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September 18, 2012

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Pre83

first?

LaQuinton

Deon bush

Ohio_Cane

TRACY HOWARD!!!

fmcane

Certainly deserving of the honor just an absolutely quality young man!

CaneRock

Tracy Howard!

UMike

King James haha

86Cane

For me its more the atmosphere, my love for the Canes, not the product at that particular moment. Sure its more fun when we are winning, but it wouldn't be the reason I would or wouldnt go. I go to ever high school home game in my town and they suck, but I love being there..but everyone is different lol

Posted by: UMike | September 18, 2012 at 02:49 PM

UMike...I am with U 100%. I would go see the Canes play football at any location and under any circumstances.

Well that and the cheerleaders.

Shoot I would go JUST for the tailgate! More on that later...

86Cane

Winter Haven...Daytona Beach...Jacksonville.

Me so tired.

WWIN

Duke Johnson

WWIN

And Malcolm Lewis lol

THE MAN

Times are changing and have changed. The times of Miami getting away with putrid attendence and still getting elite recruits will be over IMO. Kids these days want more than just "tradition and prestige." It's more than that to them now whether that's right or wrong. There is no reason that Miami can't fill the stadium 6 times a year with 4+ million people living within an hour of the stadium. Like I said in the last blog that EVERYONE needs to be held accountable for the decline of the team from the players and coaches to the fans and administration. Everyone can do better. Again, just my opinion...

Jack

Congrats Mike James!

solarcane

Nice to hear Mike James is up for that award, What a role model he is for kids everywhere.

Ohio_Cane

Videos from Duke, McGee, Deon Bush, and Golden's presser.

http://ufootball.tumblr.com/

solarcane

Heather Alfalfa Dinish said on ESPN today she could pass against Miami's defense.
Run on us maybe, but I doubt she could pass against us.

WWIN

Solar,

Id bet she could do both. Dual threat qb our a$$ lol

WWIN

Times are changing and have changed. The times of Miami getting away with putrid attendence and still getting elite recruits will be over IMO. Kids these days want more than just "tradition and prestige." It's more than that to them now whether that's right or wrong. There is no reason that Miami can't fill the stadium 6 times a year with 4+ million people living within an hour of the stadium. Like I said in the last blog that EVERYONE needs to be held accountable for the decline of the team from the players and coaches to the fans and administration. Everyone can do better. Again, just my opinion...

Posted by: THE MAN | September 18, 2012 at 03:50 PM

Totally agree

CoCane

Al Davis said it best. "Just win baby". It cures everything...

CGNC

Congrats to Mike James

Co - I am with you and Al Davis - LOL. I sat through so many cold, wet games here to watch ints get thrown, tackles missed and us lose so that other teams fans could dangle keys in our faces....that happened at Blacksburg and in Raleigh. The tarheel fans were nicer and at Wake and Duke we actually won

Ohio_Cane

86, Casagrande has video of Mike's presentation here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-video-of-surprised-mike-james-receiving-national-award-20120918,0,5769440.story

86Cane

Al Davis said it best. "Just win baby". It cures everything...

Posted by: CoCane | September 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM

There IT is right there.

UMike

We're officially closing our business this week...so hopefully my Canes, or just the trip to ATL with my son, will cheer me up

86Cane

UMike...what happened to your sale?

UGoCane

If we WIN they will come..

This has always been our fan modus operandi..
There is so much happening in So. Fl that the 'Canes winning would be an event to be experienced...In those games that warrant interest the Fans will be there.
Winning I agree changes everything..Top 20 gets there.. Top 10 it would be like the old OB..FACT.
Go 'Canes Always

Tsully76

Agreed the Man. See some of you Canespacers in the A this weekend.

UMike

86, we were literally TWO DAYS away from 85K, had the contract signed and all, we were just figuring out a closing location. The for some crazy reason one of my vendors, my main vendor, decided to stab me in the back so he could get a larger account from my old boss who sued me a few years ago. When the buyer contacted my vendor to open an account, the vendor took his information and passed it to my old boss (current competitor) who had his lawyer send the buyer a threatening email of lies. The buyer backed off and said we had to settle it first. We offered them 20K which is all we would of had after paying of debt, not only did this scumbag reject the 20K, he wrote my wife and mother-in-law and told them I was meeting woman from online sex sites when I worked there. It took everything in my power, and my Faith to not drive down to Florida, or have some old friends shut him up. So..we werent able to sell and the debt grew and so did the stress,..so its not time to let go.

UMike

I will be in ATL Saturday with my son and some friends starting the next chapter in my life off right..hope to see some of you guys there

4-Real

When is Mike James gonna be up 4 sum football awards?

solarcane

Hang in there Mike,
There is a reason your faith is being challenged.
Wax melts in heat, steel grows stronger.

THE MAN

Al Davis said it best. "Just win baby". It cures everything...

Posted by: CoCane | September 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM

The stats dispute that claim. Even in the "glory" years (early 2000's) watching arguably the best college football team ever assembled the attendance wasn't that great. Like I said times have changed we and the fans need to go to games to make recruits want to go there...

raizecane

Umike - stay strong for you, your wife and son. Believe it or not, they are looking up to you right now.

UpNorthCane27

Umike 2 words for your old Boss " Colombian necktie"...... thatll teach him a lesson!!

86Cane

UMike...I am sorry that your deal did not got through. At times like this OcalaCane would turn to me, look me in the eye, and say:

"God has bigger and better plans for U."

I have learned to believe him.

CaneRock

R I P Steve Sabol

NFL Films President Steve Sabol dies at 69

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL Films President Steve Sabol has died from brain cancer. He was 69.

The NFL said Sabol died Tuesday, 18 months after he was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain. Sabol started working with his father Ed, NFL Films' founder, in 1964, and their innovations revolutionized sports broadcasting and helped make the NFL the country's most popular sport.

Ed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year. The two received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.

Hassan


Here is a list of some of the top uncommitted DT's

Hassan

Marquel Combs, 6’3, 305, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce C.C.—December Grad

Quincy Russell, 6’3, 310, Athens (Texas)—December Grad

Kyle Peko, 6’2, 290, Norwalk (Calif.) Cerritos C.C.—December Grad

Toby Johnson, 6’4, 305, Hutchinson (Kan.)—December Grad

Jordan Turner, 6’4, 305, Yuma (Ariz.) Western C.C.

David Washington, 6’2, 315, Raymond (Miss.) Hinds C.C.—December Grad

Abens Cajuste, 6’3, 305, Victorville (Calif.) Victor Valley C.C.—December Grad

Justin Taime Tuia, 6’2, 295, Fort Scott (Kan.)

Ofa Hautau, 6’1, 290, Ephraim (Utah) Snow College

Demetrius Campbell, 6’5, 290, Monterey Park (Calif.) East Los Angeles College—December Grad

The Dude

3 things on where I stand this year. 1 we must win 6 games so we can forfit a bowl game. 2 we need to recruit a class that addresses our issues and train like hell in the winter and spring. 3 I would LOVE to spoil someones season, I'm looking at you FSU! I will take VTech as a 2nd, lol. The 1st 2 things must happen. Mandatory items or I lose it. Not that I have any power, but I WILL go crazy and take it out on digital teams on my PS3 and will sign a new digital coach. The last thing will just make me feel like this was a good season. Especially if its FSU and if we are their only loss. I would take a 6 and 6 season with a FSU win.

UMike

Thanks guys..I know God has a plan for me, and I know Im not always going to like that plan, but I have enough Faith to trust His plan. I struggled with it because I was taught to fight evil with evil, im from Opa-Locka, this type of stuff don't slide..BUT, that old person doesn't roll like that any more. I just pray for them as well as me....so its all good...my next business (hopefully launched in the next few weeks) will be bigger and better lol

solarcane

This to me demonstrates how poorly UM football has been run from 2007 to the 3ed week of 2012

How our progress from 2007 til now compares with other teams rebuilding in 2007

Alabama 2007 7-6 current rank #1

FSU 2007 7-6 current rank #4

S Car 2007 6-6 current rank # 7

Stanford 2007 4-8 current rank # 9

ND 2007 3-9 current rank # 11

KSU 2007 5-7 current rank # 15

Lvlle 2007 6-6 current rank # 20

UM 2007 5-7 current rank # 53

I'd go on but I got vomit on the keyboard


Tsully76

UMike brother I am in Section 131 for Ga. Tech game. A lot of us Canes fans are tailgating in the 3rd Street A T & T Parking Deck. I hope to see you and Sarasota Cane and others. Stay strong bruh

Jack

Peyton Manning's new commercial is Awesome! "getting a perm"

UMike

Tsully, I will try to find that area..is that a pay area or just an open lot?

Ohio_Cane

Another case of an NFL superstar gone broke - QB Vince Young out of the game and out of money http://t.co/T5oMJ6j4

The Dude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0jNvAkjy-I&feature=relmfu

Weren't you cold? lol

Ohio_Cane

No surprise, but - Injury Update: Freshman LB Raphael Kirby will not play against Georgia Tech - He's still regaining form. Needs practice time.

The Dude

Peoples claims in the countersuit that every decision he made was approved by Keith Young. And he calls Vince Young's unwillingness to accept responsibility "a common occurrence ... as (former Titans coach) Jeff Fisher, (Texas coach) Mack Brown, numerous NFL executives, coaches, teammates, scouts, girlfriends and illegitimate children will attest."

Oh snap, ha ha ha ha!

canesteeler

I love the Canes however sitting in the heat and sweating my ass off is losing it's luster while watching below average football.

canesteeler

UMMike stay strong.

CGNC

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM

Ouch Solar.

SOUP

The Streeter Reader:

For all them peoples tryin to start up sh$# bout TH3 & Coach D need to squash that f n sh$#. Yah Coach D can be tough but thats what you want at Miami. U dont need m fers clappin their hands on the sideline no matter if sh$# went good or bad.

Butch and popz Vern would say sh$# right in your face callin, you, your family and friends every f n name they could. Butch was famous for callin ballahs a female body part if you got blasted or missed a tackle.

ITS F N FOOTBALL AND NOT BIBLE STUDY TIME.

Ohio_Cane

Stay strong, Mike. There's warmth and sun on the other side of the storm

orange 'n green in the vein

Ask Kansas how being ticked off that your coach is verbally unpolished being the reason behind a change in the staff works out for you?

solarcane

cg,

Pretty sad list isn't it?

Remember how we were gonna win the Coastal in 07 and NC by 10 at the latest and Louisville and Boise State couldn't carry our jocks cause it was all about the U and you play for us or get beat by us and on and on and on?

All those teams in that list were our peers or lesser programs in 07.
Each one took care of business while we made excuses.

solarcane

canesteeler
I feel you brudda

solarcane

TCU linebacker Joel Hasley has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the Horned Frogs' 20-6 victory at Kansas.

A sophomore from Aledo, Texas, Hasley totaled a career-high 12 tackles (eight solo), including two sacks.

Hasley, making just his second collegiate start, was instrumental in the Horned Frogs limiting the Jayhawks to two field goals, extending TCU's streak to nine consecutive quarters without allowing a touchdown.


who is this guy's linebacker coach again???

CGNC

Each one took care of business while we made excuses.

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Its what they gave us. Years of bad coaching

CGNC

who is this guy's linebacker coach again???

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM

LOL. There is a big difference between a linebacker's coach and head coach PLUS Patterson has been rolling for awhile now. I wanted either he or Peterson to come here when this position opened up

C U guys tomorrow

Anthonyjmanis

CGNC are talking about the Russel Wilson game in 08'. Were after the last pick me and my 8 month pregnat wife got up and left and of course they waited til I got past them to run there mouth at her about her shirt pointing to her big stomach saying future cane that game sucked Ive never been that wet and cold.Plus I had been to a dozen or so games and that was the first time I saw them lose like that in person. The Gt reggie Ball game in the Atl was a loss but everyone was scared when we had the ball with 17 seconds left. They couldnt belive they won. Ill be in the atl this weekend but not in attendance my wife bands me from away games I get carried away with the opposing fans win or lose. I be flying the flags.

Tsully76

UMike its a pay deck. $17.50

Pre83

UMike -

I echo the sentiments of Solar and the others!

Hang tough, amigo

Pre83

This to me demonstrates how poorly UM football has been run from 2007 to the 3ed week of 2012

How our progress from 2007 til now compares with other teams rebuilding in 2007

Alabama 2007 7-6 current rank #1

FSU 2007 7-6 current rank #4

S Car 2007 6-6 current rank # 7

Stanford 2007 4-8 current rank # 9

ND 2007 3-9 current rank # 11

KSU 2007 5-7 current rank # 15

Lvlle 2007 6-6 current rank # 20

UM 2007 5-7 current rank # 53

I'd go on but I got vomit on the keyboard


Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM

Solar - Great analysis!! It sure is very telling.

If anyone should see this, it needs to be the Don. Or at least those in charge of hiring the HC.

I understand that for the most part, the academic aspect of the U has improved.

Does it really have to be one or the other?! The Ivy Leaguer of the West doesn't believe so as Stanford demonstrated.

Should the U?

Is it a lack of commitment from the top? A series of bad decisions? Both?

Whatever it is, it needs to change and in a big way in a big hurry.

Hell, we thought we waited a long time when RS was hired.

The Don should be bringing AG coffee in the morning as she is on strike two and behind in the count...

Hassan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0kBwlwM5No&feature=related


This guy announces our high school games, he always sounds like John Madden and Pat Summeral

SJMPARMAN

Just to answer the question from the previous blog by Canerock. Here was how the article and the reference to "garbage" players who needed to be weeded out read.

Here’s something that might make UM fans like D'Onofrio a little less: he didn't offer any quick fix remedies Monday. Instead, he basically asked for more patience, and compared Miami's defensive mess to a reclamation project, like the ones he undertook as a linebackers coach at Rutgers and then as defensive corodinator at Temple with Al Golden.

There, D’Onofrio mixed what little talent he inherited with a lot of freshmen and sophomores. Eventually, the garbage was weeded out, and the defenses improved. With 17 freshmen and sophomores on the Canes' two deep on defense, the plan here is essentially the same.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/09/when-it-comes-to-fixing-ums-defense-donofrio-is-thinking-long-term-not-immediate.html#storylink=cpy

Now, did the reporter use the term garbage or did D'Nofrio? I don't know. I must admit when I read it I thought the "garbage" reference was a direct quote from D'Nofrio. But clearly there are no quotation marks around the statement in the article.

I could probably find the interview but it isn't worth my time. And I want to move on.

I want to say that Mike James is a great kid, and he produced spectacular yards last week. I thought he was decisive in his reads and played an excellent game. We need him big time this week for us to have a chance. But everyone really needs to step up.

GT is better than VT even though they lost the game against VT on a boneheaded play by Tevin Washington when they had at least a field goal in the bag in overtime. Al Groh finally has recruited the right players to play his defense.

The GT offense is not as strong inside the tackles as it has been in years past, which is, from a defensive perspective, our weakness. But if we don't see 7 guys between the tackles in this game, even if they cheat a little to the outside, I'll go ape chit. Of course, my wife has lately been going to the zoo and is preferring the apes lately to me during Canes games.

TonyCane

Pre83, it was a few things:

1) Listening to the team who did not want to switch systems in 2001, and hiring Coker over Alvarez.

2) Getting out recruited for offensive skill positions players (particularly QBs and WRs) for four consecutive years - losing key recruits to Syracuce of all places - to the point where punters and prize cornerbacks had to be converted to wide outs.


3) Dithering for weeks to hire a replacement to Coker, missing out on Stoops, failing to hire Leach, and badly hampering the 2007 recruiting class.

4) Being too thrifty to open the purse strings to Shannon.

That's just for starters.

Basically 2002 - 2006 was spent being outrecruited until we were a shell of an offensive football team, and 2007-2010 was spent spinning our wheels due to a constantly rotating cast of coordinators, an absurd number of transfers, and a lack of player development.

I'm not sold that Golden is the next Nick Saban or Bill Belichek in terms of strategy, but I think he will prove to be a major, long-term upgrade in recruiting. Bottom line, what are Butch Davis, Urban Meyer, and Mack Brown known best for (besides the national championships in the case of the latter two)? It's their recruiting.

SJMPARMAN

As for Butch, it wasn't just recruiting great talent, which he did, but it was being organized enough to understand how you have to recruit from year to year that made a difference. You have to understand how the recruits you currently take will lead to a stable program over 4 years.

Even if the NCAA lets you take 30 recruits in a year, you probably don't need to use every available scholarship on a quick fix. You got 85 scholarship players, and you should time your recruits over the four year cycle. Yes, if Duke is there, you take him. But don't take a 2 or 3 star unless your gut tells you they are a special player.

Save that scholarship for the next year. Plan four years out. Create a system where you recruit for immediate need but also have a vision of where you have a team that you can say, if I am great coach, I can develop these guys along the way, and when they are juniors and seniors, they will produce for us. For a decade, we have recruited for need and not focused on the big picture. Butch focused on how to lead us back to glory in the long term, and took his lumps during the process. Jimmy eventually did it. Erickson benefited from what Jimmy did after he left. That is what we need from Al. We need a system and not just a collection of recruits we play as freshmen.

Panamacitycane

Not sure if someone already posted on previous blog I don't feel like looking but Kellen Winslow signed with the patriots to replace Hernandez while he is hurt

BigWindyCane1

I guess we will have a better idea of what kind of season the Canes will have after this weekend. Ga. Tech is one of the best teams in the Coastal and already have one conference loss, and they will be at home and ready.

D'No's D improved slightly last week, but the Canes will play a much better D. I am sure they have practiced against this, but it will be assignment football in its ultimate form. Assignments, Leadership and communication and reading your keys will be the key to victory.

If the Canes can find a way to win this weekend, they will be in the drivers' seat in the Coastal and that KSU performance will be a distant memory.

nemo2002

I can't wait for Saturday.

LB

"I guess we will have a better idea of what kind of season the Canes will have after this weekend. Ga. Tech is one of the best teams in the Coastal and already have one conference loss, and they will be at home and ready."

Indeed. It can't be overstated how critical this game will be. Win. Now.

raizecane


I can't wait for Saturday.

Posted by: nemo2002 | September 19, 2012 at 07:48 AM

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I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to this game.

CoCane

If we play a close competitive game against GT win or lose, the KSU game was probably a fluke & the players are developing. If we get slaughtered, it's a bad sign of things to come for the rest of the season...

Ohio_Cane

KSU vs OU this weekend will be telling of what kind of team we got stomped by 2 weeks ago.

UMike

How many of you guys have scalped tickets at the game before...or waited to you got to the game to buy tickets? My friend wants to do it rather than pay extra for shipping/will call etc..but I have never done it and dont know if it is a good idea lol


PS: I will be quietly rooting for FSU lol

UMike

CRAP...I MEANT KSU!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

PS: I will be quietly rooting for FSU lol

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2012 at 09:57 AM
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BLASPHEMY!!

calGary Cane

About scheduling cupcakes.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2012/09/college-football

LB

"BLASPHEMY!!"

Abomination!

UMike

Tsully....is that lot right off 75, and is it good for tailgating, cooking, games etc?

nemo2002


I can't wait for Saturday.

Posted by: nemo2002 | September 19, 2012 at 07:48 AM

***********************************

I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to this game.

Posted by: raizecane | September 19, 2012 at 08:30 AM


By the end of the day on Saturday we'll know whether the U is busting out or whether we're busted.

The Dude

I had a dream last night we beat GTech 5-3. It came down to a last minute play where GTech ran the ball instead of trying the FG. We stopped them on the 2 yard line. Chick made the play.

Tsully76

UMIKE yes sir. Go to Ga. Tech athletic site. Under Ga Tech single game parking pick option A 3rd Street A T & T deck near the Varsity bruh. We tailgating on the top deck bruh

UpNorthCane27

Canes win score 31-21!!!! F that triple option crap, coaches make sure the kids understand discipline and assignments then let them run wild i expect some big hits from our boys

UMike

Tsully..ima check it out..do you need a pass in advance or can u pay there? I got 4 other people coming..including one GT fan, but he is very cool

Tsully76

UMike u can pay in advance or whenever you get there bruh. Gonna be a blast. Go Canes beat Ga. Tech

UMike

Tsully..ok..were gonna do that...I will get with u off the blog before then and exchange numbers so I know who I'm looking for lol.....who else is in?

LB

Just read that Hurns is back. Great news!

Man, Mike James is one awesome dude... it's about time he gets that recognition.

Hassan

Bubba wanted to come back in the game right away, he says he was fine but the UM staff is VERY cautious about the head injuries.... SO expect Hurns to play at a high level this week.

BTW Josh Witt still is having memory loss from his head injury, spoke to him a few days ago. So I do not blame UM for being extra cautious on the head injuries.

CGNC

Posted by: Anthonyjmanis | September 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Might have been - it was raining and about 42. LOL I do have snow gear for living up here and believe me I was in it.

CGNC

If we play a close competitive game against GT win or lose, the KSU game was probably a fluke & the players are developing. If we get slaughtered, it's a bad sign of things to come for the rest of the season...

Posted by: CoCane | September 19, 2012 at 09:48 AM

Agreed

Ohio_Cane

BTW Josh Witt still is having memory loss from his head injury, spoke to him a few days ago. So I do not blame UM for being extra cautious on the head injuries.

Posted by: Hassan | September 19, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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Sad to hear. Promising young man that had a bright future. Hope it doesn't effect him the rest of his life.

Tsully76

Sounds good UMIKE hit me up my e-mail address is terrance.sullivan24@gmail.com

UMike

Tsully..U got mail....Solar, will you be at the GT game?

Hassan

Pure Panther Cologne they have done studies 60% of the time it works everytime...

LaQuinton

Hassan I love that movie

UMike

Today was "team day" at my son's middle school..its when the kids dress out with their favorite sports team. Instead or wearing his normal Cane gear, my son decided to wear his Canespace Sean Taylor shirt, which after a few years fits him just right now lol

SOUP

By the end of the day on Saturday we'll know whether the U is busting out or whether we're busted.

Posted by: nemo2002 | September 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to this game.

Posted by: raizecane | September 19, 2012 at 08:30 AM

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Man up. Custom RaizeCane Game day recipe:

1. Mix a STRONG Cap'n N Coke.

2. Get your Canespace gear on.

3. Sit in your lucky chair (don't ask, yes, it is STILL lucky).

4. Do what U gotta do: Pray, beg, plead, grovel, use up all of your Karma for a victory but do NOT whine.

5. During kickoff: STAND UP!

6. After the first UM score do a shot of Cap'n and then mix another moderate drink.

7. At halftime get up and celebrate Miami's halftime LEAD.

8. Cut, copy and paste...Remember I told U this: Canes win 37-31.

9. Oh yeah and this: Dallas Crawford.

SOUP

My son decided to wear his Canespace Sean Taylor shirt, which after a few years fits him just right now lol

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2012 at 05:19 PM

That's how we roll!

solarcane

umike,
I thought I was going GT up here and UNC down in Fl but a change in work plans has me visiting beautiful South Carolina for a month or so from Oct 1, you guys have a blast at the game.
Stay off MARTA after midnight. Don't wander around near the GT campus alone after dark, keep a friend close by.
Lock all your good stuff in your trunk before you go into the stadium.

STAY OUT OF EAST POINT http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ga/east-point/crime/

note 100 is the safest neighborhoods in America while is 0 the most dangerous neighborhoods, also note the BIG 0 on East Point.

SOUP

New blog is up!

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