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April 30, 2014

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Terrance Sullivan

Allen Hurns

4-Real

Trayon Gray & Walt Tucker!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Mike D'Antoni leaving Lakerland.

86Cane

We be the Bass Masters!

We gonna get us some on Lake Istokpoga soon!!!

Who wants some???

86Cane

I will be at the Orlando event on Thursday night. Join me won't U?

Terrance Sullivan

Mike D'Antoni leaving Lakerland.

Posted by: The Dude | April 30, 2014 at 09:45 PM
Yesssss! As A life long Laker Fan I am on cloud 9 that Mr. Pringles is gone.

CaneRock

AL BLADES! SIETE!

CaneRock

LMAO! @ Mr. Pringles!

SJMPARMAN

Check out these tongue and cheek images for the Winston incident. Great humor. Make sure you read the comments. Some of these crab images are just hilarious. Rolling on the floor funny stuff.

http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/4/30/5669086/jameis-winston-stealing-crab-legs-is-the-internets-newest-meme

TLuv

Rosier>Kaaya

Old Skool

Istokpoga. I down wit it.

UMike

UM has declined an offer from Showtime to appear on a reality show modeled after HBO’s Hard Knocks, a UM official told me earlier today.

As TheBigLead.com reported Wednesday, Showtime was prepared to air about 13 episodes, chronicling the UM football program, every step of the way, from August through the end of the season.

“We talked to the production company off and on for the last two years,” a UM official said. “It was not the right time for us.”

UM rejected the offer earlier in April.

The school said The Big Lead inaccurately reported that UM has issues with the project’s production crew. UM said that was not the case.

This was simply a case of UM not being comfortable, at least for this season, with granting Showtime incredible access to detail whatever it wished about the Hurricanes football program.

As The Big Lead accurately reported, Ray Lewis would have been a producer on the project. His son plays on the team.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy

trianglecane

THE LAKERS ARE FREE!!!!!!!!

4-Real

This administration is against anything or anybody that will give our team the exposure it needs yet everyone still wants 2 defend these bastards! Sickening!

Lurker

Wrong 4-real. Unless UM has complete trust in the filmmakers, it's a big no-go. There's just too much downside with non UM people having that much access. Every little thing would become a secondary violation. That kind of scrutiny after what we've been through is asking for trouble.

UMike

I think I agree with Lurker.. it is a little to soon to let outsiders in to film every little thing. I agree with the statement "not the right time".

VA Cane

Access after the NCAA incident should worry anybody. Access to so many proved to be a bad thing, and I think UM knows that.

Most of all, even with a storied past, I do not see why you would want to feature a program that has fallen so far from prominence and relevance. The U 30 for 30 documented all the past glory, and while the U has been a historical institution, it is past tense. 10 years have passed since those days, and while it may seem cruel, the past is old hat. The MC5 said Future Is Now, and that really does make sense.

I want to know what is going on now, why you are so good why you matter in the college football world and how you have gone about doing it. I know your past what is Now? We are trying to get to Now, to matter.
JMO

86Cane

FROM STATE OF THE U:

CANES NEWS

MLS and UM Stadium Update []_[] Miami Herald

Everyone is clamoring for UM to get a new stadium. Whether it be closer to campus or just a smaller venue so that the games could be more intimidating for visiting teams; many are in agreement that Sun Life is just not a great fit for the Canes. Now step in David Beckham and his possible stadium deal at PortMiami.

WRONG! EVERYONE IS NOT CLAMORING FOR A NEW STADIUM, ONLY FOOLS BELIEVE THAT OR FOLLOW THAT ARTICLE THAT POSTED THE OTHER DAY.

ACC News

Coach Paul Johnson and Jon Barry Win Chick Fil-A Bowl Golf Tournament for 3rd Straight Year []_[] Twitter Post

If i'm not mistaken, Coach Golden won this in his first season as our Coach. Looks like the Yellow Jackets have had a strangle hold when it comes to this aspect of the rivalry. Hey, I'll take a win on a saturday over a win in a preseason golf tournament any day!

WRONG AGAIN! THEY WON IT FOR THE THIRD TIME BUT NOT THREE IN A ROW. GOLDEN AND TORRETTA WON IT LAST YEAR IN 2013.

UMike

I know Im not clamoring for a new stadium lol

canezilla


I think I agree with Lurker.. it is a little to soon to let outsiders in to film every little thing. I agree with the statement "not the right time".

Posted by: UMike | May 01, 2014 at 07:55 AM
PLUS FROM WATCHING THE FILM THEY MIGHT TIME OUR SNAP COUNT!! OH WAIT THEY ALREADY GOT THAT DOWN

UMike

haha zilla

UMike

Or they might learn about our 3rd down package, oh wait...

86Cane

OFF TOPIC WARNING:

Brunei on Thursday embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights.

The tiny Southeast Asian nation began phasing in a version of Shariah that allows for penalties such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery. Most of the punishments can be applied to non-Muslims, who account for about one-third of the 440,000 people in the oil-rich country.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has introduced the law as a "great achievement" for Brunei.

"The decision to implement the (Shariah penal code) is not for fun but is to obey Allah's command as written in the Quran," he said in a speech Wednesday to announce the launch first phase of the law.

From Thursday, Brunei citizens can be fined or jailed by Islamic courts for offences like not performing Friday prayers, pregnancy out of wedlock, propagating other religions and indecent behavior.

More severe punishments such as flogging, amputation of limbs and stoning for offences such as theft, adultery and sodomy will be introduced in phases over the next two years.

CaneRock

University of Miami women’s tennis singles player Stephanie Wagner and the doubles team of Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno were selected to compete in the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship.

Ranked 30th in the ITA singles rankings, Wagner was one of 49 at-large selections into the 64-player singles tournament. The sophomore from Amberg, Germany, was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team after posting a record of 20-4 (12-2 ACC). With an 18-4 record in dual matches, Wagner topped five ranked opponents this spring — including third-ranked Julia Elbaba in Miami’s regular-season finale.

Ranked 11th in the ITA doubles poll, Albuquerque and Riobueno were one of 22 doubles teams to receive an at-large selection to the 32-team tournament. As Miami’s top doubles duo, the pair finished the regular season with a 19-2 overall record and 10-1 mark in ACC play. This season, the pair has beaten five nationally-ranked opponents and has currently won nine of its past 10.

Sophomore Kelsey Laurente was selected as an alternate for the individual singles tournament, and Laurente and senior Melissa Bolivar were named an alternate team for doubles.

On the men’s side, senior Omar Aly was been named the eighth of nine alternates for the championship.

Aly, who has been ranked as high as No. 66 by the ITA this season, posted a 14-7 singles mark this season, with a 5-4 record in ACC play.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs May 15-20.


HawaiiCane

86, not on here!!!

86Cane

Hey, look at that, even CaneRock gots him some "Tennis Fever"! LOL

86Cane

86, not on here!!!

Posted by: HawaiiCane | May 01, 2014 at 08:50 AM

What are U gonna do, stone me?

CaneRock

If money is an issue, why doesn't UM just renegotiate their lease...

CaneRock

SOUP...nah, I post those articles for you & Terrance. Bout' the only time I watch tennis, is if I happen to catch Serena on TV LMAO! But I'll keep an eye out for our Lady Canes for sure though.

Ohio_Cane

This administration is against anything or anybody that will give our team the exposure it needs yet everyone still wants 2 defend these bastards! Sickening!

Posted by: 4-Real | May 01, 2014 at 07:41 AM
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This is a ridiculous thought process and has nothing to do with why they didn't move forward.

UMike

Its hard to renegotiate with you have no real leverage, but it looks like that might be what the University is going. As of right now, there is a fight going on about the location and other things. If there is even a stadium built, then UM can maybe leverage something if there is a REAL threat to leave, right now there is no threat. UM has it good at Sun Life anyway.

SOUP

ESPN Blog:

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/69908/al-golden-cant-catch-a-break

SOUP

1. If there is even a stadium built, then UM can maybe leverage something if there is a REAL threat to leave, right now there is no threat.

2. UM has it good at Sun Life anyway.

Posted by: UMike | May 01, 2014 at 09:23 AM

1. Correct.

2. Correct again!

UMike

I'm sure the Golden lovers are going to LOVE that ESPN article haha

Ohio_Cane

NO Cane fan "LOVES" to see anything involving UM when it's talking about bad breaks and suffering.

CaneRock

I agree UMike, with the upgrades that Ross has planned, UM's in as good a spot as they can be. But they put themselves in this spot, they should've just upgraded the OB when they had the chance.

UMike

Ohio.. the homers sure will love the word "clouds" in that article haha

CR, I think that was out of UM hands... I think.

SOUP

Last year, this time:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2013/05/full-speed-ahead-spring-tour-visits-orlando.html

SOUP

I'm sure the Golden lovers are going to LOVE that ESPN article haha

Posted by: UMike | May 01, 2014 at 09:32 AM

And I'm sure the Golden haters are going to HATE the ESPN article.

Which group are U in?

SOUP

Last year, in July:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2013/07/hurricane-club-is-busy-building-champions.html

30CINCO

NO Cane fan "LOVES" to see anything involving UM when it's talking about bad breaks and suffering.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 01, 2014 at 09:33 AM
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What does it say when "Canes Fans" enjoy it?

BEERicane

Lakers are far from "free" they are still strapped with Kobe's contract. And the next coach will have to take that on. They will be free in 2 years. The road will be long before they sniff greatness again.

CaneRock

Soooooo...when's the last time that our QB situation was under this much scrutiny, and we still ended up winning 10 games?

I say it was with Frank Costa, I remember that kid used to catch a lil' bit of hell from our fan-base.

SOUP

I think what UMike meant was it offers plenty of viable "excuses" to let Golden off the hook for this year AND previous years lack of performance by the team?

CaneRock

Depending on who’s talking, David Beckham’s proposed Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami is either a “land grab” by the retired English footballer and his investors — or a thorn in the side of Royal Caribbean Cruises and its “secret agenda” to develop the waterfront, publicly owned property.

Beckham’s group and its chief detractor, the Miami Seaport Alliance, traded those and other barbs Wednesday during a debate at the Downtown Bay Forum. It was the first time the two sides went up against each other in public, instead of on television.

If Beckham and his investors really intend to privately fund construction of a $250 million stadium to be used about 25 times a year, then they must plan to make their money by developing the remaining port property, argued John Fox, a Royal Caribbean lobbyist who heads the alliance.

“Either they’re bad business people, or there’s something else going on,” he said. “We think this might be a land grab.”

Miami Beckham United has said it could oversee the development of the entire, 36-acre port property after building a 25,000-seat stadium on about 12 acres, though the county would be able to bid the actual construction work to outside firms as well.

The group’s lobbyist, Neisen Kasdin, tried to turn the tables on Fox by suggesting Royal Caribbean, with its port headquarters, must have a “secret agenda” to develop the site itself. Port administrators had envisioned a major commercial development on the property.

“Sometimes where there’s smoke, there’s a smoke machine,” he said.

The Seaport Alliance, which includes cargo interests and auto magnate Norman Braman, unveiled a collection of television and radio ads last week comparing Beckham’s stadium to the unpopular ballpark deal for the Miami Marlins. The Latin American Business Association has signed onto the coalition, as have 11 mayors from cities across Miami-Dade County, including Homestead, Coral Gables and North Miami Beach.

With Beckham’s group pledging to pay for stadium construction and to pay a market-rate lease for public property, the soccer debate has centered instead on where a stadium could go. (The group is seeking a state subsidy that acts like a sales-tax rebate.)

As alternatives to the port, the group has mentioned sites next to Marlins Park, by the airport’s Intermodal Center and at Florida International University. But County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is still in talks with Beckham’s representatives over a potential port deal.

“The port does not have to be the site, but it has to be downtown or near downtown,” Kasdin said, citing the success of other MLS teams such as Seattle and Portland.

Fox scoffed at the suggestion, noting that most MLS teams play outside of urban centers and adding that the league doesn’t have a high enough profile to merit more prominent locations.

“This is not World Cup soccer. It’s not FIFA soccer,” he said, referring to soccer’s world governing body. “It’s usually on ESPN4.”

MLS fans were quick to note on Twitter that there is no ESPN4, and FIFA doesn’t actually run a league (only tournaments like the World Cup). Kasdin said Beckham is joining the league as a franchise owner in part to elevate its profile.

But Fox’s broader point was that the port is expected to grow its cargo and cruise business in the future and could find better uses for its southwest corner, which is too shallow to accommodate large ships. Cargo containers could be stored there, he said — and was promptly rebuffed by Kasdin, who said such a sight across from downtown would be an eyesore.

Royal Caribbean is the only major cruise company against the stadium because it’s interested in maintaining its favorable rent terms at the port, Kasdin said. He questioned the firm’s commitment to Miami, given that it recently moved some ships to Port Everglades.

Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line have stayed out of the stadium controversy because of their own downtown interests, Fox countered.

Carnival’s owner, Micky Arison, also owns the Miami Heat, which is trying to extend its county lease for AmericanAirlines Arena. Norwegian’s top shareholder is Genting Hong Kong, part of the Malaysian-based conglomerate that includes Resorts World Miami, which runs a gambling ship out of PortMiami and hopes to build a casino resort at the site of the old Miami Herald building.

UMike

I'm sure the Golden lovers are going to LOVE that ESPN article haha

Posted by: UMike | May 01, 2014 at 09:32 AM

And I'm sure the Golden haters are going to HATE the ESPN article.

Which group are U in?

Posted by: SOUP | May 01, 2014 at 09:40 AM

Im just tired of hearing and reading excuses. Going back to the end of the Coker years we have pretty much sucked and its getting real old. We are hoping for 9-10 win seasons instead of expecting them. This staff has absolutely ZERO excuses left to burn. Plenty of teams lose their QB's.. its not like we had an All-ACC QB returning lol....Im not a Golden hater nor lover, Im somewhere in the middle I guess. I think he should of let D'No go and I think he has been more of a salesman than a coach. But he has also done really good things here. But none of it matters if he cant win.

UMike

I think what UMike meant was it offers plenty of viable "excuses" to let Golden off the hook for this year AND previous years lack of performance by the team?

Posted by: SOUP | May 01, 2014 at 09:52 AM

This.

UMike

I just want my Canes back... is that to much to ask? The Canes that actually blow out the teams they were suppose to beat, not the Canes that lose 1-2 games a year to the likes of UVA, WF, Duke, Maryland etc. I want the Canes that shuts down All American players, not the Canes that turn average players into All Americans. I want the Canes that ALWAYS played their best on the biggest stage, not the Canes the get embarrassed every time they are on national tv in big games.

UMike

Also.. Williams going down might be a good thing for UM. Obviously, I dont hope any kid gets hurt, but if Olsen or Kaaya is REALLY the future of this program it could be a blessing.

VA Cane

I don't think we need a program similar to Hard Knocks to get exposure. I did not care for that kind of stuff,and I do not care for insiders or outsiders knowing all of my business and ways. The only people who know my info is my team, coaches and parents. I am hush hush with the directors of the league, other coaches, even the HS coaches around here. I like all of them, and I am very polite. I just keep my distance, and am considered a lone wolf; a nice guy who is focused. I keep my plans and specs close to the vest. I share more on here than anywhere, and I have decided this year I will simply tell you the outcome of games. My philosophies have been expressed and probably repeated far too many times, so we will keep it to W-L. I would not want Lurker to be upset,questioning and concerned, so practice, drills, ideas, concepts, new schemes will not come up at all.

AG and staff have QB and defensive concerns that need to be worked on. They will need to focus on these issues. The last thing they need is attention diverted from important issues and people who are looking to cause trouble for them. One final thought regarding exposure and attention: Winning solves everything. JMO

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