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July 16, 2012

Go, Molli, go! (A special plea); plus vote for 2 best Olympic sports (poll), radio's Heavy 100, UM/FIU football both in 40s, Heat, Marlins, Paternos & more

GO, MOLLI, GO!: If you haven't heard of Molli Serrano's story, it will be worth your time. She was featured on the Today show last week. I knew her story before that 1aa1mollibike 1aa1mollitodaybecause she is my neighbor in Plantation, same street, four houses down, a 38-year-old married mother of twins. I make a living in the company of great athletes, but Molli might be the most extraordinary athlete I know. Isn't courage how we respond when life deals us an awful hand? A year ago Molli underwent major surgery for pancreatic cancer, and six months of radiation and chemotherapy treatments -- all the while continuing with her serious passion for biking, running and swimming. Now she has a chance to compete in October in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii if she receives enough votes in a "Kona Inspired" contest. Voting ends today/Wednesday, July 18. Click on Team Molli to hear her story in her words, then please vote to help her dream happen, and forward this to others who also may wish to vote. I thank you.

[1) It is WEDNESDAY, JULY 18. Scroll down for Olympics poll immediately below. 2) UM dismisses senior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong. His own bad decisions caused it. What a shame. 3) Watch this kid try to steal a PGA Tour player's golf ball during yesterday's tournament. 4) Cigar smokers: Just finished a nice CAO La Traviata, a good bargain stick at $5. 5) Join us on Twitter @gregcote]

WHAT SPORTS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS?: Athletes have begun to arrive in London. The Summer Games begin in only seven days (yes, there is competition in soccer and archery prior to the 1aa1londonolysJuly 27 Opening Ceremony), which means excitement begins to build in those who give a crap. I have always viewed the Olympics as a lot of stuff to fast-forward past -- sorry badminton, canoe and trampoline et al -- interspersed with sports of actual (and rather intense) interest. It has been said gymnastics, swimming and track are the Big 3 Summer Olympics sports. I'll be drawn to soccer and especially U.S. men's basketball as well. (Loved watching LeBron score 30 in that 80-69 U.S. exhibition win over Brazil Monday night). What competition in London are you most anticipating? Vote for your top TWO. If you vote for a sport not listed, pray tell which one. (It's canoe, right?) And remember, to not vote at all would be un-American, or un- whatever you are. That's why this poll doesn't have snarky, anti-Olympics options such as "Wake me when it's over!" or "Bring on the NFL!" After all what is the Olympics all about if not patriotism and national pride? If you don't vote in this poll you might as well just go ahead and burn the flag right now. (And I know you're better than that!)

LE BATARD RATED NO. 13 YAKKETY-YAK MAN IN U.S.: Talkers magazine, a talk-radio industry pub, is 1aa1danlebout with its 2012 Heavy Hundred, which it calls the 100 "most important" sports-talk hosts in America, and 790 The Ticket's Dan Le Batard (pictured) is rated 13th -- tops in the Greater Miami market. Top three overall are Mike Francesa (WFAN/New York), Jim Rome and Dan Patrick. Other national notables are Mike & Mike 6th, Tony Kornheiser 8th and Colin Cowherd 22nd. Other So-Fla yakkers inhaling Le Batard's dust are WQAM's Dan Sileo 32nd, 'QAM's Joe Rose 49th and 790's Stugotz & Marc Hochman 51st.

Irvin leaves WQAM: Michael Irvin bid his listeners goodbye Monday, and WQAM is right to make the move. Michael is a good guy and had a pretty good show but it insults the local market to have a man living in Dallas doing Miami radio.

MARLINS AND TRADE DEADLINE: Earlier I wrote, "Baseball trade deadline is the end of this month. Is it too late to trade the Marlins -- I mean the owner, manager, entire roster, everybody -- and just start over?" But the frustrating-to-watch Fish are showing signs of life again, 3-2 sinec the all-star break after last night's win at the Cubs fueled by Carlos Lee's grand slam. (Meanwhile, Ozzie Guillen lashed out during Sunday's game at Nats phenom Bryce Harper for using too much pine tar. A mastery of lip-reading is not reqired to discern Giullen calling Harper "a piece of s---." Click here for the YouTube vid).

1aa1cokerlCANES FOOTBALL: "WE'RE NO. 43! WE'RE...!": Bleacher Report, a website I seldom visit because its has that annoying, time-consuming slideshow theme, has come out with a preseason ranking of all 124 FBS football teams and Miami's Hurricanes are ranked an uninspiring 43rd -- barely ahead of FIU's 49th. Other state-school rankings: FSU 4th, Florida 25th, South Florida 29th, UCF 44th and FAU 114th. The predictable top-three: Alabama-LSU-Southern Cal. Dead last: UMass. Almost dead last at 121st: Texas-San Antonio led by ex-Canes coach Larry Coker (pictured).

1aa1lebronwishMORE PROOF LEBRON IS NOW THE GREATEST PERSON ON EARTH: The man America used to hate continues his inexorable move toward sainthood with this: Granting the wish of a cancer-stricken boy. As part of ESPN's currently running "My Wish" series, Georgia teen Thiago D'Elia (pictured with his hero) gets the star treatment from the Heat and LeBron James. Click here for the video.

Heat in China: Club announced it will play a pair of preseason exhibitions in China against the L.A. Clippers, on Oct. 11 in Beijing and Oct. 14 in Shangai.

Heat Summer Leaguers are kicking a--!: Heat younguns swamped the Lakers' children, 106-56, yesterday in Summer league play in Las Vegas, a SL record for win margin. Norris Cole led with 13 points, nine assists. Miami had beaten Toronto, 71-59, in its first of five Summer League games, topped by Terrel Harris' 14 points. 

FAMILY OF JOE PATERNO TO LAUNCH OWN INVESTIGATION: I could not type the preceding headline without laughing out loud and being angry and sad all at once. But it's true. The Paterno family thinks 1aa1bannerthe damning Freeh Report -- a credible, detailed, independent, months-long investigation -- was incomplete and so will appoint its own investigators. Wild guess: The family report will suggest the late Joe Pa did what he could to stop the monster Jerry Sandusky and that Paterno's superiors are most to blame. Dear Paterno family: This is pathetic. Your patriarch's name is forever damaged beyond repair (see below). At least deal with it with a little grace. Jesus. [Tuesday update: A plane pulling the banner pictured flew over Penn State today].

Poll result: Landslide! Paterno statue should come down: We asked in the previous blogpost (you can still vote) if Penn State should take down the statue honoring Paterno, and man did you answer. It was 80.5 percent yes, 14.6% no and 4.9% undecided. (Votes cast in Florida were 81.7 - 13.7 - 4.6. Votes from Pennsylvania were 79.0 - 15.7 - 5.3).    

DAMN YANKEES EVEN BEAT RED SOX IN STAMPS: U.S. Postal Service issues four new 1aa1joedcommemorative baseball stamps late this week, and based on preorders the Joe DiMaggio stamp edged the Ted Williams stamp in popularity, 421,266 to 417,066, with the Willie Stargell and Larry Doby stamps well behind. The DiMaggio stamp pictures Joe canoodling Marilyn Monroe. Just kidding. The stamp is shown. Quick thought: Maybe the USPS wouldn't be as close to bankruptcy as it is if it put out fewer commemorative stamps.

AND IN TODAY'S DUMBASS-ATHLETE FACEOFF...: We present Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, arrested in a road rage incident in Miami Beach, vs. Knicks guard Jason Kidd, busted for DUI in New York.

1aa1chickfilaTIME TO BOYCOTT CHICK-FIL-A?: It has come to my attention (belatedly, I feel), that the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has been making an awful lot of political donations to groups that would fall under the broad umbrella "anti-gay." Click here for a backgrounder, and please pass it along. The corporation running Chick-fil-A has a right to its political leanings. So do consumers have a right to not patronize restaurants that are serving up a heapin' side of intolerance.

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Looking forward to seeing watch Leryn Franco throw the javelin.

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beach volleyball..specially the brazilian girls.

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As much as I hate to admit it, LeBatard has a good show, I listen to it.

LeBron has always been a good guy, never understood all the hate, I guess is just envy.

Hey Cote, where's my post ?

WTF ?...the nazi censorship police strikes again, what ever happened to freedom of speech ?

if you don't want anyone making remarks about chic fil a or gays don't ask for an opinion.

Good riddance to Irvin. Sounded like amateur hour. Jolly Joe Bell got what he wanted and put the final nail in Neil Rogers's coffin. Just like he is putting the final nail in the QAM coffin.

Michael Irvin had his own radio show?

Wow I can only imagine how bad that was.

When Cote calls it "pretty good" I am sure he was being nice.

Cote: This is probably more accurate and better thought out with facts and good analysis...Paul Myerberg "pre-snap READ.."

http://www.presnapread.com/no-54-northern-illinois/

Miami came in at #77

You are just now finding out that Chik-fil-A is owned by an ultra right-wing Christian. Why do you think that it is closed on Sundays? Even before I went vegetarian I avoided that place. The agenda of this company is well known - the corporate mission is to "glorify God."

the corporate mission is to "glorify God."

And that's bad because you are a left wing atheist right?

"Mike & Mike 6th, Tony Kornheiser 8th and Colin Cowherd 22nd"

First of all, does Tony Kornheiser even have a show anymore?? Second, How the hell is Cowherd that much lower than Mike & Mike?!?

BTW, I heard Jay Mohr filling in for Rome today. Honestly, best sports radio show I think I've ever heard. He should do it full time!

boys,

until they open a kosher chik-fil-a, i won't have to make a choice between ethics and taste buds. it must be pretty good, but i'll just have to savor memories of my former fast food favorites: mcdonalds filet-o-fish and double cheeseburgers, jack-in-the-box (kangaroo) tacos and onion rings, and taco bell (horsemeat) burritos. most people don't really care about the corporate policies of food establishments if the taste is good and the price cheap, unless one's carnal lifestyle is numero uno on the priority list.

"TIME TO BOYCOTT CHICK-FIL-A?"

But their sandwiches are sooo good.

I chose Soccer and Track and Field.

Hey don't sleep on my UMass Minutemen the transition to D 1 football will not be without it's bumps and bruises but hey it's cool!

Jay Mohr should have his own show guy rules.

Gymnastics and Track. Maybe some swimming. Sports u don't usually see on TV.

Lebatard is 13th, not bad. The Top 3 are Nationally Syndicated.

Lebron got some respect, but we all know he has to win at least 2 more titles for almost all the hate to stop.

The poll shows SF has some morals. The family should leave it alone. U can have ur own investigation just keep it a secret for a couple years before releasing what u found. (No Pun intended)

It's just by coming out with a different story even if it's true, feels rushed and sounds that ur lying to defend urself. Let it be for a couple years before u go on a offensive.

People still collect stamps?

Chik-Fil-A is based out of GA right? Question does he give 10% of what he makes and gives it to his congregation.

Gymnastics and Track. Maybe some swimming. Sports u don't usually see on TV.

Lebatard is 13th, not bad. The Top 3 are Nationally Syndicated.

Lebron got some respect, but we all know he has to win at least 2 more titles for almost all the hate to stop.

The poll shows SF has some morals. The family should leave it alone. U can have ur own investigation just keep it a secret for a couple years before releasing what u found. (No Pun intended)

It's just by coming out with a different story even if it's true, feels rushed and sounds that ur lying to defend urself. Let it be for a couple years before u go on a offensive.

People still collect stamps?

Chik-Fil-A is based out of GA right? Question does he give 10% of what he makes and gives it to his congregation.

I grew up going to UM games. So for me it is sad that UM has lost its "swagger". I think it is sad UM would sign a three year agreement with FAU instead of playing FIU. As an alum of FIU and as a fan of Miami sports I hope that we soon can see an FIU - UM series.

UM-FIU isn't happening any time soon because of the brawl...

Nobody gives a rip about the fudge packers except Cote and maybe Tubesteak Dave.

amen Herr Woodcock, what's with the media's love for cock suckers? maybe they're all closet Sandusky's...

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Posted by: Jimbo | July 16, 2012 at 01:42 PM

reposted from previous clittered glog.

Voted Track & Field, Swimming. IMO Swimming & Soccer could be even Steven

Who's right here boys, Shadow or Mr. Wonderful the Woodcock? All I have to say is that Shadow wants Paterno's statue removed "Like Sadam Hussein's.", why then does he defend USC's decision to honor O.J. Simpson during every single home game?

Shadow, you must have been at the same all you can drink Manishewitz party that Tubesteak Dave attended on Saturday. O.J. Simpson was declared not guilty by 12 brain dead imbeciles from South Central Los Angeles, most thinking that O.J. was a bronze god sent from the land of Leroy to fly over the battle fields at the Coliseum. Regardless of what those twelve mostly Mau Maus did in saying "He not gilty!" sic., The whole world knows that he made pezz dispensers out of his ex wife and a fellow tribesman. Common sense prevailed a few years later when the father of your dead tribesman hired another fellow tribesman to sue Mr. Simpson for every freaking penny that he had and twelve mostly liberal Democrats from Santa Monica and the Westside agreed that he was liable for killing two people and that ass wipe wound up living in Miami playing munis at twilight rates for 15 bucks a round. Everyone with on brain cell inside their cranium knows that O.J. Simpson is a double murderer. For you to sit there and blow smoke about what a great runner he was and all this bull shit in a vain attempt to somehow excuse the inexcusable is beyond ridiculous. O.J. Simpson is as much a black mark, no pun intended, on USC as Patterno is at Penn State.

Mr. Woodcock,

your response is a good example of why i try my best not to direct anything your way, and this time i learned my lesson. i don't even mention the guy's name, say he can rot in prison and let his conscience get to him,... and just remark that despite his actions in 1994, they and he were far removed from his playing days of 67- 1jan69. the forewoman of the jury was a customer of ours in gardena and i was spared the trial and all its circus atmosphere and horrible verdict by being in the Holy Land. i'll spare myself any interchanges with you in the future.

Wow Woody, Ur response is a good example of why I try my best not to direct anything ur way. Just Kidding

OJ didn't do it. It's not that hard to believe.

Start with the Simple he was a Pro RB. How many 47 yr Old RB's can move so Swiftly that they can Kill 2 people in under 10 Minutes. Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, Emmitt? Walter was almost gone at that age. People that play that position Kill their body before 40.

Oh yeah OJ had an Armory full of Guns. Why get dirty and Use a Knife?

What was Goldman's Job Occupation? Dope Dealer.
What was Nicole Brown? A Rich Dope Fiend.

What happens in CA when Dope Dealers don't Pay the Cartel Or The Mob?

The Way those 2 were Massacred it takes a person who has either done that before or will do it again.

If OJ was as Crazy as U say. Why did he go into a Vegas Hotel room with a Gun and Not Shoot anyone? If he was really Psycho, He would've went in there with a Knife and started Stabbing. No Questions.

It's like Sandusky's defense was saying Predators don't become Monsters once they Turn 50. Now They have Proof he was touching people back in the 70's. Joe Pa (Uh Huh, We know what that really means now), Must have known.

I'm Not Saying A Man is not Capable of Killing his Ex and her New Boyfriend(Crimes of Passion). What I'm saying is To Kill someone with So much Rage and still manage to be so clean while doing it. That can only be the Mind of Someone who has done it before(Cartel or Mob Hitman). Not of an Angry Ex Husband.

When Ever it happens in the News, It's Usually a Murder-Suicide, Or the one person that person was crazy for getting Shot more times than the other.

Not of 1-50yr old guy Massacring 2 people with a knife. That just Doesn't Happen. Cause it was OJ it did.

Lets see. OJ slits the throats of 2 people, then drives his white blazer with a gun to his saying "If you stop me, the idiot gets it". Paterno doesn't molest one kid but in the "opinion" of many he didn't do enough to stop it. Somehow this is looked as equal. To add insult to this argument, OJ gets off by a "sympethic" jury and screws up a second time. Idiot who lives up to all the jokes aimed his way for yrs.

dashi, "joe Pa must have know" is this opinion or something proven? The man who accomplished more then you or I possibly could in 6 lifetimes is fact or your opinion? Maybe O should take his house and all his family $ and give it to Solindra or GM (Government Motors).

Dashi, don't make Oj sound like a Harvard grad cause we've all seen & heard this idiot on MNF "That be remind n me when I be back in Buffalo" comment no matter what was going on in the game he was trying to add to.

I'm hoping to get thru the British troops and to a boat to Argentina.

Disclaimer: I could care less about OJ, was a Great RB but a Questionable Human Being. Not in My Top 5.

/OJ didn't do it

He didn't just slit the throats. He stabbed them Multiple times(Over a dozen Each or was the guy a Ninja, not a Ninga). 2 People Multiple Stab Wounds. There was a 2nd Gunmen, or in this case a 2nd Stabber. Dashi's 4 Mexicans Theory.

U can use 1 or more of the same type of Knife. It's not like guns, where each one is special(Ballistics). 2 of the same Knives that they never found. Only Found a Glove and Some Socks.

That's Some Kinky Shit OJ, Butt naked going to work on 2 people with an invisible knife. Lets say the Knife is real that still leaves OJ butt Naked at some point with 2 bodies.

The glove don't fit because they were her gloves, not his. Nicole was a tall beautiful woman. About 6 ft tall she probably had big pretty hands.

I just believe OJ wasn't/Isn't Smart Enough to kill 2 people and make it look so clean/Professional. No real Evidence at the Scene, just some planted stuff in his jeep. Even if he did leave it in the jeep it looked like it was planted. Only Socks and Some XL Women Gloves Donahue. OJ wasn't that smart to leave only that behind.

Killing them and doing a better job at lying than Zimmerman is Not OJ.

He's to Dumb, Sort of like Lenny.

Joe Daddy had to know. He ran Penn State. He was God in Happy Valley.

A guy with that much Power knows everything going on under him. Saban, Bill(Belichek,Parcells,Cowher,Etc.), Bowden, Any Control Freak Football Coach. Joe Pa was a Master Control Freak.

All his Accomplishments go to Waste when It's something like that. Yes, He didn't do it, but he helped keep it a secret for how long?

He was knowingly allowing it to go on, just so he can satisfy his GloryHole Fantasy.

Why did they Re-do the LockerRooms and Bathrooms Now, Not when it first broke? Because they just found out about Dusky's GloryHoles.

It's not like it was PED's and he was cheating. It's not like he killed someone, Not just OJ. What Joe did was worst than pimping or Extorting. Way Worst than Betting on Ur own Sport.

He had the greed to sacrifice Innocent Lives because he felt Sandusky can help him win "Football Games". He put a Game Ahead of a Kid's life and for How Long?

I use to Respect Joe Pa, but Now I can Care Less about Him. I hate to say it, but The Respect of Greatest College Coach I've seen (To Young to remember HS with The U, Or Bear Bryant) has to be Bobby Bowden.

That hurts coming from a UM fan, but U have to respect the Man. It use to be a 2-Man Conversation, Not anymore.

Orenthal James Simpson was found liable in the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. End of your fairy tale story Dash.

'jimbo", it's proven! read a paper!

at the least no one can claim that joe paterno was not a fraud and that he was the morally highgrounded quintessential coach and leader of men that he pretended to be.

that statue should stay for what he did as a football coach but his name will always be tarnished for what he didn't do as a man.

friends,

paraphrased from previous thread: they shoud take down his number 32 in cardinal and gold and replace it with his orange jumpsuit nevada correctional number- doesn't sound like the ole shadow is in favor of #32 being up there to me.

as far as paterno's statue, the previous post says keep the statue for his coaching achievements but his name will be tarnished... isn't part of "what he did as a coach" looking the other way and covering up repeated acts of child molestation over quite a long period of time, which has been coming to light in recent years?

according to alex cc., what #32 did as a football player eqauted with what paterno did as a coach means the statue stays and the jersey stays, to both of which i say NO!!!!!!

CORRECTION:

re joe paterno: should read "coming to light in recent weeks".

WHERE HAVE YOU GNE, mike1?

haven't heard from you since the trip to euro12; did you find a nice slavic girl over there and settle down to a lifestyle sans posting on the old blogsite? please advise

GNE should have been GONE- gotta hit that spellcheck button.

Anyone who watched the OJ trial knew the prosecution didn't have enough of a case.

Either they didn't have the evidence, they mishandled it or both but there was certainly enough reasonable doubt to acquit.

Is it likely he did it yes but was there enough evidence presented to prove it?

No.

Liable for Wrongful Death doesn't mean U killed someone. It just means U are Responsible in Court. U don't have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, nor have Probable Cause.

A guy that is a Waiter is not going to be going out with a Hollywood Debutante? The Guy was a Dealer.

They were 27 stab wounds. OJ the Ninja did that in 10 Minutes?

Now if ur telling me he only slit the throats. Yes he could've did it. But 27 Stab Wounds. U know the Rage 1 person has to have to do that. If he had a Gun he Basically would've unloaded 2 clips. Overkill, Hard to believe only 1 guy with 1 Knife did all that.

Ur telling me Someone got stabbed a Dozen times and the other person was just standing there watching until it was their turn. The Bodies were next to each other, No Drag Marks. Means they both died at the same place about the same time.

I like the winter Olympics, I'll only watch basketball or a Phelps/Bolt transcendent talent in the summer.

Death penalty was too good for Paterno and it's too good for Penn State - they should have to wallow in their disgrace. 5 year bowl ban and no new scholarships until 2017. Buying players Beni Hanna and taking them out on yachts is one thing. Knowingly covering up child molestation for decades is pure evil. RIH JoePa.

And the Bleacher Report can eat a fat d*ck, Canes are strong on both lines and they have Va Tech and FSU (homecoming) in Miami. FIU couldn't beat Duke - with sixth rate south Florida talent they should sweep their absurd conference every year but how on earth does that make them a top 50 team? What the f*ck is an Arkansas State? South Alabama? Western Kentucky? Middle Tennessee? They sound like made up names a sh*tty Ernest-goes-to-college comedy.

Chick-Fil-A isn't political, it's religious. No waffle fries and polynesian sauce on Sundays. Go ahead and boycott fatass, less of a line in Dadeland for the rest of us. Fanny bandits should have equal rights as Americans and the religious right is idiotic for allowing themselves to be so blatantly on the wrong side of a non-issue. What's that have to do with delicious southern style chicken sandwiches?

Big Baby,

the prosecution was made up of wet behind the ears city attorneys from my alma mater, southwestern university school of law- and night school students, to boot, from a third tier (being generous here) institution. how those jerks introduced the shrunken glove into evidence is mind-boggling!! and going against a team of pros like johnnie cochran, f. lee bailey, robert shapiro, et al they were exposed as rank amateurs.

once the glove didn't fit, a reasonable doubt was placed in the minds of the third-world jury and that means acquittal.

there probably aren't two people who believe that #32 didn't kill the victims, but the constitution places the burden on the prosecution and this bunch, who were banging each other and probably lighting up a few over the course of the trial, couldn't meet, because of their own stupidity, "beyond a reasonable doubt". marcia clark won't be there when #32 pleads his case before his Maker after a few decades in nevada's choicest "hotel".

Yeah for you leftist libs if an individual or organization has a difference of opinion they are either racist, bigots or intolerant and of course the libs have to think for the masses, lol!

Chick-Fila is a very good organization and has always served good food and has excellent service. The kids and other folks who work there are always polite, helpful and their customer service is excellent.

Why can't you liberals, leftists (COTE, HERALD) live with the fact that many intelligent people disagree with your views and in fact see you as intolerant of others beliefs and lifestyles. That we see you as closed minded and unaccepting of our beliefs and values! Get over it, Cote, a lot of folks disagree with you and your views.

What Joe Pa did and What OJ "did" are 2 different things. Both are Horrendous crimes. One was done for Football, The other one was done for Love.

OJ allegedly killed 2 people over Jealousy. Joe Pa Allowed Sandusky to Touch kids because Sand allowed him to win Football Games. Joe took the Words "Anything to Win" to Far. What else did he Hide so Penn St can keep winning? Everything is in Question?

Shadow lots of blame to go around on that one but one thing was very clear while watching the trial.

The prosecution mishandled the case game over.

Furman really came across as a rogue cop too I may have acquitted on that basis alone.

Sorry about link but y'all get the point.

Kazaam,

maybe #32 is reading hisself to sleep every night on that metal bunk with the book he hisself wrote. meanwhile, what happened last night to the USA basketball team- an 11 point victory? the reports said they started slow, and it was an exhibition game of sorts, but 11 point victories are not what the crowd expects. brazil is decent in basketball, and every team has a clunker in it somewhere. do you know who the USA gets in group play before the knockout phase?

Presnapread.com lists UM at #77. Today, the pre season ranking is at #53, and they have yet to rank FIU.

Amazing how just a few years ago, FIU was widely considered the worst school in FBS. Now, not only are they the preseason favorites to capture the conference title (again), but they are now consistently ranked as a top 50 program in the nation... and rising. Can't wait for Conference USA action!

PROUD to be a PANTHER. Panther for LIFE!

Hey guys.

Cote, I also know the story of Molli Serrano, inspirational and a credit to her, Hope she wins gold, I'll be rooting for her a bunch.

Why are we talking about the juice, the guy is a criminal, I hope he spends the rest of his miserable life behind bars.

everything Paterno should be taken out of PSU, he put money and personal gain over young boys life's, he is a coward, may god have mercy on his soul.

Baby, easy there buddy... Be careful in your praise of my son Ireland ( link didn't work by the way ) but you're going to get Kaz pissed at you..

Kaz, the Canes will struggle this year, they simply have too many young guys with no experience and not physically developed yet, maybe next year but likely we'll be contender's in two.

ten days to training camp.

Kazaam,

argentina, france, lithuania, nigeria, TUNISIA, and the USA in pool A.

surprising that neither serbia or croatia made it, or have they stopped grooming players of caliber?

i guess the first three are decent, especially if tony parker plays for france. argentina will be a contested game in ginobli is healthy, and the litvaks are always a presentable bunch.

the other pool has china, spain, brazil and the brits. its says here that this now severly depleted side will have a couple of games closer than the 32 point lowest margin of the 92 team. also saying that anthony davis will have his post college coming out party in london, displaying his incredible defensive skills that are accompanied by great rebounding and a very acceptable jumper. it won't be long before he is ranked just behind kevin durant among big men in the pros. dwight howard hasn't improved much in developing a shot, and has an enormous attitude problem.

A Panther for life - guess that means you're the man to ask about some extra polynesian sauce?

Shadow - they drew irrelevant opponent #1, irrelevant opponent #2, irrelevant opponent #3, irrelevant opponent #4, and irrelevant opponent #5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AEccW0IZ1E

France, Spain, and Argentina should be basketball games.

the Heat's crappy summer league team trashed the Laker's crappy summer league team 106-56 according to Barry Jackson of the Herald..Largest margin of victory in the history of the summer league.

quick,somebody check on OC to make sure he's not on suicide watch...he he he

Shadow, the USA Basketball team will cream everyone maybe except Spain.

Kazaam,

that was a quick turnabout from irrelevance for france and argentina!!!

FZB to answer your question about why we are discussing OJ some of us here are interested in the judicial system and it's workings.

As a Criminal Justice major myself I am sometimes interested.

That case was one of the highest profile cases of all time and it has many levels of interest that's why some like to discuss it I think just so you know.

Kazaam,

took a peek at dwight howard's stats. tremendous shooting %age (even with 1/33 from behind the line, but all he does scoring-wise methinks is on dunks) and rebounding numbers. does he have any moves around the basket? he also averages barely 1 assist per game, which for anybody in the post is horrible. nobody ever taught him to play the post and the results are in the numbers. whoever pays megabucks for him, well good luck; i'd rather have anthony davis

Kaz great to see u back?

But that little Novel of Urs was written by a Guy Who worked for News Inc., U know Rupert Murdoch and Company(Masters of Making Stuff Up). It was later found out OJ had nothing to do with so called Book. Propaganda, Guy never really answers What really happened that Night. OJ knew he left at 10:03 on the Dot? Who's Charlie? If U believe that, U most believe everything that is on the Internet.

I could care less about OJ, but he didn't do it.

If he wrote said Book he would've said how he killed her. Double Jeopardy. The day after the Trial he could have came out and said he did it. We can't arrest him again and charge him with the same Crime, Even With a Confession.

That Read like some Bad Romance Novel. Was the Italic's the only part that was True? Everything else around it was made up.

All the Explicit Details going up to the Night and Nothing how he Killed her and Him? He stabbed them 27 times.

/The Night in Question

What About I OJ got Butt-Naked with Just some Socks and Gloves on. Drenched in Baby Oil and a "Limited Edition Knife" so karate Man can't get a hold of me(He didn't know I knew PortaRican Judo). I OJ Also wanted Nicole to look at her Nubian King in All His Glory 1 last time. Then I went to work. I went Left, sliced back Right, Gutted the Middle. Slash, Slash, Sweep Right, Toss Left. It looked like I was back in my playing Days. After I was done with my Rampage, I told Charlie wipe me down. We proceeded to go back home called a Couple Hookers and Commenced to "Winning"

You are insane shadow.

First you compare Anthony Davis to Durant (whom he will never be even close to in a million years).

Then you say you want him over the best Center on the planet in Howard.

dude take a break.

You must have been hypnotized by that unibrow.

I guess This Olympic Team Isn't as good as 92. This Team is not a Complete Team. This Team Represents where the NBA in General Stands Talent Wise. No Big Men, Great Athletes.

FIU Fans can't be Serious. I hope U guys have a Great Season, but U still need to Move Up a Conference or 2. Big East, Big 10.

UM will surprise This Year. I'm not saying undefeated, but 9-3 looks Reachable. We will see.

Ok, you Sherlock Holmes, if he didn't kill Ron Goldman how then was Goldman's blood in O.J.'s Bronco?

I totally disagree with your conclusion about the failures of the prosecution. As much as they bungled the case since the entire O.J. Simpson trial was broadcast live every person at home was on that jury and the overwhelming majority of people believe he committed those murders. If the jury had been made up of a representative sample of everyone who followed the trial on television he would have been convicted.

Beyond a reasonable doubt woodcock.

That's the way our justice system works.

When you introduce questionable evidence into trial coupled with what looked like a racist cop into the mix sorry but a conviction just wasn't going to happen and the jury supported that.

Way too many question marks.

Brother, you might think that he was a racist cop but the majority of Americans don't. In fact, he has made a living as a television commentator after the trial. The DNA evidence is incontrovertible no matter how many times Barry Scheck put the country to sleep with his cross examinations. Answer me this question. Why would an LAPD senior detective put his job and his retirement on the line to frame O.J. Simpson? Is Mark Fuhrman a rabid UCLA Bruins fan?

He appeared to me as a racist rogue cop during the trial and if that's true then probably many others thought the same.

Why would Furman frame OJ isn't the question.

The fact that it appeared like he very well could have introduces enough doubt by itself.

http://www.thewareaglereader.com/2011/08/why-i-hate-bleacher-report-part-one/

CANES FOOTBALL: "WE'RE NO. 43! WE'RE...!": Bleacher Report, a website I seldom visit because its has that annoying, time-consuming slideshow theme, has come out with a preseason ranking of all 124 FBS football teams and Miami's Hurricanes are ranked an uninspiring 43rd -- barely ahead of FIU's 49th.
-- greg cote

They’re called “wikis.” Craigslist, Huffington Post, Wikipedia. Web sites where the readers are also the contributors.

Bleacher Report, the most successful sports wiki, follows the same model.
-- Why I Hate Bleacher Report, Part One

OPINIONS ARE LIKE ASSHOLES

Everyone used the Bronco.

The Cop wasn't Racist he was just Dirty.

They were charging him for 1st Degree Murder. Again a Vicious Attack, Most time Premeditated. Like the Novel Said, Him and Charile were going over there to Finish her.

If he was by Himself, was he driving around Naked? Or did he have an extra set of Clothes? Premeditated

Now why was everyone satisfied after the Trial? Why was No One still looking for the Person or People who did this?

The Family only wanted OJ's Money they didn't care who Killed Her. They still haven't found who did it? Only 1 Suspect? Really. Only time there is only one Suspect is if U have an Eye Witness. If Charlie Comes Forward?

Which OJ says he was driving by himself that day. Why doesn't Kato mention Charlie. U know he would have snitched on OJ in a Minute.

As an alum of FIU and as a fan of Miami sports I hope that we soon can see an FIU - UM series.
Posted by: Frank Pena | July 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

I think it is sad UM would sign a three year agreement with FAU instead of playing FIU.
Posted by: Frank Pena | July 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy

GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY

Baby, thanks for feeling in on the reason why you guys are talking about the juice, Everyone knew the guy was guilty but those people on the jury.

Woodcock, rest assured that if that jury had cuban's in it this guy would have been found not just guilty but they would have voted for the death penalty.

what a waste of tax payer's money that was.

if the guy wasn't guilty then why in the hell was he driving all over the freeways on national TV...Some time after the not guilty came out I was window shopping with the Mrs on Dadeland mall and he was there signing autographs for some card show, I flipped him the bird, scumbag.

I think it is sad UM would sign a three year agreement with FAU instead of playing FIU.
Posted by: Frank Pena | July 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM

UM-FIU isn't happening any time soon because of the brawl...
Posted by: canes_5rings | July 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM

should've realized the ramifications before resorting to dirty pool ...

SUCKA PUNCH

Your answer is illogical. If you start with the premise that most people who watched the trial closely on TV believe that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty then the majority have to believe that the prosecution proved their case regardless of what you may think. Or do you think that the majority of Americans are racists? If you do then how did Obama win the last election?

It's on the Internet. Everyone believes what's on the Internet. Like the Commercial.

The Line Between Fiction and Real is Blurred by the Media all the Time. Propaganda.

We are not Aware of whats Important. Time is Short. This is Best Said By The Greatest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGGXQDY_xuw

UM-FIU isn't happening any time soon because of the brawl...
Posted by: canes_5rings | July 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM

making a name at our expense ...

NEVER AGAIN

Dashi, you didn't answer my question. How did Goldman's blood get inside the Bronco?

Presnapread.com lists UM at #77. Today, the pre season ranking is at #53, and they have yet to rank FIU.
PROUD to be a PANTHER. Panther for LIFE!
Posted by: Quijote | July 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

get it through your thick head ...
not our peer ...
not our rival ...
in fact, f-i-u-don't-matter ...
no matter how often you click the recommend icon -- since removed -- or cry your beady eyes out in an orchestrated effort to game the herald ...

CRY ME A RIVER

Boys, talk is cheap. No one gives a rat's ass about pre season rankings except the magazines that publish them. Have patience and at the end of November we'll know how good the Canes are.

Can't wait for Conference USA action!
PROUD to be a PANTHER. Panther for LIFE!
Posted by: Quijote | July 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

it is important to remember that the remnants of the Mountain West and Conference USA are not attractive alternatives. The potential money differential is so drastic that Boise State’s television deal in the Big East could end up being in the same financial ballpark as virtually the entire Mountain West contract.

Consider that the best football program remaining in the Mountain West is Nevada and the best Conference USA school is either East Carolina or Southern Miss. The reality in the new Big East is that its football schools may not sizzle on television, but they have found the comparable stability of higher ground. For now, anyway.
-- nytimes

C-USA IN YOUR CHEVROLET

Woodcock I think most people would have come to the same conclusion if they were the jurors working that case.

I grew up going to UM games. So for me it is sad that UM has lost its "swagger".
Posted by: Frank Pena | July 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM

http://pbgametime.com/news/despite-serious-scandal-and-possible-ncaa-punishment-some-college-football-programs-still-land-big-time-recruits/139565/

Miami, which struggled last season to a 6-6 record, withdrew from bowl consideration as part of its self-imposed penalties in the wake of Shapiro's allegations and spent most of the fall desperately trying to reshape its public image.

But Al Golden, the 'Canes second-year coach, still signed 33 prospects during the spring signing period, earning Miami one of the nation's top 10 recruiting classes. That class featured West Boca Raton High linebacker Ja Wand Blue and two Palm Beach Central High players, Angelo Jean-Louis and Gabe Terry. None of them were fazed by the scandal -- each of them grew up rooting for the 'Canes.
-- pbpost

ROOTY TOOT TOOT

Hey green check Houstons record last year in C- USA.

That he was "not guilty?" And what proof do you have of that?

Here's what Gallup has to say about Americans opinion on his guilt.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/3781/fifth-anniversary-nicole-brown-simpson-ron-goldman-murders-find.aspx

You are missing the point.

Regardless of if he did it or not, the evidence wasn't good enough to convict based on the burden of proof required.

Most Americans are stupid anyway so that poll means nothing.

the evidence wasn't good enough to convict based on the burden of proof required.
Posted by: Big Baby | July 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Shoe prints found at Bundy were from a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, and bloody shoe impressions on the Ford Bronco carpet was consistent with a Bruno Magli shoe.

Simpson wore a size 12 shoe.

Photographs showing O.J. Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes, the same brand of shoes experts say a killer wore, were admitted as evidence in Simpson's wrongful death trial. The civil trial was by the relatives of Goldman and Ms. Simpson.

photographs were taken of OJ Simpson on Sept. 26, 1993, at Rich Stadium, N.Y., before a Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins

Simpson testified in the civil trial that he never owned them because they were ''ugly.''
-- smartfellowspress.com

BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT

Ah, Big Baby, you should read what you just wrote. Not good, son.

Big Baby, like Maximus says in the opening scenes of Gladiator, "I hate people who don't know when they've been defeated." Son, take a nice long walk and sip on a nice cool lemonade, this O.J. debate has been won by Mr. Woodcock, game, set, and match!

Sounds like you are confusing the civil and criminal trial green just as you have confused East Carolina as being a good team.

Say what!

"Gee Mr. Woodcock can you tell us another bedtime story, please, please Mr. Woodcock."

Big Baby, tonight I will read you a story about the Three Little Bears.

One good thing to come out of the Penn State scandal is that it makes Shapiro's shenanigans pale in comparison. If they give Penn State the death penalty maybe we'll just get a slap on the wrist for the Love Boat.

Don't count on it that sh*t was going on back when Vince Wilfork had dreadlocks and was hanging around with him.

OJ had little Feet.

Ok So he had on Italian Dress Shoes, Socks and gloves on. Nothing Else, He stabbed them and then proceeded to MoonWalk out of the Place.

U guys give OJ to much Credit. He killed 2 people in 10 minutes. Multiple Times 2 People. 1 was a Former Black Belt. The Crazy white Lady would've scratched someone.

What About 4 Mexicans?

They disguise as Gardeners in both Residences. 2 of them kill the Dealer and his trophy. The Other 2 plant Evidence at the OJ house. I'm Just saying A Guy already wrote a book "If I was OJ this is how I will do it". Someone should check that guy as a Suspect or whoever told him that story(Not OJ). All Proceeds of the Book went to Nicole's Family.

Now they don't have to stake out the Place. They both had maids and other Employee's at the house Regularly. The Mob is well connected Specially in California with All the Mexicans and South Americans, Mix that with the Asian Gangs.

What About 4 Triads?

I can see 4 Jackie Chan's flipping over the Fence going to work and being out in the Night with Minutes to spare.

Those all seem as Logical as a 47 yr old RB, Butt Naked and killing 2 Physically Fit People in under 10 minutes. Could OJ even run 40 yds in 94? Goldman Knew how to fight. More than Likely more than 1 guy took him down.

So now we boycott organizations that cling to age old Christian beliefs. Chick-fil-A is probably the best fast food place in town. I'll stick with Chick-fil-A, and boycott Cote.

What about you're full of shit?

I've never had a chick fil a sandwich, I'm not a big fast food guy. OC, do we have this Chick Fil A restaurants here in LA, I've never even seen one?

FIU Fans can't be Serious. I hope U guys have a Great Season, but U still need to Move Up a Conference or 2. Big East, Big 10.
Posted by: Dashi | July 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/dennis-dodd/19598210/playoff-value-now-may-top-600-million-per-year

Sports Business Journal reported on Monday that ESPN’s deal with the Rose Bowl was worth $80 million per year that could push the value of the playoff past $600 million per year.

Previous estimates had gone no higher than $500 million per year. A rise to $600 million would essentially quadruple the annual revenue ($155 million) of the current deal that expires after the 2013 season. It would push the total value of a playoff to $7.2 billion over the course of the 12-year deal.
– dennis dodd

THAT’S A LOT OF TACO BELL

FIU Fans can't be Serious. I hope U guys have a Great Season, but U still need to Move Up a Conference or 2. Big East, Big 10.
Posted by: Dashi | July 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

While the Rose, Champions and Orange have/will negotiate their own deals, CBSSports.com previously reported that the playoff games (championship and semifinal) will be bundled together in a separate negotiation.

If you’re counting, that’s four different contracts.

To be determined is how the playoff money will be distributed to the current conferences.

It is assumed that newly labeled Big Five (ACC, Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12), will want to keep their current 85 percent share of revenue.

Eighty-five percent of $600 million equals $510 million.
– dennis dodd

THERE’S 1 FOR YOU, 19 FOR ME

FIU Fans can't be Serious. I hope U guys have a Great Season, but U still need to Move Up a Conference or 2. Big East, Big 10.
Posted by: Dashi | July 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/396030_425492384156428_789969524_n.jpg

What’s more important is the detail contained in that news story: the Big Ten and Pac-12 are splitting ALL of that Rose Bowl media revenue. They are going to be making $40 million per year each (over twice as much as they’re getting paid in the current BCS system) from the Rose Bowl alone even BEFORE taking into account any semifinal and championship game revenue distributions. That shows you how massive of a financial advantage there’s going to be for the conferences that have a contractual tie-in to one of the major bowls. Note that the ACC is keeping the media revenue from the Orange Bowl, too, while the Champions Bowl is going to provide the same to the Big 12 and SEC.
– Frank the Tank

GAP TOOTH GRIN

Ok maybe OJ did it and Joe Pa knew what was going on but at least they weren't wrongfully accused of something they would never do. Not the way I was...

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