Twelve Signs You're a True Miami Hurricanes Fan
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.
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.