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April 29, 2015

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DADDEH

wow

86Cane

OMG...a blast from da past!

86Cane

Congrats to all the dads (and moms) doing God's work in teaching and leading their kids...no job is more important. Wish everyone took this as seriously as you do.

Posted by: Lurker | April 29, 2015 at 09:30 AM

Can I get an AMEN from the congregation?

86Cane

Congratulations to CaneRock and his son and UMike and his son.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 29, 2015 at 11:15 AM

THIS

Terrance Sullivan

Also I love the spearheading the raising funds to improve the athletic facilities as well. Job well done Prez.

Lurker

Amen to that, Sully. Still, more funds are needed, especially an indoor practice facility, but the athletic facilities have been brought up to the 21st-century at least, where before they were really falling behind

VA Cane

UMike,
Cry all you want, I am very happy for you and your eonderful son. Hope all you folks keep raising those kids right. I have my 2 nephews living here now. Dropped out no jobs....18 & 20. I sat them down told them the facts job to help pay the bills, back to school asap or out. Both have gotten jobs set to return for GEDs in fall. See I do not believe in the government being Dad....you get it on your own by hard work. Lots of kudos to Baltimore mom getting that son right. Going on 37 years of coaching, I certaily don't do it for the $!! I want my kids to live right!
We can overcome societys issues if we all get honest and face the problems at hand. Raising strong honest dedicated young people is key to our future.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir Lurker.

The Dude

Posted by: UMike | April 29, 2015 at 09:05 AM

He might consider making a career out of it as an officer, within one of the many public relations and media arms of the military. With his experience in HS, he might stat looking into some ROTC programs in college. His bachelor's would be paid for and he could do 20 years, making north of 100k and get out as 42 year old with 20 years of experience in visual media and full retirement benefits. Not to mention a lifetime of experiences he'll never forget.

CaneRock

Jon Gruden on Denzel Perryman

Is the next Ray Lewis in this draft, and if so, should teams really wait until the second round before taking him?

Gruden: Denzel Perryman is one of my favorite players in the draft. I don't understand why he isn't in the top 10 of this pool of players, really.

Kiper: Top 10 overall?

Gruden: Why not? He makes all the tackles. He is like Ray Lewis. You criticized Ray Lewis. I heard you on here years ago. "Twenty-sixth pick, he doesn't deserve it." He is the greatest linebacker that ever played. Where do you have Perryman this year? He is just like Ray Lewis.
Kiper: Perryman is 5-10 1/2 and 236 pounds. Very athletic, incredibly strong, fast enough and instinctive. Does he fit every defense? That is the thing. Who fits every defense of the inside linebackers? Is it Eric Kendricks of UCLA?

Gruden: If he doesn't fit your defense, fire your defensive staff.

Kiper: Perryman is a guy I am taking in the second round.

Gruden: Second round? You have Randy Gregory and Vic Beasley going ahead of Perryman?

Kiper: Yeah.

Gruden: OK, you and I are not from the same planet. Take a look at this film. You like this hit right here, Mel? You think you got a hit of Beasley or Gregory ever doing this? He is the most explosive hitter in this draft, Perryman. He has jaw-dropping hits, doesn't he?

Kiper: No question about it. But again, where did Ray Lewis go in the draft?

Gruden: In this draft, you are telling me he is a second-round pick?

Kiper: In any draft there will be guys who go in the first round that Jon Gruden doesn't like, but they allow great players to get to the second round and he is going to be one of those guys that goes in the second round and you'll say three years down the road, 'Why didn't he go in the first?' He is 5-10 1/2, he is 236 pounds and he is an inside 'backer.

Gruden: It will be one of the biggest mistakes in this draft if he goes that late.

CaneRock

More praise from Gruden on a separate article

Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami

We talk about these quarterbacks all the time, but no one talks about the guys who set up the defense. We have to have somebody who has the football aptitude and the tenacity to set up our base defense, our nickel defense and our goal-line defense, and then you've got all these no-huddle teams.

Perryman makes all the tackles. He is the most explosive hitter in this draft. He has great zone awareness, and he understands routes. He can line up off the tight end, see the checkdown and make the play. College football is not producing players like this anymore. He has instincts, he has leadership, he has communication, and if he sees something, he will run through a backside swap combination and get a tackle for a loss. If he doesn't fit your defense, fire your defensive staff.

The Dude

Gruden: OK, you and I are not from the same planet. Take a look at this film. You like this hit right here, Mel? You think you got a hit of Beasley or Gregory ever doing this? He is the most explosive hitter in this draft, Perryman. He has jaw-dropping hits, doesn't he?

Ding, ding, ding! His ability to hurt people, in a game that rewards you for hurting people, is top notch. He's exactly what you want out of a middle linebacker, physical and disruptive with the ability to cause TURNOVERS. He's very fast with sideline to sideline speed. Coverage skills? He's fine in a zone, he needs work in man, he's not stiff. With a pro staff coaching him, he'll take off.

I could do the work of finding all of the articles where pro coaches say the same thing I've said about Al's staff, bad at teaching fundamentals and scheming for other teams, but honestly, if you haven't realized this by now, there's no point in having the discussion any further.

VfB_Cane

Too bad about the men's rowing, that can't be a very expensive sport like some of the others. But congrats, VfB, for having played a sport for the U. In terms of strength, lung capacity, fitness, muscle endurance and overall endurance I can't think of a more complete sport than competitive rowing.

Posted by: Lurker | April 29, 2015 at 02:01 PM

Thanks, Lurker. It is a special feeling when you got out, compete and win for the U. Rowing is an amazing sport, that really makes you give it all. Pain tolerance is the one thing missing from your list.

Go Canes! Nobody rows through a Hurricane!

VfB_Cane

We can overcome societys issues if we all get honest and face the problems at hand. Raising strong honest dedicated young people is key to our future.

Posted by: VA Cane | April 29, 2015 at 02:55 PM

Very well said.

In essence, you can reduce all the world's religions to these two sentences. Unfortunately, so many people around the world get it all wrong.

Lurker

Very true, overcoming pain tolerance is the key to many of the endurance sports, especially mid to long distance running and most importantly something like rowing where I'm sure there's prolonged excruciating pain, including the arms and shoulders. Brutal.

Now I've never rowed other than leisure, so the type of effort required competitively is mind boggling. The closest I've ever been to that type of similar (though not the same) pain is running 8's & 16's way back when. But we're talking pain for ~2 or ~4-5 min vs however long it takes which looks like around 15-20 mins(?)

Da U N Houston

There's an article on James King (BTW Linebacker who I think will be the most underrated player) on Rivals. Can anyone summerize the article?

86Cane

Go Canes! Nobody rows through a Hurricane!

Posted by: VfB_Cane | April 29, 2015 at 04:01 PM

There IT is right there!

MDCane

Prediction: Ravens will take Perryman in the first round. They're just keeping it close to the vest.

Terrance Sullivan

I hope my Ravens draft my dude PD4 in the 1st round.

Lurker

About King, I think that's a pay article so I didn't see it, but I believe maybe it has something to do with him putting on too much "bad" weight before the summer

86Cane

Love me some Donna!

VfB_Cane

The closest I've ever been to that type of similar (though not the same) pain is running 8's & 16's way back when. But we're talking pain for ~2 or ~4-5 min vs however long it takes which looks like around 15-20 mins(?)

Posted by: Lurker | April 29, 2015 at 04:45 PM

The olympic distance in rowing is 2000m, which will take an 8+ anything between 6 to 8 minutes, dependig whether you're going upstream or not. So the pain ends pretty quickly. But if you watch a crew after crossing the finishing line, they all look like they are about to pass out. Which they are.

After an ergometer test I was told my heart rate had gone up to 220 bpm! Today, that would send me straight to the grave.

The greatest thing though, was that at times we used the same weight room as the fotball team. If you ever want to feel like the weakest guy on the planet, start doing your exercises next to Greg Mark, Rusty Medearis or Tiger Clark. Oh my.

His Royal Dudeness

I remember when my engine died about 4 miles downstream from my house on the Caloosahatchee, rowing sucks.

KYcane

rowing sucks.

Posted by: The Dude | April 29, 2015 at 06:25 PM

Kinda like a certain kayak trip on the Wekiva huh 86

SOUP

KYCane...I guess U are quite prepared to die?

DEM BEARS!

LOL

KYcane

I guess U are quite prepared to die?

Posted by: SOUP | April 29, 2015 at 08:32 PM

That's what you told that grizzly!!

KYcane

Thirsty

Thanks for lunch, my treat next.

Ohio_Cane

Spacers, would appreciate your prayers tonight. My brother in law passed away this morning. Cause unknown at this point. He is my age (33). The worst part is, he has 2 kids (10 and 8) and their mother already was killed in a car crash 4 years ago. They are left with no parents. These young ones need all the prayers they can get. My wife and I have already discussed them possibly coming to live with us and our 2 girls.

Terrance Sullivan

Ohio Cane Sending Prayer y'all way.

His Royal Dudeness

Bless you O_C.

MDCane

My prayers go out to you and your family O_C.

UMike

Ohio...my prayers for you and your family. As someone who works daily with kids in state custody and with kids whos parents simply dont want them....if you and your wife have the ability to bring those kids into you home, I highly recommend that you do.

If any of us here on the space can help, please let us know.

KYcane

OC

Many prayers to your family.

Very tragic for those young children. They will need a lot of love and guidance.

Demons

OC , that choked me up dude , prayers to you and your family, brother hang in there , if the brothas and sistas here are doing anything for you I am in.

Go Canes

Terrible news Ohio. Even considering taking the kids is an amazing gesture.

Good luck in finding strength to make whatever decision your heart says is best for your family and them.

86Cane

Ohio...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

UMike

Mock Draft...

9. New York Giants
Ereck Flowers, OL, Miami

After the first six picks, the Giants thought they'd have to make a tough call between Flowers and Scherff. But once the Bears took Scherff, this became an easy call. Flowers is a 6-foot-6, 330-pound freak who can start right away at guard or right tackle and can develop into the Giants’ left tackle of the future. He serves the dual purpose of immediately upgrading the run blocking -- an offseason priority that went ignored in free agency -- and giving the Giants a potential franchise cornerstone talent at a premium position. -- Dan Graziano

UMike

^^
http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/166716/2015-espn-nfl-nation-mock-draft

CaneRock

Man, my condolences to you & your family Ohio_Cane.

CaneRock

31. New Orleans Saints: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

We've spoken to one team selecting in the middle of the second round that loves Phillip Dorsett, and they now believe that he won't make it to their pick. Also, Tony Pauline reported that Sean Payton was overheard gushing about Dorsett, remarking how well the Miami receiver would fit into his offense. I wouldn't even be surprised if he's chosen in the top 20.

Read more at http://walterfootball.com/draft2015_1.php#eTBy6esSwQoetHiL.99

UMike

CR...wouldnt it be nice to see 2 Canes n the 1st round?

CaneRock

UMike...absolutely. I think it's a very realistic possibility.

Lurker

Ohio - words don't suffice. I wish only the best for all.

UMike

CR...with all the talk about PD4 I think its very possible..hell even Walford. With all the talk regarding PD4 I wonder if teams will think their missing out, or worry he wont be there for them later in the draft.

thirstybuzzardcane


Thirsty

Thanks for lunch, my treat next.

Posted by: KYcane | April 29, 2015 at 09:34 PM


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It was great to finally meet in person!!!!! I really enjoyed!!! You can't go wrong eating at a restaurant called Hurricane Wings!!!

His Royal Dudeness

^^^^ or Jacksonville State Wings. Lol.

thirstybuzzardcane

I always compared DP52 to Ray Lewis....I even said he'll be the next best LB in the NFL!! Ray Lewis wasn't the fastest guy, but he put fear in peoples eyes with his big hits!!!

Gruden is right on the money about DP52. I think Perryman will go to the Packers in the first round or the 49ers in the second.

thirstybuzzardcane


^^^^ or Jacksonville State Wings. Lol.

Posted by: The Dude | April 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM


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Hahahaha!!! My next franchise restaurant I'm going to open.

WWIN

Ohio_Cane, I hate to hear news like that, that's heartbreaking and scary! Especially since I'm the same age as him and I have two kids also.I'm praying for you and your family

trianglecane

O_C my prayers are with you and your family.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 30, 2015 at 11:28 AM

I can see the reviews now: An oddly popular restaurant among Hurricane fans.

thirstybuzzardcane

Ohio, sorry to hear about your loss and will be praying for your family!! I'm 34 and have a 4 year old daughter and a son due in June. As a father, nothing scares me more than the scenario your dealing with!

Life's too short!!!! Enjoy your life why'll you can!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Posted by: The Dude | April 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

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Hahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!

raizecane

OC - prayers sent.......

fran

Ohio Cane I add my prayers to those who already offered You their prayers. My wife and I are new grandparents of 2 little girls in our middle 70's and my first thought was to ask you to please include any grandparents that may remain in the lives of those wonderful kids. Bless you for what may increse your family 100% wishing you all the best
Fran in Debary

NativeCane

Ohio, sorry your family is having a bad time, I have raised several children not my own and most of them have been wonderful and the older I get the more they reward me for my effort.
I will include your family in my daily prayers.

CaneRock


Life's too short!!!! Enjoy your life why'll you can!!!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

No doubt.

Go Canes

@theACCDN: .@CanesFootball's Ereck Flowers is projected to be the 27th 1st Rounder since 2000 for #TheU... most of any program! http://t.co/JMIxX9UeSe

KYcane

I can see the reviews now: An oddly popular restaurant among Hurricane fans.

Posted by: The Dude | April 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

It would never lack customers if he hires our lovely server Alix

CaneRock

John Angelos, Baltimore Orioles COO:

"Brett speaking only for myself i agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.

That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night's property damage nor upon the acts group but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the US to 3rd world dictatorships like China and others plunged tens of millions of good hard working americans into economic devastation and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American's civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.
The innocent working families of all backgrounds whose lives and dreams have been cut short by excessive violence, surveillance, and other abuses of the bill of rights by government pay the true price, an ultimate price, and one that far exceeds the importance of any kids' game played tonight, or ever, at Camden Yards.

We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the US and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don't have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights and this is makes inconvenience at a ball game irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans."


thirstybuzzardcane

It would never lack customers if he hires our lovely server Alix


Posted by: KYcane | April 30, 2015 at 02:29 PM


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Yes indeed!!!!!

NativeCane

That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night's property damage nor upon the acts group but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the US to 3rd world dictatorships like China and others plunged tens of millions of good hard working americans into economic devastation and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American's civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state. The innocent working families of all backgrounds whose lives and dreams have been cut short by excessive violence, surveillance, and other abuses of the bill of rights by government pay the true price, an ultimate price, and one that far exceeds the importance of any kids' game played tonight, or ever, at Camden Yards.We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the US and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don't have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights and this is makes inconvenience at a ball game irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans."Posted by: CaneRock | April 30, 2015 at 02:35 PM
Rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell!

NativeCane

CR, John Angelos is preaching to the choir over here, hes talking about what Im thinking every day!

Go Canes

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/81697/year-2-preview-brad-kaaya

Said this part for months:

2014 lows: Miami struggled badly on third downs last season, and Kaaya played a part in that. The Hurricanes averaged 6.6 yards per play on first down (26th nationally) but converted just 37 percent of their third downs (95th), in part because Kaaya struggled in key moments -- converting just 27.6 percent of his throws on third-and-5 or longer (50th among Power 5 QBs). “We've definitely worked on the red zone, throwing into tight windows at the goal line or in short yardage and third down,” Kaaya said. Kaaya's accuracy could've used some work, too. He completed 58.5 percent of his throws, just a tick better than Wolford, his freshman counterpart at Wake Forest.

RCCF

Prayers for you and yours Ohio..

Bermuda Triangle

really sad to hear--good for you and the wife to consider taking them in.

Spacers, would appreciate your prayers tonight. My brother in law passed away this morning. Cause unknown at this point. He is my age (33). The worst part is, he has 2 kids (10 and 8) and their mother already was killed in a car crash 4 years ago. They are left with no parents. These young ones need all the prayers they can get. My wife and I have already discussed them possibly coming to live with us and our 2 girls.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 29, 2015 at 11:18 PM

86Cane

It would never lack customers if he hires our lovely server Alix

Posted by: KYcane | April 30, 2015 at 02:29 PM

Hey now, hey now...

Lurker

I don't understand that Angelos statement.

Something else, though.

If you want to look for cause and effect, look at the political philosophy that has controlled the most impoverished urban areas for the last thirty years, and ask yourself if doubling down on an approach that hasn't worked in 30 years, and in fact, an approach that many feels nurtures the cycle of dependence, violence and poverty, is the way to go. Just a thought to bring a different perspective.

KYcane

Hey now, hey now...

Posted by: 86Cane | April 30, 2015 at 07:18 PM

What can I say, I've been hanging with the babemeister....TS

CaneRock

Wow, Leonard Williams dropped down to 6...

JCane

So sorry to hear, Ohio. Such tragic news....

trianglecane

Flowers!!! to the giants.

CaneRock

WHAT!...Flowers to the G-Men at #9!

In the words of NativeCane...DEM' CANES!

KYcane

Oh yeah!!!

Way to go Mr Flowers

The U @ #9

His Royal Dudeness

Flowers picked 9th by Giants.

His Royal Dudeness

I've been thinking about O_C all day, hope you make it through all this bro.

CaneRock

Gurley to Rams at #10.

SinisterCane

Congrats to Flowers and a real proven coach in Art Kehoe

CaneRock

I'm thinking Parker to Dolphins, as expected.

CaneRock

Or maybe the Dolphins do another Tedd Ginn, and pick PD4!...but with better results of course.

mi@mic@ne

lol sinsters avatar...lol

SinisterCane

:)

Lurker

Don't curse PD4 by comparing him to plank-hands Ginn

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: Lurker | April 30, 2015 at 07:22 PM

He nailed the cause, you're talking about a symptom imo. We have shipped all of the working class jobs that use to pay a living wage to these folks overseas, then we lash out when they qualify for social services, so we cut that as well.

Not justifying a riot, but I'm also not surprised when people flip out. It also doesn't help the situation when the Mayor trips up her words and then the police department comes out and suggests that the suspect may have broken his own neck! That's some serious "Blue Shield" B.S. right there!

P.S. Congrats to Flowers and good luck to all the 'canes in tonight's draft! I think the Dolphins are poised to turn a serious corner this season!!!! Would love to see Johnson or Dorsett in a Dolphins uniform!!

Go 'canes!!
Go Dolphins!!

His Royal Dudeness

As a Chargers fan, I want Beckham.

His Royal Dudeness

Fins take Parker.

SinisterCane

PD will go to the Saint's and Perryman to the Ravens

His Royal Dudeness

Chargers take Gordon. Reminds me of Edge.

His Royal Dudeness

Good pick, now trade up for Beckham.

ML Alumni1970.

OHIO CANE---My prayers for you and your entire family. I can hardly imagine the pain that has surrounded those two precious children. Please take them in, if at all possible. Foster home would be devastatin.
Kind of puts life in perspective, doesn't it. Our CANES FAMILY puts their arms around YOUR FAMILY.

thirstybuzzardcane

I think Perryman will go to Green Bay

CaneRock

Wasn't comparing PD4 to Ginn.

CaneRock


We have shipped all of the working class jobs that use to pay a living wage to these folks overseas, then we lash out when they qualify for social services, so we cut that as well.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 30, 2015 at 09:39 PM

There it is.

SinisterCane

So Much for FSU breaking UM's 6 selections in the 1st rds

Sarasota 'cane

My bet is Duke is going to be a Cowboy in the 2nd round. That O-line is one of the sickest in the league!!

CaneRock

Agholor to Eagles at #20.

DallasTX Cane

Ohio - breaks my heart to hear of your loss and those kids. Thoughts & prayers to you & your family.

thirstybuzzardcane

At least Shane Ray can smoke as much weed as he wants without getting in trouble.....lol

SinisterCane

Rashad Perryman looks 45 lol

His Royal Dudeness

Dorsett to Indy @29.

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