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The Nevin Shapiro Debacle From a Different Perspective

If the media is to believed, then Nevin Shapiro may have just crippled or killed the sports team I cherish above all else and have for over 20 years. I figured maybe I should write a blog post about it. Why don't we start with the basics:

-Nevin Shapiro is in jail serving a 20 year sentence for a $930 million Ponzi scheme
-He is also a former University of Miami sports booster
-Between 2002 and 2010, he claims to have provided illegal (according to the NCAA, not the law) benefits to 72 Miami Hurricanes football players (and some basketball, but who cares about UM basketball?) including use of his mansion, yacht, throwing sex parties, buying of strippers and prostitutes and even paying for a stripper's abortion
-Twelve of these players are current players (also one current basketball player)
-6 coaches are implicated as being either knowledgeable or even involved with providing of illegal benefits (Frank Haith [now at Missouri] and five assistants [two basketball, three football] …

Thrice-Happy

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October 7th - THRICE @ Revolution

here's what Thrice would play in my utopian fantasy world:

1. Lullaby
2. The Weight of Glory
3. Yellow Belly
4. Burn the Fleet
5. Flags of Dawn
6. Broken Lungs
7. Daedalus
8. The Earth Will Shake
9. Hold Fast Hope
10. Talking Through Glass/We Move Like Swingsets
11. Come All You Weary
12. Open Water
13. Lost Continent
14. The Whaler
15. Red Sky
16. Music Box
17. Like Moths to Flame
18. Backdraft
19. The Weight
20. Trust
21. The Melting Point of Wax
22. All That's Left
23. Silhouette
24. The Artist In the Ambulance
25. Cold Cash and Colder Hearts
26. Kill Me Quickly
27. To Awake and Avenge the Dead
28. Deadbolt
29. For Miles
30. Beggars

The more of these they play, the more epic this show will be...