Miami Hurricanes Cancellation vs. Ark St. Puts Life in Perspective

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Fredi Knighten
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 13: Fredi Knighten /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 13: Brad Kaaya (15) of the Miami Hurricanes passes to avoid a sack by Darrius Rosser /

"3. Arkansas State should open the doors to Florida International and Alcorn State to play Saturday at Centennial Bank Stadium. There is no venue in America other than Centennial Bank Stadium that is ready to go with parking attendants, concession workers, and security already lined up, with the concessions stocked, that is vacant and safe to play. Open the doors for the community to come out and honor a team displaced by Hurricane Irma"

AState Nation any many of their followers are out of touch with the true reality of the situation. They stated:

"“The team isn’t going to stay on campus and stack sandbags or drive rescue boats. Saturday they will be occupying hotel rooms somewhere in the evacuation zone that could have been filled by other evacuees watching TV and probably practicing somewhere getting ready for rival Florida State”"

Others have suggested that most of the Miami players are not from Miami or South Florida. In actuality 43 Hurricanes players are from Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties. Another 26 players on the team are from somewhere in Florida.

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Chiniros summed up the situation perfectly: “Those of us who lived through Andrew likely were among the least surprised by Miami’s decision to cancel its sporting events this weekend. Andrew wasn’t an inconvenience for many of us — it was a deadly storm that destroyed homes and lives. Those memories stay with you. This has the potential to be worse.”