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April 30, 2012

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Ohio_Cane

Rosenhaus was really praising Golden on fighting for the players to get drafted.

Posted by: The What | April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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And Jedd Fisch.

Even coming from a snake like Rosenhaus, that's great news to me on our current coaching staff.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Ohio_Cane
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Recruiting Update: 4-Star QB Kevin Olsen, 6'3'' and 195 lbs, will make his decision in coming weeks. UM, AU, USC and Wisky. Guess? UM.

Did You Know? That UM target 2013 QB Kevin Olsen is rated as the nation's #7 pocket passer and #77 recruit in the ESPN 150 list.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 30, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Ohio_Cane
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Lamar on his injury on Joe Rose: Injured it his Freshman year and fought thru it since then. He said it came out of socket twice this past season.

I hope the surgery and rehab get him back to 100% or even close to that.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 30, 2012 at 01:20 PM

Ohio_Cane

^^^ From previous blog ^^^

SOUP

CANESPACE WISHES TO SEND OUR FORMAL AND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE MIAMI HURRICANES WHO WERE EITHER DRAFTED OR SIGNED AS FREE AGENTS WITH THE NFLU!

SOUP

From Bruce Feldman CBS Sports"

In the wake of NFL Draft week, it's always fascinating to see where touted guys end up their college careers from a pro perspective. No doubt it's a different type of game. Just because the NFL personnel folks weren't sold on Kellen Moore, Case Keenum and Chris Polk doesn't mean those guys weren't outstanding college players. They were.

An intriguing subplot is the production vs. potential dynamic. I went back and looked at the 2009 recruiting class -- guys who would fall into the vaunted Three-and-Out category. That term is often used by coaches in regard to elite talent who on first glance when they go through a training camp have the physical “Wow!” factor. Of course, players can end up Three-and-Outs also because of some character issues or bad judgment, too. The results of this weekend should've hammered that point home quite well.

The 2009 signing class produced seven Three-and-Outs: Two became first-rounders, and both were Bama products: Trent Richardson and Dre Kirkpatrick; one was a second-rounder, LSU WR Reuben Randle; another was a seventh-rounder, K-State via Tennessee RB Bryce Brown (widely touted as the top overall recruit in the class) and three others, ASU LB Vontaze Burfict, McNeese State via Tennessee DB Janzen Jackson and UNC DE Donte Paige-Moss, did not get drafted at all. All three had major character concerns dogging their NFL prospects.

SOUP

MORE FELDMAN FROM CBS SPORTS:

I doubt anyone would've predicted a few years ago that Florida, the BCS champs in 2009, would not have had a player selected in the first 113 picks or only have two guys taken in the entire draft.

The bulk of this draft class came from the 2008 recruiting class. That year Florida's signing class, ranked No. 3 by Rivals.com, had 16 players ranked as a five- or four-star prospect, a staggering number, especially when you consider that was 16 out of 22 signees. (This isn't one of those cases where cynics can say it's because some SEC powerhouse signed 35 guys.) Over the weekend, only one of those Gator signees, enigmatic CB Janoris Jenkins, by way of North Alabama, was drafted.

By the way, a handful of that celebrated crop still have eligibility left: Frankie Hammond Jr., Omarius Hines, Omar Hunter, Lerentee McCray, Earl Okine and Matt Patchan with only Hunter, Hammon and Patchan listed as starters on the spring two-deep.

pbcfrcane13

Is it me or does anybody else thing that Ojomo well end up have a good career with the Giants?

The What

Very interesting about that 2008 Florida class. Looks like Meyer's whole system was falling apart by having entitled players that never put forth enough effort. If I were an Ohio State fan I would be very worried that immediate success is going to lead to long term turmoil.

Love the fact that the Dolphins and Canes are creating a relationship once again. I think the guys invited to try out for the Dolphins is mostly Al Golden putting in a good word for those guys. I really hope word gets around that Al Golden will not only coach you up but he will bust his tail to make sure NFL teams know your name and give you a serious look.

The man just impresses in so many ways.

I think a team can pick up Jacory. He proved in his final season that he can keep turnovers down and can manage games. I do hope he gets picked up by an NFL team.

I've gotta give Rosenhaus credit. His ability to evade questions and spin is impressive. Not surprising to see how he could convince young men that their dream is guaranteed without seeking the proper guidance.

j.w.

Happy Monday, all. Draft is over, spring practice is over, now it's time for our baseball team to pick it up a notch and get us to Omaha!

SOUP

UM Center Reggie Johnson returning to UM basketball team for next season.

SOUP

Bears signed WR Brandon Marshall (from the Dolphins) and drafted WR Alshon Jefferies from South Carolina).

As a result, Devin Hester's role may have changed significantly:

Mike Tice had the "Randy Ratio" while with the Minnesota Vikings. In Chicago, the team's new offensive coordinator will have the "Devin Package." Bears general manager Phil Emery did the naming honors after this weekend's draft while explaining how Devin Hester will fit into the new Bears attack.

"Devin's role has not changed," Emery said. "We see him as a guy that is going to help our receiving corps in a big way. I know that Coach Tice has done a lot of planning. We want to make sure that we have a special plan for Devin, we have the Devin Package, a package of plays as a receiver. You never know where he is going to line up.

herbieibis

I for one am glad the draft is over. I'm tired of hearing about it and ESPN over hyping it like they do with anything pro football.It was great to see some of our players get drafted and a couple got left hanging in the breeze (Forston. Most who didn't get drafted, will get picked up and have a chance to audition for a spot on a roster.If those who left early and to those who are free-agent picks ups, cop the same attitude that they had here, they will be what the NFL truly stands for (NOT FOR LONg). To those players still on the roster and have aspirations of playing pro-football, take a hard look and see what being medocre gets you. Listen to Coach Golden, get bigger, stronger, faster & smarter before entertaining these ideas of granduer! It's great to get drafted but why be a 6TH rd. draft pick when you could of been maybe a one or two, with another year of seasoning.When it comes down to it, it's not so much about chasing a dream, as it is about the loot!

LB

"Recruiting Update: 4-Star QB Kevin Olsen, 6'3'' and 195 lbs, will make his decision in coming weeks. UM, AU, USC and Wisky. Guess? UM."

I hope so.

pre83

Is it me or does anybody else thing that Ojomo well end up have a good career with the Giants?

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | April 30, 2012 at 02:09 PM


I have a feeling he will. I also was of the belief that Vernon would impress the most out of the UM class that declared for the draft, with the exception of Miller.

Vernon had a knack for simply "making plays" while he was with UM. He had to compete with a former all frosh honoree in MRob and didn't blink and he himself had a great start to his UM career. It's just that in his case, he was able to turn that into a pro career.

Contrary to many who have posted that LM6 "blew it", perhaps he did from the standpoint of the possibility of getting drafted higher next season. However, I have thought that outside of Richardson, Miller is going to the best of this year's NFL RB class and seriously turn some heads.

A lot of folks fell in love with the Boise St back, but I personally did not believe he was a "sure thing" in the NFL. The ACC is not the SEC when it comes to the quality of defenses faced, but it sure as hell is superior to the WAC or MWC or wherever the hell Boise St played.

I liked the Wilson kid from VT, but LM6 just has "it" when it comes to making the big play. The NFL will pose huge challenges he is not used to facing regularly, but just give him a step and he will impress.

I don't have a black and white opinion on if an underclassman should leave early for the NFL, but I certainly do not harbor any ill will towards any of the now ex-Canes who left early. They are not Cub Scouts anymore and it's their life to forge. It will certainly be unfortunate should they not make it, but it is their time to start their life - wherever it will lead - Just like the vast majority of Americans.

I wish each of them the best and do hope they make it.

BTW, does anyone know where Robert Marve is these days??

Ohio_Cane

BTW, does anyone know where Robert Marve is these days??

Posted by: pre83 | April 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM
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Purdue. Got a 6th year of eligibility for this coming season.

pre83

On potential -

Ask any NFL GM - it's one word you don't want to bank your future on. Just like AG makes his own evals on players to whom he offers schollys, a good NFL GM best have a personnel staff in place that does the same. You can have all the Kiper's, McShay's, Mayock's, etc touting a kids horn, but unless one of them is on your payroll, you best conduct your own due diligence before offering a contract to a player.

In the NFL, unless it is in the player's contract, the money is not guaranteed. Everyone starts out with a clean slate and the players all compete. If you prove yourself, you are going to earn a spot. 7th rounder or 1st rounder - a good GM and coach will make an honest assessment and play the group of players that give the team the best chance of winning.

In short, we shall see what happens. That's why the practices are held and the games are played. Enough of the talk, time to walk the walk.

Best of luck to the now ex-Canes as well as all of the current Canes come August!

SOUP

Best of luck to the now ex-Canes as well as all of the current Canes come August!

Posted by: pre83 | April 30, 2012 at 04:11 PM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

BTW, does anyone know where Robert Marve is these days??

Posted by: pre83 | April 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM

I bet he is NOT hanging out in Coconut Grove late at night. LOL

pre83

BTW, does anyone know where Robert Marve is these days??

Posted by: pre83 | April 30, 2012 at 03:52 PM

I bet he is NOT hanging out in Coconut Grove late at night. LOL

Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 04:30 PM


I am not so sure - He might be getting a bit stir crazy in West Lafayette : )

myndraize

I was watching the youtube vid of D.Bush working out and wondered how many if any others was doing the same preparing themselves to become a difference maker.The D.ends is where i have the most concern;T.McCord might have thee most explosive first step i have ever seen from and incoming recruit,but at 220 lb may waredown sooner than later.I hear G.Terry is a beast,but is lighter than TM;also J.Hamliton from the looks of it wont be able to avoid 300 lb.R.Williams and D.Hoilett also are at 220-225,i just don't wanna see A.C. and S.G ware themselves out.Hopefully the scheme is ran better this year starting with D.Smith,C.Porter,L.Robinson and O.Pierre.I can't help but think of that VA.Tech game one defensive stop and the season might have been saved.

pre83

Out of left field question:

Did anyone else know that former Cane & Saints WR coach Curtis Johnson left the Saints this past Dec 2011 to be the HC at Tulane?

I just learned about it.

Good for him! And great timing, too!

myndraize

My best wishes go out to A.Johnson and M.Robinson PEACE!

TheWhat

Looks like 3 players from Temple were drafted. I like what one of the guys drafted said that they came in as 2 star players and made it to the NFL due to good coaching and hard work.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-04-29/sports/31474996_1_nfl-draft-temple-teammates-bernard-pierce

j.w.

I remmeber hearing about that pre, good for CJ. This is a good stepping stone for him, he can learn how to run a team and not have a ton of pressure out of the box from the media or alumni.

TheWhat

7 more players (other than the 3 drafted) from Temple joined NFL teams as Free Agents. Pretty impressive for a school that was kicked out of the Big East and left for dead.

pre83

I remmeber hearing about that pre, good for CJ. This is a good stepping stone for him, he can learn how to run a team and not have a ton of pressure out of the box from the media or alumni.

Posted by: j.w. | April 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM

I agree - and he will have fertile recruiting grounds in Louisiana as well. I hope he does well!

pre83

7 more players (other than the 3 drafted) from Temple joined NFL teams as Free Agents. Pretty impressive for a school that was kicked out of the Big East and left for dead.

Posted by: TheWhat | April 30, 2012 at 05:04 PM

I was just about to post the same.

I was reviewing the lists for Canes and kept coming across Owls!

Let's hope that AG & Co. can coach up the more high profile kids in CG, then we'll have somethin'!

SOUP

TheWhat...Those are good finds but I just want to let U know that U just ruined my next article about Temple and the 2012 NFL draft! Thank U very much.

SOUP

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

The Temple Owls had 3 players drafted and all were among the top 150 in the 2012 NFLU draft (#84, #111 and #138).

Miami had 6 overall and 4 in the top 100 (#72, #86, #97, #100).

FSU had 4 overall and only 2 in the top 150 (#105, #144).

The Gators had only 2 players overall that were drafted and only 1 in the top 150 (#114).

Temple had one player drafted (#84) BEFORE any player from FSU (#105) or UF (#114) were drafted and only 8 spots after Olivier Vernon went to The Fish at #72.

TheWhat

Sorry Soup. I got excited after seeing what Al did at Temple and had to post it lol.

Below is one last link as to what Al Golden faced when he went Temple. My last Temple article I promise.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7827396/temple-owls-survive-elimination-comeback

TheWhat

That new FSU mascot is... hahahahahahahaha. Thats the worst thing I've ever seen. I hope they put that cartoon character on their helmets eventually lol.

CaneAddict

Clown College adds new mascot-

http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/04/30/12/FSU-adds-new-ambassador-to-its-stables/msn_landing.html?blockID=720434&feedID=9051

lulz

Posted by: 3G Cane | April 30, 2012 at 04:50 PM

Let me get this straight. FSU has a new mascot and it's a My Little Pony with the chicken pox

orange 'n green in the vein

"http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/04/30/12/FSU-adds-new-ambassador-to-its-stables/msn_landing.html?blockID=720434&feedID=9051

lulz

Posted by: 3G Cane | April 30, 2012 at 04:50 PM"

Making a play for the pathetic and burgeoning, "brony," market I see. How sad.

CaneAddict

Corrected: a My Little Pony with the chicken pox and a really creepy looking eye (watch out kids)

Fearthetie

I've gotta give Rosenhaus credit. His ability to evade questions and spin is impressive. Not surprising to see how he could convince young men that their dream is guaranteed without seeking the proper guidance.

Posted by: The What | April 30, 2012 at 02:10 PM

Some people even say that Rosenhaus is a Nevin Shapiro in his own kind.

Montreal-Cane

UM Center Reggie Johnson returning to UM basketball team for next season.

Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 02:20 PM

Very good news! The Canes will be in good shape to go to the NCAA big dance in 2013.

SOUP where did you get the news?

Six

LB - Kevin Olsen will be a Cane about as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow

Pretty good authority on that ... Kevin said it himself on the air to my friend who does the drive time show in North Carolina, while driving around with Greg

Here's the short version

My Friend: "What are your top 3 schools?"

Kevin: "Miami."

The end. Didn't even mention 2 other schools.

Ohio_Cane

Lol, that's great to hear, Six! Awesome info!

Montreal-Cane

IF anyone has a link to see some tapes on Kevin Olsen last weekend at the Elite 11 camp please post it here.

SOUP

SOUP where did you get the news?

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | April 30, 2012 at 07:21 PM

Jorge Milian at the PBP.

LB

That's good news. :)

Montreal-Cane

By Jorge Milian

Agent Drew Rosenhaus may be gaining on Ozzie Guillen, Jeff Ireland and Nevin Shapiro as the most hated man in South Florida sports at least when it comes to UM fans.

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2012/04/30/rosenhaus-too-early-to-judge-if-departure-of-hurricanes-underclassmen-was-a-mistake/

Ohio_Cane

HEAT WIN!!

Montreal-Cane

...What people have been saying on Twitter and message boards has not been kind to Rosenhaus. The feeling among UM fans is that Rosenhaus sold UM’s underclassmen a bill of goods that cost the players big money and the Hurricanes a chance to have a good season in 2012...

I think Jorge Milian from the Palm Beach Post is right on.

Montreal-Cane

Canes baseball disaster...5 errors so far tonight Virginia about to sweep Jim Morris.
Virginia 7 Miami 2 in the 9th.

Montreal-Cane

Who should be UM next baseball head coach?

SOUP

Monty...all I can say about Rosenhaus is that U don't know the half of it. I will say that he is FOUL and not to be trusted.

hassan

I hope big Reg can regain his form from the year prior and get even better. If he works hard he can regain strength in his leg and get a lil lift back and lose some weight

Montreal-Cane

Miami will get out of the top 25 losing their last 6 games vs ACC teams.

Canes are 3-9 in the last 12 games.

SOUP

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pre83

Man, talking about a season turned sour. The baseball team needs a shot in the arm and quick! What gives?

That was in good part rhetorical. You simply can't make that many mistakes game in and game out and win.

I'm not an alum nor a die hard fan (unlike football), but it appears it's time for Eichorst to stop working on his tan and get after finding a new HC.

pre83

So, with Tebow in the Phins division now and Tannehill selected to be the Savior in South Beach, is it safe to say there won't be another "Timmy Day" at Sun Life this season?

Not that I care as I don't give a phuck about the Phins, but that move had to piss off more than this Cane fan and it was one of Ross's oddest moments - and that's saying something!

Then again, what do you expect from Wolverine alums? (I keed - but I do hate UMich)

tallycane

Soup I read it so here is my post

Canezitis

I'm alive

Six

I'm seriously waiting for the bearded lady, the strong man, the juggling clowns and the elephants to be lead onto the field every time the Canes take the baseball diamond

Let's see, for the 3 game series with UVA that the Canes just finished and were swept - AT HOME - here we go

UVA 31 hits 1 error
Miami 15 hits 14 errors


Anyone, anyone please come up with any sort of legitimate reason that the Canes don't need to make a change at the helm (and haven't needed to make a change for the past few years)

I feel like the old anti-drug commercial where the girl puts an egg in the skillet on the stove and says "this is your brain", then takes the skillet and starts going insane with it, taking batting practice by smashing everything in the kitchen for 10 seconds and calmly says - "this is your brain on drugs, any questions?"

That combined boxscore of the 3 games is equivalent to the skillet smashing everything in the kitchen

Six

*led* onto the field

IraqiCane

I'm alive.

GO CANES!!!

Usagainsttheworld

I'm alive too!

SOUP

Good to know U people are alive...GO CANES!

NativeCane

Morning SOUP!

Go Canes!!!

raizecane


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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Roger That !!!!

Brevardcane

Second that

Habcane

Make that three

TJL

alive n kicking

Keoki

Kick'n it daily

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds - "1.9 billion people have been born worldwide since the Knicks last won a playoff game. I counted."

LOL

Fran

Not kicking anything but rehabing my R Knee replacement. IT ain't easy especially as old as the original was :-)
Fran

UpNorthCane

Canespace....whats going on!!!!

Marcus forston signed with the Pats as a free agent. thats a good look for him, if Bill cant motivate this guy no one can.... I think forston will stay on the pats squad and get some PT..

Clwtrdan

Did anyone else notice that the Arizona Cardinals put the franchise tag on Calais Campbell? That means he will be guaranteed top 5 DE money for his new contract. He was never healthy while at Miami but has really balled in the NFLU.

Hassan

Omar Kelly is a clown. He got his butt handed to him by Michael Irvin the other day he tried to say that the difference between a 2nd rd player and a 6th rd is insignificant he could not be more wrong.

Last year's Round 2, Pick 1 Ras-I Dowling 4year/5.304mil 2.357 signing bonus

Last year's Round 2, Pick 32 - Randall Cobb 4year/3.21mil 834k bonus

Last year's Round 3, pick 1 - Terrell McClain 4year/2.8mil 703k bonus

Last year's Round 3, pick 33 - Sione Fua 4year/2.55mil 514k bonus

Last year's #98 Overall pick (Round 4, Pick 1) signed a 4 year 2.74million contract with 700k signing bonus.

Last year's #131 overall pick (Round 4, Pick 32) signed 4year/2.34million with 300k signing bonus.

Last year's #165 overall pick (last pick in 5th round) 4year/2.18million, no bonus.

Everything after that is pretty close as far as I can tell. about 500k a year and no bonus.


So the difference is about 700k a year and difference of up to $2mil plus guaranteed and ZERO. And that doesn't even consider getting more reps and more chances the higher the pick you are.

Ohio_Cane

Bruce Feldman - Al Golden CAN develop talent: Of Temple's 10 drafted/signed players, there were two 3-Star, six 2-Star & two 0-Star recruits.

Willie Will in Nashville

The best blogger alive, since the best blogger retired. Lol

UpNorthCane

Idk that dude Omar Kelly but from reading about him here on the blog that dude sounds like a complete douche bag......

Anyone going to Canes vs bC?

VA Cane

Great news six, Olsen seems like a really good player, I like good QBs.

Nice to see J12 get an invite, but think about how he holds that ball, does not read progressions well. Then think of a NFL rush as opposed to what he has faced...and the Dolphins are pretty bad......he takes a hit that will kill him....make the UVA hit fell like a nudge. J12 is a nice young man.....he is not an NFL, Canada, Arena, or Indoor league QB. I would think he would be a great teacher, and he would probably be a good coach at some level....very good guy.

UpNorthCane

VA CAne i do agree with you on some points but i feel that there have been some really bad Qbs in the NFL worse then Jacory that have gotten some playhing time. But idk im just pulling for the kid he went through alot in his career and he loves the U.

UpNorthCane

Hey VA Cane that kid Phillip sims from a couple years ago is transferring out of Alabama, never beat Aj Mccarron for the spot... Did u ever get to watch the kid play?

TheWhat

Bruce Feldman - Al Golden CAN develop talent: Of Temple's 10 drafted/signed players, there were two 3-Star, six 2-Star & two 0-Star recruits.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane

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Not just develop talent but has a good eye for it as well. Oh how I wish it was September.

3G Cane

Idk that dude Omar Kelly but from reading about him here on the blog that dude sounds like a complete douche bag......

Posted by: UpNorthCane
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This has been both CONFIRMED and VERIFIED.

Ohio_Cane

Almost 450 followers for Canespace's twitter!!

j.w.

Morning, Soup & friends! Still alive, just busy 5 out of 7 nights with either softball or gymnastics with the kids, then homework, etc.

CGNC

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Here I be!

Q

Im alive

CGNC

"I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions," Anna Mackowiak, 34, told the Austrian Times. "But when I saw him lying there I just thought, 'What a bastard' and decided to take all his teeth out."

Yowza TJL is all I can say about that

TheWhat

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Here

2002nemo

Can everybody who reads this blog please post a comment just so we know U are alive?

Will do!

706cane

Here every day

RCCF

12% Checkn In....I dont blame Drew those guys made up their own minds and now its on them..

Sebastian

Yes Sir

ftmcane

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Holla!!!

UpNorthCane

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM


Reporting from up north!!!!!!!!!

Sarasota 'cane

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kickin' it "Old School"!

Go 'canes!

Da U N Houston

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Posted by: SOUP | April 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

H-TOWN!!!!! (By way of Little Haiti/MLK/North Miami - 305)

The Dude

Alive-ish...

roachcane77

Still Kickin'...

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Hey, from Chi Town!

pbcfrcane13

Still here reading like always!!!

j.w.

Strange but true files: Ray Ray is predicted to be a 2013 1st Rounder (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andrew_perloff/05/01/2013.nfl.mock.draft/1.html) and William Joseph is being accused of using fake id's to get other people
s tax returns. (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/01/william-joseph-michael-bennett-face-id-theft-tax-fraud-charges/). Someone please tell me Joseph isn't studid enough to try something like this.

The Wizard

The Wizard is in da house !

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