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March 18, 2020

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86Cane

I will say this in exiting tonight:

I am damn proud of this place.

I am amazed every day about the success.

I am happy about the long time fans on here.

I think that this is my contribution to UM.

After that, I am at peace to the fanbase.

Harry Miller

Tom , I don't know what I would do without this
Blog, I really don't. I look forward to reading it every morning, middle of the day and every night.
I sure wouldn't know as much about the Canes.
I sure wouldn't have a canes family that's for dam sure. There are so many great Cane's people on here
that I wouldn't have the honor of knowing. Feels like I know them all.

I hope to meet a few more in person this year.

Terrance M Sullivan

Love My Canespace Family! Apparently Football Practice resumes on August 1st according to Blake James per Barry Jackson Twitter Account.

nemo2020

Look at:

1. #7 is from Puerto Rico and they can't get him to come to Miami? He is going to Illinois.

Posted by: 58 Straight | March 18, 2020 at 02:40 PM

No problem, because Coach Larrañaga has a "double-secret" oral commitment from a 5' 6" prospect in Tasmania. "No other D1 team was recruiting him. But when I saw him play on YouTube," Coach L said, "I knew right away that he would fit in perfectly here at UM. He's our kind of player!"

raizecane

No doubt there is some crazy shit happening in the world today. My wife is out of work for 3 weeks (maybe more) but we wil survive. We have no choice.

Also, living in Florida and dealing with Hurricanes, going 2 -3 weeks in self isolation with A/C, power, access to fuel, food and cable isn't so bad.

raizecane

Great article soup.....but we will move on, schools will open, the market will bounce back and we will hear the sounds of people cheering when our Canes run the score up this coming season.

I just checked to see how much cash I have on hand and it's around $14.50

pb

Posted by: nemo2020 | March 19, 2020 at 10:10 AM

We actually have two of the top 100 players in the country coming in next year.

6'6" 225 pound Matt Cross (#80 overall)
6'6" Earl Timberlake ( #25 overall).

nemo2020

PB, good news! Some signs of life, perhaps, and not just rigamortis.
Where in the top 100 does UM's recruiting class rank nationwide? How does it rank compared to other ACC schools?
Thanks! Stay well!

86Cane

We actually have two of the top 100 players in the country coming in next year.

6'6" 225 pound Matt Cross (#80 overall)
6'6" Earl Timberlake ( #25 overall).

Posted by: pb | March 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Neither one is a point guard.

Please fix this and we can talk.

86Cane

I just checked to see how much cash I have on hand and it's around $14.50

Posted by: raizecane | March 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM

Trump is going to send you $1000 each to help out.

If you need immediate help hit me up by text.

raizecane

Trump is going to send you $1000 each to help out.

If you need immediate help hit me up by text.

Posted by: 86Cane | March 19, 2020 at 01:20 PM

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I will be ok brother but thanks for the offer. Another reason to love this place.

solarcane

Mark Cuban a class self made multi millionaire.
Going pay his hourly wage employees full wages all the way through as though NBA games were playing every night. Extending his hand to give work to other people that have lost their source of income also.

Good to see some people that have it made not turn their backs on people that count on them.

The Mark Cubans, Dolly Partons, Bruce Springsteens and others that don't forget where they came from get a pat on the back when they stand up to help.

CGNC

I am able to work from home remotely if need be. My daughter however has two jobs, one is a server which she just lost and the other is in-home CNA which she is trying to pick up other shifts and doesn't pay very much. I am going to have to help with her rent next month.

Could be worse. Everyone hang in there

solarcane

Good luck CG hang tough girl.

solarcane

Posted by: raizecane | March 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM
raizecane
Trump is going to send you $1000


raize,
I know it is going to be tempting but for the love of God dont blow the whole grand on a shiny new wiener

raizecane

raize,
I know it is going to be tempting but for the love of God dont blow the whole grand on a shiny new wiener

Posted by: solarcane | March 19, 2020 at 03:45 PM

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DAMN IT MAN!!! Thanks for talking me out of it....

58 Straight

but for the love of God dont blow the whole grand on a shiny new wiener

Posted by: solarcane | March 19, 2020 at 03:45 PM

Shirley, that CANNOT be what she said?

solarcane


Shea Dixon
@Sheadixon
· 4h
BREAKING: #LSU has landed a commitment during the NCAA's dead period.

The Tigers just reeled in Florida safety Dakota Mitchell, who has 30+ scholarship offers.

LSU safeties coach Bill Busch gets a big win here.

solarcane

Rohan Marley
@Romarley
·

All men are endowed with natural responsibility. This responsibility is in turn distributed and delegated to all according to his gift, and it is expected of each one to fulfill his responsibility. H.I.M
#LIONORDER Crown

HerbieIbis

OSU already has 11 top 300 players for the class of 21 that have verballed, one ahead of Clemson.
UNC has 5.
Got to have at least a 10 win season and even that might not help the 21 class. A ton of talent in So.Flo. and not a lot have us #1 at this point. Long way to go but Flo. Will be a thorn in our side. They lead for Taylor and from what I read Collins wants to go to Flo. But mom is the only hold back, as she wants him close to home. Getting those 2 dudes our DT position would be set for some years to come.
William's who plays safety and who once was verballed to us is projected to go to Georgia.
Manny has got to work some magic and help these heroes to understand, if they stay home we could be what Bama and a few others have been, without leaving home.
I know some of this has to do with our play on the field but the real problem to me is this sorry azz conference we play in.

solarcane

OK This is for sure the best thing you will see in a long time.

Guy goes into a grocery store and buys every item, takes them through the registers one item at a time. Buys every person that comes in the store their groceries, Takes the groceries he bought for himself truck load after truck load to a homeless shelter.

these are the guys from the MisterBeast site
awesome

https://youtu.be/ha4tRQwKIUg

AeroCane

Herb
Problem is we’ve been saying this and hoping this for what, like 15 years
It sickens and saddens me we’ve fallen so far that kids from south Florida would rather go north and play in snow or that gross city of Gainesville or that grosser city of Tuscaloosa

Old Skool

Brady to the Bucs
Giselle get TB
Jameis: just another a free agent crab leg thief

Terrance M Sullivan

Prayers everything gets better for your Daughter soon CGNC. Love U My Friend!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: raizecane | March 19, 2020 at 01:21 PM

I've never posted about it, and neither has he, but in the last recession over a decade ago, I found myself a little hard up during football season and Tom, on his own I assume, sent me a little monetary help as a token of appreciation, before we had ever met in real life mind you, when he found out some of the details of my predicament then. Most would probably try and say it wasn't really that much, but, at the time, it was unbelievably generous of him and I am grateful to this day he was kind enough to offer me help as it was stretched by me quite a long way then.

It's why when commenters try and slag him on his own blog I know they're ignorant morons who don't know him at all or can't and won't appreciate the guy for his generous personality, which is funny because he's the bad sibling between him and his brother so if you can't get along with Tom, you're the jerk obviously!

Anyway, hope you're going to be alright Noel, that goes for the rest of the quality blobbers on here too. Just know Tom's legit when he offers to help friends like yourself ,as I can attest to from personal experience.

solarcane

Well said OGV,

Tom/soup is a genuine good guy.

He probably doesn't remember this, but it made an impression on me.

There was a video of some black women fighting in a gas station in Ocala.

The video went viral, and because one of Tom's friends lived in Ocala it made its way onto Canespace.

Tom commented that the women weren't a disgrace, it was the people that found the video humorous that were a disgrace, and he said the whole thing made him sad.

I know a lot of us have had private interactions with Tom and appreciate his character.

Thanks OGV for sharing that and giving Tom props for being a good person.

solarcane

sully,
Brother I know you were facing some tough times right before this stuff hit. I hope you are OK and know people care about your well being.

86Cane

Wow, I really wasn't expecting that! It is always amazing the things that people remember and that make an impact on their lives and their views of others. To tell the truth I had forgotten about both of those situations that OGV and Solar remembered so well. But as soon as they mentioned them I did remember them very clearly.

You guys have humbled me and made me feel worthy of being your friend. I have been blessed and always try to do the right thing and be generous with my time and resources when I can.

In my view life is pretty simple (K.I.S.S.): "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

There is way too much ugliness in the world to need to repeat it or spread it. Instead spread love and cheer and good will and the world will be a better place for all of us to live in.

Be calm and carry on.

Oh, and wash your hands too!

Old Skool

Oh, and wash your hands too!

Posted by: 86Cane | March 20, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Anything you want to keep new and shiny you should wash.

pb

You da man Tom.

CGNC


Oh, and wash your hands too!

Posted by: 86Cane | March 20, 2020 at 12:15 PM


Now THAT is what she said lol

CGNC

OGV that was a nice story and Tom that was nice of you.

TSully, how are YOU doing?

Every little thing is going to be alright...

solarcane

Now THAT is what she said lol

Posted by: CGNC | March 20, 2020 at 02:40 PM

Lol!!

Terrance M Sullivan

Thank U Solar and CGNC Yes I am on unemployment and just surviving have cut my spending way back Hopefully I will find employment again at least by Summertime hopefully ASAP but with the current conditions who knows. Just trying to stay as optimistic as I can be but The Realist In Me Knows it may take awhile. I want to Thank Everyone Here at The Space for helping keeping me Sane. Hopefully I am contributing to helping keeping you all sane. Love U All!

roachcane77

Hang in there Spacers!

Love all you guys, (and gals!)

This TOO shall pass!

Nice of you to share your story OGV... SOUP is truly, The MAN!

We'll be back at it EVENTUALLY... (STILL some tough times ahead), but it's nice to see so many companies and restaurants stepping up to help families. (And the HEALTH CARE workers are just incredible.)👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Don't forget to try to get out and get some fresh air everyday folks! 😊

solarcane

So looking back, sitting in the Orange Bowl in the mid 70s with no one sitting within 3 rows of you wasn't such a bad thing after all.
The only disaster we faced was Coach Selmer.

86Cane

Rohan Marley
@Romarley
·

All men are endowed with natural responsibility. This responsibility is in turn distributed and delegated to all according to his gift, and it is expected of each one to fulfill his responsibility. H.I.M
#LIONORDER Crown

Posted by: solarcane | March 19, 2020 at 07:20 PM

How profound that you should post this quote one day before all of these revelations all came out.

#PurposeDrivenLife

#FollowTheGoldenRule

#GoodKarma

86Cane

So looking back, sitting in the Orange Bowl in the mid 70s with no one sitting within 3 rows of you wasn't such a bad thing after all.

Posted by: solarcane | March 20, 2020 at 04:17 PM

And don't forget...Ooooh that smell!

solarcane

And don't forget...Ooooh that smell!

Posted by: 86Cane | March 20, 2020 at 04:37 PM

Kind of a warm piss/beer/Arroz con pollo/sweat aroma as I remember.

solarcane

Posted by: 86Cane | March 20, 2020 at 04:35 PM

amen

Sometimes you never know how far you can go until you have gone too far,
then sometimes you realize what your mom and pop were trying to teach you was gold, and you try and pay it forward.

solarcane


A good article on Canes being home with their families how much they miss football, and how their parents are dealing with them.

If you cant get it Ill paste it in later

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article241369961.html

solarcane


"It looks a lot, on the surface, like arguably UM’s most successful basketball team in its history."


quote from sun sentinel on next seasons Miami Hurricane Basketball team

solarcane

MIAMI HURRICANES
SPORTS
Here’s why Hurricanes hoops next year could resemble UM’s 2013 ACC championship team
David Furones
By DAVID FURONES
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL |
MAR 20, 2020 | 5:13 PM


When the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team returned from Greensboro, N.C. after getting eliminated on March 11 in the ACC Tournament, coach Jim Larrañaga’s plan was already to give players two weeks off from basketball.

With the Ivy League, the day prior, being the first to cancel its conference tournament due to coronavirus concerns, Larrañaga knew the snowball would only continue rolling with further cancellations in college basketball’s postseason.

It’s now evident UM, like so many other teams across all sports, will spend far more than two weeks away. Players have gone back to their hometowns for social distancing, but for Larrañaga’s staff, the focus is already on next season, one that could have some promise for the Hurricanes as they aim to rebound from a 15-16 campaign.

“Even though we can’t practice and our players are not on campus, my staff and I are working very diligently toward preparing for next season,” Larrañaga told the South Florida Sun Sentinel by phone on Friday.

Miami’s roster for the 2020-21 season could present a fine combination of senior leadership and talented youth. Rising seniors in guards Chris Lykes and Kameron McGusty to go with big men Rodney Miller, Sam Waardenburg and Nysier Brooks , a Cincinnati transfer eligible next season after sitting out the last, could set a strong foundation.


It looks a lot, on the surface, like arguably UM’s most successful basketball team in its history.

“I actually compared next year’s team to that 2013 team where we had five seniors,” said Larrañaga.

That team won Miami’s only ACC title, was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Associated Press poll, earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet 16. It too had three senior bigs with a pair of senior guards: Reggie Johnson, Kenny Kadji, Julian Gamble, Durand Scott and Trey McKinney-Jones.

All that experience, of course, was complemented by the Hurricanes’ star sophomore point guard that season, Shane Larkin. Larkin had team highs in points (14.5), assists (4.6) and steals (2) per game before he declared early for the NBA draft.

Isaiah Wong is a candidate to make the leap necessary to be a similar player after he averaged 14.2 points over Miami’s last 13 games of his freshman campaign.

“Hopefully, Isaiah Wong can take the jump that Shane Larkin did during the offseason,” Larrañaga said. “That would really solidify us, I think, as a team to be reckoned with next year.”


Along with Wong, UM’s two other freshmen from the past season, guard Harlond Beverly and forward Anthony Walker, can build off their rookie seasons. Larrañaga is eager to get back to working on development with his rising sophomores once student-athletes are cleared to return to campus and resume team activities.

The Hurricanes lose the toughness of redshirt senior power forward Keith Stone, but Brooks’ eligibility will help inside.

“Tremendous defender, rebounder, shot blocker and a vocal leader,” Larrañaga said. “I think he and Rodney Miller can be, for next year’s team, what Reggie Johnson and Julian Gamble were for the 2013 team.”


Miami will also have forward/center Deng Gak available after he had each of his past two seasons cut short due to knee injuries.

The Hurricanes lose the shooting of guard DJ Vasiljevic, but the addition of Matt Cross, the signed four-star forward recruit out of New Hampshire, will help in that area.

“We kind of expect Matt Cross to be our DJ Vasiljevic,” Larrañaga said. “An outstanding three-point shooter. The difference is DJ was a 6-2 guard, Matt’s a 6-7 forward or wing, but he’s an outstanding three-point shooter and a tough, hard-nosed guy.”

Miami also has forward Earl Timberlake, a five-star prospect according to Rivals, committed but not signed. Due to NCAA rules, Larrañaga is not able discuss recruits that are not yet signed. He did, however, note that he anticipates three scholarship additions to the roster, including Brooks and Cross as two of them.

Larrañaga also noted he does not expect any returning players with remaining eligibility to transfer out.

Among items on Larrañaga’s offseason to-do list, assisting Vasiljevic and Stone in the process of transitioning to professional basketball. Vasiljevic has selected an agent and will be looking into opportunities while Stone is in the process of selecting an agent.

UMike

Tom truly is the man! And that can be said about so many great people on this blog. Terrance, Rob, Ocala, OGV, Zilla, Raize, solar, the list is endless of people here over the years that have proven to be awesome. Reaching out to me outside the blog in bad times and more. Over 10 years ago Tom let someone he never met fulfill a small dream and write a article about his beloved canes.

We truly are a family, sharing orange and green blood and I will forever be grateful I found this place.

BigWindyCane1

Kind of a warm piss/beer/Arroz con pollo/sweat aroma as I remember.

Posted by: solarcane | March 20, 2020 at 04:47 PM

The good old days!

BigWindyCane1

I hope Coach L is right about the comparison to the 2013 team, but Wong needs to take a really BIG step forward to play on Larkin’s level.

I notice that Coach L didn’t mention Lykes. I guess he realizes that Lykes isn’t a point guard. That’s good because Canespacers realized this a while ago. Wong has more potential, but he has a very very long way to go for the Larkin comparisons are valid

solarcane

Kind of a warm piss/beer/Arroz con pollo/sweat aroma as I remember.

Posted by: solarcane | March 20, 2020 at 04:47 PM

The good old days!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 20, 2020 at 07:47 PM

Smells like.....victory

https://youtu.be/xdzoIHJBGt0

86Cane

Then sometimes you realize what your mom and pop were trying to teach you was gold, and you try and pay it forward.

Posted by: solarcane | March 20, 2020 at 04:53 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

Over 10 years ago Tom let someone he never met fulfill a small dream and write a article about his beloved canes.

We truly are a family, sharing orange and green blood and I will forever be grateful I found this place.

Posted by: UMike | March 20, 2020 at 06:09 PM

Dude, you are gonna make me cry like a baby!

(tears in his eyes)

305Prophit

Let's start that Sister Sledge song up from 79.

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