Found October 15, 2013 on CaneInsider:
When I was traveling with the team (1999-2008), we always used to say that ESPN set up the Thursday night games for the road favorite to run into a buzz saw. It happened a few times for Miami: in 1996 against Pitt, in 2008 against Georgia Tech. In 2011, Miami lost to Virginia at Sun Life Stadium. I digress. ESPN loves Miami. A matter of fact, Thursday night’s game will be the 75th time that Miami plays football on ESPN, which ties them for the most appearances on the World Wide Leader. But, does ESPN want Miami to win or lose? Well, maybe they don’t care about the outcome, but certainly they want drama. They are looking for a close game. They set up matchups they think will result in the viewer sticking around for three-plus hours. I believe that Miami will win Thursday night. They aren’t just a better team on paper, they really are a better team. Now, you could make a case that North Carolina is better on paper than their one-win record gives them credit for, but that has nothing t...
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