We'll start getting a better gauge of what the FIU hoops team is all about when it begins Sun Belt play on Saturday night at Arkansas-Little Rock.
At 3-4, the Golden Panthers have not exactly had a promising start, but with so many new players adjusting to veterans like Alex Galindo, Chris Fuller, etc., 3 wins out of 7 games is not a shock. Now comes the Sun Belt competition, an area where FIU could and should be able to win a number of games. Just what number is that, remains to be seen.
Of the 21 games left this season, 18 are against Sun Belt foes. The other three games are against NCAA powers: George Mason (at FIU) and on the road at Purdue and Kentucky.
With a current 3-4 record, the GPP would like to know: How do you think FIU hoops will finish this season and what are your expectations for the Golden Panthers at the end of the season. Which of the 4 is your choice:
1) NCAA tourney, 2) Sun Belt contenders, 3) FIU baseball can not get here soon enough or 4) When does spring football practice start??
Will still be taking questions for TT past Saturday since he is out of town and the Q&A will be pushed back a few days.
Due to some housekeeping in the last two blogs, the 1st Annual GPP Football Awards will now debut early next week. This will not be your typical awards show with the exception of having a lovely presenter handing out the awards.
FIUBlueandGold: That was CrazyC's unedited blog in its entirety.
24/7: The reason for CC's blog getting an immediate response from the GPP is because this is an FIU blog. The GPP is more than happy to sacrifice getting only 8 to 10 posts on a certain blog to ensure the integrity of the GPP. We're not selling out here. There will be plenty of "golden opportunities" to increase readership and blog hits down the road. Once FIU starts winning on a consistent basis, which it will, the traffic will increase on the GPP drastically, because of the bandwagon nature of this town. When I was pumping gas in my car yesterday I came across some blog material. A perfect example of bandwagon Miami. The guy on the pump across from mine had those little flags on top of his car of a Marlins World Series champion banner and a Heat NBA champion banner. I asked the guy where's your Dolphins flag? His response: nah, they suck. Now if the Dolphins were 9-4 and thinking playoffs, I guarantee you that flag would have been atop that Honda Element.