it from?

That's right! By raising tickets prices for U the fans. So if you want to pay DIRECTLY for it from your wallet then by all means vote yes.

Otherwise U should vote no.

solarcane

Did U read the part where ONLY six universities actually made $$$ from their ADs?

That seems amazing to me. Six schools???

solarcane

soup,
I put the poll up on Twitter lets see what fans outside the U think about it too

solarcane

back to the job, hey its only 96 here right now... brrrrrrr
catch you tonight

SOUP

Lets see 85 scholly football players x 300/month x 12 months = $306,000.

Do walk-ons get the money too? They do? OK then ad another 10 walk-ons, 12 basketball players, 24 baseball players, all the other womens sports teams...maybe a total of 270 athletes total : $972,000.

Now take $972,000 and multiply that times 120 D-1 schools = Man, thats a LOT of cash flow!!!

Does the NCAA REQUIRE that all the schools offer the same amount? What about those big schools that can afford it and those smaller schools that can't? What about those schools that can or want to pay more? If they are paid to play then how does that effect their amature status?

SOUP

I put the poll up on Twitter lets see what fans outside the U think about it too

Posted by: solarcane | June 07, 2011 at 02:56 PM

Cool!

canechic

Solar great posts! :)

Not to mention students who go to school, work, volunteer have leadership positions in clubs (and some of these are necessary to fulfill requirements for grad school) and did I mention work too. Nicole sometimes does not make it to bed until midnight and that is not because she is out partying. She has been in the library some nights until 2am just to get up at 7am for an exam and then put in the same full day.....yes you will not get any sympathy from me guys. The only thing that is tough on these guys is the travel but from what I understand they take a light load in the regular season and catch up in the off season but again not too many biochem majors on the football team.

canechic

Soup great point and should employees of the school be laid off in order to pay the athletes?

SOUP

Imagine that, our kids doing exactly what 120 other teams are doing, you have to take your hats off for them to be doing exactly what they signed up for.

Posted by: solarcane | June 07, 2011 at 02:30 PM

Solar...nah, U got it twisted.

The amazing thing is that they were NOT doing it before.

That is the AMAZING thing!

canesteeler

If you don't pay them give them to right to work just like any other scholarship student!

Zaro

Travis Blanks reading this article on him...think Miami has a chance?

canesteeler

In 1975, Bill Parcells was offered the opportunity to become the new head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, but there was a problem.

Parcells knew the odds of replicating Steve Sloan's 1974 performance over the long haul were quite slim. Sloan had guided the Commodores to their best record in 19 seasons (7-3-2), a mark that was doubly impressive because it occurred against a loaded SEC schedule.

That made Parcells realize the importance of timing in deciding whether or to accept a job offer. Taking the wrong job at the wrong time would be a recipe for failure and could do a lot to hurt his reputation. He eventually came to the conclusion that staying with his current employer was the better option, and he turned Vanderbilt down.

Good timing may have also been the mindset Al Golden had when taking the head-coaching job with the Miami Hurricanes. Not only is Miami a program that has the potential to have long-term success, but it is a team that has the potential to legitimately compete for a league title in his first season.


Here's the first piece of good news for Miami fans: The Hurricanes' biggest flaw last season is a correctable one.

The Canes finished with the third-best conference record in the ACC last season (5-3), despite losing more turnovers (38) than all but one FBS team and ranking tied for 104th in FBS in turnover margin.

Bruce Feldman's Mailbag

Q: Can Miami cut way down on turnovers in 2011?

Feldman: It's hard to imagine Miami getting worse QB play than it had in 2010. Jacory Harris' confidence eroded, while Stephen Morris was thrown into action before he was ready. New offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch comes from the NFL and seems to have connected with the quarterbacks, but they will miss go-to guy Leonard Hankerson, who is off to the NFL. On the plus side for the offense, UM has a very big, athletic offensive line and a dazzling group of young running backs, led by the blazing fast Lamar Miller.


"We cannot finish 119th in turnovers and expect to be a contender," Golden said.

The key to cutting the turnovers down begins with getting better play from the quarterback position, and there is reason to believe that process is already well underway. Golden said Jacory Harris and Stephen Morris "were both markedly improved during spring practice."

In addition, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch noted that the high interception total last season (27, the most in FBS) was due to a variety of factors (something we pointed out in an article this March).

this is the article.

Name

No I didnt work on a roof when it was hot outside at that age or any age. I respect anyone who would do that kind of work or hold down any kind of job. They have nothing but my respect. Yes ive run gassers but no im not here to discuss what I did early on in life or what I currently do for a career. All I did was point out the effort that most of these kids are putting into the practices and now workouts. It seems a few of you wont give them any credit but to say gee its just what 120 other teams are doing. If those that doubt everything about the Mia.players want to discuss 120 other teams then fine. Im just talking about Mia. and the difference of the spring practices and workouts up to today compared to what it was like at this point last year. As you see I always so most of the players are pushing it hard. Im not going to be like some and dwell on the ones that might not quite be there yet. What does calling them out prove? Focus on the negative if you want because you have every right to do that. I see the negative that goes on at Mia.but id much rather choose to credit the group of guys that are killing it each and everyday for their teammates

Canez1

Vince I like that view as well.

Pretty sad when you have players selling stuff to live.

I can't see paying them. That will not end well.

But what they do in their free time is their business.

Hustlers will hustle no matter what the circumstances.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

SOUP

"We cannot finish 119th in turnovers and expect to be a contender," Golden said.

Brilliant AJ, BRILLIANT!

And while we are talking about ways to improve can weplease discuss those UM penalty stats for 2010?

Canez1

Name,

Why do you give a fuk what other people think?

Do you my man.

That goes both ways.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

SOUP

Focus on the negative if you want because you have every right to do that. I see the negative that goes on at Mia.but id much rather choose to credit the group of guys that are killing it each and everyday for their teammates.

Posted by: Name | June 07, 2011 at 03:24 PM

There IT is right there.

VA Cane

You cannot turn the ball over and win consistently...or have the penalties we had either. They both beat you...hurt bad.

In our playoff loss that stopped our SB streak, we had 3 TOs and 7 penalties....in the regular season, 8 games and 2 playoff games we had 7 TOs!!! Even more impressive, we had 23 penalties...2 a game!!! So we get to the conference championship game...lose in double OT...with 3 TOs and 7 flags...it cost us big time 2 TOs inside their 20...we keep the ball we win the game and go to 4th straight SB. Needless to say, our big motto is no penalties or TOs ever....we are doing alot of drills with the ball, and a lot of mental drills to stay sharp. We go tonight at 6...just running, drills, ball drills, line drills, mental sharpness stuff to avoid costly situations. Its about 95 here in VA...we sweat hard...just shorts and shirts....and I run with them...52 now need to sweat a few pounds!!!

canechic

Canesteeler I agree let them work.

VA Cane

They need to work hard. This game is about pushing it to the limits...exhaustion and beyond....great life lesson. Lombardi once said "Fatigue makes cowards of us all"...he knew. These guys work hard, develop a mental toughness and lose the entitlement attitude that playing at the U can give...they can be very good.

canesteeler

Martinez goes to phillies in 2nd, Devoss to Cubs in the 3rd and Miranda to STL in 8th

canesteeler

canez1 u married yet bro?

canesteeler

VA Cane Lombardi was 100% correct fatigue will make a punk out of any man!

Name

Someone asked a question and I tried to answer/give my opinion the best way I could. Its not meant to be rude or uncaring if I didnt want to discuss what I did before. I also dont want to discuss what job I currently do right now. That in no way is meaning to come across as I dont care what others think. I do care what others think about me to a certain extent. If others say F him we dont care what he has to say then im sorry about that. I do my best to answer questions that are asked to me. Ive noticed some good people on here so yes I would care what they think of me. JMO

CaneRock

Seriously, with all the demands of being a football player at a big time program, when would they have time to work a regular 9-5.

After Bowl season? No, they have to get ready for Spring ball.

After Spring? No, they have to get ready for the Summer.

After Summer? No, they have to get ready for the Fall.

SOUP

Name...its all good. We go back and forth on here all the time and it can get pretty intense sometimes. We certainly do NOT always agree so don't sweat the small stuff and keep blogging away. We appreciate your comments!

canesteeler

Name, Soup is correct we get a bit crazy on here but don't take is personally. Remember opinions are like assholes, we all have them.

Herbieibis

We used to get penalized, it seemed like every 4 downs back in our glory days but that's when we had players and a Qb that knew what colors his teams jerseys were. No matter how many times we got penalized, we just beat you worse, alas that was then and this is unfortunately now. We mentioned the t.o.'s, & penalties, what about the homeruns we gave up of over 70 yards last year? Al better get a whole lot of shoring timber from Home Depot to stop our leaks.

SOUP

OK, I need 85 people who voted YES in the poll or on the blog to send me $300 ASAP

Oh and BTW, I'll need U to do that every month until futher notice. Please mail checks to:

Pay The Players
12345 National Championship Lane
Miami, FL 33124

SOUP

With 51 votes counted it is a LOT closer than I thought it would be.

27 say NO, 24 say YES, pay the players.

HillViewCane

SOUP SOUP SOUP

Ok I hope that got your attention. I don't know who compared it to "Slave Labor" that's a stretch.

But I have a request. Can you add a poll so we can see how many people think that the student athletes should at least be allowed to work so they can make their own pocket change?

Thanks, appreciate it.

SOUP

These are numbers for football ONLY:

Lots of football programs lose money. Dan Fulks was the professor hired by the NCAA to analyze football finances in response to a congressional inquiry:

"For the 2006 fiscal year, 19 institutions in Division I-A football reported a profit from athletics, with an average of $4.3 million, according to Dan Fulks, an accounting professor at Transylvania University who analyzes athletic finances for the NCAA. Those 19 included many SEC schools, he said. The 99 other schools lost an average of $8.9 million."

16 D-1 schools had a profit from their football programs that year. 99 D-1 Schools (that would be 86% of the D-1 schools) LOST money on their football programs.

canechic

Canerock they could get a part-time job just like the other kids. They could work the weekends during the spring and summer. It can be figured out.

SOUP

HillView...U did get my attention, but DUDE, I wrote the article, are you never satisified? LOL

There is no need to do another poll. Prolly 90% or more would be in favor of letting them work. No reason to oppose that and no need to do a poll.

HillViewCane

To be short on cash and not have the ability to work? Doesn't seem right.

canechic

I will say that first law students are not allowed to work at all but somehow there are a ton of attorney's how do they figure it out?

And if you are on a full scholly you still can get loans and grants for school too.

canechic

year

canechic

I should say for living expenses they can get loans.

DallasTX Cane

I think there are 2 separate issues (problems) here that get lumped together.

1. Should players be paid?
2. How to tackle/fight the corruption in the system, specifically in the recruiting process.

These are or should be considered separate problems and saying yes to one does not solve the other. IMO paying the athletes some amount, $300 or $100 or $1000 whatever, will NOT fix the corruption inherent in the system. The programs/schools thru their boosters (and even within the AD's) have incredible incentive to try and UN-level the "playing field" and very little disincentive to cheat. It doesn't matter if U change the field by playing players unless U also change the balance of positive and negative consequences to cheating. Paying some kid $300 a month isn't going to lessen the appeal of driving a brand new ride if that is what Cheater University is offering.

I don't have a problem with paying the players a small stipend. I had a Navy ROTC scholarship while in school, in addition to other scholarships and grants. The NROTC scholarship not only paid tuition and fees, but also provided $100/month is spending money. Thats not a lot for sure, but it was something. So, I don't see why doing the same for athletes would be so bad. However, I do believe that all athletes (on scholarship) should receive such help, not only football players. And, I don't claim to have any big ideas on how to actually implement and pay for such a program. I will say that college in general and football in particular are BIG business - the money is there, but someone would have to give up some of theirs and I don't see that happening.

SOUP

I may have got it wrong. The NCAA claims only 14 schools made money in 2008-09.

ESPN however says that with donations and other support from the universities and other fees it is more like 60 out of 120 that made money.

An ESPN review of the financial statements submitted by individual schools to the NCAA, Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service found that half of all athletic departments in the Football Bowl Subdivision -- 60 of the 120 -- brought in more money than they spent. Another 21 broke even. Click here for annual revenue and expense data from 2008-10 at all FBS schools.

Athletic department Net surplus
Texas A&M $20,309,228
Penn State $19,478,286
Notre Dame $16,389,277
Texas $10,807,721
Michigan $10,650,888
Iowa $8,854,232
Miami $7,515,813
Louisiana State $6,426,942
Indiana $5,483,601
Georgia $4,934,278
Missouri $4,529,231
Nebraska $4,337,878
Louisville $3,585,114
Virginia $3,444,266
Kentucky $3,429,073
South Florida $2,773,112

HillViewCane
HillViewCane

So Pryor is gone I see. Maybe Tressell will be his personal coach and help him get ready for the next draft in 2013

OhioCane

Via Sportscenter - "The attorney for Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor says the QB won't return for his senior season"

canechic

On Mike and Mike this morning Spurrier said he would take the money out of his paycheck.

Anthony Munoz was on the show also and said he drove a car that cost $500 while he was in college. He was not very favorable to the paying thing.

I also thought Spurrier suggested $300 a game?

"The Ole' Ball Coach may have been caught in his own version of Fantasyland after proposing to pay players $300 game. The best part is that he would be willing to pay the players out of his own pocket."

http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20110607/OPINION01/110609569/1026/news01?Title=Should-colleges-pay-athletes-

SOUP

"The attorney for Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor says the QB won't return for his senior season"

Posted by: OhioCane | June 07, 2011 at 06:13 PM

SHOCKER!

Old Skool

You mean Terrelle's going to scramble. He's going to run from the pressure rather than sit in the pocket and take the heat.

OhioCane

SOUP, ya it's no surprise. I've been waiting to hear it, honestly.

OhioCane

Barea will start at PG, Kidd will start at the 2 covering Wade, with Deshawn Stevenson coming off the bench. Advantage: Miami.

Six

If the players want to work - let them

Don't want to hear any excuses though if something like their grades slip and they're then not eligible to be on the field to play .. or that hinders them in some areas that will help them progress on the field of play

Don't give me the aspect either of how these kids give us the pleasure of being able to watch them knock heads on Saturdays or whatever - look, if they don't do it, then other kids will step up and do it - it's not like it's ever going to go away

They do it b/c they love the game & want to get to the NFL and get PAID ... pretty sure the majority of them really don't hold the value of wanting to get an education first and then possibly trying to get to the league second

You really think someone like Warren Sapp wanted to get his degree first and foremost?

It's just like strippers. There will always be chicks available to do it no matter what ... pretty sure if the athletes don't get paid, legally, there will always be others to step right in and take their place

Does anyone think there are too many Bowl Games out there and think of how easy it really is to get to one?

Look at the list of schwag the players get for going to a bowl game ...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/12/23/bowl.game.gifts.list/index.html


Look at the Alamo Bowl, Music City Bowl, Beef O'Brady's Bowl, Capital One Bowl, etc.

Old Skool

'Slave labor.' There's a ridiculous comment.
I remember Sapp referring to Malcolm Glazer as the 'slave master'. Sorry, no comparison there, dude. It's not even in the same solar system.

As for Sapp, great football player, but he's become only slightly less of a jerk than Albert Belle.

canechic

So I will guess to say that there may be about 500 people in the stands to watch the Marlins v. Braves tonight.

Old Skool

Canechic. None of the Fla teams are drawing. The following is an interview with the owner of the Rays from online version of the Tampa Tribune:

With an average home attendance of 17,954, the Rays rank 29th in baseball, ahead of only the Florida Marlins. That average is the lowest since they drew 16,139 a game in 2006, before earning two AL East pennants and going to the World Series in 2008.

"It is what it is,'' Sternberg said of the disappointing turnouts at Tropicana Field. "It could be better and should be better. I know we can't sustain ourselves like this. It hasn't gotten better. If anything, it's worse. We had another successful year last season and the economy, while it's not good, has not gotten worse, but our numbers I think will be down, coming off a postseason appearance. It's unheard of."

Sternberg knows there are plenty of fans out there.

"People are watching us on TV and listening on the radio. I walk around and I see all the hats. I want to have a team that's going to be able to compete, but we can't lose money year in and year out, hand over fist.

"To run a payroll like we do now, basically the second-lowest in baseball, and barely keep our nose above water, we can't sustain that.'

OhioCane

LET'S GO HEAT!!

orange 'n green in the vein

So if the toilet paper QB for the sucknuts doesn't play for them anymore . . . boosters are free to pay him to STFU, right?

He was never an interesting interview anyway, except to mock his latest hirsute mistake, so why start now?

SOUP

So I will guess to say that there may be about 500 people in the stands to watch the Marlins v. Braves tonight.

Posted by: canechic | June 07, 2011 at 08:18 PM

No about 3,000. But 500 of them will be family, friends and guests of the players.

canechic

It is sad I can hear everyones conversation and my favorite beer guy!

solarcane

name,
I have a lot of respect for your manners and your opinions.
It doesn't make any difference to me if you are the president of a big company or a stock boy just starting out.
I only asked about your familiarity with working outside to gauge your experience working under sometimes physically draining circumstances.

I do believe a person can be stressed and very mentally tired from working at a desk or station trying to bring a job in on time and at a profit. No argument there.

Your opinion is important enough to you that you express it on a public blog.
That's good enough for me.
I do the same thing.

There are a lot of very
good people on Canespace that I respect but don't share their views 100% of the time.
I am glad you spend time here.
Continue to defend your opinions and beliefs.

solarcane

Six

Outback Bowl
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, cap, ring, $25 Outback gift card

What the hell is that??
a 25 dollar gift card from the bowl hosting sponsor???

What do they figure, the winning team is going to dress out 300 players?

OhioCane

Via Joe Schad - "Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor made up to $40,000 signing memorabilia - ESPN es.pn/kGiLzp"

No wonder he's leaving

SOUP

It is sad I can hear everyones conversation and my favorite beer guy!

Posted by: canechic | June 07, 2011 at 09:44 PM

The guy that wears the elephant hat, right?

Yeah, he's my fav too!

OhioCane

^^ Reposting link - es.pn/kGiLzp

SOUP

Somebody let me know when there are only two minutes left in the Heat game so I can start to watch.

solarcane

What are the chances of turning on the movie Gran Torino twice at the same scene, an asian kid pleading with Eastwood to get out of the basement. I changed the channel to miss the rest again.

I have never seen this movie from the beginning I think I'm cursed.

OhioCane

SOUP, there's 2 mins left. Lol

orange 'n green in the vein

solar it's a great movie, but it could be even better with one change to it:

More K. Reeves.

;)

canechic

Kool aide

solarcane

OGV lol
Was that him playing the Asian guy? aight then I admit he's good.

I heard it's great flick from a couple of my friends
That was spooky changing the channel and being within 10 seconds of the same frame I clicked in at just a couple days ago.

solarcane

canechic good article.

Sounded Like Hill and Brandon Harris were plenty pissed off at their teammates actions at times.

canechic

I read it to my little birdie and she says "this nothing more than I already told you"! And seriously this attitude is not changing because the chief is different and certainly not in a few months.


solarcane

Top Miami passing leaders in career by yardage since 1970

check out #3


1 Ken Dorsey
2 Gino Torretta
3 Jacory Harris
4 Ryan Clement
5 Vinny Testaverde
6 Bernie Kosar
7 Kyle Wright
8 Craig Erickson
9 Brock Berlin
10 Jim Kelly
11 Frank Costa
12 Scott Covington
13 Steve Walsh
14 Kenny Kelly
15 Ryan Collins
16 Kary Baker
17 Ed Carney
18 Mike Rodrigue
19 Kelly Cochrane
20 E.J. Baker
21 Kirby Freeman
22 Frank Glover
23 Robert Marve
24 Stephen Morris
25 John Hornibrook
26 Kenny McMillan
27 Derrick Crudup
28 Geoff Torretta
29 George Mason
30 Mark Richt
31 David Teal
32 Coy Hall
33 Kyle Vanderwende
34 Ethenic Sands
35 Steve Marcantonio
36 Bryan Fortay
37 Ottis Anderson
38 Kevin Williams
39 Jody Myers
40 Spencer Whipple
41 A.J. Highsmith
42 Graig Cooper
43 Pat Walker
44 Tom Sullivan
45 Zachary Hart
46 Dyral McMillan
47 Steve Kelly
48 Alonzo Highsmith
49 Travis Benjamin
50 Troy Prasek
51 Chuck Foreman
52 Jeff Popovich
53 Tim Kalal
54 Matt Perrelli
55 Cannon Smith

RCCF

I voted pay them....
BUT and I do mean BUT major stipulations to the point where its mandatory tht all student athletes are involved in money management courses as well as etiquette and refinery courses....G.P.A's get higher shares and top tier athletes get second highest....bonuses for bowls, championship games, and schools are given money by the end of the year rankings of all sports to include: grades, championships, and graduation rate....top 25 schools at the end of the year get the most money and better chances at better athletes for the next year to offer more top tier athletes....but thtz jus me..


RCCF 12%

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Extra school allowance is a more appropriate term.

SOUP

I read it to my little birdie and she says "this nothing more than I already told you"! And seriously this attitude is not changing because the chief is different and certainly not in a few months.

Posted by: canechic | June 08, 2011 at 12:19 AM

OK, then so if U had it your way then ALL Miami fans should just give up on this season, right?

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