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Deadspin calling out the Canes (indirectly)

RadioRahim

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Deadspin trying to pour some dirt on the Canes and claiming the aura is over... Hope Mario starts to prove them wrong and we see a "The U, Part 3" when all is said and done.


...There are a ton of factors that can lead to likability, and due to a mix of athleticism, talent, dominance, personality, but mostly swagger, Miami created a program that produced players football fans gravitate to.

People liked those national title teams so much that 30 for 30 had to do a Part 2 of the The U documentary. Their cultural upheaval of college football — criticized at the time — is now celebrated for injecting energy, culture, speed, and bravado into the sport...

However, the league is currently bereft of Hall of Fame caliber Canes. Who’s the most notable Miami alumni in the NFL right now? Travis Benjamin? Braxton Berrios? Duke Johnson? Allen Hurns? I guess it’s Jimmy Graham, and he’s more known for his basketball career at Miami than the one year he played football and had 17 catches total.

If you’re arguing that the U still influences football at the college and pro levels, the only current evidence is the turnover chain, which was cool until we got a bunch of knockoffs. (The worst was Florida State’s turnover backpack, and the best was SMU’s turnover chalice and crown.) That’s the only trend the Hurricanes have set in a couple decades, and the novelty of your NFL team drafting a player from Miami has subsequently worn off.

That begs asking, what school has claimed the aura that left Coral Gables?...

The team with that cachet, that moxie, that indisputable charisma also has a striped mascot, but it’s none other than LSU. A list containing Joe Burrow, the Honey Badger, Odell Beckham Jr., Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Peterson, Playoff Lenny, Glenn Dorsey, and Devin White is every bit as impressive as the one Miami had. And there are multiple ex-Tigers repping LSU all over ESPN, including Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears, and Booger McFarland. (Neither Ryen Russillo nor Scott Van Pelt went to LSU, but their affinity for Baton Rouge and their popularity among sports fans probably has a little to do with how much love gets thrown the Bayou’s way.)
 

CaneinBroward

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"A list containing Joe Burrow, the Honey Badger, Odell Beckham Jr., Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Peterson, Playoff Lenny, Glenn Dorsey, and Devin White is every bit as impressive as the one Miami had"

Lost me at this point. LSU's team was great, but no way they are getting anywhere near that list of talent Miami had in 2001 (let alone other championship years before then).
 

IndayArtHauz

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"A list containing Joe Burrow, the Honey Badger, Odell Beckham Jr., Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Peterson, Playoff Lenny, Glenn Dorsey, and Devin White is every bit as impressive as the one Miami had"

Lost me at this point. LSU's team was great, but no way they are getting anywhere near that list of talent Miami had in 2001 (let alone other championship years before then).
Is this the script of a 9 year old youtuber?
 

pacusmc

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Amazing how many website will just hire any idiot to write anything and pay them. But the problem is most people don’t read anything don’t have any knowledge of the history of anything so anytime they read something on the Internet it ends up becoming the truth by default.
 

LuCane

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This is the same type of writer (and substance) who has a Lebron James fan account on Instagram. Just give em the thumbs up and go on living your life.
 

WaterburyCane

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The fact that they are still talking about us and writing articles like this about us

scott pilgrim wink GIF
 

OriginalCanesCanesCanes

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Deadspin has been dead for a long time.

They flashed for a couple years there, but then they turned into a repository of bitter and overweight incels who finally figured out that trying to out snark each other doesn’t provide enough money to live on.

Good riddance.
 

caneULM

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Miami is not what it was 20-25 years ago. Any rational person would agree with that. Yet and still they still draw decent to good TV ratings,. Can Nebraska say the same?
 
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