Miami Hurricane’s turnover chain is the biggest thing in college football this year. Each time the Hurricanes create a turnover the defender is adorned with the turnover chain – a big gold chain that would make Luke Skywalker of 2 Live Crew envious. That thing looks like it cost $100k or more. And its sooooooooo Miami. Its big loud and it yells, “I’ve got that swag.” After a turnover the entire defense comes around to admire the person wearing it and pose for pictures – think Michaeal Irvin, Warren Sapp and Alonzo Highsmith swagging it out in the ’80s.
It has also rebuilt the morale of a ‘Canes team that has not had much to cheer about in a while. The ‘Canes took an undefeated team into the Pittsburgh and got its chain snatched. Ironically, it was the defensive back Trajan Bandy’s inability come up with an interception late in the game that sealed the ‘Canes’ fate.
It would not have been an easy play but it was one Bandy had to make in order to keep the ‘Canes unbeaten season alive. With less than seven minutes left, the ‘Canes down by 10 points and Pitt with a fresh set of down, it was all over but the crying.
Miami beat a game Virginia team last week 44-28 in Miami. The ‘Canes were down by as much as 17 points at one juncture and it was a game Miami should have lost. They got a key pick 6 in the third quarter, and some home cooking from the refs. They took their lethargic play on the road at Pitt and it did not work. The cold climate was also a factor for the ‘Canes used playing in balmy weather conditions. The cold was likely as much psychological as it was physical.
With one loss the ‘Canes must beat Clemson in the ACC title game to secure a spot in the final four. The Shock Exchange believes the ‘Canes might have flown too far to the sun this year. They have had a great season, but it will end against Clemson next week. What a great season though. Next year they could be the favorites to take the entire cake. In the mean time, please keep people from taking that chain.
On Trump And The Global Economy
The second installment of Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.
The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?