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March 07, 2012

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Canealum1984

First!
A nice tribute to the old girl. Made me emotional.

SOUP

1884...congrats on the "first". I like Sun Life Stadium but I sure do miss the Orange Bowl. If you would like to claim your 2012 Canespace T-shirt email me at:

canespace86@aol.com

SOUP

CONFIRMED: PEYTON MANNING IS IN MIAMI.

As Ohio reported Channel 4 in Miami reported that he landed in a private jet at Opa Locka airport and has tracked him to South Beach where he has a condo on the beach.

They are not sure if he is here to just chill or to meet with Miami Dolphin officials or both.

LB

I'm fourth. Blah.

j.w.

Thanks for the article and the Peyton info, Soup!

Montreal-Cane

Nice article and good pics. I would go crazy if the Dolphins sign a healthy Manning and Reggie Wayne...

CaneRock

7th!...Jamie Darnell German!

usagainsttheworld

GREAT BLOGPOST!!!! I MISS THE OLE' GIRL!

Old Skool

Nice article Soup. Afterwards, I felt like I had a cast of post-partum depression

orange 'n green in the vein

The boondoggle of blasphemy is now open for business! At least there's no more infield for UM linebackers to blow their knees out on anymore. I lived six avenues east of there in late 2000, early 2001.

Old Skool

Oh boy All Peyton all the time for the next few days. Channel 4 reports Peyton was spotted at a Publix on Biscayne buying extra large rolls of quilted, double-ply. Apparently he's planning on staying a while.

CaneRock

Old news but New Manny:

B Hall no longer on team
Running back Darion Hall is no longer with the University of Miami football program, the school's sports information office confirmed.

"He hasn't been with the team for weeks," spokeswoman LaTonya Sadler said.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/03/rb-hall-no-longer-on-team.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Aldarius Johnson ready for his chance at Miami Pro Day

By Anthony Chiang, correspondent

7:33 p.m. EST, March 6, 2012

As soon as the news came out, Aldarius Johnson lost his will to do anything.

Coach Al Golden had suspended Johnson before his senior season could even begin, and the wide receiver’s football career was suddenly in jeopardy.

“For like two weeks, I didn’t do anything and I just stayed in the house,” Johnson said.

Johnson was suspended indefinitely by the Hurricanes in late August for violating team rules, and he was never reinstated.

The team rule that he broke is still in question. Multiple reports state that Johnson was suspended because of a tweet he sent out asking his Twitter followers what the best strip club in Miami was. Other reports said Johnson, who was already ruled ineligible before the season because of his alleged involvement with former booster Nevin Shapiro, was less than forthright in two interviews with NCAA investigators involving Shapiro.

“I still really don’t know [why I was suspended] and I just let it go,” Johnson said. “It’s out of my hands, so I didn’t even go back and ask why or anything. I just took it as like that’s my punishment, so I’ll go do it.”

Now, Johnson is ready to move on.

Read more here:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/os-aldarius-johnson-miami-pro-day-20120306,0,4964463.story

SOUP

I MISS THE OLE' GIRL!

Posted by: usagainsttheworld | March 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

I felt like I had a cast of post-partum depression

Posted by: Old Skool | March 07, 2012 at 07:57 PM

I don't know about post-partum, but I felt your pain and depression when I was there.

SOUP

The boondoggle of blasphemy is now open for business!

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | March 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM

Now there is a HEADLINE if I ever read one.

Somebody quote this man!

UMike

On some days, he goes through three separate workouts. And the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Johnson hopes that hard work results in him running a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash in front of scouts Thursday. He even caught passes from former high school and Hurricanes teammate Jacory Harris on Feb. 23 for the first time since August.

i would be SHOCKED if he ran a 4.45 lol

Montreal-Cane

Canes about to lose 5th straight...This time against the Miami(OH) Redhawks 4-6...Morris needs to go nutts...Stephen Perez one of the worst starter Miami has had in decades...On to the positive...UM basketball tomorrow night...Muy importante...

It's never over until it's over...Redhawks 3 Canes 2 after 8...

Prediction...Canes will win it in the 9th...But what a flat team...

Montreal-Cane

Canes win 4-3 in ugly fashion...

SOUP

Canes win 4-3 in ugly fashion...

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | March 07, 2012 at 09:13 PM

Winning is NEVER ugly!

CaneRock

Random question, who had the most dominating College season:

2001 Miami?

Or the 1990 UNLV Runnin' Rebels (Basketball)?

TonyCane

Curious...does the Marlins stadium have the dimensions to ever be configured for football. Just thinking if the baseball team ever leaves....

TheWhat

Great blog post soup. Definitely made me sad.

4-Real

2001 Hurricanes Canerock. Unlv lost a game or 2 in 90.

SOUP

WALKIN DA SKREETZ...

1. That boi Porter is f n strong as hell. 1st time I seen boi in a minute and that boi is enormous with strong azz hands.

2. You know I got deep dap for my boi Gionni but yo bruh that boi EJ easily looks the best out there. Fast, jacked and strong. He got me to drop my jaw, sayin oh f that boi has all game.

SOUP

WURD UP!

1. I gotz to toss even more dap at that boi Dallas. Foolie came out and showed alot more then even I thought he would this quick. Hes that type of ballah you spend flip to come watch play.

2. He can do so many different things and be at the top at them. What an f n weapon this boi is about to be. Hes torchin fools at RB, Slot, Wideout, Crazy QB. Un f n real bruh

orange 'n green in the vein

If Dallas Crawford can't torch D'No's scheme, then there's a serious problem. With Dallas Crawford.

I kid, I kid, I'm leaning toward LOF'ing him this year, him or Flowers

SJMPARMAN

This will not be a rebirth, despite whatever high tech the stadium may appear. When Joe Robbie Stadium opened I was a season ticket holder. We assumed that the magic of the old stadium would transfer to the new stadium because basically, the magic is the heart and soul of Miami. But Miamians did not come to the new stadium, the new stadium priced out the poor and middle class, and we were left with a concrete jungle, lacking in personality.

That is the same fate I see with this new facility. Canes success at that geographic position had nothing to do with the geographic position itself. It was an accessibility to the heart ond soul of Miami's lower and middle class. You could buy a 5.00 ticket AND affect the game given the structure of the stadium. I see nothing in these pictures that make me think the lower or middle class will be accommodated in the design of this stadium. That was the magic of Miami that the OB brought, and that is gone forever.

In great college venues, 40% or more of the seats for events cater to students on a tight budget. They are the lower class. They pay a special price within their means and get crazy about the team. Think Madison Wisconsin. The Canes lost home field advantage not so much that they moved to a new stadium but that they made it impossible for the lower and middle class to attend without breaking the bank.

This will be the same fate of the Marlins. They have alienated the average fan. Geography is meaningless if you move into a stadium that will make it so pricey that the lower and middle class can't afford to attend the games.

SOUP

SJM...U made a very powerful statement!

SOUP

I disagree with your premise. I believe it is a combination of all of the above.

It is a due to economics and geography.

Six

Looks like a really nice yard

... except for one thing, exactly like you said in the article 86 - what in the hell is that thing in left center field?

I also said that about the new Marlins logo/team hat - what in the hell is that?


Question as well, that big glass wall that is in left field, is the sun going to be bearing down on the hitters/1Baseman/Catcher's eyes? or how is that big glass wall located according to sun up/sun down

CaneFan47

That was honestly a very moving peace. I'm a bit younger than most of the guys around here and only had the honor of going the Orange Bowl once, I believe it was when we played FIU the year after the brawl. That experience will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thats what college football is. I've been to a few games now at Sun Life and it just isn't the same. Its a nice facility but it feels so empty and lifeless compared to the OB. Hopefully as we continue to improve and win more and more we can fill the stands and create that aura again.

CaneRock

Miami Hurricanes men need strong showing in ACC tourney to reach NCAAs

Experts say UM will make the NCAA Tournament with two more victories.

By MICHELLE KAUFMAN

Reggie Johnson and Kenny Kadji are the resident "bracketologists’’ on the University of Miami men’s basketball team, the go-to guys for teammates eager to know what the NCAA Tournament gurus are saying about the Hurricanes’ chances heading into their ACC tournament opener Thursday at 9 p.m. against Georgia Tech.

They keep tabs on who’s in, who’s out and who’s on the bubble. Seniors Malcolm Grant and DeQuan Jones try to block out Johnson’s and Kadji’s updates and focus only on knocking off the Yellow Jackets, a team they beat on the road 64-49 earlier this season. “That stuff’s too complicated for me,’’ Jones said. “Whenever Reggie starts talking about brackets, I walk out of the room.”

But they are aware of the general consensus: UM is in the “still has work to do” category and likely has to beat Florida State in the quarterfinal in Atlanta on Friday to earn an NCAA Tournament berth.

The Canes finished the regular season 18-11 overall, 9-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their Ratings Percentage Index ranges from 53-56, depending which ranking you use, and their strength of schedule is ranked 40th. They are 2-4 against Top 25 RPI teams (the wins at Duke and vs. FSU), and 3-10 vs. the Top 100.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/08/2681718/miami-hurricanes-men-need-strong.html#storylink=cpy

TJL

“I still really don’t know [why I was suspended] and I just let it go,” Johnson said. “It’s out of my hands, so I didn’t even go back and ask why or anything. I just took it as like that’s my punishment, so I’ll go do it.”

He didn't know why? I guess Golden played ennie meenie minee moe
and picked him out of 85 dudes and said "your suspended" gimme your helmet n jersey n go home!!!

Da U N Houston

TJL...later on in that same article he says

"I was just looking at it like I got suspended for doing a boneheaded mistake, and I just thought they weren’t going to accept me in.”

Maybe he was confused by the questions.

Usagainsttheworld

@SJM---very nice...

3G Cane

Yet another reason to despise those weasels that own the Marlins (As if we really needed one more)

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/07/2681703/marlins-presidents-speech-causing.html

3G Cane

Or if you prefer a different mullet wrapper...

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/03/marlins_prez_david_samson_call.php

Ohio_Cane

Speaking of The Old Girl... I had ONE opportunity to come and see the Canes play in the OB. It was vs Virginia for the last game ever.

Kinda glad I had something come up. Though I would've loved to see it in person just once. That memory would've stung bad tho.

Ohio_Cane

Some BIG names on the list attending #UM Pro Day.

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/030712aad.html

Ohio_Cane

Lee Chambers had the highest vertical jump among performers with 40.5 inches

Jack

Ohio I was there, worst game EVER!

Ohio_Cane

Spence didn't bench today. Unbelievable. Figured he'd want to improve on that...

Guess he's worried he'd do less? Wow

Ohio_Cane

Figueroa put up 32 reps tho! Atta boy!

Ohio_Cane

Jordan Futch did 13 reps at 225. Wow...

When U weigh 245 and can only bench 225 13 times, U got problems. What's he been doing since the season ended?

Fran

Soup......
thanks for the pictures of the of the new baseball park. I will probably never make it there so the pictures tell a story of their own. I miss the O/B as some have said, my first game was 61 years ago UM and PIT. I remember the Dolphing against Oakland game when a deuge hit the O/B, we thought we would be safe from a flood only because we were in the upper deck.
Fran
BTW after bypass surgery then falling and breaking my R/Femor and submitting to cariotoid cleaning out surgery I am now scheduled for partial knee replacement in both knees. No not at the same tim3e.

Hassan

Gunn was a Bowling ball, a very Kehoe like 6'0 and 319. Spence was under 230 at 229. Futch was only 6'0 but was 245. the bench press reps was sad only 1 guy did over 30 reps. I thought Gunn would really ball out but with those measurements and only 28 reps on the bench, Mike James does that right now!!

On the Plus Side JoJO was over 6'0 and nearly 200 lbs, he will make someone's camp IMO.

Something telling go look at the front 7 bench press results

Futch 13 reps at 245 lbs, Pathetic
Regis 26 reps, decent
Smith 18 reps
Ojomo 23 reps


Guys this performance is not strong, Your top DL is doing 26 reps at over 304 lbs and Mike James does 28 reps at 222 lbs something is wrong. We knew Spence did 12 reps we can see our latest crop of Seniors spent 4 years trying to find the weight room because they definately did not find it.

Our new team will look bigger and more athletic then the Shannon teams. He had 6'1/6'2 DT's hovering around 300 lbs doing under 30 reps. We will have 6'3/6'4 330 lbs guys pushing over 30 reps.

Our LB's will go from 5'11/6'0 215/220 and 12/14 Reps to 6'2/6'3 235/240 25/28 reps.

I can't wait to see a team be the Hammer instead of the nail for once.

Ohio_Cane

I can't wait to see a team be the Hammer instead of the nail for once.

Posted by: Hassan | March 08, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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THIS.

j.w.

Great stuff from Skreetz as always. I'm trying to stay as level-headed as possible, expect a few more losses next year than I like to think will happen, but reading this stuff gets the juices flowing again.

TheWhat

Here is my question. For someone who has been around football his whole life, how did Shannon let the team get so weak (physically). He was part of the best program in the nation from the 80s on. There must have been something besides poor coaching. I don't get it nor do I understand it.

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