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May 09, 2012

Indiana next as Heat eliminate Knicks; plus Heat PA announcer under fire, vote your faith in Spoelstra (with poll), Marlins pitching surge, 2013 mock draft & more

[1) It is Friday, May 11. National Teacher Day was this week. Great teachers are some of the best people on Earth. Thank you Cheryl O'Connor-Place, wherever you are! 2) 800-Pound Bride Fitted For World's Biggest Wedding Gown. 3) Wouldn't want to be John Travolta right now. Here is why. 4) Join us on Twitter @gregcote]

Pacers await: The Heat will play the Indiana Pacers in the second round, with Game 1 scheduled for Miami this Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Heat apologize for announcer crack: The Heat has apologized after PA announcer Mike Baiamonte said Amare Stoudemire had been "extinguished" from last night's game after he fouled out. The Heat in a statement called it a "lapse of judgement." I thought it was mildly clever and Stoudemire said he wasn't bothered, but it was off-key in the context of the Heat considering itself a class-first organization.

G5: HEAT 106, KNICKS 94: NEXT, PLEASE! SPOELSTRA HAS THE BEST (AND MOST THANKLESS) COACHING JOB IN AMERICA: LeBron James scored 29 points last night and Miami dispatches New York, 106-94, to move onto second round vs. Indiana. Click on Keeping The Doubters At Bay for my column off the game. Click Coach No-Win for my previous 1aa1spocolumn on the Heat's Erik Spoelstra (pictured) as the luckiest and unluckiest coach in the NBA at the same time, and for the same reason. He has the Big 3. If Miami wins the championship it will be because of them; talent rising. If Miami falls short again it will be because, somehow, Spoelstra failed to make it happen. The Heat is the only team in the playoffs not allowed to fall short, and therefore Spoelstra is the only coach who must win. The players profess confidence in the man they call "Spo." But do fans? Do you? Express your level of faith in Spoelstra in the following poll. Vote now, and say why you feel as you do.

HOW 'BOUT THEM MARLINS! (TOLD YA SO): Marlins last night completed a club-record 8-1 road trip and the reason for the recent surge is clear: consistently strong starting pitching. A couple of weeks ago the Marlins were stuck in a losing 1aa1carloszstreak and couldn't hit and I wrote in a blogpost I liked where the team was at despite it all, because of the starting pitching. You're welcome! Three nights ago a complete-game, three-hit gem by Carlos Zambrano marked Miami's seventh win in a row, all on the road, and everything seemed to be coalescing. Zambrano is pictured, pointing up to where things are looking for the Marlins. Two nights ago Anibal Sanchez pitched well enough to win if not for Omar Infante's one defensive meltdown. Last night saw an encouraging start from a struggling Josh Johnson. Defense has mostly been solid. Giancarlo Stanton is en fuego with the long ball, and Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez are picking it up offensively as well. As for that starting pitching, when Johnson is (as of now) your weakest starter, you are a playoff-caliber team.

Marino swamps LeBron in 'most impressive' poll: We asked, you answered. Who's more impressive, Dan Marino in his prime or LeBron James right now? You had it Marino by 57.4 percent to LeBron's 28.1%, with 14.5% saying too close to call. Poll analysis: The Marino mythology lives! Marino by a 2-to-1 margin is way over the top, considering James is having an MVP season (it would be his third) and is seen as the best player in his sport. Took pains to express the poll was not a popularity vote, but not sure all of you were listening.

EXCLUSIVE: GEORGIA LINEBACKER TO DOLPHINS IN 2013 DRAFT: Yes, the 2012 draft just ended, but 1aa1jarvisjonesTodd McShay's first 2013 NFL mock draft is  out for ESPN (God but I only wish I were kidding) and he has Miami selecting Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (pictured) in the first round, eighth overall. McShay projects no Hurricanes in the 1R, and three QBs: Southern Cal's Matt Barkley (6th), Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (17th) and Oklahoma's Landry Jones (19th). Somewhere in Iowa, a caterwauling infant has just tossed his snipped umbilical cord across the delivery room. McShay has just projected him as the top quarterback taken in his first 2033 mock draft.

1aa1mexicanPOLITICAL NUDES OUT OF MEXICO: A Mexican Congressional candidate, Natalia Juarez, decided that a campaign revolving around herself posing nude (pictured) would be the way to go. Story here. I would advocate this as a trend I'd like to see spread to the U.S., but then I picture Madelaine Albright and quite frankly have second thoughts.

1aa1trexIDIOT CHANGES NAME: A Nebraska man named Tyler Gold, 23, pictured left, has had his name legally changed to Tyrannosaurus Rex. 

THE LIST: MARLINS COMPLETE-GAME SHUTOUTS: Carlos Zambrano this week pitched the Marlins' 55th complete-game shutout in their 20 seasons. The most recent five that included allowing three or fewer hits:

Date   Pitcher (Hits)

5-7-12   Carlos Zambrano (3)

9-10-11   Anibal Sanchez (1)

7-29-10   Anibal Sanchez (1)

8-19-08   Ricky Nolasco (2)

9-10-06   Dontrelle Willis (3)

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1176185-karlos-dansby-and-kevin-burnett-are-the-dolphins-set-at-linebacker

Wonder if Vernon could be turned into an inside linebacker, he has great speed and strength and hasn't shown any proclivity for rushing the passer (8 sacks in 3 years at UM)?

Still can't believe they took him with Sean Spence on the board.

Kazaam,

is rayray armstrong gonna have the season this year that vaults him into the spotlight? at seminole, he looked like a better QB than jeffrey godfrey of central and got turned into a safety while the other fellow is doing okay at UCF. always wondered why he was never given a chance at #12's position- his arm was way stronger tha jacorry harris' and he is a better runner. never could figure that out.

Hope so, he and Telemaque both watch the quarterback and let receivers go by them, I'd say they need to catch more balls to make up for the big plays they give up but if they could catch they'd be receivers. 4 interceptions apiece in the last two years and each has dropped a ton.

If those two can't corral the balls they get in front of and play more within the defense Miami's secondary is going to be in trouble again. If they put it together though they could be the strongest position on the team.

Don't know about public spotlight but Ray Ray Armstrong is already on NFL radars, his ceiling is sky high at safety, would have been Donna-high at quarterback.

Kazaam, if you look just a little bit like your aunt you'll have trouble getting laid at the Chicken Ranch with a steamer trunk full of brand new hundred dollar bills.

http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2012/05/08/17/35/18XnJb.Em.56.jpg

She's a handsome woman, I should look so good when I'm 70.

http://www.shopatnorway.com/images/840107_LA_troll_norway.jpg

Vernon is a DE, if they switch him to LB it will be as OLB...He is going to be just fine, kid has talent

I too like S Spence but I think he is a bit small for an NFL LB, hope I'm wrong about him.

Ray Ray and Telemaque both suck, the sooner we can get rid of Shannon's garbage the better off we will be. This will not be a good year for us but Golden is getting his guys in and the future looks bright, In Golden I trust.

Woodcock,

I may know someone that may know someone that knows Donna, If you want I can set up a dinner date between you two en "Las Brisas", Kaz can be the waiter/referee.

Olivier Vernon is 'Shannon's garbage'.

yes, Vernon is Shannon's garbage..his potential got him drafted not his production.

The only thing that can save him is the fact that a lot of Shannon's players have produce a lot more in the pros than in college, Shannon was the absolute worst HC in football and those kids he recruited never really had a fair chance and where never developed properly.

FZB, having grown up with a Miami program that was, ahem, a complete joke and an embarrassment until Schnellemberger got here I worried all through the golden age (Not Coach Golden) that the program could be a mile wide but just an inch thick. Through one coach after another even when we almost got the death penalty we hung in there pretty well even though in reality as a small private school in Miami it was a miracle that we were competing with the big boys. No school before Miami except for Notre Dame and they are unique had ever turned a program around like Miami did. Literally from the outhouse to the penthouse overnight. The mystique that was the UM program was kept alive by players and the coaches who made the program into something special. That mystique died a slow death under Donna's watch. I'm afraid it will take another mythical figure, The Phoenix to rise from the ashes that she has created.

relajate bro, she's only going to be around a couple of more years...After she's out maybe we can get Kaz to run the U, at least we'll get free tickets to the games.

looking back it was one hell of a run we had, I'm confident that golden will right the ship and the U will rise again.

Oye, OC is still teaching those mejicanos about hanging chads ?

aqui. http://www.flickr.com/photos/71527994@N08/7116126907/

Football fans don't know who the presidents of LSU and Alabama are. There's a reason for that.

I don't think Shannon's players are tainted, some will be better with coaching and some will still suck. That includes the guys who stuck it out at UM.

Have the Marlins played an 'indoor game' at the new stadium with pouring rain outside? That'll make a nice story!

Marino will always be number 1 in Miami. Lebron will be outta here after next year taking his talents w no ships elsewhere. Hope I'm wrong.

You told us what about the Marlins? That they're a solid .500 team? They're still at the bottom of the barrel and they lost last night. You're such a Frontrunner, Cote. We never hear a peep out of you when they suck.

Easy for fans and sports writers to say 'if Spoelstra doesn't win he's out'.

Riley has to worry about who he'd replace him with - the list of clear upgrades is one or two coaches long. Spoelstra isn't getting fired if he fails to win a championship, he might get replaced if Riley can find someone better but he's not going to just be a fall guy like everyone keeps saying.

He's a good, trusted coach who developed in Riley's program.

OC, you sir are a fish. "Woodcock, Bynum is the next coming, he will make everyone forget about Wilt Chamberlain. He will go down as the greatest center in Laker's history." Say, what! Dude, if I was Cub Check I would trade this jive ass turkey to the Bobcats for their first round pick and two bags of flour. El negro de pinga ese es un muerto.

Very talented but immature player.

What happened to letting your play on the court do the talking?

There is a reason people don't know the names of the presidents at LSU and Alabama.

They don't see pictures of them on ESPN defending their schools athletes for continuous wrong doing.

Short of blowing up all of the bridges connecting Miami Beach to the mainland nothing will stop the upcoming Mau Mau uprising in SoBe. Once again the city employs a band aid approach to close a gaping wound.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/04/2783317/causeway-traffic-will-be-restricted.html

It's the AD's who seem to take the fall correctly or incorrectly.

There is a reason people don't know the names of the presidents at USC and Ohio State.

Coaches make programs.

Haha, come on Woodcock, Memorial Day weekend is great!

Great music, thousands of fully clothed people hanging out on the beach eating McDonalds - what more could you ask for?

School presidents don't really get involved in athletics anyway I don't think.

They say mostly low profile and focus on academics and $$.

Coaches do make programs nothing new there.

The problem with the Marino vs Lebron is that basketball will never ever be any where near as impressive as football, the game is sooo much more complex and requires sooo much more study, timing and many other things... Not taking anything away from Lebron who would probably be an pro bowler in football. But Doing what Marino did with the weapons and defense he had was amazing and of course its what everyone remembers HOW THE GAME ENDS and Marino ALWYAS performed in those situations as where Lebron has always been lacking...

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Terrell-Owens-Dr-Phil-child-support-hits-rock-bottom-050812

Kaz, maybe you can put in a word for T.O. once the bitch leaves the U.

Kaz, you're "abolutly" right about the Memorial Day "Honanny." My bad.

Beware of broken down 98' Toyota Corollas and other assorted sh8t boxes on the Causeways that weekend.

Kazaam,

memorial day weekend is, this year, sabbath>two days of our holiday of shavuos (receiving of the Torah. i am sure there will be quite a few "intersting" stories about the goings on of college students having some fun.

Well, if that's the case you boys better make preparations for added security around the temples. Maybe you can call USC and find out which security company they use.

Shadow, maybe you can talk to these two guys about security for the upcoming Jewish celebrations during the Honanny. I'm sure that if you guys put a couple of benjies in their pockets everything will be alright.

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Maybe we can get Cris Carter to hire you a bodyguard.

He says he's good at it.

Me, why would I need a bodyguard I don't live near SC nor do I plan to be in SoBe on Memorial Day.

Shadow - jewish god gave people the torah? As in he wrote it himself? Or was it a gold plate magic hat type deal with moses?

Wish I could read hebrew, I'm always wondering how much gets lost in translation in english bibles.

What a scumbag that Terrell Owens is - I saw his reality show once, his two handlers literally had to treat him like a little 12 year old boy.

Terrell Owens grew up ill equipped to deal with life as as an adult.

He never knew who his father was.

Later he found out that it was a neighbor across the street.

Guy made 80 million in his career and is having child support issues.

I don't feel sorry for him.

Hey Kaz I hope you installed a lighting rod up your ass 'cause when the big guy hears you blaspheming even 100 feet of water over your head at Card Sound won't be enough.

Why is it that "people of science" love atheism?

I'm not an atheist.

And as I said, I've been risking the same from zeus all my life. Compared to zeus your big guy is a big pussy.

They think that in a universe with more suns than there are grains of sand on earth that their brain can understand how everything works and therefore there is no God.

http://www.theacc.com/genrel/050912aaa.html

$3.6 billion. The GDP of Fiji. It’s also what ESPN just paid to renew ACC rights for 15 years
– the506

FIRST BLUSH

Woodcock - all scientists aren't strident Richard Dawkins types. Most do think logically though.

Yeah there's lots of Scripture written about Zeus lol!

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7910112/atlantic-coast-conference-espn-extend-rights-deal-2026-27

Eternity just doesn’t last long these days…as it was just 2 years ago that the ACC signed a 12-year, $1.86 Billion deal in 2010 with ESPN.

Now, 2 years later, ACC signs ANOTHER deal with ESPN, this time for $3.6 Billion
– KnightLight

APPRECIATION LETTERS

There's tons of scripture written about zeus...

A few toughts,

Memorial day weekend-don't mind the crowds or the robberies since I'm not going or will be anywhere near Miami Beach on that date, I guess it brings lots of "dinero" to the local economy.

talking about the universe/god etc... I believe there has to be a maker of all things, if not how in the hell did we get here? I also believe that there has to be life on other planets, if not ,it would be an awful waste of useful space...

T Owen..Another dumb ass that doesn't know what to do with his money, F*** him.

Kazaam an Atheist?...for him to be that he would have to prove he is a scientist, But does collecting "sea weed" count ?

Not a lot of people are talking about it apparently.

Or believe in it.

Does Zeus bring everlasting life to those who believe in him?

If not, he's really not that powerful.

Haha, easy there Big Baby, don't hurt your brain with such deep, logical thinking.

Really wasn't trying to start some debate, my question for Shadow was legit, I was reading a bible at my nephew's bris that had all the parts that were the 'word of god' in red ink. Wasn't sure what that meant (or why the rest of it was in there).

"Compared to zeus your big guy is a big pussy."

That's asking for debate.

Zeus looks a little faggery to me if you ask me.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sMH0ZQhMRVQ/TH5bBTB-BoI/AAAAAAAAAP8/b3W7JDjS38g/s1600/zeus2%5B1%5D.jpg

I think I'll keep my big guy, nothing personal to Zeus.

You should check it out FZB, it's a good time. And it does bring in a TON of money, I know a bunch of bartenders who say they make way more this weekend than during Ultra.

Good to know that a lot of that money will be going into helping fund a baseball stadium with an unecessary retractable roof.

My brother is the City of Miami Beach controller. Between the police overtime, the sanitation worker overtime, the administrative cost increases, and the fact that none of these, ahem, "students" come down here on the cheap eating at Micky Ds and BYO it with the party favors the Urban Safari is just a huge Black Hole for the community.

Yes it sounds like something to appease the community at large.

I don't envision too many 200- 300 dollar bar and restaurant tabs.

I would hate to be a tourist that weekend.

Those people aren't coming back.

we are getting ready for memorial weekend...I'm trying to get in shape as we speak.

Of course tonights the night. The Knicks are terrible. Not only that, but half their team has serious injuries. Their best player is the definition of inconsistent and plays the game in such a nonchalant fashion.
Better to stay home or collect sea weed or study the breeding of minnows then watch this one. This series has been boring. Hopefully the next one brings a little excitement.

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2012/05/espn-and-acc-extend-exclusive-multi-platform-agreement-through-2026-27/

Unlike its contracts with every other power conference, ESPN has complete top-to-bottom control of all ACC TV rights. This means that ESPN has more of a vested interest in the survival of the ACC specifically over every other conference – it’s the one league that the people in Bristol aren’t sharing with Fox, CBS or the Big Ten Network. In fact, think of it in these terms:

The ACC is the single largest content provider to all of the ESPN networks, whether college or pro.

Let that sink in for a moment. The ACC provides more live content to ESPN than the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12.
– frank the tank

CONTENT IS KING

Let me also add that there are two people who could just as well stay home and the Heat would go just as far in the playoffs, with or without them: Bosh and Spoelstra. I would pay Spoelstra 5 dollars and a churro for dinner for each game coached. Save himself the stress and voice. He is useless. This team is Lebron and Wade period. The Heat dont even need a coach and they surely dont need Ron Rothstein and that dude with the bowtie and glasses, Atkins. I think the Heat are doing them a favor and just giving them good seats.

Rawpimple,

Crawl back to your little shit hole..Leave Spoelstra and Bosh alone.

Garnett is going to eat Bosh for lunch.

Azucar! Que clase de monstruo, bro.

If they play that it.

That Atlanta team is good and getting better.

Baby,

don't count the chickens before they hatch...Now the C's should beat Atlanta but careful there..

Woodcock, esa tipa es una bestia.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/acc/sports/genrel/auto_action/7762549.jpeg

Clearly, mass exposure is what the ACC is getting. I was expecting $18-19M a year, but I think this is a pretty good deal; But I’m a little surprised there was no mention of an ACC network. Maybe all the exposure over the ESPN networks and the ACC Digital Network (web site) will serve a similar purpose.
– pat via frank the tank

I want mt ACCtv …

PERFECT THE ENEMY OF GOOD

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/5/9/3010140/college-conference-tv-money-sec-big-ten-big-12-pac-12-acc

Swofford said the ACC’s 15-year arrangement w/ESPN allows for “look-ins” every 5 years to further enhance revenue. Such as an ACC channel.
– david teel

CHANNEL SURFING

˙ᴚǝɥ pǝ***ɟ I 'ɥɐǝʎ˙˙˙¿uıʇsnɐ oɔoɔ

Green, I hope you like basketball because that's the tail that's wagging the dog in the ACC. Ever since senility set in for Bobby Bowden and the witch of the east, Zazaam's aunt showed up at Miami, ACC football has been anything but watchable. The combination of the decline in Florida State and Miami with the Orange Bowl tie in with the ACC during that period has made Miami the college football equivalent of El Paso, Texas. I think the freaking Sun Bowl has gotten better ratings than the Orange Bowl game has the last 10 years. Wake Forrest? Are you freaking kidding me. Dude, you better pick up a bottle of Jimmy on the way home tonight and dampen some of that enthusiasm that you have for ACC football because right now it's just a joke.

I guess this guy Green has a hard on for the ACC.

all righty then.

Oye FZB, maybe he needs to open the file of the Monumento to lift his spirits.

The Maestro is back !

Maestro, How did the people communicated during medieval times ?, I assumed the internet was in its infancy, How did they get laid ? .

Had empanadas and fritas been invented ?...Maestro, please tell us.

Kazaam,

you know a lot better than to call G-d jewish.

as far as being able to read the Torah in its original language in order to get all tye nuances and all the rest, that is what reggie white was into before he died so much so that those around him were having to answer the question "is reggie converting?" it is definitely mentioned in the sportscentury piece that ESPN did on him.

for a look at the "nuances" that the original contains, artscroll publications prints a complete set of the five books, and my suggestion is that you acquire (about 25 bucks) the volume on genesis with the commentary of Rashi, the acronym for Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, the most authoratative interpretation of the five books. genesis (bereshis) spans the creation to the sojourn of the children of jacob in egypt. someone once sent michael savage a copy of this work, and reading the commentary of Rashi caused him to say that after so many literal readings of the text in english, e finally understood what is going on. maybe your sister has a copy and you can get it from her. it comes in a brown cover and you'll find lots of good stuff in the translation of the basic commentary to the Torah. and no golden plates found beneath a tree trunk in upstate new york 200 years ago for us.

¿ǝɔɐɟ uo ʇuıɐd ǝʇıɥʍ ɥʇıʍ ʞɔıɥɔ ʇɐɟ ɟo ʇᴚos ǝɯos ʇɐɥʇ sı ¿ɐpɐuɐdɯǝ uɐ sı ʇɐɥʍ ˙ןןɐ ɯǝɥʇ pǝƃuɐq ı os 'uǝʌǝs-ʎʇxıs ǝƃɐ ʎq ǝq oʇ ǝsɐǝɔ pןnoʍ ı ʇɐɥʇ ʍouʞ oʇ ɥƃnouǝ ʇuɐıןןıᴚq sɐʍ ı ˙ɯǝɥʇ pǝq pןnoɔ ı os uǝɯoʍ ƃunoʎ ƃuıʇuıɐd dn ʞooʇ I ˙ᴚǝʍsuɐ oʇ ʎᴚʇ ןןıʍ ı ʇnq 'suoıʇsǝnb ʎuɐɯ ooʇ ʞsɐ noʎ 'uɐɯ ƃunoʎ

ACC football was good when Matt Ryan was there.

It's got some growing to do.

FSU and UM's lack of success has dragged it down but that was unexpected.

There are still some competetive teams in there.

Virginia Tech is usually a Top 10 team.

Clemson had a good year last year.

Georgia Tech is usually good.

Big Baby,

as much as i like georgia tech's option offense and their ability to pop the fullback into the secondary or send one of their wingbacks on a long "run bomb", they are defensed too easily in big games. when he installed that offense in an, ahem, "majot conference", the ole shadow said he wa either the smartest or bravest man in america. so far he has done okay, but ramblin wreck has looked just that in too many big games. i'd rather watch GT or navy any day over spread offenses, except for maybe faster than fast oregon, who were throttled finally by monte kiffin last year. let's see him do it again before i am convinced of his brilliance in the college game.

Leaonardio . we are all impressed with your upside down post.

Knicks are stuck with Stoudemire, he's a max contract with chronic knee problems. Anthony has to make his teammates and team better. As much sh*t as people give LeBron, Anthony is his contemporary and Melo is the one who still doesn't get it.

http://pardonmybias.com/nba/carmelo-anthony-is-a-selfish-asshole.html

Rawpimple - as a gators fan you probably hate all things basketball and black people and non-residential schooling and civilization in general. But if you put aside your hatred of the Heat, you might consider that it's fun for Miami Heat fans to watch their team eliminate the New York Knicks, great first series for a 2-7 matchup.

The Pacers are a tremendous slouch, David West, Tyler Hansborogh, and Roy Hibbert will give the Heat more than they can handle down low. But their coach is saying that 'a team can beat any crew of superstars' - Miami has the better team. The better coach too. Ours isn't saying dumb sh*t.

green isn't an ACC fan, he's a FIU hater. Used to postscript his insane Quixotic posts 'bigger fish to fry', which wasn't meant to be ironic.

But that is some truth from Mr. Woodcock - Orange Bowls BLOW. The Big East champ is guaranteed to be garbage and anyone but Miami, FSU, or Va Tech is a waste of time out of the ACC. It started going downhill when they dropped the parade and orange bowl queen and the Big 12 tie-in and now the matchups are consistently the worst of the BCS bowls. The ACC can sort itself out but the Orange Bowl committee needs to drop the Big East and find a better tie-in. Maybe it will get better when Barry fixes the BCS before his re-election.

Shadow - don't know better than to call god jewish, not a jew myself and never had any religious schooling. I've read through the torah and it's mixed review sequel a couple times but I'm not sure what your scholarly objection is. Anyway, I meant 'jewish' as possessive rather than descriptive - jewish god as in 'the god jews believe in', not 'the god who is jewish'.

Is this the book you're talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Sapirstein-Edition-Rashi-Commentary-Transla ted/dp/1578193257/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1336607779&sr=8-7

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Are we calling the book representing the most followed religion in the world a "mixed review sequel"?

Correct me if I am wrong but that sounds inaccurate.

The reviews are in and they are good.

Kazaam, there are obviously two things you aren't very good at: predicting basketball games despite your extensive season ticket experience and predicting who people are that you haven't met. I think you should stick to watching guppies mate. Hopefully you at least have some knowledge about that.

I am a Heat fan but the Heat are made up of Lebron James and Dwayne Wade. Anyone could coach this "team". They don't need Bosh and they definitely don't need Spoelstra. They would have won last night even if they both (Spoelstra and Bosh) didn't show up last night. That game was easy money and that series that you thought was going to be so great was HORRIBLE. It was boring basketball. It wasn't competitive in the least and it wouldn't have mattered if their team was healthy or not. You were WAYYYYY off on that one. Keep throwing out flat out TERRIBLE predictions and assessments. I enjoy watching self-important people squirm when they are way off.

Awesome first round series, the alternative was Orlando. I had a great time at the game last night, sounds like the win validated whatever insane stalker obsessive point Rawpimple was trying to make so hopefully he enjoyed it too.

Heard Spoelstra say in the post game interview that 'thankfully Ronnie Turiaf is 100%'. Scary thought that that is going to be a factor...

Looks like C. Wake signed for a hometown discount.

Signed a backloaded contract with optional roster bonus for years 3 and 4.

Some incentives in there too.

He could have gotten way more in FA.

Good for him and for us as fans.

The Pacers are going to give the Heat a little bit of a tough time, rebounding will be the key, they have a good center and a good PF, I see the Heat advancing in six games, hope is sooner than that.

C Wake is still getting 17 mil guarantee, not great money but not bad money either, good deal for both sides, contrary to what the Ireland haters say (Kaz)he has been and continues to be very responsible with the cap situation and I don't think is any question he has done a good job the last two years.

We will have all kinds of cap room next year to continue to built the team trough the draft and to sign our own free agents.

Oye FZB, OC is of dick with the milk cut big time.

Let me tell you Kazaam, the Orange Bowl committee and the entire South Florida area better get on the ball pronto or they can kiss big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ goodbye. With the new 4 team NCAA playoff that will happen starting in 2014 new bids will be put out to see which venues will be used for the game. Back in the Canes and the Orange Bowl's golden era the thought of the Orange Bowl and Miami not being the site for one of those games would have been insane but not anymore. The Rose Bowl is a shoe in and the Sugar Bowl with their SEC ties is also in, that leaves the Fiesta which is played in a brand new stadium and the Orange Bowl currently played in a dump in something called Miami Gardens or something like that, basically it's a large field near the Everglades with a large toilet bowl on it. Miami will have to compete with Dallas and the brand new 1 billion dollar Texas Stadium and probably with some colder weather sites like Indianapolis. If the Orange Bowl and the Dolphins don't make massive improvements to JRS and its surroundings they will risk losing out on the new playoff format and even on future Super Bowls, the NFL has already warned Miami that they are not happy with the JRS site as it currently stands for future Super Bowls. A word to the wise. You would think the fat tub that runs this blog would write a piece about this subject once in a while. Get off your ass, Cote.

I think Mike Dee has hinted about improving SunLife Stadium.

They know they have to and it's going to cost a boatload of money probably close to 250 million maybe more.

Ross is a billionaire so I see that problem getting solved eventually.

True, future Superbowls will depend on that.

They can at least add seating closer to the field now that the Marlins are gone.

Can they do anything about the traffic getting out of there on game days too?

Build some more roads or something?

That place is the ultimate clusterf*ck to get out of.

Takes 2 hours to go 10 miles.

Kazaam,

i was diverted to the amazon homepage, but i can tell from the "sapirstein edition" that this is the one to which i referred you. it is really a tremendous work. i met the main editor of the translated Rashi ( a real torah scholar with an impressive knowledge of rock and roll to boot) and he told me that 100,000 copies of the slipcase of all five- about 130 bucks for the set were sold- about 10 million + in revenue not counting individual sales- and he worked on a commission, which i imagine was about 10%- a 1.3 million dollar return for he and his comrades!!!! a proof to the statement that "one who toils in Torah in "poverty" will eventually toil in riches".

The MOVE is still the Bicentennial Park site. The only way that they can correct the blunder made when they tore down the Orange Bowl to build the space ship thing where the Marlins play would be to construct a state of the art football stadium downtown on the water next to the AA arena. If they did that even the finals of the World Cup would be in play. I've been in the real estate business for 35 years the name of the game is location, location, location, throwing good money into that swamp where JRS is located is a waste of time. You can't put lipstick on a pig.

Yes agreed great location but is it enough space?

I have seen that site and while it's large with parking needs it doesn't look large enough.

Location is good currently for people traveling from North and West which there are many.

Highly doubt they build a new stadium.

I think it's lipstick on a pig for the next 10 years minimum.

I just saw an add for season tickets starting at 34 dollars a game.

Huh??!!

They aren't raising any revenue that way.

The beauty of that site in addition to its choice location is that if needed a part of the stadium can be built on top of the water making for an even more spectacular venue.

Guys,

if we get a college playoff system who really cares where is played?...I agree that Joe Robbie (that's what I like to call it)stadium needs remodeling but I'm not sure if it will happen anytime soon.

woodcock, Bicentennial park?...por favor brother, your talking Miami politics here..they just got taken to the cleaners by the marlins, you think they wanna get taken again?

Shadow, everytime you mention the Torah I think about this movie, I don't know why.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgX1WBf2SjE

It would take a visionary with the right political skills to pull it off but it would be the right thing to do for the city and over the years it will be the only site that will return a profit on every dollar that is invested.

The winos ain't leaving Bicentennial Park without a fight.

Woodcock - you overestimate the business sense of even the brightest politicians.

Micky Arison has finagled his books so that they're always a couple dollars under the profit benchmark where they'd have to pay some back to the city. The Miami Heat have not paid back one penny of what the city gave them to build the AA arena. And they average over 100% attendance with rappers and Estefans shelling out tens of thousands for floor seats.

Joe Robbie might need some work for another Super Bowl bid but the Orange Bowl is as much a lock as the Rose Bowl for the 4 team playoffs.

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