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CaneInsider and Eye of the Hurricane are present to cover the panel discussion organized by EOTH’s own JSQ on behalf of the Alumni Club of Palm Beach County featuring three very familiar men with ties to the University of Miami. Former QB Steve Walsh, Center and Hurricanes play-by-play announcer Don Bailey, Jr., and special guest Billy Corben, producer of ESPN’s 30 for 30, “The U.”

Sorry for the lack of live streaming of the event tonight due to technical difficulties.  There will be a full recap of the event tomorrow on Eye of the Hurricane and for now, enjoy the pictures!

GO ‘CANES!!

  1. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    yo yo yo

  2. avatar
    HernandoCane says:

    ya ya ya

  3. does anyone see a video feed?!

  4. No video feed.

  5. avatar
    canezilla says:

    I HAVE A FUTURE HURRICANE PLAYER HERE WITH ME,ARE WE ALLOWED TO WATCH THIS OR IS IT A NCAA VIOLATION?

  6. Luke a wild boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMUSgoyf_5I

    PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

  7. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane says he’s there! Who is the MYSTERY man???

  8. Good counsel (Md) running back Wes Brown has been a Miami lean for quite some time.

    His feelings about the U have not wavered despite allegations. He like many other recruits are playing the wait-and-see game. He and his family said that they are not buying into the media hype until the true facts are released.

  9. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Bg

    Luke was on Irvins show today and man he rips the douche

  10. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    nope no video feed

  11. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Calvin
    August 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM
    ONE TIME for randy shannon saying f hocutt, f shapiro. locutt trying to force shannon to talk to shapiro and shannon said f that and him. no wonder slirby couldn’t wait to pull the trigger on shannon, in fact, let’s wait, soon we’ll here shapiro paid nipple to f up the offense to help locutt get rid of shannon. locutt negoitiated the amount shapiro paid nipple, and yall thought wwe were bsing, you know shapiro was in nipple’s ear!

    ——- sounds good to me hommie…let’s run with it!!! Lolol

  12. Guys I’m not going to be able to embed the video here. Trying on CaneInsider now

  13. “Yo big Reeeeeeem’…..What’s poppin baby? Ay…..What’s good with you and that whole Shapiro deal? You know that cat, or ever dealt with him?”

    “Maaaaaaan….Yall go eat a d!ck, and mind ya business. Fuk outta here and go climb a tree.”

    I love it.

  14. Nice event. Thanks for putting it on and thanks for pulling my #

  15. Nashvillecane says:
    August 18, 2011 at 6:50 PM
    Calvin
    August 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM
    ONE TIME for randy shannon saying f hocutt, f shapiro. locutt trying to force shannon to talk to shapiro and shannon said f that and him. no wonder slirby couldn’t wait to pull the trigger on shannon, in fact, let’s wait, soon we’ll here shapiro paid nipple to f up the offense to help locutt get rid of shannon. locutt negoitiated the amount shapiro paid nipple, and yall thought wwe were bsing, you know shapiro was in nipple’s ear!

    ——- sounds good to me hommie…let’s run with it!!! Lolol
    /////////////////////////////////////

    I bet it’s not so far fetched now for people who thought we were bs’ing back than. I’m telling you shapiro was in deep and of course shannon couldn’t fire nipple so when shannon was threatening assistants, nipple was looking like “who does this guy think he is, i’ll deal with whoever i want, he did’t hire me” So that phrase came to light once again “Any enemy of my enemy is my friend” so quite naturally, nipple kept throwing the deep ball.

    Also nash, you gone luv this one, who do you think desinged the famous “under center empty backfield play” nipple & piro came up with htat bs to show the ultimate direspect to shannon, no way was shannon ever going to be successful with nipple & piro funneling him money to do it. THe only people that need to be punished if any are the grown-ups. Whatever happened to people just getting fired. As much as i don’t like that troll shalala, hell, whether she knew or not, she’s hustler too, so of course she looked at significant donations and being a successful part of her job, everybody that has money are not nice people, that combination doesn’t go hand in hand very often.

  16. SailorCane says:
    August 18, 2011 at 7:34 PM
    uh oh

    http://sports.yahoo.com/investigations/news?slug=ys-miami_violations_statute_of_limitations_081811
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    In the words of Kareem brown:
    e.a.d. up and mind yo mofo business and by the way, you standing next ot a closet, HANG THIS UP IN THERE!

    That’s the perfect answer, especially if you not a college student anymore, who cares catch me when i’m on deck!

  17. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Cal I was wondering why the kept showin the lil clip with a dude next to the tunnel when vilma, k2, and trell was walkin out…the security tryin to get some dude off the field…I was like aw hell that’s the snitch…lol…then I thought bout u sayin how u can’t let ppl like him nxt to the program coz one minute they’ll be wantin to run thru the smoke then next they”ll be wantin u to run their plays…lol so hard almost crapped in my pants…

  18. bg, interested to hear what you think of that article I posted.

  19. DELRAY!!!

    BAD BAD BAD DELRAY!!!

    Why didn’t you introduce yourself?

    What did you win? At least narrow it down for me!!!

  20. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Shwarm, rejuva

    I read that article, its long but a good read. basically, takes 72 players down to 12,

  21. The article is now updated with pictures.

    Sorry for no live streaming. I guess the guys had technical difficulties.

    Was it at least up on CI?

  22. avatar
    rejuvaphan says:

    Randy Shannon might have been a horrible football head coach, but he was a decent man with good instincts.

    http://miami.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1253198

  23. BIlly Corben showed me a text with a picture of the NS snitches/rat shirt I posted in my last article – they are being mass produced as we speak.

    Tonight was really awesome. People really united and had a lot of spirit. I think the event was bigger than last year and we raised more $$$ for our scholarship fund.

    DBJ, Steve, and Billy were really great.

    I’ll save the rest for tomorrow’s recap. :-)

  24. Rejuvaphan on 2011/08/18 at 9:48 PM
    Randy Shannon might have been a horrible football head coach, but he was a decent man with good instincts.

    http://miami.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1253198

    - – - –

    Amen to that. Dude recognized carnie trash for what it is.

  25. Just read that article and now I think I remember NS.

    Dude was a DD for some players in red, a sorority sister, and me once.

  26. JSQ says:
    August 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    The article is now updated with pictures.

    Sorry for no live streaming. I guess the guys had technical difficulties.

    Was it at least up on CI?

    ——————-

    CI is having issues. Not sure what, keep getting syntax error.

  27. It is possible it was some other carnie looking short white dude that glommed onto the players in 2003 and bought them drinks and was basically their b!tch, though.

    F@ck.

  28. I could be totally wrong.

    I was never like, hey who is the dude with the small hands that smells like cabbage?

    Forgot all about that night. The first and last time I ever had Hennessy.

  29. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    She’s got jokes…

    :)

  30. Honestly, the night is a little fuzzy, KL.

    I just remember some short white dude trying to act like he was cool and paying for everything.

    That, and Ying Yang Twins’ “Get Low.”

    Good times. I miss pre law school JSQ!

    That bish was fun!

  31. Back in those days though, everybody wanted a piece of those guys.

    And there are a lot of short white dudes out there.

  32. TO THE WINDOW . . .

    TO THE WALL . . .

  33. Are you all jumping off a bridge?

    Dude could have just as easily been a high school student.

    Lighten up.

  34. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    I said you had jokes!!

    :)

    I think everyone is in shock.

  35. Yeah, I know, KL. I never thought I would admit to drinking Hennessy with Cokerites either.

    [hangs head in shame]

  36. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    I’ve never had Hennessy.

  37. KL..

    WHAT! Never had HEN-DAWG??? Ha!

    Anyone that hasn’t heard the Warren Sapp interview on WQAM its a good listen. He really likes Golden!

  38. Shwarma.

    Its all interesting BUT it doesn’t do anything. Nothing at all.

  39. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    rejuvaphan
    August 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM
    Randy Shannon might have been a horrible football head coach, but he was a decent man with good instincts.

    http://miami.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1253198

    —— Hahaha….I nominate the Onion for the AD…told y’all not to trust the toyota man!!! Locutt tryin to make Shannon talk to a mugg he know is bad news…sounds to me like Shannon should have been locutts advisor…lol

  40. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    Nash LMAO!!

    bg, nope… never been there and I think I’m too old to try.

  41. avatar
    raizecane says:

    KLCaneFan says:
    August 18, 2011 at 11:25 PM
    Nash LMAO!!

    bg, nope… never been there and I think I’m too old to try

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

    Never too old to try. Last time I had it was with Moneycane at the Champs Bowl….packs a whollop.

  42. Talked to K2 tonight on the field while I was doing the Bucs game … I was wearing a “U” shirt … he gave me a big smile, asked me if I went there … said nah, it was a matter of math, I could go to a $27 grand a year private school for $2 grand a year, or I could go to a private school in The “U” for $20 grand a year – $8 grand for 4 years helped me make up my mind – he started laughing

    I then told him people try and give me shit for wearing this shirt, but I just laugh at them – he made a stink face and said “so what, forget them” .. talked about some other stuff with him. He looks good this year, first year real healthy in a while

    He was the last to come out for the Bucs during player introductions at the beginning of the game, crowd went nuts .. “And at Tight End from The Uuuuu, Kellen Winslow Jr.!”, K2 comes running out while holding a huge American flag, crowd goes apesh*t

    Vince Wilfork is enormous, he showed some love when seeing my shirt – I thought he was going to eat me when he walked over. I almost got ran over by Tom Brady – mancrush on that guy. Legarrette Blount is a big big boy and funny as hell. Danny Woodhead is a bad little man. Didn’t get to see Brandon Meriweather. Chad Johnson looks funny in Pats gear (I refuse to call him Ocho Cinco)

    I’ll be up in D.C. for the Bucs/Redskins game in 2 weeks, if anyone in the D.C. area is going to that game

  43. Seventeen days to kickoff..

    Chris Freet saying Mike James and Tyler Horn to address media today, Al Golden “has the day off”.

  44. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JJ on mike & mike vouching for the U

  45. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Tell em coach…parasite, jock sniffer…haha…all on national radio

  46. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    So was surfing rivals this morning and found some interesting posts, one in particular the relates to the willful misconduct clause, and this is not factual but the jist of it is:

    Assuming NCAA wants to go beyond 4 year SOL, they may not as it may become a PR nightmare for them. Reason being that Tweetle Paul Dee being the AD back then and him also formally chairing the Inf Comttee

    Just some food for thought

  47. Good stuff Six. Always enjoy your reads.

  48. BAD BAD BAD DELRAY!!!

    Why didn’t you introduce yourself?

    What did you win? At least narrow it down for me!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You seemed a bit busy amd a little stressed or perhaps nervous with anticipation.

    I won the first prize given out.

    Thanks again, had a great time.

  49. Six,

    Ask Earnie Terrell and Floyd Patterson what happened to them, when they wouldn’t call Ali by his government name….

  50. bg, I know it means nothing, just was curious if you thought that it was a fair reporting of the facts known and representative of what the issues will be.

  51. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    New revelation: impermissible extra tater tots

  52. CanesCanesCanes says:
    August 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM
    New revelation: impermissible extra tater tots
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Why don’t they just go head and stop bsing and just let the world know, Slavery is alive and well, they just hid it under the convient title of Sports. Can’t do this, can’t do that. You can make the number famous but we ge the proceeds, you can’t ever sell your jersey while you’re on our plantation, phuck them mofo’s man. Players should sell all they shat every week, can’t work, practicing from can’t to can’t, than you do all this and are not good enough for the pro’s but oh yeah, you got a “Free education” how in the hell is it free if you giving up blood, sweat & breaking bones damyum near everyday.

    Than here comes the big house, trying to come and tell the field hands what they can and can’t do, this shat is all a got damyum joke man. That’s why i was laughing when people would get carried away talking bad about usc, ohio fake and the rest of those schools that got called on the carpet, don’t be hypocrites now because it’s UM and get mad at other schools for laughing and hoping UM goes down, alot of yall did the same things.

    I said than, who cares what reggie bush and t.pryor and them did, or the unc players, none of them should of been suspended, aj green, all these players get bent over backwards some losing millions because the real crooks on the boards of the nc2a want to hog up all the money. That’s why this whole situation hovering over UM doesn’t bother me, cause it’s the same bullshat, whatever decision comes down they can’t justify morally so who gives a ratz azz what it is. If UM suspends players that’ll be bullshat on there part, leave the kids alone. College players, where can they go, they can’t go here because you got a booster over here, can’t go there because you got agents over there, in the meantime, can’t make no money either, and at the end of the day, the nc2a doesn’t loose money because they don’t have to depend on what’s deemed franchise players.

    If the nc2a was as moral as they try and act to be, of all the players that they deemed as breaking rules and being wrong and this that, i don’t see the ncaa saying they’re going to give all the money back they made off of marketing reggie bush, t.pryor, a.j. green and the list goes on and on, turn that money in that was made off of them, yall know they not gone do it, cause they hypocrites.

    So this whole UM thing, going to be fun to see what they come up with, more than likely it’ll make me laugh again, it ain’t that serious and never will be in my book. Who cares what a shapiro says, he had his ride in life, he’ll be an old man when or if he comes outso he’s pissed about. If this guy had any true friends, i’d be surprised, when you throwing your money out there like that, of course alot of people are going to gravitate towards that, but who’s true, lol, you don’t get true people by buying them. That’s why your boyz you grew up, we all came up with nothing, so you knew who was true and who wasn’t, so when some of yall finally got something, you shut the fountain off and the water that was in pot is the water that was needed, the water out the pot, that went down the drain.

  53. Canes Canes Canes on 2011/08/19 at 9:48 AM
    New revelation: impermissible extra tater tots

    - – - –

    I plead the 5th.

  54. I heard on WQAM this morning that Dee has been off the infractions committee for a year.

    Take it for what you will.

  55. Delray, I always look stressed out.

    Probably more about taking 3 hours off work than the event, haha.

    That, and Steve is ALWAYS late. ALWAYS.

    But he gave me a hug and a kiss to apologize so all is forgiven.

    [blush]

    Steve and DBJ are the best!

  56. Calvin, I believe slavery is also hidden under the title “Senior Associate.”

    [grumbles about not having a day off until I fly to Maryland]

  57. Wow, over 20K people read my NS article.

    Kinda scary, although I’m sure I did more fact checking than Yahoo.

  58. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/commentary-miami-hurricanes-fans-rally-around-shock-and-1761345.html

    Story on the event last night.

    I haven’t seen that many reporters since the 2004 presidential debate at UM. Crazy!

  59. Who is that blonde walking by at 32 seconds in?

  60. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    “My advice for fans is that you love your program like you love your family, unconditionally. That is the bottom line,” said Bailey.

    Good words from DBJ

    One thing about all of this mess that’s good is that it will separate those that are real fans of the U from those that are just fans when things are going great. Even with our poor performance over the last few years, some of those fans stuck around thinking next year or soon.

    Now, it’s not clear what will happen, but this will most likely have an impact on how quickly we make it back to the top.

    To those fans, and the ones who seem to take pleasure in wallowing in the misery, good riddance. We’ll see your hypocritical asses when we make it back.

  61. Amen, Cubed.

    I heard from the ticket office that people are asking for refunds for their season tickets.

    In my opinion, those people are ALMOST as low as that carnie rat.

    I’ll be there no matter what.

    Besides, I like to be able to stretch out at the stadium. Hate it when it sells out. It’s like having a bunch of unwelcome guests at YOUR house.

  62. I’m hoping I might even be able to upgrade my seats next year!

    Or at least move down in the same section I am currently in.

  63. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    That’s the spirit!

  64. Nevin Shapiro Register # 61311-050
    USP Atlanta
    U.S. Penitentiary
    P.O. Box 150160
    Atlanta, GA 30315

  65. It was nice being able to stay in the student section of the Orange Bowl even after I graduated, got to put my feet up, had a chair just for my beers and arepa. Same concept lately with a nooner at Sun Life. I don’t like crowds.

    So to all the people thinking of jumping ship: no cupcakes and jello shots for you! Good riddance!

  66. avatar
    raizecane says:

    JSQ – another source said he was serving time in New Jersey.I hate to send a hit man to the wrong location.

  67. I still hear he is being moved to south Florida too.

    We’ve gotta have some ‘Canes fans in the federal penitentiary!

  68. I don’t want to get all Judgy McJudgerson, but if there is a he!!, NS is headed there.

    I could tear that carnie trash up with my bare hands.

  69. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Yeah – JSQ, those people will be back whenever the impact lessens and we’re back on top….and we’ll gladly take their money, but they were never real fans to begin with. At least not the way I define a fan. More like fans of winning, or winning potential, and the brand.

    Those that are left, they’re the ones that actually know what “it’s a canes thing” means, that it’s more than a slogan on a t-shirt.

  70. JSQ
    August 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    Who is that blonde walking by at 32 seconds in?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    JSQ!!!!! Do I get a prize?

  71. Cubed, I agree 100% with you.

    I can’t f@cking stand those types of people. Total bandwagon.

    Gingers, not Karens.

  72. Sure, CK, you want a jello shot?

  73. i don’t do unconditional love for any program. 12 step, football, exercise.

    i love people. and not that many of them either.

  74. Then why are you still here, Esteban?

    I think you might be into unconditional love more than you think.

    You are a Leo. We are loyal to a fault.

  75. dude on the left claps like a girl. if you read this blog or read and comment…u gotta work on that.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/multimedia/dynamic/01064/um_boosters1_1064248e.jpg

  76. Speaking of, I bet NS is a gemini or something. Geminis are CRAZY.

  77. its like marilyn manson sang…i don’t like the football, but the football likes me.

    was something like that.

  78. esteban, he doesn’t have unconditional luv for the UM passing game either, that’s why he keeps suggesting UM offers up and suspends aj2 as self imposed punishment! In the meantime, he hasn’t spoke out about how giving up those 1st round picks were a joke and this is why filmachick and crew continue to pile up draft picks, so when they get caught next time, they’ll hand in a few more draft picks in exchange for them 5 finger discount trophies they still have, as if that’s an even trade off!

  79. Calvin, its all about being prepared!

  80. and remember…

    win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.

  81. F this, I’m getting Chicken Kitchen for lunch/dinner. Plaintains too. Comfort food.

  82. I guess I broke ncaa rules 48 years ago! in 63′, I along with 2 other freshmen baseball players at the U, took a star Tennis player( who was a virgin) to a downtown brothel and paid for his sexual pleasure….

    I feel better now that I’ve confessed….just wondering if this is outside the ncaa statute of limitations or do you think they will now add this to the list of infractions! LOL

    the ncaa was a joke then, it is an even bigger joke today!

  83. and gold is at $1800+

    i lost my wedding band. trying to buy a replacement has me looking at paying more than double what i paid for the other one 4 years ago when gold was $1100 or so. i need to hit up the jewelry exchange in bethesda or something.

  84. HD69, you weren’t a booster then, love, but it’s a great story!!! :-)

  85. Este.

    Denisha going to kick your can bro! Ha!

  86. hd69, you sure he wasn’t conning y’all? the old story was to tell folk you are a virgin. if its a guy he hooks you up with some guaranteed cooch. and if its a girl they get excited about showing you the ropes and provide their own cooch.

  87. she knows. i didn’t lose it last week or anything. i’ve been trying to find a deal for a minute. told her i might need to get some gold plated stuff to hold me over. but will do jewelry exchange first.

  88. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Why don’t they just go head and stop bsing and just let the world know, Slavery is alive and well, they just hid it under the convient title of Sports.

    >>>>>>>>>

    Cal, this shyt happens all the time. Let that medieval mentality go…it’s beneath you.

    HOWEVER, it does go to show how admin and coaches play politics with each other, no different than a politician meeting a potential campaign donor and being expected to kiss ass.

    Nice turn of events as well for RS.

  89. Esteban.

    Hell to the naw.

    You don’t give someone without a license keys to a Bentley so they can learn how to drive it.

    Smh.

  90. when y’all are girls its no Bentley. its a Civic DX. It’s the base model but has that new car smell that old cars never can get back. But its just nothing but the basics. No upgrades have been made yet. But by the time the upgrades are made and its a Bentley …its still a used Bentley. the seats aren’t as soft as they used to be. the ride not as tight. and never can get that brand new car smell back.

  91. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, THIS is what you mean, right?? From Wetzel at Yahoo.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    “I am upset, disheartened and saddened by the recent allegations,” school president Donna Shalala said in a statement Wednesday.

    Those were her first words since the scandal broke, and they were as weak and worthless as they were late.

    [Y! Sports probe: Miami booster spells out illicit benefits to players]

    She was hiding somewhere on campus, hoping it would all blow away because that’s what college leaders do. Better to craft a statement than hold a press conference and wind up looking like an E. Gordon Gee-level buffoon.

    Multiple sources say this photo was taken in Nevin Shapiro’s VIP section at Opium Garden nightclub in Miami Beach in 2003. From left to right are Devin Hester, Shapiro and Vince Wilfork.
    (Special to Yahoo! Sports)
    Shalala couldn’t even be troubled to offer a concern or apology to her new football coach, Al Golden, or new basketball coach, Jim Larranaga, neither of whom ever met Shapiro but must deal with the fallout.

    College athletics is killing itself whole, one hypocritical scandal at a time, yet any honest reform is almost impossible to envision. We’re not talking about the too-little, too-late band-aids sprouting from last week’s vaunted NCAA retreat, one that featured no less than Shalala.

    The whole system needs to go. The whole concept needs to be redone.

    The problem is that the same rulebook that causes so many of these humbling hangovers also makes so much cash for the people that write and supposedly enforce it.

    Until the shame outbalances the revenue, what’s the motivation to change?

    Most of the thousands of violations Shapiro doled out were small stuff, the enormity of the scandal more the totality of it all and the seeming blind eye Miami turned.

    [Video: Miami practices amid allegations]

    Guys wanted to party on a yacht. Guys wanted to drink free in a VIP section of a nightclub. Guys wanted some cash, or a mansion to hang out in, or some extra money for a big hit, or maybe even the wildest of parties.

    It’s not abnormal behavior from 20-year-olds.

    Junker
    Except in the mind of the NCAA, which is so far backward, it’s wasting time arguing over whether offering players a minor monthly stipend will cut too far into the adults’ gravy train.

    The truth is no one respects the rules of amateurism – not the players and certainly not the administrators. They don’t embrace the austerity that should come from operating a system that, for tax-avoidance purposes, is hyped as just some extracurricular pursuit.

    Know this about Nevin Shapiro: He rained down millions on Miami players during an eight-year spread, yet he didn’t come close to the levels of gifts and graft that former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker lavished on athletic directors, presidents and conference commissioners.

    Shapiro took scores of players out on his $1.6 million yacht. It didn’t cost nearly as much as the Orange Bowl spent in 2010 to provide 40 athletic directors and four conference commissioners (plus spouses) with a four-day Caribbean cruise.

    [ Yahoo! Sports Radio: Luther Campbell on Miami scandal]

    Hocutt
    Included in that junket? Then-Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt.

    College athletics is about getting your palm greased. And nobody has its hand out like the already well-paid folks running the show.

    If a bowl director is willing to pay off an AD so his sweetheart contract stays intact, hey, that’s business. If a player takes a fraction of the same thing, he’s suspended.

    If that’s the deal, fine. Just don’t be so surprised that the players and boosters look at the administrators’ corruption and shrug off their own. Just stop thinking the student-athletes are too naïve to understand that everyone above them is being paid handsomely and will still beg and grab for every last quarter rolling down the street.

    This isn’t 1955 anymore.

    Dee
    You think Miami players were rushing to get to know Nevin Shapiro? You ought to see administrators on a Nike retreat or when a television network asks for a game to be swapped or someone projects that there’s a couple extra bucks in conference mega-expansion.

    Besides, the grown-ups leeched to Shapiro as hard and fast as the unpaid players. The promise of his donations overwhelmed any bit of restraint.

    In 2001, Miami athletic director Paul Dee, who would later chair the NCAA’s committee on infractions and dole out hypocritical punishments, oversaw a department that gave freshman Willis McGahee a mentor: Nevin Shapiro, convicted felon. (Shapiro pleaded guilty to felony assault in 1995; he’s now serving a 20-year federal prison term for bilking investors in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.)

    Then there was that now infamous picture of Shalala at a bowling alley eyeballing a check Shapiro had written for $50,000, the promise that thousands might one day turn to millions practically dancing above her head.

    [Photo gallery: Miami booster parties with athletes]

    The people running college athletics are desperate for money – for themselves and their salaries and their facilities, for their private planes and their comped cars and their golf-course memberships.

    They want to avoid paying players and taxes as if they run a little league, then get paid and pampered like they run the NFL.

    Everyone is chasing the cash. Everyone was chasing Nevin Shapiro.

    Now the truth has come out. The old charade has been exposed again, a parade of players seeking an under-the-table handout from an out-of-control booster.

    [Related: Sources: Former ‘Canes coach warned team about Shapiro]

    So here come the ugly headlines and the prepared statements and the wringing hands calling for another summit or retreat or task force to discuss not changing much of anything.

    It should’ve been a perfect day at the U, all these bright-eyed teens and proud parents carrying boxes on the first day of the rest of their life. Instead, the same old greedy scandal hung once again in the air, a school soiled by sports.

    Freshmen moving in, Donna Shalala and company hiding out.

  92. Esteban,

    At least used Bentley don’t have old balls.

    And if you are a Bentley, you can pay to make sure everything looks, smells, and feels new.

    Nothing can be done about old balls.

    The end.

  93. nothing needs to be done about old balls. old balls run the world. can get a few new Civics with them soft seats to rest them on if anything.

  94. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Y’all never heard of a scrotum tuck?

    I think they do those now.

  95. 3xcanes…no tucking.

  96. Ohhhhh, Esteban, not so much.

    For old balls to get next to a new Civic they have to pay Bentley prices for Civic quality.

    And old balls only THINK they run the world because Civics, Bentleys, and whatever is in between LET them think that.

    Time for Canez1 to chime in with a “Pu$$y is undefeated.”

  97. I only have metaphorical balls but that ish sounds painful!

  98. Speaking of Civics, it’s that kind of trash that won’t be at games anymore, making those kissy faces for their Facebook profile and what not.

    Along with the Jersey Shore rejects, which is the male equivalent of a used and wrecked Civic that someone is trying to push off on you without a CarFax report.

    I definitely can do without hearing about how it’s “Game Day Yeah” and “T-shirt Time” while in line for a drink.

  99. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, I’m with you about Goodell’s Pryor decision- shady, good to hear Pryor is appealing it. You should listen to Pryor’s atty’s statement. He basically said- “Pryor sold his jersey and plaque for $2500 to give his mother for rent. OSU sold his jersey and made $2million.”

  100. Canez1 is talking about his personal encounters. everyone has that certain opponent that got their number.

    and its not about supposed “quality”. “fine” wine is “quality”. but still rather have a cold beer any day. enjoy the basics as you become older. when younger you want to modify everything. older you appreciate the rawness. want all the extra stuff stripped away.

  101. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, here’s another one, funny one from ESPN about Goodell.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Goodell’s motives for his pre-emptive punishment of Pryor are as unclear as the reasons why the NFLPA reportedly allowed agent Drew Rosenhaus to accept the deal without a fight. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello cited Article 8.6 of the NFL constitution and bylaws, which — broadly speaking — states, “The commissioner is hereby authorized to do whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants, for whatever the hell reason he sees fit.”

    [+] Enlarge
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
    If Terrelle Pryor was expecting a parade to welcome his arrival in the NFL, he was sadly mistaken.
    Critics suggest this is another example of a professional sports league engaging in a little quid pro quo with the allegedly amateur organization that provides it with talent. Goodell’s decision to “honor” Pryor’s five-game Ohio State suspension by transferring it to the NFL is eerily similar to the NBA/NCAA collusion on NBA age limits.

    John Calipari could not be reached for comment.

    By extending his jurisdiction to the college ranks and forming the combined NFLAA, Goodell is serving notice that their rules are his rules, and his rules are all rules. There is, make no mistake, nowhere to hide.

    Goodell apparently believes Pryor’s suspension will serve as a deterrent to college athletes who might now think twice before taking money, attending parties or receiving sexual favors as a result of their connection to wealthy boosters. The fact that such a postulate flies in the face of human nature and everything everybody knows about 18- to 22-year-old men did not factor into the decision.

    However, it is unclear whether Miami players who either did or did not partake in Nevin Shapiro’s numerous booze-and-flooze cruises would have thought twice about indulging in the free distribution of their most primal desires had they known Pryor will have to miss the first five games of the 2011 season.

    Mike and Mike in the Morning

    Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic react to the news that Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the supplemental draft, but will be suspended for five games. Plus, ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen shares his thoughts on Pryor.

    More Podcasts »
    “Oh, definitely,” said a source close to the situation. “If we’d see all those available women and all those wads of cash now, the first thing we’d think about is Terrelle Pryor having to sit out five games.”

    It is unknown what role NCAA president Mark Emmert will have under Goodell in the new organizational structure. There is speculation that Emmert will take over the reins of the soon-to-be-announced National Collegiate High School Association (NCHSA), which will merge college and high school sports in much the same way the NFLAA merges the professional and the collegiate.

    Among other things, Emmert’s potential new job would give him the ability to suspend high school players from competing in college for transgressions committed equally out of context.

    “Parking tickets, tardy slips, detentions — everything could be in play,” lamented a high school senior who requested anonymity. “Rumors are flying. One of my buddies said two late hits and you automatically have to go to community college.”

  102. Esteban, I think we are thinking about two very different things.

    Carry on.

  103. Speaking of Canez1, muffins it is safe to come out now.

  104. JSQ great job getting press, quiet day, I think we have all reached our saturation piont

  105. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Cant believe these so called fans are requesting refunds on their season tickets

    Hell ticket office got my shyte all screwed up and now I have 6 season tickets and and orange and green parking pass for the entire season

    Talked it over with the boss lady KL and decided to keep them all and let the program keep the $ (I know its not much $$ put it all adds up)

    Fuk those that dont support!

  106. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    But^^^

  107. avatar
    John in SLC says:

    If the college athletes really wanted some of the pie the NCAA, Networks, and School Administrator’s are making they need to “strike” and refuse to play. The NFL players had $$ to lose. The College kids would have Everthing to gain and what to lose ? The powers that be would go nuts if the kids decided not play the first week. That would be a way to change the system and quick. Just a thought.

  108. JSQ that’s how it always is with men and women.

  109. Esteban says:
    August 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    Calvin, its all about being prepared!

    Esteban says:
    August 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM
    and remember…

    win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.
    //////////////////////////////////

    Oh yeah, “The Patriot Creed” No wonder I always got it wrong, u sure it’s not “win if you can, lose not us, press record”

  110. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    apparently Ferman has something coming out tonite

    “Boys we have some good stuff coming your way this PM” from rivals and ferman

    I know Calvin, Capt, et al; he screwed the pooch on Gruden

  111. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    John in SLC
    August 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM
    If the college athletes really wanted some of the pie the NCAA, Networks, and School Administrator’s are making they need to “strike” and refuse to play. The NFL players had $$ to lose. The College kids would have Everthing to gain and what to lose ? The powers that be would go nuts if the kids decided not play the first week. That would be a way to change the system and quick. Just a thought.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    That’s a damn great point…..THAT would be some wild ish and I think it would work. The players could all go to D-II schools, lol. One week is all it would take. haha

  112. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Someday soon there’s going to be some type of minor league or developmental league formed by someone with a ton of cash. There is just too much money being made for these kids to continue to work as glorified servants while schools make billions.

    All it’s going to take is a Bryce Brown type of kid to cash in on some big signing bonus and it’s all over.

  113. Sailor, will this be good or bad tonight?

  114. Sailor, the only good news I can think of that would be released at this point is the clearing of some players…

  115. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Listening to Luke on Irvin’s show….he’s talking about walking into NS’ suite and hearing him say RS should be fired..that he would buyout his contract.

    Luke also said, about the players, “these kids are suffering”…….eh, they ain’t suffering Luke. lol There are problems but no one’s suffering.

  116. And I doubt it will be that…Also, Rivals won’t be debunking anything from the investigation since that goes stright against the Yahoo report, ie their parent company. Probably is some BS news

  117. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    pb(EOTHROH11)
    August 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM
    Someday soon there’s going to be some type of minor league or developmental league formed by someone with a ton of cash. There is just too much money being made for these kids to continue to work as glorified servants while schools make billions.

    All it’s going to take is a Bryce Brown type of kid to cash in on some big signing bonus and it’s all over.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    That’s a damn good idea Peebs. Hmmmmm

  118. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    No indication from ferman as to “what” the news will be, I guess it’s a wait and read situation

    When it comes out, I am sure BG, C1 or I will get it posted here ASAP

    I am not gonna even try and guess

  119. avatar
    John in SLC says:

    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

    That’s a damn great point…..THAT would be some wild ish and I think it would work. The players could all go to D-II schools, lol. One week is all it would take. haha

    ————————————

    All it would take is for all of them to sit down in the middle of the field for 10 min or so and say next time will be 1 hr. Being a member of a national union a group of people working together can get alot done for sure.

  120. Cav, you know how it goes. say its the kids who suffer. even if it means just going without something that was a luxury or a temporary distraction. its really over used and cliche which i don’t have a problem with Luke saying it. its just cliche.

    sucks for those that truly are suffering that its so cliche.

  121. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    SailorCane
    August 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    apparently Ferman has something coming out tonite

    “Boys we have some good stuff coming your way this PM” from rivals and ferman

    I know Calvin, Capt, et al; he screwed the pooch on Gruden

    —–haha sailor that’s a good one…. I ain’t buying no ‘scription from mr “guden is on his way”….I’ll let u, bg, c1 and the like drop the info 2 me…lol…free loaders suk!!!

  122. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer
    August 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM
    pb(EOTHROH11)
    August 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM
    Someday soon there’s going to be some type of minor league or developmental league formed by someone with a ton of cash. There is just too much money being made for these kids to continue to work as glorified servants while schools make billions.

    All it’s going to take is a Bryce Brown type of kid to cash in on some big signing bonus and it’s all over.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    That would be devastating, no, lethal, to CFB though, America’s greatest past time. Talk about a Death Penalty. Whoever did it would be known as the person who killed CFB.

    Not a nice ring to it. The threat, however, is intriguing.

  123. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    John in SLC
    August 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

    That’s a damn great point…..THAT would be some wild ish and I think it would work. The players could all go to D-II schools, lol. One week is all it would take. haha

    ————————————

    All it would take is for all of them to sit down in the middle of the field for 10 min or so and say next time will be 1 hr. Being a member of a national union a group of people working together can get alot done for sure.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    That is all it would take. It’s reaching the point that pro baseball and football reached decades ago.

    Too much money floating around the ones doing ALL the work get pennies on the dollar. Classic revolt conditions.

  124. new leagues don’t have the brand recognition that current ones have or the fans associated with the colleges. its a tough sell. UFL probably should have opened up their league to all players 18 and older. would have been the option chosen by certain guys, but they were playing games at some college campuses. that probably is something that wouldn’t be an option if said college could potentially lose a 5 star freshman to them. xfl had NBC and WWE backing and folded after 1 year. easier said than done adding a new league.

  125. What alot of players need to do is just start going back to the meac conferences if they want to keep this shat up.

    cav, the shat is slavery, when you start punishing people for making money off of themselves. I don’t give a ratz nickel what pryor used the money for, and of course it’s definitely good he used it for that reason, but even still, what business is it of the ncaa. That number was garbage before he got in and in the meantime, the people trying to bring down the punishment, they eating good and living swell, but do you think pryor got time to say, oh well, just wait until i get to the pro’s. So now, no-goodell trying to make new plantation rules. I heard dick vitale trying to get on the players too, lol, easy for him to say that about teenagers and early adults.

    I don’t care what players took what from a booster, if a booster wants to give out money, that’s on him, no different than if the players stood out on the street and ask people for money, is that a violation. It’s the mentality, it’s the alot ofthe same things going on now and that’s what made the MEAC conference strong. They try and hand down the worst penalty possible the whole team should just transfer to FAMU or F.i.u!

  126. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Another view is that 18-22 year olds are adults and can do what they want to do. So if a school’s admin and coaches do everything they’re supposed to do, yet a kid still does wrong, is the school still responsible?

    To me though, the bottom line is the NCAA’s lack of guidance about booster-admin interaction. AD’s trying to court money but be a policeman at the same time. That’s asking for trouble.

  127. avatar
    John in SLC says:

    CFA would then become the official minor legue of the NFL with the players getting $ and the chance to move to the NFL Similar things happen in my line of work

  128. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, it’s not even close to slavery. lol It’s “labor” exploitation though. No different than steel-workers working 7 days a week 12 hours a day, making a few dollars a day, while Carnegie is worth $300 million and building gyms and libraries.

    So, they struck.

  129. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Nash, no worries its all good!!

  130. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Esteban
    August 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM
    new leagues don’t have the brand recognition that current ones have or the fans associated with the colleges. its a tough sell. UFL probably should have opened up their league to all players 18 and older. would have been the option chosen by certain guys, but they were playing games at some college campuses. that probably is something that wouldn’t be an option if said college could potentially lose a 5 star freshman to them. xfl had NBC and WWE backing and folded after 1 year. easier said than done adding a new league.

    >>>>>>>>>>

    True but it could be done with enough money. Start it in the spring, which is the UFL’s biggest mistake if you ask me. Open it to 18+. Pay $50,000-$100,000 for the first two years. That would attract a lot of talent.

    The real hurdle would be stadiums…..Then again, the MLB farm system is the template.

    Public resistance would be split a lot of ways.

    But the money is definitely there. If the UFL played in the spring and opened it to anyone and college players with at least two years, they could split it down the middle and still leave CFB in tact.

    The inequities are ridiculous though….

  131. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    John in SLC
    August 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM
    CFA would then become the official minor legue of the NFL with the players getting $ and the chance to move to the NFL Similar things happen in my line of work

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    That could work…

  132. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Esteban
    August 19, 2011 at 2:12 PM
    Cav, you know how it goes. say its the kids who suffer. even if it means just going without something that was a luxury or a temporary distraction. its really over used and cliche which i don’t have a problem with Luke saying it. its just cliche.

    sucks for those that truly are suffering that its so cliche.

    >>>>>>>>>>

    True…

  133. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    The payment of college athletes is a sticky issue based on the following:

    1)geographical location: how does one set the base amount to be paid to an athlete when various locals are substantially more expensive cost of living (COL) wise versus others; eg; Lubbock, Texas versus Coral Gables, Fl. This issue could be bothersome to some universities located in areas with low COL having to compete against universities with higher COL and therefore a “better” recruiting tools for these universities.

    2)let’s assume the NCAA allows universities to set their own amounts to be paid for athletes. This would be the least diseable as those schools Texas, Alabama, tOSU, Michigan, etc with vary large “War Chest” would win out. This is like small market teams in the NFL having to compete with the likes of New York! Cant be equitable

    I think a system of rewards could be established; each conference would set aside $$ and those teams that are successful and become bowl eligible, win their bowl game, maintain their academics(set a base GPA), keep the off the field issues away,(sanctions and arrest/rape/DUI) could provide a year end type bonus to the players.

    These bonuses would be weighted based on “bowl” type BCS on down and larger % of NC’s.

    This scenario not only rewards the athlete for superior performance on the field but is laiden with incentives to maintain his integrity off the field. There would be NO partial bonuses, this way each athlete is responsible to not only himself but to the rest of the TEAM!!

  134. yeah i thought the UFL should have been in the spring too when people are dying for some football. i guess they figured players would be trying to make the nfl at that time and not commit to playing in another league. although the world league was in the spring and there were a lot of non nfl guys who played there simply cause it was an opportunity to play football professionally, get more game tape for the resume, and to still be able to try out for the nfl come the summer/late spring. but then again the NFL lost money on the world league even when it was all domestic and not in europe. i do agree with the thought that opening it to all kids done with high school would be key.

  135. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    larger % of NC’s.

    should read a larger % For NC’s

    sorry

  136. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    hey I just noticed I didnt get my virtuals for being first!

    :(

  137. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, it’s not even close to being a serf….no comparison whatsoever.

  138. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    SailorCane
    August 19, 2011 at 2:47 PM
    The payment of college athletes is a sticky issue based on the following:

    1)geographical location: how does one set the base amount to be paid to an athlete when various locals are substantially more expensive cost of living (COL) wise versus others; eg; Lubbock, Texas versus Coral Gables, Fl. This issue could be bothersome to some universities located in areas with low COL having to compete against universities with higher COL and therefore a “better” recruiting tools for these universities.

    2)let’s assume the NCAA allows universities to set their own amounts to be paid for athletes. This would be the least diseable as those schools Texas, Alabama, tOSU, Michigan, etc with vary large “War Chest” would win out. This is like small market teams in the NFL having to compete with the likes of New York! Cant be equitable

    I think a system of rewards could be established; each conference would set aside $$ and those teams that are successful and become bowl eligible, win their bowl game, maintain their academics(set a base GPA), keep the off the field issues away,(sanctions and arrest/rape/DUI) could provide a year end type bonus to the players.

    These bonuses would be weighted based on “bowl” type BCS on down and larger % of NC’s.

    This scenario not only rewards the athlete for superior performance on the field but is laiden with incentives to maintain his integrity off the field. There would be NO partial bonuses, this way each athlete is responsible to not only himself but to the rest of the TEAM!!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    I like these ideas but I don’t think the NCAA would EVER go for it. To me, the least they could do is let kids get real jobs. They basically live like pro’s half the year anyway.

    But so much of football money goes to the other programs that actually LOSE money, like women’s bball et al.

    I honestly don’t think the solution is going to come from inside the NCAA. I think it’s going to be D-II NFL league, like the UFL.

    Some things are too stiff to change voluntarily. They must be forced, threatened before they see reality and changed.

    It’s not a new scenario.

  139. cav, we’ll see if they’re able to ask for legit compensation, in the meantime, instead of being forced to work, you get forced not to work, the principles are basically the same just in reverse in several instances. If you go and check the mentality of most of the people in charge in the nc2a, especially in sec country, gotta call it for what it is, the mentality is still alive and kicking, ask obama. he the president but they’ve been trying there best to erase this man out the history books, that’s what that birthcertificate thing was all about, trying to make his presidency illegitimate. Look a goodell’s mentality, and look and the caviliers owner mentality, those are just the young guns, the mentality is prevalent and when they have a chance to come down on a school like Miami that in any era we’d be considered the rebellious slaves, cause phuck em, just do what you gotta do.

    What the hell is a 330 pound freshamn gone do with the last meal is at 6p.m. and can’t call home for them to send him money, but he got a dirty jersey at home that somebody is willing to buy for 2k, man, that jersey is gone.

  140. Sailor in thinking about how to pay these kids, these are what I view as the major hurdles in my first thoughts about this.

    Equality: Paying just D1? Just football? Men and not women?

    Enforcement: Do you shift to zero tolerance on recruiting and new “amateurism” rules if you pay the kids?

    Money: Where does it come from?

    Participation: What if a school is morally against that idea?

    I don’t know where to even start figuring this out….

  141. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    What the hell is a 330 pound freshamn gone do with the last meal is at 6p.m. and can’t call home for them to send him money, but he got a dirty jersey at home that somebody is willing to buy for 2k, man, that jersey is gone.

    —– Amen….whether it’s a violation or not!!! Lol

  142. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Shwarm

    I hear you, it’s a clusterfuk.

    Just threw out some IMO shyte

    Don know how you implement any idea

  143. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Thats why my suggestion is tied to “overall” performance and bowl season etc

    This takes away the monthly/weekly payment scenario

    The whole “which” sport s/b paid or not is for brighter minds then mine!

  144. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    and controled by the conference and not the individual schools

  145. players get a food card at most schools right? used to at Syrcause with a certain amount loaded on it. now when you first get on campus you run through that quick and end up having nada left by the end of the month, but gotta your ish together on that.

  146. Sailor what do you think of this thought – TV money

    Minimum from negotiated deals goes into a pool which is then used to determine pay across all schools

  147. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    I know it was posted already but everytime I read this it makes me laugh:

    In Shapiro’s words

    • “Aldarius was always calling me if his mother couldn’t pay the bills, or the cat had a problem or the dog ate his homework. I just gifted him money at least 10 times, from the low end being like $50 [to] the high end being probably like $300 to $400. I’d say he took a couple grand from me over the course of time.”

    • “He just became very heavy maintenance – high maintenance. I inevitably just broke the chain because I couldn’t take the calls from him anymore. It was always about wanting something.”

  148. The dining halls are open later than 6pm and they have dining dollars on their ‘Cane Cards that can be used at the fast food places around campus and those places are open all weekend and until midnight – all paid for.

    Just saying, that excuse doesn’t work anymore. Cry me a river, those boys get steak and lobster while the rest of us are eating tater tots.

  149. What Esteban said.

    That whole 6pm starving athlete thing is more whining from those dudes. Go eat your Sbarros pizza and shut your trap.

  150. Makes me laugh too, Philly!

  151. Haha, dining dollars. Its been too long. I remember making sure I had enough in my account so when they would do those ridiculous fire drills in the dorms I would just walk to the C-store and get a bag of chips. By the time you got back it was pretty much over and you now have a bag of chips.

    Win-win-win

  152. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Shwarm

    TV revenue works

    equation needs to be developed

    and someone needs to administer<<<<which ALWAYS presents a problem due to accountability

  153. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Also my thoughts on “other” collegiate sports; baseball, volleyball, soccer etc is this

    Those sports whine already but yet CFB has always paid the bill

    get over it, this is what it is

  154. we can get rid of college soccer. men volleyball too. but women’s volleyball…need to keep that in the budget.

  155. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Este

    throw in some sand and some coronas and I will add some $$ onto my annual donation

    Love me some beach volleyball females slapping each other on the arse!

    Sand Porn for the Old and married!

  156. You’re telling me, CK. Loved my UC Patio lunches with the group on Tues/Thurs. Those were the days.

    I cannot tell you what I would pay for just one more year of undergrad.

    Figs is a freaking genius.

  157. Title XIV already pays for crappy women’s sports, no reason the men should be responsible for paying them too.

  158. I’d like to relive sophomore year though JSQ. Ish kinda got serious with internships after that. Sophomore year was just a party scene.

  159. My sophomore and junior years were awesome.

    Senior year and “The Month of Mary” (don’t ask) was pretty incredible too.

    As was “The Summer of Mary” between undergrad and law school.

    Yep, that was the life.

    [blocks out entire weekends spent in dorm room studying subsisting on a 6.99 Papa Johns cheese pizza for 3 days]

  160. manny’s blog:

    August 19, 2011
    Tyler Horn, Mike James say Canes are focused on football, not Shapiro or allegations

    http://eyeofthehurricane.net/wordpress/2011/08/18/live-from-millers-ale-house-in-boca-raton/

  161. JSQ
    August 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM
    Women’s sports = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AGrMU33Leg
    <<<<<<<<<<<

    lol!

  162. speaking of soccer:

    If you are down in the Gables tonight go watch the #Canes soccer team beat down the # gators. 7pm on campus at Cobb stadium #GoCanes #fb 1 hr ago

  163. este’s men are making him look good . . . call out to figs & cain:

    CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Two weeks down, one more to go at Canes Camp.

    The Hurricanes held their 17th practice of fall camp Friday morning under typically warm conditions on the Greentree Practice Fields. With its 2011 season at Maryland in 17 days, Miami now has six practices remaining before the team moves into “game week” mode.

    On Friday, the Canes practiced in full pads but limited contact in most drills as the team is set to hold its final two-a-day of camp on Saturday.

    HORN, JAMES TALK BEFORE PRACTICE
    Senior center Tyler Horn and junior running back Mike James met with members of the media prior to Friday’s practice. The message from both players was about the importance of the team staying focused and not letting outside distractions affect their preparation for the upcoming season.

    “We’re here from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., so we don’t have time to focus on anything but football,” James said. “Football is like a soothing sport. It keeps us going, keeps our mind off everything.”

    Horn echoed his teammates’ sentiments…

    “Honestly, I think it’s going to be us against the world,” Horn said. “That’s all we can focus on. All that matters are the people inside that Hecht, the people on this football field playing every day. Those are my brothers, and we’re going to stick together.”

    HIGH PERFORMANCE PLAYERS
    Throughout camp, HurricaneSports.com will highlight some of the best performers in each day’s practice. While there are certainly other players who stood out throughout the course of the session, these student-athletes in particular caught our eye.

    Offense
    RB Lamar Miller- The Miami native has been breaking off big runs throughout fall camp and Friday was no different. Miller was finding even the smallest holes up front and getting to the second level where he would pick up big chunks of yardage in 11-on-11 action.

    OL Joel Figueroa – Playing at both guard and tackle, Figueroa was arguably the most productive lineman in both the running and passing games. He was consistently staying in front of his man and late in practice, made a key block for Miller on a screen to the left side. The big block even drew praises from offensive line coach Art Kehoe, who shouted “nice job Fig, nice job” after the play.

    Defense
    LB Ramon Buchanan- One of the more underrated performers this fall, Buchanan had another solid day with several “tackles” in the limited contact practice. The Melbourne, Fla. native has been a vocal presence throughout camp, a sign that he appears ready to take on more of a leadership role in his final season at Miami.

    LB Kelvin Cain – Cain collected a number of stops on Friday, including solid support on rush defense. With good pursuit on the outside, Cain had stops against Eduardo Clements and Mike James and was in on several other stops on intermediate passes up the middle.

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/081911aag.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  164. Sailor, I was going to actual say NCAA should retain all TV rights to simplify that (not all pieces have to be sold for same $ or to same network, with extra money above minimum then being routed back to conferences) but NO WAY in hell would conferences give that up (though if they are all for amateurism, I don’t see why not….)

  165. our junior punter:

    Behind the Facemask: Cameron Dean
    Equal Footing. Perfectionist. Family.

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/081911aad.html

    “I kick with both feet. If I were to do both, I would punt with my right foot and do kickoffs and field goals with my left foot. Soccer did that to me. One summer when I was 10 years old or so, we were up at our cottage in Wisconsin, and I spent the whole summer on one of those kick-back nets with my left foot. It’s important in soccer to be able to use both feet. One motion became more comfortable left-footed, one became more right-footed, and I just stuck with it. I’m technically right-footed, but the two different motions became comfortable with separate feet which is nice, because then one of my legs never gets tired.”

  166. Nashvillecane says:
    August 19, 2011 at 3:12 PM
    What the hell is a 330 pound freshamn gone do with the last meal is at 6p.m. and can’t call home for them to send him money, but he got a dirty jersey at home that somebody is willing to buy for 2k, man, that jersey is gone.

    —– Amen….whether it’s a violation or not!!! Lol
    ///////////////////////////////////

    nash, it’s all crazy, they get you on that field, you burning enuff energy and working up enuff appetite to feed 5 people, but you gotta wait til the weekend, lol, yeah right. I remember my dawg use to order pizza damyum near every nite, he was the 1st guy i ever saw always writing checks to get pizza while we on the stix, come to find out, he worked in the mail room right, dawg in there stealing checks, and was always offering me a slice, but i’d watch this guy sit theree and eat a whole large pizza while we had the game on pause, had i took a slice i’d been an accessory.

    All of a sudden i didn’t see dawg no mo, when they told me what happened, all i was thinking was damyum, that wa some good pizza though but they’ll never know i was there for damyum near all the piza deliveries, we use to go at it on them stix, always came down to the 4th quarter. You know i had UM and he was from cali. But he was a big dude, but the he ran like a 4.6, toting damyum near 300 pounds, he might made it to 302 after those pizza’s at night. He use to always tell me about chester mcglocklin.

    And for for piro to be crying about aldarius, you damyum right aldarius was gone milk that mofo as much as possible. You wanna be cool, ok, mofo’s gone help you be cool and keep diggin in your pockets.

  167. from: Horn and James talk impact of NCAA investigation on team
    by: Steve Gorten August 19th, 2011 | 11:16 AM

    — [On scrimmage No. 2 Monday]: “It’s going to have a lot of juice. There’s going to be a lot depending on it because guys are trying to get on the bus [and travel for the Maryland game]. That’s been the theme of the week – it’s moving week. …Guys want jobs, more now than ever. It’s cutthroat. I can’t explain just how intense practice is because guys are not letting up.”

    — [On the freshman class and impact it can have on the field this season]: “They’re going to be really good. There are two that stand out to me a lot – Phillip Dorsett and Anthony Chickillo. Chickillo is a monster and Dorsett is fast as ever. As a whole, they’re a great group. They’re working hard. They’re learning a lot.”

    ***A couple of other notes:

    — Injured TEs Chase Ford and Blake Ayles and DT Curtis Porter did not practice.

    — UM officials said CB JoJo Nicolas will be free to miss time as needed to tend to an ongoing family matter.

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

  168. As far as paying players, hell, all they gotta do is say look, we paying based on which program brings in the money, so football & basketball, they straight, baseball, they should do decent, but to all other sports programs at colleges men or women, until you start getting 50k0 people to come out and see lacrosse or volleyball, don’t say a got damyum thing. You get paid based on what your sport produces, so women’s basketball shoudlnt’ be to bad. hell, it’s just like the WNBA, the only thing keep that league going is the money coming out of dikes pockets, that shat is just not gone excite guys to come out, just like these women football leagues, who really wants to see that crap.

    THe lingere football league, unless i’m playing quarterback, be for real, that’s playing with the game!

  169. My secretary just send me a copy of my “expensive report.”

    Smh.

  170. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Calvin

    man u better watch out referring to those klondyke bars

    they gonna come and find you

    but i agree with the panty football league

  171. DVD moves up to first string. Mike may be right yet again

    ——————————————————————————–

    NAPA — Hue Jackson’s training camp-long mantra of “Next Man Up” is about to be put to its latest, if not ultimate test.

    Rookie cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who had his NFL baptism by fire at the hands and feet of All-Pro wideout Larry Fitzgerald last week, has risen to the top of the Raiders’ cornerback depth chart. This is what happens when an All-Pro cover corner like Nnamdi Asomugha takes advantage of free agency and bolts for Philadelphia. And when sixth-year Raider Chris Johnson is downgraded from not injured on Sunday to being in the “Over-30 Club” on Monday to having an unspecified surgical “procedure” on Wednesday. All without once being mentioned as “nicked” up.

    In Jackson’s philosophy, Next Man Up means opportunity lost for one, opportunity gained for another. Enter the speedy rookie already known in the streets of Silver and Blackdom simply as DVD.

    “Yeah, it’s an opportunity to show out, to show the team that I can play,” Van Dyke said Wednesday. “And this is an opportunity to show Coach Hue that I’m ready to play.”

    Obviously, the Raiders believe he has the skill set, otherwise they would not have used a third-round pick, No. 81 overall, on the lithe former Miami Hurricane.

    Listed at 6-feet-1 (in his cleats, maybe) and 180 pounds (soaking wet and with rocks in his pockets), the baby-faced DVD has run the 40 in 4.25 seconds. Of course, that’s what caught the Raiders’ attention, as he was seen as a sixth- or seventh-rounder pick by many draft pundits after he lost his his starting job as a senior.

    “I think so,” Jackson said when asked if this weekend’s exhibition against the 49ers was an opportunity for Van Dyke. “Whether it’s Van Dyke (or) whoever the next guy is, step up and play. Again, as you guys know, I don’t bat an eye at those things when a guy goes down or a guy’s out of here. I don’t like it for our players, but you can’t worry about that. I can’t worry about that.

    “I’ve got to coach the guys that are here. The next guy’s got to step up and play like a Raider.”

    Without the benefit of a rookie mini-camp or OTA’s, Van Dyke has had all of 16 NFL practices to hone his skills.

    “I’ve improved a lot,” he said, “and every day I try to get better at different things, like playing off (the receiver) and ball skills. So I figure I’m much better than when I came in.”

    Granted, he’s been able to do it under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, the Raiders’ new cornerbacks coach.

    “He’s going to be good,” Woodson said recently of Van Dyke. “It’s the little things that he has to work on. He has to learn how to finish. He’s still learning the little things about playing corner in this league — playing the different coverages, when to do certain things, when not to do certain things. But if he keeps progressing in the positive manner like he has in the first week or so, he’ll be a decent player.”

    Besides his speed, Van Dyke has been credited with having good hips, a must for cornerbacks, what with their need to immediately switch directions in coverage.

    Woodson said Van Dyke reminded him of a former teammate in Baltimore — Duane Starks.

    “DVD…he’s a little bit taller,” Woodson said. “His range, I don’t think too many receivers are outrunning him. So, he has a lot to learn to break down, move his body weight and transition when he’s playing in space. If he does that, he can be a pretty good player.”

    He was put to the test immediately by Arizona, Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb throwing deep to Fitzgerald down the left sideline. And while Van Dyke was with Fitzgerald step-for-step and actually had good coverage on him, the receiver’s cunning won the short-lived battle as he went over the shorter DVD and made the catch.

    He finished the game with two tackles.

    Van Dyke insists his newfound standing atop the depth chart does not change his thinking.

    “It’s a mentality you’ve got to have anyway as a cornerback,” he said. “It’s you against the receiver; you’ve got to win the battle.”

    Still, there was a little extra bounce in his step Wednesday. And maybe not simply because he’s slated to start against the 49ers.

    Van Dyke’s name was absent from the damning Yahoo! Sports report chronicling a booster bankrolling the Hurricanes program over the past decade.

    “Hey, that’s key right there,” he said with a nervous laugh. “I didn’t make the list. I’m good.”

    He may not have made a certain list in South Beach, but be sure of this — his back will have a target on it come Saturday at Candlestick Point.

    http://www.csncalifornia.com/0…amp;feedID=2801

  172. Maybe he started eating breakfast?

  173. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    He may not have made a certain list in South Beach, but be sure of this — his back will have a target on it come Saturday at Candlestick Point.

    http://www.csncalifornia.com/0…amp;feedID=2801

    ——–didn’t no scrubs make that list on souf beach….lol

  174. Just wait until Richard Gordon makes the team and is listed on the second team.

  175. bg, there is just not words for that. I hope Six has DVD jersey ready

  176. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    shwarma5
    August 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM
    bg, there is just not words for that. I hope Six has DVD jersey ready

    —– rashad too!!!! Ahahaaha…smh

  177. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    CK
    August 19, 2011 at 5:28 PM
    Just wait until Richard Gordon makes the team and is listed on the second team.

    —–yup….but 1st team kick returner!!

  178. Honestly these kids just seem to have the ability to turn it on. Imagine if we had a guy on our staff that knew which buttons to push…who knows, with DVD starting in the NFL as a rookie J12 might have an NFL future.

  179. avatar
    Greentree says:

    Shit CK, if he doesnt get suspended J12 might be wearing that pimp suit to collect his heisman.

  180. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Honestly these kids just seem to have the ability to turn it on. Imagine if we had a guy on our staff that knew which buttons to push

    ^^^^^this

  181. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Hope everyone has a nice weekend. I can proudly say I have not watched a single minute of ESPN since this broke. Why get myself worked up? Screw those self-righteous hypocrites there. Looking forward to supporting the guys on Saturday. The rest of the world can go f**k itself.

  182. We would all love to see that one Greentree. Talkin about the biggest finger we could give the rest of the nation.

  183. dvd, has always been scared to close the gap on receivers, doesn’t make a difference if you run a 4.2, if you’re playing off the receiver and not forcing him to out-run you or make a move, you’re just going to get beat. Also, coach mcgriff let dvd play off, brandon harris & ryan hill were the only corners playing physical, the more physical dvd gets the better he’ll be, i’ve always said that, but while he was here he was allowed to play like a gaytor.

    If coach mcgriff was aggressive he would’ve made all his db’s come out and press on the 1st play of the game, and if he catches any of his db’s bailing out, sit em down. I never liked that technique coach mcgriff taught. dvd’s problem is adjusting to the ball when it’s in the air, to much speed to not know how to bait qb’s. I remember when him and kayne farq were playing in the streets and dvd was proud that he was in the mans chest, that’s not a good db trying to force the qb not to throw the ball in your direction, once he learns how to use his speed and with woodson teaching em, he’ll be decent. fitzgerald was covered, but dvd’s weakness like always was on display. The more weight he gains the he better he’ll become.

  184. All those idiots who keep trying to compare shapiro to luke are ridiculous. jason whitlock seems to always try and come out on the otherside of the argument. For him to throw luke’s name in there with shapiro proves he continues to talk out the side of his neck many times, that’s lazy journalism. luke was not hanging around the football program, he grew up with alot of those guys and alot of those players older relatives and if anybody knows anything about Miami football, especially in Liberty City, guys always comeback and watch the games, not because you trying to hang around and get knwn, but because your boyz or vice versa coming to see you or you going to see them play, that’s just what we do in Miami.

    It was just a natural progression for luke back than to be around UM, once howard said f’it and came in and started bringing guys in like that, there it was, the culture in Liberty City and the likes made it to Coral Gables. guys on the sidelines, you’d see that all the time in the City growing up, if anything you can compare shapiro to snoop to an extent, but even snoop has had his lil leagues long enuff now to have seen soem of his players go to college.

    It’s stupid for anyone to think luke is trying to make a name for himself by being at UM, the kids at UM now are the kids of some of the same people luke grew up with, and alot of us did, like duke johnson’s pop, he’s from around the way. We don’t jock football players i nthe City alot of it has to do with #1, we already think we better than the next man anyway, didn’t matter if you were in college, i remember when i was in junior high, and the guys use to come back from the pro’s and i’d be out there sticking a few of them who turned pro, step for step, i junior high i didn’t feel like nobody could get open on me.

  185. It’s that same level of confidence we had that got alot of us thorwn off track too, because we lived our lives that same way, when the police would come around with that bs, they’d get sprayed off the ave, they had to send in swats cause yall know “playa’s get paid on 15th AVENUE”

  186. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    This just in

    Former Miami Hurricane great Alonzo Highsmith, a Green Bay Packers scout whose son A.J. is a reserve safety for the Hurricanes, told CaneSport.com Friday that he will pilot a lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of all Hurricane players if the Nevin Shapiro scandal results in sanctions that affect the Miami team.

  187. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    JSQ

    I will post the entire article from canesport.com if I am allowed?

  188. avatar
    canezilla says:

    playa’s get paid on 15th AVENUE”
    DAMN THAT SONG BRINGS BACK SOME MEMORIES

  189. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Sailor,

    Thank God. Somebody fighting back. We need more of that.

    Depending on how this turns out, I’m thinking of exploring the possibility of it myself. Wouldn’t be for at least a year, but it’s worth looking into. Some type of fan/consumer/donor litigation. Just have to discuss possible grounds with an attorney. Of course, my thoughts are it would be on behalf of several of us, and it may just be pissing in the wind, but it might make me feel better.

  190. Go for it Sailor!!! Post it!!

    Finally somebody to go against the NCAA!! The NCAA needs to be imploded!

  191. New blog up

  192. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    On the surface this lawsuit doesnt seem like much, but when you think of the ramifications accross the NFL with so many athletes that have been associated with CFB programs that have received some form of NCAA sanctions; the support for this lawsuit becomes as they say EPIC

    To finally force the NCAA into a situation where they penalize the players involved and have these infractions “stick” to the coaches involved and/or administrators versus student/athletes that have nothing to do with what has taken place. This could be huge

    Not that the NCAA will be swayed by this but just the thought of it may make them think; do we want this shyte storm. My opinion is the lawsuit needs to be filed regardless.

    This potential lawsuit is unprecedented against the NCAA and could set the stage for major fundamental changes.

    No wonder everyone hates us we are always on the cutting edge of college athletics and everything else!!

  193. Sailor.

    Stop.

    Bad!

    No more.

  194. One thing i know, that ncaa president is a huskie, you know they been sending him this to his house:

    http://youtu.be/aM7wD7L5iFw

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