FIU fans, the Golden Panthers baseball team has much bigger issues to deal with than anything brought onto the GPP by the Coral Gables faithful. Congrats, Canes fans you got a great team, Your team is number one on the diamond and should do well in Omaha. Off the diamond is another story (see Willie Nelson post below). But I digress, since that's not the point of this post.
Instead, want to take this opportunity to focus on what's keeping most FIU football fans' minds busy: the starting quarterback.
Yes, Paul McCall should be the FIU starting quarterback when the season opens at Kansas on Aug. 30. PM may have had the best game ever by a QB in the 6-year history of the program when he led FIU to a win against North Texas last season. The junior has earned it after the last two games of 2007 and with his command of the new Golden Panthers offense this spring. PM is accurate and has the strongest arm of all FIU QBs. PM has shown he can move with the ball last season and this spring when the new offense calls for the QB to be more mobile and at times run the option.
But of course, everyone knows what you can get with 2 cents nowadays. Let's see: you could use 2 cents in that "Leave a Penny, Take a Penny" tray at gas stations to round off a purchase. You could throw 2 cents in a fountain and hope you hit the lotto. Hell, you could even collect 2 cents 50 times and buy yourself a lotto ticket.
Now is my writing that PM should be the starter going to have any impact? Well, this post does state my opinion that PM should be under center, but it's also in response to one reader that states I "have to play the game with MC". There's no game being played. I mentioned to MC before spring started that I thought PM looked like the starter. He said it will be a competition that will be decided in August. (You can read about that in previous GPP posts).
The reader continues saying he would like to see me "put an opine if I dare and call out MC".....What are we back in Pop Warner football here? If Johnny doesn't start, then the sportswriter won't bring any juice boxes and cookies to the next game.
Does anyone really think that MC is going to care about what is written about who the FIU QB should be? Maybe if MC was related to Cam Cameron (below right), then MC may start reading and cutting out articles about FIU football.
(For those who don't remember, it was Cameron who came out after Week 7 of last season and told the media to be please be more positive in their articles, because the Dolphins are having a tough season. Then of course, when Bill Parcells took over, one of the first things he mentioned after firing CC was that he didn't want a coach who was more worried about what was being written about him than what was going on in the football field.)
Myself and everyone else does not have the job title "head coach". But we all can be head coaches on-line, on sports talk radio and among other fans -- hey, that's the beautiful democratic aspect of sports and what makes sports so popular. (Did you know that each day at least 3 of the top 5 stories in the Miami Herald are sports stories? True.) Everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to sports. God bless the U.S.A.
But in the end, unless you are the one getting paid to make those sports decisions, it's all just 2 cents.