The U invented swag - yes sir!
That was 30 to 40 years ago - and they beat Nebraska with it in the 1984 Orange Bowl to win their first National Championship.
Those were the good ol' days, when there was an Orange Bowl, and some of us are still smarting over her loss.
But memories and generations change fast, and now we've got a state of the art stadium called Hard Rock. We've also got Google, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram etc etc etc to enjoy. All new for the new century.
The OB is gone; Howard is gone; Jimmy is gone; the swag is gone too.
No problem. We'll just replace 'em with something new, something bigger, something better.
For the Canes, that means not the old time term-of-the-past swagger but the next-term-up term-of-the-future: HEGEMONY.
Great word - it means "leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group or college football team over all others."
Google it to get a sense of how it's used: "Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871"
Thanks Google! Boy, are you dating yourself!
Hegemonious Cane of the Future
leadership, dominance, dominion, supremacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule, sovereignty.
Now we're talking the talk and walking the walk: Canes Hegemony.
When the kids with spary paint find out about it, you'll find Hegemony on every wall in the country - maybe every wall on the planet!
That's why it's important that the words Canes and Hegemony become linked like entangled quantum particles - the state of each cannot be described independently of the other.
From here on in, when you say Canes, you're talking Hegemony; when you say Hegemony, you're talking about the Miami Hurricanes!
Swag was great in its day. The future belongs to HURRICANE HEGEMONY.
Note to the Canes: Just dominate - the hegemony will take care of itself!
Note to Vox: the State of the U is passe. From here on in, it's the State of the Hegemonious U!