As a fan of EA Sports NCAA Football 13 and simulations of all kind, I thought it might be interesting to simulate Miami’s football season on the fly. Plus, the Category 6 computer programmers were starting to twiddle their collective thumbs.
In the first game of the Category 6 Simulated Season, ACC football rivals took to the gridiron. Miami trounced BC 45-14. The simulated game saw Stephen Morris go 7-18 for 101-yards and 2 touchdown strikes, one to Allen Hurns and a 47-yard strike to Cleveland down the seam. Morris was knocked out of the game with a shoulder contusion and is listed as probable for the match-up against Kansas State next week.
QB Stephen Morris was able to manage the simulated game effectively.
Miami’s offensive line proved to be the dominating force in the game as Mike James powered for 106-yards on 23 carries. Freshman Duke Johnson strained his quad turning the corner and is listed as doubtful for next week’s big game. In limited action, Johnson ran the ball 4 times for 15-yards. Eduardo Clements filled in admirably, picking up 88-yards on a very efficient 16 carries. Morris showed off his legs on 7 runs for 38-yards.
Mike James powered his way through BC’s defense all afternoon
With such a dominant performance by their offensive line, Miami didn’t need to attack BC’s defense through the air too often. Hurns led Miami with 6 catches for 51-yards. Kendall Thompkins caught 2 passes for 20-yards. Before leaving the game, Johnson was the recipient of a screen pass for 13-yards.
Denzel Perryman was ferocious in the middle of the field. He managed to snag one of 3 ‘Canes interceptions.
Miami’s young and speedy defense made life a living hell for BC QB Chase Rettig. Rettig completed 9 of 24 for 147-yards and two touchdown strikes. However, he also completed 3 passes to Miami defenders. Denzel Perryman, A.J. Highsmith, and Vaughn Telemaque each had a pick. Telemaque added insult to injury with his as he jumped a skinny post and took it to the house with a convoy of linebackers and lineman leading the way.
Personally, I don’t think the game will be this lopsided, but I’m still going with Miami to get the win on the road. Miami’s offensive line is one of the ‘Canes biggest strengths and that advantage should allow the ‘Canes to beat up on teams with average to weak defenses consistently.
99 days until the Miami Hurricanes open up at Boston College, (Wednesday September 1, 3:30 PM EST on ABC/ESPN2) and we know you can’t wait!! The big questions remain who will be the starting QB and how well will he play, and which newcomers will have an immediate impact?? Can the pinpoint accuracy of Ryan Williams supplant the NFL ready arm of Stephen Morris?? Is there any chance Duke Johnson or Tracy Howard red shirt?? In just over 3 months we will all find out.
Stephen Morris can really launch it!
My early predictions: Morris earns the starting job, and Johnson and Howard crack the special teams’ lineups immediately. With Morris limiting the INTs and the young studs making the defense better, the ‘Canes will win 8-9 games. Anthony Chickillo at DE, Denzel Perryman at LB, and Brandon McGee and Ray Ray Amstrong in the secondary will give Miami stars at all 3 levels of the defense.
Here’s a little 2012 Pump-Up video courtesy of the YouTube Legend “Canefreak 2001″:
Next season could be a banner year for UM Basketball. Nearly everyone is returning to a squad that overcame numerous injuries, suspensions, and personal tragedy to finish one game short of an NCAA birth. In addition to the young players’ improvement (Shane Larkin & Rion Brown in particular) the focus for the ‘Canes this offseason has to be staying healthy (Reggie Johnson) and getting stronger (Kenny Kadji).
Very Early Prediction: Miami finishes top 3 in the ACC and makes a big run in the NCAA Tournament. Larkin will be an all defensive player, Kadji and Johnson will be the best frontcourt duo in the league, and Durand Scott will emerge as a clutch player by season’s end.
Here’s a look at some of the work former Miami Strength and Conditioning Coach Todor Pandov implemented with the ‘Canes hoops team.
(Editor’s note: Jim Krumpos has replaced Pandov, it was earlier reported erroneously that Pandov was still with UM)
Congratulations to the baseball team on upsetting # 6 UNC 5-3 on Thursday in the ACC Tournament. The #21 ‘Canes (35-20) appear primed to make some noise in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
(Editor’s note: If there are any ‘Canes fans interested in covering baseball please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
With that said, we hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.
After a tough road loss against N.C. State that set the ‘Canes back in their pursuit of a NCAA Tournament bid, Miami came out on Senior Day and did what they were supposed to do: annihilate Boston College.
Miami cruised to a 77-56 win over the young Eagles, who are in a rebuilding process. Look for B.C. to significantly improve over the next couple of years under Coach Steve Donahue.
Miami used a balanced attack – with 4 players in double figures and two players with 9 points. Malcolm Grant (10pts, 2reb, 2ast, 1stl), DeQuan (9pts, 5reb, 1ast, 2blk), and Ryan Quigtar (1pt, 1reb, 1ast) played in their last regular season game.
Miami was hot from 3 throughout much of the first half and into the second. The ‘Canes shooting helped them build a comfortable lead they were able to sustain throughout the contest. Mixed in with the 3-point barrage were a series of impressive dunks by Trey McKinney Jones (9pts, 2reb, 2stl). Reggie Johnson (10pts, 7reb, 4ast, 1stl) also connected on one of his not-so trademarked 3-poiners that brought on loud cheers from the crowd.
Player of the Game: Team effort.
Defensive Player of the Game: DeQuan Jones. The ‘Canes contested most shots and harassed B.C. the whole game, but Jones takes it for his two blocks.
The Good: Lopsided wins are nice.
The Bad: Poor attendance at the BUC – lots of empty seats.
The Ugly: Not much to complain about, but see “The Bad” for more reinforcement.
With a Hurricanes-best 9-7 ACC record, Miami has to focus on the next task: The ACC Tournament. With two wins Miami should be a lock for the Big Dance. Category 6 will be reporting from Atlanta for the 2012 ACC Tournament. Miami will play its first game on Thursday as either the #5 or #6 seed.
Congratulations to the seniors for all they have accomplished.
Before we go forward it is sometimes necessary to take a quick glance back. You know, like when you’re struggling to get over to the left lane on the 836 to head north on 95 (or whatever dreadful highway is in the city you reside) and you’ve got to look or it could be smash-up city. Before Johnson’s injury healed, before the suspension was revoked, and before anyone knew anything tangible about Kenny Kadji, Shane Larkin and Trey McKinney Jones, Category 6 was sticking its neck out and made some bold predictions. Let’s see how some of them stack up as we are now halfway through the ACC basketball slate. Miami sits at 14-7 (5-3).
“I expect Miami to lose a few of the early season out of conference games, but finish strong. 20-9 overall and 10-6 & third place in the ACC seems very reasonable with this squad. From there I’d expect about a #5 seed in the NCAA tournament and a sweet 16 run, maybe more if this team clicks.” – Jerry, Nov. 2nd, 2011.
With Julian Gamble out for the season and until Big Reg gets back, Kadji is the man down low. Kadji sees himself as a Lamar Odom type with versatility to do it all. But early on the Canes need him to do the dirty work, set good screens, rebound, and block shots. Kadji may end up being one of the most talented guys on the roster, but with UM short handed up front, they need him to maximize all of his 6’11 frame. - Jerry, Nov. 2nd, 2012
Pretty spot on so far. It seems we’ve entered the domain of the “clicking point”. Miami has won 4 of its last 5 games and is on an absolute tear. After downing Duke at Cameron, Miami is poised to make some more noise as ACC play continues. Right now Miami is sitting pretty at 14-7 (5-3) with 8 games left. Kadji has been a revelation on both ends of the floor and as one of the emotional leaders on the ‘Canes.
Miami Hurricanes Rankings:
The chart above references RPI and SOS. The closer to #1 the better for a ticket to the dance.
RPI: The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. Created in 1981, the RPI is a tool used in selecting and seeding the 68 teams for the NCAA Men’s basketball Division I tournament. RPI data includes games against Division I schools only.
SOS: The SOS (Strength of Schedule) is similar to the RPI. The numbers are consistent from each computer model.
Tennessee Tech 16-9 (8-4), 2nd place in the Ohio Valley Conference: Miami took the home opener with a 69-58 win over Tech. Trey McKinney Jones and Erik Swoope asserted themselves on both ends of the floor to give the undermanned ‘Canes their first victory of the season. 1-0
Rutgers 12-12 (4-7), 10th place in the Big East Conference: At the time the 72-57 win looked more impressive statistically. Rutgers had been playing well while missing big-time freshman Kadeem Jack. Shane Larkin played in his first game and Kadji had his first solid game for the ‘Canes. K2 was 0-1 from 3-point range in that contest. I’m sure the sight of the ‘Canes only big man launching a three caused some worry for ‘Canes fans early . . . but we now know that Kadji has a great stroke from beyond the arc. Note: he was 4-5 from long-range against Duke. 2-0
North Florida 12-13 (6-6), 6th place in the Atlantic Sun Conference: Miami’s 75-62 drubbing of the Ospreys looked more lopsided on paper than it actually was. The ‘Canes struggled in this game and let a huge 18-point 2nd half lead dwindle to 6 before finally putting North Florida away. At this point the mantra was that the team would be different when Reggie Johnson returned from injury. At this point it was certain DeQuan Jones would miss the entire season. Now both points seem moot. 3-0
Florida Gulf Coast 12-11 (7-5), 4th place in the Atlantic Sun Conference: Miami struggled with another inferior team. Still, the 60-50 win was the team’s 4th in a row. Malcolm Grant was money from the line and his ability to get to the line late sealed the win for the ‘Canes. 4-0
@Mississippi 14-8 (4-4), 5th place in the SEC: Miami lost this one 61-64 in overtime. Malcolm Grant had another big game and tried to keep the ‘Canes in it, but eventually the Hurricanes fell. Trey McKinney Jones also came up big. This is one of those games you look at now and can’t help but think the full complement of ‘Canes would have pulled out the win. The Category 6 mantra was to wait until Reggie Johnson was back before passing judgment on the team. 4-1
@Purdue (15-8) 5-5, 5th place in the Big Ten: This is another game where Big Reggie could have made a big difference as Miami was brutalized inside by Purdue and fell 65-76. Kenny Kadji only played 2 ineffective minutes before Coach Larranaga pulled him from the game and he didn’t return. The reason I bring this up is that it seemed to be a turning point for Kadji who is playing like one of the best big men in the ACC – if not the country. One of the best things about this game for Category 6 was working with T-Mill over at www.hammerandrails.com. He’s a Boilermaker married to a ‘Cane, so he’s a ‘Cane fan as long as they’re not playing Purdue. 4-2
UMASS 17-6 (6-3), 2nd place in the Atlantic 10: As it stands, the thrilling 83-75 win over UMASS served two purposes: 1) it remains Miami’s strongest out of conference win of the season; 2) it was the game where we saw a nice glimpse of the player Kenny Kadji was going to become over the next several weeks. Kadji had a massive block on one end that buried any hopes of a UMASS comeback and then K2 dunked on the other end with authority. 5-2
Memphis 16-7 (6-2), 3rd place in Conference USA: This game was an unmitigated disaster as the ‘Canes were thumped 71-54. It reminded me of watching clips of the NBA jam video game. Will Barton put on a dunking clinic the way Oscar De La Hoya believed he put on a boxing clinic against Felix Trinidad all those years back. Again, we try to have fun with the losses, so check out the recap here5-3
@West Virginia 16-8 (6-5), 8th place in the Big East: This game fell apart in a hurry as the ‘Canes were “trucked” by Darryl Bryant in a 66-77 loss. ‘Canes fans were concerned about Coach Larranaga’s inaugural season turning into a montage of terrible and crawly nightmares. The post-game recap was really funny; read it here5-4
Florida Atlantic 9-14 (5-5), 2nd place in the Sun Belt Conference –East: This game marked the real “beginning” of the season as the ‘Canes took it 93-90 in OT. Miami had been beaten-up inside in all their losses but had reason to celebrate: Reggie Johnson was back from injury and played a strong 36 minutes. His return sparked the ‘Canes as the inside/outside game went into high gear. Kadji’s 21pts started a string of incredible games that is still rolling along. 6-4
Charlotte 11-11 (3-6), 10th place in the Atlantic 10: Miami downed Charlotte 76-61 and continued to shoot the ball well with Johnson back in the lineup and his return also seemed to open things up for Kadji who finished with 18pts, 10reb, and 2blks. 7-4
Appalachian State 9-13 (5-7), 4th place in the Southern Conference – North: Miami clobbered Appalachian State 84-54. It was the basketball equivalent of the worst, most horrifying scenes from the movie Deliverance. 8-4
UNCG 9-15 (7-5), 2nd place in the Southern Conference – North: In a tough, high-scoring game Miami prevailed 99-89. Kadji went ballistic with 30pts, 12reb, and 2blks and it was enough to help counter the ridiculous effort by UNCG’s Trevis Simpson. 9-4
@Virginia 18-4 (5-3), 5th place in the ACC: Miami lost a close one 51-52 and had a chance to win the game on the last possession of the contest. This was a devastating loss at the time because Miami was a more talented team. Still, Mike Scott was quite a beast and will be playing in the NBA next season. 9-5
@North Carolina 20-3 (7-1), 1st place in the ACC: Miami was pummeled 56-73 by the Tar Heels. The ‘Canes were demolished on the boards. Category 6 snuck into the ACC Headquarters on a covert operation and burned the master copies of the game film. 9-6
Clemson 11-11 (3-5), 7th place in the ACC: Miami downed Clemson 76-73 to secure their first ACC win of the season. The ‘Canes won a close one in one of the worst officiated games of all time. The recap is good for a laugh if you haven’t read it. Check it out here. 10-6
N.C. State 17-7 (6-3), 4th place in the ACC: Miami shot 2-20 from beyond the arc in a 73-78 loss to N.C. State. This game may have been a turning point in the season. Coach Larranaga took off the kid’s gloves in the press conference and the team has rallied since. 10-7
@Georgia Tech 9-14 (2-7), 10th place in the ACC: Miami steamrolled Georgia Tech 64-49. Kadji and Grant went nuts pacing the ‘Canes to . . . gasp . . . an easy road win in the ACC! 11-7
@ Boston College 7-16 (2-7), 10th place in the ACC: Miami relied on a 2nd half run to obliterate Boston College 74-54. 2nd ACC road win in a row. 12-7
Maryland 13-9 (3-5), 7th place in the ACC: Miami needed double OT to de-shell the Terps 90-86. In what one of the announcers called “one of the most exciting games in ACC history” Miami was without Kadji, who had sustained a concussion during practice earlier in the week. The game was filled with ups-and-downs and a ridiculous amount of foul disqualifications, technical fouls, and the ejection of Maryland’s coach. DeQuan Jones played center for the end of the 2nd half and both overtimes. 13-7
@Duke 19-4 (6-2), 3rd place in the ACC: Miami had its first signature win of the season – and one of the greatest wins in program history – by extinguishing the Blue Devils 78-74 in OT. It was a game that aged ‘Canes fans several years due to pure emotional force unraveling the telomeres that act as governors of the aging process. Sorry to wax scientific here; the game was metaphysical for the ‘Canes fam. 14-7
Miami used a big 14-0 run in the 2nd half to overcome a pesky, young Boston College team 76-54 in Chestnut Hill. Malcolm Grant hit three huge jumpers during the run, and overcame a 1-9 start to finish with 15 points. Durand Scott who finished with 19, also made several big plays including 3 coast-to-coast finishes off steals that seemed to break BC’s spirit. The ‘Canes evened their ACC record at 3-3 and moved to 12-7 overall. Kenny Kadji also had a very strong game with 14 points 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. The Eagles kept the game close and even held the lead for brief periods in the 2nd half. But when UM turned it up a notch, Boston College and their freshman dominated squad seemed to wilter. Matt Humphrey led BC with 13 points.
Durand Scott was back to his usual slashing ways on Sunday.
Offensive Player of the Game:Durand Scott (19 Points 8-15 shooting, 4 assists). Scott quickly turned defense into offense and finished effectively at the rim. Most importantly Scott did not turn the ball over, especially important after he took over the point guard duties early in the 2nd half with Shane Larkin struggling.
Defensive Player of the Game:Kenny Kadji (7 rebounds, 4 blocks). Kadji once again looked like a man amongst boys, One of his blocks was so ferocious it resembled a volleyball spike, and it also lead to a two-handed Reggie Johnson dunk.
Player of the Game: Scott. His scoring, rebounding (6 boards), and timely defense (3 steals) resembled the Scott UM fans have known and grown to love the previous two years.
The Good: Taking apart and inexperienced team when it mattered most, Picking up another road win, Kenny Kadji (again), and DScott and MG looking the part of an experienced NCAA tournament caliber back court.
The Bad: Letting BC hang around too long. Not much else to complain about in a 22 point road win.
The Ugly: Grant was ice cold in the first half. Larkin looked tentative all game long.
Next Game: Miami returns home to host Maryland Wednesday 2/1 at 8 pm EST. (ESPN3/Raycom)
(Editor’s note: Special thanks to Joseph Roche and sonsofmass.blogspot.com for assisting in this preview and advanced scouting on UMass)
The Miami Hurricanes return to action on Saturday at the Bank United Center with a visit from the Massachusetts Minutemen (1pm EST on ESPNU). The Canes look to rebound from back to back losses against Mississippi and Purdue, while trying not to look ahead to huge upcoming battles against Memphis & West Virginia. In UMass Head Coach Derek Kellogg, Jim Larranaga will be facing a young coach he mentored on his staff at George Mason. Kellogg’s Minutemen like to push the pace, so the game should be fast and exciting. They also feature a deep bench and when on, typically score in the 80′s. UM’s defense, which has been a strength of the team so far, should face a pretty stiff challenge. In two games against the ACC this year UMass has had mixed results, destroying Boston College 82-46 before getting totally handcuffed against Florida State 73-53.
Projected Starting Lineups:
C Kenny Kadji 6’11 250 SO
F Erik Swoope 6’6 230 SO
G Garrius Adams 6’6 192 JR
G Durand Scott 6’4 198 JR
G Malcolm Grant 6’1 188 SN
C Sean Carter 6’9 225 SN
F Terrell Vinson 6’7 205 JR
F Javorn Farrell 6’5 180 JR
G Freddie Riley 6’5 175 JR
G Chaz Williams 5’9 175 SO
Key to the Game:Pace. Minutemen point guard Chaz Williams has been the key to their attack this season averaging 13.9 points and 6.6 assists this season. While UMass has received steady contributions from several players, no one else on the roster averages double figures. Among steadily improving freshman Shane Larkin and veterans Malcolm Grant and Durant Scott, the Cane guards will need to keep the 5’9 Brooklyn native under control. Larkin has been particularly pesky as a defender and is coming off a monster second half against Purdue. Look for him to come off the bench early and draw the assignment on Williams. If UMass turns the game into a track meet, Miami could be in for a long day. The ‘Canes will also need to take care of the ball, as the Minutemen rely on heavy pressing and trapping on defense. Miami has turned the ball over just 10.5 times per game this season.
Best Match-ups:Durand Scott/Malcolm Grant/Shane Larkin VS Chaz Williams/Freddie Riley. Once again the ‘Canes will face a team that leans on its’ backcourt heavily. For UMass Riley is a hot and cold scorer while Williams in the do it all little man. Scott has struggled at times this year, but his track record is better then the 12.5 points and 32.8% shooting he has averaged this year. Grant remains Miami’s best scorer, while Larkin is getting better every game and has been sensational of late. With UM now featuring a three-headed monster at guard and still short upfront, this is a match-up they’ll need to control to be successful on Saturday.
News/Notes: UM leads the all time series 2-0 with UM winning the last contest 77-76 in a thriller at the Mullins Center. Against Purdue, Jim Larranaga started 4 guards with forward Erik Swoope was the tallest starter on the floor at 6’6. It will be interesting to see if 6’11 Kenny Kadji gets back in the coaching staff’s good graces. UMass features great balance with 6 players averaging between 7 and 9 points per game.
Prediction: This game will really test Miami’s conditioning as UMass will push the pace early and often. But the ‘Canes calling card so far this season has been good solid defense, toughness, and effort so expect them to hang in. UM wing players Rion Brown and Garrius Adams have struggled shooting this year, but expect one if not both to break out and meet the challenge of UMass’s athletic and long roster. The Minutemen will come to play, but the Hurricanes will be too much at home. Miami 77 UMass 72.
Here is a full transcipt of our Q&A with Joseph Roche of sonsofmass.blogspot.com. Check out our Q&A with him here.
C6: What are the Minutemen’s strengths and weaknesses? Which players should Cane fans take note of?
JR: The biggest strength that this team has is that of the 10 guys who see regular playing time, 9 of them are all between 6’5 and 6’9 which makes them essentially interchangeable which allows Derek Kellogg to throw a ton of guys at you, while running an up-tempo offense and pressing the daylights out of you full court for the entire game. If you don’t have a solid ball handling point guard the UMass defense can be very difficult to deal with. Also they can be a great three point shooting team (just ask Utah) — but they’re streaky and when the 3′s aren’t falling this team can’t beat anyone. The biggest weakness they have, and something I think they share with Miami is they simply don’t have any dominant size, which kills them if the 3′s aren’t falling and they’re forced to slow down the pace and run a half court offense, they really struggle to get the ball into the paint.
The player to watch is Chaz Williams, the 5’9 (though he’s more like 5’6) point guard is the engine of the UMass offense. If he’s able to distribute the ball and score 12 – 16 points then UMass will be able to hang with Miami. The other guy to watch is Freddie Riley who is the best scorer on the team, and is capable of scoring a lot of points in a short amount of time, unfortunately he’s also capable of going ice cold so he drives UMass fans crazy.
C6: What is the overall shape of the UMass basketball program? How much interest do fans show in the team?
JR: The University essentially allowed the basketball program to die after the Calipari golden years, and the fall-out from Marcus Camby-gate with a string of terribly over-matched coaches who simply weren’t capable of recruiting top tier talent. That all changed when Travis Ford took over from Steve Lappas and the fans started to come back when the Minutemen made their run to the NIT finals. Since Ford has gone and Derek Kellogg has taken over the team has made a real effort to ingrain themselves in the local market, the last two years they simply weren’t that good and they ran a boring motion offense. This year they have turned some heads with their style of play but they have a LONG way to go before the people in this area are paying attention to the UMass basketball team the way they pay attention to the professional sports teams in the winter in these parts.
C6: Does UMass look like an NCAA team?
JR: Yes, FINALLY. Other than Chaz Williams, the UMass squad actually looks to be made up of athletes who actually look — athletic. I know that sounds strange but trust me this team used to be a mixed bag of 6’7 centers, 5’5 point guards and more 6’3 shooting guards than any team in the country. It has taken Derek Kellogg three years to finally bring in the type of player that he wants, the type of player that he had in Memphis, and while they’re not as talented as those teams, when you see UMass take the court you actually think you’re looking at a basketball squad, which is a nice change.
C6: Where do the Minutemen fall in the pecking order of Boston Sports fans?
JR: I’d say they’re somewhere above the Boston Cannons. In Boston the professional teams are the kings, there is no doubt. As far as college athletics go there isn’t much of a fan base. The BC football and basketball teams have small fanbases, and everyone knows the Harvard football team when they play Yale. UMass has a top of the line facility and is desperately trying to tap into the New England media market by joining the MAC in football, playing their games at Gillette Stadium and working to get the basketball team on more televised events (like the Battle 4 Atlantis). The team still has a long way to go and until they win some of these games against recognized conferences they’ll never gain a foothold in this area.
Thanks again to Joseph Roche and sonsofmass.blogspot.com.
Having watched college a ton of college hoops over the years I’ve learned that the best teams rarely lose the free throw battle. In 16 conference games last year Miami had 270 free throw attempts, tied for 2nd worst in the ACC with Boston College. Only Virginia with 245 attempts had fewer. Some of this may have been the result of Miami’s high volume of three point attempts (only BC and Duke attempted more). However considering UM had the second best rebounding margin in conference and the best offensive rebounder in the ACC in Reggie Johnson, you’d expect more trips to the charity stripe. Durand Scott, who makes his living slashing to the hoop only averaged 4 attempts per game in ACC action. In four games against Duke and UNC including the ACC tournament, Scott got to the line a mind boggling 6 times. Whatever the reasons they didn’t get there, for the Hurricanes to reach thier full potential next year they’ll need more free throw attempts. Cane Fans this is where a healthy, consistent home crowd can only help!
My Random Thoughts for this week:
After attending Al Golden’s most recent football camp, defensive backs Larry Hope and Vernon Davis as well as quarterback Preston Dewey gave verbal commitments to UM. Anyone else getting the idea this coaching staff can recruit? It’s still a long way until signing day but things are starting to look very promising for UM’s next class…..
Why does it feel like the Heat went to a knife fight with a gun and still got stabbed??…….
I may be partial as a UM alum, but I sure felt like James Jones could have helped the Heat against the Mavs. I would have loved to see the sharpshooter get some minutes, especially when Dallas was in zone………
Floyd Mayweather has agreed to fight Victor Ortiz in September & Manny Pacquiao will fight Juan Manual Marquez a third time in November. Nice snacks for the those of us who are big fight starved, but still not enough to get my buck on PPV. I’d rather watch Mayweather & Pacquiao fight each other three times then watch all the tune ups. ……..
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