Bye Week City
With UM having a bye week I thought I'd post about some random ****.
It's Not That Bad -blog
Last Saturday night sucked. As bad as things seem, someone at CBS Sports took the time to try and convince America, not just Canes fans, that we'll be OK some day. It runs the gamut from attendance, facilities, Shapiro, and more...most of it positive.
Jeremy Fowler said:Saturday’s 33-20 loss to Florida State was Miami’s third straight in the rivalry and third straight of the season. The Hurricanes were delivering hits like it was 1987 early in the game, but as Florida State gradually pulled away and the crowd got restless, Miami (4-4) showed once again it’s just not ready yet.
And the football facilities. Oh, don't get Alonzo Highsmith started on the facilities. The former Hurricane running back and first-round pick in 1987 is now a personnel executive for the Green Bay Packers, and on his tours to football programs across the country, he says even McNeese State has better facilities than the U.
Shut The **** Up, Dad -blog
As you probably already know by now, Luther Robinson's dad got all liquored up and called into Joe Rose's radio show this morning to talk **** about Al Golden. Forty Six & 2 was kind enough to take the time to type up a transcript of the call. He called him a liar and accused him of having an agenda against Randy's players.
Stephen Morris, Maurice Hagens, Mike James, Clive Walford, Dyron Dye, Seantral Henderson, Brandon Linder, Jonathon Feliciano, Malcolm Bunche, Alan Hurns, Davon Johnson, Shayon Greene, Jimmy Gaines, Tyrone Cornelius, Brandon McGee, AJ Highsmith, and Kacy Rodgers couldn't be reached for comment.
The NCAA Is a Mafia -blog
It's pretty much understood that the NCAA is a government sanctioned cartel. If you still need proof, this is a great read about how major college football powers swim in money, untaxed money that it is.
Gilbert M. Gaul of McClatchy News Service said:The money adds up. Last year, Florida took in $17.5 million from its ticket contribution scheme, records show. Including luxury suites and other premium seats, the figure swells to nearly $35 million, equal to about one-third of the entire athletic budget. And that’s only one school.
Nearly every major football program — from South Carolina to Texas to the University of Southern California — now requires its fans to make an annual “contribution” to get a season ticket. In the mid-1980s, a congressional panel estimated ticket schemes raised $100 million annually. Today, that figure is closer to $500 million, interviews and records suggest.
Nearly all of the money is untaxed, part of a long, controversial history of tax breaks Congress has awarded to big-time college football even as the sport becomes more and more commercialized. Critics like John D. Colombo, a law professor and tax expert at the University of Illinois, say the tax breaks defy the laws of charity and highlight how Congress has carved up the tax code benefiting scores of special interests.
These Refs Suck -blog
Remember that **** with the :10 second runoff before the half against FSU? Well, they've been reprimanded by the ACC.
Andrea Adelson said:The entire officiating crew in the Florida State-Miami game will receive letters of reprimand, while crew chief and referee David Epperley has been suspended for one game for failure to properly administer the 10-second runoff rule at the end of the first half.
Good to know that they can actually get suspended for sucking.
The One That Got Away -blog
If Larry's posts about about the 2009 and 2010 recruiting classes haven't been vomit inducing enough, I wanted to post about someone from Dade County who is balling out of state. That person is Amari Cooper. While we were watching Miami struggle on offense, Cooper was in Knoxville catching 7 for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns.
He's got 28 receptions for 425 yards which is leading the whole team in both categories. That would be good enough for 3rd here at UM, but his touchdowns (5) is more than anyone on our team or Alabama's. When you factor in the competition he's going against in his Conference and...well..**** me.
As great as the 2012 class appears to have been, it sure would've been nice to get Cooper too.
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