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Recruiting Fast Break & Thank You

Here's a quick recap of FIU basketball's recruiting class:
Add former Florida State freshman guard Josue Soto to FIU's class. He transferred Monday to FIU. Soto will be eligible to play in the 2008-2009 season for the Golden Panthers.

Soto was Florida's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Jacksonville's Arlington Country Day. He led the Apaches to the first two state titles in their history, earning Florida Class 2A Player of the Year honors both years.

Soto_2A former member of the Miami Tropics on the Nike Travel Team circuit, Soto was the
second leading scorer at the 2005 Peach Jam, averaging 25.4 points per game and trailing only future North Carolina star Ty Lawson.

Soto, a 6-1 point guard, becomes the sixth member of FIU's 2007 recruiting class, following 7-foot center Russell Hicks (Pepperdine), 6-11 center/forward Badara N'Diaye (Senegal), 6-2 guard Kenneth White (Texas A&M), 6-3 swingman Sadell Ayala (Iowa Western CC) and 6-2 point guard Tremayne Russell (South Dade, MCI Prep).

For those interested in Nestor Colmenares, no, he did not sign with FIU and will not sign with FIU.

Looks like coach Sergio Rouco has put together a nice class and should be able to make some noise in the basketball-weak Sun Belt. Like in baseball, there's no reason why the Golden Panthers should not be battling for the conference title year in and year out. I got a feeling they will be doing that in football real soon.

PANTHER PAWSE

Speaking of football, Red Army has been writing in asking for a football preview. I think it's a little too early for that since the freshman class has yet to arrive. But if you go by spring football alone, I could tell you these 2 things: 1) FIU WILL NOT go 0-12 again....just because of the intangibles the new coaching staff brings: discipline and a work ethic. 2) The offense will not average 9.5 points per game like it did last season....because although all the athletes MC and co. need may not be here yet, there is going to be some creativity and more aggressiveness with the O. As for the number of wins.....check back in late August for my thoughts.

Hey, a big thanks to you all, the first ratings numbers for the Golden Panthers Prowl were e-mailed to me by the Herald earlier tonight and after just one month on-line the GPP ranked 6th among the 30 Herald blogs. Thanks for your support. We had 9,882 hits after being on-line for the first 40 days.

Here's a Panther Paw to you all !!    Gppaw

I'll be blogging to you next time from Sarasota where I'm off this week to cover the state high school baseball championships. Should be some interesting talk about FIU baseball in the next blog.

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On behalf of 24/7 and myself, I accept the MARIO award for making this the most talked about blog in herald history, not to mention the most insightful and entertaining. We couldnt have done it without all of you.

I am not sure how it is only in 6th place though...I definitly thought it would be in 1st, I guess hanging out with all of you has forced me to also have irrational expectations about FIU sports related activities.

Soto signing with us is a BIG deal. I was aware of him before because of my work with one of the recruiting networks, and he should be an instant impact when he is ready to go.

As far as Josh accepting the Mario on behalf of he and 24/7...move over and keep your acceptance speech very, very brief as the REAL GPP supporters are stepping up to the mic.

It sounds like we have a chance at clawing our way to the top of the sunbelt in basketball.

Pete, I have recently moved to Chattanooga from Miami and as a proud Golden Panther, I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the good work and next time the rankings come out, this blog will be number 1!

i wanna accept the mario as the only one trying to keep FIUmom and 24/7 in a calm mood and not kill e/o before the season (go at it during the next brawl lol) the FSU transfer was a big deal. maybe in the Weak sun-belt we can make it to the NCAA tourney before UM does(i know UM already went dont kill me josh and 24/7) the reason we are six is although cote's blogs arnt as fun to talk about. he talks about the dolphins and heat and random teams. thats y he gets more hits

Huge signing. Wow

Rouco has put it in high gear!

Amazing what higher expectations can make you do.

The Gatorade Player of the Year basically means he was the best player in the state of Florida his senior year. paired up with our 7 footers this will be great.

I cant beleive we lost Colomenares, we could have made a run at the title with him, well we still might.

CAN"T BELIEVE PETE LEFT US WITH THE CLIFF-HANGER on DANNY PRICE! ;)

How about any further comments from PG as to his position on scUM's Dee leaving? Has that evil leprechaun Shalalalalala contacted him?

I bet the other 5 blogs ahead of this one aren't just sports blogs. Pete, where do we rank against only sports blogs?

Great information about hoops recruiting, Pete!! Having a player with all those accolades coming to FIU is great....Also, I find it real interesting that, after years of absence (and I perceived reluctance on Alavarez) of seeing an Art Alvarez "player" coming and signing with FIU, since the days of Morban and Junior Matias...when he wasn't a "celebrity"... Hopefully, we will see some more good ones coming.

Of relevance also, is the fact that Galindo, Ayala, and Soto have all played representing the Puerto Rican Junior National Team, so they also could have nice chemistry among the. Soto was ranked by rivals out of high school as the #23 point guard in the nation!! and # 111 overall player his Senior season...

Congrats to Pete on our GPP becoming the 6th most "hit" blog....His information and entertaining style of giving us the details have caught up with the Golden Panther Nation, as well as some others from other teams....Keep up the good work, as I'm sure with all of us already here (whether from the Dark side or Panthers), and the new ones to come, this blog will only grow in popularity. It's a huge accomplishment, as not only that not-so-funny, anti-FIU guy Cote has a more prominent space, but also immensely popular Dave Barry is there as well....Congrats!!!

Soto is a stud player. I'm very surprised and excited. #6 is a great number considering football, the FIU's most popular sport, hasn't even started.

Good to see some talent comming back to FIU basket ball. It's gone down since the days of coach "Shakey" Rodriguez and when we had Raja and Arroyo.

Who's in the baseball state playoffs?

Pete congrats on being number 6 in the blog rankings. I am sure you'll be number 1 soon enough. Maybe you weren't number 1 this time because some loyal FIU fans were put off by the UCGers who have tried to ruin our beloved blog. I know for a while I stayed away because 24/7 was just too scUMmy for me to post. But, we FIU fans have to ban together against these annoying bugs and fight back. I know FIUMom has preached "turn the other cheek" but that doesn't appear to be working. Look, now one of them is accepting MARIO's, what is this world comming to? I need to share an experience I had just the other day. I was in CG for business and I came across a couple of UCG students, a male and a female. I decided to walk up to them and ask them a few questions about their football team. First, the girl could not tell me who the coach was, or where the OB was located. Then, the guy, who thought he was so cool - told me that Shannon was the Coack and that the stadium was off campus. So I asked him, do you know anything about FIU football, and in typical UCG manners, this moron decided to tell me for 15 minutes how Miami is so much better than FIU, he recounted the Nat'l Chamionships, he gave me an obsenity laced tyraid on the U and the brawl and on and on and on. Needless to say, I was digusted. The moral of my story is that the UCG brainwashes its students, its fans, and the community at large. The UCG is disgusting, 24/7, you are disgusting, MIA/NY, you're disgusting, and anybody who is so weak minded as to fall into the UCG propoganda is disgusting too. I love my Golden Panthers, they are perfect, they are now, and they are here to stay. FIUDad...out.

FIUdad came strong boy...I like. I'm ready to rumble after that.

I second exactly what FIUdad said!!

Well of course UCG brainwashes their students. if you ever go on their tiny campus dorms, classrooms, concert halls and so forth you cannot escape the orange and green. Its actually very smart. Subliminally brainwash students using surroundings. When i was in the bathroom i could have sworn i was urinating orange and green.

In response to FIUdad (which I'm still convinced is FIUmom just agreeing with hereself)...you really think the blog resides at #6 because people are turned off by the presence of THE U? Are you out of your mind? We make everything better and more talked about. I would love to know where the GPP blog was ranked prior to our emergence as the greatest bloggers of all time? 15th? 20th? NR? If there was a national championship for blogging, we would win that too..atleast 5 times.

Obviously Pete's writing deserves to be read more than most Herald blogs but part of me believes some of the popularity of the blog is parallel to the popularity of Howard Stern. If you recall in the movie, Howard's ratings went up when people tuned in just to see what he would say next. Well, I think bloggers keep coming back to see what wisdom us "UCG'ers" will leave. It is all beginning to make sense.

And as for your little altercation in Coral Gables FIUmom (I mean dad), why would you expect students to know about FIU football? They are barely on the map and I say barely because THE U put them on the map after the aforementioned brawl.

Brainwashed? HA..And yes, you probably were urinating orange and green, the excitement of being in the vicinity of a winning program and winning tradition will take over your subconscious. As 24/7 and I have been saying all along, like all the athletes who end up competing for FIU, you also wish, in your heart of hearts, that you were a CANE.


alt7787, you urinate orange and green, me too. There is hope for you after all. As for you FIU dad, let me ask you this, were you wearing an "FIU Parent" T-shirt when you were walking around on the UM campus? Oh wait, you said you were there for work right, so you were probably wearing some sort of costume and standing on the corner promoting "The Big Cheese" or "The Cereal Bowl." I have no doubt that the the beautiful young lady (they are all beautiful at the U, the ugly ones go crosstown to FIU)did not know much about the football team, but who cares, she's hot. And whatever the guy said to you, it is tough to hear the truth, deal with it. I'm sure if I went to the FIU campus, which I wouldn't because I don't travel that far west and my Passport is expired, but if I did, I am sure I would find similar experiences. The only difference is I wouldn't understand what they were saying anyway because they would be ranting in raving in Spanish and I most certainly wouldn't come on this blog and cry about it. "Oh the UCGers were mean to me." Get over it. Be a man. Maybe you and FIUMom need to go watch Dr. Phil together. Oh I forgot, she doesn't watch Dr. Phil, maybe she'll TiVo it for you. As for your insults to myself and MIA/NY, calling us disgusting. You're right, we are disgustingly good bloggers. Our football team, which we love and cheer for is disgustingly good. Our charmed lives are disgustingly fun. Our experiences with the U are disgustingly perfect. maybe we have been brainwashed, maybe the U does brainwash everyone, my response to that, wash away, I'll even bring the the loofah.

i dont know why you all are squavling it takes everyone's post to get us to #6 ... whether be a UCG'er or an FIU'er.the only one's we dont need are the bloody gators. o and of course the UM students will rant on and on and on about their program. i bet if you ask any of them about fsu. like when was it founded and such. they wouldnt know that... its called school pride and believing your the best. whether you have 5 nat'l championships or none. thats what college football is all about...

Why would anyone ever visit that scUMmy campus if not ABSOLUTELY necessary, that is one out-dated, ugly campus. And as far the ladies, if you like pale, sickly northeasterner looking girls, then definitely go there. It's amazing how scUM infests everything it touches, the city, local high school students, local criminals that call themselves scUM fans, yet take credit for anything positive that happens.

Hey scUMfaces, I'm sure if you evaporate into the atmosphere this blog will continue to thrive. Why? Because we are 10 times the size of your crappy school and it's only a matter of time before you are dwarfed. Your superiority complex is cute but unfounded. I hope you scUM education allows for comprehension of multi-syllabic words.

Dear FIUDad,
Careful who you call disgusting. I happen to be an FIU alum and fan, but also love UCG because I grew up watching them. It's not propaganda it's fact. That cannot be replaced by a team which I have never seen play. And believe me I was at all the rallies and events to fundraise and raise interest in FIU footbal while I was a student. And now that I dont live in miami any more it might be a very long time b4 I get to see them. How is that disgusting?

Try your same experiment on FIU's campus and i'll bet anything you'll get the same response from the students. FIU is a commuter school. Most dont care. I remember going to basketball and volleyball games and the stadium being empty. As ive said b4, frat league intramurals generated more interest.

It's not the UCG bloggers that keep me away, it's NARROW MINDED NAME CALLING bloggers like you and the scum guy who think you know it all cuz you can come up with some funny names for people who keep people away. Fans like you guys make us all look bad! You guys drop to the level you claim the UCGers to be at.

Thats disgusting!

An FIU "fan" coming on here and sticking up for UCG is disgusting. Being a fan of UCG because they are on tv is disgusting. Not supporting your school anymore because you can't make it to games is disgusting. That's my opinion.

Things on-campus have changed significantly since the days of your fundraising for a football team. It is pretty amazing what a football program does to a school. Is FIU a traditional university, not yet, but it's headed in that direction. Take a look at how many scUMheads live on-campus at your precious scUM, compare rthat to UF or FSU, looks commute to me. That's what happens when your school is not in the middle of nowhere.

Hey FIU-M, take a look at some of TheU24/7-11's posts before you start chastising anyone with your holier-than-thou undertone. We don't go on scUM's blog, we are being provoked here.

scUMsanitizer watch your words. i love the fiu program but i still am a UM fan. does that disgust you ? (i know spelling suxs... sue me ) ill defend the U when people make irrational comments as well as i would defend FIU when the U bloggers make irrational comments. os that to "flip-flopper" to be allowed on this site... since when has anything in this world been so black and white... in miami especially theres a mix of everything and different shades of gray... so dont go burning the multi fans at the stake just because they stick up for one of their schools

CJ - what would disgust me is if you were putting down FIU in an effort to defend scUM, like FIU-M did. No one cares if you follow both programs but when you're on an FIU blog talking down FIU to talk up scUM, don't expect a kind reaction. For you it may be grey or orange and green, for some it IS black and white.

there is no such thing as black or white... ill bet that before fiu got a program you were a cane. and there for you may cheer for FIU before the U but i have a feeling that you would cheer for the U before you dare cheer for any team like FSU, UF, or OSU.

SCUMGUY YOUR DISGUSTING! Your opinion is disgusting!
TV has nothing to do with my being a fan of UM, I had season tickets for UM for 5 years, starting when they had scholarships taken away and sucked, and ending in 2002 when I moved out of Florida. UM was the first upper level game I ever attended as a kid and put football in my life for ever! My bad that FIU was still closer to being an air field than it was a school. If I still lived there I'd have tickets for both teams. Maybe if FIU played in Colorado I could go support, but forgive me for not living in FLA anymore.

Your the one with holier than anyone attitudes calling people scum it's a silly nickname back from middle school. Did you think of it all by yourself??? You sound like the kids I teach. I never put down FIU! Im putting down people like you who take the fun out of this! I dont care what any UCGer says, you go down to their level by your type of replies and thus make us and FIU fans look bad!

Until FIU gets 5 rigns in FB and plenty more in other sports, there is no argument! I look foward to the day they do. But name calling isn't going to get us any rings.

Pete: I want to add my kudos on your blogs. I'm personally going to start referring to this as the GPPPP from now on. Your initials belong right smack in the middle of it all. On a more somber note, I couldn't help but notice a whole bunch of players on the all Miami-Dade baseball team that will NOT be attending FIU next year, including many who were not even visited by the current group of misfits that are running this baseball program deeper and deeper into the ground. Maybe you can go over some of these players and where they are going. Of course, I am positive the list in Broward County is even bigger. Thanks again for all the good information.

FIU-M - Interesting you come on here barraging FIU bloggers yet fail to address the scUM that post on this blog. Maybe you should read through some of the other blogs and get caught up a bit. I indeed am going down to their level but when scUMheads come to OUR house or get in OUR face and start talking junk that is the response they will get. What then would the appropriate response be in your world, maybe you can turn the other cheek but I cannot.

REMEMBER YOU ARE ON AN FIU BLOG! If scUMheads wouldn't come on here and make disparaging comments about our bloggers, insult their intelligence and insult our alma mater then scUM would never be uttered on here and we can solely talk about OUR program, as it should be. Believe me, the mere mention of scUM makes me puke, sorry that you don't like to hear that.

Maybe you are out of touch in Colorado with what's going on down here.

I have a hard time believing that guy is a FIU "fan"....UCG people here truly believe it's because of them this blog is well read. Talk about delusional dreams of grandeur....

About needing a passport to go to UCG also... to many it feels like you are going into the Middle East...with a lot of yiddish and arabic spoken there...

dude just scroll down and dont even read what they write! I could care less to read it or even address it. My purpose of reading Petes stuff is to stay in touch with whats going on, then I try to see what some fans are saying and all I read is UM bashing. Wasn't this post about FIU basketball? Your right I am out of touch, thats why Im glad I found this blog. The only reason im interested in what YOU have to say is cuz your there and im not, instead I see myself and other FIU fans being misrepresented and called disgusting cuz I follow 2 hometown teams. you and fiudad are letting the ucgers win again and accomplish what they want, a negative air instead of the positive this all started with durring spring ball. If you want to give your opinion then tell me this...Did you go to any FIU baseball games, how about a girls soccer game? What did the basketball team look like? Did they play well, how was the experience of someone who can be there, thats the opinion i'd like to hear. The reason Ive spoken out today is beacuse it seems every time Pete posts it turns into a blog version of last years FBall game. And if we want to help the guy out and make this page #1 instead of 6 then losing readers and bloggers isn't a good way. The UCgers will eventually get bored and go rag on FSwho instead, just like they found us they'll leave.

I don't think being in Colorado puts you out of touch with things down here. I mean after all, not much has changed. The U is still the dominant football program in the area and until FIU gets a team, there wont be anychange. Oh, wait a minute, FIU did get a team; however, nothing has changed - so see,now you are all caught up on the goings on down here and you can continue to blog on this FIU BLOG which, much like it's football team, is dominated by University of Miami bloggers. Scum, why is it so hard for you to understand that without The U, FIU would have received ZERO recognition nationally last year. Without The U, you wouldn't get Miami caliber rejected players, without The U, you wouldn't have a head coach or an athletic director, without The U, FIU would have a rivalry with only FAU and that would be like watching two fat girls pillow fight - now that's disgusting. Scum, accept reality pal, The U isn't going anywhere, it is FIU trying to join the college football party. Right now they are at the kids table which speaks when spoken to. Appreciate the fact you are even being spoken to at this point in the FIU Football experience. Without the UM bloggers here, this blog would be three guys and FIUMom talking about how great her son is going to be and how much they love to eat pastelitos while watching their team lose week in and week out.

I don't think being in Colorado puts you out of touch with things down here. I mean after all, not much has changed. The U is still the dominant football program in the area and until FIU gets a team, there wont be anychange. Oh, wait a minute, FIU did get a team; however, nothing has changed - so see,now you are all caught up on the goings on down here and you can continue to blog on this FIU BLOG which, much like it's football team, is dominated by University of Miami bloggers. Scum, why is it so hard for you to understand that without The U, FIU would have received ZERO recognition nationally last year. Without The U, you wouldn't get Miami caliber rejected players, without The U, you wouldn't have a head coach or an athletic director, without The U, FIU would have a rivalry with only FAU and that would be like watching two fat girls pillow fight - now that's disgusting. Scum, accept reality pal, The U isn't going anywhere, it is FIU trying to join the college football party. Right now they are at the kids table which speaks when spoken to. Appreciate the fact you are even being spoken to at this point in the FIU Football experience. Without the UM bloggers here, this blog would be three guys and FIUMom talking about how great her son is going to be and how much they love to eat pastelitos while watching their team lose week in and week out.

FIU-M can refer to the last 24/7-11 post as exhibit A.

Sanitizer, Like I said b4, scroll down, after about the second line you can tell it's 24/7 already. I wouldn't waste my time reading it. Im done with this subject anyways.

Pete how about FIU baseball, where do they recruit from, what area are most of the players comming from. Do we have any prospects in this years state playoffs?

Keep up the good work man!

Any word on whether it is a formality the destitution of Danny Price? Also, what is the status with the women's hoops program in terms of recruits? Nothing has transpired that I've read....

FIU-M FAN,

From reading your post I can see that you have been out of touch from FIU in the past couple of years. When you were at FIU football (the biggest sport in Miami) did not begin. So you did not see the full support of FIU football when you were here. FIU football gets the most support out of any other sport on campus. Even with 0-12 record. Tell me how many UM fans will support UM if they go 0-12?! Let me answer. Trust me once FIU's program picks up speed they will have far more support than UM just because there of bandwagon fans in Miami and the amount of Loyal FIU die hards already in place.

Pete, Thank you for this blog us at fiugoldenpanthers.com love reading your articles and blogs.

FIU-M FAN,

From reading your post I can see that you have been out of touch from FIU in the past couple of years. When you were at FIU football (the biggest sport in Miami) did not begin. So you did not see the full support of FIU football when you were here. FIU football gets the most support out of any other sport on campus. Even with 0-12 record. Tell me how many UM fans will support UM if they go 0-12?! Let me answer. Trust me once FIU's program picks up speed they will have far more support than UM just because there of bandwagon fans in Miami and the amount of Loyal FIU die hards already in place.

Pete, Thank you for this blog us at www.fiugoldenpanthers.com love reading your articles and blogs.

I would like to revisit one of scum's comments...He notes FIU will dwarf THE U. Yes, you are a state school with lower academic standards and a much lower price tag, so yes, by size, you will dwarf THE U.

Then you go on to say that UF and FSU have a ton more students living on campus and that must mean THE U campus is terrible...you really dont think before you blog. Again, they have 30,000 students and tuition is again, much less. When you have 30k students compared to a prestigious school like THE U that only have 4k, obviously you will have more students living on campus..not to mention more students, more alumni etc.

And did you really say that they neighborhood of the campus is old and gross and no one should go near it???? Um, will someone please research property values around THE U which sits in beautiful CORAL GABLES (you keep reminding everyone of where it is yet you dont realize it is one of the most expensive, nicest areas around) versus the property values around FIU's campus...exactly, makes it seem pretty obvious where people rather be.

"Speaking of football, Red Army has been writing in asking for a football preview"

Thank you for a bit of perspective on this! Thought I was invisible!

Soto is also a great catch for FIU, a rare good talent that's dropped a bit recently.

"center/forward Badara N'Diaye (Senegal)"

We've had so many Senegalese players in college lately, it's amazing! Still I've heard a fair bit about this kid and if he's as good as advertised, he'll be something to get excited about. Big, quick and a good defender from what I hear.

I think FIU will fare well in the Sun Belt this year.

Also, is it official that Steven Jair Cabas will be playing for FIU in soccer? The kid is something special, plenty of pace, a great first touch when in posession and just mesmerizing at times to watch. Would love it if you could confirm that for us Mr.Petegrin. Fantastic work on the blog and keep up the good work, #6 to #1...moving up amongst the top tier is where it gets a little harder, but we'll do it.

Let's correct this idiot Mia/ny:

1. FIU will dwarf scUM in following. We have more alumns, more students, and obviously that will equal more people related to those alums/students who will follow FIU. Not to mention the bandwagoners that currently follow scUM.

2. The comparison between FSU/UF on campus living students versus scUM is based on a % of students living on campus versus total. Do you know how to calculate a %? And please don't call scUM prestigious, so ridiculous to try and say that school is prestigious.

3. And lastly, I never said the area AROUND scUM is horrible, I said the ACTUAL scUM campus is a piece of ish. Visit a real prestigious school and see what a beautiful campus looks like: Notre Dame, Virginia, Stanford.

Funny I would have to repeat everything I had previously said to a scUM alum, you guys are used to memorizing cliff notes and passing tests right, you must have graduated a while ago. What a joke.

lets revert back to a previous blog...columbia university versus your one semester in college

Who said I went one semester to college. FIU and MBA at top 10 school. Don't build yourself up to high, you'll just let everyone down when they meet you.

Josh,

I am so sorry to inform you that your thoughts of FIUdad and myself being one in the same are very wrong. However, I do want to thank you for having enough belief in me to think that I could pull off dual identities.

Based on the way you blog and the previous claim that you only need one semester under your belt to be a fan..I just figured....as I'm sure most everyone else did

scUM, I thought for sure you were a 1 semester wonder in college - but if you actually graduated, and got an MBA from a top ten school, then, you need to give that snit back. You may be the worst blogger on this site. At least FIUDad and FIUMom make valid points, even Fanatic makes sense, sometimes, you are just boring. The fact that you would try and match wits with a Columbia grad is silly - it is almost as silly as the FIU football team trying to keep up with the U - nothing more than an exercise in futility if you ask me. Sometimes scUM, you have to know when you are outmatched. In this case, you went to FIU, MIA/NY went to Columbia - GAME OVER. Finally, did anyone catch Barry Jackson's article on Cane recruiting? I saw it on Miami Herald webpage, and it talked about all the top verbal recruits Randy Shannon is getting and how all the local High Schools are extatic to have Coach Shannon knocking on their doors. The FIU article, it talked about a basketball transfer who is drastically underachieving. Nothing about MC recruiting and verbal commitments from top recruits. Looks like another outstanding season ahead for the Golden Panthers.

scUM in CG and Mia/ny read oddly familiar, could you be the same loser continually blogging about scUM on an FIU blog? It's like a rear kissing competition among you two.

No one here gives a crap about Randy Shannon. Randy has the championships and thug-like U attraction behind him, that goes over real well with potential Hurriconvicts.

As far as educational prowess, seems going to Columbia does nothing for communication skills except increasing the ability of one to repeatedly state they went to Columbia, sorry man.

UM in CG,

Did you say that a Barry Jackson article did not show FIU love? Oh gosh, the sky must be falling! Fellow G-Panther fans, run for the hills!! Barry Jackson's article didn't mention MC!!! What will we do now? I mean we all recognize the clear relationship between Barry Jackson articles and athletic success.

UM in CG, thanks for the heads up. I'll be sending PG an e-mail to shut down the FIU program immediately.

And MIA/NY, at Columbia, did they teach you to judge the academic merit of an education on the real estate value of the surrounding neighborhood? Did you ever walk around the neighborhood that surrounds Columbia (south Harlem)? How about USC in Southern Cal or Seton Hall in Jersey? None of these small private schools with descent reps sit in prime areas. If we accept your logic, Lynn Univ. in lavish Boca must be a leading university. No disrespect to Lynn, but your entire premise is utterly flawed.

You have now been schooled by an FIU alum.

gpantera

My comment (if you read the previous blogs) was in response to scum saying the actual campus was a dump and why would anyone go near it...the area comparison was in response to him making ridiculous comments.

You can compare academic institutions on SAT averages and the % of top high school students that attend though..what are the average SAT score between the schools?? (not proclaiming miami is higher, just posing the question because I havent looked it up)

SCUM says I can't communicate and he says "your still an idiot"...I guess FIU doesnt teach the difference between "your" and "you're"...see, "you're" stands for "you are" which would be the correct way to communicate...yet another stupid post from the guy with one semester of college under his belt...it's showing more and more

talk about delusional dreams of grandeur....bitter ucg fans trying to believe they are smarter....one even said Colombia...lol....good education...one is a college, the other is a country....

Advantage scumsanitizer.....

Sun Tan U now is the Harvard of the south...

It burns doesn't it mia/ny, it burns to have someone despise your intrusion and your beloved scUM. It burns to have someone counter every crappy posting of yours. I will be here as long as you are here. You can call me the scUM sanitizing equilibrium on this blog.

Has any FIU fan here gone into the UCG blog and posted some idiotic provoking stuff like some of our 7-11 like visitors do here? If so, what was the response of those "classy" fans? At first, 7-11 just didn't like being called UCG. Now, they don't care much....they even refer to it with those letters..I think they even like ucg more, as it represented by their latest poster.

Anyways, they sure make things "interesting" here, if not pathetic. Reagardless, they do help to make this blog so well visited. Hmmmm...maybe it's Pete Pelegrin in disguise trying to stir things up???? Nah...just kidding.....

Doesnt burn nearly as much as 0-12

0 for 12, that must mirror an average Friday night for you. I'm sure a Columbia man can at least land one dog, may want to reach out to the 7th Floor Crew for some help with the ladies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Floor_Crew

Not all of us get to meet as many girls at work as you do on a nightly basis...I mean how many girls come through the McDonalds drive through each night? 50? 60?

I am sure all the girls who get rejected by the 7th floor crew stop by your place for a big mac and some fries so you might as well take the ladies The U doesnt want...your football team already takes the players The U doesnt want.

That was a pretty weak comeback. I'll let you try again to merit a response.

sounds like the words of a beaten man...beaten over and over again...perhaps 12 times?

Guys, where is all the hostility comming from? I thought this was a site for Golden Panther fans to hug and kiss and tell eachother that their program was greatest in the world. Guess not. It is better this way. You see scUM and Gpant - you like to criticize the UM fans for certain conduct and then, as soon as you are given a forum and an opportunity to conduct yourselves in the same manner - you do, and enjoy it. There is nothing wrong with that. But if that's not the pot calling the kettle black, then I don't know what it is. Now, scUm, you have made some good points, but that entire post about you getting 7th floor crew left overs at the McDonalds drive through was damn funny. Finally, fanatic, I wouldn't be surprised if it was Pete posting as UM fans to stir up some controversy. That makes perfect sense. Here is my evidence, Pete idolizes LeBatard. Lebatard is on Espn, has the radio show, gets to write all the important articles about the U in the Herald, and is friends with all the U greats. As for Pete, the Herald FORCES him to write about FIU and their little football team. The Herald puts him and FIU on the back pages, right next to the Calder results and bowling. Then, to add further insult, he is forced to go cover high school baseball state play-offs, ruin his weekend activities like playing softball, all with the knowledge that none of the studs he is covering at States is going to go to FIU and play. So I guess what I am trying to say is, if it is Pete, I understand, you, like the football team you cover, like the school you report on, like the 15 fans of the athletic program that you are forced to cover, you want to be part of the U, its history, its atmosphere, its fun, its excitment, its brash, its "marbles" and all who are associated with the one school known as THE U!

24/7 is one of a kind and had me actually thinking he was going to right something that was close enough to a "neutral" post. Gosh how foolish.

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