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April 13, 2015

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Terrance Sullivan

The Lady Canes tennis team is playing great keep it going ladies. Thank U KYCANE for the update Brotha.

KYcane

Ladies Tennis


"The Hurricanes are now No. 16 in the country and continued their streak of being ranked in the top 20 every week this season. Miami (14-5, 10-2 ACC) posted a pair of ACC road victories over the weekend, winning 5-2 at Notre Dame, then No. 31 and now No. 33, and 6-1 at Louisville."

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http://m.hurricanesports.com


Lurker

The Light shakes are soooooo good. I'm a sucker for the pineapple

SOUP

Just for the record:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2012/03/the-old-girl-gives-birth.html

SOUP

The Miami Orange Bowl was an outdoor athletic stadium in Miami, Florida, west of downtown in Little Havana. Considered a landmark, it was the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes college football team. It also hosted the professional Miami Dolphins for their first 21 seasons, until the opening of Joe Robbie Stadium (now Sun Life Stadium) in nearby Miami Gardens in 1987. The stadium was the temporary home of the FIU Golden Panthers while its FIU Stadium underwent expansion during the 2007 season.

From 1966 to 1968, and in the 1970s a live dolphin was situated in a water tank in the open (east) end of the Orange Bowl. He would jump in the tank to celebrate touchdowns and field goals. The tank that was set up in the 1970s was manufactured by Evan Bush and maintained during the games by Evan Bush and Dene Whitaker. Flipper was removed from the Orange Bowl after 1968 to save costs and the 1970s due to stress. In the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Snowflake, a live dolphin who does special behaviors after the Dolphins score a touchdown, was the basis of the film after he is kidnapped as part of a revenge plot against Dan Marino.

Originally known as Burdine Stadium when opened in 1937, it was renamed in 1959 for the Orange Bowl, college football bowl game which was played at the Orange Bowl following every season from 1938 to 1995. The event was moved to Dolphin Stadium beginning in 1996. In 1999, the bowl game was hosted at the Orange Bowl for one final time due to a scheduling conflict. The minor league Miami Marlins baseball team occasionally played games in the Orange Bowl from 1956 to 1960.

The stadium was on a large block bounded by Northwest 3rd Street (south), Northwest 16th Avenue (west), Northwest 6th Street (north) and Northwest 14th Avenue (east, the open end of the stadium).

The Orange Bowl was demolished in 2008 and the site is now occupied by Marlins Park, the home of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

SOUP

the OB was sacred, totally different circumstances.

Posted by: The Dude | April 15, 2015 at 05:56 PM

AMEN

SOUP

Lurker...LOVE me some Canes baseball!

Can I get a Mark Light Shake delivered?

SOUP

UMike...there is an AM delivery schedule for U.

Lurker

Baseball canes are having a hell of a year so far.

Best overall w/l record (in and out of conference) in the ACC. Best record by far in the Coastal and just a game behind Louisville (Atlantic) for best overall (Coastal and Atlantic) ACC record.

Terrance Sullivan

Canes beat UCF 4-2 for it's 9th straight win. Boom Baby!

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ The OB was sacred, totally different circumstances. Lol.

CaneRock

The voters don't always get it right though...3 times they rejected measures to renovate the OB.

RCCF

This is the BEST write up I have seen in a very long time and I am happy to now post because of it...thank U UMike for saying what needed to be said...thank U Soup/86 for not shutting the place down....

Still Not Ready to 12%
But I feel much better now..

Herbieibis

Great blog I mike. Some of u can say things and it doesn't matter, while some of us has to be careful. I live in North Carolina and personally I don't think there is a bigger fan than myself in this state. I got the tats to prove it. I've been a fan for 33 years and I've been commenting on this site for at least 4 or 5 years and at times I haven't been to nice with some of my comments about the state of the team. I know what they used to be before the ships and then what they became while winning those ships, to see them as they are now, pisses me off. We all keep waiting for the next year to come so things will back to normal, well 12 years and counting later we are still waiting. I know what this team needs to get back and so do most of you and when the defense returns u shall all see. I have never wavered in my love for this team and I am as diehard as there is. I may bitch, gripe, bellyache, and rant but make no mistake I love the "u". It's hard to be positive when things remain the same and thus a lot of negatism but I keep hoping just like the rest of u that this will be the year that we will be back among the elite. The networks keep hoping to, because they keep showing us on tv.

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 11m11 minutes ago

Recruiting: #Swag16 commit Jack Allison (@Jackof2016) now Scout's top QB in Florida #Canes http://sbnation.com/e/8185838?utm_campaign=stateoftheu&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Lurker

Again, I'm playing Devil's advocate, but there indeed may be a NEED for a new stadium if getting a Super Bowl hinges on it.

That's one of the main reasons for the Dolphins stadium redesign. That's well documented. Well that, and the overall shitty original design necessitated by it being a dual purpose, baseball/football stadium.

Go Canes

@mattyports: More than 25 years ago, this recruit's dad turned down the Hurricanes. Can UM flip the script? http://t.co/EGBxmlL4V1 http://t.co/WRbYuuhi5e

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ but the stadiums are already raking in huge benefits for the city. There's no NEED for a new stadium in San Diego, everyone is already winning. Except the Spanos' think they can make more with a new stadium paid for by the tax payers. It's hysterical they don't want the Mission Valley location anymore too.

Go Canes

@caneswatch: Ex-Hurricane Shayon Green signed with Pittsburgh Steelers following recent UM Pro Day. http://t.co/okHubMqEdY

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^^I do hate how these owners try to weasel out of paying what they should be paying for a stadium!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Posted by: Lurker | April 15, 2015 at 01:43 PM

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Agreed.....There is a lot of business that thrive from having a stadium in their city!!! That's just more tax money the county/city can get so they can blow it on stupid thing they buy....LOL. It's a win win for everybody, IMO.

Lurker

As far as the Dolphins stadium, how do we know the city won't recoup its monetary inputs (for maintenance, liability, etc), and then some, coming out with a steady revenue stream and a positive ROI?

Just playing devil's advocate.

I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes and definitely not trying to start anything, but platitudes like "welfare for billionaires" are nice political slogans, but they generally mean nothing unless backed up by the cold hard reality of a verified balance sheet, or solid financial projections.

I'm not saying these projects are good ideas, bad ideas, or in between. I'm just saying I personally don't have enough solid information to pass judgement. I know I'll get a couple of links thrown my way, which I'll read, but unless these links are backed by solid verifiable metrics, I can't give an informed opinion. If I were a voting citizen in Miami Gardens, I would take the time to look at all aspects before I came to a conclusion.

Having said that, Ross didn't get what he wanted, as he had to put in a significant investment of his own. Compared to other stadium deals in other areas, they did pretty well down here in terms of having Ross assume more financial risk. For example, the baseball stadium in Dade, or the Glazers in Tampa

Ohio_Cane

ESPN ACC ‏@ESPN_ACC 1m1 minute ago

A full offseason with Miami has been essential to Brad Kaaya's development. http://es.pn/1FL8sot

Sarasota 'cane

I read somewhere that Georgia State might buy Turner Field from the city.

UMike

I read that the Miami Heat were suppose to help with homeless in Miami and never did...not sure the details, but they basically took the money and ran, forgetting their promises.

Sarasota 'cane

I have no doubt the experience will improve for the Braves fan base, there's just no reason that the taxpayers should have to pay for it outside of buying a ticket.

And Go canes is right about the Dolphins. Ross is going to "donate" the stadium to the city of Miami Gardens. For that "gift" the city will be given all of the expense of maintaining the stadium, plus they will assume all of the liability. Then in 10-20 years they'll either squeeze the community for a new stadium or they'll move the team to another town.

It's welfare for billionaires. These franchises do not come close to paying back the free money we give them.

Lurker

I doubt it CR. Maintenance, upkeep, and overall cost on a stadium that large is not worth it if you're only going to be putting small events in it.

CaneRock


I heard they are tearing down that stadium when the Braves move out.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 15, 2015 at 11:21 AM

"Tearing it down"?

Fulton County can't find a useful & profitable way to convert that stadium to something else?

j.w.

Fantastic blog! Loved reading this one.


I think responses to commits like "Just more time for them to decommit" or this kid can really be a player responded to with "Too bad it's wasted with this staff" are the things this blog can do without.

Responding to every little thing with a shot is just counterproductive and has no purpose other than to annoy.

To me, things like that are what was killing this blog, not differing opinions.

Jmo...

Posted by: Go Canes | April 14, 2015 at 07:12 AM

Go, you have good points. But, (here I go offering unsolicited advice), reminding bloggers that you knew everything is awesome when something goes right annoys just as much. You're a good fan, I wish I could be as positive often times, and you get a lot of flack for it, which is not cool. But the other side isn't made up of only the "bad" fans either.

thirstybuzzardcane

As far as the Falcons go, there is no reason to build a new stadium......That is just plain dumb!!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane


There is nothing wrong with Turner Field. The Braves moved the team to Cobb County because the low intellect voters here cannot see a bad deal unless it's steamed and served with drawn butter.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 14, 2015 at 08:11 PM


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I think the voters are smart on this one. It's good for both parties to have the Braves in Cobb county. The stadium right now sits in southeast Atlanta so getting to the stadium is almost impossible during rush hour (If anyone been to Atlanta they would know).

With a smaller stadium they're building, and being a lot farther north will help pull more of their fan base from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama.

It will create a lot of jobs for the people of Cobb County. Just think of all the restaurants, hotels, office buildings that will be built. Your looking at billions of dollars being pumped into the city.

thirstybuzzardcane


People are complaining, but the voters voted in both the Falcons and Braves new stadium. That's how the system works, even if we don't like the result.

Posted by: Lurker | April 14, 2015 at 10:01 PM


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The Braves don't own Turner Field and I believe there rents up in 2017. That's why they are building a new stadium, so the owners can make money off parking and concessions.....It's kind of like what the Hurricanes are dealing with, with Joe Robbie.

Turner Field has been paid for and then some from the Olympic Committee! I heard they are tearing down that stadium when the Braves move out. As a Braves fan, I'm happy the direction this teams going!

Ohio_Cane

Old Skool, are U serious?

Old Skool

As the verdict of life in prison without possibility of parole was read, Hernandez looked over to his weeping mother and fiancee and said "It's okay. At least, it wasn't two life sentences."

Old Skool

Murder, it's a Gator Thing

Demons

Life ,is that Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence type LIFE

Lurker

Go Canes
Hernandez going down.

Posted by: Go Canes | April 15, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Yes he will be. On a regular basis.

Ohio_Cane

SportsCenter ‏@SportsCenter now11 seconds ago

Aaron Hernandez faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Ohio_Cane

RT @ESPNMichele: Hernandez jury on first degree murder charge: GUILTY

Go Canes

@AP: BREAKING: Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder.

Go Canes

Hernandez going down.

Terrance Sullivan

Cane Envy the experience at Sun Life should get much better starting this year and moving forward.

Go Canes

This picture shows how much closer the stands will be.

Should be a massive improvement.

@Jessehmarks: If you have not seen a 3d view of the new SunLife Stadium check it out and buy season tix too!
http://t.co/Dee1PEVM7C http://t.co/UuiJ7wwkmD

Go Canes

@YahooSports: Bowl payouts top $500 million for the first time, up $200 million from last year: http://t.co/rsnZfrGoeJ

UMike

Laron Byrd signed with the Dolphins

Lurker

No problem Sarasota The one that's really a head scratcher is the Braves. Tuner field isn't that old.

Go Canes

@mattyports: [ICYMI] Carolina clearly wants Ereck Flowers, but will be be there? Plus buzz on other Hurricanes prospects. https://t.co/K9xTA0Vg6Y

Go Canes

There will be massive public contributions to Dolphin Stadium, it was all just disguised.

Go Canes

Would love to see this:

@mattyports: Al Golden strongly supports early signing period, which could soon come to pass in CFB: http://t.co/JuyLdPGN4Y http://t.co/7ZVTqNFVvB

Dude on a Pale Horse

Nothing is wrong with Qualcomm stadium either, except that it's no the shiniest new thing. Look how the Chargere are trying to do over San Diegans.

Sarasota 'cane

Agreed. My bad for being a dick. And I was referring to the folks we vote into office. It's all back room BS.

Lurker

Actually the people I know up there think it's stupid.

Neither stadium is that old.

I don't know about the falcon Stadium, but I was just going by your comments about the voters.

"low intellect voters here cannot see a bad deal unless it's steamed" Those are your words, from which I assumed you were blaming the voters. Obviously, at the very least, voters put in those commissioners that vote these deals in, do they not? I'm asking.

Those local governments are elected. Do something about it.

Let's not get hostility get the better of us.

Sarasota 'cane

Wrong again Lurker...

http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2014/05/31/atlanta-braves-cobb-county-turner-field

http://clatl.com/atlanta/what-does-atlanta-get-from-a-new-falcons-stadium/Content?oid=6922125

There are 50 more articles for each team which support my position. And look no further than the Miami Dolphins as to why there will never ever be any public input on corporate welfare for these billionaire owners.

Now we'll put the fox in charge of funding/building the hen house, but we'll never be given the choice of whether a new hen house is warranted.

Lurker

I have family in Atlanta.

People are complaining, but the voters voted in both the Falcons and Braves new stadium. That's how the system works, even if we don't like the result.

Terrance Sullivan

Sarasota Is bringing the Heat. Keep bringing it my Brotha.

Sarasota 'cane

You know what's funny rock is I was talking about the Falcons new stadium since I live in Fulton County. What the Braves are doing to Cobb County is borderline criminal.

There is nothing wrong with Turner Field. The Braves moved the team to Cobb County because the low intellect voters here cannot see a bad deal unless it's steamed and served with drawn butter.

CaneRock

Sota...what was wrong with Turner Field? Went to a Braves-Phillies game in 2010, and I thought it was a very nice ballpark.

Dude on a Pale Horse

True that. 40-3, yuck. I wanted Coker gone so bad after that loss.

Sarasota 'cane

The world fell into chaos when UM lost to LSU here in Atlanta!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Sota,

If the world falls into chaos, you are welcome in my neck of the woods any day.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^^ ding ding ding. Lol. Nothing beats the corporate welfare state.

Sarasota 'cane

So the 1 billion dollar stadium here in Atlanta is now 1.5 billion. And everyone here in Fulton County are still consumed with mythical "crab eating" poor people because they are too stupid to see real welfare abuse, even when it hits them right in their own pockets.

Sarasota 'cane

Great blog post UMike! You don't owe anyone here an apology for anything you have ever posted.

There's a huge difference between being positive and just plain delusional.

thirstybuzzardcane

Things Miami Fans Say:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK53hl54sek

CaneRock

LMAO!...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Yfjzfe_nA

CaneRock

Ain't it Coke. UMike hit dat bih out the park like B-Rabbit on 8 Mile.

CoCane

UMike!

Best blog write up. EVER

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir Rock.

CaneRock

Tell you what though, if Indy ends up with either Duke or PD4, that offense will go from potent, to illegal.

CaneRock

Terrance...McShay said Baltimore was one possibility. Long as He doesn't end up in Buffalo,NE, & NY, I'm good...same with Duke.

Terrance Sullivan

I hope my Ravens pick PD4.

CaneRock

McShay says PD4 can move up to the 1st Rd., in the mid to late 20s.

Terrance Sullivan

UMike I will link some of Us up on Facebook and let's pick a game Probably Duke or North Carolina.

Demons

'Taps'playing ,the long rendition until tonight for the 'Heat'

Terrance Sullivan

Correction UMike we are about 3 and 1/2 hours to 4 hours apart.

Demons

love the meat on the stick , good thing you didn't do the d&&k in the box thing .

Demons

Umike, mad props and laying it out there , you said what most of us wanted to , dude you hit it that one out of the park.

Lurker

I didn't see your post before I posted, old skool, we are thinking alike!

Terrance Sullivan

Birmingham works fine. U can come South on I-59.I can come North on I-65. I got some buddies that are Canes fans that live in Metro Birmingham and along with my buddies here in Metro Montgomery probably could meet up at a Sports Bar in Five Points South or Downtown Birmingham, or something like that. Go Canes!

Lurker

Desecrates?

That's a word that's a word that should be reserved for something that should be revered, for example, a religious symbol. Not for the dirt and grass clownish caricature that he's standing on, in a town where the university and the cops help cover up player crimes, and sell their souls to the devil for a shot to win more games.

Screw FSU

Old Skool

Desecrates?????

The FSU logo is a sacred place. What a crock!!!

The American Military cemtetaries at Omaha Beach and Normandy are sacred places.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a sacred place.

A logo in the middle of Doak Campbell doesn't even begin to compare. It's just more media hyperbole from Fox.

UMike

Did dude say desecrates? lol

NativeCane

Great article UMike, Soup may be the Heart of the Blog............ but U are the Guts!

A real fighter!

Dem Canes!!!

Go Canes

Story has gone national.

Awesome:

@FOXSports: #Miami recruit desecrates #FloridaState logo at Doak Campbell. #CFBAM w/ @TMitrosilis: http://t.co/FihzqRj2j9 http://t.co/6MKkmTlvUq

UMike

TSully...were gonna have to link up one of these weekends...any big city halfway or close to? I've never been to Bama before

Da U N Houston

Great blog post homie, hater or homer, you brought the truth!!!!

All of this will be squashed in 2015 imo.
A. AG wins 9+ wins and we bring in a great class.

B. AG fails (7 wins) and he is kept (which I doubt) and we loose the class and fan base completly.

C. AG fails and new coach comes in and saves the class.

Terrance Sullivan

Probably 4 and 1/2 hours Brotha. Via I-65 to Birmingham then taking I-59 to Chattanooga and vice versa.

UMike

Yooper..I 100% agree

YooperCane

Awesome, well written and point well taken! Umike you da man! You make a great point, we are all Cane fans in our own ways...right or wrong. One important thing I will point out is the child like name calling that has gone on here. Those who have done it know who they are. We are a brotherhood and we should treat each other as such, everyone one here puts their pants on the same way. We all bleed orange and green and have the same passion for our Canes. As far as I am concerned we are all family here on the Space so lets treat each other as such. We MUST protect this house and the family here in.
GO CANES!

SinisterCane

Golden better win

Sinistercane

Morning Spacers

UMike

TSully in tha buildin!! T, how far are you from Chattanooga?

Terrance Sullivan

UMike U are the man!

UMike

And Go Canes...I praise you man for always staying so positive in light of all the negative that has happened to this program over the last few years or so. In real life I am that person, just ask TSully he is on my Facebook lol...I know you catch a lot of shyt around here but we do respect you, you have certainly earned that.

UMike

Go Canes...I can agree with that for the most part, but since those comments a lot of the times turn out to be true that is why they are said lol....those comments dont kill a blog imo...taking away the freedom to have those opinions do. For every nancy that makes those comments there is a homer making outlandish statements based on nothing more than being a homer lol....it goes both ways. I dont think it is done to annoy at all, it just annoys you cause you're a homer, just like the homer comments annoy me cause im a hater lol... The debate is healthy...this is a well balanced blog. We all cant be homers 100% of the time, especially when things arent all fine and dandy at the moment. But we also cant be nancys 100% of the time.

As long as the debate stays clean and not personal were all good imo.

Go Canes

I think responses to commits like "Just more time for them to decommit" or this kid can really be a player responded to with "Too bad it's wasted with this staff" are the things this blog can do without.

Responding to every little thing with a shot is just counterproductive and has no purpose other than to annoy.

To me, things like that are what was killing this blog, not differing opinions.

Jmo...

UMike

Thanks for the love guys..and as always, thanks SOUP for allowing me to contribute.

Lurker..would you believe me if I told you that last part about people on a stick mysteriously appeared AFTER I submitted my blog article lol

Also, kinda cool the little kid in the first pic is the same, but much older, kid in 2nd and 7th pics lol...man time flies...

VfB_Cane

UMike, mad respect for you. This is the best blog post I've seen here (and I've been reading for years).

Many people fail to understand the difference between "hope for" and "expect".
If I hope for the Canes to lose 5 or more games next season, I am not a fan. We should always hope that next season is the time when we will go undefeated.
Expectations, on the other hand, are a totally different thing. They are based on experience, reflection, analysis (remember the "By the numbers" blogs?). And it is only natural that after a decade of mediocrity and in the wake of a losing season, it is not realistic to expect an ACC title, undefeated record etc.

Saying as much does not make you less of a fan, as UMike has so eloquently stated.

WWIN

^^^^^ I agree 100%! You know you my boy Tsully!

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly. Nothing wrong with having Homers and Negatives we balance each other out. Just giving U grief my dude. Wax on! Wax Off! It's put up or shut up in 2015. Time for Coach Golden and company to get it done or UHaul gonna be moving his belongings from Miami. That is all. I love each and every one of U. We Canespace FAM.

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