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Miami and Ohio State

Posted: September 3, 2010 by NattieLiz in Fans, NCAA Football, University of Miami

Well the first big opening games did not disappoint. Miami shut out FAMU 45-0, and Ohio State took Marshall 45-7. This leaves us with an already greatly anticipated week 2 of college football. On September 11th, Miami will take on the Buckeyes in Ohio. With both teams trying to stay on top this year, this game is crucial. It is not until week 2 that we truly see what these teams have been working on the last 8 months. Games that are 45-0 and 45-7 do not give us much to go on, But they do give us some great photos. Check out these of Miami QB Jacory (aka JaSCOREY) Harris, and arguably one of the best QB’s in the nation, Terrelle Pryor. I do have to say, The VT game looks like its going to be a great one this Monday, but tonight Miami has proven they a force to be reckoned with in the ACC this year. And if I was a Big Ten Team, Ohio States performance tonight may have me shaken in my cleats just a tad.

Miami’s Jacory Harris:

Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor:

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Every year The Rose Bowl Game comes and goes. It’s the start and the end of College football. It’s the start of the off-season, the training, the film study, the two-a-days, the transferring, and the anticipation of the first game; 8 months later. Well the wait is over: WE finally made it to GAME DAY!!!!  It took us long enough! I know I am at work in my ORANGE AND GREEN– LETS GO CANES!! and I people in LA are ready to see the new USC perform tonight in Hawaii.  What’s going on your end of the country?? Let us know your game day plans for tonight and the Weekend! @USJerseyChasers     We all have to stick together! Follow us and we will follow you! Always interested in what our girls are up to!

Here are all the games today, From the biggest schools to smaller ones, I didn’t want to leave a single team out!!!  GIT READY GIRLS!!!

6:30 PM ET Presbyterian at Wake Forest ESPN3.com
7:00 PM ET Southeast Missouri State at Ball State
7:00 PM ET Rhode Island at Buffalo
7:00 PM ET Hampton at Central Michigan
7:00 PM ET Murray State at Kent State
7:30 PM ET Marshall at No. 2 Ohio State Big 10 Network
7:30 PM ET Florida A&M at No. 13 Miami (FL) ESPN3.com
7:30 PM ET Towson at Indiana Big 10 Network
7:30 PM ET Norfolk State at Rutgers ESPN3.com
7:30 PM ET Minnesota at Middle Tennessee
7:30 PM ET Southern Miss at South Carolina
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8:00 PM ET Florida Atlantic at UAB
8:00 PM ET Northern Illinois at Iowa State
8:00 PM ET Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane
8:30 PM ET No. 15 Pittsburgh at Utah Versus
9:00 PM ET North Dakota at Idaho
9:05 PM ET Eastern Washington at Nevada
11:00 PM ET No. 14 USC at Hawaii

Rivalry Renewed!

Posted: July 27, 2010 by NattieLiz in NCAA Football, Notre Dame, University of Miami
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It’s the one thing all ‘Canes fans have been waiting for since the ’80’s: To play Notre Dame again.  It is a rivalry that has finally been renewed: Notre Dame will play the Hurricanes on Oct. 6, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago and then have a home-and-home series Oct. 8, 2016 in South Bend and Nov. 25, 2017 in Miami.

The thanksgiving weekend date is a big change for the Fighting Irish, as they normally end their season with a nice ass kicking in Los Angeles, compliments of  USC. I guess they will just move to another sunny big city and try their luck in a new venue. I think Irish and Hurricane fans are more than excited about this news. For all other football fans that may not see the significance here, Let me give you some history on this EPIC Rivalry:

Let’s start with the fact that shockingly, the Irish weren’t always an awful team!  They actually won games! The rivalry dates back to the 1950s and Notre Dame leads the series 15-7-1. In the 1988 game Notre Dame student printed up “Catholics vs. Convicts” T-shirts for a matchup in South Bend between the top-ranked Canes against the No. 4 Irish. Notre Dame won the game 31-30 en route to a national championship that season. But as we all know winning is the best revenge, and the very next year, Miami won thanks to a 3rd-and-43 conversion, a game that ended the top-ranked Irish’s 23-game winning streak and led Miami to a national title. Damnnnnn!  With any good rivalry, the other team has to respond, and Notre Dame is no exception: After the 29-20 victory by the Irish in 1990 — which knocked Miami out of the national title hunt and helped Notre Dame go the Orange Bowl with a chance to win another championship — this is when the series was stopped.

So that brings us to 2012 – the first game between the two teams in 22 years. So get out your 80’s ‘Catholics vs Convicts’ tee shirts!  Although you might have to switch them considering 8 ND players were just arrested over the summer.. who knows how many will be in the slammer by 2012. Ha ha ha bias much?? Lets go ‘Canes!

 

 

(photos can be found on bradcarrollgameday.blogspot.com and  http://www.sportsartifacts.com/fbcollege.html)

Why We Love: Yasmani Grandal

Posted: June 8, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB, University of Miami
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Everybody has a little bias of their own & this blog tends to lean a bit towards the U, considering we all went there for grad school.  While we were there, we tended to hit up a lot of sporting events.  Enter Miami baseball.  Yasmani Grandal was just a wee wittle baby freshman when we were there but we definitely saw that potential.

10. He is now a full-blown adult & my, my, my has he filled out nicely.  He is a catcher so it’s always a treat having seats right behind home plate just for the show.

9. He was originally drafted in 2007 by the Boston Red Sox, but he chose to go to the U instead because his parents wanted him to have an education.

8. He & his family emigrated from Cuba when he was 9 years old.  They had nothing there so when they came to America, they became a true American dream story.

7. He is a very hot commodity.  He’s a switch-hitter, which means he can hit from both sides of the plate.  He hit over .400 this year.  College catchers who play good defense & can call their own games are rare enough, let alone one that hits over .400.  He’s also got great power.

6. When he first joined baseball, he was too small to play so the coach told him he could only watch & be the bat boy.

5. When he & his family first got here, he would sit on his couch & watch TV because they only had 2 channels in Cuba & now there were so many more.  He gained 20 pounds over the 1st few months so in order to get some exercise, a family friend put him into a local baseball league & shuttled him back & forth to practice.

4. Since becoming a US citizen 5 years after arriving, he has played for Team USA’s championship team at the 2009 World Baseball challenge.

3. He is always the first one at practice & is a real motivator to his teammates.  He plays with one goal: get to the College World Series.

2. He won the ACC Player of the year honors this year.  He is the 2nd Miami Hurricane to be selected for this, the other being current Milwaukee Brewers star, Ryan Braun.  Yasmani is in the running for lots of big college baseball awards, including a Johnny Bench Award finalist & a Golden Spikes award semi-finalist.  He was also named a Louisville Slugger All-American this year.

1. Last night was the MLB Draft & he was selected 12th overall by the Cincinnatti Reds.  He is the 7th Hurricane to be drafted in the 1st round in the past 6 years & the 2nd by the Reds in the past 3 (the other was Yonder Alonso, who happened to be his BFF.)

Why We Love: Jimmy Graham

Posted: May 5, 2010 by NattieLiz in NCAA Football, NFL, University of Miami

Here are the top 10 Reasons WE Love, Newly Drafted New Orleans Saint, Jimmy Graham:

1. He played Basketball at U of Miami, and joined the UM football team in ’09… with only one collegiate season  he has made it to the NFL. Making all Hurricanes Proud.

2.  JG was adopted as after the 9th grade, and moved to a school that only had basketball, where he excelled and earned a scholarship for basketball at the University of Miami.

3.  He is one of eight UM players in history with 100 or more career blocks, LETS GO ‘CANES!!

4.  Proof that there is no reason not to follow your dreams in life, no matter what the situation. We find Jimmy Graham truly an inspiration.

5.  A natural-born athlete with ridiculous results at the combine:  Combine testing (4.50: 40, 38.5″ vertical at 6-6)

6.  He gets to play on the same team as a UM Favorite: Mr. Jeremy Shockey. WHO DAT?!?

7.  In his one season playing Fball at UM His five touchdown receptions were second only to leading receiver Leonard Hankerson.

8.  Because he is one humble and determined guy:  “For me to be picked at No. 95 by the New Orleans Saints means everything to me. For me it’s a dream come true. I think it’s a perfect situation. Being able to learn from a guy like Jeremy Shockey is perfect for me. I’m hungry to learn and I’m hungry to get better”

9.  Graham could follow in the footsteps of Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Marcus Pollard, who all were college basketball players before becoming NFL standouts.
10.  And last but CERTAINLY not least: Ladies,  at  6-7 and 260 pounds, the bottom line is: He’s one Hot Tall Glass of Wata! and an incredible person.

Take a look for yourself:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816904a6/Combine-bio-Jimmy-Graham