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FIU, no mas? FIU, no mas?

Heard about the mumblings of the annual baseball series between FIU and um possibly being cancelled beginning next season and the first thought that came to mind was old "Hands of Stone" boxer Roberto Duran. Duran_3That's him getting pummeled on the right by Sugar Ray Leonard.

As he's infamously known for, Duran uttered the phrase "no mas, no mas" during his 1980 bout with Sugar Ray Leonard. For those in need of translation "no mas" means no more.

So is um baseball becoming "Feet of Ice" with the new FIU hiring of Turtle Thomas? The GPP checked it out.

Reached by phone, um AD Paul Dee said the 2008 um baseball schedule has not been made and that any scheduling um coach Jim Morris does has to be run by the AD. Have not heard back from Morris. Currently, TT is out of Florida evaluating talent for FIU and has not returned phone calls.

Milk_2In 1999, Morris let TT go, because of what um told the Miami Herald were "philosophical differences". Word was philosophical meaning recruiting. Whether there is still curdled milk between TT and Morris is only something those 2 know. Or could it be that playing FIU now is no longer 2 easy wins and Morris will actually have to coach now. No mas of...."He's bigger than me and he wanted the ball" decisions.

Sure would stink for um's recruiting if they began losing to FIU on an annual basis. Thoughts of "Please, don't fire DP" probably ran through Morris's mind when he ran into PG this past season.

um already said they will not continue the football series with FIU. C'mon, it was an 0-12 team in 2006...oops, forgot there was a coaching change at FIU. Now, could um cancel baseball, too? If so, maybe the feeling of T.D.A.O.S. has reached the Coral Gables school.

On to other FIU baseball matters. The pitching coach has not been hired as of this post and fiurulez: I am not the pitching coach.

Hey, good story by Marcus Nelson of the Palm Beach Post on PG and his turning around the culture of FIU sports. The quote by DP in the story summed up the attitude of FIU athletics before PG took over. "It was a case of someone who came in from the outside and had no feel for FIU" - DP. This guy is turning into the anti-wise Yogi Berra with his quotes this year.

Going to have to go a little John McEnroe here.....You cannot be serious, DP! Jmac_3

Translation: Someone who came in from the outside and had no feel for the mediocrity and losing and decided to do something about it.

Msha_2.....Let's finish this post on a brighter note!.... Spasiba, Maria!... (Russian translation: Thank you, Maria!)

PANTHER PAWSE

CJ: Recruiting already for FIU baseball....Priceless and let's intend that pun, b/c it's never been done for.

FIUDad: Like your enthusiasm on the blog. Let's first give the TDAOS t-shirts a shot and see how that goes. Once the winning begins, I'm sure all kinds of t-shirts will come out of the woodwork.

ConcernedFan: The FIU baseball games on the radio, much like the team itself has been inconsistent for awhile now. I imagine eventually, they'll get some real announcers and more games on the radio. Although, they are not pros, the student radio sure didn't help matters this year by hardly broadcasting any games.

Enrique: There's not too much anger on this blog. Just lots of passion.

24/7: Sounds like you want to become a Miami Herald sports editor. I know you got green and orange in your veins, but "you still don't get it, Scott!"Evil You keep mangling the definition of TDAOS. Please refer to CJ's post on the "J.D.'s FIU Pitch" blog. CJ gives the clear definition of TDAOS there. And for the record, the GPP has never divulged which coach first uttered the phrase, "Those days are over, son!" in spring practice. So you can't say it was MC.

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I would hate for the FIU vs. UCG baseball games to not be played also. As a matter of fact, I would hate to see the series stopped in any sport. I think it is good for the community. And, I think it is great for FIU, because we WILL become the dominant school.

i guess in retrospect is a high rick lil reward in the mind of the AD at UM and its lil risk and high reward for FIU. thats the reason UM seems to be having UF syndrom.... UM fans should know what that is being how UM fans (myself included) call gators chicken for not getting a year in year out series together

Pete - where did you hear the FIU-scUM football series will not continue? I had not heard an official release on that. That is a shame as it's obvious on this board (and many scUM boards) that the undertone that fuels a great future rivalry is there. Very shortsighted of scUM.

I have not heard anything about the football games being stopped. If that is true, I am sure it is coming from the UCG side, as they know we are rising quickly.

Speaking of football.....the entire team will be back on campus tomorrow. A team dinner is scheduled for Tuesday night. Pete, any chance of you dropping by eyeballing the guys?

Hey PP. It's amazing how PG has been criticized for pulling the plug on a bunch of incompetent "coaches" and "administrative employees". The interesting aspect of all these is summarized in the fact that none of those "characters" have been offered jobs in an equal situation by any other institution. It's my understanding that all of the coaches including Strock have been lobbying hard trying to get hired and so far they have not been successful. Do you know if any of the baseball coaches that felt DP was treated unfair, (Kevin Cooney, Jim Morris or any other Sun Belt head coach), have approach him with an offer ?. Are the softball/soccer coaches being hired by other universities ?. What about the stadiums/arena manager ? These facilities were the most underused venues in the world. When was the last outdoor concert held at FIU?. Aside from those Belen-Columbus games those places were ALWAYS EMPTY.

So once and for all don't let these losers and their friends poison the job of this new administration.

i think morris is a chicken bc ive heard this rumor as well. Maybe he is still mad from catching his wife and her running off with another man. Or maybe it is the fact that his nickname is Pinky. Or it could be that him and Paul Dee have been wrestling their double chins this whole time. Who knows? You should look further into that "philosophocal differences" thing, you will be suprised. Ive heard from very good sources that it had to do with $$$$$ (dimare) and a whole lot of bull.......

hey pete the one thing i see on the UM blog that could actually derive some interest here on the GPC is having interviews with the new Recruits I.E. Football, or even some Recruits that we are goin after for different sports like basketball or Baseball. that might be a good idea to get us through the rest of the summer

Word on UM is that PG has turned out to be a "Trojan Horse". Paul Dee and Morris underestimated "The Cuban from Hialeah" as they referred to him in their inner circle. They expected him to be a "Yes Sir"., somebody that will keep FIU at bay. They were elated when PG hired MC 'cause that way he cooled off the situation that was brewing in UCG. After MC went out toe to toe with them in the recruiting trail they didn't like it. Then came the baseball head-coaching job. Here they figured they could get rid of Gino (who they really want to part ways, but because of his family they can't) by virtue of PG making him the next FIU headman, and because JD applied to the job maybe they could get rid of him too. Unfortunately for the brass at UCG PG had other ideas. He went out after the only guy they couldn't accept, Turtle Thomas. HOW DARE PG WILL DO THAT TO US, was their thinking. A little history on TT. Morris will never forgive him when TT left him for Ron Frasier and UM in 1987. When Frasier retired he wanted Turtle to be the headman, but guess what, the athletic department which at the time was going through major embarrassments was led by none other than Paul Dee. Frasier was not happy and he distanced himself when the new manager Brad Kelley was caught drinking with his players. After Kelly was fired "Big" Paul,(He doesn't like to be called that not because he's humble but because he know they're making fun of his weight and looks), hired Jim Morris bypassing TT again. TT stayed, (mainly because he had just gotten married to a local lady whose kids were still in school), and recruited the best players UCG has ever seen. By 1999 Jim Morris was growing worried that he'll be the next coach "who couldn't win the big game" after going every year to the college world series and coming empty handed. In the mean time the big guy in the staff was TT who all the kids loved. Morris had looked the other way because TT kept recruiting like no one else, but by this time he couldn't take it anymore. That year before the season started TT was told that he had to leave at the end of the season. UCG won the national title that June and all the players dedicated the title to him. The players he recruited won it again in 2001 and he has always kept in touch with all these guys. Since then UM has gone to the CWS 3 times and has yet to make it past their bracket. Luckily for Big Paul he's gone, but a lesson to be learned is that PG is his own man and will do what's necessary to make FIU a winning program

gablespanther,

i'm an educated man, but if i can take it to the streets for a moment, thanks for droppin' that knowledge on us.

in the end, i take your info with a grain of salt, afterall, a blog is not always the most reliable resource of irrefutable fact, but if your facts are even half correct, your post is very insightful, and if nothing else, intriguing and entertaining.

for the record, i hope all your facts are correct becauase it bold well for FIU's baseball future.

By the way GPC (Golden Panther Community), the future seems to be getting here rather quickly since PG took over.

gpantera

gablespanther is pretty much on point. I am involved in the college/pro baseball community and know that the things he has said are correct. As far as Gino and JD this year, ive heard from many reliable sources that they were really pushing for the FIU job, especially JD, because UM and Jim Morris were going to use one of them as a scape goat for the poor season.

I PERSONALLY THINK MORRIS IS GONE AFTER NEXT YEAR. IF UF FIRED MCMAHON AND TENNESSEE FIRED DELMONICO WHAT MAKES ANYBODY THINK MORRIS IS SAFE???? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DEE IS GONE AFTER NEXT YEAR?? EVERYONE KNOWS THAT NEW A.D.'S BRING IN THEIR PEOPLE.

ALSO I AM TIRED OF EVERYONE THINKING WHAT MORRIS DECIDES OR SAYS IS THE RIGHT THING. YES HE HAS WON MANY GAMES WITH UM, BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS A WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY BUSINESS AND LATELY NOT MUCH HAS BEEN HAPPENING. UF AND TENNESSEE HAVE BEEN TO THE WORLD SERIES RECENTLY AND???

I AM PUTTING MORRIS IN THE SAME CLASS AS LARRY COKER.

I like that Morris/Coker thing a lot. Before Morris got to UM, he had never won a CWS. He gets to UM and wins 2, but with Turtle's recruited players. Look at them now. Turtle on the other hand went on to win back-to-back at UM and LSU. And after that went to ASU and along with Pat Murphy, had them playing excellent this year, leading the nation in Runs/game, fldg %, Batting Avg.....TT i think is 3 CWS appearances away from the record. He has been there like 14 times and the record i believe is 17.

BY PUTTING MORRIS IN THE LARRY COKER CATEGORY I DONT MEAN IT AS A BAD THING, BOTH ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL BUT LIKE COKER HE IS NOT GETTING IT DONE AND AT UM THAT IS NOT TOLERATED AND SHOULD NOT, IT IS WAYYY TOO EASY TO SELL UM TO ANY RECRUIT TO NOT HAVE SUPERSTARS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.

I AM EXTREMELY INTERESTED TO SEE HOW TURTLE IS GOING TO SELL THE FIU PROGRAM. UM, LSU, AND ASU ARE PRETTY EASY PROGRAMS TO SELL. FIU IS DEFINATELY GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE.

Great posts by gablespanther, gpantera, and a Realisst....Thanks to all for providing some insighgtful information.

As for Morris, let's hope he allows this series to keep running, as it seems it will get a loootttt more interesting now with the new coach and people in front of FIU Baseball. Don't you think?

Common FIUers don't you get it. For years The UCG "Tropical Rains", (they are not hurricanes anymore), have lied about US not wanting to play them. They were independent before they jumped into a mediocre Big East and they didn't play anybody, but since they joined the stronger ACC, they are avoiding anybody that might beat them and that includes you FIU. Forget about them, just keep improving your athletic programs. Maybe then they'll lie and make you the bad guys just like they have done with US. Remember their motto "Is all about the U", U meaning UNACCOUNTABLE which is what they are. From this Gator see you later.

I also think that it is pretty amazing that Morris is the highest paid coach in NCAA baseball.

Gablespanther, great insight on what is really happening behind the scenes and behind the spin over at UCG.

Please take some time to drop by the FIU Athletics board and drop some more of your wisdom on us.

Thanks.

http://fiuathleticscom.proboards20.com/index.cgi

Gator fan - your copmments don't even warrant a response. You, me and the GPC all know how rediculous that post sounded. As for the "No mas" blog, again, I must say, are you serious? I love how you, very skillfully, make it sound as though Miami is scared of FIU and that is why they no longer want to play them and then, in the same post, show a valid reason for the POSSIBLE cancellation of the series, bad blood b/tw the head coaches. Then which has become the norm on this blog, the FIU fans start jumping around abhout how MIAMI fears the big bad sleeping giant FIU. Let me ask you all this, who is hurt more by a cancellation of MIAMI v FIU in football and baseball. Is it MIAMI who plays in the ACC, and in football plays teams like FSU, CLEMSON, Va. TECH, Ga Tech, and out of conference play, Oklahoma and Texas A$M - or is it FIU who plays in the Sun Belt and goes winnless. Or in Baseball, where MIAMI is in the post season year and year out (even pre and post TT) and again, plays in the ACC with collegbe world series runner up NC or FIU, in the always overpowering Sun Belt. Have you FIU fans ever heard the phrase, "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." That is exactly what PG, MC, and now, apparently TT have done. UM has permitted FIU the honor and priviledge of playing them in both football and baseball, but do you really think MIAMI needs to play FIU? FIU and those in charge should think long and hard about their actions towards The U, and if they are not careful, they might just wake something up that is a whole lot worse then "A sleeping giant." Gator fan, I do have one last thing to say to you - how have those last 4 UM v UF meetings in football worked out for your beloved Crocs? Nuff said.

24/7 i agree w/ you on the last for meetings b/w UM and UF, as well as the FAct that in the short run this rivalry being canceled can hurt FIU more. but dont kid yourself. UM is scared in the Sense of recruiting.if you got an athlete thats teetering b/w the 2 school in a recruiting battle and FIU pulls an upset. thats scary for the U that some1 is in their backyard recruiting the same players and the more FIU grows means the more Recruits will start looking to on feild games todecide hence the cancellation

I have been reading this blog for some time now, and I have decided to throw my U helmet into the ring. I guess it goes without saying that I agree 100% with TheU24/7. FIu definetly needs this rivalry more then UM does and FIU is in fact, "biting the hand that feeds them." What i don't understand about the FIU posters here is this - how come you keep telling TheU24/7 to leave the FIU blog, but then you comment about how you go and read the Um blogs. Are you mad because he posts here and you don't have the knowldge to go post on the U sites - are you scared of the reprecussions? What is the deal? Also, how comes everytime TheU24/7 posts a question to PP - he ignores it? I have seen TheU24/7 ask Pete to update us on the FIU football players who were drafted or signed, yuet we have nothing. Is that b/c they were all already cut and/or not invited back? What's the deal? Also, why can't PP admit, that much like the Program he reports on, he needs theU fans on this site to make it work. If you look back over the past few months on this site - it has been all about the U. Why, b/c if this blog was left to the Golden Panther Community alone, much like its football team, it would fail miserably. The one thing I have to say is, I find FIUDad funny - wrong and moronic, but funny. The rest of you FIU bloggers, try and be original, try and say something meaningful that you can back up with facts. Recently I just keep reading about BS rumors and "inside info" which is probably BS too. So if we are just going to post anything and say "here is what I heard..." or "according to the players I know because I am involved with the local high school and college baseball programs..." I heard from some high school seniors (graduating in 2008) that they had already been contacted by FIU to go play football, but were holding out in the hopes that UM would come calling on them. Now I do not if these players are going to go to UM, FIU or somewhere else, but chances are, if FIOU is calling you already and Miami hasn't - then they are not going to. But, maybe, if you go out and have a stellar 2007 senior season, Miami will give you a look and you wont have to fall to your 88th choice, The Florida International University.

Are all these UCG fans the same? Wow...Delusional, crap-filled, ranting-writing pieces of work.....pretty funny..

first off crazy cane, welcome. always good to hear the other side of the argument. like i stated above, it is true that right now FIU does need a big time rivalry. miami makes the most sence, you have hometown exposure, and if there are player athletes that come here that rooted for UM when they were lil its a selling point that hey we compete w/ UM. however, i hope you do not make the same mistake in thinkin that FIU Has great potential.

secondly if you were refering to me reading the UM blog perhaps you havent been reading long enough to know that i have never turned away from my UM Roots im just starting to Show my FIU Pride that had been dorment. and i do agree perhaps PP needs to give us an UPdate on the FIU Mini-campers

CJ - I was not directly referring to you - but thank you for stepping up and explaining yourself. Truth is, I like FIU, and everything they are doing. DEo I think they are going to compete with the University of Miami anytime soon, absolutely not. Do I think they are moving in the right direction, yes. But the people on this blog who speak as if FIU is equal to that of Miami, FSU. UF. and the rest of the top athletic programs in the country RIGHT NOW is rediculous. Statements like, FIU is going to beat Miami in football next year and Miami is going to lose recruits to FIU because of the coaching changes, what are these statement based on? ZERO. That is what makes them rediculous and allows for myself, TheU24/7 and MIA/NY Josh tocome on this blog and dominate it. The FIU posters here bring it on themselves and then cry when they get what they asked for. If you can't take it, you should not dish it. The U posters here are, for the most part, comical, insightful and are trying to help fuel a rivalry, the FIU posters here take the comments too serious, yell foul everytime a UM fan posts something "personal" and go cry to PP to try and stop it. That is not how rivalries are born. But, when your biggest rival is FAU, what can UM fans expect from FIU fans. We have been doing this for a lot longer, with a lot more success. Don't worry FIUers, one day you'll grow up and be able to play with the big boys, but as for now, stay at the kiddie table because, Those Days Are NOT Over Son.

Crazy Cane,

I have a question for you....In your well informed opinion, should Wright or Freeman be the QB for your beloved CANES ??

Since you and the other genius seem to know it all, I'll give the message to Mr.Michael Barrow next time I see him...

Oh and by the way, in the NFL inner circles, Antwan Barnes might be THE ONE everyone missed on. (How do I know this, because one of my friends works in the Eagles front office.) Many NFL pro player execs have seen what he has done at the camps and the Ravens are stunned at his skills thus far. Barnes is expected to be an immediate impact player....Chris Smith signed with Philly after the draft, and I was told he was a nice player with a real shot to make the team. Chandler Williams signed with the Vikings and the coaches expect him to begin as a return guy. ***On a side bar, my same source called your guy Beason the most over-rated 1st rounder of the year. His body is already broken.

Maverick, very insightful stuff, probably incorrect, but more likely then not, dead wrong. Where is a new PP blog when you need one? If all this were true, wouldn't PP and the rest of the FIU big wigs be yelling it from the roof tops to help with recruiting? Dude if you're going to make assinine declarations like this, why don;t you just claim to have invented the question mark and we will all go home.
As for your question, I unlike the FIU fans whoom I ask questions to all the time, will respond. I would start Kyle Wright. Eventhough Kirby showed he could get the job done, I think Kyle just has too much talent to ignore. I think the past few years the O-Line has struggled and Kyle may have been playing hurt. I think, and hope, Kyle is healthy, the O-line is improved and the receivers are ready to go. Does that answer your question?

24/7,

When you have something to contribute that is based on fact....Then I'm quite sure that we will respect your input. How do you challenge everything that is written positively for FIUers ?? How do you know that FIU big wigs are not mentioning these things ?????????

What I mentioned is an opinion by an NFL executive... If you would like further evidence, go to the Ravens web site and watch some of the interviews...Barnes is the talk of the draft for them after their OTAs. My contact structures the contracts for the Eagles. He does not have an opinion on FIU and I can only imagine what he thinks about the canes...

PP, since we all respect your opinion. I respectfully request that you corroborate some of these items for all of us. Thank you.

Freeman will be the starter...

Maverick a.k.a. Randy Shannon, thank you for announcing who the starting quarterback at The U is going to be next year. Maybe now you can tell me how many games FIU is going to win next year. Look I am not saying that Freeman wont be the starter, I just think Wright should be. Furthermore, if FIU "bigwigs" are saying these things to help promote the school and the athletic dept., they are doing a piss poor job. If it take Maverick on the GPP to enlighten all of us, the "bigwigs" at FIu are not doing their job and PG should fire them too and hire the University of miami's media director and sports info director and anyone else he can pursuade to leave. Give me a break dude, I went to the Ravens website, I did a search for Mr. Barnes and surprisingl;y, came up with nothing, then I did a broader web search for news on Mr. barnes, and again came up w/ nothing to speak of. Granted I did not try and watch interviews, but if you say that the Ravens are raving about him, good for him. I am sure Ray Lewis is freaking out about losing his job.

"dominate this blog"....LOL..hahahahaha...delusional thoughts of grandeur...see?

personally i think they U should go into it w/o a mind set on Freeman, or wright , who knows maybe marve will outshine them both. back to FIU. in response to Crazycane i would have to disagree w/ the statement of FIU catching the Big three taking a load of time. we all know that FLA is a BIG state in the world of Football. i am in the belief that there is enough talent that may not be partial to the big three and will want to leave. if FIU can some how convince them otherwise your lookin at the big 4, even big 5 club of FLA (including USF) Very Very soon.

Plus FIU is not only Playing the Powderpuff Devision but we are also branching out to Maryland, Alabama, UF, Bowllen Green, ETC. and im sure PG will be continuing that trend. o btw. FIU had the 28th best Defense last year. i know our record didnt show it we kept it close w/ alot of team. like i said theres talent everywhere in FLA.

CJ - why would a player, who is not going to go to UM, UF or FSU, for whatever reason (not good enough, too far from home, doesn't like the coach) choose FIU over more established programs with better traditions and campus life such as, USF or UCF. I think FIU should focus on out recruiting FAU before they start worrying about out recruiting UM, FSU, UF, USF and UCF.

Ok. You are a MORON.

Yes,you can launch videos and listen to comments in general and Antwan is mentioned plenty. Is there a feature on him, NO. But again, I am privy to info. that you are not.

FIU - will probably win 7 games this year. But you know what, I will take (1) if it is against the "Mighty U" **Shame on UCG, if they are defeated by a bunch of Pop Warner 2nd stringers. Shannon can go .500 this year. But you know what, if he loses to his kid's team, you MIAMI die hards will run Shannon out of town.

Hey Maverick...you wrote"On a side bar, my same source called your guy Beason the most over-rated 1st rounder of the year..."

I'll tell you what I will concede...he was prob the 25th best player taken in the first round, maybe that is why he was the 25th pick. Heck, I'll give you 26th best since Olsen went after him and will be more productive. That's right, we had more than 1 first rounder, we had 3. So maybe he is the most overrated Cane to go in the first round this year.

And how about this side bar, last i checked, an overrated 1st rounder is still a first rounder. Who was the most overrated FIU first rounder? second rounder? third rounder? Oh wait, my bad, there were no overrated players from FIU taken in the first three rounds of the draft...I wonder why that is????????? Oh yeah ****SIDEBAR - you had no players selected in the first three rounds.

Also, my source in the league office told my contact who is friends with the secretary of the SEC commissioner that Urban Meyer was going to schedule FIU but now he is just too scared and doesnt want to wake up a sleeping giant.


.... ive already stated why previously but since your reletivly new writer (not reader) ill say again. if some1 in Fla. is not being recruited by the big three I.E. sr. yr. injury, not "good Enough ie. not enough starts by rival.com". that 1. 2 would be the Selling Pitch of starting something great I.E. what Greg Shiano had to do in Rutgers. its tough but it could work. what was probably done this past recruiting season, the chance to compete for a starting position is #3.

4 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. besides So. Cal. and UCLA can you pick a better place to go to school where the warm beach is only 20 mins. away. (this applys to UM as well and im sure they hvae used it).

Florida already scheduled FIU at the swamp in 08 or 09...Maybe after we kick scUM tail all around that toilet bowl this year, Urban will cancel and schedule UCG instead.

"Maybe after we kick scUM tail all around that toilet bowl this year"

...even CJ will tell you that you sound absolutely ridiculous

Ahem...Again...let's put this thing in proper perspective..will ya Ny josh?..FIU just came off their 1st ever season as a full fledged DIA school.....Only its 5th year of competition....5th Year!!!! Are you serious? I would say a school so young with two draft picks and several free agent signees is pretty significant...

Of course, you are not mature enough to accept this fact, and keep comparing apples and oranges....talking about sounding absolutely ridiculous....to steal a line from you...even CJ will ........lol

TDAOS

NY Slosh sucks his toes while posting. Succinct and to the point.

BOTTOM LINE EVERYONE IS THIS:

FIU ATHLETICS IS IN A MUCH, I MEAN MUCH BETTER POSITION THAN IT WAS OR EVER WAS.

FIU IS GOING TO GET BETTER.

ALL THE PIECES ARE IN PLACE FOR FIU TO SUCCEED AND GAIN RESPECT AROUND THE COUNTRY.

NOBODY IS SAYING FIU IS GOING TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER!!!!I HAVE YET TO READ THAT!!!

I THINK FIU DOES NEED UM ON THE SCHEDULE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, BUT IF THEY DONT WANT TO FOR WHATEVER REASON, FIU NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE SUNBELT IN A HURRY AND PLAY REAL TEAMS. FOOTBALL HAS A ALREADY BEGUN THE PROCESS BASEBALL HAD A 30 YEAR HEAD START AND HASNT CAUGHT UP YET.

TO ALL THE UM FOOTBALL FANS

MOST IF NOT ALL FIU FANS ARE UM FOOTBALL FANS AT HEART. GIVE US A DAM BREAK, UM WAS THE ONLY FOOTBALL TEAM IN TOWN UNTIL 5 YEARS AGO. NOW THAT FIU HAS A TEAM I THINK IT IS A WIN WIN FOR BOTH SCHOOLS. I AM A FAN OF BOTH AND A FAN OF GREAT RIVALRIES!!!!!!!!

...STOP THE HATING!!!!!

ive become the butt of fiu fanatic and ny josh's joke i feel so used lol the realist hit it right on the head up until a few years ago fiu didnt even have a team or at least not a team in D-1 ball. and lets face it if it aint D-1 in miami not many people will show. plus most people in fiu nw oly had um while growing up

Didn't I say it ?. The UCG "Wimpy Rains" and their fans are already justifying the canceling of the series with FIU. To them is OK, but on the other hand it's wrong for UF to do it to them. Do we need UCG, hell no, we play in the best conference in the country. By the way as I stated before IT IS UCG who told the Orange Bowl Committee that they didn't want to play the Gators during the Christmas OB Tournament. UCG we don't need you, we get the players we want in whatever sport. By the way UM9/11 and the rest of UCG lovers the 2 top basketball prospects who had verbally committed to UCG won't be going there. Eubanks from NY is going to Indiana and the best player in the County Ray Shipman is moving north to Gainesville, he stated he wanted to play for a winner. From this Gator see you later

first and foremost, for the U24/7. You talk about who benefits more? and you say how UM baseball makes post season every year and play in the ACC, but the fact of the matter is that UM hasnt done crap since going to the ACC, and have been getting progressively worse. Yeah, they made the CWS because they got some lucky bracket spots, but didnt put up a great showing in omaha. As far as the rest of the ACC teams, the ACC has never won a CWS championship. None of those guys have bit the hands that feed them, what r u talking about? Jim Morris is the one doing that because TT is the one who got him that job, and then Elmer Fudd turns around and screws TT over with lies. And these are cold hard facts, no "rumors", inside info, and not all the other BS that runs through these things. As far as the UM/FIU football thing, come on people!!! I am a UM football fan, but come on, FIU has only had a program for a couple of years and UM fans are trying to say how much better they are then them. UM has had many more years to establish themselves. Finally, It "was" jim morris that cancelled the series against FIU baseball, and i think that he is such a big P*$$#!!! for doing so. "."

Gator Champ i grant you the hardest confernce schedule but your non confrence isnt anything to be proud of or rubbing it in Um's face either. but dont be mad at me for making that point im just playing devils advocate. well im off to paris for 10 days so imma have alot of reading on this blog when i come back

Crazycane, the only thing you dominate is the crapper in your bathroom.

There is an intelligent comment by the typical FIU fan. Way to represent FIU Fan. I am sure the other FIU fans on this blog appreciate that insightful comment. Do yourself a favor, go get an education, attempt to make something of yourself, try and develop some interpersoanl relationships that extend outside your 53 cousins, and when you have done all of that - then maybe, you can come and post comments to me. Until then, enjoy busing tables over at La Carretta.

When South Florida sinks beneath the Atlantic and both Universities are lost, which will have the better Athletic department?
Why do some UCG fans feel the need to belittle any FIU accomplishment? If we were to win a national title in baseball, they would say "well we have 4!" If we won five, they would point to the fact that we have no football titles. If we beat them head to head, they would tell us we got lucky and they have XX amount of titles. Some of UCG fans are sore winners. As of the past couple of years, they are sore losers too. I hope they begin to improve because 30,000 fans in Dolphin Stadium will look a lot smaller than it does in the OB.

I don't know about all the sore winner and loser stuff, I wasn't listening in Kindergarten when my teacher was explaining all that - I was too busy taunting the other kids after my kickball victory. As for the belittling of FIU accomplishments, that is impossible - what has FIU accomplished? As for the 30,000 fans in Dolphin Stadium - I'd rather have 30,000 fans in dolphin stadium watching a winning team than 3000 in my BRAND new stadium watching my team lose over and over and over again while cheering TDAOS.

"I don't know about all the sore winner and loser stuff, I wasn't listening in Kindergarten when my teacher was explaining all that "

Yeah, I heard you were out sick last week.

fiurulez - why were you out at various kindergaten's checking on who was there and who wasn't? is there something you would like to tell all of us?

scUM24/7 - do you play on the scUM football team? Quit trying to come off as a habitual winner just cause the scUMmy team you root for has been successful in the PAST. You are a loser rooting for a historical winner. Period.

CrazyCane's stupid, racist comment is exactly why scUM and its scUMmy fans are NOT representative of this community and exactly why we refer to them as UCG. Pack up your trailer CandyCane and get the hell out of dodge!

"fiurulez - why were you out at various kindergaten's checking on who was there and who wasn't? is there something you would like to tell all of us?"

Yes...I am your real father. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you. I'm hoping I can take you to the big ball game. Maybe we can play catch and I can explain all about the birds and the bees. I love you son.

scUM, did you miss nap time today? What the hell are you talking about? TheU24/7 - keep posting dude. Don't listen to the FIU fans who wish they were us. Same goes for you NY/MIA Josh - keep doin your thing. Sooner or later these FIU fans will "get it." But as long as losers like scUM, FIUrulz and Maverick keep posting nonsensical garbage - FIU will not be respected by anyone on this blog who is not already an FIU apologist.

CandyCane - My sole purpose is to sanitize your nonsensical, egotistical banter on this blog. Keep drinking that scUM lemondade, it's the reason the entire nation despises that program and their bunch of thug players and thug fans.

If you're going to be thugs Scum, I rather be the thugs who end the fight (see Miami) than the thugs who start the fight (see FIU)..oh yeah, and the thugs that win the game.

Another racist comment made by a cane fan...which we are used to....as if by mentioning it was demeaning to people with Hispanic backgrounds. Amazing how low these people are, and with no facts to back up their old points, they go back to old fashioned "good ole boy" comments. Pitiful and pretty insulting.

Yeah, yeah...Saint University of Miami....ridiculous....

NY Slosh - keep playing the little schoolgirl victim and passing the buck on who started what. I guess if the skirt fits, wear it.

scUM, to quote your FIU buddy Maverick, "Ok. You are a MORON." Thank you for playing scUM, you too are now excused from the big boy table.

I must disagree with you here U24/7. I think we should absolutely let scUm continue to post - he is a MORON and his comments reflect so poorly on the rest of the FIU fan base. It just gives us Cane fans on this blog more material to work with. SO, scUM, please, do all of us U fans on this blog a fover - post more of your garbage, post more of your rediculous crap. We love it. TheU24/7, MIA Josh, and I feel as though your contribution to this blog is invaluable. Therefore, we request that you start posting even more of your wisdom - every hour on the hour if necessary. In fact, I think that you should start camping outside the Cage construction zone so that you can be the first fan in, and once inside, i think you should hold up a sign announcing to the world that you are the scUmsanitizer. And after that, you should walk up to the first Cane fan you see - and tell him that he is a thug and that you hate him for cheering for The U. Good luck with that buddy,

Shameful racist. Aren;t you going to apologize to all the Hispanics that visit these blogs (both UM and FIU fans) for your demeaning comments?

LOL CandyCane - nice to see my distaste for you and your breed is well appreciated. So long as you and your band of merrymen continue posting your irrational positions on scUM magnificence, I will continue sanitizing our eyes from having to read your one-sided manure. Welcome to the blog.

Hey Mia/NY josh, if you know anything about a fight, it doesn't just happen. That fight had been brewing since the game was announced and probably long before. It's attitudes like yours that cause them. And then once they start, you point your finger at everyone else. UCG has a history of fighting evreywhere they go. FIU doesn't.

Everyone in the country knows you guys started the fight; whether or not you threw the first punch doesn't much matter. You are Thug U for a reason.

Reading all these comments, I'm dumbfounded by some. Canes fans, just don't bother posting here. Typical little brother syndromes who are jealous, envious, and feel slighted because they didn't have the brains and/or money to get into UM. Is that being elitist? Hell yea it is, that's life, get over it and that's why there are menial jobs for menial people to do and that will be filled by some UM alums and even more FIU alums, and guess which ones will fill more of those poor jobs.

For the 53 cousins comment, that's just poor taste, I mean you are generalizing to an upteenth degree, same way they are by calling UM "scum". I guess we'll resort to calling FIU, the FIU Panthugs because hey, they've only been around for 5 years but are on probo, starts fights, and get their campus police called on them.

FIUFan, you're a real treat to start mouthing off, but isn't your program on probation? Is it not true that university cops where called on your players? And if everybody in the country knows that UM started the fight, how come no credible reporter has yet to say that or poke holes in the following stories:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2626725
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=ncf&id=2627413

Don't forget your team was cheap shotting the entire game, especially after K-Phillips picked off your only credible scoring threat.

And do FIU fans really, truly think they are going to beat UM next year? You do realize last year you played the worst full rostered UM team in the past 25 years and they still beat you right? For those that think they are going to beat them, I wonder how they are going to take it when UM beats them. Will they start another fight and get their butts whooped again?

As far as the blog's author, when he wrote in another blog that had MC been in place last year FIU would have won the sunbelt, what credible facts do you have to prove such a statement? MC was nothing but a position coach, and for the first and only time in his career was he actually coaching the position he knows much about. Will he be a good one? I think so, he's a good recruiter but he has NO coordinating experience, poor skill position players returning, lost a lot of leadership and quality players on defense and has to deal with probation. It might be safe to say he would have at least won a game, but win the Sunbelt?

You canes fans are sooo CUTE!!! Keep posting, before you know it, this will be the third most read blog on the herald. Just in front of...you guessed it, UCG. I love you guys, especially my son theU24/7 and his play dates Candy Cane and Tormented. I love you guys. Now lets start playing nice. By the way son, have you considered are combined name yet? Remember, FIUruleztheU24/7.

Hey Fomenter, I read the links that you put into your comments, I guess to add some credibility to your crap, but guess what, neither article assigned blame. The articles only rehashed what everybody all ready knows. UCG taunted FIU until FIU exploded on their a$$.

And by the way, if you want to start bringing up our minor incidents regarding FIU, I can bring up a laundry list of Major UCG's incidents; but it might take a whiule to read through.

Are all these ucg racist fans one and the same? Geez....they write so much crap to say the same stupid things meaning nothing...what a waste of space PP!!pretty funny and telling of the "education" they got there.....if any...

The Saint University of Miami Hurrithugs...

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