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May 21, 2008



Pictures to follow...





Old Skool

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- Ricky Bobby


Go Canes, great win!


Who paul?
He lives in cocoa beach?
Thats in Brevard.


Oh a little birdie @ UM told me that Jermaine Mckenzie is back to running routes again!


Working on the pics...took too many, editing now and sending to Manny Navarro, Chris Stock and Shandel at the SS in case they want to post on their sites also.

Back in a few...


Awesome online football game. It is more of a simulation type game but is being tested for free. Check it out, you can create players and then run their careers. From training to contract negotiations. Then there is a simmed game every other day.



soup deals me an intentional walk via typepad spam guard.



your game day write ups have gotten better with each event you cover.
I know how difficult it is to gather facts while trying to enjoy the game and fans at the same time.
nice job.



Solar...can you please keep the noise down, I'm workin' ova here! Be back soon, photo, technical difficulties are playing havoc with my productivity...

True Cane

How serious is Bailey's injury? How long is he expected to be out


David Archuleta wuz robbed...


Nah, The Cook was the best man for the job.


I find it very hard to believe you and I disagree on something Soup...


Yamaguchi was a nice fair win.
Where the hell was Tanya Harding when you really needed her?



Solar...I told U so: Yamaguchi rocks!


I loath those Yamaguchis, her, and her little brother on the Partridge Family.



cool pics, I never realized Larry The Cable Guy was Canes fan


Virginia 3 UNC 3 bottom 5



Here is a cool site from back in the day,
Lot of stuff will bring back memories
It's not run by the radio station,its better than they could come up with.




Susan Dey and Valerie Bertinelli. Couldnt wait to get home and turn on Channel 6 to see those two, capped by a little Barbara Eden after dinner...


Susan Dey and Valerie Bertinelli. Couldnt wait to get home and turn on Channel 6 to see those two, capped by a little Barbara Eden after dinner...

What?.. no Marsha??


New pic of a real Canes fan I met from JAX TOP RIGHT...


we have to win tomorrow by more than 8 :-)


by the way, does anybody here on the 'Space like to cook? I can hook you up with good deals on the best kitchen stuff... ;-)


Can't see the fans in the top right. I'm trying! lol


So the best photo of the day!
And no I loved today guess I'm just silly!


Great job 86! I'm gonna see if I can capture my tivo so I can post when you have been on tv.


Nothing like a long legged blonde refreshment at the baseball yard .. one of the many reasons to love the game, all the females that also love being at the game(s) .. looks like you need a wingman though for her friend.

Nice work 86 .. nice write up and great pics. I think if I was there, that close to the Clemson team like you were in the picture, I'd have to talk to them the entire time. Let them know they're playing for 2nd place and no better. I saw that stadium earlier this year when I went to the Gator Bowl and watched Texas Tech beat Virginia. It looks sweet from the outside, now with your pics, I can see how sweet it looks from the inside.


For such a good team you would think they would have better looking Uniforms!

Cat5 Cane

Go Canes... Miami 2001, pulls top spot of Best College Football team for the decade.

THE 2001 Hurricanes... cream of BCS champions crop.

By Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com
Updated: May 21, 2008, 5:01 PM ET

During the past 10 years, the BCS hasn't always produced the national championship game college football fans wanted to see. But usually it has produced the best national championship team. Seven of the past 10 national champions finished the season unbeaten, and many are considered among the best teams in college football history.

So ranking the 10 BCS champions isn't an easy task, but here goes:

1. 2001 Miami Hurricanes (12-0, 7-0 Big East)

Ken Dorsey directed the dominating Canes to the 2001 title.
The season: The Hurricanes finished 12-0 and beat their opponents by an average of 33.2 points, including a 37-14 rout of Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Miami opened the season by winning at Penn State 33-7. The Canes beat No. 14 Florida State 49-27, ending the Seminoles' 54-game winning streak in Tallahassee. They blasted No. 14 Syracuse 59-0 and No. 12 Washington 65-7, the most lopsided blowouts of ranked opponents in consecutive games in modern NCAA history.
Signature moment: Miami finished the regular season with a 26-24 victory at No. 14 Virginia Tech, its closest game of the season. The Hurricanes led 24-7 in the fourth quarter, but the Hokies nearly came back after blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown. Virginia Tech's two-point conversion pass fell incomplete, and Miami's defense held up on two late possessions.
The championship game: For the first time in 56 years, teams from outside the Pac-10 and Big Ten played in the Rose Bowl when Miami met Nebraska for the national championship. Miami dominated the Cornhuskers from start to finish, taking a 34-0 lead at the half. Ken Dorsey and Andre Johnson connected for two touchdowns, and Clinton Portis scored on a 39-yard run. Miami's defense held Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and Nebraska's vaunted running game to only 259 total yards.
The stars: The Miami roster was littered with future NFL players such as Portis, Johnson, tight end Jeremy Shockey, left tackle Bryant McKinnie, safety Ed Reed and cornerback Phillip Buchanon. McKinnie won the Outland Trophy as college football's best interior lineman, and Reed was named a consensus All-American. Five Hurricanes were selected in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft. Portis, who ran for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns, was a second-round pick. Dorsey completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 2,652 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Why they're No. 1: Perhaps no team in college football history had as much talent as the 2001 Hurricanes. Ten players who started for Miami during the 2001 season were first-round selections in the next three NFL drafts. In fact, Miami had 16 NFL first-rounders from 2002 to 2005.
1) Miami 2001
2) USC 2004
3) FSU 1999
4) TEXAS 2005
5) OKLA 2000
6) TENN 1998
7) LSU 2003
8) GATORS 2006
9) OHIO ST 2002
10) LSU 2007
To see complete article...


Cat5 Cane


GATORS, OHIO STATE, LSU, FSU and USC can kiss my azz... Ohhhh, It's sooooo hard to be humble, when your perfect, in soooo many ways... as the song goes!

Cat5 Cane

NC...Losses... Oh Ya!!!

Cavaliers Take Top-Ranked North Carolina to Extra Innings for Thrilling 8-7 Victory

5/22/2008 | Baseball
John Barr scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning, then made a diving catch of a blooper hit to centerfield with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to end the game and give seventh-seeded Virginia an 8-7 victory over No. 3 seed North Carolina early Thursday morning in the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
2008 ACC Baseball Championship Site

Mr Troutman

Good comeback though. IF we fine tune our pitchers( in other words get them to work) and BATTERS put the ball in play more so we can put more points on the board. We strand quite a few runners and that can be more points for us. We just have to get this pitching back on fire, get hiting up and have BALLS IN PLAY MORE and we will knock anyone out. Only a little more WORK FOR THE CANES and we'll be back for the number #1 spot SOON!! AND I MEAN IN A HURRY!!

Posted by: mr troutman | May 17, 2008 at 05:01 PM

If we do what I suggested that day we are going to win the ACC championship and have the #1 rankings come next week. Whoever wins the Championship out of NC, Miami or Fsu will be the #1 rank team in the country. Miami knows with a NC lost last night they can retain the Top Spot this week. Even with last weeks lost to them the SUN can still shine on Coral Gables.



UF recruit happy to spur Hurricanes

Special to The Sun

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 12:25 a.m.

Hallandale is relatively diverse when it comes to fans of different universities.

But when it comes to local talent, it's all Miami talk.

Except for Frankie Hammond Jr.

After his verbal commitment to the University of Florida in November, the Hallandale receiver put to rest any hopes of the locals keeping their hands on him.

“A lot of people wanted him to choose Miami,” said his father, Frankie Hammond, Sr. “A lot of people around town who attended Miami thought he was going to choose Miami.”

When he didn't choose the Hurricanes, chants of "Gators suck" and "You'll only block" rang in the younger Hammond's ears as he walked the halls of his school. His mother, Nida, even said some local newspaper blogs took time to question the receiver's decision to choose UF over UM.

The younger Hammond's allegiance to the Gators began early in his childhood and really materialized when he started competing in the Pepsi Florida Relays in middle school.

The former Junior Olympic high jumper was sold on atmosphere alone.

“The fans there and everybody there is just about the football team and I like to have that attention around me,” said Hammond, a former four-star prospect and the No. 31 player in Florida by Rivals.com. “When that stadium is full it just keeps the players going and going and I love that feeling.”

Making the 325-mile move to Gainesville wasn't an issue for Hammond, but for his mother the transition was a hard to cope with at first.

“As a mom you really want him to stay close to home, but afterwards, when he decided where he wanted to go, I could support him,” she said. “As a mom, personally, you wanted him to stay locally so he could be just a phone call or 15 minutes away from us. But at the same time, that's where he felt more comfortable at.”

The positive she said is that the naysayers could be silenced if UF comes through with a victory when the ’Canes head to Gainesville on Sept. 6.

“I guess for a lot of people locally who are putting UF down it will really give them the opportunity to see what UF is all about,” she said.

There's no doubt that most of the calendars in Hallandale have Sept. 6 circled, but the elder Hammond doesn't expect much love from the surrounding Hurricane fans come game time.

“I don't know about that,” he said. “I know a lot of the Miami fans that are around (Hallandale High) and Seminole fans around the school are cheering for him a little bit because he's from their school. They say, 'We'll root for you as long as you aren't playing our team.' ”

With all the talent the Gators return at receiver, getting a shot to line up against the ’Canes won't be easy.

“They haven't really spoken to me (about his role for the fall),” said Hammond, who is up to 176 pounds and plans to get to 180 before he reports to UF in late June. “A lot of people have been talking to me about redshirting, but when I talk to my coaches they specifically tell me that the spot is here to take and for me to just do what I have to do and if you work hard it's there for the taking.

“If they redshirt me, they redshirt me. I can't argue with that. If I'm not ready and they say I'm not ready, then I won't get mad or anything. I wouldn't say getting a redshirt is anything negative.”

In the meantime, Hammond is just enjoying the thought of seeing the ’Canes in The Swamp this fall.

“It makes it real exciting because we have a couple of teachers who are diehard UM fans and I come in and tell them every day that next year they're not going to win,” he said.


at least Hammond didn't get death threats. The pressure put on these kids though is pretty ridiculous.

DallasTX Cane

Dallas,... Just arrived and Happy as hell and then I read your post... $10.00 an gallon gas... means real recession. Think I'l start investing in a moped company.

Posted by: Cat5 Cane | May 21, 2008 at 06:39 PM

Funny U say that Cat5...big story in yesterday's Dallas paper about the increasing popularity of mopeds/scooters.


DTX motorcycle sales are up for sure - they advertise here about their mpg


Just read some good news on TOS from a very reliable poster...

Allen Bailey did not tear his pectoral muscle, but instead pulled it away from the bone. He is expected to be in a sling for 3 weeks and then do rehab.

This is great news...


Dallas, I was reading an article saying the same thing online. I don't know if the article you read had the Harley Davidson rep in it or not. He was only one in the story who didn't seem happy. Their sales are down. I think that info made sense considering the people buying scooters or entry motorcycles are doing it for $$ reasons and not cause they want to front in a Harley. I'm considering buying a scooter or entry motorcycle myself at this point - I'm leaning toward the scooter.

DallasTX Cane

M.H., from last blog...I've seen a news story about that trash power producing plant U referred to. I think that is awesome. More communities and municipalities are going to have to push and implement the alternative/"green" power sources available to us, IMHO. In fact, that is probably a much better method than having the Feds mandate something from the top. Who knows what works best for a particular community than the people and local govt?? That used to be the American Way...

Cav, I agree (again from last blog), especially about China & India going "alternative" from the start although their issue being the cost and incredible demand from immense numbers of people wanting just a little bit of a decent life. Re: Iraq, Don't forget that all authoritarian/dictatorship/not-free-market countries maintain artificially low prices for basic items like base food (rice, bread) groups and gas - a population that is maintaining is controllable...a population that is starving is a recipe for revolution. Also, the Sunni-Shiite clashes and insurgency has caused, many times deliberate, much destruction of the infrastructure and refinery/delivery system in Iraq.

I'm no Halliburton/Cheney fan tho. Just saying that the actual situations are much more complex than typically believed and much less controlable than it would seem.


Anyway......Miami coaches McGriff, Nix and Ice Harris attended the Hallandale-Cardinal Gibbon spring game last night presumably to watch CB Ricardo Dixon.

DallasTX Cane

Esteban, different article but same theme. Folks buying for the gas savings. I'm not convinced yet tho...way too many idiot rednecks in big trucks driving like arseholes out here. A scooter seems like a decent way to get dead or veggie-ized.

perhaps the future is communities designed with scooter and/or electric (golf) cart "roads" leading to small, local market and parks?? people will still need regular cars for highway commutes (hybrids) but most local stuff like grocery shopping can be done via cart or scooter.

MORE importantly...great news re AB! Now, I can sleep again! LOL Nice that we all kept our cool until the details got out...


Dallas, I don't blame you. If I still lived in Miami I probably would keep away from anything two wheeled since I drove on highway to get most places. Here I am usually city driving so not too many big trucks going 80 to compete with.

Cat5 Cane

Dallas, CG, Esteban


250cc...18 HP
Cost 2749...
3 gallon gas cap at 70 MPG.
Top speed... 80 MPH



250cc...19 HP
Cost 1948....
1.8 gal cap...
top speed 85 MPH

Cat5 Cane



LOL Este - can you imagine Bird Road or the 836 on a scooter???

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