We here at CanesPundit.com don’t kid ourselves into thinking we’re real journalists. We’re Hurricanes fans that like to make poop jokes. The real journalism falls to the following fellas. They are the current Hurricane beat writers for their respective newspapers. If you’re a Hurricanes fan you know them all, as they are probably where you get most of your Canes news from. Let’s take a look at each a little further:
According to his bio, Steve Gorten used to cover the Florida Panthers and the NHL for five seasons before becoming the Hurricanes beat writer. That might explain why every photo we found of the guy, he’s grinning ear to ear. Is it me, or does Gorten look like a cross between ‘Poker After Dark’ host Ali Nejad and the guy who played Doogie’s best friend on ‘Doogie Howser, MD’? Gorten attended the University of Florida. Strike 1. Then, we found this photo that shows Gorten with a diamond stud in his nose. C’mon man, what’s next? A belly button ring? Strike 2. This guy is hanging by a very short thread. But, we dig Gorten. He does good work (I like him better than Shandel or Omar Kelly). The first place I go for my Canes news is Gorten’s Sentinel articles and twitter feed.
Manny looks like he was plucked straight outta the West End Zone in the old OB (wait, was Manny the guy who shaved the U into his chest hair a few years ago?). Check out his official Miami Herald staff photo. Photographer: “Excuse me Mr. Navarro, can you please remove your thick silver chain for the staff photo shoot?” Manny: “Rah-move da chainz?! Esse, dis is who I am. Deal with it!” Gotta respect a dude who not only refuses to shave, but keeps the neck gear on for a Miami Herald photo shoot. I see no better fit for a person covering the Canes than Manny. That being said, I can’t stand the Herald’s website. I get as many pop ups there as I do on the adult sites I frequent (don’t judge me!). Also, Manny gets docked a few points for his Gruden tweet in December (basically said it was a done deal and that he was just awaiting official confirmation). Manny, Manny…that’s some Lake Lewis sh-t right there. Save the false alarms for crappy blogs like CanesPundit.com. Edwin Pope is probably rolling over in his grave (What’s that? He’s alive?!). I don’t know why, but I get the feeling that Edwin and Susan Miller Degnan can’t stand Manny.
Palm Beach Post
Jorge graduated from the University of Florida (another f’n Gator?!) in 1983 and has been covering the Hurricanes for the Palm Beach Post since 1995. That’s 16 years. I like Jorge’s work and visit the PB Post site often, but get the sense that he’s two mouse clicks away from turning into Michael Douglas from ‘Falling Down.’ 16 years of following coddled, soon-to-be millionaires might make a reporter snap. 16 years of the deteriorating newspaper industry, combined with the explosion of NFL salaries has to take a toll on one’s psyche. I’ve noticed that Milian is trying to inject humor a bit more often into his blog. Either he’s a big CanesPundit.com fan, or he’s simply getting bored with the team’s mediocrity (despite what we may think, it’s probably the latter). Either way, I don’t want to be around the Palm Beach Post offices after 20 yr old Brandon Harris signs a multi-million dollar contract and he goes postal. Pan to Jorge: “Say hullo to my littuhl frenn!!”