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June 13, 2011

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VA Cane

Skool,

if you like old rock bands from the 60s, or you like 50s rock, or new age or rap....hip hop....whatever you choose...they have great selections.

Ohio_Cane

Wished Manny a Happy Bday on twitter from all of us here at The 'Space

Old Skool

Six
Someone just sent me a clip. Were you shooting the black chick interviewing Longoria while BP was going on? The batter hits a foul ball. People yell out. Longoria turns and bare hands the ball a foot or so from her head. His reaction. "Ya'll keep it on the field, okay?"

Old Skool

If anyone's interested, here's the clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMujgAAyH-I

Herbieibis

TE's should get at least 6 or 7 balls thrown there way a game. We just don't utilize them like we used too! You have to make it a priority and Whipple didn't care to.

IraqiCane

Korean.

dj moonbat

Someone just sent me a clip. Were you shooting the black chick interviewing Longoria while BP was going on? The batter hits a foul ball. People yell out. Longoria turns and bare hands the ball a foot or so from her head. His reaction. "Ya'll keep it on the field, okay?"

Posted by: Old Skool | June 14, 2011 at 12:45 PM


Oh. My. God. There wasn't even any "heads up!" or anything on the audio. He just felt it coming somehow.

SOUP

Wished Manny a Happy Bday on twitter from all of us here at The 'Space

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Nice work young Danielson!

SOUP

That video of Longoria is about a month OLD and is thought to be a fake.

ftmcane

not sure if anyone has seen this yet.

Middleton wide receiver Richard Benjamin returned from a camp at Miami this weekend and says the Hurricanes are No. 1 on his list.

Benjamin, who has more than a dozen prominent offers including from USF, Florida, FSU, Auburn and USC, put the Hurricanes out front after running a 4.5 40 and excelling during drills in front of the Miami coaches.

"It was a good experience,'' he said Monday morning. "I loved it.''

Benjamin was born in Fort Pierce and lived there until he was 7, close enough to Miami that he has Hurricane blood running through his veins. A big fan of former Hurricane wide receiver Andre Johnson, the rising junior says the program's plans for him as a slot receiver fit him perfectly, though others are recruiting him as a defensive back.

He has been praised by a number of recruiting analysts for his speed, smooth play and soft hands.

Benjamin has already camped at USF and FSU and says he plans on doing so at Florida as well this summer.

Last year, Benjamin was a big-play receiver, averaging over 27 yards a catch for Middleton. But his quarterback and friend, Aaron Midthus, transferred to Tampa Bay Tech.

SOUP

FROM THE MANDINGO VIA EMAIL:

"Tell everyone on the Space thank U for me and I look forward talking Canes with them soon. Oh, and Go Canes!"

Old Skool

"That video of Longoria is about a month OLD and is thought to be a fake."

It could be, but based on my last relationship, I thought I have a very good idea of when things were faked.

solarcane

yesterday around 2pm

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/lakerusselJune.jpg

solarcane

Storm Johnson will take an official visit to UCF tomorrow. Alabama, Georgia, and Purdue are also in the mix.

They love him in Georgia but Richt already knew what Golden knows, and Richt's seat is getting warmer all the time.

SOUP

One of college football's most gifted receivers, Miami junior split end Andre Johnson is already established as one of the most impressive pass catchers in Hurricanes history, a history that includes such greats as Michael Irvin, Lamar Thomas, Horace Copeland, Kevin Williams, Randal Hill, Brian Blades and Eddie Brown.

A player who evokes comparisons to Irvin, known as "The Playmaker", Johnson uses a rare combination of size and speed to come up big when the game is on the line and the Hurricanes are in the spotlight.

solarcane

papa cane

Hearing UM Baseball's next hitting coach could be former UM Catcher Greg Lovelady. Currently coaching at Wright State.

SOUP

Morris is getting smart and making changes.

I like it.

solarcane

another just miss contribution for Solar Zone Hit of The Week

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/14/prototype-hoverbike.html?dlvrit=36761

92 mph salad shooter

solarcane

You know, I haven't had a beer in a whole lot of years,and everybody is better off because of it.

I'm thinking the guys I drank with never had the urge to write messages on the label, or needed the label to inform them their brew was a peak flavor temperature.

Reading this article I realize today's beer company advertisers consider today's beer drinkers complete tools.

Here We Go!

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5 Reasons the Major Beer Companies Think You Are Stupid
May 27, 2011 by Orrick A. R. Harriman

I am going to channel my inner Cracked.com. Though my satire might not be as scathing nor my wit as biting I can no longer ignore the absolute fangleness of the gimmicks that beer companies use to sell us their beer.

I thought about titling the post “5 Reasons Beer Drinkers Are Stupid,” as there must be some market for these useless gewgaws. But I think it is unfair to lump all beer drinkers together.

Whether you like your beer from Colorado, Wisconsin or St. Louis you will face the tough decision as to which of these five baubles will best enhance your binging experience.

Number 5: The Coors cold activated technology. For those people who foolishly waited until after they got off work on a Friday night and couldn’t be sure that their beer was taste bud-numbingly cold by seven o’clock comes the Coors coldness indicator. When the beer has reached optimal drinking temperature (cold enough that the cobs of corn used as adjucts to real ingredients are no longer detectable), the mountains on the label turn from white to blue. Now, drinking massive amounts of tasteless fizzy bad-decision juice has never been easier on the palette.

Number 4: The Coors Cold Activation Window. The Cold Activation Technology found on Coors bottles would really be of no use to those of us who buy our beer by the caseload. How are we to see through the box to know when our beverage has reached optimal swilling temperature? Lord knows you can’t open the case and take the bottles out, as cracking the seal leads to cracking a bottle and that could have devastating effects as the beer was plucked, just fifteen minutes before, from the slopes of Mount Beer at the local Stop ‘n Pop liquor store . The Cold Activation Window allows the impatient imbiber to simply peer through a hole in the side of the case that allows the soon-to-be blue mountains to be seen, proving as suckers those of us who had to cut our own window.

Number 3: The Miller Lite Vortex Bottle. Gone are the gauche days of drinking beer from the bottle. Miller Lite implores us to extract every last drop of flavor out of our beer by properly decanting before serving. The added plus of drinking from a glass (the proper Czech pilsner glass, of course), is that the empties don’t pile up on the coffee table giving the impression of moderation. The Vortex bottle was perfected after years of trial and error by professors in the physics department at the prestigious University of Wisconsin Sheboygan to minimize bitter beer face while maximizing the many layered corn palette derived from fifteen varieties of corn from across the Midwest.

Number 2: The My Bud Light Bottle you can write on. Not to be out done by Miller and Coors, Bud recently released — for a limited time only! — the label you can write on. According to the commercial, you can write anything from your name to your number “or whatever you’re into.” Anheuser Busch touts it as the
newest in social media. If only there was a way A-B could somehow link the My Bud Light Bottle label with all my other social media outlets, my social life would be complete! Not only would I have a helpful chronicle of how many beers I drank for my lawyer at my DUI trial but I would be able to announce to all my social contacts exactly what they are missing at the Delta Upsilon Sigma house. Not to mention I would be able to remember the name and number of that girl I met without having to operate my cumbersome smart phone — all but eliminating drunk dials!

Number 1: The Two Stage Coors Cold Activation bottle. Apparently responding to customer demand for a label that indicated an even colder than cold beer, Coors has recently released the Two Stage Cold Activation Bottle. The Bottle will continue to indicate the temperature at which your beer has reached its optimal coldness, but it also has a second “super cold” indicator, for those of us who can wait the additional 30 minutes for the optimal-prime coldness. Or better yet, we can start drinking at the first indicator of cold, and by our fourth beer we will have the coldest beer at the party.

SOUP

Crickets?

solarcane

Exactly 12 hrs later
Solar Zone Hit of The Week
extreme kiteboarding

http://solarcane.net/

solarcane

Happy 43 Wedding Anniversary Mrs solarcane you're all I need.

catch you guys tonight!

OhioCane

Congrats to Solar and Mrs Solar! 43 years... What an accomplishment!!

OhioCane

Larry Blustein - UM commit Vernon Davis and Coral Reef teammate Treshaun Ward talk with Josh Darrow. sfhighschoolsports.com/video/vernon-d…

canechic

YAY!!! CONGRATS Mr. and Mrs. Solar :) True and Enduring love is awesome!!!

Ohio_Cane

Happy 43 Wedding Anniversary Mrs solarcane you're all I need.

Posted by: solarcane | June 15, 2011 at 09:57 AM
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You've been married 14 years longer than I've been alive!! Lol

SOUP

Solar...congrats on your anniversary my friend, that is awesome.

CONGRATULATIONS!

sota cane

So will clements be at safety or corner? What about kacy rogers?

ftmcane

hopefully a corner, that's what we need at the moment.

CGNC

I don't really even understand what mac is even saying.

Posted by: dj moonbat | June 13, 2011 at 03:21 PM

80% of the time neither do I - LOL!

VA Cane

Solar, that is fantastic. Mrs solar must be incredible or crazy.....well probably a combination of the two!! That is a long time. My fahter passed in 10/2010....him and my mom were married 60 years, were together for 62 years!!!

I am working on 20....thats nothing compared to you or my folks....but the important thing is strong, unconditional love on a daily basis....thats how you get there. Congrats to both of you!!!

I love your site, man it is cool!!!

CGNC

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


Posted by: canechic | June 13, 2011 at 07:26 PM

and runs after the catch!

canechic

CGNC LOL! I like that guy too!

VA Cane

all the way into the end zone.....thats the one I really like!!!!

VA Cane

we have not seen that in a long time....at least since Greg O. The recruitment, development and success here... not the next level....sure has dropped off. It is critical in our approach to attack offense. I have a kid that is 12....6 foot 158 now thats a first year senior who is gonna be good for us this year....hell he might help the U now!!!

Herbieibis

The development has dropped off because of recruiting and coaching and probably more so because of the ladder. I beleive now we have a coach not a baby sitter.
Just blogged on Manuel's Canesport site yesterday in some time and some things never change. All those guys over there are concerned about is gator Trolls and gator this and Gator that. Whether we like it or not, they can talk all the crap they want, here lately we can't beat them in nothing, it would seem. We are stuck in mediocrecy in all three major sports. I'm proud of what we did in the past but it's been over 10 years, what about the flipping NOW! The fact is FSU & Florida are gutting us, especially in baseball. I'llbe glad when I can get back to the old days of being a braggart and talking smack about the "U", Man I miss those days. I've been mute to long!

VA Cane

From the Herald
Storm Johnson’s departure from UM is getting ugly. Asked Tuesday about his son’s plans, Wesley Johnson ripped UM because Miami has barred him from transferring to 26 schools: those in the Atlantic Coast Conference, several in the Southeastern Conference, and any future nonconference opponent. Johnson appealed the decision, and a UM appeals board will hold a hearing this week.

“It’s modern-day slavery,” Wesley Johnson said repeatedly. “Any [Football Subdivision] school within six hours of his [Georgia] home has been blocked. UM should be ashamed for doing this to an 18-year-old. If you feel he’s a third-string back, why would you block him? I can respect ACC schools being on the list, but why Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee? Storm and Al Golden didn’t see eye-to-eye. Storm didn’t approve of the military style he was being coached. He didn’t hurt anybody. He did nothing but transfer.”

UM declined to comment. But Miami and some other schools like to protect themselves against those they consider to be rivals in recruiting. Johnson has visited Purdue and will visit Central Florida on Wednesday.

“He wasn’t doing the things he needed to do,” Golden said. “He can spin it any way he wants.”

This is what happens sometimes in big time football. I can understand the parent; I do not think you should restrict a kid from playing anywhere...who cares? Is he gonna win the Heisman? Is he gonna beat you if you play him? Not if you tackle him hard and clean.

The problem I have is this: First,the slavery comments are not necessary; slavery is a horrible horrible wrong; none of us can imagine it...so its a comparison that reflects an outright sin of mankind compared to a aspect of a childs game. Not thought out real well.


If you feel he’s a third-string back, why would you block him? Storm and Al Golden didn’t see eye-to-eye. Storm didn’t approve of the military style he was being coached. He didn’t hurt anybody. He did nothing but transfer.” “He wasn’t doing the things he needed to do,” Golden said. “He can spin it any way he wants.”

Storm is a good kid, but was lazy, did not work at important things and could not do as told. Dindt approve of the military style? thats discipline, and its an absolute in this game.

I do agree that a kid should be able to go where he wants if he leaves...that is not right, but it is an insult to those who lived through and fought against slavery to compare the two; does not take in the horror of slavery an ugly scar and sin on mankind...SD can and will get over this little molehill of a problem....not really big problem JMO

Loco

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


Posted by: canechic | June 13, 2011 at 07:26 PM

and runs after the catch!

Posted by: CGNC | June 15, 2011 at 01:07 PM

Don't get greedy. One step at a time :-P

VA Cane

Good point Herbie, whether we like it or not, they are winning. I do not go there, or Sentinel anymore.....its just an exchange of insults the whole time...waste of time. We do have differences here about things, but I think for the most part we forgive forget and move on.

I think our TE problem is development, strong coaching...which allows for apathy and laziness on the players part....so it fails in all aspects. I love coaching and teaching...even in the heat now....and we work hard always. I think we will see that now...I do like the staff...especially Kehoe and the big boys.

Ohio_Cane

Behind the Facemask - Jake Wieclaw:

"Chicago is where I was born and raised. It's funny now, with the whole Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat rivalry, I feel like a lone soldier down here (laughs). Chicago guys are all hometown fans. I take a lot of pride in where I come from, and I'm happy to tell people I'm from Chicago.

I've been here for three years, and it's been a complete 180-degree change. I came from a small suburb of Chicago where my high school was 4,000 people, about 99% of whom were white. And here in Miami, it's a melting pot of everything. It's definitely made me think more broadly and I've learned a lot. It's been an experience, getting to know more than the little world you grew up in.

Best advice ever received came from Coach Swasey tells us, "you get out what you put in." I can't tell you who told us this, but when I first got here, I remember overhearing a coach saying during one of our tough workouts, "I'm never going to put you through anything you can't handle." To this day, every time we have a tough work out, that kind of flashes through my head.

Al Golden is a real stand-up guy. He came in and from the get-go he told us that his main job is to love and respect his players, and I've seen nothing from that since he's been here. He's a good guy, he sticks to his word, and I've always been able to talk to him about anything if I ever needed it.

Competition is the name of the game. Here, it's what you need. You need competition to become better than you are now, you need it to work for goals, I feel like it's one of the most important things in sports. It's the reason I've been playing sports my whole life, to compete and to win.

I always played soccer and football growing up, but when I got to high school I had to commit and stick to one, and decided to choose football.

The anatomy of the kick is all about staying calm. I'm constantly watching the game, and when we get the ball, it's time to loosen up and get a couple warm-up kicks in. When we cross the 50-yard line, there's an even greater chance I have to kick. I try not to stress out about anything, because that's what will kill you. I stay as calm as I can and stay loose, understand what I need to do.

As far as going out and kicking, in game situations, as far as field goals go at least, I think about all these things leading up to the kick, but when you're out there, it's nothing. I don't really hear anything, see anything. It's just the snapper, holder, and ball. You get tunnel vision almost. I don't really hear the crowd or anything. You have to be focused. You can't go out there and take care of a pressure situation without focus. That's really the biggest thing.

Working with someone as talented as Matt Bosher was a learning experience. I learned a lot from him. He's helped me with a lot. We still keep in touch, and that's a friendship I'll probably have for life.

I knew nothing about Miami, nothing about the depth chart, I just came here. When I saw a guy like Bosher ahead of me, I knew it was pretty stiff competition. He was older, he was stronger, he was faster. All of that comes with age. I feel like I've matured tons since I've been here, but that was tough originally, being told you're going to come in and compete right away. I took the best out of it and learned what I could from him.

Looking back at it, I wasn't ready to play when I came in out of high school. I don't think I had one kick ever even close to being blocked before college. Now you've got the best of the best athletes coming around the edge or coming down the middle, and it's a whole new game and takes a lot of practice. It takes a lot of maturity to be able to handle that right out of high school. At the end of the day, it ended up being good for me.

Becoming a man comes from being a student-athlete and being in college, when you're moving half way across the country from home into a different city. It comes from living on your own, taking responsibility, and being a man. When you need help, they don't baby you. It's on you to do it. And it helps you a lot, when you don't have mom or dad or whoever else to be at your side and help you with everything. Coming to college and being a student-athlete is what, in my opinion, develops all of us young men around here.

Life as a student-athlete I'd have to say anyone who says it's not tough is lying to you. Football, prior to college, is a hobby. It's something that you love to do, and that's why you do it. In college, you're an investment, and you have to do what's asked of you -- and then some. All your time goes into it, even when you're not told to do something, you're expected to do stuff on your own time to further better yourself and the team. It takes some adjusting. I was an early graduate out of high school, and I took a quick jump to college. My first semester was pretty tough with 5:30 a.m. workouts, class, lunch, practice. I was expecting everything you hear about college prior to getting there -- fun, games and parties. It was nothing like that, it was a whole new world. Even having been here for three years, I still find some things that are difficult. They're manageable, but they're not getting any easier.

My mom misses me, especially when I came in early, because she wasn't ready for me to leave. When I upped and left, it was pretty quick, because when I was being recruited, they asked if I could graduate early and I just had to take one or two extra classes and I was able to do it. It kind of came out of nowhere, and I just jumped into it. She always says I don't call her enough, but I call when I can. She's become more than just my mom, a couple of my friends on the team make sure they say hello to her, and she's always sending down little goodies, makes her beef jerky. There's a handful of guys on the team who are always looking for Mama Claw's jerky (laughs).

My family tries to come to home games, but the only away game they've been to was at Florida a few years ago and Ohio State last year, because it's a little closer to home. Other than that, they try to come to the home games to get away. Not only do they get to visit their son, but they get to come to Miami, so it's a win-win for them (laughs).

If I wasn't playing football, I would probably be working somewhere. Football's a big reason I even came to college. I didn't have the best of grades and all that stuff coming out of high school, but now I'm here and I'm glad I am. Had I not had sports, I couldn't tell you what I'd be doing. I'd probably be working in some sort of trade, that's real big by me back home. My high school's a big trade school, they had welding, auto maintenance, woodshop, and a lot of classes like that. I'd probably be doing some form of trade work in the city of Chicago.

If I could model myself after anyone, it would be Coach Swasey. He's one of a kind, he's a great person. He has great morals, great ethics, he's just a stand-up guy.

Running through the smoke is one of the greatest experiences you can have. It's such an unbelievable feeling, because you warm up on the field and there aren't that many people in the stands, and you go back into the locker room. When you come out and run through the smoke, you realize how many people have filled the stadium in the time you were gone. You really don't know what to expect, but especially during night games, when you see the smoke, the flashes of cameras, you feel the roar of the ground and it feels like the ground is rumbling. Just unbelievable."

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/061411aab.html

orange 'n green in the vein

http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/30049443

Those of you tired that the APR is the point of pride for UM football now, don't worry, your prayers will be answered soon if the status quo holds for Golden's time at UM, we'll be last in APR and barely above .500 in four years in the record department. Oh, wait, that's really not good.

12%!

Herbieibis

Yea OGV, it's time academics came second to football. Now we can get down to business. It's about being smart on the football field. I haven't seen a game yet, won in the classrom. As long as you can read a playbook who cares.Worry about school after your eligibility runs out. 12-0 here we come.

Ohio_Cane

12-0 here we come.

Posted by: Herbieibis | June 15, 2011 at 03:02 PM
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Shhhhhhhhhhhh!! You may scare it away!

CGNC

Loco! I thought of you the other weekend - watched some type of playoff rugby - it was my first rugby game watching experience. Kinda weird and kinda fun at the same time. Do you still play?

CGNC

"We are all in right now. We're all focused, 110% effort. Listening to the coaches, giving it all in the weight room, in the classroom and on the football field. Players are sitting in front of the classrooms now, and the professors are walking in shocked right now because they've never seen it. We're doing it on every level."

...Marcus Forston from the school website

SOUP

So will clements be at safety or corner? What about kacy rogers?

Posted by: sota cane | June 15, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Clements will be at CB and MANY insiders are excited to see what he will do there after moving over from RB.

SOUP

"We are all in right now. We're all focused, 110% effort. Listening to the coaches, giving it all in the weight room, in the classroom and on the football field. We're doing it on every level."

...Marcus Forston from the school website

Posted by: CGNC | June 15, 2011 at 04:06 PM

There IT is right there.

macjones de Albuquerque

The Golden Touch is taking the Stormy relationship matter a wee bit too far!

Block any transfer to a A.C.C. school, yes!

And yes, even stop a transfer to Florida.

However, bloody preventing Storm's possible transfers to other S.E.C. schools is bloody well U-ncalled for at this time.

Simply because Miami doesn't have any future S.E.C. opponents for the next forseeable four years.

I wonder what OGV's take is on the Stormy situation between Johnson and Albert. Seeing that OGV isn't exactly content with the Golden Word, Eh.

Bon jour

Loco

Loco! I thought of you the other weekend - watched some type of playoff rugby - it was my first rugby game watching experience. Kinda weird and kinda fun at the same time. Do you still play?

Posted by: CGNC | June 15, 2011 at 03:51 PM

The collegiate 7's tournament on NBC?

I actually have a 7's tournament here in palm beach this weekend. Its not normal rugby, its a diffferent variation, like 7-on-7 vs regular football (though still with tackling). 7's is what is going to be in the Olympics in 2016

But 15's is better by far

macjones de Albuquerque

Yeah, yeah Golden's Word is final concerning Storm, but he's still acting the Hitlerian dictator and what not. Get the fUc! outta' here.

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