No One Bothered to Watch the Hurricanes Beat Bethune-Cookman

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photo by @bycasagrande via Dr. Saturday
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Remember the good ol' days when the Florida Marlins played at Sun Life and the blinding sight of tens of thousands of empty orange seats mocked the athletes toiling inside the echoing, empty stadium?

It was throwback day in Miami Gardens on Saturday, as Canes fans -- still burned by a horrific beatdown at K-State -- stayed home in droves from a creampuff-fest against the Bethune-Cookman Culinary Arts Academy. 

The Canes officially announced an attendance of 39,435 for the game, but photos of the stadium and first-hand accounts suggest chopping the last digit off that figure might provide a more accurate headcount. 

Take a closer look at those stands, and feel the CANES PASSION:

photo by @bycasagrande via Dr. Saturday

Granted, a contest against Bethune-Cookman -- not actually a chef school, but a Football Championship Subdivision college in Daytona Beach -- is not exactly the kind of hot rivalry that cooks up college football passions.

But Donna Shalala has got to be worried about how much of the Canes fanbase has already decided to tune out the rest of this season after the K-State debacle.

On the upside, UM did manage to mangle the Wildcats, with freshman Duke Johnson entering the record books with four touchdowns, including a receiving, rushing and return score. 

Will the crowds come back for the Canes next home game, against North Carolina State in two weeks?

Maybe it's time to take a page from the Marlins and book KC and the Sunshine Band to play postgame to bring some bodies through the gate.

 
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sunshinegirl0424
sunshinegirl0424

i think you should book KC and the Sunshine Band..  www.kcandthesunshineband.com .. hurry and call them!! Would love to come back to the stadium to listen to them they are AWESOME live!!!! 

raejay15
raejay15

@BigRedCeej hahahaha yeaa noon games in this weather is bullshit. Everyone just stayed tailgating forever and went into the game late lol

BigRedCeej
BigRedCeej

@raejay15 hahaha so I that in miami tailgating trumps the actual game itself. #noiceee

raejay15
raejay15

@BigRedCeej when it's against some small rando school, most def #priorities

BigRedCeej
BigRedCeej

@raejay15 lol wanna see a pic of Autzen against a little cupcake school? #PriorityManagement

bobbyrules
bobbyrules

I can't wait until FSU comes to town and the place is packed with more nole fans than cane fans.  Gonna be fun to hear how loud the warchant is in da U's own house!

tivo713
tivo713 like.author.displayName 1 Like

actual attendance... 23 k...

pete
pete

Some fans still refer to "The U" as if it's still 20 years ago and the program is viewed as important and/or cool nationally, but in reality those days are LONG gone. Miami is just another program these days, nothing special at all. The attendance reflects that (along with the fact Miami is not really a college football town, anyway( 

Aly0623
Aly0623

This picture is taken before kickoff. Half the fans don't make it inside the stadium before halfway through the first quarter. Also, it's a noon game in the Miami Heat. It's brutal out there, no one is in their seats for the entire game. 

MiamiHeatMV23
MiamiHeatMV23

@MiamiNewTimes UM has redefined attendance as tix distributed.. Maybe they should change the stats to reflect this new def @ChrisFreet

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