Twelve Signs You're a True Miami Hurricanes Fan

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With the 2013 Miami Hurricanes season just around the corner now is as good a time as any to take a step back and reflect on what the team stands for. What represents Miami Hurricanes football? What defines the program best? Every program or team has an identity, one of which includes memories or symbols that scream their logo.

What makes a college football fan in Seattle think Miami Hurricanes football? What makes a Miami Hurricanes fan remember things about the team they forgot they knew? Are you, in fact, a Canes fanatic? Here are twelve signs that you bleed orange and green.

You will throw up "The U" at any occasion
The word "University" isn't unique to Miami, but boy did they ever claim it. Often imitated but never replicated, "The U" for better or for worse will be forever be synonymous with the University of Miami. You wouldn't understand, it's a Canes thing.

You have swagger
It's not an attitude, it's a lifestyle. For years Miami was hated on before being a "hater" was a thing, but their shits-given bucket was empty when it came to your feelings about them. You can call it cocky or call it overconfident, but the University of Miami calls it swagger, and they invented it.

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Uncle Luke is your hero
Uncle Luke and the University of Miami ruled Miami in the 80's (well, non-cocaine related Miami things that is). Two Live Crew just FIT with Miami Football at the time, and vice versa. You take the good and the bad when it comes to the relationship, but you take them as a package. To this day Luther Campbell remains a diehard Canes fan, while also coaching up the local high school kids and giving his two cents on a variety of subjects as a columnist right here at the Miami New Times.


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eh_fort
eh_fort

Look at their graduation rate. One of the best in the country. Positive swag is back!!!!

choho3141
choho3141

UM fans have an awful reputation. Final game in the orange bowl had like 20,000 people there. Theyre consistently shit. And that people "believe in al golden" shows this once proud program and its legions of high school dropout fans is now no better than 5th in the state. GO NOLES! 4x in a row this year suckas. 

saeco2010
saeco2010

My Sister may she rest in peace didn't name her dog Howard but she did name him Cane Sebastian!!! GO CANES


Claudio
Claudio

Yeah u never actually attended the school...lol

steven
steven

Was this column reprinted from 1992? The Canes really haven't been all that relevant or compelling for a long time and their "swagger" days are way into the rearview mirror.

I'm actually a fan (of every South Florida team, actually) but really don't miss much of that era at UM. It's supposed to be a UNIVERSITY first, not a football factory. If more emphasis is now on stricter academics for athletes and in results in a team that is no longer as dominant, well, good. This was never supposed to be professional football.

Danny Flesher
Danny Flesher

The good news is the Canes will finally have a game sold out this year thanks to UF! Go Gators!!

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Uncle Luke is not our hero, he's our crazy uncle, get it right, damnit. []_ _[]

loki.pan80
loki.pan80

Including the ex-cons from #canesfam sullies an otherwise great article.

rizzmigizz
rizzmigizz topcommenter

@Claudio I actually went to FSU, never claimed to have gone to UM...did grow up a Canes fan however. 

rizzmigizz
rizzmigizz topcommenter

@Justin H. Garza almost included "YOU GO TO FIU" 

rizzmigizz
rizzmigizz topcommenter

@Andrew Creech he is in fact a tad crazy, but hes our crazy

rizzmigizz
rizzmigizz topcommenter

@Valerie Hower thanks for reading!

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